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“I started directing only after being an active actor for many years”

– Mahfuz Ahmed

Seasoned actor Mahfuz Ahmed first came into prominence with his versatile roles in television as well as cinema. He further went on to try his hand at direction and win the National Film Award. Mahfuz discusses his years of working as an active actor, his career choices and more.

You have featured in the tele-fiction Shaare Tin Khaana Chithi. How was the experience?

Working on Shaare Tin Khaana Chithi was creatively satisfying. We had a great time during the making of the tele-fiction. I was privileged to have Shomi Kaiser as my co-actor in this project. I am still receiving phone calls from people about my work in Shaare Tin Khaana Chithi. I am delighted to see that it was well received by the viewers.

Between acting and directing, which one are you more confident about?

I started directing only after being an active actor for many years. I did not step into the field of directing hastily. I wanted to be trained as a director. It is hard to choose between acting and directing. I believe that the people who have seen my work should be the judge of what I do best.

Many stars are now showing an interest in politics. Would you like to comment on that?

Recently, Shomi Kaiser and I visited Tungipara, and we came across the election campaigns there. I am not really into politics, but I have an immense amount of respect for our Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Her involvement in the promotion of the arts and culture of Bangladesh is admirable.

What are your future hopes, with regards to your career?

I am always thinking of new ways to entertain my audience, whether it be through acting or directing. I have set up my own production house too, and we are planning some exciting releases starting from next year.

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