Popular TV director Chayanika Chowdhury's career spans over a decade. In her long career, she directed as many as 299 one-hour plays and telefilms. She is going to direct her 300th drama at the beginning of New Year.
How is your feeling about striking your third century?
Chayanika: There are two kinds of people in this society. Some people mocked me, while others praised my works. I have hectic shooting schedule all year round. I really feel very happy directing my 300th play.
Is there any surprise over the drama?
Chayanika: I'm very excited for this. Written by Imdadul Haq Milon, “Sona'r Manush” is a one-character drama, and casts Richi Solaiman.
How do you take such workload besides managing your family?
Chayanika: Frankly, I can take heavy workload and it gives me energy to handle my family. I start my day at 6 o'clock. You have to be very passionate and hardworking about your work, otherwise it's impossible to deliver a good product.
You are said to be strong in romantic plays. Why is that?
Chayanika: It's not true. Sometimes I work with serious plots. On every occasion, I make play. To me, it is very tough to direct romantic drama.
What's the major problem people face during direction?
Chayanika: Budget crisis, weak script and unskilled artistes.
What's your dream?
Chayanika: As a mother I want to see my children becoming good human beings and love the country. As a director, I dream of making good films. Zulfiquer Russell is writing a script for the film.
What's the one daily routine you maintain?
Chayanika: Every morning, I listen to music, and read books before going to bed.