I prefer to play atypical characters: Emon

Karoby Shihab | Published: 21:00, Dec 09,2019 | Updated: 22:42, Dec 09,2019


Mamnun Hasan Emon

Mamnun Hasan Emon is out to carve a niche in the film industry through acting. The actor wants to be remembered for his characters and prefers films with atypical plots.

‘Before signing any film, I take my time to study both its story and the character I am offered because a good story is the essence of a film and film lovers prefer atypical characters,’ said Emon in an interview with New Age.

Mamnun Hasan Emon made his silver screen debut with Tauquir Ahmed directed Daruchini Dwip, based on the late Bangladeshi novelist and filmmaker Humayun Ahmed’s popular novel of the same name.

He later acted in over 30 films like ‘Ek Buk Bhalobasa’, ‘Rastar Chhele’, ‘Maa er Momota’, ‘Jaan’, ‘Hridoye 71’, ‘Password’ and others.

‘Previously I used to act in eight or nine films a year, but now I am trying a slow and steady approach,’ said Emon.

The actor is currently busy shooting for the film ‘Agamikal’ where he will be seen opposite popular Dhallywood actress Zakia Bari Momo for the first time.

‘‘Agamikal’ is a thriller film. Anjan Aich is its director. I hope film lovers will find it entertaining,’ he added.

When asked about his upcoming ventures, Emon replied,            ‘I am preparing myself for my next film ‘Akbar: Once Upon A Time In Dhaka’ where I will play the lead character.’

The film will give the viewers a glimpse into the underworld of Dhaka. Saikat Nasir is going to direct the film. The shooting for the film is scheduled to begin on January 15, 2020.

‘‘Akbar: Once Upon A Time In Dhaka’ is going to be a big budget film. I will try to deliver my best acting performance in it,’ he added.

Emon wants to work for the betterment of the local film industry. He was recently elected the international affairs secretary of Bangladesh Film Artistes’ Association.

‘The scenario of our local film industry is gradually improving. Good quality films are being produced these days. Besides, expats are showing interest in local films. I am hopeful about the future of our film industry,’ Emon ended.

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