Iranian director Morteza impressed by Jaya’s acting

Published : 24 Apr 2022 09:16 PM

One of the Iranian directors Morteza Atashzamzam has recently made a film titled ‘Fereshta’ in Bangladesh with National Film Award winner Dhallywood’s versatile actress Jaya Ahsan as the lead.  

Earlier, this month the film crew along with the actress were seen shooting in different areas of the capital Dhaka. They have been shooting for the film for the past 25 days. However, they did not disclose any details that time. 

Recently in a press meeting Iranian director Morteza Atashzamzam praised the actress in his mother tongue and also state that he has been impressed by Jaya's acting skills. He did not even skimp on comparisons with Iranian superstars.

"Working with Jaya Ahsan, I feel like I'm working with an Iranian superstar". Her skills are no less than theirs, in many cases Jaya is more impeccable. I am very happy to work with an actress like her. She performed every scene perfectly, handling everything brilliantly. In a word, I am fascinated,’ said the director.

Morteza's words were translated into Bengali by Associate Professor of the Department of Persian Language and Literature, University of Dhaka Dr Md Mumit Al Rashid. 

Regarding the context the actress did not want to talk about what kind of character she is playing the film but for now, she said, "I have not been in Dhaka for a long time. After shooting some movies in Kolkata, I got busy with 'Fereshta'. So, I could not officially say anything about the film. We did continuous shooting and had a great experience. " 

‘Through this movie, I came to understand that cinema has no language. This film's director only understands his native language. Yet, I faced no difficulties while working with him. This is a completely new experience for me. I play the role of a struggling woman. We come across such women in our everyday life. We have shot across many locations. Once I put my make-up on for the role, no one recognised me,’ added the actress.

Apart from Jaya Ahsan, there are many others including Reekita Nondita Shimu in this movie. It has been filmed in Bashundhara residential area of the capital, Karwan Bazar, Dhaka University, railway station area and some other places.

The film ‘Fereshta’ will be released in Bangladesh in Bangla. Additionally, it will be out in Iran with subtitles.