Archive | April, 2015

The Khubsoorat couple returns

Producer Rhea Kapoor confirms that the adaptation of Battle For Bittora rolls in June with Sonam and Fawad, reports Mumbai Miror. In an interview to Mirror (January 21) Sonam Kapoor had acknowledged that her Khubsoorat co-star, Fawad Khan, was their first choice for the cinematic adaptation of Anuja Chauhan’s bestseller, Battle for Bittora, but, she pointed out, Read the full story

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Salma Hayek pays tribute to roots

Mexican actress Salma Hayek says her new film ‘The Prophet’ was a labor of love that helped her explore her relationship with her late Lebanese grandfather, who adored the book that inspired it, reports Reuters. The animated film, which draws on the 1923 book by Lebanese-born writer Kahlil Gibran, tells the story of Almitra, a headstrong girl who forms a friendship with imprisoned Read the full story

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Katrina to join Sonam, Aishwarya at Cannes red carpet

Bollywood diva Katrina Kaif wants to savour her maiden outing at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival without being bogged by the scrutiny of the fashion watchers, reports dnaindia. Kaif, who will be walking the red carpet with Aishwarya Rai and Sonam Kapoor at the 12-day festival (May 13-24) as the ambassador for cosmetic brand L’Oreal Paris, said she knows her look at the event Read the full story

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Int’l dance day celebrations go into full swing

Int’l dance day celebrations go into full swingThe International Dance Day celebrations got into full-swing mode yesterday as dancers and dance troupes from around the country flaunted their moves and styles and displayed dance wear, shoes and accessories catering to various aspects of the world of dance. This year’s celebrations in Bangladesh began a week before the day, on Thursday last week, with Bangladesh Nritya Shilpi Sangstha and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Read the full story

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Mamunur Rashid, Mita Chowdhury pair up on stage

Mamunur Rashid, Mita Chowdhury pair up on stageMamunur Rashid and Mita Chowdhury will pair up for the first time on stage for a production by Bangla Theatre which is going to premiere today at the Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. Although the actors have worked in many productions in their decades-long stage careers, the play, titled Omanush, marks their first pairing with Mamunur Rashid also directing the production. A preview of the show was Read the full story

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Prajanmo Kantho celebrates 3rd founding anniversary

Prajanmo Kantho celebrates 3rd founding anniversaryRecitation organisation Projanmo Kantho is celebrating its third founding anniversary though a two-day programme at the Teacher-Student Centre in Dhaka University. The celebration, which began on Friday, will culminate with the maiden show of the group’s second full-length production to be held at the TSC auditorium at 7pm today. The show will be preceded by a discussion where Golam Kuddus, president of Sammilita Sangskritik Read the full story

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Witherspoon considering career in politics

The ‘Hot Pursuit’ actress says she wants to fight for gender equality and might consider running for government in the future, reports India today. Asked if she has ever thought about entering the political field, the Oscar winner said: ‘I haven’t yet, but I still have a lot of life to live, so I can’t rule it out. I do believe that if you want to see change in the world, you have to be responsible for it. Read the full story

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Schwarzenegger takes first dramatic role in Maggie

Action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger reveals his dramatic, tender side and sheds a few tears as a farmer struggling to care for his dying daughter in ‘Maggie,’ an unconventional zombie film, reports reuters. The drama that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on Thursday night spins a different take on the zombie genre, concentrating more on the father-daughter relationship than Read the full story

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Mary Kom wins Best Film award in Stockholm

Omung Kumar’s 2014 directorial ‘Mary Kom’, which was selected for the Stockholm International Film Festival Junior (SIFFJ), has won the Best Film award and has been endowed with the Bronze Horse Award, the festival’s top honour, reports Hindustan Times. The jury for the junior section of the festival consisted of children from the age of nine to 17. Kumar, who directed the Priyanka Read the full story

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Monsur Ul Karim’s personal journey

Monsur Ul Karim’s personal journeyMonsur Ul Karim’s latest solo offers a subtle glimpse into the beauty and complexity of the world in which he lives and works. The paintings, thus, are at once reminiscent of his years in Chittagong where he lived for most of his life and his ancestral abode in Rajbari where he longs to go back. The exhibition that opened on April 10 at Galleri Kaya in Uttara features a total of 45 paintings drawn over the past year, and compiled separately under the Read the full story

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