The enigmatic Tawsif
Starting his career with advertisements, Tawsif Mahbub stepped into limelight with the Adnan Al Rajeev directorial telefiction "@18: All Time Dourer Upor" in 2012.
"Before pursuing acting, I used to be a bassist and manager of my musical band Manager. However, things changed when I met Rajeev, who gave me my first break," said the actor, who later went on to become a rather popular face on television.
Since then, Tawsif has been featured in numerous tele-fictions, gaining praise for his performances in projects "Kajoler Dinratri", "Deyal", and "The Ring"— productions directed by "Punorjonmo" famed director Vicky Zahed.
"Vicky was actually looking to cast me in his project "Moments", but we couldn't connect to each other. However, I called him after I saw the production, and that's how the journey started," reminisced Tawsif.
Of his collaborations with Vicky, one production that still remains in the actor's memories is "Shobdo Prem", where he portrayed the character of a socially-awkward boy.
"My role in the production was in complete contrast to my real-life persona. Being socially active, it was quite challenging for me to play an introvert," mentioned Tawsif.
Giving his best, Tawsif soon opted for method acting for this role.
"I didn't start off as a theatre artiste. Thus, acting was not easy for me initially, as I lacked both knowledge and experience. However, I learned method acting by watching films mostly, and it worked out quite marvelously."
On his free time, he loves to spend time with his family, who has been a great support to him in his journey. "My mother and wife have always been by my side -- be it as my manager or my confidante, and that's a blessing," shared Tawsif.
While OTTs are in style the contemporary times, Tawsif is yet to dribble in the field.
Asked about his thoughts on entering the streaming ring, the actor teased, "At the moment, it's like scoring goals in an empty field for me." Adding to it he also shared, "A vacuum has been created in the tele-arena since most of the bigshots are gearing up for OTT productions and silver screens."
While Tawsif does look forward to exploring streaming platforms and dreams of making it to the global stage, his current focus is solely on tele-productions.
However, there have been talks regarding his collaboration with Shihab Shaheen in the web-series "Baba Someone Following Me".