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Ityadi to telecast older episodes this Eid, Sisimpur stages Ghore Theke Eid

Shakib skips Tamim’s live in final episode

Ityadi to telecast older episodes this Eid, Sisimpur stages Ghore Theke Eid

Four associations help employees of television community

Rafi Ahmed:







Virtual-physical is the new normal emerging as a way of life worldwide--in all aspects, like economy,politics-diplomacy, sports and culture. This eid ambience reflects in all dimensions this near-surrealism.







In sporting arena goes on a a world serial with Bangladesh ODI captain Tamim Iqbal playing the protagonist. His series of Facebook Live talk shows







has been the talk of the town. Tamim







has hosted live Facebook chat shows







since May 2 with his teammates,







foreign cricketers and former







players as an attempt to keep the







fans entertained during this







coronavirus crisis. A subtle







interlude has surfaced.







Tamim wanted to end the series with







an episode featuring the whole







fabulous five -- Mashrafe Bin







Mortaza, Shakib, Mahmudullah Riyad,







Mushfiqur Rahim and Tamim himself.







Unfortunately, in the episode with







New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson,







Tamim revealed that he had







approached Shakib for an episode but







for some reason or other Shakib







would not be able to feature.







He said "Our last episode will be on







Saturday [May 23]. I hope that







everyone will watch it. I want to







make one thing clear. I have seen







many asking when Shakib will appear







at the show. The thing is, I







contacted him about 7, 8 or 12 days







ago because I wanted the last show







to be with all five of us together.







This is what I had planned for and







my biggest desire.







But, unfortunately, maybe for some







personal reason, Shakib cannot join







us. I think there is no need of any







further discussion about it as







people may have their personal







reasons and everyone should respect







it. But I am grateful to the other







four who agreed to do this" .







Shakib Al Hasan, one of the best







all-rounders in world cricket, has







been out of action since October 29,







when he was banned by the







International Cricket Council for







two years (with the second of those







suspended) for failing to report







corrupt approaches by a bookmaker.







Tamim's Facebook live chat has







already featured former Bangladesh







cricketers Akram Khan, Minhazul







Abedin and Khaled Masud, and







Pakistan fast-bowling- legend Wasim







Akram in the latest episode. Tamim







started his live chats with







Mushfiqur Rahim on May 2. He has







already hosted live chats with







Mahmudullah Riyad, former Bangladesh







ODI skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza,







Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, former







players Naimur Rahman, Habibul







Bashar and Khaled Mahmud and,







Mominul Haque, Soumya Sarkar, Liton







Das and Taijul Islam.







On May 13, he hosted his first







foreign guest in South Africa







captain Faf du Plessis, and followed







it up with Indian batting giants







Rohit Sharma on May 15 and Virat







Kohli on May 18. These episodes have







created a huge buzz on the social







media which shows how much people







are loving the show.















In another news, together with







Actors' Equity Bangladesh, the







Directors' Guild and Writers'







Association, the Television and







Digital Programme Producers







Association Bangladesh supported







1,150 employees of the television







community, including actors and







production workers, keeping the Eid-







Ul-Fitr festivities in mind. The







funds were collected from members of







each association. Renowned artistes







living in other countries also







contributed. A total of 492 workers







were provided with food and







financial help last month by the







four associations.







No new episode of the popular show







Ityadi hosted by Hanif Sanket will







be released in Eid this year. Hanif







Sanket and his team were unable to







record a new episode due to the







nationwide lockdown. However, a







select compilation of bits of older







episodes will be aired as an Eid







special programme this time.







Since 2015, Sisimpur has produced







a special programme to celebrate the







Eid. This year their three-episode







show, Ghore Ghore Eid, Ghore Theke







Eid, will start on BTV on the first







day of Eid, at 5:30 pm. Characters







of Sisimpur will participate in the







programme from their homes. As the







whole world is battling the







coronavirus pandemic, it is very







important for kids to learn about







the importance of staying home.







The episodes will emphasise







celebrating Eid at home, maintaining







proper hygiene, eating nutritious







food, drinking plenty of water as







well as raising awareness on the







coronavirus. The episodes will also







be available on Sisimpur's official







Facebook page.















To offset the damage done by the







invisible foe to cultural functions







and outdoor celebrations worldwide,







television channels in Bangladesh







have taken recourse to such byways







of entertainment, including virtual







stages of filming with tele-







performance sans spot shooting.

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