Shah Alam Shazu

November 20, 2022
November 20, 2022

I support Argentina for Maradona: Pori Moni

The FIFA World Cup 2022 will officially kick off today in Qatar, and fans can’t keep calm as they wait in anticipation for their team to win the golden trophy. Shades of yellow and blue emerged across the houses of Bangladeshi fans, as many hoisted Brazil and Argentina flags over their house. The madness over football has swept into the hearts of celebrities as well.

November 18, 2022
November 18, 2022

I am focusing on quality rather than quantity: Aparna Ghose on her absence from TV dramas

The actress received two National Film Awards for her performance in the films “Mrittika Maya” and “Gondi”. Her latest film, "Made in Chittagong", will be released today, in two of Chattogram's theatres.  In the film, Aparna will be sharing the screen with noted singer Partha Barua. Directed by Imraul Rafat, the movie has been made in the regional language of Chattogram.

November 17, 2022
November 17, 2022

Jaya Ahsan’s “A Tale of Two Sisters” nominated for ICFT-UNESCO Gandhi Medal

Bangladeshi government grant film “A Tale of Two Sisters”, directed by Akram Khan, has been nominated in the International Film Festival of India’s (IFFI) ICFT- UNESCO Gandhi Medal.

November 17, 2022
November 17, 2022

Runa Laila’s voice is a gift from God: Sabina Yasmin

Today, November 17, marks the 70th birthday of legendary artiste Runa Laila. On the special occasion, Sabina Yasmin, another famous singer from Bangladesh, spoke to The Daily Star about the legacy and success of Runa Laila.

November 16, 2022
November 16, 2022

My mother and I support Brazil: Mim 

Popular actress Bidya Sinha Mim is on a career-high as two of her films, “Poran” and “Damal”, are running simultaneously in theatres.  In a candid conversation with The Daily Star, Mim shared her thoughts about this year's FIFA World Cup, career, and more. 

November 16, 2022
November 16, 2022

I want to continue performing on stage for as long as I can: Shahed Ali

From stage to the silver screen, Shahed Ali is a renowned face in every medium. Recently, he has been featured recently prominent on OTT platforms, earning accolades for his roles in Mohanagar, Kaiser and Refugee, among others.

November 14, 2022
November 14, 2022

In fond memory of a pioneer in dance, Golam Mostofa Khan

Ekushey Padak-winning choreographer and dance maestro Golam Mostofa Khan died Sunday night at Combined Military Hospital in Dhaka. He was 82 years old. After the country’s independence, he was one of the integral figures in the popularisation of dance as an art form in the region. The cultural personality passed away after suffering from pneumonia and old-age related health problems. The Daily Star reached out to eminent dancers from Bangladesh, who shared their respects for the departed figure.

November 13, 2022
November 13, 2022

We argued, fought, yet our friendship was endless

Even today, the works of Humayun Ahmed is loved by everyone. Today marks the 64th birthday of the literary wizard. He was a much-loved filmmaker as well. His directorial projects on BTV reached immense popularity in the 90s, some of which includes "Kothao Keu Nei", "Bohubrihi", and "Nokkhotrer Raat" among others. As a filmmaker his works such as "Aguner Poroshmoni", "Srabon Megher Dine" were also critically acclaimed.

November 10, 2022
November 10, 2022

An artiste's desire is impossible to fulfill: Fazlur Rahman Babu

In preparation for the release of "Bhangon", Fazlur Rahman Babu spoke to The Daily Star.

November 4, 2022
November 4, 2022

I spent nights in jail reading Humayun Ahmed: Pori Moni

Pori Moni recently posted some pictures, where she seemed to be reading Rabindranath Tagore's “Sanchaita”. The actress told The Daily Star that reading is her hobby, and whenever she gets spare time, she reads books.