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Gias Uddin Selim believed that I was his Kajol Rekha

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Mondira Chakroborty is  set for her silver screen debut with Gias Uddin Selim’s “Kajol Rekha”, playing the titular character. The budding actress gained popularity after becoming the 2nd runners up at ‘Channel i Shera Nachiye 2012’, and has made a name for herself as a model.

In a candid conversation with the media, Mondira talked about her upcoming film “Kajol Rekha”, and what inspired her to become an actress.

“From an early age, I was passionate about dance. However, my mother wanted me to see me as an actress,” she shared. “After becoming 2nd runners up at ‘Shera Nachiye’, I got a lot of offers, but was choosy regarding my work. When I saw Gias Uddin Selim’s ‘Monpura’ in 2012, I instantly knew that I wanted to work with this masterful director.” 

The model had been training under Gias Uddin Selim for a year and a half, before being finally selected for the movie.

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“He saw a spark in me when he first came across a television series I had appeared in, alongside Yash Rohan. He thought I had great potential, and I was given the opportunity hone my craft under his guidance,” adds the actress.

“Finally, after a lot of training, he gave me the script of ‘Kajol Rekha’, but didn’t tell me which character I would be playing. Finally, when he announced that I would be playing the titular role, I was completely speechless. Selim bhai believed that I was his Kajol Rekha,” says an elated Mondira.

“Kajol Rekha”, also starring Sariful Islam Razz and Rafiath Rashid Mithila in pivotal roles, dives deep into the 400-year-old folk tale.

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Nusraat Faria returns home from hospital

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Nusraat Faria was admitted to the hospital on Thursday around 11 pm due to severe illness, rendering her unconscious. Her physical condition showed slight improvement after receiving overnight treatment, leading to her return home on Friday afternoon.

Faria’s mother, Ferdousi Parveen, shared with the media that the actress has returned home. She noted a slight improvement in Faria’s condition l, compared to when she was admitted to the hospital last night. Despite the scheduled CT scan, there were no duty doctors available on Friday.

Due to the actress’s ongoing physical illness and mental strain, the CT scan has been rescheduled for two days later. Her mother mentioned that the actress has not consumed any food since yesterday when she was only given saline.

Nusraat Faria has been tirelessly working alone day and night in recent months. According to her mother, she has been experiencing persistent headaches for the past two months. Although a recent check-up ruled out migraines, she continues to struggle with headaches and has difficulty sleeping. The intensity of her headaches tends to worsen on days when she works in well-lit environments, especially during shooting sessions.

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Nawshaba undeterred, Nawshaba undeniable

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Making her silver screen debut in 2013, Nawshaba Ahmed has experienced numerous ups and downs in her career and personal life. Despite the challenges, her ever-optimistic persona is poised to debut in Tollywood after years of experience in the entertainment industry.

With her upcoming film in Tollywood under the direction of Anik Dutta, the film “Joto Kando Kolkatatei” (The Calcutta Case), will present her alongside the esteemed Abir Chatterjee. Nawshaba’s transition to Tollywood signifies a new chapter in her illustrious career. With roles that have earned her acclaim as a talented actress on the theatre stage, television, film, and OTT platforms.

Reflecting on her journey of working in Kolkata, Nawshaba shared, “I have always wished to work with the directors beyond the border, and while working with Anik da, I felt that I could explore my inner artiste.”

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From ‘girl next door’ to multifaceted star: 10 years of Safa Kabir

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From “@18: All Time Dourer Upor” to “Parul”, Safa Kabir evolved from ‘the girl next door’ to portraying multidimensional characters that captivated audiences. The tenacious actor, who has completed a decade in show business, wanted to be a fashion designer growing up.
The gorgeous actor dropped by The Daily frntline office to share her childhood dreams, projects, and more.
Is Anatoney Kelly really your name?

This name holds a special meaning for me- my grandfather wanted to give me a foreign name as my father was living abroad. However, my dad was keen on naming me Safa Kabir, and thus I decided to keep both of them.
You looked gorgeous in ‘Barbie’ premiere. How did it inspire you?

Growing up, I had only one Barbie doll and I really loved making her dresses all by myself. This inspired me to become a fashion designer; however, destiny had other plans and I ended up becoming an actor. At the premiere, I wore a pink fluffy dress which fully embodied my bubbly spirit. It was really nice seeing real life artistes portraying Barbie on the silver-screen.

Sometimes you are seen selling newspapers; other times you are working as a bus conductor. Have you fallen on hard times?

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Haha! That’s my part time job. Jokes apart, those are my characters- it was really challenging to portray the harsh realities of a hawker and a bus helper as they have to work hard under such tiresome conditions. I am really grateful to my directors for bringing such unique stories to me and for being confident enough to take me for these roles.

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