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Song Recording of Upcoming Bengali Film Sudhu Jawa Asa

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Presented by Indrani Dutta under the banner of Cine Tab Film Works, the song recording of the upcoming Bengali film Sudhu Jawa Asa took place at a recording studio in the city. Present at the recording was actress Indrani Dutta, her daughter Rajnandini and music director Nachiketa.

Sanjay Guha is the director of this film. The film is a love triangle involving a dancer, a sculptor and a fashion designer.

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Speaking about the film, Indrani Dutta said “I am very happy that I will be doing the role of the dancer. I am even more elated that my daughter Rajnandini is singing in this film. I won’t reveal much now but this film is a musical. It has lots of songs composed by Nachiketa”.

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Rajnandini, Indrani Dutta’s daughter was tensed as well as excited about the party song that she recorded. “Nachi uncle asked me to sing this song. I just completed my examination and I came to sing the song. This is my second playback. I sang another song for a film in which my mother was the lead. I just hope I have been able to live up to the expectations of Nachi uncle” said the young singer.

Nachiketa mentioned the fact that he considered Rajnandini as his own daughter. “She is doing a good job with the song. This song will be shot with her mother lip syncing in the song. After a long time, the audiences will see such Classical music in a Bengali film” added Nachiketa.

The film is slated for release soon!!

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Rituparna Sengupta Inaugurate Axis Bank’s All Women Branch in Kolkata

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Axis Bank, India’s third largest private sector bank, opened its“All Women Branch’’ in Kolkata, the first of its kind branch in the state of West Bengal. The branch was inaugurated at Lake Gardens by the renowned Bengali film actress Rituparna Sengupta. Also present was Axis Bank officials Rajiv Anand, Executive Director, Sunil Gurbaxani, Regional Branch Banking Head – East and Pappu Srinivas, Circle Head Kolkata.

‘All Women Branch’ mark another step towards the extensive customer banking focus that they are providing across the country. This reinforces the commitment to bring superior banking services, marked by convenience and closeness to the customers. Women play an important role in managing household savings and this was the idea behind opening this all women branch.

The specialized branch will offer all banking and financial transaction services to all customers. With this launch, Axis Bank now has 118 branches in Kolkata and 219 in West Bengal.

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Kolkata Celebrities Grace the Inaugural Edition of Darts Premier League (DPL)

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National Darts Academy in association with All India Darts Association announced the inaugural edition of Darts Premier League at an event held at The Saturday Club. Mr. Prasanta Saha (DPL and Secretary General, All India Darts Association, Boria Majumdar, the team owners along with the brand ambassadors of the team namely Ananya Chatterjee, Arunima Ghosh, Gargi Roychowdhury, Ushashie Chakraborty, Sampurna Lahiri, Sohini Sarkar, Parijat Chakraborty and Rachel White.

Darts Premier League will be played among nine teams in a round robin format. Each team will consist of nine players (male and female included). Out of these nine players, one will be the marquee player. The players of each team will be selected via auction.

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The celebrity brand ambassadors of each team are as follows- Rituparna Sengupta for Shining Stars, Tanushree Chakraborty for Aauris Strikers, Ananya Chatterjee for Apollo Arrows, Arunima Ghosh for Tunsten Creed, Gargi Roychoudhury for Sharp Shooters, Ushashie Chakraborty for Warriors, Rachel White for Eklavya, Sampurna Lahiri for Arrow Heads and Sohini Sarkar for Magma Yoddha.

Dr. Rupali Basu, Apollo Hospitals who is the owner of Apollo Arrows said “Our team is named Apollo Arrows. We like to aim for the target and in a similar way we like to target the disease we want to cure at Apollo. Our team ambassador is Ananya who has done some really fantastic films. She is also punctual just like us. With this league, more people will come to know about this inexpensive game which can be played to get rid of stress”.

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Parijat Chakraborty who has been associated with this game since 2012 said that this was sort of a home coming for her. “I have been associated with this game when no one else was even part of it. It feels great to see co-artists and even senior actresses coming and joining this initiative” said the pretty actress.

Actress Sohini Sarkar who is all geared up for the release of her next film Cinemawala was also present at the occasion. “Everyone is going crazy about IPL. Now even I can say that I am part of DPL. I have played darts in my own way for a very long time. I am not aware of the rules I just play it in my own way”.

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Gargi Roychowdhury who had never played darts before was super excited to be part of such a unique initiative. “We all need calculation in mathematics, in setting up aims in life or for playing darts. Concentration is also required for reaching the aim. I find this very interesting. I sincerely hope that my team Sharp Shooters will win” said the actress with a smile.

The winning team will be awarded a trophy and an amount of six lakh rupees. The runners up will get four lakh rupees and a trophy.

The Players’Auction will take place on 12th May at CCFC. DPL will be held from 5th to 11th June at CCFC, The Saturday Club and The Bengal Club.

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Interview: Actress Kanchana Moitra on her Upcoming Film Guha Manob and Co-acting with Chranjit whose Autograph was once a Treasured Possession

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She is a stellar actress who has carved out a place for herself in Tollywood solely on her acting capabilities. She is none other than Kanchana Moitra. The actress is busy shooting for director Paramita Munsi’s film Guha Manob. Sholoana Bangaliana correspondent caught up with the feisty actress in between shots for a one to one conversation. Here is what she had to say…..

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana- I know it sounds very cliché, but our readers will like to know about the character that you play in this film.

Kanchana Moitra- (laughs) Yes, this is a very boring question indeed. Let me still try to make the answer interesting for the readers. My character is Pinky. However, I had objected to the name as that sounds a bit childish. I had imagined that my character’s name will be a high sounding one. Paramita however highlighted on the fact that when the name is given, the individual is a child. Okay coming back to my character. She is an independent woman who is on the process of submitting her thesis. However, she gets married to an IPS officer Saju who is many years older to her. She has a hard time adjusting to her married life. In between she fantasizes a man. It is later due to some incidents that she realizes that the man of her fantasies is no one other than her father-in-law.

That is interesting!! How are you preparing yourself for this role then?

Kanchana Moitra- Yes the role is challenging and the situation is very complicated. Most women have that Electra Complex within us. We all idolize a father figure and this is what is happening to Pinky. I will not deny that I do not have complex. It is this trait which is helping me to do this role properly.

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How is the working experience with the director?

Kanchana Moitra- Oh My God!! Paramita is a very, very strict director. This is her debut feature film but I have worked with her in her short film The Last Tram too. She is my friend. But do not think that I am getting any special privileges. On the contrary, she does not think twice before scolding me in front of the entire cast and crew. Instead of getting advantages, I am at a disadvantage, (laughs out loud) for instance, if she says that a shot is ready, then she hardly gives me any time to get a puff or check whether my costume is ready. She is very strict.

However, I will like to add that she knows how to take a particular shot and what the audience will love to watch on screen. This is a linear story and merely taking good shots will not serve the purpose. The shots will have to be such so that it can touch the hearts of the audience. Or else the people will not be able to connect with the film. Those kinds of techniques work well with non-linear storylines. She is a dedicated person and she will indeed be successful in this venture.

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The man of your fantasies is Chiranjeet Chakraborty. How is your working experience with him?

Knchana Moitra- I have worked with him in Paramita’s short film The Last Tram. I will like to share a story. I was very small then. My father took me to Indrapuri Studios to watch a shooting. The name of the film was Amar Kantak. The hero of the film was Chiranjeet Chakraborty and the heroine was Moonmoon Sen. Dipankar Dey was also in the film. That was the first time in my life that I took an autograph of an actor and that person was Chiranjeet Chakraborty. And now I am acting with him. I am having a weird feeling. The most important part of Chiranjeet da as an actor is he is not only a good actor but a very positive minded human being. He gives respect to all the crew and cast members of a film. Working with him is a great fan girl moment for me.

Paramita’s voice “Shot is ready” could be heard in the distance and I did not stop Kanchana any more for fear of getting her scolded yet again by the strict director!!

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Interview-Actress Bidita Bag on Her Upcoming Film Sangabora and other Soon to Release Bollywood and Tollywood Films; Sholoana Bangaliana Exclusive

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After having carved a niche for her with her modeling assignments, she has also found foothold in both Bengali and Hindi films with her strong acting capabilities. The actress who last featured in Kagojer Nouka (Bengali film) and Gun pe Done (Hindi film) is back with her latest film Sangabora. The actress was in Kolkata for the poster launch of the film. Sholoana Bangaliana correspondent caught up with the pretty actress. Excerpts from the conversation..

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana- Can you tell us something about the character that you play in Sangabora?

Bidita Bag- Well, I play the role of the editor in the film. The documentaries that I make are edited by Anirban da (played by Priyangshu Chatterjee).We both work together. Anirban da worked in a documentary on a fictitious tribe named Tunga tribe. He even shows my character in the film the footages from that documentary. But he suddenly goes missing. I become tensed and I try to contact him. I land up with some clues and I start on my voyage to track him down. This takes me to Gujarat. To know whether I can actually find him or not, you will have to watch the film.

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Heroines in mainstream Bengali films usually do not have much to do apart from look good. But this is an adventure film and you play the role of an editor. Any special regime you followed to gear yourself up for this role?

Bidita Bag- Yes, this was a different role. I had to learn some difficult terms. However my training of Final, Cut, Pro (FCP) have come in handy. Though I did not lend a hand in the editing of the film, I could at least emote well. Sampurna plays the role of a linguistic and she had to learn many difficult terms. Apart from this we also had great exercises due to the jumping and running we had to do during the shoot of the film. I am quite happy with this role, I must say!!

I heard you had to shoot in places like Gujarat, Kolkata, Vizag. This means you travelled a lot. Tell us something about the shooting experience.

Bidita Bag- Well, I had a great time and yes it was hectic too. We had to travel a lot. Often we had to travel for twelve to fourteen hours. But we made it up by having fun on the sets. The team we had was very cordial and we had a great time therefore. Kharaj da used to make us laugh so much that we have developed six pack abs by simply laughing our heart out. Samadarshi and I have worked before, so we share a healthy relationship. As for Sampurna and me, we used to bitch about the other actors (laughs out loud). I remember Samadarshi used to roll on the floor laughing after the director said Cut after a particular scene.

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What are your expectations from a film which is touted as an adventure film?

Bidita Bag- Yes, I am hopeful that the film will do well and the audience will receive it well. Adventure is a genre which has not been tried before in Bengali films. A lot of VFX effects, a lot of travelling have to be done to make the film look good on screen. We have given in a lot of effort and hats off to the director for showing the guts to make a film in this genre.

Apart from Sangabora, what are the other projects that are keeping you engaged at the moment?

Bidita Bag- Apart from Sangabora, I did Teen Anko (which released the year before) and the last film by Bappaditya Bandopadhyay which also had Harsh Chhaya in lead role. I had done a film with Jimmy Shergill titled Gun Pe Done and also a film named Rabbi. Touch wood I have a lot of films lined up for release!!

Wishing the young and talented actress The Very Best for her latest films and also for her future endeavors!!

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.