Washington Bangla Radio News

Asian American Groups Urge PA Supreme Court to Strike Down Discriminatory Voter ID Law

New York, NY, August 29, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) and the Asian Pacific American Bar Association (APABA) of Pennsylvania filed an amicus "friend of the court" brief in the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of Pennsylvania’s restrictive voter ID requirement in Applewhite v. Pennsylvania, according to a press note. The amicus brief was prepared by AALDEF and pro-bono counsel White & Case LLP.


Jism 2 (2012) released online for global audience

By Sonam Shah

Jism 2 Actress Sunny Leone in Calcutta

Mumbai, 29 August, 2012: After creating waves in the Indian market with Jism 2, Mahesh Bhatt now brings the movie for international audiences with its launch on BIGFLIX.com. Jism 2 is positioned as the film to have boldly broken though India’s stodgy old Victorian morals. Directed by Pooja Bhatt; an espionage thriller that involves assassination, sex, intrigue and the surprise element of double jeopardy, stars Randeep Hooda, Arunoday Singh and marks the debut of Sunny Leone in Bollywood.



Shri Radhe Maa’s devotion for Lord Ganpati

Guru Radhe Maa at Siddhivinayak temple

Mumbai, Aug 29, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) The famous Guru Radhe Maa recently visited the Siddhivinayak temple at Prabhadevi, Mumbai, to pay her respect and seek blessings of Lord Ganpati. Many of the devotees of Devi Maa accompanied her for this visit and said the prayer chanted by Radhe Maa was for the happiness of all the people. Bhojpuri movie superstar Manoj Tiwari also stopped by to pay homage on this auspicious occasion.



Watch - The Disco Song: The Full Music Video from Student of the Year (2012)

The Disco Song from Student of the Year (2012) Music Video

Student Of The Year grooves to ‘The Disco Song’ - the teaser was released yesterday, watch the full video song promo today.


Sudip Pandey in Malaysia Again with Divya Diwedi for Bhojpuri film "Paro Patnawali"

Bhojpuri Actress Divya Diwedi in arms of Action Hero Sudip Pandey
Divya Diwedi, Sudip Pandey in Paro Patnawali

Bhojpuri action hero Sudip Pandey is in Malaysia for shooting of the Bhojpuri movie “Paro Patnawali” with the sexy hot Bhojpuri heroin - actress Divya Diwedi.



DIFF 2012: First Delhi International Film Festival in December Coinciding with Centenary as Capital

Shiney Ahuja and Suresh K Goswami

On the 100th year of the Capital City, Delhi International Film festival 2012 will not only bring Delhi on the map of International Film festivals but add another dimension to the city as that of an emerging Film City, by attracting Films and the Film Fraternity from all corners of the world, connecting the populace of Delhi and NCR to the world cinema.



Teenu Arora and Ramya Iyer Release New Single "Ever Since"

This 130 BPM vocal house club banger has powerful vocals, a heavy bass line along with a hard hitting Euro Synth line and is all set to become an anthem this coming season in clubs worldwide.



Govinda - Priyanka Chopra Look Ravishing in K.C.Bokadia's Deewana Main Deewana (2012) Bollywood Movie (Film Preview)

Priyanka Chopra

Story, stills, trailer and release date of Govinda and Priyanka Chopra lead Indian Hindi film "Deewana Main Deewana" (2012) written and directed by K.C.Bokadia.


Sunny Leone's JISM 2 (2012) Hindi Erotic Thriller Movie to Release Online on Bigflix

Sunny Leone in Kolkata2012’s Blockbuster Espionage Erotic Bollywood Indian hriller film Jism 2 premieres world-wide online over VOD service BIGFLIX.

Grammy Award-winning pianist Richard Goode performs Beethoven’s last three piano sonatas in Washington DC



Inon Barnatan plays Debussy, Ades, Ravel, Britten and Schubert in Washington DC

 Inon BarnatanWashington, D.C., Aug 27, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Israeli-born pianist Inon Barnatan, who performed last season with Gil Shaham at the Music Center at Strathmore, will perform his debut Kennedy Center solo recital  at the Terrace Theater on October 13.



The fourth VelocityDC Dance Festival returns to the Harman with five performances from October 18-21, 2012

Following several years of sold-out performances, the VelocityDC Dance Festival returns for its fourth year this October. The 2012 festival will take place at Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Sidney Harman Hall on October 18, 19 and 20 at 8 p.m. and on October 20 and 21 at 2 p.m. Low ticket prices of $18 are geared to attract and develop new audiences.



Manan Singh Katohora's "9 ELEVEN" Wins 2 prestigious Awards at World Music & Independent Film Festival Washington DC

Washington, DC, August 27, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Manan Singh Katohora's "9 ELEVEN" wins 'Best Feature' & 'Best Director' Awards at the WMIFF 2012 in Washington, DC.  "9 ELEVEN" was nominated in 8 categories, including 'Best Actor - Supporting Role' for Tejash Natali, and 'Best Actress - Supporting Role' for Jyoti Singh - http://www.wmiff.net/2012-nominees/


Watch: The Disco Song Teaser from Student of the Year (2012) Bollywood Film Release on Last Day of Shooting

Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan - Disco Song

Alia Bhatt, the female lead of the film happens to be the daughter of ace film maker Mahesh Bhatt while Varun Dhawan is the David Dhawan’s son. Sidharth Malhotra is a very well known model before making his big debut in films. Karan Johar has groomed all  three youngsters for their big break.



Raju Giri's BINDAAS (2012) - Nepali Movie Review

Still from Bindas (2012) Nepali film

Unlike A.T.M. which blurred the lines between commercial and erotic films and thus got stuck in a censor board quagmire, Bindaas is less bold and opened in theaters on Aug 24, 2012.