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I’ll speak where it’s necessary: Ishana

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Moumita Khan Ishana said that she's taking the necessary steps to fight against the defamation suit filed against her by producer and actor Maruf Khan Prem. She also added that she was unable to be at court as she did not receive the summons on time. An arrest warrant has been issued for her following her absence in court. When ... Read More »

“Would love to do a sports biopic” – Neha Dhupia

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In a career spanning more than a decade, Neha Dhupia has featured in films ranging from romance to comedy, but the actress said that she would now love to star in a sports biopic.  The actress, who is a well-known fitness enthusiast, feels it would be great to portray a true story of an athlete on screen. “I would love ... Read More »

John’s emotional connect with Rocky Handsome

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Cool, lean, muscular, hot and handsome… John Abraham, the Bollywood hunk, can make hearts skip a beat with his dashing looks. But there’s more to the man than his perfect macho look and his sex appeal.Set to captivate viewers with high-octane action avatar, John reels off on his role in Rocky Handsome, his ideologies and perspective as a producer and ... Read More »

Exhibition on liberation war underway

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An exhibition featuring photographs and a video installation on the history of the war of liberation, starting with events leading up to the ultimate victory, is underway at the National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. The multimedia show titled ‘1971: Emergence of a Nation’ has been organised by the ministry of foreign affairs, and features about 100 photographs. The ... Read More »

Mili and Samrat join forces for “Ghunpoka”

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Farhana Mili and Khalid Hossain Samrat stepped into the television arena at the same time, but they did not have any opportunity to work together. Recently, Mili and Samrat have joined forces for a single episode television play.Samrat has directed the play, titled “Ghunpoka”, while Mili plays the female lead.Also starring Sayeed Babu in the lead, shooting for the play ... Read More »

Actress Diti loses battle with cancer

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Popular actress of the ‘90’s, Parveen Sultana Diti passed away this afternoon after a long battle with brain cancer.She breathed her last at United Hospital in Dhaka at 4:05pm, Arifur Rahman, public relations officer of the hospital, told The Daily Star.Earlier she was diagnosed with brain cancer on July 25, 2015. Following that, Diti was taken to Madras Institute of ... Read More »

’Theeb’ stars all set for Oscar ceremony

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AL-SHAKRIYEH, Jordan: A coming-of-age drama set among Bedouin tribesmen roaming the desert is the first Oscar contender produced by Jordan’s nascent film industry. Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat, who played Theeb, is now 15, attends 10th grade and has revised his career plans, from police officer to actor. “I’m a celebrity among my friends now,” said Jacir, who has morphed from a ... Read More »

Jolie back with ‘most important’ movie of career

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BATTAMBANG, Cambodia: Between bites of spicy Cambodian curry and fried fish with rice, Angelina Jolie Pitt explains how this tiny country with a tumultuous past changed the course of her life. She first visited Cambodia 16 years ago to portray “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” — the gun-toting, bungee-jumping, supremely toned action hero that made her a star. Soon after, she ... Read More »

Rihanna hits the runway … as designer

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NEW YORK: Rihanna is certainly used to stopping the show, whether as a performer or as a fashion figure whose daring choices can make headlines. But at New York Fashion Week on Friday, she let her models make the splashy entrances. After all, she was the designer this time. The singer presented her Fenty Puma by Rihanna collection, heavy on ... Read More »

Stars, migrant crisis in focus at Berlin film fest

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BERLIN: Movies starring Colin Firth, Kirsten Dunst and Emma Thompson will vie for gold at the 66th Berlin film festival starting Thursday, with Meryl Streep as jury president and a spotlight on Europe’s refugee crisis. The 11-day event, Europe’s first major cinema showcase of the year, will start with a gala screening of “Hail, Caesar!” with US directors Joel and ... Read More »

Twitter jokes: Kher thinks a visa is like Padma Bhushan – ‘You receive it without applying’

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NEW DELHI: Bollywood actor Anupam Kher never submitted any visa application for Pakistan, said Pakistan High Commission following the pro-BJP artist’s accusation that Islamabad denied him visa to attend Karachi literature festival. “Have been informed that Pakistan MoFA has denied permission for my visa to participate in the Karachi Literature festival. Sad to have been denied visa on second time ... Read More »

Are Jolie-Pitt heading for split?

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LOS ANGELES: Power couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are ‘heading for divorce,’ according to a new report by InTouch Weekly. The gossip site is alleging that Angelina and her husband of 17 months are looking to part ways after a source supposedly revealed that Brad ‘plans to file the paperwork as soon as February’ while the two are separated ... Read More »

Miss Colombia wrongly crowned Miss Universe

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LAS VEGAS: The Colombian contestant was already wearing this year’s Miss Universe crown when host Steve Harvey returned to announce on live television that he had mistakenly read from a cue card, and that the contestant from the Philippines was actually this year’s winner. In the following moments, the crown was removed and placed on the head of a mystified ... Read More »

Did Adele steal Ahmet Kaya’s Kurdish song?

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ISTANBUL: British pop star Adele has been accused of plagiarism by Turkish music lovers, who say one of the tracks on her latest album is a rip-off of a song by an iconic Kurdish musician. Adele’s Turkish critics say “Million Years Ago,” track number nine on her album “25,” bears an unmistakable resemblance to a tune by Ahmet Kaya called ... Read More »

BJP leader compares SRK with Hafiz Saeed

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NEW DELHI: India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), battling outrage over senior leader Kailash Vijayvargiya’s tweet attack on Shah Rukh Khan, faced more anger on Wednesday when party lawmaker Yogi Adityanath compared the Bollywood star with Pakistani militant leader Hafiz Saeed. “If Muslims don’t see his films, Khan will be on the roads. There is no difference in what Khan ... Read More »

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