A star-studded election

  • Actor Ilias Kanchan and other candidates wait to request votes from members during Bangladesh Film Artists Association elections at the Film Development Corporation in Dhaka on Friday, Jan 28, 2022. Photo: nayan kumar

    Actor Ilias Kanchan and other candidates wait to request votes from members during Bangladesh Film Artists Association elections at the Film Development Corporation in Dhaka on Friday, Jan 28, 2022. Photo: nayan kumar

  • Candidates solicit vote from a member during Bangladesh Film Artists Association elections at the Film Development Corporation in Dhaka on Friday, Jan 28, 2022. Photo: nayan kumar

    Candidates solicit vote from a member during Bangladesh Film Artists Association elections at the Film Development Corporation in Dhaka on Friday, Jan 28, 2022. Photo: nayan kumar

  • Actors Ferdous Ahmed and Nipun Akter solicit vote from a member during Bangladesh Film Artists Association elections at the Film Development Corporation in Dhaka on Friday, Jan 28, 2022. Photo: nayan kumar

    Actors Ferdous Ahmed and Nipun Akter solicit vote from a member during Bangladesh Film Artists Association elections at the Film Development Corporation in Dhaka on Friday, Jan 28, 2022. Photo: nayan kumar

  • A candidate solicits vote from actor Mahfuz Ahmed during Bangladesh Film Artists Association elections at the Film Development Corporation in Dhaka on Friday, Jan 28, 2022. Photo: nayan kumar

    A candidate solicits vote from actor Mahfuz Ahmed during Bangladesh Film Artists Association elections at the Film Development Corporation in Dhaka on Friday, Jan 28, 2022. Photo: nayan kumar

  • Actor Arifa Parvin Zaman Moushumi and others ask for votes from members during Bangladesh Film Artists Association elections at the Film Development Corporation in Dhaka on Friday, Jan 28, 2022. Photo: nayan kumar

    Actor Arifa Parvin Zaman Moushumi and others ask for votes from members during Bangladesh Film Artists Association elections at the Film Development Corporation in Dhaka on Friday, Jan 28, 2022. Photo: nayan kumar

  • Actors Zayed Khan and Aruna Biswas wait to seek votes from members during Bangladesh Film Artists Association elections at the Film Development Corporation in Dhaka on Friday, Jan 28, 2022. Photo: nayan kumar

    Actors Zayed Khan and Aruna Biswas wait to seek votes from members during Bangladesh Film Artists Association elections at the Film Development Corporation in Dhaka on Friday, Jan 28, 2022. Photo: nayan kumar

  • Actor Symon Sadik along with Mamnun Hasan Emon and Nirab Hossain ask a member for vote during Bangladesh Film Artists Association elections at the Film Development Corporation in Dhaka on Friday, Jan 28, 2022. Photo: nayan kumar

    Actor Symon Sadik along with Mamnun Hasan Emon and Nirab Hossain ask a member for vote during Bangladesh Film Artists Association elections at the Film Development Corporation in Dhaka on Friday, Jan 28, 2022. Photo: nayan kumar

  • People push to get ahead and take selfies with an actress, putting her in trouble outside the Film Development Corporation in Dhaka during Bangladesh Film Artists Association elections on Friday, Jan 28, 2022. The Rapid Action Battalion personnel rescued her later. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    People push to get ahead and take selfies with an actress, putting her in trouble outside the Film Development Corporation in Dhaka during Bangladesh Film Artists Association elections on Friday, Jan 28, 2022. The Rapid Action Battalion personnel rescued her later. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • People push to get ahead and take selfies with an actress, putting her in trouble outside the Film Development Corporation in Dhaka during Bangladesh Film Artists Association elections on Friday, Jan 28, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    People push to get ahead and take selfies with an actress, putting her in trouble outside the Film Development Corporation in Dhaka during Bangladesh Film Artists Association elections on Friday, Jan 28, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Police struggle to control crowds of people outside the Film Development Corporation in Dhaka during Bangladesh Film Artists Association elections on Friday, Jan 28, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Police struggle to control crowds of people outside the Film Development Corporation in Dhaka during Bangladesh Film Artists Association elections on Friday, Jan 28, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Police baton-charge crowds of people outside the Film Development Corporation in Dhaka during Bangladesh Film Artists Association elections on Friday, Jan 28, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Police baton-charge crowds of people outside the Film Development Corporation in Dhaka during Bangladesh Film Artists Association elections on Friday, Jan 28, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Police baton-charge crowds of people outside the Film Development Corporation in Dhaka during Bangladesh Film Artists Association elections on Friday, Jan 28, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Police baton-charge crowds of people outside the Film Development Corporation in Dhaka during Bangladesh Film Artists Association elections on Friday, Jan 28, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The street outside the Film Development Corporation in Dhaka experiences a traffic jam due to crowds during Bangladesh Film Artists Association elections on Friday, Jan 28, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The street outside the Film Development Corporation in Dhaka experiences a traffic jam due to crowds during Bangladesh Film Artists Association elections on Friday, Jan 28, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Fans gather outside the Film Development Corporation in Dhaka as celebrities vote inside to elect new leaders of Bangladesh Film Artists Association on Friday, Jan 28, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Fans gather outside the Film Development Corporation in Dhaka as celebrities vote inside to elect new leaders of Bangladesh Film Artists Association on Friday, Jan 28, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A candidate seeks vote from actor Apu Biswas during Bangladesh Film Artists Association elections at the Film Development Corporation in Dhaka on Friday, Jan 28, 2022.

    A candidate seeks vote from actor Apu Biswas during Bangladesh Film Artists Association elections at the Film Development Corporation in Dhaka on Friday, Jan 28, 2022.