West Bengal actor Ankush Hazra and Bangladeshi actor Mahiya Mahi will soon appear in a romantic comedy titled “Romeo vs Juliet.” An India-Bangladesh joint production, Ankush will be playing the character of Romeo, while Mahi will play Juliet.
Shooting for the film, which was done in Bangladesh and England, is nearly finished. Ankush is now in Dhaka and will set off for Kolkata on Friday. The film has been co-directed by Indian director Ashok Pati and his Bangladeshi counterpart Abdul Aziz. “Romeo vs Juliet” has been produced jointly by Jaaz Multimedia and SK Movies. The film is expected to be released early next year.
Director Ashok Pati’s previous work with Bangladesh was “Ami Sudhu Cheyechhi Tomay” with Ankush in the lead. The film faced legal challenge, with a letter issued to stop its screening in Bangladesh, claiming that it is an all-out Indian film.