Sheena Chohan, the model and actress who made her dream debut in the movie ‘The Train’ as a leading lady of popular Malayalam actor, Mammotty has been chosen as the face of upcoming first season of ‘Bangladesh Premiere League 2012’ (BPL 2012) commencing February 9th, 2012.
This is the first season of the Bangladesh Premier League. The season will commence on the 9th of February with the final to be played on the 29th of February. The competition will start with a double round robin group stage, in which each of the 6 teams will play against every other team twice. These matches will followed by two semi-finals and a final. Matches will be held in Dhaka and Chittagong with a total of six franchises taking part. The franchises will represent Dhaka, Barisal, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Sylhet and Khulna divisions.
Being the face of ‘Bangladesh Premiere League 2012’, Sheena will be a part of the opening ceremony as well as report live from the stadium during every opening match and award ceremony. In addition to this, Sheena will also be a part of in studio interviews that would take place every day with various cricket legends after every match.
Talking about her association with BPL, Sheena Chohan said, “I love sports and cricket is one of my favourite sport. I have always followed IPL matches and World Cup and cheered for my favourite team. But I never realized the effort and detailing that went into each and every match till today when I got an opportunity to be a part of BPL 2012. Bangladesh Premiere League has given me an excellent platform to witness and enjoy the journey of this great sport as well as observe the cricket fanatics cheering to its top. My role is to connect with the audience, share their journey of learning as well as present this journey in a more enjoyable and intriguing manner. I am really honored to be a part of this international sports extravaganza and I am looking forward to this new experience which will help me connect and reach out to a much larger audience.”
Adding to this, Ajay Kapoor, Director and Producer, Talking Pictures – the official broadcasters of Bangladesh Premiere League said, “Sheena is a perfect combination of beauty and talent. She represents interests of youth and works on various youth issues such as youth participation and education. Her charisma and her glamorous persona as well as fluency in Bengali make her the perfect choice as the voice of Bangladesh Premiere League. Her role will be largely to add glitz and glamour, bring in the elements of fun and make the sport an interesting watch for the viewers.”
Sheena is also set to sizzle on the silver screen once again with yet another ambitious project based on the works of noted Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore to be directed by a prominent poet and a contemporary filmmaker, Buddhadeb Dasgupta. The Hindi movie is a tribute to the India’s first Nobel laureate and will mark a milestone in Sheena’s career. Sheena will portray the lead roles in two of the thirteen short Hindi films in the series titled Mukti and Patralekha.
Sheena Chohan is also former Miss Kolkata, a trained contemporary dancer and one of the title winners of Miss Universe India “I am voice” at I AM SHE, 2010 beauty pageant. This sizzling beauty has been mentored by the glamorous Miss Universe, Sushmita Sen and is a State level swimmer, martial arts expert and trained violin player. She recently has been chosen as ‘The Face and the National spokesperson’ for the NGO “Youth for Human Rights International – India”.