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My father is a die-hard Punjabi, says Esha

Actress Esha Deol, who has taken on the role of a judge on MTV Roadies X2, says her father and Bollywood superstar Dharmendra is a ‘die-hard Punjabi,’ and so she chose to include a Sikh member in her team on the show. In the new season, every gang leader, including Esha, Karan Kundra, Vijender Singh and Rannvijay Singh, has five ...

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Diti’s Bhalobasha Hoye Jai

On the occasion of last Valentine’s Day popular film actress and play director Parvin Sultana Diti has a made a telefilm titled Valentine Othoba Bhalobasha. But it was not telecasted in last Valentine’s Day. For this reason, Diti has changed title of the telefilm. Now its title is Bhalobasha Hoye Jai. Sharmin Chowdhury Ifshita has written story of  the telefilm. ...

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Like to be India’s transport minister: Jeffrey Archer

“I think the toughest job on earth today would be the minister of transport for India and if I had a life again that is the job I would want, that or captaining the England cricket team,” Archer told the audience here on his 11th visit to India. “If I hadn’t been prime minister, I would have been the minister ...

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BANGLADESHI PHOTOGRAPHERS’ works in London

“Defying the Laws of Gravity”, a photography exhibition of by seven Bangladeshi photographers opened on March 5 at one of London’s leading multicultural arts venues, Rick Mix. This exhibition is a part of celebration of the 44th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence, says a press release. Chairman of global photo agency Majority World and Managing Director of Drik, Shahidul Alam introduced ...

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“I don’t let gender define my roles in society”

Lucky Enam is powerful figure of Bangladeshi theatre. In a career spanning over four decades, she has enriched the stage with their artistic talents and expertise. The actor-director spoke with this correspondent on International Women’s Day. Excerpts: What is your take on International Women’s Day? Lucky Enam: Women have been struggling for ages to establish their equal rights in the society. ...

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Celebrating womanhood through art

Arno Kamolika is an expatriate Bangladeshi classical dancer (based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) who has taken Bharatnatyam as her forte. An alumnus of BUET (Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology), she further studied History of Art and Architecture at University of British Columbia and worked there as a Research Assistant. In a recent interview with The Daily Star, Arno ...

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Maria to play lead heroine in Sohan’s new film

Many of the today’s well-established heroines in the country’s film industry made their debut on the silver screen through the films produced by popular filmmaker Sohanur Rahman Sohan. Aiming at creating opportunity for the newcomers in the Dhaka film industry, Sohan introduced another newbie heroine named Maria Chowdhury recently, who will play lead heroine in his new film titled ‘Abala ...

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Storytelling with saris

Artiste and social activist Monica Jahan Bose conducted an Art Talk titled Storytelling with Saris on February 15 at the Bengal Café in Dhanmondi. The event was organised by Bengal Foundation. The US-based Bangladeshi artiste screened a short film of her own making, highlighting the influenceof climate change on rural women. The film delves into issues of women empowerment andfinancial ...

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Folk music at Chhayanaut

Marking Pohela Falgun, the first day of spring on Bengali calendar, the Department ofFolk Music of Chhayanaut Sangeet Bidyayatan arranged a folk music event on Friday. Artists Kangal Deenohin, Arkum Shah, Shamser Ali, AKM Abdul Aziz and Sirajul Islam, among others, performed at the event. Chhayanaut General Secretary Khairul Anam Shakil delivered welcome address at the programme. The musical soiree ...

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Chandni pairs up with Sajal after five years

After a long time break, popular TV actress, Chandni is again becoming busy with acting in media. Now she is trying to act in single episode play and drama serial. As a part of its continuation, Chandni, also a dancer, performed in a special play on the occasion of coming Mother’s Day. Title of the play is Bala. Directed by ...

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