The Siam sensation continues
Siam Ahmed's parents were much more concerned about his career in law, rather than his acting. This changed when the actor received the National Film Award two times in a row. His dedication brought him national level recognition, further elevating his career with one after another remarkable projects. The actor is currently shooting for his first Tollywood film, where he will be sharing the screen with noted Indian actor Prosenjit Chatterjee.
We caught up with Siam for a cup of coffee, a photo-session and more!
How does it feel to have won the National Film Award for the second time?
This is such a recognition that gives my parents hope and confidence that their son is on the right track. Such honour inspired them to support my work even harder. In the beginning of my career they were much more concerned about my career in law, I am lucky enough that they have taken this profession of mine seriously.
You are working with 'Bumba Da' (Prosenjit Chatterjee) in your Tollywood debut, how was the experience?
The characteristic of a great artiste is that they welcome others with warm heart and help create a space for newcomers -- Bumba Da is surely one of such artistes.
We have discussed our characters and expectations from each other. He has been providing me tips as well. I am hoping that this project will be a memorable one in my career.
You will be working in the American filmmaker Alka Raghuram's Hindi-language film, 'In the Ring: Story of a Burqa Boxer'. Could you share the story behind getting involved in the project?
One of my films was in the editing panel in Mumbai, and one of the executive producers of 'In the Ring' saw one of my footages from the film, and collected my contact number from them. They called me and asked if I am interested to give a screen test for this film. This is how I got connected with the project. We had a language training for this project too.
Since you are the only Bangladeshi artiste in the movie, are you feeling nervous?
Not nervous, but I am concerned about the fact that I will be representing the entire fraternity I belong to. I have to give my best, so that I can make my industry proud. I will be soon starting the shooting for this film.
A funny rumour you have heard about yourself…
It was recently when a director called me that he heard I had no schedule for the next two years! I was like, how come I don't know that? Where did all of the money go?
A rumour that annoyed you the most…
During my marriage, some media reported that Puja Chery attempted suicide because of me! I got extremely annoyed. I called up Puja and asked her are you dead yet?