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12:00 AM, January 10, 2011 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, January 10, 2011

A Taste of Success

In Conversation with Mahfuz Ahmed

A combination of self-confidence and hard work always pays off. Actor Mahfuz Ahmed is living proof of this aphorism. Tasting success in TV dramas, modelling and movies, the talented performer has earned a well deserved spot as one of the top actors of the time. Despite only a few appearances on the silver screen, Mahfuz has already picked up a National Film Award.
Asked if he is currently the top actor, a modest Mahfuz replies that it is not up to him to decide. Mahfuz terms his hard work and integrity as the key factors for his success. Although compliments on his acting skills make Mahfuz happy, he has never forgotten his humble beginnings and the constant struggles that he overcame with his confidence.
Before Mahfuz became a star, he had to be content with smaller roles in TV plays. His first taste of success came with his appearance in “Kothao Keu Nei'”, while subsequent roles opposite Bipasha Hayat soon after, cemented his status as a favourite among the viewers on the small screen.
Mahfuz has been working non-stop for the past few years, gaining much acclaim for his portrayal of the character 'Nurul Huda'. Many also know him better as 'Choita Pagol' because of his role in the eponymous serial.
Mahfuz has made his mark on the silver screen as well, with brilliant performances in “Debdash”, “Srabon Megher Din” and “Bangla”. His role as a Marxist youth -- 'Bodhon' -- in Tauquir Ahmed's “Joyjatraa” was also greatly appreciated by critics and viewers alike. The actor says some wonderful acting opportunities in the movie arena have helped his career.
The versatile performer has also modelled for products like Fizz Up and Nasir Glass.
Asked if the different mediums in which he appears hamper his performance, Mahfuz says he does not crowd his schedule with multiple works simultaneously, allowing him to focus on the work that he has at hand.
Mahfuz recently travelled to Rajshahi to shoot for his latest role in Arannya Anwar's serial “Rupkothar Golpo”. The actor says he has cut his hair short to portray the role of a thug in the serial. Recollecting his first TV appearance as 'Bodi Mastan' in “Kothao Keu Nei”, Mahfuz says the viewers will find him as a different kind of thug in the new serial.

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