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Turning of a refugee to ‘Nayak Raj’

Legendary film actor Razzak came to Dhaka as a refugee in 1964. Then he struggled to be settled in life, and made his step in the film arena. And the rest is a history.   He made tremendous contributions to Bangla cinema, and won the hearts of millions over 50 years.   He breathed his last on Monday evening. He ...

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Around the World in 80 days comes to London

By Mary Rahman :: The New Vic Theatre’s celebrated production of Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days adapted by Laura Eason and directed by Theresa Heskins has arrived at London’s Cadogan Hall, as part of a major six month tour. The production opened on 2 August and runs until 2 September and first premièred at the New Vic Theatre in 2013 ...

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THEATRE REVIEW: GANGSTA GRANNY, GARRICK THEATRE, LONDON

By Mary Rahma :: What a welcome addition to the children’s theatre world is comedy drama Gangsta Granny superbly written book by Britain’s most popular comic actors and now a best-selling author in the world of children’s literature- David Walliams.   Ben hates spending time with his boring granny while his parents are off ballroom dancing. Little does he know that ...

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Sharmila Tagore files complaint to claim royal property in Bhopal

Veteran actress Sharmila Tagore has filed a complaint on behalf of the Bhopal royal family against occupants of a prime residential property in the picturesque Koh-e-Fiza area in Bhopal, following which the district administration issued notices to them, reports PTI. Sharmila, widow of cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and mother of actor Saif Ali Khan, has claimed ownership of the ...

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Kylie Jenner’s make-up brand could be worth $1bn

She may be only 20, but Kylie Jenner may soon have a beauty business worth more than a billion dollars.   For the first time, the youngest Kardashian-Jenner has revealed how much money her Kylie Cosmetics brand makes.   In an interview with WWD, Kylie and her mum Kris Jenner revealed she’s made $420m (£323m) in retail sales in 18 ...

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‘Haseena Parkar’ to now release on September 22

Biographical crime film ‘Haseena Parkar’, based on terrorist Dawood Ibrahim’s sister Haseena Parkar, is now scheduled to release on September 22. Directed by Apoorva Lakhia, the film features Shraddha Kapoor in the title role. Shraddha’s brother Siddhanth will portray the role of Dawood Ibrahim, while Ankur Bhatia will essay Haseena’s husband Ibrahim Parkar.   The film was earlier due to ...

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Dilip Kumar’s recovery a miracle, says Saira Banu

Legendary actor Dilip Kumar’s recovery from kidney-related problems is a miracle, says his wife and former actress Saira Banu, for whom it was a “nightmare” to deal with the sudden deterioration of his health, reports Ians.   Dilip Kumar, 94, was admitted to the Lilavati Hospital on August 2.   Saira, who has been married to the actor since over ...

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and daughter Aaradhya hoist Indian flag in Melbourne

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan along with daughter Aaradhya experienced a moment of pride in Melbourne. The two hoisted the Indian flag as a part of their celebration of 70th year of India’s Independence. The two not only hosted the flag but also sang the National Anthem, Jana Gana Mana.   As Aishwarya stole the limelight with her appearance, Aaradhya too geared ...

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1 Million dance lovers join Japan’s ‘Awa’ fest

Over a million performers and spectators will flock to a western Japanese city this weekend for one of the country’s largest dance festivals, after organisers stepped up efforts to accommodate foreign visitors.   The annual “Awa Odori”, which originates from a Japanese Buddhist custom of honouring the spirits of ancestors, sees the otherwise sleepy city of Tokushima turn into a ...

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Indian film kicks off New York awards extravaganza

NEW YORK: The International Indian Film Academy fired the opening salvo in a weekend of glitz, glamor and music for its annual awards, sending fans wild with excitement by hosting Bollywood stars in Times Square.   Hundreds of people — overwhelmingly South Asians joined by bemused onlookers, confused tourists and a smattering of Western converts to Bollywood — cheered a ...

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