I still take roadside fuchka like before: Chaity
It's been a constant whirl for Lux Channel i Super Star Chaity after she won the beauty pageant contest in 2008. Now a well recognised TV actress, she hardly finds respite from the onrush of drama serials. The young talent talked about her entry into showbiz and shared some lighter moments with The Daily Star. Excerpts:
How did you enter the cultural world?
Chaity: I learned dance and music at Shilpakala Academy in my hometown Gazipur when I was growing up. Later, I did a five-year course in dance. All along my family constantly encouraged me to enter the cultural world.
Any memorable moments when you first came into showbiz?
Chaity: In the acting round of Lux Channel i Super Star competition, I was paid a great compliment from none other than Aly Zaker Sir who told me that I would be a great actress one day. These words boosted my self confidence and morale.
Tell us about your debut play?
Chaity: “Sadharan Meye” was based on Rabindranath Tagore's” story. Mahfuz Ahmed and Abul Hayat were my co-artistes. It presented a great challenge as I had to work with the big shots of media on one side and act in a story by Tagore on the other . But director Iftekhar Ahmed Fahmi helped make my task much easier. The play did wonders for my career and I gained fame after it was telecast.
What about your films?
Chaity: I made my debut in the critically acclaimed film “Modhumothi” with Nayak Raj Razzak as my co-star. Later, I appeared in “Lovely” to be released soon. I'm still busy on the film front. I will do films but I'm choosy about my roles.
How do you spend your leisure time?
Chaity: I spend it with my family, relax by cooking, watching movies or listening to music. Actually I'm a movie freak. Usually I don't go to sleep without watching a movie even though I have a tight shooting schedule.
Do you believe in astrology?
Chaity: I'm a firm believer. I first turn the astrology page of a newspaper. My star sign is Gemini. They say that girls under this sign are very emotional.
Did your marriage present professional hurdles?
Chaity: After getting married, I thought I would quit showbiz but mother-in-law and husband encouraged me a lot to continue acting.
Tell us about your life as an actress?
Chaity: People recognise, love and admire me. I am really grateful for this honour. There is a dramatic transformation when people enter the media but I'm just the same as before. I still take a walk at Ramna and eat roadside fuchka. I don't want to be a star but an artiste.