Twenty years in film
Popular film actress Poppy's versatile career has seen her branch out into television, modeling, as well as star in a music video. The three-time National Film Award winning actress has been a popular face in cinema for over 20 years, which she elaborates on, and more, in a recent interview with The Daily Star.
Asif Akbar's music video has recently garnered a lot of popularity. What are your thoughts on this?
Poppy: The music video has become the talk of the town recently. The song is beautiful, and as a model, I tried to convey the emotions behind the song aptly. This was a very sudden project, but I'm very glad to have done it. This was the first time I've appeared in a music video, and I am quite excited to see what happens next.
You have been in the industry for 20 years. How do you feel when you look back?
Poppy: I can't believe how fast these years went by; I remember my beginnings like it was only yesterday. Over the last 20 years, I have been loved by so many, which would not have been possible if it weren't for films. I love my viewers, and I am indebted towards them for their support.
Do you wish you were as active in film today, as you were before?
Poppy: I have no regrets; I am quite satisfied with my career. I have three National Film Awards to my name, and this is not a recognition many are fortunate to achieve.
What are your thoughts on the film industry today?
Poppy: I would like to see more quality work. In previous years, scripts were written around actress such as Bobita, Kobori, Shabana, and more. This is no longer the scenario today. There is not enough international recognition of Bangladeshi films, but recently little efforts have been made in that direction. Targeting a bigger market means a larger audience, giving films more credibility.