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1 day ago
Will recognise those who miss out India's top awards: Mamata

Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said her government will continue to recognise the contributions of artistes, literati and sportspersons from the state who are often sidelined for coveted honours like the Padma Shri or Padma Bhushan. We want to bring to light the contributions of unsung heroes from Bengal. We started the Banga Bhushan awards as...

2 days ago
Accidentally missed out Moon Moon's name in award list: Mamata

Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Wednesday veteran actors Moon Moon Sen and Arindam Seal would also be honoured with the Mahanayak Uttam Kumar Samman instituted by her government. The names of both stars were missing during the announcement of West Bengal's top cine award a day earlier. Sen, a Trinamool Congress MP, will be awarded with the 'Mahanayika ...

3 days ago
Dev, Moushumi to get Bengal's top cine award

Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) Leading Bengali matinee idol Dev and veteran actress Moushumi Chatterjee will receive the Mahanayak Uttam Kumar Samman instituted by the West Bengal government, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced Tuesday. Dev alias Deepak Adhikari, also a Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha member, starred in Bengali film industry's most expensive movie till date, Chaander Pahar. <...

1 month ago
Bengal felicitates KKR, SRK, Juhi at Eden, seven injured in stampede

Kolkata, June 3 (IANS) Bollywood, cricket and politics united in a lavish ceremony Tuesday, giving a royal salute to 2014 Indian Premier League champions, the Kolkata Knight Riders, and team owners Shahrukh Khan and Juhi Chawla at a crowded Eden Gardens here. Amid heightened security cover, the stadium's green turf was deluged in a sea of purple as nearly 50,000 fans, decked up in sports me...

1 month ago
SRK dazzles Eden with kisses, dance

Kolkata, June 3 (IANS) Amid a shower of pink confetti and deafening roar, superstar Shah Rukh Khan Tuesday lauded the tremendous love and support of the city's fans for the Kolkata Knight Riders as he partied and threw kisses during a grand felicitation ceremony at the Eden Gardens here. The home team, flanked by team owners Shah Rukh and Juhi Chawla, paraded the golden Indian Premier Leagu...

1 month ago
Bengal felicitates KKR, SRK, Juhi at Eden

Kolkata, June 3 (IANS) The worlds of Bollywood, cricket and politics came together in a lavish ceremony as the winners of the 2014 Indian Premier League, the Kolkata Knight Riders and team owners Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla received a regal reception amid thunderous applause at the packed Eden Gardens here Tuesday. Amid heightened security cover, the stadium's green turf was deluged in a...

1 month ago
Eden Garden to welcome KKR with folk music, dances

Kolkata, June 3 (IANS) The Eden Gardens' green turf here was deluged in a sea of purple as nearly 30,000 fans waited to welcome home team Kolkata Knight Riders, winners of this year's Indian Premier League. A troupe of dhaakis (drummers) and tribal dancers added to the frenzied atmosphere inside the arena. Fans clad in KKR jerseys matched steps to the beat of drums and waved around flags an...

3 months ago
Bengali film 'Jaatishwar' bags four National Awards

New Delhi, April 16 - It's celebration time for the Bengali film industry with Jaatishwar bagging as many as four National Awards in the 61st edition of the coveted honours. The Srijit Mukherji-directed film, with Bengali superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee in the lead, clinched the awards including best make-up -, best music -, best singer - and best costume designer -. Director Pradipta...

10 months ago
Rituparno bonded strongly with co-workers: Colleagues

Kolkata, Aug 30 - Revered as a brilliant chronicler of human relationships, late filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh forged strong personal ties with his co-workers from different strata of society and nurtured them as his surrogate family. Two of his colleagues - one a reputed designer and the other a humble driver - recall Ghosh as a true professional who had an affectionate side for the cast an...

10 months ago
Rituparno bonded strongly with co-workers: Colleagues

Kolkata, Aug 30 - Revered as a brilliant chronicler of human relationships, late filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh forged strong personal ties with his co-workers from different strata of society and nurtured them as his surrogate family. Two of his colleagues - one a reputed designer and the other a humble driver - recall Ghosh as a true professional who had an affectionate side for the cast and c...

11 months ago
Basu Chatterjee's daughter excited about Bengali directorial debut

Mumbai, Aug 6 - Rupali Guha, daughter of veteran filmmaker Basu Chatterjee, has recently directed her first Bengali film Porichoy, about a father-daughter relationship. I recently directed a Bengali film with Prasenjit Chatterjee as well as Mishti, who will also be seen in Subhash Ghai's 'Kaanchi'. This is my first Bengali film and I am excited about it. The story is about a father and d...

11 months ago
Basu Chatterjee's daughter excited about Bengali directorial debut

Mumbai, Aug 6 - Rupali Guha, daughter of veteran filmmaker Basu Chatterjee, has recently directed her first Bengali film Porichoy, about a father-daughter relationship. I recently directed a Bengali film with Prasenjit Chatterjee as well as Mishti, who will also be seen in Subhash Ghai's 'Kaanchi'. This is my first Bengali film and I am excited about it. The story is about a father and daug...

1 year ago
Rituparno Ghosh's death leaves Kolkata shocked

Kolkata, May 30 - A pall of gloom descended on the eastern metropolis Thursday as it woke up to a morning shocker - the sudden demise of National Award winning filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh following a cardiac arrest. Ghosh was suffering from pancreatitis and died of cardiac arrest at his residence around 7.30 a.m., said sources. He was 49. Members of the entertainment and film fraterni...

1 year ago
Genius storyteller Rituparno Ghosh's dead

K0olkata, May 30 - Rituparno Ghosh, one of the best Indian filmmakers in the post-Satyajit Ray period who excelled in analyzing human relationships and societal issues, died here Thursday. He was 49. Ghosh, who was suffering from pancreatitis, passed away at his South Kolkata residence in sleep around 7.30 a.m. following a massive cardiac arrest, the film industry sources said. Chief...

1 year ago
Filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh's death shocks industry

Kolkata, May 30 - Rituparno Ghosh, one of the strongest Indian filmmakers in the post-Satyajit Ray period who excelled in analyzing human relationships and societal issues, died here Thursday. He was 49. Rituparno, who was suffering from pancreatitis, passed away at his South Kolkata residence in sleep around 7.30 a.m. following a massive cardiac arrest, film industry sources said. C...

1 year ago
Rituparno Ghosh gone too soon, grieves film fraternity

Mumbai, May 30 - The film community is in a state of shock after the sudden demise of eminent director Rituparno Ghosh, who made films like Chokher Bali, Raincoat and Bariwali. Deepti Naval says this was never expected, while Sujoy Ghosh is too shocked to say anything. Rituparno Ghosh was suffering from pancreatitis and died of cardiac arrest Thursday at his residence around 7.30 a.m., said...

1 year ago
Economists allay fears of setback if Bengal chit funds close

Kolkata, May 10 - With the chit fund catastrophe causing a major public uproar, economists feel even if all shady companies operating in West Bengal are closed down, it would not pose any major setback for the economy, though the already crisis-ridden sectors like service and real estate may be hit. Sectors like entertainment, travel and tourism, and real estate, they said, will face the he...

1 year ago
'More Indo-Bangla cooperation needed in cinema'

Kolkata, Dec 21 - Describing cinema as an important tool for establishing regional peace and harmony, Bangladesh Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu Friday called for expanding Indo-Bangla cooperation in films. We celebrate so many festivals together. We need to expand it to other areas. Cinema is an important tool for establishing regional cooperation and harmony, Inu said at the inaugura...

1 year ago
Mamata omnipresent at Kolkata film fest

Kolkata, Nov 10 - Notwithstanding the presence of Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan that pervaded the 18th Kolkata Film Festival inauguration here Saturday, it was West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who was the real master of ceremonies. When chief guest Amitabh Bachchan was invited to take his seat on the dais first, Banerjee gestured to the compere to call out th...

1 year ago
Kolkata film fest dawns amid starry night

Kolkata, Nov 10 - Glamour partnered politics as Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan came together with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to inaugurate the 18th Kolkata International Film Festival - here Saturday. Bachchan, Shah Rukh and Banerjee led the ceremonial lamp lighting as veterans from Bengali cinema followed suit. Bollywood stars Katrina Kaif, Anush...

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