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.
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.