TRIBUNAL DESK: Duronto Television, a television channel designed only for children, is running successfully on all satellite channel providers. Running both international and local content, the channel has many interesting child-friendly projects in the pipeline.
One such content is the television series ‘B te Bondhu’ by Jubaraj Khan. The series stars senior actors Tanveen Sweety, Shahadat Hossain, Naznin Hasan Chumki and Shahed Ali Sujon, and joining them are child actors Rafi, Nafi and Sreshtha.
“I have worked with children before, so I was ready for this project. Duronto Television asked me for a series, and so I contacted Matiya Banu Shuku for a script. She mentioned how the everyday activities of her three children could make for a series on its own. And so that’s what we went for,” said director Jubaraj.
“While casting children can be a difficulty on its own, getting them to act the part is another. For ‘B te Bondhu’, we held a 2-day workshop involving 8-10 children who had potential. Through games and activities that involve acting, the workshop was quite successful. We had found our three child actors on the first day itself,” he added.
When asked what the biggest appeal would be in this show for children, Jubaraj said, “It will teach children the value of friendship. The three children on the show play the roles Bonny, Bunty, and Bubly. These three are constantly up to their own shenanigans. They play, they fight, and they make up, but always stick together.
“B te Bondhu” is telecast from Sunday to Thursday at 7.30 am. Repeat shows can be viewed at regular intervals at 8.30 pm,12:30 am etc.