High Court partly stays Bangladeshi film actor Shakib’s boycott notice

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The High Court today stayed in part a notice issues by Bangladesh Chalochitro Poribar, a group of 18 organizations related to film industry, boycotting film actor Shakib Khan, reports BSS.

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A High Court division bench comprising Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury and Justice A.K.M. Zahirul Hoque passed the order, asking people concerned not to obstruct Shakib from acting in three movies to be made under the banner of the production house Shapla Media.

The court also issued a rule asking 18 people, including Information Secretary and managing director of Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC) to explain in four weeks as to why it shall not declare illegal the notice and the inaction of the defendants in taking steps against barring people from acting with Shakib.

Bangladesh Chalochitro Poribar issued the notice signed by its convener Akbar Hossain Pathan Faruk and member secretary Bodiul Alam Khokon on July 18.

It said their organization has unanimously decided that their members will not take part in any way in the movies of Shakib Khan.

Selim Khan, proprietor of Shapla Media, filed a writ with the High Court, challenging the legality of the notice.

The complainant in its petition said Shakib Khan has signed contracts to act in three movies under the banner of his firm and the contracts were signed way before the notice was issued. Now after the issuing of the notice, their finance in these three movies is at risk.

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