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."
Portraying the undiscovered night life of Dhaka from a young filmmaker's perspective, Apurba Jahangir directed short-film Dhaka An Opera is scheduled to have it's virtual premiere on Saturday evening at Lagvelki.com, the first pay per movie OTT platform in Bangladesh.
Showcasing the perspective and stories around the vibrant night life of Dhaka as one of the most crowded megacities in the world - the film has been screened and got official selections in both national and international film festivals including Dadasaheb Phalke Film Festival in India and Dhaka Inter University International Film Festival.
"We experience loads of traffic in Dhaka during the busy, hectic and forever busy Dhaka megacity - but a rare number of audience explored the night life of Dhaka on films. Also, not many films have showcased the shores of Dhaka nights and the thousand shades of the city. The film portrays mesmerizing night life of Dhaka city in an absolute new dimension that none has introduced to the audience on screen," director Apurba Jahangir said about his film.
Presented by Panchali Production, the short-film projected the night life of the city dwellers from the lower to upper class perspective, masterfully within a limited time duration. Also, it has portrayed the night life of Dhaka urbanites in such an artistic way - showing both dilemma and sorrow of the city and its dwellers alongside the struggles, in a melodious and realistic way.
A graduate of Media and Communication from the University of Liberal Arts (ULAB), Apurba started his career as a feature writer in national dailies which eventually thrived him to write on films and dove into the world of cinema. His first cinematic venture was a documentary titled Modhu (An in-depth look on the famous Modhur Canteen at the University of Dhaka), followed by Dhaka An Opera.
Apart from being a filmmaker, Apurba is currently working as the Chief Creative Officer of 360ONE, a creative advertising agency. He is also a writer and columnist, and the son of late eminent columnist and talk show host Muhammad Jahangir.
Following the virtual premier, viewers can watch the film on the website for free from anywhere for the next two months.
Bollywood star Salman Khan has come to the rescue of ailing actor Faraaz Khan, whose family has been struggling to meet his medical expenses.
German cultural organization Goethe-Institut Bangladesh has recently launched its second edition of the Science Film Festival, virtually taking place in Bangladesh which has already earned its recognition as a celebration of science communication in Southeast Asia, South Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.
Demonstrating this year's theme “Science can be fun” - the festival is aiming to present scientific issues accessibly and entertainingly to a great number of audiences in 30 countries from October 01 till December 20.
Like all other major festivals and festivities this year, the second edition is taking place virtually with a total of 24 films to the audience of early learners to university students. With this year’s theme of ‘Sustainable Development Goals’, the 2020 festival is in global partnership between the Goethe-Institut and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).
According to the institution, the festival promotes science literacy and facilitates awareness of contemporary scientific, technological and environmental issues through international films with accompanying educational activities, in cooperation with local partners.
The inaugural ceremony of the festival was recently held on Zoom, chaired by Goethe-Institut Bangladesh Director Dr Kirsten Hackenbroch. United Nations Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh Mia Seppo and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) Dr Samiya A Selim joined the ceremony as special guests, along with a number of science enthusiasts, teachers, environmentalists, scientists and students.
As part of a global partnership between Goethe-Institut and the UN Environment Programme, the UN in Bangladesh are co-hosting the Festival with Goethe’s other Bangladesh-based partners including JAAGO Foundation, Teach for Bangladesh, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), Centre for Sustainable Development (CSD at ULAB), PASCH-Schools: Partners for the Future, South Point School & College, Oxford International School (OIS), Maple Leaf International School, European Standard School (ESS) and Mastermind International School.
Teachers, students and the interested audiences can register at https://www.goethe.de/ins/bd/en/kul/prj/ssf.html for free virtual participation via its VIMEO platform where the films are either available in English or with English sub-titles, and five films for younger learners are also available with Bengali subtitles.
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