• Police assault turns Kiev protest camp into war zone
  • Thai protesters vow to storm PM's crisis HQ
  • Outlawed leader killed in Madaripur ‘gun battle’
  • Former US soldier jailed for Iraq atrocities dies
  • A few BNP-backed candidates boycott polls
  • Khoka released on bail
  • Rajiv Gandhi murder: Tamil Nadu to free plotters
  • Dhaka briefs Washington on various issues
  • Singer Arefin Rumi gets bail
  • Mozena observes 3 centers in Rajshahi
  • Court grants 10-day remand to quiz Rasel
  • Govt out to manipulate upazila polls: Rizvi
  • 14 Myanmar citizens pushed back
  • Foolproof security taken for Amar Ekushey
  • Counting begins as UZ polls close
Print Friendly and PDF


Selim wins award in negative role

Cultural Correspondent

Shahiduzzaman Selim in Chorabali.Shahiduzzaman Selim in Chorabali.

Popular actor-director of small screen Shahiduzzaman Selim has been named best actor in negative role in the National Film Award 2012 for his acting in Redoan Rony’s film Chorabali, according to information ministry’s gazette issued on February 7.
Selim played the role of Ali Osman, a mafia boss, in Chorabali, which also stars Kolkata-based actor Indraneil Sengupta and Bangladeshi actress Jaya Ahsan. In fact, the magnetic and compelling role of the mafia don enacted by the seasoned actor is the secret of his winning the first ever national recognition.
Selim, however, has several awards by private organisations such as Meril-Prothom Alo Award for his acting career over two decades in the small screen.
‘I am really happy to win the national film award, the highest accord and recognition for an actor in Bangladesh,’ said Shahiduzzaman Selim told New Age.
‘Throughout my acting career I always tried to become a complete actor. I love to perform in any “important” character, positive, negative or comic,’ he added.
Selim further said after the release of Chorabali he got many offers from the Dhallywood-based directors. But, he declined them considering the characters he was offered were ‘stereotypical’ and had little chance to demonstrate his spelling skills.
‘It does not mean that I don’t want to work in Dhallywood films. I always look for challenging characters,’ said Selim.
Shahiduzzaman Selim further said he had just finished the shooting in the protagonist character in Zahidur Rahim Anjan’s film Rain Coat.
‘The government-grant winning film is now in its post-production stage,’ said Selim, adding that Rain Coat was based on a story by Akhtaruzzaman Ilias.
The film focuses a college teacher’s peril and eventual involvement in the war of independence in 1971.
Selim further said he was simultaneously busy with small screen productions and theatre. ‘I’m directing and acting in a special teleplay titled Ahangkar to be aired on SATV on Ekushey February. Moreover, I’m making another special teleplay titled Chithi to be aired on Channel i in on Independence Day,’ Selim informed.
‘I’m also regularly appearing on stage in Dhaka Theatre’s productions’, he added.
Shahiduzzaman Selim began his acting career in his student life with Jahangirnagar Theatre. He joined popular Dhaka Theatre in 1983 and since then has been regularly performing in theatre productions.
He emerged in small screen through his performance in drama serial Jonaki Joley, aired on BTV in 1989. He started directing teleplays and serials a decade ago.
So far the actor has performed in six feature films.

Reader’s Comment

comments powered by Disqus

Selim wins award in negative role

Shahiduzzaman Selim in Chorabali.
Popular actor-director of small screen Shahiduzzaman Selim has been named best actor in negative role in the National Film Award 2012 for his acting in Redoan Rony’s film Chorabali, according to information ministry’s gazette issued... Full story

Sanjib Datta satirises social anomalies

Visitors watch artworks at the exhibition at Bengal Shilpalaya in Dhanmodni. — New Age photo
Artist Sanjib Datta has addressed social anomalies from different perspectives in his ongoing fourth solo exhibition at Bengal Shilpalay in Dhanmondi. The show titled, Je Jiban Pharinger (a life like that of a dragonfly), showcases the artist’s previous and recent... Full story

Akash Koto Durey delves into dark

A still from Akash Koto Durey
Samia Zaman’s first feature film Rani Kuthir Baki Itihas, released in 2008, presented a love story played by the popular Dhallywood duo Ferdaus-Poppy. Her second feature film, Akash Koto Durey, released this week, however, depicts dark sides of life... Full story

Baftas 2014: Certainties, surprises and Oscar predictions

This year’s Baftas may not have had any big shocks, but there were enough surprises to make the Oscar ceremony in two weeks’ time look like it might have a few twists in store, reports BBC online. Full story

Producers cut satan scenes from Son of God following Obama controversy

Actor looking like Obama in the film, left, president Barak Obama
Eager to avoid a controversy about the devil looking like the president, Roma Downey and Mark Burnett decided to leave the character out of their film, which is based on ‘The Bible’ miniseries, reports Hollywood Reporters. Scenes with an actor who played... Full story


Exhibition Dhaka and Osaka By: Hashem Khan and Mohammad Iqbal Time: 12pm to 8pm Date: February 06 to March 01 Venue: Gallery... Full story
  • Online Poll

    Do you think that the government has successfully brought back normalcy in public life after the January 5 elections?

    • Yes
    • No
    • No comment
    Ajax Loader