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TOP 10 performances of Vidya Balan

A SERIES of winning performances has established Vidya Balan as one of the finest actresses of this generation. She has won multiple awards and acclaim for memorable roles that have showcased her impressive range. She will add to that diverse body of work with the new movie Do Aur Do…

‘Marry your best friend, love might not last’, Jaya Bachchan…

In a recent episode of What The Hell Navya, Jaya Bachchan shares her belief with Navya Nanda that marrying one's best friend is advisable, implying that romance may lose its lustre post-marriage. This sparks a conversation about the dynamics between friendship and romance in modern relationships. Navya questions whether it's…

Prabhas, Deepika’s ‘Kalki 2898 AD’ postponed due to India polls

It looks like fans have to wait a little longer to watch Prabhas and Deepika Padukone-starrer Kalki 2898 AD on the big screen, as the film's release has been postponed because of the Lok Sabha polls 2024. As per a source, the film, which was supposed to be out on…

Deepika Padukone’s ‘Deewani Mastani’ features on Oscars’ Instagram page

Deepika Padukone's fans can't keep calm as the actress' hit song 'Deewani Mastani' from Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film Bajirao Mastani recently featured on The Academy's official Instagram handle. Taking to Instagram handle, the Oscars' official page The Academy shared Padukone’s dance video and captioned it, “Deepika Padukone performing "Deewani Mastani"…

Birthday special: Top 10 films of Ram Gopal Varma

RAM GOPAL VARMA has been entertaining audiences in various Indian languages ever since he made his debut as a writer/director with the hit Telugu film Siva in 1989. In a rollercoaster career filled with highs, lows and unexpected twists, the cinema maverick has delivered movies in a wide array of…

Brief history of Bollywood break-ups

FOR many decades, divorce was such a taboo in Bollywood that many couples remained unhappily married – but that has all changed in spectacular fashion in the past 15 years. [caption id="attachment_287584" align="alignright" width="300"] Asha Bhosle and RD Burman[/caption] With actress Esha Deol recently separating from her husband of 11…

Cinema can be mirror of our times, can’t start movements:…

Cinema alone can't bring about a revolution, says actor Manoj Bajpayee, who described the art form as a tool to kickstart movements. The actor reflected on the role of films in society at the trailer launch of his upcoming ZEE5 Global film Silence 2: The Night Owl Bar Shootout on…

Amitabh Bachchan goes on ‘unique’ undersea tunnel drive in Mumbai

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan recently went on an undersea tunnel drive in Mumbai, and he appeared to relish this novel experience. He shared his enthusiasm by posting a video on social media, where he described it as a marvel and expressed his joy at the unique adventure. Bachchan on Tuesday took…

Will never come out of ‘Basanti’ shadow: Hema Malini

The shadow of Basanti still looms large and Hema Malini, who references her role as the feisty tonga puller from the 1975 classic Sholay in many of her rallies, says candidly she may never come out of it. The cinema icon and BJP MP is currently seeking a third Lok…

10 Bollywood songs that need to be on your Holi…

Today is the day of the most joyous and colourful celebration of the year – Holi! And what's a Holi party without the perfect playlist to keep the energy high and the spirits soaring? Bollywood has gifted us with numerous iconic songs that perfectly capture the essence of this festival,…

Priyanka and Nick offer prayers at Ayodhya’s Ram temple with…

Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas and her husband, American singer Nick Jonas, on Wednesday offered prayers at the Ram temple in Ayodhya. The couple was accompanied by their two-year-old daughter, Malti Marie Jonas. Priyanka, who was dressed in a yellow sari, and Nick, wearing a kurta set, were photographed at the…

Amitabh Bachchan dismisses reports of ill health as fake news

Big B has categorically denied reports of his ill health, putting an end to swirling rumours and speculation. In a video circulating on social media, Bachchan can be seen exiting a stadium, where a concerned fan inquires about his well-being. Bachchan responds by gesturing that everything is fine and then…

Amitabh Bachchan admitted to hospital in Mumbai

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been hospitalised in Mumbai, according to a media report. The 81-year-old actor was moved to the Kokilaben Hospital in the early hours of Friday, March 15. He reportedly underwent an angioplasty on his leg. Another report said that ‘doctors at Kokilaben Hospital confirmed that Amitabh Bachchan…

Enduring cinematic legacy of Shashi Kapoor

LEGENDARY actor Shashi Kapoor left behind a remarkable body of work that ranged from commercial Hindi cinema entertainers to Englishlanguage projects that opened the doors for Bollywood stars in international projects. He broke creative ground, tackled taboos and added a new dimension to big screen entertainers. This resulted in a…

SRK teams up with daughter Suhana for son Aaryan’s brand…

Shah Rukh Khan's co-star in his latest commercial is none other than his daughter Suhana. On Friday, the father-daughter duo treated fans to a video of the new ad for Aryan Khan's clothing brand D'Yavol. Sharing the video on his Instagram, SRK wrote, "The collab you didn't know you needed...…

Navya Naveli Nanda: Star kid fights the patriarchy

BEING born into a famous film family could quite easily have taken Navya Naveli Nanda down the well-trodden path of acting in Bollywood, partying and flashy holidays. The socially conscious entrepreneur has smashed all those stereotypes about star kids and dared to do things differently. The granddaughter of India’s greatest…

Rihanna rocks the stage at Anant Ambani-Radhika’s pre-wedding bash

In her first performance in India, pop star Rihanna set the stage on fire on day one of the lavish pre-wedding event of billionaire Mukesh Ambani's son Anant and his fiancee Radhika Merchant. The international music sensation, who belted out hit songs such as "Diamonds", "Where Have You Been", "Rude…

Mukesh Ambani launches lavish pre-wedding party for son

India's richest man has kicked off lavish pre-wedding parties for his son by feeding more than 50,000 people in his hometown, with celebrations in the coming days expected to include some of the world's most influential figures. Global tech CEOs, industry titans, Bollywood stars, pop icons, and politicians are among…

Upcoming south Indian films set to entertain audiences

THE spotlight shifting towards south Indian cinema has resulted in big box-office returns, critical acclaim and international attention. Renowned for their distinctiveness, cultural richness, grandeur and mass appeal, south Indian films have now become a subject of global interest. Here are 10 top south Indian movies to watch out for…

Manmohan Desai: Magician of the Bollywood masala entertainer

LEGENDARY filmmaker Manmohan Desai was at the forefront of popularising the masala entertainer in Bollywood, which is a genre that incorporates everything from comedy to romance, drama, deep emotion and action, all in one film. He was, at one time, the undisputed king of the box office and had a…

Lillete Dubey’s new play portrays love in a time of…

THEATRE veteran Lillete Dubey’s new play is an ode to the human spirit and resilience – with a touch of humour and lots of love, as she puts it, exploring the dynamics of relationships during the Covid-19 lockdown. After receiving rave reviews and standing ovations across India as well as…

Ameen Sayani: The man who romanced the radio, took it…

His was the voice that ruled the airwaves for decades and will forever echo through the winding roads of nostalgia. Ameen Sayani, who invited millions each week to tune into Binaca Geetmala, was India’s radio man for the ages - and will continue to be. Sayani, who died in Mumbai…

Enduring legacy of ‘Kabhi Kabhie’

WHEN Kabhi Kabhie was released in cinemas on February 27, 1976, it took everyone by surprise. It was a great romantic movie made during an era dominated by action and presented a reigning superstar in a way thought unimaginable. By combining the rule-breaking approach with a strong storyline, a big…

Kiara Advani to star opposite Ranveer Singh in ‘Don 3’

Farhan Akhtar has revealed that Kiara Advani is joining the cast of Don 3 opposite Ranveer Singh. The director of the film took to Instagram to make the announcement. He captioned it, “Welcome to the Don universe, Kiara Advani.” Soon after Farhan shared the post, industry friends flooded the comment…

Amitabh celebrates 55 years in films; drops pics in AI…

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has clocked 55 years in the cinema industry. The renowned actor has mesmerised audiences with his cinematic style and captivating aura ever since making his stage debut in 1969. On Saturday, Amitabh took to X and wrote, "T 4924 - 55 years in the wondrous world of…

Nutan: Bollywood’s timeless icon

WHEN lists of Bollywood’s greatest leading ladies are compiled, Nutan is always featured prominently. What set her apart from most other iconic heroines in Hindi cinema history was her acting prowess, which took precedence over more superficial aspects such as glamour, fashion, dancing and sex appeal. Her remarkable talent for…

Ashi Singh: ‘Being emotional helps an actor’

THE remarkable run of the hit drama, Meet: Badlegi Duniya Ki Reet, was one of the great television success stories in recent years. Ashi Singh was one of the driving forces who propelled the recently concluded girl power-infused ZEE TV serial beyond 750 episodes. She brilliantly portrayed the award-winning title…

Shekhar Kapur’s cook writes ‘Mr India 2’ script in an…

Celebrated filmmaker Shekhar Kapur has revealed that his ‘11th fail’ cook wrote a script for Mr India 2 in less than an hour with help from an artificial intelligence tool. Shekhar, who has several successful films to his credit, took to his X account and shared a picture of his…

Amitabh seeks blessings at Ram Temple in Ayodhya

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan visited the Ram Temple in Ayodhya on Friday morning and offered prayers to Ram Lalla, weeks after attending its grand inauguration with son Abhishek Bachchan. After his recent visit, several images and videos surfaced online. In one of the images, Big B is seen worshipping the Lord…

Anushree Mehta to helm remake of Rajesh Khanna’s ‘Bawarchi’

Filmmaker Anushree Mehta of Mrs Undercover fame will tackle the remake of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s classic film Bawarchi, starring Rajesh Khanna. The project is part of a three-film collaboration between Jaadugar Films and Sameer Raj Sippy Productions. The two studios will also develop retellings of the Amitabh Bachchan-Jaya Bachchan starrer Mili…

Popular Bollywood love story tropes

ALTHOUGH action is currently dominating the Bollywood box office, romance remains the most popular genre in Hindi cinema history. Not surprisingly, it has been explored in many different ways, including popping up unexpectedly in genres such as high-action thrillers, family dramas and even supernatural stories. With Valentine’s Day around the…

THE TOP 10 Abhishek Bachchan performances

ABHISHEK BACHCHAN has delivered a diverse range of performances in various genres across an acting career which began in 2000 with the cross-border drama, Refugee. As the popular actor celebrates his 48th birthday next Monday (5), Eastern Eye decided to mark the occasion by highlighting his top 10 performances, listed…

The Shahenshah of Bollywood

THE vigilante action drama, Shahenshah, generated a tidal wave of excitement when it was released on February 12, 1988. Amitabh Bachchan’s return to the big screen after more than two years away from it gave him another career-defining role and was the secondhighest grossing movie of that year. Tinnu Anand’s…

Amitabh shares picture with Ram Lalla idol in Ayodhya

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan shared photos from his visit to Ram temple in Ayodhya on Tuesday. Taking to X, Amitabh treated fans to a glimpse of himself seeking the divine blessings of Ram Lalla in Ayodhya. In one of the pictures, Big B can be seen standing with folded hands in…

Big B to Sachin Tendulkar, celebrities join Pran Pratistha ceremony…

Film stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Ayushmann Khurrana, Anupam Kher, Kangana Ranaut, Tiger Shroff and Asha Bhosale among others are at the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Complex in Ayodhya for the Pran Pratishtha ceremony. Cricket legends Anil Kumble, Sachin Tendulkar, and Venkatesh Prasad are…

Modi leads consecration of Ram temple in Ayodhya

INDIA's prime minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a temple Monday (22) that embodies the triumph of his muscular Hindu nationalist politics, galvanising loyalists in an unofficial start to his re-election campaign this year. Modi, in flowing golden-coloured traditional dress, unveiled the black stone idol to the deity Ram in the heart…

Parveen Babi: Dramatic life of a legend

BOLLYWOOD beauty Parveen Babi has consistently been celebrated as one of the most gorgeous Indian movie icons of all time. Raw sex appeal, striking good looks, stunning style and a fearless approach turned her into a pathbreaker who helped remove the shackles of the Hindi film heroine. Like a dramatic…

Big B buys plot in Ayodhya ahead of Ram Mandir…

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has purchased a plot in a 7-star enclave in Ayodhya, ahead of the opening ceremony of the much-anticipated Ram Mandir in Uttar Pradesh. The 81-year-old has bought the property in The Sarayu, a 7-star mixed-use enclave by Mumbai-based developer The House of Abhinandan Lodha (HoABL), a leading…

Amitabh reveals he underwent hand surgery

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he underwent surgery in his hand but didn't share any other details about the procedure. Bachchan, who is the owner of team Mumbai of the Indian Street Premiere League (ISPL), shared a series of ad stills for the tournament with fellow stars and team owners Akshay…

Deepika-Prabhas’ ‘Kalki 2898-AD’ gets new release date

Filmmaker Nag Ashwin's sci-fi film Kalki 2898-AD, starring Prabhas and Deepika Padukone, will now release in theatres on May 9, 2024, the makers announced on Friday. Production banner Vyjayanthi Movies shared the news of the multilingual big-budget movie's new release date on its social media pages along with a brand-new…

KBC finale sparks Amitabh Bachchan exit rumours

THE recent finale of Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) Season 15 led to speculation, even among some in the media, that Amitabh Bachchan might be retiring from hosting the iconic quiz show. However, his emotional sign-off marked the end of another successful series, and it’s expected he’ll return for season 16…

India-Maldives row: Bachchan promotes Lakshadweep, Andamans

Lakshadweep and the Andamans are "astonishingly beautiful locations", said Amitabh Bachchan on Monday as the megastar hailed India's self-reliance amid a row over disparaging remarks by Maldivian ministers after Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Lakshadweep. The 81-year-old is the latest prominent personality to express his opinion in the matter after…

Subhash Ghai to attend Ram Temple inauguration

Director Subash Ghai who has been invited to the grand opening ceremony of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya said his heart is filled with immense happiness. He expressed his happiness and gratitude, stating, “Being part of this historic inauguration fills my heart with immense happiness. The construction of the Shri…

‘Ramayan’ actress on Ram temple consecration ceremony

The festival of Diwali is coming early this year, says Ramayan star Dipika Chikhlia, who is looking forward to attending the historic consecration ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya on January 22. Chikhlia, who became famous for her role as Goddess Sita in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan 36 years ago,…

Rajinikanth invited to attend Ram Temple consecration ceremony

BJP leader Arjunamurthy on behalf of the Ayodhya, Ram Janmabhoomi Tirtha Kshetra invited megastar Rajinikanth for the ‘Ayodhya Kumbabhishek’ event on January 22. Taking to X (formerly Twitter), Arjunamurthy shared a couple of pictures which he captioned in Tamil. He wrote, “Today's event was the best experience of my life!…

Kareena and Saif buy Kolkata team in Indian Street Premier…

Popular Bollywood couple Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan joined the Indian Street Premier League (ISPL) on Wednesday as the owners of the final and last team of Kolkata. Kareena took to her Instagram handle to share the exciting news with his followers. “Cricket, a tradition we cherish, a…

10 Bollywood films to look forward to in 2024

Bollywood fans have a lot to look forward to in the new year which offers a range of movies, including big-budget spectacle cinema that led the way in 2023. Here are some of the most anticipated Bollywood releases of the year: 1. Merry Christmas: Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupathi star…

Prabhas to collaborate with director Maruthi for his next

Actor Prabhas is set to collaborate with Telugu director Maruthi for an upcoming feature film, the makers said on Friday. The movie, which will be the 24th film of Prabhas' career, was announced by the production banner People Media Factory on microblogging site X. The studio said the movie's title…

Suriya buys Chennai team in Indian Street Premier League

National Award winner Suriya on Wednesday said he has joined the Indian Street Premier League (ISPL) as the owner of team Chennai. The ISPL is India's first tennis ball T10 cricket tournament that will be played inside a stadium, according to a press release. The inaugural edition is scheduled to…

‘Fighter’ to ‘Pushpa 2’, a look at most anticipated Indian…

The 2024 film release lineup looks excellent so far! From Hrithik Roshan's Fighter to Akshay Kumar's Welcome 3, it seems like a great year as far as Bollywood is concerned. Many other films have the audience waiting with bated breaths. Let's check out the list here. 1. Fighter Directed by…

Ranbir, Alia, Prabhas, Yash invited for Ram temple consecration ceremony

Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn, Sunny Deol, Prabhas, and Yash are among several film personalities who have been invited to the consecration ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh on January 22. According to producer Mahaveer Jain's sources, Tiger Shroff and Ayushmann Khurrana are also expected…

Ram Charan buys Indian Street Premier League’s Hyderabad team

RRR star Ram Charan on Sunday said he has joined the Indian Street Premier League (ISPL) as the owner of team Hyderabad. The ISPL is India's first tennis ball T10 tournament that will be played inside a stadium. The inaugural edition will feature 19 high-intensity matches, boasting a line-up of…

50 things we learned about Bollywood in 2023

BOLLYWOOD celebrities unveiled various details about themselves this year, ranging from unique personal anecdotes to past experiences. Keeping our ears to the ground, we learned more about the lives of well-known stars than just their on-screen personas. Eastern Eye looks back on the events of the last 12 months to present…

Big B becomes owner of Mumbai team in Indian Street…

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Monday announced his association with the Indian Street Premier League (ISPL) as the owner of team Mumbai. The ISPL is India's first tennis ball T10 cricket tournament that will be played inside a stadium, according to a press release. The inaugural edition is scheduled to be…

Fahadh Faasil’s ‘Aavesham’ release in April 2024

Actor Fahadh Faasil's upcoming Malayalam movie Aavesham will be released in theatres countrywide on April 11, 2024. The actor, known for critically acclaimed titles such as Take Off, Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum, Malik, and Joji, shared the news in a post on Facebook on Friday. "AAVESHAM on its way !! Passing on…

Zoya Akhtar promotes ‘The Archies’ on ‘The Daily Show’ with…

Well-known Bollywood filmmaker Zoya Akhtar recently appeared on host Kal Penn’s popular American talk show The Daily Show to promote her recently released film The Archies. The show started with Kal recalling how Zoya’s dog ‘almost killed himself’ when he met her for dinner at her home. Zoya also spoke…

Karan, Kajol celebrate 22 years of ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’

Ace filmmaker Karan Johar's family drama film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham turned 22 on Thursday. To mark the occasion, KJo took to Instagram and shared a collage video that featured a few scenes of the iconic film. He captioned the post, "My annual reminder of "It's all about loving your…

Shah Rukh Khan tops Global Asian Celebrity List 2023

Shah Rukh Khan has added to a year of stunning achievements by topping the Top 50 Asian Celebrities In The World list for 2023. The Bollywood superstar beat off strong competition from around the world in this year’s edition of the popular list, published annually by UK based Eastern Eye…

Top 50 Asian stars of 2023

A GROUND-BREAKING year in entertainment saw glass ceilings shattered, greater heights conquered, creative horizons expanded, and new paths carved globally. There was also ground-breaking work, international crossovers, and exciting new talent announcing their arrival. Top south Asian talent from diverse fields were at the forefront of the marvellous moves being…

Kamal Haasan, Jr NTR wish Rajinikanth on 73rd birthday

As superstar Rajinikanth turned 73 today, several big Indian celebs took to their social media handles and extended heartfelt wishes. Actor Kamal Haasan took to X and wrote in Tamil, “Happy birthday to my dear friend Superstar @rajinikanth. I sincerely wish you to live a happy life reaping success today…

Big B greets fans with grandson Agastya

Every Sunday megastar Amitabh Bachchan comes out of his house Jalsa to meet and greet his fans. This time, he was joined by his grandson Agastya Nanda. In the early hours of Monday, Big B took to X and shared a couple of pics from his fans' meet and greet.…

SRK, Akshay, Ajay receive notice over misleading ads

In a case of alleged misleading advertisements, the Centre has issued a notice to the gutkha companies and actors Shah Rukh Khan, Ajay Devgn, and Akshay Kumar. Earlier, in the PIL against several actors for these advertisements, the Allahabad HC has given two directions to the Centre: First, a guideline…

‘KBC’ contestant on Big B sharing her viral video

Alolika Bhattacharjee Guha entered the set of Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) as a homemaker and left as a millionaire who not only won prize money but also hearts with her exuberant personality. Alolika became a viral social media sensation after the quiz show's host, megastar Amitabh Bachchan, shared a clip…

Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Amitabh Bachchan among 7,000 invited for…

The Ram Temple Trust has extended invitations to 7,000 individuals, among them cricket icons Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli, Hindi movie superstar Amitabh Bachchan, and prominent industrialists Mukesh Ambani and Gautam Adani, for the consecration ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, sources…

Nalini Jaywant: Rise, romance and tragedy of a movie legend

THE fabulous 1950s delivered more Bollywood movie icons than any other decade is why it’s regarded as the golden age of Hindi cinema. When leading ladies from that era are mentioned, names like Nargis, Meena Kumari, Madbubala, Waheeda Rehman, Geeta Bali and Vyjayanthimala come to mind, but another who made…

‘The Archies’: Abhishek welcomes nephew to the movies

With his debut in The Archies, Agastya Nanda is set to become a third-generation actor of the Bachchan family, and his maternal uncle Abhishek Bachchan on Wednesday said he would be there to handhold the newcomer whenever he would reach out for help. Grandson of veteran stars Amitabh Bachchan and…

‘The Archies’: Bachhans arrive in style at grand premiere

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan could not be happier as his grandson Agastya Nanda is set to enter the cinematic world with the film The Archies. On Tuesday, director Zoya Akhtar hosted a special screening of The Archies in Mumbai, where the who's who of Bollywood marked their presence. Big B, too,…

Coolie: 40 years of an all time classic

CLASSIC film Coolie captured the attention of Bollywood fans around the world when it was released on December 2, 1983 because an accident on the set had nearly killed lead star Amitabh Bachchan, after a stunt went wrong. The story of a boy separated from his mother, who grows up…

Zoya Akhtar: ‘I hope The Archies gives today’s kids a…

ACCLAIMED filmmaker Zoya Akhtar said she hoped her adaption of the popular comic, The Archies, can lead to more Indians in the industry getting the opportunity to bring global stories to the screen. The Archie comics, first produced in the 1940s, are a staple of American culture that have transcended…

Amitabh retrospective part of France’s Festival des 3 Continents

The 45th edition of France's Festival des 3 Continents has set a film retrospective on Indian screen icon Amitabh Bachchan, the organisers said on Monday. The film gala will run in Nantes from November 24 to December 3. The segment, titled 'Amitabh Bachchan, Big B Forever', will showcase nine films…

Big B reacts to team India’s loss in World Cup…

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Monday morning shared a heartwarming message for team India after their loss against Australia in the World Cup 2023 final match and called them "our pride." Taking to Instagram, Big B shared a picture in which he can be seen in a white hoodie paired with…

Rajinikanth attends India vs New Zealand World Cup semifinal

Superstar Rajinikanth on Wednesday attended the first semifinal of the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup being played between India and New Zealand in Mumbai. The Jailer star and his wife, producer Latha were spotted exiting the airport in Mumbai on Tuesday night. The highly anticipated semifinal is underway at the…

Diwali 2023: A look at popular Hindi film scenes depicting…

Diwali is more than just a real-life celebration; it's also a pivotal event in the world of Hindi cinema. Throughout the years, Hindi films have incorporated the festival of lights into their narratives, adding depth and significance to iconic movies. Here is a look at five popular Hindi cinema scenes…

Amitabh Bachchan recalls shooting for ‘Ajooba’

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Saturday recalled shooting for the 1991 action drama Ajooba. Taking to Instagram, Big B shared a still from the film. In the picture, he can be seen striking a stylish pose while preparing for the scene. As soon as he posted, fans chimed in the comment…

Big B wishes grandson Agastya ahead of ‘The Archies’ debut

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Friday sent best wishes to his grandson Agastya Nanda ahead of his film debut with The Archies, saying the young actor will take the family's legacy forward. The Netflix movie, directed by filmmaker Zoya Akhtar, marks the acting debut of Agastya, son of Bachchan's daughter Shweta…

SRK praises Suhana Khan’s ‘The Archies’ trailer

The long-awaited official trailer for Zoya Akhtar's The Archies was out today on the internet to great reviews. Now, superstar Shah Rukh Khan has praised the trailer on social media. He took to X and wrote, "A contemporary subject with timeless characters #TheArchies... thrown into a world that is very…

Rajinikanth visits fan’s house unannounced in US

An old video of legendary Indian actor Rajinikanth making an impromptu visit to a fan’s house in the US has gone viral on social media. Reportedly, the video was shot during one of his trips to the US. In the viral video, a Tamil family in the US met Rajinikanth,…

Suhana, Khushi, Agastya shine in ‘The Archies’ trailer

And the wait is over. The trailer of Zoya Akhtar's directorial The Archies is out. The Netflix film marks the acting debut of Shah Rukh Khan's daughter Suhana Khan, producer Boney Kapoor's daughter Khushi Kapoor, and Amitabh Bachchan's grandson Agastya Nanda. The Archies, a coming-of-age musical, follows the lives of…

Baazigar bad guy that turned Shah Rukh Khan into a…

ALTHOUGH Shah Rukh Khan made his Bollywood debut in 1992, it was his 1993 release Baazigar, which gained him big global attention. His dastardly portrayal of a duplicitous individual, who goes on a murderous revenge mission, kick-started a rapid rise to the very top of Hindi cinema for the actor.…

Rashmika says ‘really hurt’ over deepfake video

South star Rashmika Mandanna on Monday said it was "extremely scary" how technology is being misused after her deepfake video went viral on social media, while her Goodbye co-star Amitabh Bachchan called for legal action. Bachchan was the first to react after a fact checker posted the deepfake clip along with…

‘Ganapath’ review: Badly-made futuristic film fails on every single level

THE idea of making a futuristic film about a hero rising up against the elite to fight for the oppressed might have seemed like a great one. But when there is terrible writing and a director who doesn’t seem to know what he is doing, then it quickly falls flat.…

‘Thalaivar 170’: Rajinikanth and Big B wrap Mumbai schedule

Legendary Indian actors Rajinikanth and Amitabh Bachchan wrapped up the Mumbai schedule of their upcoming film Thalaivar 170. Bankrolled under the banner of Lyca Productions, the film reunites the two after a massive gap of 33 years. They previously shared the screen space in such blockbuster films as Hum, Andhaa…

Rajinikanth and Amitabh Bachchan start filming TJ Gnanavel’s next

Veteran stars Rajinikanth and Amitabh Bachchan on Wednesday started filming for TJ Gnanavel's upcoming movie in Chennai. The actors, who last worked together in the 1991 film Hum, shared the update on the project on social media. Backed by Lyca Productions, the currently untitled movie is billed as an entertainer…

We were clear we wanted newcomers for ‘The Archies’: Zoya…

Director Zoya Akhtar on Thursday said she and writer Reema Kagti didn't want to cast established names for the upcoming film The Archies as stars come with the baggage of their image. The Archies is an Indian live-action musical movie based on the popular American comics of the same name.…

Shammi Kapoor: Bollywood’s original rock’n’ roll rebel

ROCKING revolutionary Shammi Kapoor introduced the kind of swagger into Bollywood that enabled the Hindi film hero to connect with a more globalised audience. From his cool style and good looks to high energy performances, he became a magnificent movie icon and delivered marvellous musicals filled with magical moments. Then…

5 biopics on Indian cricketers every cricket fan should watch

Cricket, without an ounce of doubt, is the most celebrated sport in India, and just like actors Amitabh Bachchan and Rajinikanth, there are some Indian cricketers who are worshipped as gods in the country. As fans continue to cheer for the men-in-blue during the ongoing Cricket World Cup 2023, we…

World Cup 2023: Amitabh Bachchan and Rajinikanth to attend Ind…

This Sunday, October 14, the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad is set to host the much-anticipated match between arch-rivals India and Pakistan for the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023. Apart from thousands of fans, a number of celebrities from various walks of life are also set to attend the…

Birthday Special: 5 iconic Amitabh Bachchan films to stream on…

As Bollywood's beloved 'Big B,' Amitabh Bachchan, turns a year older today, it's time to immerse ourselves in the cinematic brilliance that has made him an iconic figure in Bollywood. His birthday is not just a celebration of his age but also of his timeless contributions to Indian cinema. His…

Amitabh Bachchan greets fans outside Jalsa as he rings in…

Scores of admirers waiting to catch a glimpse of Amitabh Bachchan had their wishes fulfilled as the iconic star emerged from his residence, Jalsa, to greet fans on his 81st birthday. In the videos circulating on various social media platforms, Bachchan is seen coming out of his Juhu home around…

My parents are my biggest source of guidance: Suhana Khan

The Archies actress Suhana Khan has said her parents, superstar Shah Rukh Khan and producer-interior designer Gauri Khan, are her "biggest source of guidance". The 23-year-old, who is set to make her film debut with Zoya Akhtar's The Archies, was speaking at the India Today Conclave's session titled 'New Kids…

Most underrated Amitabh Bachchan movies

AN INCREDIBLE body of work has turned Amitabh Bachchan into the greatest Bollywood star of all time. His landmark movies have entertained different generations, become an integral part of history and regularly been celebrated. But what about the hidden gems in his 54-year career, which are great films overshadowed by…

‘Dev Anand @ 100’ film festival kicks off with ‘Johny…

A film festival celebrating the birth centenary of screen icon Dev Anand opened on Saturday evening with packed shows of the actor's popular films Johny Mera Naam and Guide at PVR Juhu, Mumbai. The two-day event named 'Dev Anand @ 100 - Forever Young', curated by Film Heritage Foundation (FHF),…

Anil Kapoor wins landmark judgement against AI

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday passed an interim John Doe order restraining social media channels, e-commerce websites, and people at large from infringing on the personality and publicity rights of well-known Bollywood star Anil Kapoor for commercial gain. The international media has termed his win as a landmark victory…

Ahsaas Channa: From top child star to taking the lead

SHE may only be 24 years old, but Ahsaas Channa has had a 20-year acting career, which has seen her go from being a successful child star to taking on lead roles. Although the versatile Indian actress has already worked in films, TV, and web serials, she is looking forward…

Feroz Khan: From an Indian extra to a real life…

A FABULOUS career saw Feroz Khan go from playing supporting roles to headlining films as an actor, director and producer. Born on September 25, 1939, he left behind an impressive body of work including all-time classics before passing away on April 27, 2009, aged 69. Eastern Eye decided to mark…

Power of poetry praised as Javed Akhtar gets literary award

“IT IS not just the responsibility but the right of every poet andwriter to speak freely, challenge the status quo and usher in social change in the world”, proclaimed the Indian poet, lyricist, screenplay writer and activist Javed Akhtar. He was speaking after being honoured for his contribution to the…

Film personalities congratulate Modi for success of India’s G20 presidency

Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar were among the film personalities who hailed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the successful presidency of G20, calling it a moment of "honour and pride" for every Indian. The G20 Summit came to an end on Sunday. The grouping of emerging…

Ayan Mukerji marks first anniversary of ‘Brahmastra’

Filmmaker Ayan Mukerji on Saturday marked the first anniversary of his 2022 blockbuster Brahmastra, starring Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. Titled Brahmastra Part One: Shiva, the movie was the beginning of a big-budget fantasy adventure franchise and Mukerji has already announced two follow-ups that will be released in 2026 and…

Asha Bhosle at 90: I faced difficulties but when I…

Music, like an ever-flowing river, never ends, says Asha Bhosle. And as she turns 90 on Friday with a live concert in Dubai, India’s singer for all times and ages could well be describing her own career that started an incredible eight decades ago. “At the age of 90, I…

Mrinal Navell: Kundali Bhagya is a huge opportunity for me

WATCHING films with her parents growing up combined with a love of painting, sketching, dancing and music first connected Mrinal Navell to creativity. This led her towards pursuing a career in acting and starring in successful drama serial Yeh Jhuki Jhuki Si Nazar.  She followed up that winning television turn…

Bharat Mata Ki Jai: Big B amid debate over ‘President…

"Bharat mata ki jai," megastar Amitabh Bachchan said on Tuesday as debate spiralled over a G20 dinner invitation which described Droupadi Murmu as "President of Bharat". Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan shared on X a G20 dinner invitation from President Murmu which described her position as "President of Bharat", leading to…

Teacher’s Day Special: Bollywood films that showcase student-mentor bond

Every year, India celebrates Teacher’s Day on September 5. It’s a day dedicated to teachers and the role they play in shaping their students’ lives. The day commemorates the birth anniversary of scholar and Bharat Ratna recipient Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was born on this day in 1888. He was…

Netflix sets December 7 premiere for ‘The Archies’

The Archies, director Zoya Akhtar's live-action musical movie based on the popular American comics of the same name, will debut on Netflix on December 7. The Archies marks the acting debut of superstar Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan; Sridevi and film producer Boney Kapoor’s daughter Khushi…

SRK on working with Amitabh Bachchan after 17 years

Shah Rukh Khan shared his experience about his reunion with the legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan on sharing screen space after a gap of 17 years. Shah Rukh on Saturday conducted an interactive session on X (formerly known as Twitter) during which he shared how he felt after working with Big…

Saw Big B’s films, videos from ’90s for ‘Guns &…

For playing a teenager from the 1990s in Guns & Gulaabs, actor Adarsh Gourav says he extensively watched videos on the internet and movies starring megastar Amitabh Bachchan to grasp the essence of that era. Created and directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, the show centres on the life…

Birthday special: Iconic songs of Daler Mehndi

Well-known Indian singer, songwriter, and record producer Daler Mehndi has had a significant impact on the music industry, especially with his contributions to Bhangra music and his popular tracks in a number of Bollywood films. Mehndi, who was born on August 18, 1967, in Patna, Bihar, India into a Sikh…

Author Joya Chatterji explores the deadly price of love in…

THOSE who pursue romantic love across boundaries of caste, religion or class in India are even today “just asking to be murdered”, says the historian Joya Chatterji, emeritus professor of South Asian History at Cambridge University. She has given several examples of love leading to murder in her new book,…

Big B reviews Abhishek Bachchan’s film ‘Ghoomer’, calls it ‘incredible’

Actor Abhishek Bachchan is currently gearing up for the release of his upcoming sports drama film Ghoomer. On Monday, Abhishek’s father legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan took to his blog and revealed watching Ghoomer twice and also shared his honest review of his son’s film. He wrote, “So yes saw GHOOMER…

‘Hope I can make you proud as Don’: Ranveer pens…

As someone who grew up "watching and worshipping" Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan on screen, actor Ranveer Singh on Thursday said he hopes to make the two Hindi cinema superstars proud as he takes on the mantle of the new Don. In an Instagram post, Ranveer said he understood…

Ranveer Singh confirmed as new Don for Farhan Akhtar’s ‘Don…

Bollywood star Ranveer Singh will be stepping into the iconic role of Don for the third part of filmmaker Farhan Akhtar's popular action franchise Don. Farhan and his close friend Ritesh Sidhwani's banner Excel Entertainment shared the news on its social media handles, posting a first-look video of the actor…

Farhan Akhtar confirms third film in ‘Don’ franchise

Filmmaker Farhan Akhtar on Wednesday officially announced the third part of his popular action franchise Don, which will star a new actor. Farhan, who directed the first two parts featuring Shah Rukh Khan, shared a post about the upcoming project on social media. "A New Era Begins," read the tagline…

Farhan Akhtar hints at third film in ‘Don’ franchise

Filmmaker Farhan Akhtar on Wednesday teased the third part of his popular action franchise Don. Akhtar, who directed the first two parts featuring Shah Rukh Khan, shared a post about the new project on social media. "A New Era Begins," read the tagline in the short clip set on the…

Trailer of Abhishek Bachchan and Saiyami Kher’s ‘Ghoomer’ out

The highly anticipated trailer of the upcoming film Ghoomer has been released, offering audiences a glimpse into a world of emotions, inspiration, and transformative storytelling. Starring the exceptional talents of Abhishek Bachchan, visionary director R. Balki, and the immensely talented Saiyami Kher, Ghoomer promises to redefine the landscape of sports…

‘The Archies’: Suhana, Agastya, Khushi’s first look motion posters out

Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar on Saturday unveiled the first look motion posters of actors Suhana Khan, Agastya Nanda, and Khushi Kapoor from the upcoming film The Archies. Taking to Instagram, Zoya dropped the first-look poster of Suhana and introduced her character Veronica Lodge. She captioned the post, “Sassy to classy and…

Benazir Bhutto’s wax statue unveiled at Madame Tussauds Dubai

Madame Tussauds Dubai unveiled a wax statue of Pakistan's late former prime minister, Benazir Bhutto on Sunday (30), marking her as the first individual from the country to be featured among the famous personalities in the museum's franchise branch. The figure was unveiled at Bluewaters Island by Pakistan's foreign minister,…

Birthday Special: A look at Taapsee Pannu’s breakthrough performances

Actress Taapsee Pannu never shies away from taking up challenging roles. She is known for her powerful performances in movies such as Pink, Thappad, Rashmi Rocket, and Shabaash Mithu, among others. Although she made her Bollywood debut with Chashme Baddoor in 2013, she gained a lot of prominence with her…

Timeless magic of Mohammed Rafi

THIS week marks the death anniversary of one of Bollywood’s greatest male-playback singers Mohammed Rafi, who sadly passed away on July 31, 1980, after suffering a heart attack. Despite being only 55 when he died, the magically voiced icon left behind a magnificent body of work that continues to entertain…

Big B starts prep for ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ season 15

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has begun preparing for the 15th edition of the popular quiz game show Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC). The 80-year-old actor, who has served as the host of the reality show since its inception except for one season, shared the update on his personal blog on Sunday. "KBC…

Amitabh Bachchan launches trailer of Gujarati film ‘Tron Ekka’

On Friday, megastar Amitabh Bachchan launched the trailer of Gujarati film Tron Ekka. Sharing the trailer, Big B wrote, "The Terrific Trio is back again with hilarious rib-tickling comedy. Get ready to get your mind blown. Wishing my dear friend @anandpandit loads of success. #3Ekka."   View this post on…

‘Kalki 2898-AD’: Prabhas-led sci-fi film’s official title announced at San…

Actors Prabhas and Deepika Padukone-starrer sci-fi film, directed by Nag Ashwin, has been titled Kalki 2898-AD, the makers announced at the San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) on Friday. Producers Vyjayanthi Movies also shared a glimpse of the much-anticipated film at the SDCC in the presence of Prabhas and veteran actor Kamal…

Kamal Haasan receives warm welcome ahead of ‘Project K’ launch…

The excitement reaches new heights as the legendary actor Kamal Haasan arrived in San Diego. He is set to make history by revealing Project K's teaser and title at the much-awaited San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) event. Haasan received a warm welcome from his fans as he stepped into San Diego,…

‘Abhimaan’: A movie that is still relevant and relatable

WHETHER it is multiple Hollywood remakes, including one headlined by Lady Gaga, Bollywood musicals like Aashiqui 2 and many others globally, a lot of movies have been inspired by 1937 classic A Star Is Born. One of the finest is Hindi film classic Abhimaan, which was released on July 27…

Prabhas’ first look from ‘Project K’ released

The makers of Project K on Wednesday shared the first look of actor Prabhas from the big-budget film, describing his character as the hero who "changes the game". Directed by Nag Ashwin, the upcoming sci-fi movie also stars Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, and Disha Patani. Vyjayanthi Movies, the…

Deepika to skip ‘Project K’ showcase at SDCC amid SAG-AFTRA…

Indian film star Deepika Padukone will not be part of the launch of her upcoming film Project K at the San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) in the wake of the ongoing strike by the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Radio and Television Artists (SAG-AFTRA) in the US. The actor-producer, who is…

‘Anand’ to ‘Aradhana’, a look at Rajesh Khanna’s iconic films…

Rajesh Khanna, who is considered the first superstar of Indian cinema, passed away on July 18, 2012. Famously known as the 'Kaka' of Hindi cinema, Khanna enthralled audiences with his versatile acting skills. His popularity and craze during his time were unmatched. He not only gave impactful dialogues and performances…

Deepika Padukone’s first look from ‘Project K’ unveiled

The makers of Project K revealed the first look of Bollywood star Deepika Padukone from the much-anticipated film, describing her character as a hope for a better tomorrow. Directed by Nag Ashwin, the big-budget sci-fi movie also stars Prabhas, Amitabh Bachchan, and Kamal Haasan in prominent roles. Vyjayanthi Movies, the…

From Big B to Akshay Kumar, Bollywood actors who were…

Actors getting injured on the sets of their films is not new. We hear the news about some actor or the other getting injured while filming every now and then. There are several Bollywood actors who have also faced severe injuries on sets. Today, we take a look at such…

Madan Mohan: Maestro with a Midas touch

THE magnificence of master musician Madan Mohan is demonstrated by songs that remain massively popular decades after they were recorded. Whether it was iconic love song Lag Jaa Gale in 1964 or his compositions being used on the 2004 Veer Zaara soundtrack nearly 30 years after he passed away on…

Opinion: Testing times ahead for new ‘nepo-kids’ of Bollywood

THE Bollywood nepotism debate will be fuelled further in the next 18 months, as a new generation with famous family connections get ready to make their film debuts. They will have to be a lot stronger than the wave of aspiring hopefuls with well-known relatives, launched in the last five…

I’m honoured to be in same frame as Prabhas: Big…

Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan is elated to share screen space with Prabhas in Project K. As the hugely-anticipated Indian big-budget sci-fi film will unveil exclusive footage at the San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC), Big B expressed happiness on being a part of this film, which also stars Deepika Padukone, Kamal Haasan,…

Prabhas, Deepika, and Kamal Haasan to unveil trailer and release…

Indian film stars Prabhas and Deepika Padukone along with cinema veteran Kamal Haasan will be sharing an exclusive glimpse into the world of their upcoming sci-fi movie Project K at the San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC). According to a press note issued by the makers, the Nag Ashwin directorial will be the…

Hombale Films drops teaser of Prabhas-starrer ‘Salaar Part 1: Ceasefire’

The first teaser of Prabhas-fronted action-adventure film Salaar was unveiled by production banner Hombale Films on Thursday. Titled Salaar Part 1: Ceasefire, the big-budget action movie is directed by Prashanth Neel of the "KGF" film franchise fame and produced by Vijay Kiragandur. "The reign of the most violent man begins!" Hombale…

Big B to go digital as Amitabh Bachchan partners with…

Iconic Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has partnered with Hyderabad-based Ikonz Studios, which helps artists and creators to navigate different means to monetisation and upscale their intellectual property, as a strategic partner to enter the realm of artificial intelligence. A top company official said the company is looking to raise over…

Big B was ‘replaced’ in first few films as makers…

Amitabh Bachchan is one of the greatest actors Indian cinema has ever produced. He has several blockbusters to his credit and has achieved numerous awards and accolades over his five-decade-long storied career. But his initial years in the entertainment industry were filled with multiple rejects and a series of flops.…

Anil Kapoor on completing 40 years in cinema: This’s where…

Four decades seem like a blink of an eye, says Anil Kapoor as he completes 40 years of being a leading actor and an entertainer in the Hindi film industry. The 66-year-old actor shared a throwback video from his 1983 movie Woh Saat Din, which marked his first outing as…

‘Woh Saat Din’: Anil Kapoor’s first as leading man still…

THIS week marks the 40th anniversary of classic Bollywood film Woh Saat Din, which was released in cinemas on June 23, 1983, to great acclaim. It is also 40 years since Anil Kapoor made his debut as a leading man in that film and kickstarted a remarkable career that would…

Nimrat Kaur wraps up ‘Section 84’ with Big B

Actress Nimrat Kaur, on Friday, penned down a long emotional note as she wrapped up the shooting of her upcoming courtroom drama film Section 84. Helmed by Ribhu Dasgupta, the film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Diana Penty, Nimrat Kaur, and Abhishek Banerjee in the lead roles. Taking to Instagram, Nimrat shared…

Alia jets off to Brazil for Tudum 2023

Actress Alia Bhatt on Thursday dropped a couple of cute pictures as she jetted off to Brazil for an upcoming event. Taking to Instagram, she shared the pictures which she captioned, "No heart of stone here... just one filled with love... enroute #Tudum #SaoPaulo." In the first picture, the Raazi…

SRK has this to say about daughter Suhana Khan’s ‘The…

Actor Shah Rukh Khan can't keep calm and is super excited for his daughter Suhana Khan who is set for her acting debut with Zoya Akhtar's film The Archies. On Monday, the actor conducted an #AskSRK session on Twitter, where he answered his fan's questions. When a user asked him…

‘The Archies’: Suhana Khan, Khushi Kapoor unveil new poster

Actor Shah Rukh Khan's daughter Suhana Khan and producer Boney Kapoor's daughter Khushi Kapoor on Monday unveiled the new poster of their debut film The Archies. The new poster features Suhana, Khushi Kapoor, and Agastya Nanda among others who'll be seen in the official Indian adaptation of Archie Comics. Helmed…

Big B shares reason behind greeting fans at Jalsa barefoot

Indian cinema thespian Amitabh Bachchan has been greeting his fans outside his residence in Mumbai, Jalsa, every Sunday for several years now. He always greets his fans with bare feet and finally, he has revealed the reason behind this. He also shared a picture on his Instagram handle. Taking to…

Lit Fest discusses how humour can unite Indians and Pakistanis

Laughter is the best medicine, as the old saying goes, and this certainly appeared to be the case with the author Moni Mohsin, whose session was one of the hits of the recently held Khushwant Singh Lit Fest (KSLF) in London. Mohsin, who created a character called “the Social Butterfly”,…

Big B expresses gratitude to fans for wishing him and…

Indian cinema greats Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 3. Senior Bachchan on Sunday posted a brief blog post expressing gratitude towards fans for wishing him and wife on their 50th wedding anniversary. The stars, who have appeared in several films together, tied the…

Veteran actress Sulochana cremated with state honours

Veteran actress Sulochana Latkar, known for her innumerable mother roles in Hindi and Marathi cinema, was cremated with state honours at the Shivaji Park crematorium here on Monday. The 94-year-old actor died on Sunday due to prolonged illness at a hospital here. Sulochana's daughter Kanchan Ghanekar performed the last rites.…

Big B remembers ‘gentle, caring’ on-screen mother Sulochana

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Monday said the Indian film industry lost "another great" in the death of noted actor Sulochana Latkar, his colleague of several films. Known for her innumerable mother roles in Hindi and Marathi cinema, Sulochana died on Sunday due to prolonged illness at a hospital here. She…

Rana Daggubati says Project K can be next global phenomenon…

Rana Daggubati is looking forward to the multi-lingual film Project K, starring Prabhas, Deepika Padukone, and Amitabh Bachchan in lead roles. During a recent event, the Baahubali star said that the film will break new boundaries. “We celebrate each other’s cinema fully. Like there is another film called Project K,…

Remembering SP Hinduja: When SP took Raj Kapoor to Teheran

When Srichand Hinduja first told me that the Indian filmmaker and star, Raj Kapoor, had been a special friend, I was initially a little dubious, but I should have known better, writes Amit Roy. SP’s staff in Bombay (now Mumbai) dug up a black and white photograph of the legendary…

Celebrating Amar Akbar Anthony

Cult classic Amar Akbar Anthony is always included in the lists of greatest Bollywood films of all time. The highest-grossing Hindi movie of 1977 had a star-studded cast, memorable music, magical moments, and a legendary story of three brothers, brought up in different faiths after being separated as children. The…

Kennedy darker than Anurag Kashyap’s Ugly: Rahul Bhat

Kennedy is darker than what Anurag Kashyap explored in Ugly, says actor Rahul Bhat who believes his role of a cop-turned-assassin is the director's version of an "angry middle-aged man". The upcoming noirish thriller, set for Cannes premiere later this month, follows the titular character working for a corrupt police…

Nimrat Kaur, Sonali Kulkarni to headline thriller show School of…

Actresses Nimrat Kaur and Sonali Kulkarni are set to star in the upcoming thriller drama show School of Lies. Taking to Instagram, Nimrat shared the first poster of the series which she captioned, "Growing up with lies, secrets and chaos! #Firstlook #HotstarSpecials #SchoolOfLies Coming soon only on @disneyplushotstar!!"   View…

Amitabh Bachchan retrospective, Kennedy, Joram part of Sydney Film Festival…

A retrospective on screen icon Amitabh Bachchan, Anurag Kashyap's detective drama Kennedy, and Joram starring Manoj Bajpayee are some of the Indian films that are heading to the 70th Sydney Film Festival. In total the festival, which will be held in Sydney from June 7 to June 18, will play 90…

Deepika Padukone misses Irrfan Khan as Piku turns 8

As Shoojit Sarkar's comedy-drama film Piku completed eight years since it was released, reminiscing the memories with her co-stars, actor Deepika Padukone penned a long note on social media. Taking to Instagram, Deepika dropped behind-the-scene pictures featuring late actor Irrfan Khan and Amitabh Bachchan. Sharing the stills, she wrote, "It's…

‘Zanjeer’ turns 50: The movie that changed Bollywood and made…

To say that Zanjeer is one of the most important Hindi films in history is a major understatement. Apart from introducing a new style of filmmaking, and giving rise to the angry young man, the crime drama started Amitabh Bachchan’s remarkable rise towards becoming the greatest Indian cinema hero in…

Return of Esha Deol

After taking an extended break from acting for marriage and motherhood, Esha Deol has been showing what audiences have been missing with winning performances in hit web serials Rudra: The Edge of Darkness and the recently released Hunter – Tootega Nahi, Todega. The daughter of screen legends Hema Malini and…

The ‘Jeevan Naiya’ love affair and how it changed the…

Long forgotten 1930s classic Jeevan Naiya inadvertently changed the course of commercial Bollywood with a domino effect triggered by an extramarital affair that can still be felt today. To mark the 87th anniversary of the film, which was released on May 2, 1936, Eastern Eye went back in time to…

Aditi Shetty: Dedication and Dreams of doing a different Role

She may only be a few years into her career, but Aditi Shetty is already getting noticed and impressing audiences with her natural acting talent. After starting her career in 2021 with popular ZEE TV drama series Bhagya Lakshmi, the actress was cast in blockbuster hit Naagin 6 and then…

Film stars rejoice as Twitter reinstates legacy blue tick

Film personalities, including Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, and Prakash Raj on Sunday welcomed Twitter's move of restoring verification badges on high-profile celebrity accounts, days after the microblogging platform culled the legacy blue check marks. Indian celebrities such as Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, and…

Vipul Shah reveals Robert De Niro was to play Amitabh…

Starring Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Arjun Rampal, Sushmita Sen, and Paresh Rawal in lead roles, Aankhen was one of the most successful films of 2002 which continues to attract audiences upon its television premieres even today. Helmed by Vipul Amrutlal Shah, the critically and commercially successful film recently clocked 21…

Amitabh Bachchan, Aditi Rao Hydari and other celebs react to…

Some joking others sarcastic, celebrities from across the Indian entertainment industry, including megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Taj actress Aditi Rao Hydari and comedian Vir Das, had a field day on Twitter after losing their verified status on the social media platform. Indian celebrities such as Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman…

Court slams Google and directs it to remove fake content…

The Delhi High Court on Thursday directed various entities operating channels on YouTube to immediately remove all the videos, images, and identical content spreading fake news about the health of Aaradhya Bachchan. The 11-year-old, who is the daughter of Bollywood actors Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan, and granddaughter of Amitabh…

Judgment in Jiah Khan suicide case expected on April 28

Almost ten years after she was found dead at her home, a special CBI court in Mumbai is likely to pass its judgment on April 28 in the Bollywood actor Jiah Khan suicide case in which her boyfriend and film star Suraj Pancholi has been charged for abetment. Special CBI…

Yash Chopra’s wife and playback singer Pamela Chopra dies at…

Pamela Chopra, playback singer, writer, and late filmmaker Yash Chopra's wife, died on Thursday at a Mumbai hospital. She was 74. Pamela Chopra breathed her last at Lilavati Hospital where she was admitted after being diagnosed with pneumonia. She is survived by her sons, filmmaker Aditya Chopra and actor Uday…

Shahid Kapoor and Kriti Sanon wrap up filming their upcoming…

Shahid Kapoor and Kriti Sanon have completed filming their upcoming untitled film, which is touted to be “an impossible love story.” On Saturday, Sanon took to Instagram and shared the update with her fans and followers. “Announcing the wrap of our impossible love story. Our untitled project is set to…

Rise and Rise of Allu Arjun

Concentrating on quality ahead of quantity has enabled Telugu superstar Allu Arjun to get one of the highest hit rates in Indian cinema. This has led to the actor delivering stunning successes like smash hit film Pushpa: The Rise and gaining a huge global fan base. He has also influenced…

‘A few limps and slings apart…but striding on,’ says Amitabh…

Superstar Amitabh Bachchan is back on set. Taking to his blog on Tuesday late night, the megastar shared a string of pictures from the set with captions. Having returned to the set, his enthusiasm and ecstasy could be vividly seen in those pictures. Amitabh started his photo story with his…

Brahmastra 2 and 3 to be made together, confirms Ayan…

Filmmaker Ayan Mukerji says he plans to simultaneously work on the two-part follow-up to his blockbuster film Brahmastra. He also confirmed that the second chapter to Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt's fantasy adventure drama will come out in 2026. "Brahmastra two and three are going to be made together. This…

‘My son, my pride’: Amitabh Bachchan showers praise on Abhishek 

Actor Amitabh Bachchan, on Saturday, showered praises on his son Abhishek Bachchan for all of his achievements. Taking to Instagram, Amitabh shared a video, which he captioned, "My son .. my pride .. so so proud of your achievements .. silently without any noise, you made the loudest noise!!" In…

Rakul Preet on working with Allu Arjun, Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay…

There is no denying the fact that Rakul Preet has come a long way in her career. She has proved her versatility time and again by delivering a wide range of performances across industries. The actress has worked with some of the biggest superstars of Indian cinema, including Amitabh Bachchan,…

Global Bollywood musical adventure

BOLLYWOOD has been shooting eye-catching films around the world ever since the 1950s and continued that trend with newly released Scandinavia set drama Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway. That Norway set drama combined with recent romantic comedy Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar being partly shot in Spain, and everyone looking ahead to…

Amitabh Bachchan delighted as India scores two big wins at…

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan is celebrating India’s two wins at the prestigious 95th Academy Awards. The Uunchai (2022) actor on Tuesday took to his Twitter handle and expressed his excitement over India's dual win where the RRR song "Naatu Naatu" and The Elephant Whisperers won the golden statuette. The 80-year-old…

Deepika’s Besharam Rang creates splash on Holi across India

This year's Holi was all about Deepika Padukone's Besharam Rang. All parties had people grooving to the chartbuster song Besharam Rang while enjoying the festive vibe. Holi, the festival of colours, is a widely celebrated festival in India and around the world. Over the years, it has become synonymous with…

Big B shares health update post injury on sets of…

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Tuesday took to his Twitter handle to extend Holi wishes and also shared his health update with his fans. For those not in the know, the 80-year-old recently sustained an injury during the shooting of his upcoming film Project K in Hyderabad. Big B wrote in…

Deepika rocks goth-inspired look at Paris Fashion Week

Bollywood star Deepika Padukone stunned everyone with her glamorous look at the ongoing Paris Fashion Week where she rocked Louis Vuitton's leather stud button coat. The Bajirao Mastani (2015) actress took to her Instagram handle to share a glimpse of her goth-inspired look. Check it out here:   View this…

Amitabh Bachchan injured while filming for Project K in Hyderabad

Legendary Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan was injured during the filming of his upcoming movie, Project K in Hyderabad. The superstar took to social media to share an update on his health and said that he was injured while filming an action sequence and is recovering at his home in Mumbai.…

Eye Spy: Why Yash Chopra deserved better than The Romantics

EVERYONE has been talking about how great recently released Bollywood documentary The Romantics is, without noticing the key elements it missed out, along with flaws that ultimately made it inauthentic. The four-part Netflix series details the iconic rise of legendary Hindi production house Yash Raj Films (YRF), from Yash Chopra…

Bombay to Goa: Beginning of Bachchan’s journey to stardom

ON MARCH 3, 1972, a comedy road movie titled Bombay To Goa was released. Although it didn’t feature in the list of that year’s most successful Bollywood releases, the impact it would make on the Indian cinematic landscape was immense. It became a cult comedy classic and kickstarted then newcomer…

Amitabh Bachchan to star in courtroom thriller Section 84

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, who was most recently seen in Uunchai (2022), has reteamed with director Ribhu Dasgupta to headline his next directorial venture Section 84. The film marks the third collaboration between Bachchan and Dasgupta. The two have previously collaborated on the miniseries Yudh and Te3n. Touted to be…

Prabhas and Deepika Padukone’s Project K about ‘modern-day avatar of…

Fronted by Prabhas, Deepika Padukone, and Amitabh Bachchan, Project K is one of the most-awaited Indian films which has been creating a lot of noise even before it hit the shooting floor. Apart from the massive cast, the film boasts great VFX and CGI. Sharing more updates, producer Ashwini Dutt…

Project K: Prabhas, Deepika Padukone and Amitabh Bachchan starrer to…

Prabhas and Deepika Padukone's much-awaited multi-lingual sci-fi film, tentatively titled Project K, will release in theatres on January 12 next year, the makers announced on Saturday. Filmmaker Nag Ashwin, known for helming the National Award-winning 2018 biographical drama Mahanati, is directing the film. Production company Vyjayanthi Movies shared the release…

Special scripts written for Amitabh Bachchan but not aging lady…

The Hindi film industry is still a "little ageist" with few roles for women of a certain age like there are in Hollywood for Meryl Streep, Judi Dench, or Maggie Smith but things are changing, albeit slowly, says veteran actor Sharmila Tagore. Streaming space could be a game changer, says…

Amitabh Bachchan shares his ‘yawning’ picture: ‘When you finally finish…

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Friday took to Instagram and shared a picture of him yawning. Seems like the image was captured on the sets of his project. He looks dapper in a red and blue coloured check shirt. Alongside the image, he dropped a caption that read, "...when you…

He wanted to teach Ganguly a lesson: Chief selector spills…

The chairman of the BCCI's national selection committee Chetan Sharma landed in a major soup after he disclosed behind-the-scenes talks regarding team selection and also made startling revelations on star batter skipper Viral Kohli's alleged feud with former Board president Sourav Ganguly, to a television channel, during a sting operation…

How Shah Rukh Khan perfected his stammer in Darr

The much-awaited Netflix docuseries The Romantics, which is a tribute to the legacy of Yash Chopra, YRF, and its cultural impact on India and Indians for the past 50 years, released yesterday to huge acclaim. In the docuseries, the global megastar Shah Rukh Khan talks about how he perfected his…

Shah Rukh Khan reveals what he gifted wife Gauri Khan…

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Tuesday said he gave his wife and interior designer Gauri Khan "a pair of pink plastic earrings" as his first Valentine's Day gift to her. In an #AskSRK session on Twitter, the "Pathaan" star fielded "fun" questions on Valentine's Day and cinema. When a…

Switzerland celebrates Yash Chopra’s legacy, salutes his contribution to presenting…

Switzerland is paying tribute to the legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra, saluting his contribution to having showcased Switzerland’s beauty to Indians through the magic of his cinema. The much-awaited Netflix docu-series, The Romantics is a celebration of the legacy of Yash Chopra, YRF and the cultural impact it has had on…

Tamanna Bhatia calls Prabhas’ hospitable nature ‘INSANELY MAGNETIC’ – deets…

The Baahubali star Prabhas enjoys a huge fanbase all across the world. While the pan-India superstar has always ruled the hearts of the masses with his indistinct charm, he is widely praised for the hospitality that he delivers to his team and his co-stars. Time and again, the superstar has…

‘Rat climbed into my pants’: Amitabh Bachchan recalls funny incident

Actor Amitabh Bachchan, on Wednesday, recalled a funny incident when he went to watch his action comedy film Do Aur Do Paanch at a theatre. Taking to Instagram, Amitabh shared a throwback picture and recalled a funny incident when a rat climbed into his pants. "43 years of 2+2 =…

The sounds of true romance

WHETHER it is songs about longing, loving, or losing someone, Bollywood has perhaps used music to illustrate all areas of romance the best. Stunning songs have captured a rainbow or romantic emotions and connected with different generations, since the very early days of Hindi cinema talkies in the 1930s. To…

Bhansali’s Black still shines bright

WHEN Black was released on February 4, 2005, it broke all the Bollywood rules and still  became a blockbuster success. The Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed drama about a deaf and blind woman, and her relationship with an elderly teacher, who later develops Alzheimer's disease won critical acclaim and multiple awards.…

‘Acting means everything to me’

RANNDEEP R RAI starred in more than 100 commercials before pursuing a career in acting with noteworthy performances in drama serials like Diya Aur Baati Hum, Yeh Un Dinon Ki Baat Hai and Balika Vadhu 2. He also acted in the films Pranaam and Saroj Ka Rishta, along with a…

Big B, SRK, Aamir, and Salman come together to celebrate…

From megastar Amitabh Bachchan to superstars Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, and Aamir Khan, who's who of Bollywood came together to pay tributes to legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra via Netflix's docu-series titled The Romantics. Helmed by Smriti Mundra, The Romantics features 35 leading voices of the Hindi-language film industry and…

Rajinikanth follows Amitabh Bachchan; issues notice against unauthorised use of…

Rajinikanth, one of the biggest superstars that Indian cinema has ever produced, has entertained the audience for over five decades. He is known worldwide for his charismatic personality, superstardom, and unmatched onscreen aura. Though fans love him to the moon and back, his over-the-top style in films has been fodder…

Yami Gautam Dhar starrer Lost premiere on ZEE5 Global on…

ZEE5 Global, the world's largest streaming platform for South Asian content, announced the release date of its next direct-to-digital original film, Lost. Produced by Zee Studios and Namah Pictures, the film is an investigative thriller starring Yami Gautam Dhar, Pankaj Kapur, Rahul Khanna, Neil Bhoopalam, Pia Bajpiee, and Tushar Pandey…

How Deewaar became a cult classic

WHEN lists of the greatest Bollywood films of all time are compiled, Deewaar consistently makes the top 10. The drama about brothers on opposite sides of the law became a sensation when it was released on January 24, 1975, and remains iconic. Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor as the siblings…

Intention is to make cinema that’s remembered: Sidharth Malhotra

Actor Sidharth Malhotra says the blockbuster success of "Shershaah" gave him the confidence to be part of "inspiring" stories that are remembered beyond their box office run. For Malhotra, who is celebrating his 38th birthday today, the "pure victory" for any actor is to be recognised for their work years…

My Top 10-Rajniesh Duggal

SUPERMODEL TURNED ACTOR Rajniesh Duggal won the title of Grasim Mr India 2003, and made his cinema debut with successful 2008 horror film 1920. He has been entertaining audiences ever since then by mixing accomplished performances in movies with winning turns on top TV dramas, such as Shrimad Bhagwat Mahapuran…

EYE SPY: Why gambling on one-hit wonders is risky business

WHETHER it is a genre, a musical trend or a supposed hot new star, Bollywood loves jumping onto a bandwagon, and most of the time it just doesn’t work. In terms of ideas, this has been apparent with the awful number of cover versions of classic songs that keep ruining…

Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan and Amitabh Bachchan’s grandson…

Speculations are rife in the tinsel town of Bollywood that Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan is dating Amitabh Bachchan’s grandson Agastya Nanda. For those not in the know, the two are gearing up to begin their acting career together with Zoya Akhtar’s much-anticipated Netflix film The Archies, which started…

Asian cinema gems that sparkled last year

LAST year may have been a bad one for Bollywood, but that didn’t stop it from being an interesting 12 months for films with a strong south Asian connection. There were marvellous movies made across different languages and genres, which delighted audiences on multiple platforms, from streaming sites to cinemas…

‘It was a dream film debut’

PRANAV SACHDEVA has been connected to acting ever since making his debut as a six-year-old on a TV drama serial, which led to further roles during his school and college days. Despite doing a law degree to please his father, who is a lawyer himself, he reconnected with that passion…

Amitabh Bachchan reviews James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water:…

James Cameron’s latest directorial offering Avatar: The Way of Water, a sequel to his 2009 blockbuster Avatar, has set the global box office on fire. The film, starring Kerry Washington and Sam Worthington in lead roles, has been performing exceptionally well around the world, including in India. Several Indian celebrities…

In tune with audiences

THERE is more than enough evidence to back up the commonly held belief that Sanjay Leela Bhansali is the finest Indian filmmaker of this generation. His masterpiece movies like Devdas, Black, Bajirao Mastani, Padmaavat and the most recent release, Gangubai Kathiawadi, have combined technical excellence with compelling storytelling. An important…

Ram Charan to Ranbir Kapoor, actors who gave biggest commercial…

2022 was a year filled with many box office hits. While many big-budget films performed below expectations at the box office, many unexpected ones did extremely well. Check to see if your favourite actor made the cut. 1. Kartik Aaryan 2022 was a successful year for Kartik Aaryan who gave…

Photo of Ranbir Kapoor proposing to Alia Bhatt goes viral,…

Months after Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt tied the knot and embraced parenthood, a throwback picture of the couple from the day when the Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani star proposed to the Gangubai actress went viral. Alia's mother and veteran actress Soni Razdan, on Thursday (29), dropped a video featuring…

What Bollywood stars revealed in 2022

THE box-office figures may have been cold, but that didn’t stop it from being another year of hot revelations in Bollywood. From future hopes and inspirations to dreams and secrets, there was a lot of things that popular stars shared about themselves. With that in mind, Eastern Eye put together…

Top 50 Asian stars of 2022

A GROUND-BREAKING year saw glass ceilings being shattered, greater heights reached, horizons expanded, and new paths created globally. There was also fresh creative work, international crossovers and exciting new artists announcing their arrival. Top south Asian talent from diverse fields were at the forefront of the moves being made and…

No matter what, will stay positive, says Shah Rukh Khan…

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan on Thursday, while participating in the inaugural ceremony of the 28th International Kolkata Film Festival, emphasized that as negativity has increased social media consumption but individuals like him won't be affected and continue to remain positive. "Social media is often driven by a certain narrowness…

JR NTR AND RAM CHARAN TOP GLOBAL ASIAN CELEBRITY LIST…

Popular actors Jr NTR and Ram Charan have jointly topped the 2022 list of the Top 50 Asian Celebrities In The World. The Pan-Indian stars beat off tough global competition to top the latest edition of the list, published annually by UK based Eastern Eye newspaper. The Telugu cinema icons…

Sanjay Leela Bhansali: Filmmaker with a golden touch

COUNTDOWN OF ACE PRODUCER-DIRECTOR SANJAY LEELA BHANSALI’S BOLLYWOOD FILMS A great body of work has turned Sanjay Leela Bhansali into one of the most successful filmmakers of the modern era. The multi-talented moviemaking genius recently commenced a BAFTA nomination campaign for his 2022 crime drama Gangubai Kathiawadi. This included a…

Uunchai makers appeal to viewers to come to theatres, film…

Motivated by the positive response to "Uunchai", the makers of the film on Tuesday said the movie will not be available for streaming for a while as they want it to have "a strong and long-run" at the theatres. The Rajshri Productions movie, which released on November 11, continues to…

Deepika Padukone to unveil FIFA World Cup trophy during finals

After representing India at Cannes 2022, actor Deepika Padukone has once again made all Indians beam with pride. As per a source, Deepika will be flying to Qatar to be part of the most-watched sporting event in the world FIFA, and will be unveiling the FIFA World Cup trophy at…

Shepherd wins hearts with his dance moves on THIS popular…

A video of a shepherd dancing to the popular song “Peeche Barati Aage Band Baja” from the Bollywood film Hum Kisise Kum Nahin (2002) has taken the internet by storm. Thousands of people have seen the video ever since it was uploaded on Instagram by a handle that goes by…

India: Independent candidate fighting Gujarat elections wants allowance for all…

His hands outstretched, Maganbhai Solanki holds up his moustache and says proudly that it measures almost five feet tip to tip – the carefully tended feature the Independent candidate’s calling card and also a campaign point. The 57-year-old contestant from Himatnagar seat in Sabarkantha district in India's north-western state of…

Kriti Sanon clears air on dating Prabhas, calls rumours ‘baseless’

Social media has been abuzz with rumours of Kriti Sanon planning to tie the knot with South superstar Prabhas. While many were speculating that there was an iota of truth in the rumours, Kriti cleared the air by saying that the rumours are baseless. On Tuesday night, Kriti took to…

Amitabh Bachchan shares pics of book-shaped bench at his home…

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Monday said a stone bench in the shape of the popular book of poetry "Madhushala", penned by his late father and celebrated poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan, was installed here at his residence Jalsa. The 80-year-old actor took to his personal blog, where he shared several pictures…

Vikram Gokhale passes away at 77: A look back at…

Veteran actor Vikram Gokhale, who passed away in Pune's Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital on Saturday at the age of 77, was a film, television and stage artiste, known for his roles in Marathi theatre and Hindi movies and shows. He had been on a ventilator support system for some time before…

Amitabh Bachchan’s name, photo, and voice cannot be used without…

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s name, photo, voice or any other attributes cannot be used without his permission, the Delhi High Court directed on Friday. The court said that the plaintiff, who is a well-known personality and is represented in various advertisements, is “aggrieved by the defendants using his celebrity status…

Vikram Gokhale’s health showing ‘steady improvement,’ likely to be off…

Veteran actor Vikram Gokhale, who has been hospitalised for the last few days, is now showing slow but steady improvement, following which he will likely be off the ventilator support in 48 hours. PRO Shirish Yadgikar, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, updated about the veteran actor's condition. "Actor Vikram Gokhle's health is…

Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor name their baby girl ‘Raha’…

Alia Bhatt has finally revealed her baby girl's name. Alia and Ranbir, who were blessed with the joy of parenthood on November 6, have named their little angel 'Raha'. Alia took to Instagram to share a photo of herself and Ranbir holding the newborn with a small football jersey hanging…

Ameet Chana: ‘I’m focused on giving a voice and platform…

NOT enough of “our stories are being told and told correctly”, feels actor Ameet Chana, who is on a mission to offer voice to British south Asian artists by developing more authentic and relevant stories that portray “the real us”. Chana, best known for his roles in Bend It Like…

Time for Bollywood stars to act their age

HOW OLD ACTORS HANGING ON TOO LONG ARE HARMING HINDI FILMS Seeing once popular Bollywood actors desperately trying to cling on to their youth is not only tragic but also destroys previous good work they have done and prevents new talent from emerging. When an elderly Dev Anand was still…

Neelu Kohli: Acting is my blood, passion and oxygen

Actress talks about her interesting journey A distinguished acting career has seen Neelu Kohli make an impressive mark on television with impactful roles in popular drama serials that include Ghar Set Hai, Yeh Jhuki Jhuki Si Nazar, Choti Sarrdaarni, Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon and Na Bole Tum Na…

‘Uunchai is the story of friendship, adventure and reaching one’s…

The latest offering from Rajshri, one of the most respected film production houses in India, promises to warm our hearts this winter by taking us to the Himalayas. Uunchai is the story of friendship, adventure, and reaching one’s own heights in the course of life. The story tackles many aspects…

Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh’s 4th wedding anniversary, die-hard fans pour…

One of the most loved celebrity couples, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, on Monday, completed 4 years of their marriage. To mark this occasion, DeepVeer fan clubs took to their social media handles and dropped heartfelt wishes for the 'Ram-Leela' couple. Take a look at some of the fans' wishes:…

At £26 billion, Tirupati Balaji temple one of India’s richest

Tirupati Balaji temple, one of India’s richest temples, has declared its total wealth at close to £26 billion. In a white paper issued recently, the temple said it had 10.3 tonnes of gold and bank deposits of £17 billion. The Tirupati Tirumala Devasthams, the trust which runs the temple, said…

Ranveer Singh honoured with Etoile d’Or award at Marrakech, actor…

On the opening night of the Marrakech International Film Festival, Bollywood star Ranveer Singh took centre stage to dance and perform an impromptu rap number from 'Gully Boy' as he received the Etoile d'Or award. According to Variety, during the festival's opening ceremony, Ranveer performed one of his characteristic energy…

Shweta Bachchan reveals her ‘own children’ make fun of her…

Shweta Bachchan, daughter of Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan, recently talked about the stigma around menopause on the latest episode of her daughter Navya Naveli Nanda’s podcast What the Hell Navya. During the conversation, Sweta told her daughter that though she and her brother Agastya make fun of her mood…

Contrasting career paths of two leading ladies

The first challenge for an aspiring film star is to get a big break and then after that first step it is all about the choices they make. The right moves will elevate an actor or actress to great heights, but bad decisions can destroy a dream platform that very…

‘Blessed and obsessed parents,’ says Alia, Ranbir, celebs extend wishes

It is a joyous day for the Kapoors and the Bhatts as Alia and Ranbir welcomed their first child, a baby girl on Sunday (6) afternoon. Taking to Instagram, actor Alia Bhatt shared a post which reads, " And in the best news of our lives:- Our baby is here...and…

BR Chopra: 20 greatest movies

Anniversary special to remember the incredible filmmaker’s magnificent body of work BR Chopra rose from humble beginnings to become one of India’s greatest and most influential filmmakers. An incredible career that lasted more than 50 years saw him make all-time classics, cross new cinema horizons, launch talent like his younger…

My cinema an aspirational take on my real-life experiences, says…

He made his directorial debut with the young romance “Maine Pyaar Kiya” right after graduating from college and since then filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya says his films have reflected various stages of his life. With “Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!” and “Vivah”, he explored marriage in different eras. He presented a nuanced…

Amitabh Bachchan shares why he takes his shoes off before…

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, who loves meeting and interacting with his fans outside his Juhu bungalow in Mumbai, has revealed why he takes his shoes off before meeting them. In his latest blog post, Big B shared a couple of pictures as he greeted his fans in front of his…

Alisha Chinai congratulates UK PM Rishi Sunak by sharing a…

There is an outpouring of wishes on social media for Rishi Sunak as soon as he was appointed as the Prime Minister of Britain. A number of Bollywood celebrities, including Amitabh Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor, have also wished him on becoming the 57th Prime Minister of Britain on the auspicious…

‘Vijay mama, hi it’s Rishi’: Sunak invites chef Sanjay Raina’s…

Kashmiri celebrity chef Sanjay Raina's latest social media post featuring the new UK prime minister Rishi Sunak in the backdrop is a heartwarming treat for netizens to watch. The video, in which the UK prime minister is referring to chef's uncle as 'Mama' is seen as yet another leaf of…

Tabu: 20 greatest performances

BIRTHDAY SPECIAL CELEBRATING THE VERSATILE ACTING ICON’S DIVERSE ROLES ACROSS GENRES AND LANGUAGES Talented Bollywood star Tabu is seen as one of the finest actresses of this generation and has a brilliant body of work to back it up. The versatile performer has shown off her impressive range in a…

Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone announce a new release date…

Bollywood actors Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone on Friday announced the new release date of their aerial action thriller film 'Fighter'. Taking to Instagram, Hrithik Roshan shared a new poster which he captioned, "25th January 2024- see you at the theatres! #Fighter."   View this post on Instagram   A…

Neetu Kapoor points out the funniest connection between her and…

As soon as it was confirmed that Indian-origin Rishi Sunak was set to take charge as the 57th Prime Minister of Britain, a host of Bollywood celebrities, including megastar Amitabh Bachchan, took to social media to congratulate the politician. However, veteran actress Neetu Kapoor reacted to the news in a…

Amitabh Bachchan reacts to Rishi Sunak becoming first Indian-origin PM…

Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan, on Tuesday, lauded Rishi Sunak for becoming the first Indian-origin Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Taking to Instagram, Amitabh dropped a picture which he captioned, “Jai Bharat .. now the UK finally has a new viceroy as its Prime Minister from the Mother Country.” In…

Jaya Bachchan lashes out at paparazzi on Diwali, calls them…

It's a well-known fact that veteran actor Jaya Bachchan hates paparazzi culture. On the occasion of Diwali on Monday, the Bachchans hosted a party at their residence in Mumbai. To catch a glimpse of the guests who arrived at Amitabh Bachchan's house last night, shutterbugs stationed outside the megastar's bungalow.…

Makers of Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone’s Fighter rope in…

Starring Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone in lead roles, Fighter is one of the most-awaited films of 2023. The two are set to share the screen space together for the first time ever, and their fans are eagerly waiting for more and more updates on the film. The latest we…

A massive crowd of acting aspirants gathered around Mukesh Chhabra’s…

For those whose biggest dream is Bollywood, Mukesh Chhabra is the only ticket to enter the big gates of the Indian film industry. Several talented artists don't often get their due because nobody is there to recognise their potential, but things happen differently in Bollywood’s dream man’s office. Chhabra often…

‘My journey in cinema would have been incomplete if I…

Actor Parineeti Chopra, who shared screen space with Amitabh Bachchan in 'Uunchai', thanked the megastar for teaching her what truly being humble means. "It is just amazing that I am getting to work with Mr Bachchan this year, which happens to be his milestone 80th birth year. Even after he…

Pathaan teaser to be out on Shah Rukh Khan’s birthday?…

As Shah Rukh Khan's 57th birthday is just around the corner, fans are now speculating that the actor is going to unveil the teaser of his much-awaited action thriller film 'Pathaan' on November 2. Taking to Twitter, netizens trend #PathaanTeaser as they shared their excitement for the teaser of the…

SS Rajamouli ropes in Deepika Padukone to star alongside Mahesh…

After the humongous success of RRR (2022), maverick Indian filmmaker SS Rajamouli is gearing up to commence work on his next directorial venture, which still remains untitled. Earlier, the filmmaker signed Tollywood superstar Mahesh Babu to play the male lead in the high-profile venture. And if fresh reports are to…

Ranbir Kapoor strikes a pose with a chimpanzee in new…

Ranbir Kapoor’s fans woke up today to a bunch of new pictures of the actor, which have now gone viral on the internet. The actor looks dapper in all the photos as he is seen wearing an olive-green shirt with matching trousers and beige shoes. However, one particular picture that…

The Hema Malini dream dozen

BIRTHDAY SPECIAL CELEBRATING THE MOVIE ICON’S TOP 12 PERFORMANCES Legendary Bollywood actress Hema Malini turns a year older this week and celebrates her 74th birthday. The movie icon, affectionately known as Dream Girl, will receive warm wishes from all her fans. Eastern Eye decided to join the celebrations by going…

Samir Bhamra: Bombay Superstar is an ambitious story of love…

Watching classic multi-starrers on VHS video tapes at family gatherings and looking forward to Hindi film magazines every month connected Samir Bhamra to Bollywood from a young age. He saw how the larger-than-life stars united people and that led him towards setting up his theatre company Phizzical and producing stage…

Accord Honorary Knighthood to ‘Star of the Millenium’ Amitabh Bachchan:…

On the occasion of Amitabh Bachchan's 80th birthday, Keith Vaz, who is Britain's longest-serving Indian-origin MP, has written a letter to the British PM Liz Truss, suggesting that the Bollywood superstar be given an honorary knighthood, a privilege that in the past has been bestowed on film director Steven Spielberg,…

Amitabh@80: Still a delight, keeps getting better, say directors old…

He’s 80 and going stronger than ever, spooling in celluloid ‘miles’ with the roles rolling in and directors still lining up to sign him on. Amitabh Bachchan, they say, was and is still an exciting actor, perhaps the best there ever has been. From Ramesh Sippy who directed him in…

Rajinikanth wishes ‘legend’ Amitabh Bachchan on his 80th birthday

On the occasion of Amitabh Bachchan's 80th birthday, Rajinikanth shared a birthday wish for Big B on social media. Taking to his Twitter handle, Superstar Rajinikanth dropped the birthday wish. He wrote, "The legend.. someone who has inspired me always... the one true sensation and superhero of our glorious Indian…

Shweta Bachchan talks about getting ‘slapped a lot’ by mom…

Shweta Bachchan Nanda, daughter of popular Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan, recently joined her daughter Navya Naveli Nanda’s podcast, What The Hell Navya, along with her mother Jaya Bachchan and divulged some interesting bits from her childhood. Talking about her childhood, Shweta said that she used to get…

Big B turns 80: Journey of a film icon

Magic moments from Amitabh Bachchan’s amazing movie career Being the greatest Bollywood star of all time has given Amitabh Bachchan many landmark moments throughout his distinguished career. Although he has had many achievements apart from acting including national honours, helping to eradicate polio in India, hosting a popular TV quiz…

Deepika Padukone recalls how a Hollywood star complimented her English:…

Deepika Padukone needs no introduction! Apart from ruling the Indian film industry, she has made her presence felt in Hollywood also. The actress, who has delivered some of the biggest Bollywood blockbusters over the years, debuted in Hollywood with the 2017 action thriller xXx: Return of Xander Cage where she…

Shakti: Clash of the movie titans

LEGENDARY crime thriller Shakti will always be remembered for bringing together Bollywood’s biggest two stars Amitabh Bachchan and Dilip Kumar on screen for the only time. Powered by the tagline, ‘clash of the titans’, the grand movie released on October 1, 1982, and has since gained iconic status. The Ramesh…

Master-D’s Top10 musical moments

WHETHER it has been as a solo artist, as part of acclaimed music act The Bilz & Kashif, or through ground-breaking collaborations, Master-D has helped take Bangla music worldwide. The talented singer, songwriter, and musician continues that impressive musical mastery with his new EP Jibon, which is garnering a great…

Brahmastra sequels will be darker: Ayan Mukerji

There will be both light and darkness in the subsequent sequels of “Brahmastra”, says director Ayan Mukerji, who teased that fans will be treated to a “dramatic conflict” in the forthcoming part two titled “Dev”. “Part One: Shiva”, starring Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, was just the set-up for the…

From Kollywood to Bollywood

TWENTY HINDI FILMS SUCCESSFULLY ADAPTED FROM TOP TAMIL CLASSICS, AHEAD OF VIKRAM VEDHA REMAKE Hotly anticipated film Vikram Vedha is a Bollywood remake of a hit 2017 Tamil neo-noir action thriller of the same name. Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan take on the lead roles in the story of…

No way to repay what Shah Rukh Khan has done…

True to the opening credits of ''Brahmastra Part One: Shiva'', Ayan Mukerji is ''eternally grateful to Mr Shah Rukh Khan'' who, besides his extended cameo, brought his expertise of having worked on many VFX-heavy films to the director's most ambitious project. ''Brahmastra'', headlined by Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, may…

Nagarjuna on Brahmastra’s success and failure of son Naga Chaitanya’s…

In a family of four actors, there are a lot of “bittersweet moments” every year, says veteran star Nagarjuna, who is basking in the success of Brahmastra: Part One Shiva which comes a month after his son Naga Chaitanya’s Hindi debut Laal Singh Chaddha bombed at the box office. As…

Tributes paid to ‘visionary and pioneer’

POLITICIANS, faith and community leaders paid tribute to Parvatiben Solanki, the cofounder of the Asian Media Gr oup (AMG), publishers of Eastern Eye and Garavi Gujarat. Mrs Solanki passed away in London last Thursday (8). She was 86. Along with her husband, the late Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Mrs Solanki played…

Has Brahmastra bucked the boycott trend? Alia Bhatt and Ranbir…

Exceeding all expectations and throwing all pre-release predictions out of the window, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt starrer Brahmastra: Part One – Shiva has taken a thunderous start at the box office. The film hit the marquee on September 9 amid relentless calls for a boycott and received a mixed…

Brahmastra brings bad luck to Indian cinema operators, PVR and…

Starring Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in central characters, Brahmastra was set to open big in Indian theatres. The makers had high expectations from the lavishly mounted film and were confident that the fantasy adventure drama would end Hindi cinema’s dry spell at the ticket window. But looks like it…

Will Brahmastra crack the Bollywood superhero code?

CURIOUS HISTORY OF A HIGH-FLYING MOVIE GENRE THAT FAILED TO TAKE OFF IN HINDI CINEMA The superhero genre may be the most profitable in the world right now, but Bollywood has mostly taken missteps over the years. That is why most can’t name any film beyond Mr India or Krrish…

Will oppose if any Bollywood celebrity comments like Ranbir on…

Members of the Bajrang Dal, recently protested against Bollywood actors Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt during their visit to Ujjain's Mahakaleshwar Temple after the 'Rockstar' actor's controversial 'beef' statement. Bajrang Dal members stated that Ranbir and Alia will not be permitted to enter the premises of the temple, as Ranbir has…

Look what Rashmika Mandanna has to say about working with…

Rashmika is gearing up for the release of her Bollywood debut 'Goodbye'. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Neena Gupta and others. During the trailer launch of the film on Tuesday, the actor revealed the experience of working with Big B and Allu Arjun and also spilled beans about her first…

Makers unveiled the trailer of Amitabh Bachchan and Rashmika Mandanna’s…

The trailer of the much-awaited family drama starring legendary thespian Mr. Amitabh Bachchan and south heartthrob Rashmika Mandanna was unveiled by the makers on Tuesday. The story of Goodbye revolves around self-discovery, the importance of family, and the celebration of life in every circumstance beautifully depicted by the Bhalla family.…

Amitabh Bachchan unveils the trailer for R Balki’s latest directorial…

R Balki’s Chup has created quite the buzz across the country. From the mysterious motion picture to having Amitabh Bachchan’s original score in the movie, the film has garnered a lot of curiosity and anticipation amongst fans. The makers released the trailer for the inquisitive audiences on 5th Sept. Big…

Jr NTR heaps praises on Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan is adored by millions of fans in India and abroad. Like many, Telugu star Jr NTR also does not shy away from expressing his love for the legendary actor. During a press event of 'Brahmastra' in Hyderabad on Friday, NTR opened up about how much he is in…

Shree 420: Relevant all-time classic

Twenty fun facts about the inspiring bollywood film to mark its 67th anniversary Iconic classic Shree 420 is widely regarded as one of the greatest Bollywood films of all time and its theme of migrants looking for a better life remains relevant today. Raj Kapoor produced, directed, and starred in…

Big boycott bombs keep dropping on Bollywood

HOW SOCIAL MEDIA MOVEMENT TO STOP WATCHING HINDI FILMS HAS NOW GONE OUT OF CONTROL Shortly after actor Sushant Singh Rajput died, I had written about the boycott Bollywood movement started by those who were sad and angry over what had happened to him and the lack of empathy shown…

#BoycottBrahmastra: Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt’s next film faces netizens’ backlash,…

After boycotting some of the Bollywood biggies 'Laal Singh Chaddha', 'Raksha Bandhan', 'Dobaaraa' and recently Vijay Deverakonda's 'Liger', netizens are now eyeing a boycott of Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt's upcoming sci-fi thriller film 'Brahmastra: Part 1 - Shiva'. Trollers are currently trending #BoycottBrahmastra on Twitter, asking the people not…

Scholarship named after Shah Rukh Khan returns at La Trobe…

The Shah Rukh Khan La Trobe University PhD Scholarship, which was named after superstar Shah Rukh Khan in 2019, has made a comeback. The registration for the scholarship started recently on August 18 and will go all the way till September 23. In partnership with the Indian Film Festival of…

Indian-American family spends big to install Amitabh Bachchan’s life-size statue…

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has his fans spread all across the globe, who never get tired of admiring their icon. His fans can go to any length to show their love and admiration for him. The fans that the internet is talking about today are Internet Security Engineer Gopi Sheth…

Ranbir Kapoor: Chequered career of a charismatic actor

COUNTDOWN OF THE BOLLYWOOD STAR’S FILMS AHEAD OF HIS BIG RELEASE Big budget Bollywood film Brahmastra will be released globally on September 9. The superhero film, eight years in the making, boasts state-of-the-art special effects and has an impressive cast that includes Amitabh Bachchan, Alia Bhatt, Nagarjuna, and surprise cameos…

Did Amitabh Bachchan take a dig at boycott trend? Read…

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has been an avid social media user, recently posted a cryptic tweet. The tweet read, "Kuch baatein karne ka mann karta hai, par karein toh kaise karen, har baat toh aajkal baat ban jati hai." (I feel like speaking about some things, but how to do…

‘Liger’ not a regional story’: director Puri Jagannadh

It is the “best time” to make a pan-India movie, believes director Puri Jagannadh, who says his latest release “Liger”, about the rise of an underdog, is a universal story. Headlined by Vijay Deverakonda, the Telugu-Hindi sports drama released in theatres in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam on Thursday.…

‘I really want to apologise if I have triggered anyone,’…

Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor has apologised for his 'Phailod' comment on his pregnant wife Alia Bhatt in a recent promotional event for his upcoming film 'Brahmastra: Part 1-Shiva'. Ranbir, on Wednesday, arrived in Chennai for the promotion of his upcoming sci-fi action film 'Brahmastra' along with south director SS Rajamouli…

Alia Bhatt faces the internet’s ire for her “if you…

Alia Bhatt is trending on Twitter and it's not for the right reason. Netizens have taken offence against her recent statement and have started trending the 'boycott' hashtag on Twitter once again. Reportedly, Alia, in an interview, said that "if you don't like me, don't watch me", which has triggered…

India’s enviable economic boom

THE 1990s were a time of hope in India. One of my jobs at the Daily Telegraph was to travel regularly to India and do surveys of the Indian economy. While I would do the journalistic interviews, an accompanying colleague from advertising would try to persuade captains of industry to…

Complaint filed against Aamir Khan for hurting Hindu sentiments and…

With his latest film Laal Singh Chaddha, Aamir Khan returned to the silver screen after a long period of four years as he was last seen in Yash Raj Films’ Thugs of Hindostan, which also starred Amitabh Bachchan and Fatima Sana Shaikh in lead roles. Just like Thugs of Hindostan,…

My top 10 films – Sarmad Masud

Ace British filmmaker Sarmad Masud has directed diverse projects that range from acclaimed movie My Pure Land to hit TV drama serial You Don’t Know Me, which is available now on Netflix. Eastern Eye found out more about the creative talent by getting him to pick his 10 favourite films.…

Alia Bhatt on filming Heart of Stone amid pregnancy and…

Alia Bhatt is on a roll these days! After the humongous success of Gangubai Kathiawadi and RRR, she is gearing up for her next release Darlings, which is set to stream on August 5 directly on Netflix, skipping theatrical release. Apart from some high-profile Bollywood films in her kitty, Bhatt…

One dead in fire incident on sets of Ranbir-Shraddha upcoming…

One person died in a massive fire incident on the sets of actors Ranbir Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor's upcoming untitled film on Friday. Dr Sadaphule, from Cooper Hospital, has confirmed that the 32-year-old male was brought dead after a level 2 fire broke out in Mumbai's Andheri West area this…

‘I couldn’t handle the hate and rage’: Shamshera director Karan…

Starring Ranbir Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, and Vaani Kapoor in principal roles, Yash Raj Films’ latest offering Shamshera was expected to set the box office on fire with its collection. Ranbir, who was last seen in Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju, was returning to cinemas after a massive gap of four years and…

‘I am done being the Harry Potter of Hindi Cinema’:…

Ranbir Kapoor, who was last seen in Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju in 2018, is currently awaiting the release of Yash Raj Films’ Shamshera, which will see him in a never-seen-before avatar. The actor, whose filmography includes such blockbusters as Raajneeti, Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, Barfi, and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, plays…

Manish Naggdev: Focused on the craft

Versatile actor Manish Naggdev has played a variety of roles across his career in acclaimed drama serials that include Banoo Main Teri Dulhann, Rehna Hai Teri Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein, Geet – Hui Sabse Parayi, Dil Se Diya Vachan, Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon and Begusarai. He is very…

Why Brahmastra could prove to be a costly mistake

LONG-DELAYED FILM IS SIMILAR TO MAJOR HOLLYWOOD FAILURE Hollywood fantasy adventure The Last Airbender (2010) was supposed to be the first part of a trilogy, but it received so much negativity that no further films were made. Lead star Dev Patel later admitted to disliking the film and regretted being…

Have you seen Deepika Padukone’s lookalike? Netizens are convinced she…

It is usually believed that everybody has seven doppelgangers in the world and when it comes to celebrities it's always interesting to see their lookalikes. Currently, the internet has found a new doppelganger of actor Deepika Padukone and she is Rijuta Ghosh Deb. The pictures of Rijuta's uncanny resemblance with…

Devdas: 20th anniversary special

TWENTY FACTS ABOUT THE 2002 FILM AND LEGACY OF THE TIMELESS NOVEL THAT INSPIRED IT This week marks the 20-year anniversary of the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed Bollywood film Devdas, which released globally on July 12, 2002, and became a blockbuster success. The highest grossing Bollywood film of that year…

Ranbir Kapoor reveals the name of the person he is…

Ranbir Kapoor is keeping quite busy these days on both personal as well professional fronts. On the personal front, he is waiting for the arrival of his first child with his wife Alia Bhatt. One of the most popular couples of the tinsel town tied the nuptial knot in April…

I’m not thinking about it for another three-four years’: Prabhas…

A number of leading stars have made their digital debut over the past few years, including Saif Ali Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. However, Prabhas, who shot to overnight fame after the earth-shattering success of Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali: The Conclusion, is still apprehensive about stepping into the…

‘She had a bit of a rough start but is…

Parineeti Chopra is in love with her 6-month-old niece. In January this year, her sister Priyanka Chopra and her husband Nick Jonas welcomed their child into the world via surrogacy. The couple announced the arrival of their first child on social media. However, the baby was kept under supervision in…

‘Even before I met him, his journey felt too personal’:…

Bollywood star Taapsee Pannu says for an ardent fan like her, working in a Shah Rukh Khan-led movie "Dunki" is a personal achievement Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani is directing the movie from a script he co-wrote with Abhijaat Joshi and Kanika Dhillon As per media reports, "Dunki" will highlight the rampant…

‘She came with a pundit & married my…,” Ranbir Kapoor…

Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor is on cloud nine today as he is set to embrace fatherhood soon. His wife Alia Bhatt announced her pregnancy earlier today. On the work front, Kapoor has two releases this year- Shamshera and Brahmastra. Fans are eagerly waiting for both films to hit theatres. The…

Bollywood stars break stigma and speak out about having thalassaemia…

What do Amitabh Bachchan and Jackie Shroff have in common? The obvious answer is that they are famous Bollywood actors but did you know that both of them also have thalassaemia minor? Whilst this may sound serious, having thalassaemia minor (or thalassaemia trait as it is often referred to) does…

Have you seen Amitabh Bachchan’s doppelganger from Pakistan? Steve McCurry…

There are a lot of people who have a strikingly similar resemblance with some of the most prominent faces. Similarly, there are a lot of people who pretend to be the look-alike of megastar Amitabh Bachchan. Meanwhile, a photo recently shared by a world-renowned photographer Steve McCurry is sending netizens…

Deepika Padukone graces an event in Spain with Rami Malek

Bollywood star Deepika Padukone has been making waves across the globe. After representing India at Cannes 2022, she has now reached Spain for the Cartier event. Several pictures from the event have been doing the rounds on the internet in which the Padmaavat star is seen standing next to Hollywood…

R Madhavan reveals SRK and Suriya did not charge single…

Shah Rukh Khan, the king of hearts for many due to his ability to make feel special, has smitten actor R Madhavan too who is completely awed by the superstar's humility. While promoting his upcoming film 'Rocketry: The Nambi Effect' in New Delhi on Monday, Madhavan revealed that SRK did…

Ranbir Kapoor’s look from Shamshera Leaked; netizens call him ‘Thor…

A poster of Ranbir Kapoor in his look from his much-anticipated film Shamshera has been leaked. It has been doing the rounds on the internet all through Saturday. Filming for the Yash Raj Films’ venture is said to have wrapped up in September 2020 and the film is scheduled for…

Brahmastra trailer: ‘This is what we can expect from Urduwood:’…

After a long wait, the makers of Brahmastra Part 1: Shiva finally unveiled the trailer of the much-anticipated film on June 15. Made on a humongous budget, the film features an ensemble cast of Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna, and Mouni Roy. Though the trailer has impressed a…

Alia Bhatt expresses gratitude for love on Brahmastra trailer

Actor Alia Bhatt, who is currently busy shooting for her Hollywood debut Heart of Stone, took some time off her work schedule to thank the audience for showering love on the Brahmastra trailer. Taking to Instagram Stories, Alia wrote, "Another GREAT day on Heart of Stone - so so so…

Karan Johar is a ‘proud parent’ as trailer of Ayan…

As the trailer of Brahmastra opened to a thunderous response, filmmaker Karan Johar gave a shout-out to Ayan Mukerji who has given his everything to make the film, which stars Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, and Amitabh Bachchan in lead roles. Taking to Instagram, Karan shared an adorable picture with Ayan.…

Brahmastra trailer: Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt starrer is a visual extravaganza…

After a long wait, the makers of Brahmastra finally raised the curtain on the trailer of the hotly anticipated film, starring Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in lead roles. Brahmastra Part One: Shiva marks Ranbir and Alia’s first film together. The Ayan Mukerji directorial also features megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna,…

Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt share special video message ahead…

Newlyweds Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt are on cloud nine as they are all set to unveil the Brahmastra trailer today on Wednesday. And hours before the trailer launch, the two shared a special video message for the fans expressing how much love and labour they have put to make…

Nagarjuna added to our dream of creating Brahmastra as pan-India…

Director Ayan Mukerji on Saturday said superstar Nagarjuna has helped him in fulfilling his dream of creating a pan-India movie with the much-anticipated Brahmastra: Part One Shiva. The fantasy adventure epic starring Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, and Amitabh Bachchan, is the first in an ambitiously planned trilogy, which will mark…

Ayan Mukerji confident Brahmastra will beat RRR overseas, says ‘Our…

Headlined by Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, Brahmastra is one of the most anticipated Bollywood films of 2022. Helmed by filmmaker Ayan Mukerji, the film took more than five years in getting ready for its theatrical release. After facing several setbacks, including a pandemic and three lockdowns, the fantasy adventure…

K Asif 100th birth anniversary can be a teachable moment

WHAT AILING BOLLYWOOD INDUSTRY CAN LEARN FROM LATE MUGHAL-E-AZAM DIRECTOR THIS week marks the 100th birth anniversary of late great filmmaker K Asif. The legendary director, born June 14 1922, impacted Hindi cinema forever with Bollywood’s greatest movie Mughal-e-Azam. His magnificent historical epic smashed records when it released in 1960…

‘I knew Brahmastra will be a difficult film to make:’…

After facing a series of delays, a pandemic, and two lockdowns later, one of Indian cinema’s most ambitious films, Brahmastra: Part One Shiva, is finally set to arrive in cinemas in September. Director Ayan Mukerji, known for Wake Up Sid (2009) and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013), says he is…

Wait, what? Ranbir Kapoor just compared Brahmastra to Marvel?

It has been four long years since Ranbir Kapoor has not been seen in any film. His last release was Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju (2018), which broke several records before wrapping up its box office run. Kapoor is presently awaiting the release of Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra, co-starring his wife Alia Bhatt,…

Ram Kamal Mukherjee and the art of telling a gripping…

WRITER-DIRECTOR DISCUSSES HIS MITHUN CHAKRABORTY BOOK AND FILM PLANS A DEEP love for cinema resulted in Ram Kamal Mukherjee forging an impressive career that has included running a major Bollywood publication, writing acclaimed biographies of big stars, and becoming an award-winning filmmaker. On the writing front, he has followed up…

Bollywood will never be finished: Rohit Shetty

Successful Bollywood filmmaker Rohit Shetty, who has a number of blockbuster films to his credit, said that people making doomsday predictions about Bollywood are wrong as he believes Hindi films will never be finished. “When the generation changes in the media, then they all think it is all new. And…

Mr India: 35 facts about the cult film

ICONIC Bollywood film Mr India marks its 35th anniversary this month. Originally released on May 29, 1987, the story about a kind-hearted man balancing looking after orphans with becoming the invisible man and battling a fearsome villain was a runaway success when it released. It also gifted audiences many memorable…

Ayushmann Khurrana: The actor who redefined the Bollywood hero

THE past decade has seen Ayushmann Khurrana become an in-demand actor, who has had a transformative effect with game-changing films that have expanded the horizons of Hindi cinema and redefined the Bollywood hero. The increasingly unpredictable actor headlines this week’s big Bollywood release Anek, which is an action-thriller that sees…

Darlings: Alia Bhatt’s maiden production co-starring Shefali Shah to land…

The upcoming Bollywood film Darlings, which marks Alia Bhatt’s debut as a producer, will have a direct-to-digital premiere on Netflix, skipping a theatrical release. Bhatt, who began her acting career with Karan Johar’s college-caper Student Of The Year in 2012, today uploaded a video on Instagram wherein the cast of…

Confirmed: Remake of Amitabh Bachchan & Rajesh Khanna’s Anand in…

Starring Amitabh Bachchan and Rajesh Khanna in lead roles, Anand (1971) is one of the most celebrated Bollywood films, which has attained cult status over the years. Now, 51 years after its release, the Hrishikesh Mukherjee directorial is set for a remake. Producer Sameer Raj Sippy, who is the grandson…

“Feel like a newcomer all over again,” says Alia Bhatt…

Alia Bhatt is set to add a new feather to her cap. After ruling Bollywood for almost a decade, she is now ready to set her foot in Hollywood with Netflix’s upcoming spy thriller Heart Of Stone, which was officially announced a couple of months ago. Bhatt on Thursday said…

Suhana Khan, Khushi Kapoor, and Agastya Nanda to debut with…

Three popular star kids - Suhana Khan, Khushi Kapoor, and Agastya Nanda - are set to start their film careers with Zoya Akhtar's Netflix movie The Archies, the filmmaker announced on Saturday.      Suhana Khan and Khushi Kapoor, daughters of superstar Shah Rukh Khan and late Bollywood actor Sridevi, and Agastya…

Top 10 Mrinal Sen films

THIS week marks the birth anniversary of legendary Indian movie director Mrinal Sen. The pioneering filmmaker, born on May 14, 1923, received global acclaim for his work during an incredible creative journey that left a lasting impact. The Bengali maestro won government honours, an incredible 18 National Awards, international accolades,…

Pandit Shivkumar Sharma passes away at 84

Santoor maestro and co-composer of several memorable Bollywood film songs for the late filmmaker Yash Chopra, Pandit Shivkumar Sharma passed away on Tuesday in Mumbai. He was 84. Reportedly, he had been suffering from kidney-related issues for the last six months and was on dialysis. He died due to cardiac…

Ajay Devgn opens up about rumours of a cold-war with…

Bollywood superstar Ajay Devgn opened up about rumours of a “cold war” with Shah Rukh Khan. Confirming that everything is well between the two, the actor said that they both trust each other and believe in each other. “The six-seven of us, who were from the 90’s generation who started…

Alia Bhatt to land in UK to film Netflix’s Heart…

Bollywood star Alia Bhatt, whose performance in her latest film Gangubai Kathiawadi (2022) received a thunderous response from critics and audiences alike, is set to make her debut in Hollywood with Netflix’s upcoming film Heart of Stone. Now, news has it that she will begin filming for the Tom Harper…

30 facts to celebrate 30 years of Bollywood movie Khuda…

BOLLYWOOD film Khuda Gawah celebrates its 30th anniversary this week. The story of a fearless Afghan tribal leader, who gets trapped in an Indian jail after trying to fulfil a promise to a rival female chief he has fallen for, starred Amitabh Bachchan, Sridevi, Danny Denzongpa, Kiran Kumar and Nagarjuna.…

Aamir Khan to launch his first podcast to promote Laal…

Last seen in Yash Raj Films’ Thugs of Hindostan (2018) alongside Amitabh Bachchan and Fatima Sana Shaikh, Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan is presently waiting for the release of his much-anticipated film Laal Singh Chaddha. Also starring Kareena Kapoor Khan in the lead role, Laal Singh Chaddha is the official remake…

Indira valued Rahul’s “grit and determination”, new book reveals

INDIA's former prime minister Indira Gandhi valued Rahul Gandhi’s “grit and determination”, according to a new book. It added that she often considered him mature enough to be taken into confidence on subjects she avoided discussing even with his parents when he was barely 14. The book Leaders, Politicians, Citizens…

EXCLUSIVE: Ajay Devgn aiming to fly high with Runway 34

Newly released Bollywood film Runway 34 being a passion project for Ajay Devgn is illustrated by the fact that he has produced, directed, and starred in the powerful drama. He plays a pilot, who is investigated after an emergency while flying, in the big budget Bollywood Eid release, which also stars…

Kannada hit KGF: Chapter 2 drops a bomb on Bollywood

DIRECTOR Ram Gopal Varma summed up the success of April’s big blockbuster release KGF: Chapter 2 perfectly when he said that it isn’t just a gangster epic, but a horror film for Bollywood, which would give the Hindi industry nightmares about its success for years to come. He further added…

Ajith Kumar: Leader of the pack

ACTOR Ajith Kumar is one of the biggest names in Indian cinema and carved out an impressive career that has included countless blockbuster hits like action entertainer Valimai, which clocked up huge box office numbers earlier this year. The mega-movie star will turn a year older on May 1 and…

Ajay Devgn reveals why he retitled Runway 34

Bollywood superstar Ajay Devgn, who has received an overwhelming response for his extended cameos in two recent blockbusters – Gangubai Kathiawadi (2022) and RRR (2022) – is now gearing up for the release of his much-anticipated film Runway 34. Also starring megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Rakul Preet Singh in lead…

Ranbir Kapoor starts filming his next Animal

Actor Ranbir Kapoor, who recently tied the knot with Alia Bhatt, has resumed work post his star-studded wedding ceremony. The actor has started shooting for his upcoming film Animal, which also stars well-known Telugu actress Rashmika Mandanna in the lead role. Both actors commenced shooting for the much-anticipated film in…

Amitabh Bachchan’s Jhund to release on ZEE5 on May 6

Fronted by megastar Amitabh Bachchan, filmmaker Nagraj Manjule's sports drama Jhund (2022) is gearing up for its digital premiere on ZEE5. The streamer is set to release the film on May 6. The film featured Bachchan as Vijay Barse, a Nagpur-based retired sports teacher who pioneers a slum soccer movement.…

Akshay Kumar apologises for endorsing tobacco brand; to donate fee…

Bollywood Superstar Akshay Kumar on Thursday apologised to his fans for featuring in an advertising campaign for a paan masala brand and said he was withdrawing his association.   Kumar came under fire for endorsing the brand, with social media users digging up an old video of the actor where he…

Amitabh Bachchan wishes grandson on acting debut with ‘The Archies’

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Monday said he was extremely proud as his grandson Agastya Nanda began filming for the Netflix live-action musical film The Archies, which marks his screen debut.   Son of Shweta Bachchan Nanda and businessman Nikhil Nanda, Agastya reportedly features in the Zoya Akhtar directorial as the…

Meet Bollywood’s greatest anti-heroes

AN ANTI-HERO is the protagonist of a movie who is morally compromised in some way and lacks the traditional heroic qualities but will still have the audience rooting for them and invested in their journey. They are often grey characters with unpredictable qualities rooted to reality and central in a…

Big B and Karan Johar send wishes as Bollywood gears…

Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, who have been dating for four years now, are set to tie the knot today (14) in Mumbai. Ahead of their intimate wedding, several Bollywood celebrities extended their good wishes to the soon-to-be-married couple. Filmmaker Karan Johar, who launched Alia in Student of the Year…

Rashmika Mandanna delighted to pair with Vijay

Popular Indian actress Rashmika Mandanna, who primarily works in Telugu-language films, will star opposite actor Vijay in an upcoming Tamil-Telugu bilingual film, tentatively titled Thalapathy 66. Produced by Dil Raju and directed by Vamshi Paidipally, the film was officially launched with a puja recently. Taking to her Instagram handle, the…

Aamir Khan and Ranbir Kapoor likely to collaborate on a…

Aamir Khan and Ranbir Kapoor, who shared the screen space in Rajkumar Hirani’s all-time blockbuster PK (2014), are apparently coming together to headline an upcoming film. If reports are to be believed, the work on the untitled project has already begun. Sharing more details, a source in the know informs…

Amitabh Bachchan to revive meet-and-greet with fans

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Monday teased that he is planning to restart his routine Sunday meet-and-greet with his fans as Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted in Maharashtra.     Bachchan, who used to meet and greet his fans every Sunday at his house Jalsa in Juhu, had called off the weekly activity…

Rashmika Mandanna onboards Ranbir Kapoor’s Animal

Actor Rashmika Mandanna, who is known for her work in Telugu films, has joined Ranbir Kapoor on the cast of the much-anticipated Bollywood film Animal, the makers announced on Saturday. The Hindi-language crime drama is directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga of Kabir Singh (2019) fame and produced by Bhushan Kumar…

Amitabh Bachchan participates in Ganga aarti in Rishikesh

While shooting for his new film Goodbye in Rishikesh, legendary Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan along with director Vikas Bahl, actress Elli Avram, as well as the rest of the cast and crew of the production joined for a special meeting with HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji…

Top 20 films from actor Ajay Devgn’s action-packed career

BIRTHDAY SPECIAL TO CELEBRATE THE VERSATILE STAR’S ENTERTAINING PERFORMANCES POPULAR Bollywood star Ajay Devgn has had a glittering 31-year Bollywood career loaded with memorable performances and a wide array of films in diverse genres. He will receive good wishes from around the world this week as he celebrates his 53rd…

Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone conferred with TIME100 Impact Award

Bollywood actor, producer, and philanthropist Deepika Padukone, who won rave reviews for her power-packed performance in her recent release Gehraiyaan (2022), has featured in the TIME100 Impact Awards. The actress featured on the list for her work in films and mental health advocacy. The Bajirao Mastani (2015) actress took to…

Tiger Shroff on Heropanti 2 clashing with Ajay Devgn’s Runway…

Tiger Shroff is set to dazzle the silver screen after a long gap of two years. Last seen in Sajid Nadiadwala’s action thriller Baaghi 3 (2020), the actor is now gearing up for the release of Nadiadwala’s next production Heropanti 2. The upcoming film, directed by Ahmed Khan, holds a…

Heropanti 2 Trailer: Tiger Shroff wows fans in action avatar

Tiger Shroff is back to wow audiences in his yet another action avatar in Sajid Nadiadwala’s Heropanti 2. The makers unveiled the explosive theatrical trailer of the much-anticipated film on Thursday, which garnered a massive response from the audience. Heropanti 2, as the title aptly suggests, is a sequel to…

Salman Khan unveils teaser of Ajay, Amitabh and Rakul starrer…

Salman Khan on Wednesday unveiled the teaser of the much-anticipated Bollywood film Runway 34, starring Ajay Devgn, Amitabh Bachchan, and Rakul Preet Singh in lead roles. The film was earlier titled MayDay. The teaser opens with a shot of an airliner flying at night through a thunderstorm. Inside the cockpit,…

Here’s why Sara Ali Khan doesn’t like this film featuring…

Sara Ali Khan, who made her silver screen debut with Abhishek Kapoor’s Kedarnath (2018) alongside Sushant Singh Rajput, has established herself as one of the leading actresses in Bollywood in no time. She has already been a part of such successful films as Simmba (2018) and Atrangi Re (2021) and…

Makers unveil the final trailer for Prabhas’ Radhe Shyam

Starring Prabhas and Pooja Hegde in lead roles, Radhe Shyam is one of the most anticipated films of 2022. After facing several setbacks due to the coronavirus pandemic, the big-ticket period drama is finally set to hit theatres on March 11, 2022. Ahead of the release of the film, the…

Copywood: 21 Hindi film remakes on the way

The biggest Bollywood trend is remakes of successful films from different genres, languages, and industries. Looop Lapeta, which was a remake of German film Run Lola Run has already released this year and there are many more Hindi cinema adaptations on the way. Eastern Eye decided to look ahead to…

Alia Bhatt: Going all gangster

HOW ALIA BHATT BECAME BROTHEL QUEEN GANGUBAI KATHIAWADI IN HER NEW UNDERWORLD FILM POPULAR actress Alia Bhatt is used to portraying emotionally demanding roles. Yet headlining Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama Gangubai Kathiawadi offered a different set of challenges. The film, based on a real-life brothel madam, sees the versatile…

Sanjay Dutt and late Rajiv Kapoor’s Toolsidas Junior to arrive…

The makers of Toolsidas Junior on Friday announced the release date of the forthcoming Hindi film. It will hit screens on March 4, 2022. The film stars Sanjay Dutt and late Rajiv Kapoor in lead roles. Child actor Varun Buddhadev also plays a pivotal role in it. Written and directed…

Alia Bhatt: I’m very happy and deeply in love with…

Last seen in her father Mahesh Bhatt’s directorial comeback Sadak 2 (2020), Alia Bhatt is currently busy promoting her much-anticipated film Gangubai Kathiawadi. The film marks her maiden collaboration with acclaimed filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Apart from her professional life, the 28-year-old actress remains in news for her relationship with…

Bappi Lahiri: Disco King who embodied his own brand of…

If ever there was a persona perfectly in tune with his songs, it must be Bappi Lahiri, the man who introduced disco to Hindi films, his young-at-heart, popular music as unmindful of disapproving purists as he may have been of those who raised eyebrows at his gold chains and dark…

The top 10 Nutan movies

THIS week marks the death anniversary of late great Indian film star Nutan, who passed away aged 54 on February 21 after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Hailing from a famous film family, she left a permanent mark on the cinematic landscape with her timeless talent and is regarded as…

Aamir Khan shifts Laal Singh Chaddha to August 11

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan’s much-anticipated film Laal Singh Chaddha, which is the official remake of the cult Hollywood film Forrest Gump (1994), has been postponed yet again. Earlier scheduled to hit the big screen on April 14, on the occasion of Baisakhi, the high-profile period drama will now open in…

Bollywood pays tributes to the Legend

TRIBUTES poured in for Lata Mangeshkar from all over the world, including from the Bollywood fraternity. Dharmendra: The whole world is sad. Can’t believe you have left us! We will miss you. Lata ji, pray for your soul to be in peace. Armaan Malik: Rest in peace, Lata ji. Your…

Delnaaz Irani’s Top 10 Films

ACCLAIMED actress Delnaaz Irani has shown off her versatility with a remarkable range of performances in film and television during a distinguished career. She is currently playing a key role in Star Plus drama serial Kabhi Kabhie Ittefaq Sey and took time out from a busy shooting schedule to select…

Deepika Padukone and Prabhas to resume filming Project K

Indian actor Prabhas who rose to international fame after the riotous success of Baahubali: The Beginning (2015) and Baahubali: The Conclusion (2017), is presently working on several pan-India films. In one of his forthcoming pan-India projects, tentatively titled Project K, he stars alongside Deepika Padukone. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan also plays…

Draped in tricolour, Lata Mangeshkar embarks on her final journey

SINGING LEGEND Lata Mangeshkar's mortal remains, draped in the national flag, were taken in a truck from her residence in south Mumbai to Shivaji Park in Dadar on Sunday evening for the funeral, which will be held with full state honours. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, noted actor Anupam Kher, lyricist Javed…

5 upcoming Bollywood buddy movies we cannot wait to watch

Some of Indian cinema’s most memorable films have been those that revolve around friendship. With the advent of streaming platforms, everyone thought that the genre would flourish further, but that did not happen. With slapstick and adult comedy content available abundantly on the webspace, one really craves for a feel-good…

Amitabh Bachchan’s Jhund to debut in theatres on March 4

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s much-awaited film Jhund, which wrapped up production in 2019, has locked a new date for its theatrical release. Earlier scheduled to release on May 8, 2020, the sports-based film will now hit the marquee on March 4, 2022, after multiple delays due to the coronavirus pandemic. Based…

Mouni Roy marries Dubai-based partner Suraj Nambiar in Goa

Popular actress Mouni Roy tied the knot with her Dubai-based boyfriend Suraj Nambiar on Thursday. The wedding ceremony, which took place according to South Indian rituals, saw the attendance of several of her close friends from the industry. Her friend and co-star Arjun Bijlani shared a photo of the newlyweds…

Rishika: Picture perfect portrait painter

A SELF-TAUGHT portrait artist from Jaipur in India has impressed high profile names and taken social media by storm. [caption id="attachment_173373" align="alignleft" width="257"] Portrait of Shreya Ghoshal[/caption] With 109,000 Instagram followers, Rishika has had her work appreciated by celebrities, including Alia Bhatt, Shreya Ghoshal, Madhuri Dixit, Amitabh Bachchan, Tiger Shroff,…

Manish Gupta: Thrills of filmmaking

MANISH GUPTA has balanced writing duties on Bollywood films such as Sarkar and Section 375 with directing his own features Rahasya and The Stoneman Murders. His new movie as a writer-director is 420 IPC, which premiered recently on streaming site ZEE5. The courtroom drama about a man on trial for…

Qissa director Anup Singh announces book on Irrfan Khan on…

Filmmaker Anup Singh, who directed Irrfan Khan in the critically-acclaimed film Qissa: The Lonely Ghost (2013), has announced a special book, titled Irrfan: Dialogues with the Wind, on the actor’s 54th birthday as a tribute to the late star. Singh said that the book may have emerged from “tremendous grief”…

The top 10 Hrithik Roshan performances

MASSIVELY popular movie star Hrithik Roshan turns a year older on January 10 and celebrates the 22nd anniversary of his stunning debut film Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai on January 14. Eastern Eye decided to mark the actor’s 48th birthday and his record-breaking first step into Bollywood by preparing a watchlist…

Forty fabulous film star facts of 2021

BOLLYWOOD CELEBRITY REVELATIONS IN THE PAST YEAR, INCLUDING HOPES, LIKES AND EXPERIENCES  EVERY year, we learn something new about popular Bollywood stars and 2021 was no different. Through interviews, social media posts and fan interactions, celebrities revealed interesting details about themselves. With that in mind, here are things we learned…

Rakul Preet Singh wraps up filming Chhatriwali

Actor Rakul Preet Singh on Tuesday announced that she has finished shooting for her upcoming film Chhatriwali.     Directed by Tejas Prabha Vijay Deoskar, who is best known for Marathi features like Bucket List (2018) and Ajinkya (2021), Chhatriwali is a social comedy with an important message. Taking to Instagram, Rakul…

Probe agency summons Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Panama Papers leak…

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for questioning in a case linked to the 2016 'Panama Papers' global tax leaks case, officials said on Monday.        Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, 48, the daughter-in-law of superstar Amitabh Bachchan, has been asked to depose before the agency in Delhi. The…

SS Rajamouli to present Brahmastra in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and…

Acclaimed filmmaker SS Rajamouli, who shot to global fame with the runaway success of Baahubali: The Beginning (2015) and Baahubali: The Conclusion (2017), is set to present the first part of Dharma Productions’ much-anticipated film Brahmastra down south. Brahmastra is a fantasy adventure drama, featuring Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Amitabh…

Ajay Devgn announces the wrap of his next Runway 34

Starring Ajay Devgn, Amitabh Bachchan, and Rakul Preet Singh in primary characters, the upcoming Bollywood film Runway 34 has wrapped up production. Runway 34, which also features Boman Irani and Angira Dhar in important roles, marks the directorial return of Devgn after a long gap of five years. He last…

EXCLUSIVE: Saif fearlessly conquering new acting frontiers

POPULAR MOVIE STAR SAIF ALI KHAN REVEALS HOW A BRAVE NEW APPROACH HAS TRANSFORMED HIS CAREER TWO of the biggest blockbusters of 2022 have Saif Ali Khan in contrasting roles and show that he is now in the most exciting chapter of his long, distinguished career. Hotly anticipated films Adipurush…

Anil Kapoor: Young at heart forever

AN A TO Z BIRTHDAY SPECIAL CELEBRATING THE PETER PAN OF BOLLYWOOD’S AMAZING LIFE AND CAREER THIS week massively popular movie star Anil Kapoor will turn a year older and celebrate his 65th birthday on December 24. The big Bollywood icon has a brilliant body of work, broken ground internationally…

Top 50 Asian stars of 2021

FROM ACTORS AND MUSICIANS TO AUTHORS AND COMEDIANS, THE CELEBRITIES WHO STOOD OUT THIS YEAR IN 2021, the world started to open up again after a previous year of lockdown triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic. This enabled a number of Asian talents to step up and dazzle people globally in…

Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt’s Brahmastra to enter cinemas on…

Helmed by Ayan Mukerji, Brahmastra is one of the most-awaited Bollywood films. It features an ensemble cast of Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan, and Mouni Roy. Produced by Karan Johar via Dharma Productions, Brahmastra is set to enter theatres on September 9, 2022. The film sees Ranbir Kapoor as…

Karan Johar on 20 years of Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, one of the most-loved Hindi films not only in India but also across the globe, has clocked 20 years of its theatrical release. Filmmaker Karan Johar on Tuesday took a trip down the memory lane to share what went behind the making of his blockbuster 20…

EXCLUSIVE: Prabhas crowned top global Asian celebrity for 2021

Indian actor Prabhas has been named as the number one Asian celebrity on the planet for 2021. The biggest Pan-Indian movie star beat off tough global competition to top the latest edition of the 50 Asian Celebrities In The World list, published by the UK based Eastern Eye newspaper. The…

Arshad Warsi clocks 25 years in Bollywood

Popular actor Arshad Warsi on Monday completed 25 years in Bollywood. He began his journey as an assistant director to filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt in Kaash (1987) and worked as a choreographer for plays and jazz performances. He also choreographed the title track of Anil Kapoor and Sridevi’s Roop Ki Rani…

Deepika Padukone reaches Hyderabad to start filming Nag Ashwin’s Project…

Leading Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone was on Saturday spotted at the Mumbai airport as she headed off to Hyderabad to kick-start her much-awaited sci-fi film with filmmaker Nag Ashwin. Tentatively titled Project K, the film also stars Prabhas and Amitabh Bachchan in lead roles. Ashwin and his team welcomed Padukone…

“Kudos to Ram Madhvani for making Dhamaka and giving me…

Ram Madhvani’s Dhamaka (2021), which recently premiered on Netflix, received positive response for its gripping storyline, sterling performances, and deft direction. Actor Soham Majumdar, who shot to fame with Kabir Singh (2019), plays the antagonist in this action thriller film. He is happy that audiences have liked his performance despite…

Runway 34: Ajay Devgn and Amitabh Bachchan-starrer MayDay gets a…

Bollywood superstar Ajay Devgn on Monday announced that his forthcoming directorial venture is now titled Runway 34. The edge-of-the-seat drama, featuring Devgn, Amitabh Bachchan, and Rakul Preet Singh in principal roles, was earlier titled MayDay. Devgn, who returns to direction after his 2016 action thriller Shivaay, took to Twitter to…

Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt’s Brahmastra to debut in theatres…

Starring Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan, and Mouni Roy in principal roles, Dharma Productions’ Brahmastra is one of the hugely awaited films of Bollywood. The film has been in production for the longest time. It has already missed its theatrical release several times in the past. But with theatres…

26/11 Mumbai terror attack: Bollywood pays tribute to martyrs and…

Bollywood personalities, including Akshay Kumar, Rohit Shetty, and Sara Ali Khan, on Friday paid tribute to all those people who lost their lives in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. The celebrities took to social media to remember and mourn the martyrs as well as civilians, who died in the attacks.…

Amitabh Bachchan’s exclusive NFT collection auctioned for a whopping price

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan's NFT collections of Madhushala, autographed posters and collectibles, have received approximately £ 716,379 in an auction organised by Beyondlife.Club. BeyondLife.Club, a venture between Rhiti Entertainment and GuardianLink.io, had in August announced that Bachchan will roll out his NFT (non-fungible token) collection on the platform. An NFT…

The top 10 Sanjeev Kumar films

THIS week marks the death anniversary of actor Sanjeev Kumar, who passed away aged just 47 on November 6, 1985. Born Harihar Jethalal Jariwala on July 9, 1938, he left behind an immense body of work and is widely regarded as one of the finest actors in Bollywood history. His…

Mission Majnu: Sidharth Malhotra and Rashmika Mandanna’s film gets a…

After Shershaah, moviegoers have been waiting to watch Sidharth Malhotra again in a film. The actor has some interesting films lined up and one of them is Mission Majnu. On Tuesday (02), Malhotra took to Twitter to announce that Mission Majnu is all set to release on 13th May 2022.…

Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt to wrap up Brahmastra with…

Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra has been in the making for the past few years. The movie stars Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Mouni Roy, and Nagarjuna. According to a recent report in Mid-day, Kapoor and Bhatt will be shooting for a song and by November end the production of the…

R Balki wraps up filming his next Chup: Revenge of…

Filmmaker R Balki has finished filming his next directorial venture Chup: Revenge of the Artist. The psychological thriller, which began production a couple of months ago, features Sunny Deol, Pooja Bhatt, Dulquer Salmaan, and Shreya Dhanwanthary on the ensemble cast. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan also essays an important character in the…

Bollywood stars, Indian celebrities launch NFTs amid global craze

INDIAN celebrities from Bollywood and cricket are increasingly launching digital memorabilia through non-fungible tokens (NFT), hoping to rake in thousands of dollars by cashing in on growing interest in such assets. NFTs are a type of digital asset which use blockchain to record the ownership of items such as images,…

Birthday Special: Five Pan-India films of Prabhas set to take…

If there is one Indian actor who has truly managed to bridge the divide between Bollywood and the South Indian film industry, it has to be none other than Prabhas. After the earth-shattering success of SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali: The Beginning (2015) and Baahubali: The Conclusion (2017), Prabhas established himself as…

Isha Koppikar: All set for a grand return

THE ACTRESS EYES DIVERSE GENRES AN EXPLOSIVE acting career saw Isha Koppikar deliver dynamite performances in high-profile Indian films in various languages and genres before she slowed down to start a family. After taking a step back from stardom, the versatile actress with a powerful screen presence is now making…

R Balki in talks with Abhishek Bachchan for a sports…

Renowned filmmaker R Balki is presently busy with his next directorial venture Chup. The psychological thriller, which started rolling a few months ago, boasts of an impressive star cast, including Sunny Deol, Dulquer Salmaan, Shreya Dhanwanthary, and Pooja Bhatt. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is also a part of the film. While…

Exclusive: Shoojit Sircar says, “Whenever somebody talks about Shoebite, I…

Shoojit Sircar and Amitabh Bachchan have worked together in movies like Piku, PINK (Sircar had produced it), and Gulabo Sitabo. But before these movies, the actor-director duo had teamed up for a movie titled Shoebite. The shooting of the film was completed many years ago, but it is not yet…

Shadab Siddiqui: I want to direct Amitabh Bachchan and Salman…

Filmmaker Shadab Siddiqui had never dreamt of becoming a part of showbiz. He was working as a carpenter when he met a fellow from the industry who worked in the production department in films. A brief encounter with him led Siddiqui to quit carpentry and enter the industry as a…

Amitabh Bachchan terminates his contract with a pan masala brand

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was associated with a pan masala brand, and his fans were unhappy as their favourite star was promoting the brand. Now, the veteran actor has terminated his contract with the brand and has also returned the money he took for the promotion. On his blog, a statement…

Akshay Kumar unveils motion poster of R Balki’s next titled…

Successful Hindi filmmaker R Balki, who last helmed Pad Man (2018), is presently working on his next directorial venture. Billed as a psychological thriller, the forthcoming film features Dulquer Salmaan, Sunny Deol, Pooja Bhatt, and Shreya Dhanwanthary on the ensemble cast. Today, on the occasion of the acting great Guru…

Confirmed! Parineeti Chopra is a part of Sooraj Barjatya’s Uunchai

There were reports that Parineeti Chopra will be seen in Sooraj Barjatya’s next project titled Uunchai which also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Boman Irani, Anupam Kher, Danny Denzongpa, Neena Gupta, and Sarika. Now, finally, it has been confirmed that Chopra is a part of the film. The actress took to Twitter…

Here’s what Parineeti Chopra plays in Sooraj Barjatya’s Uunchai

Renowned Bollywood filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya, who last helmed Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015), has commenced work on his next directorial venture Uunchai. Known for making high-profile family entertainers, the filmmaker has based his next on friendship. He has pulled off a casting coup of sorts by signing Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam…

Ranbir Kapoor’s Animal eyeing Eid 2023 weekend for release

Just yesterday we reported that Ranbir Kapoor will kick-off his next Animal in April or May 2022. Also starring Parineeti Chopra, Bobby Deol, and Anil Kapoor in lead roles, the gangster drama has Sandeep Reddy Vanga in the director’s chair. The team is planning to wrap up the shoot within…

Exclusive: Choreographer Atul Jindal reveals he would like to work…

Choreographer Atul Jindal has worked with many big names in the Indian film industry like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Sunny Leone, and others. Eastern Eye recently interacted with Jindal and when we asked him about his experience of working with these stars, he said, “Honestly, for me, everything is…

Bachchan’s best music moments

BIRTHDAY SPECIAL CELEBRATING LEGENDARY ACTOR AMITABH’S 20 MOST UPLIFTING BOLLYWOOD SONGS HE MAY be known as a great actor, but Amitabh Bachchan has also delivered plenty of magical musical moments on-screen and most of these have come from the phenomenal way he has brought songs to life. By performing pretty…

Huge growth for crypto market in India, Pakistan

THE crypto market of India and Pakistan has expanded massively over 12 months backed by huge demand for digital coins, the Bloomberg reported. According to the Chainalysis report, India’s market is growing at 641 per cent and Pakistan’s at 711 per cent over 12 months. The report flagged increased crypto…

Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi’s Chehre premieres on Amazon Prime…

After its limited theatrical release on August 27, 2021, Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi’s mystery thriller Chehre (2021) is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video across 240 countries and territories. Directed by Rumy Jafry, Chehre also stars Annu Kapoor, Krystle D’Souza, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Raghubir Yadav, Siddhanth Kapoor, and Rhea Chakraborty…

Maidaan: Ajay Devgn and Priyamani starrer gets a new release…

Ajay Devgn and Priyamani starrer Maidaan was slated to release on 15th October 2021, but it has now been postponed to 2022. The movie will hit the big screens on 3rd June 2022. Devgn took to Twitter to make an announcement about it. He posted, “Maidaan, A story that will…

Vicky Kaushal shines in the trailer of Shoojit Sircar’s Sardar…

A few days ago, it was announced that Shoojit Sircar’s Sardar Udham will get a direct-to-digital release on Amazon Prime Video. The movie starring Vicky Kaushal is slated to premiere on 16th October 2021, and on Thursday (30), the trailer of the film was released. Amazon Prime Video took to…

Shamshera: First look poster of the Ranbir Kapoor starrer unveiled…

A couple of days ago, Yash Raj Films announced the release dates of their upcoming movies, and one of them was Ranbir Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, and Vaani Kapoor starrer Shamshera. The film is slated to release on 18th March 2022. On Tuesday (28), Ranbir celebrates his 39th birthday, so YRF…

Bollywood ready to bounce back; theatrical release dates of multiple…

Currently, theatres in India are functioning in a few states. But, cinemas in Maharashtra are shut. On Saturday (25), Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray, announced that the theatres in the state will reopen from 22nd October 2021. After the announcement, Rohit Shetty quickly revealed that his movie Sooryavanshi starring…

Madhuri Dixit, Varun Dhawan and other celebs to participate in…

Last week, the International advocacy organisation Global Citizen, in partnership with Wizcraft, announced that Mumbai, India will be represented in the Global Citizen Live broadcast. It includes festivals, events, and performances airing from locations on six continents on 25th September. According to PTI, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, actors Madhuri Dixit…

Mysterious Mikhael Kantroo unmasked

A REVELATION in recently released Voot Select web series Candy is exciting newcomer Mikhael Kantroo. He plays the pivotal role of a mysterious man in the thriller headlined by stars Richa Chadha and Ronit Roy. The murder mystery set against the picturesque backdrop of a boarding school in the mountains…

Ranbir Kapoor set to shoot a special song for Dharma…

Buzz has it that Ranbir Kapoor is set to feature in a special song for Dharma Productions’ upcoming film Mr Lele. Directed by Shashank Khaitan, the film stars Vicky Kaushal and Kiara Advani in principal roles. And if reports are to be believed, the lead pair may also feature in…

The memorable ghosts of Bollywood

SPOOKY SPIRITS THAT HAVE HAUNTED AND ENTERTAINED HINDI CINEMA AUDIENCES ACROSS THE DECADES BOLLYWOOD may not be known for making spooky films, but it has had some memorable ghosts across the decades that have ranged from loveable spirits to the darn right scary. New Bollywood film Bhoot Police, starring Saif…

Sidharth Malhotra heaps praises on Mission Majnu co-star Rashmika Mandanna

Actor Sidharth Malhotra, who is currently riding high on the roaring success of his latest film Shershaah (2021), has a slew of more exciting projects under his belt. One of them being RSVP Movies’ much-awaited spy thriller Mission Majnu, directed by Shantanu Bagchi. The film, which wrapped up filming a…

Ajay Devgn planning to direct the biggest film of career…

Bollywood superstar Ajay Devgn is set to make his directorial comeback with the upcoming film MayDay, which hit the shooting floor in December 2020. Billed as an edge-of-the-seat drama, the much-anticipated film stars Devgn as a pilot and Rakul Preet Singh as his co-pilot. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan also essays a…

Dilip Kumar’s Twitter account to be deactivated

Legendary actor Dilip Kumar passed away on 7th July 2021. The actor had an official Twitter account through which his fans were given information about him. But now, after his demise, the actor’s Twitter account will be deactivated. Faisal Farooqui, Kumar’s family friend, tweeted, “After much discussion and deliberation and…

The top 10 Kareena Kapoor Khan performances

POPULAR actress Kareena Kapoor Khan has been entertaining audiences ever since making her movie debut with Refugee in 2000 and gained herself a global fanbase. She celebrates her 41st birthday this week and will receive good wishes from around the world. Eastern Eye decided to celebrate the A-list Bollywood superstar…

Neena Gupta joins Deepika Padukone and Amitabh Bachchan on the…

Neena Gupta, who has been delivering some power-packed performances lately, has added one more exciting project to her filmography. The seasoned actress has signed on to play an important role in filmmaker Amit Sharma’s next The Intern, which is the official remake of the successful Hollywood film of the same…

Sagar Parekh: I want love and respect

RISING star Sagar Parekh has delivered terrific turns on television and is currently starring in Sony SAB series Tera Yaar Hoon Main. He is enjoying portraying Lakshay and describes him as a sort of Shah Rukh Khan type of character from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. The actor has formed great…

Rishi Kapoor birth anniversary: Famous songs of the late veteran…

On 30th April 2020, veteran actor Rishi Kapoor passed away. He started his acting career with the film Mera Naam Joker (1970) for which he received India’s National Film Award for Best Child Artist. In 1973, he made his debut as a lead hero with the movie Bobby. Rishi Kapoor…

Parineeti Chopra joins Amitabh Bachchan on the cast of Sooraj…

According to reports, Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra has been roped in to play an important role in renowned filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya’s next directorial venture Oonchai. The actress was last seen in Saina (2021), a biographical sports drama based on the life of ace Badminton player Saina Nehwal. If Chopra has…

Suriya’s Soorarai Pottru’s song Kayilae Aagasam makes Amitabh Bachchan emotional

Suriya starrer Soorarai Pottru started streaming on Amazon Prime Video in November last year. The film has received a good response and now, one of the songs from the movie has grabbed the attention of megastar Amitabh Bachchan. Titled Kayilae Aagasam, the song is composed by GV Prakash Kumar and…

Sooraj Barjatya to roll his next with Amitabh Bachchan and…

Renowned filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya, who last directed Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015), is gearing up to begin production on his next directorial Oonchai. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher, Boman Irani, and Neena Gupta in principal roles. The latest update suggests that Oonchai will go before cameras in October…

Janmashtami 2021: 5 Bollywood songs that should be on your…

Janmashtami or Krishna Janmashtami is the festival when the birth of Lord Krishna is celebrated. One of the most famous ways to celebrate this festival is by breaking the Matka (mud pot) popularly known as Dahi Handi. Bollywood filmmakers have showcased this festival many times on the big screen, and…

Exclusive: Here’s what Rumy Jafry has to say about reviving…

After Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise, apart from Dil Bechara, there was one more film of the actor that had made it to the headlines. We are talking about Rumy Jafry’s movie which was supposed to star Sushant and Rhea Chakraborty in the lead roles. While the film had not gone…

Amitabh Bachchan’s police bodyguard transferred; reportedly earned a whopping amount…

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been given 'X' category security by the Mumbai police. Recently, there were reports that one of the police officials posted as the bodyguard of Big B since 2015 was allegedly earning a whopping amount of Rs. 1.5 crore (Rs. 15000000 / £ 148392) annually. Now, according…

Chehre movie review: An average thriller with top-notch performances by…

Rumy Jafry is known for his comedy films. He has made us laugh out loud in the past many times with his amazing writing in movies like Coolie No. 1 (1995), Hero No. 1 (1997), Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), and others. He has also directed movies like God Tussi Great…

Neena Gupta joins Amitabh Bachchan, Boman Irani and Anupam Kher…

Seasoned actress Neena Gupta, who is undoubtedly in the best phase of her career currently, has added yet another high-profile film to her upcoming line-up. According to reports, she has joined the cast of filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya’s next directorial venture, Oonchai. The film already stars Amitabh Bachchan, Boman Irani, and…

Exclusive! Chehre actress Krystle D’Souza: Television actors come with a…

After ruling the television industry for more than a decade, Krystle D’Souza is now all set to make her Bollywood debut with the film Chehre which is slated to release on 27th August 2021. We recently interacted with Krystle and when we asked her how much excited she is for…

Lost: Yami Gautam wraps up the shooting of Aniruddha Roy…

Yami Gautam has some interesting projects lined up and one of them is Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury’s Lost. Last month, the actress started shooting for the film in Kolkata, India, and on Wednesday (25), she wrapped up the shoot. The actress took to Twitter to inform her fans about it. She…

Amitabh Bachchan starrer Chehre ‘deals with the theme of Purgatory’,…

After BellBottom, Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi starrer Chehre is the second Bollywood film which is all set to release in theatres post the second wave of Covid-19 in India. While the trailer of the film has grabbed everyone’s attention, recently producer Anand Pandit revealed that the film deals with…

Television actors who are all set to make their Bollywood…

Superstars like Shah Rukh Khan and Vidya Balan started their journey with television and later ruled the Hindi film industry. In the past few years, many actors from the television industry like Ankita Lokhande, Mrunal Thakur, Mouni Roy, and others, have made their Bollywood debut and impressed everyone with their…

Exclusive! Rumy Jafry on Rhea Chakraborty’s character in Chehre: It’s…

Rumy Jafry’s Chehre starring Amitabh Bachchan, Emraan Hashmi, Krystle D’Souza, Rhea Chakraborty, Siddhanth Kapoor, Annu Kapoor, Dhritiman Chatterjee, and Raghubir Yadav is slated to release on 27th August 2021. Big B and Emraan have different target audiences, so when we recently interacted with Rumy Jafry, we asked him how he…

Emraan Hashmi: I am the only actor who has had…

Emraan Hashmi starrer Mumbai Saga released in theatres in March this year. It was one of the few big Bollywood films that had hit the big screens after the pandemic. The film didn’t receive a great response at the box office, but Hashmi’s performance was appreciated. In April this year,…

Ranbir Kapoor approached to play Lord Ram in Nitesh Tiwari’s…

According to reports, filmmaker Nitesh Tiwari has approached Ranbir Kapoor to play Lord Ram in his next directorial venture, Ramayana. Rumours were doing the rounds lately that Tollywood superstar Mahesh Babu was the original choice for the same role, but he turned down the offer. An entertainment portal quotes a…

R Balki confirms casting Amitabh Bachchan in his next directorial

Filmmaker R Balki, who last directed Pad Man (2018) with Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor, and Radhika Apte, is set to helm his next directorial. The yet-to-be-titled film has been creating a lot of buzz even before its official announcement came through a few weeks ago. Touted to be a high-profile…

Emraan Hashmi excited about the theatrical release of his next…

Last seen in Mumbai Saga (2021), Bollywood star Emraan Hashmi is presently awaiting the release of his next film Chehre. Also starring Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role, the mystery thriller is poised for a theatrical release on August 27. Rumi Jafry’s directorial has in the past missed its theatrical…

Aamir Khan concerned over films releasing on streaming media platforms

Ever since the coronavirus pandemic hit the world in 2020, more than a dozen high-profile Bollywood films, which were originally made for theatres, have released directly on leading streaming media platforms. While several filmmakers and actors are absolutely fine with the new trend, there are many who believe that a…

Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi starrer Chehre gets a new…

Rumy Jafry’s Chehre, which stars Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi in the lead roles, was slated to release in April this year. But, due to the second wave of Covid-19 in India, the release date of the film was postponed. There were reports that the film might get a direct-to-digital…

Amitabh Bachchan begins filming the latest season of Kaun Banega…

Superstar Amitabh Bachchan on Tuesday started shooting for the latest season of his popular game show Kaun Banega Crorepati. The first season of KBC premiered on 3 July 2000 and the megastar on Wednesday got nostalgic over 21 years of the game show and thanked fans for their constant love…

Exclusive! Gourov Dasgupta: It’s been a great association with Ajay…

Music director Gourav Dasgupta is ecstatic as his latest song ‘Hanjugam’ from the upcoming Bollywood film Bhuj: The Pride of India has received rousing response from the audience. The film features Ajay Devgn in the lead role and the composer thanks to the superstar for always believing in him. Bhuj:…

5 Bollywood films where prosthetic makeup did wonders and gave…

To get into the skin of a character, actors need to do a lot of things. It’s not just the acting, but even the look of the actor matters a lot to enhance the performance. Well, Bollywood filmmakers have been experimenting a lot when it comes to the look of…

Deepika Padukone on 12 years of Love Aaj Kal: I…

The 2009 film Love Aaj Kal clocked 12 years of its theatrical release on Saturday. Directed by Imtiaz Ali, the romantic film starred Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone in lead roles. Padukone played the character of a modern, career-oriented girl named Meera Pandit in the film. It still remains…

Deepika Padukone undergoes intense training to nail action scenes in…

Deepika Padukone, who was last seen on celluloid in Chhapaak (2020), has a slew of interesting projects in the pipeline. She is presently busy with Yash Raj Films’ much-awaited action thriller Pathan, which reunites her with John Abraham and Shah Rukh Khan after Race 2 (2013) and Happy New Year…

Bollywood’s greatest police officers

A COUNTDOWN OF THE TOP TWENTY MOST MEMORABLE SUPER COPS IN HINDI CINEMA HISTORY THE police genre has been red-hot in Bollywood with films like recently released thriller Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai. Police stories have become so popular that director Rohit Shetty has created a super cop universe, with…

Deepika Padukone shoots high-octane action scenes for Yash Raj Films’…

Deepika Padukone, who was last seen in Chhapaak (2020), is currently juggling several projects at the same time. One of her eagerly awaited films is Pathan which recently resumed production in Mumbai after the government of Maharashtra eased off lockdown-induced restrictions in the state. The latest update on the forthcoming…

Prabhas gives first clap as Amitabh Bachchan commences shoot for…

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan started shooting for his much-talked-about untitled science-fiction film on Saturday. The high-profile film also has Prabhas and Deepika Padukone in lead roles. The film went on floors with a pooja ceremony at Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad. Prabhas took to his Instagram handle and shared a photo…

Mahesh Babu turns down Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone’s Ramayana

A couple of weeks ago, rumours were swirling around that producer Madhu Mantena was on the verge of signing Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu alongside Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone in his much-awaited magnum-opus Ramayana 3D. The latest we hear that Babu has turned down the offer to headline the film…

Amitabh Bachchan begins filming Nag Ashwin’s untitled film with Prabhas…

Legendary Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan is set to commence work on his next untitled film that filmmaker Nag Ashwin is directing. The science-fiction flick also stars Prabhas and Deepika Padukone in lead roles. The acting great will begin filming tomorrow in the city of Hyderabad. “Amitabh Bachchan is off to…

Sanjay Dutt: 12 finest films of Hindi cinema’s ‘bad boy’

BIRTHDAY SPECIAL TO CELEBRATE THE BOLLYWOOD ACTOR’S ACTION-PACKED 40-YEAR CAREER ON JULY 29, actor Sanjay Dutt turns a year older and celebrates his 62nd birthday. The bad boy of Bollywood has had a rollercoaster life and career filled with high drama, which was documented in blockbuster movie Sanju (2018). He…

Amitabh Bachchan to recite a poem in the title track…

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will next be seen in Chehre which is directed by Rumy Jafry. The movie was all set to release in April this year but was postponed due to the second wave of Covid-19 in India. A few months ago, composers Vishal-Shekhar had recorded the orchestral rendition of…

Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah to lead Suresh Triveni’s Jalsa

Vidya Balan, who is presently riding high on the success of her recently released film Sherni (2021), is set to reunite with producer Vikram Malhotra for a new project. The National Award-winning actress has signed on to star in director Suresh Triveni’s next directorial venture and joining her on the…

Birthday Special: 5 much-watch Neetu Singh films with husband Rishi…

Veteran actress Neetu Singh, who began her acting career at the tender age of six and continued enthralling audiences with her stellar performances for several decades, is celebrating her 62nd birthday today. She was born on 8 July, 1958, in Delhi. After making her debut in a lead role, Singh…

Dilip Kumar: Life and times of Hindi cinema’s greatest actor

Bollywood legend Dilip Kumar passed away at a Mumbai hospital aged 98, after a prolonged battle with illness. An extraordinary journey saw him rise from very humble beginnings to become Hindi cinema’s greatest and most influential actor. It all began in the Kissa Khwani Bazaar area of Peshawar in British…

Pran: A-Z of a legendary villain

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL TO HONOUR THE REMARKABLE CAREER OF A GREAT ACTOR BRILLIANT supporting actors add a backbone to Bollywood blockbusters and the greatest of all time was Pran. He went from being the best movie villain in Hindi cinema history to playing unforgettable positive roles and unpredictable grey characters in a…

Veteran actor Dilip Kumar passes away

Veteran actor Dilip Kumar (98) passed away on Wednesday morning. Last month, he was admitted to the hospital due to breathlessness, but after undergoing a successful pleural aspiration procedure, he was discharged. But, a few days ago, the actor was once again admitted to the hospital due to breathlessness. Kumar's…

Abhinay Deo: Aankhen 2 is not happening

A few years ago, Aankhen 2 was announced with Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role. Anees Bazmee was supposed to direct it. However, the film never went on the floors, and later director Abhinay Deo was supposed to helm the movie. But, till now, there was no update on the…

Vidya Balan, Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor on Academy’s list…

Recently, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced their list of new members whom they have invited this year. The list includes artists and executives from 50 countries who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. The list has 395 members and three of them…

Rushad Rana’s acting highs

ACTOR Rushad Rana has been entertaining audience since making a winning debut in iconic series Hip Hip Hurray 21 years ago. He has since then delivered winning performances on film and television with a wide array of characters. Eastern Eye got the popular star to select some magical moments from…

Jaya Bachchan set to make digital debut with streaming series…

According to reports, veteran Bollywood actress Jaya Bachchan is set to foray into the digital world. She reportedly portrays a powerful character in Endemol Shine India’s next production venture, tentatively titled Sadabahar. Sources in the know tell an Indian publication that Bachchan had started shooting for the series in February.…

Brahmastra: Last shooting schedule of Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt…

Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra has been in the making for the past many years. The film was earlier supposed to release in 2019 but was postponed. Later, the makers decided to release it in December 2020, but due to the pandemic, the shooting of the film was put on hold. The…

Fresh details emerge on Ranbir Kapoor’s next with Imtiaz Ali

Almost 6 years after the release of Tamasha (2015), Ranbir Kapoor and Imtiaz Ali are set to reunite for a new film, as per reports. From what we hear, Kapoor has verbally agreed to do the untitled film. Rumours have been doing the rounds lately that the upcoming project is…

Most memorable Bollywood dads

FATHER’S DAY SPECIAL: COUNTING DOWN THE 20 STAND-OUT PERFORMANCES AS A MALE PARENT IN HINDI CINEMA ON SUNDAY (20), families across the world will be celebrating Father’s Day. Eastern Eye decided to mark this annual celebration to compile a first-of-its-kind countdown of the 20 most memorable onscreen fathers in Bollywood. This…

Farhan Akhtar, Akshay Kumar and other Bollywood celebs mourn Milkha…

Former athlete Milkha Singh also known as The Flying Sikh passed away on Friday due to Covid-19. Many Bollywood celebs like Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, and others took to social media to mourn his demise. Amitabh Bachchan tweeted, “In grief .. Milkha Singh passes away  .. the…

Viacom18 Motion Pictures obtains distribution rights of Dharma Productions’ upcoming…

After talks between Dharma Productions and Lyca Productions to get into a partnership did not come to fruition, Viacom18 Motion Pictures has reportedly sealed a deal with Dharma Productions. If reports are to be believed, Viacom18 Motion Pictures will distribute all forthcoming projects by Karan Johar’s production house. Sharing some…

Amitabh Bachchan to collaborate with Ram Gopal Varma once again?

Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has worked with Amitabh Bachchan in movies like Sarkar, Sarkar Raj, Sarkar 3, Darna Zarori Hai, Nishabd, Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag, and Department. Their last film together was the 2017 release Sarkar 3, and now, according to a report in Bollywood Hungama, the filmmaker and…

Amitabh Bachchan shares photos with Jaya Bachchan on 48th wedding…

Legendary Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan on Thursday expressed gratitude towards millions of his fans who wished him and his wife, actor-politician Jaya Bachchan on their 48th wedding anniversary. The power couple tied the nuptial knot on June 3, 1973. They have two children –author Shweta Bachchan Nanda and actor Abhishek…

Pakeezah, Deewar art director Marutirao Kale succumbs to Covid-19

By: Mohnish Singh Veteran art director Marutirao Kale, whose credits include a series of Hindi classics such as Meena Kumari’s Pakeezah (1972) and superstar Amitabh Bachchan’s Deewaar (1975) and Kabhi Kabhie (1976), has died aged 92. Kale is the latest Bollywood celebrity to have lost his life to novel coronavirus.…

Team Brahmastra plans a never-heard-before promotional campaign for the film

By: Mohnish Singh Though the shoot for Dharma Productions’ much-awaited fantasy adventure drama Brahmastra is yet to wrap up, the makers have already started putting the promotional campaign together, as per reports. A leading entertainment portal reports that the makers of Brahmastra had submitted multiple promos and creatives for certification…

Is Prabhas starring in Mission Impossible 7? Here’s what director…

By Murtuza Iqbal There were reports that Prabhas will be seen playing a pivotal role in Tom Cruise starrer Mission Impossible 7. However, the reports have turned out to be false. A Twitter user asked director Christopher McQuarrie, “@chrismcquarrie there is a viral news trending on Indian news channels that…

Birthday Special: Unforgettable dialogues from Karan Johar’s movies

Karan Johar is one of the most successful filmmakers in Bollywood. After assisting his good friend Aditya Chopra in the classic Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Johar took the industry by storm in 1998 with his debut directorial venture Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and has gone on to to direct hits such as…

Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathan and Salman Khan’s Tiger 3 expected…

By: Mohnish Singh Shooting activities in most parts of India have been on halt ever since the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic gripped the country in the month of April. But with a significant drop in the number of new cases, especially in the state of Maharashtra, industry insiders…

Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt starrer Brahmastra to…

By Murtuza Iqbal Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra starring Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, and Alia Bhatt has been in the making for the past many years. The movie was slated to release in December last year, but due to the pandemic, that didn’t happen. Now, according to a report in the entertainment…

Sunil Dutt: Life and times of a film icon

TWENTY FACTS ABOUT THE BOLLYWOOD LEGEND’S GREAT CAREER, TO MARK HIS DEATH ANNIVERSARY by ASJAD NAZIR THIS week marks the death anniversary of legendary Bollywood star Sunil Dutt, who passed away on May 25, 2005, aged 75. Apart from being one of the greatest Hindi film stars of all time, he…

Diana Penty starts an initiative named #EveryLifeMatters

By Murtuza Iqbal Many Bollywood celebs are trying to help the citizens of India during the second wave of Covid-19 that has affected the country a lot. Sonu Sood and Bhumi Pednekar have been trying to help people through social media, Amitabh Bachchan has been donating a lot for Covid-19…

Rakul Preet Singh on digital premiere on her new film…

By: Mohnish Singh As theatres in India continue to remain shut amid a devastating second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, several films are heading to streaming media platforms for their direct-to-digital premieres. On Tuesday, Netflix premiered Emmay Entertainment and JA Entertainment, and T-Series Films’ latest offering Sardar Ka Grandson on…

Neena Gupta: I am hungry for good scripts and roles

By Murtuza Iqbal Neena Gupta has been in the industry for around four decades. She has left a mark in Bollywood as well as in the television industry. While the actress had taken a back seat from work for a few years, she made an amazing comeback with the 2019…

Emraan Hashmi confirms the rift between Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt

By: Mohnish Singh After months of speculations, Emraan Hashmi has confirmed that things are not well between his uncles and filmmakers Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt. Rumours about a split between the two filmmakers started floating around after Mukesh Bhatt rendered his resignation as Creative Consultant from Vishesh Films. The…

Akshay Kharodia on working with Amitabh Bachchan: I was seeing…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejxLSI0EsXg By Murtuza Iqbal Akshay Kharodia is currently seen as one of the leads in the TV show Pandya Store. The actor has been a part of many advertisements and has also worked with megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan in one of the commercials. We recently interacted with Akshay…

Amitabh Bachchan orders 50 oxygen concentrators from Poland

By Murtuza Iqbal Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been doing a lot to help the people of India during the second wave of Covid-19 in the country. A few days ago, he donated Rs. 2 crore ( Rs. 2,00,00,000 / £192733) to a Covid Care Centre in Delhi, and now, he…

“Hrithik Roshan was the best bet,” says Raj N Sippy…

By: Mohnish Singh Remakes remain always in vogue in Bollywood. If not many, at least half a dozen remakes are currently at various stages of development in Hindi cinema. Speculation has been rife for long that a remake of Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini’s cult film Satte Pe Satta (1982)…

Neena Gupta on working with Amitabh Bachchan in Goodbye: He…

By Murtuza Iqbal Neena Gupta will be seen opposite Amitabh Bachchan in Vikas Bahl’s Goodbye. The shooting of the film had kickstarted a few weeks ago, but due to the lockdown, the shoot has been stalled. Recently, while talking to the entertainment portal Spotboye, Neena Gupta opened up about working…

Laawaris: 20 fun facts about the cult classic

BACHCHAN STARRER MARKS 40TH ANNIVERSARY by DHARMESH PATEL THIS month marks the 40th anniversary of classic Bollywood film Laawaris, which was originally released on May 22, 1981. The action-drama starring Amitabh Bachchan was a huge blockbuster that ran in cinemas for many months and has since become a cult classic,…

Amitabh Bachchan recites father Harivansh Rai Bachchan’s poem, says ‘We…

By Murtuza Iqbal The second wave of Covid-19 has affected India a lot and the cases are rising rapidly. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been helping people and recently, he even donated Rs 2 crore (Rs. 2,00,00,000 / £192733) to a Covid care center. Now, today, Big B has tweeted a…

Amitabh Bachchan lists out his contributions in response to distasteful…

By: Mohnish Singh The scars left by the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic have yet not healed, the even deadlier second wave of the pandemic has now taken India by storm, pushing the country’s healthcare system past the breaking point. In these trying times, a number of people from…

Amitabh Bachchan donates £192733 to Covid-19 care facility

By Murtuza Iqbal From donating an amount for Covid-19 relief to helping patients on social media, B-Town celebs have been doing their best to help the people of the country. Now, megastar Amitabh Bachchan has donated Rs. 2 crore ( Rs. 2,00,00,000 / £192733) to Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur COVID…

“It’s very heartbreaking and devastating,” Krystle D’Souza on being dropped…

By: Mohnish Singh Television actors who want to transition to films never have it easy when they attempt to set their foot in Bollywood. Some casting directors and filmmakers always tend to look at them with a different set of eyes. In the past, several television actors have opened up…

Kaun Banega Crorepati: Amitabh Bachchan to return with the season…

By Murtuza Iqbal The first season of Amitabh Bachchan’s Kaun Banega Crorepati aired in 2000. In these 21 years, we have already watched 12 seasons of the show, and now, Big B is all set to return with the 13th season of Kaun Banega Crorepati. Sony TV took to Instagram…

Prince Harry voices support for India at Vax Live concert…

BRITAIN'S Prince Harry was part of a star-studded concert in Los Angeles on Sunday (2) to urge faster global vaccinations and also voicing support for India during its second wave of the pandemic. "Vax Live: The Concert To Reunite The World" included pop star Jennifer Lopez and also featured video…

Remembering Rishi Kapoor with 20 of his best movies

LOOKING BACK AT THE TALENTED ACTOR’S FINEST WORK ON HIS FIRST DEATH ANNIVERSARY by ASJAD NAZIR LEGENDARY actor Rishi Kapoor passed away on April 30, 2020, at the age of 67 after a long battle with leukemia. He left behind an incredible body of work that has delighted different generations…

Rakul Preet Singh approached for RSVP Movies’ digital film

By: Mohnish Singh According to reports, Rakul Preet Singh has been approached to headline filmmaker Ronnie Screwvala’s next digital film, to be made under his production house, RSVP Movies. The actress is expected to sign on the dotted line soon. Sharing more details, a source in the know tells a…

Ajay Devgn: This second wave has got me worried

By: Mohnish Singh The Hindi film industry has come to a grinding halt once again as the state of Maharashtra observes a 15-day shutdown amid the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in India. Before the situation got out of control and the country started reporting an unprecedented rise in…

The top 10 Irrfan Khan movies

by ASJAD NAZIR ACCLAIMED actor Irrfan Khan passed away on April 29 last year, at the age of 53, after a long battle with illness. One of the most successful Indian actors in international projects, Irrfan left behind an impressive body of work that will continue to delight audiences across…

Shooting of Ajay Devgn, Sidharth Malhotra and Rakul Preet Singh…

By Murtuza Iqbal Indra Kumar’s Thank God starring Ajay Devgn, Sidharth Malhotra, and Rakul Preet Singh went on the floors in January this year. A new shooting schedule of the film was all set to kickstart this month, but due to the lockdown, it has been postponed. While talking to…

Ajay Devgn to announce digital debut with remake of Luther…

By: Mohnish Singh Last week, we reported that Bollywood star Ajay Devgn was set to announce his foray into the digital space in the coming week. The latest we hear that the superstar will make the formal announcement tomorrow on April 20. A couple of hours ago, Devgn posted a…

Chiranjeevi watches brother Pawan Kalyan’s Vakeel Saab in theatre, praises…

By Murtuza Iqbal After a gap of three years, superstar Pawan Kalyan has made a comeback with the Telugu film Vakeel Saab which released on 9th April 2021. The actor’s elder brother, megastar Chiranjeevi watched the film in a theatre along with his family and praised it. Chiranjeevi posted a…

The changing faces of Amitabh Bachchan

TWENTY MEMORABLE LOOKS FROM 52 YEARS OF BOLLYWOOD’S GREATEST STAR by DHARMESH PATEL THE latest film starring Bollywood’s greatest ever star Amitabh Bachchan is mystery thriller Chehre. He stars alongside Emraan Hashmi in the twist-laden movie and once again unveils a unique look. The film’s title, meaning faces, gave Eastern…

Neena Gupta onboards Vikas Bahl’s Goodbye; set to play Amitabh…

By: Mohnish Singh Neena Gupta, who has been delivering one outstanding performance after the other for a couple of years now, has bagged yet another well-written role. The talented actress has just joined the cast of filmmaker Vikas Bahl’s next directorial Goodbye, which recently started rolling in Mumbai. Gupta has…

Prabhas to join forces with Master director Lokesh Kanagaraj for…

By: Mohnish Singh Speculation is running rampant in the tinsel town of Tollywood that Baahubali star Prabhas is set to join forces with hit filmmaker Lokesh Kanagaraj for a high-profile multilingual project. According to fresh reports, the yet-to-be-titled project will be an out-and-out action entertainer. The pan-India film will be…

Ajay Devgn wraps up his portion for Gangubai Kathiawadi

By: Mohnish Singh Bollywood star Ajay Devgn, who has an extended guest appearance in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi, has wrapped up his portion for the eagerly awaited film. The actor had only one day's shoot left when Bhansali tested positive for the coronavirus and the team stalled the shoot…

Deepika Padukone welcomes Amitabh Bachchan on the cast of The…

By: Mohnish Singh Actors Deepika Padukone and Amitabh Bachchan, who won millions of hearts with their endearing performance in Shoojit Sircar’s Piku (2015), are set to reteam after a long gap of six years. On Monday, Padukone welcomed the legendary actor on the cast of her forthcoming film The Intern.…

Alia Bhatt tests positive for coronavirus

By: Mohnish Singh The sudden spike in the number of coronavirus cases in India has surprised everyone. As the virus continues to spread at an alarming rate, especially in the state of Maharashtra, several prominent names from the entertainment industry are also testing positive for the virus in droves. After…

Amitabh Bachchan’s next Goodbye commences production

By: Mohnish Singh Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan’s next film Goodbye has gone before the cameras. The film, which also stars well-known South Indian actress Rashmika Mandanna in a prominent role, is a joint venture between Balaji Telefilms and Reliance Entertainment. Filmmaker Vikas Bahl directs after the huge success of his…

Cine1 Studios nabs remake rights to Madhuri Dixit and Anil…

By: Mohnish Singh It is no secret that Bollywood loves to remake successful films from different languages, which have the potential to rake in huge moolah in the Hindi market. It has been remaking films for several decades now, and the trend is only going to grow in the future.…