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Interview: Tete-a-tete with popular Bangla Band Kaya; New music album Folkism, Future of Bangla Bands and more (WBRi Exclusive)

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Kaya, one of the leading Bengali Bands of Kolkata is going to launch their latest album ‘Folkism’. On the eve of their release the Band members opened their heart out exclusively to WBRi correspondent Jyoti Prakash Mandal about the upcoming album, audience, position of Bengali music, reception of folk music in present time and other things. Excerpts :

Interview: Sachin J Joshi on New Film 'Jackpot The Full Jhol' and experience of working with Naseeruddin Shah

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Actor-entrepreneur Sachiin J Joshi is now back with his third film, Jackpot The Full Jhol. An exciting comic thriller set in Goa, the film helmed by Kaizad Gustad, will see Sachiin share screenspace with Naseeruddin Shah and Sunny Leone. Interestingly, Sachiin who had taken Sunny as the brand ambassador for his energy drink XXX, has cast her in a challenging role in the film that promises to showcase Sunny’s histrionics as much as her glamour quotient if not more.

Interview: Director Nandini Sharma on ‘Bangla Nache Bhangra’; New Bengali movie on Bong-Punjabi connection (WBRi Exclusive)

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Kolkata, August 21 (Washington Bangla Radio): “Bangla Nache Bhangra will make you feel the beat of bhangra in
Bengali style” says Nandini as WBRi correspondent Awrko Roy engages in a candid chat with the vibrant director who is gearing up for the release of her film  ‘Bhangra Nache Bhangra’

Srija Banerjee: Ready to rule Tollywood with her melodious voice after the success of her Audio Song Albums (WBRi Feature)

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In the galaxy of vocalists who have enriched the Indian music industry of late, Srija Banerjee shines in her own glory. Srija started her musical exercise at a quite early age and performed on the stage when she was only three years old. Right from her childhood days she had an inherent knack towards music, which continues even till today. Her captivating voice and dedication towards the art has made her a well known vocalist, not only by virtue of her qualities but also owed to her approach towards music. The journey that she started at the age of three has so far taken her through many accolades and recognitions, though many more await her in future.

Interview : Shilpa Shukla ready to make mark with New Bollywood Hindi Movie BA Pass afer her successful stint in Chak De India

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She played Bindiya Naik, a role of an arrogant and rude lady in Shah Rukh Khan starrer  Chak De! India. But still didn't get the right opportunities even after the successful film. She refuses to call herself a choosy actress. But has done some decent amount of work as an Actress. Shilpa Shukla who will be seen playing the Lead Role in this year's most eye-grabbing movie B.A.Pass, Goes candid with Faisal Saif.

Interview: They Call Me Q!- Qurrat Kadwani Trailblazes Washington DC Theater Circuit with Refreshing One-Woman 13 Character Show

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Qurrat Ann Kadwani who has been proclaimed by the leading news dailies as “A Theatrical Force” spoke to WBRi about her award winning solo play “They Call Me Q!”, her inspirations, aspirations and future projects.

Interview: Vivica Mitra-“A woman of everywhere” Making it big in Bollywood with Singh is King and Punjabi Perception

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Vivica Mitra, one of the top most local celebrities in California, an actress and a dazzling beauty, talks about herself in a candid interview with WBRi correspondent Sayantanee Dutt.
In Vivica’s own words, she is a woman of everywhere. Her paternal lineage has its roots in Kolkata, India while her mother is from Geneva in Switzerland.

Anirudh Bhola : I’m like a kid in a toy store who wants to explore everything

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He is into singing and also comfortable in acting . He sang Bollywood Hindi Song for film "Kites” and now for film “Nasha". He is forever busy with many projects . He is all that and so much more. His innate sense of style, charm and hunky personality got us wonder as to how he manages to do it all. In a quick conversation with Faisal Saif , Anirudh Bhola opens up about being a singer and his workout regime along with living with an intellectual mind.

Interview: Intimate with Bangla Movie Actress Ridhima Ghosh: Half Serious, Laptop, Rang Milanti, dreams, food and more

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Leading Bengali Tollywood actress known for her cute girl next door charm Ridhima Ghosh in a candid chat session with WBRi correspondent Sayantanee Dutt talks about her career, aspirations and all that she loves and hates.

Onkita Banerjee Ready to Impress with Debut Bangla Audio Songs Album, Sets Sight for Tollywood Bengali Films (WBRi Feature)

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The journey of Onkita Banerjee into the world of music started when she was only four years old, though her association with music started even earlier with her mother being her chief inspiration.

Interview: Gracy Singh, Sayali Bhagat, Govinda & Subhasish Mukherjee on SAMADHI Bangla Movie: Preview, Story From Shooting Floor

With the resurgence of Tollywood, it is being seen in new light and is attracting Bollywood actors to be a part of it. One such example is “Samadhi”, and first time producer Pintu Mandal is producing a dramatic triangular love story. Deepankar Senapati and Deepak Sanyal are directing the film jointly. Listen to interviews with Gracy Singh, Sayali Bhagat, Govinda and Subhasish Mukherjee on WBRI exclusively from a shooting location.

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Interestingly, this brings together Bolly actors Govinda, Gracy Singh, Sayali Bhagat along with popular Bangladeshi actor Ferdous Ahmed who is quite popular in Kolkata Bengali film circuit too on the silver screen. Govinda, who has been not doing too many Hindi films nowadays be making his debut in Bengali movies in Samadhi as a policeman. Gracy Singh – the ‘Lagaan’ girl, who left the audience charmed with her subtle performance, will be seen playing a village girl in love with the male lead. Ferdous Ahmed plays the lead in love with a city girl. Sayali Bhagat, the former Femina Miss India World, plays the city girl and is expected to add glamour and a bit of extra spice to the story.

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Actor RANBIR KAPOOR in Kolkata: "I liked looking at my teacher's legs from under my desk in 5th grade"

RANBIR KAPOORThe song ‘Badtameez dil’ from Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor's latest film ‘Yeh Jawani hai Dewaani’ is being considered as the peppy song of the year. So WBRI took the opportunity of the press meet to ask Ranbir that what kind of Badtameezi (Mischief making) he likes to do in real life.

Ranbir after being taken aback by such a question. Listen to what he said after he regained his composure in the full audio recording of his Kolkata press meet.

Interview: Sonam Kapoor - "I am not allowed late nights at Home"

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She is the daughter of Always Looking-Young-Handsome Anil Kapoor. She started her career with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Saawariya'. She is the spokesperson for French beauty brand L'Oreal. With a career span of approximately 9 films, She still prefers to keep her personal life away from Media. She is considered as a Style Goddess for most of the actresses in Bollywood. The one and only Sonam Kapoor goes candid with Faisal Saif.

Abanti Bhattacharjee: Talented Young North Indian Hindustani Classical Vocalist (WBRi Feature)

Abanti BhattacharjeeAbanti Bhattacharjee is a talented young vocalist who has  been  making waves in the North Indian Hindustani Classical music scene.

Interview: Deepika Padukone Chats with Sunny Malik About YJHD and much more

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London, UK, May 29 (Washington Bangla Radio): Deepika Padukone is back on the silver screen this Friday after mesmerizing audiences worldwide in her Race 2 avatar earlier this year.

Her latest release is Karan Johar's Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani also starring her ex-beau Ranbir Kapoor.

Her character Naina Talwar  is a simple, good-natured and extremely focused girl. Frustrated by the restrictions she needs to put on herself to achieve her dreams of being a doctor; she impulsively decides to go on a trekking trip to Manali to give herself a break.

Through the film, Naina transforms from the restricted claustrophobic person she thought she was to a free spirited woman with a newfound love for herself and comfort within her choices. She is strong and dependable and stands firmly for rooted family values.

In a chat with our Bollywood correspondent, Sunny Malik, the actress talks about Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and much more.