Zahid Akbar

Zahid Akbar

Zahid Akbar is a renowned lyricist, writer and, journalist. He is working as a Staff Reporter at The Daily Star.

January 17, 2023
January 17, 2023

I have taken a one-month vacation: Razz

Despite his success in films, Razz had recently experienced some conflicts in his personal life. After quite the strait, now him and his wife, Pori Moni are now enjoying their time at home, with their son Rajyo. In a candid conversation with The Daily Star, Razz shared his new year's resolutions, hopes, recent ventures, and more. 

January 13, 2023
January 13, 2023

Rajshahi gets its own Star Cineplex

Today, January 13, saw the inauguration of the seventh branch of Star Cineplex, at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Hi-Tech Park in Rajshahi.

January 8, 2023
January 8, 2023

Zafar Iqbal was Dhallywood’s most stylish hero: Anjana

Zafar Iqbal was the perfect embodiment of style and charisma- his suaveness and iconic fashion sense made him Dhallywood’s one of the first heroes to claim the title of stylish star of all time. He had done it all- he was a hero, freedom fighter and a singer. He ruled over audiences in the 70s and ’80s with his stellar performance and his quintessential looks.

January 2, 2023
January 2, 2023

Don’t compare our films with ‘KGF’ or ‘Pushpa’: Arifin Shuvoo

Yesterday, the makers of the film, “Black War” organised an event to unveil the official trailer of the movie. The event took place at Banani club

January 1, 2023
January 1, 2023

New year, new films

The last six months have been akin to a festival of amazing films for the audience. Hoping to continue this fever of wonderful productions in  this year as well, the filmmakers, actors and associated parties eagerly lined-up several big budget films awaiting releases soon.

December 29, 2022
December 29, 2022

I vouch for Awami League with my life: Mahiya Mahi

Today, Dhallywood star Mahiya Mahi bought the nomination form for Awami League.

December 27, 2022
December 27, 2022

Stars we lost in 2022

It's always emotional to reminisce on the beloved stars we've lost over the past years, but this year has been especially tragic, given how many of our brightest stars we have lost this year. While their absence saddens us, their memories and contributions are vivid in our minds.  As we approach the New Year, The Daily Star takes a moment to mourn the stars we lost in 2022. 

December 25, 2022
December 25, 2022

2022 Roundup: A year of revival for our film industry

The Bangladeshi film industry is witnessing a new wave of resurgence and popularity as a handful of cinemas were houseful this year. A total of 50 films have released in 2022.

December 23, 2022
December 23, 2022

Meghla Mukta in tears after watching her own film

The film "Payer Chhap" hit theatres today in 11 cinema halls across the country. The Saiful Islam Mannu directorial project features Meghla Mukta as the lead of the film.

December 22, 2022
December 22, 2022

Was ‘Karagar’ Part 2 worth the wait?

In August of this year, Part One of the web-series, “Karagar”, took the country by storm. Everyone was discussing the series, trying to unravel the mystery of cell number 145. Directed by Syed Ahmed Shawki, the web-series captured the hearts of audiences on both sides of Bengal. Chanchal Chowdhury's stellar performance left the audience speechless, and they could not help but wait in anticipation for when Part 2 of the series would be released. Everyone who watched Part 1, were eagerly waiting for the release of Part 2—which began streaming on midnight of December 22.