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Never said I won’t do films – Richi


richiPopular face of the small screen, Richi Solaiman has been around on the entertainment world for over 12 years. In her long career span, she has appeared in many hit plays. In a recent chit-chat with The Daily Star, the seasoned artiste talked about her professional life and more:

What was the first turning point of your career?

Richi: Drama serial “Bela Obela”, produced by Bangladesh Television that aired in 1998. I played the role of Srabani. This was not only the first, but the key turning point of my career.

What makes for a productive artiste?

Richi: Their lives should be organised, because an artiste represents the society and country through his or her works. Apart from this, the ability to multitask is a great asset.

Whose acting talent did you admire the most before you came into the entertainment scene?

Richi: Shomi Kaisar, Bipasha Hayat and Afsana Mimi. I have had the privilege of working with them in the course of career.

Why haven’t you acted in films?

Richi: I have never said that I won’t do films. I certainly wish to act on the big screen, but I couldn’t take up film offers from directors of the stature of Akram Khan and Saiful Islam Mannu because I could not juggle my family and studies.

What’s the dream character you are yet to play?

Richi: Bangla literature is very rich. Although I’ve done some works in the field, my long cherished desire is to play the titular role in Rabindranath Tagore’s short story “Didi”.

What do you enjoy doing apart from acting?

Richi: Music. I used to be an avid reader, but I don’t get the time anymore. Moreover, I love eating at restaurants and shopping.

How do you spend your weekends?

Richi: I stay at home the early part of the day. In the first half, I prepare some special dishes for lunch, and then go to bed for a nap.

How do you measure your success?

Richi: I see it as God’s blessing, because everyone is not similarly honoured. I’m really very thankful to Almighty for people’s love.

What are your dreams for your child?

Richi: I only want to see my child grow up to be a good human being.


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