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

Interview: Ria Mahtab - Co-Director of Bangla Movie Simanaheen (2013) Chats with Gurjeet Singh on WBRi

Ria Mahtab - Director, Bengali movie SIMANAHEENRia Mahtab describes Simanaheen from the unique perspective of a director as a love story from two different eras, but to the story of the love story they have brought a much deeper story about society. In this candid audio interview with Gurjeet Singh of WBRi, Ria also talks about her childood, growing up in Bangladesh and USA, her creative side and how she got into making a film. She also drops clues on what we can expect next from her. WBRi exclusive.

Interview: Kevin Dalvi - Co-Director, Simanaheen (2013) Bangla Movie Chats with Gurjeet Singh on WBRi

Writer, Director and Producer Kevin Dalvi

Kevin Dalvi was born in India and grew up in the United States. His interest in film-making blossomed early on when, through one of his family friends, he watched shooting of the Bollywood blockbuster "Hum Aapke Hain Kaun", including filming of Madhuri Dixit dancing to the legendary Hindi film song "Didi Tera Dewar Deewana". In this exclusive audio interview, Kevin gets candid with Gurjeet Singh on WBRi about Simanaheen, his career in film making, his other film "Promise Land" that is also about to open in theaters, and next projects.


MON BEDOUIN: Listen to Suvodeep Mukherjee's Bengali Audio Songs from New Romantic Album (Gathani Records)

Kolkata based singer and composer Suvodeep Mukherjee's  Puja 2012 album "MON BEDOUIN" was released by Gathani Records, Kolkata. This melodius and romantic album is all set to impress Bengali music lovers. The music is composed by Suvodeep himself, Shri Kundan Saha and Shri Kalyan Sen Barat while the lyrics has been composed by renowned lyricist Gautam-Susmit, Saptarshi and Dr. S.D. Chatterjee.

Listen to the Bengali modern songs audio album free online via WBRi, in association with Gathani Records, Kolkata.

Mon Bedouin Bengali Songs Album by Suvodeep Mukherjee

Somranjan Chakraborty - North Indian Instrumental Classical Guitar Chaturangui Artist (WBRi Feature)

Somranjan Chakraborty - North Indian Hindustani Classsical Instrumental Slide GuitarOne of the most talented Indian Classical Guitarists of the younger generation SOMRANJAN has the subtlety and sweetness in Raga  rendition and great energy on the stage.



PARIJAAT: The Bangla Folk Fusion Band from Kolkata (WBRi Feature)

One rainy evening of July 2007, a group of young men with dreams in their souls felt an inexorable need to express their thoughts, feelings and desires about the present society and the times. They decided to do so the only way they knew. Music, only Music, and nothing but Music.

And from that very moment the ball started rolling. Parijaat Bangla Band had arrived.

Interview: Deepika Padukone - Ram Leela a Gujrati Take on Romeo and Juliet


Indian Bollywood Hindi Film Actress Deepika Padukone

London, UK, Jan 25, 2013 (Washington Bangla Radio) Deepika Padukone is on a high after the release of Cocktail, which got her critical acclaim, box office success and audience appreciation. Now, the actress will be seen as Aleena in Abbas-Mustan’s Race 2.

The 27-year-old sultry actress plays a beautiful, strong and passionate girl in this sequel to Race. She is a ruthless mind dwelling in a brilliant beautiful body.

In a candid chat with Bollywood Reporter Sunny Malik, the Race 2 star talks about the film and much more!

Interview: Actor Sujjoy Ghosh: "I Starved at the Doors of Coordinators"

Sujoy Ghosh

In this candid and comprehensive interview with WBRi about his career, past and future, upcoming Bengali film actor Sujjoy shares one ‘embarrassing’ experience after the release of 100% Love as well.

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Interview: Actor Sumeet Sharma "Khalnayak nahi nayak hu main"

Having played the villainous roles on small screen Mathura resident Sumeet Sharma’s debut feature film releases on 28th December. Produced under the banner of (Chandigarh based) Pinta & Dehal Productions the film is directed by Harish Sharma. Recently during the music launch of the film we spoke to Sumeet, following are a few excerpts.


Indian Bollywood Film Actress Aakshi Khari Hot Scene with Sumeet
Actress Aakshi Khari with Sumeet Sharma

What is the story of this film? Tell us about your experience during shooting.


Interview: Janiva Roy on her new film Khushboo (2013)

Janiva Roy

Her melodious voice playing with musical notes has been enchanting music lovers since she started humming. With elegant beauty and the voice of a nightingale she is unique among today's Indian singers.

She is the only lady Ghazal singer from India today, whose performances across the globe continue to enthrall her fans world-wide. Ghazal is her favorite genre and it lives deep within her. WBRi correspondent Barshali Banerjee caught up with lovely Janiva Roy at a recent concert and chatted with her about her music, films and more.

From Rumpa Roy to Janiva Roy how did the journey mold your life?

Janiva RoyIt is God who bestowed his blessings on me.  Since just 12 years of age I have been performing in stage with my parents Bapi Roy and Shikha Roy. While performing in stage one day a Father of a renowned Church was present there over and mesmerized by my performance. After that he called me and gifted me with the lovely name Janiva, which was inspired from the small and wonderful city Geneva. I think it is his blessing to me that made the world to know a little person like me that I consider.

Being a Bengali yourself and trained in Indian classical music, Rabindrasangeet and other Bengali modern melody, how did you feel your inclination for Ghazals?

Interview: Actress Aakshi Khari

Aakshi Khari

She started her career as a Model, this Delhi based girl Aakshi KhariAakshi Khari debuts in feature film “2 Nights in soul valley” which is releasing on 28th December.  Produced under the banner of Pinta & Dehal productions the film is directed by Harish Sharma. Aakshi has though worked in ads and has been an accomplished model yet this being her first film we spoke to her about the film and her role. Following are a few excerpts.


Maru Behag Theater Group's Jolly Guha Roy: "I see inmates as ‘Amritsya Putra’ (God’s children)"

Jolly Guha RoyJolly Guha Roy told Washington Bangla Radio, “I look at them as ‘Amritasya Putra’ and treat every convict as God’s child. No one is a born criminal. Our society is the main setback which converts an ordinary person to a hardened criminal. It’s our society that is responsible for those unfavorable circumstances which lead a person to commit crime. But those unfortunate fellows should never be treated brutally. Lack in awareness, illiteracy, inhuman treatment and poverty are some of the elements behind the pathetic condition of these people.”


Interview: Actor Model Gaurav Shah on Debut film "2 nights in soul valley" (2012)

Gaurav Shah and Meenakshi

Gaurav Shah and Meenakshi
Gaurav and Meenakshi

Mr. North India 2004, Gaurav Shah is all over the news nowadays as his debut film “2 Nights in soul valley” is all set to be released on 28th December. A film is made under the banner of Pinta & Dehal productions has Gaurav- a dashing and talented actor -model who has hosted many campus shows, fashion shows and singers night- in one of the lead roles of Vicky. This talented anchor who has acted alongside many veteran actors and singers is a known name in Chandigarh, Punjab.


Interview: Claudia Ciesla - Sharing Screen Space with Akshay Kumar in First Item Song is a Dream Come True

German Actress Model Claudia Ciesla in Bollywood film Khiladi 786 Item Song Balma

Till date the word “Balma” was associated with the starlet actress Sridevi but from now on the blazes of Balma are sure to direct our mind towards this new chick in B-town – Claudia Ciesla. After giving a successful Punjabi film, Claudia Ciesla has turned towards Hindi film industry and her first item number “Balma” alongside Khiladi Kumar has become a rage amongst the audience. The film Khiladi 786 is slated for release this December 7th so we caught up with this hot chick on her experience while shooting Balma.


German Actress Model Claudia Ciesla in Bollywood film Khiladi 786 Item Song Balma

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Interview: Singer Sreeram Chandra - "Balma was an opportunity of Lifetime"

Sreeram Chandra

Mumbai, Nov 29, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Good looks, mellow voice and intelligence is a deadly combination rarely seen but we found all this in just one person-Indian Idol 5 winner Singer Sreeram Chandra. Hailing from South this star started performing at the age of 8 and ever since has done more than 80 stage shows. B.Tech graduate switched to music due to his love and passion for music. His song Rehnuma from his album “Rehnuma” was also included in “The Chronicles of Narnia: the Voyage of the Dawn Treader”. And with his latest hit number ‘Balma’ Sreeram is creating waves in the music industry. We caught up with the Balma singer on the success of his first item song. Following are the excerpts from the interview.


Interview: Actor Chandrachur Singh on his background, films, acting career and Bengali connection

Chandrachur Singh and Jyoti SinghChandrachur Singh in his debut role, won a Filmfare Best Debut Award in 1996 for his remarkable performance in Tere Mere Sapne, and followed it up with his acclaimed appearance in the film Maachis opposite Tabu. He has appeared in numerous subsequent films, like Daag and Josh. This year, his most recent releases are Chaar Din Ki Chandni and Prem Mayee. His upcoming films include Zilla Ghaziabad and The Reluctant Fundamentalist directed by renowned film-maker Mira Nair.



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