National award-winning actor Zakia Bari Mamo, who has many successful ventures to her credit, has garnered immense praise for her versatile roles, both on the silver screen and television. Her latest venture, 'Dohon', created quite the hype upon hitting the screens last month. The bonafide beauty will next be seen in the psychological thriller, 'Shopner Ghor', which releases today. The film also stars Anisur Rahman Milon, Quazi Nawshaba Ahmed and others. In a recent chat with The Daily Star, Mamo discusses her expectations from the film, her aspirations and more.
What can you tell us about Shopner Ghor?
Shopner Ghor is a psychological thriller film with horror elements. We have tried our best to make something which the local audience has not seen before. I had a great time working with the entire cast and crew, and hope that our hard work pays off.
This is the first time that you have delved into the thriller-horror genre. What made you choose the script of Shopner Ghor?
As an artiste, I am always looking for multi-dimensional characters to play. For me, it was exciting to come across a psychological thriller and horror story, which provided me with so much to explore. I have enjoyed the experience immensely.
Which aspect of Shopner Ghor do you feel will persuade the audience to come to the theatres?
Even though we have rarely seen films of the thriller-horror category in Bangladesh, I believe that a large section of the viewers is interested in watching films of this genre. Many people in our country love foreign thriller and horror films, so, I am confident that our film will impress them as well.
How do you feel about the massive success of your latest release, Dohon?
The credit for the success of Dohon goes to the entire cast and crew. I feel privileged to have been a part of that film. I am delighted to see that so many people have loved it.
Undoubtedly, with three film releases, it has been a great year for you. What are your aspirations, when it comes to your career choices in the movie business?
Yes, I have had an incredible year indeed and I am really grateful. I want to work on movies that the audience can connect with. I hope to do two to three films every year.
What can you tell us about your upcoming projects on television?
Tele-fictions keep me the most occupied. As of now, I am shooting for some TV specials for the forthcoming Valentine's Day.