COVID-19 bane for aspiring actors: Siam

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 22:48, Jul 02,2020


Siam Nasir

Popular small screen actor Siam Nasir said that COVID-19 outbreak has delivered an unprecedented blow to the aspiring actors, who were forced into unemployment during the general holiday and are struggling nowadays due to lack of work.

‘Like many, I was devastated when the shootings for all small screen productions were suddenly cancelled. I stayed at home during the entire general holiday, which was declared to curb the spread of the virus. I was

forced to dip into my savings which eventually dried up. I started attending the shootings from June 1 but less plays are being made nowadays because senior artistes have decided not to attend shootings amid the COVID-19 outbreak,’ Siam Nasir told New Age.

He also shared his experience of attending shootings amid the outbreak.

‘Aspiring actors have to attend shootings as they have no other alternative. I have been attending shootings following the health directives. Besides, I am travelling by motorbike and not using the car provided by the shooting unit,’ mentioned Siam.

When asked about his upcoming ventures, he replied, ‘I have recently acted in Rakesh Basu directed Eid special teleplay named “Recent Prem” and Sajib Mahmud directed “Bhager Gari”. I hope the viewers will watch the teleplays and help me develop my acting skills by giving me valuable feedback.’

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