Sadia Nabila captivated audiences with her appearance in Sunny Sanwar's "Mission Extreme", and its sequel "Black War".
In recent times, the Australian expat has been gaining a lot of appreciation for portraying the role of a cop, called Ira, which gave her a new identity in the local film industry.
In conversation with The Daily Star, the actress spoke about the experience of working in multiple industries, her future plans and much more.
You made your silver screen debut with a Bollywood film. How did that come about?
In 2017, I participated in the pageant 'Miss India World Wide'. I was the first Bangladeshi contestant there. After the contest, Devesh Pratap Singh called me for an audition for his film, "Pareshaan Parinda". This is how I began my journey on the silver screen, by working in a Bollywood film.
How did your journey in showbiz begin?
At the age of four, my parents admitted me to a dance academy, knowing that I was passionate towards performing arts. I am blessed that my parents have been encouraging me since my childhood.
What kind of feedback have you been receiving for your recent film, 'Black War'?
The feedback has been mostly positive. I have been amazed by the love the audience has been showering upon me. After getting such appreciation, it has raised their expectations from me. Now, it is my responsibility to not disappoint them. So, I will have to carefully select my future roles, so that I can raise or, at the very least, maintain the standard my fans are used to.
Tell us about Ira's personality?
Ira is very close to my heart. She is a career driven woman who is focused on taking the best decisions for herself. She is rarely influenced by any social pressure. Personally, I feel I share a lot of similarities with her personality.
Would you say 'Black War' is better than 'Mission Extreme'?
To be honest, it is definitely better than the prequel. "Mission Extreme" was 15 percent of what the entire story reflects, while the ultimate experience is in "Black War".
You have worked in the showbiz industries of three countries—Australia, India and Bangladesh. How did the experiences vary?
I am currently working with two agencies in Australia. Apart from modeling, I am also working there as an actress. My dreams has always been to work in Bengali films, and I am happy that the journey began in such a great way.
I don't like comparing the industries in different countries, as I believe that, despite all the struggles and limitations, everyone gives their 100 percent to bring their best to the table.
Which artiste inspires you the most?
There are many, however, if I have to mention a name, it would be Shah Rukh Khan. Watching him on the screen and learning about his personality off screen has been amazing. His humble nature is what I admire the most.
Having worked in Bollywood, do you wish to someday share the screen with SRK?
Who would not?! However, I don't know if I can hold my excitement after watching him.