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Bunohaansh HeroineTanushree Unveils New Kutchina Water Purifier Range


Kutchina is the pioneer in the field of auto clean chimneys. The company has been providing great chimneys to the people for the past fourteen years. The brand which stormed the markets with their products is back with another product. The product is a new age water purifier which was unveiled recently.

“Water is life. The water we consume has a major effect on our health. Hence it is of prime importance to drink healthy water. With water purifiers like this, individuals will be able to drink safe and clean water” said Tollywood actress Tanushree Chakraborty at the unveiling of the new water purifier range of Kutchina at the Kutchina showroom.


The new range of water purifiers come with three unique features- auto clean, back wash and mineral candles. All these features ensure that the water is free from the harmful impurities but will also retain the essential minerals in the water which is so important for us. One of the models in this range called Purica DLX also comes with a digital display feature. This will help in indicating when the products will need servicing or when there develops a problem in the UV protector.

“Health is wealth. Why compromise with health? When companies like Kutchina are coming up with such great products at such affordable prices, one can always buy a water purifier and ensure the safety of his/her loved ones as most diseases that turn deadly are water borne. This will also be a way of showing that you care for your family” said the gorgeous actress Tanushree while speaking with Sholoana Bangaliana.


The price range of this new range of water purifiers starts from Rs. 13990 onwards.

Priyanka Dutta

Upcoming Shahrukh Khan-Deepika Padukone Movie Happy New Year to be promoted Around the World

Deepika Padukone

Film promotions have been done in various ways in Bollywood. From appearing in reality shows to appearing in public places in the characters that they play on-screen, the Bollywood industry has been indeed coming up with new and interesting ideas to grab the eyeballs of the audience. Keeping pace with these changing promotional strategies, the makers of the upcoming Bollywood film Happy New Year has also planned something new for the promotions.

Deepika Padukone who will be seen in this upcoming Hindi film directed by Farah Khan will be embarking on her maiden world tour this September. Happy New Year is already in the news because it has some of the biggest names in the industry. It has also now begun to catch the interest of the people with the unique and interesting marketing and promotional techniques. As part of this promotional strategy, Deepika Padukone will be touring two countries- Canada and United States of America. She will be doing so for the SLAM Musical concert. The actress will be accompanied with her Happy New Year co-star Shahrukh Khan and the rest of the cast of the film for this world tour.

With this upcoming Bollywood film, actress Deepika Padukone is set to deliver another entertainer for the audiences this year. The actress who had delivered back to back hits the previous year hopes to continue with the dream run. Deepika will be pairing up with Shahrukh Khan for the third time with Happy New Year. She had made her debut against the superstar in Om Shanti Om and later acted in Chennai Express.

Happy New Year is produced by Shahrukh Khan’s wife Gauri Khan under the banner Red Chillies Entertainment and distributed worldwide by Yash Raj Films.


Interview: Actor Manie on his Experience of Playing Salman Khan in Hemanth Sharma’s Neela


A well known face in the South film industry, he has been making a mark with his acting in Bengali films too. Actor Manie who has great love for Bengal and its culture wants to work more in Bengali films. A self proclaimed Amitabh Bachchan fan, the actor was bitten by the acting bug early in his childhood. Excerpts from the conversation with the talented young actor.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaTell us something about your growing up years..

Manie– I am a Tamil Brahmin. I was born in Kerala and brought up in West Bengal. My father was the commissioner in the Labour ministry and my mother was the principal of St. Joseph’s School. I did my education from St. Patrick’s Higher Secondary School and completed my graduation in commerce. I also have an elder brother who is a big rank holder in the Indian Railways at Maharashtra.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaYour father was the commissioner in Bengal for some time. How has that impacted your upbringing?

Manie– My father Late Sri.K.S.Padmanabhan was the commissioner in Bengal for many years. He loved Bengal very much. He always helped me grow independently and at times he was very strict too. In fact it is my father who wanted me to become an actor after he saw my craze for Amitabh Bachchan at home (I used to sleep with a Amitabh Bachchan photo below my pillow). I am actually fulfilling my father’s dreams. He expired in 2002. I miss him a lot.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaAlthough you are a South Indian, you speak fluent Bengali. How much of a Bengali have you become?

Manie– Yes, I can speak fluent Bengali and I am really proud of that. Infact many people call me a South Indian Bengali. I love it. I am South Indian by birth but I am a full Bengali by nature and personality. I am just mad about Bengal. I love everything about Bengal- the people, the culture, the literature, the soil, the food, etc. I always mention my love for Bengal in all my interviews and I am proud of that.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaYou started with a South Indian film named Desie. What are the other films you are doing in the South film industry?

Manie– I am presently doing ‘Ade kadawale’ directed by Raj Sreedhar. It’s a bilingual film made in Kannada and Tamil and one more untitled film with director G.Murthy.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaYou have done modelling for various reputed brands and were doing quite well as a model. Why did you think of joining films?

Manie– I always wanted to work in films although I was a popular face in modelling in Mumbai. I did lots of prints and commercial ads. But my ultimate aim was the big screen because I grew up watching Amitabh Bachchan’s films. I always thought that I had something in me which would make me a big star. Soon Technomark Television from South signed me as the main lead for ‘Desie’ after taking my screen tests and auditions and I was on the big screen.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaYou recently received the GauravSamman Award 2014 from Mool East Indians Sanghatna of Maharashtra. How does it feel to be bestowed with such honors?

Manie– I feel proud and honoured that the Mool East Indian Sanghatna of Maharashtra gave me the GauravSamman Award 2014 for ‘Excellence in cinema’. I am still on cloud nine even after receiving the award. I am very happy.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– Your recently released film, Nirmok has been getting great reviews everywhere. How does it feel to be a part of the film?

Manie– I am very happy that my Bengali film ‘Nirmok’ has been getting great reviews everywhere and all film critics, media and the people are appreciating my performance in the film. I am really elated that my effort is getting the due recognition. I am really thankful to all the people who loved my performance in the film. Nirmok has also won the BEST FILM AWARD internationally too.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaHow difficult was it to learn the diction of Purulia for the film?

Manie– Yes, the Purulia diction is very different from the normal Bengali what we speak. It took me time to get used to that tone and also the body language of the people. I reached Purulia one week before the shoot and observed the body languages of the people carefully and spoke with them and learnt the pauses and the special key words. This made my life easier. I began to feel the lead character Shambhu inside me. Within a few days Shambhu was born in Purulia.


Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– How was the experience of shooting in Purulia?

Manie– Purulia is a very beautiful place. The locations are fantastic, especially AyodhyaPahad. I loved the people, place and the food immensely. I enjoyed the phuchkas, chop muri, rasgullas and kachoris during my extensive stay there.I want to visit and shoot in Purulia again and again.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– What are the other projects that you are working on at the moment?

Manie- Apart from my south films, I am working in two Bengali films presently- ‘Jama’ with director Biswajit Sarkar and ‘Vinayak-the saviour’ with Dishari Productions. I am also doing a film ‘NEELA’ directed by Hemanth Sharma. This film is based on Salman Khan’s hit and run subject and I am playing the character of Salman Khan.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaHow hard is it tackling work in Tollywood and South Indian films?

Manie– South film industry is even bigger than Bollywood as we all know. But for me, I don’t differentiate between any film industries. I have very good producers/directors friends in Bengali film industry as well as in the South film industry. I equally enjoy working in both the industries.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana-Who is your inspiration in acting?

Manie– Amitabh Bachchan is my inspiration from childhood. I grew up watching his films. I try to follow his dedication, punctuality, focus and professionalism in my work. Uttam Kumar, Utpal Dutt and Sanjiv Kumar are my other favorites.


Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– Do you have any dream role?

Manie– Yes, I want to play Amitabh Bachchan’s character of ‘Agneepath’ and Uttam Kumar’s character of ‘Nayak’ some day in life. Both are legendary roles.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaWho are the Bengali directors with whom you will like to work with?

Manie– I want to work with all great directors here specially Aparna Sen, Srijit Mukherjee, Buddhodeb Dasgupta, Raj Chakraborty, Haranath Chakraborty. The list is very long.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaWhere do you see yourself in the next five years?

Manie– In the next five years, I see myself as a more matured actor, winning many awards personally as well as for my films. I also would love to direct a film too. I want people to remember me as a very good actor who is also a very good human being.

A wonderful human being and an equally passionate actor, Manie sure has a great future ahead in the Bengali Film Industry and we wish him all the fame and success in his upcoming ventures.



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: Vidya Balan on her Upcoming Bollywood Film Bobby Jasoos


She is a “Shero”. When she is in a film, there is hardly a need for a hero. Her smile radiates positivity and charm. She is none other than Vidya Balan. The enchanting actress was in the city for the promotion of her upcoming film Bobby Jasoos, in which she plays the role of a Jasoos/ detective. Excerpts from the conversation…

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaHow did you relate with the character of Bobby Jasoos?

Vidya Balan– Well, Bobby is not the typical know it all kind of detective. She is an amateur who learns the trick of the trade slowly. She has aspirations and she strives to fulfill it. I could relate with it simply because of the fact that when I asked my parents to join the film industry as an actress, they thought this was a passing fancy. However I stuck to my hopes and with God’s grace and the love of the audience I have been able to become an actress. Like Bobby, I am also always learning about acting with each movie.


Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaTell us something about the character of Bobby?

Vidya Balan– She is very funky, street smart, got great presence of mind and very lively. She has an endearing capacity with an equal dose of innocence. This will appeal to the audience for sure. Even during the shooting, my director used to say that in some scenes I must enact like I am a child who is amazed at seeing something bizarre. This innocence of Bobby is what will set her apart from the other detectives.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaYou have so many looks in the film. How challenging was the job?

Vidya Balan– (Smiles) I had nothing to do. The whole challenge was for the costume designer Theia Tekchandaney and makeup artist Vidhyadhar Bhatte who had to do the majority of the work. I had the simplest job as I would just sit and watch myself being transformed into so many other characters. I am also lucky that I got to don the cap of so many small characters in one single film.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaWhich look, of all that you present in the film is your favorite?

Vidya Balan– I think the look of the beggar will be my favorite. With this look we began the shooting of the film. While I was sitting in front of the station for the shot, a lady even chided me for begging and not working. I was so overjoyed that she could not recognize me. That was a huge compliment. Even my father could not recognize me when he saw my picture in the paper. He had to read the byline where my name was mentioned to finally understand that it is his daughter.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaIf the film would have been shot in Kolkata, which characters would you have preferred to play?

Vidya Balan– I would have loved to play the role of a white uniformed police officer, sell phuchkas near Vivekananda Park and Bijoli Grill Sodas. I would have dressed up as Bumba da and gone to his home to see how he would have reacted.


Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaHad you got the chance of solving a real case, which one would you have selected for the purpose?

Vidya Balan– There are so many scams happening all over the country. I would love to solve at least one scam.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaWhat would you say is the USP of this film?

Vidya Balan– Well, I feel apart from being a detective film, this is also a film about hope and aspirations. Like me, Bobby also never gives up hope. When I initially said I wanted to be an actress, there was shock and disbelief in my family. This was so because coming from a South Indian family where education is given the most importance, my wanting to become an actress was as good as a social taboo. I took baby steps and finally started getting good offers. Similarly, Bobby’s parents want her settled whereas she follows her dreams and aspirations.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaYou are setting the trend of detective films in Bollywood. How do you feel about it?

Vidya Balan– (laughs out loud) As much I would have liked to say, it feels great, but I simply cannot take the credit. This is sheer coincidence that so many detective films are being made at the same time. However I am happy that mine is releasing first.


Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaWhat were the highs and lows of shooting the film?

Vidya Balan– There was certain positivity among the entire unit. We all bonded really well. No one felt bored during the fifty day of the shoot. The workshop that we did earlier helped immensely as we had to shoot in real locations. The only low that I felt was my staying away from family for so long. Also I missed staying away from my husband Siddharth.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaYou met Prasenjit Chatterjee (Bumba da) on the sets of Force, was the meeting about any new film that we may see you in together?

Vidya Balan– Bumba Da and I met during Parineeta and he has been always very supportive. He has always encouraged me and always wishes me luck whenever my film is due for release. So whenever I am in the city, I make it a point to meet him. He wished me luck even today for Bobby Jasoos.

Bobby Jasoos releases on the 4th of July.

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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.