It's the dream of any parents to see their children carry brighter torches into the future, and that day has arrived for popular actress Shahnaz Khushi and screenwriter Brindaban Das. Parents to twin boys, for the first time the family has shared the screen space for an Eid ul Azha venture titled “Happy Family.”
Directed by Dipu Hazra, the play is scripted by Brindaban Das. Aside from Shahnaz Khushi and sons Shoumya and Dibya, the main cast also includes Fazlur Rahman Babu, Chanchal Chowdhury and Farhana Mili.
The twins play the role of Farhana Mili's younger brothers, who in turn plays Chanchal Chowdhury's spouse in the narrative. “We normally address Chanchal Chowdhury as our uncle, but here we had to call him dulabhai, which was quite fun!” quipped Dibya.
“I was initially quite intimidated to act,” added Shoumya on his experiences on set, “but once we got into it, it was quite enjoyable.”
Shahnaz Khushi, a proud mother, describes her sons as the apples of her eye. “This is truly a momentous time in my life, to be joined by my sons on the set. I am unable to contain my pride today.”
Father Brindaban Das informed this correspondent that the script was not written with his boys in mind. “The decision to cast Shoumya and Dibya was made after I had completed writing,” he said.
The narrative outlines the story of two brothers, played by Fazlur Rahman Babu and Chanchal Chowdhury. The roles of their spouses are filled in by Shahnaz Khushi and Farhana Mili, respectively. The plot depicts the strong bond the family shares with one another, and the events that bring them closer together.
“Shoumya and Dibya are my beloved nephews, and they are definitely the highlights of the play,” stated Chanchal Chowdhury.