Dhaka, Nov 2 (UNB) - A 4-day Iranian film show will begin at national music and dance auditorium of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Saturday.
Iran Cultural Centre, Dhaka and BSA will jointly orgnaise the film show.
The inaugural session will be held at 3:30 p.m, public relations officer of Iranian Cultural Centre Sayeed Islam told UNB.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s media adviser Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury will be present as the chief Guest while charge d' Affaires of Iranian Embassy in Dhaka Ebrahim Shafiei Rezvani Nejad and eminent actor and film director Syed Hasan Imam will be present as special guests.
Director, Film and Cinematography Department of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Badrul Anam Bhuiyan will preside over the meeting.
Organiser also said that a film is scheduled to be screened on the inaugural day while two films will be screened from 11 am to 1 pm and from 3 pm to 5 pm everyday .
Besides, another five-day Iranian film show is also going to be arranged in 3 different cities of the country from November 9.
The five-day exhibition will be organized at Shilpakala Academy auditoriums in Chittagong, Rajshahi and Khulna cities.
The exhibition will continue until November 13.
Los Angeles, Nov 2 (AP/UNB) — Hey hey, my my, Neil Young is calling Daryl Hannah his wife.
The 72-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and the 57-year-old "Splash" actress had been utterly mum on the subject of their marriage since reports that they wed in California in August.
But Young said in a pro-gun-control post on his website Wednesday featuring a new performance of his 1970 song "Ohio" that "My wife Daryl and I put this video together."
The couple's representatives didn't reply to requests for comment.
It's the third marriage for Young and the first for Hannah, who had previous relationships with Jackson Browne and John F. Kennedy Jr.
She wrote and directed the Netflix movie "Paradox," starring Young, earlier this year.
Young's hits include "Hey Hey, My My" and "Heart of Gold."
Dhaka, Nov 2 (UNB) - While earlier, the honoured word 'star' was used only for a selected few, it is now thrown around like confetti. There were only a few who gained this title when it actually meant something and in this list of greats, is the name of Shah Rukh Khan.
Millions of us look up in the night sky to gaze at the stars and often, they make us feel small against the infinite universe. Watching them from a distance, we are enthralled by their unique place where everybody can see them. Film stars have a similar quality about them. You look at them from afar, think of the infinite opportunities they have, the power they exude as the world looks at every move they make and most importantly, the unique place they hold in our universe, reports The Indian Express.
While earlier the honoured word ‘star’ was used only for a selected few, it is now thrown around like confetti. There were only a few who gained this title when it actually meant something. In this list of greats, whose names are synonymous with Bollywood throughout the world, is the name of Shah Rukh Khan.
Shah Rukh Khan’s road to stardom
Shah Rukh Khan had been around the block for a while and was starting to carve a space for himself but the film that changed his life is, undeniably, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. In Karan Johar’s book An Unsuitable Boy, he talks about Aditya Chopra’s understanding of the NRI lifestyle and the way DDLJ was designed to appeal to that audience. Capturing the attention of the overseas audience was still virgin territory back then but with DDLJ’s global appeal and success, Shah Rukh got a much bigger stage.
One film does not make a star
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge was just a take-off point for SRK. Soon after the success of DDLJ, there was a massive shift in the way Shah Rukh was perceived. Though he worked in films like Ram Jaane, Trimurti, Koyla among others, none of them had a huge impact on the audience.
Shah Rukh Khan was in another league post-DDLJ.
SRK was liked in his pre-DDLJ days but post-DDLJ, he was loved
The lover boy image that we now associate with SRK rose from DDLJ but registered because soon after we saw him in films like Pardes, Yes Boss and Dil To Pagal Hai. With Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Mohabbatein, this image was locked and loaded. By this time, Shah Rukh Khan was a bonafide superstar whose name was now in the same league as Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan.
It was probably this lover boy image that affected films like Baadshah, Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani and Asoka. Baadshah became quite popular in the later years, thanks to satellite television but the others never picked up quite as much.
The sustenance of stardom
A huge part of being a star is the unexplained magic that creates an aura of mystique around the celebrity. This aura has a certain sense of glamour, power, authority and godliness that lifts them up to a pedestal and this is perhaps what makes them a star.
Shah Rukh Khan has maintained star power for over two decades now and even when he does films like Ra. One, Raees and Fan, the star power doesn’t diminish. Clearly, star power has nothing to do with the movies he does because had that been the case, the illusion would have shattered a long time ago.
What helps him sustain his stardom is his personality and not the craft that he displays on the silver screen.
This was the crowd outside Shah Rukh Khan’s residence on his birthday in 2016.
What happens next?
Shah Rukh Khan turns 53 today and one day his era of superstardom will come to an end. Not just SRK, many other superstars will also witness a decline in their star power. The direct way to approach celebrities is now so easy that the mystique factor has simply disappeared with younger actors.
In the case of Shah Rukh Khan, he will always be the actor who rose from nothing and achieved it all but he will also be the ‘star’ who kept us all spellbound.
Dhaka, Nov 1 (UNB) – A concert titled ‘Shekorer Shondhane’ will be held at Bangabandhu National stadium here on Friday.
Twenty two musicians from different countries including India, Latvia, Russia, United Kingdom, Pakistan and Egypt, will perform in the concert along with prominent Bangladeshi singers.
Local artistes will perform from 4 pm to 6 pm while the main part of the progarmme is set to start at 6pm.
The concert will air live on Gaan Bangla and Desh TV from 6pm as they are the media partners of the event, said a PID handout.
Various documentaries on public welfare and development activitiesdone by the ruling government as well as a video on ten special endeavors by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be screened during the concert.
Concert under the same title was held in Rangpur, Rajshahi, Khulna, Barishal , Sylhet and Chattogram last month while the concluding concert will be held in Mymensingh on November 4.
The concert is open to all.
New York, Nov 1 (AP/UNB) — The far-right Proud Boys and their founder, Gavin McInnes, have been banned from Facebook and Instagram because of policies against hate groups, the company announced.
McInnes criticized the ban in an email Wednesday, saying it was a way to drum up "hysteria" prior to the midterm elections next week.
"The left knows they are going to lose this election so they are ramping up the hysteria with fake news and censorship in a last ditch effort to win," he said.
The Southern Poverty Law Center calls the all-male Proud Boys a hate group, but the Proud Boys reject the label and describe themselves as "Western chauvinists who refuse to apologize for creating the modern world."
Members of the group brawled with anti-fascist protesters following a speech by McInnes at a Manhattan Republican club on Oct. 12, resulting in arrests of both Proud Boys' members and anti-fascists. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, criticized the statewide Republican Party for inviting McInnes.
A spokeswoman for Facebook, which also owns Instagram, said in a statement, "Our team continues to study trends in organized hate and hate speech and works with partners to better understand hate organizations as they evolve."
The loss of the platforms will likely hurt the Proud Boys' ability to recruit. The Southern Poverty Law Center reported in August that regional Proud Boys chapters were vetting new members through private Facebook chatrooms.
When asked Wednesday if the social media platforms have been a major recruiting tool, McInnes said, "I guess."
McInnes, 48, was a co-founder of Vice Media but left the company in 2008. He now hosts a podcast called "Get Off My Lawn."