National Film Award winner filmmaker Shyam Benegal, who is working on a film which is based on Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founder of Bangladesh, says he is excited about the project.
In his recent media interaction filmmaker Shyam Benegal spoke about his upcoming project and cleared the air about rejecting MAMI Lifetime Achievement award.
Talking about his film, which is based on Mujibur Rahman, filmmaker said, “Not the politician, he is father of their nation. He is the founder of the country. So he is the man, who created the nation of Bangladesh. Yes, I am planning to make a film on him, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and I am very happy that I was invited to make the film and I am working on it at the moment”
Further adding Shyam Benegal shared that he has a great admirer of Nation builders and excited to make the film one such historic figure.
He added, “In the beginning it wasn’t as though I wanted to make the film simply because I didn’t know enough, but of course, I was a great admirer of Sheikh Mujibur, because he has created a nation”
“See, there are only few people who have created a nation, so they are very fascinating people and great leaders. It wasn’t me, who has the original plan to make the film, but it was offered to me and I jumped. I said of course, I will make the film; I am very excited to make the film. We’re working on the film and we’re hoping that we will have the film ready before the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh Independence in 2021.”
Recently Shyam Benegal, who is recipient of Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan, rejected to accept Lifetime Achievement Award from MIMA.
Sharing his reason for it, Benegal said, “A lifetime achievement award is something you get at the end of your career. You know after your career ends, that’s when you’re given a lifetime achievement award, so to be given such an award before that, you are still an active filmmaker, you feel a bit embarrassed”
Shyam Benegal’s last directorial was Well Done Abba, which starred Boman Irani, Minissha Lamba and Sameer Dattani. It won the 2009 National Film Award for Best Film on Social Issues.
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