The UK-based actress Celine Beran, who has been working in theatre, film and television productions internationally, said she is excited to play a lead in Bangla film Jodi Aro Ektu Shomoy Petam opposite Ferdous.
Celine visited Dhaka in February to participate at Maharat (formal announcement ceremony) of the film held at Dhaka Club on February 1 and talked about her latest Bangla film project, career and more with New Age.
Celine Beran, was born in Texas, USA, to Czech and Indian parents and grew up in Zurich, Switzerland, and was brought up multilingual in English, Swiss German, German, French and
Bengali. She is also fluent in Italian. In early years of her life, she took training as a dancer. In 2010, she
attended David Kagen’s School of Film Acting, Los Angeles. Subsequently, she graduated in 2013 from Drama Studio
‘I got the offer to act in the film Jodi Aro Ektu Shomoy Petam from its director GM Furuk, who also lives in the UK. I found the script of the film interesting and so decided to act in it,’ said Celine adding that she would play the character Rajia, a Bangladeshi who migrates to UK in her early age of life and subsequently marries a Bangladeshi diaspora named Redwan.
‘The couple, parents of two children, however, faces problems for identity crisis,’ Celine added.
She said it was her first visit to Dhaka and she enjoyed hospitality of the people. ‘Earlier, I came several times to Kolkata in India as my mother Suchitra is from there. However, this is for the first time I have been to Dhaka and I will love to come here in future,’ said Celine, adding that she would work in more Bangla films if the projects are good.
‘In fact, I will work in any country if the project is good. But, my aim is to create a niche for myself in the Hollywood,’ Celine said.
Some British films starring Celine like Wallpaper and The Hunt have earned plaudits, she said.
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