Thursday, 15 January 2009
Tiara says goodbye to Puteri Gunung Ledang after season 3
It’s one of the biggest days in my life today. Playing Gusti Putri Raden Ajeng Retno Dumilah has been such a big part of who I am for the last 5-6 years. It’s like having to say goodbye to your best friend.
I feel its time for me to consider that this could be my last performance as Puteri.
I’ve achieved more than any artiste can ever dream of in theatre, film, TV, had the fortune of working with the best talents in our industry. I think we managed to create some new benchmarks, we added to the growth of theatre-goers, and contributed to the acceptance and recognition of Malaysian films locally as well as abroad.
We’ve had the honor and prestige of taking our play to the Esplanade and having performed to a full house every night. We took our film to Venice, got considered for an Academy award, taken PGL all over the world…
I would say that I’ve had a full adventure on my journey with PGL, and having played PGL. Taken it as far as I could, won more awards than I could ever dream of winning, and achieving far more than any artiste can ever hope to achieve.
I’m looking forward to moving on to other dreams next, to climb and conquer new mountains. I feel I have so much more to give, so much more to learn, but in order to continue to grow, I need to move on to other things, try new challenges.
I’ve been very blessed, i have had the support of everyone from the Government, the Ministry, the Malaysian public, my friends from the mass media, my fans, and above all my family, that has got me to where I am today as Puteri.
Our third season of PGL the Musical will mark the end of a great adventure for me, the end of something I had dreamed of all my life. But all through that wonderful adventure, I can only look back and say, I have had the best time of my life.