Two years after his smash hit P.K. became the highest-grossing Bollywood movie of all-time, Aamir Khan returns with DANGAL, based on a true story, which releases in North America two days before India on December 21ahead of the long Christmas holiday weekend.
India's international chess master Dhyani Dave's predictions about Bigg Boss 10 contestants Karan Mehra and Lokesh Kumari's eviction have surprisingly come true.
She had analyzed that Karan and Lokesh would be eliminated, while Rahul Dev and Monalisa will remain in the Bigg Boss house. And that is exactly what megastar host Salman Khan announced on the reality show in the weekend episode.
শিল্পীরা সমাজের শক্তি আর সুন্দরের প্রতিচ্ছবি। সামাজিক মানুষের উদ্যম আর আবেগ ধরাা আছে তাদের বুকে। কিন্তু শিল্পীর জীবনেও কখনও কখনও নেমে আসে দুর্দিন। তেমনি সময়ে প্রয়োজনীয় শক্তি আর সমর্থন নিয়ে শিল্পীর পাশে দাঁড়িয়ে যাওয়ার প্রেরণা থেকেই গড়ে উঠেছে শিল্পীর পাশে ফাউন্ডেশন।
রাজধানীল হোটেল ওয়েস্টিনের বলরুমে আজ দুপুর ১২-৩০টায় সংস্কৃতিভুবনের সকল শাখার শিল্পীদের অংশগ্রহণে মিলনমেলা আয়োজনের মধ্য দিয়ে আনুষ্ঠানিক যাত্রা শুরু করে এই ফাউন্ডেশন। উদ্বোধনী আয়োজনে বাংলা সঙ্গীতভুবনের নীল মণিহার আকি আখন্দ এবং বাংলা গানে সুরের বরপুত্র সুরকার আলাউদ্দিন আলিকে ফাউন্ডেশনের পক্ষ থেকে সহায়তা চেক প্রদান করা হয়।
Cordially congratulating Donald J. Trump on his US presidential win, Hindus are looking forward to work together and closely with the upcoming Trump administration on various issues concerning Hindus.
Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that they were hopeful of close relations with the Trump administration.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, indicated that they hoped that Trump’s leadership would open new opportunities for our co-operation based on shared commitment to democratic ideals.
Rajan Zed pointed out that US Hindus had made lot of contributions to the nation and society and were known for their traditional values of hard work, higher morals, stress on education, sanctity of marriage, etc.
Zed also congratulated Hindus elected to U.S. House of Representatives—Tulsi Gabbard, Raja Krishnamoorthi, Ro Khanna and Pramila Jayapal; state legislatures— Prasad Srinivasan, Niraj Antani, Ash Kalra, Jay Chaudhuri, etc.; and various other bodies across USA; over their respective victories. We urge these Hindu elected leaders to seriously and wholeheartedly undertake the issues concerning the Hindu community and attempt to address those, Zed added.
There are about one billion Hindus worldwide, including about three million in USA.
As rupee 500 and rupee 1,000 notes stand banned in India, the nation is hopping crazy over prime minister Narendra Modi's latest move to rout out the malice of black money.
Bollywood which at one time was one of the biggest facilitator of black money, with producers dealing a lot in cash, stands in support of the PM today. With corporate culture having entered the film industry, the tables have long turned in the favour of clean money in Bollywood.
In a first for
Bollywood, Keshhav Panneriy’s upcoming family entertainer ‘Jeena Isi ka Naam
Hai’ becomes the first film to shoot at White House (Washington DC). The high
point of the shoot was filming inside the Constitutional Hall of the White
Constitutional Hall is sandwiched between the George Washington Memorial and
the Vice President Joe Biden’s residence, the sprawling white-marbled ballroom
was lit up for the first time for a Hindi film sequence. Talking about the same
director Keshhav said, “It took us almost a year to get permission. I applied
more than 15 times before we were allowed, only because some of my line
producers are Americans.”
The film has
been shot West Virginia, New York City, Washington and Maryland in US and in
Rajasthan, Udaipur, and Mumbai in India. Produced by Purnima Mead of Bibia
Films, the film is directed by Keshhav Panneriy which also marks his
directorial debut. Starring Arbaaz Khan, Ashutosh Rana, Prem Chopra, Supriya
Pathak, Manjari Fadnis and Himansh Kohli, ‘Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai’ is slated to
release in January 2017.
A two story 49,000 square foot temple, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, has opened in Melville (New York) on a five acres plot after three days of festivities.
Constructed by utilizing eco-friendly and cost-effective technological advancements, it includes an assembly hall, classrooms, gymnasium, dining area, indoor basketball court, etc. It is open to the public daily, conducts twice daily arti and offers Gujarati classes.
Opening celebrations included kirtan aradhana, yagna, prayers, murti-pratishta, etc. Sadguru Pujya Kothari Swami (Pujya Bhaktipriya Swami), one of the most senior swamis of Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS), presided. Although this temple was envisioned in late 1980s, its construction began in 2012.
Karan Johar has thrown a hint of just how much fun Season 5 of Koffee with Karan promises to be while Parineeti Chopra and Aditya Roy Kapur just shot for an episode of Koffee with Karan Season 5 that will begin tomorrow at 9 PM on Star World and Star World HD. Please find more details below!
The music and first look launch of upcoming Bengali Movie Kanamachi Bho Bho recently took place at Princeton club in Kolkata at the presence of its cast and crew. The occasion also doubled up for the logo launch of the production house Pushparekha International.
Directed by Ujjal Ghosh, the film reveals how present day human life is becoming more and more robotic. The movie also challenges and raises a number of questions the social tradition of seeing books and educational institutes as the only mediums to get a child educated. The film also explores bonding between multiple generations and different forms of friendships.
Karan Johar’s critically acclaimed Diwali event film AE DIL HAI MUSHKIL opened in the Top 10 at the North American box office this weekend which is a rare feat for Bollywood films since they play in only a fraction of the theaters as Hollywood movies. The release kicked off on Friday with $760,000 marking the third biggest opening day in history for a Bollywood film in North America behind PK and Dhoom 3 which were both Aamir Khan hits releasing right before the Christmas holidays.
ADHM grossed $825,000 on Saturday and is estimated to collect $550,000 on Sunday for an opening weekend gross of $2.14 million. Starring Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Fawad Khan, the film has won raves from audiences around the world and has earned four-star reviews from film critics at The Times of India, Bollywood Hungama, Rediff, NDTV, and others. ADHM will continue to play daily at over 300 theaters across North America.
‘Kaahani’ Director Sujjoy Ghosh recently launched the trailer of upcoming Bengali horror flick Kuheli in presence of the cast and crew which included lead actors Indrasish Roy, Kaushik Sen and Pujarini Ghosh, Chandreyee Ghosh and director Debarati Gupta.
Team Kuheli at the music launch
The trailer of the movie gave a glimpse of what is in store for audience. Apparently it seems from the trailer that the story revolves around a young couple played by Pujarini and Indrasish who are being haunted by some supernatural elements.
Recently, the cast and crew of upcoming Bengali film Tuski took part in a rally to support educational rights for under-privileged children. Director of the film Aniket Chattyapadhya and lead actress Kanchana Moitra were spotted taking lead positions at the rally. The rally was also joined by actor turned MP Satabdi Roy and MP Mriganko Roy. Actor Arijit dutta was also present at the do.