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Uncensored with Rafi Hossain: Tawsif-Sabila bring Basic Ali to life! Star Live

Uncensored with Rafi Hossain: Tawsif-Sabila bring Basic Ali to life!

Watch the promising duo Tawsif Mahbub and Sabila Nur discuss their experience on playing the on-screen rendition of Basic Ali, one of the most popular comic strips in Bangladesh, in this episode of Uncensored with Rafi Hossain!

Shakib-Apu Family Breaking Up? DESHI GRAPEVINE

Shakib-Apu Family Breaking Up?

Last year, the revelation of Shakib Khan and Apu Biswas's son, Abraham, had stirred the interest of the nation. The rumor mills had been turning slowly since then, but it seems there are new rumors afoot.

Bangladesh's Jessia Islam Reaches Top 40 in Miss World DESHI GRAPEVINE

Bangladesh's Jessia Islam Reaches Top 40 in Miss World

Jessia Islam, Miss World Bangladesh, has secured her place in the top 40 in Miss World 2017. She had announced the news through a facebook post this past Sunday. Not only this, she has also been titled as the winner of the head to head challenge.
  • Doob Film Scene

    Doob: Farooki's Finest Work

    Since the very unveiling of the film, Doob has been surrounded by hype and controversy. One of the reasons for the controversy is the inspiration taken from Humayun Ahmed's life, which I will get to.

  • Doob Director Mostofa Sarwar Farooki

    Doob: The Frontier of a New Wave of Cinema

    'Doob: No Bed of Roses', released on 27th October, has already taken the country by storm. Receiving a plethora of positive reviews from critics and fans alike, 'Doob' is considered by many as Mostofa Sarwar Farooki's best work yet and the best Bangladeshi film released this year.

  • Nicolas Cage

    Disappointing Performances by Famous Actors

    Anyone who spends a bit too much time on the internet will be familiar with this meme. Nicholas Cage shouting on the top of his lungs while bees being poured onto him, such an iconic scene.

  • Leonardo DiCaprio

    Good ol' Leo needs no introduction. Famous worldwide as one of the most successful and renowned actors of all time, Leonardo DiCaprio is a sensational superstar who is much acclaimed for his immense talent in acting.

  • Harvey Weinstein

    Who's Next?

    After all the allegations made against Harvey Weinstein, many other actors are sharing their own stories of sexual abuse by Hollywood big-shots.

  • Actress Deepika Padukone

    Deepika's Grand Party!

    One of the most anticipated films of this year Padmavati recently released their trailer and it took the country by storm.

  • Haldaa Film Poster

    Haldaa Releasing Soon!

    Ever since the news had first gotten out, fans had been waiting in anticipation for Tauquir Ahmed's latest film Haldaa.

  • Shakib Khan and Apu Biswas

    Shakib-Apu Family Breaking Up?

    Last year, the revelation of Shakib Khan and Apu Biswas's son, Abraham, had stirred the interest of the nation. The rumor mills had been turning slowly since then, but it seems there are new rumors afoot.

  • Best Debut Film Award - Nuhash Humayun

    Everyone involved in Paperfrogs worked relentlessly hard because they had faith in the story. Of course, its always great to see hard work recognized.

  • Words from the Lyric Contest Winners

    Salma Moon, the winner of the first place prize of the Lyrics contest, was honored beyond her words. “I want to express the sincerest of gratitude to The Daily Star and Standard Chartered Bangladesh for allowing me such an opportunity.

  • Photography Contest winners Talk About Their Success

    “I didn't expect the award at all,” said Hasan Mahmud Prottoy, the first-place winner of the Celebrating Life 2017 Photography Contest. Prottoy's interest in photography began when he used to play around with his father's film camera from a very young age.

  • The Luminaries Speak Out

    I think The Daily Star and Standard Chartered Bank are doing a wonderful job with Celebrating Life. The program has not only honored us, but is promoting art, culture, music and films by rewarding the new generation of artists.



  • Celebrating Life 2017 Gala

    Celebrating Life 2017 Gala

    Deemed as the premier competition for budding film-makers, photographers and lyricists, this year was Celebrating Life's 10th iteration. The award ceremony, Celebrating Life 2017 Gala, which also honored timeless contributors to the fields of film, music and photography, was held last Saturday, 28th October, at International Convention City Bashundhara. The unique theme of 'Diversity in Bangladesh' was represented by diverse performances from both young and experienced artists, as well as winning participants from all over the country. It was truly a night of joyous celebration.

  • Nuhash reminisces Humayun Ahmed

    Nuhash Humayun, son of acclaimed writer and filmmaker Humayun Ahmed, talks about his memories and relationship with his father and his future plans in this episode of Uncensored with Rafi Hossain.

  • Bijori Barkatullah


    Bijori is blessed with good skin so she doesn't need to take care of her skintoo much. But since she has to do a lot of heavy makeup for shooting, she follows the cleansing, toning and moisturizing routine religiously.



  • The War (One)!

    I managed to collect myself from the stupor that the immersion of the two 303 rifles handed over by the policemen had caused me and woke up to the present. The place was bereft of any human beings.

  • Words from Previous Celebrating Life

    Receiving an award from renowned organizations such as The Daily Star and Standard Chartered is an honor. They always pay respect to the worthy individuals, so their award is a matter of much pride. I will carry this honor with me forever.


    10 glorious years of Celebrating Life has seen many winners being crowned in the categories of Film, Photography and Music.


    As a Bangladeshi, Abrar A. Anwar is the first appointed CEO as well as the first Bangladeshi CEO of a foreign SCB branch. He has 26 years of experience as a banker both in the corporate and the investment sectors of many countries, and is responsible for


    Bitopi Das Chowdhury has been a backbone of the Standard Chartered-The Daily Star’s Celebrating Life. Having been a part of the program since its inception, she talks about her experience, thoughts and future plans on the program.

  • Lifetime Achievement Award Winners!

    The present isn't possible without the past paving the way. There are notable personalities in music, film and photography of this country who have not only contributed to the development of these fields, but helped Bangladesh as a whole grow as a nation.

  • Celebrating Life, Celebrating Diversity!

    Celebrating Life is known nationwide as the premier competition that highlights unsung talents hidden in the nooks and crannies of Bangladesh. Emphasizing on film-making, photography and lyric-writing, the participants of Celebrating Life each year are brimmed with potential.

  • Misha Sawdagor

    Misha to quit acting?

    Misha Sawdagor, the most prominent 'villain' of Dhaliwood, has starred in more than 800 films in his illustrious career spanning 30 years. Is he looking to retire? Find out in this episode of Uncensored with Rafi Hossain.

  • Robert De Niro Slams Trump

    Fans know the two-time Oscars and Golden Globe Award winner Robert De Niro as a vocal anti-Trump supporter.

  • Amitabh Bacchan

    Amitabh Bacchan's Birthday Special Kaun Banega Crorepati Episode

    On the occasion of Amitabh Bacchan's 75th birthday, the 11th October episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati was a special one. Dedicating the episode to the host, the show began with the audience singing the happy birthday song to him.

  • The Daily Star celebrating life

    Celebrating Life - 10 Years of Glorious Success!

    The Daily Star, a proud host of Celebrating Life, is known nationwide as the leading English newspaper.

  • Rahsaan Noor

    Rahsaan Noor is a Bangladeshi-American actor who got noticed with his hit debut in the film 'Simanaheen'.

  • Celebrating Greatness

    Sabina Yasmin is no stranger to awards, her golden voice has accumulated 12 National Awards until now. After ruling the music industry for four decades, she is to be awarded with The Daily Star-Standard Chartered Bank's ‘Celebrating Life Lifetime Achievement Award’ in Music.