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Jacqueline surprises the cast and crew of Race 2 (2013)

Indian Bollywood Hindi Movie Actress Jacqueline Fernandez Poster Wallpaper Race 2

“Right before our last schedule, I attended another shoot back home in Sri Lanka.I brought back local cakes, sweets and tea that Sri Lanka is so famous for. The camera crew was predominantly from the South received chutney. I also bought back a spicy flavor of noodle that I endorse back home”.



Sophie Choudry cooks up a storm with Hungama Ho Gaya

British Indian Actress Model Singer and Dancer Sophie Choudry

“I’m overwhelmed with the kind of feedback the song has received .Ever since I came into the industry, people have always tagged me as ‘sexy’ and ‘hot’. So I decided to justify that in this video. Moreover, it’s been a while since we’ve had those popular videos. And the irony is that we all praise and appreciate Hollywood artists like Rihanna, Shakira or JLo for their glam, sexy videos. But on the home turf we have no equivalent.”



Interview: Pyarelal Sharma (of Laxmikant-Pyarelal Fame) on First Music Album "Aawaaz Dil se"

Indian Bollywood Hindi Movie Music Composer Laxmikant Pyarelal - Pyarelal Sharma

One need not introduce the sensational music composer Jodi Laxmikant- Pyarelal. They have been in the industry for decades now, giving beautiful melodies to the world of glamour. However, after the death of Laxmikant the melodies seized to come from Pyarelal Sharma. But after a decade of exile   the ace composer returns to the musical world. Pyarelal has composed for the album “Aawaaz dil se” which launches a debutante singer Pankaj Chaturvedi. The album is released by Music Company Eternal Dreams and the lyrics are penned by Sameer. We spoke to Pyarelal Sharma about his new venture. Here are excerpts from an exclusive interview with Pyarelal Sharma.



Interview: Internationally Acclaimed Rabindrasangeet Artist Shreya Guhathakurta

Shreya GuhathakurtaCleveland / Pittsburgh, Oct 3, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Internationally acclaimed Rabindrasangeet singer Shreya Guhathakurta chats with Arijit Chakraborty of Washington Bangla Radio during Shreya's 2012 North American tour in this interview.

As most of our audience is aware of, Shreya is a grand-daughter of Shubho Guhathakurta, founder of Dakshini and Gitabitan Tagore music and arts schools in Kolkata. Shreya therefore naturally grew up in an environment of Rabindrasangeet. Though her institutional training on Rabindrasangeet is from Dakshini, given her family background she has been fortunate enough to learn from stalwarts like Kanika Bandopadhyay who Shreya considers to be a second grandmother. Shreya took lessons from Mohordi from age 7 and is still learning music from her uncle Sudeb Guha Thakurta.



Deepika Padukone turns femme-fatale for Race 2

Indian Bollywood Hindi Film Actress Deepika Padukone RACE 2 (2013) Movie Wallpaper Poster

“Abbasji-Mustanji (directors) have mastered this genre. I was a bit nervous during the first couple of days since this is the first time I’ve attempted an action thriller, but they gave me a lot of confidence and made me feel comfortable” - Deepika Padukone.



WB Honours 2012 announced for leading organizations and individuals in the field of bathroom design and innovation

WB Lifetime Achievement Honour Lft- Anurag Yadav, Sheital Shetty & R K Somany
WB Lifetime Achievement Honour Lft  Anurag Yadav, Sheital Shetty & R K Somany

11 prominent people and organizations recognized for significant development and excellence in washroom design and facilities.



Race 2 (2013): Actress Deepika Padukone Racing on Digital Platforms for Bollywood Hindi Action Thriller Film

Indian Bollywood Hindi Film Poster Wallpaper Race 2 Actress Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone Race 2 (2013) Wallpaper / Poster. Deepika is extremely tech-savvy and this is also the first time an actor has launched the assets of the film on twitter. Needless to say, the response received was overwhelming and twitter was buzzing with excited responses.



Race 2 (2013): Vietnamese Trainers and African Fighters Train Action Hero John Abraham

Indian Bollywood Hindi Film Poster Wallpaper Race 2 Actor John Abraham

The hand-to-hand combat scene left John with an injury but the actor continued to push his body to its limit, with as many as 540 air-kicks, for which professional Vietnamese trainers and African fighters were flown down to train the actor.



YRF Merchandise launches Jab Tak Hai Jaan Diaries

Jab Tak Hai Jaan Diaries

Yashraj Films’ next ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ has got yet another enticing merchandise to please their fans and spread the fanfare. YRF Merchandise has launched exclusive Jab Tak Hai Jaan merchandise that will include a set of diaries and notebooks embedded with the posters of the film.



Karan Johar: Encouraging New Talent

Karan Johar, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra talk to Sunny Malik about Student of the Year (2012) Bollywood Hindi Film
Karan Johar, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra talk to Sunny Malik (WBRi)

It has been a great year for Karan Johar and Dharma Productions as they released some of the biggest hits of the year like Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, Agneepath and Student Of The Year. Karan is also back on his director’s chair with three newcomers - Sidharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt in Student Of The Year. The film was undoubtedly a success at the box office and Karan is overwhelmed with the response.



Narad Muni quits from ZEE TV Ramayan, Joins "Savdhan India"

By Sanjay Sharma Raj

Indian TV Actor Vijay Badlani as Narada in ZEE TV Ramayana Serial

Indian TV Star Vijay Badlani as Narad Muni in ZEE TV Ramayan Serial

Mumbai, Nov 8, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Vijay Badlani, who is playing a role of Narad Muni in Ramayan in Zee TV, has now quit over differences with producers. As per Badlani, the producers promised Narad Muni's role in every episode, but it has not turned out to be that way.

Now he has been approached by a leading production houses for a good role in prime time. Soon he will be seen in a serial called "Savdhan India' produced by Endmol for Life Ok channel. Vijay Badlani says that this serial will be an eye opener for India.

Indian TV Star Vijay Badlani

Indian TV Star Vijay Badlani

Indian TV Star Vijay Badlani



Actress Yaami Gautam Rescues Her Fan in Kolkata

Indian Bollywood Hindi Film Actress Yaami Gautam

Recently on her trip to Kolkata, actress Yaami Gautam came to a fan’s rescue ensuring that she stayed with him until he was properly tended to.


Dabbang 2 (2012): Eros Now launches new Digital Poster

Indian Bollywood Hindi Film Poster DABANGG 2 (2012)

Eros International released a digital motion poster / wallpaper of the much awaited sequel of Dabbang which has the Chulbul Pandey with his signature shades. However, this time around the shades break in the latter half of this motion poster. Directed by Arbaaz Khan, Dabbang 2 features Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha in the lead roles once again. It also stars Vinod Khanna, Prakash Raj, Deepak Dobriyal, Sandeepa Dhar and Nikitan Dheer.

Watch the Dabangg 2 Bollywood Hindi Movie Digitsal Poster Video in the full post.





Petite Figure of Actress Aditi Rao Hydari Inspired by Natalie Portman

SINGAPORE - JUNE 08:  Bollywood actress Aditi ...

SINGAPORE - JUNE 08: Bollywood actress Aditi Rao Hydari poses on the green carpet during the IIFA Rocks Green Carpet on day two of the 2012 International India Film Academy Award weekend at the Esplanade on June 8, 2012 in Singapore. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

For those wondering about the uncanny resemblance between Aditi Rao Hydari and Natalie Portman, sources reveal that the Bollywood actress follows Portman’s diet and fitness regime closely to maintain that svelte, petite figure.


Son Of Sardaar Set to Release Worldwide

Indian Bollywood Film Actor Ajay Devgn as Jassi in Son of Sardar

Mumbai, Nov 7, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Son Of Sardaar is all set for its worldwide release this Diwali, and the SOS team have found an innovative way to reach out to their fans across the borders. The creators of the film have released a set of images with Ajay Devgn's character Jassi posing at several well known landmarks around the world, just to remind you - Duniya Bekar Bina Son of Sardaar.

You can follow Jassi on his journey from Niagara falls to Big Ben in London to the tallest building in the world - the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, not forgetting his stop over at the famous Sydney opera house. All of these landmarks fall in key territories for Son of Sardaar and the team will be hoping for global success when they hit the cinemas on November 13th.

The trailer and the songs of the film were very well received earlier this month. Son of Sardaar has generated quite a buzz and fans can’t wait to watch this ultimate entertainer with their families this Diwali. Starring Ajay Devgn, Juhi Chawla, Sanjay Dutt and Sonakshi Sinha; Son of Sardaar is an Eros International worldwide release in association with Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, Ajay Devgn Films and YRV Infra & Media. The film is directed by Ashwini Dhir.

Indian Bollywood Film Actor Ajay Devgn as Jassi in Son of Sardar

Indian Bollywood Film Actor Ajay Devgn as Jassi in Son of Sardar

Indian Bollywood Film Actor Ajay Devgn as Jassi in Son of Sardar

Indian Bollywood Film Actor Ajay Devgn as Jassi in Son of Sardar