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ZEE5 announces its first Bangladeshi Originals – Mainkar Chipay

Madhushree Chakrabarty October 28, 2020

ZEE5 Global announced its first of four Bangladeshi Originals – Mainkar Chipay. The statement was made by the Chief Business Officer of ZEE5 Global, Archana Anand. The other three originals from Bangladesh will be also be announced over the next few months. The announcement was made in an virtual event attended by famous Bangladeshi stats namely, Nusraat Faria, Ziaul Faruq Apurba, Afran Nisho, Arifin Shuvoo, Bidya Sinha Mim, etc. Also, present in the event was Mr. Asaduzzaman Noor who is the former Minister of Cultural Affairs of Bangladesh, Vice Chairman of Asiatic 360, and a veteran actor himself.

We’re super excited to shoot the first Bangladeshi original on Zee 5. The film was shot in record time and we wrote the script in a way that didn’t require a large crew or a lot of equipment. It’s a crime thriller comedy and we really hope people have as much fun watching it as we did making it.” said Director Abrar Athar.

The other projects of Bangladeshi originals with ZEE5 are Jodi, Kintu Tobuo…, “What the Fry?”, Contract, etc. The Originals are produced in partnership with Good Company Limited – An Asiatic 360 Content Initiative. This is a local content agency of Bangladesh with CEO Sarder Saniat Hossain, who also expressed his pleasure for being a part of the journey.

Amit Goenka, President – Digital Businesses & Platforms, ZEE Entertainment said, Investing in local content that resonates with global audiences and building out strong local partnerships is high on our agenda this year. Bangladesh is a high priority market for us and we’re very glad to be rolling out our first set of Originals in this market today as a first step towards our vision for strong collaborations with this market”

Announcing the lineup, Archana Anand, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 Global said “Bangladesh has an immense pool of talented directors and artistes and rich cultural stories. In line with our vision of creating rich local narratives with the local talent, and giving them a global audience, we’re thrilled to be announcing a slate of multiple projects, and the launch of our very first Bangladeshi Original – Mainkar Chipay. We have brought together the best of talent from Bangladesh to create these unique narratives which are sure to resonate with viewers, not just in this region but across the globe.

You can watch the trailer of Mainkar Chipay here. All these shows will be available to be watched in more than 190 countries.


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