Exclusive WBRi Bangla Radio Interviews, Reviews, Features, Songs, Videos, Biographies of Bangla Artists, Bands and Albums

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.

Chitrangada is not a biographical movie - Rituparno Ghosh | Jishu Sengupta & Rituparno on Chitrangada (2012) Bangla film

Chitrangada is not a biographical film, and attempting to find correspondence between Rituparno Ghosh the person and his film's character will be a grave mistake, explains the ace actor and film-maker about his latest film.

Anjan Dutta and Rituparno Ghosh on Chitrangada (2012): All actors are tentative in their performances

Chitrangada 2012 Bengali film posterWatch a video on Anjan Dutta and Rituparno Ghosh talk about all actors acting in an unsure tentative way in Chitrangada (Bengalim 2012) movie.

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.

Brahmanaad - Indian Folk Rock Classical Fusion Band from Delhi

Kolkata-based Indian Folk / Classical - Western Fusion Music Group Brahma NaadBrahmanaad are a four-member fusion band from New Delhi established in 2007. The band competed with around 20 others and won the "Real Rockstar" contest in 2011 organized by PVR pictures to promote their Ranbir Kapoor - Nargis Fakhri starrer Bollywood film Rockstar (2011). The contest was judged by Imtiaz Ali, director of the blockbuster Hindi movie. Meet the band members and listen to Brahmanaad online via WBRi.

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.

An Interview with actress Mimi Chakraborty on her debut Bengali movie "Bapi Bari Jaa"

Mimi ChakrabortyCalcutta, Aug 19, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) After winning the hearts of all young men of Kolkata as Pupe (Sohini) in STAR Jalsha's popular Bengali television serial Ganer Oparey, Actress Mimi Chakraborty debuts on the silver screen with Sudeshna Roy - Abhijit Guha's feature film Bapi Bari Jaa (2012). She plays Dola, a childhood friend of Bapi essayed by Arjun Chakraborty, also her Ganer Oparey co-actor who played Gora. An exclusive video interview with 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.

Actress Jessica Biel "More interested to know why people commit crime" (Interview)

Jessica BielMumbai, Aug 1, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Sony Picture’s film Total Recall will be releasing on August 3 worldwide. In this film Actress Jessica Biel will be playing one of the lead roles of character Melina. Jessica who started her film career at the age of 14 has worked in many films. Her prominent films being The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Blade: Trinity, I’ll be home for Christmas, Summer catch, The Rules of attraction, Valentine’s day, New years eve etc. She became a household name for her character of Mary Camden she played in the drama series 7 th Heaven.

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).

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.

Tollywood Actor Partho: "My Character Raju is Limitlessly Bad" (Interview)

ParthoKolkata, July 26, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Tollywood actor Partho portrays Raju in Shooter (2012) Bengali action film - a bad guy whose badness is limitless. He organizes his friends into a gang of criminals and becomes a mafia don in Kolkata, then betrays those very friends. The character is all about how Raju creates a crime empire unscruplously and mercilessly. Watch Bengali movie Shooter (2012) Actor Partho Chat with WBRi Online.

Debutante Actress Dipannita Biswas on Shooter (2012) Bangla Movie Co-Starring Sayantika Banerjee - Joy Mukherjee (Interview)

Actress Dipannita BiswasKolkata, July 25, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Dipannita Biswas is a small-town girl from Malda in West Bengal, famous for the some of the best mangoes in the world as the beuatiful young actress reminds us in this interview with WBRi. She debuts in Tollywood (Kolkata Bangla Movie industry) with the second lead female role in the action drama Shooter (2012). She appears alongside Joy Mukherjee and Sayantika Banerjee (whose Awara released recently where Sayantika appears opposite Jeet). Watch Bengali film Shooter (2012) actress Dipanwita Biswas chat with WBRi online.