Catching up with Siam
Popular actor Siam Ahmed rose to fame with consecutive successful performances in a career spanning just a few years. The actor has been immensely busy with film projects lately intending to establish himself as a permanent face of the film industry. Currently working on several projects simultaneously, on a candid chat with The Daily Star, the actor shares details of his works and more.
You recently signed the first-ever cyber thriller film in Bangladesh, share some details with us.
The film is "Ontorjaal", directed by Dipankar Dipan. The shooting is scheduled to begin soon and currently, we are holding workshop sessions on the film. This is a new and different genre for a Bangladeshi film, the first-ever cyber-thriller of the country.
As an actor, we tend to look for different stories and diverse characters and this film offers both. The workshop is helping me to bring the character to life before we start the actual production.
The new web series 'Morichika' will be released soon, can you share your experiences on working in the series?
The web series, directed by Shihab Shaheen is currently awaiting release online. Shihab Shaheen has a particular fanbase, who are always excited to see his work. I also had the chance to work with Afran Nisho on this project. Nisho is an immensely talented actor and the overall experience of working on the series is great. The trailer was released recently, garnering much praise. Hope the series can meet the audience expectations.
You wrapped up shooting for another film, "Damaal" recently. Tell us about the film.
We started shooting for the film during the winter days of last year. Amid severe cold waves, we had to shoot for the film outside Dhaka. Bidya Sinha Mim is my co-star in the project. We recently finished the shooting in Dhaka, we're hoping this film will present the audience with a different kind of experience.
What are some of the other projects you have been working on?
I recently finished shooting for the film, "Operation Sundarban", though one song is yet to be completed. I also wrapped up shooting for "Adventure of Sundarban". The film, "Shaan" is yet to be released. The dubbing for the film, "Paap Punno" is completed, awaiting a release date.
I plan to continue working on different film productions. I expect to give my best to this industry, to gift memorable performances to the audience.
How is the experience of working in the time of a global pandemic?
We all came back to work with newfound inspiration. We are the lucky ones to yet survive this pandemic as many of our beloved ones left us due to COVID-19. I consider myself extremely lucky to still have the opportunity to live and work.
I love to keep myself busy with work, during the lockdown days I was getting bored staying at home with so much free time around. Now we are back to working and this means everything to me. In the free time we get nowadays, we share moments with each other, cherishing our loved ones.
Fellow actor Pori Moni recently spoke up about an incident claiming attempted rape and murder, any comments on this?
Pori Moni is a citizen of the country and she deserves to lead a safe life. None of us want such unfortunate events for anyone. We have certain laws in place and I hope the real culprit is brought to justice. The truth must come out. I hope Pori Moni gets the rightful justice she deserves.