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Acclaimed Bengali Actress-Model Bidita Bag: "Make your college life interesting and enjoy it fully"

Bidita Bag in
Bidita Bag in "X: Past Is Present"

Bidita Bag (WBRi File Photo)Nov 25 (Washington Bangla Radio): "X: Past Is Present" actress Bidita Bag (WBRi Interview) says she was so career-oriented and busy with her life as a model that she could hardly enjoy fun moments in college.

"Today I feel I have made it big as a model but somewhere deep down I regret I couldn't live my college life to the fullest and couldn't enjoy it," Bidita said during a visit to a college recently.

The 2015 collaborative Indian movie "X: Past is Present" is directed by 11 directors - Abhinav Shiv Tiwari, Anu Menon, Nalan Kumarasamy, Hemant Gaba, Pratim D. Gupta, Qaushiq Mukherjee (aka Q), Raja Sen, Rajshree Ojha, Sandeep Mohan, Sudhish Kamath and Suparn Verma. Bidita plays a young actress in Abhinav Shiv Tiwari's "Audition" sharing screen space with Rajat Kapoor and Pooja Ruparel.

Internationally acclaimed for her powerful performances in serious socio-political films, Bidita's impressive filmography includes From Sydney With Love, Kagojer Nouka, Icche, Mukti, Target Kolkata and many more.

Bengali Actress BIDITA BAG


Film Preview: Srijon Bardhan’s Bangla Movie "Postmaster" Selected for Delhi Film Festival with Rajkahini and Teenkahon

Bengali Actress Pujarini in Postmaster (Bangla, 2015) Movie
Bengali Actress Pujarini in a still from Postmaster (2015)

Kolkata, November 29, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): ‘Postmaster’, a Bengali movie based on Tagore's eponymous short story, is all set to be screened  in the prestigious Delhi International Film Festival this year. The film will participate in the competitive section of the festival along with the two other Bengali movies: the much acclaimed  "Rajkahini" by Srijit Mukherji, and the highly appreciated by both the national and international viewers and winner of quite a few prestigious international film awards "Teenkahon" by Bauddhayan Mukherjee. The festival will be held from 5th to 10th December 2015.

Bengali Actors Ishaan Majumder and Pujarini in Postmaster (Bangla, 2015) Movie
Actors Ishaan Majumder and Pujarini in Postmaster (2015)

Debutant writer, director and composer Srijon Bardhan seemed very excited about the selection of his film  in the Delhi film festival. He said, “Romance is universal and love-life blooms in nature in its own course; there is no limiting boundary to regulate it. I have shown it in my film through the characters of Nanda Sen and Ratna.”

The director is also the story-writer and music composer of the film. He narrates a synopsis of Postmaster to WBRi in his own words.

Salman Khan to see Urvashi Rautela off to Miss Universe Pageant in Las Vegas?

Salman Khan and Urvashi Rautela

Mumbai, Nov 30 (Washington Bangla Radio): Urvashi Rautela, who is busy preparing for Miss Universe 2015 pageant is all set to leave for the pageant. Reportedly, Salman Khan might visit Urvashi and also see-off the actress.

Salman Khan and Urvashi Rautela

Urvashi had recently met Salman on the sets of Great Grand Masti and  believes that Urvashi has a perfect face and right candidate to represent India at the Universe Pageant. A source close to the actress said that Salman might visit Urvashi to wish her luck for the pageant.

Out now: DOMG feat Alina Eremia - Don't Worry About It

Alina Eremia - Don't Worry About It
Music/Lyrics : DOMG (Dorian Oswin, Mihai Gruia)

কল্লোল ঘোষালের দ্বিতীয় অ্যালবাম "অন্য গান" | Kallol Ghoshal's 2nd Bengali Songs Album "Onnyo Gaan" Released

অন্য গান

Debojyoti Misra releases Kallol Ghoshal's New Bengali Songs Album

আমাদের চেনা গানের জগতে এবার এসে গেল " অন্য গান "। অন্য রকম করে ভাবনা চিন্তা যারা করেন, অন্য রকম আধুনিকতার হাত ধরে গানের যে সাময়িক সৃজন , তাঁদের সঙ্গীত ক্ষেত্রে এবার যুক্ত হলো , কল্লোল ঘোষালের দ্বিতীয় অ্যালবাম, "অন্য গান " ।

Bappi Lahiri launches Top 25 Video Songs Jukebox

Bappi Lahiri

Veteran Music director Bappi Lahiri launches “TOP 25 SONGS OF BAPPI LAHIRI VIDEO JUKEBOX” on FILMI GAANE – Shemaroo’s one of the most popular channels on Youtube. Bappi Lahiri, also popularly known as “The Disco King”, himself made live this compilation on Filmi Gaane. Excited and thrilled, Bappi Da sat watching the entire video with a smile on his face. He reconnected to his olden days and shared few of his experiences with Shemaroo team as well.

Watch the top 25 video songs of Bappi Lahiri online via WBRi.

eNatya Chaupal presents "Innocence beheaded: Challenges for a play based on real life brutality"

Innocence beheaded: Challenges for a play based on real life brutality

eNatya Chaupal will feature actor-director Shubhrajyoti Barat who along with a few of his actors will share insights into their play SONG OF THE SWAN, in terms of researching it, staging it and producing it. The play has been inspired by real-life events surrounding the Norwegian actor Hans Christian Ostro, whose life was brutally cut short twenty years ago, when he was beheaded by Kashmiri militants. He had come to India to learn Kathakali and write a play based on the Mahabharata, but a holiday in Kashmir put a cruel stop to all that.

"X: PAST IS PRESENT Initially Felt Not Possible": Acclaimed Bengali Actress BIDITA BAG

Bidita Bag

The stunning Bengali actress Bidita Bag​ known for her powerhouse performance in difficult character roles is venturing into commercial cinema, partly due to curiosity. "It’s not 11 directors making 11 different stories but making one single film. I thought it was impossible. That’s why out of curiosity I got involved with the project." says Bidita about her upcoming thriller "X: Past is Present".

DEV - Subhashree Ganguly in New Bangla Movie DHUMKETU: First Look, Story and Preview of Kaushik Ganguly's Next Film

Dev - Subhashree Ganguly in Dhumketu
Dev - Subhashree Ganguly in Dhumketu

Dev and Subhashree Ganguly are directed by Kaushik Ganguly in a film featuring a celebrity on-screen wedding. Read all about the upcoming Indian Tollywood Bengali movie on WBRi.

Interview: Vidya Balan Opens KIFF, Starts Shooting for New Hindi Movie "TE3N" in "Lucky City" Kolkata

Vidya Balan in Kolkata (C) WBRi Inc.

Vidya Balan chats with WBRi about her upcoming movie "Te3n" also starring Amitabh Bachchan and Nawazuddin Siddique and more.

Photo Feature: Russian Film Days - Russian Film Festival Inauguration in Mumbai

Russian Film Days: Mumbai Russian Film Festival Inauguration Group Photo (WBRi)

Fostering traditions of cultural relationships, the National Endowment of Right-holders Support along with the Filmmakers Union of Russian Federation is organizing the Russian Film Days in the capital of Bollywood. The film festival opened with a gala event at the iconic Liberty Cinema at 41-42 Liberty Building, Sir Vithaldas Thackersay Marg, Marine Lines with 500 guests and celebrities in attendance, to be followed by a get-together. WBRi presents an exclusive photo-feature from Mumbai, India.

Russian Actress Arina Borisova (WBRi)

FFACE Kolkata Calendar Hunt Completes Swimsuit Session Photo Shoot with 18 Models

FFACE Kolkata Calendar Hunt Swimsuit Shoot [WBRi]

Kolkata-based fashion platform FFACE – Fame Fashion & Creative Excellence - have arrived at the final stage of shortlisting the top twelve contestants for their calendar hunt after a series of workshops and grooming sessions. The bikini / swimsuit photo shoot was held recently.

FFACE Kolkata Calendar Hunt Swimsuit Shoot [WBRi]

Arijit Singh enthralls fans at Gold Acres P C Chandra Gardens Kolkata

Arijit Singh [WBRi]

Kolkata, Nov 17 (Washington Bangla Radio): Indian singing sensation Arijit Singh mesmerized Kolkata with his enchanting presence in a live  concert and received a massive response from his fans in this part of the country.

"Queen of The Bay" Malika Releases New Music Video to Her Song "Do Betta"

Malika - Do Betta

Malika also known as “Queen of The Bay” has dropped her new music video to her song entitled "Do Betta".

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