Mostafa Monwar to play Zahir Raihan in anthology series ‘Jago Bahey’
Talented actor Mostafa Monwar will be portraying eminent filmmaker and novelist Zahir Raihan in "Lights, Camera…Objection", one of the episodes of the anthology series "Jago Bahey". Sponsored by Nagad, the series will release on the OTT platform, Chorki.
The news was announced yesterday at a launching ceremony. The three-episode anthology series will start releasing from December 9 with Siddik Ahmed directorial "Shobder Khowab". Another episode, Saleh Sobhan Auneem's "Lights, Camera…Objection" will be released on December 16, while "Bunker Boy" directed by Sukorno Shahed Dhiman, will be released on December 23.
The poster and teaser were released at the event.
"Marking the Victory Day of Bangladesh, we have come up with "Jago bahey", which will continue throughout December, highlighting the years 1952, 1970 and 1971," said noted filmmaker and Chief Operating Officer of Chorki, Redoan Rony.
Siddik Ahmed's "Shobder Khowab", featuring Chanchal Chowdhury, represents the Language Movement of 1952. "Since the plot is periodic, it was quite challenging to shoot the project, since the roads have been changed a lot," said the director.
Auneem said "Lights, Camera…Objection" is a dialogue-dependent project. "Bunker Boy" is set in 1971. Sukorno Shahed Dhiman informed that the script is very strong and it was challenging to create a war-oriented environment.
Mostafa Monwar spoke about the story of "Lights, Camera…Objection". "The story reflects the time of 1970 when Zahir Raihan's film was stuck at the censor board, and he went on fighting for it," he said. "I had to work really hard to play the character."