Antara Raisa

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Two lead the OTT space, others look to capture market

The digital realm of entertainment in Bangladesh has been riding a soaring wave of innovation and creativity, and the crowning jewel of recognition is undoubtedly the second iteration of Blender’s Choice-The Daily Star OTT & Digital Content Awards 2022.

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Nasir Uddin Khan - A man from Chattogram conquers Busan

From his stellar performances in "Mohanagar" to reaching new heights with "Syndicate," "Poran," "Hawa," and "Myself Allen Swapan," Nasir Uddin Khan has conquered versatile characters on both the silver screen and through the web series.

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Ferdous Hasan: The man of a thousand scripts

In the Bangladeshi media industry, the name Ferdous Hasan shines as a multifaceted talent—a scriptwriter, director, writer, and music composer, known for crafting thousands of drama scripts and 40 film scripts throughout his illustrious career.

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Azad Abul Kalam going strong amidst 3-decade career

Azad Abul Kalam has graced the stage, television, and silver screen with his exceptional talent, presenting audiences with unforgettable characters. Recently, he portrayed the titular character in the web-series "Puff Daddy", which captured everyone's attention.

8m ago

Dance and dreams have no gender: Mofassal Al Alif

Within only six years, Alif has established himself as one of the emerging dancers and choreographers in the country. He is also the founder of Alifia Dance Atelier, an academy where dancers are empowered to explore various international dance forms, including Bollywood, hip-hop, jazz, and contemporary. 

9m ago

Performing with Fuad Almuqtadir is a dream come true: Sanjoy

Bangladeshi-born American producer and pop musician Sanjoy is all set to perform in Bangladesh for the first time, joining forces with noted music director Fuad Almuqtadir in a special show, “Dameer and Fuad Present Sanjoy”, at Dhaka's Aloki.

9m ago

Nusraat Faria: Reflecting at her trials and triumphs

It’s been a blend of both triumphs and tribulations for the multifaceted actress Nusraat Faria. Her dance moves captivated the audience in songs like “Bujhina Toh Tai”, “Kolija ar Jaan” from the film “Shurongo”, “Menoka” from the web-series “Abar Proloy”. Meanwhile, her recently released film “Patalghor”, has already garnered attention and praise from the audience.

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Muza brings Bangla beats to dance floor

Bangladeshi-American musician Muza, has carved a niche for himself in the music industry, seamlessly intertwining traditional folk with contemporary beats. From the upbeat rhythm of "Bondhurey" to the soulful cadence of "Noya Daman", Muza's musical journey is a testament to his artistic prowess. Recently, he was featured on the iconic Times Square billboard in New York, the face of Spotify's "Desi Hits" category, as the first Bangladeshi musician.

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July 18, 2023
July 18, 2023

Juboraj Shamim's 'Adim': A triumph of independent filmmaking

"Adim" delves into the lives of slum dwellers, poignantly depicting their relentless struggle for survival and dignity, amidst poverty and deprivation. Shot exclusively in a Tongi slum, the film features a predominantly non-professional cast, adding a layer of authenticity to their portrayals.

June 28, 2023
June 28, 2023

OTT releases this Eid: A feast of mystery, action, and thrills!

As Eid-ul-Azha approaches, OTT platforms are preparing to enthrall audiences with a diverse array of web-series and films that promise to keep viewers on the edge of their seats. From heart-pounding action dramas to suspenseful thrillers, these offerings are set to provide an unforgettable experience for audiences seeking great stories.

June 20, 2023
June 20, 2023

‘Where Will I Go’: Documentary sheds light on Rohingya refugee crisis

On the occasion of Refugee Day, a thought-provoking documentary titled "Where Will I Go" delves into the harrowing experiences of Rohingya refugees who have sought sanctuary in Cox's Bazar. The film, directed and produced by Khalid Rahman, aims to raise awareness about the inhumane conditions, violence, and oppression endured by the Rohingya people in Myanmar.

June 20, 2023
June 20, 2023

Raw, casual, mesmerising: Taalpatar Shepai

Two goofy boys – Pritam Das and Suman Ghosh -- walking down hilly roads, reverberating soulful melodies with a simple four-stringed instrument known as the ukulele — won the hearts of two Bengals with their musical simplicity.

June 12, 2023
June 12, 2023

Actors who reinvented themselves through OTT

OTT platforms have taken the Bangladeshi entertainment industry by storm, redefining how stories are told and experienced. In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, these digital platforms emerged as beacons of creative freedom, offering an expansive universe of borderless content and thematic diversity. Even veteran actors, who had long thrived on traditional mediums like television and cinema, found a new avenue to showcase their talent and delve into uncharted narratives.

June 10, 2023
June 10, 2023

Ghaashphoring Choir: A family of harmonies

Ghaashphoring Choir takes on many forms – like a family, they laugh, make music together in enviable symmetry; like an institution, members ‘graduate’ and move on, making space for another starry-eyed newcomer looking to make it in the industry, or perhaps just have a good time.

June 5, 2023
June 5, 2023

Melodies whisper, memories stir: Azam Khan's eternal serenade

Today, we commemorate the 12th death anniversary of the legendary Azam Khan, the true pioneer of rock music in Bangladesh. His profound impact on our cultural landscape, coupled with his unwavering commitment to peace and freedom, continues to resonate even after his passing.

June 3, 2023
June 3, 2023

Tanzika Amin’s remarkable return

Stepping back into the game with grace and poise, Tanzika reflects on her remarkable comeback, shedding light on the industry's challenges and more with Star Showbiz.

June 1, 2023
June 1, 2023

Bangladesh holds a special place in my heart: Anuv Jain

Anuv Jain, both in person and through his enchanting music, embodies sweetness, love, and nostalgia. Today will mark a momentous occasion, as he prepares to grace the stage for the first time in Dhaka.

May 27, 2023
May 27, 2023

A new action hero in town

With a manly look, brilliant dance moves, and amazing acting skills, Ador Azad has caught the audience's attention this Eid with his film, “Local”. His on-screen chemistry with Bubly was a treat to the eyes.

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