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Pearl Raah: London-born Tennager Salman Khan's Latest Find?

London born Pearl Raah to take Bollywood by storm

Does Bollywood Badshah Salman Khan have a new "friend" in his life? If sources are to be believed, Salman Khan has a new 'woman', oops 'friend' in his life. And the new friend is none other than 18-year-old, London-born NRI teenager Pearl Raah. It seems the two met when Salman Khan visited London last year and hit off very well. They chatted for hours and it is rumoured that Salman Khan even invited Pearl to have dinner with him. The two have been in constant and daily touch on phone and IM since then.


THE 16th ANNUAL NEW YORK INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES OPENING NIGHT GALA FILM

Bardroy Barretto
Bardroy Barretto

The New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) announced the Opening Night Gala film: Bardroy Baretto’s Nachom-ia Kumpasar (Let’s Dance to the Rhythm).  LET’S DANCE TO THE RHYTHM is a Konkani feature film- a tribute to Goan music and her musicians. Narrated through the emotional rollercoaster of a love story destined to tragedy, it celebrates Goan music through the eyes of its eclectic’s generation of musicians in the 1960s and 70s.


Popular Bengali TV Actress Pratyusha Banerjee Dead; Suicide of Balika Badhu's Anadi Stuns India

Kolkata, April 1 (Washington Bangla Radio) - Shock and gloom descended on Indian Television industry as popular TV serial actress Pratyusha Banerjee ended her life by hanging herself in her apartment in Goregaon area of Mumbai. Police responded to the emergency and transported her to Kokilaben Ambani Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The bubbly actress shot to fame for her role as Anadi in the extremely popular television series ‘Balika Vadhu’ and became a household name in India. She was also seen in dance reality show Jhalak dikhlaa Jaa and Big Boss.


Seema Kohli Enthrals with Innovative Art-form of Performance Art at First Talk Show in Kolkata

Eminent Artist Seema Kohli enthrals audience with her innovative art form

Emami Chisel Art Gallery recently hosted an interactive talk show of the eminent and talented artist Seema Kohli for the very first time in Kolkata. At the session Ms. Kohli conducted her talk show along with distinguished artists from Bengal like Tapas Konar and Ritendra Roy.

Maheshwari, Bronze
Maheshwari, Bronze

Speaking on the occasion, the talented artist said “This is the first time I have come to Kolkata for such a session. I am quite grateful to Emami Chisel Art Gallery for providing me with this unique opportunity. Commenting on her art, Ms. Seema Kohli said, “There are no pre structures. I don’t do a single drawing or make rough sketches. Sometimes I just start with a border and fall into a trance.”

Kundalini, Bronze
Kundalini, Bronze


Amy Jackson Surprises Family on Easter

Actress AMY JACKSON
Amy Jackson

Family time is something everyone who works away from home misses and craves every now and then. The same feeling has consumed the gorgeous star Amy Jackson who decided to make the most of the Easter weekend she got off from work.

Actress AMY JACKSON


Urvashi Rautela's Deal for Health and Fitness

Urvashi Rautela - Fitness Exercise

Yamaha fascino Miss Diva 2015 Urvashi Rautela,who made her debut with Anil Sharma's Singh Saab the Great and her second second movie "Sanam Re" released this February which did well on box office.



Eye-catching performance of magician Aliraj in Florida

Aliraj at Asian Fair 2016
Aliraj at Asian Fair 2016

Aliraj the magic icon of Bangladesh recently performed in the  biggest event in Florida, USA at the "Asian Trade Food Fair and Cultural Show" organized by Bangladesh Association of Florida.


Rana Daggubati on a Japanese food trip

Actor Rana Daggubati

Rana Daggubati, who had been shooting for Ghazi in Hyderabad all through March, recently took off on a week-long vacation to Japan with his friends. He visited Tokyo, Hakone and Kyoto.


Neha Dhupia Judges Miss India Australia, Takes Time off Work with Family

NEHA DHUPIA in Australia

The actress says, “We stayed at service apartments in the heart of the city as it’s always better like that with family. I have been to Melbourne before but my parents have always wanted to visit. Now it’s a tick off their bucket list. They loved it so much that now they plan on going back there for the summer.”



Video: Surekha and Awadhesh Dixit Host Star-Studded Party on Pratiksha and Hradayesh Dixit's 25th Anniversary

Awadhesh Dixit, Director - Global Group Of Companies, and his gorgeous wife Surekha Dixit hosted a grand party to celebrate the 25th wedding anniversary of the former’s younger brother Hradayesh Dixit and his better half Pratiksha Dixit at their palatial farmhouse.

The party was attended by the who’s who of the film industry along with several distinguished politicians, sport personalities and entrepreneurs.


Photo Feature: Atul Agnihotri and Fashion Photographer Jude Fernandes Launch Starline Productions with Models and Fashion Show

Via a Press Release

Fashion Show at Starline Productions with Photographer Jude Fernandes at Mahada
A model walks the ramp at Fashion Show at Starline Productions with Photographer Jude Fernandes at Mahada


Japanese perfume ISSEY MIYAKE now in Bangladesh

From left, Zakir Hossain, ED, Faridul Hassan Chowdhury, Chairman, Khondoker Nazrul Islam, CEO & Reshad H. Khan, Director
From left, Zakir Hossain, ED, Faridul Hassan Chowdhury, Chairman, Khondoker Nazrul Islam, CEO & Reshad H. Khan, Director

Perfume lovers in city had some truly happy hours with Bangla Perfumes Distributors Ltd, the top-brand fragrance distributor in country where they introduced its newest family-member ISSEY MIYAKE from Japan in a city hotel recently.


Discover Visual Excellence of Performance Art with Multi-talented Delhi Artist Seema Kohli Hosting Talk Show in Kolkata

MYTH MIND AND MOVEMENT - an interactive talk show with Seema Kohli
MYTH MIND AND MOVEMENT - an interactive talk show with Seema Kohli

Emami Chisel Art Gallery is hosting an interactive talk show of the eminent and talented artist Seema Kohli for the very first time in Kolkata. At the session scheduled on 29th of March, 2016 at the gallery at 5.30 P.M, Ms. Kohli will conduct a talk show along with distinguished artists from Bengal including Tapas Konar and Ritendra Roy.


No Reference to Hindu God Lord Krishna in New “X-Men: Apocalypse” Trailer

X-Men: Apocalypse - Official Motion Picture POSTER

The recent “Official Trailer” of the action-adventure Hollywood superhero movie “X-Men: Apocalypse” does not contain reference to Hindu deity Lord Krishna, while there was comparison of its blue-colored villain Apocalypse with Krishna in the "Teaser Trailer" released in December last upsetting the Hindus.

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who spearheaded the protest in December saying that “such trivialization of Lord Krishna, who was highly revered in Hinduism, was quite inappropriate and disturbing to the devotees”, has thanked director Bryan Singer for deleting reference to Lord Krishna in the new trailer, and thus showing maturity and responsibility, and understanding the feelings of Hindu community. Watch the latest X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) trailer via WBRi.


“Yoga Garden” in White House Easter Egg Roll event welcomed

White House Easter Egg Roll

White House Easter Egg Roll (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A Hindu group has commended White House for including yoga in “138th White House Easter Egg Roll 2016” event to be held in the South Lawn of White House in Washington DC on March 28.

A “Yoga Garden” was listed under annual Easter Egg Roll “Events” on the White House website. “Come enjoy a session of yoga from professional instructors”, it said under the Yoga Garden.