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Prosenjit-Rituparna back on screen after 15 years!

After 15 long years, the audience will get to see the celebrated screen jodi of Prosenjit-Rituparna in Nandita Roy and Shiboprosad Mukherjee’s Praktan. Even the poster of the film clearly reflects the enviable camaraderie between the two. “When we were shooting for the poster, the whole team could figure out why Ritu and Bumbada’s (Prosenjit) pairing is so loved by ...

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Aruna Biswas to act in a new film under direction of Tareq

A Dhaka based daily has revealed more about the actress-director’s current activities through a recent interview. Excerpt follows: What is the latest production from director Aruna Biswas? Recently, I have made an anti-dowry tele-drama tiled ‘Reba’, which has been scripted by Mannan Hira. The tele-drama will be aired on ATN Bangla shortly. Has actress Aruna Biswas worked in any new ...

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Mashing up the world of Charles Dickens

Think you know your Dickens? Think again. The world of the master storyteller is about to be turned on its head with BBC One’s Dickensian – a 20-part series where an array of his colourful characters mingle together. It is the brainchild of Tony Jordan, a long-time writer on EastEnders. Just don’t call Dickensian a period soap. “The idea was ...

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Monali Thakur to perform in Dhaka this March

Celebrated Indian playback singer Monali Thakur is set to perform in a concert in Dhaka to be held on March 18 in an open field in the Bashundhara residential area. DhakaLive has news that the concert will be organised by Integrity Events and Entertainment. To give out full details about the upcoming concert, a press conference was held in a ...

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How a royal love changed culture

When Queen Victoria inherited the British throne just a few weeks after her 18th birthday, there was immediate speculation about who she would marry. Few had foreseen that this little-known princess would become their monarch. But when the country found itself with a young queen after so many dissolute Hanoverian kings, it seemed that exciting new era was dawning. Queen ...

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DADASAHEB PHALKE AWARD OF INDIA : Runa Laila becomes jury board member

Internationally-acclaimed Bangladeshi singer Runa Laila has been invited by India’s Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation to be part of the jury board during the upcoming Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2015, which is set to be held on April 30. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is regarded as India’s highest award in cinema. It is presented annually at the National Film Awards ceremony by ...

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Moushumi to play sex worker

Popular movie actress Moushumi Hamid has pushed the envelope and signed up for the role of a sex worker in a short film. Moushumi, who is a commercial movie star, will portray the character Nabila in the short film titled ‘Second Sex’. The film will shed light on the situations which lead women to join the profession and the aftermath ...

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The British Asian Trust, one of The Prince’s Charities, to host star studded Annual Dinner on 2nd February

London, UK – Thursday 21st January 2016 – Today one of The Prince’s Charities, the British Asian Trust, UK’s leading organisation for British Asian philanthropy, is delighted to announce the details of its third annual gala dinner, to be attended by its Founder and President HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, in London on Tuesday ...

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BANGLADESH CULTURAL FESTIVAL : Mixed reactions as grand fest nears end

The Bangladesh Cultural Festival 2016 will end today at the open-air Nandan Mancha of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, which has for two weeks now been abuzz with shows of traditional performing arts presented by artistes from all over the country. The 18-day Festival – the first of its kind in the country – began on January 1, bringing together artistes from ...

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Chinese troupe displays cultural heritage

Tianjin Art Troupe, a theatre troupe based in the northern Chinese province of Tianjin, performed as part of Chinese New Year celebrations in two consecutives shows at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. Through traditional music and dance recitals and symbolic gestures, the troupe displayed the change in nature at the beginning of the spring following the bitter ...

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