Dhallywood King Shakib Khan is currently staying in the United States. The remaining shooting of his film ‘Rajkumar’ is going to start in New York there. In the meantime, the Indian press headlined the print — “Dear India, Bangladesh’s SRK is coming to you.” With Movies and Skincare’. That is, ‘Dear India, Bangladesh’s SRK is coming to you with movies and skincare.’ The report referred to Shakib as the ‘Shahrukh Khan’ of Bangladesh.
Popular actor Mahfuz Ahmed said, ‘Shakib Khan is the band ambassador of Bengali films of our country.’ The print reminded that once again. The report quoted Shakib as saying, “This year he has emerged in two new roles — businessman and diplomat. He has been named director of health and beauty brand Remark and cosmetics brand Harlan. Apart from this, he wants to be the brand ambassador of Bangladeshi cinema in India. Khan’s vehicle pan-Indian film Darad is gearing up to conquer Bollywood—which has been finalized for release in Bengali, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam.”
But Shakib’s business identity is nothing new. Earlier he was involved in film production and performance under the banner of SK Films.
On January 20, Shakib announced his entry into the world of cosmetics business in a grand event at an elite hotel in Dhaka. He sees this business venture as a public service. War has been declared against adulterated products. Shakib told The Print, “My new business venture has an ethics involved. Spreading awareness against adulterated products that can cause serious diseases like skin cancer. I want to protect people from this danger.’
Referring to his debut as a cosmetics trader, King Khan said, ‘The skincare business is closely related to what I do as an actor. We have to take care of the actors’ skin.’
Shakib also told about his other wish. Just as the garment industry has put Bangladesh on the world map, he wants to make the cosmetics industry synonymous with the country by utilizing his star power.
Incidentally, right now Shakib has three movies in hand. That is – prince, pain and storm. American actress Courtney Coffey paired up with Shakib in the first. Directed by Himel Ashraf. The movie is slated to release on Eid-ul-Fitr this year. On the other hand, Bollywood’s Sonal Chauhan is the heroine opposite Shakib in Darad. Produced by Ananya Mamun. The shooting of the Indian part has already been completed. Now the rest of the shooting is waiting to start in Bangladesh. Apart from this, Tufan is being made with Shakib under the direction of Raihan Rafi.