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12:00 AM, June 11, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:23 AM, June 11, 2019

Keeping up with Nawshaba

Versatile artiste Quazi Nawshaba Ahmed has won the hearts of the masses with her eccentric prowess in the entertainment industry. The diva garnered an extensive fan base through her prominence in films, as well as tele-fictions. Besides working on a short film, the talented actor recently ventured into directing in the theatre arena. In a candid interview with The Daily Star, Nawshaba talks about her current endeavours and more.

Could you enlighten our readers about your new idenity as a director.

I still don’t feel confident enough to refer to myself as a director yet. I took up the profession out of sheer devotion. I formed a theatre troupe called Together We Can, which comprises of members whose lives are confined to wheelchairs. I have also been busy with puppetry for some time now, and have two upcoming shows at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy and Chhayanaut.

How are you adjusting to your new profession?

Like all professions, directing requires extreme determination and dedication if you want  to be successful. I am still working on improving my skills in this area. This endeavour gave new meaning to my life, hence I would like to pursue it.

Could you tell us more about your theatre project?

The plot of the play revolves around a girl and an incident that leads her to resort to the amputation of her limb. The story reflects on the hardships and struggles faced by her after the tragedy. Titled Mukti Aloy Aloy,I have provided the concept for the play, while Ejaj Fara is the playwright.

Apart from the aforementioned, what else have you been occupied with?                                        

Recently I paid a visit to a cancer centre named ASHIC. There are many underprivileged children there who are seeking medical care for cancer. I gifted many of them with new clothes prior to the festivities of Eid, and spent time playing, singing and d                           ancing with them. I felt great spending the day with the children.

Can you tell us about your recent short film?

Of course. Titled Ditiyojon, the story of the film is adapted from one of my all-time favourite writers, Humayun Ahmed. I play the role of Riya in the short film which is directed by Shaolin Ahmed. I am rather optimistic about this project.

What about any recent tele-fictions?

I am a part of a TV serial called Shonali Din, directed by Rokeya Prachy. I am working on another project under the direction of Dipankar Dipon.

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