Aparna Ghose is one of the most sought after actresses on television and in movies today. The national award winner has been with several critically acclaimed companies including “Third Person Singular Number” and “Mrittika Maya”.
In a candid conversation with The Daily Star, she talks about her Puja projects, upcoming projects and more.
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Durga Puja is just around the corner. How do you plan to celebrate the festival this year?
This Durga Puja will be my most memorable, as it is the first time that I will celebrate it with my husband. He lives in Japan, but is currently in Bangladesh. I plan to visit my in-laws, travel and spend some quality time with my loved ones during Puja.
Happy late birthday to you. Did you do something special for your birthday this year?
My husband was in town for my birthday this year which was the biggest surprise for me. My relatives also sent me their best wishes.
When do you plan to return to the sets?
I haven’t actively toured due to the coronavirus pandemic. Projects are offered to me, but I have always been very picky when it comes to work. I only take projects that have unconventional characters and unique storylines. I’m taking some time off and hoping to come back with something useful for my fans.
Your performance on the big screen was well received by the audience. How important was that to you?
A good script and a strong character – that’s all I’m looking for in any project. I want to stay in the memory of the public through my performances. When I still hear people praising my performance in “Shutopar Thikana”, I feel overwhelmed, because it is the best reward for any artist.
Are you looking to work on plays soon?
I am still associated with my Nandonik troop, based in Chattogram. I think the stage is the best place to learn and improve acting, and I hope to come back to it soon.
Translated by Ashley Shoptorshi Samaddar