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Disney to debut rest of 2021 films in cinemas first

Disney announced Friday that all of its films slated for release by the end of the year will be exclusively screened in cinemas first, bringing relief to theaters anxious to reconnect with audiences after the coronavirus pandemic devastated their industry. The animated film “Encanto” will be released on the big screen on November 24 and will not appear on Disney’s ...

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Sunil Perera, outspoken Sri Lankan singer, dies at age 68

Singer and musician Sunil Perera entertained generations of Sri Lankans with captivating songs, but won their minds and hearts with his outspoken comments against social injustice, corruption, racism and suppression of democracy. Perera, a versatile singer, musician, composer and entertainer, died of apparent complications from COVID-19. He was 68. Sunil tested positive for the coronavirus last month and was treated ...

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Jennifer Lawrence expecting first child with husband Cooke Maroney

Oscar winning actress Jennifer Lawrence is pregnant and expecting her first child with her art dealer husband Cooke Maroney. A representative for the 31-year-old “Hunger Games” star confirmed the news to CNN on Thursday. Lawrence married Maroney in October 2019 at Belcourt of Newport, a luxurious mansion in Rhode Island. They wed in front of 150 guests, including Amy Schumer, ...

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Porshi as judge in reality show

Popular singer Sabrina Porshi has been entertaining the audiences with her beautiful voice for years. She started her musical career with the talent hunt show ‘Channel i Khude Gaan Raj’ in 2008. The singer will be seen as a judge in the upcoming musical reality show of RTV titled ‘Young Star’. Singer and music director Ibrar Tipu and musician Pratik ...

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Kareena Kapoor trolled for allegedly hiking her fee to play ‘Sita’

Bollywood actor Kareena Kapoor Khan, who was recently the subject of a controversy after it was reported that she had hiked her fee to star in a reimagining of the Ramayana from Sita’s perspective, has said that more people are talking about pay disparity in the industry now, HT reported. In an interview, Kareena Kapoor said that she makes it ...

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‘Maya-The Lost Mother’ wins award at Indo-American Film Festival

“Maya- the lost Mother,” a film by Masud Pathik, has received two awards at the virtual Indo American International Festival of World Cinema. National Award-winning director Masud Pathik received the award as Best Director while the film awarded the Best Picture award. “Maya- the lost Mother” was released in December 2019 and the film portrayed the life of a woman ...

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Aparna Sen’s ‘The Rapist’ to have world premiere at 26th Busan International Film Festival

National Award-winning director Aparna Sen’s film “The Rapist”, starring Konkona Sen Sharma, Arjun Rampal and Tanmay Dhanania, is set to have its world premiere at the 26th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF). The film, produced by Applause Entertainment in association with Quest Films Pvt. Ltd, is part of the ‘A Window on Asian Cinema’ section of the festival and is ...

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25 years of Salman Shah’s demise

Today is the 25th death anniversary of popular film star Salman Shah. On this day in 1996, the actor was found hanging from the ceiling of his house in the capital’s Eskaton area. Bangladesh Film Artistes’ Association, Bangladesh Film Producers and Distributors Association, Bangladesh Film Directors’ Association are observing the day with various programmes. Salman Shah was a popular film ...

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Angelina Jolie wants kids to ‘fight back’ with new child rights book

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie says she hopes to empower children around the world with tools to “fight back” for their rights with a book she has written with Amnesty International. “Know Your Rights and Claim Them” – written with human rights lawyer Geraldine Van Bueren, one of the original drafters of the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the ...

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Pori Moni walks out of jail

Actress Pori Moni was released from Kashimpur jail in Gazipur on Wednesday morning, nearly a month after her arrest in a drug case. She left the prison at about 9:30am, Sayed Shah Sharif, acting jailer of Kashimpur Women Central Prison, confirmed. He said they released Pori Moni upon receiving the court’s order and after completing formalities in presence of her ...

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