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Kailash Kher’s Music Video by the Visually Challenged

Kailash Kher

Cover of Kailash Kher

Mumbai, August 9, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Music Maestro Kailash Kher’s Kailasa records’ album Kailasa Rangeele has been receiving raving reviews from across the globe. In a bid to understand the myriad visual interpretations of the music of Rangeele, Kailasa Records announced a music video competition called “Kathagaan”. Through this competition fans and connoisseurs have been invited to shoot a music video of one of the 3 songs ‘Babbaji’, ‘Ujaale Bannt Lo’ and ‘Katha Gaan’. The contest has got an overwhelming response, and is still open for entries. Music lovers many of which are students from across India have participated in the contest.



Punjabi Global Foundation founder Gurpreet Kaur Chadha Organizes Condolence Meet

Gurpreet Kaur Chadha
Gurpreet Kaur Chadha

Mumbai, Aug 8, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Atrocities inflicted on Sikhs in Wisconsin’s Gurudwara has invited the discontent of the Indian Sikhs. To show their disapproval for the incident and to pay homage to the innocents killed in the massacre Gurpreet Kaur Chadha, Founder of Punjabi Global Foundation organised a Condolence meeting in 4 bungalows Gurudwara of Andheri.

Dolly Bindra and Amita Nangia
Dolly Bindra and Amita Nangia


Farah Khan & Boman Irani’s Fulfilled Visit

Farah Khan and Boman Irani

Mumbai, August 8, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Farah Khan and Boman Irani had a fun filled evening as they visited a leading radio station to promote their upcoming film ‘Shirin Farhad ki toh nikal padi’. Farah looked happy and excited as she accompanied an exuberant Boman in the sidecar of his special scooter from the movie. Boman and Farah entertained everyone with their nerve wrecking humour as they joked and pulled each other’s leg in their inimitable style.


Bhumika Chawla in Jagapathi Babu's Next Telugu Movie "APRIL FOOL" (2012)

Hindi Bhojpuri Telugu Actress Bhumika Chawla

Indian actress Bhumika ChawlaMumbai, Aug 8, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Bhumika Chawla portrayed the mellow character of Nirjhara which is still fresh in our minds but her aptitude became visible in number of south films. The north Indian girl started her career with modeling in Hindi music videos and though she aimed to reach heights in Hindi films but got her first break in Great Indian Entertainment’s Telugu film Yevakudu. Gaily she accepted it and the film made her a household name in the south.



Pt. Buddhadev Das Gupta and Pt. Swapan Chaudhuri Perform First Time Together in Washington DC

Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta with Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri Live Concert Washington DC

Washington, DC, Aug 7, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Padmabhushan Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta with Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri, the two great maestros of Indian Classical Music, will perform together live in Concert in the greater Washington DC area after many years.



First Look: Chal Pichchur Banate Hain (2012) Hindi Movie

Chal Pichchur Banate Hain (Hindi, 2012) Film Poster

“Chal Pichchur Banate Hain” is a hindi feature film produced by Twilight Entertainment and directed by Pritish Chakraborty.



Step-Up Revolution (2012) WBRi Movie Review

Step Up Revolution (2012) PosterKolkata, August 4, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations) Back in 2006 when director Anne Fletcher came up with Step up, the first one, she never expected that it would be making way for similar types of clones, by the same name, in succeeding years. Six years have passed by, and voila, there we have the 4th installment to the dance epic created director Fletcher.


Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai (2012) WBRi Hindi Movie Review

Outdoor Poster of Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai (Hindi, 2012) Film in MumbaiKolkata, August 4, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations) Quoting the popular Kishore Kumar song in Bollywood’s first ever romantic superstar Rajesh Khanna’s lips - Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai as the title of his latest film, director Shree Narayan Singh keeps his fingers crossed awaiting your rush to the theatres to catch this flick. You may book your tickets if you don’t want to miss out a musical movie from the house which made some unforgettable romantic films like Aradhana, Amar Prem, Kati Patang, Kashmir Ki Kali and others.


Munshi Premchand’s Festival ‘Prem-Utsav-20012’ in Mumbai till 9th August

By Sanjay Sharma Raj

Vijay Badlani with other actors on stage

Mumbai, August 7, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Ideal Drama and Entertainment  Academy (IDEA) has organised Hindi play festival ‘Prem- Utsav 2012′ to commemorate the 132nd birth anniversary of Munshi Premchand. The festival is being organised at Sathaye College in Vile Parle (East),Mumbai. The festival began on 31st July and finished on 9th August 2012. The entry is free and the timings were 5 PM to 10 PM. The General Secretary for the event is Aaliyah Khan and President is Mujeeb Khan.



Pooja Bhatt’s JISM 2 (2012) feat. Sunny Leone: WBRi Movie Review

Jism 2 Actress Sunny Leone in Chaze Mobile AdKolkata, August 4, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations) From time immemorial women’s body has been the center of controversy and analysis for people. From the artist’s point of view the sinuous body of women provides optimal satisfaction to carve it in their drawings and paintings and to reveal her exotic beauty molded by nature and civilization. It has also attracted the criticism of people from various spheres of life who had their own judgment and disagreement about the amount of freedom that a body of a woman should be subjected to in the society.


Money Devo Bhava (2012) Film Focuses on Conflicts in Indian Youth, Completes Shooting

Actors Nikhil and Nina Sarkar
Nikhil & Nina Sarkar

Mumbai, August 6, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) You heard it right, after all in today’s time, its money that drives us.



David Ellis' Shark Night 3D (2012) travels to India

Mumbai, August 6, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Shark Night 3D is ready to release in India the movie revolves around a Summer weekend that turns into a blood-soaked nightmare for a group of youngsters who are trapped on an island. The movie is directed by David Ellis, features Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan, Chris Carmack, Joel David Moore, Chris Zylka and Katharine McPhee. Watch the trailer.


Pt. Shubhendra Rao and Saskia Rao de Haas Enthrall Calcutta Audience with Sitar - Cello Duets

Subhendra Rao (Sitar) and Saskia Rao De Haas (Cello)

Kolkata, August 2, 2012 (Washington Bangla radio  / Penning Creations) Pandit Shubhendra Rao and Saskia Rao de Haas, the husband-wife duo, performed at the Indian Council For Cultural Relations (ICCR) on the 28th of July.



Peddlers (2012) at TIFF

Peddlars Indie Film PosterMumbai, Aug 4, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio)  Peddlers is a powerhouse thriller movie set in Mumbai. The film is about the lives of a rookie cop, a streetwise orphan and a beautiful young ex-teacher who collide explosively in the drug underworld of Mumbai. The edgy  Bollywood Indian thriller film exemplifies the verve and excitement of India's new independent cinema.

After garnering a fantastic response whilst competing at the International Critics Week at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, Peddlers is all set to screen at the 37th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) to be held from September 6-16 this year. Read all about the indie movie and watch the trailer at WBRi.



Life! Camera Action…wins another top three awards

New York, NY, Aug 3, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Internationally acclaimed feature film, Life! Camera Action… continues to rack up awards since it's release, most recently lifting another top three awards in the ‘Best Dramatic Impact’, ‘Best Feature film for it’s Originality/Creativity’ & ‘Best Actress’ (Dipti Mehta) categories at the Prestige Film Awards 2012 held in California.