Nawshaba, a popular TV actress, recently starred in the acclaimed movie “Udhao”. She is now busy shooting for other films, while making appearances on stage as well. The Daily Star spoke to the talented actress on a host of subjects:
What do you consider the turning point in your career?
Nawshaba: The hugely popular drama serial “Lalita” on Ekushey TV, where I played a sex worker.
Tell us about your work in “Udhao”?
Nawshaba: After seeing my performance in “Lalita”, the director cast me in the movie. It was not a stock character; my role was of a character who smoked cigarettes and constantly rebuked others.
Do you have any new film assignments on hand?
Nawshaba: Yes. Director Rubiyat Hossain's “Under Construction”, where I play a stylish expatriate. I'm also appearing as a guest artiste in “Chhuye Dile Mon”, directed by Shihab Shahin. My co-stars are Arefin Shuvo and Lux Superstar Momo.
What is your plan with your career?
Nawshaba: I hope to be an established actress, but I'm in no rush to do so. In the showbiz world, I believe that I have to run like the proverbial turtle, not the rabbit.
You have a diverse portfolio-- TV plays, films and theatre. What's your main line of interest?
Nawshaba: Films. I want to act in good films that will get critical acclaim.
What do you consider your strengths?
Nawshaba: My biggest strengths are my patience and strong will. As I don't turn down projects, I am an integral part of the showbiz world. After completing my studies at Charukola, I started my career as an off-track artiste, and tried to work sincerely. I'm grateful to Almighty, my fans and directors for my success.