Popular actor Ahmed Rubel passes away



Cultural Desk, Barta24.com
Ahmed Rubel 1968-2024

Ahmed Rubel 1968-2024

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Country's popular actor Ahmed Rubel is no more (Inna Lillahi Wainilahi Raziun). Director Nurul Alam Atiq confirmed the news of his death to the media Wednesday evening. The cause of the actor's death is not known till the writing of this report. He was 55.

Nurul Alam Atik's new movie 'Peyarar Subash' was to be screened on Wednesday evening. Ahmed Rubel came to join this screening program. He got sick at the event. Later, he was taken to Square Hospital where doctors declared him dead.

Ahmed Rubel was one of the actors of the film "Peyarar Subash". It is also not certain whether the premiere show will take place after the actor's death.

Directed by Nurul Alam Atik, the film also stars Jaya Ahsan, Tariq Anam Khan, Sushma Sarkar and many other talented actors.

Ahmed Rajib Rubel alias Ahmed Rubel was born on 3 May 1968 in Rajarampur village of Chapainawabganj town. His father's name was Ayesh Uddin. Ahmed Rubel grew up in Dhaka city since childhood. And lastly he was living permanently with his family in Gazipur near Dhaka.

   

Rezwana Banya wins 'Padma Shri' award



Entertainment Desk, Barta24.com
Picture: Collected

Picture: Collected

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Names of India's Padma Shri awardees this year have been announced. Rezwana Chowdhury Banya, the eminent Rabindra musician of Bangladesh, has been awarded the fourth highest civilian award in India.

On Thursday (January 25), India's Ministry of Home Affairs announced the names of the nominees for the Padma Awards in a press note.

India's highest civilian award is the Bharat Ratna. Then there are Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. These medals are awarded in recognition of contributions in arts, social work, science and engineering, commerce and industry, public service, medicine, literature and education, sports and civic service.

This year the Government of India has nominated 132 eminent persons for the Padma Award. Among them five Padma Vibhushan, 17 Padma Bhushan and 110 Padma Shri.

The names of the medalists are announced every year ahead of the Republic Day of India. The awards are usually presented in a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in March or April.

Rezwana Chowdhury Bannya was born in Patuakhali district. She studied at Chhayanaut and Visva Bharati University in India. She also got admission in Bulbul Lalitkala Academy.

Rezwana Chowdhury received the country's highest state award, Swadhinata Padak, in 2016 for her outstanding contribution to music. Besides, she has received many awards including Feroza Begum Smriti Gold Medal, Citycell-Channel i Music Award, Ananda Sangeet Award. She also received several medals in India. Notable among them is Bangabhushan. 

 

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Producers will not release "Fighter" in Bangladesh!



Mashid Ron, Senior Newsroom Editor, Barta24.com
Deepika Padukone, Hrithik Roshan and Anil Kapoor in the poster of the movie 'Fighter'

Deepika Padukone, Hrithik Roshan and Anil Kapoor in the poster of the movie 'Fighter'

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The much awaited movie 'Fighter' starring two Bollywood superstars Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone was released in India today on January 25. On the same day, the release of the film in Bangladesh was heard. The film even got permission to release in the country through import.

But there is a bad news for the Bangladeshi viewers waiting for 'Fighter' at the end! Not only today, the Hindi film 'Fighter' is not releasing in Bangladesh within the next month.

After finding out, six days later, the month of language is February. The Combined Film Council has requested that no foreign language film be screened in the theaters of the country this month. Barta24.com also received a letter from the Combined Film Council along with Ananya Mamun, the leader of ‘Fighter’ import company 'Action Cut' in Bangladesh.

The letter signed by member secretary of the council Shah Alam Kiran said, "In view of your request, an undertaking to import the Indian Hindi film 'Fighter' and release it before or after February 1 to February 28 (the month of language) is our collective film. I make a special request to submit in favor of the council.”

In that letter, Ananya Mamun's cooperation was also sought in not releasing Hindi films during the month of language. In view of this letter, Mamun said, "We will not release 'Fighter' in Bangladesh because the Indian producer will not release the movie for 6 days.”

After getting permission to release Indian movies in Bangladesh last year, Ananya Mamun imported several Hindi films and released them. Mamun released 'Pathan', 'Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan', 'Jawaan', 'Animal' and 'Danki' through import from Action Cut Company. However, apart from Shahrukh Khan's 'Jawaan', the others could not do business like that.

Aerial action film 'Fighter' directed by Siddharth Anand the film is getting huge response after its release in India on Thursday. Meanwhile, from the general audience to the critics, everyone is appreciating the film. Apart from Hrithik-Deepika, it also stars Anil Kapoor, Akshay Oberoi, Karan Singh Grover and many others.

The film is made in the context of an airstrike after a terrorist attack on India by Pakistan. Hrithik and Deepika will act as Air Force officers in the film 'Fighter'.

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Sharmila, Mamata, Swastika meet the Prime Minister exclusively



Masid Ron, Senior Newsroom Editor, Barta24.com
Sharmila Tagore, Mamata Shankar and Swastika Mukherjee in a private meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Sharmila Tagore, Mamata Shankar and Swastika Mukherjee in a private meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

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Dhaka Film Festival is brighter than ever. Although none of the mainstream films of our country have been evaluated by this festival committee. However, this festival is now in discussion with the presence of famous stars from outside of the country.

This time, the three guests of the 22nd Dhaka International Film Festival, India's three famous Bengali actresses Sharmila Tagore, Mamata Shankar and Swastika Mukherjee got a chance to have an exclusive meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

The photo of their meeting has reached Barta24.com. Everyone is seen smiling. However, it is not yet known what they talked about there.

Mujtaba Jamal, the organizer of the film festival, was also present with the three famous actresses of India during this meeting.

The 22nd Dhaka International Film Festival started on January 20. It will continue till January 28. The festival was inaugurated by Bollywood diva Sharmila Tagore. She is also on the Jury Board of the Asia Cinema category. She will return to Mumbai on January 29 after completing all the work.

And Mamata Shankar and Swastika Mukherjee came with their movie 'Vijayar Pare'. The film will be screened today at 7 pm at the National Museum Auditorium.

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Classy Sharmila, well-known in Dhaka, will return home after doing jury work



Masid Ron, Senior Newsroom Editor, Barta24.com
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Sharmila Tagore needs no re-introduction. Movie buffs are fans of this girl with big eyes and a big smile. Even today, the excitement hasn't decreased at all. Still gets calls for youth shows like Koffee With Karan. OTT, the latest medium of entertainment, has recently enthralled the audience with movies like 'Gulmohar'. She is still getting huge applause after beating the acting battle of knee- aged heroines.

The legendary Sharmila Tagore is now in Dhaka. Descendant of Rabindranath, bride of Pataudi Nawab's family - all in all the well-known classy Sharmila was caught today in the auditorium of Shahbagh Museum.

She maintained her class in an off- white saree. She is the inaugurator of the event, I want a little glamour. So she kept some lace work on the saree. In order not to overcome the cold, she wrapped a thin pashmina shawl gently around her body.

Sharmila came to inaugurate the 22nd Dhaka International Film Festival and spoke in English. According to her, it is an international festival and English is the international language. So she chose English to facilitate everyone's understanding. However, at the request of the festival organizer Ahmed Mujtaba Jamal, she also spoke Bengali.

In Sharmila's words, 'I am a Bengali; everyone knows that I can speak Bengali. So I will not speak Bengali today.

Sharmila also said, 'I am very happy to finally come to such a beautiful event. I was actually supposed to come a day earlier. But the flight was canceled due to extreme cold in Mumbai. I thought I would not come on this trip again. But the organizers got it right. I was brought in a special two-seater Bangladesh Airlines flight. It was an adventure of sorts. It feels great to come.'

After watching the dance performance of Shilpakala Academy artists at the beginning of the opening ceremony, Sharmila said, "I liked the dance very much." A journey from the beginning to the end of a Bangladeshi film is shown through dance. I came to know that the film journey started in this country in 1957. And my film journey started with "Apur Sansar". That too around the same time. That means my film life and Bangladesh are of the same age. It was very nice to hear the songs from the old Bangladeshi movies. What a sweet song!'

Finally, Sharmila said, she did not just come to inaugurate this event. I will return home only after the judgment of the Asian film department. In other words, she has to stay in Dhaka for more than a week to do this work.

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