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Kolkata Celebrities along with Jisshu Sengupta and Arpita unveiled The Bengal Celebrity League Trophy

Bengal Celebrity League

To promote feelings of fraternity and good will among the members of the film community, the maiden edition of the Bengal Celebrity League (BCL) was initiated. The trophy of this T20 celebrity cricket tournament was unveiled in the august presence of Jisshu Sengupta (The man who conceived the idea of this tournament), Arpita Chatterjee, Mr. Suvankar Sen (Executive Director, Senco Gold and Diamonds) and other dignitaries.


“The Bengal Celebrity League is a platform for promoting friendship and fraternity among the artists and technicians working in the film industry. I remember the other day Prosenjit Chatterjee patted the back of a boom man and asked him to perform well. So you see this kind of friendship and fraternity is what we have been looking forward to with this tournament” said Jisshu Sengupta.


Arpita who was found wearing a t-shirt of Purulia Panthers said “Since the team is of Prosenjit Chatterjee, I had no other option than to support them. However this is a great initiative. I wish this continues every year in maybe even bigger way or in a small way as is feasible”.


The team owners of this cricket tournament boast of some of the biggest names of the film fraternity. Prosenjit Chatterjee of Purulia Panthers, Dev of Midnapore Mighties, Shoojit Sircar of Hooghly Heroes, Arijit Dutta of Jalpaiguri Royals, Kaustuv Roy of Burdwan Blasters and Shyam Sundar Dey, pramod Lundia of Birbhum Bravehearts are the eight teams playing in this tournament.

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Actress Arpita Chatterjee in Candid Conversation with Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee at celebrity chat show Just My Way

Arpita Chatterjee in a candid chat show at Buddha Bites

“I have named you as Arpita Transit Chatterjee” said Sujoy Prasad Chatterjee at he engaged the actress in a one to one conversation in his celebrity chat show titled Just My Way. The conversation took place at Buddha Bites restaurant.


“Just My Way is a celebrity chat show which I designed keeping in mind the structure of the chat show which I saw abroad. That caught my attention and I started this in Kolkata. This kind of show is very different from the Koffee With Karan or the other chat shows that audiences get to see on television” said Sujoy Prasad Chatterjee.


Arpita Chatterjee who has recently tasted success with her last released film Bodhon enquired Sujoy on why he named her as “Arpita Transit Chatterjee”. In reply, he said “Whenever I call you, you are either in Delhi or Bangalore or on the way to studio or shooting somewhere. You are hardly stationary. You are always on the move. If Rituparna has wheels in her legs, then you surely have wings on your back”.


The conversation turned interesting when the actress revealed why she left acting at the peak of her career. “I got married to Prasenjit Chatterjee and I felt that my duties towards my husband and son were more important. Hence I left acting and focused on my duties as a wife and mother” said the actress.

The actress who had chopped her hair for her role in Onir’s film Shab mentioned that it took her a few seconds to decide whether she will cut the hair or not. “Onir is one director who made me nervous with his polite behavior. He is so decent that even I was dumb struck” added the actress with a smile.

Arpita who was full of praises for her husband, actor Prasenjit Chatterjee however added that her husband never had and never will have any business sense. “It is my duty to take forward nIdeas as Bumba da has very poor business sense. The company was left just like that after its formation. I thought why not give it a chance. And hence in a small and steady way we are proceeding” added Arpita.

Actor Joy Sengupta was also present at the chat show and gave interesting inputs to carry forward the show and also kept the guests entertained.

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Sukalyann’s Dance Studio creates a New Dance Destination for Kolkata Dancers


Eminent dancer Sukalyann Bhattacharjee’s new dance studio, named Sukalyann’s Dance Studio was recently inaugurated in the presence of Indrani Dutta, Indani Halder, Arpita Chatterjee, Chaiti Ghoshal and many more celebrities from the Tollywood fraternity. The professional dance studio is located in Rashbehari near the Gurudwara.

Sukalyan’s Dance Studio will be offering a modern and contemporary studio in Kolkata for the first time. This artistically equipped studio is decorated with all kinds of necessary facilities like Astroturf dance floor, sound proof, video calling and video-conference facilities to communicate with the western world.


Speaking at the occasion, Sukalyann Bhattacharjee said “We have always felt the need for an ideal dance studio in Kolkata. Hence this professional dance studio with all the modern equipments so as to help the students in their dancing”.

The motto is to amalgamate different dance forms in the correct proportions. The professional studio will not bind the students to traditional dance classes, but rather widen their horizon on the dance forms prevalent in other parts of the world. The studio is more like a dance lab where the students will be able to think artistically and widen the frontiers of dance. The studio will also provide the professionals actors and actresses from Kolkata to do their dance practice.

Some of the courses offered include Classical, Contemporary (Sukalyann’s Signature style), Western dance forms like Ballet and Jazz and Yoga.


Make up workshops, Costume workshops, Light Workshops, Theatrical workshops are some dance related workshops that the students will be able to attend. The students from Canada and USA will also take part so that the Indian studenst can know about their dance culture.

The mentors at Sukalyann’s Dance Studio include Ms. Kalavati Devi, Ms.Malabika Sen and Mr. Sukalyann Bhattacharjee.


If you are keen to learn the various other forms of dance and also want to experiment with it, Sukalyann’s Dance Studio is the right place for you.

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Upcoming Bengali Film Bodhon Audio Music Album Launched; An Unusual Heart Touching Story


Arpita Chatterjee, Joy Sengupta, Mamata Shankar, Anwesha and director Ayananshu Banerjee graced the occasion of the first look and audio music album launch ceremony of the upcoming Bengali film Bodhon. The pre-release launch party took place at Plush, The Astor Hotel.

The film Bodhon had already travelled to a couple of film festivals all over the world. The film also went to IFFI, Goa. Speaking about the film, the director said “The film Bodhon is about a woman who is both a mother and a wife. The film is the journey of the woman and her growth as an individual. With the backdrop of the Durga Puja, the story opens with the couple’s child facing medical crisis. This crisis takes place on the day of Mahalaya itself”. It is interesting however that the director left his corporate job in the USA to pursue his dreams in film making. The director also expressed his happiness at the film’s screening at IFFI, Goa along with films like Chotoder Chobi.

Joy Sengupta plays the role of Archisman in the film. Speaking about his role he said “I play the role of a corporate guy who is matured than the wife. They adopt a child and this leads to a crisis in their lives”.

The film also stars Soumitra Chatterjee, Koneenica and Debshankar Halder in important roles in the film.

The film Bodhon is eyeing for a release on the 30th of January.

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New Bengali Film Force (2014) Review, Premiere Video and Pics; Intelligent Presentation

Video: Bengali Film Force Premiere

While most of us would be very concerned about a woman raising a child single handedly in a world dominated by men, hardly do we spare a thought for those men who, owed to various circumstances have to do this very same thing; if difficult for a mother it is more so for a father, that too when the child is autistic. Raja Chanda’s recently released Bengali film Force deals with the subtle and delicate relationship between a father and his autistic son.

The film begins with the Arjun, a workaholic police inspector rescuing a child single handedly from the clutches of a terrorist. He is so involved in his work that he hardly pays any attention to his son Abhimanyu until the death of his mother who was raising the child. It is only after the death of Abhimanyu’s grandmother that he comes to live with his father, the tough cop Arjun who eventually discovers that Abhimanyu, his only son is autistic. Arjun however, does not lose hope and continues to help his child in learning and other activities. Lending a helping hand is Abhimanyu’s teacher Lavanya who takes care of him and also comforts him like a mother. It is out of a sudden incident that Arjun realizes his son’s love for running. How Arjun overcomes the hurdles that life poses and helps his son to become a marathon runner is what the film cinematically presents.

Director Raja Chanda who had earlier delivered films like Bachchan and Rangbaaz must be appreciated for such subtle presentation of a human condition that is most often looked upon as a curse. He does not preach about autism, its care and management nor does he show the sudden transformation of Arjun’s son. The slow and steady transformation is what engages the audience and helps them empathize with the father. Also, a few tips in the film from the doctors to raise awareness about autism have been seamlessly wound into the script and that has not only nurtured the movie’s cinematic elements but has also helped in spreading an important message.

Along with all the good things, a few sequences like the item number featuring Deboleena Dutta should have been avoided as it will remind many of the Dabangg films starring Salman Khan where the police officials engaged in such tomfoolery in the name of entertainment. With such a sensible and topical issue as the theme of the film, such no-brainer stuff was better skipped.

Acting by Prasenjit Chatterjee, Arpita Chatterjee and Arya as Arjun, Lavanya and Abhimanyu is good. They are apt in their roles and show the emotions in a fitting manner. Arya who plays the role of Abhimanyu does not go overboard. He also enacts well and is noticeable amongst such big stars. Prasenjit Chatterjee who has been constantly reinventing himself portrays a wide range of emotions with great gusto. He breathes life into Arjun the father as well as Arjun the fearless police inspector.  Arpita as Lavanya is a fitting partner to the raising up of Abhimanyu. Ena Saha and Aryaan Bhaumik in their small roles have nothing much to do though in the film.

One of the best things about Force is, it never forces anything and neither does it become too heavy for an entertainer nor too flimsy to deal with an issue as serious as autism but silently and subtly enhances people’s knowledge on a human condition which if treated at the right time can be well managed. With good performances, action sequences and a subtle topic, Force is a good film to catch this weekend.

Bengali Film Force Premiere Pics

Sholoana Bangaliana Rating- 3.5/5


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.