Shows / Presenters

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Moonlight Show – Khalil Ahmed

The moonlight show with Khalil – a relaxing selection of music including listener’s choice.

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Late Night Show – Peter P

 

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Co Host: Shamrez

Peter P brings you the Tuesday Late Night show, with all the latest sounds from Bollywood, Bhangra and Desi Urban/ R& B scenes.

About Peter P

If you were on a dessert island and could only have 3 things what would they be ?
- My phone, a kindle/e-reader loaded with thousands of books and a radio world band radio.

Favourite childhood memory?
- Getting my first bike.

The person you would most like to meet and why ?
- Mahatma Ghandi, and to talk about how he managed to take on the British Empire non-violently.

If you could be a judge on any Indian reality show which one would it be?
- India’s got talent

What is your guilty pleasure?
- Chocolate

Do you have an odd talent?
- I’m a poet, which people don’t expect from me.

What would you spend £1000 on?
- DJ equipment

What is your favourite drink?
- Both tea and coffee

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

Favourite flavour of ice cream?
- Vanilla

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?
- Cereal

Favourite meal to eat?
- Roti and chicken curry

Do you prefer white or brown bread?
- Brown

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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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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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Gujarati Programme – Himat Chauhan

An hour of beautiful Gujarati music, news and info especially for our Gujarati listeners brought to you by Himat Chauhan.

About Himat:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things, what would they be?
- Water, a desert vehicle and shades.

Favourite childhood memory?
-Plenty

Who’s the person you would most like to meet and why?
-A wise man to guide me

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

If you could be  a judge on any Indian reality tv show which one would it be and why?
- None

Do you have an odd talent:
- Singing

What would you spend £1000 on?
- A holiday

What’s your favourite drink?
- Passion Fruit Juice

Which super power would you like to have?
- Invisibility

Favourite flavour of ice cream?
- Vanilla or pistachio

What book should everyone read?
- One that gives you knowledge.

What’s the last film you saw in the cinema?
- 12 Years a Slave

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?
- Parathas

Favourite meal to eat?
- Prawns

Do you prefer white or brown bread?
-Don’t mind

Who was the last person you called?
- A family member

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

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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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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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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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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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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?

-Telekenesis

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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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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Early Morning Show- Atif Masood

About Atif:

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

Favourite childhood memory?
- Bunking school

Who’s the person you would most like to meet and why?
-Katrina Kaif, to see her innocent face

What always puts a smile on your face?
- Helping others

If you could be a judge on any indian reality tv show, which one would it be and why?
- Not interested

What’s your guilty pleasure?
-Flirting, sometimes

Do you have an odd talent?
-Not really

What would you spend £1000 on?
-Decorating my room

What’s your favourite drink?
-Used to be coca cola but now its Sprite.

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

Which super power would you like to have?
-Becoming invisible

What book should everyone read?
-Quran

If you were a superhero what would your name be?
-Whatever my real name is, in this case Atif

Favourite flavour of ice cream?
-Crunchie McFlurry

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?
- French toast

Favourite meal to eat?
- Chicken donner or mutton biryani

Do you prefer white or brown bread?
- Medium

Who’s the last person you called?
-Personal

Which Radio XL presenter would you most like to co-host one show with?
- Sunita, Vicky and Khalil Ahmed

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Punjabi Programme – Mohanjit

Mohanjit presents Punjabi music traditional and modern and of course plenty of punjabi ‘gup shup’!

 

 

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Love Express- DJ Aashiqui

DJ Aashiqui will romance you through three hours of the very best romantic tracks. Love is definitely in the airwaves! Share your love stories and views.

About DJ Aashiqui:

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

- My family, a mansion( fully kitted out with furniture, food, clothes etc.) and a helicopter/ yacht/ collection of super cars.

Favourite childhood memory?

-My Grandfather and his pigeons

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

- My Grandad and Grandma as my Grandad passed away before i was born and my Grandma after i was born.

What always puts a smile on your face?

Hey! Didn’t you know my middle name’s ‘Smiler’? If anything i’m the one who puts a smile on other people’s faces…they call me the ‘rounki banda’ of the family!

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

- India’s Got Talent -as there’s no age limit for contestants, singing, music, dance, impersonation, puppetry and illusion are all common areas of talent; any talent is allowed to compete. My plus factor i have a bit of Simon Cowells glint (wink wink)!

What’s your guilty pleasure?

-Sandals/ Shoes & strawberries and cream.

Do you have an odd talent?

- Not that I know of?

What would you spend £1000 on?

The latest gadgets and my favourite charities

What’s your favourite drink?

-Sprite/ 7UP

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

- Sonakshi Sinha

Which super power would you like to have?

- Invisibilty

What book should everyone read?

- Marriage material by Sathnam Sanghera

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

-Vanilla

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Egg and toast

Favourite meal to eat?

- steak with mashed potatoes and vegetables.

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- White

Who’s the last person you  called?

-BFF

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

-Imran Caan

 

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Late Night Show – Reena

Reena brings you Thursday ‘s edition of The late night show, with all the latest sounds on the Bollywood, Bhangra and Urban scenes.

About Reena:

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

-Water, books & hope

Favourite childhood memory?

-Playing with my teddies.

Person you would most like to meet and why?

-I would love to meet the Dalai Lama. He seems like he would be so interesting to talk to.

What always puts a smile on your face?

-Seeing my loved ones happy

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

-Big Boss ! I would be a judge because this programme is full of characters.

What is your guilty pleasure?

-Gol Gappay

Do you have an odd talent?

-I can move my ears without touching them!

What would you spend £1000 on?

-Holiday , love travelling

What is your favourite drink?

-Lilt

Whats the last film you saw in the cinema?

-Baar Baar Dekho

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

-Kareena Kapoor

Which super power would you like to have?

-Flying

What book should everyone read?

-The book of life

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

-Wonder Woman

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

-Mint choc chip

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

-Crossaint  with strawberry jam

Favourite meal to eat?

-Roast Dinner

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

-Both

-Who is the last person you called?

- Sister

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

-Sanjay Dass

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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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Sanjha Punjab – Raj Kaur

Raj Kaur presents Punjabi music from a range of Indian and Pakistani artists as well as local punjabi talent. Riddles, inspirational stories and some quality  punjabi ‘gup shup’!

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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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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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India Independence Day 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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Birmingham Indian Film Festival 2018 Opening Night

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Cineworld Cinemas

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Punjabi Film Awards 2018

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The ICC

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Wolverhampton Vaisakhi Mela 2018

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Birmingham Vaisakhi Mela 2018

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Date(s) - 29/04/2018
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Handsworth Park

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Opening of Nawaab Birmingham

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Date(s) - 16/02/2018
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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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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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