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Bollywood says adieu to Pran

Legendary actor Pran was cremated at the Shivaji Park electric crematorium Saturday in the presence of his family and a handful of members from the Hindi film fraternity. He was 93, reports the Times of India. Pran, Bollywood’s beloved villain, died at the Lilavati Hospital here late Friday evening, following prolonged illness. On his last journey, his body was adorned […]

July 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Rights group accuses Lopez

A human rights group on Friday accused pop singer Jennifer Lopez of receiving more than $10 million for ‘serenading crooks and dictators’ from Russia and a number of former Soviet republics. ‘J Lo has repeatedly mingled with and entertained some of the world’s worst thugs and their cronies,’ said Human Rights Foundation president Thor Halvorssen in a statement to the […]

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National Museum organises special exhibition

The National Museum has launched a month-long special exhibition at the Nalini Kanta Bhattasali Gallery on Monday. The exhibition is a part of the museum’s ongoing programme to mark its 100th founding anniversary. The exhibition displaying a selection of 223 artifacts and about 30 paintings from four major curatorial sections of the museum—history, archeology, natural science and arts, is attracting […]

July 13, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Poet Al-Mahmud’s 78th birth anniv celebrated

A discussion session featuring the contributions of noted poet Al-Mahmud along with recitation of his poems, was held at a programme celebrating his 78th birth anniversary on Thursday. The programme was organised by Kabita-Al Mahmud Parishad at his Maghbazar residence in the capital. The poet shared that it was his motto to guide people on an enlightened path through his […]

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Asad returns to silver screen

Seasoned artist Raisul Islam Asad has returned to the silver screen after a three year hiatus. Recently, he has completed shooting for a role in Gazi Rakayet’s feature film Mrittika Maya. Asad’s last appearance on silver screen was in Kolkata-based director Goutam Ghosh’s acclaimed film Moner Manush (2010), where Asad enacted the significant role of Siraj Sai. Mrittika Maya is […]

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Japanese monsters revived in Pacific Rim

In a summer swimming in apocalypse movies, Mexican director Guillermo Del Toro puts his own stamp on the end of the world with an epic sci-fi battle between monsters and robots, eschewing Hollywood’s A-list for a cast of cable TV actors. ‘Pacific Rim,’ out in theaters on Friday, sees mankind fighting giant alien monsters called ‘Kaijus,’ derived from Japanese lore, […]

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Chirkut set to perform live in Norway

Popular musical band Chirkut is going to perform live in concerts in six cities of Norway. Organised by Norway-based musical organisation ‘Rikskonsertene Norway,’ the first concert is scheduled to be held on September 30 in Oslo, the capital of Norway. Following that, the band will perform in five more cities—Bergen, Molde, Trondheim, Lafoten and Bodo, with the tour ending on […]

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Jean-Claude Van Damme in Bollywood

Hollywood action hero Jean-Claude Van Damme, who is set to shoot for a film in India soon, reveals that it will be as fascinating as a Bollywood love story, reports Hindustan Times. ‘It will be a fantasy love story, so there will be romance, action and all the spice of a Bollywood film,’ says the actor. He further divulges that […]

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Biren Shome’s retrospective continues at DAC

Noted artist Biren Shome’s retrospective featuring selective works done by the artist in his long artistic career spanning over four decades is going on at the Dhaka Art Center in Dhanmondi. The untitled show displays 52 prints created at different times since 1969 to 2013 applying various methods such as etching, relief process and collagraph. Baul is one of the […]

July 12, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Chandana sings for Phelani

Famous singer Chandana Majumdar has recorded the vital song of the film Phelani, which is based on the tragic death of an innocent girl on the border with India. Chandan’s song titled Aj amar koto rong dhong sukh sokhigo belongs to the traditional marriage genre, though the film features how brutally Phelani was killed by Indian Border Security Force on […]

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Michael Jackson frightens Ortega

The director of Michael Jackson’s planned comeback shows, Kenny Ortega, has broken down in tears while giving evidence at the singer’s wrongful death trial in the US, reports BBC. Ortega said Jackson’s appearance was ‘very, very troubling’ at a rehearsal, days before his death in June 2009. ‘I saw a Michael that frightened me,’ Ortega told the jury. The director […]

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Priyanka’s trainer doesn’t want her to ruin femininity

Actress Priyanka Chopra is training hard for the Mary Kom Biopic, but her trainer says he doesn’t want her to build extra muscles and ruin her femininity. Priyanka, 30, plays the Olympic bronze medalist in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film, being directed by Omung Kumar, reports the Times of India . Physical trainer Samir Jaura, who is working with Priyanka to […]

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Hitchcock silent films join UNESCO register

Alfred Hitchcock’s nine surviving silent films will join artefacts such as the Domesday Book in representing the cultural heritage of the UK, reports BBC. Hitchcock’s films – the British director’s earliest works – premiered at the British Film Institute last summer following extensive restoration. They have now been added to the UNESCO UK Memory of the World Register. The register […]

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Simon gets IDFA grant for second time

Kamar Ahmad Simon got IDFA grant for the second time for his next documentary film Agami. This year the Amsterdam based film festival biggest documentary festival named Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam , which aims to promote creative documentaries, selected 13 films for awarding grants from 330 submissions from more than 40 different countries. Kamar, who at present is in abroad, […]

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Hrithik Roshan donates to Aamir Khan’s initiative

Hrithik Roshan contributes to Aamir Khan’s initiative of collecting funds for Uttarakhand flood victims and also believes in talking about his charities, reports Times of India. When Aamir initiated a drive for collecting funds for the flood victims of Uttarakhand, the industry joined in to show its support. He started off with his own donation of Rs. 25 lakh and […]

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National Art Biennale ends tomorrow

The 20th National Art Biennale going on at the National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy will end tomorrow. What is most noticeable in this year’s exhibition is that most of the awarded artworks in particular and other entries on display in general showcased contemporary social issues. The works on display address subjects in realist and abstract forms. Several installations […]

July 11, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Human emotion expressed through dance

Ever changing human emotions have been expressed by the skilled dancers in an experimental dance production on Tuesday at the Music and Dance Centre of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. Sadhona artistes presented the experimental dance production titled Ultraviolet, which was directed by Abu Nayeem. Ultraviolet reveals that human emotions are changeable. Emotions keep interchanging by turns and when one emotion fades […]

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Bipul Bhattacharjee paid tribute

Recently demised singer Bipul Bhattacharjee was recalled through a discussion session and music recitals at a commemorative programme held at the Liberation War Museum at Segunbagicha in the capital on Tuesday. Bangladesh Ganasangeet Samanway Parishad organised the commemoration in which president of the committee Fakir Alamgir, International Theatre Institute worldwide president Ramendu Majumdar, secretary general of Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation […]

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Bangabalar Hatey premiered

The religious fundamentalist forces which opposed the country’s historic struggle for independence in 1971 are still opposing the secular and progressive spirit of the country. This fact is the theme of the social drama Bangabalar Hatey, which was premiered by Theatre (Arambagh) on Tuesday on Experimental Theatre Hall at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. Bangabalar Hatey is the 37th production of the […]

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Short film on child psychology to be screened in Berlin

Sagar Chakraborty Shuvro’s short film titled Suspend dealing with child psychology will be screened at a short film festival in Berlin on July 16, according to a press release. The 17-minute film features the impact of corporal punishment on child psychology through the story of a class one student named Mitali, who becomes mentally ill after being suspended by her […]

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