Bengal Votes: Celeb culture key aspect of Mamata Banerjee's politics, WB CM tactfully uses it to draw voters and cull infighting
When Anik Dutta’s political satire Bhobishyoter Bhoot was yanked from theatres recently, none of the celebrity MPs and MLAs in Bengal came out in open support of their embattled colleague
East states Lok Sabha Election voting Updates: 76.59% voting recorded in West Bengal, 64.05% in Odisha till 7 pm
East states Lok Sabha Election voting LIVE updates: Amid clashes, 52.91 percent polling was reported in West Bengal till 3 pm. In Odisha, the polling percentage was 35.79 percent.
Bhobishyoter Bhoot was withdrawn from single-screen theatres and multiplexes a day after its release on 16 February.
Aparna Sen, Soumitra Chatterjee join Kolkata rally to protest withdrawal of Bhobishyoter Bhoot from theatres
Bhobishyoter Bhoot revolves around a group of ghosts, including a politician, who assemble at a refugee camp and try to be relevant in the contemporary times
Abar Basanta Bilap movie review: Humour is unpardonably used to condone social evils in this ridiculous film
Nothing works in Abar Basanta Bilap – least of all the humour. And for a film that is supposed to be a comedy, that is certainly not good news.
Narendra Modi will not just face one of the smaller Oppositions in years. He will also face one of the weakest.
With their films and songs they tried to win your heart. Now they want to win your vote. Clearly not content with just buying IPL franchises and bidding on international cricketers, our film and television stars are going to the polls. Not that there is much of a difference between the two, given the scams and amounts of money involved. But they do lend a touch of much needed glamour and colour to the campaign trail. With rose petals, bling and pretty faces, here are the celebrities who are making a go of the Lok Sabha elections this time around.
Amidst criticism by other political parties over giving tickets to cinestars, sportstar and singers, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee today said several new faces have been inducted to give the candidate list a truly representative look.
Given that a few weeks ago, Didi announced she was sending Mithun Chakravarty to the Rajya Sabha, the Trinamool list, stuffed with 24 percent non-political celebs, sounds like a casting call for a new blockbuster soap-opera.
"It would be great if Mamata di campaigns for me. Also I am lucky to have a husband who is very much aware of current events. I hope to get his help," said the TMC candidate and former Bollywood actress.
Raima Sen, who is confused about her feelings of grief and guilt after the death her grandmother and legendary actress Suchitra Sen, says that her granny wanted her to get married and she will fulfill her last wish.
Bengali actress Suchitra Sen breathed her last in Kolkata today. Her mortal remains were taken from the hospital where she was admitted by her daughter Moon Moon Sen and grand daughter Riya and Rima Sen for the last rites . Here are some images.