Three-time National Film Award winning actress Poppy has signed on to work in a new film titled “Turn”. Helmed by Shahidul Haque Khan, an enthused Poppy informed The Daily Star that there is much in store for the viewers in terms of her character and the film plot. Shooting for the film is scheduled to kick off at the beginning of next year.
The actor is slated to appear in a dual role; as an ordinary woman, and a mentally disabled one. Poppy plays an actor in the film, which allows for the split characterisation. “I am always waiting for challenging prospects,” stated Poppy, “'Turn' offers a beautiful story with a complicated protagonist.”
Poppy's last film venture was “Shonabondhu”, and she is currently awaiting three movie releases titled “Shortcut e Borolok”, “Jibon Jontrona”, and “Dui Bhai er Juddho.”
“I play very different roles in each film, and the audience will find something new in each narrative,” stated Poppy.
The actor won her first National Film Award following her performance in “Karagar”, directed by Kalam Kaiser. Her second win was for her role in “Megher Koley Rodh,” directed by Nargis Akhter, followed by another victory for the film “Gangajatra” helmed by Syed Wahiduzzaman Diamond.
Despite her track record, Poppy is not among the most often-seen actors on the big screen. “I receive numerous film offers, but I'm very selective about the script, as well as the character I portray,” she explained.
That being said, the artiste has high hopes for “Turn”. “I believe it does not matter how many films you take up, as long as your performances are memorable, and that's why artistes are remembered,” she said.
Aside from a busy acting career, Poppy is also a working committee member of Bangladesh Film Artistes' Association.