Nat’l Film Awaed 2013
Film is where you can give your best: Aparna
Aparna Ghosh, who has just won the National Film Award 2013 for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Gazi Rakayet’s Mrittika Maya, says a national award for newcomers like her is a ‘huge morale-booster.’ ‘For a newcomer like me, a national award means a lot. It’s a huge morale-booster and I couldn’t expect a more fitting recognition at this stage,’ she said. Aparna Ghosh has recently completed shooting for Prasun Rahman’s latest directorial venture Sutapar Thikana (Sutapa’s Destination) and is confident the film will be equally embraced by all. ‘It has a strong plot involving a struggling woman. Prasun Rahman has done a wonderful job on the script and I am sure the audience will like it.’ In an interview with New Age, the actress, known for her carefully-chosen roles in both TV dramas and feature films, talked about her predilection for films which is where, she thinks, an actor has better scopes to explore their creative potentials.
‘Film is where you can give the best you’ve got. You work on your strengths, fine-tune them and improve your performance. I’m very careful when it comes to choosing films, and when I do, I take care to get inside my character and give it my best shot,’ she said.
A quick glance at Aparna’s filmography reveals her meticulous attitude towards work. Third Person Singular Number, Mrittika Maya and Meghmallar have all received laudable reviews and broken news grounds in Dhallywood. Her latest, Sutapar Thikana, was made on a government grant and is scheduled to be released in May.
Despite her preference for films, Aparna says it is out of ‘practical necessity’ that big-screen actors have to work for television because there are few good film projects. The actress is currently working for two mega serials – Palta Hawa for Bangla Vision and Adarsha Lipi for SATV.
Her single-episode play, Jibon Bodol, dealing with women’s issues, was aired on NTV on the International Women’s Day on March 08.
However, Aparna says she has a special penchant for theatre which is where she had her first break in acting, back in school days. A member of Chittagong-based troupe Nandikar, Aparna has appeared at theatre productions including Court Marshal, Gyan Brikkher Phool, Goray Golod, Paap Punya and Circus Circus.
‘My father Alok Ghosh brought me into theatre when I was a little kid. Theatre instilled passion for acting in me,’ she said.
Source: New Age