Sajal @ DS Café
Beginning his career with modeling, Sajal had to struggle hard at the start, but eventually he used his skills and talents to carve a niche in the media. He has now become one of the most sought-after actors. Apart from countless one-hour TV plays and tele-films, Sajal has also worked for the silver screen. His latest performance is in a movie based on Rabindranath Tagore's “Charulata”.
Despite his demand, interestingly enough, he seems to be the only actor who has no serials being aired at the moment.
Sajal recently came to the DS Café, where he shared his views with many of his fans.
Mukta, Dhaka: Why do people have a negative idea about people in the media?
Sajal: Every sector has its positive and negative sides. But it's wrong to generalise that media related people are different. This is the first time I'm hearing of such an idea.
Shelly, Dhaka: Why aren't you regular in TV serials?
Sajal: To be honest with you, I feel more comfortable working for one-hour-plays and tele-films. This is the reason why I usually don't go for serials or mega-serials. I believe that there is no alternative to one-hour-dramas, for getting the best out of a story.
Mamun, Savar: Who are you comfortable working with?
Sajal: I'm comfortable working with everyone. Whoever the director casts for the drama is good enough for me.
Tuli, Comilla: What are your future plans?
Sajal: I want to do better. I want to act in those TV plays that will be favourites among the viewers, as well as give me fulfillment as an artiste.
Rana, Rajshahi: Many of your contemporaries are getting married. When do you plan to tie the knot? Anyone special in mind?
Sajal: Birth, death and marriage depends on the creator's will. Whenever He decides -- all of you will know.
Lonnie, Dhaka: Which is your favourite destination within the country?
Sajal: Cox's Bazar is my favourite. I always enjoy the seaside, as well as mountains. I've also visited several countries, but the beauty of my own country has always been more appealing to me.
Meem, Dhaka: I love your acting. How do you act so brilliantly?
Sajal: Thanks. I try to make sure that my individual performances are good. After getting the script, I do my homework. I try to work on getting into the character I'm supposed to play.
Bina, Dhaka: Why do you act?
Sajal: Because it's kind of a fascination that developed over time and also because all of you watch my plays.
Topu, Barguna: Why are you not frequent on the silver screen?
Sajal: I would love to be more active in movies if there is a good script and storyline.
Sharmin, Dhaka: You act in so many dramas. Doesn't it ever bore you?
Sajal: No. Instead I get bored when there is no shooting. I've been acting for a long time. My love for acting is growing with each passing day.
Rikta, Gazipur: What type of roles attracts you?
Sajal: The challenging characters that give me plenty of opportunity to act and have good storylines are the ones that attract me.
Munna, Chittagong: If you were given the opportunity to act with stars from abroad, who would your co-star be?
Sajal: Madhuri and Kajol.
Raihan, Dhaka: If there were an adaptation of a foreign film, which one would you want to work on?
Sajal: Definitely “Black”. It has a brilliant story. I've watched the movie several times.
Runa, Mymensingh: Does your busy schedule allow you to watch movies?
Sajal: Of course! I am a film buff.
Babli, Savar: You are seen performing more in plays set in the city. Don't rural dramas interest you?
Sajal: It's true I have worked less in rural dramas. I have to work in plays that the directors cast me for. But I would like to work in rural dramas.
Keya, Dhaka: Are you involved in social work? Any hobby in particular?
Sajal: I want to work for the destitute. I would love to do something for senior citizens who have nowhere to turn to. If I get a chance, I will be involved in social work. As for hobby, I love fishing.
Nuzhat, Dhaka: You were late in coming to the DS Café. Why aren't you more regular in serials?
Sajal: Sorry for being late. I was stuck in traffic. I've already told someone before you that I prefer working in one-hour-dramas than serials.
Mostafiz, Dhaka: What is your work schedule like?
Sajal: For today, I arrived in Dhaka on a 12 pm flight from Cox's Bazar. I went home for a while and then came to the DS Café. From here, I will go to the Meril-Prothom Alo awards. It's a busy day for me. But I'm loving the phone conversations with you all.
Shweta, Khulna: I would like to meet you face-to-face.
Sajal: If only you had come to The Daily Star office today, we could've met.
Russell, Gazipur: How do you stay fit?
Sajal: I go to gym regularly.