• Monday, April 15, 2024

Results for "Anurag Kashyap"

‘All We Imagine As Light’ is 1st Indian film in…

Indian filmmaker Payal Kapadia's All We Imagine As Light on Thursday scripted history by becoming the first Indian title in over 40 years to feature in the prestigious Competition section of the Cannes Film Festival, where it will vie for the top prize Palme d'Or. Iris Knobloch, president of the…

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…

Anurag Kashyap announces Malayalam film debut as actor

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is set to make his Malayalam film debut as an actor with director Aashiq Abu's upcoming movie Rifle Club. Kashyap, a proponent of contemporary Malayalam cinema, shared the update on his Instagram page on Saturday. "Announcing my first Malayalam film as an actor with @aashiqabu. Looking forward…

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…

‘Schirkoa’ to premiere at the Int’l Film Fest of Rotterdam

Schirkoa: In Lies We Trust, a sci-fi animation movie from first-time filmmaker Ishan Shukla, will have its world premiere at the 2024 edition of the International Film Festival of Rotterdam (IFFR). The movie, which features an ensemble voice cast of Golshifteh Farahani, Asia Argento, Soko, Shabaz Sarwar, Tibu Fortes, King…

Anurag Kashyap to turn short film ‘Incognito’ into feature

The short film Incognito by filmmaker Ravi Muppa is set to be developed into a feature film, which will be produced by Anurag Kashyap. The short, a Hitchcockian thriller narrating the story of a motel receptionist who captures hidden visuals of guests and sells those on the internet to earn…

‘Was depressed, had two heart attacks trying to make ‘Maximum…

Anurag Kashyap is one of the most sought-after filmmakers in Bollywood. Be it newcomers or established actors, everyone wants to work with him. The filmmaker has delivered several commercially and critically successful projects over the years. After the success of Sacred Games, the filmmaker was working on the adaptation of…

Anurag Kashyap on lending voice to wildlife show ‘Creative Killers’

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has lent his voice to Creative Killers, which is a special show from the wildlife anthology Mission Big Cat. Sharing his experience working on the project, Anurag said, "Collaborating on Big Cat is a matter of immense pride for me. Tigers play a pivotal role in maintaining…

Anurag Kashyap to be part of Marrakech International Film Festival

Ten leading figures from the world of cinema from five continents are expected to participate in Marrakech International Film Festival’s In Conversation With... series. In front of festival audiences, actors, directors, screenwriters, and producers are invited to share their vision and professional practice, all mixed in with tasty anecdotes and…

Priyanka, Kamal Haasan attend opening of Jio MAMI Film Festival

The Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival 2023 kick-started with an opening ceremony that was attended by major cine personalities, including Kamal Haasan, Mani Ratnam, and Priyanka Chopra Jonas. The 10-day film gala has returned with its first on-ground edition after a gap of three years. It commenced with the ceremony,…

Manoj Bajpayee’s ‘Joram’ to get global theatrical release

Devashish Makhija's survival thriller Joram, which is playing at the Busan International Film Festival, will be released theatrically worldwide by Zee Studios in December, reported Variety. The film, which premiered earlier this year in Rotterdam, is part of Busan's A Window on Asian Cinema strand. Manoj Bajpayee, who previously appeared…

Pakistani film ‘In Flames’ bags Best Feature at film festival…

Pakistani film In Flames won the Best Feature award at the International South Asian Film Festival Canada. In partnership with Zarrar Kahn and Mohammad Ali Hashmi, the official Instagram account of the film shared the news with fans. The caption on the post read, “We won Best Feature! Thank you…

Anusha Mishra: Lots of acting, love and laughter

ANUSHA MISHRA has had a laughterfilled beginning to her career. She followed up a delightful debut playing the title character in the hit TV comedy series Tera Kya Hoga Alia with an impactful appearance in her first film Dream Girl 2 recently, which also put smiles on audiences' faces. With…

Need of religion much less in today’s world: Anurag Kashyap

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap says the world today needs more education and less religion as faith has become merely a tool in the hands of the powerful to peddle their agenda. Kashyap, who has produced Shazia Iqbal's acclaimed short Bebaak, starring Sarah Hashmi and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, said he decided to support…

JioCinema to launch digital film festival on September 29

With an aim to bring together art, artists and unique stories of India, streaming platform JioCinema is set to launch a digital film festival on September 29. According to the organisers, the festival will showcase 20 remarkable films across 20 days. A celebration of India’s rich storytelling, the festival line-up…

Anurag Kashyap says Indians are ‘genetically hypocrites’

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who is known for making such notable films as Dev D, Gangs Of Wasseypur, and Manmarziyaan, is currently seen in a dual role in Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s film Haddi, with one of his characters being a trans person. During an interview, Kashyap shared his opinion on many topics,…

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Anurag Kashyap-starrer ‘Haddi’ premieres on ZEE5 Global

Nawazuddin Siddiqui's much-awaited revenge drama Haddi premiered on Thursday on ZEE5 Global, the world's largest streaming platform for South Asian content. Alongside Nawazuddin Siddiqui, the hard-hitting noir revenge drama also features Anurag Kashyap in the lead role along with Ila Arun, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Saurabh Sachdeva, Shridhar Dubey, Rajesh Kumar,…

Firdaus Hassan: ‘I’m a very positive person, but I lost…

Actor Firdaus Hassan got exposed to the magical world of cinema much later in his life, but once he saw a few films, he knew his calling. After honing his acting skills in theatre in Delhi, he moved to Mumbai to pursue a career in films. The actor can be…

From ‘Jawan’ to ‘Jaane Jaan’: 5 much-awaited Bollywood films releasing…

The month of September is here and after the grand success of Gadar 2, OMG2, and Dream Girl 2 in August, everyone is hopeful that this month will also deliver multiple hits for Bollywood. There are a number of high-profile films slated to enter cinemas in September 2023. Some of…

Trailer out for ZEE5 original ‘Haddi’ starring Nawazuddin and Anurag…

ZEE5 Global, the world's largest streaming platform for South Asian content, just dropped the trailer of its much-awaited direct-to-digital film, Haddi. Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Anurag Kashyap in lead roles along with Ila Arun, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Saurabh Sachdeva, Shridhar Dubey, Rajesh Kumar, Vipin Sharma, and Saharsh Shukla in supporting…

‘Kennedy’ brings down the curtain on IFFM 2023

Anurag Kashyap's Mumbai-set police noir Kennedy on Sunday closed the 14th edition of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), an event which was also attended by the film's lead stars Rahul Bhatt and Sunny Leone. The annual film gala kicked off on August 11, with R Balki's sports drama…

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…

Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Kennedy’ to close Indian Film Festival of Melbourne…

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap's Kennedy, a Mumbai-set police noir, will serve as the closing film at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2023, the organisers announced Thursday. Kashyap and the film's lead cast Rahul Bhat and Sunny Leone will be present for the film's screening on the festival's final day…

Rahul Bhat’s ‘Kennedy’ to now premiere at Indian Film Festival…

Rahul Bhat is currently revelling in the tremendous success that his film Kennedy has been achieving. The film continues to make waves on the international circuit with another illustrious premier and has now, also earned a well-deserved nomination at the prestigious The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM). Expressing his…

Anurag Kashyap joins Vijay and Sanjay Dutt on the cast…

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who has also shown his acting prowess in a couple of films, has added one more film to his acting credits. He has signed on to play an important role in the much-anticipated Tamil-language film Leo. Helmed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, Leo stars Tamil superstar Thalapathy Vijay in…

Sunny Leone: Adult films to Cannes conqueror

THERE is a lot more to Sunny Leone than being a pin-up girl and former adult film star. Apart from being a devoted mother, the Canadian has carved out a career in India as an actress, TV personality and successful business entrepreneur, with thriving beauty and fashion brands. Those who…

It wasn’t easy: Sunny Leone on getting rid of adult…

Before Sunny Leone launched her acting career with Pooja Bhatt’s Jism 2 in 2012 and became a household name in India, she was primarily known for her work in the adult industry. However, the actress has now built an electric repertoire of some great Bollywood films. Leone has lately been…

Sunny Leone pens gratitude note for husband

Actress Sunny Leone, on Sunday, penned down a heartfelt note for her husband Daniel Weber. The actress recently made her red-carpet debut at the Cannes Film Festival 2023, where she arrived with her husband. Taking to Instagram, Sunny shared a video of her moments at the prestigious film festival and…

Cannes 2023: Sunny Leone’s husband reacts to her ‘big moment’

After making a glorious debut at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival in a resplendent maroon velvet gown, Bollywood star Sunny Leone walked the red carpet at the screening of her film Kennedy in a flowy high-slit pastel gown. Kennedy director Anurag Kashyap and her co-star Rahul Bhat accompanied her and…

Anurag Kashyap compares streaming platforms to East India Company

Well-known Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, whose film Kennedy premiered at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival, has equated streaming platforms to East India Company. In a conversation with Forbes India, the filmmaker said, "All the streamers are like that. They come in, they are your best friends, then they are the…

Team Kennedy poses at Cannes; Sunny calls it ‘proudest moment’

Director Anurag Kashyap and lead stars of his film Kennedy Rahul Bhat and Sunny Leone made an appearance at the red carpet of the 76th Cannes Film Festival early Thursday morning here ahead of the movie's world premiere. The film was showcased under the Midnight Screenings section of the prestigious…

Sunny Leone: India’s only real deal at Cannes 2023

The first week of the 76th Cannes Film Festival saw a steady stream of Mumbai actors sashay up the steps of the Grand Lumiere at the gala but without a film of their own in the official selection. On Wednesday night, Sunny Leone is set to change that. Leone, one…

Vikram reacts to Anurag’s claims of never responding to Kennedy…

South star Vikram on Monday said he called Anurag Kashyap "immediately" after he came to know the filmmaker had tried to contact him for Kennedy. In a recent interview with news outlet Film Companion, Kashyap said that Vikram, whose real name is Kennedy John Victor, was his first choice to…

Anurag reveals Vikram didn’t respond to his offer of starring…

Well-known Hindi filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who is presently busy attending the Cannes Film Festival 2023 where his next directorial venture Kennedy is set for the international premiere, has revealed that he first offered the film to popular Tamil actor Vikram. However, the Ponniyin Selvan actor did not respond to his…

Fearless producers are making all the difference, says Anurag Kashyap

Anurag Kashyap, whose neo-noir thriller Kennedy is set to premiere at midnight on Wednesday at the 76th Cannes Film Festival, believes that the current upswing in independent cinema on the subcontinent is being fuelled by fearless young producers willing to put their money where their mouth is. "It is a new…

Cannes 2023: Union Minister wears Veshti, shirt with Tricolour on…

Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting L Murugan, who is leading the Indian delegation at the ongoing year's Cannes Film Festival, opted for traditional attire as he arrived on the red carpet on Tuesday. The shirt that Murugan dressed in on the red carpet got the national flag…

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…

Union Minister Murugan to lead Indian delegation at Cannes

Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting L Murugan will lead the Indian delegation at this year's Cannes Film Festival. He will be accompanied by some well-known names from the world of Indian cinema on the red carpet at the French Rivera. This year too India will be showcasing its…

Cannes 2023: A look at Indian films to be screened…

The 2023 Cannes Film Festival is right around the corner and the Indian cinema is already creating a buzz. At this year's festival, several Indian films will be screened including director Anurag Kashyap's Kennedy and actor Rahul Roy's Agra. Let's talk about them in detail. Kennedy Anurag Kashyap's Kennedy has…

Kumar Sanu’s daughter Shannon to make her Cannes debut

Singer Kumar Sanu's daughter Shannon K is set to make her Cannes Film Festival debut. Shannon Kumar Sanu, who started her career as a singer in 2018 with Poo Bear, added an acting feather in 2020 with The Big Feed in Hollywood and an anti-bullying song, 'Give Me Your Hand'…

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…

5 most exciting films to look out for at Cannes…

It’s that time of year again when cinephiles all across the globe gear up for one of the most prestigious film festivals, Cannes Film Festival. Just like every year, there is an exciting line-up of anticipated releases set to premiere at the festival’s 76th edition, due to run from 16…

Anurag Kashyap shares intriguing first look of Rahul Bhatt, Sunny…

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap who is set with his new project Kennedy on Friday unveiled the first look poster of the lead actors- Rahul Bhatt and Sunny Leone. Taking to Instagram, Anurag treated fans with first-look posters. The first look poster features Rahul in an intense look with minimal red lighting…

Anurag Kashyap’s Kennedy to have Midnight Screening at Cannes 2023

Indian filmmaker Anurag Kashyap's Kennedy is headed to the 76th annual Cannes Film Festival, the organisers announced on Thursday. The film will be showcased under the Midnight Screenings section of the prestigious film gala. Film distributor Iris Knobloch and Thierry Fremaux, director of the Cannes Film Festival, made the announcement…

Akashdeep Sabir: ‘I’m enjoying the journey’

AUDIENCES will be seeing a lot of Akashdeep Sabir. Having started as a child actor, the Indian actor played supporting roles in recent film releases Selfiee and Shehzada, along with the acclaimed Indian adaptation of drama series The Night Manager. His other forthcoming projects include hotly anticipated web series Indian…

EYE SPY: Stand-up pioneer to acting in big projects

BRITISH Asian stand-up comedy is thriving with multiple shows happening on a weekly basis, but it all started with pioneers like Jeff Mirza. The legendary funny man laid the foundation for many fabulous talents, and today he balances making audiences laugh on the live circuit with a thriving acting career.…

Anurag Kashyap: One doesn’t become patriotic only by watching Republic…

In a recent interview, well-known filmmaker Anurag Kashyap opened up about the general perception that he has issues with the ruling Indian party, BJP. “People think I only have an issue with BJP, but that is not the case. When Congress was in power, I was fighting Congress, and now…

The start of something beautiful

THE world went into lockdown in the battle against Covid-19 shortly after Alaya F made a successful acting debut with 2020 comedy-drama Jawaani Jaaneman. But the young talent powered through the pandemic by working on diverse projects, including her acclaimed second film Freddy and Almost Pyaar with DJ Mohabbat, which…

‘Everybody in West trying to reach out to Rajamouli. He’s…

Director SS Rajamouli has taken Indian cinema to new global heights with his film RRR (2022). Fronted by Jr NTR and Ram Charan, the film has been creating waves across the globe ever since it hit the marquee in March last year. After doing thunderous business at the ticket window…

Mob is out of control now: Kashyap on PM Modi…

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap on Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's advice to his party workers to stop commenting on movies comes late as the "mob is out of control now". According to party sources, in his address at the BJP national executive on Monday, PM Modi had suggested party workers…

Rohit Shetty believes actors’ lack of unity and insecurities worst…

Hit filmmaker Rohit Shetty, whose next directorial venture Cirkus opens in theatres this Friday, has reflected on what is ailing Bollywood. He spoke about how actors are insecure about coming together for multi-hero films. He said in an interview on the YouTube channel Beer Biceps, “There used to be so…

Filmmakers Anurag Kashyap, Vivek Agnihotri spar on Twitter – read…

A war of words erupted between filmmakers Vivek Agnihotri and Anurag Kashyap on Twitter on Wednesday after the 'The Kashmir Files' director shared his disagreement over Mr Kashyap's statement on recent movies. Taking to Twitter, Mr Agnihotri shared a screenshot of Anurag Kashyap's interview which read, "Films like Kantara and…

File No 323: Suniel Shetty and Anurag Kashyap’s next lands…

Suniel Shetty and Anurag Kashyap’s forthcoming film File No 323, which is set to be directed by Karthik K, has landed into legal trouble even before going into production. For the unversed, File No 323 is reportedly inspired by the lives of India’s alleged financial fugitives like Vijay Mallya and…

Anurag Kashyap approached to play Vijay Mallya in a film…

According to reports, well-known filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who has also impressed audiences with his acting skills in a couple of films, has been approached to play Vijay Mallya in an upcoming film, set against the backdrop of economic fugitives in India. Titled File No 323, the film will be helmed…

Karan Johar says he was embarrassed after not being invited…

The finale episode of 'Koffee with Karan 7' saw host Karan Johar sharing interesting details about his life with guests Tanmay Bhatt, Danish Sait, Kusha Kapila and Niharika NM. He also honestly expressed feeling bad about not being invited to famous Bollywood weddings that happened recently -- especially of Vicky…

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…

Boycott calls for Hindi films has become a joke, undermines…

Actor Taapsee Pannu said the recent trend on social media calling for a , of Hindi films is nothing but a "joke", one that undermines the viewers. Pannu, whose latest movie "Dobaaraa" with filmmaker Anurag Kashyap hit the theatres on Friday, said she has passed the stage of "being bothered"…

Anurag Kashyap slams YRF head Aditya Chopra for recent flops…

Noted filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has blamed producer Aditya Chopra of Yash Raj Films for a streak of flops the prestigious banner has delivered lately. During an interview with a leading entertainment portal, the filmmaker opened up on the reason why mainstream Bollywood films are failing miserably at the box office.…

‘Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam films are rooted in their culture, Hindi…

Known for his distinct cinema, renowned filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is set to present his new directorial Do Baaraa to the audience. On Wednesday, the filmmaker along with producer Ekta Kapoor launched the theatrical trailer of the film. At the event, when Kashyap was asked to share his thoughts on Hindi…

Brave and Unapologetic: Bollywood applauds Ranveer as he goes naked…

On Thursday, Ranveer Singh broke the internet as he went naked for a photo shoot for Paper magazine. In the photos, Ranveer is seen posing on a Turkish rug, wearing nothing but his birthday suit! The pictures for the shoot went viral before Ranveer uploaded them on his Instagram account.…

‘I want to be a part of Avengers and play…

Bollywood star Taapsee Pannu, who was last seen in the Telugu language film Mishan Impossible, is presently busy promoting her upcoming Hindi film, Shabaash Mithu. Based on the life of former Test and ODI captain of the India women's national cricket team, Mithali Raj, the Srijit Mukherji directorial is slated…

From Shahid Kapoor to Farhan Khan and Taapsee Pannu to…

Shabana Azmi, one of the finest actresses that Indian cinema has ever produced, is currently vacationing with her husband, noted screenwriter and poet Javed Akhtar, in London. While enjoying her time in the city, she realised that a number of celebrities from the tinsel town of Bollywood are also chilling…

‘At the moment, we can’t do anything that is remotely…

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has several notable films to his credit, including Dev D, Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1, Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 2, and Manmarziyaan. He has always chosen subjects that other filmmakers generally avoid attempting. However, Kashyap feels that nowadays filmmakers are “dealing with a kind of…

Cary Rajinder Sawhney: London Indian Film Festival connects people to…

THE past 12 years has seen the London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) become a leading celebration of south Asian cinema globally. Europe’s largest Indian and south Asian festival now spans across multiple cities in the UK. Cary Rajinder Sawhney MBE has continually powered the fabulous annual film feast forward, as…

Taapsee Pannu’s Dobaaraa to arrive on August 19

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s next directorial venture Dobaaraa, which features award-winning actress Taapsee Pannu in the lead role, has locked the date for its theatrical release. The film will hit the marquee on August 19, Kashyap announced on Thursday.        Billed as an edgy thriller, the film reunites Taapsee Pannu with…

Srishti Jain: Talented TV star’s big cinema leap

POPULAR actress Srishti Jain has shown off an impressive range since making her TV debut in acclaimed drama Suhani Si Ek Ladki in 2016. She has since then lit up hit serials Meri Durga, Main Maike Chali Jaungi, Tum Dekhte Rahiyo and Hamari Wali Good News. The superbly talented 25-year-old…

Anurag Kashyap’s Dobaaraa to open London Indian Film Festival

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s upcoming thriller Dobaaraa, which stars Taapsee Pannu in the lead role, was on Tuesday confirmed as the opening night movie at the 2022 London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) on June 23, ahead of its Indian release on July 1. Female filmmakers will be at the forefront of…

Lords of Lockdown premieres at the New York Indian Film…

Anurag Kashyap and Navin Shetty's Lords of Lockdown premiers at the New York Indian Film Festival 2022 While it is difficult to list down the adversities that the pandemic brought upon us, through their documentary, Lords of Lockdown, producers Anurag Kashyap and Navin Shetty, along with director Mihir Fadnavis chronicle…

“I’m grateful to Kavish Sinha that he saw Koyal in…

Former beauty pageant winner Apeksha Porwal surprised everyone with her debut performance in the hit streaming show Undekhi (2020). Critics praised her for her intense and raw performance as Koyal. After the huge success of Undekhi, SonyLIV recently launched Undekhi 2, which saw the return of several cast members from…

Shah Rukh Khan to launch streaming app SRK+

A few months back, Shah Rukh Khan had appeared in a campaign by the leading streaming media platform Disney+Hotstar where he was seen considering venturing into the digital space. The superstar was seen discussing different ideas with his manager for his digital debut. Now, months after the campaign received loads…

Actress Rupa Dutta arrested for stealing purses at book fair

Bengali actress Rupa Dutta, who has acted in several television shows, has been arrested for allegedly committing attention diversion theft at the venue of the International Kolkata Book Fair, police said on Sunday. She was arrested on Saturday after a policeman saw her dumping a purse into a dustbin. The…

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…

Ishwak Singh: Rocket Boys is about our scientists and educators…

Ishwak Singh, who rose to overnight fame after the rousing success of Amazon Prime Video’s Pataal Lok (2020), is currently seen as Vikram Sarabhai in SonyLIV’s latest streaming show, Rocket Boys. Also featuring Jim Sarbh, the eight-episode series has garnered positive response from the audience and critics alike. In a…

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…

Roshan Mathew on Darlings: This one has been a jarringly…

Roshan Mathew made his acting debut with the Malayalam film Adi Kapyare Kootamani (2015). He later featured in many Malayalam movies, and last year made his Hindi debut with Anurag Kashyap’s Choked which was released on Netflix. His next Hindi film will be Darlings which also stars Alia Bhatt, Shefali…

Top 10 Dulquer Salmaan movies

MAGNIFICENT Malayalam movie star Dulquer Salmaan has made a mark in different languages since making a winning debut in 2012. This week he will turn a year older on July 28 and celebrate his 35th birthday. Eastern Eye decided to mark the occasion by preparing a watchlist of his top…

Exclusive! Zoya Hussain: I want to do films in all…

Zoya Hussain made her acting debut with Anurag Kashyap’s Mukkabaaz (2018). Her performance in the movie was appreciated a lot by the critics as well as the audiences. This year, she made her digital debut with the web series Grahan which started streaming on Disney+ Hotstar on 24th June 2021.…

Adarsh Gourav: I want to work globally

Adarsh Gourav started his journey as a child actor with the 2010 release My Name Is Khan. He later featured in movies like Rukh and Mom. But, it was The White Tiger that made him a household name. Ramin Bahrani's The White Tiger, which also featured Priyanka Chopra and Rajkummar…

Anurag Kashyap to produce Cannes La Fabrique supported project Eka

Anurag Kashyap has come onboard to produce Indian filmmaker Suman Sen’s directorial debut Eka (Solo) under his banner Good Bad Films. Set in Kolkata, the project is currently at the scripting stage. Eka was selected as one of the participants at La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut Français 2021, a tailored…

Film fraternity raises concerns over the proposal to amend Cinematograph…

The Indian government's proposal to amend the Cinematograph Act is another blow to the film fraternity and will potentially endanger freedom of expression and democratic dissent, says a letter signed by several prominent figures from the industry such as Vishal Bhardwaj, Mira Nair and Pa Ranjith. The letter, with more…

Kriti Sanon to star in the Hindi remake of Kill…

A few years ago, it was announced that actor-producer Nikhil Dwivedi has acquired the remake rights of the Hollywood film Kill Bill which starred Uma Thurman in the lead role. Well, in the past, there have been reports of a couple of actresses being considered for the Hindi remake. Now,…

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap undergoes angioplasty, currently recuperating

By Murtuza Iqbal Anurag Kashyap, who was busy working on the post-production of his movie Dobaaraa, recently underwent angioplasty. It is said that the filmmaker got mild chest pain and he decided to seek medical help for it. A source told Mid-day, “Late last week, Anurag complained of discomfort and…

The making of a dynamic actress

HOW TALENTED ACTRESS ANUPRIA GOENKA ESTABLISHED HERSELF WITH NOTABLE ROLES IN FILMS AND WEB SHOWS by MOHNISH SINGH FROM Tiger Zinda Hai and Padmaavat to Criminal Justice and Aashram, Anupria Goenka has notched up a host of notable roles in films and streaming shows. She is fast becoming known for taking…

Netflix to premiere Taapsee Pannu’s Haseen Dillruba on July 2

By: Mohnish Singh We have got our hands on an exciting piece of news about actress Taapsee Pannu and Vikrant Massey’s upcoming film Haseen Dillruba. An entertainment portal reports that the film, which also features actor Harshvardhan Rane in an important role, is set to get a direct-to-digital premiere on…

Salman Khan receives second dose of coronavirus vaccine on Eid

By: Mohnish Singh Bollywood superstar Salman Khan received the second dose of the coronavirus vaccine on Friday. The actor had received the first dose of the vaccine in March. Apart from him, his younger brother Sohail Khan also got his second dose today. The duo was spotted at a centre…

Aditya Roy Kapur set to headline a high-profile project for…

By: Mohnish Singh Malang (2020) actor Aditya Roy Kapoor has signed on to topline a high-profile digital project set at Netflix, an entertainment portal reports. The actor was last seen in Anurag Kashyap’s Ludo (2020), which had its direct-to-digital premiere on Netflix. The upcoming project with the streaming media giant…

Priyank Tiwari is ‘just going with the flow’

TALENTED actor Priyank Tiwari has made an impact with winning performances in diverse mediums that range from the drama serial Love J Action to Bollywood film Jabriya Jodi. His forthcoming projects include being part of a strong cast in interesting looking web series U-Special, an original college-set drama produced by…

Taapsee Pannu kick-starts her next Shabaash Mithu

By: Mohnish Singh Actress Taapsee Pannu, who recently received her first Filmfare Award for her power-packed performance in Anubhav Sinha’s critically and commercially successful social-drama film Thappad (2020), has started shooting for her next Shabaash Mithu. For the uninitiated, Shabaash Mithu is a sports biopic based on the inspirational life…

Taapsee Pannu approached for a biopic on tennis player Sania…

By: Mohnish Singh Taapsee Pannu, who has just won her first Filmfare award for Thappad (2020), is one of the busiest actresses working in Indian cinema. At any given point in time, she has about six projects in multiple Indian languages. And she juggles each one effortlessly and with organisation.…

Ekta Kapoor and Dibakar Banerjee team up for Love Sex…

By Murtuza Iqbal In 2010, Dibakar Banerjee directed a film titled Love Sex Aur Dhokha which was produced by Ekta Kapoor. The movie starred Anshuman Jha, Nushrratt Bharuccha, Rajkummar Rao, Neha Chauhan, Amit Sial, Herry Tangri, and Ashish Sharma. Today, LSD (Love Sex Aur Dhokha) completes 11 years of its…

Rajkummar Rao and Huma Qureshi to headline Sriram Raghavan’s Monica,…

By: Mohnish Singh Celebrated filmmaker Sriram Raghavan, whose filmography boasts of such notable movies as Ek Hasina Thi (2004), Johnny Gaddaar (2007), Badlapur (2015), and Andhadhun (2018), has joined forces with streaming media giant Netflix for his next production venture. Titled Monica, O My Darling, the upcoming film stars Rajkummar…

Exclusive: “I have never believed in competition or comparison,” says…

By: Mohnish Singh Actress Mahima Makwana is fast becoming one of the best young actresses of her generation. From shy and introverted Rachna Tripathi in ZEE TV’s Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke (2012-2015) to innocent Zoya caught in the web of human trafficking in Eros Now’s streaming show Flesh (2020), the…

Taapsee Pannu reacts to IT raids at her property, says…

By Murtuza Iqbal On 3rd March 2021, the Income Tax department raided Taapsee Pannu and Anurag Kashyap’s property in Mumbai. Both the celebs had not yet given any statement on the same, but today, Taapsee took to Twitter to write about the IT raids. In a series of tweets, she…

Taapsee Pannu’s boyfriend Mathias Boe asks Kiren Rijiju for help…

By Murtuza Iqbal On 3rd March 2021, the Income Tax department raided Taapsee Pannu and Anurag Kashyap’s house in Mumbai and the investigation is still going on. Meanwhile, recently Taapsee’s boyfriend, Mathias Boe, who is a badminton player, took to Twitter to ask for help from the Sports Minister Kiren…

Taapsee Pannu and Pratik Gandhi team up for Woh Ladki…

By Murtuza Iqbal Pratik Gandhi is a big name in the Gujarati film industry and with his performance in last year’s release web series Scam: 1992, the actor has become a household name all over India, and internationally as well. Now, Pratik has teamed up with Taapsee Pannu for a…

Taapsee Pannu teams up with Anurag Kashyap for a movie…

By Murtuza Iqbal Anurag Kashyap and Taapsee Pannu have worked together earlier in the 2018 release Manmarziyaan. From the past many months, there were reports that the two will be teaming up for the second time, and now, finally, the movie has been officially announced. Taapsee took to Instagram to…

Madhu Mantena to launch his ambitious project Ramayan with Hrithik…

By: Mohnish Singh According to reports, producer Madhu Mantena is gearing up to raise the curtain on his ambitious project Ramayan soon. The producer has reportedly signed Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone to headline the film. Roshan has been roped in to play the character of Ram, while Padukone will…

Actresses who stole the show with their performance in 2020

By Murtuza Iqbal We won’t be wrong if we say that 2020 belonged to actresses. In the first three months, when films released in theatres we had many actresses who ruled the silver screens, and then later our female stars started impressing us with their performances on the OTT platforms.…

After catastrophic year, Bollywood hopes for a 2021 comeback

The dancers stopped strutting on Bollywood film sets this year as the Indian film industry struggled to find any spring in its step during a disastrous 2020. The annus horribilis for the world's most prolific movie industry began with the heartbreaking deaths in April within 36 hours of luminaries Irrfan…

From Alaya F to Hina Khan to Pavail Gulati, debutants…

By: Murtuza Iqbal Every year we get to see many new faces in Bollywood, and 2020 was not an exception. Many actors and actresses made their Bollywood debut this year, and even if their films didn’t get a big-screen release, they were in the limelight because of their OTT release.…

Taapsee Pannu’s journey of becoming a sprinter in Rashmi Rocket…

Murtuza Iqbal Taapsee Pannu will be seen playing the role of a sprinter in Rashmi Rocket. The actress started shooting for the film last month and has been sharing pictures from the sets and her workout sessions. To portray the character of an athlete the actress had to undergo a…

Abhishek Bachchan hopeful to be cast opposite Aishwarya Rai Bachchan…

By: Mohnish Singh Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan have always managed to win audiences’ hearts with their crackling chemistry in films, irrespective of the box-office fate of those projects. The real-life couple has starred together in 8 movies so far and audiences have always loved them, which is why…

Anurag Kashyap signs Ajay Bahl to helm Ugly 2

By: Mohnish Singh Well-known filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is set to roll a new film. If you are a fan of his brand of cinema, you would definitely remember his 2013 film Ugly, which revolved around the kidnapping of an actor’s young daughter. News has it that the critically acclaimed film…

Taapsee Pannu to undergo three-month cricket training for Shabaash Mithu

Murtuza Iqbal Taapsee Pannu is currently busy with the shooting of Rashmi Rocket. The actress plays the role of an athlete in the movie and on Instagram, keeps on sharing pictures from the sets, and her training. Well, apart from Rashmi Rocket, Taapsee has Looop Lapeta, Shabaash Mithu, and Anurag…

Ali Fazal doesn’t want to marry in a year that…

By: Mohnish Singh After being in a steady relationship for a couple of years, actors Ali Fazal and Richa Chadda were gearing up to walk down the aisle in 2020. But the sudden outbreak of Coronavirus across the globe made it all go for a toss, and now Fazal has…

Taapsee Pannu to news channels: Thank you guys, you held…

Indian news channels have been reporting a lot of unwanted things, and many Bollywood celebs were upset it. We won’t be wrong if we say that some news channels have become a source of entertainment for many viewers. Well now, theatres in India are all set to reopen soon with…

Richa Chadha initiates legal action after her name dragged in…

Actor Richa Chadha on Monday said she has initiated "appropriate" legal action after her name was dragged in a "defamatory" manner by actor Payal Ghosh, who has accused filmmaker Anurag Kashyap of sexual harassment. On Saturday, Ghosh took to Twitter, claiming that the Gangs of Wasseypur director was sexually inappropriate…

Kalki Koechlin, Taapsee Pannu, and other actresses support Anurag Kashyap…

A couple of days ago, actress Payal Ghosh accused Anurag Kashyap of sexual misbehavior. Her accusations once again started a discussion about the #MeToo movement in Bollywood. Ghosh had tweeted, “@anuragkashyap72 has forced himself on me and extremely badly. @PMOIndia @narendramodi ji, kindly take action and let the country see…

Taapsee Pannu in consideration for a social comedy

Highly versatile Taapsee Pannu, who has been consistently delivering successful films at the box-office, may soon reunite with superstar Shah Rukh Khan. The actress has previously starred in Red Chillies Entertainment’s superhit thriller Badla (2019), which also had megastar Amitabh Bachchan in the prominent role. Now, the news is coming…

Taapsee Pannu all set to star opposite Shah Rukh Khan?

Taapsee Pannu is undoubtedly one of the most talented actresses we have in the industry. She is also a bankable star and has been a part of many successful films in Bollywood and in down South. She currently has many interesting projects in her kitty like Rashami Rocket, Haseen Dillruba,…

Anurag Kashyap on supporting Rhea Chakraborty: Yes we know better

Rhea Chakraborty was yesterday arrested by NCB in the drug peddling case. The actress earlier in an interview had stated that Sushant Singh Rajput used to take drugs and she never consumed it. Well, after her arrest a lot of Bollywood celebs came out in Rhea’s support and tweeted about…

Birthday Special: Films and series of Radhika Apte that you…

Radhika Apte is undoubtedly one of the most talented actresses we have in Bollywood. She has been in the industry for the past 15 years but became a household name with her performance in 2015 release Badlapur. Well, Radhika is one actress who is ruling Netflix. She has omnipresence on…

Emraan Hashmi to headline comic-caper Sab First Class

Last seen in Jeetu Joseph’s suspense thriller The Body (2020), Emraan Hashmi is set to return to comic space after a long time. The actor has announced his comeback to the genre of comedy with a new film titled Sab First Class. Balwinder Singh Janjua, who has previously developed scripts…

Taapsee Pannu starrer Rashmi Rocket to start rolling in November…

Taapsee Pannu currently has films like Haseen Dillruba, Shabaash Mithu, Rashmi Rocket, Loopa Lapeta, and Anurag Kashyap’s next in her kitty. But of course, due to the pandemic, she wasn’t shooting for any of the movies. However, in November, Taapsee will be back on the sets. Rashmi Rocket will go…

Anurag Kashyap: Sushant chose Drive over a film that I…

Sushant Singh Rajput died by suicide on 14th June 2020. The actor’s demise has started a debate about nepotism and how outsiders are cornered in the industry. Recently, while talking to NDTV, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap spoke about how Sushant wanted to work with YRF and Dharma and chose their films…

Saiyami kind of wonderful

EXCITING NEW ACTING STAR KHER ON HER RECENT FILM AND DRAMA SERIAL SUCCESS by ASJAD NAZIR MOST of the world may have been stuck during the Covid-19 crisis, but Saiyami Kher has been moving at top speed and had three high-profile releases during lockdown. The talented young actress followed up…

I’m done with reflecting, time to look forward: Abhishek Bachchan

Abhishek Bachchan turned 20 in Bollywood years last month and after a period of self-reflection, the actor says he now wants to focus on the coming decades. The actor, who along with Kareena Kapoor Khan made his debut with JP Dutta's 2000 film Refugee, returned to screen with Anurag Kashyap's Manmarziyaan in…

Vikramaditya Motwane’s AK vs AK almost complete

When shooting activities in Bollywood were on hold for almost three months, several filmmakers continued to work from home amid the lockdown and successfully completed their projects. One such filmmaker is Vikramaditya Motwane who has almost finished his next directorial offering AK vs AK, starring Anil Kapoor and Anurag Kashyap…

Abhishek Bachchan on working with wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Last seen together in celebrated filmmaker Mani Ratnam’s epic action-adventure film Raavan (2010), Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan have not shared the screen space over the past decade. It was not like that the duo was not offered anything interesting, but several projects the two were in talks for…

Abhishek Bachchan on his digital debut with Prime Video’s Breathe…

Abhishek Bachchan, who recently completed two decades in Bollywood, is gearing up to make his digital debut with Amazon Prime Video’s web series Breathe Season 2, slated for a grand premiere on July 10. The talented actor is quite psyched up about this new beginning in his career.   View…

‘Ashe movie is terrific story of a black man in…

REVIVAL OF PROTESTS AGAINST RACISM GIVES AMRITRAJ’S FILM ADDED RELEVANCE by AMIT ROY THIS is a movie that can be rated “AAAA” even before it is made – a film about the black tennis legend Arthur Ashe by the Indian Hollywood icon Ashok Amritraj. Ashe, who grew up in an…

Richa Chadha shares a Gangs Of Wasseypur meme, connects it…

One of the best works of Anurag Kashyap is Gangs of Wasseypur franchise. The gangster drama got thumbs up from the critics and also did quite well at the box office. The film completes 8 years of its release today and Richa Chadha, who played the role of Nagma in…

Anurag Kashyap on his rapport with Shah Rukh Khan

Making it big on your own is not easy in an industry as competitive as Bollywood, but examples abound where people came from nowhere and established themselves as a force to reckon with. Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is certainly one of such talents.   View this post on Instagram   A…

Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Ghoomketu mirrors his early days of struggle

by ASJAD NAZIR THE closure of cinemas has triggered a trend of high-profile films being premiered directly on to streaming sites and given Bollywood fans a shot of instant happiness. Ghoomketu recently premiered on ZEE5 and is a film that adds another chapter to the remarkable story of acclaimed Indian…

Anurag Kashyap floats a new production house Good Bad Films

Well-known director-producer Anurag Kashyap has launched a new production house called Good Bad Films. The filmmaker, whose filmography includes several notable movies including Dev D (2009), Gangs Of Wasseypur – Part 1 (2012), and Gangs Of Wasseypur – Part 2, (2012), took to his Instagram account to make the announcement.…

Best Bollywood sports movies

TOP 20 HINDI FILM COUNTDOWN TO HELP YOU FORGET ABOUT CANCELLED TOURNAMENTS AND MATCHES by ASJAD NAZIR LIVE matches getting cancelled globally due to the coronavirus pandemic has left a massive void for sports fans and a big hole in TV schedules. This has been made even bigger with the…

Ghoomketu movie review: This Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer fails to impress

Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer Ghoomketu was announced in 2014. The film has been in the pipeline from the past six years and today, finally it has got a digital release on the OTT platform Zee5. The movie revolves around a writer named Ghoomketu (Nawazuddin Siddiqui). He is from Mahona, a small…

Nawazuddin Siddiqui quarantined for 14 days at his house in…

Nawazuddin Siddiqui traveled from Mumbai to his native place Budhana in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh. The actor had taken the travel pass and along with a few family members he traveled in a private car from Mumbai to UP. According to a report in IANS, Nawazuddin reached Budhana on 15th May…

Taapsee Pannu not pleased with media attention around her personal…

For celebrities, it is almost impossible to keep their personal life private and away from the prying eyes of the media. Having said that, there are certain celebs who have proved to be an exception and manage to keep their personal life away from the invasion of the media. The…

Karan Johar wants to give acting a second chance, ready…

Karan Johar made his acting debut with Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet. The film failed to make a mark at the box office and Karan didn’t get thumbs up from the critics for his performance in the movie. However, now, the filmmaker wants to give acting a second chance. Recently, Karan…

Taapsee Pannu on Looop Lapeta, an official adaptation of German…

After impressing everyone with her power-packed performance in Thappad (2020), Taapsee Pannu is looking forward to her forthcoming projects. The award-winning actress has almost half a dozen movies on his platter right now, one of them being Looop Lapeta, an official adaptation of German thriller Run Lola Run (1998). Talking…

Makers of Bamfaad reveal why they opted to cast Paresh…

Paresh Rawal’s son Aditya Rawal has made his acting debut with Zee5’s original film Bamfaad. The movie is produced by Pradeep Kumar and Shaika Parween of Shaika Films and Ajay Rai of Jar Pictures, and it is presented by Anurag Kashyap. Recently, while talking about casting Aditya for Bamfaad, producer…

ZEE5 drops the trailer of their upcoming romantic drama Bamfaad

ZEE5, one of the leading homegrown OTT platforms in India, has dropped the trailer of their upcoming romantic film, titled Bamfaad. The movie marks the acting debut of Aditya Rawal, the son of veteran actors Paresh Rawal and Swaroop Sampat. Playing the female lead opposite him will be actress Shalini…

‘My journey defines me’

ALTHOUGH talented TV star Ridheema Tiwari has been in the industry almost 10 years, she wasn’t sure acting was for her. The small screen star admits to most of her initial roles being trial and error. She worked her way up to become a bankable TV actor and then made…

Bhumi Pednekar and Ayushmann Khurrana to reteam?

According to reports, Ayushmann Khurrana, who can be currently seen in his latest film Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan (2020), has given his nod to a new film, titled Stree Rog Vibhag. Reportedly, the talented actor has been locked to headline the film which will be bankrolled by Junglee Pictures, the…

Ayushmann Khurrana to play gynaecologist in dramedy Stree Rog Vibhag

While his latest film Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan (2020) is still running successfully in cinemas, Ayushmann Khurrana has given his nod to yet another exciting project. According to reports, the National Film Award-winning actor is set to star in a dramedy, titled Stree Rog Vibhag. After playing a diverse range…

Back with renewed intensity

POPULAR ACTOR NAKUUL MEHTA GETS ROMANTIC ON HIS RETURN by ASJAD NAZIR FANS have been waiting for small screen superstar Nakuul Mehta to return to television ever since his smash-hit drama Ishqbaaaz ended and he obliged them with newly released web series Never Kiss Your Best Friend. The award-winning actor…

Alaya F on comparisons with Sara Ali Khan: I really…

There were reports that Sara Ali Khan was supposed to star in Jawaani Jaaneman which stars Saif Ali Khan in the lead role. The actor himself confirmed in an interview recently that Sara was approached for the movie. However, later Sara was replaced by Alaya F. When we recently met…

Netflix teams up with Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap and Aditya…

Netflix, the leading streaming media giant in the world, has announced three new original feature films from India. It has roped in such popular Indian filmmakers as Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap and Aditya Motwane to helm its forthcoming projects. Dharma Productions’ head honcho Karan Johar, who most recently directed a…

Deepika Padukone joins protest at JNU, trolls trend #BoycottChhapaak, B-Town…

Deepika Padukone is currently busy with the promotions of her upcoming film Chhapaak. The film is slated to release on 10th January 2020, and recently when Deepika was in Delhi for the promotions, she visited JNU to join the protest against the attack at the university. Well, Deepika’s presence at…

Actors, filmmakers condemn violence at Jawaharlal Nehru University

Bollywood actors Swara Bhasker, Shabana Azmi, Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub and Taapsee Pannu, and filmmakers Aparna Sen and Hansal Mehta on Sunday condemned the violence at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and urged Delhi Police to intervene. Violence broke out at JNU on Sunday night after masked men armed with sticks…

Janhvi Kapoor leaves Twitterati in awe with her performance in…

Newcomer Janhvi Kapoor, who made her silver screen debut with Dharma Productions’ Dhadak (2018), can be currently seen in the Netflix omnibus series Ghost Stories, which also marks her debut in the digital world. Helmed by distinguished Bollywood filmmakers Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap and Dibakar Banerjee, the anthology…

Top five Bollywood films of 2019: Where are the women?

If box office success is any yardstick, mainstream Hindi cinema continues to be overtly macho with four of 2019's five top grossers dealing with themes of hyper masculinity leaving women as mere props or maybe a side note at best. While War, Kabir Singh, Uri: The Surgical Strike and Bharat demonstrated the skewed gender dynamic in…

Akshay Kumar reacts to violent protests against Citizenship Amendment Act

Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar on Friday (27) urged people to stay away from violence during the Citizenship Amendment Act protests, irrespective of their political leanings. The 52-year-old actor said as someone who is against violence, he wants people to deal with the situation in a positive way. "I don't like…

Time to protest on social media alone is over: Farhan…

Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar on Wednesday said he will be hitting the streets to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act as he believes that the time to express outrage on social media alone is over. The actor took to Twitter to announce that he will be partaking in a protest…

Janhvi Kapoor to be paid a hefty amount for South…

Just yesterday we reported that newcomer Janhvi Kapoor, who entered Bollywood with Dharma Productions’ superhit film Dhadak (2018), has been signed on to star in a Telugu film and that too opposite Arjun Reddy (2017) star Vijay Deverakonda. Successful South Indian filmmaker Puri Jagannadh is reportedly onboard to call the…

Janhvi Kapoor to romance southern heartthrob Vijay Deverakonda?

Janhvi Kapoor, who enthralled us with her mesmeric performance in her debut film Dhadak (2018), is gearing up for a foray into the South Indian film industry. Yes, you heard it absolutely right!  According to reports, the newcomer has given her nod to star in a Telugu film to be…

Ghost Stories teaser: It’s not scary but very intriguing

After Lust Stories last year, Karan Johar, Dibaker Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar, and Anurag Kashyap are coming together once again for an anthology titled Ghost Stories. It will be released on Netflix on 1st January 2020. Yes, we will be starting our 2020 by getting scared. The makers have unveiled the…

Taapsee Pannu bags Sanjay Leela Productions’ Sia Jia

2019 has been an extremely special year for actress Taapsee Pannu. She toplined three Bollywood movies this year – Badla, Mission Mangal and the recently released biographical drama Saand Ki Aankh – and all of them struck gold at the box-office, bringing a broad smile on the faces of investors.…

We’re coming back with a trophy: Kubbra Sait on Sacred…

Actor Kubbra Sait on Monday said she is thrilled to represent Sacred Games along with the show's crew at the International Emmy Awards where the series has bagged a nomination. The critically-acclaimed Netflix show has been nominated in the best drama category alongside Brazil's Contra Todos, Germany's Bad Banks and UK's McMafia. Kubbra, who was widely praised…

Nikita Dutta to romance Abhishek Bachchan in The Big Bull

Last seen in the Anurag Kashyap-directed Manmarziyaan (2018), Abhishek Bachchan is presently working on his next film, titled The Big Bull. The latest update on the upcoming project is that actress Nikita Dutta has been roped in to pair up with Junior Bachchan. Ileana D’Cruz is also playing the female…

Here’s why Zoya Akhtar loves working with ensemble cast

If you have followed filmmaker Zoya Akhtar’s work right from her debut film Luck By Chance (2000) to webseries Made In Heaven (2019), one commonality that you must have observed is presence of an ensemble cast in all her projects.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared…

Shah Rukh Khan’s name linked to yet another film

Last seen in the Anand L Rai-directed Zero (2018), which did not live up to the audience’s huge expectations, superstar Shah Rukh Khan is yet to announce his next film. In past ten months, his name has been associated with almost half a dozen movies, but every time a rumour…

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s Ponniyin Selvan rolls in November

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was last seen in an extended cameo in Anil Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao’s 2018 film Fanney Khan. Right after the release of Fanney Khan, the diva was set to reteam with husband Abhishek Bachchan for an Anurag Kashyap production. However, before the movie could start rolling, Kashyap’s…

Trailer of Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar starrer Saand Ki…

This Diwali, there are three films slated to hit the screens, Made In China, Saand Ki Aaankh and Housefull 4. A few days ago, the makers of Made in China had released the trailer of the film, and today, the makers of Saand Ki Aankhn have launched the trailer of…

Avinash Tiwary and Mrunal Thakur in Karan Johar’s Ghost Stories

After Lust Stories, Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap, and Dibakar Banerjee are once again coming up with an anthology on Netflix which is titled as Ghost Stories. As the title suggests this time, the four directors are all set to scare us with their horror flicks. A few days…

Abhishek Bachchan begins shooting for his next film

Last seen in the Anurag Kashyap-directed Manmarziyaan (2018), Abhishek Bachchan on Monday began shooting for his next film, titled The Big Bull. The actor took to Instagram to share the news with his fans. He also posted a photograph of the clapboard of the movie, whose caption read: "Here we…

Taapsee Pannu on starring in Mithali Raj’s biopic: I’m in…

A few weeks ago, there were reports that Taapsee Pannu will be seen in cricketer Mithali Raj’s biopic. When the actress was earlier asked about it, she had stated, "If I get it then it will be amazing to play cricket. You all (media) please recommend my name to them…

Saif Ali Khan starrer Sacred Games season 2 invites controversy

Sacred Games season one had been in the news for a lot of wrong reasons. Though the viewers had loved the web series, there were a lot of controversies surrounding it. A political party had an objection with a particular dialogue which tried to demean a late politician. Even because…

Do you know the budget of Sacred Games 2? Deets…

It will not be an exaggeration to say that Sacred Games by Netflix changed the entire landscape of the digital medium in India. The massive success of the thriller series proved that there is a huge audience for consuming web content in India, provided they get engaging, unique and well-told…

Hasn’t been a stable moment: Kalki on 10 years in…

Kalki Koechlin describes her decade-long journey in Bollywood as "mercurial"; navigating through ups and downs and looking for calm in the unstable industry. Having made her debut with Anurag Kashyap's Dev D in 2009, the actor went on to star in several acclaimed films, from Shaitaan, Margarita With A Straw,…

Taapsee Pannu awaits out-and-out commercial films after Judwaa 2

Taapsee Pannu is one of the most accomplished actresses in Bollywood, who can slide into any character within the blink of an eye. If you take a close look at her filmography, you will find a variety of films which range from romcoms to social dramas. Most recently seen in…

Digital debut on the cards for Ali Abbas Zafar

After Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Neeraj Ghaywan among others, Ali Abbas Zafar is the next director to take a plunge into the digital world. Known for helming such successful films as Sultan (2016), Tiger Zinda Hai (2017) and Bharat (2019), Zafar is set to make his digital debut with…

Anurag Kashyap on Sacred Games 2: “Pressure is more this…

Sacred Games is considered one of the finest webseries to have ever come out on any digital platform. After the humongous success of the first season globally, Netflix is now gearing up to premiere the second season of the series, which starts streaming from 15th August. When Anurag Kashyap made…

Anurag Kashyap shot the climax of Hrithik Roshan starrer Super…

After sexual harassment allegations against Vikas Bahl, the filmmaker was told to step down as the director of Super 30. It was said that the shooting of the film is complete and Anurag Kashyap will look into the editing and post-production of the movie. However, Nandish Singh Sandhu, who plays…

Exclusive: “Thankful, humbled and honoured for the response that For…

Avantika Khattri plunged into Hindi films with the 2013 war-comedy War Chhod Na Yaar, also featuring Sharman Joshi and Soha Ali Khan in central characters. Though being in front of the camera always fascinated her, acting was not the only thing that she had on her mind when she entered…

Bhumi Pednekar excited about her next Pati Patni Aur Woh

Unperturbed by the dismal performance of her last film Sonchiriya (2019), Bhumi Pednekar is looking forward to the exciting lineup of her upcoming movies. She recently wrapped up Anurag Kashyap’s next production venture Saand Ki Aankh with Taapsee Pannu. And now, the actress is preparing for her next Pati Patni…

Sacred Games 2 to premiere on August 15

The second season of critically-acclaimed original series Sacred Games is set to premiere on August 15, the streaming service announced on Tuesday (8). The official Twitter account of the streaming platform's India chapter also shared the news, along with the trailer of the series. "The game's bigger, the stakes are…

Here’s what Taapsee Pannu has to say about Rangoli Chandel’s…

Kangana Ranaut’s sister, Rangoli Chandel keeps on targeting Bollywood celebs on Twitter. A few days ago, she had tweeted that Taapsee Pannu is the ‘sasti copy’ of Kangana. Taapsee opted to keep mum on social media and even while talking to a daily, she decided not to speak anything against…

Kangana Ranaut’s sister Rangoli targets Taapsee Pannu, Anurag Kashyap intervenes

A couple of days ago, the trailer of Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao starrer Judgementall Hai Kya was released. A lot of Bollywood celebs took to Twitter to praise the trailer, but if they didn’t write Kangana’s name in their tweet, her sister Rangoli started targeting them. Taapsee Pannu tweeted,…

Anupam Kher, Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap and others get invited…

Indians are making a mark not just in their country but even internationally. While many films are getting a lot of appreciation at international film festivals and making a mark at the box office all around the world, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited some of the…

Sujoy Ghosh’s Typewriter set to premiere on Netflix

After Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwani, Sujoy Ghosh is the next well-established Bollywood filmmaker who is set to venture into the world of digital content. The director, who recently delivered one of the biggest hits of his career in the form of Badla (2019), is stepping into the web-space with…

Nawazuddin Siddiqui finds leading lady for Bole Chudiyan

Talented actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who was most recently seen in filmmaker Ritesh Batra’s Photograph (2019), opposite Sanya Malhotra, is about to begin work on his next film titled Bole Chudiyan. The movie marks the directorial debut of Nawaz’s younger brother, Shamas Siddiqui.   View this post on Instagram   A…

Bollywood movies that faced issues with CBFC

Indian Central Board of Film Certification is a body that certifies a film on the basis of its content. A film either gets an ‘A’, ‘U/A’ or ‘U’ certificate from CBFC. Central Board of Film Certification also asks the filmmakers to make a few changes in the film to get…

Saiyami Kher’s next with Anurag Kashyap starts rolling

A couple of days ago, we reported about Mirzya (2016) actress Saiyami Kher bagging her second Bollywood project. The latest we hear that the untitled film has already gone on floors in Mumbai. It will be shot in a start-to-finish schedule of three months as the makers are looking at…

Saiyami Kher signed on to topline an Anurag Kashyap directorial?

After receiving great critical acclaim for his last release Manmarziyan (2018), filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is, reportedly, gearing up to call the shots for his next directorial venture. Though nothing much is known about his upcoming film, some media outlets report that actress Saiyami Kher has been finalized to play the…

Prakash Jha set to venture into digital space?

Not only actors, but the digital world has fascinated several big Bollywood filmmakers also. While directors like Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap have already made their digital debut with the critically acclaimed Netflix original Sacred Games (2018), there is a long list of filmmakers who will be plunging into the…

Taapsee Pannu starrer Game Over set for a massive release…

Riding high on the humongous success of her latest Bollywood film Badla (2019), Taapsee Pannu is now waiting for the release of her next movie, Game Over. Written and directed by Ashwin Saravanan, the film has been primarily made in Tamil and Telugu, but it will see a huge release…

The trailer of Taapsee Pannu starrer Game Over will keep…

After impressing us with the teaser, the makers of Taapsee Pannu starrer Game Over have now launched the trailer of the film. The runtime of the trailer is 2 minutes 14 second and believe us, the trailer will keep you on the edge of the seat throughout. Some trailers make…

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Mani Ratnam to reunite for a…

Though fans keep themselves abreast of almost everything that is happening in their favourite actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s life, thanks to social media, they miss her sorely when it comes to her mesmeric presence on silver screen. The former beauty queen was last seen in Fanney Khan (2018) but in…

Nawazuddin Siddiqui: I enjoy my stardom by working hard

ACCLAIMED ACTOR NAWAZUDDIN SIDDIQUI ON HIS NEW FILM PHOTOGRAPH AND UPCOMING PROJECTS by MOHNISH SINGH No one can achieve fame and success in a day. It may take years and in some cases even decades, as has been the case for acclaimed actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui. From starting out as a chemist…

Taapsee Pannu and Anurag Kashyap join forces for a supernatural…

After working together on Manmarziyaan (2018), Taapsee Pannu and Anurag Kashyap came together for a women-centric film called Saand Ki Aankh, which is currently being shot in Uttar Pradesh. Also starring Bhumi Pednekar in the lead role, the movie is based on the lives of world's oldest sharpshooters - Chandro…

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan confirms giving nod to her next

Though Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is not seen in films more often these days, her fans keep waiting to get her glimpse on the big screen with bated breath. If you are too a fan of her, rejoice. We have got an interesting piece of news for you. After putting up…

Anurag Kashyap to complete post-production work of Super 30

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who has just started working on his next production venture Saand Ki Aankh with Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar, has come onboard to complete the pending post-production work of superstar Hrithik Roshan’s much-awaited film Super 30. The film has been directed by Queen (2014) fame Vikas Bahl.…

Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar’s Womaniya rechristened Saandh Ki Aankh

Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar are set to team up for the first time for renowned filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s next production venture. Earlier the movie was titled Womaniya, but now the makers have rechristened it Saandh Ki Aankh. For the uninitiated, the film is a biopic based on gold medallist…

Helly Shah signs Star Plus’ Sufiyana Ishq

Indian television actress Helly Shah, best remembered for such super successful shows as Khelti Hai Zindagi Aankh Micholi, Swaragini: Jodein Rishton Ke Sur and Devanshi, is set to headline yet another daily soap. Shah, who was away from the arc-light for some time now, will next star in the forthcoming…

Taapsee Pannu starrer Womaniya shelved

There is nothing certain in Bollywood! Anything can happen at any time. A couple of days ago, we had reported that actress Taapsee Pannu was set to begin work on her next film Womaniya, to be helmed by filmmaker Anurag Kashyap. The latest we hear that the project has been…

Richa Chadha on the art of being fearless and her…

VERSATILE film actress Richa Chadha has shown quite comprehensively that she can take on any acting challenge that is put in front of her, and this has resulted in unforgettable performances that have stayed with audiences long after they have left the cinema. The acclaimed star has perhaps taken on…

Mumbai only city in world that makes dreams come true,…

Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui on Tuesday (22) described Mumbai as a "city of dreams" that has helped several outsiders like him pen their success stories. The Uttar Pradesh born actor's next release is Thackeray, a biopic on Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray who advocated the "Maharashtra for Maharashtrians" plank in the…

Taapsee Pannu drops out of Anurag Basu’s next

Last seen in Anurag Kashyap’s romantic film Manmarziyan (2018), actress Taapsee Pannu has some exciting projects on her platter right now. She is presently shooting for Sujoy Ghosh’s next film Badla with superstar Amitabh Bachchan. In February, she will start shooting for Anurag Kashyap’s next production Womaniya which, reportedly, also…

Taapsee starts preparations for Anurag Kashyap’s Womaniya

Taapsee Pannu, who impressed critics and cinephiles with powerful performances in Mulk (2018) and Manmarziyan (2018) last year, has begun preparing for her next movie Womaniya. To be produced by filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, the movie will be helmed by writer-turned-director Tushar Hiranandani. Womaniya stars Taapsee Pannu in the role of…

Producers queue up to sign Abhishek Bachchan after Manmarziyan

Abhishek Bachchan is undoubtedly not a bad actor, but his selection of scripts is not always as good as it should be. Ever since he made his acting debut with Refugee in 2000, he has starred in many films, but most of them turned out to be duds at the…

Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan to kick-off Gulab Jamun shoot from…

A lot has been said and written about Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan’s forthcoming film Gulab Jamun which reunites the real-life couple after a massive gap of eight years. Recently, there were reports that the project has been put on the backburner after Phantom Films, the banner bankrolling it, announced its…

Netflix backs Sacred Games season 2 after probe

Netflix Inc said it would stick with the team behind Indian hit show Sacred Games for a second season after an independent investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against two individuals involved with the show. In a statement emailed to Reuters, Netflix said it would continue to work with the…

Popular Bollywood stars who started off their careers in famous…

By Asjad Nazir. Bollywood actors: Then and now. A number of Indian celebrities started their careers in music. While some of them starred in music videos, others appeared as backup dancers or made cameos in Bollywood musical numbers. At the time, their appearances lit up the songs and helped make them…

#MeToo claims hit CEO of India’s powerful cricket board

The chief executive of India's powerful cricket board has been given a week to explain allegations of sexual harassment against him, as the country's fledgling #MeToo movement gathers pace. Rahul Johri, CEO of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), was named in an account shared by Indian author Harnidh Kaur…

Film marking Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s onscreen reunion delayed

Buzz has it that the forthcoming Hindi film Gulab Jamun, which recently hit the headlines for being the movie marking the onscreen reunion of Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan after a huge gap of eight years, is delayed. So, what has caused this delay? Actually, the Sarvesh Mewara directorial…

After Phantom Films shuts shop, Reliance Entertainment to produce Ranveer…

After Phantom Films, founded by Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, Vikas Bahl and Madhu Mantena, announced its closure, everyone wanted to know what would happen to projects which had already been announced by the production house, especially the Ranveer Singh starrer 83. The good news is that now Kabir Khan’s film…

Hrithik speaks out on sexual harassment allegations against Super 30…

Super 30 star Hrithik Roshan has broken his silence on allegations of sexual harassment against the film's director Vikas Bahl, saying it is "impossible" for him to work with any person "guilty of such grave misconduct". In a guarded statement, Roshan said he has been away and has "sporadic information"…

AAYUSH SHARMA TALKS ABOUT HIS DEBUT FILM, SALMAN KHAN AND WHY…

By Asjad Nazir. PERHAPS the one major Indian festival Bollywood hasn’t set a film around is Navratri. That is all set to change with Love Yatri, which is set to be released on the eve of this year’s festival and sees Bollywood superstar Salman Khan launch his brother-in-law Aayush Sharma as a leading man. The…

Sobhita Dhulipala lands a British period drama

Sobhita Dhulipala, who made her acting debut with filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s 2016 psychological thriller Raman Raghav 2.0, also starring Vicky Kaushal and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, is set to headline a British production. Yes, the actress, model and beauty pageant titleholder has been roped in to play an important role in a…

Womaniya to go to sets early next year

Phantom Films’ forthcoming venture Womaniya, starring Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar in lead roles, will hit the shooting floor in the month of January, 2019. The makers are planning to wrap it up by March. Spilling some beans on the shooting schedule of the film, a source close to the…

Parineeti Chopra signs Anurag Basu’s next

Last seen in the Rohit Shetty-directed hit horror comedy Golmaal Again (2017), actress Parineeti Chopra has reportedly signed filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s next film, which is being said to be a sequel to the latter’s 2007 movie Life In A... Metro. If reports are to be believed, the actress has been…

BOLLYWOOD ACTOR ABHISHEK BACHCHAN RETURNS TO THE BIG SCREEN IN…

by ASJAD NAZIR ABHISHEK BACHCHAN ON THE FILM AND DIRECTOR THAT INSPIRED CINEMA RETURN. POPULAR actor Abhishek Bachchan makes a welcome return to the big screen in this week’s big Bollywood release Manmarziyaan. He stars alongside Vicky Kaushal and Taapsee Pannu in the Punjab-set romantic drama about a woman torn between two very different men. The latest…

Laila Majnu receives overwhelming response from Celebs and Tweeps

After a long wait, fans finally got to see one of the hotly anticipated movies of 2018, Laila Majnu, in cinemas today. The film, which has been helmed by Sajid Ali, brings together two genius creative minds of the industry, Ekta Kapoor and Imtiaz Ali, and hence a lot of…

Ahead of its release, Laila Majnu garners rousing response from…

The classic Indian love story of Laila and Majnu is set to be retold by filmmaker Sajid Ali. And what makes the film Laila Majnu even more special is the fact that it has been written by Ali’s brother and renowned writer-director Imtiaz Ali. Recently, Imtiaz Ali's close friend, Anurag Kashyap hosted…

Ishwak Singh: From architecture to acting ace

by ASJAD NAZIR. GIVING up architecture for acting seems like a smart move for Ishwak Singh. The talented actor has delivered acclaimed performances in theatre and hit films, including the recently-released comedy Veere Di Wedding. Eastern Eye caught up with Ishwak to talk about movies, acting and inspirations... What made…

5 Bollywood movies releasing in September

Laila Majnu Laila Majnu is an upcoming romantic film, which is releasing on 7 September. This movie is produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and Pi Films, directed by Sajid Ali and presented by Imtiaz Ali.  The lead actors are Avinash Tiwari and Tripti Dimri, both are making their debut in…

‘Complacency’ lead to two year break, says Abhishek

Abhishek Bachchan says he had reached a "complacency point in his career" and that made him realise that he need to take a break professionally. The actor, who is back with Manmarziyaan after two years, said taking a back step was scary and he did fear he would be forgotten…

Bollywood break-ups to make-ups

by ASJAD NAZIR. WE LOOK AT THE FORMER HIGH PROFILE CELEBRITY COUPLES WHO STILL REMAINED FRIENDS. WHEN a couple breaks up, they usually part on painful terms and never want to cross paths with the person who was once the great love of their life again. For most, making a clean break is…

Amitabh Bachchan may join Abhishek and Aishwarya in Gulab Jamun

Fans are excited to know that Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan are finally doing a movie together. Titled Gulab Jamun, the movie is being bankrolled by Phantom Films. The latest we hear that megastar Amitabh Bachchan may also join son Abhishek and daughter-in-law Aishwarya in the film. Yes, according…

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan confirms onscreen reunion with husband Abhishek

A couple of days ago, we had reported that filmmaker Anurag Kashyap had signed Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for his next production venture, Gulab Jamun. Today, Aish herself confirmed the news. Talking to a popular Indian tabloid, the former beauty queen admitted having signed Gulab Jamun opposite husband…

Taapsee Pannu would love to do Mithali Raj biopic

Actor Taapsee Pannu says she would love to do the biopic on Indian women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj, but believes it is too early to talk about the project. Viacom18 Motion Pictures has acquired the rights for Mithali's biopic, who is the highest run-scorer in women's international cricket and…

Manmarziyan locks a new date for theatrical release

Anurag Kashyap’s much-awaited movie Manmarziyan has booked a new date for its theatrical release across India. Earlier, the movie was slated to arrive in cinemas on 21st September, but now it will release on 14th September. Starring Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal in significant roles, the movie has…

5 Bollywood Love Marriages That Ended In Divorce

1. Hrithik Roshan – Sussanne Khan Hrithik and Sussanne have always been one of the most adored couples in Bollywood. So, the official news of their split came as a huge shock to their fans and well-wishers. Hrithik and Sussanne had been married for 14 years. On November 1, 2014,…

Abhishek & Aishwarya Rai Bachchan finalize their next

After not featuring in a film together for 8 long years, one of the most loved onscreen and offscreen couples, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, is set to make a comeback as a duo. Yes, you heard that right! Aish and Abhi have signed a movie together. Titled Gulab…

5 films that were banned in India but appreciated abroad

1. Water The movie was an Indo-Canadian production directed by the ever-challenging Deepa Mehta. With a script exploring the lives of widows in a Vanarasi ashram, screenwriter Anurag Kashyap provoked a great deal of controversy in India. To the extent that filming had to be moved to Sri Lanka.  The…

5 Longest Bollywood Films

1. Gangs of Wasseypur (2012) – 5 hours, 19 minutes Directed by Anurag Kashyap, the crime drama was originally shot at a run-time of 319 minutes. But no Indian theatre agreed to run it for its five-hour duration. It was, therefore, released in two parts. Centred on the coal mafia…

On top of his game

by ASJAD NAZIR SAIF ALI KHAN EXPLAINS WHY HE WAS EXCITED ABOUT ACCEPTING A LEAD ROLE ON TELEVISION ACCLAIMED novel Sacred Games has been turned into a stunning serial for Netflix and looks like being the first drama to emerge from India that has global appeal. Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui…

Kangana Ranaut’s Mental Hai Kya locks February 22, 2019 for…

Magnetic star Kangana Ranaut’s upcoming film Mental Hai Kya, which also stars National award-winning actor Rajkummar Rao in lead role, has booked February 22, 2019, for its worldwide theatrical release. Ranaut and Rao, who are reteaming after their highly acclaimed coming-of-age film Queen (2014), announced the release date of the…

Kiara Advani: Films like Lust Stories have started a conversation

Lust Stories actor Kiara Advani believes it is no longer taboo to show women's desire on screen. The actor played the lead role in the Karan Johar-directed part in the anthology film about a newly-married woman with a dull sex life. "I feel now it is becoming normal and natural…

Vicky Kaushal Interview: “When you work with Rajkumar Hirani, you…

Fresh from the success of his recent release Raazi (2018), extremely talented Vicky Kaushal is now busy promoting his next offering Sanju, which arrives in cinemas on 29th June, 2018. The film, which is a biopic on Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt, sees Kaushal in the role of Paresh. His character…

5 facts about Kalki Koechlin

1. Her father Joel Koechlin came to India from France, 60 years ago and met Kalki Koechlin's mother, Francoise Armandie, at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Auroville, Puducherry. They then fell in love and set up their home in Kallaty. Kalki's father runs an experimental light-sport aircraft-making factory. 2. Kalki…

Taapsee Pannu kicks-off Badla shoot in Scotland

Actress Taapsee Pannu, who was last seen in Dil Juunglee (2018), has started shooting for her next film, titled Badla. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh, the film reunites Pannu with her Pink (2016) co-star, Amitabh Bachchan. The actress begins shooting for the movie in Scotland today. Talking about the…

5 Bollywood films that recreated the past

1. Lootera This Indian period romance film is directed by Vikramaditya Motwane and partly based on author O. Henry's 1907 short story The Last Leaf. This film is set in the 1950's Bengal. Lootera recreates the old world charm complete with vintage cars, clean and structured saree prints. The film stars Ranveer…

5 Bollywood films to watch with your girl gang

1. Aisha This film is directed by Rajshree Ojha, starring Abhay Deol and Sonam Kapoor in the lead roles. Plot:- Aisha, (Sonam Kapoor) who loves playing matchmaker, finds a new project in the simple Shefali, but in the process, she ends up ruining her relationship with close friends. Her neighbour…

Vineet Kumar bags a new film called Adhar

Talented actor Vineet Singh, who won rave reviews for his high-octane performance as a pugilist in Anurag Kashyap’s Mukkabaaz, has bagged a new movie. The actor has signed filmmaker Manish Mundra’s next production venture, titled Adhar. To be helmed by National award-winning Bengali filmmaker Suman Ghosh, Adhar is expected to…

Indian American actor Vandit Bhatt wants to act with the…

Indian-American actor Vandit Bhatt's goal is to work with Bollywood superstars Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Salman Khan. The 33-year-old actor, originally from Hyderabad, grew up watching Bollywood's Khans on the silver screen and presented with an opportunity, he would love to be a part of Bollywood. “I grew up…

Varun Dhawan meets Bhavesh Joshi Superhero at Deadpool 2 premiere

The Indian premier of Hollywood biggie Deadpool 2 was a star-studded affair which saw the presence of many high profile celebrities from tinsel town. But what caught everyone’s attention was the attendance of desi Superhero - Bhavesh Joshi. Though there were many actors in presence, it was young star Varun…

Bajpayee brings indie political drama to prestigious festival

BOLLYWOOD actor Manoj Bajpayee un­veiled the first look of his forthcoming film, Bhonsle, a political drama, at the Cannes film festival, six years after he was seen in Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur. The film, which looks at the vulnerability of north Indian migrants in Mumbai, is di­rected by Devashish…

Saif Ali Khan in talks with Luv Ranjan for his…

Last seen in Kaalakaandi, superstar Saif Ali Khan is currently shooting for filmmaker Navdeep Singh's untitled film which is produced by renowned film director and producer, Aanand L Rai. The latest we hear that the National award-winning actor is also in talks with hit filmmaker Luv Ranjan for an upcoming…

Sudhir Mishra’s Daas Dev moves to 27th April

Acclaimed Hindi filmmaker Sudhir Mishra’s much-awaited directorial venture Daas Dev has shifted its release date once again. Earlier scheduled to hit screens on 20th April, the film will now enter cinemas on 27th April 2018. The decision has been taken to avoid a box-office clash with other films releasing this…

Zoya Hussain confirmed for Battle Of Buxar

After making her smashing debut with Anurag Kashyap's critically acclaimed film Mukkabaaz, actress Zoya Hussain has now bagged her second Hindi movie. Tentatively titled Battle Of Buxar, the film will see Hussain romancing Omkara actor Saif Ali Khan. Earlier, R. Madhavan was also a part of the film. However, the…

Rahul Bhat Interview: Sudhir Mishra is a dream director for…

From participating in Mr India contest to walking the runway as a model and from acting to television production, multi-talented Rahul Bhat has done it all in his career. After staying away from the silver screen for more than five years, the actor returned to his first love with Anurag…

Richa Chadha-Aditi Rao Hydari starrer Daas Dev moves to 20th…

The forthcoming Hindi film Daas Dev, which has already faced several delays, has been pushed to a new release date yet again. Earlier slated to hit the silver screen on 23rd February, the political thriller will now arrive in theatres on 20th April. Though many people may think that the…

Taapsee: I play a millionaire’s daughter in Dil Juunglee who…

Taapsee Pannu has been a versatile who has played roles in films of varied genres. Taapsee Pannu’s upcoming film Dil Juunglee’s trailer seems to be interesting. The audience  reacted positively towards the same. Taapsee Pannu is paired opposite Saqib Salim in the film. Talking about her character Koroli Nair, Taapsee…

Anurag Kashyap: Men feel they have to control women because…

Anurag Kashyap, who has never minced his words while giving his opinion was asked by leading Indian daily in an interview, about the sexual harassment allegations in the entertainment industries in the world. The director put forth his point saying that, "Everybody needs to look within themselves. Times are changing,…

Saif Ali Khan and R Madhavan’s Battle Of Buxar to…

Saif Ali Khan and R Madhavan, who first and last shared the screen space in the cult film Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein, are reuniting for the upcoming period film Battle Of Buxar, after a long gap of 17 years. The battle of Buxar was fought in a small town…

Kashyap: Won’t leave Bollywood until I make a film with…

On the surface, Anurag Kashyap and Shah Rukh Khan may belong to different cinematic universes but the filmmaker vows not to leave Bollywood until he works with the superstar. In his career of more than two decades, Kashyap several times came close to working with Shah Rukh, who also happens…

10 Bollywood movies without songs

1] Ittefaq (1969) Known for elaborate picturization of his songs, Yash Chopra broke the mould with this songless thriller, starring Rajesh Khanna and Nanda. Only the fourth Hindi film ever to not have any songs, it made close to Rs.2 crore at the box office. 2] Kalyug (1981) Shyam Benegal’s modern-day Mahabharat starred…

Mukkabaaz debutante Zoya Hussain bags her second film

Debutante Zoya Hussain, whose first film Mukkabaaz is yet to arrive in cinemas, has already bagged her second project. The yet-to-be-titled film will be made under the banner of Aanand L Rai’s Colour Yellow Productions. Before its theatrical release, Anurag Kashyap’s Mukkabaaz has already been screened at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and…

After Bombay Talkies, Anurag to team up with Big B…

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, whose next directorial Mukkabaaz is set to release on 12th January 2018, will next helm the much-delayed project Manmarziyan. To be produced by Aanand L Rai, the romcom features Abhishek Bachchan as one of the male leads. The latest we hear that the Bombay Velvet director is…

10 Bollywood directors who turned actors and impressed us all

Almost everyone wants to see themselves on celluloid. Some walk the extra mile and fulfil their dreams, while others fail to muster up enough courage to realize their dreams. If you are a Hindi film enthusiast, you must have heard about actors who turned directors and called the shots for…

Vicky Kaushal and Taapsee finalized for Manmarziyan

According to latest media reports, Vicky Kaushal and Taapsee Pannu are all set to star in the upcoming film Manmarziyan. To be directed by acclaimed filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, the film is being produced by Aanand L Rai. Known for making grittily realistic films, it will be the first time when…

Saif Ali Khan bows out Kabir Khan’s digital show!

India is the biggest consumer of digital shows in the world. Seeing its burgeoning growth in the past few years and a massive expansion in the future, many Indian filmmakers and production houses are venturing into this medium. After Farhan Akhtar and Anurag Kashyap, the next filmmaker who was all…

After Alia, Vicky Kaushal to work with Taapsee?

Without an ounce of doubt, Vicky Kaushal is one of the finest actors that we have today in Bollywood. The actor, who commenced his career with the critically acclaimed film Masaan, is doing one content-driven film after another. And now, soon after wrapping up his upcoming film Raazi with Alia…

Kiara Advani joins the cast of Karan Johar’s next!

After roping in Masaan fame actor Vicky Kaushal to play the male lead in his next film, Dharma Productions' head honcho Karan Johar has now signed Kiara Advani for the female part. Kaira rose to instant fame after playing the role of Sakshi Dhoni in the film MS Dhoni: The…

Taapsee Pannu in talks to star in Anurag Kashyap’s Manmarziyan!

Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu, who is currently basking in the success of her recently released comic-caper Judwaa 2 with Varun Dhawan and Jacqueline Fernandez, is reportedly in talks with the makers of the upcoming film, Manmarziyan. Manmarziyan is the same film which was initially announced with Bhumi Pednekar and Ayushmann…

Abhishek Bachchan teams up with Priyadarshan for Bachchan Singh!

It seems Abhishek Bachchan is on a movie signing spree. The actor, who has been missing from the scene for a long while, is signing one film after another. The latest we hear that Junior Bachchan has been roped in to star in acclaimed filmmaker Priyadarshan’s upcoming film, Bachchan Singh.…

South Asia punches above its weight at London film festival

THERE will another celebration of global cinema at the annual BFI London Film Festival, which takes place at various venues across the capital from October 4 to 15. Eastern Eye looked ahead at the 2017 lineup to give a preview of the strong south  Asian contingent.  Shiraz: A Romance of India: The world premiere of Anoushka Shankar’s new score for Shiraz, which…

BFI London Film Festival pays tribute to India

by LAUREN CODLING and RAJ ALAM THIS year’s BFI London Film Festival will "pay tribute to India", its chief executive has said. An array of features from south Asia is also on offer at the 61st BFI London Film Festival, including Mumbai-set drama Beyond the Clouds and the much anticipated…

Fascinated with 1983 World Cup victory, says Kabir Khan

Director Kabir Khan says he is fascinated with India's 1983 Cricket World Cup win but remains mum about his plans of directing a film based on it. Phantom films, co-owned by filmmakers Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madhu Mantena, is planning to rope in Kabir to direct a…

Abhishek Bachchan yet to take decide on Kashyap’s film with…

Actor Abhishek Bachchan said he and his wife, actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, are still in early talks regarding filmmaker Anurag Kashyap's upcoming production. Recently, Aishwarya had confirmed that the duo was approached by Kashyap to star in a film titled Gulab Jamun, to be directed by Sarvesh Mewara. When asked…

Anurag: Serial offender

DIRECTOR KASHYAP ON HIS SLASHER FILM RAMAN RAGHAV 2.0 AND BREAKING THE RULES MAVERICK filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has never been afraid take on the establishment and break the rules. This was perfectly illustrated in the recent couple of weeks. He won a high- profile court battle with the Indian censor…

Sonakshi Sinha: Standing up for herself

The recent rise of girl power in India is being illustrated in Bollywood with a surge of woman-centric films being made. A perfect illustration of this is new release Akira, which sees Sonakshi Sinha portray an expert fighter who stands up for herself. The potentially game-changing remake of 2011 Tamil…

Judge Juhi

LOOSELY based on a psychotic serial killer who terrorised Mumbai in the 1960s, the contemporary thriller sees director Anurag Kashyap return to his gritty film making roots. Nawaz uddin Siddiqui plays a crazed motiveless killer and Vicky Kaushal the sleep- deprived drug-addicted cop on his trail. The interestingly structured episodic…

New documentary gives personal insight into ‘war on terror’

A NEW documentary by Asian director Ashish Ghadiali looks at the ‘war on terror’ through the story of Guantanamo Bay detainee Mozzam Begg.The Confession charts the life of Begg, the son of a retired bank manager in Birmingham, who in the 1990s spent his youth fighting neo-nazis on the streets…