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"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)




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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Ravi Bal set to release "Bass In Ya Boothi" (RBP Desi Jia Bhangra Mix) featuring Victor Kamboz from The United States of Bhangra

Ravi Bal

"BASS IN YOUR BOOTHI" is the 1st release of 18 Tracks taken from the forthcoming Ravi Bal Album titled "The United States of Bhangra"; vocals by Victor Kamboz of Ludhiana, Punjab and lyrics penned by Ranbir Singh who recently wrote the smash hit "Veer Vaar" for Diljit Dosanjh.




আবছায়া (Aabchaya) Bengali Poem by Santwana Chatterjee | WBRi Online Bengali Magazine

"Aabchaya" is a Bengali poem (Bangla Kobita) by Santwana Chatterjee in unicode Bangla font published in WBRi Bengali Online Magazine section. You can send your creative writing to submissions@washingtonbanglaradio.com for consideration towards publication.


আবছায়া

সান্ত্বনা চট্টোপাধ্যায়

এই কে রে তুই অন্ধকারে ঘাপটি মেরে থাকিস
দেহ নয়তো  কুমড়ো পটাস
ঠিক একদিন ফাটবি ফটাস
পা চালিয়ে  যতই চলি
ছায়ার মতো সাটিস .....




আমার ভূতটা (Amar Bhoot-ta) Bengali Poem by Santwana Chatterjee | WBRi Online Bengali Magazine

"Amar Bhoot-ta" is a Bengali poem (Bangla Kobita) by Santwana Chatterjee in unicode Bangla font published in WBRi Bengali Online Magazine section. You can send your creative writing to submissions@washingtonbanglaradio.com for consideration towards publication.


আমার ভূতটা
সান্ত্বনা চট্টোপাধ্যায়

সাত সকালে রাস্তায় মারলো গাড়ি ধাক্কা ,
ওরে বাবা গেলুম গেলুম  পেলুম বুঝি অক্কা ...




KIFF: Kolkata International Film Festival Goes Competitive with Highest Prize Money Yet for Royal Bengal Trophy

Moon Moon Sen, Ranjit Mallik, Haranath Chakraborty, Arindam Sil launch KIFF [WBRi]
Moon Moon Sen, Ranjit Mallik, Haranath Chakraborty, Arindam Sil launch KIFF

There will be  a competitive section for ‘International Films by Women Directors’.  It has also been  announced that the prize money allotted for the winner is a whopping Rupees 51 Lakhs that will go along with a "Royal Bengal Trophy".



Watch: Nisha Rawal Releases New Cover Video Song "Choti si Asha" for Children's Day

Nisha Rawal - Choti si Asha [WBRi]

Nisha Rawal's cover of Oscar-winning A.R. Rahman’s “Choti si asha” featuring Terence Lewis was released on the eve of Children’s Day to raise funds for Vatsalya Foundation working for under-privileged children. Watch the new HD Music Video online via WBRi.




Video | Toronto Bengali Drama Group Presents Bangla Natok "Suborno Onguli" (The Golden Finger) by Nirup Mitra

The Toronto Bengali Drama Group performed Suborno Onguli (The Golden Finger) on stage on Saturday April 16, 2011 in Toronto, Canada.

The play Suborno Onguli is at once intense, controversial and ‘unputdownable’. The play centres around a drama involving a sweet and innocent woman Preetika, who is about to be married when a medical procedure destroys her whole future.

The play raises important questions about the medical profession – is a renowned surgeon always right?

Watch the full Bangla Natok online via Washington Bangla Radio.



Bengali Actress Nusrat Jahan Launches Basmati Rice in Kolkata

Bengali Actress NUSRAT JAHAN

"Basmati rice is one of the prominent products that makes India famous in the world market. In Bengal where rice is a staple food, no delicacy or occasion is complete without a Basmati rice - preparation."

Bengali Actress NUSRAT JAHAN
Nusrat Jahan (WBRi File Photo)





Dia Mirza Connects with Her Fans on Her Birthday!

Renowned actress and former Miss Asia-Pacific (2000), Dia Mirza, officially launched her website as well as Facebook page on her birthday i.e. 9th of December.