"The grand release of our much-anticipated film "Din - The Day" was supposed to take place on 24 December. As you all know, new variants of Corona Omicron have spread to different countries including the continent of Africa. Due to that, everyone associated with the film including our Iranian producer is worried about the release of this big-budget film. Moreover, most of the foreign viewers of Iranian films are from Russia, Africa and the Middle East," Ananta Jalil wrote from his official verified Facebook page on Saturday night.
Describing the reason, Jalil added, "Our film is co-produced by Bangladesh and Iran; however, our Iranian producers have spent most of the money on the film. So considering the circumstances and the financial aspects of the film, and also to release the film across all the countries including Iran and Bangladesh on the same day, our Iranian producer has decided to postpone the release of the film "Din - The Day."
Apologizing to the viewers and fans, he wrote, "As I was out of the country for a business meeting, we couldn’t notify the matter earlier and I apologize to all of our beloved audiences and our fans."
'Din - The Day' is directed by Iranian director Murtuza Atash Jamjam, starring Ananta Jalil and his wife actress Afiea Nusrat Barsha in the lead roles.
Apart from Bangladesh, the film has also been shot in Iran, Afghanistan and Turkey.
Shooting of the film was planned to be wrapped up within October last year. It had to be rescheduled due to the global lockdown and flight restrictions in 2020.
On 15 March, the trailer of the film was released on YouTube from Ananta Jalil's official YouTube channel which has garnered over 2.3 million viewed, as of this report.