The High Court on Sunday stayed a notice of Bangladesh Cholochitro Paribar, clearing the way for popular film actor Shakib Khan to act in three films.
The HC bench of Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury and Justice AKM Zahirul Hoque passed the order after hearing a writ petition filed by Shapla Media, the production house of the three films.
The films are ‘Ami Neta Hobo’, ‘Mamla Hamla Jhamela’ and ‘Kotha Diye Keo Kotha Rakhe Na’.
The court also issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain as to why their inaction to ensure a favourable environment for the shooting of the three films should not be declared illegal and why the notice mentioning that no one can provide assistance for the films to be acted by Shakib Khan should not be beyond legal authority.
The information secretary, managing director of Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (FDC), convener of Bangladesh Cholochitro Shilpi Paribar, its member secretary, president and general secretary of Bangladesh Cholochitro Parichalok Samiti and 18 other organisations have been asked to come up with the explanation within four weeks.
Bangladesh Cholochitro Shilpi Paribar, a platform of 18 film organisations, issued a notice on July 18 requesting all concerned not to cast Shakib Khan in any film.
Earlier on June 23, 16 film associations collectively imposed a lifetime ban on Shakib Khan following his ‘disparaging comments on film associations and senior actor Faruk’.