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12:00 AM, September 19, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:45 AM, September 19, 2020

Salman Shah was ahead of his time

– Arifin Shuvoo

Arifin Shuvoo has carved a space for himself in films with his finesse and dedication. The actor remembers Salman Shah on his 49th birth anniversary today, and talks about his upcoming ventures with The Daily Star.

"I was very young when I first watched Salman Shah's Keyamot Theke Keyamot," shares Shuvoo. "Later, when I started out as a model in 2004, I realised that Salman Shah was ahead of his time."

He often caught Salman Shah's movies on television, and became his ardent admirer over the years. In a career of just three years, Salman Shah starred in 27 films. "He gave us some of the most memorable movies," adds Shuvoo.

Even 24 years after his death, Salman Shah, the star, has not stopped shining. His demise is an irrevocable loss for the film industry. "Whenever I am in Sylhet, I make it a point to pay my respects at Salman Shah's grave," Shuvoo shares. "I think people still remember him with the same fondness even after so many years not only because he was supremely talented, but also because he was just starting out in the industry and he passed away at a young age. I think the shock is still fresh in people's hearts, especially those who grew up in the 90s."

 Currently, Shuvoo is preparing for a web series, titled Contract for Zee5. The project's shooting will begin in November. "It is a six-episode thriller, directed by Krishnendu Chatttopadhyay and Tanim Noor," he adds. "I am looking to take up another movie in November, and hopefully start shooting for it in January next year."

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