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Not a Daayan – Vidya Balan

Not a Daayan – Vidya Balan

August 30, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Pen Men at Work): This time it’s Vidya Balan who contends to Ekata Kapoor and Vishal Bhardwaj that she is not a ‘Daayan’ material!

Earlier we had reported that the duo had approached Rani Mukherjee to essay the character of a witch in Ekta’s proposed project titled ‘Daayan.’ Rani had declined the offer.

Balaji contacted Rani’s co-star Vidya Balan in the flick ‘No One Killed Jessica’ for the lead role.

Chitthi Aayee Hai

Chitthi Aayee Hai

August 30, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Pen Men at Work): Chitthi Aayee Hai!

We are not talking about email here, not even a tweet or a Facebook update – the kind of ‘chitthi’ or a message as we know now!

We are talking about the song “Chitthi Aayee Hai!” from 1986 flick ‘Naam’ that made the singer Pankaj Udhas the name of every household in India!

There would hardly be any Indian, any NRI, who might not have listened to this Ghazal and not wet his/her eyes!

Chitthi aai hai MP3 downloads

On August 31, the song will mark its 25 years.

Babu Kishan's 'PLEASURE' English Scary Supernatural Horror Movie Goes on Floors

PLEASURE - English Scary Horror Movie by Babu Kishan: Poster

Vancouver, Canada, Aug 30, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Singer, Composer & Film-Maker Babu Kishan has embarked on an international horror movie project in English.

In the film, titled "Pleasure", an anguished college girl Christina deals with the recent loss of her mother whilst being slowly possessed by her craving spirit, causing Christina to give into her most carnal desires.

The recent death of her mother has put Christina into a bad state, even the consolation of her best friend Allison doesn’t seem to help. To make matters worse, since her mother died Christina finds she is blacking out from time to time, later waking without any inkling of what has happened. Now this strange phenomenon is beginning to intensify. After meeting a young man in a coffee shop and later becoming intimate with him in the woods, he disappears. This occurrence is made all the more frightening when newspapers state that the young man’s body parts have been found along a hiking trail in the woods.

In an effort to help her troubled friend, Allison forces Christina to see a psychiatrist. Through a process of relaxation and the power of suggestion the psychiatrist is able to discover the details of her mother’s death.

It would appear Christina’s mother was highly superstitious and rooted in the occult. Though Christina is clearly suffering, he finds nothing mentally wrong with her. On her way home Christina is approached by a professional and charming photographer, he invites her to a photo shoot and Christina agrees.

Meanwhile, Allison suspects something deeper and more sinister about Christina. In her desperation she contacts a powerful monk renowned for his psychic and spiritual powers. Allison lures Christina into a casual meeting with the monk where his presence and awareness make her uncomfortable, and eventually hostile towards him.

Our suspicions are confirmed as the monk tells Allison of a dark energy, possessing Christina’s soul.

Nothing Less than Perfect for Sonu Nigam!

Nothing Less than Perfect for Sonu Nigam!

August 29, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Pen Men at Work): Sonu Nigam, the perfectionist!

Nothing less than perfect works for Sonu, especially when it comes to his passion…his life’s work…his singing…

“Chalta hai, Jane do, Kise samazme aayega?” is not for him!

We have seen Sonu demanding this perfection from his mentees and all the contestants of ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa,’ where is a judge.

Mukesh Asopa's "The Taste Of Relation" Premieres in Spain at Marbella International Film Festival

The Taste Of Relation PosterToronto, Canada, Aug 29, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Indian-Canadian film-maker Mukesh Asopa's award-winning movie"The Taste Of Relation" will premiere in Spain at the Marbella International Film Festival-2011.

Mukesh Asopa is a young, smart and internationally acclaimed film-maker from Toronto, Canada. His films so far - Aisha and Rahul (2009), The Taste Of Relation (2010) and Zombie Beach (2010) have all received international acclaim and numerous awards at a multitude of film festivals across the world. The films are, fortunately, available on DVD online.