Rafi Hossain: Selim Bhai, how has the pandemic affected your work?
Rafi Hossain: How did you get associated with the Tower Hamlet’s Season of Bangla Drama?
Rafi Hossain: Rafiqun Nabi sir, can you share your thoughts on the current state of art culture in our country?
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
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.
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.
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'.
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.
'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.
The beginning half of the year 2018 had been rather stressful for me. I was not entirely sure of my plans and proceedings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.