Legendary dancer and actor Zinnat Barkatullah, who has recently been put in life support at a city hospital due to her deteriorating physical conditions, has been shifted from ICU to the cabin.
Explaining her physical updates, Zinnat’s daughter and renowned actor Bijori Barkatullah shared the detailed information on her mother’s condition through a Facebook status on Tuesday evening.
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"Today my mother has been shifted to the hospital room from the ICU, after her life support was pulled off two days ago due to her improving conditions,” Bijori wrote on her post.
“Although my mother’s conditions are improving, she is going through unbearable pain which is nightmarish to witness for me as her child. However, Alhamdulillah and all thanks to the almighty that the 15 days-long ICU battle has come to an end, and my heartiest gratitude goes to all who prayed for my mother,” she added.
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Zinnat has recently been physically unwell and shifted to ICU ventilation with a critical condition at Anower Khan Modern Hospital in the capital.
She was cured of COVID-19 which she got infected with back in August. Her husband and renowned producer at the Bangladesh Television Md Barkatullah lost his battle with COVID-19 on August 3.
As an accomplished dancer, Zinnat is trained in Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Manipuri and Folk dance format. Also being a renowned television actor, she has acted in more than 80 drama for various television channels.
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Zinnat Barkatullah served Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) as the director of the Production Department as well as the Dance and Music departments since 2002.
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Netflix is streaming the TV series ‘The Crown’. Written by British dramatist Peter Morgan, it visualizes the reign of Queen Elizabeth II with a series of historical incidents regarding the British Royal family. Though the storyline of the royal soap opera ‘The Crown’ has received some criticism from the royal family, it has gained massive popularity among the audience with a fascinating rating of 4.7. After the long wait, Diana debuts on ‘The Crown’ in season four. Can Emma Corrin (playing Princess Diana) represent the elegance of the late royal princess who still lives in the hearts of millions of people?
Released on November 15, 2020, the latest season of the Netflix drama "The Crown" focuses on the occurrences of the British Monarch from the 1970s. The major events of season four include the time of Margaret Thatcher as Prime Minister, the royal wedding of Prince Charles (starred by Josh O'Connor) with Lady Diana Spencer (starred by Emma Corrin), the births of Prince William and Prince Harry, their family tour in Australia and New Zealand in 1983, the Falklands War, the intrusion of Michael Fagan at Buckingham Palace, the funeral of Lord Mountbatten, Diana’s participation at the Champion Children Awards in Barnardo, and the departure of Thatcher from the PM office.
Instead of presenting as a documentary, ‘The Crown’ depicts the life of Princess Diana as a drama series. The fourth season of this TV series has replenished public interest in the late Princess Diana as well as the obscure chapters of the history of Britain. And, the enjoyable storyline of this drama gives the opportunity to the new generation to know about Lady Diana Spencer who became the British royal princess from an ordinary teenage nursery school assistant.
In ‘The Crown (season four)’ creator Peter Morgan is going to reveal many known and unknown aspects of the relationship of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. The audience will virtually observe the arranged marriage of Lady Diana Spencer with Charles who was about 13 years senior to her. Morgan also dares to show how Diana suffered from bulimia. Her desire for public admiration would be visible on the screen. The show also depicts how Prince Charles hated Diana’s fame and shamelessly continued his affair with Camilla Parker Bowles (played by Emerald Fennell). Besides these, the cold relationship among her in-laws would come into the light. And finally, the audience will experience how a potential love story ends in a tragedy.
The beginning of season four narrates that the royal family is looking for an appropriate bride for Prince Charles who is the heir to the throne. The 24-year old actress Emma Corrin, entered the spotlight for her talented portrayal of the iconic character, Princess of Wales Diana. Prior to performing in “The Crown,” Corrin acted in several movies: Cesare (2017), Alex’s Dream (2018), and Misbehavior (2020). She also starred in some TV series: Grantchester (2019) and Pennyworth (2019). The mysteriously beautiful resemblance of Corrin to the late Princess Diana has surprised the viewers.
The world remembers the late Princess of Wales Diana in many ways. She was a caring mother to her sons, a humanitarian, and a style icon. Her sense of fashion is praised still today. In the fourth season of "The Crown", you would enjoy how Princess Diana has transformed her mode over the course of time. From the early life pastel outfits to red-carpet gowns, in every phase, Diana appeared with her unique style.
The Crown (Season Four) will shock you by replicating the memorable outfits of Princess Diana in a skillful way. On her wedding day on July 29, 1981, Princess of Wales Diana appeared in a mind-blowing ivory silk gown bearing a 25-foot-long dramatic train designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel. The brilliant costume designers of "The Crown" wonderfully emulated the details of the original Royal wedding gown, including the bow detailing, prolonged train, and huge sleeves.
The style and color of Corrin’s wig would change throughout the season, maintaining the same Diana cut. With the advancement of the storyline in season four, we would see Corrin in a progressively glamorous look with a blonder and voluminous hairstyle. The drama’s producers, costume director, hair designer, and makeup artist paid homage to late Diana by their incredible job. It is really wonderful to watch the life of Diana on screen and remember the beloved Princess once again.
Renowned Bangladeshi actor Azizul Hakim, who has been suffering from COVID-19, was put on life support on Friday morning as his condition deteriorated.
The actor was admitted to Bangladesh Specialised Hospital in the capital on Thursday night with respiratory distress and was immediately shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Director Chayanika Chowdhury, actor Omar Sani, playwright Masum Reza and more have confirmed the news on social media.
Hakim was severely sick with diarrhoea before testing positive for COVID-19.
Screenwriter and playwright Zeenat Hakim, wife of the actor was also diagnosed with COVID-19 along with their son Muhaimeen Redwan Hakim. They are currently in stable condition and getting treated at home.
Hakim was born in Cumilla on May 15, 1959. He obtained an MA in political science from Dhaka University.
He started his theatre career with the theatre group "Aranyak" in 1977. His first acted theatre play was 'Ora Kodom Ali'.
He received his breakthrough as a television actor in 1981 with BTV's Ekhaney Nongor. He debuted as a director on television with drama Ja Hariye Jay and on theatre with the play Pathor. Jol Porey Pata Norey (2005) has been his major and first drama serial on television, written by his wife Zeenat.
Hakim debuted in film with Mustafizur Rahman's Shonkhonil Karagar (1992), written by legendary litterateur Humayun Ahmed.
Popular Bangladeshi actress and producer Shomi Kaiser tied the knot for the third time on Friday.
She got married to businessman Reza Amin Sumon.
Director Chayanika Chowdhury, also a longtime friend of Shomi, has confirmed this news on her Facebook account through sharing pictures of the newlywed couple.
"Congratulations to my friend Shomi Kaiser for your new life. Stay happy always, as you have always wanted to live a beautiful life. The name of Shomi's husband is Reza Amin Shumon. Stay happy and blessed, Love you so much" - Chayanika wrote in her Facebook post congratulating Shomi and Shumon on their marriage.
The 51-year-old Shomi Kaiser was married to Bangladeshi television director Ringo in 1999. However, they got divorced two years later.
She then got married to Mohammad Arafat, a private university teacher in 2008.
Daughter of martyred intellectual Shahidullah Kaiser and former Member of Parliament Panna Kaiser, Shomi started her career as a television actress in 1989 and became one of the versatile faces in the late 90's. She is also the niece of legendary Bangladeshi filmmaker Zahir Raihan.
Currently she is the Managing Director of Dhansiri Communications Ltd, an advertising and event management company.
Actor Mohiuddin Bahar, best known for his comedic skits on popular magazine programme 'Ittyadi' passed away Monday morning at the age of 63.
His eldest son Moin Uddin informed about the actor's demise to the media.
Bahar had been suffering from various health complications including kidney and heart issues for a long time. He was taken to Ibrahim Diabetic Hospital in critical condition from his home in Dayaganj on early Monday. Doctors pronounced him dead when he was taken there.
The actor is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter, as well as many relatives and well-wishers. He will be buried at Dayaganj graveyard after Asr prayers today.
Mohiuddin Bahar was born on December 26, 1947 in Laxmipur village of Motbi Union in Feni. From his childhood, he started associating with drama organisations from his passion for acting. As a child artist, Bahar made his debut in BTV's children's series 'Rose Rose'.
His journey in theatre began with theatre team Nagarik in 1986. In his television career, he went on to work with many notable creators including Humayun Ahmed, Hanif Sanket, Gias Uddin Selim and more.
He earned widespread popularity through 'Ittyadi' in which he flamboyantly performed comedy skits in Noakhali’s local parlance for about 27 years, mocking various inconsistencies in the society.
He was also a government employee. Mohiuddin Bahar retired as a senior assistant secretary in 2005.
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