Poschim Bongo News
Salman Rushdie: A cultural Emergency is happening in India
The author of Midnight’s Children and The Satanic Verses issued an official statement, as he left India in a hurry today, and also tweeted that West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee ordered police to block his arrival in Kolkata
Booker Prize-winning author Salman Rushdie left India for the UK in a rush on Friday, February 1. He emailed an official statement Click here to read more
Mamata Banerjee: How about a Bollywood movie on her life?
Cineswami has a new passion – the lovely Mamata-di of Poschim Bongo, and he says there should be a film on the politician
You might be wondering, gentle reader, as to why the spectre of politics is disgracing these pages meant to carry graceful accounts of the altogether more noble, if not clean, entertainment industry. Not to worry, Cineswami will provide a connection, however specious it may be. Straight off the bat, if the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna, Dharmendra, Govinda and Jaya Prada can have political links, certainly Cineswami can. That’s not even looking at highly politicised Tamil Nadu, where every single chief minister since 1967 has either been an actor, actress or screenwriter. And Andhra Pradesh was ruled by the late, great NTR. But, we digress. We must return to the object of Cineswami’s passion, the lovely Mamata-di. The graceful lady swept away more than three decades of communist rule in West Bengal and proved the power of democracy by winning with a brute majority. Click here to read more
SRK agrees to be West Bengal brand ambassador
Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan has formally accepted West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s proposal to become the state’s brand ambassador. This was disclosed by Banerjee at the state secretariat Writers’ Buildings on Monday. Sources said Shahrukh’s acceptance came in the form of a letter to the chief minister. Banerjee had put the request to the movie icon during a tete-a-tete after the inauguration of the 17th Kolkata Film Festival last November. Shahrukh had then verbally agreed to the chief minister’s appeal. Amitabh Bachchan is the brand ambassador of Gujarat and now SRK of Poschim Bongo. Wonder which actor will be the next.
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