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

PARNA MAITRA: Eminent Rabindrasangeet Singer (WBRI Feature)

Parna Maitra Kolkata Bengali Rabindrasangeet Audio Songs Listen Free Online"It gives me immense pleasure when I sing Rabindrasangeet. Singing fills my heart with fulfillness. Music brings tear to my eyes," says Parna Maitra, and we cannot agree more.

Parna Maitra has released a new Bengali Rabindrasangeet album titled Rabitarani: Songs of Rabindra Nath Tagore under the label of Saregama India Ltd. (erstwhile HMV). You can listen to the album online using the player in the full post. We are also broadcasting these songs on our live Radio channel. The album consists of 10 songs:

Parna Maitra Bengali Rabindrasangeet album Rabitarani Songs of Rabindranath Tagore
1. Bipulo torongore
2. Hridoyososhi Hridigogone
3. Deep nibe gechhe momo
4. Chhaya ghanaichhe bone bone
5. Shtamalo chhaya naiba gele
6. Amay bolona gahite bolona
7. Pushpobone pushpo nahi
8. Maharajo eki saje
9. Tanhare aroti kore chandra topono
10. Ei udashi haowar pothe pothe

Interview: AAMIR KHAN reminisces about his journey of 25 years in Indian Cinema

Aamir Khan

Indian Cinema completes 100 Years this year. And this same year Bollywood's own Mr.Perfectionist Aamir Khan also completes his 25 Years in Indian Cinema, as of course also does QSQT (Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak). The Superstar, The Chocolate-Face, The man with the Midas-Touch, The actor who chooses 'Quality' and not 'Quantity', talks about his journey face-to-face with Faisal Saif.

Aamir Khan

Interview: Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh - "I always wanted to do a kameena role"

Neil Nitin Mukesh

The actor who not only has good looks, but also choose  the role which stays in one's mind for a long time. The actor who chooses unconventional work for himself. From 'Johnny Gaddar' to 'Jail' to the latest thriller '3G'. Son of legendary singer Nitin Mukesh, Neil Nitin Mukesh is confident of people liking him and his work. Straight from Neil's heart by Faisal Saif.

Interview: Luke Kenny - "All our Bollywood Films are so Desi"

Luke Kenny

Indian-Angrez musician Luke Kenny is also an Ex-VJ, Critic, and actor who appeared in a principal role in Farhan Akhtar-Arjun Rampal starrer 'Rock On'. Kenny has co-written and co-directed India's first Zombie Genre feature film 'Rise Of The Zombie'. Kenny has a one-on-one chat straight from his heart with Faisal Saif.

Interview: Actress and Danseuse Aditi Rao Hydari - "If i am to play Sexy, I will play it with Honesty"

Indian Bollywood Actress Aditi Rao Hydari hot

The actress who is also a trained Classical Bharatnatyam danseuse. The actress who has a royal lineages. Another South-Indian soul Aditi Rao Hydari who debuted with Sudhir Mishra's 'Yeh Saali Zindagi' is now being appreciated for her performance in 'Murder 3'. She speaks heart-to-heart with Faisal Saif.

Interview: Actress Amrita Rao - "I don't follow any Strategy, I have no God-Father"

Bollywood Actress Amrita Rao

Amrita Rao started her career with Shahid Kapoor's 'Ishq Vishq' way back in 2003, and subsequently did a couple of successful films such as 'Main Hoon Na' with Shah Rukh Khan, 'Deewar' and Sooraj Barjatya's 'Vivaah'. Rao comes backs with 'Jolly LLB', 'Singh Sahab The Great' and 'Satyagraha'. The still-cute looking actress who holds so many personalities in her one soul goes candid with Faisal Saif.

Interview: Bipasha Basu chats with Sunny Malik in London - "I go for a daily run at Hyde Park"

Bipasha Basu
Bipasha Basu (Photo: Anjum)

Bollywood diva Bipasha Basu is back in the UK.This time for Bollywood Showstoppers, a spectacular music show that also features Pakistani singing sensation Atif Aslam, Bollywood item queen Malaika Arora Khan and singer Shaan.

The Raaz 3 actress will be seen performing with Bolly Flex, a British dance troupe, at The 02 on 7th April 2013 in London. Basu spoke to Bollywood Reporter Sunny Malik ahead of the show about the UK, films and much more.

Interview: Actor, Singer and Composer ALI ZAFAR Chats with Sunny Malik - "Salman Khan has never kissed on screen too"

Ali Zafar in London, UK

Actor Ali Zafar took out time from filming  Aman Ki Aasha in London to speak to Bollywood Reporter Sunny Malik about his next release, Chashme Baddoor.  The film releases in UK cinemas on 5th April 2013 through Tip Top Entertainment.

Chashme Baddoor also stars Siddharth, Taapsee Pannu and Divyendu Sharma, Rishi Kapoor and Anupam Kher and is directed by David Dhawan.

Ali Zafar in Cineworld Feltham UKHow has the shoot in London been so far ?

Interview: Up Close with Actor TOTA ROY CHOWDHURY - to ABORTO Bangla Movie and Forward

Tota Roychowdhuri WBRi Interview (Audio)

A comprehensive interview (audio) with the remarkable actor hosted by Sayantanee Dutt. In addition to details of his role in Arindam Sil's Aborto and experience of working with Joya Ahsan, find out what Tota Roy Chowdhury did in Xavotsav, how he spends time when not working, and many other aspects of the multi-talented Tota Roy Chowdhury as the interview progresses. You will get to know Tota Roy Chowdhury not just as a fabulous actor, but also as the great person that he is.

Tota Roychowdury will be seen soon in BIYE NOT OUT directed by Sudeshna Roy (WBRi interview) and Abhijit Guha co-starring Rituparna Sengupta, Indrajit Chakraborty, Dwitipriya Roy and others where he will also be seen performing a unique Tiger Dance. He is also debuting as a director with Bengali action film VILLAIN which he is co-directing.

SAPNA 2013: A Dazzling South Asian Princess and Prince Pageant Showcases Fashion, Beauty and Social Awareness

SAPNA 2013

An exciting part of the event was SAPNA - South Asian Prince and Princess/Queen North America 2013 Beauty Pageant. This is the first time a pageant has been conducted to live music, says organizer and CEO of Jewel Of India Juhi Jagiasi.

SAPNA 2013

SAPNA 2013

Interview: JOYA AHSAN: National Award-Winning Actress ABORTO Bangla Movie, Her Background, Career and Much More

Joya Ahsan, Arindam Sil and Biplab Chatterjee on the sets of Aborto

For Jaya Ahsan, surprise on receiving an unexpected from Arindam Sil asking her if she would play the role of Charulata in his Bengali feature film Aborto quickly changed to the pleasure of working in a great project.

Podokkhep Bengali Album by Archan Chakraborty (WBRi Feature)

"Padokkhep" is the first basic album of Kolkata based popular Bengali singer Archan Chakraborty, released by Dhoom Music. The genre of album is contemporary.

Download Podokkhep Bengali Audio MP3 Album Worldwide - (Exclusive Highest Possible Quality MP3 Bangla Music Download) >>

There are 7 songs in the album "Podokkhep". All songs are related to life. Eminent personalities from the Bengali music world like Kobi Syed Samsul Haq (Sabyasachi kobi of Bangladesh) and Anindya Bose (singer, lyricist, music director and script writer) are associated with this album. Kaushik Das, Piano teacher of Calcutta School of Music, has arranged the music of "Padokkhep".

Podokkhep (Padokkhep) Bengali Audio Songs Album by Archan Chakraborty
 Download Archan's New Bengali Songs Album Padokkhep MP3»

Listen to the Bengali audio songs from Podokkhep free online via WBRi.

A Glimpse of Sutapa Bhattacharya: The Talented Versatile Singer from Kolkata (WBRi Feature)

Sutapa Bhattacharya and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan
Sutapa Bhattacharya and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan in his residence

On 24th July 2000, her performance was telecast in the world beat television show of CNN. Some of Sutapa's acclaimed live performances include Asian Fantasy, 1996, Tokyo, Japan; Winnipeg Summer Festival 2000, Canada; Quebec City Folk Festival 2000, Canada; Rabindra Sangeet solo in 2005 at Mumbai, A USA - Canada Tour in 2006, World Music Festival, 2007, Thailand, Chinese new year celebration in 2007 at Bangkok, Thailand and many more.

Read all about Sutapa Bhattacharya and listen to her songs on WBRi.

Interview: Actress - Singer ILA ARUN on Basheera in West is West and More

Ila Arun as Basheera in West is WestWashington, DC / Mumbai, March 16, 2013 (Washington Bangla Radio): The very versatile Indian actress and singer Ila Arun chats with Sayantanee Dutt of WBRi in an enchanting interview about her internationally acclaimed film West is West, where she brilliantly portrays George Khan's (Om Puri) first wife Basheera living in Pakistan, her singing and acting careers and much more.

The Bengalees in our audience will also celebrate Ila Arun's love for macher jhol, mishti doi, rosogolla and even chocchori. Do not miss her flawless Bengali speech in parts of the interview!

Interview: Actor OM PURI on George Khan in "West is West" and more

Om Puri as George Khan in West is WestAt the end of the day, perhaps if George Khan was an educated man, he would have been able to realize that there is nothing wrong in adapting to values from another culture. "It is not British culture to abuse drugs or smoke hash", says Puri. "When children fall into such traps, immigrants often blame the culture of their host country, but it is really not so."

"It is a very human story with a variety of emotions and difficult circumstances," he adds. "It is a story of relationships, a family ..."

Listen to the complete interview with WBRi.