Zahid Akbar

Zahid Akbar

Zahid Akbar is a renowned lyricist, writer and, journalist. He is working as a Staff Reporter at The Daily Star.

No new Bangla movies to release in January?

A week of the ongoing year 2024 may have passed so far but there have not been any releases of Bangla movies at the theatres thereby pointing toward a stale beginning of the new year.

2w ago

‘People in West Bengal love me’: Shakib Khan sings, performs in Assam

Experiencing the overwhelming love and admiration of the fans, Shakib Khan sang the famous song “O Priyotoma” from his blockbuster film, “Priyotoma”. He also performed on several songs from the movie with his co-star, Idhika.

3w ago

Top 10 actors dominating OTT conversations in 2023

In the dynamic landscape of Bengali entertainment, 2023 has proven to be a year of cinematic brilliance, particularly in the realm of Over-The-Top (OTT) platforms. The virtual space has become a battleground of talent, with actors rising to prominence through their exceptional performances in web series and films. As we bid adieu to 2023, it's time to acknowledge and celebrate the top 10 actors who have been the talk of the town, captivating audiences with their unmatched acting prowess.

3w ago

The film industry in 2023: Maintaining the momentum

The trend continued as cinema culture thrived with discussions and opinions, making it a successful year for the film industry. Apart from festivals, audiences flocked to theaters more than before. The year saw the release of 51 Dhallywood films, with some achieving commercial success where some failed as well.

Wedding bells in 2023: Stars who tied the knot

In 2023, quite a few celebrities in the entertainment industry tied the knot. Some got married suddenly, while others had publicly announced it. The headlines in the showbiz world have been dominated by these marriage stories.

Stars we lost in 2023

In 2023, the entertainment industry witnessed the unfortunate demise of several luminaries. While they may no longer remain with us, their legacies endure through their creative works. Their remarkable contributions will continue to resonate in the domains of film, television dramas, dance, and music.

Hall owners want local premiere of ‘Dunki’ with global debut

Whenever Shah Rukh Khan's or any Bollywood film is released, a significant number of Bangladeshi viewers opt to travel to India to watch the movie. Hall owners believe that releasing these films simultaneously in Bangladesh would be beneficial for our country.

Celebrities eager to receive nominations in 2024 National Election

In anticipation of the upcoming 12th National Parliament election, a group of well-known actors from the entertainment industry is actively seeking nominations. This diverse lineup includes renowned figures such as Ferdous, Mahiya Mahi, Rubel, Shakil Khan, and Siddiqur Rahman. These celebrities have taken a step further by collecting nomination forms, indicating their intentions to seek endorsements from their preferred political party.

January 11, 2024
January 11, 2024

No new Bangla movies to release in January?

A week of the ongoing year 2024 may have passed so far but there have not been any releases of Bangla movies at the theatres thereby pointing toward a stale beginning of the new year.

January 1, 2024
January 1, 2024

‘People in West Bengal love me’: Shakib Khan sings, performs in Assam

Experiencing the overwhelming love and admiration of the fans, Shakib Khan sang the famous song “O Priyotoma” from his blockbuster film, “Priyotoma”. He also performed on several songs from the movie with his co-star, Idhika.

December 30, 2023
December 30, 2023

Top 10 actors dominating OTT conversations in 2023

In the dynamic landscape of Bengali entertainment, 2023 has proven to be a year of cinematic brilliance, particularly in the realm of Over-The-Top (OTT) platforms. The virtual space has become a battleground of talent, with actors rising to prominence through their exceptional performances in web series and films. As we bid adieu to 2023, it's time to acknowledge and celebrate the top 10 actors who have been the talk of the town, captivating audiences with their unmatched acting prowess.

December 25, 2023
December 25, 2023

The film industry in 2023: Maintaining the momentum

The trend continued as cinema culture thrived with discussions and opinions, making it a successful year for the film industry. Apart from festivals, audiences flocked to theaters more than before. The year saw the release of 51 Dhallywood films, with some achieving commercial success where some failed as well.

December 24, 2023
December 24, 2023

Wedding bells in 2023: Stars who tied the knot

In 2023, quite a few celebrities in the entertainment industry tied the knot. Some got married suddenly, while others had publicly announced it. The headlines in the showbiz world have been dominated by these marriage stories.

December 22, 2023
December 22, 2023

Stars we lost in 2023

In 2023, the entertainment industry witnessed the unfortunate demise of several luminaries. While they may no longer remain with us, their legacies endure through their creative works. Their remarkable contributions will continue to resonate in the domains of film, television dramas, dance, and music.

December 17, 2023
December 17, 2023

Hall owners want local premiere of ‘Dunki’ with global debut

Whenever Shah Rukh Khan's or any Bollywood film is released, a significant number of Bangladeshi viewers opt to travel to India to watch the movie. Hall owners believe that releasing these films simultaneously in Bangladesh would be beneficial for our country.

November 21, 2023
November 21, 2023

Celebrities eager to receive nominations in 2024 National Election

In anticipation of the upcoming 12th National Parliament election, a group of well-known actors from the entertainment industry is actively seeking nominations. This diverse lineup includes renowned figures such as Ferdous, Mahiya Mahi, Rubel, Shakil Khan, and Siddiqur Rahman. These celebrities have taken a step further by collecting nomination forms, indicating their intentions to seek endorsements from their preferred political party.

November 18, 2023
November 18, 2023

People will love on-screen chemistry with Sonal: Shakib Khan

Shakib returned to Dhaka on Friday after participating in the film’s shoot for 20 days, which began on October 27. As soon as he landed, The Daily Star caught up with the star in a candid conversation, where he shared about his experience, new project and more.

October 24, 2023
October 24, 2023

I’ve got a gift from a special someone: Puja Chery

In a recent development, the actress has inked a deal to work on another project with the same director, titled "Dorodiya", where she'll be sharing the screen with Ador Azad. This film will mark the third collaboration between the two actors.

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