Indian filmmaker Shyam Benegal said he is honoured to narrate the story of Bangladesh’s founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman through his film ‘Mujib - The Making of a Nation’.
A Bangladesh-India co-production, ‘Mujib - The Making of a Nation’ was screened at 48th annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on Wednesday evening.
The upcoming biographical drama narrates the life story of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the first president of Bangladesh and later its prime minister who was assassinated with most of his family in 1975.
Benegal, 88, who was unable to attend the screening, said he was happy to present ‘Mujib – The Making of a Nation’ at the prestigious festival.
“Delighted to be unveiling the film at this prestigious festival. I’m sure the story of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his journey to create the Nation of Bangladesh will echo with the people and communities across the globe. It has been an honour to be able to tell this inspiring story of the making of a nation,” the veteran filmmaker said in a statement.
‘Mujib – The Making of a Nation’ is a collaboration between India’s National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) and Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC).