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Interview: Actress Kyra Dutt on Playing Albina Ahmed in Srijit Mukherji’s Zulfiqar (Sholoana Bangaliana Exclusive)


She made her presence felt in Bollywood with director Madhur Bhandarkar’s  film Calendar Girls. With the upcoming Bengali movie Zulfiqar, she will be debuting in Bengali movies. Kyra Dutt who promised herself that she will do a Bengali film finally kept the promise that she made to herself. Sholoana Bangaliana correspondent engaged the actress in an exclusive conversation about her role in her debut film.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana- So you finally kept the promise that you made to yourself?

Kyra Dutt- Yeah!! I am so happy that I could finally do a Bengali movie. Bagging the role in a film like Zulfiqar has been a great opportunity for me. Making a debut under the guidance of a director like Srijit Mukherji and with such a dream cast consisting of Dev, Paoli Dam, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Nusrat Jahan and others- what can I wish more for?


Can you throw some light on the character you play in the film?

Kyra Dutt- I play a Muslim girl Albina Ahmed. In Julius Caesar she is Octavia, Caesar’s niece. Bumba da plays the role of Caesar in Zulfiqar. I won’t reveal about the character as most of the people who have read the play know about Octavia. For those who are not aware of the character, one can either go though the play or simply wait for the film to release. I am excited!!

How has the journey been from Calendar Girls to Zulfiqar?

Kyra Dutt- Well, it has been great. Most people have been thinking of me in glamorous roles. But Srijit Mukherji was the first person to think of me in this de-glam look. He expects so much of you that you actually work hard to live up to his expectations. I hope I have been able to do that in the film. This is my first Bengali film and my Bengali has an accent. So I was worried. But we all have put in our best efforts and we hope that the people will like it.


Puja is just around the corner and you film will also be releasing. This is like a double treat for you!!

Kyra Dutt- Indeed!! I have not been in Kolkata during Pujas for many years. So this is like a treat to me. No one is leaving me this time. I will be staying here and my film is releasing, so it will be a great Puja for me.

How was Srijit Mukherji as a director?

Kyra Dutt- I have been a fan of his movies. The first Bengali film that I saw was his film Autograph. I was bowled over by the film. It is then that I realized that such great films are made in Kolkata. He is a visionary which is proved by the films that he makes. It is also proved by the fact that he chose me in that de-glam role.

How did you bag the role?

Kyra Dutt- I guess it was plain luck that I got this role. I had just completed Calendar Girls when I got the call to feature in this film. I did not listen to the script before agreeing. I agreed because it is a Srijit Mukherji film and I wanted to work with him.

We hope Kyra’s debut in Bengali films turns out to be a great success for the young model turned actress!!



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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Upcoming Kolkata Bengali Movie Katha Kichu Kichu Announced in Kolkata


A press meet was held recently to announce the launch of the Bengali film “Katha Kichu Kichu” under Vinayak Creation. Director Sanat Dutta, Manjari Phadnis and Kashmeera Shah were present at the press meet.


The story of the film Katha Kichu Kichu is about Diya who is a sweet and charming girl by nature. She is a firm believer in her destiny and also thinks that someone somewhere is waiting to become her soul mate. She has a childhood friend Rahul for whom she can do almost anything. Rahul also can do anything for Diya. They complement each other very well. Raj, the other character in the film often crosses path with Diya. But as destiny would have it, they cannot meet each other. However a magical tune that Raj whistles creates a flutter in the heart of Diya. Do they eventually meet? Is Raj the soul mate that Diya had been looking for? The film will be answering these questions.


Looking pretty in a maroon colored salwar suit, Manjari Phadnis posed for pictures. “I had done a Bengali film Faltu at the beginning of my career. It was directed by Anjan Das and the film won a National award. With this film, it feels like a homecoming. The director Sanat Dutta saw me and he liked me. As a result he cast me in the film” said actress Manjari Phadnis.

The music of this film is by Subhas Bose. Eminent singers like Shaan, Javed Ali, Kumar Sanu, Akriti Kakkar, June banerjee and Aman Trikha will be lending their voices to the songs in the film.

The film has Rajatava, Anshuman and others in pivotal roles in the film.

Priyanka Dutta

Its Now time for Star Siblings to make a Place in Bollywood


Bollywood seems to be more of a hierarchical and legacy driven industry as nowhere else do we get to see families succeeding their forefathers in the industry, that too in such huge numbers. While one generation of these legacy bearers led by actresses like the Kapoor sisters, actors like the Khan brothers and junior Dutt has already made a strong foothold in the industry the younger lot is just about ready to take the reins in their own hands and the elder siblings seem to be happy enough passing on the baton to the younger ones.

Ready to make their debut with some big banner films are the star siblings Harshwardhan Kapoor (brother of Bollywood’s fashion icon Sonam Kapoor), Isabel Kaif (as is evident from the surname, sister of the ravishing Katrina Kaif), Armaan Jain (grandson of RajKapoor with a host of star Kapoor cousins) and Mohit Marwah ( Arjun and Sonam Kapoor’s cousin) with movies Mirza Sahibaan, Dr. Cabbie, Lekar Hum Deewana Dil and Fugly.

These star kids and star siblings are definitely born with the art in their blood line but it is their onscreen success that will eventually decide if the genes are recessive or dominant. While we are eagerly waiting to welcome this new generation of actors we sincerely hope that they are able to hold on to the legacy of good Indian cinema.

Indian Bollywood Actress Kareena Kapoor Continues to Enthuse Consumers to Satiate the Limca waali Pyaas


Summers are back and so is India’s ultimate thirst quencher, the refreshing, Lime & Lemoni, Limca. This time, only to quench the distinct, ‘Limca Waali Pyaas’, a thirst, unlike the regular. In the latest campaign, the country’s iconic soft drink brand in the cloudy lemon segment will further elevate the concept of ‘thirst’. This idea is being portrayed by the quintessential Limca girl, Indian Bollywood Actress Kareena Kapoor, inspiring the Limca lovers to not just drink the refreshing, hydrating beverage but also quench their thirst under demanding situations.

The campaign, through relatable and humorous stories in travel settings, differentiates between ‘Pyaas’ and ‘Limca waali pyaas’ – i.e. normal thirst and extreme physical thirst. The idea of the campaign is rooted in a basic truth – the hotter it gets or the more physically strenuous a situation becomes, the thirstier you feel and only Limca, the ultimate thirst quencher has the ability to quench that extreme thirst.

The film opens with a scene at a railway station ticket counter on a hot summer afternoon. There is a long queue of passengers at the ticket counter. As the camera pans, we see, the protagonist, Kareena Kapoor, standing at the far end of the queue. Tired and sweating on a scorching summer afternoon, she is eagerly awaiting her turn. By the time her turn comes she is already drained due to the heat.


Further her just in time arrival at the ticket counter becomes a late arrival when we hear the whistling train about to leave. She runs along to catch the departing train, but all in vain, and is left panting at the platform.

Back in the blistering heat and sweating profusely by now, she spots a vendor selling cold drinks in a bucket. Her eyes lighten up as she spots an icy cold Limca. She eagerly picks up a Limca, the ultimate thirst quencher and glugs it down impatiently. Lime n Lemoni… Limca!