I was obsessed with Shabnur growing up: Shahnaz Sumi

Shining BD Desk || Shining BD

Published: 11/2/2022 4:24:04 AM

Emerging actress Shahnaz Sumi first caught the audience's attention with her debut film "Paap Punno", directed by Giasuddin Selim. Besides acting, she is also a dancer and a model. She was a participant in the talent hunt Shera Nachiye, in 2016.

Recently, her chemistry with Siam Ahmed in the film "Damal" received appreciation from the audience. In a candid conversation with The Daily Star, she shared her journey in showbiz and more.

Tell us about your character in "Damal"

In this film, I have played the character of a refugee in 1971. While playing the character, I had to keep in mind the suffering of the refugee people had to go through during the liberation war. To be honest, the film "Damal" has everything from love to liberation war.

You debuted in the film industry through the film "Paap Punno". Tell us about your experience.

I was selected through auditions for the film "Paap Punno". I was feeling nervous on my first day of shooting because I had to share the screen with such senior actors. I have seen them on the screen so far. However, they made me feel so comfortable and easy that my nervousness was gone.