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Moore Avenue Music Conference Supported by Tollywood Actress Rituparna Sengupta


It was eight years ago that The Moore Avenue Music Conference (MAMC) was started. In its 8th consecutive year, the musical extravaganza was celebrated with great musical performances at Thyagaraj Hall, Raja Basanta Roy Road. The event was organized by Picasso Entertainments. The Moore Avenue Music Conference was graced with the presence of Tollywood actress Rituparna Sengupta, Haimanti Shukla, Debasish Kumar (MIC), Indrani Sen, Srabani Sen and Riddhi Bandopadhyay.


Moore Avenue Music Conference was a great way of enriching and nourishing the musical memories of the people attending the musical conference for the past few years. It gave one to see the performances of some of the greatest musical personalities in Indian classical music and dance traditions. Over the past 7 years this stage has witnessed some of the greatest performances of all times & has been honored by the presence of music stalwarts like Late Pt. Manas Chakraborty, Ustad Rashid khan, Pt. Viswamohan Bhatt, Pt. Tejendra Narayan Majumdar, Pt. Tanmoy Bose and many more.


This year MAMC has become even richer with the presence of Maestros like, Pt. Kumar Bose, Pt. Kushal Das, Sri Abhijit Banerji, Prof. Mohon Singh, Partha Sarathy (sarod), Indrani Mukherjee, Ruchira Panda, Alokparna Guha, Allarakha Kalavant and many more, who made the musical journey  memorable for all. The first day saw the performances by Alokparna Guha (Dance- Katthak), Indrani Mukherjee (Vocal), Pt. Kumar Bose (Tabla)  with Pt Kushal Das(Sitar). The second day the audience witnessed the performances of Allarakha Kalawant (Sarengi Solo),Ruchira Panda (Vocal), Partho Sarathi (Sarod), Prof Mohan Singh (Vocal).

The Baithaki ambience of the musical evening heightened the enjoyment and also increased their knowledge about the various traditions in the Indian Classical music tradition.


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Star Jalsha Holi Special Celebrations with Mega Serials Bodhuboron and Ishti Kutum

Star Jalsha, owed to its unique and well presented content has always been the top name in every Bengali Household and in keeping with its position as the undisputed leader of the entertainment industry, this very Bangali channel has always taken the lead in adding to the festive spirit of Bengal. This year too, Star Jalsha shall leave no stone unturned to reach out to its viewer base and make each and every festival special and now when the festival of colors Holi is just round the corner, Star Jalsha Holi Special Celebrations have already kick started and the audience will get to celebrate this colorful festival with their favorite mega serials Bodhuboron and Ishti Kutum.

Star Jalsha Holi Specia episode

The Star Jalsha Holi Special Episodes of its two most popular mega-serials will have the following content:


Konok and Satyaki go with the entire family to celebrate Holi. Konok consumes ‘Bhaang’ by mistake.

In an inebriated condition, she confesses her feeling to Satyaki and hugs him. Satyaki too gets close to her.

They spend the night together for the first time and Konok gets to experience Satyaki’s love.

Star Jalsha Holi Specia episode

Ishti Kutum:

Archi & Baha reach Polashboni to celebrate Holi. But Archi receives a call from back home that ruins their celebration.

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Tridha Choudhury in Jodi Love Dile Na Prane Shines as a Matured Actress; Tête-à-Tête with Tridha on her Success

Tridha sexy poster

Actress Tridha Choudhury, who with her very first film Mishawr Rohosyo had made a mark in the Tollywood Film Industry is now relishing the success of her second movie Jodi Love Dile Na Prane where she has played the role of Aaheli a ‘Probashi Bangali’, who walks and talks Bangaliana and comes to Bengal in search of her roots. The beautiful Tridha who has, all this while been juggling her acting career and studies (Microbiology Final Year) has been growing from strength to strength right since her Clean & Clear Fresh Face Hunt days and now that her studies are just about over, she is all set to devote all her time and energy to cinema and right after JLDNP we will get to see this lovely and very talented young actress in Kaushik Ganguly’s New Bengali Film Khad.

Sholoana Bangaliana correspondent caught up with Tridha just as she was hopping out of college to chat with her about her new movies and future plans…Excerpts…

 Tridha Choudhury in Jodi Love Dile Na Prane

Sholoana Bangaliana: In Director Duo Sudeshna Roy and Abhijit Guha’s new Bengali Movie Jodi Love Dile Na Prane, Aaheli is a Probashi Bangali who is very particular about here Bangaliana but we felt that your Bangla had a slight accent throughout, which was also the case in your first movie Mishawr Rohosyo.. So was this intentional?

Tridha Choudhury: Yes yes very much intentional! Though my Bangla has that little bit of an accent as I have not really read Bangla, I had tried to correct it during the dubbing sessions but was categorically asked not to do so as that accent went well with the character who is a Probashi but tries to hold on to her roots. Moreover this kind of a cosmopolitan accent goes quite well with the Gen Y as this is how most of us speak these days. Don’t we?!

Sholoana Bangaliana: This is the first time that you have worked with Arjun Chakroborty..How was the experience of working with him and how soon do we get to see you both back on screen?

Tridha Choudhury: This would have been my second film with Arjun as initially he was supposed to play Santu in Mishawr Rohosyo but then again as it was destined… This is our first movie together and we had a wonderful time on sets. He is an absolutely brilliant actor and has done complete justice to his role in JLDNP which has undoubtedly added to the movie’s success.

Movies are in the pipeline, not exactly with Arjun right now but as you know, the industry is so dynamic and we never know things might be shaping up as we talk!

Sholoana Bangaliana: How different were the director duo Sudeshna Roy-Abhijit Guha from Srijit Mukherji who had directed you in your very first Bengali Movie? Do you remember any incidents when you were chided by your directors?

Tridha Choudhury: Working with Sudeshna Di and Rana Da was absolutely fantastic as they could really bring the best out of me and at the same time give me my creative liberty. But then again, I am really obliged to Srijit for having made my job as an actor easier as after having worked with him I now understand lights, angles, frames and such finer nuances of cinema quite well..

Well yes, those incidents are quite prominent in my memory… When I was shooting for Mishawr during the winters, for some unknown reason and unconsciously too, I just wouldn’t stand still and kept swaying which obviously was looking quite ugly in a tight frame when I was gruffly asked to either stand still or take time out and warm up a little and then give the shot.

With Sudeshna Di and Rana Da it so happened that in one scene I was asked to lower down my pace of talking and I started speaking so slowly that I started sounding like someone from the Black n White era when I was corrected by my directors and asked to get things right. (Well, I took this as a compliment as you see, that proved that I can even talk like someone from the Black n White era!!)

 Tridha romantic scene

Sholoana Bangaliana: The movie Jodi Love Dile Na Prane has been extensively shot in the suburbs of Kolkata like Bolpur.. So did you like the ambience there and enjoy working in those areas?

Tridha Choudhury: Yes, that was like a pleasant break for us even during our work schedules. Especially, for Arjun and me as we got to loiter around in the greens in complete peace and enjoy nature at its best on the banks of the Ajoy River. We also visited a Baul Akhada which was my first experience of watching them at work and I will really cherish these memories for life.

Sholoana Bangaliana: The movie Jodi Love Dile Na Prane has been adapted from Sukanto Gangopadhyay’s Abujh Meye.. Have you read the book or were you asked to do so before working in this movie?

Tridha Choudhury: No, I have not read the book but my directors had literally helped me visualize the whole story way before we had started working on the movie and that made things really easy. The director duo Sudeshna Roy and Abhijit Guha also have this great trait of involving people in the entire process of making the film which again makes things very easy. Our understanding of the script or knowledge of characters was not just limited to our own role plays; we were rather told about every body’s roles and characters at length which all the more helped us in customizing our own role plays in sync with that of the others.

Sholoana Bangaliana: You have worked with Kaushik Ganguly as a co-actor in Jodi Love Dile Na Prane and as a director in Khad.. What is it like working with this super-talented man?

Tridha Choudhury: Mr. Ganguly is my neighbor so I have known him forever but then again, when we are working together it is a different kind of relationship altogether. After working with him I can only say that it cannot get easier as he is an absolutely ‘No Nonsense’ kind of a person and knows his work very well. He knows exactly what he wants and even knows how to get that from his actors, veterans and new-comers alike. He as directed me in my next movie Khad where there is an ensemble cast of 16 super talented people from the industry and working with the entire unit was just an awesome experience. The best part was that Mr. Ganguly was always there to help, be it on the sets as a co-actor or as a director and I could always fall back on him for good counsel.

 hot Tridha Chaudhury pic

With this, our brief chat with the gorgeous Tridha Choudhury came to an End but our readers can be rest assured that they will soon get to hear more from this chirpy young lady as she shall be back soon to talk about the New Bengali Movie Khad.

Tridha Choudhury in Jodi Love Dile Na Prane is mind blowing as Aaheli and we hope to see her at her glamorous best in her next Bengali Movie too.

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Obhishopto Nighty Stars Talk about this Queer New Bengali Movie; Watch Video Interviews


Obhishopto Nighty, the latest Sree Venkatesh Films venture is ready to hit the theaters on February 14 and just before the grand release, the team comprising of Director Birsa Dasgupta, Tollywood Heroes Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Indraneil Sengupta, Tollywood actress Paoli Dam, Tanushree, Locket Chatterjee, RJ/Actor/Comedian Mir Afsar Ali, Lyricist Srijato, Music Composer Indraadip Dasgupta, Writer Debaloy Bhattacharya and Comedian Kanchan Mullick met the press to talk at length about this very queer sounding and equally whacky looking movie.


The proceedings of the press conference can be best summed up with a collection of some interesting interviews of the Obhishopto Nighty stars that Sholoana Bangaliana could conduct at the press meet… Excerpts:


Director Birsa Dasgupta:

Sholoana Bangaliana: Why such a whacky name and how did the whole concept come about?

Birsa Dasgupta: The word Nighty was a raunchy joke amongst friends with no thought what so ever of making a movie out of it. However, it so happened that when none of my scripts was really striking a chord with my producers a sudden thought struck that gave us the idea of developing a whole new plot around the famed nighty and hence came Obhishopto Nighty. People always create a script or concept first and then think of a name but here it was an absolutely different scenario as the name was very much there and the concept was developed around it.

Sholoana Bangaliana: Why Param, again and again?

Birsa Dasgupta: Param is my favorite person in the industry due to which he is there in whatever I do.

Sholoana Bangaliana: One word highlight of Obhishopto Nighty…

Birsa Dasgupta:A Mirror”.. It is a mirror that brings to the fore our idiosyncrasies and all our hidden fantasies and beliefs. It can thus be called a Sattire at large, though with so many elements you may not be able to specify one specific genre for the movie.


Rj/Actor/Comedian Mir Afsar Ali:

Sholoana Bangaliana: Please Tell us something about your character in the movie..

Mir: Character… and that is exactly what is missing in RSJ the character I am portraying in Obhishopto Nighty. This fellow who is producer is a total pervert and enjoys taking advantage of beautiful women, precisely his new heroines and is one abhorred creature in the industry. Apsara, played by Tanushree lands into his trap and her love interest in the movie Param somehow drags her out of the mess and the nighty too has a role to play here.. The so called myth or fact of casting couch has been very subtly shown by way of RSJ’s character here.

Sholoana Bangaliana: Is there any similarity between Bhooter Bhabisyat’s Bhutoria and Obhishopto Nighty’s RSJ

Mir: Well, more or less yes but then again RSJ is raunchier than Bhutoria.. Interestingly though, when both Anik Dutta and Birsa had offered me the respective roles of Bhutoria and RSJ they had both said that I will be just the right person for the role… Now that is something that I need to delve deep into as am yet not sure why did both these directors want me to play the role of a womanizer with no morals… (Grins..)

Sholoana Bangaliana: Well, this is what Mir has been offered, but given a choice what kind of role would Mir like to play?

Mir: While comedy is indeed a very comfortable area for me, I would like to play the role of some sly and very mean and scheming villain who is not only evil but witty too… You know the character that I want to play should more be like Shakespeare’s Shylock in the play Merchant of Venice as I am still so taken by that man.. I do not remember no Portia and no Antonio but what is still alive and blazing in my mind is Shylock…


Bollywood actress Paoli Dam:

Sholoana Bangaliana: Being a National Star, when offered Bangla Movies what do you specifically look for before saying Yes to a project?

Paoli Dam: Well, I am a Bangali and had started here so I still love doing Bengali Movies but yes when offered a project I very carefully analyze my Charecter, Script and the director before saying yes.

Sholoana Bangaliana: Why did you agree to work in Obhishopto Nighty?

Paoli Dam: When I first heard the name of the movie I totally freaked out and was absolutely not sure about what would I be expected to do here but then when I heard the script I was absolutely gung-ho about the project. It is whacky, fun and very interesting. Moreover, since my role here was not too demanding I could, for a change take things a little lightly and thoroughly enjoy the easy going flow of the character and the movie.

Sholoana Bangaliana: A Valentine’s Day special message from the very happening and sexy Bollywood Diva Paoli Dam..

Paoli Dam: Well, I feel every day should be a Valentine’s Day but then again since we have selected one specific day for the celebrations I would just say that let us all love each other and stay in harmony.

View Obhishopto Nighty Stars

We also spoke to the beautiful actress Tanushree who will also be seen opposite Dev in the new Bangla Movie Bunohash and lyricist Srijato who has penned down some never before heard lines for the songs of Obhishopto Nighty and the other actors who have essayed important roles in the movie and the common sentiment that came out is that Obhishopto Nighty is a mind blowing concept that one is bound to enjoy so everyone must watch it with our without being critical and analytical as the movie has the essential elements for all tastes, classes and critics.

With just a day more to go for the grand release of Obhishopto Nighty here’s wishing the team a smooth sail at the Box Office and lovely reviews from the critics.

Obhishopto Nighty Stars Interview (You Tube)