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RAAT KI RANI - R B Khatri (Sharad)'s NIGHT QUEEN (2012) Nepali Movie Based on True Exotic Dancers' Lives: Preview

Raat Ki Raani / Night Queen (2012) Nepali Movie Poster

Kathmandu, Aug 18, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Full frontal kissing, alcohol, drugs, sex, death and exotic dancing make for an explosive Nepali film whose "A" (Adult) rating should come as no surprise to anyone.

Aushim Khetarpal completed role with no retakes in BABA RAMSAA PEER

Aushim Khetarpal and Gracy Singh in Baba Ramsaa Peer
Aushim Khetarpal and Gracy Singh in Baba Ramsaa Peer

Mumbai, Aug 18, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) What if an on screen actor delivers flawless dialogues with required expressions and is rewarded with the word ‘perfect’ uttered by the director consecutively. It is either considered the perfection of the actor or a miracle because giving shots without a single retake its practically impossible. However, the actor-producer Aushim Khetarpal claims that he has accomplished such a feat by giving shot after shot without retakes.

Watch: Bapi Bari Jaa (2012) Bengali Movie Characters and Story Outline

Bapi Bari Ja (2012) Bengali Movie Unit at First Look event

Kolkata, Aug 18, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Bapi is a young confused Bengali guy, essayed by Arjun Chakraborty. Dola (Mimi Chakrabarty) is a childhood friend of his. Bapi also develops a friendship with Shiuli (Shalmi Burman) in young adulthood. Tista Dutta plays Hasna, a girl from Delhi. The fresh new young actors and actresses continue to introduce their characters and talk about the story of Bapi Baari Jaa (2012) with the directors filling in blanks in this video from Galaxy at The Park Hotel (also featuring a lot of problems with the microphones!).

SHOOTER (2012) WBRi Bengali Movie Review: Joy Mukherjee and Sayantika Banerjee's Performances Okay in Action Film

SHOOTER (2012) Indian Kolkata Bengali New Movie - Poster

Kolkata, August 17 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations) Srishti Entertainment 2010 and Umapathi Films Private Limited have combined to produce the latest Tollywood Indian Kolkata Bangla action movie, Shooter. The story of the movie is written by Provash and Arijit, who are also the directors of this film. The premiere of Shooter took place on Thursday, the 16th of August, in the presence of the cast and crew members.

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.