As an actor, Mahfuz Ahmed has won millions of hearts with his remarkable performances both on the small and silver-screen. A national award-winning actor, he has been donning the director's hat for years as well.
He will be seen in two special Eid television shows this year. The beloved star reveals his plans for Eid and more in a candid interview with The Daily Star.
How are you going to spend the Eid holidays this year?
Mahfuz: I will be spending Eid at my hometown, which is located at Ramganj Thana's Jagatpur village. I am going there after ten long years. I plan to go fishing, catch up and have tea with my friends, visit the villagers, and just relive the fond memories that I have there. I am really looking forward to it.
What are you most looking forward to when you return to your hometown?
Mahfuz: Well, where do I start? I am looking forward to so many things. I have spent holidays in many different countries around the world, but it is a great feeling to be returning to my hometown. I remember having roshogulla at this bazaar at my village. I am going to go look for the shopkeeper of that bazaar!
You will be seen in only two tele-fictions this Eid. Is there any special reason for that?
Mahfuz: I was out of town for a while. We had finished shooting for the two tele-fictions a long time back, but they will now be aired during Eid. I hope to work more in the next festive season, and in the coming years.
Nowadays, many channels have programme schedules of seven to ten days for the occasion of Eid. What are your thoughts on that?
Mahfuz: I think ours is the only country that airs different special shows surrounding Eid celebrations for a period of seven to ten days. I think the television programmes should be limited to just the first three days of Eid. It takes plenty of good scripts, actors, directors, and production resources to carry on quality programmes for so long. I don't think we are prepared for that right now.