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Recitation production depicts struggle for independence

The history of Bangladesh’s struggle for Independence from 1947 to 1971 was narrated through a recitation production at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Thursday. Recitation artistes from different troupes performed in the production titled ‘Deshbhag Theke Swadhinata (From Partition to Independence)’ based on eminent novelist Selina Hossain’s novel titled ‘Gayatri Sandhya’. The production also featured poems penned ...

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Babu back after shooting stint of Sitara

Filming of the Indo-Bangla film ‘Sitara’ started a few weeks ago. Fazlur Rahman Babu, one of the lead characters in the film, completed his 10-day shooting stint in the char (river island) areas near Teesta River in Mekhliganj of Cooch Behar and returned home on Tuesday. South Indian actor M Nassar, renowned for his role in blockbuster ‘Bahubali’ as Bijjaladeva, ...

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Actor Priya moves SC seeking quashing of FIR against her

Actress Priya Prakash Varrier, who stole the heart of the nation with her cute antics in a song of an upcoming Malayalam movie, on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking to quash of the FIRs against her and the director of the film for hurting religious sentiments of Muslims, reports Ians.   The actress, film director Omar Lulu and others ...

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Clooneys donate to student gun reform march

Hollywood star George Clooney and his human rights lawyer wife Amal on Monday pledged $500,000 to help fund a student march on Washington, giving a huge boost to what is considered an unprecedented youth mobilization against gun violence. The “March for Our Lives” is scheduled to take place on 24 March with sister rallies planned across the country demanding that ...

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‘I still feel like a struggler’

She has received appreciations from critics and audiences alike for films like “Pink”, “Naam Shabana” and “Judwaa 2”, but actress Taapsee Pannu, who has been described as the “most powerful woman of the year” by a magazine, says she is yet to touch stardom and still feels like a struggler. “I don’t even feel like a star. I still feel ...

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India film star Kamal Haasan launches political party

Indian film star Kamal Haasan has launched his new political party in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.   Mr Haasan, 62, made the announcement in the town of Madurai before crowds of his party supporters.   The state has a history of actors-turned-politicians – three have even served as chief ministers.   In December, Rajnikanth, another Tamil movie star, ...

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Meghna’s comeback Bengali Film to be ‘Sitara’

Actress Meghna Naidu, whose last project in Bengali was the 2004 film “Coolie”, is now shooting for the Bengali movie titled “Sitara”. “I am excited to make a comeback in the Bengali entertainment industry. I am shooting for ‘Sitara’,” Meghna said in a statement. Talking about her role in “Sitara”, she said: “I am playing the role of Lokkhonna. The ...

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Kumar Bishwajit directed by son

Like father, like son! Kumar Nibir, the 16-year-old son of popular singer Kumar Bishwajit, has recently directed a music video, ‘Proshnoi Othena’, featuring his father. “He is just 16. I cannot believe this is his first time in direction. I am really happy with his work,” said an excited Kumar Bishwajit. The video was made last year, but released on ...

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Pioneering Indian Cinema Veteran & Talk Show Hostess, Simi Garewal, to attend UK Asian Film Festival

Festival marks 100 years of Women’s Right to Vote in UK with F-Rated Theme and Feminist Content Film Curation Monday 19th February 2018 – Pioneering veteran of Indian cinema and talk show hostess, Simi Garewal, will be attending the UK’s leading South Asian film festival to champion female-oriented films, artists and auteurs, UK Asian Film Festival. Historically known as Tongues on Fire and, more recently, London Asian Film Festival, the ...

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Popular singer Saba Tani dies at 49

Bangladeshi popular singer Saba Tani died on Monday morning at her residence in capital’s Uttara. She was 49. Family members informed that the body of the popular singer from the 80s and 90s found lying on the floor of her bathroom on Monday morning. Renowned music director Fuad Naser Babu confirmed her death. Fuad could not inform the details in ...

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