Exclusive WBRi Kolkata Bangla Radio Interviews, Reviews, Features & Profiles

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!


I felt that no one else than Parambrata would have fit into Aryan Chatterjee’s character : Mahua Chakrabarty



Mahua Chakrabarty is all set for her directorial debut with ‘Glamour ‘which stars Parambrata Chatterjee and Parno Mitra in the lead. The film is a thriller which revolves round the Fashion world and its dark sides. Just before the film’s release, the gorgeous director along with Parambrata turned up at Biker’s Café for a promotional event where she had a candid chat with Washington Bangla Radio correspondence J.P. Mandal. Excerpts:

শিকড় | Shikawr: Travel to Your Roots with the Bengali Songs Album of the Decade

New Bengali Audio Songs Album Shikawr Sahana BajpeiIt will pull you back in time and remind you of the long road you took across the world. Engulfing you in nostalgia, it will renew your appreciation for the things you have at the same time. You will wonder about the roads you did not take at the intersections of your life. Listen free online to Sahana Bajpaie's new Bangla songs album and download it from iTunes.

Interview - Bengali Actress Meghna Halder: "Bangla Movie Ei Raat Tomar Amar" has taken a separate place in my filmography

Meghna Halder, the Bengali actress who is known for her Bollywood flicks Mere ‘Hum Safar’ with Siddharth Koirala and ‘Take Off’ Rajpal Yadav and Kaji Toukir, is once again ready to put the screen on fire along with the very handsome Priyangshu Chatterjee with thier upcoming film ‘Ei Raat Tomar Amar’. Meghna also has a brilliant filmography in Bengali film industry which includes films like ‘Shapmochon’ with Jishu, ‘Sathihara’ with superstar Jeet, critically acclaimed movie Barrage 86 and many more. The actress speaks her heart out about the film, the bold scenes, her experience working with Priyanshu and more

Ei Raat Tomar Amar,meghna halder,priyanshu

                                     Meghna in Ei Raat toma r Amar.

Exclusive: Designer Indroneel Mukherjee on Dressing to Make an Impression Part 2

In my last column, I spoke about the importance of dress to impress. Few people have asked me about how to find out their individual style, as they were not sure of what it really should be. Well, we naturally have the tendency to adhere & not stand out.

Exclusive: Designer Indroneel Mukherjee on Dressing to Make an Impression

DRESS TO IMPRESS

“She is not my type at all!”

“He looks so LS!!”

“She looks friendly!!”

“He looks efficient!!’

“I can never forget the way Tanushree shouted when I scared her”: Aryann Bhowmick (WBRi exlcusive interview)


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Interview: Ace Designer Gavin Miguel on his ‘Warriors of Heaven and Earth’ collection for Blenders Pride Fashion Tour Kolkata

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Blenders Pride Fashion Tour, one of the biggest fashion tours in India arrived in Kolkata with a bang. The two day fashion extravaganza had four set of designers. Gavin Miguel was one of the designers who showcased his collections on the first day of the tour.

Interview:Tete-a-tete with Aryann, The young actor who played Kakababu’s Santu in New Bangla Movie Mishawr Rawhoshyo

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Kolkata, October 17 (Washington Bangla Radio): Aryann Bhowmik won the hearts of the audience with his role as Prosenjit’s Son in the highly successful movie ‘Chalo paltai’. He will again be seen with Prosenjit as he is playing the role of ‘Shontu’ in the upcoming Bengali film Misor Rohosyo based on the Shontu-Kakababu series written by Late writer Sunil Gangopadhaya. In an exclusive interview with WBRi correspondent Priyanka Dutta, the actor talks at length about his upcoming film and also about his passion.

Interview: Tollywood actress Arunima Ghosh on New Bangla Movie "Nayika Sangbad", Her Next Film and More

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If the film Nayika Sangbad has brought a change in someone’s life, then it is none other than Tollywood actress Arunima Ghosh. The pretty, chirpy and adorable actress bagged her deserving appreciation for her character Dia Chatterjee around whom the storyline of Nayika Sangbad revolves. After the great reception of Nayika Sangbad, Arunima is in the focal point of the media. And with the look of things it seems that a new innings has begun for her. WBRi correspondent Awrko Roy indulged in a casual ‘adda’ with Arunima to delve a bit deeper into her thoughts. Excerpts:

Interview: Karan Sharma; Former Radio Jockey and Indian Television Actor Karan talks about his next film Rajula

Karan Sharma

A former Radio Jockey and a well known Indian Television Actor with serials such as Crime Patrol, Savadhaan India, Kunki Jeena Isi Ka Naam hai, etc Karan Sharma debut film as main lead is Rajula.

Sambalpur Kalaparishad; An organization working with an aim to keep the traditional Sambalpuri Folk Dance alive (WBRi Feature)

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Sambalpur Kalaparishad was established in the year 1956 with an aim and object of promotion of Dance and Music of Western Orissa.  Under the able leadership of Late Sri Murari Prasad Mishra, Ex. Minister a school was started functioning in the Parishad Premises for imparting formal training to the students in Dance and Music which runs till today.

Interview: Kenny D Basumatary, Director of Assamese film Local Kung Fu; An action packed comedy

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It may look like a small film, but Local Kung Fu seems like a giant effort. And it has been creating ripples on social media. Set to get the biggest release for an Assamese film as it releases simultaneously in seven cities outside Assam, Local Kung Fu would be creating history as the most inexpensive action movie ever made. Not to mention, India’s first martial arts comedy! Made for a humble Rs 95,000 Local Kung Fu, releasing on September 27, has wowed the likes of Anurag Kashyap and Dibakar Banerjee. Here’s a excerpt from chat with the man behind the film – Kenny D Basumatary – who has written, directed and acted in the film.


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