March 19, 2009
Starting her journey on the glamour-laden track to stardom through Lux-Channel i Superstar 2006 — where she secured the first runners up position, Afsana Ara Bindu has won the hearts of many within a brief period. After making a breakthrough, as a model and an actress on both big and small screen, Bindu has decided to concentrate on the silver screen. The ingÃ©nue is poised to emerge as a professional actress in Dhallywood movies.
Bindu has signed on for the feature film âPeeriter Dokandari.â However, this is not her first venture in films; her previous films being âDaruchini Dwipâ (2007), and âJaago,â which is yet to be released.
âI don’t want to be termed a ‘glamour queen’ or be in a film for ornamental purposes. In the west and even in our neighbouring India, many women-centric films are being made. My role in the film âPeeriter Dokandariâ seems satisfying to me. I play an urban girl in the film and I’ve been given ample opportunities to demonstrate my acting abilities,â Bindu said.
Bindu even shot the fighting sequences for the film, which included flying kicks, summersault and more. âI didn’t know that I’d have to shoot action scenes in the film. I had no previous experience regarding action scenes and I had to work hard. Armaan, the action director, was very supportive,â said the actress. She got hurt during shooting one of these scenes, but nothing dampened the enthusiasm of this energetic, fun-loving girl.
âEven when I was accidentally hit by one of the stuntmen, I continued shooting. There were times when my hands and shoulder were sore. But I didn’t miss shooting. This film means a lot to me; it’s an opportunity to prove my mettle. If the audience thinks I’m worthy, I’ll devote myself completely to this media,â Bindu said.
Surprisingly, this young actress didn’t even know that she had been registered for the âLux Channel i Superstar” competition. âContrary to the situation where family members usually do not approve of a girl to work in the media, my mother registered me without letting me know. I never imagined I’d be working in the media but now that I’m here, I’m ready to give it my best shot,â Bindu said determinedly.
Bindu is looking forward to the release of the film âJaago.â âI have a lot of expectations from this film. This is the first Bangladeshi film on football and this film has taught me a lot,â says Bindu. However, she won’t say goodbye to her modelling career or the small screen soon.