Cover Story / Staying optimistic

Rafi Hossain: Selim Bhai, how has the pandemic affected your work?

Centre Stage / Kazi Ruksana Begum

Rafi Hossain: How did you get associated with the Tower Hamlet’s Season of Bangla Drama?

Crosstalk: Of Arts & Culture

Rafi Hossain: Rafiqun Nabi sir, can you share your thoughts on the current state of art culture in our country?

Centre stage / Gazi Shuvro

My career began with music videos. Then I started doing musical programmes for ATN. One was an Eid programme where the focus was on music and poetry. Another was on Pan music. I also had to communicate with several agencies for sponsors for my

Chit-Chat with Peya Jannatul

I would have to say I am balanced, passionate and a hard worker.


I went to Locarno for the film festival in 2018. But, the initial step towards it started back in 2016, when I first sent a script for the festival. Sadly, it was not selected.

People Enjoy Watching Romantic Dramas - Tawsif Mahbub

This year went very well for me. I spent a lot of time with my family this year, that's why I didn't do many projects this year. My wife noticed that and told me to pay more attention to my work, as I had not been giving enough attention to my projects for the previous two or three months.

Victory Only Comes After Hardship - Maria Manda

Maria Manda, the talented midfielder is one of the best footballers in Bangladeshi women's football. She was the captain of the Bangladeshi under-15 team that won the 'South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Cup'.

Hard Work Increases Scope for Success - Liton Das

To me success is like a stairway I am climbing. I also see it as an inspiration to do more. Something that will make me more interested in doing something.

I Could Convert My Fear into My Strength - Anam Biswas

'Debi' has been in the watchlist of perhaps every single Bengali film lover in 2018. The screen adaptation of prominent author Humayun Ahmed's novel created a mass sensation before it was even released. Even though it starred actors like Jaya Ahsan and Chanchal Chowdhury, debutant director Anam Biswas did not fail to attract the spotlight, as his exquisite efforts behind the camera hardly went unnoticed.

Films Should Remain Beyond Contractual Confinements - Suborna Senjutee

The beginning half of the year 2018 had been rather stressful for me. I was not entirely sure of my plans and proceedings.

Songs are Only a Part of the Supreme Quintessence of Music - Rahul Ananda

One of the members of the infamous troupe 'Joler Gaan', Rahul Ananda holds his sincere expertise, be it writing lyrics, doing tunes or crafting musical instruments. He has been a long time member of the theatres as well. Band 'Joler Gaan' has now reached its 12th year of creating wondrous music that carries the smell of our motherland. And Rahul Ananda has been nominated as the singer under the spotlight for 2018.

'Debi' has changed multiple things in my life - Sabnam Faria

Sabnam Faria won the hearts of audiences with her very first drama. She never had to look back from then. Drama after drama, she has proven her excellence in acting as well as abundance of charisma.

Each of my songs have a different appeal to me - Minar Rahman

Minar Rahman has established himself as a singing sensation, especially for the country's youth, with his hard work and pure dedication. From 'Shada' to 'Jhoom' – Minar has now been in the industry for ten successful years, and plans to conquer the years to come with equal efforts.

I Believe in Creating a Difference through My Works - Siam Ahmed

My first film Poramon 2 was released early in 2018. The plethora of love and affection it brought me was beyond my expectations. It was a huge commercial success, too. All in all, it was like a dream debut where I could not ask for any better.

I have always wanted to be Pooja Sengupta - Pooja Sengupta

Pooja Sengupta is one of the known faces in Bangladesh's dance scene. 2018 was a quite busy year for her. As a Bangladeshi, she was the first dancer to have performed in Philippines and China. There, she has received the praise of many. While conversing with Star Showbiz, she was telling these stories.