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"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.



Indian-American Model Umang Baid Participates in B4U Jewel of India Calendar Hunt

Indian-American Fashion Model Umang Baid in B4U Jewel of India Calendar Hunt [WBRI Washington Bangla Radio USA]

Umang enjoyed all the takes and re-takes and the camera attention and has given her best to showcase her obvious talent. "I truly believe that the B4U Jewel of India Calendar Hunt is one of the best platforms that happened to me which will boost my confidence and help me to explore more and go bigger in the modeling industry", she adds.

Indian-American Fashion Model Umang Baid in B4U Jewel of India Calendar Hunt [WBRI Washington Bangla Radio USA]




Nazia Jahan - Opulent Bengali-American Actress and Model Participates in B4U Jewel of India Calendar Hunt

Bangladeshi American Actress Model NAZIA JAHAN [WBRi Washington Bangla Radio USA]

Connecticut based Nazia Jahan is an ethnic Bengali from Bangladesh. Her trade is Information Technology, but acting is her passion and first love. She is also a model, a television presenter and a dancer.



Indian-American Model Chinal Patel Enters the B4U Jewel of India Calendar Hunt

Chinal Patel (WBRI)

The gorgeous sultry model is known to possess the specific attitude that many designers or fashion directors look for. Acclaimed for being adaptable, flexible, stylish, versatile and hard working, Chinal is also good at understanding and flawlessly following directions. She is particularly impressive in her ability to carry herself confidently wearing all types of clothing in various  styles.



Mrs. Massachusetts Jewel of India Kalyani Kanuri Engages in B4U Jewel of India Calendar Hunt

Kalyani Kanuri (WBRI)

Meet the Mrs. Massachusetts Jewel of India pageant winner Kalyani Kanuri of Shrewsbury, MA. She believes every day is a new opportunity, "You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again”. Kalyani is a participant in the Jewel of India B4U Calendar Hunt.



Indian-American Model Urmila Indiran Participates in the B4U Jewel of India Calendar Hunt

Urmila Indiran (WBRI)

Meet Urmila Indiran from Princeton, New Jersey (friends call her "Mila"). Attractive and photogenic, she comes from an ethnic Indian background. She is a full-time professional model and a participant in the Jewel of India B4U Calendar Hunt.



Interview: URVASHI RAUTELA - Contestant from India at Miss Universe, Las Vegas, USA in an Intimate Chat with Marian Chatterjee

Urvashi Rautela - WBRI Washington Bangla Radio Exclusive

Urvashi Rautela - WBRI Washington Bangla Radio Exclusive

In this exclusive wide-ranging audio interview with WBRi Washington Bangla Radio's Marian Chatterjee, Miss Universe contestant from India Urvashi Rautela talks candidly about her remarkable career, her excitement, goals, hopes, aspirations, role models and crushes.



WBRi exclusive interview: Ranbir Kapoor

Ranbir Kapoor along with co-star Anushka Sharma recently visited Kolkata to promote their film Bombay Velvet. During the promotion the very flamboyant Ranbir Kapoor talked to Washington Bangla Radio correspondent Jyoti Prakash Mandal about the movie, his character and more. Excerpts:


WBRi excluisve interview: Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut is presently one of the busiest actresses in Bollywood. After creating ripples with string of extraordinary performances in movies like, Fashion, Krrish 3, Tanu weds Manu, Revolver Rani, Once upon a time in Mumbai, she has made it to the wish list of every director in the T-town. The versatile actress recently visited Kolkata to promote her latest film Tanu Weds Manu returns along with male lead R. Madhavan.


Interview: Ustad Zakir Hussain on Celtic Connections Concert in Washington DC - Indian Ragas meet Scottish Strathspeys

ZAKIR HUSSAIN'S PULSE OF THE WORLD: CELTIC CONNECTIONS • Tuesday March 17 • Washington, DC • Lisner AuditoriumUstad Zakir Hussain is bringing his eagerly awaited "ZAKIR HUSSAIN'S PULSE OF THE WORLD: CELTIC CONNECTIONS" concert to Washington DC on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at the Lisner Auditorium. The groundbreaking ensemble is on its first tour of North America with flowing melodies of Celtic instruments including bodhran, violin, pipes, flutes and whistles, combined with tabla, bamboo flute and Carnatic (South Indian) violin to create a powerful and organic musical experience. Tickets and more information are available at the GWU Lisner Auditorium website »

A couple of years ago, I had an opportunity to chat with Zakir just before his "Zakir Hussain & Masters of Percussion" concert in DC (you can listen to it here ») Zakir is one of the most pleasant and interesting persons to talk to. And I was eager to find out what was it that motivated him to combine Indian classical music with Celtic music - Irish, Scottish, Welsh and Breton instruments and music - a rather rare combination!