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Popular actor Pijush Ganguly passes away

Popular actor Pijush Ganguly passes away

 Bengali film, television, and stage actor Pijush Ganguly, who met with an accident last week, passed away at a city hospital early today.

My debut film was with Prosenjit Chatterjee: Srabonti Chatterjee

My debut film was with Prosenjit Chatterjee: Srabonti Chatterjee

 Essaying the role of a boom-wielding scoop chaser in a debuntant director's film, 'Goynar Baksho' actor Srabanti Chatterjee says her new character is a cross between her own imagination and first hand experience of interacting with many journalists.

Few Bengali films reflect political realities: Sekhar Das

Award-winning Bengali filmmaker Sekhar Das today said very few Bengali films depict the real political picture of present day Kolkata.

Regional cinema a misnomer: Director Goutam Ghose

New Delhi: National-award winning filmmaker Goutam Ghose claims that it is misleading to term Hindi films as national cinema and films in other languages of the country as regional cinema.

'Rituparno Ghosh's films dated, old-fashioned: Anjan Dutt

'Rituparno Ghosh's films dated, old-fashioned: Anjan Dutt

Popular Bengali singer-songwriter Anjan Dutt, who starred in Rituparno Ghosh's ‘Chitrangada’, said though the maestro's films "boldly portrayed" the alternative gender for the first time in Indian cinema, he found his work "dated" and "old-fashioned".

Kareena Kapoor considering Bengali film

Trying to walk into the footsetps of her mother-in-law and veteran actress Sharmila Tagore, Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor is now considering acting in Bengali films.

Vidya Balan looks forward to Malayalam, Bengali films

Viday Balan often gets interesting scripts from southern filmmakers but has not been able to do them due to lack of planning on the filmmakers` part.

Vidya Balan wants to act in Bengali film opposite Prosenjit

Bollywood actress Vidya Balan, who considers Kolkata as her second home, is now thinking of acting in a Bengali film with Tollywood superstar Prosenjit.

Sushmita Sen to feature in Bengali film

Finally, the Bengali project that Sushmita Sen has been craving to do, has materialised.

`Goynar Baksho` competing in three main categories in NYIFF

Aparna Sen`s Bengali film `Goynar Baksho` (jewellery box) has made it to the prestigious New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF), vying for honours in three main categories.

Prosenjit`s `Jaatishwar` screened for president

Bengali cinestar Prosenjit Chatterjee`s `Jaatishwar`, which released Friday, was screened in the capital for President Pranab Mukherjee.

Ananya Chatterjee does not like to work with big names only

National-award winning actress Ananya Chatterjee feels that working only with acclaimed directors will not let her fully grow as an artiste.

Wish to portray Kadombori Devi in film: Rituparna Sengupta

Kadombori Devi, the younger sister-in-law of Rabindranath Tagore, remained one of her dream roles she would love to come her way in a feature film one day, `Mukti` protagonist Rituparna Sengupta says.

I badly wanted to do Kakababu`s role: Prosenjit

Terming `Misar Rahasya` as the first film to have been shot extensively in Egypt, Bengal superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee today said super-adventurist `Kakababu` was larger than life.

Basu Chatterjee`s daughter excited about Bengali directorial debut

Rupali Guha, daughter of veteran filmmaker Basu Chatterjee, has recently directed her first Bengali film "Porichoy", about a father-daughter relationship.

For Jisshu Sengupta, Rituparno was his `parents`

Jisshu Sengupta, who has been a part of a number of Rituparno Ghosh`s films, says that post the death of the filmmaker, he feels orphaned.

Ritu da`s passing away still haunts me: Paoli Dam

Paoli Dam is still haunted by the sudden passing away of Rituparno Ghosh and says they were planning to do another film together.

Bengal film celebs disgusted at IPL spot fixing

As the spot fixing scam gets messier, West Bengal’s celluloid celebs expressed disgust at the scandal, calling it a "big crime" and "not acceptable at all."

Five Bengali films left high and dry after chitfund bust

With the bubble bursting for chitfunds financing movie ventures in Tollywood, five Bengali films in the post production stage and scheduled for release in May-June this year have been left high and dry.

`Ami Aar Amar Girlfriends` focuses on female bonding

Breaking the stereotype of stories that showcase mainly male bonding, new Bengali film ‘Ami Aar Amar Girlfriends’, set for release later this month, focuses on female bonding, with the director calling it biographical.