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Renowned actor Pijush Bandyoapadhyay turns 70
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Renowned actor Pijush Bandyoapadhyay turns 70

Today marks the 70th birthday of Pijush Bandyopadhyay, a renowned name in Bangladeshi theatre, radio, television and films. He is also a talented elocutionist, columnist and author.

Zahid Hasan’s new series for BTV in the works
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Zahid Hasan’s new series for BTV in the works

National Film Award-winning actor Zahid Hasan has also made a significant mark in television direction. Currently, he is directing Pichutan, a new series for BTV. “This is the first time that I am working on a drama series for the channel,” shares Zahid Hasan. “BTV is also producing the show.”

Kabori returns to shooting after five months
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Kabori returns to shooting after five months

Sarah Kabori, the actor who dominated the silver screen in the 60’s and 70’s, is currently working on her second film as a director. The production of the project, titled Ei Tumi Shei Tumi, was in the works since March. Unfortunately, the shooting was postponed after two days, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Minu Momtaz’s family receives her body, actor laid to rest today Arts & Entertainment

Minu Momtaz’s family receives her body, actor laid to rest today

Veteran actor Minu Momtaz passed away yesterday night (Tuesday, September 22) at the capital's Green Life hospital due to COVID-19. Her body was kept at the morgue of the hospital since none of her relatives came to claim it. She was admitted to the hospital on September 4. The total hospital bill came at around BDT 5 lakhs. Later, Actors Equity helped to hand over her body to her family. “Several news portals reported that Minu Momtaz’s body is in morgue and nobody came to receive it,” informs Ahsan Habib Nasim, General Secretary, Actors Equity. “One out of her three sons passed away years ago. Another one of her sons is a brain stroke survivor, and the other lives in the USA. As a result, no immediate family members of the actor could take care of the issue.”

Ayushmann Khurrana on Time’s 100 most influential list Arts & Entertainment

Ayushmann Khurrana on Time’s 100 most influential list

Ayushmann Khurrana, a versatile actor known for his performances in movies like Article 15 (2019), Shubh Mangal Saavdhan (2017), Badhaai Ho (2018), Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015), Bala (2019) and Andhadhun (2018), among many other such super-hits has made it to the list of the world's 100 most influential people by the Time Magazine. The Vicky Donor (2012) actor will be sharing this accolade with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has also been named in the list.

John Lennon killer apologises for 'despicable act' Arts & Entertainment

John Lennon killer apologises for 'despicable act'

Mark Chapman, the man who killed John Lennon, apologised to Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, for his actions of 40 years prior. Chapman shot Lennon four times in 1980, outside his New York apartment.

Cameras roll, stars adapt to the ‘new normal’ Arts & Entertainment

Cameras roll, stars adapt to the ‘new normal’

Many stars of the film industry, including actors Shakib Khan, Sadika Parvin Popy, Mosharraf Karim, Nusrat Imrose Tisha, Mahiya Mahi, Ziaul Faruq Apurba, Afran Nisho, Orchita Sporshia and Bappy Chowdhury are returning for shoots during this pandemic.

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