Iresh Zaker is excited for winning the National Film Award in the best actor (negative role) category for his acting in Shihab Shaheen’s Chhuye Diule Mon.
Chhuye Dile Mon is the third film where Iresh acted in. He had also played villain roles in Chorabali and Zero Degree.
‘It is a great recognition for me. Winning the national film award in a short period is very inspiring’, said Iresh Zaker, who is basically a small screen actor.
Iresh said he was acting in negative roles in two more films, including Giasuddin Selim’s Swapnajal and Anam Biswas’ Devi
Swapnajal is a film about the Hilsa business, while Devi is based on the late popular writer Humayun Ahmed’s novel with the same title, Iresh said.
Though he had acted villains in films, Iresh said he had no preference for such characters. ‘I acted in villain roles as I got offers but it does not mean that I have fascination for acting in such characters. But, I try to give my full efforts in the roles I act,’ Iresh said.
Iresh, however, said small screen was his favourite medium and he remains busy acting in teleplays and drama series following in the footsteps of his parents Aly Zaker and Sara Zaker.
He said viewers will see him acting in a few teleplays on different television channels in this Eid. He also said since his beginning of the acting career through Bataser Khanchagulo back in 2006, Iresh has so far acted in over 200 teleplays.
Recently elected general secretary of Television Programme Producers Association of Bangladesh, Iresh Zaker admitted that teleplay business was going through a tough time and collective efforts were required for the revival of the better days in the industry.
‘The producers’ association alone cannot make a sea change. All the associations and the television stations should work together for the improvement’, said Iresh.
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