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ARSHINAGAR Illuminates Kolkata with Glistering Premiere | New Aparna Sen Bangla Movie with DEV - Rittika Ushers in X'Mas Spirit

ARSHINAGAR Bengali Movie: DEV, Rittika Sen and Aparna Sen cut X'Mas Cake at Premiere
DEV, Rittika Sen and Aparna Sen cut X'Mas Cake

Kolkata, India, Dec 28 (Washington Bangla Radio) - The premiere of the latest Bengali movie release Arshinagar directed by Aparna Sen starring Dev and Rittika Sen in the lead was held recently at a new multiplex theater in south-eastern Kolkata. The premiere on Christmas eve doubled the festive mood of cast, crew and guests present.

Arshinagar: Garage Band frontman Rockstar Dev opposite Rittika Sen in 21st-century Romeo and Juliet


Tollywood Hero DEV at Arshinagar PremiereTollywood Kolkata Bengali Actress Rittika Sen Hot at Arshinagar Premiere
DEV and Rittika Sen




Interview: SHAH RUKH KHAN and KAJOL Talk to WBRi About Their New "Action-Romance" Film DILWALE in Kolkata

Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in Kolkata (C) WBRi Inc.
Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in Kolkata

Kajol could not stop laughing when he told her people of this city greet him as "Khan dada", said SRK in a glorious evening at the Taj Bengal. SRK and Kajol talk to WBRi candidly about their new film Dilwale, the protests and blocking of screening in some parts of India after SRK's comment about religious tolerance, plans about a film based on the AMC TV series Breaking Bad, the reaction of Kajol's daughter on the film and much more.



"Har Har Byomkesh" Audio Songs Release by Film Unit Members in Kolkata

Har Har Bomkesh Audio Songs OST Music Launch
Har Har Byomkesh Music Launch

The Bengali film songs and music soundtrack of the new Byomkesh Bakshi film "Har har Byomkesh" was recently launched by Tollywood megastar Prosenjit Chatterjee. The film's cast and crew members were present at the event, including Abir Chatterjee, Ritwik, Sohini Sarkar, Nusrat Jahan Rachel White, June Maliah, Koneenica and director Arindam Sil.

Bickram Ghosh
Bickram Ghosh

The music director for the film is Bickram Ghosh.



MESSI | Back Story of the Bengali Movie in the Words of Riingo Banerjee and Aryann Bhowmik

Bengali Actress AISHIKA
Bengali Actress Aishika

Though named after Argentinian soccer icon Lionel Messi, the film will bring alive street soccer of Kolkata on screen. During the mahurat (first shot in shooting of a film in Indian cinema) of the film which recently took place in Kolkata, writer, director and cinematographer Riingo Banerjee revealed to Washington Bangla Radio, "Messi is a story about two brothers. The elder brother Prosun doesn’t do anything except loitering around with his girlfriend and fixing local football matches for his brother from who he gets share of winning money. The younger brother Chotu, who wears the jersey titled Messi, is highly gifted in soccer skills. He is the pride of his family and the hope of their father who once used to be a football coach."



Ms. India America Roopali Ahuja Sharma to Grace Jewel of India Gala on Salman Khan's 50th B'Day at TV Asia

Roopali Ahuja Sharma [WBRi Feature]
Roopali Ahuja Sharma

Roopali Ahuja Sharma, winner of Ms. India International 2002 and Ms. India America 2008, will grace the eagerly anticipated Jewel of India Salman Khan Golden (50th) Birth Anniversary Celebration "Salman's Jalwa" TV Asia in Edison, New Jersey, USA. Learn all about the singer, danseuse, poet, writer, fashion designer, software engineer, business analyst and of course gorgeous model.



Soha Ali Khan and Lisa Haydon Light Up Kolkata Ramp as Viswanathan Anand Makes Style Statements | Blenders Pride Fashion Tour

Soha Ali Khan in Kolkata (C) WBRi Inc.
Soha Ali Khan in Kolkata

Celebrated Bollywood actresses Soha Ali Khan and Lisa Haydon turned showstoppers and chess ace Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand stepped into the shoes of style-speaker as Blenders Pride Fashion Tour recently reached Kolkata. WBRi chats with Soha Ali Khan, some of the top fashion designers in India and Viswanathan Anand in this exclusive photo-feature.

Lisa Haydon in Kolkata (C) WBRi Inc.
Lisa Haydon in Kolkata



Shiboprasad Mukherjee - Nandita Roy at Rotary Club of Calcutta Gaurav Awards

Shiboprosad Mukherjee (WBRi File Photo)
Shiboprosad Mukherjee

The second edition of  ‘Gaurav Awards’ by Rotary Club of Calcutta was recently held  at Rotary Sadan in the presence of well-known filmmakers Shiboprasad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy, CEO and President of Apollo Gleneagles, Kolkata Rupali Basu, veteran  actor and writer Mr. Barun Chanda. They were accompanied by the member of the national women’s  Cricket team Jhulan Goswami, and Naparajit Mukherjee, Chairperson of State Human rights & Former Director General of Police, who actively engaged themselves at the award show. The event also witnessed the presence of other esteemed guests and dignitaries from Rotary Club. An exclusive report by WBRi.



Coffee or Sex? Randeep Hooda celebrates success of "Main Aur Charles" in Kolkata (Interview)

Randeep Hooda (WBRi File Photo)

WBRi catches up with Randeep Hooda during his Kolkata visit to talk about his film "Main Aur Charles" in an exclusive interview.



Rituparna Sengupta and Tanushree Chakraborty Turn Showstoppers as Sharad Sundari Kolkata Beauty Pageant Gets a New Winner

Sharad Sundari 2015 Beauty Pageant Winners Aratrika Paul, Sneha Mitra, Tina Dey
From Left: Sharad Sundari 2015 Beauty Contest Winners Aratrika Paul, Sneha Mitra and Tina Dey

Kolkata, November 30, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): Tollywood superstar Rituparna Sengupta along with gorgeous actress Tanushree Chakrabarty turned showstoppers at the Grand finale of  the Sharad Sundari 2015 beauty contest recently organised by Shyam Sundar Co Jewellers. Sneha who is making a mark in all most all the beauty contests in the city told WBRi  that it’s her intellect which is helping her achieving these feats. “Being able to give intelligent answers to the questions asked by the judges makes all the difference. I am happy to do that,” she said. 

Rituparna Sengupta
Rituparna Sengupta and others at Sharad Sundari 2015 Kolkata Beauty Contest


The evening was not about only showcasing  the  fashion but also dance and music as the dance troop from Sukalyan Dance Studio headed by eminent dancer Sukalyan Bhattyacharya enchanted the audience with their performances ...




"X: PAST IS PRESENT Initially Felt Not Possible": Acclaimed Bengali Actress BIDITA BAG

Bidita Bag

The stunning Bengali actress Bidita Bag​ known for her powerhouse performance in difficult character roles is venturing into commercial cinema, partly due to curiosity. "It’s not 11 directors making 11 different stories but making one single film. I thought it was impossible. That’s why out of curiosity I got involved with the project." says Bidita about her upcoming thriller "X: Past is Present".


Interview: Vidya Balan Opens KIFF, Starts Shooting for New Hindi Movie "TE3N" in "Lucky City" Kolkata

Vidya Balan in Kolkata (C) WBRi Inc.

Vidya Balan chats with WBRi about her upcoming movie "Te3n" also starring Amitabh Bachchan and Nawazuddin Siddique and more.



Interview: Actors SALMAN KHAN and SONAM KAPOOR on their new Hindi movie "PREM RATAN DHAN PAYO" (2015)

Salman Khan, Sonam Kapoor in a Romantic Still from Bollywood New Hindi Movie PREM RATAN DHAN PAYO

Mumbai, Nov 9 (Washington Bangla Radio): Diwali lights up this year with Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor who star together in Sooraj Barjatya’s grand epic PREM RATAN DHAN PAYO which releases in North American theaters this Thursday, November 12. The lead actors sat down to talk about their highly anticipated new film in this exclusive interview.



Interview: Bangla Movie Actor Shaheb Bhattacharjee - "Directors are welcome to push me to any limit as actor" (WBRi Exlcusive)


Indian Kolkata Bangla Movie Actress Suchandra Vaanya and Actor Saheb Bhattacharya [WBRI]]
Bengali actress Suchandra Vaanya and actor Saheb Bhattacharya in a still from "Not a dirty Film" (2015)

Shaheb Bhattacharjee is one of the most prominent faces among the younger generation of Bengali film Industry. The young turk of Tollywood is currently busy promoting his upcoming new Bangla movie Not a Dirty Film’ which is based on the porn racket operating under the cover of massage parlours in Kolkata. Shaheb recently talked to Washington Bangla Radio correspondent Jyoti Prakash Mandal and spoke at length about the film, his take on porn rackets and more.



Interview: Actor Biswajit on Chatterjee Family Durga Puja Mumbai on Completion of One "Yuga" with Elan

Vidya Balan plays the Dhaak at Biswajit's Chatterjee family Durga Puja in Mumbai
Vidya Balan plays the Dhaak at Biswajit's Chatterjee family Durga Puja in Mumbai

Veteran actor Biswajit Chatterjee has been celebrating Durga Puja at their house in Mumbai for over a decade. The Chatterji family Durga Puja is one of the most prominent and most visited Pujas of Mumbai. Biswajit talks to WBRi about this very special Mumbai Durga Puja with his son Prosenjit Chatterjee and daughters Pryma Chatterji and Pallavi Chatterjee by his side.


Ravishing Japanese-American Model Mika Kimura to Participate in B4U Jewel of India Calendar Hunt

Model Mika Kimura Participates in B4U Jewel of India Calendar Hunt [WBRI Washington Bangla Radio USA]

The magnificent international  fashion model Mika Kimura is participating in B4U Jewel of India Calendar Hunt on November 7.