Four plays starring Faria Shahrin have been aired on Eid-ul-Fitr . Among them, Faria’s performance in the play ‘Sada Manush’ directed by Sumon Anwar has been praised. I had a lot of conversations with him based on this play.
When did you shoot the drama ‘White Man’?
Before the Corona epidemic began. I had a lot of fever and cold then. Even then I did it with my mind. Here I played the role of a sex worker. I am getting such a good response after the promotion of the play that my trouble seems to be successful. It seems to me that this is the best work of my acting career so far. Everyone liked the last scene of the play very much. I gave all the dialogue of the last scene myself.
The director gave you that freedom!
That’s all. The director of this play Sumon Anwar explained the situation to me and said, ‘Give dialogue like you do.’ He left me to do things independently. He told me to do what I would do if I was in that girl’s condition. I also wanted to believe what that girl would do to me. So maybe the scene has touched the heart of the viewer. You know, I didn’t even use glycerin to cry the last scene of this drama, which is what we usually do. My tears were real tears. I have tried to understand the suffering of that sex worker.
This is also a big advantage of working with a good director, what do you say?
That’s really it. But sadly, I always find good stories where there are opportunities to act. But I don’t get the story to act. It could also be, no one wants to take me to a good story. Maybe they think, I can’t make a good story. This time I showed by acting in a good story, we can too.
From then on, maybe many talented directors will find you in the character of a different story.
I have the same hope. All my meditation revolves around acting. I want to do better.
Have your future husband and in-laws seen the play? What is their reaction?
My future husband has always watched and criticized my plays. This time he cried after watching the play. My future mother-in-law and Nanad also saw it and said goodbye. And one of my cousins called me and started crying. I cry because I have acted so well.
Do you think that from now on you have to choose the story thoughtfully?
That’s right. I’m trying that. I don’t know how much I can do. That said, I don’t get the story, so I don’t get a chance to act. Find good stories. I have also left out many stories where there is no opportunity to act. I’m not a big heroine, so I don’t get good stories. Good stories go to the big heroines first, if they reject then maybe we get one or two. I’m happy about that. After promoting the play ‘Sada Manush’, he wants to think of himself as a minor actor. The rest is up to fate and the will of the directors.
Many people act in many kinds of stories thinking about money. You don’t need money?
I don’t have to run after money. I am satisfied with what I have. I used to do everything when I was running after money, like I am not acting in serials, although I get many offers. Apart from that, I get offers to act in many funny and ticklish type dramas and TV movies, I don’t like to do all those things.
Good stories go to great heroines. Who are the big heroines? On what basis are they big heroines?
(Laughter) I don’t want to mention. Everyone is looking forward to working with those who have more views. Those who have more views are the great heroines of this era. Now the view count is the highest.
How logical is the view count in choosing the actor?
There is a view of many worthless deeds, there are also good deeds — so ordinary people are confused as to what is good and what is bad. If you take the same hero-heroine again and again, what will others do? The audience is also annoyed to see the same face. If the director hadn’t cast me in a challenging story like ‘White Man’ today, I wouldn’t have had a chance to prove myself. My point is, there are many more talented people, they have to be given a chance. Producers, directors and channel stakeholders should give everyone a chance.
When will you go to your father-in-law’s house?
Went to Eid. Not going anymore. Only at the end of the wedding reception. Now I am busy shooting