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Controversial Indian show depicting child marriage pulled off air


DUBAI: Following intense backlash in India, Sony Entertainment Television said Tuesday that it has pulled its controversial show “Pehredaar Piya Ki” (Husband’s Guard) off the air. The show was launched last month on Sony Entertainment Television — a popular Hindi general entertainment channel in India — and was aired every weekday night in the prime 8:30 p.m. slot. The show ... Read More »

Kajol explains why Bollywood industry is male dominated


Bollywood actress Kajol, who has a career in films spanning over two decades, believes that showbiz is ‘simply just another business’ and is a man’s world. Wage inequality recently became a hot topic in Hollywood and Bollywood. When Kajol was asked about gender inequality in the film industry, she told IANS in an interview: “It is male dominated. There is ... Read More »

Newcomer Adhora casts in ‘Pagoler Moto Bhalobashi’


Adhora Khan, a new comer to the Bangladeshi movie scene, is gradually getting her strong foothold in our film industry.  Recently she has signed with her first movie titled ‘Pagoler Moto Bhalobashi’ which is directed by familiar film maker Shahin Suman. The film is being produced under the banner of ‘Arabi Films International’.The movie is all about a triangular love ... Read More »

Mithila returns to the screen


With work, family and her daughter taking up most of her time, TV star Mithila was finding it difficult to manage time for music and television. Despite recently appearing in a TVC, she has been missing from TV dramas for quite some time. However, she will be seen in some TV dramas in the upcoming Eid Ul Fitr. Asked about ... Read More »

Hridi crowned Channel i Shera Nachiye


Reality television show Channel i Shera Nachiye crowned a winner for this year's competition, in a grand finale held on Friday at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre. Farzana Hridi Sheikh, a contestant from Dhaka, was named champion, taking home a brand new car and a diamond crown. Sinthia Yasmin Nupur and Umme Habiba Shobha were named first and second runner-up ... Read More »

Bangladeshi films are the highlight


London- based Rainbow Film Society organises regular film screenings, annual film festivals targeted at the local population and training for local community people. Rainbow Film Society now celebrates its 25th year. To celebrate this important milestone, a year long programme will run throughout 2016. One of the major attractions is the 17th edition of the Rainbow Film Festival which opens ... Read More »

Vishal-Shekhar Rocks Dhaka


Bollywood singer-composer duo Vishal-Shekhar rocked the music scene of Dhaka last Thursday evening. The duo, along with popular playback singer Shruti Pathak, performed at “A Night with Vishal-Shekhar” concert at Naboratri Hall of International Convention City Bashundhara. Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani, known mostly as Vishal-Shekhar, are tremendously popular in Bollywood. Together they have created scores of popular tunes, and ... Read More »

Celebrities don’t impress me: Sonam Kapoor


Actress Sonam Kapoor, who is gearing up for the 69th Cannes Film Festival, says she doesn't get "starstruck" by other celebrities at the red carpet.     "It doesn't matter which part of the world you are from whether you are white, brown or black everybody is the same so I don't get starstruck unless I really respect the person," ... Read More »

“I always try to spread the words of Nazrul” …Ferdous Ara


Eminent Nazrul exponent Ferdous Ara is driven by the passion to uphold and spread the words of Kazi Nazrul Islam across the world. Throughout her illustrious career, she has been working to promote Nazrul Sangeet and archive his works in different ways. The singer will travel to USA in May to participate in Nazrul Sammelon in New York. She will ... Read More »

Rupkothar Ma on Ekushey Television


Drama serial “Rupkothar Ma” will air tonight at 9.30pm on Ekushey Television. Based on a novel written by Saratchandra Chottopadhyay, the serial is directed by Anjan Aich. The story shows the story of 'notun ma', her reflections of her past with Brojo babu, the reasons she left him for Ramani and her later regrets of doing so. And the suspense ... Read More »

Not interested to act in films right now -Riaz


Riaz Ahmed has come a long way since he gave up a career in soaring through the skies (as a pilot) and embraced the wonderful world of show business. He made a name for himself with massive hits on the silver screen, and is now making a mark on the television front. The Daily Star caught up with the actor ... Read More »

2 films to hit cinemas today


Two romantic films are set to hit cinemas across the country today. They are Ice-cream, directed by Redoan Rony, and Baje Chhele (The Loafer), which marks the directorial debut for Monirul Islam Sohel and Rahim Babu who collaborated on the project. Ice-cream is Rony’s second film that comes over three years after his critically acclaimed debut film Chorabali. It stars ... Read More »

‘Game of Thrones’ opener sets record


NEW YORK: The fantasy favorite “Game of Thrones,” the most popular series in HBO’s history, returned for its sixth season with what may or may not be the show’s most-watched episode ever. It all depends on which Nielsen company measurement you look at. HBO’s experience is a vivid illustration of how new ways of watching television are imposing difficulties on ... Read More »



Impress Telefilm and Touquir Ahmed's film “Oggyatonama” will premiere at the Marché du Film section of the Festival de Cannes 2016. The film will be screened at Palais I of the Palais des Festivals on May 17 at 6pm.   Impress Telefilm's managing director Faridur Reza Sagor and director Towquir Ahmed will travel to Cannes for the screening. “Oggyatonama” is ... Read More »

Monalisa to make comeback with a TVC


Popular model and television actress Monalisa is returning to television screen after a four-year hiatus with a television commercial.   She confirmed the news today, saying that she had signed for a television commercial of Jamuna Fan.  Shooting for the TVC will begin on April 24 at Coke Studio in the capital. Syed Russel will direct the TVC.  About her ... Read More »

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