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  • Mahiya Mahi

    Mahi's happy tears!

    Mahiya Mahi has recently started shooting for her newest film Ananda Ashru, opposite to Symon Sadik. The shooting is already half complete, and the film is expected to be released quite soon after.

  • Habib Wahid's new song Tomar Chokhe Jol

    Habib's brand new look for Valentine's Day!

    After his well-received album Oboshese last year, Habib has returned yet again with his new single Tomar Chokhe Jol. The song was released on the occasion of Valentine's Day on February 13,

  • Apu Biswas and Shakib Khan's Divorce

    Apu and Shakib's Divorce Date Announced!

    Apu and Shakib's tale of being reunited and eventually separating has been a topic of much discussion among fans for the majority of 2017. The last we heard from them regarding their life together was when Shakib sent a divorce

  • Basic Ali to court - Peya Bipasha

    The popular TV series aired on Channel i, Basic Ali, adapted from the cartoon strip by the same name which is regularly published in Prothom Alo, has been renewed for its third season.

  • Bangladeshi jury member at the Berlin International Film Festival 2018

    Noted Bangladeshi film critic, President of the Rainbow Film Society and the Director of the Dhaka International Film Festival, Ahmed Muztaba Zamal, is going attend the forthcoming 68th Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale) as a

  • Kathak dance graces Dhaka!

    A Kathak dance programme was held at the Bangladesh National Museum located in the capital's Shahbagh this week. The programme featured Munmun Ahmed, an advocate of this dance form in Bangladesh and the students of

  • Babita's Star-Studded New Year Party

    Babita's New Year Party held at 31st December on her Gulshan home has recently been the talk of the town.

  • Dhaka Attack

    Box Office Hits of 2017 - At a Glance

    The King of Dhallywood made a comeback with another sensational hit this year. While Rajneeti has made its mark in the mind of the fans, Nabab was the film that truly reminded everyone what Shakib is capable of.

  • Pori Moni in ‘Antarjala’ on Victory Day

    Pori Moni's victory has doubled up with the release of her new film Antarjala yesterday. The movie was released in 175 cinema halls at a time across Bangladesh. Such a huge premier made the movie catchier and striking to the viewers.

  • Haldaa Continues to Win Hearts in its 3rd Week

    Haldaa, a movie that talks about the struggles of Bangladeshi fishermen's lives, has been winning millions of hearts since its release. The plot revolves around the social, cultural and economic aspects of a family that constantly tries to

  • Tributes pour in for two Beloved Souls

    Two of the nation's most beloved individuals left us recently-Bari Siddiqui on 24th November and Mayor Annisul Huq on 1st December. Demise of these two souls is an irreplaceable loss of the country. People expressed their love and respect for the departed

  • 4th Band Fest held at Channel i Premises

    The 4th installment of Band Fest took place at the premises of Channel i at Tejgaon on Friday. The programme was inaugurated by Shykh Seraj, Head of News and Director of Channel i. Sujeyo Shyam, Syed Hasan Imam, Dr Arup Ratan

  • Bangladeshi celebrated actress-model Jaya Ahsan

    Jaya Ahsan as Jibananda's Labonno

    Bangladesh's celebrated actress and model Jaya Ahsan has signed up for another Indian Bangla film named Jhora Palok. With all her enthusiasm, this renowned actress is ready to portray Labonno, the wife of the eminent poet Jibananda

  • Waiting for Godot on Bangladeshi Screen

    Waiting for Godot on Bangladeshi Screen

    Samuel Beckett's ground-breaking play Waiting for Godot is being adapted to Bangladeshi visual media for the first time, in a pastiche approach combining Lalonism and literary socio-political references.

  • Shobnom Bubli

    Priyotoma - Bubli

    Bubli is going to be the newest “Priyotoma” of Shakib Khan. Don't get your hopes up, this is only on-screen. Bubli will be acting as the heroine in Himel Ashraf's movie Priyotoma with Shakib Khan. The film will be produced by SK Films, Shakib Khan's own production house.

  • Oggatonama

    Oggatonama wins Best Screenplay Award in SAARC Film Fest

    Directed by Tauquir Ahmed, the film Oggatonama (The Unnamed) has won the Best Screenplay Award in the SAARC Film Festival 2017, held in Sri Lanka's Colombo from 21st to 25th November.

  • Bipasha Hayat

    Bipasha Hayat

    Bipasha Hayat has been chosen as a Jury member for the Dhaka International Conference on the topic “Women in Cinema”. A fourteen-member jury panel comprising of local and international film experts will judge the films screened at the festival.

  • Citibank Pays Tribute to Ferdous Wahid

    Citibank, N.A., Bangladesh held its annual event Gaane Gaane Gunijon Shongbordhona on 17th November 2017 at Radisson Blu Water Garden hotel.

  • Apu Biswas

    Apu Biswas Stands Strong in Her Defense

    The rumor mills keep on spinning with the revelation of the latest news of Shakib Khan and Apu Biswas's family. Recent rumors suggest that when Apu went to Calcutta to visit her doctor, she left her son Abraham alone at home

  • Tilda Swinton's Invigorating Session at Dhaka Lit Fest 2017

    Tilda Swinton, one of the biggest luminaries in Hollywood, was an integral part of the session “Performances as Authorship” during the third day of Dhaka Lit Fest 2017. The session was moderated by the Bangladeshi writer Mr.

  • Jessia Islam

    Bangladesh's Jessia Islam Reaches Top 40 in Miss World

    Jessia Islam, Miss World Bangladesh, has secured her place in the top 40 in Miss World 2017. She had announced the news through a facebook post this past Sunday. Not only this, she has also been titled as the winner of the head to head challenge.

  • Google’s Tribute to Humayun Ahmed

    The most-used web search engine in the world, Google had created a doodle on Humayun Ahmed, marking his birthday on 13th November; 2017. It was a very kind gesture from Google to remember this iconic writer of Bangladesh.

  • Tashfee joins Miles

    Tashfee joins Miles and Bappa Mazumder as an ambassador of ArtistSpread

    In a star-studded reveal ceremony taking place at the Daily Star Center, Tashfee was named the First female ambassador of ArtistSpread. The initiative looks to give international platforms to Bangladeshi artists and is a joint venture of Sony DADC and Creinse.

  • Haldaa Film Poster

    Haldaa Releasing Soon!

    Ever since the news had first gotten out, fans had been waiting in anticipation for Tauquir Ahmed's latest film Haldaa.

  • Shakib Khan and Apu Biswas

    Shakib-Apu Family Breaking Up?

    Last year, the revelation of Shakib Khan and Apu Biswas's son, Abraham, had stirred the interest of the nation. The rumor mills had been turning slowly since then, but it seems there are new rumors afoot.

  • Actress Joya Ahsan

    Joya to star in Srijit Mukherji's latest movie

    The successful Indian director Srijit Mukherji has began his latest project, a film on the Bhawal Sanyasi Case of olden Bangladesh.

  • Channel i's 19th Birthday

    Bangladesh's first digital television channel, Channel i, had its 19th birthday at 1st October.

  • Dr. Nashid Kamal Wins Channel i Music Award

    Dr. Nashid Kamal is an accomplished individual known for her academic writings and prowess in music and singing.

  • Celebrating Life Gala 2017 Coming Soon!

    Celebrating Life, the national competition that highlights young talents in the fields of film making, photography and lyric writing, is set to have its exclusive Gala event on 28th October, at International Convention City Bashundhara's Noboratri Hall.

  • Shuprova Tasneem Ties the Knot!

    Renowned actor and our Cultural Minister Asaduzzaman Noor's only daughter Shuprova Tasneem got married to Timothy Stephen Green

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