This actor just became a father for 7th time at age 79
A spokesman for Robert De Niro confirmed to CNN on Tuesday (May 09, 2023) that the actor has once again become a father. The Oscar winner broke the news in an interview with ET Canada on Monday, where he was promoting his new film, coincidentally titled “About My Father”. When the topic of paternity came up during the conversation, the 79-year-old gently corrected the interviewer when she said that De Niro had six children. “Seven, actually. I just had a baby,” the actor said. Read More: Netflix Originals in English Coming in June 2023
5 Must-watch Hrithik Roshan Movies
Hrithik Roshan is one of the most popular method actors in mainstream Bollywood movies in the 21st century. The talented actor has a reputation for doing impossible sequences without a stuntman besides learning any skill required by the film. Apart from playing versatile roles, his dancing skills can beat any world-class dancer. He was brought as a judge on the dance reality show Just Dance in 2011 for his special skills in dancing. At that time he became the highest-paid movie star as a judge on Indian television. Since 2012, Roshan has been a regular in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 based on earnings per movie. He is among the highest-paid actors in India. Not to mention the six Filmfare Awards, India's iconic symbol of masculinity is associated with his name. The Bollywood star's journey to the silver screen began with his grandfather producer and director Jay Om Prakash. Hrithik performed as a child artiste in a song in his 1980 film Asha. Roshan's father Rakesh Roshan is also a renowned Bollywood filmmaker. Hrithik also appeared as a child actor in his father's films in the 1980s. Roshan also has experience in stage acting. Read More: Siam in line for first National Award, Nonajoler Kabbo to win big
Superstar Salman Khan’s 5 Super Hit Movies
A young artist named Salman made his first step into the Indian film industry with a supporting role in the movie Biwi Ho To Asi (1988). Was Bollywood prepared for the debut of one of India's most prominent actors? For the past 3 decades, Salman Khan has been named among the most expensive celebrities in Bollywood. Since 2000, the back-to-back blockbuster films starring this veteran actor have brought him immense popularity throughout South Asia. Let’s take a look at the 5 most popular movies of Salman Khan so far. 5 Everlasting films of Bollywood Star Salman Khan Dabangg (2010) If moviegoers of the Indian subcontinent are asked about the funniest police officer, everyone will say Chulbul Pandey in one breath. Thanks to Dabangg, this fictional character has been given a real veneer. Superstar Salman Khan has taken the character to a unique level in Avinab Singh Kashyap's direction. There is no way to understand from the filmmaking that this is Kashyap's directorial debut. Sonakshi Sinha made her big-screen debut by playing the role of Salman's heroine in the film. Chulbul Panda-maker Dabangg has filled its coffers with USD 47 million worldwide. It also topped the list of highest-grossing Bollywood films in its year of release. The cinema holds the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. Salman Khan won the BIG Star Entertainment Award and Best Actor Screen Award for his portrayal of the character. Read More: ‘I wasn’t necessarily acting’: Chanchal Chowdhury on ‘Karagar-2’ The success of Dabangg was followed by two more sequels titled Dabangg 2 and Dabangg 3 in 2012 and 2019 respectively. Its popularity was even spawned by The Animated Series, produced by Salman Khan Films, Arbaaz Khan Productions, and Cosmos Maya. The series centered on Chulbul Pandey premiered in 2021 on Disney+ Hotstar and Cartoon Network.
5 Best Movies of Hollywood Superstar Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt is one of the most heartthrob actors that the 21st-century movie generation thinks of when it comes to Hollywood. Starting his acting career in 1987, Brady Pitt has reached the pinnacle of success in the American entertainment industry. Besides the marvelous performance on the silver screen, the accomplished actor captivates the fans with his chiseled abs, handsome face, and attractive look. This brilliantly flexible performer has showcased his acting charisma in a variety of movies. But which are the best among his works? Let’s take a look at the 5 most popular movies of Brad Pitt. Top 5 Movies of the Veteran Hollywood Star Brad Pitt Moneyball (2011) Sport Genre / IMDb: 7.6 Directed by Bennett Miller, this American sports movie is written by Aaron Sorkin and Steven Zaillian. They adapted the entire screenplay from a story by Stan Chervin. Chervin's story was originally based on Michael Lewis' 2003 nonfiction book "Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game." The story of the film revolves around the Oakland Athletics baseball team and their manager's efforts to build a successful baseball team. Read More: 10 Netflix Shows to Watch during Christmas & New Year Holidays Brad Pitt's performance here was more like a mild spice in the curry. His ability to portray a guardian character was unprecedently impressive. The strength to take on such a role can only come from direct real-life experience.
Comedian and actor Adam Sandler to get 2023 Mark Twain Prize
Over the years, The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor has gone to such luminaries as Richard Pryor, Carl Reiner, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, George Carlin and Ellen DeGeneres. Next year, it's going to the guy who made us crack up as Happy Gilmour. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts said Tuesday that Adam Sandler would receive the prestigious award at a gala on March 19. Read more: Julia Louis-Dreyfus gets a top award for comedy “Adam Sandler has entertained audiences for over three decades with his films, music, and his tenure as a fan favorite cast member on ‘SNL,’” said Kennedy Center President Deborah F. Rutter in a statement. “Adam has created characters that have made us laugh, cry, and cry from laughing." The 56-year-old actor-comedian, who this year starred in the well-received Netflix basketball drama-comedy “Hustle,” has created a list of funny films, like “Happy Gilmore,” “Billy Madison,” “Grown Ups,” “Big Daddy,” “The Longest Yard” and “The Waterboy.” His role as Howard Ratner in “Uncut Gems” garnered Sandler several nominations and awards, including winning the National Board of Review and the Independent Spirit Award.
“Many thought my decision to quit job for acting was a mistake”
When the dream is big, age or time can’t contain it. The career graph of actor Nasir Uddin Khan is a testament to this. Although Nasir became popular with the web series ‘Mohanagar’, he has been acting for more than two decades. Nasir started acting in 1995, through joining the Chattogram-based drama group Teerjok. Soon, acting became his main focus instead of studies or jobs. Read VR installation begins at Drik Studio reimagining future of libraries Meanwhile, Nasir started a family and was soon blessed with two children. However, passion ruled over practicality and Nasir took the bold decision of quitting his job and focus solely on acting. Read: Distributors claim “Hawa” among top 30 US box office hits His massive success justifies that decision. While talking to UNB, Nasir said that when he first came to Dhaka in 2016, he had no idea what would happen next. “People close to me used to say that I should get a job for the sake of paying my bills. But I came to Dhaka to be an actor, nothing else. Most people who knew me thought I was making a big mistake. But I was confident and now I know that my decision was right,” said Nasir. Although the showbiz industry had to go through a tough time during the Covid-19 pandemic, the OTT platforms started to gain popularity at the same time. Bangladesh was no exception. Read When Bollywood actor Padmini Kolhapure kissed King Charles A wind of change has taken over the local entertainment industry since the start of web series production. While these web series have offered the audience the expertise of multiple directors, they have also turned many actors into stars overnight. “The OTT platforms met the needs of the audience at a time when the showbiz industry was going through a crisis. My career also took a turn after acting in a web series, thanks to the OTT platforms,” said Nasir. Nasir has recently become the talk of the town after the release of the film ‘Hawa’. Many are saying that the film is the turning point of Nasir’s acting career. But the actor thinks otherwise. Read Green University English Club stages “Macbeth” “Life doesn’t follow a straight line. We have to live with both the good and bad. I view my career this way. There will be many highs and many lows in my acting career. Hawa will definitely help my career grow, but I don’t think this will be the turning point,” added Nasir. Currently, Nasir Uddin Khan is busy with Hawa’s publicity and shooting for some new films. The actor is working on two new films and some new web series.
'Sopranos' actor Tony Sirico, 'Paulie Walnuts,' dies at 79
Tony Sirico, who played the impeccably groomed mobster Paulie Walnuts in “The Sopranos” and brought his tough-guy swagger to films including “Goodfellas,” died Friday. He was 79. Sirico died at an assisted living facility in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, said his manager, Bob McGowen. There was no immediate information on the cause of death. A statement from Sirico's family confirmed the death of Gennaro Anthony “Tony” Sirico “with great sadness, but with incredible pride, love and a whole lot of fond memories.” McGowan, who represented Sirico for more than two decades, recalled him as “loyal and giving,” with a strong philanthropic streak. That included helping ex-soldiers' causes, which hit home for the Army veteran, his manager said. Steven Van Zandt, who played opposite Sirico as fellow mobster Silvio Dante on “The Sopranos,” saluted him on Twitter as “legendary.” “A larger than life character on and off screen. Gonna miss you a lot my friend,” the actor and musician said. Michael Imperioli, who portrayed Christopher Moltisanti on “The Sopranos,” called Sirico his “dear friend, colleague and partner in crime.” “Tony was like no one else: he was as tough, as loyal and as big hearted as anyone i’ve ever known,” Imperioli said on Instagram. Sirico was unconcerned about being cast in a string of bad guy roles, McGowan said, most prominently that of Peter Paul “Paulie Walnuts” Gualtieri in the 1999-2007 run of the acclaimed HBO drama starring James Gandolfini as mob boss Tony Soprano. (Gandolfini died in 2013 at age 51). “He didn't mind playing a mob guy, but he wouldn't play an informant,” or as Sirico put it, a “snitch,” McGowan said. Read: Entertainment fraternity mourns the death of Sharmili Ahmed Sirico, born July 29, 1942, in New York City, grew up in the Flatbush and Bensonhurst neighborhoods where he said "every guy was trying to prove himself. You either had to have a tattoo or a bullet hole.” “I had both,” he told the Los Angeles Times in a 1990 interview, calling himself ”unstable" during that period of his life. He was arrested repeatedly for criminal offenses, he said, and was in prison twice. In his last stint behind bars, in the 1970s, he saw a performance by a group of ex-convicts and caught the acting bug. “I watched ’em and I thought, ‘I can do that.’ I knew I wasn’t bad looking. And I knew I had the (guts) to stand up and (bull) people," he told the Times. "You get a lot of practice in prison. I used to stand up in front of these cold-blooded murderers and kidnapers — and make ’em laugh.” Sirico also was cast outside the gangster mold, playing police officers in the films “Dead Presidents” and “Deconstructing Harry." Among his other credits were Woody Allen films including “Bullets over Broadway” and “Mighty Aphrodite,” and appearances on TV series including “Miami Vice” and voice roles on “Family Guy” and “American Dad!” Sirico is survived by daughter Joanne Sirico Bello; son Richard Sirico; his brother, Robert Sirico, a priest; and other relatives.
Ilias Kanchan to vie for president in film artistes’ association elections
Popular film actor Ilias Kanchan is going to run for president in the upcoming election of Bangladesh Film Artistes’ Association, said a press release on Monday. The election will be held on January 28. According to the press release, Ilias Kanchan will run for president while actress Nipun Akter will run for general secretary from the same panel. Ilias said other members of the panel, including Nipun, offered to vie for the post of president. Considering the current situation in the industry, ‘’I agreed’’, said the release. Also read: Mission Extreme hits 3 more European countries He also said “if we win, we all work together and the industry will move forward”, added the release. “I have to make some plans to save our industry. First of all, we have to increase the number of films because without films, the halls cannot run. Taka one thousand crore is being given for the construction of cinema halls across the country, he added. “I want to revitalize the industry and I am moving forward with this”. He said the government has many initiatives about the film industry adding that the prime minister has taken many initiatives for the betterment of cinema. “I also want our industry to move forward with something good.” Also read: Release of 'Shaan' postponed Ilias Kanchan-Nipun panel will collect nomination papers on January 11, read the release.
Actor Amir Siraji on life support
Film actor Amir Siraji has been put on life support at a private hospital in the city. On Friday night, he was admitted to the private hospital in Rampura are following breathing difficulties. Later he was put on life support. Zayed Khan, general secretary of Bangladesh Film Artistes Association, wrote in his Facebook post, “Amir Siraji Bhai, a respected member of the artistes' association and a popular actor, has been kept on life support due to shortness of breath. May Allah help him.” Also read: Fakir Alamgir on life support Amir Siraji earlier suffered a heart attack on December 26 last year and was treated at the Incentive Care Unit (ICU) of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital (BSMMU) in the capital. On January 2, he returned home after recovery. Born in Mymensingh’s Gafargaon upazila Amir Siraji began his acting career as an artiste with a jatra troupe named Babul Opera troupe. His first film is Patal Bijay. In 1991 he started acting for Bangladesh Television. Amir Siraji also acted in several government-grant winning films, including Chashi Nazrul Islam’s Megh-er Porey Megh, PA Kajol’s Mukti and Faruk’s Kaktarua. Also read: 'Rehana Maryam Noor' to be available on Chorki from December 30
Dr Enamul Haque laid to rest
Eminent actor and playwright Dr Enamul Haque was laid to rest at Banani graveyard in the capital on Tuesday afternoon. Earlier, the Ekushey Padak winning actor’s body was taken to the Central Shaheed Minar where people from all walks of life paid their last respect to him from 11 am to 12 noon, said Golam Kuddus, president of Sammilito Sangskritik Jote. Placing a wreath on the coffin of Dr Enamul, State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury said, "Enamul Haque’s departure is an irreparable loss for us but his works for building a non-communal Bangladesh will show us ways in future." Information Minister Hasan Mahmud, Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor Md. Akhtaruzzaman, Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh, Gonoshasthya Kendra founder Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury, among others, paid their tributes to Enamul Haque. Later his body was taken to Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) where Dr Enmaul worked for over four decades. Also read: Eminent thespian Dr Enamul Haque passes away His namaz-e-janaza was held at the university after Zohr prayers. Enmul Haque died on Monday afternoon while undergoing treatment at a hospital in the capital.