One of the most celebrated actresses of recent times Joya Ahsan has been invited to walk the red carpet of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival to begin from May 15.
This news brought the nation glory and at times certainly adds another feather in Joya’s cap.
The National Award winning actress for her brilliant performance in the Liberation War based film “Guerrilla” expressed her reaction after receiving the official letter from Cannes to Dhaka Tribune.
“I feel absolutely surprised and honoured after being invited at the prestigious festival. At a time, it’s a big responsibility as I am going to represent my country at the huge platform. So, I’m a bit nervous too,” said Joya.
When are you going to fly?
“Well, the date has not been finalised yet. But it should be the mid of next month.”
What is making you most thrilled about going to Cannes?
“It’s the great movies to be screened at the festival. The Cannes selects the best movies from all around the world. And I’m so excited that I’ll get the opportunity to watch those. Here at home, I cannot manage my schedule to watch all the movies I want. Many things distract me from watching the quality films. Besides, the platform will also provide me a grand opportunity to mingle with the big names of the world cinema. It’s also equally thrilling.”
What about your upcoming film Purno Doirgho Prem Kahini starring Shakib Khan?
“Well, the shooting has been finished. Now the film is in the dubbing phase. The experience was completely different from that of the movies I have done earlier. It’s a completely mainstream FDC based movie. And I enjoyed the experience.”
Would you like to act in more such kind of films?
I have not yet chalked out any long time plan but right now I’m enjoying the change in my career. Actually I am experimenting myself as an actor in the mainstream film industry. And I also want to contribute to the sector as it is in a dilapidated situation when the viewers have given up going to cinema. If I can at least draw my fans to the cinema halls, I’ll be satisfied.”
Joya has an illustrious career of about 15 years. She first appeared in the industry as a model of a TV commercial and won the hearts of millions very shortly. Her performance in small screen made her a star of such a height that very few actresses could achieve. She made her debut silver screen in Nurul Alam Atique’s movie Dubshatar released in 2011. Her performance in recently released Chorabali also made huge wave.