• Thursday, October 02, 2014

Cover Story

Published Date: September 27, 2014
TAGORE'S LEGEND LIVES IN BANNYA

TAGORE'S LEGEND LIVES IN BANNYA

Rezwana Choudhury Bannya is one of the greatest Rabindra Sangeet singers of our time and has played a significant role in popularizing Rabindra Sangeet in the country. She studied at Visva-Bharati University which is one of India's major Central Government funded autonomous universities located in Shantiniketan, West Bengal, founded by Rabindranath Tagore. During her time there she was mentored by Kanika Bandopadhyay, Nilima Sen, Ashesh Bandopadhyay, and Santideb Ghosh. In 2002, she was awarded the Ananda Sangeet Puroshkar for being the best female Rabindra Sangeet artist. She also won Sangeet Samman Puroshkar from the Ministry of Culture, India, in 2013. She also founded Shurer Dhara in 1992, a school...

LIVING WITH THE STARS

Published Date: September 27, 2014
A matter of burgeoning pride

A matter of burgeoning pride

In our sub-continent, Kolkata is a special place. The critics of Kolkata in the field of Bangla culture and music are revered by every professional in the field. Even when I was only a child, I knew that artists who have performed in Kolkata and have been praised by the critics there are a league apart, and that is how they would be treated from then onward, with a different level of respect and admiration. Kolkata's critics are respected because their knowledge is profound, and their insights have depth. But there was one very bizarre (and allegedly intentional) mistake that would be repeated again and again, and this would...

TELEVISION OF A LIFETIME

Published Date: September 27, 2014
Factors leading the growth of satellite channels

Factors leading the growth of satellite channels

Continued from vol 02, issue 07 When Ekushey Television was launched, it targeted to appear as a terrestrial and satellite channel. Ekushey Television was supposed to use software from Impress Telefilm Limited. Farhad Mahmud from Ekushey was associated in many programs of Impress Telefilm Limited. Simultaneously, people from Impress Telefilm were seen working with...

INT'L FILM

Published Date: September 27, 2014
Delbert Mann

Delbert Mann

The legacy of Oscar-winning writer-director Delbert Mann in American films after WWII is incomparable. One of the premier directors of network dramas during its Golden Age, Mann frequently worked with scripts by the best of stage dramatists who adapted their narratives for the small screen. With a gentle and seemingly effortless hand, Mann brought the artistry of Paddy Chayefsky, William Inge, Eugene O'Neill, and many other top-tiered playwrights to millions of American homes. He then leapt into cinema history with a big screen adaptation of one of his television dramas and with it, he managed to bag in one of the most coveted awards in the film industry. Born in...

Published Date: September 27, 2014
WRITING AKRAM

WRITING AKRAM

It is difficult to write dance, and just a bit more complicated to write about the entire process of ideation and abstraction which is finally concretized into body movements.  Akram Khan, surprisingly, makes it easier to do so, as he is one of the most eloquent dancers that I have personally come across. The British Council had invited me and seven dancers from our dance company, Shadhona, to participate in a Dance Master Class.  It was to be conducted by Jose Agudo, the rehearsal director of Akram's production 'Desh' which has just toured Bangladesh.  Jose was going to take the dancers through some dance movements at the early morning session...

TEN THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT

Published Date: September 27, 2014
IBRAR TIPU

IBRAR TIPU

Ibrar Tipu is a singer and a music director. His theme song for the World Cup Cricket “O Prithibi Ebar Eshe Bangladesh Nao Chine” was massively loved and listened in 2011. As a singer and musician, he has sung many songs and can play more than twenty musical instruments. 1. How did your career...

Published Date: September 27, 2014
MEGHMOLLAR

MEGHMOLLAR

The 2013 Bengali movie “Meghmollar” has just been approved by the Film Censor Board. The movie is based on Akhtaruzzaman Elias's short story on the Liberation war “Raincoat”. The film is produced by a grant from the Government of Bangladesh and Bengal Entertainment Ltd. The film will be produced and distributed by Bengal...

THROUGH THE EYES OF

Published Date: September 27, 2014
FAROOQUE AHMED

FAROOQUE AHMED

Farooque Ahmed joined Asiatic Events Marketing Limited in 1983 (almost 31 years now) as a Communications Executive (back then it was East Asian Market Limited). During his 22-23 years there, he had subsequently worked in client service, and was appointed Production Manager. At present he is the General Manager at Asiatic Marketing &...

Published Date: September 27, 2014
JAYA AHSAN to appear in Rajkahini

JAYA AHSAN to appear in Rajkahini

  Renowned Bangladeshi actress Jaya Ahsan has just confirmed that she will be appearing in an upcoming film called “Rajkahini”. The film will be directed by Indian director Srijit Mukherji, centered on the 1947 East Bengal and Indian separation. Alongside Jaya, the cast will include Sabitri Chatyapaddhay, Jishu Sengupta, Kaushik Sen, Rituporna and Bratya Basu. When asked about her role, she said that she isn't allowed to discuss it yet; the director has requested her to remain silent on the matter. According to Jaya, discussions for this movie began a few years earlier when she met the director Srijit at the Singapore Film Festival, where the director shared his idea...

Published Date: September 27, 2014
GRAPE VINE

GRAPE VINE

JACQUELINE FERNANDEZ TO PLAY DOUBLE ROLE IN 'ROY'? The 'Kick' girl, Jacqueline Fernandez, who literally stormed ahead of every A-lister heroine with her last super hit film, has again hogged the limelight. According to a leading Indian daily, the actress will be seen playing a double role in her upcoming film 'Roy'. It has...

Published Date: September 27, 2014
MOVIE REVIEW

MOVIE REVIEW

CHEF (2014) Director: Jon Favreau Writers:  Jon Favreau Stars:  Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, Sofia Vergara Runtime: 114 minutes Strength: Fantastic story, great food, all-star cast Weakness: A very predictable ending Plot: A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together...

HOLLYWOOD HIVE

Published Date: September 27, 2014
Who are the hottest international celebrities right now?

Who are the hottest international celebrities right now?

SCARLETT JOHANSSON:  Everyone's been won over by this bodacious actress since she popped up on the scene as the quirky Charlotte in Lost in Translation. Since then we've watched her in The Avengers, Iron Man 2, and He's Just Not That Into You. KATY PERRY: This gorgeous pop star from California is best known...

MUST WATCH

Published Date: September 27, 2014
NEW TV SHOWS OF 2014

NEW TV SHOWS OF 2014

   

Published Date: September 27, 2014
TRIVIA AND QUIZ

TRIVIA AND QUIZ

 

Cover Story

Published Date: September 20, 2014
The Secret of Kona's Amazing Voice

The Secret of Kona's Amazing Voice

Most of the voiceovers you hear on television commercials or jingles in Bangladesh is most likely voiced by Dilshad Nahar Kona, the woman with an amazing voice. Kona's career in the media started at a very early age. She has done over a thousand live shows in Bangladesh and worked as a TV host and an MC throughout her career. What is the secret to your amazing voice? Why did you choose a career in singing? Since adolescence the people in my life used to come to me and pin their ears back while I sang and played the harmonium. After a certain stage once I had gained some knowledge about...

LIVING WITH THE STARS

Published Date: September 20, 2014
A heartwarming voice…

A heartwarming voice…

I have known Kona for quite a long time. We're part of the same social circle and so we always got invited to the same place. As a result, I always had the chance to meet her and share a few words with her, but, before interviewing her for Star Showbiz, I had no clue what was in store. Because I didn't approach her for an interview till now, she had begun to think that I dislike her or her singing, which couldn't be the farthest thing from the truth. But, she never said anything about this to me; she waited till I called her and asked to profile...

CLOUDS AND MIST

Published Date: September 20, 2014
Songs that keep us going

Songs that keep us going

There are certain artistes you remember for the classical, indeed traditional tones they brought to their music. There is always Kundan Lal Saigal to speak of. When you hear his voice, deep and profound, you know how rich music ought to be if it means to have permanence in our hearts and souls. Think here of jab dil hi toot gaya / hum jee ke kya karenge. It is a plaintive song, the words are simple and yet the pain is killing. When in the next few lines you hear  Saigal sing, ulfat ka dia hum ne / iss dil mein jalaya tha / ummeed ke phoolon se /...

TELEVISION OF A LIFETIME

Published Date: September 20, 2014
BECOMING A HOUSEHOLD NAME IN BANGLADESH

BECOMING A HOUSEHOLD NAME IN BANGLADESH

Continued from vol 02, issue 02 It was once published in newspapers, people might remember, that if crying children are placed in front of a television, they will stop crying. Many doctors suggested parents to follow this rule. Whatever the scientific explanation might be, simply the reason behind this can be the change of...

TEN THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT

Published Date: September 20, 2014
WAHID ANAM

WAHID ANAM

Wahid Anam is a young drama director in our country who has made a place for himself in a very short time. It's truly surprising to see what he has achieved in only two and a half years. It's also surprising to know that Wahid didn't even study in this field of work...

THROUGH THE EYES OF

Published Date: September 20, 2014
SHAHEEN SAMAD

SHAHEEN SAMAD

Shaheen Samad is one of the torch bearers of Nazrul Geeti in Bangladesh. She is known internationally for her contribution and works on Narzul Geeti. She is a former artiste of the Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra, the station which inspired millions during the Liberation War in 1971. Being born to Shamsun Nahar Khatun...

Published Date: September 20, 2014
GRAPE VINE

GRAPE VINE

I FIND IT DISRESPECTFUL WHEN PEOPLE CALL ME BUBBLY: PARINEETI Actress Parineeti Chopra, who is often known as one of the most bubbly actresses in Bollywood, says she finds the title 'Bubbly' very disrespectful. "When people call me bubbly, I find it very disrespectful. I have done four films and there was nothing similar...

Published Date: September 20, 2014
MOVIE REVIEW

MOVIE REVIEW

FINDING FANNY Director: Homi Adajania Writers:  Homi Adajania and Kersi Khambatta's Stars: Nasseruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor Strength: Brilliant acting and direction Runtime: 93 minutes Rating: 4/5 Plot: The story revolves around five characters and is set in a village called Pokolim in Goa where life is slow and simple. Their needs are minimal and...

INT'L FILM

Published Date: September 20, 2014
Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina

Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina

Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina, an Algerian film director, producer, and screenwriter active mostly from the 60s to the 80s, is one of the most prominent figures in contemporary Arabic cinema. He is most famous for his 1975 film Chronicles of the Years of Embers, which offers a personal vision of the Algerian revolution and traces...

Published Date: September 20, 2014
DID YOU KNOW?

DID YOU KNOW?

  Rezwana Chowdhury Bonnya at The Big Apple Singer Rezwana Chowdhury Bonnya, one of the greatest exponents of Rabindra Sangit, will be presenting at the first ever event dedicated to Tagore's music in New York City this coming June 6, 2015. World Music Institute, USA's leading presenter of music and dance from around the world, will be hosting the event. Rezwana Chowdhury Bonnya studied at Shantiniketan, the school in West Bengal (India) that Tagore had set up at the turn of the 20th century. Herself a professor of music, Ms. Chowdhury has spent the last 35 years bringing ­Tagore's music and its message to the world through concert ­appearances and lectures...

Published Date: September 20, 2014
TRIVIA & QUIZ

TRIVIA & QUIZ

 

COVER STORY

Published Date: September 13, 2014
JEWEL AICH
MORE THAN A MAGICIAN

JEWEL AICH<br>MORE THAN A MAGICIAN

Whenever a Bangladeshi thinks of anything magical, I can bet the person who they think has something to do with it is Jewel Aich. As loved as he is for his art of magic, Jewel Aich is actually much more than a magician. He came from humble beginnings and made something of himself. He was the fifth of nine children in his family. Fascinated by magic from a young age, his obsession grew after a gypsy performed magic during a visit to Jewel's family home. Shortly thereafter, he encountered a circus performing in a nearby village. For the first time, he saw a magician cut the neck of his...

LIVING WITH THE STARS

Published Date: September 13, 2014
I believe in magic!

I believe in magic!

When I was little, I first had the chance to see Jewel Aich as a magician on TV in a program hosted by Abdullah Abu Sayeed. I was so little and gullible at the time, that I was mesmerized by Jewel Aich's magic. In my mind, he didn't even seem human; he seemed to be so much more. His demeanour, his unnerving intelligence and his trademark smile made me feel like he knew answers to things I didn't even have the questions to. The magic was quite basic, but for a boy my age who is yet to see the world, it was something so alien that it gave...

CLOUDS AND MIST

Published Date: September 13, 2014
Summers that have gone by

Summers that have gone by

As you age, you realize how much things are fast receding into the past. You love old songs, love to hum them. So when people younger than you ask you to sing something from these present times, you are at a loss. And why is that? Because you feel songs these days do not have the kind of depth that permeated music of the 1950s and 1960s. Think of Mukesh's dil jalta hai to jalne de or Saigal's babul mora. Where do you get such lyrics, indeed such singers? In an era that places much stress on turning people into celebrities rather than into artistes, it is only proper that...

  

TELEVISION OF A LIFETIME

Published Date: September 13, 2014
THE GROWTH OF CHANNELS ON THE AIR

THE GROWTH OF CHANNELS ON THE AIR

Continued from vol 02, issue 02 Teamwork is the secret to the success of any television program. The way that outsiders had involved themselves with television, television employees also utilized all their time and effort into improving the quality of television. During the Pakistani reign, there were a lot of changes made to television,...

TEN THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT

Published Date: September 13, 2014
CHOYONIKA CHOWDHURY

CHOYONIKA CHOWDHURY

Choyonika Chowdhury is a script writer and director working in the Bangladeshi media for over a decade now. This year, two of her dramas were invited at the Toronto Book Fair 2014, held in August. Star Showbiz caught up with her recently to learn more about her work. 1. Congratulations on being invited to the Toronto Book Fair 2014 in Canada! What did it feel like when you received the invitation? I am grateful to the almighty. I felt honored and it is an achievement for me. The two dramas that were selected were 'Choloman Chobi' and 'Alochaya'. 'Choloman Chobi' is written by Arun Chowdhury and Mahfuz Ahmed appeared in it....

DID YOU KNOW?

Published Date: September 13, 2014
CHRIS PRATT WENT FROM FATBOY TO A 'GUARDIAN OF THE GALAXY' IN 6 MONTHS!

CHRIS PRATT WENT FROM FATBOY TO A 'GUARDIAN OF THE GALAXY' IN 6 MONTHS!

Sometimes "getting into character" means a certain level of body modification. Whether it's slimming down, bulking up, or something more painful, Hollywood's finest will go the distance. Anna Faris' husband practically looked like a different person even six months before filming for The Guardians of the Galaxy. "Three or four hours a day of just consistent, ass-kicking hard work," the 35-year-old actor told Men's Fitness. Pratt's workouts included P90X, running, swimming, boxing, and kickboxing, and he even completed a triathlon. With the help of a personal trainer and nutritionist, the actor increased his caloric intake to 4,000 calories a day and drank tons of water. "I was peeing all...

Published Date: September 13, 2014
WINNERS AND LOSERS OF AUGUST 2014

WINNERS AND LOSERS OF AUGUST 2014

Thanks to strong performances from Guardians of the Galaxy and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the box-office shook off a horrific July to set a new August record. Those two behemoths led moviegoers to theaters in at a record pace, resulting in a total of $1.02 billion—a whopping 10 percent above last August's all-time level. Surprisingly, August wound up being the second biggest month of the Summer, ahead of May and July and a bit behind June. That's very unusual—August is typically the lowest-grossing month of the Summer by a large margin. Total domestic box office during the Summer was $4.06 billion, which is down 15 percent from last year...

Published Date: September 13, 2014
CONSTANT VIGILANCE

CONSTANT VIGILANCE

In a world where information is more and more open every day and it is alarmingly easy to obtain information on individuals, how should we protect ourselves from nosy hackers whose sole purpose of existence is to profit from human curiosity and perversion? Last week, private pictures of over 100 celebrities, mostly females and with many containing nudity, were posted to an image board website known as 4chan. The event has been dubbed 'The Fappening'. The intimate photos were then rapidly circulated around the web through social and photo sharing websites, including Reddit, Imgur and Tumblr. It is believed that these pictures were acquired through an exploit of iCloud, a...

Published Date: September 13, 2014
GRAPE VINE

GRAPE VINE

    SHAHID KAPOOR AND ALIA BHATT TO BECOME INSOMNIACS Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt will play characters suffering from insomnia in Vikas Bahl's 'Shaandaar'. According to reports, Shahid and Alia's character in the film are quirky. The couple apparently meets during a wedding and their common problem helps them bond. Filmmaker Vikas Bahl and his team of writers reportedly did a lot of research on insomnia and also presented some study material to the two lead actors so that they could get familiar with the problem and its nuances. 'Shandaar' is being touted as India's biggest destination film. The shooting for the flick began just a few days ago in...

Published Date: September 13, 2014
MOVIE REVIEW

MOVIE REVIEW

MARY KOM Directors: Omung Kumar Writers:  Saiwyn Qadras, Ramendra Vasishth, Bijou Thaangjam Stars: Priyanka Chopra, Zachary Coffin, Darshan Kumaar Runtime: 122 minutes Strength: Acting, story Weakness:  Overdone melodrama Rating: 3.5/5 Plot: A chronicle of the life of Indian boxer Mary Kom, who went through several hardships before audaciously accomplishing her ultimate dream. Review: `Mary Kom` is a tribute to the living legend...

INT'L FILM

Published Date: September 13, 2014
JACQUES DEMY

JACQUES DEMY

Jacques Demy, a prominent French filmmaker of the French New Wave, stands out from his peers through his visual and sound design, camera work, and music which incorporate deeply emotional storytelling. Common elements in his features include storybook romance, fate and coincidence, and doomed love. These elements are sometimes further united by the intersecting lives of characters in the films. Some of his best works are further embellished by some of the greatest stars of French cinema, such as Anouk Aimee, Catherine Deneuve, and Jeanne Moreau. Born on June 5, 1931 in Pontchateau, France, Demy spent his childhood in Nantes where he studied fine arts and directed animated and live-action...

DID YOU KNOW?

Published Date: September 13, 2014
Farah Ruma won the Lux-Anondodhara Photogenic twice!

Farah Ruma won the Lux-Anondodhara Photogenic twice!

Actress Farah Ruma was not only the winner of the 1997 Lux-Anondodhara Photogenic as decided by the judges, but was also the winner of the audience poll that was taken after the judges had made their decision!

Published Date: September 13, 2014
TRIVIA & QUIZ

TRIVIA & QUIZ

 

Cover Story

Published Date: September 6, 2014
FARAH RUMA
THE CLOCK STOPPER

FARAH RUMA<br>THE CLOCK STOPPER

Farah Ruma's career in the media started from a very early age. Along the line, she has had the privilege of working on television with prominent actors like Humayun Faridi, Zahid Hassan, Touqir Ahmed, Mahfuz Ahmed, Apurbo, Iresh Zaker and many others. She has worked with acclaimed directors like Afzal Hossain, Ferdous Hossain Rana, and Giasuddin Selim, just to name a few. Ruma is as glamorous today as she was decades ago when she first came to the limelight and people who know Ruma for a long time ask her the same question every time, “How did you manage to stop the clock?” People say that “friends” within the media...

LIVING WITH THE STARS

Published Date: September 6, 2014
Breaking out of the typecast

Breaking out of the typecast

As a child artist, she started off as a dancer on television, but Farah Ruma eventually turned into an actor. Back in 1997, she was one of the finalists in Lux-Anondodhara Photogenic, and her career in show business was launched like other finalists at the contest. As glamorous today as she was back in the early 2000s, she found herself being cast in typical roles of heroines on television. And over time, she has been typecast into exactly that kind of role. This is interesting because either the audience prefers to see Ruma that way, or she prefers to accept the offers that further enforce her presence in the...

TELEVISION OF A LIFETIME

Published Date: September 6, 2014
DIFFICULTIES OF TRANSITION

DIFFICULTIES OF TRANSITION

Continued from vol 02, issue 03 Seeing the boom in the interest and viewership of the program, the show “Maati O Maanush” was rescheduled for 8 PM. A stroke of bad luck ended Shykh Seraj's role as presenter for “Maati O Maanush”. The show kept going, but the viewership kept dropping week by week, as a result of which it was brought back to its original 6 P.M. timeslot. Besides the employees of Bangladesh Television, there were other important personalities who were also involved and are known for the strength in their influence. These people didn't exactly work for the television, but they have given up a lot of things...

Published Date: September 6, 2014
ANJAN DUTT TO PLAY THE LEAD ROLE IN 'MONBAKSHO'

ANJAN DUTT TO PLAY THE LEAD ROLE IN 'MONBAKSHO'

The Indian musician singer Anjan Dutt plays the lead role as Nirjhar Chowdhury in the movie Monbaksho. He says the movie is poetic as well as modern and it has depth in its plot. This is the first time for Anjan Dutt to work in a Bangladeshi film; he also sang in the...

TEN THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT

Published Date: September 6, 2014
SHIHAB SHAHEEN

SHIHAB SHAHEEN

Shihab Shaheen is a director who started his career in 2001 with the drama “Bhalobashi Tai”. He was a scriptwriter and a theatre worker in his college days, and now he is on his way to make his first full feature film. 1.    Why have you moved from television to films? Since I was a...

THROUGH THE EYES OF

Published Date: September 6, 2014
WAHIDA MOLLICK JOLLY

WAHIDA MOLLICK JOLLY

The name Wahida Mollick Jolly is indistinguishable from the theatre in Bangladesh. As a theatre actor and activist, she participated in numerous stage performances and television dramas. She also appeared on the big screen in a few movies. She established a theatre group called 'Drishwakabbo' in 1990 with a view to spreading professional theatre in Bangladesh but that initiative was not sustainable. Wahida's family taught her the value of culture and the arts from a young age. Her elder sister Sharmili Ahmed is renowned for her acting; her father was a theatre-loving man and her mother used to play the Setar. Being a 'golden voice', as Momtazuddin Ahmed used...

Published Date: September 6, 2014
GRAPE VINE

GRAPE VINE

LIAM NEESON wants to play Ra's al Ghul in Arrow Ra's Al Ghul will officially be the main villain for Arrow Season 3, but as of yet, casting for the character has not been announced. While I'll always know him as Qui-Gon, Liam Neeson's performance as Ra's al Ghul was one of the best things in Nolan's Batman Begins. In a recent interview with MTV News, Neeson revealed that he would love to play the character again, “I would [play the character], in a heartbeat, if it came my way, yeah. Very much so.” When asked what kind of advice he'd give someone else taking on the role, he offered...

Published Date: September 6, 2014
MOVIE REVIEW

MOVIE REVIEW

MALEFICENT Director: Robert Stromberg Writers:  Linda Woolverton, Charles Perrault Stars: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley Runtime: 97 minutes Strength: Special effects, acting and cinematography Weakness: Predictable story and plot Rating: 3.5/5 Plot: A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled...

INT'L FILM

Published Date: September 6, 2014
Jean-Luc

Jean-Luc

Meet the godfather of filmmakers: Jean-Luc Godard, director of Breathless and many other motion pictures. Godard was one of the central figures of the New Wave of French filmmaking in the 1960s. He has had an unimaginable effect on modern cinema that refuses to fade away. Like his contemporaries François Truffaut and Eric...

DID YOU KNOW?

Published Date: September 6, 2014
ASTONISHING PAST JOBS OF MOVIE STARS

ASTONISHING PAST JOBS OF MOVIE STARS

Johnny Depp sold ballpoint pens over the phone Before Nicholas Cage told him to give acting a spin, Johnny Depp was working as ballpoint-pen salesman to support his then-wife Lori Anne Allison. The sword proved mightier than the pen as Depp made his debut being sliced'n'diced in "Nightmare On Elm Street" and going galactic as "Edward Scissorhands." Rachel McAdams worked at McDonald's for three years Before she became a Hollywood heartthrob, Rachel McAdams worked at McDonald's for a good three years. "I was not a great employee; I broke the orange juice machine one day," she said in an interview. Despite her lackluster job performance, McAdams describes McDonald's as a great place...

Published Date: September 6, 2014
TRIVIA & QUIZ

TRIVIA & QUIZ

 

LIVING WITH THE STARS

Published Date: August 30, 2014
Mamo's Comeback to the Silver Screen

Mamo's Comeback to the Silver Screen

Zakia Bari Mamo was discovered by Lux in 2006 through their famed beauty contest. There are many media personalities in Bangladesh who were discovered by Lux, and I must say they are doing well. But, not every one of Lux's superstars is memorable, or they couldn't continue on the path of stardom which Lux launched them onto. This is surprising to me, because the grandeur and scale with which Lux promotes their superstars is really something else. But, even then, some of them were not as successful. Perhaps the selection process is not as rigorous or challenging as it should be to ensure that the brightest and most highly...