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Interview: Prabuddha Banerjee - Music Director and Background Score Composer for Bangla Movie ABOSHESHEY

Prabuddha BanerjeePrabuddha Banerjee, music director and background score composer of award-winning Bangla movie Obosheshe, reveals his disenchantment with film songs that effectively pause the story in this exclsuive WBRi interview hosted by senior American-Bengali journalist Devasish Ray.

WBRi Exclusive: Farah Khan Chats About JOKER (2012) Hindi Movie with Sunny Malik in UK (Interview)

Farah Khan promotes Joker in England with assorted aliensFarah Khan speaks with Sunny Malik for Washington Bangla Radio about the film JOKER produced under her banner Three’s Company in association with UTV Motion Pictures and Hari Om Entertainment.

Interview: Comedian Vijai Nathan - Fountainhead of Smart Indian-American Humor Inspiring Introspective Observation

Internationally acclaimed Indian-American Comedian Vijai Nathan

WBRi's Gurjeet Singh chats up the beautiful young vibrant lady comedian who is coming back for a performance in the Washington DC metro area.

WBRi Feature: Interview with Actress and Ghazal Nightingale JANIVA ROY Musical Career & Bengali Movie "E Sudhu Amar Gaan" (2012)

Indian Bengali Ghazal singer and actress Janiva Roy

In this on-demand audio broadcast, WBRi's Sayantanee Dutt has a comprehensive and intimate conversation with internationally acclaimed Ghazal exponent, writer and actress Janiva Roy about Janiva's childhood and growing up, her illustrious journey in music and acting, rewarding experiences and challenges, and much more.

Interview: Subrata Dutta on his lead role in Bengali movie LATTOO (Lattu) [2012]

Subrata Dutta and Ushasie Chakraborty in LATTOO (2012) Bangla MovieCalcutta, Aug 19, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) The much awaited Bengali movie Lattoo directed by Ashis Roy and starring acclaimed Bollywood and Tollywood acting powerhouse Subrata Dutta (whose appearance in RGV's Rakht Charitra and more recently in Subrata Sen's Koyekti Meyer Golpo) is ready for release. Arijit Chakraborty of WBRi caught up with Subrata Dutta at an airport to chat about his marvelous experiences of shooting for this film and also about his upcoming films.

Subrata Dutta (or Subrat Dutt as he is known as in Mumbai) is indeed a busy man! Some upcoming high-profile Hindi movies are tucked under his sleeves, including psychological thriller Talaash: The Answer Lies Within with Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji and Kareena Kapoor, and "urban cocky thriller" Charlie Ke Chakkar Mein with Naseeruddin Shah, Amit Sial and others. In Tollywood, his major forthcoming Bengali movie releases include Amitava Sengupta's Blind Lane on the Kamtapur liberation movement, Target Kolkata with Mithun Chakraborty and more.

Listen to Subrata Dutta talk about Bengali movie Lattoo and much more on WBRi.

Interview: Sudeshna Roy, Co-Director, Bengali Movie BAPI BARI JAA (2012) - A Film About Today's Youth

Kolkata, Aug 19, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Prosenjit Chatterjee had an idea of making a Bengali film with six young and new actors. Sri Venkatesh Films subsequently decided to take it up as well, and requested director-duo Sudeshna Roy and Abhijit Guha to work on a script and eventually direct the film. Noted Tollywood Kolkata Bengali movie scrip-writer Padmanava Dasgupta was then brought in, and over much brainstorming by the three, the script and story of Bapi Bari Ja began to take shape. Watch a WBRi video interview with co-director Sudeshna Roy online.

Kate Beckinsale loves to be called an action star (Interview)

Kate BeckinsaleMumbai, July 31, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) The 5 feet 7 inch tall actress Kate Beckinsale is always in the news for her films and her personality. This time around she is back in the limelight for her film “Total Recall” of Sony Pictures in which she is playing the character of Lori. The film which releases worldwide on 3rd August also stars Actor Colin Farrell and Jessica Biel alongside Kate in the lead roles. Producer Toby Jaffe and Neal Moritz’s this film is directed by Len Wiseman.

Actor Nigel Akkara (Vicky) on his Lead Role in Muktodhara (2012) Bangla Movie: Interview

Nigel Akkara (Vicky)Kolkata, July 30, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Nigel Akkara aka Vicky is the irresistibly handsome lead actor in Nandita Roy and Shiboprosad Mukherjee's Bengali feature film Muktodhara (2012). He plays Yusuf Mohammad Khan, a prison convict who, like Nigel in real life and also like the famous bandit Ratnakar who later became sage Valmiki, has great inner conflict. Nigel spent almost a decade incarcerated in a prison after being arrested and sentenced in his early 20s for some seventeen counts of felony, including kidnapping, extortion and accessory to murder. Among his most infamous deeds was his involvement in abduction and murder of Kishore Hirawat, the son of a rich Jute merchant, in 2000 (it was one of Nigel's gang members that pulled the trigger that killed Hirawat). The incident was reported in The Telegraph daily in 2000.

Read all about Nigel Akkara and watch his interview with WBRi about his lead role in the new Indian Kolkata Bengali movie Muktodhara (2012).

Claudia Ciesla hopes for the best for the Indian Olympic team

Claudia CieslaMumbai, July 30, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) The zeal and enthusiasm for Olympics continues to be invigorating amongst audience. But the Olympic fever has now gripped the celebs as well.

Provash and Arijit on their Bengali movie Shooter (2012): "We Refused to be Exploited and Made Our Own Movie" - Interview

Bengali film directors Provash and ArijitKolkata, July 26, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Director-duo Provash and Arijit have written the story, script and dialog and directed the new Indian Bengali action drama movie SHOOTER (2012). In this interview with WBRi, they reveal how they wrote the script of Shooter sitting under the VIP Road Haldiram Bridge in Kolkata and much more about their directorial debut.

Watch the Bengali film Shooter (2012) writer-directors chat with WBRi online.

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