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“Hard work and honesty pave the way towards success” – Aupee Karim


Cox Gazette September 2, 2020, 11:42 AM “Hard work and honesty pave the way towards success” – Aupee Karim

Aupee Karim is the personification of excellence in whatever she pursues. The star started out as a model, before making her way into television. She further proved her versatility with her impeccable performance in Mostofa Sarwar Farooki's film, Bachelor. Among other things, she has made a name for herself in the field of theatre, actively working with Nagorik Natya Sampradaya. Her recent telefilm, Victim, earned positive reviews from audiences and critics alike. In a recent video interview with The Daily Star, titled A & E Talk with Elita, the actor shared her experience of working on the project.

After Victim took television fans by storm, everyone had one question to ask – who was the actual 'victim' in it?  According to Aupee, no one can be singled out as the victim. "The creators have tried to address the turmoil that different individuals, including one's family members go through, when they face such a fate," said the actor in the video interview. 

Although she always manages to put in seamless, natural and true-to-life performances in her projects, she prefers to give most of the credit to the directors. "I try and follow everything that they tell me," says Aupee. "While shooting for Victim with Ashfaque Nipun, for instance, I followed all his guidelines and briefings. I believe that hard work and honesty pave the way towards success."

Among the recent Eid specials, Aupee especially liked Ashfaque Nipun's Eti Maa, because of Rumana Rashid Ishita's phenomenal performance in it. Even though television has brought her a lot of success throughout the years, Karim says that theatre, where her roots lie, brings her a lot of peace and contentment, and she plans to continue honing her presence on the stage.

The actor will be seen in Indranil Roy Chowdhury's film, Mayar Jonjal (Debris of Desire). "We started filming in 2019, and the shooting is complete. The film was appreciated at many festivals, including the Shanghai Film Festival," says Aupee. The film has been cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification, and is waiting for a clearance from Bangladesh Film Censor Board and a theatrical release here.

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