Brihonnola loses national awards for plagiarism
Staff Correspondent, bdnews24.com
Published: 2016-04-17 03:24:00.0 BdST Updated: 2016-04-17 03:26:29.0 BdST
The government has cancelled three national awards of Murad Parvez’s movie Brihonnola after finding the allegation of plagiarism in its making to be true.
Information Secretary Martuza Ahmed confirmed to bdnews24.com on Saturday that the movie has been stripped of the awards following recommendations made by the committee that investigated the allegation.
Government-funded Brihonnola received the national awards for best movie, best story and best dialogue categories in 2014.
Now the government finds the allegation that the germ of Brihonnola is from Syed Mustafa Siraj’s short story ‘Gachhta Bolechhilo’ is true.
West Bengal-based authors Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay and Debesh Roy had written to Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu asking the government to pay Rs 150,000 to the family of Siraj as royalty for the story.
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