Washington Bangla Radio News

Sachin Gupta's "Wakeup Call" Play to be Performed by Chilsag Chillies Theatre Company in Mumbai

Mumbai, July 11, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Chilsag Chillies Theatre Company anounces the staging of its original critically acclaimed play 'Wakeup Call' by Sachin Gupta, an Off Broadway Playwright , Theatre Director & recipient of National award "Natya Bhushan".

The cast of the play features familiar Film & television faces alongwith other Theatre artists. It features film actor Gauri Karnik (Lead actor 'Sur' -Feature Film) & also includes Popular Television actors Anjum Farooki (Gauri in Balika Vadhu-Colors ), Rubina Dilaik (Radhika in Choti Bahu-a TV series on Zee TV), Praneeta Sahu (Kasturi fame, Uttaran-Colors), Kashmira Irani (Amber in Amber Dhara-Sony's Popular Television series),Nupur Joshi (Sumii-Do Hanso ka Joda-Colors & Rakhi-ZEE TV).



Kareena Kapoor and Imran Khan Star in New Dharma Movie Directed by Punit Malhotra

Bollywood Actors Kareena Kapoor and Imran Khan

Mumbai, July 11, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Dharma Productions is all set as they have a new actress for their next production, they have signed Kareena for their new movie. The movie is to be produced by Karan Johar and directed by Punit Malhotra.

The trio met at the Dharma productions office at Khar recently, where they went through a lengthy discussion. After the discussion Kareena was finally convinced about the role and is now a part of the upcoming Dharma movie. She will be paired against Imran Khan who plays the male lead actor for the movie.



Women Development Minister Uveils India's First Mobile Video Channel for Women

Mira! LogoNew Delhi, July 11, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Vuclip, the world’s largest independent mobile video destination, today launched India’s first mobile portal, Mira!, designed to appeal to the new age women who are independent, tech savvy and full of life, according to a press release.

Mira! draws quality content from almost 30 leading content providers in India and globally to offer free access to the best videos that cater to a woman’s needs, all within the comfort of her own mobile handset, anywhere, anytime. It features video content relating to health, beauty, fashion and style tips, parenting, cooking recipes, career, entertainment, celeb-speak, astrology and more. This women’s mobile video channel can be accessed from virtually any internet-enabled mobile phone from a range of over 5500 different handsets including the most basic feature phones to sophisticated smart phones.




Countdown for Cocktail

Actors Deepika Padukone (left), Saif Ali Khan and Diana Penty Promoting Cocktain on a Mini Cooper

Mumbai, July 9, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) The Cocktail fever is increasing, with only four days left for the release of the most awaited movie of the season. The movie has gained accolades for the music, the dialogues and the stars. The look and feel of the movie is fresh and is shot at exotic locations, the wardrobe for the stars includes fresh designs, bright colors and tribal prints which has the fans waiting to watch the movie for the style it displays.



Marc Webb Thanks Indian Audience

A letter from Marc Webb

Mumbai, July 10, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) The movie The Amazing Spider-man made a comeback with its reboot in the franchise a week ago but the record it made within 3 days after its release, the figures were enough to prove the love of the Indian fans for their favorite super hero.



The Indian Postal Service: Role of Post Offices in Empowering Aam Aadmi

By Alkesh Tyagi
Deputy Director(M&C), PIB, New Delhi

New Delhi, July 10, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) In India, Information Communication Technology (ICT) has emerged during the last decade as the most powerful tool of sustainable human development. Today ICT’s inherent potential for inclusive growth through empowerment of masses makes it the most sought after need of the Nation. This technology is not the end but is mean to ends like good governance and better quality of service. Recognizing the role of ICTs in lessening the development divide and bringing transparency in Governance, India Post is the unique and most appropriate organization of Central Government for leveraging ICT for empowering Aam Aadmi.


Rohit Gupta's "LIFE! CAMERA ACTION…" Internationally Acclaimed Feature Film to Release in July 2012

Film Poster: Rohit Gupta's

Washington, DC, July 10, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) According to a close source, a US based distribution company has acquired the digital rights to distribute LIFE! CAMERA ACTION…an internationally acclaimed award sweeper, American independent drama feature film, directed, produced & co-written by Rohit Gupta. The film is gearing up for a worldwide online release this July 2012, the source further added.


Manan Singh Katohora's 9 ELEVEN: First Bollywood Premiere in The First State of USA

Wilmington, DE, July 9, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Juhi Jagiasi with Jewel of India announced today that the Delaware Premiere of Manan Singh Katohora's (interview) Award-Winning Film '9 ELEVEN' will be held on Saturday, July 21 (4-7PM) at the prestigious Delaware Art Museum, sponsored by OMSHEEL LLC and NIRVANA CUISINE.  This is the First time for a Bollywood Film to have a special screening in The First State of USA - Delaware, according to a press release.

Founded in 1912, the Delaware Art Museum holds a world-renowned collection that focuses on American art and illustration from the 19th century to the present as well as the British pre-Raphaelite movement of the mid-19th century.  The Museum offers the outdoor Copeland Sculpture Park, the Helen Farr Sloan Library & Archives, studio art classes, the interactive Kid’s Corner learning area, the delART Café, and the Museum Store with distinctive books and gifts.


3 Bachelors (2012) WBRi Movie Review: Sharman Joshi, Riya Sen & Raima Sen in Enjoyable Comedy

Kolkata, July 7, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations) Finally, we have an out-and-out Bollywood comedy flick this monsoon. Set in a college campus, 3 Bachelors is all about love, laughter and romance rolled in one, with generous dollops of on-screen confusion. Director Ajai Sinha brings the gorgeous Sen Sisters (Raima Sen and Ria Sen) together to fuel his laughathon, which also features Sharman Joshi who is still basking in the success of his last release Ferrari Ki Sawari.

3 Bachelors relates the story of the mischievous Amit (Sharman Joshi) and the introvert Jai (Manish Nagpal). Amit and Jai are small town youngsters who enroll their names in Dhariwal College, Mumbai. On their very first day of college, Amit ends up in a jam when he teases Neha (Raima Sen) and Nisha (Riya Sen). Poor Jai is also dragged into the mess. Amit and Jai face further problems too, as they do not get a room in the college hostel. They seek the help of an agent to get a house on rent. The agent finds them a client who rents out a room in her house at a cheap rate, but only to families or married couples. Driven to their wit’s end, the boys find out a trick to get into the house. They decide to pose as husband and wife. More surprises await the two buddies as they find their landlady to be their college principal Shalini Devi (Himani Shivpuri) and Neha and Nisha to be her nieces.


3 Bachelors Music Launch

Now the confusing story of romance and love begins in right earnest. Amit falls in love with Neha but, regarding him as a married man, she does not even bother looking at him. On the other hand, Nisha falls hard for Jai in college, being oblivious of the fact that the man of her dreams is playing the role of a female, ‘Jaya’, at her aunt’s residence! At the climax, everyone's real identity is discovered by each other and all hell breaks loose. What happens when Neha discovers that Amit is unmarried but had been lying to her all the time? How does Nisha accept that her crush Jai had been posing as a lady? What does Shalini do when the boys are unmasked? Can the lovers win over their respective heartthrobs? Get a ticket in the theatres and have good time finding the answers!


Bol Bachchan (2012) WBRi Movie Review: Ajay Devgn - Abhishek Bachchan in Action-Comedy Hindi Film

Bol Bachchan (2012) Bollywood Hindi Film Poster

Kolkata, July 7, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations) Rumors had been rife that Rohit Shetty was presenting a remake of the 1979 classic comedy Golmaal via his latest flick, Bol Bachchan. Shetty’s film is rather a tribute to the earlier cult hit than a mere copy of it. A power packed comedy with a powerful title (In Bollywood, few words convey a greater sense of awe than the term Bachchan!), ‘Bol Bachchan’ hit the theatres this Friday, much to the delight of fans. The final verdict on the film? It definitely has its moments!

Read our full review and watch the trailer of Bol Bachchan via WBRi.



Mini Cooper Cocktail Party

Bollywood Movie Cocktail Saif Ali Khan Deepika Padukone Diana Penty in Mini Cooper

Mumbai, June 7, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) The Mini Cooper showroom in Santa Cruz was pouring with enthusiasm on the 6th of July as fans waited eagerly for the party of the year to begin. The Mini Cocktail Party one of the most awaited, began at 8.30 Pm, with fans who were frenzied with enthusiasm. The stars kick- started the party with their lavish entry, where Deepika Padukone drove the Mini Cooper, seated beside her was the stunning Diana Penty with Saif Ali Khan seated at the back.

Bollywood Movie Cocktail Saif Ali Khan Deepika Padukone Diana Penty in Mini Cooper

Once the stars entered the paparazzi went wild, and the fans present were ecstatic and overjoyed during which a small camera mishap took place that was sorted immediately by the production house.

Bollywood Movie Cocktail Saif Ali Khan Deepika Padukone Diana Penty in Mini Cooper Party


Bhinda Aujla & Ravi Bal Release New Album "The Producer's"

London, UK, July 7, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) In the midst of the singles race here's an Album! Yes you heard right it's an Album!

Bhinda Aujla & Ravi Bal return with a Brand new album "The Producer's" An album containing 8 brand new tracks and accompanied by 3 amazing music videos.

"ISHQ" is the first of the 3 videos. This video was shot in beautiful Rajasthan.

Bhinda Aujla a musical & production student of world renowned music producer Ravi Bal shows his vocal versatility in an array of beautifully constructed and composed songs.

Keeping it short and simple. If your looking for an accessible alternative to what everybody else is doing these days then  "THE PRODUCER'S" Album is the album to hear.

No Hype! No Stunts!  Just a quality melodious "Music Album" for all to enjoy.

Available Worldwide on Itunes & CD. Download the album from iTunes » icon

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Faaiz Anwaar item song in Rowdy Rathore creates sensation

By Sanjay Sharma Raj

Indian Lyricist Faaiz Anwaar

Faaiz Anwaar has written many romantic songs for movies like 'Dil hai Ki manta nahi,' 'Saajan,' 'Hello brothers,' 'Jab we meet, Dabbang,' etc. He is a shayar too. Recently made hit Rowdy Rathore has item songs like 'Chikni kamar…,' 'Chammak Challo…,' ' Preetam Pyare..' which are hits and written by Faaiz Anwaar. The songs have created a sensation and it has shown that he is not just a romantic song writer.


Sudip Pandey's Double Role in Bhojpuri Movie "Bagawat"

By Sanjay Sharma Raj

Indian Bhojpuri Movie Actor Sudip Pandey

Mumbai, July 7, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) After Dharmedra's movie Bagawat, Now in Bhojpuri with same tittle and Sudip Pandey will be the hero playing the double role. Bhojpuri hero, Sudip Pandey has played double roles in movies Bhojpuriya Daroga, Masiha Babu and Mr. Tangewala.


Challenges of Sustainable Development of Western Ghats of India - A World Heritage Site

The Shola Grasslands and forests in the Kudrem...

The Shola Grasslands and forests in the Kudremukh National Park, Western Ghats, India. The Park is about 600 Sq. km in area and is one of the 25 biodiversity hot spots in the world. View Large on Black Stop Mining ! Save Our Precious Wildlife & Nature! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Manish Desai
Director (Media), Press Information Bureau, Mumbai.

Mumbai, July 4, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / PIB India) UNESCO's World Heritage Committee inscribed the Western Ghats of India as a world heritage site on July 1. The tag came at the 36th session of the World Heritage Committee (WHC) in St Petersburg in Russia. Altogether 39 sites that dot the Western Ghats landscape will be part of the region that has been designated as World Heritage Site. Kerala leads with 20 sites being inscribed in the heritage list followed by Karnataka with ten, Tamil Nadu five and Maharashtra four.