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Star Jalsha Serial Jhanj Lobongo Phool Traces the Journey of A Woman Discovering Herself


Women of today aspire to achieve something in life and are achievers in the truest sense. However in doing so, sometimes they imitate the moving times and become someone that they are not. New Star Jalsha serial Jhanj Lobongo Phool explores the thought of discovering oneself and one’s best skill set. The story of Lobongo, the lead of Jhanj Lobongo Phool showcases a woman’s journey of conquering the world with the help of her skills.

The uniqueness of this story lies in the fact that a mere household job – cooking, becomes the primary force of Lobongo’s journey in her married life. The relation between the mother-in-law and the daughter-in-law will be seen from a different angle and this will also rebuild the love between Lobongo and Neel.


In a village named Shorshekhali, Bhuban Majhi lives with his family, his wife Nayantara, his aged mother and his only daughter Lobongo. Lobongo, from her very childhood, stepped into the kitchen and gained expertise in cooking various delicious traditional Bengali dishes. She was even fortunate of being the fiancé of their village’s richest family’s eldest son, Neel Sensharma. Annada’s only daughter-in-law Indrani Sensharma, is the owner of Hotel Victoria palace and is even planning of opening a new traditional Bengali restaurant named Nostalgia only to give competition to Hotel Charnock. Indrani was thus searching for a brilliant chef. Indrani somehow managed to convince Neel to marry Lobongo only for her sake. Lobongo arrives at the newly opened hotel with Indrani, assuming it to be her in-laws house. Will she become an adored daughter in law or a mere cook at the Hotel?


Isha (Lobongo), Rajdeep Gupta (Neel Sen Sharma), Ratna Ghoshal (Saraju), Sajeev Sarkar (Bhuvan), Koushiki Guha (Nayantara), Sourav Das (Bishu), Anuradha Roy (Annada), Biplob Banerjee (Avirup), Swagata Mukherjee (Indrani), Alivia Sarkar (Manali) will be seen in important roles in the serial.

Abira Mazumder is the director, while Sahana is the creative director (she is also the creative director of Potol Kumar Gaanwala). Shubhangi Ghosh is the executive producer of this serial.

Produced by Shree Venkatesh Films, the serial Jhanj Lobongo Phool started from 20th June on Star Jalsha, Monday to Saturday at 8.30 pm.

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Colors Bangla Series Taranath Tantrik Brings Actor Tota Roy Chowdhury Back to Small Screen


Based on eminent Bengali writer Bibhutibhusan Bandopadhyay’s story, Taranath Tantrik, the new Colors Bangla serial of the same name started airing from 13th June. Sholoana Bangaliana correspondent caught up with the director and the cast in between shots at Belgachia Rajbari.

Taranath Tantrik is a literary character introduced by Bibhutibhusn Bandopadhyay and then popularized by his son Taradas Bandopadhyay. The story book character has been adapted to television while making suitable changes to suit the needs of the story telling. “There are many stories where the suspect narrates the story. But we cannot show it like that on television. Hence we have done slight changes so as to make Taranath important in the story. We also have linked up the stories. One story leads to the other. So you cannot simply leave one story and then see the next episode” said director Soumik Chattopadhyay.


Playing the lead character of Taranath is actor Tota Roy Chowdhury. Speaking at the press meet, the actor said “I never thought that I will be selected for this role. Hats off to the team for actually thinking that I could carry off this role!! There is a sense of adventure in the character. Despite being such a daredevil character, he gets scolded by his wife at home. In short, he may be the person to fight the evil powers, but he is the typical Bengali husband and father at home”.

Sougata Bannerji will be seen as Bibhuti in the serial. “I am very greedy for enacting characters with a literary background. I did the role of Ajit, Byomkesh Bakshi’s assistant in the television series. That was a long cherished dream. And now to become the assistant and the voice of scientific reason for Taranath is a great role for me” said the actor.


Poulomi Basu plays the role of Taranath’s wife Promila. “She is the typical housewife. She supports her husband and takes care of the family. However she was afraid when danger lurks for Taranath” said actress Poulomi Basu.


Singer Jojo will be seen playing the role of Matu Pagli in the serial. “I have a unique look as you can see. I am the personification of positive powers and it is I who give the powers to Taranath. She also provides him with the knowledge about the art of Tantra. However she does not age” said Jojo with a wink.


Subhashish Mukherjee will be seen in the role of Kapalik, the strongest representation of evil in the series. Betal, a fierce spirit captured by Kapalik will be essayed by actress Rupa Bhattacharya.

The script of Taranath Tantrik is by Soukarya Ghoshal while the dialogues are by Dipanjan Chandra. The camera is by Alok Maity.

The director also added that Taranath Tantrik is not a serial but a series.

Taranath Tantrik is shown on Colors Bangla at 8pm from Monday to Saturday. Do not miss it!!

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Aakash Aath Serial Satyamev Jayate Gives Viewers a Welcome Break from the Monotony of Family Dramas


Breaking the monotony of the saas-bahu sagas, Aakash Aath serial Satyamev Jayate focuses on the life of an investigative journalist who made it big in the world of media. A set visit was arranged for this serial and our correspondent caught up with the director and the cast at the set.


Sreemoyee Banerjee is a girl from small town. She achieves high marks in her examinations. Her parents do not support her dream of becoming a journalist. Rather, they want her to get married so that they can shed off responsibilities from their shoulders. She runs away from her wedding and comes to Kolkata. The first company where she goes to give an interview rejects her. The next company, a channel named Darpan hires her. She starts a show Satyamev Jayate where she brings to light the various wrong deeds happening in the society like casting couch, expired patient kept on ventilation and other such cases. The channel’s TRP goes high and the channel which was earlier the number one channel tries to purchase her. However she rejects the offer.


Speaking at the occasion, director Arindam Basu said “The scene that we are shooting here is after the high TRP, all the staff of the channel comes to spend some time away from work. However, a person dies. The police declares that this is a normal death. But Sreemoyee is sure of the fact that this is not a normal death. What happens next is what the audience will have to wait to watch”.


Dipankar Dey who plays the role of Sreemoyee’s office boss, Manik Dutta said “I am really happy at the way Arindam is handling the entire project. He is very detailed about every scene. Manik Dutta is a mad character. He is reliant on Sreemoyee”.

Sampa Banerjee (Sreemoyee Banerjee), Priyam (Sreemoyee’s husband), Sagnik (Munna Vai), Siddhartha Ghosh (Sreemoyee’s friend Tanmoy), Ayush Das (Sreemoyee’s brother Bittu) and others will be seen in pivotal roles.


The shooting of this serial has been done at real locations all over the city.

Satyamev Jayate is aired on Aakash Aath at 9pm from Monday to Saturday.

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Interview: Actress Tanima Sen on Playing the Young at Heart Grandmom Ratnaboli in New Zee Bangla Serial Premer Phade


Tanima Sen is an actress who has been mesmerizing the audiences with her roles in many serials. The actress will now be seen playing the role of Ratnaboli in the Zee Bangla serial Premer Phade. Check out what the feisty actress had to say about playing Ratnaboli….

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana- You play the role of the grandmother Ratnaboli. Can you tell us something about the character?

Tanima Sen- Ratnaboli is not the typical grandmother whom you will see in the other serials. Despite her age, she is full of life. She is playing carom, at times she is busy taking selfies. She is an active soul who despite her leg pain goes on around the house like a youngster. She is the senior member of the family and yet she is so young at heart.

Montu, the servant of the house is also not spared by me. I scold him and ask him to play carom with me. I do this because I know if he plays with me, I will be able to cheat and win the game. Ratnaboli is a fun character.

How is your relation with your daughter-in-laws? Are you the typical mother-in-law whom we frequently see in the other daily soaps?

Tanima Sen- No, there is no resemblance at all. I have two daughter-in-laws namely Sreemoyee and Siuli. The elder daughter-in-law Sreemoyee is of a quiet nature. The other daughter-in-law is very quick with words. In one scene I tell Siuli that you sprained your ankle and yet you keep talking.


So is Ratnaboli tech-savvy too?

Tanima Sen- Absolutely!! The moment a new thing comes in the house, she is the first person to pounce upon it and use it. When her grandsons or grand-daughters take her picture and upload them on a social networking site, they tell her that the picture will get likes from people. She later asks them how many men have liked the picture (laughs out loud).

A smart phone is presented to one of my grand children by their uncle. Many protest that why a smart phone need to be gifted to the person. But I am very happy. I ask them to teach me the functions so that I can operate and use them.

Does Ratnaboli have shades in the character?

Tanima Sen- She may look all fun but even she has shades. I did a scene where I scolded everyone and all became quiet. Ratnaboli is fun but she is respected by everyone in her family. She never goes overboard in any action that she does. She is restrained but funny.


Is Ratnaboli fashion conscious?

Tanima Sen- From the scenes I have done till now, it turns out that she is indeed very fashion conscious. She has cropped hair in contrast to her daughter-in-laws who have long hair and dress up traditionally. She keeps pace with the younger generation and also updates herself about makeup tips.

With this character of Ratnaboli, do you want to give a message to the audience?

Tanima Sen- The character of Ratnaboli receives respect from all the family members yet she is so cordial. The message that I want to give to the audience is that one should not treat their daughter-in-laws as their rivals. Instead they should be friendly with them. This is the change that I want to bring in the society with this character. I hear changes are happening but I have not seen any such changes in the people around me. The serial is made by Ravi Ojha Productions and will be aired on Zee Bangla. Hence this will be watched by a huge number of people. So spreading such good messages can be done with this character and bring about changes in society.

With this came the call for the next shot bringing our conversation to an end…

We sincerely hope that the character of Ratnaboli is able to bring about the change in the society that the actress hopes for!!



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.



Interview: Actor Alik Banerjee on Playing Ved in New Colors Bangla Serial Benebou


Making his debut with the Colors Bangla serial Benebou, model turned actor Alik Banerjee is excited about his role as Ved in the coming serial. The young actor who finished his graduation the last year from Bangabasi College has finally started fulfilling his long cherished dream of becoming an actor. Sholoana Bangaliana correspondent caught up with this budding new talent in between shots at a studio in Joka. Here is how it went..

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana- How did you bag the role of Ved in Benebou?

Alik Banerjee- Yes, that is very interesting I must say. I auditioned for the role by sending pictures. But even the pictures were not sent by me. That was sent by the coordinator who gave me modeling assignments. I have worked for companies like Snap Deal, Flipkart and also for the top designers in Kolkata. I have done numerous ramp shows too. So after the coordinator sent the picture, I received a call from Colors Bangla asking me to come for the auditions. I auditioned and then I was the top among the seven participants selected. Meanwhile I had received a call from Snehashish da and he selected me also. It was a win-win situation for me. A dream came true to become an actor finally.

You are passionate about acting, judging from what you are saying. When did the acting bug bit you?

Alik Banerjee- I wanted to become an actor from a very small age. When I was in class six or seven, people used to ask me what I wanted to become when I grow up. I always said I wanted to become an actor. I was very clear about what I wanted to become.

How has your family reacted to your decision of becoming an actor?

Alik Banerjee- Well, I live in a joint family and I am the darling of the family members. I live in Belaghata. Initially my parents like all parents used to say why I am opting for this profession and not joining the family business. After seeing my passion for this profession, they are now extremely supportive of my decisions. I have been modeling since my first year in college. Without their help that would not have been possible.


Modeling and acting are two different platforms. How are you finding acting now that you have experienced modeling beforehand?

Alik Banerjee- Modeling and acting is different. Modeling is a one day affair. On the other hand, when I am acting, the cast and crew becomes your family. The two professions are different but I am enjoying both.

Now that you are fully into acting, will you continue your stint as the model?

Alik Banerjee- No, that will not be possible at the moment!! Most of my time goes in acting and I am also contract bound. I miss walking on the ramp very much. I have cancelled three ramp shows now for my acting in the serial Benebou.

How are you gearing up for portraying Ved in Benebou?

Alik Banerjee- I have done workshops to portray the character of Ved in the serial. The director has been very helpful in making me understand how to portray my character. Where I need to use high pitch voice, where I need to use low pitch voice has all been told to me by the director. This has been very helpful. Moreover, I have watched films like Aashiqui 2, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Belaseshe to help in portraying the character better. I have watched the films before but I have watched them once again with more concentration. The last film I watched is Ki and Ka.

Wishing Alik all the best for his future endeavors!!



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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