Afzal Hossain and Aupee Karim have worked together in numerous tele-fictions. For the first time, they have paired up for a stage show, which is to be held in Canada. The drama, titled Jonoiko Obhiggyo Dompoti, is scripted and directed by Masum Reza, who will also be playing a role in it.
Under the banner of “The Beats of Bangladesh”, the show is organised by Toronto Dhaka Cultural Network, and will be staged today in Toronto.
In a conversation with The Daily Star over the phone, Masum Reza said, “Afzal and Aupee are popular actors of two different times. I am tensed and excited at the same time.”
Afzal Hosaain started his acting career with theatre in the mid-70s. He has also worked in a lot movies and tele-fictions. Later, he focused on directing television commercials, in which he found remarkable success.
Aupee, on the other hand, has been working with the Nagorik Nattya Shampradaya since 2000. Her first appearance on stage was in Roktokorobi, which made her extremely popular.
The storyline of the drama portrays the witty relationship between a married couple, who often fight with each other. One day, they decide to make a “peace treaty”, which they dangle on the wall, but interestingly, they fight on that day as well.
Masum Reza will be returning to the country after the first show. However, the second show will be staged on September 21, in Edmonton. Afzal and Aupee will return on September 27. They wish to stage the drama in Bangladesh as well.