The Independence Award winning actor Saleh Ahmed is staying home for the past three years following a brain stroke. Recently his condition has improved a little but the once regular small screen actor is not
yet fit enough for outdoor shooting.
Ahmed, who has been entertaining the audience for two decades and got several recognitions, has expressed his desire to make a comeback in an interview with New Age.
‘I used to shoot for two or three teleplays a day when I was fit. But, these days I remain at home and I miss my work,’ Saleh Ahmed said.
‘But, that does not mean that I have left acting. Few days back I acted in a teleplay for BTV. It was shot at my residence. I hope to become regular in acting again,’ he added.
Saleh Ahmed became popular through Humayun Ahmed’s popular drama serial Aoymoy aired on BTV and hiss film Aguner Poroshmoni. Before the independence of the country, Saleh Ahmed used to act in TV plays infrequently. It was Humayun Ahmed who brought him back for regular acting following his retirement from public service in 1991.
‘Late writer-director Humayun Ahmed had a soft corner for me. He also expressed his concern at my prolonged illness in a letter stating “Mr. Saleh Ahmed get well soon. The country needs you.” But unfortunately he died before me,’ laments Saleh Ahmed.
‘I request everyone to pray for me so that I can make a comeback to entertain again’, the actor urges. Born in Bogura’s Saria Kandhi, Saleh Ahmed started acting at a young age with a Mymensigh based troupe named Amraboti Natyamancho.
-With New Age input