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  • Timeless melodies of Bangladeshi cinema to enjoy at home

    Bangladesh, a culturally rich nation, treasures an excellent dosage of romance, action, comedy and most importantly, music, in its films.
  • “The people’s love is the biggest achievement of my life” – Anwara

    Noted actor Anwara has been working in the film industry for more than 50 years. She has acted in 600 films, as of 2015. She has been honoured with the National Film Award eight times. Anwara, known for her brilliant dancing skills, began her film career in the 1960s, with the film, Nachghor. She also had a pivotal role in the film, Prit Na Jane Rit. Furthermore, Anwara acted in a supporting role in Sangam, directed by Zahir Raihan.
  • Looking back at Aranyak Natyadal’s glorious journey

    Theatre was one of the most powerful forms of expression in post-liberation Bangladesh. Popular theatre group Aranyak Natyadal has been actively staging plays for 48 years.
  • Fakir Alamgir recalls his journey towards independence

    Ekushey Padak awardee and Shadhin Bangla Betar Kendra singer Fakir Alamgir is one of the leading exponents of Gono Sangeet -- the songs of the masses, in the country. He played an important role as a member of Kranti Shilpi Gosthi and Gono Shilpi Gosthi, during the mass upsurge in 1969. On the Independence Day of Bangladesh, he looks back on 1971.
  • “We need to keep ourselves safe right now” - Zahid Hasan

    Zahid Hasan has been a favourite of audiences for many years. Throughout his career, he has been a part of several television shows, films and commercials. He is also an experienced television director. The National Award-winning actor shares his thoughts on the coronavirus pandemic and the importance of staying at home with The Daily Star in a recent chat.
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