Dilruba Yasmin Ruhee, who has drawn attention for her sensational looks as a super model in the ramp and graceful acting in TV dramas, is preparing herself to set an example for the film industry with a combination of glamour and acting.
She has currently signed for a movie Three Illegal and also has three more upcoming films coming down the pipe. However she started her journey into silver screen by signing for a Kolkata film opposite Parambrata Chatterjee. The shooting of the film has been pushed back because of scheduling conflicts but Ruhee hopes it will start anytime soon.
Recently the Dhaka Tribune had the opportunity to catch up with the emerging star of the movie industry:
What are the projects you working on currently?
Among the films I am working in, the first to hit the theatres should be Shongram, which is a romantic drama set against the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War backdrop. The film is directed, written and scripted by Bangladeshi British citizen Munsur Ali and it is aimed to recive international exposure. It is scheduled to be released primarily in 32 countries at the last week of March this year.
I have am done with the shooting of Mayanagar directed by by Ismat Ara Chowdhury Shanti. In this film, I am playing a character of a model trainer.
Recently I have been working on Animesh Aich’s Zero Degree where I will be seen opposite Mahfuz Ahmed. The film is a psychological thriller. Here I play the wife of a person who neither forgets, nor forgives and is revengeful in nature. My son dies in an accident and my husband loses stability and blames me for the situation and sets out to take revenge on me.
I have also signed for another movie titled Three Illegal, directed by Aminul Islam Bappi, where I will be seen as an expat from the UK.
How preferential are you in picking roles?
Being a struggling actor in the industry I shouldn’t say how many offers I had turned down. But, I really want to act in such productions which are meaningful and perform in characters to which I can connect with. I love challenges and diversity in my characters. Also films, with unconventional story lines hold a great deal of appeal for me. I want to captivate my audience by presenting them with different roles all the time.
As a new actor, what are the challenges you are facing?
Our film industry is struggling much to improve its standard and thus new directors and experimental productions are being welcomed and so new faces are being favoured like me.
What are the factors that helped you in learning to acting?
I always try to learn from observing the acting of senior actors of home and abroad. Apart from this, I study my roles in and do homework to prepare myself for the character. For me, I think acting comes from inside. An actor’s inner feeling about the character gives a complete touch on acting. I am learning things with time.
Are you planning to continue modeling as well?
Obviously, I want to continue modeling as it gives me the pleasure of my work and I enjoy doing modeling.
Tell us about your dream role?
I would love to play any political leader’s character from the history and also want to play the character of a blind girl.
Where do you see yourself ten years from now?
I will try my level best to be a successful artiste in the industry. Also I want to see myself as an established artiste in the international arena in future.