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Two win Syed Waliullah literary award

Two expatriate writers – Shahmim Azad and Nazmun Nesa Piari – won this year’s Syed Waliullah Literary Award. Bangla Academy introduced the award in 2014 to recognise the work of expatriate Bangladeshi authors, writing in Bangla, English or any other language. Shamim Azad, who lives in the UK, writes poetry, novel and drama while Nazmun Nesa Piari, who lives in ...

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Bangladesh High Commission, London, hosts first ever cultural programme in Nehru Centre

  The Bangladesh High Commission in London hosted the “Summit Bangladesh Evening” on 06 October 2016 at the prestigious Nehru Centre in the heart of the city. It was dedicated to the freedom fighters and martyrs of the 1971 Bangladesh war. The programme was originally named “Summit Evening of Young Bangladeshi performers,” but changed as the four young men could ...

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Aamir Khan is a great actor, not me, says Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan says his Thugs of Hindostan co-star Aamir Khan can be called a “great actor,” but not him. Bachchan and the 51-year-old superstar will be teaming up for the first time in the Yash Raj Films project. “Aamir can be termed ‘great’, not me. I have enjoyed his performances and his films. He is an accomplished actor and a ...

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Alia Bhatt spends Sunday at Akshay Kumar’s women’s self-defence centre

Actress Alia Bhatt spent her Sunday at action star AkshayKumar’s Women’s Self Defence Centre (WSDC). “A Sunday well spent at Akshay Kumar women’s self defence centre! Such strong, inspiring girls and such a great initiative Aaditya Thackeray,” Alia tweeted on Sunday. Akshay thanked the actress for ‘joining us today and being a part of our initiative’.  The ‘Khiladi’ star also thanked Thackeray. “One young man who needs ...

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Angelina Jolie may star in war drama ‘Shoot Like a Girl’

Angelina Jolie is in early talks to star in TriStar’s adaptation Shoot Like a Girl. The film is based on the book Shoot Like a Girl: How One Woman’s War Against the Taliban Led to Her Victory Over the Department of Defense, an upcoming memoir by Air Force Maj. Mary Jennings Hegar that will hit shelves in March 2017. Hegar, ...

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Bijori wants to work in big screen

  Celebrated actress, dance artiste and model Bijori Barkatullah has intention to work in the big screen. From the beginning of her career in media she got offers to work in movie for many times. But she never worked in the big screen. However, she was seen to work in two scenes in Amitabh Reza directed movie Aynabaji, which was ...

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Kareena Kapoor Khan’s Income Tax account hacked

Soon-to-be mommy Kareena Kapoor Khan has not let pregnancy come in the way of her professional commitments. While on one hand, Kareena is busy with her film shoots, on the other, she is also seen attending various events. But what happened recently has distracted all her attention from this. Reportedly, Kareena’s Income tax account has been hacked and she has lodged an ...

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Kavita Radheshyam, Mira Khan, Nirob ready for shooting

Indian actress Kavita Radheshyam and Pakistani actress Mira Khan will perform in a new movie – ‘Bala’. Shooting of the film, in which Bangladeshi actor Nirob will play the lead role, began on September 20 in Bengaluru, south India. Popular Dhalliwood actor Nirob is set to go to Bengaluru for shooting of the film. While talking to media, Nirob said ...

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Mahira Khan subtly reacts on banning of Pakistani artistes in India?

Mahira Khan subtly said something which caught the eye. When Fawad Khan, Mahira Khan and other Pakistani artistes were asked to pack their bags and leave India, many producers found themselves facing the heat, as a lot of projects were left incomplete. New problems surfaced for Karan Johar’s film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil starring Fawad and Mahira’s Bollywood debut Raees ...

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Never lost my innocence: Asha Parekh

Veteran actress Asha Parekh, who turned 74 on Sunday, believes that she is still a child at heart and that she never lost her innocence. “I never lost my innocence, I think that’s why the audience warmed up to me. I was always the friendly girl next-door. The tag of a successful star was actually a stamp of approval from ...

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