A documentary film titled 'Political Life of Bangabandhu and Emergence of Bangladesh' was premiered at the Star Cineplex in the capital’s Bashundhara City on Friday night, marking the Birth Centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman,.
Produced by Bengal Multimedia, the documentary is scripted and directed by Syed Shabab Ali Arjoo.
State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid, Local Government and Rural Development Minister Md Tajul Islam, Railways Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujon, Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim, Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh, Deputy Minister for Water Resources AKM Enamul Haque Shamim, RTV Chairman Morshed Alam MP, RTV Vice Chairman. Jasim Uddin, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Barrister Biplob Barua, playwright and thespian Ataur Rahman, producer of the documentary and CEO of RTV Syed Ashik Rahman ,among other, attended the inaugural ceremony..
Showcasing different periods of the great leader’s eventful life and career, the 2 hour and 26-minute documentary showcases rare footages and divided into multiple time periods including Bangabandhu's early days and upbringing (timeline: 1920-1947), His entry into national politics (1947-1954), Bangabandhu's rise as the leader (1955-1963), protest for Independence and the mass-uprising period (1963-1969), the historic Election (1970), the political unrest and War of Liberation (1971) and Bangabandhu’s glorious return, his role as the greatest leader and the brutal assassination of the Father of the Nation and his family (1972-1975).
Eminent recitation and voiceover artists including Syed Hasan Imam, Ataur Rahman, Abdus Sabur Khan Chowdhury, Laila Hasan, Syed Ismat Toha, Ramiz Raju, Rezaul Karim Siddique, Dr Likhan Rahman and Syed Shabab Ali Arjoo narrated the storylines in the documentary film.
Grapevine is abuzz that Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan is all set to make his Hollywood debut with a spy thriller.
Though the 46-year-old actor is yet to make a formal announcement, Indian media reports said, Hrithik is reportedly in talks to play the parallel lead in a multi-million spy thriller project backed by a reputed production house in the US. Recently, the Bollywood's dancing sensation even sent his audition to the producers in Los Angeles, the reports said.
“As is customary in Los Angeles, Hrithik’s team was given details of his role in the movie and the scenes that he had to tape. He sent his audition to the studio two weeks ago. The discussion is at a nascent stage. If all goes well, the actor will kick off the project after completing the shoot of Krrish 4,” the Mid-Day tabloid reported, quoting a source.
What lends credence to the fact that Hrithik has been looking west is his agreement with The Gersh Agency, a talent agency based in Beverly Hills, California, earlier this year.
After he was signed by Gersh, his manager Amrita Sen had told the media, "For the last 20 years, Hrithik has been helping to drive Indian cinema into new genres, new narrative concepts and ever-more sophisticated storytelling. In partnership with Gersh, we will now be taking Hrithik’s ambitious vision around the world."
Though he played brief roles as a child actor in several Bollywood films in the 1980s, Hrithik made his debut in the Indian film industry as a star in the blockbuster 'Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai (2000), made by his father Rakesh Roshan, for which he received several awards.
One of the highest-paid actors in India, Hrithik has won many awards, including six Filmfares, four for Best Actor and one each for Best Debut and Best Actor (Critics). Starting in 2012, he appeared in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 based on his income and popularity.
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Raveena Tandon is the latest Bollywood celebrity to fall victim to cyber fraudsters.
Raveena, who made her acting debut in 1991 in the action thriller Patthar Ke Phool that won her the Filmfare Award for the New Face of the Year, has reportedly filed a police complaint against a fake Twitter handle purportedly created in her name for posting defamatory tweets against the Mumbai Police and its commissioner.
Based on her complaint, the Mumbai Police has lodged under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the IT Act a First Information Report (FIR), a written document of a commission of a cognizable offence and the preliminary step to initiate a probe. The cyber cell has started an investigation in the case, an official told the media.
Bollywood actors often become the easy prey of cyber fraudsters. Superstar Hrithik Roshan's Facebook account was hacked a few years back and the hacker had changed the display picture with his own photo on the actor's account.
Last year, Amitabh Bachchan too couldn’t save his account from this data breach and hacking. His Twitter account had been hacked by a Turkish hacker, who changed the profile photo, cover photo as well as the Twitter bio of the megastar.
Another popular Bollywood actress, Shruti Hassan, the daughter of south Indian star Kamal Hassan, became the victim of hacking a number of times. Her Twitter, Facebook and even Gmail account had been hacked.
Daughter of director Ravi Tandon, 46-year-old Raveena starred in five blockbusters in a row in 1994 including musical action dramas Dilwale and Mohra. Her other notable films of the year were the cult classic comedy Andaz Apna Apna and romantic drama Laadla. The latter had earned her a nomination for one of the country's prestigious cine awards.
Sir Sean Connery has died at the age of 90, his family has said.
The Scottish actor was best known for his portrayal of James Bond, being the first to bring the role to the big screen and appearing in seven of the spy thrillers, reports BBC.
Sir Sean died peacefully in his sleep, while in the Bahamas, having been "unwell for some time", his son Jason said.
His acting career spanned decades and won an Oscar in 1988 for his role as an Irish cop in The Untouchables.
Sir Sean's other films included The Hunt for Red October, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and The Rock.
Jason Connery said his father "had many of his family who could be in the Bahamas around him" when he died overnight.
He said: "We are all working at understanding this huge event as it only happened so recently, even though my dad has been unwell for some time.
"A sad day for all who knew and loved my dad and a sad loss for all people around the world who enjoyed the wonderful gift he had as an actor."
Sir Sean was largely regarded as being the best actor to have played 007 in the long-running franchise, often being named as such in polls.
He was knighted by the Queen at Holyrood Palace in 2000. In August, he celebrated his 90th birthday.
He was a long-time supporter of Scottish independence, saying in interviews in the run-up to the 2014 referendum that he might return from his Bahamas home to live in Scotland if it voted to break away from the rest of the UK.
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: "I was heartbroken to learn this morning of the passing of Sir Sean Connery. Our nation today mourns one of her best loved sons."