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Contestants Floor Sharman Joshi - Boman Irani for UTV STARS Lux The Chosen One

Mumbai, June 18, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / A show that began with an eventful 5 city audition is getting more and more exciting by the day! What with contestants revealing different shades of their personality and flooring celebrity judges with their wit and charm!

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This week’s episode featured the versatile Sharman Joshi and the multi – talented Boman Irani. Together they formed the perfect task setters one could ask for. They started with challenging the girls with funny sounding Hindi tongue twisters and went on to make them act out different roles and scenes with them!

Love Blossoms Between Angana and Akash in Jhilmil Sitaron Ka Aangan Hoga

Mumbai, June 12, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Aakash (Pankaj Tiwari) in "Jhilmil Sitaron Ka Aangan Hoga" is in a happy place. His wife, Angana Raichand (Shreya Jha) is proving to be a helping hand in his sister Kanak's wedding.

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Angana who has not really worked like this before in the Raichand house is putting all her heart and effort to impress her husband with her dedication. Akash is happy that Angana has adjusted beautifully in his house and with his family. Akash's Mami also praises Angana for all the hard work she has put in Kanak's wedding.

STAR Jalsha Chalo Paltai at Golpark Kolkata: TV Actors Grace Bengali Entertainment Channel’s Promotional Event

Bengali TV Actress Rupanjana Mitra
Rupanjana Mitra

Kolkata, June 19, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Pening Creations) STAR Jalsha (a service of News Corporation of USA headed by Rupert Murdoch) since its inception, has always been associated with classy and enjoyable Bengali serials and programs. Over a relatively short period of time, the channel has been able to win over the hearts of television viewers with offerings that had the perfect blend of style, sophistication and Bangaliana. Well, there is some good news for all the STAR Jalsha fans out there! The immensely popular channel is set to wow viewers even more, with a complete image makeover (complete with a revamped logo, new daily soaps and big movie premieres). If the road show that the channel arranged on the 18th of June at Golpark was any indication, STAR Jalsha would indeed remain the channel to watch out for!

Sreetoma Jhilik Maa Payel De Alo Bodhu Kon Alo Laglo Chokhe
Sreetoma and Payel De

The promotional proceedings kicked off just after 4:00 pm, with the arrival of several crew and staff members of STAR Jalsha at the designated venue – the Golpark crossing. The young employees cut quite a pretty picture on the afternoon, with the ladies dressed in beautiful sarees (worn the traditional Bengali way!) and the men looking dapper in their dhuti-panjabi attire.

Bengali TV Serial Anchol Actress Tushu
"Tushu" from Anchol

STAR Jalsha has always believed in keeping the interests and the preferences of viewers in mind while deciding upon the programs that would be aired on the channel and audience involvement was a prime feature of this promotional event as well. The smiling STAR Jalsha crew members caught up with interested onlookers for brief tete-a-tete sessions. The visibly delighted people (after all, who does not love to be shown live on television?!) were asked questions that tested their basic knowhow about Bengali culture. General feedback about the channel’s programs was also sought from the public.

Malaika Arora plays devil’s advocate on Lux The Chosen One, lashes out at contestant for poor performance

English: Indian actress Malaika Arora Khan

English: Indian actress Malaika Arora Khan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mumbai, June 7, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / If the recent episode of Lux The Chosen One is anything to go by, then there’s drama and excitement galore for audiences! What with contestants giving each other stiff competition at all the tasks and showing their jealousy rather openly.

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Well, Malaika Arora was the celeb task setter on this week’s episode. Malaika set a rather difficult task for the girls and was brutally honest in giving them feedback about their performance. So much so, that Drishti (one of the contestants) created a huge hue and cry about it in her room. She even went to the extent of saying that she was being treated like an outcast because she is fat!

She also had a rather nasty argument with two other contestants on the Show, Shalmalee and Annie! The excitement doesn’t end there. The girls were all given classy haircuts by the renowned celebrity hair stylist, Sapna Bhavnani! Besides sprucing up their overall look and giving them funky haircuts, Sapna also filled them in on the different celebs she’s worked with over the years and their likes and dislikes. Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Kareena Kapoor and Bipasha Basu being the top names in that list!

Live Out Loud - Bindass Dance Squad Connects Chords Again

Mumbai, June 1, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Live Out Loud is back to help people speak their heart out. This week a friendship gone sour gets a chance at revival. It’s a brand new story, new setting and a new message on ‘Live Out Loud’.

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TV Star Natasha Sharma Hosts BIG Memsaab on Reliance's BIG Magic Channel

English: Natasha Sharma

English: Natasha Sharma (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mumbai, May 25, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / With the phenomenal success and incredible responses received over the last four years in the Hindi heartland, India’s only Reality Show for Housewives - BIG MEMSAAB now in its 5th Season will be launched across the other 3 states of Central India viz. Bihar, Madhya Pradesh & Jharkhand after the 4 consecutive & exceptionally successful seasons in UP. The 10 episode series on BIG Magic will feature the strength, potential and capabilities of women in the region and vows to enthrall the audience on BIG MAGIC. Adding to the glam & glitz of BIG MEMSAAB is beautiful Natasha Sharma, ‘Sia’ of popular serial Naa Aana Is Des Laado… who will host the show and also is the Face of the property.

The initial rounds of this reality show will be spread across 7 cities of Bihar, MP and Jharkhand – Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Patna, Ranchi, Muzaffarpur Jamshedpur and involved women from different walks of life. Women from these cities were put through tests to present their talent, be it in singing, dancing, arts or crafts…any form of creative art they possess. Each city finale, which concluded, left jam packed audience surprised, as they witnessed the bundle of talent that was being showcased by their very own women. These rounds helped to shortlist three winners from each city, who will now participate & battle for the title in a Grand Finale in Indore.

SAB TV Presents "Hasi Ki Jung" with combined cast of Lapataganj and Chidiyaghar

Mumbai, May 26, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / SAB TV, India’s leading family entertainment channel, will air a special maha combo-episode involving the cast of Lapataganj and Chidiyaghar on May 27th at 7 pm. The episode titled ‘Hasi Ki Jung’ has the entire Narayan family from Chidiyaghar visiting Lapataganj to participate in a cultural programme to pay a tribute to Kesari Narayan’s (Rajendra Gupta) school friend and Mukandi Lal’s father Sugandhi Lal Gupta.

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Vuclip Brings Your Favorite Indian & International TV Shows to Your Mobile Phone

New Delhi, June 5, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Vuclip, the world’s largest independent mobile video destination, has announced its latest offering, Vuclip TV (available at, which will enable users to watch popular TV shows on their mobile phone, according to a press release.

"KUL KI JYOTI KANYA" TV Serial Inspired by Aamir Khan's "Satyamev Jayte"

A Still from Kul Ki Jyoti Kanya
Kul Ki Jyoti Kanya

Upasana Singh and Deepak Sharma
Upasana Singh and Deepak Sharma

Mumbai, June 1, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Female Foeticide has become a grave matter of concern ever since the issue was voiced on national television. However, it was not the first time that such matters have been raised by Indian television. Prior to this, there have been serials that have raised the similar issue. But the man behind to bring these issues once again in forefront has been Actor Aamir Khan and his serial “Satyamev Jayate”

Alok Nath Dixit, Gajendra Chauhan and Deepak Sharma
Alok Nath Dixit, Gajendra Chauhan and Deepak Sharma

Yash Raj Films Launches "What's Your Pick" Digital Campaign

Mumbai, June 1, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) The month of June has arrived with a new exciting digital campaign from Yash Raj Films. They have given some of the biggest hits in Bollywood and to make them more memorable they have come up with a whole new exciting campaign “What’s Your Pick?”

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