Celebrated actor-director Zahid Hasan is known for his versatile performance in the acting industry. Recently the clean-shaved actor is seen around with a beard and it has been raising question about what is the reason behind the beard mystery. As it turns out, the actor is growing the beard in order to portray in two films titled ‘Sitara’ and ‘Saturday Afternoon’.
DhakaLive has news that Zahid Hasan is keeping the beard for the necessity of the prominent roles he is going to portray in the two films. Under the direction of talented filmmaker Mostafa Sarwar Farooki, Zahid Hasan will play the character of a Muslim businessman in the film ‘Saturday Afternoon’, who is trying to change the image of the Muslim for the greater good.
On the other hand, the actor will be seen portraying in two phases–with a beard and without a beard– in the film ‘Sitara’ directed by Ashis Roy. The film has been adapted from the novel ‘Vorer Proshuti’ written by Abul Bashar.
Zahid Hasan said, “I could have easily done the acting with make-up and wig, but I did not want to compromise. I want it to look as real as possible. Often I notice that actor from other countries go to the extra length to make the character real by keeping a beard and also gain or reducing weight. So, why I cannot do it? Because of this, I am doing the experiment on myself, so that I can see the result of it.”
To note, both of the films will be made in not one but two languages. The film ‘Sitara’ will be made in Bangla and Telegu, whilst the film ‘Saturday Afternoon’ will be made in English and Bangla respectively.