Bonna Mirza @DS Café | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, January 06, 2012 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, January 06, 2012

Bonna Mirza @DS Café

A complete actress in every regard, Bonna Mirza is capable of dissolving into any character she portrays. Beginning with theatre, she soon became a popular face on TV. She has appeared on the silver screen as well. The talented actress recently came over to DS Café to speak to her fans.
Neon, Khulna: Personal or professional -- which life do you enjoy more?
Off or on camera, both are me and I enjoy both. Acting does have its perks though. I don't think any other profession could fetch me so much love and affection.
Sagar Chowdhury, Sylhet: Which is your favourite role?
Bonna: I have several. I only take on projects that appeal to me. Each character I play is special. I don't want to single out a role.
The Daily Star (TDS): Do you have an idol whom you try to emulate?
No, I don't follow anyone. I believe that one cannot go far by following others.
Nusrat, Dhaka: What inspired you to take up acting?
I felt that acting is at the centre of all performing arts. Dancing, singing, reciting -- what doesn't acting involve? So, I decided to focus on acting.
Ripon, Tangail: Was becoming an actress your childhood dream?
No, I developed a passion for acting as I grew up.
Lonny, Dhaka: Do you have any plan of opening a drama school?
No, I don't have any such plan. Thanks for appreciating my acting.
Sohel, Tangail: Who/what was your first love?
My first love was poetry. Later, I also gave my heart to music and theatre -- both of which I treasure equally.
Al Amin, Dhaka: Is there any unfulfilled dream? What is your favourite colour?
I don't have any wish that hasn't been fulfilled. I like different shades of green.
Monir, Rajbari: Where is your native home? How far did you study?
My native home is in Kushtia. I've earned a masters degree from the Department of Theatre, DU.
Nupur, Syhlet: How did you step into the media?
I used to be involved with theatre and gradually shifted towards TV plays. While working on the stage, I felt that to attain wider recognition I have to be on TV. Gradually, I wanted to reach out to an even bigger audience, so I worked in a movie.
Habib, Khulna: What is the secret of achieving success?
There is no easy method you see. Each person has to find his/her own way. Determination and hard work are mandatory. One cannot force his/her way into success.
Tuhin, Dhaka: Who are your favourite actors?
I like the works of all my co-actors. I don't dislike anyone.
Towhid, Comilla: Many actors nowadays fumble when delivering dialogues. Why is that?
Errors do happen, however repeated mistakes are not expected of anyone. Those who sometimes fumble, need to be more careful.
Jahangir, Mymensingh: What does your husband do? Is he in the media?
My husband is a teacher at the Jahangirnagar University.
Tamanna, Gazipur: Which is your favourite play?
“Rowd Mekho Shurjomukhi”.
TDS: Who are the directors you enjoy working with?
We have some very talented directors. Masud Hasan Ujjal, Animesh Aich, Mezbaur Rahman Sumon are among my favourites.
Shaila, Bijoynagar: If you wake up to realise that you have turned into someone else, what would you do?
That would be scary! If I do become someone else, I will start everything fresh.
TDS: How committed are you towards acting?
Without a doubt, I can say that I am completely dedicated. When I'm acting, it is the only thing on my mind. I try my best to produce something good. To what extent I'm capable of doing that is for the audience to decide.

Transcribed by Shah Alam Shazu

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