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I will raise Joy alone: Apu

Actress Apu Biswas had enjoyed quite some popularity in the industry. She and Shakib Khan made a good pair on the screen while they fell in love in real life, got married on the sly and then parted ways acrimoniously in February. Is she shocked to see things fall apart? As she talks with Prothom Alo, she sheds light on ...

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Sridevi Kapoor: India crowds say goodbye to Bollywood star

Bollywood superstar Sridevi was cremated in the Indian city of Mumbai on Thursday as thousands of fans gathered outside to pay their last respects. Earlier, crowds clutching roses queued outside the Celebration Sports Club in the city to bid farewell to the star, reports BBC. A specially decorated truck carrying her body took hours to travel the 7km (4.3 miles) ...

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Hason Raja staged on fourth day

Sylhet-based theatre troupe Nandik Natyadal Sylhet staged its play Hason Raja, depicting the life and works of legendary mystic bard Hason Raja at Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam Auditorium Rikabibazar in Sylhet on Sunday. The play was staged on the fourth day of the ongoing twelve-day theatre festival organised by Sammilita Natya Parishad Sylhet marking the International Mother Language Day. The ...

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2 troupes participate in Indian Theatre Olympics

Dhaka-based Subachan Natya Sangsad and Jessore-based Bibartan are participating at the 8th Theatre Olympics in Indian capital New Delhi. Subachan Natya Sangsad will stage its acclaimed production Mohajaner Nao today at Kamini auditorium of National School of Drama while Bibartan will stage Maatbring tomorrow at the same venue. Mohajaner Nao, written by Shakoor Majid and directed by Sudip Chakroborthy, is ...

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Egypt court sentences pop star Sherine over Nile hygiene remarks

An Egyptian court sentenced pop star Sherine to six months in prison on Tuesday for suggesting drinking from the Nile River leads to illness, although she will remain free pending an appeal.   Sherine Abdel Wahab, known simply as Sherine, had apologised after being caught on tape joking with concert goers that Nile water could give them parasites.   The ...

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Ed Sheeran world’s best-selling artiste

British folk-pop phenomenon Ed Sheeran on Monday was named the best-selling artist in the world in 2017 by the global recorded music industry group IFPI. Sheeran’s ÷ (Divide) was the best-selling album of last year and “Shape of You” was the best-selling single, London-based IFPI said in its announcement. Sheeran is the fifth recipient of the Global Recording Artist of ...

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Dubai Police record Boney Kapoor’s statement

The Dubai Police has recorded the statement of Bollywood producer Boney Kapoor, husband of late veteran actress Sridevi who died of accidental drowning in her hotel bathtub after losing consciousness. Sources told Gulf News that Boney was called to the Bur Dubai police station for questioning. The police took his statement after which he was allowed to return to his ...

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Sridevi: Bollywood superstar dies at 54 of heart attack

Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor has died after a heart attack, her family says. She was 54, Reports the BBC. The actress known simply as Sridevi passed away in Dubai, where she was attending a family wedding. From the age of four, she had worked in films in the Tamil, Telugu, Malaylam, Kannada and Hindi languages. She was considered one of ...

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Nat’l Gambhira fest held

A two-day National Gambhira Festival featuring performances by ten troupes from Chapai Nawabganj was held on Friday and Saturday at Bakultola of faculty of fine arts of Dhaka University. The participating troupes in the festival presented Gambhira songs satirising the impact of globalisation on local culture. Five troupes including Prayan Folk Theatre Institute, Chapai Nakshi Gambhira Dal, Bholahat Dal, Adi ...

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Chhayanaut celebrates spring

Chhayanaut celebrated the advent of spring through a cultural show held at its auditorium in Dhanmondi on Friday. Chhayanaut students rendered songs glorifying spring penned by three great bards of Bangla literature Rabindranath Tagore, Kazi Nazrul Islam and Atul Prasad Sen and also presented dance recitals syncronised with the songs of the great poets. The programme began with a group ...

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