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The many firsts of POPY

Three-time National Film Award winning superstar Popy shot into the spotlight with her very first movie. She now features in several TV plays as well.
The many firsts of POPYWhat was your first movie?
Popy: “Coolie”, directed by Mamtazur Rahman Akbar was released in 1997.
Omar Sani was my co-star in the blockbuster.
First TV play…
Popy: Director Shahidul Islam Khan’s “Nayak” was aired on BTV. I co-starred with film star Illias Kanchan.
Debut TV Commercial….
Popy: After wining the Lux Beauty Contest, I appeared in a TVC of Berger Paint.First income…
Popy: I received Tk 25,000 as Lux Superstar in 1996. This was a great achievement for me.
Popy: In my schooldays, I got a set of cups as first prize in a drawing competition.
Popy: National Girls’ School at Gobarchaka in Khulna.
Popy: I wanted to be a journalist as my uncle was the publisher of a local daily.
Popy: I never had to look back after my selection as Lux Superstar.
Love letter…
Popy: When I was a fifth grader I receive a letter from a boy. I promptly burst into tears. When I told my father, he and my uncle rebuked the boy.

Source: The Daily Star

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