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Morgan Freeman's public apology GRAPEVINE

Morgan Freeman's public apology

Respected and loved by fans of all generations, Morgan Freeman is an irreplaceable part of Hollywood. Having performed in a multitude of award-winning films and being a well-revered actor of both the past and the present, there is no reason to ever be antagonistic towards this man. However, to everyone's wildest astonishment, Morgan Freeman was recently accused of being a sex offender. These allegations were made by a number of female actors

Anne Hathaway in an all-female cast GRAPEVINE

Anne Hathaway in an all-female cast

The upcoming comedy film Ocean's 8, a spinoff of the popular Ocean's movie series, introduces something more than just an all-female cast. According to Anne Hathaway, while shooting for the film, she had

'Haldaa' sweeps SAARC Film Festival 2018! DESHI GRAPEVINE

'Haldaa' sweeps SAARC Film Festival 2018!

Since its release in December 1 last year, Haldaa has been making its mark in the Bangladeshi film industry by not only being a unique film in itself, but also being an innovative thought-provoker. At the 8th annual SAARC Film Festival, held from May 22 to 27, 2018 in Sri Lanka, Haldaa solidified its already established name by winning a grand total of four awards. Most notably, it won the Best Feature Film Award, the most prestigious accolade of the
  • Femme Fabulous - Bubly

    Being one of the most famous and stylish actors of the current lot, Bubly is very meticulous about skin care. She starts her day with the Chanel Foaming Mousse Cleanser. Once her skin is completely clean, she applies Shiseido Moisturizing Gel Cream and leaves the house. At night after completing shooting and coming back home, the first thing she does is remove her makeup with the L'Oréal Gentle Lip and Eye

  • THROUGH THE EYES OF SAMINA CHOWDHURY

    As a leading exponent of modern music in Bangladesh, Samina Chowdhury has carved her place in the music industry with her magical voice. She is the daughter of the prominent singer Mahmudun Nabi, the younger sister of the eminent singer Fahmida Nabi and also the elder sister of the popular musician Pancham. She lent her honeyed voice in many popular songs such as 'Jonmo Theke Jolchi

  • Annisul Huq a music connoisseur

    It was a billboard that I saw somewhere in Gulshan in 2015 which indicated citizens' aspirations to see Annisul Huq as Mayor of DNCC. I called up Rubana who confirmed the news and promptly volunteered to be a part of the campaign as and when it started. Yet in a couple of days when the media frenzy took over and the drums of the much awaited Mayoral election reached its crescendo, I found my position fast

  • Niyotir Lekha

    The story begins with Abir coming back to Bangladesh only to reconnect with his long-lost love Jisha and confess his feelings to her. He feels that “the writing of fate” had wrongly changed for the worse during their earlier years, for Jisha chose to marry someone else instead of him many years ago. Jisha argues that despite being a widow in the present time, she has her responsibility as a mother and can't

  • Story of a Bangladeshi opera singer

    Before writing about Shabana Tajwar, I had not known about any Bangladeshi opera singer, in fact I didn't know any opera singer at all. Up, close and personal, I have known some Western singers, but they are not opera singers. However, I have heard about opera training, that it is very extensive like Eastern classical music and to be an opera singer of repute you have to train for many years.

  • Priyanka Chopra's visit to Bangladesh

    While Bangladesh had its fair share of international celebrities gracing us with their presence over the years, the recent visit of Priyanka Chopra had the whole country talking; and for good reasons too. For the humanitarian purpose of raising awareness regarding the ever-growing Rohingya crisis in Myanmar and surrounding countries, Priyanka Chopra came to Teknaf, Cox's Bazar last week on a 4-day trip. Landing at

  • Are Eminem and Nicki Minaj dating?

    Since last week, social media has been ablaze wondering if Eminem and Nicki Minaj are actually dating. The truth has been up in the air for a long time, and it all began with Nicki Minaj saying to a fan on

  • Anupam Kher

    Be Careful of 'The Accidental Prime Minister'

    The veteran actor Anupam Kher, who plays the role of former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh in The Accidental Prime Minister, says that this is going to be the most difficult film of his career.

  • Ed Sheeran's ever-growing award stack!

    Despite being only 27 years old, Ed Sheeran had a meteoric rise to success as one of the most successful singers of all time. With award wins every so often, one must wonder just how many awards adorn Ed Sheeran's shelves by now.

  • Sonam Kapoor Ahuja

    Sonam Kapoor changed her name!

    The wedding of Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja was a star-studded gathering, ushering in many Bollywood personalities under the same roof. While fans have had their share of gushes and squeals at the much

  • Queen reborn!

    The latest teaser trailer of Bohemian Rhapsody has left fans wondering if it truly is the real life or if it's just fantasy. If you haven't heard yet, Bohemian Rhapsody is an upcoming biopic film that revolves around

  • Sanjay Dutt and Nargis Fakhri

    Sanjay & Nargis

    Sanjay Dutt and Nargis Fakhri began shooting for their latest film Torbaaz last December. Director Girish Malik not only chose a magnificent shooting destination for the film but also wanted to present the two

  • Actress Jaya Ahsan

    Jaya's multiple personalities!

    We have seen Jaya excel at various roles in myriad films all throughout her illustrious career. This time, she takes it up a notch by not only performing in a psychological thriller, but also portraying a character

  • Komla Rocket

    Komla Rocket set to launch

    Debuting director Noor Imran Mithu is on the countdown for his very first film, Komla Rocket. Based on the short stories Moulik and Cyprus by Shahaduz Zaman, Komla Rocket is a film that revolves around a ship

  • Arifin Shuvoo and bobby

    Shuvoo and Bobby's 'Picnic'

    After shocking fans nationwide in the first superhero film of Bangladesh, Bobby returns with a brand new venture. She hasn't returned alone, for she is being paired with Arifin Shuvoo for the upcoming film

  • Pritom Hasan

    In conversation with the sensational Pritom

    I would probably be in the army, if I were not composing music. War movies have always fascinated me and I have always had a lot of respect for army personnel. So yes, if I was not into music, I would definitely have tried becoming an army officer.

  • Femme Fabulous - TarIn Jahan

    I have to put on several layers of makeup every day, so I take extra care of my skin. First, I gently rub my skin with olive oil or Johnson's Baby Lotion as they suit my skin. Then I use skin toner or Boots Cleansing Lotion to clean and moisturize my face. I use Neutrogena Daily Scrub and Face-wash or Biotique Honey Gel to wash my face. During summer I use ice-cubes before heading out. It helps to block the

  • A tribute to Annisul Huq's contribution to music

    I first heard of Annisul Huq around 1981-82, courtesy of kind words of my dear friend, the physician and TV show maverick Dr Abdun Noor Tushar. Then a student of class ten, Tushar was assisting Annis in many of his, by the then wildly popular TV magazine shows and productions. Annis, on TV, appeared as a gregarious individual with a penchant for ear splitting laughter – in fact beating anyone else around by his sheer volume!

  • THROUGH THE EYES OF DOLLY ZAHUR

    As a National Award-winning Bangladeshi actor and television personality, Dolly Zahur is a household name. She started acting at a very early age and performed in numerous television dramas and films. She studied at the University of Dhaka and during that time, she was enrolled at Natyachakra and Chhayanaut. She gained a lot of popularity for the character Nilu in the drama serial 'Eishob Din Ratri' by Humayun Ahmed; a performance that was considered a breakthrough for her career in television. Her other remarkable works include 'Aguner Poroshmoni', 'Shongkhonil Karagar', 'Shopner Thikana', 'Nirontor', 'Ghani', 'Daruchini Dwip' and many more. She has been admired by all for her tireless contributions in the cultural arena of Bangladesh.

  • Nagorik's latest stage production Open Couple

    Nagorik Natya Sampradaya is the pioneer of regular staging of plays in exchange of tickets after the country emerged as a sovereign and independent nation-state in the world map as Bangladesh. The word Bangladesh had a magic touch to the majority of people in Bangladesh which inspired us to break the barrier in the fields of art, culture, literature and theatre. Nagorik Natya Sampradaya was established during the later part of 1968 in the then Pakistan.

  • TOBUOTO MAA

    Parenthood is perhaps the most crucial role an individual can perform in their lifetime, sometimes even before the birth of the child. ‘Tobuoto Maa’ is a rather unique approach to the well-established notion of the struggles and emotions involving motherhood, utilizing a concept that is almost never touched upon in the realms of fiction: child poaching. The central characters of this drama, namely Saleha (played by Moushumi Hamid) and her husband (Shatabdi Wadud), are child-poachers who steal newborn babies from hospitals and sell them off for a living.

  • Taylor Swift's Billboard 'Reputation'!

    Taylor Swift is a name that needs no prior introduction to the modern audience. She has stunned fans all around the world ever since she started singing at the young age of 14, and has steadily established

  • In conversation with the sensational Pritom

    Young, talented and trending – Pritom Hasan carves a unique place for himself in our music industry, especially among the young urban crowd. In a conversation with Star Showbiz, the rising star he talks about his passions, inspirations and what drives his music.

  • Haunted by Don Quixote for 25yrs, Gilliam finally gets his epic out

    Terry Gilliam finally brings his epic "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" to the screen after a 25-year struggle to make a film afflicted by financial, legal and logistical obstacles, illness and death.

  • Cher

    When it comes to classic pop, especially around the 80s and later, Cher is easily one of the most recognizable names. Often referred to as the Goddess of Pop in her primetime, she is an icon who has gifted the

  • The Royal Wedding is today!

    It's finally here! The much-awaited wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is today! After stirring the worldwide media for the better half of last year and having one of the most talked about celebrity

  • The explosive return of John!

    After being on a hiatus from Bollywood for two years, John Abraham is back with a brand new film, which he has taken the task to co-produce as well. Titled Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran, the film is set in the

  • The ‘Raazi’ stars stun fans

    It is quite rare to randomly stumble upon beloved celebrities on the streets. It is even rarer for the celebrities themselves to come and greet you! Such an unusual occurrence happened last week at a Mumbai

  • Kareena advocates women empowerment

    Being one of the most famous and successful actors of Bollywood, Kareena Kapoor has carved herself a cornerstone in the world of Indian films. Aside from emanating the radiance of a star, she is also known for

  • Renowned singer Momtaz sings for Film Debi

    Momtaz sings for Debi

    Renowned artist Momtaz has lent her voice to the song Doyel Pakhir Konnya Re for Jaya Ahsan's upcoming flick Debi. The song has been composed by Pritom Hasan and the lyrics were written by Rakib Hasan

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