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Asian entertainment industries grappling with #MeToo issues

Dhaka, July 18 (UNB) – When Wu Ke-xi was looking for a frightening plotline for her latest film, she didn’t need to look further than her own industry, reports The Indian Express. The Taiwanese actress and screenwriter’s latest movie, Nina Wu, is the story of an actress who, in pursuit of a role that will lead to stardom, is abused ... Read More »

London to host Miss World final,130 contestants for crown

The world’s largest annual international event returns to London for its 69thyear London, 2 July 2019 – The Miss World Organisation, led by Julia Morley, Chairman and CEO, has today announced exciting plans to bring 130 incredible women from all over the world to London for a three-week festival and the Miss World Final. Contestants will arrive in London on ... Read More »

With Brad and Leo, Tarantino debuts a fairy tale in Cannes

Cannes, May 22 (AP/UNB) — Twenty-five years after premiering “Pulp Fiction” in Cannes, Quentin Tarantino returned to the French film festival with neither great vengeance nor furious anger but a gentler fairy tale about 1960s Los Angeles. “Once Upon a Time In … Hollywood” made its much-anticipated debut Tuesday in Cannes, giving the festival its most concentrated splash of celebrity ... Read More »

Mac Mohan’s daughters Manjiri, Vinati in India’s first film

Manjari may be making her Bollywood debut with this film, but she is not new to the world of cinema. The LA-based filmmaker has directed three short films and won several awards nationally and internationally over a span of 12 years. Impressively, she has worked with renowned filmmakers like Christopher Nolan on Dunkirk and The Dark Knight Rises, Patty Jenkins ... Read More »

Why shooting of Janhvi ‘s next halted for a day?

Janhvi Kapoor is currently in Lucknow to shoot some important scenes of her next film that is based on the life of IAF pilot Gunjan Saxena. Angad Bedi has also joined the Dhadak actress in the city of Nawabs, as he’ll be playing her brother in the biopic. But yesterday because of the bad weather the shoot of the film ... Read More »

Kim Kardashian West reveals Psalm as new baby’s name

New York, May 18 (AP/UNB) — To messages of support and puzzlement, Kim Kardashian West has, seemingly, revealed her newborn’s name: Psalm West. The beauty mogul, reality star, law student and wife of Kanye West took to her social streams to share the first look at their fourth child, born May 9. A photo of the boy nestled in a ... Read More »

Madhuri’s dance track in Kalank in news

Dharma Productions’ upcoming film Kalank has been in the news since its inception. The film stars Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sonakshi Sinha, Madhuri Dixit Nene and Sanjay Dutt in pivotal parts and is directed by Abhishek Varman. The film’s trailer was released a couple of days back and it has just doubled the buzz around the film. ... Read More »

Shah Rukh Khan turns rapper, urges fans to vote

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has joined the league of Bollywood stars who have been encouraging Indians to vote in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. SRK on Monday shared a special video urging the citizens of the nation to exercise their ballot and choose a responsible government. Shah Rukh has lend his voice to various films. But this is probably ... Read More »

Coolie No 1 to be released on Varun ’s birthday

Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan are set to captivate the audience with their crackling chemistry in David Dhawan’s Coolie No 1. The 90s hit is being remade by David Dhawan and will feature Varun and Sara in the lead. And now fresh reports suggest that the first look of the film is soon going to be released. If sources ... Read More »

National Film Day tomorrow

Culture Desk The National Film Day will be observed in a befitting manner under the auspices of Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC), National Film Observance Committee and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on tomorrow (April 3). Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, understanding the impact of films on society, tabled a bill in the provincial assembly of erstwhile East Pakistan ... Read More »

Nakshi Kantha in ZEE Bangla TV sans Poet Jasimuddin mention

I have been watching Bengali serial Nakshi Kantha in ZEE Bangla TV. It is the love story between Sabnam and Yash which has enticed me to watch this TV serial. Anyone can write on the theme but it is morally wrong to steal the theme without any acknowledgement of the famous epic by Jasimuddin’s Nakshi Kanthar Math yet the title ... Read More »

Rosatom dedicates its documentary “Wild Edens” to Turkey

The premiere of the second serial of the documentary “Wild Edens: Turkey,” that highlights the issue of climate change, took place in Ankara of Turkey recently. Focusing on the flora and fauna in the one-of-a-kind natural habitats of Turkey, the programme highlights the unique and delicate habitat of the Kars Wetland, the Caucasus, and the Mediterranean Sea. Read More »

Zabardast – Documentary at AF Dhaka Nov 23

by Jérôme Tanon Alliance Française de Dhaka and ‘Audree’ organise the screening of ‘Zabardast’, an adventure documentary French, with English subtitles film directed by Jérôme Toran on Friday, 23 November 2018 at 5.00 pm at ‘Auditorium Nouvelle Vague’, Alliance Française, Dhaka. Read More »

Riyadh launches multi-billion dollar entertainment resort

Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attended the ground-breaking ceremony of a vast entertainment resort that is at the heart of an ambitious strategy to open the economy and ease social restrictions. Qiddiya, about an hour’s drive from Riyadh, is being built on a 334sqkm (8,400-acre) site, making it two-and-a-half times the size of Disney World. It ... Read More »

Suicide Squad’ stays alive, topping box office for a second week

Defying critics as well as competition from two new releases, the DC comics-inspired “Suicide Squad” topped the US box office for a second straight weekend, estimates from industry tracker Exhibitor Relations showed. The action film, in which Will Smith, Jared Leto and Margot Robbie play a band of deadly criminals hired to carry out risky secret missions, chalked up $43.8 ... Read More »

Sunny-Rukh to be banned

Entertainment Desk The special song in which Sunny Leone stars with Shah Rukh Khan in the much anticipated film Raees, is likely to be banned in Pakistan Rumour mills are abuzz that Pakistan Censor Board has decided to ban the said song in which Sunny will be seen grooving to the tunes of “Laila O Laila” which was originally picturised ... Read More »

Bourne’ slips out of the shadows to dominate box office

Matt Damon’s “Jason Bourne” spy thriller is dominating box offices, taking in a third of all North American receipts in its opening weekend. The film, the fifth in Universal’s robust series about a former CIA assassin plagued by amnesia, took in $59.2 million for the three-day weekend, according to industry tracker Exhibitor Relations. Bourne—whose director Paul Greengrass had for years ... Read More »

The magic is back: Harry Potter play hits London stage

Harry Potter fans were buzzing with excitement Saturday as “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”, a stage play that imagines the fictional boy wizard as a grown-up father of three, opened in London. After nearly eight weeks of well-received preview performances, London’s Palace Theatre hosted the opening gala as the general public strapped themselves in for a new adventure in ... Read More »

Shooter’ latest US drama shelved after attacks

American network USA on Monday postponed sniper drama “Shooter” in the wake of the police killings in Louisiana, the latest in a string of releases hit by real-life violence. Based on the 2007 film starring Mark Wahlberg, the show was originally due to air on July 19, but was pushed back a week after five officers were killed by a ... Read More »

Ghostbusters’ charms audiences but can’t vanquish ‘Pets’

The “Ghostbusters” crew may have rooted out New York’s supernatural but failed to overpower the city’s furry critters, who topped the box office once again. “The Secret Life of Pets” grossed an impressive $50.6 million in its second weekend, according to industry tracker Exhibitor Relations, bringing its total US profits to $203.2 million. The Illumination-produced animated comedy chronicles the journey ... Read More »