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Joy Mukherjee - Sayantika Banerjee's SHOOTER (2012) Bengali Movie Premieres in Kolkata

Actress Dipannita Biswas
Actress Dipannita Biswas

Indian Bangla Movie directors Provash and ArijitKolkata, August 17, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio/Penning Creations) Director duo Provash and Arijit's (picture at right) debut Tollywood Kolkata Bengali movie Shooter premiered on the 16th of August at Bijoli Cinema Hall in Bhawanipore. The premiere was held in the presence of the cast and crew of the movie along with media representatives.

The star cast of Indian Bangla movie Shooter includes Joy Mukherjee, Sayantika Banerjee (whose superhit Bengali film Awara opposite Jeet is still running in some theaters), Asish Bidyarthi, Amitava Bhattacharya, Rita Koiral, Arijit Dutta, Santana Basu, Partha and Prasun among others.  The story of the film is written by both the directors and it is produced under the banner of Srishti Entertainment 2012 and Umapati Films Private Limited.

Watch: Prakash Jha's Chakravyuh (2012) Official Theatrical Trailer

Chakravyuh is a social commentary on the issues of Naxalites and is the story of two best friends: Adil (Arjun Rampal) and Kabir (Abhay Deol).

Harish Sharma's "2 nights in soul valley" to release end of year, Horror-Suspense Thriller film based on real incident

Milli Moonstone and Sumit Sharma in Hindi Supernatural Horror Thriller 2 Nights in a Soul Valley (2012)
Milli Moonstone and Sumit Sharma

Harish SharmaMumbai, India, August 17, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) '2 nights in a soul valley', a horror film directed by Harish Sharma (picture at right) and presented by H.S.Communication (P) Ltd. is all set to release in the December this year.PRO turned film director said that the movie will redefine the concept of horror and suspense. The movie will frighten the audience without showing bloodshed and/or ghostly presence, which are a common substance of a supernatural suspense thriller.

Bengali Movie Bapi Bari Ja (2012) Unveiled at Park Hotel Kolkata

Kolkata Bengali Movie Bapi Bari Ja (2012) Team

Kolkata, August 16, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio/Penning Creations) The first look of the much awaited Arjun Chakraborty and Mimi Chakraborty starrer new Bengali movie Bapi Bari Ja was unveiled on the 14th of August in Galaxy at The Park Hotel. The film will mark the debut of both the lead actors, Arjun and Mimi, and will also see the presence of four other new faces. The unveiling of the first look took place in the presence of the cast members of the film along with director duo and the media.

12 Classic Bollywood Hindi Vintage Movie Collection Released on DVD

By Ekta Kumari

Mumbai, Aug 16, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) New Bollywood Hindi movie releases come and go every week but there are only a handful of them that are able to leave an impression on the sands of time. Shemaroo brings a collection pack of movies that showcases a dozen of such cult films. These movies belong to an era when the frames were painted black & while and beauty was ‘simplicity’ personified. These are films of the vintage era.

Sishu Parivar Holds Seminar on Child Rights And Protection in Kolkata

By Indrajit Ghosh Dastidar, Tannishtha Sarkar and Saoni Chowdhury

Kolkata, August 16, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Sishu Parivar a Network of NGOs working for Child Care And Protection organized an interactive Seminar on “Child Rights And Protection” on the 14th of August, 2012, at Rotary Sadan, Kolkata at 4 P.M.

BABA RAMSAA PEER: Yet another Devotional Epic Film from Aushim Khetarpal

Gracy Singh and Aushim Khetarpal
Gracy Singh and Aushim Khetarpal

Mumbai, Aug 16, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Aushim Khetarpal, who produced and acted in the film “Shirdi Sai baba” brings yet another devotional film “Baba Ramsaa Peer” for the entertainment of the audience. A historical epic film based on the story of a Rajasthani saint Baba Ramdevji stars Aushim in the lead with Actress Gracy Singh.

Salman Khan Redefines Indian Fashion with the Tiger's Scarf

Salman Khan in his new Bollywood Hindi movie release: Ek Tha Tiger (2012)

Mumbai, Aug 16, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Salman Khan's style statment has always created a stir among his fans!! His fans like to immitate the style he follows in films or even otherwise. The Tere Naam hairstyle, Dabang specs, Being Human t-shirts, his bue stone bracelet to name a few....

Golmal Hai Bhai Sab Golmal Hai (SAB TV)

English: SAB TV Logo

English: SAB TV Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mumbai, Aug 13, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Free-Press-Release.com) SAB TV is in the mood for love with Golmaal Hai Bhai Sab Golmaal Hai.

SAB TV announces the marriage of romance with comedy on its brand new show Golmaal Hai Bhai Sab Golmaal Hai. Yet another delightful offering from SAB TV, with its penchant for rib-tickling shows, this brand new “love struck” comedy begins airing on the 13th of August 2012 at 8pm, Monday to Friday.

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Mr. Anooj Kapoor, EVP and Business Head, SAB TV said, “It’s a perfectly packaged family entertainer with the ethos of SAB TV, of humour, family values and a lot of entertainment. Its got familiar faces and our story line is simple and effective. The concept of a rom-com is mostly limited to films; we have tried to bring it instead to your TV sets.”

Teri Meri love Stories: Chura Lo Kuch Pal Pyar Ke with STAR Plus

Star Plus

Star Plus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mumbai, Aug 11, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Living at the speed of life in a metro in 2012, ushers more than the usual amount of needs. This starts the never ending strive for achievements, validations and opulence. With deadlines and targets thickening, your love life can end up on the back-burner. Common human thought-process often leads us to take our love or loved ones for granted, thus beginning a battle that engulfs romance and career. Its times like these that need another shot in the arm to rediscover love, rekindling quiescent love to ensure that love finds its rightful place amidst the fast-paced lifestyle in an urban city.

AALDEF Files Amicus Brief Urging Supreme Court to Uphold Race-Conscious Admissions at the University of Texas

UT Austin Tower lit entirely in orange to cele...

UT Austin Tower lit entirely in orange to celebrate a significant athletic victory or campus-wide accolade (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

New York, NY, August 13, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) filed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to uphold the University of Texas at Austin's (UT-Austin) race-conscious admissions policy that promotes equal opportunity and diversity for Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), according to a press release. Eighteen AAPI education and youth-serving organizations and 52 higher education faculty and officials have joined AALDEF as amicus curiae.

"AALDEF has supported affirmative action and equal opportunity for Asian American students for over three decades," said Margaret Fung, Executive Director of AALDEF. "Race-conscious admissions policies, such as UT-Austin's, benefit Asian Americans, especially Southeast Asians and Pacific Islanders from disadvantaged backgrounds. Diversity in higher education has educational benefits for all Americans."

The Supreme Court ruled that diversity in higher education is a "compelling interest" in the case Grutter v. Bollinger, so long as a race-conscious admissions policy only considers race and ethnic origin as one modest factor among many others.

AALDEF's amicus brief demonstrates that UT-Austin's individualized review of applicants is narrowly-tailored to achieve diversity. Under UT-Austin's admissions policy, the vast majority of freshmen are admitted based on GPA alone.  Fisher v. UT-Austin only challenges the "individualized review" process used for the small remainder of applicants, which considers a wide variety of individual characteristics to determine each applicant's merit. These are "an applicant's culture; language; family; educational, geographic, and socioeconomic background; work, volunteer, or internship experiences; leadership experiences; special artistic or other talents, as well as race and ethnicity."  Race or ethnicity can benefit any applicant.

Filipino Immigrant Worker Obtains Default Against Emirati Colonel for Human Trafficking Violations

New York, NY, August 15, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) announced in a press release that a Rhode Island federal judge has granted default judgment against an Emirati colonel in its human trafficking civil suit on behalf of a Filipina immigrant worker, Ms. Ballesteros. In April 2011, Ms. Ballesteros filed a civil action against Colonel Arif Mohamed Saeed Mohamed Al-Ali, a former student at the U.S. Naval War College™'s International Program from the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), for violating federal laws against human trafficking.

Watch: Sridevi Comeback Film "English Vinglish" (2012) Bollywood Hindi Trailer Release

Sridevi at launch of English Vinglish (2012) Hindi Movie Trailer

Sridevi with family

Sridevi with family
Sridevi witrh family

Mumbai, Aug 14, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) It was a special evening for the veteran actress, Sridevi who celebrated her birthday with the trailer launch of her comeback film, ‘English Vinglish’.  She celebrated her birthday  with her family as she made a grand entry at the event.

Sridevi, Balki and Gauri Shinde
Director Gauri Shinde (left), Actress Sridevi and R. Balki

Sridevi and Gauri Shinde
Actress Sridevi (Right) and Director Gauri Shinde

Watch: Sonu Kakkar's Song "Sing Raja" in Akshay Kumar - Sonakshi Sinha Starrer Joker (2012) Bollywood Film

Sonu Kakkar

Mumbai, Aug 14, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) After making the audience crazy with her song “Yeh Kasoor” from Jism-2, Sonu Kakkar gives yet another sensational number. Unlike her previous song – Yeh Kasoor- which was a mellow heart touching track, the song “Sing Raja” from film Joker (2012) is a fast paced desi dance number. The song is co-sung by Punjabi Pop singer Daler Mehndi. Joker stars Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Minisha Lamba, Shreyas Talpade and more and has a release date of Aug 31, 2012.

Priyadarshan's "Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal" (2012) Hindi Comedy Movie to Release Soon

Hot Item Number Song feat. Anjana Sukhani
Anjana Sukhani in an item number in Kamal Dhamal Malamal

Mumbai, Aug 14, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / BollywoodTrade.com) The rooster has announced it loud and clear! There will be an outbreak of laughter virus this September 28 all across the country, coupled with drama and family entertainment. For, Percept Pictures’ Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal, directed by Priyadarshan, will hit the marquee on that day. Watch the trailer.