MUMBAI: 92.7 BIG FM, India’s No. 1 and largest radio network, today announced the appointment of veteran journalist, critic, author and historian Bhawana Somaaya as Entertainment Editor. Bhawana-ji as she is fondly referred to in the office, has been associated with 92.7 BIG FM since 2009 in the capacity of Film Expert, sharing her credible film reviews, along with fascinating trivia on Bollywood. With this move, she will now be responsible for developing insights along with the team, delivering to audiences a more engaging and enhanced aural experience. In her role as entertainment editor, Bhawana-ji will be an integral part of the think-tank for all entertainment related shows and activities of the business. She will also play an important part in bringing newer perspectives and providing inputs and insights on all shows related to Bollywood.
Speaking of her appointment, Bhawana Somaaya stated, “RBNL is a powerful force and the organization has talent in every department. I’ve been working closely with the organization and I’m of the view that the office has a great vibe and an energetic environment. There is music all the way here, from the moment that I step out of my car till the time I’m seated inside the office. I’m grateful to have received this opportunity and I bring my sincerity to the work that this organization does. RBNL enriches my vision and I’m elated to begin my journey here and furthermore reinvent myself with a new medium and a new language.”
Bhawana began her career as a reporter with Cinema Journal, an entertainment supplement of Free Press Journal back in the 70s and fast evolved into a renowned film critic in the industry. She later joined Movie as Assistant Editor and in a matter of just 4 years, she was promoted to the position of Joint Editor. Eventually she moved to Screen, the film weekly of the Indian Express Group as Editor in Chief. She has made significant contributions to the entertainment sector including writing 12 books, the last one titled Talking Cinema which released in October last year.