Apu Biswas has ruled over the film industry with her acting for over eight years. The role of Parbati in “Debdas” has earned her much fame. A new film of hers has released recently. The Daily Star spoke to Apu Biswas about the project and her personal life.
Tell us about your latest film “Daring Lover”?
Apu Biswas: Released in Dhaka and elsewhere in the country, the film was received warmly by the audience who saw me in a new light.
Who was your co-star in the movie?
Apu Biswas: Shakib Khan, with whom I have worked most often.
And what's the reason behind that?
Apu Biswas: I co-starred with him in “Pita-matar Amanat” that earned me plaudits. Frankly speaking, I am more comfortable working with Shakib Khan, as our on-screen chemistry has been received warmly by viewers; many of my movies with Shakib have become very popular.
Tell us about your current professional engagements.
Apu Biswas: There are a number of assignments at hand. Shakib Khan-produced “Hero the Superstar” is one noteworthy project that I'm currently on. The viewers will get to see me with a new look in upcoming films, as I have lost quite a bit of weight in the last 18 months.
How did you manage that?
I was determined to lose weight. I totally cut off rich food like biryani and red meat, followed a strict diet, and had help from a nutritionist.
What do you usually do when there is no shooting?
Apu Biswas: It depends on my mood. Sometimes I listen to music, watch movies and go out for coffee.
Which of your movies has left an impact on you?
Apu Biswas: Many of my films became blockbuster hits but as an artiste, I really felt comfortable playing the role of Parbati in “Debdas”.
What are your favourite places to visit in the country?
Apu Biswas: Cox's Bazar and Rangamati; but my hometown Bogra is the best.
How do you start your morning?
Apu Biswas: I first read the newspaper headlines and then go through the entertainment page.