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CHORABALI Bangla Movie Actors Tanushree, Locket, Sayani, Malobika, Shataf Launch New Art Gallery in Kolkata

Tollywood Kolkata Movie Actors Malobika Banerjee, Shataf Figar and Sayani Dutta
Malobika Banerjee, Shataf Figar and Sayani Datta

The team of upcoming Bengali movie Chorabali came together to launch Gallery Green - a new art gallery in Kolkata city. Tollywood film actresses Bengali beauties Tanushree Chakraborty, Locket Chatterjee, Sayani Datta and Malobika Banerjee who are all part of the ensemble cast of Chorabali brightened up the event.


MASOOM (2013) Bangla Movie: Director Partha Sarathi Joardar Reveals Film on Teen Sex Issues in Bengal with Newcomer Actors

Rittika - Bengali film actress
Actress Rittika

WBRi caught up with Partha Sarathi Joardar, the director of the Kolkata Bangla movie ‘Masoom’ over a break in a shooting location. In a candid chat Partha spoke about the storyline of the film and divulged some interesting facts.

Newcomer actor Akash Chowdhury talks about his chemistry with Rinita Sen who plays ‘Twinkle’ in the Indian Bangla movie and how he overcame the challenges of intimate scenes.

Rittika and Akash Chowdhury
Rittika and Akash Chowdhury


Kolkata Fashion Models Dazzle at FFACE Calendar Pre-Launch Bash

FFACE Calendar Hunt Kolkata Selected Models

As expected around the time of the new year, numerous calendars featuring sexy babes from different fashion and glamour shops have started to appear. But perhaps the most anticipated calendar in the showbiz world of Kolkata is from the leading fashion platform Fame Fashion and Creative Excellence, more popularly known by its abbreviation FFACE.

Hot Kolkata models in daring swimsuit round photo-shoot for FFACE Calendar Hunt


MONCHORA Bangla Movie Premiere: Sandip Ray Lets Abir Chatterjee the Thief Loose on Kolkata City

June Malia and Abir Chatterjee
June Malia and Abir Chatterjee

The cast and crew of Sandip Ray’s new Bangla movie "Monchora" came together for a glamorous premiere at Priya Cinema in Kolkata. Monchora is a presentation of, and the first Bengali film venture of, WBRi partner EROS International.

Abir Chatterjee
Abir Chatterjee



Rater Rajanigandha Bangla Movie Premieres in Kolkata, Exposes Plight of Exotic Dancers of India | রাতের রজনীগন্ধা

Mou Baidya
Mou Baidya

The premiere of Rituparna Sengupta starrer new Bengali movie "Rater Rajanigandha" (রাতের রজনীগন্ধা)  premiered at a Kolkata film theater recently. Quite a few personalities from the film fraternity of Tollywood were present at the premiere of the film with the tagline "A Story of Humanity."



"HERO 420" - Nusrat Faria, Riya Sen, Om - First Look at Indo-Bangladeshi Bengali Movie হিরো চারশো বিশ

NUSRAT FARIA - Bangladeshi Bengali Actress (C) WBRi Inc.
NUSRAT FARIA

"Hero 420" ( হিরো চারশো বিশ) is another Indo-Bangladeshi venture where Kolkata based director Sujit Mondal and Bangladeshi director Saikat Nasir have joined hands to co-direct the film starring Nusrat Faria Mazhar, Riya Sen and Om. Read all about the upcoming Bangla movie in this WBRi film preview.

RIYA SEN and OM
RIYA SEN and OM


KUSUMITAR GAPPO Bangla Movie Preview: Ena Saha as Footballer, Co-Starring Mohun Bagan Captain Shilton Paul

Ena Saha and Shilton Paul in Kusumitar Gappo Bengali Feature Film Launch
Shilton Paul and Ena Saha

It seems that the movies of sports genre will rule Bengali film Industry  in the year 2016. After Riingo’s  ‘Messi’, Tollywood recently had another announcement of a new Bengali movie which deals with soccer (football). The movie titled “ Kusumitar Gappo” will tell the story of a woman footballer who comes from a needy family residing in the core areas of the Sunderbans, her rise to fame, her fall due to an injury, and her struggle to survive.

Riingo Banerjee and Aryann Bhowmik Reveal Back Story of upcoming Bengali movie MESSI

The cast and crew of Kusumitar Gappo recently came together at a press meet to talk at length about the film.

Young actress Ena Saha who has played the title role of Kusmita gave a glimpse of the story of Kusumitar Gappo.



Rituparna Sengupta at Launch of Revamped Kolkata Restaurant Aiming for "American Lounge or Pub Feel"

Rituparna Sengupta and Palash Banerjee
Rituparna Sengupta and Palash Banerjee

Inspired by the California and Arizona Petrol Pump in the United States, the entire lounge gives one a feel of how a lounge or a pub in America is. “The aesthetically done up interiors has a special element to it giving the same a very authentic American feel. The specialty is of the brick walls which portray American Graffiti art on it, the color combination of Black and White and the use of Musical Instruments like, Guitars, Pianos, etc as part of the interiors,” said Tanay Goon who has decorated the interiors of the lounge.




Rituparna Sengupta and Swastika Mukherjee Turn Showstoppers at Gold Gym's Anniversary Fashion Show in Kolkata

Showstopper Swastika Mukherjee
Swastika Mukherjee

Kolkata, India, Dec 29 (Washington Bangla Radio) - Tollywood Bengali film and fashion icons Rituparna Sengupta and Swastika Mukherjee turned showstoppers at a fashion show to mark the third anniversary of Gold Gym in Salt Lake.

"I am a Bhoot" - Swastika Mukherjee

Swastika sported a deep-green gown on the occasion. “Being in this industry I have realized the importance of fitness, resulting in hitting the gym regularly. Exercising and eating right actually does wonders and I am happy to be part of Gold’s Gym Salt Lake celebrating its third year of success,” said the acclaimed actress.

Rituparna Sengupta (C) WBRi Inc.
Rituparna Sengupta

Rituparna Sengupta dazzled from the ramp wearing a neon saree. “The foremost mantra in life to achieve anything is to keep oneself healthy and fit. One should care about being fit in order to work hard and I am glad Gold’s Gym Salt Lake encourages its members by making them aware of the necessities and involving them in various fitness activities,” said the actress whose performance in Srijit Mukherji's “Rajkahini” has been called outstanding by everyone.

Rituparna Sengupta showstopper at Sharad Sundari Kolkata Beauty Pageant




ARSHINAGAR Illuminates Kolkata with Glistering Premiere | New Aparna Sen Bangla Movie with DEV - Rittika Ushers in X'Mas Spirit

ARSHINAGAR Bengali Movie: DEV, Rittika Sen and Aparna Sen cut X'Mas Cake at Premiere
DEV, Rittika Sen and Aparna Sen cut X'Mas Cake

Kolkata, India, Dec 28 (Washington Bangla Radio) - The premiere of the latest Bengali movie release Arshinagar directed by Aparna Sen starring Dev and Rittika Sen in the lead was held recently at a new multiplex theater in south-eastern Kolkata. The premiere on Christmas eve doubled the festive mood of cast, crew and guests present.

Arshinagar: Garage Band frontman Rockstar Dev opposite Rittika Sen in 21st-century Romeo and Juliet


Tollywood Hero DEV at Arshinagar PremiereTollywood Kolkata Bengali Actress Rittika Sen Hot at Arshinagar Premiere
DEV and Rittika Sen




Interview: Quickfire with a Candid AMITABH BACHCHAN in Kolkata | Trams and Fuchkas to WAZIR and TE3N (WBRi Exclusive)

Amitabh Bachchan talks to WBRi in Kolkata

The Big B recently took some time out for a press meet for Wazir in which he plays a physically-challenged chess grand-master. Washington Bangla Bangla Radio correspondent J.P. Mandal caught up with the biggest superstar of India at the press meet where he spoke candidly about Wazir, his co-stars, his  career of five decades, his nostalgia with Kolkata - from fuchkas to trams and more.

Vidya Balan talks to WBRi about TE3N, her lucky city Kolkata and much more




Sandipa Releases "Kothay Sei Nawbab" New Bengali Video Song

Upcoming vocalist and Indian Idol season-2 semi-finalist Sandipa Dutta has launched a new music video for a Bengali song titled "Kothaye Shei Nawbab" in Kolkata. Indrani Sen, Joy Sarkar, Sidhu and Sudarshon were among those present at the occasion.



HAR HAR BYOMKESH - The Beloved Bengali Sleuth Leaps into Action with Glittering Bangla Movie Premiere in Kolkata

By J P Mandal and Asmita Mukherjee (newsdesk.kolkata@washingtonbanglaradio.com)

Hot Kolkata Bengali Actress Nusrat Jahan and Sayantika
NUSRAT JAHAN and SAYANTIKA

Kolkata, Dec 24 (Washington Bangla Radio) - The premiere of the latest Byomkesh Bakshi movie Har Har Byomkesh recently took place at a city multiplex.

SOHINI SARKAR
Actress SOHINI SARKAR


PEACE HAVEN First Look Revealed in Kolkata | A Suman Ghosh Film with Soumitra Chatterjee, Poran Bandopadhyay, Arun Mukhopadhyay

Soumitra Chattopadhyay, Poran Bandopdhyay and Arun Mukhopadhyay in a still from PEACE HAVEN
Soumitra Chattopadhyay, Poran Bandopadhyay and Arun Mukhopadhyay in a still from PEACE HAVEN

National award-winning Podokkhep (Footsteps) film-maker Suman Ghosh is ready with his new Bengali feature film about three septuagenarian friends who embark on a journey to plan their own funerals. The film deploys an off-beat narrative technique and "hallucinatory realism" resulting in a treatment that is a bit unreal and full of dark humor. Read all about the new movie and watch the PEACE HAVE trailer via WBRi.






Aparna Sen's ARSHINAGAR Releases Music Soundtrack by Debojyoti Mishra in Kolkata with DEV, Rittika Sen and Jisshu Sengupta

By J P Mandal and Asmita Mukherjee (newsdesk.kolkata@washingtonbanglaradio.com)

Rittika Sen (WBRi)
Rapidly upcoming Bengali actress Rittika Sen at Arshinagar Music Launch