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“PINK should have been made ten years ago but there is an element called destiny. It was destined that it will be made now. And lo!! It was made. But the fact is it has been made and a step has been taken in the direction, which is important. That must be appreciated” said Amitabh Bachchan at the press conference of the Bollywood film PINK. Big B was in Kolkata along with co-actors Taapsee Pannu, Angad Bedi, creative producer Shoojit Sircar and director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury.

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“The color Pink ironically has always been associated with girls. Girl’s dresses must be pink while that of /boys must be blue. Who has laid down the rules for this thing? Next when a girl is growing up, she will be given miniature cooking utensils and the boys will be given cars and guns to play with. The discrimination starts in our society very early. But a woman can ride horses or even drive fast cars. Even the women athletes have performed so brilliantly and also better than the male athletes at Rio Olympics and also at the Paralympics” said Big B.

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He also said “There are things changing and many more shackles will be broken from one generation to another. When I used to act earlier, the number of women on the sets was limited only to the heroine. She was accompanied by her mother or the chaperone. But now 75 percent of the workforce on a film’s set are women!! Young girls are taking care of all departments that were earlier handled exclusively by men. Even influential leaders in our country today are women like Mamata Banerjee and Jayalalitha. PINK cannot be described therefore. ‘No’ has also found acceptance among the audience. It is not a word but a sentence in itself”.

The mask that Big B wears in the film was introduced to him by his son Abhishek. “When you wear the mask, you cannot breathe easily. You find it hard to breathe. This leads to exercising your lungs. Long distance runners use this to increase lung strength. I had this with me one day and Shoojit asked me to use this in the film” revealed Big B.

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Shoojit Sircar gave some information about rights that many women were not even aware of. “The rule is that if any woman feels that her rights have been violated, she can go to any police station at midnight or on a national holiday and she will be heard and her FIR will be registered. If the person is from outside Kolkata, then she can use the system of Zero FIR. Still they are figuring on using this technique in the best way possible. They will be using the film to promote Zero FIR”.

The ladies in Big B’s family are presently out of the country and hence they could not watch the film as yet. But once they return Big B mentioned that he will surely take them to watch the film. The only family member to have watched the film is his son Abhishek Bachchan. “He found the film to be incredible. I shared an audience’s message with him and he was happy that what he said is also the reaction of the audiences too. I think that the ladies in my family will have a similar reaction to the film like the other women in our country” revealed Big B.

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Taapsee Pannu said “The film was so stressful mentally that I went on a weeklong break after it got completed. I did not have a single light moment during the shooting of the film. A lot of mental work went in to portray the fact that I was first the victim and then I became the survivor. It was very grueling. However, we did not have many retakes which was immensely helpful”.

Angad Bedi who plays the role of Rajveer in the film said “I used to feel so horrible when the girls used to cry in the court room scenes. I felt like giving them a hug. But Shoojit da did not allow that as he said that my character in the film is not like that. Rajveer was a staunch believer in a certain feudal system and I had to stick to that”.

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PINK is surely not a color anymore. It has become a color of strength and empowerment. So if you have not watched Pink yet, do watch it along with the ladies in your house!! It is a film that deserves to be watched!!

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Tollywood Superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee turns Singer; Debut Album ‘Gaan Parar Pujo’ Launched


Video: Prosenjit Chatterjee’s Debut Audio Music Album Launched

Tollywood actor Prosenjit Chatterjee turns singer with the audio album Gaan Parar Pujo. Composed by Upal Sengupta of Chandrabindoo and Diptarko Bose, the lyrics have been penned down by Arnab Choudhury. The formal launch of the music album took place in the presence of Prosenjit Chatterjee, Iman Chakraborty, Upal Sengupta, Anindya Chatterjee and Diptarko Bose.

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The album has six songs namely Gaanparar kotha, Aj addar taale taale, Khola chule laal sari, Bhuribhojer bhojbaji, Ghum bhanga chokhe and Okane neel. The narration of the album has been done by Rituparna Sengupta. Anindya Chatterjee, Rupankar Bagchi, Iman Chakraborty, Lagnojita Chakraborty, Diptarka Bose and Upal Sengupta have lent their voices to the songs in this album.

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“I am not a professional singer and Upal had a tough time making me sing. I just sang because I wanted to have a good time and some new experience as a singer. The experience was wonderful. It brought back many memories of Durga Puja too. The album will build a strong Bengali connection beyond geographies” said Prosenjit Chatterjee.

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An animated discussion took place at the event and the esteemed guests shared their experiences and fondest memories of Durga Puja. “Love during the Puja is something which everyone has done. There is not a single person who has not done this. These love affairs do not last long but the adrenaline rush that it gives in these four days is so very important for the Bengalis” said Anindya Chatterjee.

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Iman who focused on the adda sessions during the Durga Puja said “Whenever I went abroad for the shows during the Pujas, the NRI Bengalis used to engage in such animated talks as if I am the representative of Kolkata. They used to ask me what film is releasing during Pujas, what are the themes and so on. It is as if they wanted to derive the essence of Puja by speaking with me”.

Produced by Emami Healthy and Tasty, the album captures the spirit of Bangaliana in the best way possible!!

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Aakash Aath to Usher in Mahalaya with Night Long Live Interactive Musical Event ‘Raat Pohalo Sarado Prate’

Durga Puja is just around the corner and like every other channel, Aakash Aath has also geared up for giving the viewers a special event “Raat Pohalo Sarado Prate” on Mahalaya. A live program will be aired on the night before Mahalaya from 11pm till seven in the morning on the day of Mahalaya.

The eight hour long program will be a way of welcoming the Mother Goddess. Sriradha Bandopadhyay, Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta, Iman Chakraborty, Soumya Chakraborty, Shovon Ganguly, Madhura Bhattacharya, Tirtha Bhattacharya, Surajit, Rwik, Suchismita, Aditi Munsi, Sagnik Sen and others will be performing all night long.

The live event will also have participation from the audience too. They can call and interact live with the singers who will be performing in this event.

Aakash Aath has always thought of events out of the box. With this live program to usher in the festivity of the Durga Puja, the audience will be having a treat with this eight hour long live program!!

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Bhowanipur 75 Palli Sarbojanin Durgotsab Theme for 2016 is Aarshinagar

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Located at 1/1C, Debendra Ghosh Road, Bhowanipur (Near Netaji Bhavan Metro station), Bhowanipur 75 Palli Sarbojanin Durgotsab is one among the most popular  pujas of the city, known for its innovative concept and celebration style. This Puja is particularly famous for its unique style of pandals and also for the social work which the committee carries out throughout the year.

Theme of 2016 of this Puja Committee is Bhowanipur E – Aarshinagar. The members of Bhowanipur 75 Palli have taken up the challenge to discover the greatest ‘Aarshinagar’. They have tried to resemble this colorful and joyous occasion through the means of Aarshi or Mirror. In “AARSHINAGAR”, they have tried to bring in front of the viewers mainly the Glass-Cloth sewing designs and other artistic works from various states of our country.

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Bhowanipur 75 Palli Sarbojonin Durgotsav’s Khuti Puja was held on 24th July, 2016 to mark the start of the Durga Puja proceedings. The occasion was graced by the presence of various eminent personalities like Sri Firhad Bobby Hakim, Hon’ble Minister of Urban Development & Municipal Affairs, Sri Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Hon’ble Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports, Sri Kartik Banerjee, Social Activist, Sri Malay Mukherjee, Everest Climber 2016, Sri Sourashish Lahiri, Cricketer, Suchandra Vaaniya, Tollywood Actress and many others.

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Like every year, this year also the committee has come up with some special arrangements. Bhowanipur 75 Palli will have a special counter with wheelchair and stretchers. They will also have medical camp with Ambulance facilities. There is a VIP entrance but senior citizens, disabled and differently-abled visitors, pregnant women will not require cards to take the route. The volunteers of the Puja Committee would assist them.

The conceptualization and thematic design is by Biman Kr. Saha.  Parimal Pal will be making the idol. The height of the mandap is 45 feet and the idol will be a Durga of a Rajbari with touches of modernity.

With such a unique thought, Bhawanipu 75 Palli Sarbojonin Durgotsav must feature on the must see pandals in your list!!

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Music of Upcoming Bengali Film Bastob Launched; Actor Saswata Chatterjee turns Composer with the Film

In the august presence of eminent personalities like Soumitra Chatterjee, Shyamal Bose, Debolina Dutta and others, the music launch of the upcoming Bengali film ‘Bastob- The Real Life’ took place.

The story, script, dialogues and direction has been done by Shyamal Bose. Samir Bose is a school teacher who follows ideals in his life. His daughter Pori is educated and well mannered. Engineer Rwik is interested to marry Pori and start a family. The member of the school administration Kamal Rakshit is a politician. He engages in various misdeeds. When Samir Bose protests, Kamal sends goons who rape his daughter. Despite Samir babu’s attempts, he fails to get justice for his daughter. Pori commits suicide. Samir Bose becomes depressed. Then journalist Ananya enters his life. With the help of Ananya and her editor Dr. Amitav Rakshit, they start a war against Kamal Rakshit. Are they successful in getting justice for Pori?

“The film is a slice of real life. In our society, we have both good and bad guys. Often the bad guys have more power and they cannot be punished even by the law. I have tried to showcase this reality of our everyday life” said director Shyamal Bose.

The music of the film has been composed by Jayanta Bhattacharya and Saswata Chatterjee. Rupankar, Sumana and Mitrajit have lent their voices to the songs in the film.

Saswata Chatterjee, Bhaswar Banerjee, Jinia, Supriyo Dutta, Protyusha, Shilpa, Soumyadip will be seen in pivotal roles in this film.

The film is slated for release on 29th November.

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