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World Cup 2018 in the eyes of Bangladeshi celebrities

  • Published at 01:15 am June 15th, 2018
  • Last updated at 01:16 am June 15th, 2018
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The Fifa World Cup 2018 began on Thursday with a mesmerizing opening ceremony. The football fever has caught up with everyone, and the celebrities of our entertainment industry are no exception. Some of these celebrities share their world cup plans with the Dhaka Tribune’s Showtime



Amitabh Reza Chowdhury


Bio: The man who can genuinely claim that he brought Bangladeshi people back to the cinemas. He gave us the awesome “Aynabaji” and before that, all the catchy TVCs we grew up watching.

Favourite team: Brazil, Brazil, Brazil

Favourite footballer: Messi, Messi, Messi

Fifa 2018 plans: Will watch it wherever he gets the chance with whomever


Redwan Rony


Bio: This long-serving member of our film industry won a National Award for his debut film “Chorabali.” Earlier in his career he worked with Mostofa Sarwar Farooki as an assistant director.

Favourite team: Brazil

Favourite footballer: Neymar

Fifa 2018 plans:  Will watch it with friends


Adnan Al Rajeev


Bio: This former assistant director to Mostofa Sarwar Farooki has established his own production house titled Runout Films. He is producing “Shohorer Shorts,” a series of different short films to be released this Eid.

Favourite team: Brazil, Germany, Portugal, Argentina

Favourite footballer: Neymar, Messi

Fifa 2018 plans: Will watch it with friends at office or home.


Sharmin Lucky


Bio: This model and TV presenter has been around since the 90s, but became a household name after she hosted Siddika Kabir’s Recipe. A lot of kids who grew up in the last decade, still have a crush on her.

Favourite team: Brazil

Favourite footballer: Neymar

Fifa 2018 plans: Will arrange a mini gallery at home to watch it with family and friends. The crowd will be huge she reported and may rival some football stadiums in this country.


Gazi Rakayet


Bio: This veteran actor, director, and writer has won the National Award in four categories for his film “Mrittika Maya.” He has also received a film grant in the new budget for his next film, “Gore.”

Favourite team: Will support Russia this time

Favourite footballer: Will decide after watching the group matches

Fifa 2018 plan: Will watch at home with family


Zinat Sanu Swagata


Bio: This actor works for both film and television, but is also a singer, if given the opportunity.

Favourite team: Argentina

Favourite footballer: Lionel Messi

Fifa 2018 plans: Will watch the matches, whenever she gets the chance


Anondo Khaled


Bio: This funny actor brings tears of laughter with his witty one-liners and physical comedy. He is a regular face in comedy plays.

Favourite team: Brazil

Favourite footballer: Neymar

Fifa 2018 plans: Will watch it with friends


Ashish Khondker


Bio: This long-serving actor of our entertainment industry aims to act in “world-wide” cinema and theatre. This Eid will see the release of his new film, “Kaler Putul.”

Favourite team: Brazil

Favourite footballer: Neymar

Fifa 2018 plans: Will definitely not watch it alone. Very mysterious plans


Naveed Mahbub


Bio: The man who first showed that Bangladeshis can also have successful careers in stand-up comedy. He has won awards from Las Vegas for his talent and also gave a Ted talk on comedy.

Favourite team: Bangladesh, even if it is not playing

Favourite footballer: Did not reveal, so could be Bangladeshi players

Fifa 2018 plans: Will watch the highlights on his phone when stuck in traffic


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