Dhallywood heartthrob Arefin Shuvo is having the time of his life at the moment, with two big films of his in the theatres at the same time. After a successful initial run of Ashiqur Rahman's crime thriller “Musafir”, his other film, Anonno Mamun's romantic/action drama “Ostitto” just released countrywide yesterday. The actor spoke to The Daily Star about the films in a recent conversation.
You have had an extensive promotional campaign for “Ostitto”. Tell us about that.
Shuvo: Yeah, we spent a few hectic weeks. We went to a number of media houses, universities and public places to promote the film. The response was great too; everyone really appreciated our initiative. It was a good experience for us as well. I'd like to tell all readers of The Daily Star to come watch the film in theatres.
How was the experience of working with Tisha?
Shuvo: I have worked with Tisha before, but this was the first time in a film. I don't really have to say much about Tisha's acting prowess; people know how good she is. But as a co-artiste, she is very helpful, and it was a pleasant experience throughout.
Most memorable moment of filming “Ostitto”?
Shuvo: Oh, there are quite a few, but one stands out. Me and Tisha once shot a song sequence late into the night. The song had an emotional ending, and after the filming we saw everyone at the unit was in tears. I will never forget that moment.
Now let's talk about to your other film, “Musafir”. What was it like to work in it, and what are your expectations?
Shuvo: It was a great experience because in a way it's my first total action film. I'm just looking forward to it being a huge hit, so that such films can be made more often from now.
Have you watched “Musafir” after its release?
Shuvo: Yes, I have. I watched the movie at Balaka Cinema Hall on its opening day, and watched it at a few more cinema halls. I love to communicate to my fans directly.
What current projects do you have at hand?
Shuvo: I'm now busy with the film “Dhaka Attack”. It's shooting is now almost done. I'm playing the role of a cop in the film. Some real cops will also be seen acting in the project.