Popular actor-director Shahiduzzaman Selim has directed two Eid teleplays and has also acted in five others.
In an interview with New Age, Selim talked about his Eid ventures, recent and upcoming projects and others.
‘The two teleplays I have directed this Eid titled ‘Robin Hood Aseni Tai’ and ‘Eri Naam Prem’ are not like typical Eid comedies. I have also acted in both of them and believe that the audience will find them entertaining ’, said Selim.
Robin Hood Aseni Tai, featuring Nadia, Hillol and, revolves around a runaway bride, while Eri Naam Prem follows the story of an old boxer played by veteran actor Masud Ali Khan. The play also stars Nawshin and Orsha. Both of the teleplays will feature Selim in the lead roles.
He said Robin Hood Aseni Tai and Eri Naam Premwill be aired respectively on Desh TV at 8:40pm on the fourth day of the Eid festival and on Bangla TV at 3:00pm on the third day of the Eid festival.
Selim has also acted in a number of teleplays like Iftekhar Fahmi’s Relax Dad, Arif Khan’s Saatdiner Saatkahon, Kamal Khan’s Nababer Noya Bou and few others for this Eid.
In Arif Khan’s Saatdiner Saatkahon Selim will be seen opposite Subarna Mustafa.
‘Saatdiner Saatkahon features story of an aged couple. I hope that the viewers will enjoy the teleplay’, said Selim.
He said he has also acted in two teleplays directed by Chayanika Chowdhury and Zahid Hasan.
Talking about his upcoming projects, Selim said he will play a lead role in the feature film Swarnachar, which will be directed by Zahid Hossain.
‘Zahid Hossain has proved his prowess as a filmmaker in his 2005 film Matritya. I am looking forward to act in his upcoming film Swarnachar’, said Selim, who won National Film award in 2012 in the best actor (negative role) category for his acting in Redoan Rony’s Chorabali.
Selim, who is also a popular theatre actor and director, is set to direct a theatre production named Juimalar Saimala written by Anan Zaman. ‘Juimalar Saimala features a mythical tale of the ancient world and of prostitution’, said Selim, adding that it would be produced by Dhaka Theatre.
‘The rehearsal for Juimalar Saimala will commence after the Eid’, said Selim.
Selim had earlier directed Panchanari Akhhyan, a Dhaka Theatre production, featuring oppression on women.
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