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NYIFF: The New York Indian Film Festival Full Lineup

Bengali Actress Rittika Sen and Tollywood Hero DEV in Arshinagar
DEV and Rittika in Aparna Sen's "Aarshinagar" Bangla Movie

The New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) announced the full lineup last night for their 16th year of celebrating independent, art house, alternate, and diaspora films from/about/connected to the Indian subcontinent (May 7 – May 14). Dedicated to bringing these films to a New York audience, the festival will feature 40 screenings (35 narrative, 5 documentary) –all seen for the first time in New York City. In addition, the festival will also feature five programs of short films.


Jacqueline Fernandez wins hearts, builds homes for Tamil Nadu flood victims through #JacquelineBuilds

Jacqueline Fernandez (WBRi File Photo)
Jacqueline Fernandez (WBRi File Photo)

The ever so charming Jacqueline Fernandez is not just a pretty face but someone with a big heart as well. She was recently present at Padappai Town in Chennai on 9th April for #JaquelineBuilds.


Ekta Manch and Children Welfare Centre High School Organize Free Health Checkups and Blood Donation Camp

Free Health Checkup and Blood Donation Camp

NGO Ekta Manch and Children Welfare Centre High School came together to organise a Free Health Checkups and Blood Donation Camp in  Children Welfare Centre High School, Yari Road, Andheri(W), Mumbai-61 on 14th April, 2016 from 8 A.M. to 4 P.M.


Jacqueline Fernandez Liked by 19 Million

Actress Jacqueline Fernandez with a fan in Sri Lanka
Actress Jacqueline Fernandez with a fan in Sri Lanka

Fandom of the gorgeous actress Jacqueline Fernandez seems to be on a rise. She crossed 19 million likes on her Facebook page recently.

Dishoom: Jacqueline Fernandez Arrested, Real Character "Ishika" Revealed

To celebrate this joyous occasion, she took to Facebook and interacted with her fans through a Q & A. From her favourite actor to her upcoming projects, the actress revealed some interesting tidbits about herself.


Tata Motors India Launches TIAGO Hatchback in Kolkata

Tata Motors today announced the commercial launch of its cool new hatchback, the TIAGO with cutting edge design, technology and driving dynamics to create new segment benchmarks in the industry.  At a starting price of INR 3.37 Lakhs, ex-showroom, Kolkata, for the Revotron 1.2L (petrol) variant and INR 4.14 Lakhs, ex-showroom, Kolkata, for the Revotorq 1.05L (diesel) variant, the TIAGO will be available for sale, across the country in over 597 Tata Motors sales outlets, from today.

Tiago Hatchback


Shraddha Kapoor Photo-Bombed by Tiger Shroff

Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor

We came across this adorable picture of the lead pair of the upcoming Bollywood movie Baaghi.


Hyundai "Drive Mein Junoon" Youth Anthem Records 7 Million views in 5 days

Hyundai i20

Hyundai i20 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL), the country’s largest passenger car exporter and the second largest car manufacturer’s music video ‘Drive Mein Junoon’ crossed 7 Million views on YouTube in 5 days of its launch. Watch the video song via WBRi.


Photo Feature: Actress Suchandra Vaaniya Celebrates "Gangaur Mahotsav" with Purva Kolkata Maheshwari Sabha (Slideshow)

Actress Suchandra Vaaniya Celebrates Gangaur in Kolkata
Actress Suchandra Vaaniya Celebrates Gangaur in Kolkata

'Gangaur', the festival of Rajasthan is observed with great fervour and devotion by women folk who worship 'Gauri', the consort of Lord Shiva. The word “Gangaur” comes from ‘Gana’ which is a synonym of Lord Shiva and ‘Gaur’ which stands for Gauri who symbolises Saubhagya (marital bliss). The inauguration ceremony was attended by: Suchandra Vaaniya, Tollywood Actress; Hon'ble Justice Amitava Lala, Ex Acting Chief Justice, Allabhabad High Court and many other political representatives and eminent personalities. Presenting a photo feature and slideshow on WBRi.



Anmoll Mallik wins her first GIMA, bags the ‘MTV Rising Star’ Award

ANMOL MALIK Daughter of ANU MALIK (WBRi)

Talented singer Anmoll Malik won her first GIMA, MTV Rising Star Award for her song ‘Old school girl’ featured in Tanu Weds Manu Returns. The budding artist has been creating waves in the industry with her melodious songs. Whether it was the jazz number ‘Old school girl’ or ‘Talli’ from Ugly aur Pagli , this youngster has a long and bright future ahead of her!


Zee Talkies "Talkies Lighthouse" contest a grand success

Zee Talkies LogoZee Talkies new initiative, the Talkies Lighthouse contest which aimed to give budding film-makers a chance to showcase their talent has received an overwhelming response with a record breaking 5000 plus entries in a span of a month.  Such has been the response, that the makers extended the contest to the 31st of March, 2016.



Cops Not Interested in Kangana Ranaut's Laptop


Actress Kangana Ranaut

Rubbishing reports that the police has demanded Kangana Ranaut to surrender her laptop, the three-time National award winning actress’ lawyer has clarified that certain people are trying to feed false information to misguide the media.


"JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!" HOSTS MARVEL’S SUPER HEROES THIS WEEK

Jimmy Kimmel

In celebration of the highly anticipated film “Captain America: Civil War”, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” will welcome the stars of the film, as well as their Marvel friends, for an action-packed week of shows.

On Wednesday, April 13, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” will welcome Team Captain America: Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, and Paul Rudd for a blockbuster “Captain America: Civil War” appearance.

The Marvel extravaganza continues on Thursday, April 14, with “Dr. Strange” and Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch, who will exclusively share the debut of the upcoming film’s trailer, as well as Clark Gregg of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”


Drive Mein Junoon in Shah Rukh Khan's Playlist

Shah Rukh Khan in Kolkata
Shahrukh Khan in Kolkata (WBRi File Photo)

The newly launched music video of Hyundai, Drive Mein Junoon has already created waves amongst the audience and fans alike. Everyone seems to be humming the new anthem composed by ace music director Clinton Cerejo and sung by music maestro Arijit Singh.



Video: Kangana Ranaut Answers Questions at Young India National Summit hosted by the CII

Kangana Ranaut with sister Rangoli Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut with sister Rangoli Ranaut (WBRi File Photo)

Kangana was seen to be at her fiery best as she faced a volley of questions thrown at her on various issues. She gave a few fearless and some witty answers. Snippets of this candid session was shared by her fan club on social media.


The 10 Times Sid Mallya at His Wittiest Best

Siddharth Mallya.jpg
"Siddharth Mallya" by http://www.bollywoodhungama.com - http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/more/photos/view/stills/parties-and-events/id/1366097. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Commons.

The ever so flamboyant Sid Mallya apart from his stylish persona is also known for his witty comebacks. He never shies away from indulging his detractors in humorous banter every now and then on social media. Being brought up in Britain, he has the famed British sense of humor to his disposal. Here are 10 times when Sid Mallya was at his wittiest best!