Shows / Presenters

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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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Aaina – Shabana Kazmi

From 6-8pm every weekday request any song you desire while listening to the charming Dr Shabana Kazami.

About Shabana:

What Is your favourite childhood memory?

- When I was young one day my mum had’t made rice for me to eat and I refused to eat anything else until my father came home. I waited without any food all day so I could see my fathers reaction to my mother letting me starve all day.

What always puts a smile on your face?

- Seeing happy children and children that can make me laugh.

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

- I don’t watch them

What would you spend £1000 on?

- I’d give it all to charity

What is your favourite drink?

-Chai from the Chaiwala

Favourit thing to eat for breakfast?

- Shortbread and tea

Favourite meal to eat?

- Any dhal and rice with green chillies

White bread or brown bread?

- Both

Who was the last prson you called ?

- My friend Noreen

Which radio presenter would you most like to co-host a show with ?

- I would love to do a massive show with as many presenters as we can fit in the studio.

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Mirpuri Programme – Shafiq

About Shafiq:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things, what would they be?
- Food, water and swimming trunks

Favourite childhood memory?
- I was a naughty kid at home, my mum had to deal with it

Who’s the person you would most like to meet and why?
- Amitabh Bachchan – I’m a big fan

What always puts a smile on your face?
- A funny joke

If you could be a judge on any Indian reality tv show, which one would it be and why?
-Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, I love music

Do you have an odd talent?
-I can do a lot of things one handed. People don’t realise that.

What would you spend £1000 on?
- Good clothes

What’s your favourite drink?
- Ribena

Which super power would you like to have?
-To be able to run really fast like the 6 million dollar man.

Favourite flavour of ice cream?
- Strawberry

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?
-Egg on toast

Favourite meal to eat?
-Lamb Bhuna

Do you prefer white or brown bread?
- Both

Who was the last person you called?
- My home carer

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

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The Bhangra Show – Manpreet Darroch

A selection of strictly Punjabi music featuring Bhangra and Punjabi folk music from the golden years to modern hits. Tune in for artist interviews, quizzes and of course listeners requests on ‘The Bhangra Jukebox’.

 

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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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Sports Show – Bash

Football or cricket fanatic? Stay updated with all the latest sports news  and gossip with your very own Bash including live updates of scores and match results.

About Bash:

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

- Music, humour and my partner

Favourite childhood memory?

- Watching Amitabh Bachan and listening to Kishore Kumar

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

- Mohammed Ali the boxer – to learn boxing the professional way

What always puts a smile on your face?

- A smile

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

Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, I love watching people sing

Whats your guilty pleasure?

- Junk food

Do you have an odd talent?

- I’m a singer

What would you spend £1000 on?

Helping others

What’s your favourite drink?

- Water

Whats the last film you saw in cinema?

- Toy story 3 lol

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

- Jeetendra ( but 30 years ago lol)

Which super power would you like to have?

- The power to win someone’s heart

What boom should everyone read?

- Gone with the window

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

- Captain Bash

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Parathe and tea.

Favourite meal to eat?

- Spicy fish and naan

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- Brown

Who’s the last person you called?

-Shabbir Kumar

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

- Alvina

 

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Good Morning XL – Khalil Ahmed

Enjoy light hearted quizzes and news stories on the Good Morning XL show with Khalil. A mixture of fast and slow paced up to date music including: Bollywood, Lollywood and Bhangra.

About Khalil:

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

- My mobile, a good book and my favourite dish daal chawal.

Favourite childhood  memory?

- When I won the prize for No.1 intelligent student in the whole district of Jhelum in class 5.

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

- Gengis Khan of Mongoli because he was such a great warrior of history.

What always puts a smile on your face?

- When I think about my loved ones

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

- Sorry dont watch reality shows

What is your guilty pleasure?

- Nothing

What would you spend £1000 on?

- Glasses

What’s your favourite drink?

- Orange Juice

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

- No one, I want to act my self.

Which super power would you like to have?

- Invisibility

What book should everyone read?

- Quraan Majeed

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

- Khalil Ahmed The Superhero

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Vanilla

What’s your favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Red apples

What’s your favourite meal?

- Fish curry with chapatti

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- Brown

Who was the last person you called?

- My daughter

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

- Vicky Gill or Peter P

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XL Morning Show – Sangeeta

Tune in on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings with Sangeeta to hear health tips and short stories combined with all your favourite hits. Catch up with all the latest Bollywood releases and find out what you can go see in your local cinema.

About Sangeeta:

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

A good book, food and water.

Favourite childhood memory?

- Having fun with my sisters and school friends.

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

- Big B (Amitabh Bacchan), he has had such a long distinguished career in indian cinema – a living legend.

What always puts a smile on your face?

- Radio XL presenters of course!

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

- Don’t watch any

Whats your guilty pleasure?

- Cream cakes and milk chocolate

What would you sepnd £1000 on?

- Jewellery or clothes.

Whats your favourite drink?

- Baileys Irish cream – yum.

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

- Juhi Chawla or Madhuri Dixit

Which super power would you like to have?

- None, too dangerous

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Cookies and cream

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Full english brekky (with veggie sausages) or gobi parathas.

Favourite meal to eat?

-I love food so have many favourites but a masala dosa is one of my top five

Who was the last person you called?

- My sister in Cheshire

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

- uhmm…

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Late Night Show – Manpreet Darroch

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

About Manpreet:

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

-Family, food and music

Favourite childhood memory?

- Dancing on the roof of our rental van to reggae music in Punjab.

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

- Damian Marley, I’m a huge fan of his music and respect the stance true reggae has on world issues. I think it would be a very interesting conversation.

What always puts a smile on your face?

-Music I can vibes to!

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

- I don’t watch reality shows so i really don’t know!

What’s your guilty pleasure?

- Nando’s

Do you have an odd talent?

-I have a tendency of playing dhol beats with a pen on the table, it really annoys people!

What would you spend £1000 on?

-More music software!

What’s your favourite drink?

-Masala chai

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

-Any actor that could play a dashing sardar!

Which super power would you like to have?

-The ability to fly

What book should everyone read?

- Emotional intelligence by Daniel Goleman

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

- SuperSingh!

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Vanilla

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

Buttermilk pancakes

Favourite meal to eat?

BBQ chicken

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- White

Who’s the last person you called?

- My significant other

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

- Poli Tank

 

 

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Ek Sawal – JD

Tune in to Ek Sawal on Mondays and Tuesdays with your very own JD, discuss and voice your opinions on social and political topics, featuring 90′s classics.

As well as Ek Sawal JD also presents the well known Radio XL asian news, bringing you all the latest news stories from India and Pakistan.

I have been presenting at Radio XL from Jan 2003

My Program: Requests and commercials

What do you do when you are not working? I enjoy writing in my own time. I have written for various magazines and newspapers along with a few books

What is the one thing in the world that you can’t live without? Humour! I love good jokes and laughing – to keep people in a cheery mood.

My favourite food and drink : My favourite food has definitely got to be Shami Kabbab and Kofta -nothing beats water to drink.

My favourite place in the world : Mecca / Sandi Arabia

Favorite color : Black

Star sign : Aries

How did you get into Presenting?
Although I have enjoyed a life time in the media arts I was influenced by a colleague into radio presenting.

What do you treasure most in life? My health and love.

Anything else interesting about yourself?
I organise and help coverage events for children with various disabities.

What’s been the highlight of your career so far?
That’s difficult to say, probably when I won the best comedy actor award for theatre (1990).

Best and worst experience so far on air:
Yet to come.

From the past, present and future who do you want to meet?
Whaeed Murrad Mohammed Ali, Ali Ijaz (Lollywood) Kadar Khan (Bollywood)

Your favourite song: Anything from the Ghazal genre

What makes you different from everyone else: What makes me unique is that I can make you laugh and cry at the same time.

Motto of live: Trust No One.

 

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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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Afternoon Music – Kiran

About Kiran

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

- Ipad, gym gear and my phone

Favourite childhood memory?

- Visiting the Golden Temple.

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

- Richard Gere – so I could be his pretty woman.

What always puts a smile on your face?

-Sunshine

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

- Big Boss

What is your guilty pleasure?

- Cake

Do you have an odd talent?

- I cook!

What would you spend £1000 on?

- A spa weekend

What is your favourite drink?

- Lassi

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

- Younger me – Mahima Chaudry, Now- Dimple Kapadia

Which super power would you like to have?

-Invisibility

What book should everyone read?

- The Secret

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

- Special K

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Strawberry

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Porridge

Favourite meal to eat?

- Salmon with mixed veg

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- Brown

Who’s the last person you called?

- My best friend

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

- Vicky Gill

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Amrit Vani – GS Channa

Three hours of devotional music with G S Channa plus interviews and discussions.

About G S Channa:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things what would they be?
- Water, walking stick and my mobile.

Favourite childhood memory?
- Going to the cinema secretly

What always puts a smile on your face?
- My Grandson

If you would be a judge on any Indian reality tv show which one would it be and why?
- Mad India Comedy

Do you have an odd talent?
- Managing director

What would you spend £1000 on?
- I’d give it to the poor

What’s your favourite drink?
- Brandy or whisky

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

What book should everyone read?
- Gurbani or any novel

Favourite flavour of ice cream?
- Vanilla

What would you spend £1000 on?
- I’d donate it to the poor.

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?
- Pooriya

Favourite meal to eat?
- Dhaal and roti

Do you prefer white or brown bread?
- Bread

Who was the last person you called?
- Giyani Karpal Singh Ji

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

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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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Sur Sangeet – Shakti

About Shakti:

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

-Plenty of food, Sleeping Bag,Radio

Favourite childhood memory?

-Playing football with friends every Sunday

Person you would most like to meet and why?

-Mr. Amitabh Bachchan I am his fan.

What always puts a smile on your face?

-When I am with my family.

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

-Voice of India, I love music.

What is your guilty pleasure?

-Smoking

Do you have an odd talent?

-I can mimic my favourite  Actors

What would you spend £1000 on?

-Have a weekend holiday with family.

What is your favourite drink?

- Single malt Scotch whiskey

Whats the last film you saw in the cinema?

-Kick

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

-Mr.Bachchan

Which super power would you like to have?

- Healing Power

What book should everyone read?

-Ramayan

If you were a superhero, what would your name be?

-Shaktiman

Favourite flavor of ice cream?

-Chocolate Magnum

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

-Aloo ke paranthe

Favourite meal to eat?

-Lamb Rogan Josh with Rumali Roti

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

-White

Who is the last person you called?

-My Dad

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

-All of them at least once.

 

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Bollywood Top Ten

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#1 -Mohabbat

Vocals :Tanishk Bagchi and Sunidhi Chauhan

From the film Fanney khan. Starring Anil Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Rajkummar Rao.

 

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#2 – Chan Ve

Vocals : Ali Zafar and  Aima Baig

From the film Teefa In Trouble. Starring, Ali Zafar and Maya Ali.

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#3 – Paniyon Sa

Vocals: Atif Aslam and Tulsi Kumar.

From the  the upcoming movie Satyameva Jayate . The movie Starring Starring: John Abraham , Manoj Bajpayee , Amruta Khanvilkar ,Aisha Sharma

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#4 – Selfish

Vocals: Atif Aslam, Iulia Vantur

From the film Race 3. Starring, Salman Khan, Bobby, Jacqueline

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#5 – Kar Har Maidaan Fateh

Vocals: Sukhwinder Singh and Shreya Ghoshal

From the film Sanju. Starring: Ranbir Kapoor

 

 

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#6 – Dhadak

Vocals : Ajay Gogavale & Shreya Ghoshal

From the film Dhadak . Starring: Ishaan & Janhvi

 

 

 

 

 

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#7 – Dilbar

Vocals: Neha Kakkar, Dhvani Bhanushali

From the film Jatyameva Jayate. Starring John Abraham, Nora Fatehi.

 

 

 

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#8 – Dilbaro

Vocals: Harshdeep Kaur, Vibha Saraf & Shankar Mahadevan

From the film Raazi. Starring Alia Bhatt

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#9 – Tera Fitoor

Vocals: Arjith Singh

From the film Genius. Starring: Utkarsh Sharma and Ishita Chauh

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#10 – High Rated Gabru

Vocals: Guru Randhawa

From the  the upcoming movie Nawabzaade . The movie Starring Starring:  Raghav Juyal, Punit J Pathak, Isha Rikhi and Dharmesh Yelande in leading roles.

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Events

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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

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Cineworld Cinemas

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Punjabi Film Awards 2018

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Date(s) - 12/05/2018
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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

Location
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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Date(s) - 16/09/2017
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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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Janmashtmi Celebrations

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Date(s) - 16/08/2017
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ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple

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Pictured below:

1. Janmashtmi kirtans and midnight Aarti at ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple, Coventry.

2. Beautiful Jhula with baby Krishna.

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Big Johns Mela 2017

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Date(s) - 06/08/2017
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Cannon Hill Park

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Opening Night – Birmingham Indian Film Festival 2017

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Date(s) - 23/06/2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Cineworld Cinemas

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Our team attended the Birmingham Indian Film Festival opening night which featured a red carpet appearance from Satinder Sartaaj and the premiere

of ”The Black Prince’, a biopic of the last maharaja of Punjab, Duleep Singh. The film will be releasing nation wide on 21st June 2017.

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