Jaya came to Kolkata to promote her film, Bhootpori. Directed by Soukarya Ghosal, the actress will be seen as a ghost in the film.
This for the first time, Jaya Ahsan will have two of her films, Peyarar Subash and Bhootpori, released on the same day in Bangladesh and India. And yet the actress is in pain. On February 7, her co-actor and friend Ahmed Rubel breathed his last at the premiere of Peyarar Subash when the actress was around. Jaya came to Kolkata to promote her film, Bhootpori. Directed by Soukarya Ghosal, the actress will be seen as a ghost in the film.
While talking to OTTplay, Jaya admitted that she is still depressed. “I am still in some sort of trauma. I worked with Rubel bhai on so many projects together and it is so difficult for me to accept his death. It happened right in front of me – at the premiere. We took him to a hospital and he was declared dead. I am heartbroken. Till yesterday, I coped with the tragedy and today I am still interacting with people,” she said. Remembering Rubel, Jaya added that he was a ‘fantastic actor’. “I worked with him on film and a lot of television projects,” she said.
Jaya will be seen as a ghost, Bonolota, in Soukarya’s Bhootpori. “Social media has its plus points. Soukarya contacted me through Facebook and wanted to tell me the story. I heard about him and watched his work, Pendulum. I found him to be very sorted,” she said.
Jaya further added that this is the first time she is playing the character of a ghost. “Earlier I played the character of a one who can communicate with ghost but never played a ghost. I play the character of a female ghost. In films, most of the time we see how ghosts impact human life. This is just the opposite. My character will have a human friend and we will see how humans affect a ghost’s life,” said the actress. She further said that the approach of the film is ‘unique, and will intrigue the audience with its mystery and thrill.
Jaya has recently worked in an Iranian film, Fereshtey, by Morteza Atashzamzam. The film was screened at the Fajr International Film Festival and the actress was seen there in traditional Iranian attire. “It was a dream-come-true movement in my life. The director wanted to work in Bangladesh and wanted to cast me. He contacted people in Bangladesh. When I got the offer I was overwhelmed. We, who work in cinema, are awestruck by the work Iran does. It was an exhilarating experience for me to be there in Tehran. Finally, I had to come back for the promotions of Peyarar Subash and Bhootpori,” said the actress.