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Basic albums harness an artiste: Somlata

Kolkata, June 6 (IBNS) Popular new age Bengali singer Somlata Acharyya Chowdhury rued that the basic album during pujas nowadays don’t attain as much popularity as in the past.

First Look into the music of transgender-themed film "Conditions Apply"

Kolkata, June 5 (IBNS): Tollywood singer-actor Shilajit Majumdar and young singer Somlata Acharyya Chowdhury on Thursday recorded the music for debutant director Amitava Bhattacharya's upcoming film 'Conditions Apply'.

Swastika, Paoli dressed as Woody Allen, Diana Keaton by Mainak

Kolkata, May 30 (IBNS) Indebted to Hollywood for inspiration, director Mainak Bhowmik says the two "lesbian" characters in 'Family Album' were dressed as Woody Allen and Diana Keaton.

Tollywood hit 'Belaseshe' to have online premiere

Kolkata, May 30 (IBNS) Marking a new trend in digital media, director duo of critically acclaimed Tollywood blockbuster 'Belaseshe' will premiere the film on net in future.

Prosenjit basks in Soumitra-starrer Belaseshe's runaway success

Kolkata, May 25 (IBNS) Tollywood bigwig Prosenjit Chatterjee is not part of the latest Bengali superhit's cast, but he is all praise of the team that made Belaseshe, a film trending in the theatres for touching an emotional chord with cinegoers with a storyline on decaying and revived family ties.

Tollywood filmmaker re-adapts Tagore work in 80s backdrop

Kolkata, May 23 (IBNS) It is a season of going back to the life and works of Bengal's all time cultural bellwether Rabindranth Tagore for the Tollywood film industry to draw celluloid inspiration.

Miles to go before I can be an RJ in real life : Prosenjit

Kolkata, May 23 (IBNS) With an over three decade long dominance in the Bengali film industry, Tollywood heavyweight Prosenjit Chatterjee still says he lacks the skill of an RJ to hook people solely with oratory skills.

Direct communication with audience crucial: Mainak

Kolkata, May 18 (IBNS) Admitting that his last film Kolkata Calling did not evoke the expected response like other previous flicks, Bengali filmmaker Mainak Bhowmik says he now knows it better that direct communicating with the audience is of crucial importance.

Bangla rock singer Shilajit plays mentor of transgender heroine

Kolkata, May 16 (IBNS) Bengali singer-actor Shilajit Majumder, essaying the role of a bohemian director-playwright in a debutant director's film on transgenders, says it takes a lot of courage to treat the issue of alternative sexuality.

Durgapuja shot real time on celluloid in Bengali film

Kolkata, May 10 (IBNS) Tollywood actor Arjun Chakroborty said he loves the Durga puja theme of upcoming film 'Asche Bochhor Abar Hobe' as it captured the essential spirit of 'Bangaliana'.

Happy the way things are shaping up: Rittika

Kolkata, May 10 (IBNS) Filmmaker Aparna Sen's 'Arshinagar' actor Rittika Sen is very happy the way things are turning up at this point of her career.

Fake Facebook profiles are baggage of life: Fakebook actress

Kolkata, May 7 (IBNS) Actor Ridhima Ghosh, a.k.a Satyabati in a popular TV channel's Byomkesh Bakshi who stars in Bengali flick Fakebook, affirms she is fed up with a number of fake profiles on Facebook.

Comfort factor important to work with a director and we and Mainak vibe well: Swastika

Kolkata, May 2 (IBNS) Riding the crest of all India popularity for her seductive portrayal of Angoori Devi in Detective Byomkesh Baksi, Tollywood diva Swastika Mukherjee sees her character in upcoming 'Family Album' by friend-confidante Moinak Bhowmik as very unique and a bit unconventional.

I wish my father were alive and see Belaseshe : Shiboprosad

Kolkata, May 2 (IBNS) Riding high in the wake 'Belaseshe' warming the cockles of people's heart, director Shiboprosad Mukhopadhyay confides it is all about missing the old generation from our lives.

Nirbaak will always remain special to me: Sushmita Sen

Kolkata, Apr 30 (IBNS): Former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen, who comes back after a hibernation playing the lead role in popular Bengali filmmaker Srijit Mukherjee's experimental film Nirbaak (Speechless), said the film will remain special to her as she heaped praise on the director for hand-holding her all through the making of the movie.