“I am yet to play my dream role” – Tareen
In a career spanning over three decades, Tareen Jahan has earned acclaim for her versatile performances. In addition to being a splendid actor, she has been a talented dancer and singer since childhood. Her album, which she released a few years ago, was well-received by listeners. "Dancing has a very special place in my heart. That's why I have been able to keep it up till now," she adds. For the first time in her career, Tareen is set to appear in an Indian-Bengali film. The movie, titled "Eti Amader Golpo", is directed by Munshi Sinha. It is now ready to be dubbed. Tareen mentioned that she is immensely proud of the film, as it brought about new challenges for her.
She will also be featured in the Bangladeshi film, "1971 Sheishob Din", directed by Hridi Huq. However, the shooting of this movie is at a standstill due to the Covid-19 pandemic. "I don't want to give away too much, but I can say that my character is the daughter of a rich man. I get to explore my capabilities as an actor in this film. It is a different type of role for me," Tareen explains. Tareen has been acting in film adaptations of various literary classics for many years. "I like to think that directors and producers rely on me to play roles of literary characters. I take that responsibility very seriously," she says. "Luckily, I got the opportunity to act in diverse adaptations. I feel honoured to work on stories by Rabindranath Tagore." Tareen will be starring in a musical documentary, titled "Rokto Makha Shiri", marking National Mourning Day. Directed by Sohel Rana and produced by lyricist Sujan Hajong with cinematography by Kamal Chandra Das, the film is inspired by Nishiti Barua's song of the same name. Tareen joined the shoot of this film from August 10. She started the shoot in various prominent locations, including Dhanmondi 32, Swadhinata Museum, Jagannath Hall, and Shikha Chirantan.
"The musical documentary intends to introduce Bangabandhu to newer generations. I hope that people get to learn our history, and understand our deep respect for Bangabandhu," says Tareen. The musical documentary will be released on August 15 on BTV. Additionally, she recently played the role of a police officer in the Eid telefilm, "Shahoshika". Her performance was widely appreciated. "Over the years, I have experimented a lot with my work. As an artiste, I wish to continue my streak of good roles. However, I am yet to play my dream role," concludes Tareen.
Translated by Shaniz Chowdhury