Celebrated actor Nusrat Imrose Tisha is set to receive the 2017 National Film Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role (Female) for Tauquir Ahmed’s Haldaa. She previously won the National Film Award for her role in Anonno Mamun’s Ostitto. Fresh off the success of Mayaboti, Tisha opens up about her accomplishments, latest projects and more, in an exclusive interview with The Daily Star.
How do you feel about winning the National Film Award for the second time?
I was ecstatic upon receiving the news that I will be getting the award for Haldaa. It was such a special film. Awards are always a form of encouragement for me to work harder and be more responsible as an artiste. My friends, loved ones and well-wishers have congratulated me on the accomplishment. I am also happy to know that many of the cast and crew members of Haldaa will be receiving the National Film Award as well.
Do awards play a role in your decision-making process when you are approached for a film?
I never think about winning awards when I choose a film. My only job is to be a good actor. I believe that if you work hard and are really passionate about a project, everything else will fall into place. Haldaa really challenged me as an artiste. Needless to say, I am happy that my hard work has been appreciated.
You are one of the producers of Mostafa Sarwar Farooki’s ‘No Land’s Man’. What inspired you to venture into film production at this stage of your career?
I wanted to be one of the producers for No Land’s Man because I believe that it is high time for women in Bangladesh to take up film production. We, as a community, need to take appropriate steps, if we want to see positive changes in the film industry.
Can you tell us a little about your forthcoming projects?
I am in talks for a number of films, but nothing has been finalised yet. Currently, I am working on a few web-based projects, and I recently acted in a tele-fiction based on the Liberation War of Bangladesh. I also play an interesting role in the anthology film, Iti, Tomari Dhaka, which releases on November 15.