Wednesday, 18 May, 2022


‘Not working with Rekha’

DHAKA: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has dismissed the reports that he will team up with Rekha for Yash Raj Films’ (YRF) next untitled project, saying it’s not true.There were reports that the megastar is in talks to star opposite Rekha in a film that will be directed by Aditya Chopra,

Nicole to sing at Mandela’s funeral

DHAKA: The former Pussycat Doll has reportedly held a secret visit with the late revolutionary’s daughters at London’s Mandarin Hotel and they discussed a potential performance.An insider told The Sun on Sunday newspaper, ‘During the chat Nicole had with the daughters it was

Sanjay parole causes protests

DHAKA: A group of Republican Party of India (RPI) activists demonstrated outside the Yerawada Central Jail on Saturday, protesting the likely parole of jailed Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt.Waving black flags and banners, the RPI activists shouted slogans demanding that Dutt should not be

Celebrities pay tribute to Mandela

Stars have paid tribute to Nelson Mandela after he passed away Friday.The South African political activist and former President died aged 95 at his home in Johannesburg, South Africa, surrounded by his family.Mandela was for millions a symbol of hope and freedom for his battle to overcome

Sanjay seeks parole to care for ‘ill’ wife

DHAKA: Jailed Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt has sought a month’s parole to look after his ailing wife Manyata, official sources said.Dutt has applied to the Pune divisional commissioner for parole on the grounds that his wife is unwell.Accordingly, he is likely to be released from

Dylan`s guitar sells for nearly $1m

DHAKA: The electric guitar played by Bob Dylan at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival has been sold at auction in New York for a record $965,000 (£591,000).The Fender Stratocaster had been in the possession of a New Jersey family for 48 years after he left it on a plane, reports BBC.The

Mumbai court orders a fresh trial

DHAKA: A Mumbai court today ordered fresh trial in a 2002 hit-and-run case against Hindi film actor Salman Khan.Salman had asked for a fresh trial after the charge against him was enhanced from "rash and negligent driving" to the more serious "culpable homicide not amounting to murder",

‘Escape Plan’ hits Star Cineplex

DHAKA: Star Cineplex arranged the Dhaka premiere of one of the latest Hollywood action and thriller movies ‘Escape Plan’ at its hall at Bashundhara City Shopping Mall on Panthapath.The movie, premiered Thursday evening, will be screened at 11.30am, 2.00pm, 4.45pm and 7.30pm from

Katrina named world’s sexiest Asian woman

DHAKA: Her absence from the big screen for a year has not stopped Bollywood beauty Katrina Kaif from winning the world’s sexiest Asian woman title for the fourth consecutive year in a poll by a weekly magazine.The actress narrowly defeated Priyanka Chopra, TV star Drashti Dhami and

Paul Walker died from impact, fire in crash

DHAKA: ‘Fast & Furious’ star Paul Walker was killed by impact and fire in a crash that occurred while he was a passenger in a Porsche driven by his friend.An autopsy released on Wednesday says, The Straits Times publishes this report on Thursday.Walker died on Saturday when the

Rockwell painting in record sale

DHAKA: A Norman Rockwell painting, ‘Saying Grace’, has been sold for $46m in New York, a new record for a piece of American art sold at auction.Saying Grace shows a crowded restaurant with a grandmother and grandson bowed in prayer at a table they are sharing with two young men.The

‘Escape Plan’ at Star Cineplex

DHAKA: Star Cineplex will organise the Dhaka premiere of one of the latest Hollywood action and thriller movies ‘Escape Plan’ at its hall at Bashundhara City Shopping Mall on Panthapath.The screening will be held at 6:45pm on Thursday.‘Escape Plan’ was premiered in the Philippines

Soiree by Sujit at IGCC

DHAKA: Sujit Mustafa’s music evening will be held at Gulshan’s Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre.The soiree to jointly be organised by Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre, Asian Paints, IRCON and Marico Bangladesh, will begin at 6:30pm on December 6.Sujit Mustafa is the son of late Abu Hena

Reggae star Junior Murvin dies

DHAKA: Reggae singer Junior Murvin, best known for the 1976 hit song Police and Thieves, has died in Jamaica aged 67.His son, Keith Smith, said Murvin died in hospital in Port Antonio on Monday.The cause of his death has not been established although the singer was being treated for

‘Hunger Games’ stays top of US box office

DHAKA: ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ has held on to the top spot at the US box office for a second week, with Disney’s Frozen opening at number two.According to early estimates, the Hunger Games sequel took $110.2m while Frozen took $93m, reports the BBC.That figure made Frozen the

Speed a factor in Paul crash

DHAKA: Fans of ‘Fast & Furious’ star Paul Walker created a makeshift memorial Sunday at the site where a car he was riding in crashed, killing the actor and a friend.The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says speed was a factor in the one-car crash in the community of

‘Fast & Furious’ actor Paul dies in car crash

DHAKA: US actor Paul Walker, who starred in the ‘Fast & Furious’ series of action films, has been killed in a car crash in California.Walker, 40, was a passenger in a Porsche sports car driven by a friend, who also died, when it crashed north of Los Angeles, reports the BBC.Walker was

Moss to be honoured at British Fashion Awards

DHAKA: Supermodel Kate Moss will be honoured with a Special Recognition Award at the British Fashion Awards for her prosperous career and continued influence.The award function will be held London December 2, reports 39-year-old, hailed as a fashion icon, has a career

‘We’re proud of each other’

DHAKA: Fashion designer Victoria Beckham says that she and her husband David are very proud of each other.Victoria and David have seen good and bad times together but stood by each other, reports couple has been married for 13 years and has four children -Brooklyn, 14,

Jessie J finds God

DHAKA: Jessie J has dedicated her latest single to God. The star’s latest track, ‘Thunder’, is about her Christian beliefs and she wrote it after becoming more ‘comfortable’ speaking about religion.She told the Daily Mirror newspaper, ‘Thunder’ is a dedication to God.