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Global Advertisers Pays Tribute to Indian Superstar Rajesh Khanna

Rajesh Khanna Remembered in Juhu

Rajesh Khanna Remembered in Juhu

Mumbai, July 19, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Rajesh Khanna, the legend of Indian film industry, who ruled the hearts of millions in 1960s and 70s with his blockbuster hit movies, style and acting, passed away in Mumbai. We at Global Advertisers have paid tribute to the first superstar of golden era by displaying our heartily emotions on large size canvass.

Bollywood Movie Cocktail (2012) Official Box Office Collections: Terrific Opening

Double Victory for Bollywood film Cocktail (2012)

Mumbai, July 19, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Eros International and Illuminati Films latest release Cocktail, directed by Homi Adajania, starring Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone and debutant Diana Penty, released worldwide on 13th July 2012 and performed exceptionally well at the box office. The gross opening weekend box office collection was Rs. 65 crore worldwide. The film has grossed over Rs. 50 crore in India (net collection: Rs. 35 crore) and Rs. 15 crore overseas.

Can Kate Beckinsale beat Sharon Stone’s performance?

Kate Beckinsale

Mumbai, July 19, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Well, exactly the same question has been going on in every mind waiting for the release of Sony Pictures reboot film Total Recall (2012).



Rajesh ji is no longer with us... he left for his heavenly abode yesterday, the 18th July 2012 after a prolonged illness in his residence, AASHIRVAAD, No. 2, Carter Road, Bombay.

Along with the mortal body of Rajesh Khanna, the ONLY superstar of India, bits and pieces of people like us, who literally grew up on his films also burned on the pyre today in Bomabay's, Vile Parle Crematorium.

Rajesh -ji has appeared in 163 feature films of which 128 films saw him as the lead protagonist; he appeared in 17 short films as well. 
He won three Filmfare Best Actor Awards and was nominated for the same fourteen times.

He received the most BFJA Awards for Best Actor (Hindi) – four times and was nominated 25 times.
In 1991, he was awarded the Filmfare Special Award for completing 25 years in the industry, appearing in a record 106 films as the single lead protagonist in a span of 25 years.
In 2005, he was awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award.

Khanna was referred as the "ONLY Superstar" of Hindi cinema, and thats 101% true!!!
He made his debut in 1966 with Aakhri Khat and rose to prominence with his performances in films like Raaz, Baharon Ke Sapne, Ittefaq and Aradhana, Amar Prem, Ajnabee, Mehbooba and of course Aavishkaar and Anand, films that will keep Rajesh Khanna’s name always shining bright way above others for eternity.

He gave 35 Golden Jubilee Hits in the period 1966-1975, three more in 76-78 and 35 more in the period 1979-1991 and gave 22 silver jubilee hits in the period 1966-1991. Kishore Kumar's Songs made Rajesh Khanna a superstar... He also holds a record of making 15 Superhit Golden Jubilee Films year after year in the brief period of 1969 to 1972.
Til Date NO ONE, I repeat - NO ONE has been able to break this RECORD, nor ever anyone will break it!
Because "Romance" literally has died a tragic death yesterday...READ THE FULL ARTICLE INSIDE.........

Nana Patekar in KAMAAL DHAMAAL MALAMAAL Firstlook

First look at official KAMAAL DHAMAAL MALAMAAL poster. A film by Priyadarshan with expected release date of Sep 28, 2012. Featuring an acting powerhouse star cast of Nana Patekar, Paresh Rawal, Shreyas Talpade, Om Puri, Shakti Kapoor, Asrani and Neeraj Vora.

Shanghai releases Blu-Ray DVD with contest

Mumbai, July 18, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) The Shanghai fever is back again, the movie gained accolades from the critics and was a hit at the box office.  This time, Shanghai releases DVD with a contest. The PVR pictures blog is running a contest across all social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and G-plus. To join the contest all the fans have to do is comment on the official pages on how badly they want the Shaghai DVD and they stand a chance to win the DVD.

Get your copy of SHANGHAI (2012) Hindi Movie Blu-Ray / DVD Online >

It is time to add another classic movie to your collection, a complete must have. The movie was unconventional and explored a different genre, it featured Abhay Deol, Emraan Hashmi, Kalki Koechlin and Prosenjit Chatterjee as the leads.

Shirin aur Farhad ki title track nikal padi

Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi Still

Mumbai, July 18, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Farhad who has spent his adult life as a bra and panty salesman and Shirin who is bubbly and straightforward, fall in love sounds like the perfect love story but not so perfect, Farhad is 45 and Shirin is 40 which makes their love story pretty unconventional. Romance has never been shown so differently and takes a whole new turn with Shirin and Farhad. The trailer for the first title track is out, and promises to leave you fascinated by the humor. The video has a series of hilarious events that fall in place perfectly, creating a riot of laughter. Watch the title song promo music video via WBRi.

Jessica Biel to play Melina in TOTAL RECALL

Actress Jessica Biel in Total Recall

Mumbai, India, July 18, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) When Total Recall starring Arnold Schwarzenegger was released in 1990 not just the film but also the character of bold and beautiful Melina played by Rachel Ticotin was very well received. The role made Rachel a household name and she was signed for many more films like “First time felon”, “Con air”, thereafter.

June Maliah Hosts Launch of AAROHAN - a Hindustan Unilever initiative to help the underprivileged in Kolkata

June Maliah hosts launch of Aarohan in Kolkata

Kolkata, July 16, 2012 (Washington Bangla radio / Penning Creations) The employees of Hindustan Unilever Brooke House Recreation Club took an initiative to look beyond everyday life to build a better society. They organized an event, Aarohan which took place in Kala Mandir on the 13th of July. This event was meant to bring to the fore underprivileged children, people from old age home, children who are suffering from severe illness as well as physically challenged individuals and give them an opportunity to showcase their talents and fun at the same time.

Maura Farrell of U.S. Consulate Kolkata Attends Banchbo Sharad Samman 2011 Awards Ceremony & Cultural Evening

Maura Farrell
Maura Farrell

Kolkata, July 16, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations) Banchbo organized a cultural evening at the Dr. Triguna Sen Auditorium of Jadavpur University Campus on the 14th of July, on the occasion of Award ceremony of Sharad Samman 2011.

Bengali Movie Actors Rahul and Priyanka
Acrtors Rahul & Priyanka

Banchbo is an organization that provides help to underprivileged children and senior citizens. The organization was started in 1995 and it started organizing puja ratings for kids from 2002. The association proceeded with pride and also received help from different other sectors and individuals. In 2008, it started extending its help for the senior citizens. It features participation from children and older people from Sunderban, Malda, Purulia and West Mednipore to Kolkata during the Durga Puja and makes them see and enjoy the festive spirit of the occasion. These chivalrous activities of the organization are supported by many Puja samitis and other individuals.

AMRA (Art, Music, Revolution and Action) Organizes "AMRA Mela" Fair in Kolkata to Raise Funds

Kolkata (Calcutta), India Street Art: President Barack Obama
Kolkata (Calcutta), India Street Art: President Barack Obama

AMRA MelaKolkata, July 16, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations) A.M.R.A is an organization that is created by the youth, for the youth, and is a movement of the youth. The organization arranged A.M.R.A Mela to gather funds for the underprivileged children on the 14th of July at Park Street.

Watch: JISM 2 (2012) Hindi Movie "Yeh Kasoor mera hai" says Singer Sonu Kakkar

Sonu Kakkar for JISM 2 Hindi Movie Film Songs

Mumbai, July 17, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) The song “Yeh Kasoor” from the most awaited film of the year “Jism 2” is sung by item song “Babuji zara dhire chalo” fame Sonu Kakkar . This song has become very popular amongst the audience in a very less time. The song is immersed in love and makes one forget the worries of day to day life. It is one of the rarest songs that one would like to keep hearing over and over again. Watch the sexy music video.

Actress Bhumika Chawla’s favourite monsoon tracks

Bhumika Chawla

Mumbai, July 16, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Monsoons are here, a season of romance and a season to fall in love. If not for love and romance the rains would only mean dirt and murk. Recently we spoke to the Tere Naam girl and she shares with us her love for the season. She enjoys the soft weather with a hot cup of coffee and her favorite songs that enrich the experience as she looks out at the sea from her Juhu residence. She says she loves the portrayal of monsoons in our films.

The unique selling point of the reboot Total Recall

Total Recall (2012) Hollywood Movie

What newness will the reboot TOTAL RECALL bring for the audience is the question that’s been buzzing in every mind that has seen the old version starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

India's National Strategy for Financial Education

Mumbai, July 16, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / PIB India) The first decade of the 21st century has seen a universal recognition for  spreading financial literacy among people.   Most of the countries  are adopting a unified and coordinated national strategy for financial education.  Given the fact that India is having large population, a fast growing economy with national focus on inclusive growth and an urgent need to develop a vibrant and stable financial system, it has become all  the more necessary to quickly formulate and  implement a national strategy.