Entertainment

Government grant-winning film ‘Khacha’ releasing today

  

Pns: Khacha’—a full-length feature film, which has received a grant from the government, is releasing in the several cinema halls of the country today. Based on a story against the backdrop of the British period, the film has been directed by Akram Khan and produced by Impress Telefilm. Joya Ahsan, Chandni, Azad Abul Kalam, Arman Parvez Murad, Kayes Chowdhury, Mahbuba Rezanur, Sadika Rahman Raisa and Mamunur Rashid, among others, have enacted different roles in the film. Azad Abul...

Bollywood's 'Deadly Dutt' back on Indian screens after jail time

  

Pns: Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt returned to Indian cinema screens Friday in his first film since serving four years in prison for possessing weapons supplied by gangsters behind the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts. The disgraced star, 58, plays the role of a father who seeks revenge for the gang-rape of his daughter in Hindi-language action thriller "Bhoomi", directed by Omung Kumar. Dutt walked free from jail in 2016. He last appeared in a film in 2014 and promoters trailed Friday's...

Avril Lavigne most 'dangerous' celebrity to search for online

  

Pns: Cybersecurity firm McAfee has released its annual report on the most dangerous celebrities to search for online, with singer Avril Lavigne topping the list.The report, which “reveals which celebrities generate the riskiest search results that could potentially expose their fans to malicious websites”, is now in its 11th year, with past lists exposing the dangers of searching celebrities such as Amy Schumer and Emma Watson. On this year’s list, Bruno Mars is in second place , followed by...

Three of Babu’s new films awaiting release

  

Pns: Fazlur Rahman Babu is a brilliant stage-television-film actor, who won the prestigious National Film Award for his performance in the film. DhakaLive has news that three of Babu’s new films are awaiting release right this moment. Among three films, Babu-starrer ‘Gohin Baluchor’ is going to be released on October 20. The film is directed by Badrul Anam Soud. Besides, Babu’s two other films are—Tauquir Ahmed’s ‘Halda’ and Gias Uddin Selim’s ‘Swapnajal’. The work of these two films...

U2, Sheeran cancel concerts in protest-hit St Louis

  

Pns: Rock giants U2 and pop star Ed Sheeran have called off concerts in St Louis, as the US city braced Sunday for a second day of protests over the acquittal of a former police officer in the shooting death of a black man. The Irish rock band and entertainment firm Live Nation announced the Saturday show's cancellation in a statement citing concerns about fans' security."We have been informed by the St Louis Police Department that they are not in a position to provide the...

Five-day design project exhibition begins at AFD today

  

Pns: A five-day design project exhibition titled ‘River Rhapsody: Museum of Rivers and Canals’ organised by Alliance Française de Dhaka and BRAC University will begin today at the La Galerie of AFD, Dhanmondi in the capital. Eminent architect Professor Shamsul Wares will attend the inaugural ceremony of the exhibition as chief guest. Charge d’ Affaires of Spanish Embassy in Dhaka Alejandra Lopez-Garcia in Dhaka and economist Dr Hossain Zillur Rahman will attend the event as special guests,...

Bumblefoot to perform at Russian Cultural Centre today

  

Pns: After the success of ‘Dhaka Metal Fest 2017’, The Rock Project Dhaka is arranging the first edition of the international Rock festival titled ‘Dhaka Rock Fest 2017’ today at the Russian Cultural Centre (RCC), Dhanmondi in the capital. The rock fest will feature Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses guitarist). Powered by GAAN, in collaboration with ABC Radio FM 89.2, ‘Dhaka Rock Fest 2017’ is dedicated to the memory of musician Zeheen Ahmed. Bumblefoot is an award-winning...

Selena Gomez undergoes kidney transplant due to lupus

  

Pns: Selena Gomez says she has received a kidney transplant due to her struggle with lupus. Gomez writes in an Instagram post confirmed by her publicist early Thursday that she has been somewhat out of the spotlight this summer because she was recovering from the procedure. She calls the transplant "what I needed to do for my overall health."The post didn't reveal Gomez's current condition or say where or when the procedure took place. Gomez's publicist declined to release more...

Bollywood films that failed to impress the audience in 2017

  

Pns: 2017 has certainly not been the most wonderful years of Bollywood as far as films are concerned. In fact, this year has seen disappointments more than any other recent years. Even the most anticipated films like Salman Khan starrer ‘Tubelight’ and Shah Rukh Khan starrer ‘Jab Harry met Sejal’ failed to make an impression on the audience, not to mention the loss it incurred to the distributors.Here we take a look at some of the films that released this year that failed to impress the...

Four popular artistes together in same drama serial

  

Pns: Four popular artistes of the small screen, Apurba, Mir Sabbir, Nadia and Mamo are working together for the first time in their career. They will be seen appearing in the drama serial titled ‘Birambana’, which has been written and directed by A Jabir Rasel. Mir Sabbir said about the story of the drama serial, “Two friends go to a leisure trip in Cox’s Bazar on a holiday. But they fail to get rooms in the hotel as their bus reaches late to the destination. Then two friends plan to stay at...

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