Actress Nusrat Faria. Working regularly in two Bengali movies. Many of his movies are waiting for release. ‘Operation Sundarban’ in that list is being released in the theaters of the country today. Apart from this movie, he talked about various aspects of the industry including his career thoughts with Ittefaq. Interviewed by AM Rubel.
After almost 2 years your new movie is releasing. I want to know about the movie.
Nusrat Faria: Yes, today my movie ‘Operation Sundarban’ released. Waiting for this movie for a long time. I suffered for 4 years. I shot in the forest after being out of touch. This is my 20th movie but it feels like my first. So much excitement is working that I can’t express in words.
How is the expectation around the movie?
Nusrat Faria: My expectations around the movie were very high from the beginning. But after watching the movie at the premiere, self-confidence has also increased. No one should miss such a thriller and entertainment packed movie. This is how I felt watching the movie as a viewer, not as the heroine of the movie. The audience will be charged, I can say that.
Many people are saying that Sudin is returning to films. How are you looking?
Nusrat Faria: Of course the sun is coming back. I am very lucky that ‘Operation Sundarban’ is releasing at such a time. But as we will try to give gifts to the visitors every Friday, similarly the visitors should continue the practice of coming to the hall. I think, both parties have equal responsibility to bring back the good days of the film. Initially, you were seen more in romantic genre movies, but recently you are seen in various roles.
A few days ago, the news was published in the media that some scenes of the movie ‘Mujib’ will be retaken. How true is the news?
Nusrat Faria: I really don’t know much about this subject. Because I have not taken any schedule or done any new shooting.
Do you have any updates on Kolkata movies?
Nusrat Faria: Yes, the movie ‘Bhoy’ is slated to release in October. The movie will first release in Kolkata and later in Bangladesh. ‘Rockstar’ will hit the screens next year. Besides, I will start the shooting of the movie ‘Bivah Abhiyan 2’ from October 25.
Working in two Bengali movies. How much do you see the difference between the two industries?
Nusrat Faria: I don’t see any difference. Each industry operates from its own niche. Moreover, because I got the opportunity to work with big productions of both countries, the difference may not have been seen that way.
How helpful do you think the OTT medium will be for the film? How about your plans with the medium as well?
Nusrat Faria: I have done one work of OTT earlier. And if ever the storyline seems like it will add a different dimension to my career then it definitely won’t. I will actually do it. And what the medium will be helpful for the film cannot be said for certain. During the Corona period, viewers watched more of the OT, but now it has returned to the hall again. But I think both mediums have equal responsibility to keep Idasti alive.
Sometimes Nusrat can be seen in songs. When will the audience get new songs?
Nusrat Faria: I have been trying to make new music for almost 1 year. But I want to give something new as a gift within 1-2 months.
Acting, presenting or musician, which identity do you feel comfortable with?
Nusrat Faria: I think the identity of Nusrat Faria is comfortable. But one As an entertainer or an artist, I want to embrace all mediums.