Shows / Presenters

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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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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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Khushrang – Navi

Join Navi for her ‘Khushrang’ programme, a mixture of jokes, funny poetry, music and masti of course!

About Navi:

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

- A solar powered mobile phone, a knife and a boat so I can make my way back.

Favourite childhood memory?

- Playing with my friends and siblings without a care in the world.

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

- Ahmed Faraz. His poetry amazes me, the more i read, the more I would’ve liked to have met him.

Whats always puts a smile on your face?

- A little baby

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

- A Singing Show. I love muisc and i love watching young talent singing, especially classical music.

What is your guilty pleasure?

- Chocolates and mithai

Do you have an odd talent?

- DIY

What would you spend £1000 on?

- Expensive perfumes, make up and a lovely piece of diamond jewellery.

What’s your favourite drink?

- A hot cup of masala chai!

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

- Aishwariya Rai or Kajal, in case one of them is busy!

Which super power would you like to have?

- I would like to have a power which lets me see people’s true colours. That way i can let the world know who they really are.

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Cookie dough

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Aloo ke parathe with dahi, butter and garama garam cup of chai!

Favourite meal to eat?

- Pizza, pizza and more pizza, I love it!

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- Brown

Who was the last person you called?

- My dad

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

- No one in particular but maybe something that could be considered for the future.

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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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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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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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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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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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Geet Mala – Ashok

Enjoy music from the yesteryears with Ashok, taking you back with songs from the 50′s, 60′s and 70′s.

About Ashok:

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

- Water, CD’S and phone.

Favourite childhood memory?

- Being looked after by Naani Ji.

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

- Dharmadarji - my favourite star

What always puts a smile on your face?

- Chatting with friends

What would you spend £1000 on?

- Charity and the needy 

What is your favourite drink?

- Brandy..

Whats your star sign?

- Scorpio

If Bollywood made a film of your life which bollywood star would you want to play you?

- Amitabh Bachan

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Strawberry

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- It used to be parathas now its toast

Favourite meal to eat?

- Saag and malchu roti

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

- Sanjay Dass

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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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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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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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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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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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Saturday Breakfast Show – Gee Kaur

Wake up to the Saturday Breakfast show with your desi kuri: Gee Kaur

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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 – Heeriye

Vocals : Meet Bros feat. Deep Money & Neha Bhasin.

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

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#3 – Chan Ve

Vocals : Ali Zafar and  Aima Baig

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

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#4 – Dhadak

Vocals : Ajay Gogavale & Shreya Ghoshal

From the film Dhadak . Starring: Ishaan & Janhvi

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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 – Paniyon Sa

Vocals : Atif Aslam, Tulsi Kumar

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

 

 

 

 

 

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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 – Tere Naal Nachna

Vocals: Badshah, Sunanda Sharma

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

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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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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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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
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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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