Aruna Biswas on her illustrious 30-year career, current projects
You are currently working on a new film, can you tell us about it?
I am currently directing a government-funded film, "Oshombhob". While directing a film, there are many aspects a director has to carefully consider, starting from the selection of the cast and crew. The preparations for a film are undoubtedly the most important part and I am working diligently.
I wish to present the audience with a story that they can enjoy with their family. This family drama will highlight several special features including some aspects from the world of Jatra.
How was the transition from an actor to a director?
I have been involved with acting for more than 30 years. I am still constantly learning, building myself. Previously, I directed a short-length film and a television drama. I prepared myself for the role of a director for a long time. I hope with everyone's love and support, this transition will turn into a successful one.
How did you start your journey as a film actor?
My debut film was "Chanpa Dangar Bou", directed by Nayak Raj Razzak. To start my journey, under the guidance of Nayak Raj was a big stepping stone in my life. Afterward, I worked on a film directed by Khan Ataur Rahman, "Parash Pathar". The beginning of my journey, under the guidance of two maestros of film has been a powerful experience.
Since then, the journey had been a long one, full of love and achievement.
How is the experience of being a prestigious member of the censor board?
Due to the ongoing lockdown, the screening of films is currently postponed. I am extremely proud to be a member of the censor board. As part of our responsibility, we watch many films regularly and we are all very positive about our film industry. Once upon a time, we had the golden era of cinema in our country and we hope there will come a time when we can again get back to our golden days.