Actress and model Kushum Sikder, who has won the National Film Award 2016 in best actress category for her acting in Bangladesh-India joint venture film Shankhachil, said she is selective when it comes to signing films or TV productions.
Kushum, who started her acting career on the small screen, said she is selective about acting in local TV productions because viewers these days prefer to watch foreign channels more than local TV channels in Bangladesh.
‘It’s just unfortunate that the majority of the viewers prefer to watch foreign channels more than local TV channels in our country,’ said Kushum, who shared the best actress award with Nusrat Imroz Tisha.
In an interview with New Age, Kushum, who won the National Film Award for the first time, talked about her journey to stardom, future plans and others.
‘I am thankful to be honoured with the award. Winning a National Film Award is indeed a great recognition for any actor,’ said Kushum, who started her career as a TV actress after winning Lux Anondodhara Miss Photogenic 2002. She has acted in numerous acclaimed drama serials including Tin Purush (2003), Shawla (2004), Meghbalika (2005), Noukadubi (2005) and others.
Shankhachil is the third film of Kushum. She made her silver screen debut in Khalid Mahmood Mithu’s National Film Award winning film Gohine Shobdo in 2010. Kushum won Meril-Prothom Alo Award as the best female actress in 2012 for her acting in her second film Laal Tip.
Besides, she has bagged many prestigious awards such as Fashion Model Award of Shako Telefilm in 2002, Dhaka Cultural Reporters Unity Showbiz Award for best model in 2006, Lux Channel-i Performance Award for best model in 2007 and so on.
Kushum said she will act in films and local TV shows if she is offered good roles.
‘We have to remember that typical films or TV shows cannot attract viewers these days. I will act in films and local TV productions if I am offered good roles,’ said Kushum.
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