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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



Ekta Kapoor Signs on 1920 The Evil Returns director Bhushan Patel for Sunny Leone starrer Ragini MMS 2

Indian Bollywood and Adult Film Actress Sunny Leone

Indian Hindi Film Director Bhushan PatelBhushan Patel (right) who made his directorial debut with Vikram Bhatt’s 1920: The Evil Returns has impressed the industry. In fact, so impressed is producer Ekta Kapoor, that she has now signed him to take the popular Ragini MMS franchise forward. If sources are to be believed the Balaji team was floored as soon as the promos of 1920-The Evil Returns hit the airwaves and being the visionary that she is signed Bhushan Patel (who is mentored by Vikram Bhatt) to direct the sequel of the 2011 sleeper hit, starring the sensational Sunny Leone (top).



Watch: Khiladi Akshay Kumar and Asin Groove to Hookah Bar Video Song from Khiladi 786 (2012) Hindi Movie

Indian Bollywood Hindi Film Poster Khiladi 786 (2012) Akshay Kumar, Asin Thottumkal

Mumbai, Nov 7, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Khiladi 786 promises to be a complete entertainer and with the launch of their brand new song ‘Hookah Bar’, they sure are doing so. As the title suggests, the song has really interesting lyrics along with a very catchy tune.



Katrina Kaif Bollywood’s Most Popular Actress: Study

Indian Bollywood Hindi Film Actress Katrina Kaif with Superstar Shahrukh Khan

Katrina Kaif is one of the few actresses who are honored with solo posters despite starring an A-list actor...that speaks volumes for her popularity…Apart from that her success ratio is among the highest in Bollywood.



Saif Ali Khan Goes "Golden" for RACE 2 (2013), Brings Sexy Back with New Look

Indian Bollywood Film Actor Saif Ali Khan in Race 2 (2013)

Sporting a bronzed tan and a ripped lean look,the actor takes the sex appeal notches higher in the sequel to the 2008 blockbuster. Produced by Tips, the action thriller Race 2 starring Saif Ali Khan, John Abraham, Deepika Padukone, Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor and Ameesha Patel is scheduled to open on the release date of 25th January, 2013.

Indian Bollywood Film Actor Saif Ali Khan in Race 2 (2013)



Issues, Not Outreach, Account for Vast Majority of Asian Americans Voting Democratic

According to the results of the Asian American Election Eve Poll, a first-time joint project by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) and the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD), although 41% of Asian Americans tend to vote Democratic, a large proportion of Asian Americans describe themselves as independent (29%), and 14% of Asian Americans are Republicans.



New York Poll Workers Struggle with New Hurricane Sandy Election Rules

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), which monitored election poll sites in New York as part of its national poll monitoring and exit polling program, observed numerous poll workers ignoring the Executive Order and giving incorrect instructions to voters.



Nat'l Asian American Election Eve Poll Shows Immigration Reform & Health Care Drive Fastest-Growing Minority Group to the Polls

Although a large proportion of Asian Americans describe themselves as independent (29%), 41% of Asian Americans are Democrats and 14% of Asian Americans are Republicans.



Hard Kaur and Kailash Kher meet Udan Sikh Milkha Singh

Indian Female Rapper Hard Kaur, Sufi Singer Kailash Kher, Field Hockey Player Milkha Singh
Hard Kaur, Milkha Singh and Kailash Kher

Mumbai, Nov 6, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) As much as the glamour world dominates us in much the same way all of us are influenced by the sports world. And when you see a Rockstar clicking pictures with any sportsmen we realize how very iconic a sports personality’s stance in our world is.



Vivek Oberoi and Neha Sharma in "Jayanta Bhai Ki Luv Story" (2013) Valentine's Day Romantic Comedy: Film Preview

Indian Bollywood Film Hindi Movie Actress Neha Sharma
Neha Sharma at the Promo launch of 'Jayanta Bhai Ki Luv Story' (Image via Wikipedia)

Starring Vivek Oberoi and Neha Sharma, the entertaining comedy that follows a gangster’s love story marks the directorial debut of Vinnil Markan.