Shows / Presenters

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Drive Time – Imran

Join Imran for Drivetime every Mondays and Tuesdays. An action packed show kicking off with  ‘school run requests’. Test your knowledge with  ’Guess the Ganah’ , competitions and  much more’. And of course , all the latest  asian music.

About Imran:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things what would they be?

- Water, food and my iphone

Favourite childhood memory?

When all the family met up at grandma’s on saturdays

Who’s the person you would most like to meet and why?

- Bill Gates – a friend like that would come in handy.

What always puts a smile on your face?

- Seeing a smile on someone else’s face

If you could be a judge on any indian reality show which one would it be and why?

- Indian X factor – l love music and would make a good judge.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Junk food

What would you spend £1000 on?

- Adding studio equipment to my already built home studio.

What’s your favourite drink?

- Water

If Bollywood made a film of your life which actor/ actress would you want to play you?

- Akshay Kumar

Which super power would you like to have?

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What book should everyone read?

- The 3 Little Pigs

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

- The Imran Man

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Chocolate, mint and bubblegum

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Toast and scrambled eggs

Favourite meal to eat?

-Chicken. (Anything to do with chicken)

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- 50/50

Who was the last person you called?

- Mom, told her what I wanted for breakfast

Which Radio XL presenter would you most like to co host one show with?

- DJ Aashiqui or Amii K

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Bollywood Show – Priyanka

Priyanka brings you the official Radio XL Bollywood Show. Three hours of pure bollywood music featuring the Top 10 Bollywood chart and the latest news stories from B-Town.

 

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Punjabi Programme – Gurdev Loi

About Gurdev:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things what would they be?

-Water, my mobile phone and my laptop

Favourite childhood memory?

- Too many to mention

Who’s the person you would most like to meet and why?

-Shilpa Shetty, she’s my favourite actress

What always puts a smile on your face?

- Seeing my family and meeting my friends

If you could be a judge on any indian reality tv show, which one would it be and why?

- Voice of Punjab so I can get to choose the singers

What’s your guilty pleasure?

-Don’t have any

Do you have an odd talent?

- I fix electrical goods

What would you spend £1000 on?

- CD’s

What’s your favourite drink?

- Tea, juice, and water

If Bollywood made a film of your life which actor/ actress would you want to play you?

- Sanjay Dutt or Akshay Kumar

Which super power would you like to have?

- To be able to fly

What book should everyone read?

- Religious ones

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

- Shakti man

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- White magnum

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Cornflakes

Favourite meal to eat?

- Makki di roti, sarson da saag and masala fish

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- Brown bread

Who’s the last person you called?

-My brother

Which Radio XL presenter would you most like to co-host one show with?

- Manjeet Rai

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Bhooli Bisri Yaadein – Ashok

Take a trip down memory lane, 2 hours of melodious, golden classics from the 40s, 50s and 60s

 

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Sunhara Sawara – Sunita

Catch up on news in the UK and abroad including entertainment news with Sunita.

About Sunita:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things what would they be?

- My son, Books and water.

Favourite childhood memory?

- Picking berries from the trees and eating them

Who’s the person you most like to meet and why?

- Sonu Nigam, I admire him

If you could be a judge on any indian reality tv show which one would it be and why?

- Dance India Dance, I love dancing

What is your guilty pleasure?

- cream cakes

What would you spend £1000 on?

-Books and magazines

What’s your favourite drink?

- Coke

If Bollywood made a film of your life which actor/actress would you like to play you?

- Nutan

Which super power would you like to have?

- To be able to summon the lightening

What book would you recommend?

-Mahatma Ghandi’s Autobiography

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

-Pistachio

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Chevda

Favourite meal to eat?

-Dosa

Who was the last person you called?

- My Mother in Law

Which Radio XL presenter would you most like to co host one show with?

-Shabana

 

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Amrit Vani – Amarjeet

Three hours of devotional music with Amarjeet plus interviews and discussions.

About Amarjeet:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things what would they be?

- Water, music and books.

Favourite childhood memory?

- When I came first in exams at school.

Who’s the person you would most like to meet and why?

- Harbhajan Maan, he’s my favourite singer

What always puts a smile on your face?

- Achieving my goals

If you could be a judge on any indian reality show which one would it be and why?

- Nach Baliye because I love dancing

What’s your guilty pleasure?

- Chocolate and most sweet things

Do you have an odd talent?

- None

What would you spend £1000 on?

- Charity and people in need

Whats’ your favourite drink?

- Masala Tea

If Bollywood made a film of you which actor/ actress would you like to play you?

- Madhuri Dixit

Which super power would you like to have?

- To rid the world of all poverty.

What book should everyone read?

- The secret

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

- My own name, Amarjeet because ‘Amar’ means forever and ‘Jeet’ means victory.

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Tutti Fruity

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Fresh fruit

Favourite meal to eat?

 - Any vegetarian meal with salad.

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ek Sawal – Sunita

Tune in to Ek Sawal every Wednesday with Sunita. Discuss and voice your opinions on social and political topics, featuring a mixture of classics and modern music.

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Ek Sawal – Atif Masood

Tune in to Ek Sawal every Wednesday with Atif. Discuss and voice your opinions on social and political topics, featuring a mixture of classics and modern music.

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Bengali Show – Mustafa

About Mustafa:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things what would they be?

- My family, food and water

Favourite childhood memory?

- I used to pick up various flowers from our neighbours gardens with friends during the Bengali festival ‘Baishaki Mela’

Who’s the person you would most like to meet and why?

- Amitach Bachan, he is a great actor and I’ve been watching his films since I was young.

What always puts a smile on your face?

- My Grandchildren

If you could be a judge on any indian reality tv show, which one would it be and why?

- India’s got talent because I enjoy watching unusual acts

What’s your guilty pleasure?

- Eating sweet foods

Do you have an odd talent?

- None

What would you spend £1000 on?

- Clothes and shoes

What’s your favourite drink?

- Orange juice

What’s the last film you saw in the cinema?

- Chennai Express

If Bollywood made a film of your life which actor/ actress would you want to play you?

- Sharukh Khan

Which super power would you like to have?

- To be able to see into the future

What book should everyone read?

- Make a friend

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

- IronMan

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Vanilla

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Paratha

Favourite meal to eat?

- Rice with chicken curry

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- Brown bread

Who’s the last person you called?

- My daughter

Which Radio XL presenter would you most like to co-host one show with?

- Vicky Gill

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Drive Time – Tej

Tune into Drive Time on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with your very own Tej Sohal and keep up to date with all the new bollywood and bhangra releases. Stay informed on local news and request your favourite tunes. Kick back and enjoy an exclusive ‘Big Mix’, back to back interruption free mixed by Tej himself.

About Tej:

Person you would most like to meet and why ?
- Bruce Lee, because he had wisdom knowledge and skill way ahead of his time. He is an eternal legacy.

What always puts a smile on your face?
- Good Music!

Do you have an odd talent?
- Yes I can read your mind

What would you spend £1000 on ?
- On another £1000

What is your favourite drink ?
- Grey Goose Vodka

If bollywood made a film of your life which actor/actress would you want to play you?
- John Abraham

Which super power would you like to have ?
- Mind control

What book should everyone read ?
- Anything by Rhonda Byrne or Anthony Robbins

If  you were a superhero what would your name be ?
- I would rather be a super Villain

Favourite flavour of ice cream?
- Mint or Pistachio or Banana I can’t decide

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?
- Cereal but I do love a good fry up sometimes!

Favourite meal to eat ?
- Chicken Biryani

Do you prefer white or brown bread ?
- White bread

Who was the last person you called ?
- Me because I lost my phone

Which Radio XL presenter you would most like to co-host one show with ?
- Sangeeta

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Late Night Show – CJ

CJ hosts the Monday edition of The late night show, with all the latest sounds on the Bollywood, Bhangra and Desi Urban/ R&B scenes.

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Bhooli Bisri Yaadein – Raj Chandarana

Take a trip down memory lane, 2 hours of melodious, golden classics from the 40s, 50s and 60s

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Friday Night Show – Johno

Johno  brings you the Friday edition of The late night show, with all the latest sounds on the Bollywood, Bhangra and Desi Urban/ R& B scenes.

 

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Ab Aayega Mazaa – Rajesh

Stay entertained with Rajesh on Saturday evenings  where the mantra literally is ‘Ab Aayega Maza’.

A packed 3 hour show which includes the weekly ‘Sach Ya Jhut’ competition . An hour of mellow music, along with three classic tracks in ‘Yaadon Ka Safar’. Rounded up in the third hour with songs choices provided by You the listener, based on the given Theme of the week.

All this plus lots of cheeky banter and a healthy mix of recent and brand new music.

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Ek Sawal – Haider

Tune in to Ek Sawal every Wednesday with Haider. Discuss and voice your opinions on social and political topics, featuring a mixture of classics and modern music.

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Breakfast Show – Gee Kaur

Wake up to a ‘Desi Nashta’  with your favourite Desi Kuri, Gee Kaur.  Stay up to date with all the important news stories and gossip, from classics to fresh new music and even some comical banter to liven up that morning jouney to work or school.

About  Gee:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things what would they be?

- A boat, my phone and water

Favourite childhood memory?

- My Birthday

Who’s the person you would most like to meet and why?

- God, so i could feel or see his presence.

What always puts a smile on your face?

- My mother, music, prayers, god and meeting wonderful people.

If you could be a judge on any Indian reality TV show which one would it be and why?

- India has Talent Dance show as I enjoy and have a passion to see people’s talent. I enjoy dancing myself.

What is your guilty pleasure?

- Lots of butter in a plate full of saag (calories lol)

Do you have an odd talent?

- I do random dance moves to random songs

What would you spend £1000 on?

- Ummm depends on what I need at the time; outfit, saree, suit, shoes, handbags…

What is your favourite drink?

- Badam milk, Green Tea or traditional masala tea

If Bollywood made a film of your life which actor/ actress would you want to play you?

- I would like to play myself and be my own character to share my most profound journeys in life

Which super power would you like to have?

- Angelic powers to protect or save people

What book should everyone read?

- The Secret

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

- Desi Kuri Superhero

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Coconut

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- On a Sunday gobi/ mooli pronteh

Favourite meal to eat?

- Sarso da saag with lots of butter

Do you prefer white or brown bread

- Brown

Who was the last person you called?

- My beautiful Mummy Ji.

 

 

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Bollywood Diary – Robina Sharif

Catch up with the Mumbai news and hear the gossip on all your favourite Bollywood stars.

About Robina:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things what would they be?

- Friends, a cd player and books.

Favourite childhood memory?

- Getting the award for best student of the year

Who’s the person you would most like to meet and why?

- Mother Teresa – shes so inspirational.

What always puts a smile on your face?

- Happy children

If you could be a judge on any Indian reality tv show which one would it be and why?

- Sa Re Ga Ma Pa

What is your guilty pleasure?

- Late night reading

Do you have an odd talent?

- Singing in funny voices

What would you spend £1000 on?

- Donation to the poor

What’s your favourite drink?

- Milk

If Bollywood made a film of your life, which actor/ actress would you want to play you?

- Raveena Tandon

Which super power would you like ot have?

- The power to give peace of mind to every individual in the world.

What book should everyone read?

-How to win friends and influence people- Dale Carnegi

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

-  Robina Sharif

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Tutti Fruity

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- 1 apple a day

Favourite meal to eat?

-Fresh boiled veg with a grilled piece of meat

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- Brown

Which Radio XL presenter would you most like to co host one show with?

- The best… which is yet to come!

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Bollywood Top Ten

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#1 – Dil Chori

Vocals :Yo Yo Honey Singh, Simar Kaur & Ishers

From the film Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, starring Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha & Sunny Singh

 

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#2 – Tere Naal Nachne

Vocals: Badshah & Sunanda Sharma

From the film Nawabzaade, starring Raghav Juyal, Punit Pathak, Isha Rikhi & Dharmesh Yelande

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#3 – Paniyon Sa

Vocals : Atif Aslam & Tulsi Kumar

From the film Satyameva Jayayte, starring John Abraham, Aisha Sharma & Manoj Bajpayee

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#4 – Dhadak – Title

Vocals : Ajay Gogavale & Shreya Ghoshal

From the film Dhadak, starring Janhvi Kapoor & Ishaan Khattar

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#5 – Dholida

Vocals: Udit Narayan, Neha Kakkar, Palak Muchchal & Raj Hassan

From the film Loveratri, starring Aayush Sharma & Warina Hussain

 

 

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#6 – Tera Fitoor

Vocals : Arijit Singh

From the film Genius, starring Utkarsh Sharma & Ishita Chauhan

 

 

 

 

 

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#7 – Nain Na Jodeen

Vocals:Ayushmann Khurrana, Neha Kakkar & Rochak Kohli

From the film Badhaai Ho, starring Ayushamann Khurrana, Sanya Malthora, Gajraj Rao & Neena Gupta

 

 

 

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#8 – Naz Na Lag

Vocals:Ash King & Sachin-Jigar

From the film Stree, starring Shraddha Kapoor & Rajkummar Rao

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#9 – Dekhte Dekhte

Vocals: Atif Aslam

From the film Batti Gul Meter Chalu, starring Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Diveyendu Sharma & Yami Gautam

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#10 – Halka Halka

Vocals: Sunidhi Chauhan & Divya Kumar

From the film Fanney Khan, starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anil Kapoor & Rajkummar Rao

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Events

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India Independence Day 2018

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Date(s) - 15/08/2018
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Pakistan Independence Day 2018

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Date(s) - 14/08/2018
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Big Johns Mela 2018

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Date(s) - 12/08/2018
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location
Cannon Hill Park

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Birmingham Indian Film Festival 2018 Opening Night

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Date(s) - 22/06/2018 - 22/07/2018
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location
Cineworld Cinemas

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Punjabi Film Awards 2018

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Date(s) - 12/05/2018
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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The ICC

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Wolverhampton Vaisakhi Mela 2018

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Date(s) - 06/05/2018
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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West Park

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Birmingham Vaisakhi Mela 2018

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Date(s) - 29/04/2018
12:00 am

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Handsworth Park

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Opening of Nawaab Birmingham

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Date(s) - 16/02/2018
5:30 pm - 10:15 pm

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Nawaab Restaurant

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Dabangg the Tour

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Arena Birmingham

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Pre Screening of Victoria and Abdul

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Date(s) - 06/09/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Odeon, Broadway Plaza

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DriveTime Assistant Manni attended the pre screening of forthcoming film ‘Victoria and Abdul’ and names it ‘A must watch! Comical, moving, a lost story uncovered.’

Based on the book Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant by Indian author Shrabani Basu, the film explores the “hidden” true story of the unlikely friendship between Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) and her humble servant from India Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal).

The upcoming biographical drama sees academy award winner Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love) reunite with Academy Award-nominated director Stephen Frears (The Queen, Philomena, Mrs. Henderson Presents) and return to the role of Queen Victoria.

Portraying the role of the young clerk Abdul Karim – also known as the Munshi – is Indian stage and film star Ali Fazal. Victoria & Abdul also features a strong line-up of leading film, television, and stage personalities including Eddie Izzard who performs the role of Bertie, Prince of Wale, Tim Pigott-Smith (The Jewel in the Crown) who performs the role of Sir Henry Ponsonby, and BAFTA Award winner Adeel Akhtar (Murdered by My Father) who portrays Abdul’s loyal friend Mohammed, condensing a star-studded cast.

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