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`Shor In The City' is making the right noises

Mumbai, March 29, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) `Shor in the City' is due to be released on April 28, 2011 and is effectively distributed by Balaji Motion Pictures. It is considered as a satirical drama. It is not only directed and edited, but the screenplay is also developed by legends of Indian cinema; Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK. The producers are honourable Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor. This movie is composed of multi-stars in lead roles.

Oriental French Rock Band Les Boukakes - Live in Concert at Calcutta: Free Entry

[LES BOUKAKES Live In Concert in Kolkata, India]

Calcutta, March 29, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Consul General of France & Alliance Francaise du Bengale present LES BOUKAKES EN CONCERT on Tuesday 5 April at THE HYATT REGENCY, KOLKATA Regency Ballroom Lawn at 8 pm.

Since the creation in 1998, the adventure of the band LES BOUKAKES has been shared with about 20 musicians and singers coming from all over the Mediterranean sea.

Their name itself is a reply to some of the less than friendly comments they received in their time on the streets, ”Boukake” being a phonetic mixture of two typical racist insults. But for them, that did not have anything of degrading, because the “ Boukake” was born during the long trip of exile, a rich child of the world and its prohibited loves. Without making ostensible political comments in their songs, this deliberate attitude says something for their resistance to bias and ignorance generally.

Sanjay Nag's MEMORIES IN MARCH To Premiere Globally; "unique opportunity to watch first day, first show" - Mahendra Soni

[Memories In March Film Poster]

Kolkata, March 28, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio): Shree Venkatesh Films' multilingual film (primarily in English with some dialogue in Bengali and Hindi) Memories in March (2010) was critically acclaimed in it's successful premiere at the 15th PUSAN International Film Festival 2010 over October 7 - 15, 2010. The film is directed by Sanjay Nag and stars Deepti Naval, Rituparno Ghosh and Raima Sen in leading roles. Music is composed by Debajyoti Mishra (WBRi interview).

In a wonderful development for Indian cinema lovers across the world, after successfully trying out simultaneous releases of their movies in India and North America, leading Bengali film producer Sri Venkatesh Films, is taking the next step by simultaneously releasing the film worldwide.

Munni Badnam Hui.... without Lalit Pandit!

Munni Badnam Hui.... without Lalit Pandit!

March 29, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Pen Men at Work): Look who’s complaining! Lalit Pandit! Although the composer has been credited as the composer of the smash-hit Munni Badnam Hui, his name has not reached all the right places. Like? Guinness Book of Records! The composer thinks that the people, who sweated out to create a world record by dancing to the tunes of Munni, should have also given in his name for the records, since he was the composer for the same! Or, the Guinness folks should have credited him too!

Lady Gaga Supports 13-Year-Old Rebecca

Lady Gaga Supports 13-Year-Old Rebecca

March 29, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Pen Men at Work): Not every singer is like Lady Gaga and not everyone gains popularity for the same reason. So what is the big deal if Rebecca Black’s claim to fame has been a bad song. Gaga says that her trial shows she is nothing less than a genius.

Big B and Rekha Don’t Eye Bollywood Together

Big B and Rekha Don’t Eye Bollywood Together

March 29, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Pen Men at Work): Rekha’s role in Rajnikath’s upcoming film had been talked about sufficiently, but alas, the veteran actor is not going to shoot for Rana. Even as the news on Rekha comes in, the complete masala on the issue is that as she walks out, Big B has walked in the movie.

Evan Rachel Wood Undresses With Kate Winslet

Evan Rachel Wood Undresses With Kate Winslet

March 29, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Pen Men at Work): Kate Winslet has had her share of scorching onscreen moments. No doubt she is a pro at it now, and can probably lend a helping hand to her contemporaries, who may be feeling jittery about their first nude scene.

Evan Rachel Wood, who was in her first such shoot for HBO’s upcoming episode Mildred Pierce, was nervous about undressing. Kate, it appears, helped encourage the actor, by being beside her and giving her the mental strength for the act.

Akshay Kumar shoots in Antartica for Housefull 2

Mumbai, March 28, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) Akshay Kumar is returning with another bash in his upcoming Hindi film, Housefull 2. He will star in the movie opposite Asin. The flick will begin with an introductory stunt similar to that of James Bond. He will be directed by Robert Alonzo, the stunt coordinator for Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible 4. He is expected to play a mean, devilish and destructive character as he did in Mujhse Shaadi Karogi produced by Sajid Nadiadwala.