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Diljit Dosanjh to appear on ‘The Tonight Show’

Actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh is set to make an appearance on American talk show The Tonight Show, presented by Jimmy Fallon. Fallon will host Dosanjh, a popular name in Punjabi cinema and music industry, on the June 17 episode of the long-running show which airs weeknights on the US broadcaster NBC.…

2024 Academy Museum Gala to honour Rita Moreno, Quentin Tarantino

The glitz and glamour of Hollywood will converge at the fourth annual star-studded gala at the Academy Museum in Los Angeles on October 19, as it honours the exceptional contributions of Paul Mescal, Rita Moreno, and Quentin Tarantino to the world of cinema. This fundraising event, celebrating the museum's third…

Cannes Palme d’Or winner ‘Anora’ set for theatrical release

The indie studio Neon, which secured the North American rights to Sean Baker's acclaimed film Anora, winner of the prestigious Palme d'Or at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival, has set the stage for a fall theatrical release, as confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter. Anora, a screwball comedy featuring the talented…

‘I cried at the end’: Shonda Rhimes on ‘Bridgerton 3’…

Shonda Rhimes, the executive producer of the hit Netflix series Bridgerton, recently shared her emotional reaction to the upcoming season three finale. As the final four episodes, starring Luke Newton and Nicola Coughlan, are set to release on June 13, Rhimes couldn't contain her excitement about what fans can expect.…

Asif Kapadia’s documentary ‘Federer: Twelve Final Days’ trailer out

The trailer of a documentary capturing the sporting legend Roger Federer's final days before his retirement has been unveiled. Titled Federer: Twelve Final Days, the documentary will be out on Prime Video on June 20. Helmed by Academy Award-winning director Asif Kapadia and director Joe Sabia, Federer: Twelve Final Days…

Mahershala Ali in talks for new ‘Jurassic World’ film

Two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali is in negotiations to board the cast of the next installment in the Jurassic World franchise. If the deal goes through, Ali will feature alongside Scarlett Johansson, Jonathan Bailey, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, and Rupert Friend in the movie, which Hollywood studio Universal Pictures has set for…

Anant Ambani, Radhika Merchant to wed in Mumbai on July…

Mumbai is abuzz with excitement as Anant Ambani, the youngest son of Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, and Radhika Merchant, daughter of industrialist Viren Merchant, prepare to tie the knot. The highly anticipated wedding will take place on July 12 at the prestigious Jio World Convention Centre in Bandra Kurla…

Komal Shahani: Styling a successful career

A DYNAMIC approach to fashion design and styling has taken Komal Shahani on a transformative journey filled with magical moments. Having started as a designer for fashion brand Mischief Boutique, the cool creative commenced her celebrity journey by styling Preity Zinta for a leading magazine cover. She has since then…

Priyanka Chopra reaches Australia to shoot for ‘The Bluff’

Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas is set to begin filming for her upcoming Hollywood project The Bluff in Australia. The Bluff, which hails from the Russo Brothers' banner AGBO Studios and Amazon MGM Studios, will see Priyanka play the role of a former female pirate. According to an Instagram reel shared…

Payal Kapadia’s film wins Grand Prix award at Cannes

Payal Kapadia has scripted history by becoming the first Indian filmmaker to win the Grand Prix award at the Cannes Film Festival for her film "All We Imagine as Light". The film bagged the award, the second-most prestigious prize of the festival after the Palme d'Or, which went to American…

‘Music transcends boundaries’: Pitbull on ‘Bridgerton 3’ song feature

Miami-born rapper Pitbull expressed his delight regarding the use of his song in the romantic carriage scene in the latest season of the Netflix hit series Bridgerton. The scene, which featured an instrumental rendition of Pitbull's 'Give Me Everything,' showcased the romantic scene between characters Colin and Penelope. In a…

‘I didn’t think of ‘Fire’ as a queer film then’:…

Deepa Mehta’s film Fire, released in 1996, is a seminal work in Indian cinema and a landmark for the LGBTQ community. As one of the first mainstream Indian films to depict a romantic relationship between two women, Fire challenged societal norms and sparked significant controversy and dialogue about sexuality and…

Best Restaurants in North Hollywood, Los Angeles

Nestled within the vibrant streets of Los Angeles, North Hollywood stands out as a culinary gem, offering an eclectic mix of dining experiences that cater to a diverse range of tastes and preferences. From beloved classics to hidden gems waiting to be discovered, here's a closer look at some of…

Cannes 2024: Aishwarya walks in blue-silver gown in second appearance

In her second appearance at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan once again opted for a gown by designer duo Falguni Shane Peacock. Aishwarya wore a shimmery blue and silver gown as she walked the red carpet on Friday for the screening of acclaimed filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos' latest…

Taiwan-India co-production ‘Demon Hunters’ first footage unveiled at Cannes

The first footage from the India-Taiwan co-production Demon Hunters was unveiled at the Cannes Film Market. It is backed by the Taiwanese government and marks a significant cultural collaboration between India and Taiwan. The action-horror-comedy film is directed by Chen Mei-Juin known for The Gangster's Daughter and produced by Taiwan's…

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji reflects on her journey

ONE of India’s leading spiritual leaders, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, the international director of Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, was the keynote speaker at London’s One Woman Conference last weekend at the Victoria Park Plaza. Sadhviji was in discussion with the founder of the conference, Dr Joanna Martin, as an audience of hundreds…

Cannes 2024: Aishwarya dazzles in black gown by Falguni &…

Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan walked the Cannes red carpet for the premiere of Francis Ford Coppola’s Megalopolis in a stunning black gown by designers Falguni & Shane Peacock. A regular at the Cannes Film Festival for the past two decades, Aishwarya struck a pose in the monochrome gown adorned with…

Meryl Streep shines at Cannes 2024 in Indian designer’s jewellery

The 77th Cannes Film Festival kicked off on Tuesday night with a dazzling display of glamour and talent at the Grand Theatre Lumiere. Among the esteemed guests was none other than Hollywood icon Meryl Streep, who was honoured with the prestigious Honorary Palme d'Or. As Streep graciously accepted the accolade,…

Priyanka and Nick move back to renovated LA mansion

After facing a tumultuous start to the year due to water damage and mold infestation in their lavish Los Angeles mansion, power couple Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have finally returned to their luxurious abode. The renowned actress and the Grammy-nominated singer were forced to vacate their residence earlier this…

Apple nabs rights to Tom Hiddleston’s Mount Everest drama ‘Tenzing’

Apple has made a significant acquisition in the world of cinema, securing the global rights to Mount Everest climbing drama Tenzing. As per The Hollywood Reporter, the film, which boasts a star-studded cast including Willem Dafoe and Tom Hiddleston, tells the remarkable true story of Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, who famously…

Celebrating four decades of Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Sharaabi’

DIRECTOR Prakash Mehra’s blockbuster hit Zanjeer (1973) had turned struggling newcomer Amitabh Bachchan into an overnight superstar and launched the greatest acting career in Bollywood. Not surprisingly, Bachchan would become the filmmaker’s favourite lead star and they would team up again in blockbuster hits like Sharaabi, which released in cinemas…

Maninder Buttar: ‘The Punjabi music industry is thriving’

PUNJABI singer Maninder Buttar has gained popularity with hit songs that have collectively clocked up billions of views on YouTube and been streamed all over the world. He recently added to top tracks like Yaari, Ik Tera, Pani Di Gal, Laare and Sakhiyaan with recently released EP Panchatantra, which has…

Cannes 2024: Meryl Streep honoured with Palme d’Or

Legendary actress Meryl Streep was awarded an honorary Palme d'Or during the opening ceremony of the 77th Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday night here, as per The Hollywood Reporter. Upon being called to the stage and handed the gold-plated emblem of the city of Cannes by French actress Juliette Binoche,…

Alia Bhatt to attend Gucci Cruise Show in London

After stealing the spotlight at Met Gala 2024 in Sabyasachi sari, actress Alia Bhatt is now set to catch eyeballs with her presence at the Gucci Cruise show 2025 in London. Before boarding the flight to London, the Gangubai Kathiawadi star happily posed for the shutterbugs at the Mumbai airport…

Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber expecting first child

Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber are expecting their first child together — and have renewed their vows. The couple announced the news on their respective Instagram pages with corresponding posts. Both begin with a short, romantic video clip of the couple kissing. Hailey Bieber is draped in white lace; baby…

Peter Weir to receive lifetime achievement award at Venice Film…

Australian filmmaker Peter Weir, acclaimed for his directorial prowess in cinematic gems like Dead Poets Society, The Truman Show, and Master and Commander, is set to be honoured with the prestigious Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the upcoming 81st edition of the Venice Film Festival. This announcement was made…

Oldham Temple organises fundraiser for charity

OLDHAM's Shree Swaminarayan Mandir will host a garden party on Saturday (11) to raise money for a local domestic violence charity, a statement said. The annual event will take place from 12pm to 5pm on Copster Hill Road, with all proceeds being donated to the Saheli charity. Saheli, which means…

Isabelle Huppert to serve as Venice Film Festival jury president

French actress Isabelle Huppert will serve as the president of the international jury of the competition at the 81st Venice International Film Festival, which takes place from August 28 to September 7, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The jury will decide on the Golden Lion for best film, as well…

Robert Downey Jr to make his Broadway debut with Ayad…

Hollywood star Robert Downey Jr is set to make his Broadway debut with McNeal, a new play by Pulitzer Prize-winner Ayad Akhtar. Downey Jr, who recently won his maiden Oscar trophy for Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer, will play the titular author in the play, which is being staged by Broadway giant…

5 Bollywood films featuring older women romancing younger men

The recently released Hollywood film The Idea of You has been garnering positive response from critics and audiences alike, with the majority of the audience praising actress Anne Hathaway’s character who embarks on a romantic relationship with a sixteen-year-old man, played by Nicholas Galitzine. While there is no dearth of…

Here’s why the makers of ‘Ghostbusters’ called in a Muslim…

In films and television, the quest for authenticity and inclusivity has become paramount. From accurate portrayals of diverse cultures to nuanced depictions of intimacy, filmmakers are increasingly recognizing the importance of consulting with experts to ensure respectful and accurate representation on screen. This trend has given rise to the roles…

Would ‘absolutely’ like to make more ‘Batman’ movies: Jonathan Nolan

British-American screenwriter and film producer Jonathan Nolan said he would like to return to the Batman universe. During the promotion of his hit series Fallout, he spoke about revisiting the popular Batman franchise, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "Wouldn't that be a dream?" Nolan said. "That period was 10 years…

Meryl Streep to receive Cannes honorary Palme d’Or

Meryl Streep will be honoured with a special Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival's opening ceremony on May 14, organizers announced Thursday. The Hollywood icon, who won the best actress prize at Cannes in 1989, will join the kick-off of the 77th edition at the Grand Theatre Lumiere. "I…

Daniel Radcliffe expresses sadness over JK Rowling’s stance on transgender…

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has responded to JK Rowling's ongoing criticism of the transgender community, expressing deep sadness over her remarks. Rowling's anti-trans stance has garnered attention in recent years, with her social media posts often sparking controversy. In response to a British investigation on puberty-blocking interventions for transgender…

AI imagines these Hollywood stars as ‘Devdas’ cast

Devdas, a classic tale of love, loss, and redemption, has captivated audiences for generations with its poignant narrative and timeless characters. While the story has been adapted numerous times on the silver screen, envisioning a new rendition with a fresh cast can breathe new life into this beloved saga. With…

Emma Stone wants to drop her stage name, here’s why

In a recent revelation, Oscar-winning star Emma Stone has expressed her desire to revert to her birth name, Emily. Best known for her captivating performances in films like La La Land and The Help, Stone, whose real name is Emily Jean Stone, shared her longing to embrace her original identity…

Jane Campion to receive Pardo d’Onore Manor Award at Locarno…

Oscar-winning director Jane Campion will be honoured with the Pardo d’Onore Manor Award for lifetime achievement at this year's Locarno Film Festival. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the New Zealand-born filmmaker will receive the tribute on August 16 during the 77th edition of the festival. The prestigious gala, to be…

Sikh short film ‘Kaur’ set for a Hollywood remake

Kaur, an acclaimed short film that debuted last year on British streamers ITVX and BritBox, is set to be remade as a feature-length film. The short film stars Parvinder Shergill in the lead role. It bills itself as “the first film in history” to follow the story of a British…

TOP 10 style icons of Anjali Phougat

A FABULOUS eye for fashion has enabled Anjali Phougat to become a successful designer, stylist and business entrepreneur. The America-based founder of popular brand Designer Dream Collection has had a transformative effect with her eye-catching outfits, customised jewellery and wedding styling. Forward thinking fashionistas, from everyday people to models and…

Shah Rukh Khan to return as Don in daughter Suhana’s…

Shah Rukh Khan, the Bollywood superstar, is gearing up to launch his daughter Suhana Khan into the theatrical world with a bang, as she prepares for her debut in the film King. With the renowned director Siddharth Anand handling the action sequences and Sujoy Ghosh taking the directorial reins, the…

Vidya Balan on love, affairs and hidden realities

WITH an illustrious career spanning more than two decades, Vidya Balan has captivated audiences with compelling performances time and again. The multi-award-winning actress steps into the spotlight once more with her new film Do Aur Do Pyaar, which is now in cinemas globally. She stars opposite Sendhil Ramamurthy, Pratik Gandhi…

Suri Cruise celebrates her 18th birthday in NYC

Suri Cruise, the daughter of Hollywood A-listers Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, is legally an adult now. On Thursday, Suri celebrated her 18th birthday in New York City while her estranged father, Tom Cruise, 61, was busy on a film set in London. Suri was spotted walking around New York…

Academy changes rules for 2025 Oscars ceremony

Hollywood's most prestigious film awards, the Oscars, are undergoing significant changes as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) introduced updated rules and campaign protocols for its 97th edition, slated for March 2 next year. In a bid to bolster traditional movie theatres, the Academy has revised the…

Daytime Emmy Awards introduce category changes for 51st annual ceremony

The nominations for the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards have been unveiled, setting the stage for a showdown between Netflix's documentary series African Queens: Njinga and three long-standing daytime dramas: CBS' The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless, along with Peacock's Days of Our Lives. As…

Challenge to convey emotions with just your voice, says Priyanka…

The challenge is to be able to convey emotions with just your voice, says actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who turns narrator for the upcoming documentary Tiger and finds it exciting that her career straddling Hollywood and Bollywood also gives her the opportunity to work in different languages. The Disneynature documentary…

‘Squid Game 2’, ‘Cobra Kai S6’ to release in second…

The second seasons of Squid Game, The Night Agent, and Cobra Kai season 6, among others, are all set to release in the second half of 2024. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos said Squid Game Season 2 will arrive in the second half of this year.…

Malala Yousufzai and Meera Syal to guest star in new…

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai will guest star in the second season of writer-director Nida Manzoor’s We Are Lady Parts, a British musical comedy about an all-women Muslim punk rock band. BAFTA-winning English actress and comedian Meera Syal is also set to guest star in the much-anticipated second season…

Scorsese’s next two films to be ‘Life of Jesus’ and…

After garnering 10 Oscar nominations for last year's historical crime epic Killers of the Flower Moon, the 81-year-old director Martin Scorsese has charted his next several projects. Sources reveal he plans to shoot two films in succession: one centred on the life of Jesus and the other a biopic about…

Cannes to award honourary Palme d’Or to anime house Studio…

The Cannes Film Festival has chosen to bestow its highest honour, the Palme d'Or, upon the renowned Japanese anime studio, Studio Ghibli. The news was confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter. This marks the first time that Cannes has awarded its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Prize to a company rather than an…

First major Muslim film festival of UK announces lineup

The United Kingdom is set to host its inaugural Muslim Film Festival, a groundbreaking event poised to celebrate the diverse narratives and talents within the Muslim community. Scheduled to take place from May 30th to June 2nd at the prestigious Odeon West End in London, this festival promises to showcase…

Cannes Directors’ Fortnight Lineup revealed for 2024 festival

The Cannes Directors' Fortnight, known for its cutting-edge and provocative cinema, has announced its lineup for the upcoming 2024 festival. Organized by the French Directors' Guild, this independent section runs parallel to the main Cannes festival. This year's Directors' Fortnight will kick off with This Life of Mine,' the final…

Bollywood’s plane problem

CLASSIC Bollywood films Sangam (1964) and Aradhana (1969) had two things in common. They were the highest grossing films of the respective years, and both had heroes who played Indian Air Force (IAF) officers. The super hit movies were game changers that made a major impact for multiple reasons, but…

Controversial TikTok personality Kyle Marisa Roth dies at 36

TikTok personality Kyle Marisa Roth, known for her unvarnished opinions on celebrities and controversial Hollywood "blind items," has died at the age of 36. Her passing was announced on April 15 by her sister Lindsay, who shared the news with fans on Instagram. In her post, Lindsay Roth shared the…

Irfan Shamji: ‘Playing a new dad left me shaken and…

ACTOR Irfan Shamji is known for portraying intense characters in plays such as Chasing Hares and Hamlet. However, he admitted that his latest role in The Cord took an emotional toll, and he felt its impact for days. The Cord offers brutally honest insights into the challenging truths of family…

Margot Robbie, Hasbro plan new movie based on ‘Monopoly’ game

The Oscar-nominated actress Margot Robbie, known for her roles in films such as Barbie and I, Tonya, will bring the long-awaited project to fruition with her production company, LuckyChap, and Lionsgate. In a statement, LuckyChap expressed enthusiasm for the project, referring to it as "a top property" and a major…

Neeta Lulla: In pursuit of fashion excellence

A FABULOUS forty-year career in fashion has seen Neeta Lulla embark on a fantastic journey filled with many magnificent moments. The legendary designer has mixed couture creations and beautiful bridal outfits with award-winning work in hundreds of high-profile movies and dressing A-list celebrities. She has also become a strong symbol…

George Lucas to receive honorary Palme d’Or at Cannes Film…

Hollywood veteran George Lucas will be felicitated with an honorary Palme d’Or at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival, the festival organisers have announced. Lucas, best known for creating the long-running and smash hit franchises Star Wars and Indiana Jones, will receive the honour at the closing ceremony of the film…

Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Fly Me To The Moon’ to release in…

Hollywood stars Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum's romantic comedy Fly Me To The Moon will make its debut in Indian theatres on July 12, Sony Pictures Entertainment India announced on Tuesday. Described as a "sharp, stylish comedy-drama set against the high-stakes backdrop of NASA’s historic Apollo 11 moon landing", the…

Sobhita on playing a sex worker in ‘Monkey Man’: Those’re…

Known for her work in several successful films and streaming shows in India such as Ponniyin Selvan and Made in Heaven, actress Sobhita Dhulipala makes her Hollywood debut with the recently released film, Monkey Man, co-starring and directed by Dev Patel. In an interview with The New York Times, the…

From Virat Kohli to Priyanka Chopra: Top 10 most-followed Indian…

In the digital age, social media platforms have become powerful tools for individuals to connect, engage, and showcase their talents and lifestyles to a global audience. Among these platforms, Instagram stands out as one of the most popular, with millions of users sharing photos, videos, and stories every day. For…

“Would love to do it again”: Dev Patel after directorial…

Actor Dev Patel, who made his directorial debut with Monkey Man, said that he would love to do it again, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Patel wrote, directed, produced, and stars in the Universal action thriller. The film's plot revolves around a young guy who embarks on a quest to…

‘Monkey Man’: Critics hail Dev Patel’s directorial debut

Dev Patel, known for his captivating performances in such films as Slumdog Millionaire and Lion, takes on a new role both in front of and behind the camera in his latest project Monkey Man. The film, which also features Sobhita Dhulipala and Sikander Kher in pivotal roles, explores themes of…

‘Monkey Man’: Dev Patel-starrer to release in India on THIS…

Dev Patel, who is best known for starring in the multiple Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire, is making his directorial debut with the much-anticipated Monkey Man, which enters cinemas worldwide on April 5, 2024. The film was set to release in India on April 19. However, some media outlets reported that…

Priyanka Chopra resumes filming ‘Heads Of State’ after vacation in…

Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who recently enjoyed her vacation with family in India, is back to work as she returns to the sets of her next Hollywood film Heads Of State. Taking to Instagram, Priyanka gave a glimpse of the script. The page had the film's title and mentioned that Harrison…

Sobhita Dhulipala, Sikandar Kher head to US for premiere of…

Actors Sikandar Kher and Sobita Dhulipala are set for the premiere of their debut Hollywood film Monkey Man. The highly anticipated film is scheduled for a premiere at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre followed by its release in the US on 5 April. The action-thriller follows the journey of a young…

Benedict Cumberbatch, Olivia Colman to lead remake of ‘War of…

British actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Olivia Colman are set to headline Searchlight's adaptation of The Roses, a modern retelling of the 1989 dark comedy The War of the Roses, starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. Under the direction of Jay Roach, known for his versatility in blending comedy and drama,…

Birthday special: Top 10 films of Ram Gopal Varma

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

Isha Ambani sells LA mansion to Ben Affleck and Jennifer…

Isha Ambani, daughter of India's wealthiest individual, Mukesh Ambani, has sold her opulent mansion in Los Angeles to the renowned Hollywood couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez. The staggering amount exchanged for the property amounts to £48 million ($61 million). The mansion, which served as a temporary residence for Isha…

82nd Golden Globe Awards’ date unveiled, check out

On Tuesday, CBS and the Golden Globes announced the date for the 82nd annual ceremony. The next edition of the Golden Globes will take place on January 5, 2025. As per The Hollywood Reporter, the show will air live coast to coast from 8-11 p.m. ET/5-8 p.m. PT on CBS…

Aamir Khan my favourite, says Turkish envoy to India

Ambassador of Turkiye to India Firat Sunel is a fan of Bollywood movies, especially the Aamir Khan-starrer Laal Singh Chaddha, a film the diplomat says he has watched at least four times. Laal Singh Chaddha, which was an authorised remake of the Hollywood classic Forrest Gump, was "more successful" than…

Dev Patel says Shah Rukh’s work inspired him to make…

Dev Patel, who was last seen in David Lowery’s epic medieval fantasy adventure film The Green Knight, is presently busy promoting his next film Monkey Man. What makes the project very special for him is the fact that he has not only played the lead role in it but has…

Varun, Arjun & Diljit will star in ‘No Entry’ sequel,…

Actors Varun Dhawan, Diljit Dosanjh, and Arjun Kapoor will feature in the follow-up to the hit comedy No Entry, producer Boney Kapoor confirmed. Anees Bazmee, who helmed the 2005 film, featuring Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, and Fardeen Khan, is returning for the sequel. The original stars won't feature in the…

Vin Diesel shares new pic with Deepika, says he had…

Hollywood star Vin Diesel has shared a throwback photo with his XXX: Return of Xander Cage co-star Deepika Padukone from his maiden trip to India back in 2017. Diesel had visited India to promote the American action thriller, which marked Padukone's Hollywood debut. In his Instagram post on Tuesday, the…

Avantika Vandanapu: I can’t wait to be a part of…

Indian-American actress Avantika Vandanapu, who garnered positive response for her performance in Prime Video’s Big Girls Don't Cry, says she cannot wait to be a part of Indian movies. “It’s truly surreal to come full circle and return to India. From my roots as a child actor to now leading…

Cillian Murphy to star in mining drama ‘Blood Runs Coal’

Irish star Cillian Murphy is set to headline a new feature film for Hollywood studio Universal Pictures. Murphy, who recently bagged his maiden Best Actor Oscar trophy for Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer, will star in a period mining drama, titled Blood Runs Coal, according to entertainment news outlet The Hollywood Reporter.…

Armaan Malik collaborates with AR Rahman for ‘Goat Life’ track

Singer Armaan Malik has collaborated with music composer AR Rahman for a soulful track for survival drama movie The Goat Life. The track, titled "Khatti Si Woh Imli", is part of the Hindi version of the Malayalam movie, which is set to be released in theatres on March 28. Penned…

Jordan Peele praises ‘Monkey Man’, says ‘Dev Patel created a…

With his upcoming film Monkey Man, award-winning actor Dev Patel is set to begin his directorial career. Also featuring Sobhita Dhulipala and Sikander Kher in important roles, the film is set to enter cinemas on April 5, 2024. But do you know that Monkey Man was initially scheduled for a…

Student of the Year heroes have failed

IT MAY have been a massively overrated film that didn’t clock up the expected blockbuster numbers at the box office, but the 2012 film, Student of the Year, was a solid launch pad for its three debut stars. While Alia Bhatt has gone on to become the most successful young…

Sobhita Dhulipala on ‘Monkey Man’: Dream to be part of…

Actress Sobhita Dhulipala says she is super excited to make her Hollywood debut with Monkey Man, in which she features alongside Lion star Dev Patel. The Night Manager actor talked about the much-awaited movie on the sidelines of the Lakmé Fashion Week X FDCI here. "It’s my first time working…

Enduring cinematic legacy of Shashi Kapoor

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

Robert Pattinson’s ‘Batman Part II’ pushed to October 2026

Movie buffs have to wait a year longer to watch Robert Pattinson reprising his role in The Batman Part II as the makers have postponed the film's release date to October 2, 2026. Warner Bros has announced that Matt Reeves' The Batman Part II will be hitting theatres on October…

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan to Riz Ahmed, see every South Asian celebrity…

The 96th annual Academy Awards concluded on March 10, 2024, at Los Angeles’s Dolby Theater, with Oppenheimer dominating the award ceremony with seven wins. On the fashion front, the Oscars 2024 once again served as a platform for South Asian celebrities to showcase their impeccable fashion sense and leave an…

Oscars 2024: ‘Oppenheimer’ dominates with seven wins

Director Christopher Nolan's biopic film Oppenheimer swept the Oscars 2024 with seven wins including Best Director, Best Film, and Best Leading Actor awards. The film took home a total of seven awards during the gala night. Christopher Nolan won Best Director, Cillian Murphy won Best Actor and Robert Downey Jr.…

Avantika says she’s proud of her Indian heritage

SOUTH Asian women taking centre stage in series such as Bridgerton and One Day was long overdue, Indian American actress Avantika, who plays Karen Shetty in the new iteration of the popular teen comedy, Mean Girls, has said. This is not the first acting gig for the 19-year-old, born to…

‘She Creates Change’: Charithra Chandran, Freida Pinto among narrators of…

Charithra Chandran, who rose to fame with her role in Bridgerton, and Slumdog Millionaire actress Freida Pinto are among the narrators who lend their voices to She Creates Change, a gender equality film series launched on International Women's Day. Warner Bros. Discovery and Room to Read have partnered on She…

Hollywood remake of ‘Drishyam’ in the works

Production house Panorama Studios on Thursday said it has teamed up with Gulfstream Pictures and JOAT Films for the Hollywood remake of the Drishyam franchise. Panorama Studios has acquired the international remake rights to the Malayalam movies Drishyam 1 & 2 from the original producers Aashirvad Cinemas. The film series…

Bhasker Patel: Creating characters convincingly

A DISTINGUISHED career on stage, television and cinema has enabled Bhasker Patel to play a wide variety of roles. This has ranged from being a series regular in the iconic soap, Emmerdale, to working with big Hollywood names. Despite achieving so much, including breaking ground for British Asian actors, the…

Upcoming south Indian films set to entertain audiences

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

Bhumi Pednekar eyeing Hollywood post ‘Bhakshak’ success

Bhumi Pednekar has been generating buzz ever since the release of her film Bhakshak. Her compelling performance in the movie has garnered praise from both audiences and critics alike. And now if sources are to be believed, Bhumi is keen to venture into Hollywood. "Bhumi has been at the top…

Shah Rukh: I have never been offered a film in…

Shah Rukh Khan has opened up about dropping out of Danny Boyle’s Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire. For those not in the know, the superstar was offered to play the character of the antagonistic game show host in the film. However, he said no to the film as it was conscious…

How Dev Patel put India on the global movie map

INDIAN cinema can claim to be the biggest film industry in the world, but it has never reached its global potential. This is largely due to an inability to connect with non-Asian audiences. Despite constantly boasting of breaking records, none of the films have been as financially successful as the…

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

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

Sikandar Kher reveals he first auditioned for ‘Monkey Man’ 10…

Actor Sikandar Kher, who is currently seen in the third and final season of Disney+ Hotstar’s Aarya, is looking forward to his Hollywood debut with Dev Patel’s much-anticipated film Monkey Man. In a recent interview, Kher opened up about how he landed the film and said that he first auditioned…

Jameela Jamil, Simone Ashley among 40 ‘legendary women’ on British…

Jameela Jamil and Simone Ashley are among the 40 ‘legendary women’ on British Vogue’s latest cover. Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, Victoria Beckham, Linda Evangelista, Oprah Winfrey, Dua Lipa, and Miley Cyrus are also in the “farewell shoot” for the final issue by outgoing editor Edward Enninful. All 40…

Purab Kohli: Regrets can be converted into learning

With a career spanning a remarkable 25 years, Purab Kohli stands as a testament to perseverance, versatility, and undeniable talent. From gripping dramas to rib-tickling comedies, the seasoned actor has graced screens both big and small, leaving an indelible mark on audiences. Eastern Eye recently spoke to Kohli about his…

Popular Bollywood love story tropes

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

Tom Holland to make theatre comeback with new version of…

Hollywood star Tom Holland is set to return to the stage with a new iteration of William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. Holland, the star of multiple Marvel movies where he plays Spider-Man, will take on the role of the Bard's tragic hero Romeo in the West End production, to be…

Sobhita Dhulipala: Dev Patel has exceptional taste in all things…

Actress Sobhita Dhulipala, known for her work in Amazon Prime Video’s critically acclaimed series Made In Heaven and Mani Ratnam’s two-part film Ponniyin Selvan, is set to foray into Hollywood with the upcoming film Monkey Man. The action thriller film also stars Dev Patel in the lead role. Monkey Man…

Deepa Mehta to direct thriller about Indian woman serial killer

Known for helming such notable films as Fire and Midnight’s Children, acclaimed filmmaker Deepa Mehta is now set to direct her next film. Titled Troilokya, the thriller film revolves around an Indian woman known to be a serial killer. Bankrolled through pan-Asian film company Through The Lens Entertainment and India’s…

‘Monkey Man’: Anupam Kher praises Sikandar Kher ahead of Hollywood…

Actor Sikandar Kher, who is best known for his work in Disney+ Hotstar series Aarya and The Freelancer, is gearing up to set foot in Hollywood with award-winning actor Dev Patel’s Monkey Man. Ahead of the worldwide release of the film, Sikandar Kher got a special shout-out from his father,…

Kate Hudson to lead Mindy Kaling’s new series

Hollywood A-lister Kate Hudson is set to lead Netflix’s upcoming comedy series inspired by the real-life saga of Jeanie Buss, President of the Los Angeles Lakers. Produced by Mindy Kaling, the 10-episode series promises a delightful exploration of family dynamics and ambition within the male-dominated world of professional basketball. “When…

THE TOP 10 Abhishek Bachchan performances

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

Hrithik Roshan: Special kind of Fighter

A STUNNING career filled with accolades, critically acclaimed performances and blockbusters has established Hrithik Roshan as one of the biggest movie stars of this generation. The Bollywood superstar has captivated audiences worldwide with his acting prowess, chameleon-like ability to transform into any character and magnetic on-screen presence. He has added…

Dev Patel drops trailer of his directorial debut ‘Monkey Man’

Actor Dev Patel is set to unleash his desi-John Wick in Monkey Man, the upcoming action thriller set to release in theatres worldwide on April 5. Hollywood studio Universal Pictures unveiled the official trailer, featuring well-choreographed and spectacular fight and chase sequences, of the film, which also marks Patel's directorial…

Asif Kapadia on ‘The Warrior’ Oscars snub

Indo-British filmmaker Asif Kapadia says the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) modified the criteria for the best international feature category after his 2002 Irrfan Khan-starrer The Warrior was ignored at the Oscars. The film, which marked Kapadia's directorial debut, was the UK's official entry for the Oscars'…

Netflix adds 13m new subscribers in three months despite price…

Netflix added 13 million subscribers in the final three months of last year, the company said on Tuesday, despite price hikes at the leading streaming service. Netflix finished 2023 with slightly more than 260 million subscribers worldwide, with a profit of $938 million in the final quarter versus just $55…

THE TOP 10 moments from Jackie Shroff’s career

FROM playing larger than life heroes to winning supporting roles, evil antagonists and quirky characters, Jackie Shroff’s glittering career is filled with standout moments. Born on February 1, 1957, the popular Indian actor will be celebrating his 67th birthday next week. Eastern Eye decided to mark the occasion by going…

Top 30 under 30 to watch in 2024

AN EXCITING young generation of south Asian creative talent is continuing to add new elements to popular culture with a cool approach. While some have already made an impressive mark with a brilliant body of work, others are showing real potential to be future gamechangers. They are all making themselves…

Dev Patel, Mindy Kaling’s ‘To Kill A Tiger’ nominated at…

To Kill A Tiger, set in a small Indian village, was on Tuesday nominated for the best documentary feature at the 2024 Academy Awards. A Canadian production, To Kill A Tiger is directed by Delhi-born Nisha Pahuja, an Emmy-nominated filmmaker based in Toronto. Oscar-nominated actor Dev Patel and actress-producer Mindy…

Ryan Gosling on Oscars’ snub to Margot Robbie, Greta Gerwig

Hollywood star Ryan Gosling says he is disappointed after Barbie director Greta Gerwig and lead actor Margot Robbie were not nominated in two major categories at the 2024 Academy Awards. Gosling, who played Ken opposite Robbie's Barbie in Gerwig's 2022 blockbuster based on the iconic Mattel doll, found a place…

‘Oppenheimer’, ‘Poor Things’ dominate Oscar nominations

"Oppenheimer," a cinematic portrayal of the intense quest to create the first atomic bomb, achieved a significant milestone by garnering 13 nominations at the Oscars. The announcement on Tuesday (23), positions the historical epic as a strong contender for the prestigious best picture award, among other categories. "Oppenheimer" outpaced gothic…

Alia Bhatt honoured at Saudi Arabia’s Joy Awards

Alia Bhatt was presented with the honorary entertainment makers award at the Joy Awards in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and the actress dedicated the trophy to the "magic of movies". The National Award winner, whose latest release was Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahani, received the award at a ceremony held…

Air India introduces inflight entertainment experience

Air India, India’s leading global airline, today unveiled a colossal library of content for its new, best-in-class inflight entertainment (IFE) system that will offer an immersive entertainment experience to travellers on its long-haul flights. The full suite of the new IFE content features over 2,200 hours of entertainment content across…

Indira Varma and Rami Malek to lead a new project

The Old Vic Theatre in London will present the world premiere of a new adaptation of Sophocles’ Oedipus, adapted by Ella Hickson. The production, which is set to launch in January 2025, will feature Oscar winner Rami Malek and former Game of Thrones star Indira Varma in lead roles. This…

Modi is the ‘best leader’ for India, says US singer…

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the "best leader" for India and for the relationship between the two countries, Mary Millben, a prominent African-American Hollywood actress and singer, has said noting that many in the US desire to see him re-elected so the ties can continue to be strengthened to…

‘Oppenheimer’ leads nominations at BAFTA Awards

The nominations for the 2024 BAFTA Film Awards have been announced. And as expected, Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer led nominations, securing 13 nods. Yorgos Lanthimos' black-comedy science fantasy Poor Things also grabbed the top spot in the list as it earned 11 nods. As per The Hollywood Reporter, Oppenheimer, which had…

Pranutan to make Hollywood debut with ‘Coco & Nut’

Actress Pranutan Bahl on Thursday said she is set to feature in her maiden Hollywood feature Coco & Nut, opposite American actor-filmmaker Rahsaan Noor. Billed as a "spirit-lifting romance", the love story is directed by Rahsaan, best known for his 2018 critically acclaimed movie Bengali Beauty. It is slated to…

Fighter is set for a crash landing

AFTER years of dwindling audiences and box office disasters, Bollywood struck back in 2023 with five blockbuster successes that drew audiences around the world back into cinemas. Fighter, the first high-profile release of 2024, is hoping to carry on that box office momentum. The air force drama has a lot…

Diageo and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs settle racism lawsuit

US rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs has agreed to withdraw allegations of racism against drinks giant Diageo, the company said Tuesday (16) six months after ending their business link-up. In a statement, Diageo said Combs has withdrawn his lawsuit as part of a settlement with the London-based spirits firm and both…

75th Emmys: ‘The Bear’, ‘Succession’ win big – see full…

The Beer, Succession, and Beef were among the biggest wins at the 75th Emmys which were held at the Peacock Theatre in Los Angeles. The awards were originally scheduled for September 2023 but were pushed back due to the Hollywood strikes. Succession and The Bear tied with a leading six…

Big B buys plot in Ayodhya ahead of Ram Mandir…

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

Avantika on her ‘liberating’ role in ‘Mean Girls’ reboot

Actress Avantika Vandanapu, who is best known for starring in the Disney Channel Original Movie Spin and the comedy film Senior Year, now headlines the reboot of the beloved classic Mean Girls. The musical teen comedy film directed by Samantha Jayne and Arturo Perez Jr. in their feature film directorial…

Tom Cruise inks deal with Warner Bros

Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise and studio Warner Bros Discovery have announced a new partnership that will see them develop and produce theatrical films. Cruise, known for delivering blockbusters like Mission: Impossible franchise, Top Gun series, and many more, will also star in the feature film projects, a press release said.…

People in India are going to love ‘Lift’: Kevin Hart

Lift is going to be loved by Indian audiences, says Hollywood star Kevin Hart, who believes the Taj Mahal would make for a great location to stage a heist movie. The actor-comedian, known for films such as Ride Along, Central Intelligence, and the Jumanji film franchise, leads the ensemble cast…

M Night Shyamalan’s next features an unexpected protagonist

M Night Shyamalan needs no introduction. He is one of the most successful filmmakers in Hollywood whose films often employ supernatural plots and twist endings. Shyamalan has directed 15 feature films throughout his career. Some of the most successful films in his filmography include The Visit (2015), Split (2016), Glass…

‘Oppenheimer’, ‘Succession’ dominate Golden Globes 2024; see full winners list

On Sunday, the biggest names in Hollywood gathered for the 2024 Golden Globe Awards. The nominations for the 2024 awards were first announced on December 11, 2023, by funnymen Cedric the Entertainer and Wilmer Valderrama. Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer earned five accolades throughout the evening — including for Best Picture —…

Movies that stood out in an action-packed 2023

WHETHER it was in cinemas, streaming sites or at festivals around the world, audiences were offered an interesting variety of films from diverse genres and languages. From artistic gems and groundbreaking narratives to huge blockbusters, they entertained film fans from different backgrounds. Eastern Eye revisited 2023 to reveal 21 entertaining…

24 entertaining things to look forward to in 2024

WITH so many great-looking concerts, theatre productions, films, comebacks of popular stars and more already in the pipeline, 2024 looks set to be a thrilling and action-packed year. There will also be new talent, surprises, horizon-expanding moments, great music, free shows, and events celebrating the best in south Asian popular…

‘Parasite’ star Song Kang-ho to lead Disney+ series ‘Uncle Samsik’

Parasite star Song Kang-ho is set to lead Uncle Samsik, an ambitious period drama series from the streaming platform Disney+. The show is written and directed by Shin Yeon-shick, known for Korean films such as The Russian Novel and Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet. According to The Hollywood Reporter,…

Sriram Raghavan on ‘Merry Christmas’-‘Pinocchio’ connection

Sriram Raghavan says his upcoming thriller Merry Christmas, starring Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupathi, is set in the early '80s and shares a thematic connection with the story of Pinocchio. Raghavan, regarded as the master of the thriller genre in India, returns to direction with the film after 2016's hit…

Sunak shares ‘Home Alone’-inspired skit for Christmas

During the Christmas holidays, Rishi Sunak shared a quirky skit inspired by the 1990s Hollywood film 'Home Alone' on social media. The post included the message “Merry Christmas from Downing Street,” aiming to showcase the prime minister's humorous side during the festive period. The 43-year-old can be seen hard at…

Feel fortunate I can relate to a wide spectrum of…

Moving from a small town to a mega city like Mumbai was challenging but Adarsh Gourav believes it honed him as an actor by giving him a chance to connect with people from different walks of life. The Jamshedpur-born actor made his acting debut as a child star in My…

Priyanka shares pictures with Nick and daughter from holiday dinner

Priyanka Chopra is set to welcome Christmas. Ahead of the festival, she gave her fans a glimpse of her holiday dinner with her husband Nick Jonas, and friends. Taking to Instagram, Priyanka shared a series of pictures featuring herself, Nick Jonas, daughter Malti Marie Chopra Jonas, and friends, as they…

Comedian Jo Koy to host 2024 Golden Globes

Comedian Jo Koy will host the upcoming edition of Golden Globes. Koy will make his award show hosting debut at the Globes, following another stand-up, Jerrod Carmichael, who hosted the 80th awards, The Hollywood Reporter reported. Excited about the hosting stint, Koy in a statement, "I have stepped onto a…

AI: a boon or a bane for Bollywood?

The Delhi Police on Wednesday tracked down four suspects who were involved in uploading Indian actress Rashmika Mandanna’s deepfake video online. However, the hunt for the creators of the wildly circulated video and the main conspirator behind it is still on. Mandanna, who is a popular name in India’s southern…

50 things we learned about Bollywood in 2023

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

Month-by-month guide to Hindi film highs and lows from the…

EVERY month of 2023 had its winners and losers, with successes being balanced out by less-than-memorable moments. Eastern Eye looks back on some of the Bollywood highs and lows from the past year, with a month-by-month guide. January  Good: Shah Rukh Khan reclaimed his crown as the king of Bollywood…

‘Oppenheimer’ the most successful film I’ve ever made: Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan says the movie business is alive and well, a case in point being the mega box office success of his recent directorial Oppenheimer, which he termed the 'most successful film' of his 20-year career. Oppenheimer, the Cillian Murphy-led biopic of the theoretical physicist J Robert Oppenheimer, has earned…

Marvel, Disney drop actor Jonathan Majors

Jonathan Majors was convicted on Monday of assaulting his former girlfriend after a trial that he hoped would vindicate him and restore his status as an emerging Hollywood star. It did just the opposite: Marvel Studios and the Walt Disney Co. dropped him hours after the verdict. A Manhattan jury…

Mindy Kaling among two Indian-Americans in Hollywood Reporter’s Power 100…

Actress, writer, and producer Mindy Kaling has made it to The Hollywood Reporter’s ‘2023 Women in Entertainment Power 100’ list. Netflix Chief Content Officer Bela Bajaria also earned a spot on the list. Both women have been picked for 'setting box office records, filling arenas, and putting Hollywood back to…

Shah Rukh Khan tops Global Asian Celebrity List 2023

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

Top 50 Asian stars of 2023

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

Netflix releases viewership data for 18,000 titles

In a big move towards transparency, streaming service Netflix has come out with viewership statistics for over 18 thousand titles for a period of six months with The Night Agent, a spy series, topping the top-20 chart with 812.1 million hours of views. In its first “What We Watched” report,…

Ronit Roy reveals why he refused to star in US…

Actor Ronit Roy is one of the busiest actors in the Indian entertainment space. Though he made his acting debut with the hit 1992 film Jaan Tere Naam, it was his transition to television in the late 90s that helped him immensely. His portrayal of Rishabh Bajaj in Ekta Kapur’s…

Golden Globes nominations: ‘Barbie’ leads the pack

And the wait is finally over. The nominations for the 2024 Golden Globe Awards have been announced. Greta Gerwig's Barbie dominated the list with nine nominations. Interestingly, its box-office competitor Cristopher Nolan's Oppenheimer also garnered several nominations. It scored eight nods. Succession also got nine nominations, as per The Hollywood…

Priyanka gives sneak peek into her Christmas preparations

Global icon Priyanka Chopra is already in the Christmas mood. On Tuesday, she took to her Instagram and shared a glimpse of Christmas preparations at her residence. The White Tiger actress shared a picture on her stories which she captioned, "Grateful." She dropped a picture of the fireplace corner decorated…

‘Dear Jassi’ wins Best Feature Film at Red Sea Int…

Dear Jassi, a film inspired by a real-life honour killing in Punjab, won the Silver Yusr Award for Best Feature Film at the ongoing Red Sea International Film Festival 2023. Directed by Tarsem Singh Dhandwar, the Punjabi-English romance drama was honoured with the accolade at a ceremony held in Saudi…

Ankur Khajuria reveals if ‘Squid Game: The Challenge’ is rigged

Netflix’s Squid Game: The Challenge has been the talk of the town ever since it premiered late last month. The reality show, which is based on the streamer’s globally successful South Korean survival series Squid Game, features 456 contestants playing to win a lump sum cash prize of approximately £3.50…

Freida Pinto on exploring opportunities outside Hollywood

Actress Freida Pinto, who rose to fame with her role in Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire, talked about her future projects and said that she doesn't want to confine herself to Hollywood, reported Variety. "I've always looked at cinema globally," she told Variety. "After Slumdog, I could have easily played all…

Why FT picked Alia Bhatt for its influential women’s list

THE Bollywood actress, Alia Bhatt, is the sole Indian to be selected by the Financial Times (FT) among its “25 most influential women of 2023” chosen from across the world. The paper’s selection is a little like Eastern Eye’s Power List (the next one will be published on March 5,…

Al Pacino, Diego Boneta star in ‘Killing Castro’

Actors Al Pacino, Diego Boneta, and Xolo Mariduena will be seen sharing screen space in Killing Castro thriller. KiKi Layne, Alexander Ludwig, Ron Livingston, Kendrick Sampson, Nicole Beharie, Logan Marshall, and Titus Welliver will also feature in Eif Rivera's directorial. Killing Castro, written by Leon Hendrix, Thomas DeGrezia, and Colin…

Ranveer poses with Johnny Depp at Red Sea Film Festival

The ongoing third edition of the Red Sea Film Festival has turned out to be extra special for actor Ranveer Singh's fans. Not only did the Simmba star receive a special honour at the gala, but also got an opportunity to meet his 'screen idol' and Hollywood actor Johnny Depp…

British Perspectives on Eastern and Western Entertainment

The landscape of entertainment in the United Kingdom presents a fascinating blend of Eastern and Western elements, creating a unique cultural tapestry. This exploration delves into the varied entertainment preferences in the UK, offering insights into how these differing influences coalesce to form a distinctive entertainment scene. The Charms of…

Satyajit Ray was a renaissance man: Michael Douglas

Satyajit Ray was a "renaissance man” and it will be a great honour to receive a lifetime achievement award named after the Pather Panchali filmmaker, Hollywood star Michael Douglas said on Monday. Douglas will be felicitated with the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award during the concluding ceremony of the International…

‘Om Shanti Om’ one of my favourite films: Catherine Zeta-Jones

She has seen it multiple times, her son has watched it, and his school friends too... Catherine Zeta-Jones says Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Om Shanti Om is one of her favourite films along with The Lunch Box. The Hollywood star on Monday attended the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in…

Two decades of Kal Ho Naa Ho

WHEN Kal Ho Naa Ho was released on November 28, 2003, it made an instant connection with audiences around the world and became the highest grossing Bollywood film of that year. The story of a terminally ill man teaching those around him to embrace life and sacrificing his own happiness…

My Top 10 by Muzz Khan

WHETHER it is on stage, television, film or in a popular ASDA commercial, Muzz Khan has consistently shown off his impressive range as an actor and worked with many established names. The versatile British Asian, who is also an accomplished DJ, rcently joined the cast of West End show, The…

Padma Lakshmi spotted with Kenya Barris

Padma Lakshmi, who was previously married to acclaimed author Salman Rushdie from 2004-2007, has a new man in his life. If reports are to be believed, Lakshmi and Hollywood writer Kenya Barris, best known for being the creator of the ABC series Black-ish., are in the early stages of dating.…

Madhuri receives ‘Special Recognition for Contribution to Bharatiya Cinema’ Award

Actress Madhuri Dixit has been honoured with the 'Special Recognition for Contribution to Bharatiya Cinema' award at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa. She said that this kind of recognition and awards motivate and encourage artists to do better in their work. She said, "I am very…

Pedro Pascal in talks to lead ‘Fantastic Four’ movie

Hollywood star Pedro Pascal is being eyed to play the role of Reed Richards in Marvel Studios' much-awaited Fantastic Four movie. Pascal, who broke out with his portrayal of Prince Oberyn Martell in Game of Thrones, is in negotiations to play the leader of the titular superhero group, reported entertainment…

V Shantaram: Life and times of a cinema giant

THERE is enough compelling evidence to suggest that V Shantaram was perhaps the most important Indian filmmaker of the 20th century. Whether it was technical innovations, pathbreaking work, expanding the horizons of Indian cinema or an incredibly fearless approach, he left behind an impressive body of work and countless magic…

Nazrin Choudhury short film sheds light on abortion issues in…

ABORTION laws in America taking away women’s fundamental rights over their own bodies has turned it into a hot topic and inspired Nazrin Choudhury to make an important short film inspired by the subject. Her directorial debut Red, White and Blue tells the moving story of a young mother forced…

Hindi leading ladies hit an all-time low

WOULD you be able to tell Tara Sutaria, Disha Patani, Kiara Advani, Vaani Kapoor and Rakulpreet Singh apart if shown photographs of them? Even the most die-hard Bollywood fans would struggle with this conundrum or think of a truly memorable role they have played. You could perhaps recognise Sara Ali…

David Michod on Shah Rukh Khan-Brad Pitt’s 2017 meeting

Filmmaker David Michod has vivid memories of his last trip to India but what truly left an impression on him was witnessing the enchanting synergy between Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and his Hollywood counterpart, Brad Pitt. Michod had come to the country with Pitt to promote their Netflix satirical…

Zac Efron says he would be “honoured” to play Matthew…

Hollywood actor Zac Efron remembered his late 17 Again co-star Matthew Perry while walking the red carpet for the world premiere of his new film The Iron Claw in Dallas, Texas. He told People that he would love to play Perry, who died last month at the age of 54…

SAG-AFTRA reach tentative deal with Hollywood studios to end strike

On Wednesday, the SAG-AFTRA actors' union reached a tentative agreement with Hollywood studios to end their nearly four-month strike. In an announcement, the union said the 118-day strike would officially end at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, CNN reported. "In a unanimous vote this afternoon, the SAG-AFTRA TV/Theatrical Committee approved a…

Baazigar bad guy that turned Shah Rukh Khan into a…

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

Hollywood star Charlize Theron reveals love for Bollywood films

AS A YOUNG girl being brought up in South Africa, Hollywood star Charlize Theron says watching Bollywood films was a Sunday routine as her native country has a sizeable Indian population. Theron, the star of countless and critically acclaimed Hollywood titles such as Mad Max: Fury Road, Blonde, Monster, The…

British film ‘Catching Dust’ to open IFFI 2023

British film Catching Dust will open the 54th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), to be held in Goa from November 20 to 28, Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur announced on Monday. American film The Featherweight will be the closing title, whereas Turkish film About Dry Grasses…

SAG-AFTRA reviewing studios’ ‘last, best and final offer’

The SAG-AFTRA has said it is evaluating the "last, best, and final offer" from the studios and streamers as the actors strike entered its 114th day. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actors' union also urged members to ignore outside conjecture and rumours. After a staff review on Saturday, the…

Growing up, I watched more Bollywood movies than American: Charlize…

As a young girl being brought up in South Africa, Hollywood star Charlize Theron says watching Bollywood films was a Sunday routine as her native country has a sizeable Indian population. Theron, the star of countless and critically acclaimed Hollywood titles such as Mad Max: Fury Road, Blonde, Monster, The…

‘I didn’t want to make romcoms with white people’: Mira…

Mira Nair, who is globally known for such notable films as Salaam Bombay, The Namesake, and Monsoon Wedding to name a few, is currently serving as Head of the Jury for the South Asia Competition at the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival 2023. During her masterclass at the festival, Nair…

Adil Hussain on work culture difference in Hollywood and Bollywood

Actor Adil Hussain has a wide range of films to his name, including internationally acclaimed works like 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' and Life of Pi. The actor, who is renowned for his refined acting abilities and diversified, unconventional performances, talked about the culture of filmmaking in India and abroad. During a…

Boom Shack Apache Indian

AN INCREDIBLE career has seen Apache Indian become a great British music icon. Whether it has been creating a new musical genre, monster hits like Boom Shak-A-Lak, world-class collaborations, trailblazing moments or setting up an academy for new talent, he has had three decades of brilliance. The singer, songwriter and…

Sashadhar Mukherjee: Most influential Bollywood legend you are unaware of

ONE of the most important figures in Hindi cinema history you likely have never heard of is Sashadhar Mukherjee. From producing record-breaking Bollywood blockbusters to launching new talents who would go on to become legends and founding a film dynasty, the bigthinking movie mogul helped lay the foundation for the…

Niharika NM joins Maitreyi in American series ‘Big Mouth’

Global digital content creator Niharika NM has made her international TV debut with a guest appearance. Yes, you read that absolutely right! She appears on the seventh season of the critically acclaimed adult-animated series Big Mouth. She has lent her distinctive voice in Hindi to a character loosely based on…

Shekhar Kapur to serve as international competition jury head for…

Renowned filmmaker Shekhar Kapur will be the jury head for the international competition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2023 in Goa next month. The five-member jury also includes cinematographer Jose Luis Alcaine, producers Jerome Paillard, Catherine Dussart, and Helen Leake, according to a press release. "The International…

‘Friends’ actor Matthew Perry dies aged 54

MATTHEW PERRY , troubled star of the smash hit TV sitcom Friends, was found dead at his home in Los Angeles on Saturday (28), US media reported. He was 54. First responders found Perry unconscious in a hot tub at his house and were unable to revive him, law enforcement…

Hasan Minhaj responds to accusations of ‘faking racism’

Comedian Hasan Minhaj has spoken out against the controversy surrounding a September New Yorker profile that raised questions about the authenticity of stories in his stand-up comedy. The New Yorker article raised doubts about the authenticity of Minhaj's accounts regarding incidents of racism, Islamophobia, and political challenges in his life.…

‘Strictly’ star Krishnan Guru-Murthy gets surprise support from Arnold Schwarzenegger

Strictly Come Dancing star Krishnan Guru-Murthy has amassed a new fanbase ever since he started delighting viewers with his endearing dance performances on the popular celebrity dance reality show. And his latest fan is a Hollywood star-turned-politician. Yes, you read that right! Arnold Schwarzenegger, known for his several action films…

Beyonce to hold premiere of her concert film in London,…

American singer Beyonce is holding two premieres for her highly anticipated concert film Renaissance: A Film by Beyonce, reported The Hollywood Reporter. The world premiere will take place in London on November 30 and the U.S. premiere will be held in Los Angeles on November 25. Days before Beyonce's Parkwood…

‘Great British Bake Off’ surprises viewers with double elimination

This week's episode of The Great British Bake Off saw two contestants leave the popular baking competition on week five, where contestants were challenged to put their pastry skills to the test. Nicky Laceby and Rowan Claughton faced a difficult week during pastry week, so judges Paul Hollywood and Prue…

The Evolution of the NASCAR Cup Series at Kansas Speedway

There is something special about a motorsport race weekend. The sounds of the roaring engines and screeching tires, the smell of burning rubber and gasoline, and the electric atmosphere created by the army of supporters in the stands all decked out in their favorite team and driver’s colors. Many Kansas…

Riz Ahmed to Hasan Minhaj: Leading celebs urge Biden to…

Several prominent Hollywood actors and artists on Friday wrote to US President Joe Biden, urging him to press for a ceasefire in Israel and Gaza. Amongst the signatories were Joaquin Phoenix, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo, Jon Stewart, Kristen Stewart, Susan Sarandon, Mahershala Ali, Riz Ahmed, Hasan Minhaj, Ramy Youssef, and…

‘The Great British Bake Off’: Saku Chandrasekara survives elimination

The Great British Bake Off participant Saku Chandrasekara is safe. The 50-year-old intelligence analyst, who works for Herefordshire Council, was in danger of leaving the show after struggling during chocolate week. She survived as judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith decided that no one would face elimination this week because…

Comedy Central’s ‘Young Rock’ unveils Dwayne Johnson’s untold journey

Young Rock on Comedy Central unveils a side of Dwayne Johson that extends beyond his iconic toughness, delivering a perfect blend of laughter, heartwarming moments, and insightful narratives. The show transcends the wrestling ring and blockbuster movies, offering an intimate look into the lesser-known dimensions of Rock's remarkable journey. Embark…

Kumail Nanjiani cast in dark comedy ‘A Guy Walks Into…

Kumail Nanjiani has been cast to star in A Guy Walks Into a Bar, a dark comedy set to be directed Gary Fleder, who will be directing his first feature since 2013's Homefront. Joining Nanjiani on the cast is Sam Rockwell. Written by Scott Rosenberg, the project has obtained an…

‘It Lives Inside’ review: Horror film cleverly incorporates Indian cultural…

AFTER a solid round of acclaimed screenings on the festival circuit, the Hollywood horror film has a UK cinema release on Friday (20). The story revolves around a high school student, Sam, who tries to push away her Indian heritage, including a very traditional mother, to fit in with the…

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

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

Manushi Chhillar: Beauty queen to Bollywood’s next big hope

IT MAY have been a smooth transition from winning prestigious beauty pageants Miss India and Miss World to becoming an actress, fashion icon and humanitari - an, but Manushi Chhillar didn’t plan anything. By combining hard work with following her instincts, the 26-year-old has made a big impact in a…

American Cinematheque awards postponed amid ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike

The American Cinematheque Awards, which were set to honour Helen Mirren, has been postponed due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike. As per The Hollywood Reporter, the event was originally scheduled for November 4 in Beverly Hills. The new dates have not been announced yet. On top of Mirren being recognized…

Documentary on Hamas massacre at Israel’s Supernova Music Festival in…

Israeli production company SIPUR is working on a documentary that will recount the tragic and horrific details of the terror attack on the Supernova Music Festival near the Gaza border by Hamas militants on October 7. According to entertainment news outlet The Hollywood Reporter, SIPUR is collaborating with Israeli broadcasters…

Michael Douglas: ‘Honoured to receive Satyajit Ray Excellence in Film…

After the announcement that veteran Hollywood actor Michael Douglas will be bestowed with the prestigious Satyajit Ray Excellence in Film Lifetime Award at the International Film Festival of India, the actor said he is “honoured”. “Hello India, it’s Michael Douglas and I am coming your way. I am honoured to…

Michael Douglas to receive Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award

Indian Union minister Anurag Thakur on Friday announced that renowned Hollywood star Michael Douglas will be honoured with the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Film Festival of India in Goa. Thakur shared the news in a post on the microblogging site X, saying that the actor will…

MY TOP 10 with Gubzy Singh Lackhanpal

MASTER percussionist Gubzy Singh Lackhanpal has had a magnificent career filled with magical moments. The dynamite dhol player and tabla maestro has performed in over 46 countries, with leading artists that include Malkit Singh, DCS, Apache Indian, Beverly Knight, AS Kang, Sukshinder Shinda, Hans Raj Hans, Surinder Shinda, Balwinder Safri,…

Megan Suri: Making of a monster hit

MEGAN SURI has made an impressive impact in Hollywood with a great variety of roles in projects, including the hit Netflix series Never Have I Ever. The fast-rising star has taken on her most challenging role in the new horror movie It Lives Inside, which will be released in cinemas…

‘The Great British Bake Off’: Brit-Asian Dana and Saku progress…

The Great British Bake Off, which follows the journey of twelve contestants as they compete in a streak of challenges to win the top spot, recently returned to television screens with season 14. Among the twelve contestants competing to win the show are British Asian Dana Conway and Saku Chandrasekara…

Most underrated Amitabh Bachchan movies

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

Siddharth Kara’s ‘Cobalt Red’: Shortlist spot for mining the truth

THE just-announced shortlist for the Financial Times and Schroders Business Book of the Year 2023 includes Cobalt Red: How the Blood of the Congo Powers Our Lives by Indian-origin author Siddharth Kara. According to the FT, “Cobalt Red is the searing, first-ever exposé of the immense toll taken on the…

Babil Khan: Making his own Plan

BABIL KHAN has followed in the giant footsteps of his late great actor father Irrfan Khan. The 26-year-old made a winning acting debut with the critically acclaimed film Qala (2022), which garnered immense love and appreciation for his performance. Those who saw the film agreed that Babil had inherited his…

Mastering the art of making meaningful conversations

WITH more British Asian podcasts than ever before, there is a great variety of shows on offer for avid listeners. The popular medium is also giving those who have never thought about broadcasting an avenue to express their opinions to a worldwide audience. With all that in mind, Eastern Eye…

Hollywood writers strike officially ends after 148 days

After a long wait of 148 days, the Hollywood writers’ strike is officially over. According to Variety, following a tentative agreement on a new contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, the board of the WGA West and council of the WGA East decided unanimously on Tuesday…

Greatness of brown women breaking ground

IT IS HARD to escape the brown, female faces dominating our screens. Isn’t it the most wonderful thing ever? Those who are older rarely saw brown faces on TV growing up and those who did pop up were in smaller stereotypical roles, like shopkeepers. Things have majorly changed in recent…

Truly an incredible recognition: Tovino Thomas on ‘2018’ as India’s…

Malayalam film 2018: Everyone is a Hero starring actor Tovino Thomas has been selected as India’s official entry for the 2024 Academy Awards, the Film Federation of India announced on Wednesday The devastating 2018 Kerala floods left a trail of destruction and loss across the state. Yet, from the depths…

Mindy Kaling, Kumail Nanjiani celebrate as writers-studios reach tentative deal…

After 146 days of picketing, the Writers Guild of America, which represents more than 11,500 Hollywood writers, said it has reached a tentative agreement for a new contract with the studios on Sunday, effectively ending the nearly five-month walkout of Hollywood writers everywhere. “We can say, with great pride, that…

Alia Bhatt to star in and produce Vasan Bala’s ‘Jigra’

National Award winner Alia Bhatt is set to star in and produce Jigra, a film directed by Vasan Bala, the makers said Tuesday. Backed by Dharma Productions and Eternal Sunshine Productions, the movie will hit the screens on September 27, 2024. Karan Johar's Dharma Productions shared the film announcement on…

Hollywood writers reach tentative deal with studios to end nearly…

Nearly five months after Hollywood screenwriters went on strike, a tentative deal has been struck to end the impasse between writers and studios that has impacted the television and movie industry. The Writers Guild of America (WGA) on Sunday signed a tentative deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and…

‘Strike has put Priyanka’s dates into huge tizzy’: Farhan on…

Waiting for Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif's Jee Le Zaraa to go on floors? If yes, then you will be left a little disappointed. In an interview with US-based publication Variety, director Farhan Akhtar shared that the film is on hold at the moment. “We just have issues…

My Precious: New Lord of the Rings musical is ‘immersive…

A NEW musical production of The Lord of the Rings is “completely opposite” to the otherwise “humongous” adaptations of JRR Tolkien’s classic trilogy, a cast member has said, describing it as a more intimate, yet intense piece of work. Featuring music by India’s Oscar and Bafta award-winner AR Rahman, Värttinä…

Kareena Kapoor Khan: Daring to have new dreams

AFTER entertaining cinema audiences for 23 years, Kareena Kapoor Khan is now stepping into the streaming world with the new Netflix thriller Jaane Jaan, which had its global premiere on her birthday on Thursday (21). Helmed by Sujoy Ghosh, the acclaimed director of Kahaani (2012) and Badla (2019), the film…

Brit-Asian Dana, Saku join ‘Great British Bake Off 2023’ line-up

The Great British Bake Off is returning with 12 brand-new contestants. The popular baking competition, produced by Love Productions, has just announced its full cast for the much-anticipated fourteenth season. From a student to a chartered accountant and an intelligence analyst, The Great British Bake Off has once again brought…

Friday Night Plan review: Coming-of-age drama with paper-thin plot falls…

THERE have been a lot of movies about teenagers getting into trouble, while in pursuit of having a good time and that is why it was always going to be difficult for Friday Night Plan to stand out. The low budget coming of age comedy drama revolves around two teenage…

Bohemian Rhapsody as Freddie Mercury auction nets millions

QUEEN frontman and rockstar Freddie Mercury’s Parsi heritage was celebrated more than 30 years after his death, as Sotheby’s in London conducted the first of six auctions of his belongings last Wednesday (6). A 16th-century Indian miniature depicting A Prince on Horseback With His Entourage sold for £266,700, against an…

Zubeida: India’s first talkie star

THE greatest difficulty in the earliest days of Indian cinema was to get local women to act in films. For India’s first film Raja Harishchandra (1913), producer/director Dada Saheb Phalke had to get a man in a sari (Salunke) to play the leading lady. Although women slowly started to step…

‘Jawan’ review: Action entertainer has Shah Rukh Khan back to…

AFTER enjoying massive success in south Indian cinema, ace director Atlee makes his foray into Bollywood with this commercial entertainer, which was also made available in Tamil and Telugu. Although action is very much at the forefront of this big budget film, there are plenty of surprises and unexpected turns…

Nicolas Cage’s ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ to stream in India…

Sympathy for the Devil, starring Hollywood actor Nicholas Cage, will be available for streaming in India on Lionsgate Play from September 29. Directed by Yuval Adler, the film follows a taxi driver on his way to the hospital, as he is interrupted by an unwelcome passenger and held at gunpoint.…

‘Dev Patel is a really good actor but an even…

Sobhita Dhulipala has multiple projects in the pipeline, one of them being Monkey Man, which marks her debut in Hollywood. The film stars Dev Patel in the lead role and also marks his directorial debut. Talking about the film, Dhulipala said in a recent interview that Patel rewrote her character…

Film Heritage Foundation announces two-day festival to celebrate Dev Anand’s…

A film festival celebrating the 100th birth anniversary of screen icon Dev Anand will be held later this month, the Film Heritage Foundation (FHF) announced Monday. Dev Anand, star of films such as Hum Dono, Tere Ghar Ke Samne, CID, and Guide, will be honoured ahead of his birthday on…

Warner Bros. suspends deals with Mindy Kaling and several other…

As the Writers’ Guild of America enters its fourth month of strike, Warner Bros. TV has suspended its overall deals with Mindy Kaling, Greg Berlanti, Bill Lawrence, and several other producers amid the historic Hollywood double strike, according to media reports. The news comes nearly four months after studios including…

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…

Asha Bhosle, who changed face of Indian commercial music, turns…

IN TERMS of ability, longevity, versatility, body of work and global impact, Asha Bhosle is regarded by most as India’s greatest singer of all time.  Born on September 8, 1933, the most recorded artist in history changed the face of commercial music in India and entertained countless people across different…

‘I’m far more creative than AI’: Shekhar Kapur after using…

Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, who made his directorial debut with the critically acclaimed film Masoom in 1983, is presently busy writing its sequel titled Masoom: The New Generation. While working on the film, Kapur recently used ChatGPT and asked it to write a script for Masoom 2. Later, Kapur took to…

EXCLUSIVE: Mighty Indian moon mission

THE successful Chandrayaan-3 moon mission last week elevates the country’s status as a space power and has geopolitical implications in the region, science and security experts said, as the country’s space organisation revealed its next project – to study the sun. Days after becoming the first nation to land a…

Adarsh Gourav to feature in ‘Alien’ prequel series

Actor Adarsh Gourav has joined the cast of the Alien prequel series, to be produced by veteran Hollywood filmmaker Ridley Scott. In a press note issued on Tuesday, the actor's spokesperson said the series marks a significant milestone as the Alien franchise ventures into episodic storytelling for the first time.…

Salman Khan’s ‘Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan’ to release…

Actor Salman Khan on Friday announced that his recent release Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan is set to release in Bangladesh today. Taking to Instagram, Salman dropped the poster along with the release announcement. As soon as Salman shared the news, the actor’s fans showed more excitement for his…

Unveiling the Magic of Movie Making: Behind the Scenes in…

Do you ever find yourself captivated by the magic of a movie? Have you ever wanted to be part of that imaginative world, creating movement and emotion with every frame? If so, it’s time for you to jump behind the scenes in Hollywood! Today, we’re going through the entire filmmaking…

‘Victory Cry’ across India as Chandrayaan-3 achieves success

AN Indian spacecraft landed on the rugged, unexplored south pole of the moon on Wednesday (23) in a mission seen as crucial to lunar exploration and India's standing as a space power, just days after a similar Russian lander crashed. "This moment is unforgettable. It is phenomenal. This is a…

India waits with bated breath for moon landing days after…

India's space agency on Monday (21) released images its spacecraft took of the far side of the moon as it headed for an attempted landing on the lunar south pole, just days after the failure of a Russian lander. The Indian Space Research Organisation's (Isro) Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft had been in…

Michael Jackson sexual abuse lawsuits revived by appeals court

A California appeals court has revived lawsuits from two men who accused late pop singer Michael Jackson of abusing them as children in the HBO documentary 'Leaving Neverland'. On Friday, the 2nd District Court of Appeal reversed a ruling from a Los Angeles Superior Court judge dismissing the suits from…

Salman Khan’s ‘Tiger 3’ to have Christopher Nolan connection

Salman Khan’s Tiger 3 is not leaving any stone unturned since its announcement. Building more excitement among the audience, makers have roped in a Hollywood action director for their latest installment. Tiger 3, which is part of the fabled YRF Spy Universe, has roped in a huge Hollywood action director…

Heart of Stone Review: Big budget thriller is let down…

THE big budget thriller, which marks Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt’s entry into Hollywood had a premiere on Netflix recently. The story revolves around a secret agent (Gal Gadot) working for a mysterious organisation designed to keep order globally. She then crosses paths with a young Indian hacker (Alia Bhatt) and…

Why ‘Dil Se’ is a movie masterpiece

WHEN Dil Se was released in cinemas on August 21 1998, it surprisingly didn’t do well at the box office in India and received negative reviews. But like a phoenix rising from the ashes, the romantic thriller became a big hit internationally and the first Bollywood film to officially crack…

‘Bradford is a rough diamond that’s beginning to be polished’

A CITY which has one of the country’s largest and youngest south Asian communities has become a hotspot for Hollywood producers and music chiefs. Bradford in Yorkshire, famous for its textile mills and the setting for Riz Ahmed film Four Lions, was named the UK’s City of Culture in 2025…

Emmy Awards 2023 postponed till January amid Hollywood strikes

The 2023 Emmy Awards have officially been rescheduled. Amidst the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, the 75th annual ceremony which was scheduled to air on September 18 has been postponed. The Television Academy and FOX jointly announced on Thursday that the telecast will air on January 15, 2024, reported People.…

India is varied, has multiple cultures like a rainbow: AR…

Like there are multiple colours in a rainbow, India has different cultures, languages, and film industries and it’s time for the world to acknowledge it, says AR Rahman, the artiste whose music covers genres and geographies. Rahman, who has worked in the south, in the Hindi film industry as well…

Alia Bhatt opens up about her British citizenship

Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt, who is presently basking in the huge success of her latest release Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani, is also going all out to promote her much-awaited film Heart Of Stone, which marks her debut in Hollywood. Helmed by Tom Harper, the spy action thriller film…

Gal Gadot called my pregnancy great luck for ‘Heart of…

Alia Bhatt discovered that she was pregnant just before she started shooting for action film Heart of Stone but producer-star Gal Gadot was "warm, excited and started cheering" when she heard the news. Bhatt said she felt very well taken care of by Gadot on the movie set. "I remember…

Ishaan Khatter on working with Nicole Kidman in ‘The Perfect…

Actor Ishaan Khatter says he had a great experience filming his Hollywood debut series The Perfect Couple, headlined by global star Nicole Kidman. Khatter said he has finished shooting for a major portion of the Netflix series, based on American author Elin Hilderbrand's novel of the same name. It is…

Praise be for Pooja Hegde

FROM being a beauty pageant queen to becoming part of multiple movie industries in India, it has been quite a journey for Pooja Hegde. After making her acting debut in the 2012 Tamil superhero movie Mugamoodi, she has flown to great heights by acting in multiple languages, which have also…

5 most-awaited streaming releases to watch in August 2023

August is here and leading streaming platforms are set to woo audiences with an impressive slate of titles. From high-profile streaming shows to much-anticipated films, the audience is going to have multiple choices at their disposal. Let’s not waste time and see what this month has in store for the…

Robert De Niro’s ‘About My Father’ to premiere on Lionsgate…

Hollywood veteran Robert De Niro's comedy movie About My Father will have its digital premiere on August 25 on Lionsgate Play. A chaotic blend of cultures, the film is based on the real-life story of American comedian Sebastian Maniscalco and his father. Directed by Laura Teruso, the movie also stars…

‘A pivotal moment,’ says Will Smith on Hollywood strikes

Actor Will Smith has shown his support for the ongoing SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes. He took to his social media handles and wrote a long post in which he mentioned the importance of this moment for both guilds, as reported by Variety. “I wanna talk for a second about ACTING,”…

Sanjay Dutt joins cast of ‘Double iSmart’

Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt will feature alongside Telugu actor Ram Pothineni in filmmaker Puri Jagannadh's upcoming film Double iSmart, the makers announced Saturday. The film, backed by the filmmaker and Charmme Kaur's banner Puri Connects, is a sequel to Pothineni and Jagannadh's 2019 sci-fi action film iSmart Shankar, about an…

‘Lord Curzon Ki Haveli’ set for world premiere at IFFM…

Actor Anshuman Jha’s directorial debut Lord Curzon Ki Haveli, starring Rasika Dugal and Arjun Mathur, will have its world premiere at the Indian Film Festival Of Melbourne (IFFM). The black comedy thriller will have its premiere as the 'Centrepiece Spotlight Film' (official selection - out of competition) on August 17.…

Meghan Markle’s show ‘Suits’ makes new streaming record

Meghan Markle’s popular show Suits has reached a new viewership record about four years after the series ended. After making its Netflix debut last month, the USA Network programme, which lasted from 2011 to 2019, reached 3.14 billion minutes of streaming time during the week of June 26 to July…

Emmy awards likely to be delayed due to strike by…

The Primetime Emmy awards are likely to be postponed due to the ongoing dual strikes called by the WGA and SAG-AFTRA in the US. According to Variety, vendors had been told the awards would no longer be happening on September 18 as planned. The Television Academy and cable network Fox,…

Kevin Spacey acquitted of all sexual offence charges in London…

After more than 12 hours of deliberation, the jury acquitted the Oscar-winning US actor Kevin Spacey of nine charges which he was accused of committing between 2004 and 2013 at a time when he was working at London's Old Vic theatre. Spacey, who was also celebrating his 64th birthday on…

Archie Panjabi says she wanted to know fate of ‘Hijack’…

Archie Panjabi, who has several critically acclaimed titles to her credit including Bend It Like Beckham, The Good Wife, and Departure, is presently winning raves for her power-packed performance in the recently released Apple TV+ show Hijack, which also features Edris Elba in the lead role. The series stars Panjabi…

Unity event at Hindu Jain temple to mark anniversary of…

THE Hindu and Jewish communities have came together on Monday (24) at the Hindu-Jain Temple in Monroeville to mark the fifth anniversary of the shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, US, a statement said. The horrific incident in October 2018 resulted in the loss of eleven lives, including…

Leonardo DiCaprio praises Indian man’s discovery of rare subterranean fish

An Indian man named Abraham A, a former paramilitary soldier from Kerala made a remarkable discovery in 2020. While taking a bath, he noticed a peculiar “red thread in the bucket.” To his surprise, the thread was moving, prompting him to investigate further. He placed the mysterious creature, later identified…

Alia Bhatt: Ultimate movie countdown of Bollywood’s crown princess

THERE is enough evidence to back up the theory that Alia Bhatt is the number one leading lady in Bollywood right now. She headlines this week’s big Bollywood release Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani and then makes her Hollywood debut in action thriller Heart of Stone, which has a…

Kiara Advani shines in Barbie-inspired outfit at India Couture Week…

Actress Kiara Advani made a bold appearance in a Barbie-inspired outfit from designer duo Falguni and Shane Peacock on the first day of the India Couture Week (ICW). The designers on Tuesday unveiled their collection "Renaissance Reverie", featuring bridal wear for men and women, inspired by their love for art…

‘Oppenheimer’ to ‘Avatar’: 5 Hollywood films that draw references from…

Celebrated filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s latest directorial venture Oppenheimer is at the center of controversy in India. One scene from the big-ticket biographical thriller film shows the protagonist reciting a verse from the Bhagavad Gita just before sexual intercourse. For the unversed, Bhagavad Gita is considered to be one of the…

‘Hollywood can’t do song, dance like Bollywood can’: Mira Rajput

Seems like Mira Rajput did not like the recently released Hollywood film Barbie. On Monday, Mira took to Instagram and shared a picture of a theatre screen showing Barbie. However, it was the caption that caught everyone's attention. In the caption, she wrote, "Hollywood this Hollywood that...Well, Hollywood can't do…

BTS’ Jimin thanks Ryan Gosling for ‘Barbie’ movie guitar

BTS member Jimin has thanked Hollywood star Ryan Gosling for gifting him Ken's guitar from the recently released "Barbie" movie. The member of the South Korean pop sensation shared a video on Instagram expressing gratitude to the actor, who plays Ken in the Greta Gerwig-directed film, for the gesture. "Thank…

‘Oppenheimer’ sparks row over sex scene with Sanskrit scripture

A SCENE in "Oppenheimer", in which the titular character appears to have sex as he reads out verses from an ancient Sanskrit scripture, has irked a section of social media users, who claimed the lines are from the Bhagavad Gita. They demanded the removal of the sequence from Christopher Nolan's…

‘Barbie’ delayed in Pakistan’s Punjab province over ‘objectionable content’

The release of the much-anticipated Hollywood Barbie film was delayed in Pakistan’s Punjab province Friday over “objectionable content,” officials said. Films in Pakistan need to be cleared by provincial boards that censor anything deemed a violation of the country’s social and cultural values. “There will be a full review of…

‘Oppenheimer’ emerges as the biggest Hollywood opener of 2023 in…

Directed by celebrated filmmaker Christopher Nolan, the much-anticipated Hollywood film Oppenheimer has set the cash registers jingling at the box office in India. According to early estimates, the film has pocketed approximately £12,33,171 on its opening day in the country. This is when Oppenheimer clashed with another eagerly awaited Hollywood…

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

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

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

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

‘‘RRR’ was incredible, it blew me away,’ says Simu Liu

The much-anticipated Hollywood film Barbie, starring Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, and Simu Liu, is set to open in cinemas this Friday. During an interview with an Indian entertainment portal, Lui spoke about SS Rajamouli’s Oscar-winning film RRR (2022) and his wish to do a Bollywood dance number. Calling RRR “phenomenal,”…

Nicolas Cage to skip Fantasia Film Festival due to SAG-AFTRA…

Hollywood star Nicolas Cage will not attend Fantasia Film Festival, billed as one of North America's biggest genre festivals, following the strike called by the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Radio and Television Artists (SAG-AFTRA). Cage was due to attend the festival in Montreal, Canada, on July 22 for the…

Priyanka Chopra extends support to SAG AFTRA strike

Actress Priyanka Chopra, who was most recently seen in Prime Video’s spy-thriller series Citadel, has lent support to the strike called by a Hollywood’s actors union and said she stands in solidarity with her colleagues. The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Radio and Television Artists (SAG-AFTRA) on Thursday voted to…

Neelam Gill stuns in a sparkling sheer gown

Neelam Gill flaunted her slender figure as she stepped out in style at the Vogue x Self Portrait party in London on Thursday. Interestingly, Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio was also present in close quarters. However, there is no pictorial proof that the two hung out with each other. For those…

How the Bhagvad Gita inspired Oppenheimer

The upcoming Hollywood film Oppenheimer, which is slated to hit theatres worldwide on July 21, is one of the most-awaited films of 2023. Early reviews of the film are out and critics are hailing it as one of acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s best directorial efforts. Performances from actors Cillian Murphy…

From Priyanka Chopra to Kamal Haasan, Indian actors who perform…

When it comes to jaw-dropping action sequences in films, people generally look up to Hollywood. Recently, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One director Christopher McQuarrie revealed how Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise did not only speed-fly and ride a motorbike off a cliff, but he also battled co-star Esai Morales…

‘Namaste, aap kaise hain’: Tom Cruise wows fans as he…

He rode a bike off a cliff, fought on a moving train, hung from a plane, and now, Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise has proved he can speak in Hindi as well. In an interview with Canadian news outlet ETalk, the actor was praised by the journalist for fluency in various…

Alia shares video with ‘Heart of Stone’ co-stars Gal Gadot…

Actress Alia Bhatt on Friday shared a video with her Heart of Stone co-actors Gal Gadot and Jamie Dornan. She shared a reel with her fans on Instagram where Alia and Gal are making a heart and Jamie broke the heart with his fingers. In the end, all three of…

Daniel Radcliffe responds to his speculated return to Harry Potter…

Harry Potter is one of the most commercially successful film franchises Hollywood has ever produced. Its popularity made Daniel Radcliffe a household name across the globe. The actor bid adieu to Harry Potter in 2012 with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Recently, HBO confirmed that they are…

A lot riding on Rocky aur Rani

THERE was a time when a Karan Johar directed movie would generate a lot of excitement and guarantee a big opening weekend at the box office. Even though he celebrated 25 years as a filmmaker at a recent London event, the mood for his first directorial outing since 2016 is…

‘It Lives Inside’: Indian American director’s supernatural Hollywood film makes…

Indian actress Neeru Bajwa, who has been a part of several blockbuster Punjabi films, is presently gearing up for the release of her Hollywood debut film It Lives Inside. In addition to her, the film also stars Indian-American actress Megan Suri in the lead role. For those not in the…

Ameesha Patel says male actors ‘deserve’ higher pay

While several actresses in Bollywood have time and again spoken about pay disparity in the industry, actress Ameesha Patel feels that male actors “deserve” to be paid more because films are selling because of them. Patel, who is presently looking forward to the release of her much-anticipated film Gadar 2,…

Netflix launches pop-up restaurant featuring Nadiya Hussain

Netflix, the largest streaming platform in the world, is expanding its horizons by launching its very own restaurant called Netflix Bites. Yes, you read that absolutely right! The restaurant, which opened on Friday, June 30 in Los Angeles, features chefs including Curtis Stone, Rodney Scott, and British-Bangladeshi Nadiya Hussain. Hussain…

Jodie Turner-Smith bags Disney’s ‘Tron 3’

Queen & Slim star Jodie Turner-Smith will be seen in a pivotal role in Disney's Tron 3. The third installment already stars Jared Leto, Greta Lee, and Evan Peters. The project will go on floors in Vancouver, The Hollywood Reporter reported. Joachim Ronning, who helmed Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and…

Dhanush unveils first look of his next ‘Captain Miller’

Actor Dhanush on Friday shared the first look poster of Captain Miller, his upcoming feature with filmmaker Arun Matheswaran. Dhanush unveiled the film’s poster on Twitter. "Captain Miller First look! Respect is freedom," he wrote alongside the poster. Captain Miller First look ! Respect is freedom pic.twitter.com/DDrFjjO46r — Dhanush (@dhanushkraja)…

Diageo ends partnership with Diddy amid accusations of neglect and…

DRINKS giant Diageo said it had ended its relationship with Sean "Diddy" Combs after the US rapper accused it of neglecting their business agreement and racism. Combs, also known by his stage names Puff Daddy, P.Diddy and Diddy, claimed in a New York court filing on June 1 that the…

‘RRR’ team, Karan Johar, Mani Ratnam and others invited to…

The RRR team, including actors Ram Charan, Jr NTR and composer MM Keeravani, as well as filmmakers Mani Ratnam and Karan Johar are among the 398 artistes and executives who have received invitations to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). RRR lyricist Chandrabose, who along with Keeravani…

First king of comedy: Story of Noor Mohammed Charlie

WHETHER it was Mehmood, Johnny Walker, Johnny Lever or lead stars showing off their funny side, there have been many great comedians in Indian cinema across the decades. But the first talented comedian was iconic actor Noor Mohammed Charlie. Armed with his trademark Charlie Chaplin moustache and a natural swagger,…

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…

Mahesh Bhatt on Alia making Hollywood debut: ‘My heart soars…

Noted Hindi filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has reacted to daughter-actress Alia Bhatt gearing up for her Hollywood debut with the much-anticipated Netflix film Heart of Stone, co-starring Gal Gadot and Jamie Dornan. In a new interview with Times of India, the proud father said, "My heart soars with pride when I…

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

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

Influential Indian business leaders and tech icons gather at state…

More than 380 guests were invited to the state dinner President Biden hosted for Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India on Thursday night (22), a list that included government officials, business leaders, star athletes, a renowned violinist, a Hollywood director, the son of a civil rights icon, fashion designers and…

M Night Shyamalan and Jay Shetty lead celebrities at Modi’s…

Several prominent personalities descended on Washington on Thursday as US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden hosted a state dinner in honour of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House. “PM Narendra Modi arrives at the White House for a State dinner hosted by POTUS Joe…

Jay-Z adds Punjabi touch to Louis Vuitton show in Paris

Music knows no boundaries. This is what rapper Jay-Z's latest performance at the Louis Vuitton show in Paris proved. The international musician performed a remix of the song 'Mundian To Bach Ke' by rapper Panjabi MC at the menswear fashion show held in Paris on June 20. Several videos of…

Priyanka Chopra dresses up daughter Malti for her first Ascot

Actress Priyanka Chopra on Friday treated fans to adorable pictures of her daughter Malti Marie. In one of the images, Priyanka and her husband Nick Jonas are seen making their daughter try her first fascinator for attending the Royal Ascot. "First fascinator. Ready for Ascot MM?" Priyanka captioned the post.…

Mary Millben to perform at concluding event of PM Modi’s…

Mary Millben, a prominent African-American Hollywood actress and singer will perform here on Friday at the concluding event for the Official State Visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Highly popular in India for her singing of the National Anthem Jan Gana Mana and Om Jai Jagdiseh Hare, Millben, 38, will…

A cappella group Penn Masala perform Bollywood songs at White…

Prominent a cappella group Penn Masala, comprising students of the University of Pennsylvania, on Thursday, performed a rendition of popular Bollywood tracks "Chaiyya Chaiyya" and "Jashn-e-Bahaaraa" at the White House ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's arrival. The group of South Asian students performed for the large crowd, ranging between…

Modi’s US visit: Will these Indian-American guests attend the state…

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is currently in the US for a three-day visit. While he has visited the US several times as PM before, this is his first state visit to the United States of America and will include a state dinner hosted by US President Joe Biden and…

If Sunak wants to regulate AI, racism should be his…

When prime minister Rishi Sunak met US president Joe Biden on June 8, one of the overriding themes of their talks was how the world’s leading governments should guard against risks posed by artificial intelligence (AI). Ultimately, Sunak wants an international organisation established, based in London, to effectively be an…

‘Heart of Stone’: Alia faces off against Gal Gadot, Jamie…

Indian cinema star Alia Bhatt is ready to steal the hearts in her Hollywood debut, Heart of Stone as an antagonist who keeps her co-stars Gal Gadot and Jamie Dornan on their toes in the espionage thriller from Netflix. Bhatt, along with Gadot (Wonder Woman) and Dornan (Belfast), unveiled the…

Haven’t been pushed enough as an actor: Ali Fazal

As someone who has parallel careers in Hindi cinema and Hollywood, actor Ali Fazal believes he hasn't been "pushed enough" as an artist. The actor, who is known in India for such movies as Fukrey, Happy Bhag Jayegi, and Bobby Jasoos, as well as the hit Prime Video series Mirzapur…

Kingsley Ben-Adir on costume of actors in ‘Barbie’

British actor Kingsley Ben-Adir shares the fans' enthusiasm for the release of Greta Gerwig's Barbie on the big screen. As he caught up with Variety at Marvel's 'Secret Invasion' premiere in Hollywood on Tuesday night, Ben-Adir recalled seeing Ryan Gosling and the rest of the Ken dolls for the first…

Alia jets off to Brazil for Tudum 2023

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

Why Priyanka Chopra can break the silence

The unwritten rule in the top tier of Bollywood is that you don’t talk about all the bad things that happen behind the scenes, even if they are incredibly awful. In that regard, some truly terrible incidents have been covered up or swept under the carpet over the years. This…

Here’s the truth behind photo of Dwayne Johnson performing Hindu…

Photos showing Hollywood superstar and former professional wrestler Dwayne Johnson dressed as a Hindu priest and performing arti, a Hindu ritual of worship, have gone viral on social media. Various unverified accounts on the micro-blogging website Twitter shared the images claiming that Johnson, also known as The Rock, had converted…

Gerard Butler-Ali Fazal’s ‘Kandahar’ to release on Prime Video 

Hollywood star Gerard Butler and Ali Fazal-starrer action-thriller Kandahar will premiere in India on Prime Video on June 16, the streaming platform announced Tuesday. Directed by Ric Roman Waugh, best known for Angel Has Fallen and Greenland, the movie released theatrically in the US in May. Written by Mitchell LaFortune, Kandahar draws…

Tony Awards telecast makes inclusive history

The intimate, funny-sad musical Kimberly Akimbo nudged aside splashier rivals on Sunday to win the musical crown at the Tony Awards on a night when Broadway flexed its creative muscle amid the Hollywood writers' strike and made history with laurels for nonbinary actors J. Harrison Ghee and Alex Newell. Kimberly…

Vin Diesel says Deepika is one of his ‘favourite people…

Hollywood star Vin Diesel says he is looking forward to visiting India again years after Deepika Padukone, his co-star of XXX: Return of Xander Cage, brought him to the country. Diesel came to India in 2017 to promote XXX: Return of Xander Cage, the American action thriller film which marked…

Priyanka Chopra likely to team up with Jr NTR

Priyanka Chopra is likely to star alongside RRR actor Jr NTR in an upcoming film to be directed by KGF director Prashanth Neel, as per reports. Neel officially announced the film, tentatively titled NTR 31, on 20 May. However, the team will commence shooting in 2024. Now, several media outlets…

Ammy Virk: The Punjabi history maker

An amazing all-round ability has seen Ammy Virk balance a music and movie career like a boss. Having started off as a chart-topping singer, the popular star has acted in a string of successful Punjabi films and is also a producer. Entertaining audiences with hit songs, live shows and marvellous…

Netflix sets Tudum for June 17; Alia and The Archies…

Streaming platform Netflix on Thursday announced it will treat fans with exclusive first looks from returning and upcoming titles through the global event 'Tudum', which will be attended by Indian star Alia Bhatt and the cast of The Archies, directed by Zoya Akhtar. After two years as a virtual event,…

Leonardo DiCaprio spotted with Neelam Gill in London

Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio on Tuesday was spotted breaking bread with Indian-origin British model Neelam Gill and his mother, Irmelin Indenbirken, in London. As per media reports, the trio was joined by a few close friends. The Titanic star hid his face when the paparazzi spotted him. He was wearing…

Alia joins Julia Roberts, Idris Elba, Salma Hayek for Gucci…

Bollywood star Alia Bhatt is unstoppable. With her work especially this year, she has been giving multiple reasons to fans to beam with pride. If you are her admirer, then the latest update about the actress will surely make your heart swell with happiness. The 30-year-old, who was recently appointed…

Top 10 Dimple Kapadia moments in movies

Legendary actress Dimple Kapadia may have taken a big career break and at times been selective about her work, but that hasn’t taken away from the remarkable impact she has made on popular culture. Whether it is her work in cinema, becoming a role model for single working mothers, breaking…

Manoj Bajpayee: When a one-man army goes to war

Self-made star Manoj Bajpayee has gone from small roles in films to winning multiple awards, acclaim, and adulation for stunning performances as a leading man. That incredibly rich career has enabled the versatile actor to play a wide array of roles in diverse projects that have shown off his impressive…

Martin Scorsese meets Pope Francis, announces film about Jesus

Hollywood legend Martin Scorsese met Pope Francis over the weekend and said he is inspired to make a film about Jesus. According to entertainment news outlet Variety, the 80-year-old cinema icon and his wife Helen Morris met Pope Francis during a brief private audience at the Vatican on Saturday. "I…

Sara shares her Cannes experience; says ‘important to promote Indianness

After making her debut at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival 2023, Bollywood star Sara Ali Khan is back in India. She is now busy promoting her much-anticipated film Zara Hatke Zara Bachke, co-starring Vicky Kaushal. In an interview with a news agency, the 27-year-old actress spoke about how she loved…

Priyanka drops a pic from picnic date with daughter and…

Actress Priyanka Chopra had a fun Sunday with her husband Nick Jonas and daughter Malti Marie. The trio went on a picnic date. Taking to Instagram, Priyanka Chopra posted a super sweet picture in which she is seen sitting next to her daughter and hubby in a park. Malti looked…

Ram Charan: Kashmir coolest place to shoot in India

RRR star Ram Charan on Monday said Kashmir is the "coolest" place to shoot films in India and it is a surreal feeling to visit the Valley. The actor was speaking at the 'Film Tourism for Economic and Cultural Preservation' event here at Sheri Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC), being…

Mindy Kaling joins picket line to support striking writers in…

Ever since the writers’ strike began in Hollywood, a number of celebrities have come out to show their support and solidarity, with some of them even joining the picket lines in New York and California. Well-known actress, writer, and producer Mindy Kaling also joined the picket line of striking writers…

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…

Mental health matters: Deepika after Dwayne says he didn’t know…

Hindi cinema star Deepika Padukone has lent support to Dwayne Johnson following the Hollywood heavyweight's revelation that he struggled with depression during his university days. Padukone, who was diagnosed with clinical depression in 2014, shared a snippet of Johnson's interview with The Pivot podcast on her Instagram Stories late Sunday…

Cannes 2023: Madhur Bhandarkar shares fan moment with Michael Douglas

It's a fan moment for Bollywood filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar as he meets Hollywood veteran Michael Douglas at the ongoing 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. Taking to Instagram, the filmmaker dropped the picture with Douglas and wrote, "My Fan moment with the charismatic and legendary @michaelkirkdouglas sir at the…

Cannes 2023: Johnny Depp receives seven-minute standing ovation

Actor Johnny Depp who made a power-packed comeback at Cannes 2023 with the historical drama Jeanne Du Barry received a seven-minute standing ovation for his performance. According to a Variety report, the actor, who hasn't been seen in public since his long court fight with ex-girlfriend Amber Heard in 2022,…

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'…

Flats in London’s Old War Office find wealthy buyers

Billionaire businessman Gopichand Hinduja last year said buyers from across the globe were evincing interest in the redeveloped Old War Office (OWO) in London. The Edwardian-era property, featured in Skyfall and other James Bond movies, appears to be living up to its billing now. Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg,…

Street parties, concert held to mark historic coronation

King Charles will attend a music concert featuring the likes of singers Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Andrea Bocelli at Windsor Castle on Sunday (7) after street parties are held across Britain as part of celebrations to mark his coronation. Amid scenes of pomp and pageantry, Charles and his wife…

Alia Bhatt shares unseen glimpse from MET Gala 2023

Actress Alia Bhatt on Friday posted unseen glimpse from MET Gala 2023 on social media. The Gangubai Khatiawadi actress took to Instagram and dropped some unseen pictures. From posing for the MET Gala red carpet to getting ready for her big day, the unseen glimpses showed it all. Along with…

WGA strike: Indian writers association appeals members to stop working…

Extending their support to the ongoing strike by Writers Guild of America (WGA), India’s Screenwriters Association (SWA) has requested its members to halt their work on US-based films and web series. Members of the WGA went on strike early this week demanding better wages, higher minimum pay, more writers per…

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…

When Ranveer Singh met ‘fellow gooner’ Idris Elba

Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh attended the 2023 Premier League Hall of Fame, where he met stalwarts of the football fraternity. Taking to Instagram, Ranveer dropped a picture in which he is seen standing next to Peter Schmeichel, Rio Ferdinand, Arsene Wenger, and Peter Cech. "Legends of football," he captioned the…

Michael Douglas to receive honorary Palme d’Or at Cannes 2023

Film star Michael Douglas will receive an honorary Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival later this month, the organisers announced on Wednesday. The award recognises the 78-year-old's "brilliant career and engagement with cinema" and there will be a homage to the actor during the opening ceremony on May 16.…

Frieda Pinto joins the cast of Apple’s Surface season 2

Actress Frieda Pinto has joined the cast for season two of Apple TV+ series Surface. Led by British actor Gugu Mbatha-Raw, the psychological thriller show's second season will also feature Phil Dunster of Ted Lasso fame, a press release stated. Surface follows Sophie (Mbatha-Raw), a woman who has suffered a traumatic head…

Hollywood writers to go on strike for first time in…

Television and movie writers declared that they will launch a strike for the first time in 15 years, as Hollywood girded for a walkout with potentially widespread ramifications in a fight over fair pay in the streaming era. The Writers Guild of America said that its 11,500 unionised screenwriters will…

Met Gala 2023: Naomi Campbell, Natasha Poonawalla, Alia Bhatt light…

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual fundraising benefit in New York City, famously known as the Met Gala, is renowned for its glamour and status as the biggest night out in fashion. As expected, the event made a grand return with all its glitz and glamour, but this year's gala…

Met Gala 2023: Did you know Alia Bhatt’s white gown…

Be it fashion or acting, Alia Bhatt is nailing everything like a pro. On Tuesday, she represented India at Met Gala 2023 and she definitely won hearts with her look. For her Met Gala debut, Alia opted for a pristine white gown with a billowing silhouette from the shelves of…

Met Gala 2023: Alia Bhatt poses with Indian fashion designer…

Alia Bhatt, who is all set to make her Met Gala debut this year, posed with Indian fashion designer Prabal Gurung. On Monday, Prabal took to Twitter and posted a picture with Alia. They can be seen hugging each other. Alia wore a black dress with a coat with fur…

Priyanka Chopra reveals why she idolises Angelina Jolie

Priyanka Chopra, who has been garnering a terrific response for her performance in the spy thriller series Citadel ever since it premiered on April 28 on Prime Video, recently spoke about how she admires Hollywood star Angelina Jolie for her life and career choices. In a video shared by a…

Priyanka Chopra reveals she froze her eggs while filming Quantico

Global star Priyanka Chopra, who is receiving rave reviews for her performance in Prime Video’s latest spy thriller Citadel, has revealed that she froze her eggs while filming Quantico. The American thriller drama television series marked Chopra’s foray into Hollywood. “When I was in my early 30s, I decided to…

Throwback Saturday: Ali Fazal drops pics with Vin Diesel, Paul…

Ali Fazal made his Hollywood film debut with a special appearance in the 2015 action film Furious 7, the seventh installment in the immensely successful The Fast and the Furious franchise. The actor recently took a stroll down memory lane and shared pictures of himself posing with Vin Diesel and…

Tom Cruise set to attend King Charles III’s coronation concert

Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise is likely to attend King Charles III's coronation concert. According to Variety, the stars whose presence are to be confirmed at the coronation concert on the grounds of Windsor Castle, the day after the historic ceremony, are Top Gun actor Tom Cruise, Pussycat Dolls frontwoman Nicole…

JioCinema new home to HBO and Warner Bros content in…

Starting next month, HBO, Max Original and Warner Bros content will be available on the streaming platform JioCinema after Thursday's Warner Bros Discovery and Viacom18 announced a new multi-year agreement to bring titles from the premium American studio to Indian audiences. As per the deal, HBO Original, Max Original and…

Priyanka Chopra to return to Met Gala red carpet

Global queen Priyanka Chopra is set to rule the Met Gala 2023 with her fashionable avatar. Yes, you read that absolutely right! Variety confirmed the presence of Chopra at the upcoming edition of Hollywood's biggest fashion night. A Variety journalist tweeted, "@priyankachopra just told me she will be at the…

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

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

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces date for…

The 96th edition of the Academy Awards will take place on March 10, 2024, the organisers have announced. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) shared the news in a statement on its official website late Monday night. "The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC…

Priyanka Chopra ushers in the era of the ‘action heroine’…

As executive producers Joseph Russo and Anthony Russo joined the cast for promotions of their global spy series Citadel ahead of its global premiere in London, the Russo brothers couldn't stop marvelling over Priyanka Chopra Jonas's preparation and training for action sequences in the Prime Video Series. Unlike most spy…

Countdown of every movie Dev Patel has ever acted in

The stunning cinema success of Dev Patel has largely been due to the film choices he has made. With major Hollywood movies on the way like Monkey Man and The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, the British Asian actor will continue to be unstoppable internationally. This week he turns a…

Vipul Shah reveals Robert De Niro was to play Amitabh…

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

Hounslow drug dealer was murdered in Hollywood film-like plot, court…

A court in London heard that a Hounslow drug dealer was allegedly killed, burned and buried in a shallow grave in woods like a 'Hollywood film plot'. Mohammed Shah Subhani, 27, known as 'Little Man' disappeared in May 2019 and his body was found the following year. According to reports,…

Priyanka takes a jibe at gender pay gap in Bollywood:…

Priyanka Chopra is presently busy promoting her much-anticipated spy thriller series Citadel, which is set to stream on Prime Video soon. The actress, who conquered Bollywood before setting foot in Hollywood, is leaving no stone unturned in promoting the high-profile show, created by the famous Russo Brothers. During the first…

Sanjay Leela Bhansali signs with WME agency with eyes on…

Leading Indian filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and his banner Bhansali Productions have signed with U.S. agency WME (William Morris Endeavor). Known for helming such successful films as Devdas (2002), Black (2005), Bajirao Mastani (2015), Padmaavat (2018), and Gangubai Kathiawadi (2022), Bhansali might be eyeing opportunities in Hollywood. The filmmaker is,…

Asha Negi: Fitness, following passions, and finding fabulous roles

Whether playing impactful roles in drama serials or winning a popular reality show, Asha Negi has made an impressive mark on Indian TV, ever since she made her acting debut in 2010. More recently, she has focused her attention on film and winning appearances on the OTT platform, with web…

Alia Bhatt likely to make Met Gala debut this year

Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt, who is set to make her Hollywood debut this year with Netflix’s Heart Of Stone, is also likely to make her Met Gala debut soon. Yes, you read that absolutely right. The Darlings (2022) actress is expected to attend fashion's biggest night out and, as per…

Citadel pushing me to my maximum capabilities: Samantha

Actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu says she was excited to reunite with her The Family Man directors Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK for the Indian chapter of Citadel, a globe-trotting spy drama. The 35-year-old actress features alongside Varun Dhawan on the Indian original series within the Citadel franchise, whose flagship show,…

Gere-Shetty smooch: Obscenity on Shilpa’s part not evident, says India…

A woman being groped on a street or public transport cannot be termed as "participative" on her part in such incidents and she cannot be prosecuted for failing to act, a Mumbai court has held in the 2007 obscenity case over Hollywood star Richard Gere kissing actor Shilpa Shetty at…

Netflix series Stranger Things to get an animated version

The Stranger Things universe is getting bigger as Netflix on Monday announced an untitled animated series set within the Stranger Things universe. Stranger Things ranks as Netflix's most popular English-language series of all time. As reported by the Hollywood Reporter, the plot details for the series are being kept under…

Dalai Lama apologises for inappropriate behaviour with minor

The Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama apologised on Monday after a video which showed him asking a boy to suck his tongue triggered a backlash on social media. The video, which has gone viral, shows the Dalai Lama, 87, planting a kiss on the boy's lips as he leaned…

Priyanka with daughter Malti Marie seek blessing at Siddhivinayak temple…

Global icon Priyanka Chopra who is busy promoting her upcoming web series Citadel in Mumbai, on Thursday, visited Siddhivinayak Temple with her daughter Malti Marie to seek blessings. In the pictures, Priyanka can be seen holding Malti in her arms and was seen dressed in a traditional outfit. The mother…

Dia Mirza joins Hollywood actor Edward Norton for UNEP documentary…

Bollywood actress Dia Mirza has teamed up with Hollywood star Edward Norton for a documentary series Restore: Films From the Frontiers of Hope for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The actress, who is the Goodwill Ambassador for UNEP, and the UN Secretary General's Advocate for Sustainable Development Goals, has narrated…

Rise and Rise of Allu Arjun

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

Priyanka Chopra to star with Idris Elba, John Cena in…

Priyanka Chopra Jonas is set to share screen space with Hollywood stars Idris Elba and John Cena in the upcoming movie Heads of State. The film comes from Amazon Studios, the banner behind Chopra's upcoming action series Citadel, reported entertainment news outlet Deadline. Ilya Naishuller, best known for directing the…

Nita Ambani’s ‘India in Fashion’ exhibition sparkles with Indian, Hollywood…

The 'India in Fashion' exhibition launch at the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre (NMACC) was a star-studded affair, featuring the likes of Shah Rukh Khan, Alia Bhatt, and Priyanka Chopra Jonas, alongside Hollywood stars Zendaya, Tom Holland, and Penelope Cruz, all paying homage to the rich textiles and craftsmanship of…

Spider-Man stars Tom Holland, Zendaya in India and Indian fans…

Indian fans can't keep calm as Spider-Man stars Tom Holland and Zendaya are currently in Mumbai. Several pictures of the duo emerged online soon after they exited the Kalina Airport in the city on Friday. Zendaya smiled as she exited the airport while Tom was seen walking towards his car…

Freida Pinto says ‘stereotyped’ roles and Hollywood’s ‘lack of imagination’…

Actress Freida Pinto, who shot to fame with Danny Boyle’s 2008 Oscar-winning British drama film Slumdog Millionaire, has made some shocking revelations about her career and how she did not get any work in Hollywood for more than two years after she refused to take up “stereotyped” roles. Speaking at…

A Pathaan flash in the Bollywood pan

BOLLYWOOD going through a terrible time at the box office in the last few years is not a secret. It perhaps being the worst phase in its entire history meant that Pathaan becoming a big blockbuster hit came as a welcome relief. But did the film fraternity start celebrating too…

Ajay Devgn: A real blockbuster

IT will be double delight for Ajay Devgn this week with his latest movie Bholaa in cinemas on Thursday (30), followed by him turning celebrating his 54th birthday on Sunday (2). Bholaa is an action thriller, which is a remake of 2019 Tamil film Kaithi and sees him play a…

Kangana Ranaut supports Priyanka Chopra on Bollywood exit

Actress Kangana Ranaut came out in support of Priyanka Chopra, who recently opened up about her exit from Bollywood. Supporting Priyanka and taking an indirect jibe at filmmaker Karan Johar, Ranaut shared a picture with Chopra on her Instagram story. In the picture, the Fashion actresses are seen holding hands…

Jr NTR and Janhvi Kapoor’s next gets international names for…

For Jr NTR and Janhvi Kapoor's upcoming venture NTR 30, makers have put their trust in international names. Brad Minnich has come on board for the VFX of the film. Taking to Twitter, Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh shared the news JR NTR - JANHVI KAPOOR - KORATALA SIVA FILM: INTERNATIONAL…

Was being pushed into corner in Hindi film industry: Priyanka…

After spending almost two decades in Hindi cinema, actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas says she decided to move to Hollywood as filmmakers back home were "not casting" her, and she needed a break from the exhausting politics of the industry. "I had beef with people," Priyanka said on the comedy podcast…

Playlist of special Sonu Nigam songs ahead of his hotly…

WHETHER it is singing classics from the golden era of Bollywood or his immense body of work in diverse languages, genres and musical styles, Sonu Nigam has a phenomenal number of hit songs to his name. That brilliant body of work combined with a natural vocal ability and mastery on…

Murder Mystery 2: Jennifer Aniston talks about ‘gorging on Indian…

Hollywood star Jennifer Aniston says she had a gala time gorging on Indian food and donning a "beautiful" lehenga by Indian fashion designer Manish Malhotra for her upcoming film Murder Mystery 2. Aniston, who enjoys a huge fan following in India courtesy her hit 1990s sitcom Friends, wore an ivory-coloured…

Varun and Janhvi’s Bawaal to now release on Oct 6

The makers of the upcoming social drama film Bawaal on Wednesday announced the new release date of their film. Taking to Twitter, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment tweeted, "National Award-winners Sajid Nadiadwala and Nitesh Tiwari are back with BAWAAL. Watch their epic creation on 6th October 2023 in theatres near you! Starring…

‘Themes of sex and assault can easily stir up race…

In a case that ignited more racial tensions than had been seen for decades (in that particular region of the UK), Eleanor Williams, 22, was found guilty of perverting the course of justice and jailed on March 14 for eight-and-a-half years. Preston Crown Court found that she had falsely claimed…

‘I make my movies from my heart’: Shekhar Kapur on…

Celebrated filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, the director of such classics as Masoom, Mr India, and the Elizabeth series, has had successful parallel careers in India and Hollywood. He has returned to film direction after a gap of 16 years with the British romantic comedy What's Love Got To Do With It?…

British Indian actor-director Fagun Thakrar named Young Global Leader

Fagun Thakrar, a critically acclaimed British-Indian actor, writer-director, founder, CEO, social entrepreneur, and global ambassador, has been listed as a Young Global Leader for 2023 by the World Economic Forum. Former YGLs have become Nobel Prize recipients, CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, heads of state, and Prime Ministers. On the…

Jaya Bachchan reacts to RRR and The Elephant Whisperers’ Oscar…

Veteran Bollywood actress and politician Jaya Bachchan said that she is proud of the international recognition of Indian Cinema that the Oscar win of RRR and The Elephant Whisperers at the 95th Academy Awards has brought. She said, "I am proud to be an Indian. I am proud that our…

Indian minister Anurag Thakur to host screening of ‘RRR’, ‘The…

To celebrate the achievement of winning two Oscars, the minister for Information and Broadcasting, Anurag Singh Thakur, will be organising a special screening of the award-winning films, 'RRR' and 'The Elephant Whisperers', for Members of Parliament in Delhi next week. The screening is expected to take place at the Bal…

‘Oscar wins will inspire Indians’

INDIA has shown the world there is “something special” about its films, acclaimed director Shekhar Kapur told Eastern Eye, as the country celebrated a rare and historic double triumph at the Academy Awards last Sunday (12). Foot-tapping Telugu chart-buster Naatu Naatu beat the likes of superstars Rihanna and Lady Gaga…

Malala lauded for her response to Jimmy Kimmel’s query about…

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has earned praise on social media for her graceful response to American television host Jimmy Kimmel's odd query during the 95th Academy Awards ceremony. Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist for girls education who miraculously survived a bullet to the head by the Taliban in October 2012, attended…

How Naatu Naatu and The Elephant Whisperers big win at…

India and Indians are in a celebratory mood today. Two films from the country registered a thunderous triumph at the 95th Academy Awards and made every Indian proud. While the chartbuster song “Naatu Naatu” from SS Rajamouli’s epic action-drama film RRR won an Oscar for Best Original Song, making history…

Oscars 2023: Deepika to the RRR team, here’s what the…

As the “champagne” carpet was rolled out, the 2023 Oscars saw the latest trends in fashion as showcased by A-list stars and celebrities. India had a successful run at the awards, with SS Rajamouli’s movie, RRR, winning Best Original Song for 'Naatu Naatu,' and The Elephant Whisperers taking home the…

Oscars 2023: India wins with RRR & The Elephant Whisperers;…

India shone really bright at the prestigious 95th Academy Awards by securing two wins for the country. SS Rajamouli's magnum opus RRR (2022) won an Oscar in the Best Original Song category for its hugely popular song "Naatu Naatu" and Kartiki Gonsalves' documentary short The Elephant Whisperers won in its…

Eye Spy: ‘Beauty gets the attention, personality gets the heart’

AN IMPACTFUL appearance on the recently concluded reality TV show Bigg Boss 16 combined with winning performances in drama serials has given rapidly rising TV star Priyanka Chahar Choudhary great momentum. The multi-talented actress has seen her fan base skyrocket and is now looking forward to taking on more challenging…

The Top 10 Nasir Hussain movies

LEGENDARY producer, director, and writer Nasir Hussain made unforgettable movies that entertained audiences across different generations and was largely responsible for introducing a western-inspired rock’n’roll swagger into Bollywood. He also launched new talent, who went on to become all-time greats, like iconic actress Asha Parekh and his nephew Aamir Khan.…

Priyanka talks about having pay parity for first time in…

Global icon Priyanka Chopra revealed that for the first time in her 22-year-long-acting career, she had pay parity when she shot Prime Video’s Citadel, created by the Russo Brothers. The talented actress was in conversation with Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke at the inauguration of the South by Southwest Film…

Shekhar Kapur’s What’s Love Got to Do with It? sets…

Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur’s latest directorial What’s Love Got to Do with It? has locked a new date for theatrical release in India. The film, which was earlier supposed to be released on March 3, will hit Indian theatres on March 17, PVR Pictures announced on Friday. The British romantic comedy,…

Indo-British crossover film Barun Rai And The House On The…

Indo-British crossover film Barun Rai And The House On The Cliff, starring Indian actors Priyanshu Chatterjee and Nyra Banerjee and directed by Sam Bhattacharjee, has been novelised by renowned International author Joe Hetherington. The book launched recently all across the world. Barun Rai’s character played by Priyanshu was an instant hit amongst…

Deepika Padukone flies to US for Oscars 2023

The much-awaited 95th Academy Awards ceremony is scheduled to be hosted at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on March 12 and Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, who is one of the celebrity presenters this year, has jetted off to the US for the prestigious event. The Pathaan (2023) actress on…

Priyanka Chopra celebrates South Asian Excellence ahead of Oscars: ‘This…

Priyanka Chopra along with her husband Nick Jonas on Thursday night attended the South Asian Excellence pre-Oscars celebration, where she talked about the importance of celebrating South Asian culture. Chopra co-hosted the event with Mindy Kaling. Highlighting the importance of celebrating South Asian culture, she said, “I am so grateful…

Ram Charan reacts to reports about working in Hollywood: ‘The…

Ram Charan has become a force to reckon with after the global success of his film RRR (2022), helmed by the celebrated filmmaker SS Rajamouli. While the film garnered tremendous appreciation from all across the world, its song “Naatu Naatu” became an overnight sensation and is now strongly tipped to…

Jacqueline makes heads turn at Annual LA Italia Festival in…

The ever stunning, Jacqueline Fernandez landed in Los Angeles, USA over the weekend to attend the Annual Los Angeles Italia Festival and collect her "Woman of Excellence Award- In the Name of Line Wertmüller". Now she is ready to shine with her presence at the screening of her film Tell…

Entertainment goes beyond borders and language now: Priyanka

Priyanka Chopra, who established herself as one of the leading actresses in Indian cinema before cementing her position in Hollywood, says it is exciting to be part of a series like Citadel that is taking entertainment “beyond borders and language”. Citadel, an ambitious spy drama slated to debut on Prime…

Jacqueline pens a heartfelt note as she drops glimpse of…

Jacqueline Fernandez has been grabbing all the headlines ever since the song "Applause" from her Hollywood film Tell It Like A Woman was nominated in the Best Original Song category at the Oscars 2023. While it was indeed a moment of celebration for the actress and her fans too, she…

Eye Spy: Why Yash Chopra deserved better than The Romantics

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

Coming soon to a screen near you

WE MAY be into the third month of 2023, but there are still plenty of films from around the world to look forward to this year that feature top south Asian talent. These interesting looking movies span different genres, continents and cultures. Eastern Eye looked ahead to find 21 film…

American host calls Ram Charan ‘Indian Brad Pitt’, actor blushes

The stage is set and the countdown has begun. Ram Charan is enjoying every moment of his Hollywood fame. Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, the RRR actor shared a picture of himself along with the members of the show KTLA Entertainment. Ram wrote in the caption, "Soaking in the LA vibe!…

HCA issues statement as fans question Jr NTR’s absence from…

RRR took home four trophies at the 2023 HCA Film Awards ceremony, but it was the film's star Jr NTR's absence that grabbed the eyeballs. At the awards, organised by the Hollywood Critics Association (HCA), director SS Rajamouli, actor Ram Charan and music composer MM Keeravani represented the RRR team. In…

Tom Hiddleston set to return for Season 2 of The…

Hollywood star Tom Hiddleston is set to reprise his role as protagonist Jonathan Pine in the second season of John le Carre adaptation The Night Manager, which is in the work. According to Deadline, Season 2 will film later this year in London and South America under the codename 'Steelworks'.…

‘Larger than life’: Indian film-maker Rajamouli shoots for Oscar fame

Indian director S.S. Rajamouli's films are all-singing, all-dancing spectacles -- and he is now a favourite to secure the first ever Oscar for an all-Indian film. His three-hour extravaganza "RRR" is a fictionalised story of two colonial-era revolutionaries, filled with large-scale, visual effects-laden action sequences and musical numbers. It has…

SS Rajamouli dedicates award to Indian filmmakers as RRR wins…

After bagging 3 awards at the Hollywood Critics Association Film Awards, RRR has also bagged the Best International Film award! Beaming with joy and pride, director SS Rajamouli and actor Ram Charan accepted the award. Ram Charan started his address by saying, "I didn't expect to come up (on the)…

SS Rajamouli’s ‘RRR’ wins four trophies at HCA Film Awards

Filmmaker SS Rajamouli's Telugu blockbuster "RRR" has lifted four trophies at the 2023 HCA Film Awards, including best international film and best action film. At the award ceremony, organised by Hollywood Critics Association (HCA) and held at Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles on Friday night, the film also took home…

EYE SPY: Why less is not more for Bollywood stars

LAST year I had written extensively about how some Bollywood stars seem to be rushing to do as many movies as possible before producers find out their time at the top is over. This has resulted in Hindi cinema being dragged down to the kind of depths that it has…

What’s love got to do with it? Lead stars reveal…

LONDON-BORN actor Shazad Latif stressed the importance of representation in mainstream cinema as he took on his first leading role on the big screen in this week’s new release What’s Love Got to Do with It? Latif said the film, which is centred around the British Pakistani community, is of…

Ali Fazal and Gerard Butler starrer Kandhar sets May 26…

Hollywood movie Kandhar, starring Gerard Butler and Ali Fazal in central characters, will hit cinemas in India on May 26. This will be Fazal's first international release in 2023 after last year's Death on the Nile. Directed by Ric Roman Waugh, best known for helming films Angel Has Fallen, Felon,…

Special scripts written for Amitabh Bachchan but not aging lady…

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

Kareena Kapoor Khan: I don’t mind working with Ryan Gosling

Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor Khan has been grabbing a lot of headlines ever since the news emerged that she is set to voice a popular MCU character in Hindi. The Jab We Met (2007) actress will voice Black Window and her husband-actor Saif Ali Khan is set to voice Peter…

I know I will be good at it: Kareena Kapoor…

Action is one genre that Kareena Kapoor Khan has not tried in her over 20-year-old career in Bollywood, but the actor says voicing Black Widow in the Hindi adaptation of Marvel Wastelanders has piqued her interest in it. She hopes directors will explore female action-oriented movies given the interest of…

Shah Rukh Khan reveals what he gifted wife Gauri Khan…

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

From Tom Cruise to Lady Gaga, here’re some Hollywood celebrities…

It has just been a couple of days since Hollywood star Paul Rudd admitted his love for Indian food. His pictures gorging on an Indian meal with his friend Dan Levy in London set the internet on fire. And when the actor was reminded about one of the pictures, he…

Paul Rudd says he has never been to India but…

Popular Hollywood star Paul Rudd, whose pictures while enjoying an Indian meal with his friend Dan Levy in London went viral some time ago, says that he and his whole family love Indian food. “I just love Indian food,” Rudd said when reminded about the picture. “Well, I went back…

James Cameron reveals he enjoys watching Indian films for THESE…

Well-known Hollywood filmmaker James Cameron is a fan of Indian films. Talking to an Indian publication, the veteran filmmaker said that he enjoys watching Indian films because they focus on family, friends, and personal duty towards the people around. When asked about similarities between his films and those made in…

I saw RRR last week and it was just amazing:…

Steven Spielberg finally saw SS Rajamouli's "RRR" and came out impressed with the Indian director's "visual style". The Hollywood legend called the Telugu film "outstanding" during a conversation with Rajamouli over "The Fabelmans”, Spielberg's Oscar-nominated semi-autobiographical drama. Produced by Amblin Entertainment & Reliance Entertainment, "The Fabelmans”, which is nominated for…

EYE SPY: ‘It’s played and sung live, just how we…

THE first brilliant album of 2023 has been the recently released masterpiece Ghazals &Thumris From The Musical Heart of Budapest. Leading Indian artists have collaborated with the incredible Budapest Symphony Orchestra (BSO) for the cool collection of ghazals and thumris recorded live. This is the third South Asian led album…

Leonardo DiCaprio applauds Assam govt’s efforts to end poaching of…

Hollywood superstar Leonard DiCaprio has praised the government of the Indian state of Assam for its relentless efforts to end the poaching of the endangered Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros in Kaziranga National Park. In his recent Instagram post, the Titanic star quoted a news report which said that this was a…

Ram Charan on his opening sequence in RRR: ‘We had…

Fronted by Ram Charan and Jr NTR, RRR (2022) continues to garner applause and appreciation from global audiences even after almost eleven months of its theatrical release. The film put up a great show at the recently concluded Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards and is now eying an Oscar…

Parvin Dabas on his first encounter with stardom with Mira…

Parvin Dabas began his acting career with Sunny Deol’s 1999 film Dillagi, also featuring Bobby Deol and Urmila Matondkar in lead roles. But Mira Nair’s comedy comedy-drama Monsoon Wedding in 2001 brought him fame and recognition. In a recent interview with Hindustan Times, Dabas took a trip down memory lane…

Music composer MM Keeravani set to perform his nominated song…

MM Keeravaani needs no introduction now. He recently created history by winning the prestigious Golden Globe Award for his song “Naatu Naatu” which featured in SS Rajamouli’s global blockbuster RRR (2022). Right after winning a Golden Globe, the song bagged a nomination at the forthcoming Academy Awards. And now the…

Mindy Kaling visits Jaipur, relishes Rajasthani delicacies

Hollywood actor-writer Mindy Kaling says she is in awe of India's Pink City Jaipur, its culture, food and people. Kaling, best known for playing Kelly Kapoor in the NBC sitcom "The Office" and creating Netflix show "Never Have I Ever", was on a brief trip to Jaipur, Rajasthan. The 43-year-old…

Director Siddharth Anand on Pathaan being called a ‘pale imitation…

Starring superstar Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, and John Abraham in lead roles, filmmaker Siddharth Anand’s latest directorial Pathaan (2022) has set the global box office on fire with its collections. Fans are euphoric to see SRK on the silver screen after a long gap of four years. While millions…

EYE SPY: Return of the king

A FEW weeks before the release of the 2018 film Zero I went for dinner with a famous Bollywood actor friend, who was praising the trailer and saying it was a sure-fire blockbuster. I disagreed and predicted it would be a huge disaster, even if the movie miraculously turned out…

Kareena Kapoor Khan’s new character in Hansal Mehta’s next inspired…

In her forthcoming film, Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor Khan is set to play a role that is inspired from Hollywood star Kate Winslet's Emmy-winning performance in the web series Mare of Easttown. Kapoor Khan, who was last seen in Laal Singh Chaddha (2022), wrapped up the film recently. She portrays…

Priyanka Chopra finally reveals daughter Malti Marie’s face – photos…

Priyanka Chopra has finally revealed her daughter Malti Marie's face! The actor recently attended an event in Los Angeles where her husband Nick Jonas along with Kevin and Joe Jonas revealed the Hollywood Walk of Fame star. As Jonas brothers took the centre stage, Priyanka sat in the first row…

M Night Shyamalan’s Knock at the Cabin receives positive first…

Night Shyamalan’s latest film Knock at the Cabin, which is based on the 2018 novel The Cabin at the End of the World, has received positive first reactions. The film screened on January 25 ahead of its theatrical release on February 3. Knock at the Cabin, which marks the talented…

‘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…

Top 30 under 30 Asians from the world of entertainment

THE future in the world of arts belonging to the young is perfectly illustrated by a new generation of south Asians who stood out in diverse fields. These exciting talents are breaking boundaries, expanding horizons, shattering glass ceilings, and delighting audiences with their amazing performances. They are inspiring other youngsters…

Jacqueline on Tell It Like a Woman earning original song…

Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez on Wednesday congratulated the team of her film "Tell It Like a Woman", which was nominated in the best original song category at the Academy Awards for "Applause", performed by Sofia Carson. "Tell It Like a Woman" is an anthology directed by Leena Yadav, Maria Sole…

James Cameron to RRR director SS Rajamouli: ‘If you ever…

Celebrated filmmaker SS Rajamouli is going places. He is also making Indian cinema proud at the international level with his film RRR (2022). The epic action period drama, which features immensely talented Jr NTR and Ram Charan in lead roles, is on an award-winning spree. It has already won the…

Javed Akhtar on #BoycottBollywood trend: We should respect Indian films

Films are in the DNA of the country and we must "respect Indian films", said noted lyricist and screenwriter Javed Akhtar on Friday as he responded to a question about the social media trend of #BoycottBollywood at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) here. Akhtar termed Indian cinema "one of…

EYE SPY: Ranveer Singh: Real deal or king of lucky…

IS RANVEER SINGH a talented movie star or an over-rated actor who has got lucky? I have always thought it was the latter, but many disagree and believe he is a big screen idol with bags of talent. Now that he has had three epic failures in a row, it…

‘Back in India, I am the dictator,’ says SS Rajamouli…

Indian filmmaker SS Rajamouli is presently basking in the unprecedented global success of his directorial RRR (2022), which is about to complete a year of its theatrical release soon, but the buzz around it is far from dying. The film continues its winning streak by bagging one prestigious award after…

Alia Bhatt’s Hollywood debut film Heart of Stone to release…

Streaming service Netflix shared the release date of the Gal Gadot-led movie along with a bunch of other marquee titles through a teaser video on its social media platforms on Wednesday. Directed by Tom Harper, the movie also stars Jamie Dornan, Sophie Okonedo, and Matthias Schweighofer. It follows Rachel Stone…

Jameela Jamil on the rise in popularity of Ozempic for…

Popular actress Jameela Jamil has shared her concern about people using diabetes medication Ozempic as a rapid weight loss solution. For those not in the know, Ozempic is a brand name for semaglutide and is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use by individuals with type…

I’m open to experimentation: SS Rajamouli on making his Hollywood…

Filmmaker SS Rajamouli says just like any other filmmaker, he also harbours the ambition to make a Hollywood film someday. However, the decision to venture into Hollywood is not easy for the filmmaker, whose latest movie "RRR" is registering wins at various award ceremonies in the US after very strong…

James Cameron saw RRR twice, says Rajamouli after meeting director

Filmmaker SS Rajamouli and music composer MM Keeravani are on "top of the world" after their recent meeting with Hollywood veteran James Cameron, who praised their film RRR and shared that he saw the global blockbuster twice. Rajamouli and Keeravani are both in the US to attend various international award…

SS Rajamouli overjoyed as he meets ‘god’ Steven Spielberg

Filmmaker SS Rajamouli couldn't contain his excitement after the "RRR" director met the "god" of blockbuster cinema - Steven Spielberg. Rajamouli, currently basking in the glory of the Golden Globe win of song "Naatu Naatu" from "RRR", met Spielberg along with composer MM Keeravaani at an event here recently. He…

Pooja Bhatt hits out at trolls questioning Jr NTR’s accent…

Headlined by Jr. NTR and Ram Charan, the Telugu-language Indian film RRR (2022) is on a winning spree at various prestigious award ceremonies across the world. The latest historic win that the film scored came on Wednesday when it bagged the Golden Globes Awards for its super energetic song “Naatu…

What’s On: Sufi Rock and Bollywood with Irfan Ahmed

LIVE PERFORMANCE RAISE THE ROOF When: Saturday January 14 Where: Opera House, 3 Quay Street, Manchester M3 3HP What: A live concert promoting mental health and wellbeing, headlined by popular British Asian singers Malkit Singh, Navin Kundra, and Arjun, who will be performing bhangra, Bollywood and r’n’b hits. www.atgtickets.com ATTAULLAH…

‘We know Madhubala, Kareena Kapoor to Deepika Padukone, but India…

Pakistani actress Sanam Saeed, who is best known for playing the role of Kashaf Murtaza in Momina Duraid’s popular show Zindagi Gulzar Hai, also starring Fawad Khan and Mahir Khan, has said in an interview that while several generations in Pakistan grew up on films and content from Bollywood and…

‘RRR’ composer MM Keeravaani: Creating chartbusters since 1990s

With the Golden Globe win of RRR track 'Naatu Naatu', Indian composer MM Keeravaani has become the toast of the 2023 Hollywood awards season, but his connect with audiences goes way back to the 1990s generation still mesmerised when they hear the romantic Telugu track 'Thelusa Manasa'. Better known to…

India celebrates RRR triumph at Golden Globes

India celebrated a rare Hollywood award triumph after local film RRR won a Golden Globe for best song on Wednesday, seeing off competition from US superstars Taylor Swift and Rihanna. Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the "very special accomplishment" after the win by the action movie's barnstorming, high-octane number "Naatu…

Action set-pieces from Pathaan compared to Fast & Furious, Mission…

After a long wait, the trailer of Shah Rukh Khan’s much-awaited film Pathaan finally came out on Tuesday. Helmed by Siddharth Anand, the upcoming action entertainer stars Khan alongside Deepika Padukone, with John Abraham seen as the antagonist. While fans are on cloud nine after watching the trailer, there are…

‘When your RRR team brings Oscar to India, please let…

Makers of the upcoming action thriller film 'Pathaan' starring Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, and John Abraham unveiled the trailer on Tuesday. King Khan thanked actor Ram Charan for his shoutout to the movie in his trademark style. The 'RRR' star who is in Los Angeles for the Golden Globe…

RRR, The Kashmir Files, Kantara, and Gangubai Kathiawadi make it…

Indian blockbusters RRR, The Kashmir Files, Kantara, and Gangubai Kathiawadi have made it to the Oscars 2023 reminder list. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) released a remainder list of 301 feature films eligible for the Oscars 2023. Previously, Pan Nalin's Gujarati film Chhello Show was announced as…

RRR will win Best Picture at Oscars 2023, predicts Hollywood…

Helmed by visionary filmmaker SS Rajamouli, RRR (2022) has been getting unprecedented attention from the world media lately. Ever since the film landed on Netflix, after an outstanding performance at the domestic box office, it has emerged as a cultural phenomenon in the US with several prominent filmmakers, writers, actors,…

‘Watching this film was such a party’: Oscar winner Jessica…

Oscar winner Jessica Chastain is the latest Hollywood A-lister to come out in praise of SS Rajamouli's magnum opus "RRR". The actor, known for her performances in "Zero Dark Thirty", "Interstellar", "A Most Violent Year" and "The Eyes of Tammy Faye", shared her excitement about watching the film in a…

Trolls attack Priyanka Chopra as they ask ‘what happened to…

Priyanka Chopra is an international sensation, who has established a successful acting career in Bollywood and Hollywood. Her admirers as well as haters keep a close eye on everything that she does. And just like any other prominent figure, she has also faced trolling for some reason or the other…

Noah Schnapp of ‘Stranger Things’ fame comes out as gay

Stranger Things actor Noah Schnapp, known for playing the closeted gay teenager Will Byers on the Netflix show, has officially come out gay in real life. According to The Hollywood Reporter, an American entertainment news outlet, the 18-year-old actor Schnapp shared a video to his TikTok that read, "When I…

AR Rahman Birthday Special: 5 songs which showcase his influence…

AR Rahman, the Mozart of Madras, is celebrating his 56th birthday today. Known for bringing a revolution to the music of Indian cinema with his unique composition style, AR Rahman has indeed shown the way forward to the Indian film soundscape. In his illustrious career spanning over 3 decades now,…

EYE SPY: Predicting entertainment highs and lows in 2023

LIKE every year, 2023 will likely be a rollercoaster ride for the entertainment industry, filled with highs, lows, excitement and unexpected twists. There will be artistic excellence, celebrity surprises, path-breaking moments, bad times, things that shouldn’t happen and so much more. With that in mind, Eastern Eye looked ahead to…

Alia Bhatt praises Kate Winslet for her views on body…

Bollywood star Alia Bhatt, who recently welcomed her first child with Ranbir Kapoor, has shared a video on her Instagram, featuring Hollywood star Kate Winslet. In the video, Winslet is seen speaking against body shaming and how it is borderline abusive to comment on a woman’s body. Bhatt totally agreed…

What’s On: New Year Live Punjabi Concert at Beck Theatre

LIVE PERFORMANCE NEW YEAR LIVE PUNJABI CONCERT When: Sunday January 8 Where: Beck Theatre, Grange Road, Hayes, Middlesex UB3 2UE What: A live Punjabi music concert to celebrate the new year, which will be headlined by popular artists Jenny Johal, Jigar, Jang Dhillon, and Baldev Aujla Bullet. www.becktheatre.org.uk RAISE THE…

Birthday special: Revisiting moments when Deepika Padukone marked her footprint…

Deepika Padukone needs no introduction as her 15-year-long professional journey is enough to speak about the stature of the actress. After Priyanka Chopra, it's definitely Deepika who helped put India on the global map, especially in the year 2022. As she turned a year older on Thursday, let's take a…

Asian cinema gems that sparkled last year

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

#FreeTaranehAlidoosti: Mira Nair, Mark Ruffalo among 600 artists demanding release…

Over 600 film personalities, including filmmaker Mira Nair, Hollywood star Mark Ruffalo, and Oscar winners Mark Rylance and Kate Winslet, have signed a petition calling for the release of Iranian actor Taraneh Alidoosti. Ruffalo shared the news in a post on Instagram on Monday and posted an image that included…

Anil Kapoor wishes ‘speedy recovery’ to Rennervations co-star Jeremy Renner

Bollywood star Anil Kapoor on Monday said he is praying for the swift recovery of Hollywood actor Jeremy Renner, who met with an accident over the weekend. A spokesperson for Renner on Sunday said the "Hawkeye" star is in a "critical but stable condition" after he injured himself while ploughing…

Loki star Sophia Di Martino in awe of Alia’s Gangubai…

"Loki" actor Sophia Di Martino is bowled over by Alia Bhatt's performance in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period drama "Gangubai Kathiawadi" and has expressed a desire to collaborate with the Indian star. The British actor took to her Instagram Stories to wax lyrical about Bhatt's performance in the movie, which was…

Minority Faith leaders are leading the way to build a…

The Office for National Statistics recently published figures which showed for the first time that fewer than half of people in England and Wales describe themselves as Christian. The usual extremists used this as a way to try to divide our communities however the New Year Honours have highlighted again…

‘My storytelling inherently has a kind of fantasy,’ says RRR…

It won’t be an exaggeration to say that 2022 belonged to Indian filmmaker SS Rajamouli. His film RRR (Rise Roar Revolt), a lavishly mounted period epic action drama, hit theatres on March 24 and still continued to dominate headlines for one reason or the other. The film features Jr. NTR…

When Priyanka Chopra said she would ‘probably beat the sh*t…

Over the past few years, Priyanka Chopra has established herself as a force to reckon with globally. After carving a niche for herself in Bollywood, she is now dominating Hollywood. The actress first garnered the attention of the world when she won the Miss World pageant in 2000. Years later,…

Jr NTR enjoys ‘best Indian food’ in the US and…

Jr NTR has seen a meteoric rise in his fan following after the thunderous success of SS Rajamouli’s epic period action drama RRR (2022), co-starring Ram Charan. The blockbuster film, which hit screens on March 24, turned out to be a major commercial success at the global box office. Later,…

What Bollywood stars revealed in 2022

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

EYE SPY: The best of 2022

THE world of performing arts quickly moved on from Covid-19 with an amazing array of wonderful work. Whether it was films, songs, live performances, web serials, stage shows and everything else, top talents made up for lost time and entertained audiences with boundary-breaking projects that offered something new and cool…

Shah Rukh Khan only Indian to feature on British magazine’s…

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has become the only Indian to be named in an international list of 50 greatest actors of all time by a prominent British magazine. The 57-year-old actor is included in Empire magazine's list which also recognises Hollywood giants like Denzel Washington, Tom Hanks, Anthony Marlon…

Varun Dhawan to lead Indian installment of Citadel

Bollywood star Varun Dhawan is set to headline Prime Video's Indian original series within the "Citadel" franchise, the streaming platform announced Tuesday. Billed as a "local Original spy series", the currently untitled project hails from Prime Video and AGBO, the production banner co-founded by Hollywood filmmaking duo Russo Brothers. Raj…

Shah Rukh hosts ‘AskSRK’ session, takes questions on Pathaan but…

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Saturday (17) said he is in the business of entertainment and not predictions as he fielded queries about the success of his controversy-plagued movie "Pathaan", amid calls for its boycott from right-wing groups. The 57-year-old actor hosted an impromptu Twitter session, where he answered…

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…

Kareena Kapoor Khan and Anushka Sharma support Hollywood star Kate…

Kate Winslet is one of the most recognisable faces in Hollywood, who has been entertaining the audience with her fine performances for decades now. Some of her most notable films include Titanic, The Reader, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. She can be currently seen in the high-profile film…

Anorexia and bulimia: Everything about the eating disorders that tormented…

During a recent episode of The Checkup With Dr David Agus on Paramount+ the 84-year-old, actor and activist Jane Fonda spoke about her struggle with both the eating disorders anorexia and bulimia which she supposedly battled during her teens. According to health experts, an eating disorder is defined as a…

JR NTR AND RAM CHARAN TOP GLOBAL ASIAN CELEBRITY LIST…

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

The 10 Biggest Poker Players in Hollywood

The Power of Hollywood Hollywood is often characterized by its glamorous red carpets, its sunny days, and A-list celebrities. As the home of the Oscars and the biggest movie production companies in the world, it’s a huge sector when it comes to money and creativity. As one of the most…

What a proud moment: ‘RRR’ star Ram Charan after film…

“RRR” star Ram Charan on Tuesday said he is proud to be part of the period action epic a day after the pan-India film was nominated in the best picture – non-English and best original song – motion picture categories at the upcoming Golden Globe Awards. The Telugu cinema star,…

Aamir Khan reveals when he will end his acting break…

There is no denying the fact that Aamir Khan is one of the most successful Bollywood actors who has been entertaining the audience for over three decades now. He has played several memorable characters in his successful journey so far and is known for offering something new every time he…

Amar Chadha-Patel’s Willow character is much like Han Solo, Jack…

Hollywood screenwriter Jon Kasdan says he was initially unsure about casting Amar Chadha-Patel in his action-adventure series "Willow" but was blown away by the British-Asian actor's dedication to the role of Boorman, a character very much in the same vein as pop culture favourites Han Solo and Jack Sparrow. But…

Jameela Jamil and boyfriend James Blake buy an expensive Hollywood…

Jameela Jamil and James Blake, who first sparked romance rumours back in 2015 and have been giving major relationship goals ever since, have taken their relationship to the next level. The couple has bought a sprawling Hollywood Hills mansion together for a whopping price of approximately £5,203,251, reports a publication.…

Sanjay Leela Bhansali: Filmmaker with a golden touch

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

The Kirtan Band plays live devotional songs

LIVE PERFORMANCE PADMAVATI - AN AVATAR When: Saturday December 10 Where: The Bhavan, 4A Castletown Road, London W14 9HE What: Renowned artist Bala Devi Chandrashekar presents a dance drama interpretation of an immortal classic from Gita Govindam. This production gives glimpses into the character of Padmavati, the divine consort of…

‘I’ve never had pay parity in Bollywood, would get paid…

Priyanka Chopra, who has proved her mettle both in Bollywood and Hollywood, has added one more feather to her cap. She has emerged as one of the only four Indians to make it to the list of BBC’s ‘100 Women’ this year. During an interview for the same, Chopra opened…

Royal watchers in UK divided over ‘Harry & Meghan’ Netflix…

The new teaser trailer for a hyped Netflix docu-series on Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, has divided opinion in the UK among royal watchers and commentators. "Harry & Meghan", the first volume of which will drop this Thursday, shows clips of the…

Riz Ahmed wins internet as he raps, ‘My tribe is…

Oscar-winning British Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed has long been trying to change the way ethnic minorities are perceived in Britain and all around the world. Immensely disturbed by Hollywood’s depiction of Muslims as terrorists, Ahmed last year joined forces with a group of activists and launched a series of initiatives…

Surprised Sharon Stone screams ‘Oh my God’ as she sees…

Sharon Stone is the latest Hollywood star to be enamoured by the charm and magic of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan. In a viral video, Stone can be seen looking at Khan with awe after spotting him right next to her at the Red Sea Fest in Saudi Arabia. As…

SS Rajamouli bags best director award at New York Film…

Filmmaker SS Rajamouli has bagged the best director award at the New York Film Critics Circle as his film "RRR" continues to make waves in the Western markets. The winners were announced by the New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) on Friday night on its social media platforms. The official…

My top 10 comedy heroes – Navin Prabhakar

Navin Prabhakar first came to prominence with a winning turn on iconic comedy TV show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge in 2005. The versatile comedian and actor has since then entertained audiences across a variety of platforms, which have included television, film, and the live circuit. This has included appearances…

‘Baba’s fans would call me the next Irrfan Khan’: Babil…

Babil Khan, the son of late actor Irrfan Khan, is set to follow in his father’s footsteps as he gears up to make his acting debut with Netflix’s upcoming film Qala. Talking to an Indian publication, the 20-year-old debutant said that he felt overwhelmed as people expected him to fill…

Action in Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan choreographed by action director…

When the makers of the upcoming Bollywood film Pathaan unveiled its teaser on superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s birthday, it garnered a crazy response from fans. The Siddharth Anand directorial marks Khan’s return to the silver screen after a huge gap of four years and his fans are waiting for the…

SS Rajamouli reveals if he has been approached by Kevin…

It has been more than half a year since its release, but filmmaker SS Rajamouli’s RRR (2022) still continues to dominate headlines. In addition to doing terrific business on home turf, the film has done exceedingly well overseas. Over the past few months, a number of artists from Hollywood have…

Priyanka Chopra reacts to conspiracy theory of her being a…

During her recent visit to India to promote her haircare brand, global icon Priyanka Chopra interacted with a lot of people from the press. She also appeared on a podcast with popular YouTuber and social media star Ranveer Allahbadia. During the conversation, the host told the Quantico star about an…

Time for Bollywood stars to act their age

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

Priyanka Chopra: ‘I’ve had people wanting to jeopardise my career,…

Priyanka Chopra is a force to reckon with. The actress, who began her acting career right after winning the coveted Miss World crown in 2000, has proved her mettle not only in Bollywood but Hollywood also. The global icon was recently in India to promote her hair care brand. During…

Speculation about Kim Kardashian’s weight loss leads to soaring demand…

In February, the National Institute for Health, and Care Excellence (NICE) approved a weekly jab for obese patients with weight-related diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, or for those at high risk of a heart attack, as losing weight can help protect against these health issues. However, when in May,…

Chris Hemsworth reveals he’s at high risk of developing Alzheimer’s…

According to the NHS, the cause of Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is not fully understood, but a few things are thought to increase an individual’s risk of developing the condition. Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth recently revealed that he is at a high risk of developing Alzheimer's, The Sun informs. The 39-year-old…

All about actor Kartik Aaryan

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW BIRTHDAY SPECIAL ON THE RED HOT BOLLYWOOD STAR Brilliantly talented actor Kartik Aaryan has risen from humble beginning to become a bankable Bollywood star with a big following. His relatability and charm in successful films has enabled him to make a strong connection with cross-generational…

Shocking decline of Bollywood music

HOW HORRIBLE SONGS HAVE BADLY HARMED HINDI CINEMA Bollywood being built on a bedrock of magnificent music not only gave it a unique identity but also enabled it to stand tall internationally. While other movie industries around the world were crushed by the Hollywood juggernaut, Hindi cinema withstood the pressure…

Martin Scorsese 80th Birthday Special: Did you know legendary filmmaker…

There is no denying the fact that Hollywood veteran Martin Scorsese is one of the greatest filmmakers alive. He has given the world cinema some of the greatest films which will keep entertaining the generations to come. The filmmaker has admirers of his cinema in every nook and corner of…

Makers of Adipurush likely to go the Henry Cavill-Justice League…

According to reports, the makers of Prabhas’ upcoming film Adipurush are likely to go the Henry Cavill-Justice League way to digitally remove actor Saif Ali Khan’s beard who plays the character of Lankesh Ravana in the high-profile film. The teaser of the film, which was launched in October, received widespread…

Decided to take break, want to be with family: Aamir…

After focusing the last 35 years of his life on work, Bollywood star Aamir Khan said it is time he took some time off, maybe "a year and a half", to prioritise his family over his career in films. The actor said he was supposed to start preparing for a…

Anil Kapoor makes George Clooney dance to his Jugjugg Jeeyo…

The fifth day of the HT Leadership Summit 2022 turned out to be quite electric as Bollywood superstar Anil Kapoor made Hollywood star George Clooney dance to his chart-busting song from the recently released film Jugjugg Jeeyo (2022). The Hollywood star virtually attended the event and interacted with Anil Kapoor.…

Contrasting career paths of two leading ladies

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

Priyanka Chopra says films didn’t feel like her reality when…

Actor, producer and entrepreneur Priyanka Chopra Jonas says she has a bigger dream every day, refusing to be daunted as she climbs the ladder of success, step by step. Priyanka, who grew up in the Uttar Pradesh town of Bareilly and has made a global name for herself, said her…

Excited and humbled: Ali Fazal on his next Hollywood film…

Ali Fazal’s next Hollywood feature project is “Afghan Dreamers” and the actor says he is looking forward to being part of such an “important story”. To be directed by two-time Oscar-winning director Bill Guttentag, “Afghan Dreamers” is the true story of a program that was started by Afghan tech entrepreneur…

Kantara star Rishabh Shetty blames ‘too much western influence and…

2022 has not been a good year for Bollywood in terms of its performance at the box office. A number of high-profile films, featuring leading actors, have performed poorly so far and there is not much hope from the films set to release in months to come either. While Bollywood…

Prabhas’ Adipurush delayed as makers decide to rework poor VFX…

A month after facing massive backlash for its shoddy VFX and cartoonish look of its characters, the makers of the much-anticipated epic mythological drama Adipurush have decided to postpone the film. The decision has been taken to improve VFX, which did not receive a good response from the audience. Earlier…

Gal Gadot congratulates Alia Bhatt as she welcomes baby girl

Hollywood star Gal Gadot dropped a congratulatory wish for her 'Heart of Stone' co-star Alia Bhatt, who was blessed with a baby girl on Sunday. Alia had announced the birth of her baby girl in a cute Instagram post. Gal Gadot took to the comment section of Alia Bhatt's Instagram…

Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor welcome their first child, a…

Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor have become parents to a baby girl. Alia, who announced her pregnancy in June this year, gave birth to a girl child at HN Reliance hospital in South Mumbai, an insider told PTI. "It's a girl. She arrived at 7.30 am for the delivery. She…

Sobhita Dhulipala dubs for her debut Hollywood project The Monkey…

Sobhita Dhulipala, who was most recently seen in Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan 1 (2022), has shared an update on her upcoming film The Monkey Man, which marks her foray into Hollywood. Taking to her social media, the actress shared a picture from the dubbing studio where she can…

Have spent long time being secondary to men, now women…

Priyanka Chopra Jonas says she has spent enough time playing second fiddle to heroes in her two decades in the movies and is hoping that her much-anticipated film “Jee Le Zaraa” will help women actors have more agency in their lives. Priyanka, one of the most popular Indian artists globally,…

Disco Dancer: 21 facts about the Bollywood blockbuster ahead of…

Bollywood movie Disco Dancer was a big blockbuster success when it released in 1982 and has become a cult classic largely thanks to the winning soundtrack. The story of a slum dweller dreaming of a better life for himself and hoping to dance his way to success while battling dark…

Kiss of the Con Queen: Ravi Patel to star in…

'Transformers' fame star Ravi Patel has been roped in to portray the role of a mastermind impersonator in the true-crime thriller film 'Kiss of the Con Queen.' As per the reports of Variety, Tom Waller, a Thai-British director ("The Last Executioner," "Cave Rescue"), was inspired to make the movie by…

Priyanka Chopra’s Hollywood film Love Again pushed to May 2023;…

Priyanka Chopra, who is currently visiting her home country India, will next be seen in the upcoming Hollywood romantic comedy Love Again. Based on the successful German film SMS fur Dich (2016) by Karoline Herfurth, Love Again was previously titled Text for You and It’s All Coming Back to Me.…

Pathaan: Netizens claim scenes in the teaser of Shah Rukh…

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan celebrated his 57th birthday on Wednesday, November 2, 2022. On his special day, he gave a pleasant surprise to his fans across the world by dropping the teaser of his next film Pathaan. Bankrolled by Yash Raj Films, Pathaan is one of the most anticipated…

My top 10 international drama series – Ankur Bhatia

Talented actor Ankur Bhatia followed up impactful roles with a star-making turn in acclaimed web series Aarya and has landed several interesting projects since then. This includes a forthcoming web series and high-profile film Bloody Daddy, which is an action-packed thriller. Eastern Eye decided to find out more about the…

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