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Priyanka Chopra ‘heartbroken’ to miss her doctorate felicitation ceremony

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra says she is left “heartbroken” to miss out on the “special moment” of getting honoured with a doctorate degree by Bareilly International University because of flight delay due to smog. “I am heartbroken that I will not be able to attend the convocation ceremony and receive my honorary doctorate in person at the Bareilly International University ...

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Lorde cancels Israel show after pressure

New Zealand singer Lorde has cancelled a planned show in Israel after facing pressure from supporters of a boycott of the Jewish state over its occupation of Palestinian territory. The 21-year-old, who enjoyed phenomenal success while still a teenager, announced last week a Tel Aviv performance in June as part of a tour. After criticism from international and New Zealand ...

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Suborna ends one year, Joya starts the next

Suborna Mustafa has starred in the film ‘Gohin Baluchar’ directed by Badrul Anam Saud and this will be the last movie releasing this year. Joya Ahsan’s ‘Putra’, to be released on 5 January, will be the first movie in 2018. Jaaz Multimedia, distributor of both movies, announced that they were preparing to release the movie in more than 50 theatres. ...

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Fresh complaint filed against Salman Khan, Shilpa Shetty

An official of the Rojgar Aghari Republican Party of India on Monday filed a fresh complaint against actress-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty and superstar Salman Khan for using the word “bhangi” on a public platform, hurting the sentiments of the Scheduled Caste community. They plan to protest against the two celebrities if police does not take due action. Kishor Kumar Masoom, the ...

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BTV starts official YouTube channel

Bangladesh Television (BTV) will open its official YouTube channel from 25 December on its 53rd founding anniversary. Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith will inaugurate the YouTube channel that will start with live-streaming. Old TV plays like ‘Kothao Keu Nei’, ‘Eishob Din Ratri’, ‘ Bahubrihi’, ‘Dhakay Thaki’ and others remain popular with the new generation viewers. BTV has taken the ...

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Life is beautiful: Tinni

Why did you leave the country all on a sudden? There is no specific reason. After my first marriage fell apart I felt like going abroad for a change. Soon I got married again, all on a sudden. However, it did not work out either. I was feeling very restless and decided to go on a trip since I already ...

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Karan Johar wraps up shooting of Love and Lust

Popular Indian Filmmaker Karan Johar has concluded shooting for Love And Lust, a series of short films. The series features actors Vicky Kaushal, Neha Dhupia and Kiara Advani. The Ae Dil Hai Mushkil director also shared a still from his film. Karan on Monday tweeted: “And that’s a wrap on ‘Love and Lust’, series of short films produced by Ronnie ...

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Joya wins Zee Cine Best Actress Award

Joya Ahsan has gained the top honour of an Indian award ceremony. She was judged Best Actress at the Zee Cine Awards on Tuesday for her work in the Indian-Bangla film, ‘Bishorjan’. Indian filmmaker Ashwini Iyer Tiwari gave away the award to Joya on the awards night at the BK Grounds of Mumbai. In an instant reaction, Joya told Prothom ...

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DU students stage Kakcharitra in India

Dhaka University Drama Troupe staged a show of Kakcharitra, which is also the troupe’s debut production, on the concluding day of a week-long theatre festival titled ‘Anandan Natyamela 2017’ held in Jhargram, India. The play, written by Manoj Mitra and directed by Shubhra Goswami, had its premiere show at the TSC auditorium of Dhaka University on December 9. Besides Dhaka ...

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Harvey Weinstein: Salma Hayek alleges he threatened to kill her

Actress Salma Hayek has described Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein as a rage-fuelled “monster”, alleging he sexually harassed and threatened her. Writing in the New York Times, Ms Hayek said Mr Weinstein once told her: “I will kill you, don’t think I can’t.” Holly Baird. a spokeswomen for Mr Weinstein, disputed Ms Hayek’s account. Dozens of actresses, including Rose McGowan, Angelina ...

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