It was 2019 when Shanta Paul participated in the Miss Asia Global Competition in India's Kerala. Participants from 24 countries took part in the competition.
Shanta made a place place in the best five and earned the title of Miss Beautiful Eyes. There she met some directors and producers of Telugu film industry. Recently, Telugu film Director Vishwanath Rao contacted her for a movie and told her about the story of the film. Shanta liked the story and gave her nod to the film.
If everything goes well, she will be seen in the key role of the movie 'Ya Ra La Va'.
This is not the end. She is going to play the role of the heroine in a Bengali film of Kolkata. Though the name of this film has not been fixed as yet, the shooting of the film will start very soon. Indian Actor Ankush Hazra will play the lead male role in the movie.
Television Actress and Model Shanta had dreamt of working in the silver screen. She started her journey to make her dream come true six years ago through ramp modelling. Then she began to work in television dramas. For the last two years, she has been working in TV dramas and modelling as well.
Shanta told The Business Standard, "I participated in different competitions abroad after winning a beauty contest in Bangladesh. I have gained good experience there. I will utilize the experiences in the movies."
Earlier, Bangladeshi Actress Meghla Mukta worked in Telugu films, which were much applauded. Meghla has started working in Bangladeshi films too.
Mentioning Meghla's work, Shanta said, "Now I am going to work in a Telugu film. I feel happy for that. The name of my character in the movie is Ananya. The script of the film is full of suspense. It is a thriller type of movie and the story revolves around the character of Ananya. I am a little worried about doing the film. But it seems to me that all of the people involved in the movie are cooperative. I hope I will be able to accomplish my task properly."
Her main concern is with Telugu language. But she believes that she will overcome the obstacles. Already she has started practising the language. Besides, she will have to do a workshop and a language course when she goes to Kerala for shooting. After the completion of the workshop and the language course, the shooting of the film will begin.
However, Shanta is not worried about the Bengali film in Kolkata as language will not be a barrier there. The shooting of the film will take place in Bangladesh and India. The songs in this film are supposed to be shot in Manali. This film is a combination of action, romance and comedy. Actors and actresses from both countries will be seen in the film.
Shanta is currently studying honours in political science at Central Women's College but she wants to build a career in films. Though her journey on the big screen has started in India, she wants to work in Bangladeshi films as well.