National Film Award winner Nusrat Imrose Tisha is one of the most prominent actors in the entertainment industry. She proved immensely successful in both her endeavours, in television and films. In recent times, her film Shonibar Bikel or Saturday Afternoon has garnered much appreciation after making rounds at international film circuits. In an interview with The Daily Star, Tisha shares her recent experiences.
Can you tell us about the impression that ‘Shonibar Bikel’ had on the foreign audiences?
It is a matter of immense pride that a Bangladeshi film managed to mesmerise large audiences in Moscow and Sydney. We as artistes, feel truly delighted when viewers appreciate our work. The film is scheduled to screen in the UK soon and I am optimistic about it.
Having garnered fame internationally, the film is yet to be released for the local audience. What are your thoughts on that?
It is indeed heart-wrenching that our local audience is not being able to watch the film at the moment. In fact, Shonibar Bikel is an amazing film, and only when they watch it, will they realise it. I will be very happy when the film will get a nationwide release.
Another film regarding the Language Movement in which you starred, made it to an international film festival. Can you tell us about that?
Yes, the film Fagun Hawai made it to the Shanghai International Film Festival. As it is based on the Language Movement, it has a special aspect to it, which will continue to induce the viewers. Fagun Hawai was also highly praised in Bangladesh as well.
What are your plans regarding films and tele-fictions?
Whether it be films or tele-fictions, I aim to select the work that I feel is of good quality. I have maintained that since the beginning of my acting career, as I believe hard work and dedication will always be worthwhile. Currently, I am shooting for a tele-fiction for the upcoming Eid ul Adha.
Tell us a little about one of your recent tele-fiction, ‘Lady Killer’ which is immensely popular on YouTube.
Lady Killer proved to be extremely prevalent across YouTube. Many people are talking about it. The plot revolves around eve-teasing, hence it is helping to create social awareness in the community. Various viewers have taken positive actions on behalf of their communities after watching Lady Killer.