Renowned actor Afsana Mimi is back to take the role of a director with BTV's latest drama "Shayongkal".
The drama is based on Shawkat Ali's novel "Dokkhin Nayoner Din" and the screenplay has been jointly written by Mansur Rahman Chanchal and Afsana Mimi, said a press release.
Produced by El Ruma Akhter, the drama will air on BTV on 14 February. The series will air every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at 9 pm.
Apart from Afsana Mimi, the drama stars Khairul Alam Sabuj, Shahiduzzaman Selim, Sanjida Preeti, Zinat Sanu Swagata, Shahadat Hossain, Shams Sumon, FA Naeem, Sushoma Sarkar and others in pivotal roles.
Afsana Mimi said, "BTV's Director General wanted us to adapt dramas from literary works. When I suggested him to put forward a modern-day adaptation of Shawkat Ali's novel 'Dokkhin Nayoner Din', he was quite pleased with the idea."
"BTV aired the drama 'Dokkhin Nayoner Din' some 30-35 years ago on the channel. Our main goal to adapt the series was to showcase a modern-day twist to the favourite novel so that the new generation of viewers can relate," Mimi added.
"Sayongkal" portrays the ups and downs of a middle class family as it passes through the phase of love, struggle and sorrows. It is set during the 90's period and while the time period has been changed the characters have been kept the same. Some new characters have also been added to the drama.
The drama has been shot at the beautiful locations of Arts Building of Dhaka university, Charukola, Madhumita cinema hall, Beauty Boarding, Dhaka Medical College, Uttara and BTV studios.
Afsana Mimi's directorial debut "Bondhon" on Ekushey TV was quite popular among the masses. Her other notable directorial projects includes Kacher Manush, Doll's House and Poush Faguner Pala among others.