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Apurbo Silver screen adventures

Shah Alam Shazu
Photo: Star
Photo: Star

One of the most popular TV actors of the current time, Apurbo is rather choosy about his works. He recently worked in his first full-length feature film, which is likely to be released this year. In a recent conversation, the model-turned-actor spoke to The Daily Star about his entry into the silver screen.
Tell us about your film.
It's called “Gangster Returns”. Normally I play romantic role in TV plays, but here, the audience will see me as an action hero.
What's your expectation from the film?
It's releasing sometime next month hopefully, and expectations are certainly high. The entire team has made a great effort to present a good film before the audiences. I hope it will entertain film lovers.  
Tell us about your experience as an action hero.
I sustained injuries for a week on my ten-day schedule. I had to stay in water for 18 hours just shooting a title promo. It was shot at Coke factory in Tejgaon. I had to take up quite a few challenges for a number of sequences.

What are your plans for the big screen?
If I get quality scripts, I will continue in the field. Otherwise, I am happy with my career in the small screen. A lot of people ask me to quit TV plays and focus on cinema. But I don't think I can do that.
You have also written, directed and acted in the tele-film “Backdated” simultaneously. How did that go?
It was stressful, performing three roles at a time. However, I am very satisfied with my first directorial work.
What kind of scripts interests you the most?
Very simple plots. As our life is filled with full of troubles, the audiences feel more comfortable receiving simple plots rather than complex ones. I want to entertain my viewers with plain storylines.
 You have also been seen singing …
To be honest, I have no institutional education in music. I have adopted it a little through listening only. Besides, my mother was an enlisted singer at radio in Rajshahi. I am often asked to perform songs at different programmes. I have also sung the title song of my play “Bhalobasher Chatushkon”. I have plans to release an album in near future, maybe.
Tell us something about yourself not many of your fans know.
When I was born, Satyajit Ray's “Apu'r Sangsar” was a blockbuster, and my mother kept my name based on the protagonist of that film. Since then, I have been called Apu and then Apurbo. My family members usually address me as Apu.

Published: 12:00 am Sunday, May 04, 2014

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