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Atiqah Hasiholan takes on prostitute role, again

Jakarta   /   Thu, June 17 2010   /  08:58 am

JAKARTA: Rising newcomer Atiqah Hasiholan has just picked up another role in which she plays a prostitute, for the third time in her acting career.Courtesy of Glenn Prasetya In the upcoming movie Darah Garuda (Blood of Garuda), the 28-year-old stars as a prostitute named Lastri, who lived in the 1940s.“I have played the role of a prostitute in the modern era, and now in the 1940s,” said Atiqah, who previously took on the role of a prostitute in Jamilah dan Sang Presiden (Jamilah and the President) and Cinta Setaman (Love Potpourri). “I don’t mind prostitute roles in movies, as long as the character and story are strong,” added the daughter of senior actress Ratna Sarumpaet.Some might say a newcomer should avoid taking roles with negative images, but Atiqah said she simply didn’t agree with that.“I believe there’s a psychological explanation behind every character [wi...