Aparna Ghosh, the darling of Bangladeshi TV and art-house film -- is taking a back step from the glitz and glam of the camera, to return to her old stomping grounds -- the theatre stages of Chittagong.
Renowned Chittagong-based theatre troupe Nandikar will celebrate its 41st anniversary from December 24-27 at Theatre Institute Chittagong, where the troupe will stage four of its productions directed by Alok Ghosh -- the team leader of Nandikar and Aparna's father. Aparna will act in plays “Paap Punno” and “Gyan Brikkher Phol” at the festival, on December 24 and 26 respectively.
Aparna, a National Film Award winner (for Best Supporting Actress in “Mrittika Maya”), had a solid career in theatre before she drew attention of the TV and film audience. The actress has been involved with Nandikar since 2003, and is a regular face on stage. With her commitment still strong to her troupe even after she moved to Dhaka, Aparna didn't associate with any troupes here.
About her passion in theatre, Aparna said, “Nandikar has played a big role in shaping me as an actress. I feel great that the troupe always gives me new opportunities and I try my best to continue on stage with them.”
Aparna has acted in a number of Nandikar productions including “Leo Tolstoy”, “Court Martial” and “Goraye Golod”.