Jamaluddin makes a comebackCultural Correspondent
Eminent theatre activist Jamaluddin Hossain is back in the theatre and TV arena after a five-year hiatus. He is passing busy days acting in some TV plays and performing regularly with his troupe Nagorik Natyangan Ensemble.
Though he went in the US for family reasons, but the devoted theatre activists had not alienated himself from the theatre activities while staying in New York for the past five years.
‘I organised many Bangladeshi theatre activists living in New York and directed several productions including Abdullah Al-Mamun’s Bibisab, Arther Miler’s All My Songs, Manzur-e Moula’s Ami Noi and Mumtaz Uddin Ahmed’s Barnachora. We staged shows at a public school auditorium over there and got very positive responses from the Bangladeshi expatriates,’ Jamaluddin Hossain told New Age.
‘Since I was well involved with theatre, I’m confident that my physical alienation with my troupe in Dhaka will not have any impact on my acting career,’ he added.
Just after returning home, he is again busy with activities of his troupe. ‘I’m now directing Manoj Mitra’s satire Ekka Dokka for my troupe’ informed Jamaluddin, the founding general secretary of Nagarik Natyangan Ensemble.
‘Moreover, I’m acting in a drama serial Chand Phul Amaborsha for ATN Bangla. I also worked in Desh TV’s International Mother Language Day special play Pathsala.’
Jamaluddin Hossain has had a stunning acting career as a theatre and TV personality; however, he has always stayed away from films. ‘Many years ago I acted in Abdullah Al-Mamun’s film Sakhi Tumi Kar, which was my first and last movie,’ said the actor. About the matter, he also informed, ‘I can act in films but I am afraid I am not in the physical state to take the stress of film shooting.’
Jamaluddin Hossain has received BACHSAS award and Cultural Reporters' Association award, jointly with his wife Rowshan Ara, for their immense contribution towards the cultural arena of the country. Jamaluddin Hossain wants to keep on acting for the rest of his life.
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