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Bollywood Film Saansein Actors Meet the Press in Kolkata


The star cast of Saansein visited Kolkata to promote the upcoming Bollywood film. Rajneesh Duggal, Hiten Tejwani and others attended the press conference and shared information about this film.


Saansein is an upcoming romantic horror film shot in Mauritius which is also the location where horror unfolds in the movie. The story revolves around Shirin(Sonarika) who is possessed by some evil spirit and everyone feels that there is something horrifying about the girl. Just then Abhay(Rajneesh) enters and falls for her and promises to be her side through thick and thin and together they fight for life.

A GPA Productions film Saansein: The Last Breath is directed by Rajiv S Ruia, Produced by Goutam Jain, Vivek Agarwal and Co-produced by Spotlight International Film. The film stars Rajneesh Duggal, Sonarika Bhadoria, Hiten Tejwani and Neetha Shetty. Gorgeous TV actress Sonarika Bhadoria is all set to make her debut in Bollywood with Saansein.


Saansein is probably the second film after Raaz franchise to fall under romantic-horror genre. The music and songs of Saansein have already received positive feedback and each song has crossed million plus views. Saansein boasts of singers like Arijit Singh, Armaan Malik, Dev Negi, Shibani Sur, Ash King, Najam Bajwa, Swati Sharma. The music has been composed by Vivek Kar and the lyrics have been penned down by Kumaar.

The film is slated for release soon.

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Trailer and Songs of Upcoming Bengali Film Gangster Released; Yash Dasgupta, Mimi in Lead Roles


The trailer and songs of the soon to release Shree Venkatesh Films’ presentation, ‘Gangster’ was unveiled recently. Gangster is a film by Birsa Dasgupta. The film marks the debut of Yash Dasgupta with Mimi Chakraborty. It also has Bratya Basu, Gourav Chakraborty, Sourav Das in pivotal roles.

‘Gangster’ is a timeless love story of two star-crossed lovers who fight all odds to be with each other. The intense trailer introduces the audiences to Guru and Ruhi’s lives and their journey. However, their past becomes the biggest threat in realizing their dream. Their blissful life is shattered as Guru’s past comes back to haunt them. As their world turns upside down, will their love be enough to survive against all odds?


The story is by Manish Sharma and Shweta Bharadwaj. The DOP of the film is Subhankar Bhar. Arindom has composed the music while the lyrics are by Prasen.  The very first song from the film ‘Gangster’, – ‘Thik Emon Ebhabe’ has been sung by Arijit Singh exudes melody and romance in every sense.

Izaz Yulab is the man directing the action sequences while the costumes have been designed by Jayanti Sen.

‘Gangster’ is scheduled to release on 7th October, the same day on which Srijit Mukherji’s Zulfiqar is releasing.

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Interview- Singer Lopamudra Mitra on 25 Years of Her Musical Journey (Sholoana Bangaliana Exclusive)


She has been mesmerizing with her voice for the past twenty five years. Sholoana Bangaliana correspondent caught up with the versatile singer Lopamudra Mitra at her home for a candid conversation about her musical journey so far. Excerpts..

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana- You have completed twenty five years in the music industry. How does it feel?

Lopamudra Mitra- To be very frank, I was not aware that I have actually completed twenty five years. I like doing a musical event after every five years with the musicians I like and I sing the songs that I love at the event. This feels great actually. I had not thought that I will be actually completing twenty five years in the industry. I also had not also thought that my song Benimadhob will be heard more than once by the audience. Leave aside for twenty five years.

What will be the attractions in this year’s show?

Lopamudra Mitra- Thirteen musicians will be playing different musical instruments at the show. Joy will also be performing. Violins, guitars and many other instruments will be there. This has always been a latent wish of mine to sing with so many musical instruments. Hence this is a dream come true.


When did you start singing?

Lopamudra Mitra- I began singing from a very small age. Arun Bhaduri, Rita Ray are some of my teachers who have guided me immensely. My inspiration was Samir Chattopadhyay. He had a group theatre and my singing began from there. It is from then that I developed a different singing style which is now appreciated so much by the people.

Since this dream is coming true, what other dreams are yet to be fulfilled by you?

Lopamudra Mitra- I will say that I have fulfilled more of my dreams than I thought I would be actually able to do. I will like to work on the national level and reach out to a wider audience in the language that they understand. I will also like to take Bengali to national and even international audience.

Have you thought of any collaborating with any artists?

Lopamudra Mitra- I have not thought about that till now. But yes, I will have to make plans about it.

Many Bengali singers are singing in Bollywood. Have you ever tried your luck or do you have the interest of singing in Bollywood?

Lopamudra Mitra- If I get a call from a music director asking me to sing a song, I will be giving it a try. But otherwise, it is not in my nature to go asking for giving me chances. I will rather focus on my work that I am doing rather than do this.

Which one do you prefer- Bengali film songs or Bengali album songs?

Lopamudra Mitra- I will be opting for the album songs. The popularity of the film songs have happened in the last few years. Previously the audiences used to listen to the Bengali album songs. Now the media is giving enough support and this is helping the artists working in the films.


What are your next film projects?

Lopamudra Mitra- The funny thing is I have not been given much chance to sing in Bengali films. I have recently recorded a song for Joy (Sarkar) in which he is composing the music and I have also sang for a Raja Sen movie. The fact is I have not being given opportunities to sing in Bengali films. I sang in Hemlock Society a few years ago. It did not do that well. So I focus mainly on basic albums. I think about them and I work tirelessly on them.

So what are your next albums?

Lopamudra Mitra- Four songs are ready. Srijato and Srikanto will be working on the project along with me.

How is the experience of working with Joy Sarkar?

Lopamudra Mitra- Since he is my husband, there is a good comfort level between us. We are both musically attached and this helps us very much when we work together. I enjoy working with him.

Rabindranath Tagore wrote so many songs yet artists perform a select few of his songs. What is the reason for this kind of selection?

Lopamudra Mitra- See, there is an entertainment element attached when we sing songs on stage. People like to listen only to hit and popular songs. Tagore has both hit songs and not so hit songs. There are many artists who can sing all the songs of Tagore but performing them on stage is always not a good idea. Hence this picking up of the common songs for performing on stage!!

What tip/advice will you like to give to upcoming young singers?

Lopmudra Mitra– I believe the youngsters are trying to gain popularity soon. But that is not a good idea. The struggle for existence is becoming strict daily. Hence the person must have the required depth so as to survive in this world. Or else the artist will be facing hardships. Most youngsters have knowledge on the superficial level.


There is a huge number of reality shows going on in different channels. How far do you think these shows help the upcoming artists?

Lopamudra Mitra- The winner of such a reality show faces a huge challenge after winning the show. This is simply because the person has to make a name next and make his presence felt. Before he could have sang some famous singer’s songs and gained prominence. And after the win he will be called to many places to perform songs. But after the one year period is over, he will face the real struggle. His songs in his own voice need to make a mark or he will be lost. For example, Arijit Singh did not win the reality show Fame Gurukul. He had to struggle a lot before he actually became so popular. Hence struggling cannot be avoided. Struggling without expectation is comparatively easy than struggling with so much expectations of the audience.

Do you have any plans of opening up a singing school?

Lopamudra Mitra- No, ways!! If someone wants to take some tips, I will rather give them advice on how to become a good human being. That is also extremely important!!

You are a favorite singer of many people. So who are your favorite singers?

Lopamudra Mitra- Kishore Kumar and Geeta Dutt are my favorite singers.

Like any other food loving Bengali, what are your favorite dishes?

Lopamudra Mitra- Chinese, Continental and yes I love to gorge on Biryanis.

What do you do in your free time?

Lopamudra Mitra- I go to different places. Earlier I used to read books. But now I go on searching for many things on the internet. I will have to leave this habit soon as this is very addictive.

Had you not become a singer, what would you have become?

Lopemudra Mitra- (Thinks for a moment) I would have become a very bad housewife. Home making is a huge responsibility. Since I will not be able to become the traditionally responsible housewife, Joy and I do not have a child.

The call for her rehearsal came and we had to bid adieu to the versatile singer. We hope she continues to sing and mesmerize her with her soulful voice!!



Priyanka Dutta takes a keen interest in lifestyle and entertainment related news. She also enjoys interviewing celebrities and other renowned personalities. Priyanka holds a post graduate degree in English and Mass Communication. Journalism is her passion and she has reported for many a reputed international web portals.



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Upcoming Bollywood Film Teraa Surroor Stars Himesh Reshammiya and Farah Karimaee Promote the Film in Kolkata


Ace Bollywood singer- actor Himesh Reshammiya and Farah Karimaee were in Kolkata for the promotions of their upcoming Bollywood film Teraa Surroor.


“The film is the second film in the much awaited installment of the Surroor brand of movies. This is my tenth film as an actor and my hundredth film with T-series Company. Coming to Kolkata for the promotion of this film is a huge thing for me as I have performed in various places in the city. The people in the city make a great audience. I am glad I came here for this film’s promotion” said Himesh.


The film is about Raghu, a gangster who is in love with Tara. She is wrongly framed in a messy drug racket by Anirudh Brahmin. Who is Anirudh and why did he frame Tara is what Raghu finds in the course of the film.


“Working with director Shawn Arranha was a huge pleasure. I am also glad that I got to share screen space with veteran actors like Kabir Bedi, Shekhar Kapur, Naseeruddin Shah in the film. That was a huge learning experience for me” said the singer-actor.


Himesh Reshammiya also highlighted on the fact that he had worked on his body for about a year to get in shape. “I am playing the role of a gangster and hence my body has to very fit. I was on a diet and followed a strict workout regimen to get in the role of Raghu. I have tried my best and now it is up to the audience to decide how they like my performance” added the actor.

Himesh has composed the music of the four songs in the film. Shabbir Ahmed, Anand Raj Anand and Sameer Anjaan have penned the lyrics of the songs of this film. Himesh Reshammiya, Kanika Kapoor, Arijit Singh, Darshan Raval, Aditi Singh Sharma, Neeti Mohan have lent their voices to the songs in the film.

The film Teraa Surroor is slated for release on the 11th of March.

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Bengali Film Open Tee Bioscope Rules Royal Stag Mirchi Music Awards Bangla 2015; Veteran Singer Arati Mukherjee Felicitated with Lifetime Achievement Award


The 5th edition of Mirchi Music Awards Bangla, Royal Stag Mirchi Music Awards Bangla 2015 Powered By Idea (RSMMA Bangla) was recently held at a star studded event at Nazrul Manch.

More than 2000 songs released in 2015 were judged by a judges’ panel of thirty two luminaries of Bangla music in an effort to present awards to the most deserving and outstanding artistes of the year in various categories. The entire process of judging was held in secret ballot handled by the renowned audit firm Ernst & Young. The songs were adjudged for total 22 award categories. Besides the regular awards categories in Film and Non-Film Bangla music, there is also the Mirchi Listeners’ Choice Awards for the Best Film Song and the Best Film Album.


The show was hosted by Abir Chatterji, Biswanath Basu and Mir. Studded with outstanding performances by the likes of Bonny and Kaushani, Anupam Roy, Anindya Chatterjee, the Zee SaReGaMaPa winners, Rupankar Bagchi, Srabanti and Dev the show was indeed high on music and entertainment.

Radio Mirchi conferred veteran singer Arati Mukherjee with the Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding contribution to Bengali music. Noted musician Sameer Khasnabis won “Special Jury’s choice for outstanding contribution to Bangla music”. Anupam Roy was awarded “Royal Stag Make it Large award 2015”, for his outstanding contribution to Bengali music.


“Open Tee Bioscope” swept all major awards this year bagging best album of the year, song of the year (“Bondhu Chol”). Arijit Singh won the male vocalist of the year for “Ke Tui Bol”, from the film “Herogiri”, while Shreya Ghoshal won female vocalist of the year for “Eto Alo” from ” Katmundu”. Popular artist Upal Sengupta won the award for best music composer (for “Open Tee Bioscope”) and Lyricist of the year was won by Anindya Chattopadhyay (for “Bondhu Chol” from “Open Tee Bioscope”). “Kichhu Kichhu Kotha” from “Lorai(Play…To Live)” also won the Mirchi listeners’ choice award for best song while “Parbona Ami Chharte Toke” was chosen by the listeners as the best album of the year.

Overall the Royal Stag Mirchi Music Awards Bangla 2015 powered by Idea was a grand celebration of music.

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