I hope I can serve the censor board well: Rozina
"I didn't have a god-father, or anyone to guide me in the industry. There was an instance where I signed up for a film, but later, the makers replaced me with another actress. However, I didn't lose hope and I was adamant about becoming a successful actress on my own and prove everyone wrong."
National Film Award-winning actress Rozina has etched her name in the golden years of Bangladeshi cinema with her powerful performances. The veteran artiste, who has worked in more than 300 movies, became a member of the Bangladesh Film Censor Board recently.
In a chat with the Daily Star, Rozina talks about her illustrious career, and more.
You have been in the industry for more than three decades. Which film do you think was a turning point in your career?
"Rajmahal" came as a blessing to my life. Directed by F Kabir Chowdhury, the super hit movie transformed my career and made me one of the biggest stars of the industry. It was screened in theatres for several months.
How do you look back on your struggles in the industry?
My initial days were full of struggles. I was a simple girl, who had dreams of making it big in films. I didn't have a god-father, or anyone to guide me in the industry. There was an instance where I signed up for a film, but later, the makers replaced me with another actress. However, I didn't lose hope and I was adamant about becoming a successful actress on my own and prove everyone wrong.
Do you have any regrets as an actress?
Regrets and disappointment have no place in my life as I am very happy with all my work. That being said, I think literary adaptations would have brought me more acclaim than commercial films.
You have recently built a mosque in Rajbari under your mother's name. What drives towards such social work?
I am passionate about social work. Now that there is a mosque under my mother's name in Rajbari, I am also planning to build a hospital there. We can be immortalised through our good deeds. I want to help the society and make it a better place for everyone.
How do you feel about becoming a member of the Bangladesh Film Censor Board?
This industry has given me everything. I have been a part of the censor board before, and I am very happy to be joining them this year. I hope to serve the board well, and fulfill my responsibilities as a member to the best of my abilities.