• Saturday, July 26, 2014

Published July 26, 2014

COVER STORY

FUAD
The Musical Fusionist

FUAD <br>The Musical Fusionist

Star Showbiz caught up with the most loved name of fusion music in Bangladesh Fuad and his vivacious wife Maya at Radio Shadhin this week. Fuad al Muqtadir, born August 6, 1980, is mostly known as Fuad. He quickly caught the attention of Bangladeshi music lovers after releasing the albums Maya 1 and 2 among NRB communities through his band 'Zephyr', and after disbanding, he released Re/Evolution in the early 2000s. The album was an instant hit, and Fuad's name became ubiquitous. Fuad's Variation No. 25 and Variation No. 25.2 were launched in 2006, followed by yet another superhit album "Bonno" in 2007. Even years later, songs like Nitol Paye are being sung in the addas and neighbourhood tea stalls of Bangladesh. Fuad has also worked on various other albums and...

LIVING WITH THE STARS

A TIME for Celebration

A TIME for Celebration

How fast time goes by is a wonder. It seems like it was only the other day we started Star Showbiz, and here we are on it first anniversary! The Star Showbiz desk is lost in celebration, one on hand we have the publication's anniversary, and at the same time, we have the joyous occasion of Eid ul Fitr. But, then again, the spirit of celebration is a recurring thing at Star Showbiz. Getting to know the stars, interviewing them in between photo shoots which we organize as day long events, and then have conversations with them on the radio, all these together is a recurring celebration every week....

CLOUDS AND MIST

Our Rafi …
our Mehdi

Our Rafi … <br>our Mehdi

It is the season when we pay homage to Mohammad Rafi and Mehdi Hasan. These two artistes, each in his individual way, gave us music that we will long remember. It was in this month of July that they died, decades apart. When they transited to the world beyond ours, it was their...

Television of a lifetime

THE FIRST DAYS OF TELEVISION

THE FIRST DAYS OF TELEVISION

Continued from issue 48 The proud journey of television started from the very first day of its initiation. Officials of television always tried to keep looking forward with the pride it started with. In fact, television was the first government institution that had all its official work done in Bangla. The then governor of East Pakistan, Monayem Khan, asked artists to write Rabindra Sangeet drama shows. Since then television had been airing Rabindra Sangeet, musical drama and dance drama shows. When personnel from NEC of Japan came for installation of broadcasting equipment at the DIT building, they faced numerous technical problems. DIT building was only 142 feet tall, which was good...

THROUGH THE EYES OF
SUBIR NANDI

THROUGH THE EYES OF <br>SUBIR NANDI

Nothing was going according to plan as I set out on my mission of interviewing Subir Nandi, the star singer. I was nervous, but a unexpectedly friendly conversation helped me find my ropes. I grew up listening to Tumi Je Amar Kobita, Amar Ei Duti Chokh Pathor To Noi, Ek Je Chilo Sonar...

CELEBRATING LIFE FESTIVAL AT SMUCT

CELEBRATING LIFE FESTIVAL AT SMUCT

Mr. Rafique Siddiqui is an Associate Professor of Fashion Design and Director of Planning and Development at Shanto-Mariam University of Creative Technology (SMUCT). Star Showbiz caught up with him to have a conversation on the recent event titled “Celebrating Life: Film Screening and Photo Exhibition” hosted by SMUCT last week. 1. SMUCT has been...

GRAPE VINE

GRAPE VINE

    Aamir Khan to play on-screen baddie once again? Aamir stunned critics with his grey image in `Dhoom 3`. Now, the reports are doing the rounds that Mr Perfectionist might adopt a grey character once again. The 49-year-old actor has been approached to play the baddie in `Robot 2`, a sequel to Rajinikanth`s superhit `Robot`. It has also been learnt that initially `Robot` was offered to Shah Rukh Khan and then to Aamir Khan. However, when both declined the offer, it was Rajinikanth who took it up. Robot was one of highest budget movies made in India and released in Hindi, Telegu and Tamil worldwide in the year 2010.       First look at...

MOVIE REVIEW

MOVIE REVIEW

EDGE OF  TOMORROW Director: Doug Liman Writers: Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth Stars:  Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton Runtime: 113 minutes Strength: Fantastic action and CGI, great acting and storyline Weakness: Minor plot holes Rating: 4/5 Plot: An officer finds himself caught in a time loop in a war with an alien race. His skills increase as he faces the same...

DID YOU KNOW?

Tom Cruise wanted to be a Catholic Priest!

Tom Cruise wanted to be a Catholic Priest!

Before he became a Hollywood megastar, Tom Cruise was a devout Catholic who even planned to become a priest and studied at a seminary, but he was thrown out of the strict religious school after stealing liquor from the monks who ran the institution, according to his best friend from the time. Cruise,...

INT'L FILM

ASGHAR FARHADI

ASGHAR FARHADI

Asghar Farhadi, born 7 May 1972, is an Iranian film director and screenwriter. For his work as a director, he has received a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, among many other awards. He was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the world by Time magazine in 2012. Here's an interview of Asghar Farhadi about his most famous film “A Seperation”.   Q: There are many things in the film that are left unexplained. Why is that? A: Why should I always expose everything? I think, maybe, instead of telling about the first husband, I leave it up to the audience to make...