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The many firsts of POPY

Shah Alam Shazu

Three-time National Film Award winning superstar Popy shot into the spotlight with her very first movie. She now features in several TV plays as well.

In a recent conversation, the talented film artiste spoke to The Daily Star about the 'firsts' in her life.

What was your first movie?

Popy: “Coolie”, directed by Mamtazur Rahman Akbar was released in 1997. Omar Sani was my co-star in the blockbuster.

First TV play…

Popy: Director Shahidul Islam Khan's “Nayak” was aired on BTV. I co-starred with film star Illias Kanchan.

Debut TV Commercial….

Popy: After wining the Lux Beauty Contest, I appeared in a TVC of Berger Paint.

First income…

Popy: I received Tk 25,000 as Lux Superstar in 1996. This was a great achievement for me.


Popy: In my schooldays, I got a set of cups as first prize in a drawing competition.


Popy: National Girls' School at Gobarchaka in Khulna.


Popy: I wanted to be a journalist as my uncle was the publisher of a local daily.


Popy: I never had to look back after my selection as Lux Superstar.

Love letter…

Popy: When I was a fifth grader I receive a letter from a boy. I promptly burst into tears. When I told my father, he and my uncle rebuked the boy.

Published: 12:00 am Thursday, August 07, 2014

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