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British Council hosts Bangladesh-UK Alumni Network Gala Night

The British Council has hosted the Bangladesh-UK Alumni Network (BUKAN) Gala Night 2018 yesterday at Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) in the capital. The event was a follow-up to the month long digital campaign by the British Council to reach out to UK alumni residing in Bangladesh to include them in BUKAN and utilize their collective expertise to contribute to ...

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Esha Deol to make her bollywood comeback after seven years with Cakewalk

After her marriage to Bharat Takhtani, and motherhood, Esha Deol Takhtani is ready to return to her other love — movies. The actor will make her comeback after seven years with a short film, Cakewalk. Helmed by debutant Ram Kamal Mukherjee, the film will see Deol slip into the role of a chef.”   Deol says she chose the film ...

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Priyanka renders diverse songs

National Film Award winner singer Priyanka Gop in her solo show presented popular melodious songs at Sufia Kamal Auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum on Monday. The show was organised by Amra Suryamukhi marking the founding president of the country Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s 98th birthday, which will be celebrated on March 17 across the country. Priyanka Gop, who teaches at Dhaka ...

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Jaya Bachchan reveals the cause behind Amitabh Bachchan’s ill health

A team of doctors flew in to check on megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is in pain due to the heavy costumes for the shoot of Thugs of Hindostan. In an early morning blog post on Tuesday, Amitabh, 75, revealed doctors would be coming in to “fiddle around” with his body and set him up again.   His wife Jaya Bachchan ...

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Dhallywood counts losses, while Indians make profits

Local filmmakers and producers say that local films are counting losses while Indian films are making profits from the film exchange under South Asian Free Trade Area agreement with India. Though same number of films is exchanged following the SAFTA agreement, films are not released in equal number of cinemas of the both countries, said leading producers, director and actors. ...

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Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana to shoot for a magazine soon

Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana is all set to enter the glamour world. As the 17-year-old will soon begin shooting for a magazine, her mom Gauri Khan recently revealed to several Indian media. Suhana, who rules the internet with her gorgeous pictures on Instagram, bagged her first project in showbiz so far. “Suhana is shooting for a magazine. ...

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London’s first ever ‘Sylhet Festival’ successfully celebrated

The first ever ‘Sylhet Utsav Festival’ in the UK was lunched on 4 March 2018 at the Brady Centre in the heart of the UK Bengali community, Banglatown, East London. Bangladesh’s High Commissioner to the UK, Md Nazmul Quaunine, Tower Hamlets Speaker Sabina Akhtar and former MP Shofiqur Rahman Chowdhury inaugurated the festival at the entrance of the Brady Centre. In the opening ceremony the ...

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I had to give auditions for every film: Huma

Huma Qureshi is a critically and commercially lauded actor who has always tried to experiment with different genres, be it horror in Ek Thi Daayan (2013), comedy in Jolly LLB 2 (2017), or a thriller with Badlapur (2015). But her journey, like most people who come from a background that’s not related to films, wasn’t easy. Speaking about breaking through ...

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Tisha in Tauquir’s ‘Fagun Hawa’

Sweetheart of the silver screen Nusrat Imroz Tisha is to star in a historical film, ‘Fagun Hawa’, directed by Tauquir Ahmed. The actress on Thursday confirmed that she signed the contract. The shooting of the film will start from 10 March. Tisha will join the fliming from 12 March, she said. The film is an adaptation of the short story ...

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Swapnadal stages Helen Keller on women’s day

Theatre troupe Swapnadal staged its monodrama Helen Keller on Thursday at Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy marking the International Women’s Day. The troupe also honoured playwright Sadhona Ahmed with International Women’s Day Honourary Award and honoured women activists of the troupe prior to the show of the play. Sadhona Ahmed received the award for her contribution to the ...

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