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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Vidya Sinha Passes Away

The  'Rajnigandha'  of Bollywood film industry, Veteran actress Vidya Sinha passed away on Thursday, 15 August at about 01.00 PM. Vidya passed away after a brief lung-cum-heart ailment.

Vidya Sinha was 71 and breathed her last at a private hospital in Juhu where she was rushed last Sunday,  August 11 2019 after severe breathing problems. Vidya Sinha's condition was critical she had been put on a ventilator.

Few of the notable films of Vidya Sinha are : 'Hawas' (1974), 'Chhoti Si Baat' (1975), 'Mera Jeevana' (1976), the crime-thriller 'Inkaar', 'Kitaab' (both 1977), 'Pati, Patni aur Woh' and Basu Chatterjee's 'Safed Jhooth' (both 1978), a horror flick 'Saboot' (1980), 'Love Story' and as a gangster in 'Josh' (both 1981) and Salman Khan's mega-hit 'Bodyguard' (2011). 

Vidya Sinha was seen in tele-serials like 'Kkavyanjali' (2005), 'Haar Jeet' (2012).

Monday, August 12, 2019

Khayyam, his wife and Vidya Sinha admitted to Juhu hospital

Famous music composer of yesteryear Khayyam and his wife are admitted to hospital. Khayyam is 93. Veteran actress Vidya Sinha is also admitted to a Juhu Hospital.

Khayyam was admitted to Sujay Hospital, Juhu on 28 July. He has influenza A and bilateral pneumonia. Khayyam is on non-invasive ventilation. 

Khayyam's wife Jagjit Kaur also felt sick and admitted to the same hospital with low sugar level  and chest infection. Jagjit Kaur is recovering fast.

Vidya Sinha (72) is also admitted to hospital with breathlessness. Vidya's daughter Jahnavi is by the side of her mother.after

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Rituparna Sengupta Heading Towards Divorce

Rituparna Sengupta is married to Sanjay Chakrabarty on 13 December 1999. Sanjay is an entrepreneur in Singapore. The couple have a son and daughter but the recent news is that Ritu and Sanjay are heading towards divorce.
Actress Rituparna Sengupta
Rituparna Sengupta

Sanjay and Rituparna were friends since their childhood. The glamorous actress of Bengali films got married to Sanjay in 1999 but after 20 years of married life they are seeking separation. Reason of the separation is not yet known but since their marriage, Ritu used to stay in Kolkata and Sanjay in Singapore. We vhave to wait for few more days to get complete picture.

ED Summons Bengali Actress Rituparna Sengupta

After Prosenjit Chatterjee, another Tollywood film star, Actress Rituparna Sengupta has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate in connection to the Rose Valley scam. Ritu's name was earlier involved in the scam.
Rituparna Sengupta
Rituparna Sengupta

ED suspects Rituparna Sengupta was allegedly dragged into a money laundering process where many films were announced under the Rose Valley banner but never went on floor. It is said that Rituparna Sengupta accompanied Gautam Kundu, the Rose Valley group chairman to a few foreign trips helping him in the marketing and production of some films. But all these reports need to be proved.

Tollywood superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee was also summoned by ED recently for his alleged connection with the Rose Valley scam. The Bengali star will have to appear before the agency on July 19. So far as Prosenjit is concerned, he had shared the stage with Rose Valley Group chairman Gautam Kundu at a number of Rose Valley events. ED has asked him to appear before them in order to investigate whether any monetary transactions happened between him and Gautam Kundu.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Mahie Gill reveals she is a mother of a three-year-old daughter

Bollywood actress Mahie Gill recently revealed that she is mother of a three-year-old daughter. Mahie never reveals her personal life but this time she talked about her daughter.
Actress Mahie Gill
Mahie Gill

Mahie Gill reveals she is a proud mother of a three-year-old daughter. In an interview with Navbharat Times, Mahie Gill revealed that this August her daughter will turn three. "I am very proud that I am the mother of a daughter. Yes, I have not been married yet, when I want to marry, I will do it. In August this year, my child will be three years old."

When Mahie Gill was asked about her marriage plans, she said:, "What is the need for marriage? It all depends on their own thinking and time. Families and children can be made without marriage. There should be no problem with having children without marriage, I do not think there is a problem. I think everyone has their own life, everyone has their own principles. Marriage is a beautiful thing, but getting married or not is a personal choice."

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Upcoming Bengali Film Teen Kanya From Sabyasachi Bhowmick

Sabyasachi Bhowmick, maker of short films like ‘6 th August’ and ‘We Are Locked’ is all set to make his first full-length feature film as a director. Title of the film is Teen Kanya and it has three interlinked stories namely ‘Binodini’, ‘Bedsheet’ and ‘Good Morning Revolution’. The three female leads in these three stories are Rituparna Sen (Rii), Sayantani Guhathakurta and Amrita Chattopadhyay. 
Teen Kanya

The film is based on rediscovering the inner self in every woman in the society.
The first story ‘Binodini’ sheds light on male dominance in the entertainment world against which Binodini (Rituparna) decides to raise her voice.

The second story ‘Bedsheet’ tries to see the so-called elite class in our society from a woman (Sayantani Guhathakurta) who belongs to a middle class society when a bedsheet gets stolen. Ishaan Majumder is casted opposite Sayantani.

The third story is on a college girl, Amrita Chattopadhyay and how her life changes forever when she gets involved in politics.

Film Teen Kanya is expected to hit the floors next month.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Arpita Chatterjee and her Upcoming Film Rifle

Arpita Chatterjee will be seen in a different type of role in film Rifle. The versatile actress will be seen as an IPS officer in Raajhorshee De’s ‘Rifle’. It is learnt that the actress is busy in learning some close combat skills and even boxing to justify the character.

Arpita Chatterjee in Film Rifle

 Recently Arpita Chatterjee's performance in Arjunn Dutta’s ‘Abyakto’ was appreciated by filmy critics and she is busy with film Rifle. We know that Arpita Chatterjee is a different kind of actress who can essay any critical role easily. 

Arpita Chatterjee said “There is a recent trend of women cops in Indian cinema. I am playing a female cop in this film. I have some really interesting stunts here and so I am training for close combat scenes. Boxing is what I am focusing on. In fact, I have the basic strength as I work out regularly. So, I am all ready for the challenge.” 

Film Rifle is a crime thriller revolving around the illegal arms business taking place in the state. Based on Rupak Saha’s unpublished story ‘Khuchro Poysar Jonyo’, the film sheds light on an illegal racket using coins to make arms.

Beside Arpita Chatterjee as an IPS officer, Pujarini Ghosh, Rudranil Ghosh, Kamaleswar Mukherjee, and Babul Supriyo will also play pivotal roles in the film.

Film Sanjhbati - Arpita Chatterjee Out and Sohini Sengupta in

Director duo Leena Gangyopadhyay and Saibal Bandyopadhyay’s next project ‘Sanjhbati’ is in news as Arpita Chatterjee leaves the project and Sohini Sengupta replaces her. 
Arpita Chatterjee

Shooting of the film ‘Sanjhbati' has been started and actress Arpita Chatterjee announced she is no longer a part of the film because the role she has been offered doesn’t look convincing to her.

“I had said during the announcement press meet that I agreed to do the film without even knowing the story. But when I heard about the character I am supposed to play it didn’t excite me. You all know, I only say yes when the character, the story attract me. But in ‘Sanjhbati’ I couldn’t feel the excitement. I am so unfortunate not to be a part of this film,” explained Arpita Chatterjee.

It is learnt that thespian Sohini Sengupta is set to play the role Arpita was offered initially. Other actors in the film are Soumitra Chatterjee, Dev and Paoli Dam. The story of this film revolves around an elderly woman, Lily Chakraborty will essay the role. 

Mimi Nusrat Take Oath in Lok Sabha

Newly elected MPs, Mimi Chakraborty and Nusrat Jahan took oath in the Parliament on 25 June, 2019. Both are popular film actresses in Bengali films of recent times and both contested the Lok Sabha election 2019 in TMC tickets and both are new in politics. Nusrat and Mimi are best friends also.
Mimi and Nusrat

After the result of Lok sabha election 2019, Nusrat was in Bodrum to marry Nikhin Jain and her best friend in the film industry Mimi was also there to attend the marriage ceremony. Yesterday they took the oath in Bengali and at the end of oath taking both touched the feet of Speaker Om Birla.

Nusrat came in the Parliament in a white and purple saree with bunch of bangles and mehendi on her hands. Mimi was also dressed in Indian ethnic saree.

Fans of Nusrat and Mimi are eagerly waiting to see how they perform as MP in the Parliament. Best wishes to Mimi and Nusrat.

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.