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  • Rahul on 12 Years of Joler Gaan

    We came up with the name Joler Gaan in 2006. But, long before that Kanak and I used to play music together after we both enrolled in Charukola. We hit it off because of music, and we used to sing and play instruments together.

  • Dhallywood diva Champa

    LIKE A GRACEFUL CHAPTER

    In her career that vouchsafed over 200 films, Dhallywood diva Champa cast a glamour charm that left generations of film lovers spellbound for over decades. The five time ‘National Award’ winner actor retains a grand filmography that consists era-winning films like 'Padma Nadir Majhi', 'Bheja Chokh', 'Moner Manush' and many more. The insightful artiste reminisces the golden times of her career in this issue's cover story.

  • Bangladeshi Legendary Actor Faruk

    The Legendary Faruk

    A brave veteran and multiple award-winning actor Akbar Hossain Pathan, better known by his stage name Faruk, has contributed enormously to shape the Golden Era of the Bangladeshi film industry. 'Golapi Ekhon Traine', 'Lathial', 'Abar Tora Manush Ho', 'Mia Bhai'... the list of his milestone works continues to adorn his career. In a recent interview with Rafi Hossain of Star Showbiz, the Lifetime Achievement Award winner of the 2018 'National Film Award' shares his thoughts on the contemporary media and political scenario of Bangladesh.

  • Indraneil Sengupta

    Aloof & Content

    With a rather idiosyncratic attitude towards his works and words, Indraneil Sengupta has been through many twists and turns to reach where he stands today in his career. In a recent interview with Rafi Hossain, the ingenious actor-model shares the stories of his journey so far.

  • Love as the Price of Liberty

    The three-four years of my life with Zahir Raihan seemed to have been veiled with a translucent covering of transience. We came to be intimate as we worked together in films; I adored his fervor, he had a tireless approach all the while.

  • Misir Ali Impartially

    Misir Ali Impartially!

    I have only been trying to focus on my works, rather than focusing on publicity and self-promotions. These days most of the people somewhat seem to be giving all their efforts in branding themselves. I absolutely oppose this practice. I believe that if we work hard, our efforts will be recognized beyond any need for publicity.

  • Siam Ahmed

    With Inflammable Truth... Dohon

    I am very excited! The previous interviews I had to attend took place when I was shooting for the film. But this is my first interview after I have finished the shooting and watched the whole production in a go. Now my excitement has almost doubled with the added confidence the screening has given me.

  • Hasina A Daughter's Tale docudrama

    On "Hasina - A Daughter's Tale"

    Bangladesh is a land of possibilities; here nothing is impossible and I say these both in a positive and negative light. Till now, as a person I grew up learning more and more about this country every day.

  • Actress Nandita Das

    NANDITA DAS RELIVING WITH MANTO

    Critically acclaimed for her radiant display of acting and directional genius, Nandita Das believes in her heart that the core purpose of film-making is creating a difference through felicitous molding of perceptions.

  • Bappy Chowdury's Film Nayok

    Nayok hits the home run!

    With each passing day, 'Nayok', starring the sensational Bappy Chowdury and Adhora Khan, is setting new benchmarks at the box-office and dominating the movie theatres around the country. In a lively adda with Rafi Hossian, the 'Nayok' team shares their success story and discusses the current state of the Bangladeshi film industry.

  • Mithila on #MeToo movement

    Mithila on #MeToo movement

    In a recent interview with Rafi Hossain, Rafiath Rashid Mithila talks about gender related social issues and her initiatives to address them.

  • Mitali Mukherjee

    The Flamboyant Songbird Speaks

    Mitali Mukherjee has carved a special place in the hearts of the music lovers with her timeless songs and Ghazals. Her melodious voice has made remarkable contributions to the growth of Bangla music both in Bangladesh and India. This week, in an interview with Rafi Hossain, the songstress shares her tale of love, successes and passions.

  • A star studded evening

    The 11th gala of the Standard Chartered-The Daily Star Celebrating Life was held on October 12, 2018 at the International Convention City, Bashundhara.

  • Daily Star Celebrating Life 2018

    Celebrating Life 'Lifetime Achievement' award 2018

    I was reached by Mahfuz Anam bhai a few months back. On the phone he told me he was considering me as the perfect match for this year's Standard Chartered-The Daily Star Celebrating Life 'Lifetime Achievement' award.

  • Debi emerges

    Anam Biswas and Jaya Ahsan have recently made a film adaptation of Humayun Ahmed's popular novel Debi. The movie of the same name is set to hit the theatres later this month. In a lively adda with Rafi Hossain, the Debi stars talk about the making of the movie and discuss the philosophies of the eminent novelist.

  • Runa Laila

    The Nightingale Speaks

    In an exclusive interview with Rafi Hossain, the queen of melody shares stories of her journey of successes, achievements and passions.

  • Poojs Passions

    Dance artist and choreographer, Pooja Sengupta is a ray of sunshine in the dance fraternity of Bangladesh. Her passion for dance kindled at an early age, which eventually turned into her profession. Her dance repertory group 'Turongomi', has left significant marks on both national and international platforms. In a recent interview with Rafi Hossain, Pooja Sengupta talks about her passion for dance and her inspirations.

  • Hasan Imam and Laila Hasan relationship

    53 years of unwavering comradeship

    They were part of the golden days of Film and Television. Hand-in-hand they have passed the golden jubilee of their marriage as well. Today with a cup of coffee, Hasan Imam and Laila Hasan is sharing the tale of their journey together in an interview with Rafi Hossain.

  • Black Band Musician Jon Kabir

    Jon Kabir's Pursuit

    Jon Kabir created an impact on the music industry of Bangladesh after emerging with his band 'Black'. Even after his departure from 'Black'; the sojourner of psychedelia continued with his second band 'Indalo'. Aside from music, Jon has also been involved in multiple TV dramas. In an interview with Rafi Hossain this week, Jon talks about his career, his passions and his music.

  • The dance connoisseur Lubna Marium

    Shadhona is a centre for advancement of South Asian dance and music that was initiated with the aim of revitalizing and expanding the horizons of classical dance and music in Bangladesh.

  • Bubly's take on the king

    Ours is a three-year long journey of togetherness. Walking through this trail, Shakib Khan's performances have always reminded me of how fine an actor he is. Shakib Khan is a superstar indeed; but he is also an admirable co-star, anyone would love to work with. It makes me feel immensely proud to have a superstar like him in our country, all to ourselves.

  • Ilias Kanchan's Nirapad Sarak Chai Movement

    The Tireless Warrior Speaks

    Ilias Kanchan is a name known to us all, not only for his super-hit movies, but also for the road safety movement that he has been pioneering since the last two and a half decades. The National Film Award winner and Ekushey Padak awardee initiated his road safety movement 'Nirapad Sarak Chai' in 1993 after the death of his wife in a tragic road accident, and ever since he has been working relentlessly to improve the road safety situation of the country.

  • Bangladeshi Popular Model and Actor Monalisa

    Monalisa Smiles

    Enchanting and talented, Monalisa has won the heart of the audience with her delightful performances and charming smile. Monalisa has received numerous prestigious awards for her accomplishments as an actor and a model including the 'Miss Photogenic 2000 Bangladesh', 'Channel i Performance Award' and 'Meril Prothom Alo Awards 2002' among others.

  • Sabila Nur

    Sassy Sabila

    My career started with modeling in 2010. I was selected for a TVC. I was very nervous during my first TVC shoot. Eventually things got easier and I realized that I find solace in front of the camera and this is what I want to do besides my studies. My mood brightens up whenever I read a good script.

  • Taskeen Rahman

    Taskeen - Veni, Vidi, Vici!

    It is usually the protagonists of a hit movie who bag all the praise, but when the antagonist is Taskeen, we can't help but talk about how well he portrayed the character.

  • Bangladeshi popular actress Moushumi Hamid

    Moushumi Uncensored

    Talented and popular actor Moushumi Hamid is a dear face of the television industry. She has carved a place for herself in the hearts of the audience with her colorful performances. This week in an interview with Rafi Hossain, the outspoken actor talks about the current state of television, the cupid in her life, her future plans, and much more.

  • Khelar Adda

    It's a great pleasure to have you all here today. The World Cup is turning more and more dramatic by the day, and it's exciting to have such passionate football fans joining us! Let's start with Hamin bhai! Tell us, which is your favorite team?

  • Chandni

    Chandni is back

    Chandni started her acting career at the age of four with ‘Dukhai’. She also won an award in the dance category in ‘Notun Kuri’, a reality talent hunt show for child artists aired on Bangladesh Television. But her career was not confined to dancing alone. She proved her acting prowess with two national awards, one for ‘Lal Shalu’ and the other for ‘Joyjatra’.

  • rendezvous Siam-Puja

    A rendezvous with Siam & Puja

    The romantic saga of Sujon and Pori has taken new turns, as 'Poramon 2', the sequel of Poramon series, has hit the movie theaters this Eid. Youngsters Siam Ahmed and Puja Cherry have played the role of star-crossed lovers in this film. In a recent interview with Star Showbiz, this aspiring duo has talked about their experience of working in the industry thus far, their future plans and the much needed X-Factor that is required for sustainable growth in the showbiz industry.

  • A Tale of Two Stars Mantasha & Brishti

    Winning the country's biggest talent hunt show 'Channel i presents Lux Super Star' is not an easy task. It requires talent and hard work to win titles, tiaras and sashes. This year, an aspiring Fine Arts student Mim Mantasha bagged the coveted title at a glamorous event held at Bangabandhu International Convention Centre on May 11. Sarwat Ajad Brishti, another shining star, became the 1st runner up, leaving three talented girls behind.

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