“Audiences play a key role in bringing about positive change in the industry” — Dipankar Dipon
Celebrated director and screenwriter Dipankar Dipon moved to Dhaka from Rangpur after completing his higher secondary education to pursue his passion for filmmaking. He garnered many accolades for his debut feature film, Dhaka Attack (2017). He started off his television career with Shwapnoghuri in 2002, while he was studying at the Dramatics Department of Jahangirnagar University. After making tele-fictions for nearly ten years, Dipon worked with renowned Indian filmmaker Anurag Kashyap in Mumbai for two years, starting from 2012. Owing to the ongoing pandemic, his films, Operation Sundarban and Dhaka 2040, are on hold. They were set to release around Eid-Ul-Fitr this year. The director will be making a short film for the second season of Ghor Bondi Shomoyer Golpo, for Eid-Ul-Azha. In a recent conversation with The Daily Star, he spoke about the current state of the television industry and more.