Catching up with actor-director Shahiduzzaman Selim | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, August 03, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 03, 2010

Catching up with actor-director Shahiduzzaman Selim

Viewers will have an opportunity to assess actor Shahiduzzaman Selim's skills behind the camera this Eid. The Eid-special TV play “Jhamela Nonstop” will feature Selim in a cameo as well. The protagonists of “Jhamela Nonstop” are Jitu Ahsan and Sanjida Priti. The play has been written by Maruf Rahman and it has not been decided yet which TV channel will air it. When asked about the plot of the play, Selim said that though the storyline does not introduce anything dynamic, the viewers would most likely enjoy it.
Besides trying his hand at direction, the artiste continues to act in several TV serials, as well as multiple Eid-special productions. One of the ongoing serials featuring Selim is “Lilaboti,” based on a Humayun Ahmed story and directed by Arun Chowdhury. In the serial, Selim's role, Siddikur Rahman, an influential chief of a village, is gaining popularity. The serial is aired on ATN Bangla. The character he portrays comes as a refreshing experience after a long time, Selim said, adding that three months of break to prepare for the role paid off.
Asked about his directorial works, Selim confessed that he has not received good scripts of late, which is disappointing.
“Cornett,” a drama serial directed by Selim, was aired on Desh TV. Among other plays directed by him are “Easy Marriage Media Limited” and “Jojon Jojon Durey” for ATN Bangla.
Film enthusiasts will also get to see Selim on the big screen. The actor plays Chunilal in Chashi Nazrul Islam's remake of “Debdas.” The movie awaits to be released. Selim said that he has tried his best to do justice to the role made famous by legendary actors, and termed it as a big achievement for himself. Expressing his interest in films of similar calibre, the modest actor-director however left it up to viewers to evaluate his performance when the movie is released.

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