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Hrithik Roshan tops list of 5 most handsome men

Hrithik Roshan is an actor who is known for his charismatic personality and greek godesque good looks. The actor carries a certain aura around him and fans just cannot stop drooling whenever they see him on the big screen. Hrithik has been maintaining his streak of being voted as one of the ‘Most Handsome Men in The World’ and this ... Read More »

Tahmina releases semi-classical song

Culture Desk Tahmina Afrin has released her new original song for Eid music fans. Released on the YouTube channel of G-Series, the song is titled ‘Megh Kanna’. Ever since its release it has garnered appreciations online, much to the amazement of Tahmina. Megh Kanna, in terms of genre, belongs to the Indian semi-classical family. A music practitioner from her childhood, ... Read More »

Vijay Varma, Janhvi to star in short film

We’ve all seen how brilliant an actor Vijay Varma is after his character Moen won several hearts in Gully Boy. Similarly, Janhvi Kapoor proved to be one of the most promising debutants last year with Dhadak. Both these young actors have now signed on the dotted line and their latest project is Zoya Akhtar’s thirty minutes short film in the ... Read More »

Band Metallica donates 250,000 euros for Romanian pediatric hospital

American heavy metal band Metallica has donated 250,000 euros to a Romanian association building the country’s first pediatric oncology hospital, they said. The donation to Daruieste Viata (Give Life), founded in 2012, came ahead of the band’s sold out concert on Wednesday, its fourth in the European Union state since 1999, the association said on its Facebook page. The donation ... Read More »

Poet Shamsur Rahman’s 13th death anniversary Saturday

Culture Desk The 13th death anniversary of one of the major poets in modern Bengali literature, Shamsur Rahman, will be observed today. Shamsur Rahman died at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on August 17, 2006 while undergoing treatment. Different socio-cultural organisations including Shamsur Rahman smriti Parishad have drawn up different programmes to mark the day, a press release said ... Read More »

Winner of DSC Prize to be announced on Dec 16

Culture Desk The winner of the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature -2019 will be announced at the Nepal Literature Festival in Pokhara on December 16. The final announcement and award-giving ceremony will constitute the final event of the festival, which takes place from December 13 to 16 this year. The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature celebrates the rich ... Read More »

Cast for Mira Nair’s ‘A Suitable Boy’ announced

Entertainment Desk The cast of six-part BBC One drama, A Suitable Boy has been announced, reports BBC. The series is an adaptation of Vikram Seth’s 1993 eponymous novel. Adapted by Andrew Davies (Pride and Prejudice, War & Peace, Les Misérables), internationally acclaimed director Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding, The Namesake, Queen of Katwe) will direct the series. Produced by Lookout Point, ... Read More »

Soumitra Chatterjee suffers from respiratory tract infection

Entertainment Desk Legendary Indian actor, Soumitra Chatterjee, was admitted to a private hospital in Kolkata  yesterday . The veteran actor was taken to the hospital after he complained of breathing problems. The 84-year-old actor, who frequently collaborated with Satyajit Ray and appeared in 14 film directed by Ray, was admitted to the hospital around 9.30 am. A hospital statement said ... Read More »

K-pop superstars BTS to take ‘long-term break’

K-pop superstars BTS will take a ‘long-term break’ from the music scene, their agency said yesterday, after the boy band topped charts in the US and Britain earlier this year. But the pause may only last a few weeks, with the septet due to play a controversial show in Saudi Arabia in October. The K-pop industry is known for cutthroat ... Read More »

‘Hobbs & Shaw’ still leads N.American box office

“Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs Shaw” slowed a bit but still finished in first place at North American theaters this weekend, taking in $25.3 million, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations said  yesterday. That was a drop-off from the previous weekend’s $60 million, but was enough to keep the Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jason Statham action film from Universal Pictures ahead ... Read More »

Shajal to appear in ‘Chhoto Kaku’ TV series of Afzal in Eid

Entertainment Desk Popular actor Abdun Noor Shajal will appear in a lead role in the new installment of ‘Chhoto Kaku’, a popular TV series based on the Faridur Reza Sagor’s story with the same title, during the upcoming Eid. Directed by seasoned actor-director Afzal Hossain, the latest episode titled ‘Khali Khali Noakhali’ will be aired on Channel i on eight ... Read More »

Popular animations in Bangla on Duronto TV

Entertainment Desk The Fairytaler: The Modern Classics of Hans Christian Anderson series will air on Duronto TV from Eid day to the fifth day of Eid at 3 pm every day. Duronto TV will be airing popular new programmes in Bengali for the first time. Alongside Hans Christian Anderson’s famous fairy tales, Snow White, Tintin, and Pinocchio will also be ... Read More »

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr to face trial in groping case

Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr will go on trial over accusations he groped a woman in New York after a court dismissed his plea to have the case thrown out. Gooding, 51, is accused of grabbing the woman’s breast without her consent in a Manhattan bar on a night out in June. The “Jerry Maguire” actor is charged with forcible ... Read More »

‘Krishoker Eid Ananda’ in Channel i

Culture Desk Popular agricultural show ‘Krishoker Eid Ananda’ will be aired on the second day of Eid at 4.30pm on Channel i. This means that it would be aired on August 13. The Eid special show will this time take viewers to the ‘Tea Gardens’ of Moulvibazar in North-East Bangladesh. Village farmers along with expatriate Bangladeshis have played different sorts ... Read More »

Disney to reboot ‘Home Alone’ for new TV streaming service

Disney is rebooting “Home Alone” and “Night at the Museum” for its new TV streaming service, which launches in the US in November and is intended to rival Netflix. The beloved and high-grossing film franchises were acquired by Disney during its takeover of 21st Century Fox. Chief executive Bob Iger said Disney was “focused on leveraging Fox’s vast library of ... Read More »

Paresh Rawal joins Farhan Akhtar’s Toofan

Veteran actor Paresh Rawal is set to feature in Farhan Akhtar-fronted sports drama, Toofan. Akhtar shared the news of Rawal joining the cast on Twitter. “Thrilled and privileged to collaborate with an absolute giant of an actor. So looking forward @SirPareshRawal #Toofan” the actor tweeted. The film is being directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and will feature Akhtar in the ... Read More »

Narrative films to be aired on National Mourning Day

Entertainment Desk Two narrative films based on the stories of ‘Mahamanaber Deshe’ will be aired on TV on August 15, marking the National Mourning Day and the martyrdom of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman along with his family at the hands of military zealots. The stories of ‘Mahamanaber Deshe’ written by Shahid Rahman are based on incidents ... Read More »

Aleya Twist to be staged at Shipakala

Culture Desk The British Council in collaboration with Komola Collective has embarked upon a project to explore this celebrated English novel set in the context of present-day Bangladesh The British Council Cultural Centre,in partnership with Komola Collective, is staging, Aleya Twist, supported by English and Digital for Girls’ Education (EDGE)Clubs of Tangail & BRAC. The play, a rendition of Oliver ... Read More »

Nuhash Humayun selected for Asian Film Academy 2019 fellowship

Entertainment Desk Bangladeshi film-maker Nuhash Humayun has been selected for The Asian Film Academy 2019 fellowship program. The program is part of the Busan International Film Festival, considered an important festival in Asia. The Asian Film Academy (AFA) is an educational program for nurturing talented young Asian film-makers and creates a platform for building a professional network throughout Asia. Talking ... Read More »

Rabindranath’s 78th death anniversary observed

Dhaka, Aug 6 (UNB) – The 78th death anniversary of the Bard of Bengal, Rabindranath Tagore, is being observed on Tuesday. Tagore, who enriched the Bengali language and literature with his astounding talent and merit, died on this day in 1941 at the age of 80. Different organisations are holding many programmes while television channels are airing special productions based ... Read More »

Prabhas to get married post release of Saaho?

Prabhas who shot to fame post the mega success of Baahubali is currently gearing up for the release of his film Saaho. The film also stars Shraddha Kapoor in a crucial role and will hit the theatres on August 30 this year. Latest reports around the actor suggest that he is set to tie the knot right after the film ... Read More »

Shabana Azmi joins Steven Spielberg’s series Halo

Veteran actor Shabana Azmi has boarded the cast of Showtime series Halo to be produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment. The series, which will begin production later this year in Budapest, will be directed by Otto Bathurst. An adaptation of the megahit video game of the same name, Halo also features Natascha McElhone, Bokeem Woodbine, Bentley Kalu, Natasha Culzac and ... Read More »

Faruk, Mosharraf to reprise as Rony’s thief-brothers in Eid

Culture Desk Redoan Rony, a famous TV drama director, made the drama series ‘Behind the Scene’ on the occasion of Eid in 2011. The serial telecast on NTV and got huge responses from the audiences for its comic content. The leading actors of the serial were Mosharaf Karim and Faruk Ahmed. A sequel of the drama released during Eid in ... Read More »

Selim’s third film brings back Chanchal along with Siam

Cultural Correspondent Noted filmmaker Giasuddin Selim is about to start with his third film. Titled ‘Pap-punna’ shooting of the film would start after Eid-ul-Azha. Selim has already finished the screenplay and script by himself while two lead male actors have also been confirmed. Chanchal Chowdhury will play the lead role while Siam Ahmed would be seen as the male supporting ... Read More »