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Dancers present diverse recitals

Dancers presented diverse classical dance forms at Chhayanaut Shangskriti Bhaban auditorium in Dhanmondi on Friday. The event, organised by Chhayanaut as part of its annual classical dance festival, featured manipuri, bharatanatyam and kathak dance recitals by dancers from different troupes. The festival, dedicated to manipuri dance exponent Guru Bipin Singh, began with a manipuri dance recital titled ‘Mangalcharan’ by dancers ...

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I have learnt to be happy with whatever I have: Shamita Shetty

Shamita Shetty does wonder how her career would be different if she had taken up more work, but lives without any regret. The actress says all her ups and downs helped her evolve, and she is “happy and content” at the moment, reports Ians.   “There are many times when I sit back and try to analyse the things that ...

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After Cannes, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan steals limelight in Australia

Bollywood’s glamorous diva Aishwarya Rai Bachchan knows how to steal the limelight, be it in ethnic or western wear. She is currently in Sydney, Australia where she is attending the inauguration of the Longines Watches store in the Queen Victoria Building.   She graced the event in a gorgeous floor-length black gown designed by Gauri and Nainika and styled by ...

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‘Padmaavat’ is a celebration of womanhood for me: Deepika

Padmaavat may have led to a furious debate on whether the film is misogynistic and glorifies sati but Deepika Padukone says it has been an empowering experience to be a woman fronting an expensive Indian film, reports PTI.   The success of the film will, hopefully, open doors for more such films, the actor said.   “For me, it is ...

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Theatre fest marking Int’l Mother Language Day begins

A month-long theatre festival marking the International Mother Language Day began on Friday at open stage of Suhrawardy Udyan with shows of three street theatre productions and a stage production. Dhaka-based theatre troupe Sanglap Group Theatre staged its recent production Bodh, while Narayanganj-based troupe Sangsaptak, Munshiganj-based troupes Munshiganj Theatre and Theatre Circle staged street plays at the event. Bangladesh Group ...

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Songs based on Charyapada deserve promotion: seminar

Songs based on the earliest Bangla literature Charyapada need to be nurtured and promoted, said the discussants at a seminar held at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Saturday. Composer of all the 47 Charyas professor Alim Mahmud, thespian Ataur Rahman, Jahangirnagar University drama professor Afsar Ahmed, Dhaka University Bangla department professor Syed Azizul Haq, Government Saadat College principal professor Rezaul Karim, ...

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Preview committee launched for joint production films

The preview committee for joint production films was finally launched on Tuesday. The committee consists of eight members, seven of whom were present at the first day’s meeting. The committee, on the first day, previewed Noor Jahaan and approved the film for censor board clearance. The managing director of Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC) Amir Hossain said, the preview committee ...

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Priyanka Chopra as Meghan Markle’s bridesmaid? ‘If you see me there, you’ll know’, says the Bollywood actor

Actor Priyanka Chopra, who is good friends with actor and soon to be royal bride Meghan Markle, and dropped hints that she might be the bridesmaid at the Suits star’s wedding with Prince Harry.   Addressing the question in a new interview for Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Priyanka said, “If you see me there, you’ll know.”   The actor said she ...

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Ranveer Singh receives his first award for Padmaavat

Ranveer Singh has delivered an overwhelmingly impressive performance in his latest release, Padmaavat. Film after film, he is delivering a performance better than the last. His acting prowess has gotten the validation from the megastar Amitabh Bachchan himself.   When Ranveer reached home on Tuesday, a sweet surprise awaited him. A hand-written note and flowers from the superstar of the ...

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Sharon Stone hopes Weinstein goes to jail

Actress Sharon Stone hopes disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein goes to jail.   However, she said all men accused of sexual misbehaviour should not share the same fate.   “In every crime, there are misdemeanours and felonies, and I think if someone’s committed a misdemeanour they can’t be treated like they have committed a felony. You can’t charge someone for ...

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