Shayla is Mithila’s turning point
Rafiath Rashid Mithila has recently captured the audience's attention after the release of Chorki's original web-series "Myself Allen Swapan". Everyone who saw Mithila's masterful portrayal of 'Shayla', could not help but praise the actor's excellent performance on-screen.
Speaking with The Daily Star, the actor shared her "Myself Allen Swapan" experience from Kolkata.
"Myself Allen Swapan is definitely a new experience for my career," said the actress. "Shihab Shaheen has narrated a unique story in this series." While engrossed in the role, the actress did not think that it would resonate with the audience as much. "I'm overwhelmed. It's a role that I will be remembering for the rest of my life."
Mithila was skeptical while choosing whether she would do the role. "When Shihab Shaheen narrated the script to me, I thought that this is Allen Swapan's story -- what was Shayla's role here? However, after reading the entire script, I realised that Shayla has a lot to do," shared the actress.
"The director has pestered me a lot, which helped me become the character," laughed Mithila over the phone. "After I signed, he would ask me about my thoughts on the role every week, and how much homework I was doing on her."
The actor shared that there are many ups and downs in Myself Allen Swapan, and 'Shayla' is a character who goes through a lot of inner turmoil. Mithila shared, "I have portrayed many characters throughout my career, but this is the first time I have got such a character. I have given my 100 percent for the role. For days, I immersed myself in becoming and living inside Shayla."
Speaking about her experience during the shoot of the series, the actor said, "I think when you have a good team and a good co-artiste, the work becomes easy. Shayla is not a girl brought up in the city. However, she is quite a clever girl."
"Moreover, my dialect in the series isn't one of our usual regional dialects," claims Mithila. "It's a bit similar to the regional dialect of Cumilla. I can speak in a lot of our regional dialects, but this is the first time I have spoken this one."
After the series was aired, renowned actor Suborna Mustafa penned a post on social media, praising Mithila for her performance.
As a fan of Suborna, this has a huge significance for Mithila. "This is a big achievement for me. Because I am a huge Suborna Mustafa fan. Since then, most artistes have commented positively about Allen Swapan. I couldn't help but smile at their praise. My love will always be with them," said the actress.
"The actors and director of the series were at their best. That is why I am really satisfied after acting in the role. There aren't many stories like this in showbiz anymore," concluded Mithila.