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Fashion and Music blended at its best at CARISMA

Kolkata, July 16th 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio):Fashion and Music blended at their best as Mercedes Benz - Benchmark Interkrafts hosted  'CARISMA'. where Indroneel Mukherjee, one of the top designers of Kolkata presented some of his stunning creations as R.A.S.I.Y.A. churned out some spell binding music to take the audience into a trance.

Manjhi -The Mountain Man to release on August 21

Mumbai, July, 19,2015 (Washington Bangla Radio):Dasrath Manjhi was the man who single-handedly dug across a mountain for 22 years with only a hammer and chisel, near Gaya in Bihar to create a road.

‘31st October’ To Be Screened At London Indian Film Festival On July 18 And 20

London,July 17, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): Vir Das-Soha Ali Khan starrer ‘31st October’, first mainstream film set on the backdrop of 1984, based on a true life story of a Sikh Family stuck in Delhi on the day of 31st October, the day Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated, is an official selection for the screening at the London Indian Film Festival and we have learned that the film will be screened at the historical Picturehouse Central in London.

Neeraj Pandey and Shital Bhatia promoted ‘Friday Filmworks’, launches ‘Friday Fearworks’

Mumbai, 13th July 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): The makers of some of the most successful and recalled films of recent times, Friday Filmworks, announced the launch of a new sub-brand in the form of ‘Friday Fearworks’. The production house best-known for genre-breaking films like ‘A Wednesday’ (year), ‘Special 26’ (2013) and the 2015 blockbuster ‘Baby’, have forayed into the horror – thriller genre with the launch of this new label that will develop and producer work catering exclusively to the chosen genre.

Unseen Image of Nawazuddin goes Viral, makes people guess

Mumbai, July  12, (Washington Bangla Radio): An unseen image of what appears to be a profile shot for a Bollywood film has just been leaked. This image of critically acclaimed actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui features him in an unkempt beard, a gamcha tied around his forehead and fiery eyes.

Kangana Ranaut breaks records

Mumbai, July 11, (Washington Bangla Radio): Kangana Ranaut has shown the world that nothing is impossible. Her latest film Tanu Weds Manu Returns was appreciated by the audiences, making it a huge success. Little did we know that this film will end up being an All Time Blockbuster by earning over Rs. 150 crores, as per information from India Box Office. Kangana has paved the way to become the only female star in the Top-10 list of all time highest grossing films, which is otherwise dominated by the three Khans and Hrithik Roshan.

Shahid Kapoor does a Sizzling Dance with a Firangi!

Mumbai, July 11, (Washington Bangla Radio): Recently married Shahid Kapoor is totally rocking at being a judge on the dance reality show, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Reloaded. Shahid has always been supportive of a good dancer and is blown away by a contestant on the show, Scarlett Wilson. The Brit model who is a popular dancer adds the videshi tadka to the show.

Trailer of “CHOUKAATH, THE THRESHOLD” launched

Kolkata,July 10, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): “CHOUKAATH, THE THRESHOLD” directed by Raja Dasgupta and starring Tota Roy Chowdhury, Sreelekha Mitra, Saayoni Ghosh, Ardhendu Banerjee among others had recently its trailer launched.

Tanishaa and Tanuja Mukerji’s Travelogue

Kolkata,July 10, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): If you’ve noticed some gorgeous pictures of beautiful places on Tanishaa Mukerji’s social feed, it’s because the lady took a long vacation in LA and London with her mother.

Sunny Leone and Rannvijay launches MTV Splitsvilla 8

Kolkata,July 10, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): Splitsvilla season 8 was launched by sultry temptress Sunny Leone and dashing ‘Roadie’ MTV VJ Rannvijay, who will be seen hosting the show together.

Kangana gives etiquette lessons to Imran Khan in Katti Batti

Abhishek Mitra remembered through a musical evening

Kolkata,July 10, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): Renowned singers as Kumar Sanu, Abhijeet, Rupankar, Babul Supriyo, Jolly Mukherjee, Raya Bhattacharya put up a gala performance at Bishwa Bandhan Foundation (India ) for Cerebral Palsy is  a non-profit organization based in Zurich ,Switzerland and Its India branch operating from Kolkata, observed Safer Society Day through a musical on the day of Abhishek Mitra’s 1 st death anniversary at Nazrul Manch, today, while Satinath Mukherjee anchored the show.

When Irrfan met Dan Brown

Mumbai, July 10, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio):  Irrfan Khan was recently in Budapest shooting for ‘Inferno’ and had the pleasure to meet Dan Brown on sets. ‘Inferno’ is based on Dan Brown’s fourth novel of the Robert Langdon series.

Irrfan was seen in deep conversation with the author and the two of them clearly hit it off. Irrfan and Brown discussed world cinema, books amongst other things and had a pleasant chat about the nuances of Irrfan’s character, The Provost, as well.

Kids are going to love Gun Pe Done: Director Abhik Bhanu

Mumbai, July 10, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): Comedy entertainer ‘Gun Pe Done’ encompassing a social message will connect to the masses particularly the kids, according to director Abhik Bhanu.
The film has a star-studded cast comprising efficient actors like Jimmy Shergill, Vijay Raaz, Sanjay Mishra, Vrajesh Hirjee along with stunning newcomer Tara Alisha Berry and many others. Bhanu is floored by the brilliant acting displayed by them.

Salman releases the song 'Zindagi Kuch Toh Bata' for Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Mumbai, July 10, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): Excitement of ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ fans is on to another level and Salman Khan knows how to make them happy. The actor has unveiled another song - ‘Zindagi Kuch Toh Bata’ from the film.