A memorial museum dedicated to noted writer Humayun Ahmed is expected to open to visitors at Nuhash Palli in Gazipur by the end of this year, the late novelist’s wife has said.
Meher Afroz Shaon made her announcement at the Dhaka Lit Fest at Bangla Academy on Friday during a discussion titled “Film-maker Humayun”.
“Humayun Jadughor will let his fans immerse themselves in his personal and professional lives,” she said.
Remembering her work with Humayun, the actress-turned-film-maker said: “I am very lucky as I played major roles in five movies by Humayun, out of the eight movies I was in.
“Humayun Ahmed created a new trend which is neither mainstream nor alternative. We call it Hamayun trend.”
Fellow film-maker Mahfooz-ur Rahman Khan told the discussion that two of Humayun’s films in particular – "Ghetuputro Komola" and "Chandrakatha" – had “created a new wave in the film industry”.
Another film-maker, Matin Rahman, said Humayun was successful in literature, drama and film.
“He created so many different and famous characters in a very short amount of time and that was why he was different from others,” added Matin.
Joining the discussion, actor Riaz said: “Humayun received much love from the audience because of his ability to portray the struggle of the middle class in his stories and films. I am lucky that I was in at least one of his films before his death.”
Responding to a query from a DLF visitor, Shaon said young film-makers can make movies on Humayun but they would need permission from all family members of the writer.