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“I don't like to chop time like potato fries”
Film

“I don't like to chop time like potato fries”

Akram Khan's debut film “Ghasphul” released in 2015 to largely positive reviews, but it is with his second feature “Khancha” that he really gained attention. The film was Bangladesh's entry to the 90th Academy Awards in the foreign language category, and won best film, best director and best actor (for Azad Abul Kalam) at the 20th Meril-Prothom Alo Awards. The director recently sat down with The Daily Star for a candid conversation about his filmmaking philosophy, influences and more.

Melody and dance in their purest forms
Music

Melody and dance in their purest forms

Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) arranged an event of classical music and dance at its Music and Dance Centre Auditorium on April 25. National award-winning singers -- Swani Zubayeer and Priyanka Gope -- performed classical music while promising dancer Rachel Priyanka Perris showcased Classical Gaudiya Nritya at the programme.

Luipa on a new track
Music

Luipa on a new track

Promising singer Zinia Zafrin Luipa has recently released a new song titled “Gentleman”, written by Prio Chattopaddhaya and composed by Akash Sen, followed by a music video of the track.

Sushama's Busy Itinerary TV

Sushama's Busy Itinerary

Sushama Sarker is much-loved as a small screen actor who dabbles on silver screen projects from time to time. Her varied interests include TV hosting, and a nurtured passion for theatre acting. However, this month the artiste is keeping her focus narrow, and her schedule full with filming for drama series and Eid plays.

“Avengers: Infinity War” fever grips Dhaka Hollywood

“Avengers: Infinity War” fever grips Dhaka

Marvel Cinematic Universe's biggest film to date, “Avengers: Infinity Wars” has been building up hype worldwide since it was first announced, with 10 years of big screen fandom culminating into a stellar cast and a long-teased villain. The Russo Brothers-helmed film, which releases in the US today, was already tracking for a monstrous $225 million opening weekend, and it seems like film lovers of Bangladesh are on board the hype train.

Art camp for underprivileged children in Barisal Arts

Art camp for underprivileged children in Barisal

Underprivileged children of different areas of Barisal came together in a festive mood at Poet Jibanananda Memorial Hall and library of the city, where an art camp was held for them recently.

Star Melodies' Baishakh celebration today Music

Star Melodies' Baishakh celebration today

Star Melodies, the initiative of The Daily Star promoting Bangla music, is hosting a celebration of traditional folk songs of Bengal by prominent and emerging singers at 6pm today.

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