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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Remembering Mahua Roy Choudhury - Queen of Bengali Films in 70s and 80s


Mahua Roy Choudhury was a rare class of Bengali film actress with beautiful face, a trained dancer - which was rare in her time and good actress. The actress struggled a lot, earned money and fame at an early age but left the world with lot of dissatisfaction, unfulfilled of desires. Mahua did a lot for her colleagues, technicians but in return received nothing. She was cheated by many. The top actress of Bengali films of early part of 80's don't had the idea how to keep the wolves at bay.



The sweet faced girl struggled since her childhood. Born in a lower middle class family, she failed to complete her school education due to financial problems, studied upto standard VIII. Her father was a dancer and she had the passion of dancing. Shipra Roychoudhury started performing on stage as dancer when she was almost a kid. Her stage name was Sonali Roy. Shipra's father had a plan to make her daughter an actress. Shripa's father was a dancer. Shipra's debut film was the famous 1971 chart-buster called Shriman Prithwiraj, a film of Tarun Mazumdar. Tarun Babu changed Shipra;s  screen name to Mahua. Mahua Roy Choudhury was born. The girl reached her peak of career, got fame, money, status, everything. Mahua managed to pull out Bengali cinema from an extended stupor. Mahua had the power to make a film box office hit. But Mahua was not allowed to stay alive. A girl from lower class background is dominating the industry invoked jealousy among her colleagues and her nearest and dearest ones also exploited her for their living hood - left the simple girl alone in the battle field. The wolves exploited her from every angle. The simple girl failed to get true friends in the industry and society. Althgough Sandhya Roy, Sabitri Chottopadhyay were her mentors and Madhabi Mukhopadhyay was her 'Madhu Maa'. Ratna Ghoshal was her close friend.

Mahua Roy Choudhury, 32, the reigning queen of the Bengali screen in 80's died 22 July 1985 in a Calcutta hospital after battling for 10 days against third-degree burns.

Mahua Roy Choudhury was the busiest actress at that time. Mahua has 15 films on her kitty when she died. Bengali film industry was passing through a bad patch at that time and Mahua was the was at the leading position to drag the industry out of the miserable stage. Mahua Roy Choudhury's next door girl image was the trump card of Tollywood film industry at that time. In family drama films, Mahua was the queen of Bengali films although her acting potentiallity was proved in Tapan Sinha's film 'Aadmi Aur Aurat'. As an actor Mahua was unbeatable at her time. Madhabi Mukhopadhyay used to say that Mahua was a perfect blend of Sabitri Chottopadhyay and Suchitra Sen.


How Was Person Mahua Roy Choudhury



This is a big question, how w3as Mahua as a person? Many actors of her time, specially few of her co-actors still today simply bypass the question. 2-3 years back (2016-2017), one of her hero in films denied to speak about Mahua when he was asked to say something on the actress. Answer of the actor was very rediculous, he said that he has no spare time to discuss on the topic after so many years.

Mahua Roy Choudhury was a simple person with no school or college degree. Mahua had a to struggle a lot and when she was almost a kid, she had to earn for her family. Mahua got the platform in film industry on her own ability and hard work. Sandhya Roy and Sabitri Chottopadhyay helped her a lot in acquiring the skills of acting. Mahua had a boyfriend Tilak and married him even though Tilak was not settled at that time. This was her first mistake. Tilak wanted to make his filmy career with the help of Mahua. Mahua Roychoudhury was very emotional and simple. Many people from the industry took financial help from her and all the cases were not genuine. Mahua was cheated by many but her nature was to beleive people.

Mahua Roy Choudhury became the star of Bengali films after the blockbuster hit film 'Dadar Kirti' and after that her career graph was in upward swing. Money, fame, glamour all were showered on her and may be all these had an adverse impact on her life. The girl who had witnessed only proverty since her childhood failed to cope up with the new situation. Mahua Roy Choudhury had no guide in her personal life. It may sound harsh but her husband and father were simply climbers who wanted to survive with her hard earned money. It is said that Mahua was controlled by her husband and father. Mahua was the money making machine in that house. Money and fame came in Mahua's life along with alcoholism and depression. Mahua was very mush unhappy in her personal life. Lack of education was the main culprit as she don't had the knowledge how to come out of the situaation. Many actors of her time exploited the situation. Mahua's mental stability was out of gear at that time. She used to be become angry suddenly. Late night party, gambling, etc became an integral part of her life. It is said that a broken relationship with a Bangladeshi producer worsened the situation. Exploitation was the main cause of her depression. It is said that before death, Mahua attempted to commit suicide.


Mahua has no true friend in the industry excepting Ratna Ghoshal. ahua was labelled as an actress with simplicity and no strong family background. The day before the accident (!), Mahua and one of her filmy hero of that time went for a dinner at a Kolkata hotel. It is sad that Mahua's youth was enjoyed by her so called educated, high family actors - her filmy heros of that time. Filmmaker Anjan Choudhury was her neighbour but most probably not a single statement came from him after Mahua's accident or death. On the fateful night, just before the fire on her body, Mahua came from Anjan's house attending a party. Mahua was in hospital for 10 days but not a single actors of her age group, excepting Ratna Ghoshal was present there. Mahua has acted opposite Ranjit Mallick, Dipankar De in many films. Mahua was paired opposite Amal Palekar in only one film - Aadmi Aur Aurat. Few years back the Marathi actor remembered how he made friendship with Mahua. Amal Palekar said that Mahua used to sit silently at a corner after end of shoot. Amal came forward and talked with Mahua to break the ice. Ruma Guha Thakurata prayed for Mahua at Kalighat Kali Temple. Actor Shubhendu Chottopadhyay, who himself was a doctor also visited Mahua at hospital. Why so silence from from her co-stars? Any fear? Still today?

The fire was not due to oil-stove burst and that was proved. Police investigated and found the stove intact. Then why Mahua Roychoudhury said the investigation team that it was an accident and the oil-stove brust caused the fire? It may be due to the middle class mentality to save husband and family or tried to escape series of questions that would made their family life a public.  Madhabi Mukhopadhyay strongly opposed the accident or suicide, suspected something different. Madhabi Mukhopadhyay tried to continue the investigation on her death to reveal the truth but finally everything were stopped due to unknown reasons.





What Actually Happened


Stove burst issue is totally fake as the stove had been found intact by the police on investigation. After fire, Mahua was taken to the emergency ward of Calcutta Medical Research Institute, a private hospital near Mahua's home at Behala. Doctors found smell of kerosene when she was brought there.

Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the West Bengal Police closed the case on 18 July after Mahua herself gave a statement that the fire had been accidentally caused. Mahua did not mention any explosion. Then what was the reason of fire and why there was smell of kerosene? After death of Mahua Roychoudhury, the case was re-opened as local media and some members of the film industry who knew the actress closely raised their voices.

The investigation team interrogate Mahua's father husband and got some interesting information. Mahua's several joint bank accounts with her husband and father was closed at her bidding only four days before the incident.

Ratna Ghoshal believes that it was an accident but the question is why Mahua from her hospital bed requested Ratna to adapt her then seven-year-old son, Tamal if something wrong happened to her. Why Mahua did not considered her husband to take care of their son? Many Tollywood actors of her time don't believe the accident theory. Actress Madhabi Mukhopadhyay, 'Madhu Maa' of Mahua wanted to continue the investigation on Mahua's death but didn't got support.

After investigations, police came out with few findings. They claimed to have cracked some witnesses who have admitted that Mahua and Tilak had drunk a lot on that that evening, and that the fire incident was in fact preceded by a bout of drunken brawling in the presence of Mahua's father, the child and their two domestic helpers. Heavy kitchen utensils were thrown by the couple against each other. The post mortem revealed marks of haematoma under Mahua's eye and on her back, suggesting that she had been badly bruised. Mahua's husband Tilak had a badly sprained ankle which he said he had got while trying to rescue his wife.

It is said that Mahua's husband set fire on Mahua although not proved.

The forensic report, strangely, never came out.


Reason of Mahua's death may be known to many of her time actors but due to unknown reasons nobody is interested to reveal the truth. But one thing is true that Mahua Roy Choudhury was not allowed to live. Our system didn't allowed her to live her own life. In the male dominated film industry, she took the responsibility to pump oxygen to the sick industry. Film Industry extracted work from her, her husband and father extracted money from her. Too much load for the young girl. Bengali filmy audiences are still waiting to hear the truth from the actors of Mahua Roychoudhury era.



Thursday, May 23, 2019

Nusrat Jahan and Mimi Chakraborty are soul sisters


Mimi Chakraborty and Nusrat Jahan are good fiends and the entire industry know it. Now Mimi declares that they are soul sisters. In a world of rat race, two girls from the same profession are true friends and this is simply amazing.

Both Nusrat and Mimi are single and both are fair looking. Mimi and Nusrat are among the top Tollywood actresses of recent times. Both the actresses stand by each other when any one of them are passing through tough time. During the recent break up of Mimi and Raj Chakraborty, Nusrat was beside Mimi to give her mental support. The same happened when Nusrat's boyfriend Kader Khan was arrested in connection with the Park Street rape case.
Mimi and Nusrat

Recently Mimi has posted an image of them with the caption 'Soul sisters not just inside but outside tooπŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹,tis happens whn we shop together @nusratchirps #sametosame' .

In 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, Mimi Chakraborty and Nusrat Jahan both contested with Trinamool Congress tickets. Nusrat Contested from Basirhar while Mimi was TMC candidate from prestigious Jadavpur. Mimi has defeated her nearest rival Anupam Hazra of BJP by a huge margin of 2,95,239 votes. Nusrat Jahan won the Basirhat seat by defeating her nearest rival Sayantan Basu of BJP by a margin of 3,50,369  votes.


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Srabanti Chatterjee and Roshan Singh are in Honeymoon




Bengali actress Srabanti Chaterjee and her husband Rodhan Singh are enjoying honeymoon and most probably they are at Bali in Indonesia. Engagement of Srabanti Chatterjee and Roshan Singh was on 15 April 2019 and marriage ceremony was held at Chandigarh on May 19 2019.

After marriage both returned Kolkata and were engaged in their respective works. Nobody had any idea that they were actually finishing their works quickly as they were planning their honeymoon. Previously Srabanti said that they have no plan of honeymoon right now.

Few days back, Srabanti posted a photo of Roshan and herself in which both were seen in a flight. That time it was suspected that they are in honeymoon trip. Finally they have posted their honeymoon photos. Although honeymoon location is not disclosed but it may be Bali in Indonesia.



Monday, May 13, 2019

Disha Patani and Her Butterfly Kick


New sensational actress Disha Patani is a fitness freak and and is known for her intense work out sessions. Disha often shares her gym videos for her fans. Disha Patani recently posted a jaw-dropping video of her performing the butterly kick.



Disha Patani and her rumoured boyfriend Tiger Shroff are famous for dangerous stunts. Disha Patani posted her butterly kick video with caption “Miss training, trying to learn the butterfly (B) kick , still long way to go.”

Disha is a popular celebrity on social media with around 20.7 million followers on Instagram. Disha regularly posts her pictures and videos update for her fans. 

Upcoming film of Disha Patani is superstar Salman Khan's 'Bharat', a film by Ali Abbas Zafar. The movie will be released on Eid, June 5, 2019. 

Nora Fatehi snapped outside dance studio in Bandra


Beautiful and sexy Nora Fatehi, the great dancer is very much active in social media and she keeps her fans busy with her photos and statements posted on social media. 



A recent photo of Nora where she is outside a dance studio in Bandra and was seen enjoying an auto ride is viral. She wore a black tank top with printed treggings and beautiful smile on her face. 

Nora Fatehi is an internet sensation and with over 4 million fans on Instagram. Nora is known to be a fantastic dancer and is currently training for Varun Dhawan- Shraddha Kapoor starrer 'Street Dancer 3D'. 

Nora will be seen in Salman Khan- Katrina Kaif's 'Bharat'. The film will release on June 5. 

Monalisa performs on Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif's Chashni from Bharat



Bhojpuri film actress Antara Biswas aka Monalisa has shared a stunning video of herself on Instagram, in which she performs on a popular Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif number Chashni from film Bharat.

View The Video

In the video, Monlisa seen recreating Salman-Katrina's new song Chashni from Bharat. The actress looks gorgeous in a black saree.

Sharing the video, Monalisa wrote, "In Love With This Beautiful Song .... #chaashni ... Being Romantic ... #goodmorning #happyhappy .... Now we 1.9m #strong #instagram #family #blessed #gratitude."


Monalisa is a famous actress in Bhojpuri films recently she has made her successful transition from Bhojpuri movies to television shows. In TV show 'Nazar', Monalisa plays an evil force Mohana on-screen.

Appeal From Bhojpuri Actress Rani Chatterjee on Election


Rani Chatterjee is one of the most popular actresses in Bhojpuri film industry. Rani is very active in social media always uses this media to communicate with her fans. This time Rani Chatterjee utilised Instagram to give a social message to her fans. Rani urges her fan to be careful while casting their votes so that our country is in right hands.


 Bhojpuri Actress Rani Chatterjee
 Rani Chatterjee

Rani Chatterjee normally posts her latest photos, personal updates for her fans. This time Rani Chatterjee is in different role. Rani has reminded her fans that it is our duty to vote for the right person so that country will be in right hands. Rani Chatterjee did not mentioned any particular party or candidate name but she has indicated that effective, efficient, honest candidates should be sent to Parliament.

The actress was recently spotted in Kolkata to campaign for Trinamool Congress but today she took  Instagram to convey the message "No campingn ....I decide... Back to Mumbai zantaa pehle..Ap sabhi Ko naaraj Kiya uske liye maafi chahugi...ap sabhi ke sath hu main koi alag nahi.... Being indian....Desh Sahi hatho me hona jiski zimmedaari har bharitiy ke hath me hai...️️️".


Bhojpuri Actress Monalisa looks gorgeous in black


Popular Bhojpuri actress Antara Biswas aka Monalisa is always in the limelight for her statements or gorgeous hot pictures shared on the social media. The actress knows how to keep her fans attracted. 
Bhojpuri film sensation Monalisa
Gorgeous Monalisa

Monalisa uploaded a photo of herself on Instagram where she is wearing a black netted saree with a sleeveless blouse paired with a black bindi, bangles and dark red lipstick. Her long curly hair is opened and the actress captioned the picture as 'Addicted To “black” .

Antara Biswas is looking really stunning in this photo.

Apart from Bhojpuri films, Monalisa has worked in different languages films like Hindi, Bengali, Odia, Tamil, Kannada, and Telugu

Rumour of Actress Pooja Hegde 's Caught By Police Denied By Her Manager



'Maharshi' star actress Pooja Hegde was in the headlines for being caught by the police although Pooja's manager has denied and claimed them baseless.


Actress Pooja Hegde
Pooja Hegde

Media reports were that Pooja Hegde was caught by the police as she was badly drunk during the pre-release event of her film. Report is that it happened on 1st May in Hyderabad, when the actress and her team went for a drive after the event and the police caught Pooja's driver and seized all the documents. Report also stated that to avoid further repercussion, Pooja Hegde was picked by another car.

Pooja Hegde's manager informed a media house that these rumours are absolutely baseless as according to him Pooja wouldn't dare to take the wheel in the city which is not familiar to her. Pooja's manager also said that film's production team had commissioned a car with a driver to drop her to the airport.
Post 'Maharshi', Pooja Hegde will be seen in the multi-starrer 'Housefull 4'.

Vidya Balan in the role of human computer" Shakuntala Devi in her upcoming biopic


Bollywood actress Vidya Balan will play the lead role of Indian mathematical genius Shakuntala Devi in her upcoming biopic. The film will be directed by Anu Menon and is set for summer 2020 release.

Vidya Balan is very much excited about her role in the film and said, "I am extremely excited to play the human computer, Shakuntala Devi, on the big screen. She was truly someone who embraced her individuality, had a strong feminist voice and braved many a naysayer to reach the pinnacle of success."


Never being received a formal education, Shakuntala Devi, a small town Indian girl, is widely known as the "human computer" and her ability to make incredibly swift calculations. The mathematical wizard has her name in the Guinness Book of World Records for demonstrating the multiplication of two 13-digit numbers by mental calculations. Her book 'The World Of Homosexuals' is also considered to be the first study of homosexuality in India.

Director of the film is Anu Menon and produced by Vikram Malhotra of 'Airlift', 'Baby', 'Toilet-Ek Prem Katha' fame.

Bengali Film Durgeshgorer Guptodhon Story Cast and Crew of the Movie


After the massive hit of film Guptodhoner Sondhane, Abir Chatterjee, Ishaa Saha and Arjun Chakraborty are once again in film Durgeshgorer Guptodhon, Film Durgeshgorer Guptodhon will be released on May 24.




 Story of film Durgeshgorer Guptodhon


Professor Subarna Senaka Sona Da, a professor of history along with Abir and Jhinuk decide to visit one of Sona da's student's ancestral mansion at Durgeshgor. The great grandfather of this student was an zamindar and a renowned artist of Bengal. There is a myth in the family that they had once received a massive treasure but nobody knows the whereabouts of the treasure. Sona da along with Abir and Jhinuk join a festivity in that mansion in Durgeshgor and finally get number of clues to unearth the missing treasures.



Cast and Crew of film Durgeshgorer Guptodhon


Cast

Abir Chatterjee as Subarana alias Sona da
Arjun Chakrabarty as Abir
Ishaa Saha as Jhinuk
Anindya Chatterjee as Pinakpani Deb Rai
Kaushik Sen as Trishulpani Deb Rai
Aryann Bhowmick as Dumble
Lily Chakravarty as Pishima
June Maliah as Rini Boudi
Debjani Chatterjee as Moni Boudi
Kharaj Mukherjee as Aparup da
Arindam Sil as Subir
Kamaleswar Mukherjee as Akhilesh
Baishakhi Marjit as Rai

Crew

Directed by Dhrubo Banerjee
Story & Dialogues by Subhendu Dasmunshi
Screenplay by Dhrubo Banerjee
Music by Bickram Ghosh
Cinematography by Soumik Halder
Art Direction by Tanmoy Chakraborty
Edit by Sanjib Dutta
Costume by Abhishek Roy
Make-up by Somnath Das

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Salman Khan opting for surrogacy


The question ‘When will Salman Khan get married?’ is still alive in Bollywood and among his millions of fans but recently a news is coming that the most eligible bachelor of Bollywood is opting for surrogacy.

Salman Khan is opting for surrogacy and this is the biggest news in Bollywood. Salman Khan is fond of kids and in recent past many times he said that if he get married that would be only for him to have kids.

Many stars from Bollywood like Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Karan Johar, Ekta Kapoor have opted for surrogacy in the recent past and now Salman Khan is also ready to follow this route. It seems that actoe has decided not to get married at age 53.

Recently Salman Khan is busy for his film with Katrina Kaif ‘Bharat’ which is slated to release on June 5, 2019. Salman Khan is also busy shooting for ‘Dabangg 3’ which is slated for December 20, 2019 release.