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A myriad of moods and melodies

A myriad of moods and melodies

“Although many people might not take it well, I want to say this because I've felt it for a long time.” Thus began Kamal Lohani -- one of the most revered cultural personalities of the country-- as he took the microphone at “Nazrul er Gaan er Prothom Record er Shilpi ra” (Artistes of...

Sherlock in triple Emmy awards win

Sherlock in triple Emmy awards win

BBC One drama Sherlock has won a hat-trick of awards at...

Tanvir Mokammel's fight for Dhaleshwari

Tanvir Mokammel's fight for Dhaleshwari

Director Tanvir Mokammel's love affair with rivers is nothing new. He...

Actor-director Richard Attenborough dies at 90

Actor-director Richard Attenborough dies at 90

Oscar-winning British film director Richard Attenborough has died at the age...

Published Date: August 26, 2014
I like assignments that offer a challenge

I like assignments that offer a challenge

Lux Superstar Ishana is busy shooting several drama serials. She has also appeared in a number of TVCs and made a hit of her Grameenphone commercial. The Daily Star recently interviewed the talented artiste. Tell us about your daily soap on Masranga TV? Ishana: Directed by Rahmatullah Tuhin, the hugely popular mega serial “Khanikaloy” where...

Published Date: August 26, 2014
Lalon festival in Manikganj

Lalon festival in Manikganj

Manikganj Achin Pakhi Lalon Sangathan (APLS) organised a Lalon festival at Manikganj Government High School play ground on Friday. Renowned Lalon singers -- Tuntun Baul, Abdur Rouf Fakir, Tokkel Fakir and Barek Pagol of Kushtia, Nazim Uddin of Manikganj, Rubel Pagol of Rajshahi, Selina Parvin and Ankhi Dewan of Rajbari rendered some 40 popular Lalon...

Published Date: August 26, 2014
Neel Akasher Kalo Rong on Boishakhi Television

Neel Akasher Kalo Rong on Boishakhi Television

Drama serial “Neel Akasher Kalo Rong” airs every Tuesday and Wednesday at 8pm on Boishakhi Television. Written by Rupantor and directed by Masud Mohiuddin, the play involves two women corporates Madhobi and Sadika who run advertising agencies. Once close friends, over a passage of time they turn business rivals due to personal enmity. The...

Published Date: August 26, 2014
Children portray Liberation War

Children portray Liberation War

A painting competition for children marking the 39th martyrdom of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was held at Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin Sangrahashala (art gallery) premises at Shaheb Quarter of the town recently. The art gallery authority organised the competition. The subjects of the competitions were – “Bangladesh and Muktijuddho”. Some 150 children of different educational...

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Published Date: August 26, 2014
Jen Lawrence could join “The Hateful Eight”

Jen Lawrence could join “The Hateful Eight”

Jennifer Lawrence could be in line to join the cast of Quentin Tarantino's “The Hateful Eight”, with entertainment website Collider reporting that the star is currently in talks for an undisclosed role. The primary female role in the film is Daisy Domergue AKA “The Prisoner”, as played by Amber Tamblyn during the live table-read,...

Published Date: August 26, 2014
IT'S TRUE!

IT'S TRUE!

US actress Gillian Anderson, best known for portraying agent Dana Scully in the TV series “X Files”, is an honorary spokesperson for the Neurofibromatosis Network. Her brother Aaron died from the disease and was diagnosed when Gillian was just a teenager. She also supports Children with Tumours, a UK group devoted to helping...

Published Date: August 25, 2014
A boost to classical music

A boost to classical music

Bengal foundation organised an evening of classical music titled Dhrupadshaili at Bengal Shilpalaya, Dhanmondi in the capital on August 23. The soiree featured performances of several classical genres – dhrupad, probondho gaan, kheyal, dhamar, thumri and dadra – by noted and promising artistes of Surdhuni Sangeet Bidyalaya, Jessore. Students of the music school --...

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What's On

  • Nazrul Death Anniversary Programme

    Organiser: Chhayanaut
    Venue: Main Auditorium, Chhayanaut, Dhanmondi
    Date: August 29
    Time: 7pm

  • Solo Painting Exhibition

    Title: “Momentary History” by Niamul Bari
    Venue: Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts
    Date: August 12-30
    Time: 12-8pm

  • Photography Exhibition

    Life and works of Tajuddin Ahmed
    Venue: Gallery 21, Dhanmondi
    Date: July 19-September 8
    Time: 12pm-8pm

  • Solo Painting Exhibition

    Title: “Ode to Beauty” by Shama Shaiom
    Venue: Galerie Zoom, Alliance Française De Dhaka
    Date: Aug 22- Sep 4
    Time: 3-9pm

  • Photo Exhibition

    Images of Caring Men
    Venue: Dhaka Art Center
    Date: August 23-28
    Time: 3pm-8pm

  • Solo Art Exhibition

    Title: Threads of Testimony by Dilara Begum Jolly
    Venue: Bengal Art Lounge, 60, Gulshan Avenue, Circle-1
    Date: Aug 16- Sep 4
    Time: 12-8pm

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Published Date: August 25, 2014
Sardar Fazlul Karim remembered in Barisal

Sardar Fazlul Karim remembered in Barisal

Eminent educationist and philosopher Sardar Fazlul Karim was remembered at his native district Barisal on Saturday afternoon, with a call to preserve his memory and follow his philosophy. Wajirpur Samitee Barisal organised the programme at Ashwini Kumar Hall.  Dr. Md. Shamsul Haque, president of the organisation, presided over the session.   Sardar Fazlul Karim was...

Published Date: August 25, 2014
Uttarayan's Celluloid-e Rabindranath at National Museum

Uttarayan's Celluloid-e Rabindranath at National Museum

Uttarayan arranged a musical evening at the main auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum on Saturday to mark the 4th anniversary of the music organisation. The programme, titled “Celluloid-e Rabindranath” featured Rabindra Sangeet which featured in films from the 1930s. Singers of Uttarayan rendered 25 songs of the bard. Alongside songs, the programme also featured...

Published Date: August 25, 2014
Rani set for some Mardaani

Rani set for some Mardaani

Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji, who plays for the first time the role of a police officer chasing the bad guys in the newly-released film “Mardaani”, thinks there should be no categorisation of films as male and female-centric. “I think this term woman-centric is a bit strange because we don't call normal films male-centric. I think we should stop calling a film as male or female centric, it should be a good or a bad film,” Rani said during promo of the film. More so, romantic films are by default woman centric as a love story is incomplete without a heroine, she thinks. “Love stories are women-centric as you cannot have a...

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Published Date: August 25, 2014
Barisal welcomes Super Chef

Barisal welcomes Super Chef

The third episode of the Rupchanda-Star Lifestyle Super Chef airs tonight at 9pm on ntv. This week, the Super Chef team makes its way to the river town of Barisal. The past audition rounds, in Sylhet and Khulna, managed to generate quite a buzz and thus a huge turnout was always expected for...

Published Date: August 25, 2014
Shakira's “Loca” broke copyright laws

Shakira's “Loca” broke copyright laws

A hit song performed by Colombian pop star Shakira was indirectly copied from another songwriter's work, a federal judge in New York has found. Judge Alvin Hellerstein said Shakira's Spanish-language version of “Loca” in 2010 had infringed on a song by Dominican singer Ramon Arias Vazquez. Her English language version of the song - which featured Dizzee Rascal - was “not offered into evidence” at the trial. The Spanish language version - collaboration with Dominican rapper Eduard Edwin Bello Pou, better known as “El Cata” - was widely released as a single around the world. It went on to sell more than five million copies and topped Billboard Magazine's Latin charts. “There...

Published Date: August 25, 2014
IT'S TRUE!

IT'S TRUE!

    Tom Cruise didn't stay for the remainder of the 2002 Academy Awards after opening the ceremony, because it was his turn to look after his and ex-wife Nicole Kidman's children. He reportedly left the Kodak Theatre through a backdoor after opening proceedings, and dashed home to watch the rest of the event on TV with his kids Conor and Isabella.

Published Date: August 24, 2014
Literature-based theatre festival begins at Shilpakala

Literature-based theatre festival begins at Shilpakala

A mega-scale theatre festival began yesterday at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), as part of the Academy's initiative to form a repertory theatre troupe in 64 districts, and produce new plays by them this year based on any literary work. The festival will see eight plays staged each day – two each at National Theatre...

Published Date: August 24, 2014
Art aesthetics on display at AFD

Art aesthetics on display at AFD

Shama Shaiom is an artist who has done a three-month course in Visual Art at Wimbledon, UK, after doing her post graduation from UODA. Shama's exhibition opened at Zoom Gallery, Alliance Francaise on Friday. She says that yesterday's agony is best forgotten and the key is to move on in life. The artist, she says, should focus on the beautiful and inspire others. Talking about the soul of the sea, she adds, “Sea-shells have pearls, they nurture them within -- the snails have rhythm, very silent and sustaining. City life has its glory, its toil.” She paints darkness after sunset, where the moon has its ebb and flow of emotions which...

Published Date: August 24, 2014
Star Melodies' Musical Tribute To Nazrul Today

Star Melodies' Musical Tribute To Nazrul Today

To celebrate National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam ahead of his 38th death anniversary, Star Melodies is organising a special musical evening today. The programme will feature a selection of the first recorded songs of Kazi Nazrul Islam by noted artistes of his time – including Nazrul himself, performed by reputed Nazrul artistes in our times. The event, to be held at the Daily Star-Bengal Arts Precinct, will have performances by Sumon Chowdhury, Dalia Nausheen, Fatema Tuz Zohora, Khairul Anam Shakil, Nashid Kamal and Sujit Mustafa, while eminent cultural personality Kamal Lohani will speak at the event. Noted Nazrul exponent Sadya Afreen Mallick will compere the programme. The event is being held...

Published Date: August 24, 2014
Dia's maiden album launched

Dia's maiden album launched

Promising artiste Dia's debut album “Koto Chameli Britha Jaye” was launched at Poet Sufia Kamal auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum on August 22. Gracing the occasion as chief guest, Professor Emeritus Anisuzzaman along with Professor Muhammad Zafar Iqbal, chairman and managing director of Laser Vision AKM Arifur Rahman and Mazharul Islam, singer Dia and...

Published Date: August 24, 2014
Udichi conference in Thakurgaon

Udichi conference in Thakurgaon

The 2nd Pirganj Upazila unit conference of Bangladesh Udichi Shilpi Gosthi was held at Pirganj Pilot High School premises in Thakurgaon district on Friday. A vibrant cultural function and a discussion featured in the programme. Locally renowned artiste Mozibar Rahman inaugurated the event as guest.   A colourful procession was brought out from Pirganj Pilot High...

Published Date: August 24, 2014
EBL organises children's art competition

EBL organises children's art competition

Eastern Bank Ltd. (EBL) as a part of their people engagement programme organised an art completion titled “Chobir Deshe Ronger Deshe” for their employees' children at Charukola (Faculty of Fine Arts, Dhaka University) on Friday. Nearly 100 children in two age groups participated in the competition on the subject “My City”. Children between six...

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Published Date: August 24, 2014
India blocks Gandhi murder film

India blocks Gandhi murder film

India has blocked the release of a film on the assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, after complaints it glorified her killers. Intelligence agencies had warned of potential violence if it is released. The film, “Kaum De Heere”(“Diamonds Of The Community”), had been scheduled for release on Friday. It tells the story of Indira Gandhi's Sikh bodyguards who shot her dead apparently to avenge her decision to send troops in a deadly raid on the Golden Temple. Sikhs say thousands were murdered when the army entered Sikhism's holiest shrine in Amritsar to flush out militants. Gandhi's assassination triggered an outburst of communal violence targeted at Sikhs and more than...

Published Date: August 24, 2014
It's True!

It's True!

The final chapter in Peter Jackson's first Middle-earth trilogy, the 2003 “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” adapted from JRR Tolkien's immortal novel series, took home Oscars in all 11 of its nominated categories, which were: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Original Song, Best Sound Mixing, Best Visual Effects, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, and Best Make-Up.

Published Date: August 23, 2014
THE LITERARY GREAT REMEMBERED

THE LITERARY GREAT REMEMBERED

A two-day programme marking the 65th birth anniversary of Natyacharya Selim Al Deen at Zila Shilpakala Academy auditorium concluded on August 19. The Mymensingh segment of the celebrations was jointly organised by Swapnadol, a drama troupe from Dhaka and Mymensingh Zila Shilpakala Academy. The programme was undertaken to disseminate the philosophy of the great artiste...

Published Date: August 23, 2014
Ganga-Jamuna Theatre Fest set to begin in September

Ganga-Jamuna Theatre Fest set to begin in September

Ganga-Jamuna Theatre and Cultural Festival will begin from September 1. The eight-day festival aims at consolidating the harmony between Bangladesh and India through cultural exchange. The programme will feature theatrical performances by 14 troupes from Bangladesh and India. The festival will simultaneously take place at the National Theatre and the Experimental Theatre Hall....

Published Date: August 23, 2014
The legacy lives on...

The legacy lives on...

Music lovers of the Moulvibazar district flocked to see “Kal Mrigaya”, a dance-drama composed by Tagore. The theatre repertory of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), Moulvibazar unit organised three shows of the play, one of Tagore's most-staged works, at Moulvibazar Government College auditorium on Tuesday. Based on the epic “Ramayana”; “Kal Mrigaya” depicts the tragic story...

Published Date: August 23, 2014
Monsoon melodies and romantic songs at Arts Precinct

Monsoon melodies and romantic songs at Arts Precinct

Bengal Foundation organised a solo musical soiree featuring a performance by noted singer Sharmin Sathi Islam at Daily Star-Bengal Arts Precinct on August 20. The artiste mostly presented Nazrul's monsoon melodies along with songs of yesteryears composed by Kamol Dasgupta, Himangshu Dutta, Nachiketa Ghosh, Hemanta Mukherjee, Salil Chowdhury, Khan Ataur Rahman and others....

Published Date: August 23, 2014
Konal's musical performance at IGCC

Konal's musical performance at IGCC

Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (IGCC) is organising a musical evening by Somnur Monir Konal today at 6:30pm at its Gulshan premises. Born in Dhaka, Konal has been living at Kuwait from the age of six. She learned music from her mother, a Nazrul singer. Later, she studied Indian Classical Music at All India Music Academy, an institution affiliated to Rabindra Bharati University. In 2009, she participated in Channel- i Shera Kontho and emerged as champion in the talent hunt competition. Since then she has been performing regularly in concerts and musical programmes. Konal has been a part of many mixed albums, and in 2012 she released her first solo “Konal's Jaadu”....

Published Date: August 23, 2014
Aamir Khan bares all

Aamir Khan bares all

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan not only appears unfazed by the controversy generated by the controversial bare-all first poster of his in his upcoming Bollywood movie 'PK' which showed him in the buff but has defended it. But even before the row over the first poster, in which Aamir is seen holding only a transistor to cover his private parts, dies down, a second poster of the film shows him in traditional Rajasthani attire, along with a trumpet bearing the name 'Bhairosingh Band'. The "poster marketing" is a part of the promotional campaign which Aamir said is aimed at "confusing" the audience. "Normally, film promos are launched first but we have decided to...

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Published Date: August 23, 2014
Into the Storm- at Blockbuster Cinemas

Into the Storm- at Blockbuster Cinemas

    “Into The Storm” released yesterday at the Blockbuster Cinemas, bringing more thrill and chills for film buffs of Dhaka. Directed by Steven Quale and starring Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies and Matt Walsh, among others, the film released earlier this month in the USA. The film is set in the town of Silverton that is ravaged by an onslaught of tornadoes in the span of a single day. While most people are seeking shelter, there are storm-chasers who run into the storms, looking for a once-in-a-lifetime shot.

Published Date: August 23, 2014
IT'S TRUE!

IT'S TRUE!

Mian Tansen was born as Ramtanu Pandey. He was a prominent Hindustani classical music composer, musician, vocalist and also an instrumentalist who popularised and improved the plucked rabab (of Central Asian origin). He was among the Navaratnas (nine jewels) at the court of the Mughal Emperor Jalal ud-din Akbar. Akbar gave him the title Mian, an honorific, meaning learned man. Several of his raga compositions have become the  mainstays of the Hindustani tradition, and these are often prefaced with Mian ki (“of the Mian”), like Mian ki Todi, Mian ki Malhar, Mian ki Mand, Mian ka Sarang; in addition he is the creator of major ragas like Darbari Kanada, Darbari...

Published Date: August 22, 2014
A TALE OF DECEPTION AND DISILLUSIONMENT

A TALE OF DECEPTION AND DISILLUSIONMENT

Theatre premiered their latest production “Kuhokjal” to a houseful audience recently at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. This was the 45th play of the troupe. Written by Masum Reza and directed by Tropa Majumdar, the play unmasks the innate inhumanity of humans through a story involving betrayal, murder and deception. As...

Published Date: August 22, 2014
We just want to touch people's hearts with our work -- Kankan Das

We just want to touch people's hearts with our work -- Kankan Das

Kankan Das is one of the most prominent names in Chittagong's theatre arena. In a career spanning 25 years, she has given innumerable memorable performances in some of the biggest plays to be produced from the port city. Aside from that, she is also a cornerstone of Proma Abritti Sangsad, a leading recitation group in Chittagong. In a recent conversation, the thespian shared various aspects of her works and the cultural scenario of Chittagong. Tell us about your journey through the realm of theatre and elocution. Kankan: I joined Protibhas Natya Sangsad in 1989, and shortly after, associated myself with recitation group Proma Abritti Sangsad. I've been with them for quite some...

THE OTHER SIDE

Published Date: August 22, 2014
Music lets me say things I otherwise can't --Puly

Music lets me say things I otherwise can't --Puly

Nazifa Tabassum Puly's introduction to music happened when she was only in the first grade, and though it has changed forms and dynamics over the years, her bond with music has only grown stronger. Mostly self-taught as a musician, she plays a number of instruments and sings her heart out whenever she has a break from her studies in architecture at BUET. The Daily Star caught up with her for Star Arts & Entertainment's new monthly feature The Other Side, featuring amateur artistes pursuing their passion besides studies or profession. “I was admitted to a music class when I was very young, just beginning to go to school. It was...

Published Date: August 22, 2014
Sajal's Big Screen emergence

Sajal's Big Screen emergence

Sajal, a popular face on the small screen, has made headway in the celluloid world as well. The shooting for his new movie wrapped up recently. In a recent conversation, the talented actor spoke to The Daily Star about his tryst with films and TV dramas. Tell us about your debut film. Sajal: The shooting for “Runout”, directed by Tanmoy Tansen, is over. I also finished dubbing for the film. It is likely to be released after Eid, although it depends on the producer. I play a very ordinary teenage boy who accidentally enters the crime world. Later, he can't extricate himself from the underworld. In a nutshell, it is a...

Published Date: August 22, 2014
Star Melodies' musical tribute to Nazrul on August 24

Star Melodies' musical tribute to Nazrul on August 24

To celebrate National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam ahead of his 38th death anniversary, Star Melodies is organising a special musical evening on August 24. The programme will feature a selection of the first recorded songs of Kazi Nazrul Islam by noted artistes of his time – including Nazrul himself, performed by reputed Nazrul...

Published Date: August 22, 2014
Mou's upcoming Eid play

Mou's upcoming Eid play

Popular TV model and actress Sadia Islam Mou recently appeared in a one-hour play “Guum”, directed by Mahmud Dider, marking upcoming Eid-ul-Adha. Shatabdi Wadud is cast opposite her. The duo acted for the first time as on-screen couple in the drama, based on a sensational story. “Working with Mou has been a remarkable experience”, said Shatabdi Wadud. On the other hand, Mou has been seen on screen occasionally in recent times. She was seen acting for the small screen during the last Eid. The actress will also appear in several plays in the upcoming Eid-ul-Adha. Regarding “Guum”, Mou said she worked in the play because she found the plot excellent.

Published Date: August 22, 2014
Pipra Bidya hits screens in October

Pipra Bidya hits screens in October

Mostofa Sarwar Farooki's lastest film “Pipra Bidya” is set to hit the silver screens on October 24 across the country. Farooki and his team members are now busy with their release campaign. Lead actor of the film, Nur Imran Mithu will be introduced through a finny video which will release this month online and on Channel i. Gradually, soundtracks of the film will also be available. All the upadates about the film will be available on Channel i and Chabial's Facebook page. Since its premiere in Dubai Film Festival, “Pira Bidya” has already received a number of award nominations, including Sanghai Golden Goblet Awards, Muhr Asia-Africa Awards and Dallas Asian...

Published Date: August 22, 2014
Batikrom's tribute to Mohidul Islam

Batikrom's tribute to Mohidul Islam

Batikrom Natya Goshthi is set to observe the 12th death anniversary of noted playwright, actor and director Syed Mohidul Islam. Marking the day, the troupe will hold a discussion and stage their play “Firey Dekha” at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy today evening. The play has been directed by Mohidul...

ALL-TIME GREATS

Published Date: August 21, 2014
ZAHIR RAIHAN: CAPTURING NATIONAL STRUGGLES ON CELLULOID

ZAHIR RAIHAN: CAPTURING NATIONAL STRUGGLES ON CELLULOID

Mohammad Zahirullah (better known as Zahir Raihan) -- born on August 19, 1935 in a village in Feni -- lived only to be 37, but left his mark in the heart of every patriotic Bangladeshi with his works. After moving back from Kolkata following the partition of 1947, Zahir Raihan obtained a post-graduate...

Published Date: August 21, 2014
Star Melodies' musical tribute to Nazrul on August 24

Star Melodies' musical tribute to Nazrul on August 24

To celebrate National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam ahead of his 38th death anniversary, Star Melodies is organising a special musical evening on August 24. The programme will feature a selection of the first recorded songs of Kazi Nazrul Islam by noted artistes of his time – including Nazrul himself, performed by reputed Nazrul...

Album Review

Published Date: August 21, 2014
Khujey Berai: Songs of Tagore plays under spotlight

Khujey Berai: Songs of Tagore plays under spotlight

The greatest playwright must be a poet. William Shakespeare and Rabindranath Tagore are scintillating examples of this adage. Tagore, a timeless lyricist and composer, best inserted his musical prowess into his plays speaking of the poetry of life. Moreover, Tagore plays portray the overflow of lyrics and dances. Accomplished Tagore artiste and teacher Tanjina...

Published Date: August 21, 2014
IN LOVING MEMORY

IN LOVING MEMORY

Salman Shah took Dhallywood by storm with his very first film “Qayamat Theke Qayamat”, and never had to look back. Before his untimely demise on September 6, 1996, he acted in 26 films, and is said to be the most popular film star since the '90s. To mark his 18th death anniversary, Dhuli Communications is organising the weeklong “Salman Shah Memorial Festival 2014” at the Balaka Cineworld in the capital from September 6. A total of seven of his films will be screened, while members of the film fraternity will also reminisce on Salman. A souvenir will be launched as part of the festival, while a documentary will  be screened on...

Published Date: August 21, 2014
Defining factors in Chandni's career

Defining factors in Chandni's career

National award-winning actress-dancer Chandni says she has had several defining factors of success in her career. In a recent conversation with The Daily Star, she looked back at how they shaped her career. First factor: Dance “I've been involved in dancing from a very early age. I took dance lessons at Bulbul Academy of Fine Arts (BAFA). I have given dance performances at a number of stage shows both at home and abroad. Later, when I started acting, I was able to emote better due to my dance training. So, the first turning point in my career is dance.” Second factor: Films “Although I appeared for a few movies, 'Dukhai' – for which...

Published Date: August 21, 2014
Spelling Bee semifinals begin today

Spelling Bee semifinals begin today

The Daily Star Spelling Bee semifinals start tonight in Channel i. Of the 96 participants who began the battle for the Spelling Bee trophy, the best 16 are left, and only 6 will go to the finals; like in the quarterfinals, every episode will see four participants competing, and only one emerging as...

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Published Date: August 21, 2014
Cumberbatch, Elba to voice Shere Khan

Cumberbatch, Elba to voice Shere Khan

Benedict Cumberbatch is to voice Shere Khan the tiger in one of the two Jungle Book films entering production. The “Sherlock” star is the first voice actor to be cast in the Warner Bros movie, the directorial debut by Andy Serkis of Gollum and King Kong fame. Titled “Jungle Book: Origins”, the film will...

Published Date: August 21, 2014
IT'S TRUE!

IT'S TRUE!

US rock guitarist-singer Joan Jett, a sports fan, has remained actively involved in the sports world. Her song “Bad Reputation” was used by UFC's Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey as her walkout song at the pay-per-view event “UFC 157”. Her cover of “Love is All Around” was used by the NCAA to promote the Women's Final Four, as well as the song “Unfinished Business”. Jett supplied theme songs for the ESPN X-Games premiere and has contributed music to all their games since. The melody for her song “I Hate Myself For Loving You” is used as the theme music for NBC Sunday Night Football with re-worked lyrics and retitled...

Published Date: August 20, 2014
APPEAL FOR GAZA

APPEAL FOR GAZA

To raise awareness among people about the Israeli attacks on Gaza, and raise funds to help the victims of the violence in Palestine, Drik has arranged a three-day programme at Drik Gallery in the capital. The programme, titled “Appeal for Gaza” include an exhibition and sale of paintings and photographs donated by a...