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Interview: Kailash Kher on the new audio songs album Kailasa Rangeele feat. Amitabh Bachchan (MP3 Download)

Kailash Kher

Cover of Kailash Kher

Jan 18, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / IBNS) Kailash Kher was in Kolkata on Jan 18, 2012 to promote his latest album Kailasa Rangile. IBNS correspondent Papri Chanda chats up with the sufi singer on his new project.

What is Rangeela all about?

Rangeela is about life, about love and about the celebration of life.

How many songs are there in the album?

There are eleven tracks in the album.

A song ‘Tu kya jaane’ from the album which is already topping music charts...

Yes, people are liking it, loving it. It is a song which reflects the anger inside you. It is about love. When you are in love you are not simply in love, you share so many shades of emotions in a particular moment. This song is also the same. It will make you love, hate, laugh, cry, cheer up.

Amitabh Bachchan has lent his voice to your album. How was the experience?

Interview: Kalyan Ray the Occassional Actor on Aparajita Tumi (Bengali, 2012) : A Databazaar Media Worldwide Release

By Shoma A. Chatterji

The following is a sponsored article from Databazaar Media Ventures.

You can also listen to Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury talk about Aparajita Tumi in this post.

Actor Kalyan Roy in Aparajita TumiCalcutta, Jan 17, 2012 (Databazaar Media Ventures) Kalyan Roy is one of the most pleasant persons to talk to. Maybe, because acting is not his profession and his head does not carry the halo of stardom. He made a brilliant debut in Aniruddha Roy Choudhuri’s National Award-winning film Antaheen. He followed it up as a mafia don in Abhisandhi, another Bengali film. He comes back in Aniruddha’s about-to-released film Aparajita Tumi in a very different kind of role. This film has been acquired by Databazaar Media for distribution, exhibition and streaming across North America and Canada. He spoke eloquently about his work in Aparajita Tumi.

What character have you played in Aparajita Tumi?

In this film, I play a man who is involved in an inward journey as if he is trapped in an island. It is a complex character referred to as Kakamoni in the film who is slowly getting disoriented from the time-space matrix he lives in and it placed great responsibility on me. It is a completely new kind of character. The child actors in the film were excellent. Tanushree is my co-actor in this film.

Interview: Up Close with Bengali Actress Sampurna Lahiri - Leading Lady of Goray Gondogol (2012) and Upcoming Tollywood Movies

Tollywood Kolkata Bengali Movie Actress SAMPURNA LAHIRI in Goray Gondogol (2012)

Washington, DC, Jan 12, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) As a girl who had been in the headlines much before her real tryst with acting, albeit due to her school refusing her a seat in the higher secondary for participating in a regional beauty pageant, Sampurna Lahiri has showed just the right amount of grit and determination to follow her dreams. And here she is anticipating the release of her first Bengali movie, no less than Aniket Chattopadhaya's 3rd feature film ‘Goraye Gondogol’.

In an up close with Sampurna, Washington Bangla Radio representative Arijit Chakrabarty strikes up an interesting conversation the with the actress regarding her dreams, her first movie experience and her forthcoming films.

The interview took off with an enthused exchange of New Year pleasantries after which Sampurna got down to talk about her life as a child who grew up with theatre in the air. On being asked what made her walk into a career in acting and eventually in films, pat came her reply that her father, Niladri Lahiri was a noted thespian so, naturally, she had dramatics running in her blood. Moreover, to become an actress was a childhood dream that she had always nurtured. 
Charting her course into films, Sampurna recounted how she first got into modeling after her madhyamik exams and then ‘Tare Ami Chokhe Dekhini’ happened. The latter was a serial aired on Star Jalsha that made her a household name. It was after this that she was spotted by Kaustav Roy who offered to cast her in his next production called ‘Goray Gondogol’.

Sampurna’s first big movie break is slated to be released soon. It is but obvious to be on cloud nine for someone who has always dreamed of being a star. However, the young actress admits that the hoardings of the movie, now put up all over the city, puts her on the jittery mode. With a load of expectations on her shoulders, Sampurna concedes that she’s still a bit starry eyed too.

Listen to Sampurna and watch the trailer of Goraye Gondogol on WBRi.

Interview: Tollywood Actor Rahul on Bengali Movie Goraye Gondogol (2012) & His Upcoming Films

Washington, DC, Jan 10, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Arijit Chakraborty chats with Rahul (the screen-name of Arunoday Banerjee), one of the most talented (and busy!) young actors of Tollywood, in this exclusive WBRi audio interview.

Goraye Gondogol Film PosterMore popularly known as ‘Rahul’ in the movie circuits, the man is one of the faces of the changing times (for the better, that is!) that the Bengali film industry is witnessing. In an exclusive telephonic interview with Arijit Chakrabarty, ‘Rahul’ talks about his theatre background, his upcoming project ‘Goray Gondogol’, his personal ambitions and much, much more.

Guest: Rahul, Kolkata, India
Host: Arijit Chakraborty, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Article: Penning Creations, Kolkata, India
Audio Recording, Editing: Supratim Sanyal, Washington DC, USA

Interview: Abhishek Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor on Bollywood Action Thriller PLAYERS (2012) Indian Hindi Movie

Players (Hindi, 2012) Poster

Mumbai, Jan 4, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / IBNS) After Delhi 6, Abhishek Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor will be seen jamming in style again in Abbas-Mustan’s upcoming action thriller Players. Sreya Basu catches up with the actors as they are busy with last moment promotions and touring across cities.

Trailer - Players (2012)

Do you think good promotion of a films helps lessen the threats from piracy?

Abhishek: We try our best and I think the authorities are doing a good job. But there is always more than we can do. I don’t know the roots of all these (piracy). But like I said, we need some very stringent anti-piracy laws. Once those are placed, I am sure we will be in a better position.

Sonam, you are spotting a bold and beautiful look in Players…

Sonam: Yes. I have donned a very different look in the film. But then, I have only done six films before Players. I am around for a very short period of time…this is going to be my fourth year in the industry. However, I always try to do something new in all my films. And ya, may be I am adventurous enough to do something like that in Players. I get bored doing same things in all films.

You are known as one of Bollywood’s most stylish actors. So it must not have been difficult?