During her captivating portrayal of Natasha in the recent Hoichoi online series “Sharey Showlo,” Afia Tabassum Borno playfully hinted at her departure from her initial passion for photography. The series, produced by Hoichoi and directed by Yasir Al Haq, received rave reviews from the audience. In Abdullah Mohammad Saad’s film “Rehana Maryam Noor (RMN),” a well-known model and actress makes her debut, introducing herself to the world of cinema.
“I became a model by accident,” she quipped. “I worked as a photographer’s assistant, and all of a sudden I had to face the camera, as the model didn’t show up.”
Although she was born in Bogura, she grew up in different places due to her father’s frequent transfers. “I could hardly make any friends, which would upset me quite often. My father was very concerned about this. So, he kept me engaged in various extra-curricular activities,” said the artiste.
Borno was also featured in Chorki’s web series “Mercules”, where she donned the role of Anamika. “Natasha and Anamika are two different types of personas. Anamika is an extrovert who loves her friends and enjoys her life to the fullest. On the other hand, Natasha’s personality is very complex. She is ambitious and a workaholic.”
Borno shared that she had never known anyone like Natasha. Hence, it was tough for her to bring life to the character.
Her sizzling on-screen chemistry with Afran Nisho in “Sharey Showlo” caught the attention of the audience. “Nisho bhai is a senior artiste with extraordinary acting skills. So, I was very nervous at the beginning of our shoot,” said Borno. “Besides, making me comfortable with friendly conversations, he emphasised the importance of teamwork as ‘if you fail, the entire crew fails’,” she added.
Sharing the screens with Intekhab Dinar, Zakia Bari Mamo and Imtiaz Barshon was an enriching journey for the actress. “I have learned many acting tips from all of them, and I am very lucky that they have treated me warmly,” the actress expressed.
As an emerging actress, Borno gets offers for many projects; however, she shares that she is selective about choosing scripts. “Since I am continuing my career as a model, I can easily balance between acting and modelling,” she asserted.