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  • | February 6th, 2016

    OMG! MTV Roadies team meets with accident in Darjeeling

    OMG! MTV Roadies team meets with accident in Darjeeling

    Around 12 members are seriously injured and have been rushed to hospitals in Kalimpong and Siliguri
    It was a total misadventure for the crew members of MTV’s reality show, Roadies. Click here to read more

  • | September 30th, 2015

    Shah Rukh Khan to shoot an ad for West Bengal Tourism!

    Shah Rukh Khan to shoot an ad for West Bengal Tourism!

    It will depict the essence of Bengal…
    Recently, Shah Rukh Khan shot for a wall-paint brand in Bengali which ushers in one of the biggest festivals of eastern India, Durga Puja. Click here to read more

  • | April 9th, 2015

    Vidhu Vinod Chopra approaches CM Mamata Banerjee to watch his Hollywood directorial Broken Horses!

    Vidhu Vinod Chopra approaches CM Mamata Banerjee to watch his Hollywood directorial Broken Horses!

    The ace Indian filmmaker is going global with this magnum opus project of his…
    Iconic filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra, who has written, produced and directed Broken Horses – a feat that no other Indian has to date, has approached Click here to read more

  • | February 1st, 2013

    Salman Rushdie: A cultural Emergency is happening in India

    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

  • | November 8th, 2012

    Is Gauri Bhonsle really missing?

    Is Gauri Bhonsle really missing?

    In an attempt to promote its upcoming show Kehti Hai Tumse Kuch Khamoshiyaan, Star Plus chose a campaign that left many confused
    You might find a certain Gauri Bhonsle peeping out from the posters stuck on city walls, on the railway station notice board or at a bus depot. She has been reported missing. Such an issue is generally taken very seriously, except this time. Something was amiss. Click here to read more

  • | August 3rd, 2012

    ‘Krishna Aur Kans’ animation film declared tax free in six states

    ‘Krishna Aur Kans’ animation film declared tax free in six states

    The movie has been declared tax-free in six states including Maharashtra, while other states are considering the proposal resulting in advance block bookings
    Krishna Aur Kans, a 3D animated feature film that released Friday, has been declared tax-free in Punjab, Rajasthan, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal besides Maharashtra. Click here to read more

  • | July 19th, 2012

    Mamata Banerjee: How about a Bollywood movie on her life?

    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

  • | May 18th, 2012

    Mamata Banerjee defends Shahrukh Khan on the Wankhede fiasco

    Mamata Banerjee defends Shahrukh Khan on the Wankhede fiasco

    And that’s when we learned that B-towners aren’t the only ones supporting the King Khan this time around
    In February 2012, Shahrukh Khan was appointed as the brand ambassador of West Bengal. Click here to read more

  • | May 11th, 2012

    Hrithik Roshan to be the brand ambassador of Maharashtra?

    Hrithik Roshan to be the brand ambassador of Maharashtra?

    After Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan and Aamir Khan, it’s Hrithik’s turn to campaign for a state
    Looks like tourism in India benefits a lot from our B-town stars. Click here to read more

  • | April 30th, 2012

    Will Shahrukh Khan be seen in a Bengali film?

    Will Shahrukh Khan be seen in a Bengali film?

    The Don 2 actor is working closely and in tandem with the Bengal government and advertising professionals based there
    Shahrukh Khan’s Bengal connection begun with his IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders and the bond got stronger when he was made the brand ambassador for the state. Since then, West Bengal has been his second home and he has been brainstorming with creative professionals and government officials to come up with a suitable ad campaign to promote the state as a great holiday destination and a profitable place to invest in. Click here to read more

  • | February 14th, 2012

    SRK agrees to be West Bengal brand ambassador

    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.
    Click here to read more

  • | December 20th, 2011

    The new woman in Yash Chopra’s life

    The new woman in Yash Chopra’s life

    Bollywood’s fave director cannot stop gushing about West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
    Yes, we are referring to the selfsame septuagenarian director who is known as the emperor of Bollywood romance. He can’t stop singing the praises of, hold your breath, West Bengal (or should that be Poschimbongo?) Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. “I have met a lot of people and politicians in my life. But I have never seen someone as dedicated as her,” Chopra said. Chopra gushed further, “Mamataji helped me raise some issues about the film industry with the Prime Minister when I hardly knew her, two years ago. When the railway budget was passed, she ensured special concession for poor people from the film industry.” Click here to read more

  • | November 11th, 2011

    Shahrukh Khan becomes the brand ambassador for West Bengal

    Shahrukh Khan becomes the brand ambassador for West Bengal
    After stealing millions of Bengali hearts by owning the Kolkata Knight Riders team in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Shahrukh Khan has now agreed to become the brand ambassador of West Bengal on a special request by the state Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee. The RA.One star was in Kolkata to inaugurate the 17th Kolkata Film Festival. Click here to read more