Entertainment

Jagjit Singh: A playlist of best gems by the ghazal maestro

  

Pns: It has been six years since renowned ghazal singer Jagjit Singh passed away at 70 on October 10, 2011. The memories and musical gems of the ghazal maestro, nonetheless, continue to be the favourite among ghazal lovers. Born on February 8, 1941 in Sriganganagar (Rajasthan) to a government employee, he had four sisters and two brothers. He was raised as a Sikh by religion. His birth name was Jagmohan but his Sikh father rechristened him Jagjit following the advice of his...

Razzak-starrer ‘Jibon Theke Neya’ to be screened today

  

Pns: Starring late actor Nayok Raj Razzak in the lead role, a full-length feature film titled ‘Jibon Theke Neya’ directed by Zahir Raihan will be screened today at 3pm at the National Art Plaza of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in the capital. The film is scheduled to be screened as a part of the ongoing 16-day ‘Bangladesh Film Festival 2017’. Besides, the festival will also screen ‘Abar Tora Manush Ho’ directed by Khan Ataur Rahman and ‘Aha’by Enamul Karim Nirjhar at the same...

Dhaka Attack’ rules box office

  

Pns: The action thriller film, 'Dhaka Attack', is ruling the box office raking in over Tk 7.5 crore in two days after its release. Box Office of Bangladesh (BOB) revealed the information on its website about the film directed by Dipankar Sengupta and written by Sunny Sanwar.'Dhaka Attack' was released on October 6 in 125 local movie houses and it will be released in three languages on October 20 worldwide.According to the distributors, the film earned Tk 4.60 crore from the...

Pop singer Mila going for divorce

  

Pns: Popular pop singer Mila has publicly announced that she is going for divorce with her husband accusing him of torture and having affairs with multiple women. "Yes, I'm getting a divorce. We've got married after 10 years of relationship. But only 13 days after our marriage, I got to know about his affairs with more than one women," she wrote on her official and verified Facebook page. Her husband, Parvez Sanjari, was arrested on Thursday night for allegedly torturing her, leaving...

Shah Rukh Khan ready to host Bigg Boss if he’s free and the ‘money is good’

  

Pns: Shah Rukh Khan is one of the greatest superstars not just in cinema but also on television. He has been loved as a TV show host of season 3 of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’, ‘Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain?’ etc. And now he’s back to hosting with the social TV show ‘TED Talks India – Nayi Soch’. Meanwhile, his contemporary Salman Khan is a part of the voyeuristic reality show ‘Bigg Boss’ every year. At present, he’s busy anchoring the eleventh season. At the launch and press...

AR Rahman releases The Flying Lotus

  

Pns: The first anniversary of one of the biggest economic exercises in India — the November 8, 2016, declaration of demonetisation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi — is round the corner. And AR Rahman has a song for the occasion. The double Oscar-winning singer-composer has released a 19-minute track, The Flying Lotus, which is about demonetisation and the impact it has had on society. The 50-year-old insists that he isn’t criticising the move, and feels that the song is open to...

Fast & Furious 9 delayed by one year

  

Pns: Universal Pictures has announced that the next installment of the Fast and Furious series will be opening on April 10, 2020- about a year after its initial release date. The ninth film was originally scheduled to debut April 19, 2019.The official Fast and Furious Twitter and Instagram accounts announced the news on Wednesday.The studio, however, has provided no official reason for the move.The Fate of the Furious, the franchise’s eighth installment, earned $1.2 billion...

Many happy returns to Zahid Hasan

  

Pns: Today is celebrated actor-director Zahid Hasan’s birthday, and he is turning 51. The actor gets surprised as he wonders every time that he has already spent 50 years of his life. Even at this stage of life, he works like a juvenile with the spirit of youth. Not only he still acts in the tele-dramas regularly, but also he makes TV plays on a regular basis. Despite his busy schedule, Zahid Hasan has taken a break from the shooting today on the occasion of his birthday. Unlike...

Adnan Sami on becoming Indian citizen

  

Pns: London born singer Adnan Sami may call himself an Indian now, but it was not always so. He was born to a Pakistani diplomat and his mother was an Indian Kashmiri and it was only 18 years ago that he relocated to India. In an interview with CNN-News18, the well-known artiste spoke about his decision to become an Indian citizen and his career. “I came in 1999 and I had no clue where this journey was going to take me. I took it as it came and within a couple of years, I was in...

Nusrat, Jaya targeted on social media for celebrating Durga Puja

  

Pns: At a time when Kolkata was busy soaking up the festive fun, two of our actresses were targeted by an internet mob for celebrating what else but Durga Puja! Jaya Ahsan and Nusrat Jahan were in for an unpleasant surprise when their posts and photos were stalked and picked on by trolls. The actresses, however, were far from ruffled. Both gave fitting replies and also enjoyed Puja as per plans.On Sashthi, Nusrat uploaded a video to spread festive cheer. In two days, her social...

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