Monday, September 30, 2013

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Irrfan Khan to play Bhupen Hazarika?

After enjoying critical acclaim for his performance in 'The Lunchbox', actor Irrfan Khan has another interesting project lined up. If sources are to be believed, Irrfan might play Bhupen Hazarika in Kalpana Lajmi's upcoming biopic.
A Mid-Day report says that the biopic will be based on the script written by both Kalpana Lajmi as well as Mahesh Bhatt. The film will highlight the love story between the veteran singer and Lajmi that continued for about 40 years. The project will be produced by Pooja Bhatt.

However, Lajmi has refused to confirm if Irrfan will play the lead character. She says that right now she is busy working on the script and will confirm its cast once the scripting is over.
Source : The Times of India , 27 Sep , 2013

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Birthday tribute: Son Tej to release Bhupen Hazarika's thesis in US

The Times of India , Sep 5 , 2013

GUWAHATI: Call it a son's homage or a posthumous reproduction of his father's thesis. Music legend Bhupen Hazarika's son Tej, who is based in the US, will release a book based on his father's academic pursuits to commemorate his 87th birthday.
'Demystifying Dr Bhupen Hazarika: Envisioning Education for India', a 230-page special edition book in trade paperback will be released in the US on September 8.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Dispur selects design firm - Bhupen Hazarika memorial project on track

Guwahati, Aug. 28: Dispur has finally selected a local architectural firm for designing the Rs 10-crore Bhupen Hazarika Memorial after a delay of six months.  
Sources in the Assam culture department today told The Telegraph that it had floated national tenders in March to engage a design consultant for the project but had to extend it thrice owing to a lack of response.  
The “high and sensitive” profile of the project possibly intimidated the prospective firms. 
The department finally selected Gautam Baruah and Associates, an architectural firm, for the project. 
“There was a delay of about six months during the process for selection of the design consultant. We had to extend the tender period thrice as firms did not come forward. It may be because firms were worried about the sensitivity of the project. Many did not come forward because any mistake in the project may attract public criticism and eventually affect their business,” a source said. 
After Hazarika was cremated on the Gauhati University campus at Jalukbari in November 2011, Dispur had announced that it would develop the plot into a Rajghat-like memorial.
An estimated three-bigha (43,200 square feet) area has been earmarked for the Rs 10-crore memorial, of which Rs 4 crore has already been sanctioned.
Click here to read the full story The Telegraph , 29 Aug 2013