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Bollywood Comedian Johnny Lever In Kolkata for the Johnny Lever Live Show

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Ace comedian Johnny Lever was in Kolkata for the Johnny Lever Live Show. Media Connect & Star Buzz365 Entertainments organized the Johnny Lever Live Show at Science City Auditorium, Kolkata.

The show was based on Johnny Lever’s observation on social media, current affair, pop culture, technology and of course the common man. This modern day Hindi act was a session of laughter with hilarious jokes and one liner in Johnny Lever’s signature style suitable for people of all age groups. Johnny Lever is an Indian film actor and one of the most noted comedians in Hindi cinema. Lever is one of the first stand-up comedians in India.

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On his visit to Kolkata and about the Johny Lever Live Show, Johnny Lever said, “I feel great when it comes to performing in Kolkata. The City of Joy as it is called is actually a lovely place with great culture and history. People in Calcutta love me and I love them too. Stand-up comedian Gaurav Sharma will open the act and host the show. After that, my daughter Jamie (J) and I will take over for next two and half hours. What I do on stage is completely different from what I do in films. After watching my show, people love my work even more and that is what I expect from Kolkata too this time.”

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There is nothing in the world as contagious as laughter. Inspired by his role models, the talented comedian was seen imitating legends like Johnny Walker, Kishore Kumar and Mehmood along with other Bollywood stars. The ‘Michael Jackson’ act was the not-to-be-missed quotient of the show. His act was not limited to mere mimicry, but is a wholesome package of entertainment. He sang songs and danced, enacts real-life situations and mocked anything and everything under the sun.

The show was high on entertainment and kept the audience hooked to their seats!!

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Comic Science Fiction Kach-chu, Bibi and Twing Presented by Moubani Sorcar on Stage


Video: Kach-chu, Bibi and Twing Presented by Moubani Sorcar

“Kach-chu, Bibi and Twing” conceptualized and written by P.C. SORCAR (junior) in the year 1996, is a series based on comic-science fiction. Moubani Sorcar his daughter has translated this fiction series into English and performed it on stage.

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Moubani herself is an Odissi dancer and has a school called Pratibha. The students of this school performed theatrical acting, Classical and Contemporary dance with Magic.  Tollywood actor Pratik also performed in this fantasy drama. The CD release of Kach-Chu, Bibi & Twing also took place at the event.

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The play involves Kach-chu who is preparing for his Madhyamik examinations and Bibi, a student of class four who will be meeting a very special guest in their ancestral house. They do not know where this person comes from. At first they suspect him to be a thief but later on they find out that he is a man from the future who has travelled through space and time. Due to a technical glitch he has come from 9661 A.D. to 1996 A.D. to meet them by mistake. But mistakes like this do not happen often and Kach-chu, Bibi who are from a family of scientists take interest in this new friend who they find out is known as Twing. Twing entertains them extensively with funny gadgets of his time, and they soon become friends. This accidental meeting cannot last forever. Twing leaves. The brother and sister realise that they have been the witness of an extraordinary phenomenon and try to convince everyone at home but all in vain.

The one hour and forty five minutes drama kept the audience mesmerized and glued to their seats.

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Song Recording of Solo Album Kachhakachhi Aalo Chhaya By Bangladeshi Artist Sithi Shah

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The recording of the solo album of upcoming Bangladeshi artist Sithi Shah’s debut album Kachhakachhi Aalo Chhaya took place at Sonic Solution. Srijato along with Indraadip Dasgupta was present at the recording session at the studio.

The album has one single song which will be released on the digital media. The singer who had participated in a singing reality show earlier was excited about the recording session. Speaking at the recording session, the singer said “I am happy that my song has lyrics by Srijato and music by Indraadip Dasgupta. The reason why I chose to do a single song is because no one buys a music CD now. Releasing a music album would not make much difference. Hence the best idea is to record a song and release it digitally. In that way you reach out to more people”.

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The lyrics of the song have been penned down by ace poet and lyricist Srijato and the music has been composed by Indraadip Dasgupta.

We wish Sithi all the best and hope she achieves much fame in the world of music!!

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New Zee Bangla Serial Phulmoni; An Emotional Tale of Mother-Child Bonding

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What connects Yashoda with Phulmoni? Confused? Let me clear the confusion then!! Yashoda was not the person who gave birth to Lord Krishna but she is attributed as his mother whenever we take the name of Lord Krishna. In a similar manner, Phulmoni, the lead character of the new Zee Bangla serial is not connected with blood to Jharon. But they develop a mother-daughter bonding in the course of the serial. How they develop that unique bonding is what the serial all about.

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Phulmoni is the third project of Vandana Films and Zee Bangla. Speaking at the event, creative director Debaloy Bhattacharya said “This is a different kind of a story. Not the saas-bahu sagas that the audience has been made to watch time and again. This is the story of a lady who has been married for six years. She wants to become a mother but she cannot due to some issues. This is an emotional story and shows the status of women in today’s society and the mental stress that they had to undergo when they cannot become mothers”.

The story has been written by Shibaji Panja and the theme music has been composed by Indraadip Dasgupta. Monojit Majumder is the director of this serial.

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Speaking about her character Phulmoni, actress Kinni said “This is the story of a lady who wants to become a mother. This is quite different from the character that I played in my last serial Aponjon. This is a challenging role and I am putting in my best efforts to make the character credible. Jharon is from the slums. Due to some circumstances she is in need of a mother and I need a child. Hence we bond well and she calls me Phulmoni”.

Actor Sidhartha will be seen playing the role of Aditya in the serial. “My character has grey shades. At the start of the serial, one will find me and my wife, Madhabi the ideal married couple. But later on they will find grey shades in my character. The audience will keep on guessing about the kind of person that I am” said the actor.

Shubrangshi, Suranjana, Biswajeet, Shaon,Bharat will be seen in important roles in this upcoming Zee Bangla serial.

Phulmoni will begin from 5th September, Monday to Sunday at 5.30pm on Zee Bangla.

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Interview: Lyricist Srijato on His Debut As An Actor in Srijit Mukherji’s Film Zulfiqar (Sholoana Bangaliana Exclusive)

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He is a popular lyricist. And now with Srijit Mukherji’s film Zulfiqar, he will be making his debut as an actor. Sholoana Bangaliana correspondent caught up with Srijato who revealed about the character he played in Zulfiqar and his experiences of facing the camera for the first time in his life. Excerpts..

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana- So you have finally turned into an actor with this film. Did you have any prior acting experiences?

Srijato- No, I did not have any experience what-so-ever of facing the camera. My one and only experience of acting was taking part in a play which we enacted for the people in our locality. I was very small then and I was given the role of the mouse. To be very frank, I wanted to play the role of the bear. However the organizers felt that I did not have the personality to become a bear. As a result what happened was I said all the dialogues of the bear when I got up on stage. I was beaten up by the person later who was to play the role of the bear. You see this rage, jealousy, struggle for power or trying to become someone else on stage is also Shakespeare. That was my first and I thought will be my last acting stint.

So how did you bag yourself a role in Zulfiqar?

Srijato- I did not have the faintest idea that I will be acting again. But Srijit contacted me one day with the script. I play Trebonius from Julius Caesar in the film. I have always remained open to new experiences. I feel this enriches one as an individual. I have always profited from these new experiences.

How did you prepare yourself for the role?

Srijato- Well, I did not have the time to read the whole play Julius Caesar and prepare myself for the role as the time was short. I was just browsing through the pages and also referring to Srijit’s script. I must say that the script is wonderful. When I was reading it, I understood the importance of Shakespeare even in 2016. Srijit has blended well the syndicate politics and has come up with a great script. I am glad I am part of this film.

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How was your experience of shooting for Zulfiqar?

Srijato- Apart from the script what made my experience so memorable was the actors with whom I was acting in the film. I shared screen space with some of the best actors in our industry. I shot for some days with Koushik (Sen), Dev and other actors. I got to learn so much by observing them. However I have just followed Srijit’s instructions and delivered. Srijit may have adapted the storyline for 2016 but while acting I understood the vision of the playwright who could write about universal emotions with such dexterity so many years ago. I was again amazed to actually see that Shakespeare had so much idea about life that he could highlight every emotion in the course of a single play. Not many playwrights could have done that. He could do this and hence he became Shakespeare. During acting, a bruise mark has been formed on my body. This will be a memorable mark indeed.

Why will a bruise mark be so memorable? Can you share the story behind this incident?

Srijato- When I was going to give my first shot, it was my death scene. I think cinema is the only place where you again give five shots after you have actually died in the first take. (laughs). We were shooting in Shalimar Shipyard. I was sipping tea when I found Koushik coming with blood oozing out from his neck. I was scared. Initially I thought it was makeup. But then I realized that they were not using dummies and that the blood was real. Koushik was being treated and then he went home. After this came my death scene.

I was to shoot for a chase sequence. The last time I had to run was for my school sports meet, many years ago. And so I had to run many times but Srijit was not happy. He asked me to run again saying the next shot will be better. I have asthma and I could feel the pressure building up. He said that I did not look like I was scared of death. Frankly in real life I am not afraid of death and hence in front of the camera that was not coming out. What happened next was I short of breath and I fell down. I wounded myself and I was attended by the assistant directors who did the necessary first aid and then gave me a knee cap to wear for the time being. I was also given three hours rest. It is then I understood what a great team Srijit had. Dev and Parambrata came just for that scene’s shooting. But they waited for me, despite their busy schedules. After three hours I got up and then I shot for my death scene.

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You have acted in a film based on Shakespeare’s play. How much relevant is Shakespeare in today’s time?

Srijato- Shakespeare and the emotions and feelings he wrote about are relevant in 2016 and will be relevant after hundred years too. Maybe cinema will become a backdated medium then and something new will take its place. But Shakespeare will not become backdated. The emotions will traverse the barriers of time, place and culture. He is ageless and timeless!!

We hope that Srijato makes a mark in acting with Zulfiqar!! Wishing him all the very best for this new stint!!

Interviewer:

Priyanka

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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