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Bhansali’s Black still shines bright

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

How Deewaar became a cult classic

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

Top 50 Asian stars of 2022

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

Amala Paul begins filming her Bollywood debut Bholaa with Ajay…

After entertaining audiences with Tamil, Telegu, and Malayalam films, Amala Paul is set to make her debut in Hindi cinema with Ajay Devgn's Bholaa. The actress is currently in Varanasi and is in the midst of taping for the film with co-stars Ajay Devgn and Abhishek Bachchan. While her role…

Legendary Indian vocalist Bombay Jayashri to make rare visit to…

In March 2023, Milap is set to present one of India’s most celebrated and undisputed stars of classical music, Bombay Jayashri, as she returns to England for the first time in over a decade to perform two very special shows of Carnatic compositions and improvisations. Having performed her first concert in 1982,…

Varun Dhawan calls his Bhediya co-star Kriti Sanon ‘The Golden…

The leading lady of Bollywood, Kriti Sanon is currently enjoying the release of her film Bhediya. As the film is collecting great reviews, the actress is also receiving amazing responses for her character. While everyone is truly impressed with Kriti's back-to-back blockbusters, her Bhediya co-star Varun Dhawan also took the…

Pakistani actress Sajal Aly expresses her desire to have a…

Actress Sajal Aly needs no introduction. She is one of the leading actresses in Pakistani who has proved her mettle in both films and television. The actress has also starred in a Bollywood film. She played the character of legendary actress Sridevi’s daughter in the former’s last film Mom (2017).…

Felt need to reinvent myself after hitting 60: Anupam Kher…

Veteran actor Anupam Kher is one fit actor! Even though he's in his 60s, he's regular at the gym, and going by his social media posts, it looks like he doesn't ever miss his workout! The Padma Bhushan awardee, known for "reinventing" himself on screen, is also aiming to "reinvent"…

BR Chopra: 20 greatest movies

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

Tabu: 20 greatest performances

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

Asees Kaur: Voice of a winner

SINGING STAR SPEAKS ABOUT HER SUPERB AWARD SUCCESS AND SPIRITUAL MUSICAL BOND The first introduction Asees Kaur had to music was through gurbani and shabad. Singing at the gurudwara from a very young age gave her a spiritual connection to a higher power and formed an unbreakable bond with music.…

Mother India: Story behind a classic

65TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL ABOUT THE MAKING OF AN ICONIC MOVIE AND ITS AMAZING ACHIEVEMENTS When Mother India released on October 25, 1957, it had the kind of impact that no other Bollywood film ever made before. The beautifully made classic about a woman fighting against the odds to raise her…

Did Vivek Agnihotri take a dig at Ranveer Singh saying…

Helmed by Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri, The Kashmir Files is one of the highest-grossing films of 2022, which received a thunderous response from the audience and ran for a couple of months in cinemas. Made on a shoestring budget, the film went on to collect a whopping amount at the ticket…

The Hema Malini dream dozen

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

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

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

Big B turns 80: Journey of a film icon

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

Shakti: Clash of the movie titans

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

From Kollywood to Bollywood

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

The top 10 Mahesh Bhatt films

Legendary Bollywood filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt will turn a year older this week and celebrate his 74th birthday on September 20. The writer, director, and producer has masterminded popular movies, which have entertained cross-generational audiences across the decades. He has also introduced new talent and kick-started franchises. The movie maverick will…

Shree 420: Relevant all-time classic

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

Ranbir Kapoor: Chequered career of a charismatic actor

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

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s magical voice and his 12 greatest…

Singing sensation Rahat Fateh Ali Khan returns for another major UK tour later this month and will be looking forward to entertaining audiences with his greatest hits. Although he has sung iconic qawwalis, delivered solo singles, performed Pakistani film/TV songs, and done stunning collaborations, like the Coke Studio classics, the…

Remarkable road to Roja success

Thirty interesting facts about iconic Indian film to celebrate its 30th anniversary This week marks the 30th anniversary of iconic Indian film Roja. The Tamil romantic thriller about a man kidnapped in Kashmir by terrorists and his wife’s desperate attempts to get him free resonated strongly with audiences when it…

5 memorable Kajol film performances to watch as actor turns…

Bollywood actor Kajol, who turned 48 on Friday, is an unconventional beauty who made her name in the Hindi film industry by showcasing her acting prowess over the years. She made her debut in 1992 with the movie 'Bekhudi' and recently celebrated 30 years in the movie industry. From girl-next-door…

The top 10 Kajol performances

Acclaimed actress Kajol is widely regarded as one of the finest leading ladies in Hindi cinema history. She has delivered unforgettable performances in iconic classics and helped Bollywood go global with successful blockbusters. The notoriously picky actress has done this, despite turning down multiple record-breaking movies. The popular star turns…

Not a competitive actor, don’t subscribe to one-upmanship: Ranveer Singh

Bollywood star Ranveer Singh on Thursday said he isn't competitive by nature and doesn't believe in one-upmanship. Singh made his first media appearance at the Filmfare press conference here, two days after an FIR was filed against him over his bare-bodied photoshoot for an international magazine. Best known for his…

Prem Rog: Twenty interesting facts about the socially relevant classic

Fortieth anniversary special to celebrate a path-breaking and popular film This week marks the 40th anniversary of classic Bollywood film Prem Rog, which became a big commercial success when it released on July 30, 1982, and has since become a cult classic. The Raj Kapoor directed drama about a man…

Dhanush: Tamil cinema’s power player

All you need to know about the superstar’s incredible life and fascinating career It will be a double delight for Dhanush this week. The popular actor makes his Hollywood debut in action film The Gray Man, which has a Netflix premiere on July 22, and then celebrates his 39th birthday…

Priyanka Chopra Jonas: India’s global superstar

Forty magical moments from the life and career of Priyanka Chopra Jonas A path-breaking global career has turned Priyanka Chopra Jonas into perhaps the most famous Indian celebrity on the planet. From her stunning Miss World win to becoming a frontline Bollywood star and then cracking Hollywood, she has blazed…

Devdas: 20th anniversary special

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

Birthday Special: Here’re top 5 whistle-worthy performances of Ranveer Singh

Ranveer Singh, known for his charismatic and energetic persona and peculiar fashion sense, is considered among the most versatile actors of his generation. As he rings in his 37th birthday today, here is a look at the actor's breakthrough performances. 1. Band Baaja Baaraat The actor made his big Bollywood…

Celebrating 30 years of King Khan

FROM AWARDS TO ZERO AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN, WHY SHAH RUKH HAS RULED BOLLYWOOD THIS week marks the 30th film anniversary of Shah Rukh Khan. Hindi cinema’s biggest global star of the modern era made his big screen debut on June 25, 1992, in hit romantic drama Deewana. He went…

Dynamic career of Raj Khosla

TWENTY FACTS ABOUT THE ACE WRITER-DIRECTOR AND HIS FABULOUS FILMS A REMARKABLE rise saw Raj Khosla become one of Bollywood’s all-time greatest filmmakers. The ace writer-director went from becoming an assistant to legendary actor-director Guru Dutt to delivering all-time classics that entertained audiences across different generations. Born on May 31…

Kamal Haasan: A pathbreaking icon

A WATCHLIST OF THE LEGENDARY STAR’S MOST MEMORABLE MOVIES AHEAD OF HIS NEW RELEASE VIKRAM LEGENDARY actor Kamal Haasan makes a welcome return with big budget film Vikram. He stars alongside popular stars Vijay Sethupathi and Fahadh Faasil in the dark Tamil action thriller, which will also have dubbed versions…

Mr India: 35 facts about the cult film

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

Jr NTR: A dynamite all-rounder

ACCLAIMED actor Jr NTR is one of the most popular stars in Telugu cinema. He recently came to wider global attention with a stunning lead role in record-breaking Indian blockbuster RRR, which was released in multiple languages and has become one of the highest-grossing films in Indian film history, including…

Pratik Gandhi: It’s a huge honour for me to play…

Actor Pratik Gandhi, who shot to overnight fame with the riotous success of Hansal Mehta’s streaming show Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story (2020), has been roped in to play Mahatma Gandhi in an upcoming streaming show. Based on the books by noted historian Ramachandra Guha, the multi-season drama series…

Top 10 Mrinal Sen films

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

Pandit Shivkumar Sharma passes away at 84

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

30 facts to celebrate 30 years of Bollywood movie Khuda…

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

Ajith Kumar: Leader of the pack

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

Manoj Bajpayee: Memorable movies of a magnificent star

MAGNIFICENT movie star Manoj Bajpayee is widely regarded as one of the most marvellously talented actors working in India today and this is backed up with many memorable moments across his magical career. So, the perfect way to mark the actor turning a year older on April 23 and celebrate…

Twenty facts to celebrate Arijit Singh’s birthday and huge UK…

POPULAR singer Arijit Singh turns a year older on April 25 and then returns to UK the first week of May for two huge arena concerts, where he will be performing his greatest hits. To celebrate India’s most popular solo star returning for a British tour and his 35th birthday,…

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

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

The top 10 Anand Bakshi soundtracks

THIS week marks the death anniversary of legendary songwriter Anand Bakshi, who passed away on March 30, 2002, aged 71. One of the greatest lyricists in Bollywood history, he was responsible for more than 4,000 songs and earned himself a record-breaking 40 nominations at the Filmfare Awards. Eastern Eye decided…

Celebrating Alia Bhatt

AFTER a couple of quiet years, actress Alia Bhatt has made a triumphant return with crime drama Gangubai Kathiawadi, which recently premiered at the Berlin Film Festival. She has a whole load of high-profile films on the way, which include RRR, Brahmastra, Darlings and Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani.…

The top 10 Nutan movies

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

The nightingale who soared high

WHEN Lata Mangeshkar passed away aged 92, a tidal wave of sadness swept across the globe in a way never seen before for an Indian music icon. A state funeral for the legendary Indian singer was followed by two days of national mourning. It is no surprise that so many…

Lata Mangeshkar obituary: India’s nightingale is mourned by a billion…

By Asjad Nazir How the Indian nightingale went from working to feed her impoverished family as a 13-year-old to becoming a global singing sensation and music icon! When Lata Mangeshkar passed away aged 92, a tidal wave of sadness swept across the globe in a way never seen before for…

Lata Mangeshkar: India bids farewell to icon with full state…

MILLIONS of music fans are mourning the loss of Lata Mangeshkar, who passed away on Sunday morning (6). The legendary singer  was laid to rest at Shivaji Park maidan in Mumbai with full state honours on Sunday evening. Prime minister Narendra Modi flew down from Delhi to pay his respects…

Fifty years of Pakeezah: An iconic courtesan drama

POWERFUL courtesan drama Pakeezah marks its 50th anniversary on February 4. One of the greatest Bollywood films in history has become iconic since it released in 1972 and gave a career-defining performance to lead star Meena Kumari, who is widely regarded as the most technically gifted leading lady in Hindi…

Urmila Matondkar: From child star to cinema queen

ACTRESS Urmila Matondkar turns a year older and celebrates her 48th birthday on February 4. The popular leading lady began her film journey as a child star and has delivered many memorable moments. Eastern Eye decided to celebrate that cinematic journey by delivering an all you need to know A…

The top 10 Subhash Ghai movies

LEGENDARY filmmaker Subhash Ghai has masterminded some of the most memorable movies in Indian cinema history and given a platform to new talent, who have gone on to become big stars. The writer, director and producer will celebrate his 77th birthday on January 24. To mark the Bollywood legend turning…

The Top 10 Subhash Ghai Movies

LEGENDARY filmmaker Subhash Ghai has masterminded some of the most memorable movies in Indian cinema history and given a platform to new talent, who have gone on to become big stars. The writer, director and producer will celebrate his 77th birthday on January 24. To mark the Bollywood legend turning…

Indian Kathak maestro Birju Maharaj passes away

RICH TRIBUTES have been paid to renowned Indian classical dancer Brijmohan Nath Mishra Maharaj, popularly known as Birju Maharaj, who died late last Sunday (16) night, his family said on Monday (17). In a career spanning nearly six decades, Maharaj performed and taught Kathak, one of India's eight major classical…

“What I always wanted to do was to work in…

Producer Shwetaabh Singh has been a big cinema fan ever since he can remember. Known for producing such award-winning films as Eeb Allay Ooo! (2019) and Just Like That (2019), Shwetaabh Singh has now joined forces with acclaimed actor Abhishek Banerjee to launch a production house called Freaks. “Abhishek and…

Janhvi Kapoor hails Harshvarrdhan Kapoor for his knowledge about cinema.

Actor Harshvarrdhan Kapoor followed up his debut film Mirzya with the now cult vigilante drama Bhavesh Joshi Superhero (2018). While he earned critical acclaim for his role in Vikram Motwane’s much-loved project, AK vs AK (2020), his film Spotlight by Vasan Bala, a part of the anthology Ray (2021), earned…

Salman Khan birthday special to celebrate his top ten movies

HINDI cinema superstar Salman Khan will celebrate his 56th birthday on December 27 and receive a tidal wave of good wishes from around the world. Born in 1965, the actor has had an extraordinary career and holds the record for the greatest number of Bollywood films that have been highest…

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…

The top 10 Shyam Benegal films

LEGENDARY Indian filmmaker Shyam Benegal turns a year older this month and celebrates his 87th birthday on December 14. The massively influential writer-director has had a remarkable career filled with award-winning films that have left a permanent mark on the cinematic landscape and introduced incredible new talent. Eastern Eye decided…

Hansal Mehta’s Scam 1992 leads nominations for Filmfare OTT Awards…

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Hansal Mehta, SonyLIV’s streaming show Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story (2020) is leading the nominations for Filmfare OTT Awards, which were announced on Wednesday. The awards will recognise the best of Hindi web original shows or films released across Indian streaming media platforms between August…

“I feel like SRK’s character from Om Shanti Om,” says…

Actress Shriyam Bhagnani, who won raves for her character of Tanya Mehta in Nagesh Kukunoor’s critically-acclaimed streaming show City of Dreams, is on cloud nine. The actress has just bagged her first nomination in the Best Supporting Actor (Female) category at the upcoming Filmfare OTT Awards 2021. Sharing her joy…

Birthday Special: Top 5 songs of Neha Bhasin

Neha Bhasin is one of the most well-known singers in the Bollywood film industry. Nowadays, she has been in the news for the fights that she has in the Bigg Boss 15 house. But, it’s her birthday today (18), so let’s look at the list of top five songs of…

The top 10 Sanjeev Kumar films

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

Sohum Shah on 3 years of Tumbbad

2021 has turned out to be a great year for actor-filmmaker Sohum Shah. In Kookie Gulati’s The Big Bull, he played the role of the brother of scamster Harshad Mehta. However, it was SonyLiv’s political drama series Maharani that earned him praises from various quartered. He played the role of…

The top 10 Asha Parekh films

LEGENDARY Bollywood actress Asha Parekh will receive warm wishes from around the world when she celebrates her 79th birthday on October 2. One of the greatest leading ladies of all time was nicknamed the hit girl because she appeared in many blockbusters. To mark the marvellous movie icon turning a…

Ranbir Kapoor: A to Z of Bollywood’s rockstar

BIRTHDAY SPECIAL CELEBRATING THE ACCLAIMED ACTOR’S LIFE AND CAREER MASSIVELY popular movie star Ranbir Kapoor turns a year older this week and will celebrate his 39th birthday on September 28. One of the most bankable Bollywood stars working today, he has clocked up an impressive list of blockbuster hits and…

Bipasha Basu on 20 years of Ajnabee: It’s been a…

Bipasha Basu made her acting debut with the 2001 release Ajnabee which also starred Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol, and Kareena Kapoor Khan. She played a grey character in the film, and her performance was appreciated by one and all. On Tuesday (21), Ajnabee completed 20 years of its release which…

Vijay Sethupathi and Trisha’s 96 to be remade in Hindi

Tamil film 96 starring Vijay Sethupathi and Trisha was released in 2018. The film was a hit at the box office and also received many awards including Filmfare Best Film, Best Actor, and Best Actress awards. 96 was remade in Kannada as 99 and in Telugu as Jaanu. The Kannada…

Tabu teams up with Vishal Bhardwaj for a spy thriller…

Tabu and filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj have earlier worked together in films like Maqbool and Haider. Now, the director-actress duo has teamed up for a spy thriller titled Khufiya which will be premiered on Netflix. Bhardwaj took to Twitter to make an announcement about the film. He tweeted, “Justice gets personal. I’m…

The top 10 Kareena Kapoor Khan performances

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

Birthday Special: Top 5 performances of Ayushmann Khurrana

Ayushmann Khurrana is currently one of the biggest names in Bollywood. He started his journey as a contestant on the show MTV Roadies and later hosted many shows on Television. It was in 2012 when he made his Bollywood debut and then there was no looking back for him. Today,…

The top 10 Mammootty movies

MALAYALAM mega-star Mammootty has had a 50-year cinema career filled with more than 400 movies in multiple languages. Born in 1951, he has entertained fans across decades, and they will celebrate him turning a year older on September 7. To mark his milestone 70th birthday, Eastern Eye put together his…

Legacy of a Bollywood classic

THIRTY FUN FACTS TO MARK THE THREE-DECADE ANNIVERSARY OF 1991 MUSICAL SAAJAN THIS week marks the 30th anniversary of Bollywood classic Saajan. Powered by marvellous music, the massively popular movie starring Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt and Salman Khan was a blockbuster success when it released on August 30, 1991. To…

Birthday blast: All about Chiranjeevi

AN A TO Z ABOUT THE LIFE AND EXTRAORDINARY CAREER OF TELUGU FILM INDUSTRY’S DYNAMIC MEGASTAR MASSIVELY popular actor Chiranjeevi is one of India’s greatest ever movie stars and that is why there will be huge celebrations for his 66th birthday on August 22. The big screen icon turned politician…

The best brother-sister movies in Bollywood

A FAMILY-FRIENDLY INSPIRED RAKSHA BANDHAN WATCHLIST THIS week the annual Raksha Bandhan ceremony will be marked around the world, with the beautiful brother-sister bond being celebrated on August 22. To mark the occasion, Eastern Eye has put together a watchlist of fabulous Bollywood films across the decades with a memorable…

Birthday Special: Top 10 performances of Saif Ali Khan

Saif Ali Khan is one of the biggest names in the Hindi film industry. The actor made his debut with the 1993 release Parampara, and in these 28 years, he has been a part of many successful films. Saif has also proved his versatility by featuring in different genres of…

The top 10 Saif Ali Khan performances

THIS week Saif Ali Khan turns a year older and celebrates his 51st birthday on August 16. The Bollywood actor has been entertaining audiences ever since he made his film debut in 1993 and has since starred in a wide array of genres. Eastern Eye decided to celebrate the actor…

50 Years of Mammoottysm: Mohanlal wishes Mammootty on completing 50…

Mammootty is one of the biggest superstars in the Malayalam film industry. He started his journey as a junior artist with the film Anubhavangal Paalichakal (1971), and on Tuesday (06), he completed 50 years in the Indian film industry. Mohanlal, who is also a veteran in the Malayalam film industry,…

Birthday Special: Evergreen Hindi songs by legendary singer Chitra

Chithra needs no introduction. She is one of the best playback singers Indian cinema has ever produced. In a career spanning over four decades, she has given her mellifluous voice to more than 25,000 songs in various Indian languages including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali, Gujarati, and Punjabi. The…

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

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

Veteran actress Surekha Sikri passes away

Veteran actress Surekha Sikri, known for her performances in movies like Tamas, Mammo, Zubeidaa, Badhaai Ho, and others, passed away on Friday morning due to cardiac arrest. According to PTI, in a statement, her agent Vivek Sidhwani said, "Three-time national award-winning actress, Surekha Sikri has passed away following a cardiac…

The top 10 performances – Priyanka Chopra Jonas

On July 18, Priyanka Chopra Jonas will turn a year older and celebrate her 39th birthday. The beauty queen turned actress has become one of the most famous Indian stars on the planet and delivered plenty of memorable moments along the way. Eastern Eye decided to celebrate by concentrating on…

Shah Rukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit revisit Devdas as the…

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Devdas is undoubtedly one of the best films made in Bollywood. The movie starred Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the lead roles. On Monday, Devdas completed 19 years of its release. So, Shah Rukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit revisited the film by…

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

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

Pran: A-Z of a legendary villain

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

From Yusuf Khan to the ‘Tragedy King’ of Bollywood, here’s…

Dilip Kumar was born on 11th December 1922 as Mohammed Yusuf Khan at his family home in the Qissa Khawani Bazaar area of Peshawar, British India. He had 11 siblings, and his father Lala Ghulam Sarwar Khan was a fruit merchant. Kumar did his schooling at Barnes School, Deolali, Nashik,…

Remembering Dilip Kumar: Iconic films of the legendary actor

This morning we woke up with the sad news that veteran actor Dilip Kumar has passed away. In his career spanning more than five decades, the actor featured in more than 60 films. He started his journey with the 1944 release Jwar Bhata. But, it was the 1947 release Jugnu…

Ekta Kapoor ropes in Alaya F for the Hindi remake…

In 2016, a Kannada film titled UTurn starring Shraddha Srinath in the lead role had hit the big screens. The film was praised by the critics and even did quite well at the box office. The movie was later remade in various languages like Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Sinhala, and…

Udta Punjab writer Sudip Sharma reveals he wanted to cast…

Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Diljit Dosanjh starrer Udta Punjab completed five years of its release on 17th June 2021. The movie was loosely based on drug abuse in Punjab, India, and it had received a good response at the box office. Udta Punjab was written and…

Farhan Akhtar on 17 years of Lakshya: Forever grateful to…

Farhan Akhtar’s Lakshya starring Hrithik Roshan and Preity Zinta completes 17 years of its release today. The film revolved around a guy who doesn’t have any aim in his life, but later he decides to join the Indian army. Lakshya was Farhan’s second directorial, and today, as the film completes…

Tripti Dimri joins Shahid Kapoor on the cast of Sujoy…

Tripti Dimri, who made her acting debut with Poster Boys (2017) and won loads of appreciation for her searing performance in Bulbbul (2020), for which she even walked away with the Filmfare OTT Award for Best Actress in a Web Original film, is set to star alongside Shahid Kapoor in…

Remembering Sushant Singh Rajput: Famous dialogues from the actor’s movies

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Tillotama Shome lifts Best Actor trophy at UK Asian Film…

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

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Bombay to Dil Se: 5 Mani Ratnam films to watch…

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Sidharth Shukla denies being approached for Adipurush

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5 actresses who portrayed the character of a politician and…

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Anupam Kher completes 37 years in the industry, recreates an…

By Murtuza Iqbal Anupam Kher started his career with Mahesh Bhatt’s Saaransh which released in 1984. At the age of 29, the actor portrayed the character of an old man who is in his 60s. Today, Saaransh completes 37 years of its release, and Anupam Kher took to Twitter to…

Birthday Special: Unforgettable dialogues from Karan Johar’s movies

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Taapsee Pannu to star in a thriller to be directed…

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Tripti Dimri to star alongside Kartik Aaryan in Dharma Productions’…

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Taapsee Pannu thanks her co-nominees at Filmfare Awards, Kangana Ranaut…

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Farhan Akhtar shooting for Marvel Studios’ next in Bangkok

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Taapsee Pannu kick-starts her next Shabaash Mithu

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Taapsee Pannu approached for a biopic on tennis player Sania…

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Meena Kumari: Top 12 films of a legendary Bollywood actress

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Top 10 Rani Mukerji movies

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Fatima Sana Shaikh to feature in the Hindi remake of…

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Fifty years of Anand: Making of a film that continues…

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“I feel I am the same person,” Tabu on entering…

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By Murtuza Iqbal Abhishek Bachchan has been in the industry for more than two decades. He has been a part of many successful films and has proved his mettle as an actor. Today, the actor celebrates his 45th birthday, so let’s look at the list of top 10 performances of…

The Family Man: Season 2 release delayed to summer

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Birthday Special: Top 5 songs of Kavita Krishnamurthy

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Varun Dhawan ties the knot with Natasha Dalal

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The ultimate playlist to honour OP Nayyar

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Birthday Special: Top performances of Hrithik Roshan

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Varun Dhawan on his marriage: Maybe this year

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Sara Ali Khan to star opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Sandeep…

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The best of 2020

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Varun Dhawan and Neetu Kapoor test positive for Covid-19?

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Dilip Kumar: Hindi cinema legend’s ultimate watchlist

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Birthday Special: Top 5 songs of Udit Narayan from the…

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Madhuri Dixit on 23 years of Dil To Pagal Hai:…

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Fun film facts about the ultimate lockdown song

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Bhanu Athaiya: Designed for success

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Top 10 SP Balasubrahmanyam songs

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Rekha: Memorable roles of a magical movie icon

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Birthday Special: Top 5 performances of Ranbir Kapoor

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India’s legendary playback singer S P Balasubrahmanyam, 74, dies

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Birthday Special: Top performances of Kareena Kapoor Khan

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My top 10 dance moments- Rajit Dev

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Taapsee Pannu all set to star opposite Shah Rukh Khan?

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Deepika Padukone to star opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Atlee’s…

Fans of Shah Rukh Khan are eagerly waiting to know which will be his next project. While there have been strong reports of him starring YRF’s Pathan, reportedly, the actor has also given his nod to star in filmmaker Atlee’s next which is titled as Sanki. A few days ago,…

Birthday Special: Evergreen songs of legendary singer Asha Bhosle

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Birthday Special: Top 5 performances of Vivek Oberoi

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Birthday Special: 5 films of Rajkummar Rao that prove he…

Rajkummar Rao started his career with the 2010 release Love Sex Aur Dhokha and then there was no looking back for him. In these 10 years, he has been a part of many films and proved his mettle as an actor and also as a bankable star. Today, on his…

Birthday Special: Top 5 songs of Kanika Kapoor

This year, Kanika Kapoor has been in the news for being tested positive for COVID-19. However, the singer fought with the virus and won. She is hale and hearty right now and today celebrates her 42nd birthday. Kanika started her Bollywood career in 2014 and in these six years, she…

RIP Nishikant Kamat: Top 5 movies of the filmmaker

Today, we got the sad news that filmmaker and actor Nishikant Kamat has passed away. He was battling with liver cirrhosis and it relapsed. A few days ago, he was admitted to a hospital in Hyderabad. Kamat had not just made a mark in Bollywood but also in the Marathi…

Birthday Special: Top 5 songs of Sunidhi Chauhan

Sunidhi Chauhan is undoubtedly one of the best singers we have in the Hindi film industry. She started her career at the age of 12 with song Ladki Deewani Ladka Deewana in the film Shastra, but she rose to fame with the track Ruki Ruki from the movie Mast. Today,…

Shahid Kapoor’s Haider makes it to the top 10 Hamlets…

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Lyrical life of Gulzar

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Mahesh Babu: 21 fun facts about the Telugu megastar

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India’s greatest movie turns 60

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Bad Bollywood films flood streaming sites

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Three biopics on legendary choreographer Saroj Khan on the anvil

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An A-Z of reincarnation films

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The Bollywood dance magic of Saroj Khan

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Birthday Special: Top 5 performances of Ranveer Singh

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Veteran choreographer Saroj Khan passes away

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

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Sushant Singh Rajput’s career was a rollercoaster ride of cinematic…

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How late icon Nazia Hassan created pop

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Bold and beautiful Priyamani

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Bhagyashree excited about her next

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Birthday Special: Top 10 performances of Madhuri Dixit

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Doordarshan to rerun Irrfan Khan’s show Shrikant

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Kareena Kapoor Khan says Irrfan Khan’s wife Sutapa was a…

Kareena Kapoor Khan shared a screen space with Irrfan Khan in Angrezi Medium. The actress had a small role in the film, but in each and every interview she had stated that she is doing the film only to work with Irrfan Khan. Irrfan passed away yesterday and while talking…

RIP Rishi Kapoor: Memorable films of the veteran actor

Yesterday, one of the most talented actors of Bollywood Irrfan Khan left us and this morning we got one more sad news that veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has passed away. He was undoubtedly one of the best actors we had in the industry, and 2020 marks his 50 years in…

RIP Irrfan Khan: Top 10 performances of the actor

Irrfan Khan passed away this morning and his demise has left everyone shocked. The actor was known for his impeccable acting talent and was working in the industry for the past three decades. He started his career with small roles and later on proved his mettle as one of the…

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Birthday Special: 5 films that prove Ayesha Takia is one…

Ayesha Takia kickstarted her with the film Taarzan: The Wonder Car in 2004. She won the Filmfare Best Debut award for her performance in the film. And then, there was no looking back as she starred in some amazing movies and also gave many hits. However, Ayesha clearly didn’t get…

Siddhant Chaturvedi: Shah Rukh Khan inspired me greatly

Siddhant Chaturvedi kickstarted his career with the web series Life Sahi Hai, and then later starred in Amazon Prime’s Inside Edge. But it was last year’s release Gully Boy that made him a household name. His performance as MC Sher was one of the highlights of the film. Recently, while…

Vaani Kapoor to star opposite Akshay Kumar in Bell Bottom?

In November last year, Akshay Kumar announced that he will be starring in a spy-thriller titled Bell Bottom. It was said that the film will be a remake of a South film which had the same name. However, Akshay had clarified that it is an original script inspired by true…

Ram Charan: All you need to know A to Z…

BIRTHDAY SPECIAL CELEBRATING THE CINEMA SUPERSTAR’S LIFE AND CAREER by ASJAD NAZIR HE MAY be the son of movie megastar Chiranjeevi, but Ram Charan has made a name for himself globally as an actor, producer, philanthropist and a businessman. On March 27, he will celebrate his 35th birthday and receive…

Inspiring story of a late great film star

SATYARTH NAYAK ON HIS UNIQUE NEW BOOK ABOUT LEGENDARY ACTRESS SRIDEVI by MITA MISTRY LIKE many millions globally, Satyarth Nayak is an ardent admirer of late actress Sridevi and was surprised that no elaborate book celebrating her prolific career had been written. So, he decided to write a book about…

A birthday salute to the queen of Bollywood music

THE HIT SONGS THAT TURNED SHREYA GHOSHAL INTO A SUPERSTAR by ASJAD NAZIR MARCH belongs to Shreya Ghoshal because she turns a year older and commences another blockbuster UK tour. The undisputed queen of Bollywood music has won countless awards and delivered timeless classics that will entertain generations to come.…

Team Durgavati surprises Bhumi Pednekar

Bhumi Pednekar is one of the most successful actresses in Bollywood right now. Last year, she starred in four films, Sonchiriya, Saand Ki Aankh, Bala and Pati Patni Aur Woh. Though Sonchiriya didn’t do well at the box office, Bhumi’s performance in the film was appreciated a lot. The actress,…

Ananya Panday: Vijay Deverakonda is kind, smart, well-spoken and knows…

A few days ago, it was announced that Ananya Panday will be seen romancing Arjun Reddy star Vijay Deverakonda in his Bollywood debut. The film is being produced and directed by Puri Jagannadh and Karan Johar is co-producing the movie. Well, recently, while talking to a tabloid, Ananya spoke about…

Sonam Kapoor praises Taapsee Pannu; calls her a clutter breaker

After impressing audiences with some amazing movies in 2019, Taapsee Pannu kicks-off 2020 with the release of her much-talked-about film Thappad. Helmed by acclaimed filmmaker Anubhav Sinha, the movie revolves around a woman who files for divorce after her husband slaps her in a social gathering. The trailer of Thappad…

Confirmed! Ananya Panday joins the cast of Vijay Deverakonda’s next

Vijay Deverakonda is a star down South, but thanks to his Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy, the actor has become a household name. Now, he is all set to make his Bollywood debut with director Puri Jagannadh’s next which is being co-produced by Karan Johar. A few days ago, there were…

Exclusive: “Humour always draws more audiences,” says Ayushmann Khurrana

Eight years into his acting career, Ayushmann Khurrana has established himself as one of the most bankable actors of his generation. While many of his contemporaries hanker after bagging big movies helmed by big filmmakers, Khurrana is unstoppably busy starring in small movies and making them big at the box-office,…

Harshvardhan Rane joins Taapsee Pannu & Vikrant Massey on the…

Days after Colour Yellow Productions announced their next project Haseen Dilruba with Taapsee Pannu and Vikrant Massey in lead roles, the makers have now welcomed a new member on the cast of the forthcoming movie. We are talking about Harshvardhan Rane who has come onboard to play an important role…

Filmfare Awards 2020: Lyricist Manoj Muntashir announces he won’t attend…

Last night 65th Filmfare Awards took place in Assam. Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy won mostly all the major awards including the Best Lyrics award for the song Apna Time Aayega. Well, this made lyricist Manoj Muntashir quite upset and he took to Instagram to announce that now he won’t be…

65th Filmfare Awards 2020 Winners List: And the award goes…

65th Filmfare Awards 2020 took place last night in Assam. A lot of Bollywood celebs like Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Karan Johar, Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar, Taapsee Pannu, and others attended the award function. Well, Gully Boy took the lead by winning mostly all the major awards. While…

Birthday special: Life and times of Bollywood great Jackie Shroff

Jackie Shroff celebrates his 63rd birthday on Saturday (1) and will no doubt receive good wishes from around the world. The talented actor has had a remarkable rise from rags to becoming a globally renowned film star with many big screen successes to his name. He is also father to…

Sing when you are winning

SINGER SHASHAA TIRUPATI ON HER MUSICAL SUCCESS by ASJAD NAZIR VERY few singers have won the prestigious National Award in India and Shashaa Tirupati is one of them. The versatile singer and songwriter added to her list of achievements with the honour, which has included delivering songs in different languages…

How a courtesan from Lucknow captivated hearts

WRITER Mirza Hadi Ruswa originally published his Urdu language novel Umrao Jan Ada in 1899, and legend has it that the story is based on a real life 19th century courtesan. Within a few years of publication, the story was widely read and considered the first popular Urdu novel. Today,…

Exclusive: “I saw glimpses of Laxmi Agarwal in Deepika Padukone,”…

Women have been under-represented as filmmakers in male-dominated Bollywood, but the scene seems to be changing slowly. With films like Raazi (2018), Gold (2018) and Gully Boy (2019) raking in huge moolah at the box-office, studios are ready to invest in movies helmed by women directors. When we talk about…

The perfect mix of cricket, Bollywood and patriotism

AN ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW A TO Z OF OSCAR-NOMINATED FILM LAGAAN by ASJAD NAZIR The only two commercial Bollywood films that have ever got an Oscar nomination are Mother India (1957) and Lagaan (2001). The cricketing drama set in the 19th century took audiences by surprise when it…

Life and times of a movie legend

LEGENDARY ACTRESS ZEENAT AMAN LOOKS BACK ON HER INCREDIBLE JOURNEY IN INDIAN CINEMA by ASJAD NAZIR Legendary leading lady Zeenat Aman is a globally renowned film icon, who helped to define a generation and was once widely regarded as the sexiest woman on the planet. The Bollywood siren made noise…

Birthday Special: Top performances of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is undoubtedly one of the most gorgeous actresses of Bollywood. The actress celebrates her 46th birthday today. Yes, you read it right, she is 46. The stunning beauty has been in the industry for more than two decades and has proved her mettle as a star as…

Iconic gangster drama Parinda set to clock 30 years

Starring Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Nana Patekar and Madhuri Dixit in principal roles, Parinda has gained cult status over the years. The iconic gangster drama, which was directed and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, is set to complete 30 years of its theatrical release on 3rd November. The makers of…

Top 20 Bollywood songs of the great Lata Mangeshkar

INDIA’S ICONIC PLAYBACK SINGER AND NATIONAL TREASURE TURNS 90 by ASJAD NAZIR This week marks the 90th birthday of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar and she will no doubt receive good wishes from around the world. The massive respect from different generations is well deserved for a singer, who rose up…

Bipasha Basu on completing 18 years in the industry: I…

Bipasha Basu made her Bollywood debut with Abbas-Mustan’s thriller Ajnabee. The film also starred Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol, and Kareena Kapoor Khan. Bipasha was appreciated for her performance in the film and even won Filmfare Award for Best Debut Female. On 21st September 2019, the film completed 18 years of…

Boney Kapoor to remake Badhaai Ho in Telugu

After the stupendous success of his maiden South Indian production – Nerkonda Paarvai (2019) – in Tamil, well-known filmmaker Boney Kapoor is now gearing up to venture into the Telugu film industry. Just like Nerkonda Paarvai, which was a remake of the path-breaking Hindi film Pink (2016), his next is…

How singer Sunidhi Chauhan lit up two decades of Hindi…

A LOOK BACK AT THE POPULAR BOLLYWOOD MUSIC STAR’S GREATEST HITS OF THE LAST 20 YEARS by ASJAD NAZIR Singing sensation Sunidhi Chauhan made a name for herself as a child star and even recorded her first film song in 1996 at the age of 13, but it was in…

South Indian films that made a mark with their Hindi…

We can see how nowadays more and more South films are being dubbed in Hindi to attract the moviegoers all over India and overseas. Even audiences are accepting these dubbed versions and the Hindi versions are doing quite well at the box office. So, today let’s look at the list…

Here’s what led Vidya Balan to sign Shakuntala Devi biopic

In 2017, Vidya Balan won millions of hearts with her sweet endearing performance in T-Series Films’ slice-of-life movie Tumhari Sulu and picked her sixth Filmfare Award in the Best Actress category. In 2019, when she returned to the silver screen with sci-fi Mission Mangal, after a gap of one and…

Films that Sridevi will always be remembered for

Sridevi was one of the greatest actresses of Bollywood. She carried women-centric films on her shoulder and even portrayed the role of a perfect heroine in many films. She was the first female superstar of Bollywood and a glimpse of her stardom was seen when she passed away and thousands…

Bollywood films that have received a cult status, but were…

When it is expected that a film will do well, it sometimes, unfortunately, fails to make a mark at the box office and of course, sometimes it is vice-a-versa. There are many Bollywood films that have received a cult status. These cult movies are said to be one of the…

Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari locks her next

Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari is undoubtedly one of the finest storytellers that we have today in Bollywood. She made her directorial debut with a coming-of-age film called Nil Battey Sannata (2016). Starring Swara Bhaskar in the lead role, the movie garnered critical acclaim. Nil Battey Sannata was followed by slice-of-life film…

Super fan of the week – Alia Bhatt

Crown princess of Bollywood Alia Bhatt has ruled the box office with successful films and conquered the hearts of fans around the world. One of her most dedicated admirers is super fan Khushi Agarwal from Uttar Pradesh in India. Eastern Eye caught up with Khushi to find out more. What first…

Sharmila: I think I am a global person

TAGORE LOOKS BACK AT HER 60-YEAR CAREER IN CINEMA by AMIT ROY  Screen legend Sharmila Tagore went down memory lane to review her 60 years in cinema, which began in 1959 when she was a 13-year-old schoolgirl cast by Satyajit Ray as the ill-fated young bride Aparna in Apur Sansar (The world…

Birthday Special: Top 5 performances of Katrina Kaif

When Katrina Kaif started her Bollywood journey, she was panned by critics for her acting skills. More than her performance, she was known for her dancing skills and in almost every film she had one dance number that would make us ignore her acting. However, soon, Katrina started proving everyone…

Sushant Singh Rajput says no to Arth remake?

Directed by renowned filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, Arth (1982) is a film which always finds a mention whenever someone talks about Bollywood movies dealing with the complexities of love, relationships and extra-marital affairs in the most objective ways. Headlined by acting greats like Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Shabana Azmi and late Smita Patil,…

Super fan of the week – Sargun Mehta

Popular actress Sargun Mehta has made a name for herself on television and in Punjabi cinema with impressive performances. The winning turns on TV and the big screen have won her fans around the world, including Zara from California. Eastern Eye caught up with super fan Zara to find out more.…

Exclusive: “Kids were the main reason for me to choose…

Alka Yagnik is one of the finest voices that most of us have heard in our lifetime. You can pick some of your favourite Bollywood songs from the 90s that you cannot stop crooning even today and chances are high that most of them were recorded in the mellifluous voice…

Anupam Kher to release autobiography Lessons Life Taught Me Unknowingly…

Seasoned Bollywood actor Anupam Kher, who is currently busy promoting his upcoming film One Day: Justice Delivered, will soon release his much-awaited autobiography. Titled Lessons Life Taught Me Unknowingly, the book will hit the shelves across the world on 5th August, 2019. Talking about the book, Anupam Kher says that…

Birthday Special: Top five performances of Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor made her debut with 2007 release Saawariya. The film failed to make a mark at the box office, but Sonam’s performance in the film was appreciated. In her career spanning of 12 years, Sonam has starred in many films, but when we talk about her remarkable performance, Neerja…

Jacqueline Fernandez in talks to play Smita Patil’s character in…

Jacqueline Fernandez, who was last seen in Tips Films’ action entertainer Race 3 (2018), has been approached for the remake of Mahesh Bhatt’s cult film Arth (1982). Reportedly, the gorgeous actress is in talks for the role which was originally played by late actress Smita Patil. According to reports, the…

Birthday Special: Top five performances of Sonakshi Sinha

Sonakshi Sinha started her career in 2010 with Dabangg. The movie was a blockbuster at the box office and after that Sonakshi starred in many super hit films like Rowdy Rathore, Son of Sardaar, Dabangg 2, R… Rajkumar and others. But in all these films Sonakshi didn’t have much to…

Birthday special: Fun facts about some of Mani Ratnam’s most…

This week, acclaimed Indian filmmaker Mani Ratnam turns a year older and celebrates his 63rd birthday on June 2. The writer, director and producer has delivered a massive number of successful films during a game-changing career that has blazed a trail for others. He has also launched new talent and…

Mehboob Khan: A tribute to the legend

AN A TO Z GUIDE TO THE MOVIE-MAKING GIANT, FROM LAUNCHING STARS AND OSCARS TO HIS IMMORTAL CLASSIC MOTHER INDIA by ASJAD NAZIR This month marks the death anniversary of legendary Indian filmmaker Mehboob Khan, whose many impressive achievements included getting India’s first Oscar nomination for his 1957 masterpiece Mother India.…

EXCLUSIVE: “Bahar Begum of Kalank is very different from Devdas’…

Considered by many critics to be one of the finest actresses of Indian cinema, Madhuri Dixit, 51, never ceases to surprise her fans. After taking a long break from films to spend time raising her kids, the six-time Filmfare Awards winner has started bagging big roles once again. She recently…

Five Bollywood actresses who are sports enthusiasts

Deepika Padukone: Deepika Padukone is the daughter of ace badminton player Prakash Padukone, and she played badminton on national level. Her badminton coach Vimal Kumar once told Outlook that Deepika followed a tight training schedule during her school years. The young Deepika would wake up at 5 am, practice on…

Jeetendra birthday special: Fun facts about the legendary star

This week, on April 7, veteran star actor Jeetendra will turn a year older and celebrate his 77th birthday. The Bollywood legend starred in blockbusters and cult classics spanning decades during one of the most prolific cinematic careers in the world. Jeetendra is also the father of producer Ekta Kapoor…

Top five female-oriented Bollywood movies

Not all Bollywood films are about song-dance sequences or have item numbers to increase the box office collection. There are some Bollywood movies that have women in powerful roles with an amazing storyline. We see many movies today that portray every shade of women – ambitious, adventurous, strong, fearless, funny,…

Deepika Padukone shares her first look from Chhapaak; also announces…

On Monday, Bollywood fans woke up to a beautiful surprise by the reigning queen of the Hindi film industry, Deepika Padukone. The talented actress, who was last seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s costume drama Padmaavat (2018), took to her Instagram account to share her first look from her next film,…

Superstar making Bollywood songs

THE LIFE-CHANGING CINEMATIC MUSICAL NUMBERS THAT BROUGHT FAME TO SINGERS ACROSS DIFFERENT GENERATIONS by ASJAD NAZIR Bollywood singers have gifted the world countless magical moments ever since music appeared in India’s first talkie Alam Ara (1931). The moment that has perhaps been most remarkable for singers is when special songs…

Bollywood outlaws: 10 most memorable cinematic dacoits

by ASJAD NAZIR Brand new Bollywood film Sonchiriya is a 1970s-set dacoit drama, which stars Sushant Singh Rajput, Bhumi Pednekar and Manoj Bajpayee. The Abhishek Chaubey-directed crime drama, set in the badlands of Chambal, central India, isn’t the first time Hindi cinema has offered up gun-toting outlaws in the rural…

Top five films of Ranveer Singh

Ranveer Singh has been in the Hindi film industry for more than eight years, and in this short period of time he has been a part of a number of successful movies that have put Bollywood on the global map. Here are five such movies. Padmaavat: The historical drama saw…

Birthday special: 20 fun facts about Shruti Haasan

THERE is so much more to Shruti Haasan than just being the daughter of actress Sarika and legendary superstar Kamal Haasan. The popular star is a singer, musician and actress, who has worked in multiple languages. This week, on January 28, she will turn a year older and celebrate her…

Birthday special: Top 5 roles of Deepika Padukone

Bollywood star Deepika Padukone turns 33 on January 5, and to celebrate the actress turning a year older we are listing out five movies where she captured the hearts of the audience with her stellar performance. Om Shanti Om – It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Deepika won everyone’s…

‘Comedy is my favourite genre’

LEGENDARY actor Dharmendra has had an extraordinary and an amazing acting career that has lasted nearly 60 years. This week, the iconic star of countless classics turns a year older on December 8 and celebrates his 83rd birthday. Eastern Eye marked the special occasion by looking back at his extraordinary…

5 best movies of Shilpa Shetty on completing 25 years…

Shilpa's debut movie was Baazigarin 1993 as Seema Chopra. She played the role of Kajol's sister. Shilpa was nominated for Filmfare Lux New Face of the Year and Best Supporting Actress for her role. This movie brought her to the limelight. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQH-41jMHRQ Her next successful movie was Pardesi Babu in 1998,…

Hum Chaar on 3 years of PRDP by Rajshri Productions

  Rajshri Production Pvt. Ltd. was established in 1947 and produced successful movies since 1362. They are known for creating family movies, which involves love, values and entertainment. [caption id="attachment_28005" align="aligncenter" width="680"] From the set of Hum Saath Saath Hain 1999[/caption] Few of the most popular films this company produced…

50 greatest Bollywood dance numbers, best of the Bollywood boogie wonderland 

by ASJAD NAZIR. EASTERN EYE PRESENTS A COUNTDOWN OF SUPERB SONGS THAT TWIRLED THEIR WAY TO GREATNESS. MUSIC NUMBERS THAT MADE THE BIGGEST DANCE IMPACT IN THE HISTORY OF COMMERCIAL HINDI CINEMA. SONGS playing a major part in the identity of Hindi cinema have resulted in eye-catching dances being included to add…

Vidya Balan’s Indira Gandhi biopic pushed ahead

According to reports, the much-awaited digital biopic on former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi has been put on hold because Vidya Balan, who is set to turn producer with the project apart from playing the title role in it, is presently busy with her other projects. The biopic will be an…

Bollywood queens down the ages

by ASJAD NAZIR. A LOOK BACK AT THE SELECT GROUP OF HEROINES WHO REIGNED SUPREME IN HINDI CINEMA. IN THE history of Hindi cinema a select group of stars have reached the very top, and been declared the king or queen of the industry. The race to claim the crown has been…

5 facts about Parineeti Chopra on her 30th birthday

Parineeti attended Manchester Business School, where she received triple honours degree in Business, Finance and Economic. The PR Consultant from Yash Raj Films turned actress made her debut in Bollywood as a supporting actress in Ladies vs Ricky Bahl (2011). She received Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for her…

5 loved 2000s actresses of Bollywood

Amrita Rao Amrita made her debut in 2002 with the movie Ab Ke Baras opposite Arya Babbar. Her role as Payal in Ishq Vishq was loved the auidences and also won IFFA Star Debut of the Year – Female and Stardust Superstar of Tomorrow – Female awards. Amrita was last…

20 years of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

The 90s classic which defined love and friendship was a blockbuster movie. It released on 16 October 1998 and it was Karan Johar’s debut in Bollywood as a director. Karan is celebrating 20 years of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai in Mumbai today (16 October, 2018). He uploaded a picture on…

Dream girl Hema Malini’s 5 best movies – birthday special

Dream Girl Dream Girl is a 1977 film directed by Pramod Chakravorty. Since this movie, Hema was given this name and still known as the Dream Girl of Bollywood. She played five different characters in this movie, which are Sapna, Padma, Champabai, Dream girl and Rajkumari. Dream Girl was a…

5 facts about the eternal beauty Rekha – birthday special

Rekha started her acting career as a child artist in 1966 in a Telugu film called Rangula Ratnam. Her debut as a lead actress was in 1969 in Kannada film Operation Jackpot Nalli C.I.D opposite one of the finest actors of Indian cinema Rajkumar. Rekha made her Bollywood debut in…

5 best movies of Kangana Ranaut

Gangster  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klFhF7FyvkA Kangana debuted in Bollywood with Gangster in 2006 opposite Emran Hashmi.  She won Global Indian Film Award, Asian Festival of First Films, Bollywood Movie Award, Filmfare Awards, IIFA, Screen Awards, Stardust Awards and Zee Cine Award for best debut for the role of Simran in this movie. Fashion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPWcIw5xF4c…

5 Bollywood Remake Movies

Wanted https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxm4KcKDQl0 Wanted was released in 2009 directed by Prabhu Deva. It stars Salman Khan and Ayesha Takia in the lead roles. Wanted is a remake of the 2006 Telugu film Pokiri. Wanted won the Stardust Award for Best Film of the Year – Action/Thriller, Filmfare Award and Star Screen…

5 debut films of Pakistani artists…Pakistan to Hindustan

Mahira Khan Mahira made her Bollywood debut in 2017 with Raees, which is a crime action film. She played the character of Aasiya, opposite Shah Rukh Khan. She was unable to promote the movie in India due to the Uri terror attack in 2016. However, despite all controversies, the Mahira…

10 all-time super hit songs of Atif Aslam

Woh Lamhe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtHRBvNHRyo Atif’s first Bollywood debut was in 2005 with Mahesh Bhatt’s film Zaher, where he sung Woh Lamhe. He was nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer and IIFFA Best Male Playback Award for this song. Woh Lamhe is still one of the favourite songs of…

Big B at the top of his game as he…

By Asjad Nazir. THIS week Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan turns a year older and as he celebrates his 76th birth anniversary, he has no intention of slowing down. This continued passion to entertain audiences is perhaps why so many regard him as the greatest movie star in history. Eastern Eye…

5 best movies of Alia Bhatt

Student of the Year Alia’s debut movie in a lead role was in 2012 with Kara Johar’s Student of the Year. She played the rich and sophisticated role of Shanaya, who was in a relationship with Varun Dhawan’s role but was also attracted towards Sidharth Malhotra’s role. Alia was nominated…

5 interesting facts about veteran actress Sharmila Tagore

The veteran actress Sharmila Tagore never wanted to become an actress as she wanted to become a dancer. The accidental actress went on to receive two National Awards and two Filmfare Awards for her work. Sharmila also received Padma Bhushan in 2013. In 1967, her movie An Evening in Paris…

5 best movies of Sonali Bendre

Aag Sonali’s first ever movie was Aag in 1994, when she was nineteen years old. She played the lead role of Parul. Sonali received Filmfare Award for Lux new Face of the Year and Star Screen Award Most Promising Newcomer – Female 1995. Hum Saath Saath Hain  Sonali’s another hit…

5 best sibling duos of Bollywood

Karisma and Kareena While Kareena grew up watching her sister Karishma working in films, now she stands with her for events, social gathering and other parties. Both actresses are probably the only sibling duo who managed to be the number 1 actress of their generation. Even though The Kapoor khandan…

5 Actresses who went from TV to Bollywood

Yami Gautam Yami faced the camera for the first time in 2008 with Chand Ke Paar Chalo. After that she played the role of Rajkumari Bhairvi in Raajkumar Aaryyan and Leher in Yeh Pyar Na Hoga Kam, which was her most notable role. Yami made her Bollywood debut with Vicky…

Asha Bhosle: Our favourite songs

by ASJAD NAZIR RADIO PRESENTERS SELECT THEIR NUMBER ONE TRACK FROM INDIA’S SINGING SUPERSTAR. LEGENDARY singer Asha Bhosle has entertained audiences across decades and had her songs played on radios around the world countless times. The timeless star continues to entertain fans, and many of her songs will be played across the airwaves this week…

5 Bengali beauties of Bollywood

Sharmila Tagore [caption id="attachment_47065" align="aligncenter" width="652"] Sharmila Tagore receiving Padma Bhushan in 2013[/caption] Sharmila Tagore began her career in 1959 with a Bengali film called Apur Sansar. She acted in six Bengali movies before making her Bollywood debut with Kashmir Ki Kali in 1964. Sharmila was last seen in Break…

5 facts about Neha Dhupia

Many people may not know that Neha Dhupia participated in the Femina Miss India in 2002. When she was 21 years old, she won the pageant with Femina Miss India Universe title and was sent to Puerto Rico for Miss Universe 2002. Even though she didn’t win Miss Universe that…

Nagarajuna special: Twenty film facts

by ASJAD NAZIR. POPULAR actor Nagarajuna will turn a year older this week and celebrate his 59th birthday on August 29. Eastern Eye decided to mark the South Indian superstar’s big day by going through his life to present 20 fun facts that you may not know about him... Akkineni…

5 same faces for KJo’s next movie Takht

Kareena Kapoor Khan Karan Johar is known to be working with the same people, which he also admitted during an interview as he ‘likes to work with the same people’. Kareena’s sixth movie was with Karan, starring in Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, where she played the role of Poja. Undoubtedly…

5 B-Town married couples who are still going strong

Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan [caption id="attachment_45476" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Indian Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan (L) and his with wife Gauri Khan (SUJIT JAISWAL/AFP/Getty Images)[/caption]   Everyone knows about this couple and knows how Shah Rukh Khan managed to get married to Gauri Khan. SRK fell for Gauri when…

5 all-time films of Karan Johar

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is still one of them films which audiences still don’t mind watching again and again. Rahul and Anjali’s friendship which turns into love still gets used as an example. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai was released in 1998, which gave Karan Johar the…

my top 10 Vyjayanthimala movies

LEGENDARY leading lady Vyjayanthimala was known for her dynamite dance moves and unforgettable presence in songs, but she was also a fine actress who starred in some of the greatest Bollywood movies of all-time. To mark the iconic star turning 82 on August 13, Eastern Eye went back through her…

My top 10 of Dhanush best films

TALENTED actor and filmmaker Dhanush has had a number of cinematic landmarks in a short space of time, which includes an upcoming Hollywood debut. The multi-talented South Indian superstar just celebrated his 35th birthday. To mark the film star turning a year older, Eastern Eye went through his body of work to select 10…

Karwaan of talent

by ASJAD NAZIR CELEBRATING IRRFAN KHAN’S CAREER AHEAD OF HIS NEW CINEMA RELEASE HE MAY be recovering from illness, but Irrfan Khan continues to show just why he is one of the finest ac­tors working in the world today. Despite stepping away from the spotlight, the acclaimed star has this…

Forever married to the music

by ASJAD NAZIR SINGING STAR NEHA BHASIN ON BALANCING POP WITH PLAYBACK AND HER FUTURE HOPES VERSATILE singer Neha Bhasin’s effortless abil­ity to balance pop music with playback singing has resulted in an impressive array of hit songs. The sultry-voiced siren has gone from being a part of India’s first all-girl…

5 Facts about Shraddha Kapoor

1. Shraddha Kapoor comes from a family of singers but she always wanted to be an actress and in order to follow her childhood dream Shraddha left her graduation in midway. The actress was enrolled to Boston University for a graduation course when she was approached by film producer, Ambika…

Manoj Kumar: Ten of the best

BOLLYWOOD legend Manoj Kumar rose up from bum­ble beginnings to become a popular actor and massively successful filmmaker. Born Harikishan Giri Goswami, he starred in a number of classics that are regarded as some of the finest films ever made in India. He was awarded Indian cinema’s highest honour the…

Priyanka Chopra: 20 movie facts

THIS week, Priyanka Chopra will turn a year older and mark her 36th birthday on July 18. To celebrate, Eastern Eye went through her body of work to pick 20 fun facts you may not know about her films and roles. Hit comedy Bluffmaster (2005) was inspired by Argen­tinian film…

Bollywood’s best sporting successes

THIS week sees the release of sporting drama Soorma, which revolves around the inspirational story of legend­ary hockey player Sandeep Singh, who made a remarka­ble comeback after a gunshot left him paralysed. This isn’t the first time Bollywood has delivered an uplifting sports drama, and with that in mind Eastern…

5 Bollywood Actresses and their nicknames

Sonam Kapoor- Giraffe  Sonam Kapoor is one of the highest-paid actresses in the industry and is the recipient of several awards, including a Filmfare and a National Film Award.The daughter of actor Anil Kapoor, when asked what was her memorable moment from childhood and whether she had a nickname, Sonam said, “My father used…

5 Comedy Movies Of Akshay Kumar

1. Hera Pheri Priyadarshan’s film will go down in history as one of the funniest Bollywood movies ever made. The trio of Kumar, Paresh Rawal, and Suniel Shetty—with great support from Gulshan Grover and Tabu—made Hera Pheri a thoroughly funny ride. This is a story of three unemployed men who are…

‘Divine’ Deepika candid about depression stigma

by Amit Roy BOLLYWOOD STAR URGES FELLOW INDIAN SUFFERERS TO SEEK PROFESSIONAL HELP INDIAN actress Deepika Padukone was the subject of a cover story last Friday (29) in ES, the London Evening Standard’s colour maga­zine, in which the 32-year-old Bollywood star spoke candidly about her past bat­tles with depression. “Outwardly, her…

Salman Khan opens up about brother’s IPL betting scandal

Salman Khan has finally opened up about his brother Arbaaz Khan's involvement in the IPL betting scandal, saying he couldn't openly express his emotions when the scandal erupted as he was busy with the promotions of Race 3. Last month, Arbaaz was summoned by the Thane Police for his involvement in…

Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas getting engaged?

Rumours swirling around suggest Bollywood beauty Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are all set to make their relationship official next month. According to a report by Filmfare, Nick and Priyanka, who are currently in India, will get engaged either in the last week of July or in early August. However,…

5 Bollywood actresses who did negative roles

1. Priyanka Chopra in Aitraaz Priyanka did a jaw-dropping performance as a cunning and manipulative woman in Aitraaz. This role let her won a Filmfare for Best Performance in a Negative role. Chopra also won the Bengal Film Journalists' Association Award for Best Actress and the Screen Award for Best…

After a failed acting career, Imran Khan might go behind…

Do you remember Imran Khan? Yes, the same actor, who made his acting debut with the comic-of-age romantic comedy film, Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na in 2008. Khan had had a dream launch in Bollywood, thanks to his uncle, Aamir Khan, who produced his debut movie. Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane…

5 best films of Alia Bhatt that you need to…

1. Raazi This film is an Indian spy thriller, directed by Meghna Gulzar. The film is an adaptation of Harinder Sikka’s novel Calling Sehmat which is inspired by real events. The plot of the films tells about an Indian spy (Alia Bhatt) who married to a Pakistani military officer (Vicky…

Priyanka Chopra spotted cuddling with Nick Jonas

Bollywood sensation Priyanka Chopra has always been private about her love life, but recently she set tongues wagging after a photograph of her cuddling with American singer Nick Jonas surfaced. The photo has the duo partying on a yacht to celebrate Memorial Day in the US along with other celebrities…

Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh to get hitched on November…

Rumours swirling around indicate that Ranveer Singh and his rumoured ladylove Deepika Padukone are all set to get hitched later this year. If a report in SpotBoyE is to be believed, Ranveer and Deepika have decided to tie the knot on November 19 and the ceremony is expected to take…

5 interesting facts about Madhuri Dixit

Initially, Madhuri Dixit had no interest in becoming an actress. She received a degree in Microbiology and wanted to become a microbiologist or a pathologist. But as luck turned out she became one of the most successful actresses of her time. Her first film was Abodh (1984), but she came…

Ranveer is my go-to person, admits Deepika Padukone

Rumours swirling around suggest Bollywood beauty Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are all set to get hitched later this year. The actress was nothing but effusive while talking about her rumoured boyfriend during an interview with a leading Indian magazine, going to the extent of calling him her "go-to" person.…

5 best photographers of Bollywood

Dabboo Ratnani Dabboo Ratnani is a leading Indian fashion photographer and he is best known for his annual calendar where all film stars appear.  Every year the launch of the calendar becomes a great event for all top celebrities. He is the cover photographer for all leading magazines like Cosmopolitan,…

Mohanlal tribute: Ten of the best from an Indian great

IN TERMS of his impressive body of work and impact, Mohanlal is ranked as one of the finest Indian actors of all-time and has won many awards for his acclaimed performances. The south Indian superstar turns a year old­er on May 21 and celebrates his 58th birthday. Eastern Eye thought…

5 facts about Farah Khan

1. Farah Khan debuted as a choreographer with the film Joh Jeeta Wohi Sikander. Farah also have interest in acting and is being seen doing a cameo in several movies. However, her first debut in acting was in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. She did the role of a girl who…

Jaya Bachchan special: Ten of her best movies

TO MOST modern day Bolly­wood fans, she is known as a the senior of figure of a famous film family, but there is so much more to Jaya Bach­chan than being a wife, mother and mother-in-law of famous film stars. Jaya is considered to be one of the most technically…

Rani Mukerji: The ultimate A-Z

ON THE EVE OF HER BIG SCREEN RETURN, WE LOOK BACK ON A LEGENDARY CAREER POPULAR actress Rani Mukerji will make a long-awaited comeback to the big screen in soon-to-be-released film Hichki.  The story of a teacher battling against the odds is the latest chapter in a remarkable jour­ney for an…

Sara Ali Khan approached for Hindi Medium 2

Sara Ali Khan's debut film Kedarnath has yet not released in cinemas, but the actress is on the wishlist of many leading filmmakers of Bollywood. The latest we hear that the makers of the forthcoming film, Hindi Medium 2, have approached the newcomer to play a prominent part in the…

Priyanka Chopra is among LinkedIn’s top 25 global influencers

Priyanka Chopra has made a mark for herself in Hollywood, and is probably one of the most famous Indian actors there. Chopra has now found a place for herself among the top 25 global influencers on Linkedin as well. With a total score of 78.8M SMU (Social Media Universe), Chopra …

Prince Charles and Camilla host Naughty Boy, Kanika Kapoor at…

British rapper Naughty Boy said it was a pleasure to perform at Buckingham Palace in front of Prince Charles and Camilla to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the British Asian Trust. Shahid Khan, most popularly known by his stage name Naughty Boy, performed with Baby Doll sensation Kanika Kapoor, who…

Rajkummar completes the first schedule of his next film Stree

Award-winning actor Rajkummar Rao, who recently walked away with Filmfare Best Actor (Critics) Award for his riveting performance in Vikramaditya Motwane's Trapped, has completed the first shooting schedule of his forthcoming film, Stree. The National Award winning actor took to Twitter to share the news with his fans. He wrote,…

Bollywood Queen Deepika Padukone: The Ultimate A-Z

By Asjad Nazir THIS week Bollywood queen Deepika Padukone will finally march into cinemas as a historical ruler in big budget epic Padmaavat. The Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed drama, originally titled Padmavati, also stars Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in the lead roles. [caption id="attachment_30285" align="aligncenter" width="4696"] Deepika Padukone plays the…

EYE SPY: THE SECRET TO TOP SPOT ON BIG BOSS…

By Asjad Nazir EVER since I revealed the first and second place choices in popular reality TV series Bigg Boss 11 six days before the final, there has been mass speculation about how I could possibly have known, when all the major Indian media were scrambling to find out the…

Bhushan Kumar & Dinesh Vijan to produce multiple films together

After the humongous success of Hindi Medium, a movie which has been winning a string of awards at various award functions in Bollywood, including the most coveted Filmfare Awards, acclaimed producers Bhushan Kumar and Dinesh Vijan have announced a multiple films deal. The first film which will be produced as…

Irrfan Khan and Bareilly ki Barfi win big at Filmfare…

Bollywood star Irrfan Khan took home the best actor trophy for his realistic and effective portrayal of a middle-class father in Hindi Medium, while romantic-comedy Bareilly ki Barfi earned other top two honours, including the best director award for Ashwiny Iyer at the 63rd Filmfare Awards. The second award for…

10 must watch Patriotic Bollywood Movies

1] Border Border is a 1997 Indian war film based on the Battle of Longewala during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. A band of 120 soldiers defend their post all night until they receive assistance from the Indian Air Force the next morning. It won 3 National Awards and four Filmfare Awards with other Starscreen Awards. 2] Rang…

Shraddha Kapoor confirmed for Batti Gul Meter Chalu

Beating top Bollywood actresses like Katrina Kaif, Sonakshi Sinha and Vaani Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor has emerged as the winner in the race to become the leading lady of Shahid Kapoor in his upcoming film Batti Gul Meter Chalu. Yes, after months of speculations, it has been confirmed that Aashiqui 2…

Top 5 Bollywood movies based on Brother Sister Love

1] Hum Saath Saath Hain (1999) The movie starring Salman Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre, Mohnish Behl and Neelam is an absolute family love extravaganza. In the movie, Neelam gets terribly ill and she is supported by all three brothers coming to her aid. The film was…

Shashi Kapoor tribute

BOLLYWOOD legend Shashi Kapoor passed away last month and there was a mass outpouring of grief around the world. The acclaimed actor left an impressive body of work which entertained millions across different generations. Eastern Eye went back in time to find ten films starring the popular actor you should…

Doubles delight: Bollywood’s best

FOR YEARS, INDIAN CINEMA HAS EXCELLED WITH DUEL ROLE FILMS. HERE’S THE TOP 20 by ASJAD NAZIR THE double role has returned to Bollywood in a big way, which included high-profile releases Mubarakan and Judwaa 2 last year. This continues a long-running trend in Indian cinema featuring many double role…

5 Remarkable movies of Irrfan Khan

Sahabzade Irrfan Khan is the recipient of Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honor of India. He has earned National Film Award for Best Actor from Paan Singh Tomar alongside three Filmfare Awards for Paan Singh Tomar, Life in a Metro and Haasil and many more. Its very difficult to…

50 things we learned in Bollywood

REVELATIONS MADE BY FILM STARS IN 2017 by ASJAD NAZIR IT HAS been another action-packed year in Bollywood – with highs, lows, unexpected turns and sudden twists. The rollercoaster year and high-profile interviews enabled us to find out interesting facts about popular Indian film stars. With that in mind, here…

Blockbuster films turned down by Salman Khan

Salman Khan is one of the biggest superstars of Indian cinema. He has given us innumerable blockbusters films like Maine Pyar Kiya, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun!, Wanted, Dabangg, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Sultan, to name just a few. However, there is a long list of films which he rejected for one…

10 unforgettable movies of Salman Khan

Salman Khan, the biggest superstar of Bollywood, is best known for his hatke characters and his action-packed entertainers. Salman is all set to rule the box office, yet again with Tiger Zinda Hai. Lets look at Salman's top ten movies which are remarkable and are watched even today. 1. Maine Pyar Kiya (1989) Salman…

Virat and Anushka marry in Italy

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma got married in Italy today (11), they said in a statement, ending weeks of frenzied speculation that they were getting hitched. "Today we have promised each other to be bound in love forever. We are truly blessed to share the…

Sanjay Leela Bhansali: A complete A to Z

EASTERN EYE LOOKS BACK AT THE CAREER OF ONE OF BOLLYWOOD’S GREATEST FILMMAKERS by ASJAD NAZIR THE number one director of commercial Bollywood cinema is big-thinking filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali – and that is why his soon- to-be-released historical Padmavati is expected to clock up huge numbers at the box…

The magnificent seven

ONE of the most beautiful leading ladies in the history of Indian cinema, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will turn a year older this week and celebrate her 44th birthday on November 1. Eastern Eye decided to celebrate by selecting the seven most magnificent performances delivered by a shining star admired globally.…

Memories of the people’s poet

HOW LYRICAL LEGEND SAHIR LUDHIANVI CAST SPELL ON CINEMA WITH HIS MAGICAL WORDS by ASJAD NAZIR BIG musical numbers have given Bollywood a unique identity. Although legendary singers and producers have gained iconic status for delivering superb songs across the generations, the lyricists played a key role and Sahir Ludhianvi…

Big B special: 75 facts as Amitabh Bachchan celebrates milestone…

  by ASJAD NAZIR  HINDI cinema’s greatest star, Amitabh Bachchan, has enjoyed a remarkable career and entertained audiences across different generations. Next week the movie icon, who remains very much in demand, celebrates his 75th birthday on October 11. There will no doubt be celebrations all over the world and messages of love from…

The seven best performances of Amitabh Bachchan’s career

Zanjeer (1973): The thriller was not only a game changer for Amitabh Bachchan, but also for the Indian film industry. His portrayal of the angry police officer Vijay Khanna launched a new era in Indian cinema and redefined the on-screen hero.  Sholay (1975): One reason why the curry western became the biggest grossing movie in Indian cinema’s history was…

Eastern Eye’s top 10 Kishore Kumar hits 30 years later

Singer Kishore Kumar gifted the world with countless classics before his premature death on October 13, 1987, aged just 58. To mark his passing 30 years ago, Eastern Eye decided to take on the impossible task of creating a playlist of 10 key classic songs. The greatness of the singer is, however,…

Manoj Bajpayee cast to play a twisted character in Baaghi…

Recipient of two National Film Awards and four Filmfare Awards, actor Manoj Bajpayee is known for playing all characters with impeccable finesse. Be it a small part or a leading role, the actor never fails to leave a lasting impression on the audience. The latest we hear that the talented…

Lata Mangeshkar’s life from A-Z

By Asjad Nazir INDIA’S ICONIC PLAYBACK SINGER AND NATIONAL TREASURE TURNS 88  LEGENDARY singer Lata Mangeshkar devoted her life to a deep love of music. She started sing-ing to support her struggling family and went on to become one of the greatest recording artists in history. The much-revered voice behind thou-sands of classics turns a…

Seven Shabana Azmi roles to remember

ACCLAIMED actress Shabana Azmi turns a year older this week and will no doubt receive birthday wishes from all over the world. To mark the Indian national treasure’s 67th birthday, Eastern Eye went back through her distinguished career to select seven of her most memorable performances. Ankur (1974): Shabana won the…

Ajay Devgn speaks to Eastern Eye about his new film…

Many actors have come and gone since he made his acting debut in Bollywood with the action romance film Phool Aur Kaante (1991), but no one could ever displace Ajay Devgn from his top position. He was, and is, and might remain, for the longest time, one of the most…

Sanjay Dutt to do Hindi remake of Telugu thriller Prasthanam!

It seems actor Sanjay Dutt has decided to make up for the time he stayed away from films due to her imprisonment because, since the time he came out of prison, he has been signing one film after the other. As we all know that the actor has just wrapped…

Sridevi: Life and times of a cinematic legend

by Asjad Nazir FROM CHILD STAR TO BOLLYWOOD QUEEN, AN ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW OF ACTRESS SRIDEVI ONE of the greatest leading ladies in the history of Indian cinema, Sridevi has had a glittering career that saw her start off as successful child star and rise up to become…

Mughal-e-Azam: A-Z of a Bollywood Epic

By Asjad Nazir Legendary epic Mughal-e-Azam (1960) continues to power on nearly 60 years after it was released with a lavish musical based on the K Asif directed movie currently playing to packed-out theatres across India. The enduring magic of the greatest Bollywood movie ever made is continuing to captivate…

Sonam: This is her life

by Asjad Nazir Talented actress Sonam Kapoor has got her- self noticed with good performances on the big screen, her striking looks and eye-catching out- fits that have turned her into a style icon. The appeal of the Bollywood star is such that she is in demand with production houses,…

Being Asha Bhosle: An A-Z guide to the Bollywood icon

When you take her longevity, achievements, versatility and work outside cinema into account, then Asha Bhosle is undoubtedly the greatest Bollywood singer of all time. Starting off as a child in the 1940s, she is incredibly now in her eighth decade of captivating audiences with her unmistakable voice. The singing…

An A-Z of singer Arijit Singh

HOW BOLLYWOOD’S BIG PLAYBACK SENSATION MADE HIS MUSICAL MILLIONS THE current king of Bollywood playback singing, Arijit Singh has become the go-to-guy for music producers looking to create a hit song. Apart from delivering an impressive number of hit songs, the versatile singer has become one of the most in-demand…

Kamal Haasan: 62 facts as star celebrates birthday

A remarkable cinematic journey has seen Kamal Haasan go from being an award-winning child actor to becoming one of the greatest and most multi-talented movie stars of all time. The actor, writer, director, producer, choreographer, singer, lyricist and all-round entertainer has delivered an array of unforgettable films, which have entertained…