India and Bangladesh will, in March 2022, release a biopic on Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, affectionately referred to as 'Bangabandhu' and also known as the architect of Bangladesh's independence.
The information was shared by Indian Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur on September 6, after he met with his Bangladesh counterpart, Dr Hasan Mahmud.
"The biopic Bangabandhu is almost 75 per cent complete and we talked about completing it sooner. The shooting will be in Bangladesh for the rest of the part. We will try to complete it by March," said Thakur.
The biopic is made to celebrate the twin occasion of both countries- Bangladesh is celebrating its 50th year of Liberation and India too is celebrating its 75th year of independence.
"Bangladesh and India enjoy historical ties. People to people and government to government contact have been our key areas. Bangladesh is celebrating its 50th year of Liberation and India too is celebrating its 75th year of independence," added Thakur.
Talking about the ties between the two countries, he said, "My meeting with my counterpart was a fruitful one on improving ties between both countries. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also travelled to Bangladesh. Such meetings will further strengthen ties between the two countries."
Dr Hasan Mahmud said that bilateral relations between both countries have touched new heights under the leadership of Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina.
He thanked India for playing a critical role in the liberation efforts of Bangladesh, saying that it had not been possible to liberate Bangladesh without the help of India.