NATIONAL FILM AWRD 2011
Yet another laurel for BabitaZiaul Hasan
Once again Babita has won a national film award. This time the seasoned actress has won the national award in supporting character category. According to the recently announced government gazette, ‘dream girl’ of Dhallywood industry Babita Aktar has won National Film Award-2011 as best supporting actress for her performance in Shahin Sumon’s film Ke Apon Ke Par.
Earlier, she won the state award for five times. ‘National Film Award is the greatest achievement in any artiste’s career. Even after winning the award for five times in major characters, I feel the same when I received the award for the first time as best actress some three decades ago,’ Babita, after winning the award told New Age.
‘Winning awards is always inspiring and helps an artiste go forward to do better. I am lucky that in my long acting career I’ve received about 70 different types of awards,’ she added.
Sharing the character she enacted in the film Ke Apon Ke Par, Babita said, ‘Though it was a supporting role, it was very important for the storyline. I and Alamgir acted as an aged couple, who are neglected by their children.’
‘I don’t think a character that sings and dances is the only focus for any film. Different nature of characters may offer opportunities for an actor to prove his/her artistic skill,’ she added.
The seasoned actress, who led the industry for over a decade at the initial stage of her career, also observes that many talented artistes are still coming to the industry. ‘The young artistes these days have talents, which should be nurtured so that they can take the lead to save the vulnerable industry,’ Bbaita said.
Babita also suggests the young stars to have patients. ‘Stardom is something that one has to achieve through handwork and dedication that we also paid when we were newcomers,’ she said.
Babita further informs that these days she very selective and does not appear much on the silver screen. She is paying more attention in her philanthropic works. Recently, she has been appointed the Goodwill Ambassador of Distressed Children and Infants International (DCI), a United States-based non-profit child rights organization, which is engaged in charity works for the underprivileged children. ‘I need to pay huge time for my new role as a goodwill ambassador. I will have to travel a lot for my philanthropic endeavors and that is why I am not thinking about working regularly in the industry,’ Babita said.
In her kaleidoscopic journey as an actress for over four decades, Babita won the National Film Award, in (1975, 1976, 1977, 1985, 2002 and the latest 2011), Bangladesh Cine Journalists Association Award (1974, 1977, 1980, 1985), Bengal Film Journalists Association Award, India (1993), National Film Award, Pakistan, Dhallywood Music and Film Lifetime Achievement Award (2002, 2009), and many others.
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