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Hope Adipurush gets its due: Kriti Sanon

Bollywood star Kriti Sanon says she is “extremely proud” of “Adipurush”, the big screen adaptation of the Ramayana. Fronted by "Baahubali" star Prabhas, who features in the title role as Lord Ram, the multilingual period saga sees Saif Ali Khan in the role of Lakesh and Sanon as Sita. "It…

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…

The Sri Lankan migrant worker who plans to open a…

A Sri Lankan migrant worker who learned how to coach soccer in Qatar is planning to return to his country to teach the sport at grassroots level as part of the country’s World Cup legacy. Inamul Hasan Najeem, 31, left his family seven years ago to work as a catering…

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…

Why women should be money-wise

MONEY – a word that is often feared more than the word sex. Whether people have it in abundance, are just geting by or struggling, many shy away from having conversations about finances because it is just really uncomfortable. With everything including food and energy prices continuing to rise, many…

Hope Shehzada crosses £20 million-mark: Kartik Aaryan

Calling Shehzada a “family mass entertainer”, actor Kartik Aaryan on Thursday said he hopes the upcoming film crosses the £20 million milestone at the box office. Aaryan, whose Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 was among the handful of hit films to come out of Bollywood in 2022, said the success of the…

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…

Kartik Aaryan spots his hoarding at London airport; fans comment…

There is no denying the fact that Kartik Aaryan is one of the most successful actors working in Bollywood today. He has delivered several blockbusters over the years and has some exciting projects lined up for release in 2023. Recently, the Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 (2022) was on Christmas and New…

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…

Tabu: 20 greatest performances

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

Coping with body changes after 40

Periods. That dirty word. The word that makes most men extremely uncomfortable and women sigh at the thought of the monthly menstrual cycle. On a monthly basis, women go through erratic moods, painful boobs, cramps that make you just want to physically rip out your abdomen, and for what, to…

With one eye on T20 World Cup, sub-continental giants resume…

The unpredictability of the T20 format and the growth of the game in the region could make the 2022 Asia Cup, beginning Saturday, the most closely fought edition ever. Pakistan legend Wasim Akram has already predicted the six-team tournament as having the potential to showcase the quality that has never…

Allu Arjun strikes the famous ‘Pushpa’ pose with New York’s…

Indian actor Allu Arjun, on Monday, was honoured by the Mayor of New York, Eric Adams as he represented India as the Grand Marshall in the annual Indian day parade. Taking to Instagram, the 'Pushpa' actor shared a post, which he captioned, "It was a pleasure meeting the Mayor of…

Woman declared stateless in India, UK and Uganda, moves court

A 66-year-old woman living in Mumbai has been declared stateless in India, UK and Uganda. Ila Popat has been living in India for 55 years and has driving licence, voter identity card and Aadhar card. Last month, Popat approached Bombay High Court to issue a passport so that she can…

Kartik Aaryan announces new project based on true story with…

Bollywood actor Kartik Aaryan, on Monday, revealed that he has signed a project with Sajid Nadiadwala's production house which will be helmed by Kabir Khan. The 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2' actor took to his Instagram handle and shared a picture collage that featured him along with Nadiadwala and Kabir. Along with…

Pushpa: The Rule: Is Allu Arjun charging double of what…

There is no denying the fact that Pushpa: The Rise was one of the biggest blockbusters of Indian cinema in 2021. The Telugu-language film did not only fare phenomenally well down south, but it also surprised everyone with its thunderous performance in the Hindi belt where its dobbed version went…

India’s biggest dairy group urges Modi to delay plastic straw…

INDIA's biggest dairy group Amul has written to the government urging it to delay a planned ban on tiny plastic straws, saying the move will have a "negative impact" on farmers and milk consumption in the world's biggest producer of the commodity. Amul made its appeal in a letter, dated…

Can philanderers commit?

A HOT recent topic was the marriage of Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. The couple reportedly started dating after they met on the sets of Brahmastra in 2017 and have been seemingly solid ever since. But 39-year-old Ranbir is known for reportedly having a notorious reputation of being a serial…

Kashmiri Pandits forced to leave their homes, BJP can’t handle…

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday claimed that Kashmiri Pandits were being forced to leave the Valley due to the targeted killings and demanded the Centre put forth an action plan to stop such incidents.Addressing the Aam Aadmi Party's 'Jan Aakrosh Rally at Jantar Mantar in Delhi, he also…

Ek Villain Returns postponed by three weeks

Filmmaker Mohit Suri on Tuesday announced that his upcoming film Ek Villain Returns, featuring John Abraham and Arjun Kapoor as male leads, will now arrive in theatres on July 29, 2022. The film, which is a sequel to Suri’s 2014 thriller Ek Villain, was earlier scheduled to hit the marquee…

Neetu Kapoor confirms Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt to marry on April…

Bollywood stars Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, who have been dating each other for a couple of years now, are set to tie the nuptial knot on April 14. While the couple has been keeping mum about their wedding all this while, Kapoor’s mother Neetu Kapoor on Wednesday confirmed that…

Lessons from ‘Love is Blind’ star Deepti

YOU won’t have escaped the euphoria of the recent popular Netflix show Love is Blind. The premise of the show is that a bunch of guys and girls are put together into pods. They get to know each other, and in the end if they feel an emotional connection, a…

Baluji Shrivastav: Music binds me to the world and gives…

BEING blinded as a baby hasn’t stopped the brilliantly talented Baluji Shrivastav OBE from becoming a globally acclaimed musician and one of the very best live performers. The multi-instrumental marvel has had many magical moments and set up Inner Vision, which is a path-breaking orchestra comprising of blind and partially…

Marking a milestone

WHEN I first sat down to write my turning 40 column, I struggled with the content. Do I write about love, my career or something else? It was only when I was listening to my favourite podcast How to Fail by Elizabeth Day that the idea for this piece came…

Composer Devi Sri Prasad in high demand after the success…

Music plays an important role in the narration of a film, especially in Indian cinema. Be it defining a character's emotions to elevating the audience's empathy, a film's music album adds value to the success of a project. A recent example of the same is Pushpa: The Rise, which starred…

Indian Consulate in New York honours six trailblazing women

THE Consulate General of India in New York has honoured Six trailblazing women on International Women's Day for their leadership and pioneering contribution to various fields.  The Consulate General and the Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) in various states honoured the women leaders at a special event on Tuesday (8). Entrepreneur…

Kartik Aaryan wraps Mumbai schedule of Shehzada

Bollywood star Kartik Aaryan on Monday announced that he has wrapped a schedule of his forthcoming film Shehzada in Mumbai.  Directed by Rohit Dhawan, Shehzada went before cameras in 2021. The team had earlier finished work on its first schedule last November in Delhi. Aaryan, who was last seen in…

Copywood: 21 Hindi film remakes on the way

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

Positive Developments in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir…

A) Governance All Central laws have been extended to the UT including legislations meant for protecting and promoting social, economic and political rights of women, children, under-privileged sections as well as those for ensuring transparent and accountable governance. These include the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act,…

And just like that, it’s 2022

AND just like that, we are already in the second month of 2022. Time flies, doesn’t it? The past two, very unprecedented, years have felt like a rollercoaster, awash with hardship for many of us. We said goodbye to people, but there were also positives from the pandemic. Working from…

Kartik Aaryan is a thorough professional and dedicated actor, say…

The release of the Hindi dubbed version of Telugu blockbuster Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo (2021) was stopped on the request of Shehzada producers to Manish Shah of Goldmines, and the leading man of the film, Kartik Aaryan, never asked his producers of Shehzada to intervene or he never threatened to leave the…

Makers of Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo withdraw release of its Hindi version

The Hindi dubbed version of Telugu superstar Allu Arjun's 2020 blockbuster Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo will not release in theatres, the makers announced on Friday.    In a Twitter post today, Production House Goldmines Telefilms shared a statement stating the Hindi theatrical release of Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo has been withdrawn. "Manish Shah, promoter of…

After Pushpa, Allu Arjun’s Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo to hit theatres in…

The Hindi dubbed version of Tollywood superstar Allu Arjun’s Telugu-language blockbuster Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo (2020) is set to have a theatrical release on January 26, the makers announced on Monday.      The action drama, directed by Trivikram Srinivas, is getting a release in Hindi following the roaring success of the actor’s latest…

Kartik Aaryan begins filming second schedule of Shehzada around Jama…

With Rohit Dhawan at the helm and Kartik Aaryan, Kriti Sanon, Manisha Koirala, Paresh Rawal, Ronit Roy, and Sachin Khedkar fronting the cast, the upcoming Bollywood film Shehzada ticks all boxes of a blockbuster in the making. After wrapping up the 20-day first schedule on its palatial mansion set in…

Birthday Special: 5 upcoming films of Kartik Aaryan moviegoers are…

Kartik Aaryan is currently busy garnering praises for his amazing performance in the movie Dhamaka which started streaming on Netflix on 19th November 2021. While we have mainly watched him in romantic-comedies, with Dhamaka he proved his versatility as an actor. Today (22), Aaryan celebrates his 31st birthday, so let’s…

Allu Arjun confident about his upcoming release Pushpa: The Rise

Last seen in Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo (2020), which turned out to be a huge money-spinner at the box office and is being remade in Hindi as Shehzada, Tollywood star Allu Arjun is psyched up about his upcoming release Pushpa: The Rise. The Pan-India film has been creating a lot of noise…

Kartik Aaryan wraps up the first schedule of Shehzada

A few days ago, the first shooting schedule of the Kartik Aaryan starrer Shehzada started in Mumbai, India, and recently, the schedule was wrapped up. Aaryan took to Twitter to inform his fans about it. He tweeted, “And thats a happy director #BecauseOfMe . . Schedule wrap #Shehzada.” T-Series, the…

The healing power of travel

I WRITE this column as I sit at the Gard Du Nord train station in Paris, which is like a magical portal that transports you from the grey skies of the UK to the beautiful city of Paris. My bestie Bharti and I have just spent three wonderful days exploring…

Ek Villain Returns: It’s a wrap for John Abraham

John Abraham has some interesting projects lined up and one of them is Ek Villain Returns. The shooting of the film started in March this year and on Thursday (28), Abraham wrapped the shooting of the movie. T-Series took to Twitter to inform everyone about it. They tweeted, “And that’s…

Pooja Hegde retains her Midas touch at box office with…

Pooja Hedge’s latest film Most Eligible Bachelor (2021) has been receiving a warm welcome in theatres and what has stood out in the film is her endearing performance as a stand-up comedian. Marking the pan-India star’s first release after the pandemic broke out in 2020, Bommarillu Bhaskar’s Most Eligible Bachelor…

Birthday Special: 5 songs in which Pooja Hegde showcased her…

Pooja Hegde started her career with the Tamil film Mugamoodi (2012). She later featured in many successful Telugu films and is also making a mark in the Hindi film industry. Today, Hegde celebrates her 31st birthday, so let’s look at the list of five songs in which the actress showcased…

Shehzada: Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon’s film goes on the…

From the past few months, there have been reports of Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon starring in the Hindi remake of the Telugu film Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo (2020). Finally, on Wednesday (13), the movie was officially announced. Titled Shehzada, the shooting of the film has kickstarted and it is being directed…

Here’s why Ekta Kapoor is no longer associated with Kartik…

When rumours first emerged about a possible Hindi remake of the blockbuster Telugu film Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo (2020) being in the works, several media outlets reported that Ekta Kapoor was set to bankroll the project under Balaji Motion Pictures, which later turned out to be true. Kartik Aaryan, who recently completed…

Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon starrer Shehzada to go on…

After the rousing success of Luka Chuppi in 2019, Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon are set to reteam for the official remake of Allu Arjun and Pooja Hegde’s Telugu blockbuster Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo (2020), titled Shehzada. If fresh reports are to be believed, filming is set to begin on 12th October…

Creating your own unique path

I RECENTLY heard happy news about someone and should have been excited for them, but for a little while, I wasn’t. I know that’s a really bad thing to say, but if you know me, I am always honest. When you’re 39 and single, you do wonder why these things…

Ek Villain Returns avoids clash with Laal Singh Chaddha, gets…

Mohit Suri’s Ek Villain Returns starring John Abraham, Arjun Kapoor, Disha Patani and Tara Sutaria was slated to release on Valentine’s Day weekend next year. But, a few days ago, it was announced that Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan starrer Laal Singh Chaddha will release on Valentine’s Day 2022.…

Kartik Aaryan and Anees Bazmee to reteam post Bhool Bhulaiyaa…

According to reports, filmmaker Anees Bazmee is set to direct Kartik Aaryan again in an upcoming love story he wrote during the coronavirus-induced lockdown. The duo is already working together on Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, which co-stars Kiara Advani and Tabu in principal roles. The horror-comedy film, produced by T-Series, is…

Kriti Sanon on Mimi: Thank you for all the love,…

Kriti Sanon starrer Mimi started streaming on Jio Cinema and Netflix on 26th July 2021. The movie received positive reviews from the critics, and even the audience has liked it. On Thursday (26) as the film completed one month of its release Kriti took to Instagram to thank everyone for…

Hindu Council of Wales celebrates Raksha Bandhan

THE Hindu Council of Wales celebrated on Sunday (22) the festival of Raksha Bandhan with members of the armed forces. The annual ceremony involves sisters of all ages tying a 'rakhi' (amulet) on the wrists of their brothers, symbolically protecting them. The brothers give them gifts in return. [caption id="attachment_156994"…

Kartik Aaryan and Kirti Sanon to shoot for Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo…

According to reports, Kartik Aaryan and Kirti Sanon will commence shooting on the official remake of the successful Telugu-language film Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo (2020) in November. The remake was earlier set to start rolling in June, but when the dates of the two actors did not match, the makers decided to…

(Un)maternal

DID you know that if you’re pregnant after the age of 35, it is called a geriatric pregnancy? Sounds depressing, doesn’t it? Journalist, author, and host of one of my very favourite podcasts, Elizabeth Day recently shared a post on her Instagram. which stated that ‘you do not need a…

Kartik Aaryan finds his leading lady for Freddy

According to reports, the makers of the upcoming Bollywood film Freddy are planning to rope in Alaya F as the female lead. The film, which began rolling on Sunday, stars Kartik Aaryan in the lead role. Shashanka Ghosh is directing the flick for Ekta Kapoor and Jay Shewakramani. A source…

Kartik Aaryan teams up with Ekta Kapoor for a movie…

Kartik Aaryan is on a roll. A few months ago, the actor was in the news for his exit from the movies, however, now, he has many interesting projects lined up. After Sajid Nadiadwala’s next production venture and Hansal Mehta’s Captain India, now one more film of Kartik has been…

Apsana Begum cleared of housing fraud

THE Labour MP accused of housing fraud has been cleared of all charges. Apsana Begum MP burst into tears and collapsed as she was found not guilty of three charges of housing fraud between 2013 and 2016. The jury reached their verdict on the second day of their deliberation, after…

Kartik Aaryan to begin filming Ekta Kapoor’s Freddy in August

Last seen in Love Aaj Kal (2020), Kartik Aaryan will start shooting for Ekta Kapoor’s next production venture Freddy in August. Shashanka Ghosh, who previously directed Veerey Di Wedding (2018), has been tapped to direct. Kapoor is co-producing the film with Jay Shewakramani. A source close to the development tells…

Kartik Aaryan in talks with Bhansali for a different project…

Rumours were doing the rounds lately that Kartik Aaryan was in talks with filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali for a possible collaboration. Some media outlets reported that Bhansali was considering the actor for a role in one of his forthcoming offerings – Baiju Bawra and Heera Mandi. While Baiju Bawra is…

Apsana Begum housing fraud: Labour MP denies withholding information

LABOUR MP Apsana Begum has denied “deliberately and dishonestly” obtaining social housing as the prosecutor claimed in the court that she cheated a council out of £64,000 in a housing scam by deliberately withholding information to boost chances of obtaining a council flat, reports said. Snaresbrook Crown Court heard on…

Kartik Aaryan’s Shehzada set to roll soon

Kartik Aaryan, who was last seen in Love Aaj Kal (2020), has added a string of exciting projects to his resume over the past year. While he has already shot for his next film Dhamaka, some of his other projects are set to get off the ground soon. If fresh…

I have got a good draw but it’s not going…

A strong medal contender at the Tokyo Games, ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu on Friday admitted that she has got a favourable draw but insisted that she has to be on top of her game since no match is easy at the Olympics. Reigning world champion and Rio Games silver…

Amul wins trademark violation case in Canada court

INDIA’S dairy giant, Amul won a trademark violation case in the federal court of Canada, and awarded damages to the tune of Canadian dollar 32,733 (£18,910), The Times of India reported. The court ruled that a brand named 'Amul Canada' had infringed on Amul's copyright by advertising their product, using…

Allu Arjun resumes filming his multilingual film Pushpa

Tollywood star Allu Arjun, who was last seen in Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo (2020), resumed filming the pending portion of his much-awaited film Pushpa on Tuesday. The makers said in a statement that they are looking at wrapping up the remaining shoot in a single start-to-finish schedule. Based on the smuggling of…

Remembering Dilip Kumar: Iconic films of the legendary actor

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

#unfollowcricketers: Sri Lanka fans abandon players after drubbing

Disgruntled Sri Lanka cricket fans launched a campaign to shun their team on social media after they slumped to a dismal Twenty20 series drubbing in England. England recorded a thumping 89-run win at Southampton on Saturday to sweep the contests 3-0 -- a fifth consecutive series defeat for Sri Lanka…

Dhamaka to Satyanarayan Ki Katha: 5 upcoming films in Kartik…

Kartik Aaryan may have lost out on a few plum projects over the past few months, but his line-up of upcoming movies still remains as impressive as it was before he was reportedly booted out of the said films. The actor has a string of high-profile movies on his platter…

Kriti Sanon to star in the Hindi remake of Kill…

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

Sponsorship pours in for India after dropping Chinese kit partner

AFTER India's National Olympic Committee dropped Chinese sportswear maker Li Ning as its official kit partner citing public sentiment ahead of the Tokyo Games, the country's cricket board (BCCI) has offered £9.73 million in financial support. Chinese companies have faced a backlash in India since 20 Indian soldiers were killed…

Pushpa to Icon: Allu Arjun’s upcoming line-up of films revealed

Allu Arjun is one of the most successful actors presently working in Tollywood. The actor enjoys a massive fan following, which ensures that his films open to earth-shattering response at the box-office. The 38-year-old star was last seen in Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo (2020), which turned out to be an instant blockbuster…

Sohum Shah on playing Bheema Bharti in Maharani

By: Mohnish Singh Sohum Shah has been garnering positive response for his performance ever since his much-talked-about streaming show Maharani (2021) started streaming on SonyLIV. The talented actor plays the character of Bheema Bharati, who is a powerful politician and the chief minister of the northern Indian state of Bihar.…

Kartik Aaryan no more a part of Shah Rukh Khan’s…

By Murtuza Iqbal A few days ago, Kartik Aaryan was in the news for being ousted from Karan Johar’s production venture Dostana 2. Reportedly, the actor had already shot for the film for 20 days before the lockdown was announced last year. Later when the makers wanted to resume the…

Release date of Adivi Sesh starrer Major gets postponed

By Murtuza Iqbal Adivi Sesh starrer Major is a biopic on martyr Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan. It’s a multilingual film and it will mark Sesh’s Hindi debut. The movie was slated to hit the big screens on 2nd July 2021, and the teaser of the film was released last month. However,…

Huma Qureshi on Maharani: “I am excited and looking forward…

By: Mohnish Singh After whetting viewers’ curiosity with the attention-grabbing teaser, the makers of the forthcoming streaming show Maharani have now dropped yet another captivating look of actress Huma Qureshi, who plays the lead role. And as was expected, the audience has reacted positively to her meticulously designed Chief Minister…

Kartik Aaryan joins forces with Hansal Mehta; to play IAF…

By: Mohnish Singh According to reports, rising Bollywood star Kartik Aaryan is set to topline filmmaker Hansal Mehta’s next directorial venture. The two had been in talks for some time now, and if fresh reports are to be believed, the actor has finally signed the film on the dotted line.…

Maharani trailer: This Huma Qureshi starrer looks like an interesting…

By Murtuza Iqbal Huma Qureshi has some interesting projects lined up and one of them is Maharani, a series that will stream on Sony Liv. A few days ago, the makers had unveiled the teaser of the series, and today, the trailer has been released. Huma took to Twitter to…

Lessons from Bengal polls battle

By Amit Roy INDIA has just held assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam and the union territory of Pondicherry. But the key battleground was West Bengal, where the prime minister Nar­endra Modi and his home minister, Amit Shah, leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), were determined to topple…

Allu Arjun tests positive for Covid-19

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZOKC4KDZp0 By Murtuza Iqbal Actor Allu Arjun has been tested positive for Covid-19, The actor took to Twitter to inform his fans about it. Along with a statement, the actor tweeted, “Hello everyone! I have tested positive for Covid. I have isolated myself. I request those who have come in…

Kartik Aaryan’s superhero flick Phantom put on hold?

By: Mohnish Singh According to reports, Kartik Aaryan is teaming up with filmmaker Vasan Balan to headline his next directorial offering Phantom, which is based on a comic-book superhero. The project was set to get off the ground in September. But from what we hear, producer Ronnie Screwvala, Vasan Bala…

Huma Qureshi talks about her upcoming streaming show Maharani

By: Mohnish Singh Last seen in the Netflix Original Leila (2019), Huma Qureshi is presently waiting for the premiere of her upcoming streaming show, titled Maharani. Directed by well-known filmmaker Subhash Kapoor, the show is set to premiere on the leading streaming media platform SonyLIV. The political drama series revolves…

Kartik Aaryan in talks with Sharan Sharma for a cricket-based…

By: Mohnish Singh Kartik Aaryan, who has now tested negative for the novel coronavirus, is reportedly in talks with filmmaker Sharan Sharma for a film set against the backdrop of cricket. Sharma, who made his directorial debut with Dharma Productions’ critically acclaimed film Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl (2020), has…

Cine1 Studios nabs remake rights to Madhuri Dixit and Anil…

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

Vicky Kaushal and Kriti Sanon frontrunners in the race to…

By: Mohnish Singh As we reported yesterday, Jackky Bhagnani is gearing up to remake the 2001 film Rehnaa Hai Tere Dil Mein, which has attained cult status over the years. While the original starred R Madhavan, Dia Mirza and Saif Ali Khan in primary roles, the makers are yet to…

Devika Rani: An A-Z about Hindi cinema’s pioneering leading lady

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL CELEBRATING THE INSPIRING CAREER OF A BOLD BOLLYWOOD LEGEND by ASJAD NAZIR DEVIKA RANI is perhaps the most important leading lady in Bollywood history. The pioneering superstar ruled the first decade of talkies, discovered new talent, including the industry’s greatest actor Dilip Kumar and inspired those who followed…

Put your best foot forward

by Priya Mulji “ARE you ready for a very important question?” he asked, “Yes,” I replied. “Pineapple on pizza, yes or no?” And that was the best conversation opener I’ve recently had on any dating app. Hello, my name is Priya and I got dumped in lockdown. Yes, the love…

Kriti Sanon in talks to join Kartik Aaryan on the…

By: Mohnish Singh If you loved the fresh pairing of Kriti Sanon and Kartik Aaryan in Maddock Films’ Luka Chuppi (2019) and wished to see the two actors again in a film, here is an exciting piece of news for you. Buzz has it that Sanon is in talks to…

Is Pooja Hegde getting a hefty paycheque for Thalapathy 65?

By: Mohnish Singh After the riotous success of Master (2021), Tamil superstar Vijay has teamed up with filmmaker Nelson Dhilipkumar for his next directorial offering. The film, which was announced months before the release of Master, has been tentatively titled Thalapathy 65. According to reports, Dhilipkumar will commence the first…

‘Pawri’ power: 5-second social media clip pulls India, Pakistan closer

A 19-YEAR-OLD Pakistani student who shot to fame after her five-second video went viral on social media across the subcontinent, hopes numerous renditions of her monologue will translate into more dialogue between rival neighbours India and Pakistan. The short video shot by Dananeer Mobeen in the Nathaigali mountains of northern…

Ek Villain Returns: John Abraham and Disha Patani start shooting…

By Murtuza Iqbal Ek Villain sequel was announced last year and it was supposed to release in January this year. But due to the pandemic, the shoot was delayed. Now, finally, the film has started rolling today. Titled Ek Villain Returns, the movie stars John Abraham, Disha Patani, Arjun Kapoor,…

Valentine’s Day toxicity

  By Priya Mulji IT WAS initially a struggle to come up with an idea for my annual Valentine’s Day col­umn because I am a fairly newly single woman. I didn’t want to come across as a bitter singleton and have previously written a lot about self-love on Valentine’s Day.…

Ek Villain Returns: Release date of John, Arjun, Disha and…

By Murtuza Iqbal In early 2020, a sequel to the 2014 release Ek Villain was announced with John Abraham, Aditya Roy Kapur, Disha Patani, and Tara Sutaria. Later, Arjun Kapoor replaced Aditya in the cast. The film was supposed to release in January this year, but due to the pandemic,…

Pooja Hegde gears up to join the sets of Telugu…

By: Mohnish Singh A couple of days ago, we informed our readers that actress Pooja Hegde was set to pair opposite superstar Ram Charan in the upcoming Telugu film Acharya, which stars Chiranjeevi and Kajal Aggarwal in lead roles. Now, the news is coming in that the former beauty pageant…

Kartik Aaryan to team up with Hansal Mehta for a…

By: Mohnish Singh Kartik Aaryan, who recently completed the shoot of his next Dhamaka, seems to be there on the wish list of every filmmaker. The rising star already boasts of close to half a dozen projects on his platter, but nothing is stopping him from reading new scripts and…

Kartik Aaryan’s Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 to resume production in November

By: Mohnish Singh According to reports, Kartik Aaryan’s much-awaited film Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 has suffered yet another setback. While almost all projects which came to a halt due to the sudden outbreak of the pandemic resumed production in mid-2020, T-Series Films and Cine1 Studios’ horror-comedy is yet to begin production.…

Allu Arjun announces the release date of Pushpa

By Murtuza Iqbal In April last year, Allu Arjun had shared the first look of his movie Pushpa and he started shooting for the film in November 2020. Now, today, the actor has announced the release date of the film. Allu Arjun took to Instagram to share the new poster…

Allu Arjun, Pooja Hegde and the team of Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo…

By Murtuza Iqbal Allu Arjun and Pooja Hegde starrer Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo released on 12th January 2020. The film took a flying start at the box office and became a blockbuster. As the film completes one year of its release, the team reunited to celebrate it. Allu Arjun posted a picture…

Allu Arjun thanks his fans as he crosses 10 million…

By Murtuza Iqbal Allu Arjun is one of the biggest names in the Telugu film industry and he has a huge fan following. The actor is quite active on social media and treats his fans with pictures and videos of himself. Today, Allu Arjun has crossed a mark of 10…

Hope for 2021

by PRIYA MULJI HOPE. It’s a funny word, isn’t it? Hope you’re well, hope to see you soon, hope everything is okay. You hope everything is fine, but what happens when you lose hope? When you lose belief that everything actually will be okay? Let’s face it, 2020 hasn’t been…

Body positivity

by PRIYA MULJI ‘MY CHILD, you have put on some weight. You’re looking a little healthy.’ How many times have we heard this from an elder, ladies? Lockdown hasn’t been kind to anyone, and with gyms closing during the second lockdown, it isn’t going to get any better. With days…

Anil Kapoor remembers Saroj Khan as Tezaab completes 32 years…

Murtuza Iqbal Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit starrer Tezaab completes 32 years of its release today. The film was a super hit at the box office and has received a cult status. Tezaab is remembered for a lot of reasons and one of them is the songs. The track Ek…

Tens of thousands of Muslims protest over Macron remarks after…

Tens of thousands of Muslims protested in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Palestinian territories on Friday (30) after killings in a French church prompted a vow from president Emmanuel Macron to stand firm against attacks on French values and freedom of belief. French interior minister Gerald Damarnin said France - home to…

Kartik Aaryan to star in Ram Madhvani’s next?

Murtuza Iqbal Kartik Aaryan has some interesting projects lined up. He will be seen in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, Dostana 2, and Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo remake (not yet officially announced). And now, according to a report in Bollywood Hungama, the actor will be seen in Neerja director, Ram Madhvani’s next film. A…

Lawyer’s apprentice arrested for aiding murder of US blasphemy suspect…

POLICE have arrested a man believed to have helped a teenage murder suspect to bring a gun into a courtroom and kill an American who was on trial for blasphemy in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, police said. The victim, Tahir Naseem, 57, from Chicago, was appearing for a bail…

‘Holy warrior’ selfies: Pakistan teen feted for killing US blasphemy…

Faisal Khan, a 15-year-old Pakistani, beams for selfies with lawyers and police. Thousands hail him in the streets as a "holy warrior." His claim to adulation? Allegedly gunning down in open court an American accused of blasphemy, a capital crime in this Islamic republic. Khan is charged with murder, which…

Hindu Council of Wales marks Raksha Bandhan by honouring the…

TOP officers from the UK’s Armed Forces joined the Hindu Council of Wales to mark the Raksha Bandhan festival on Sunday (2), in the first religious event of its kind in the country since the lockdown was imposed in March. The annual ceremony involves girls and women tying a protective…

The reconnect

by PRIYA MULJI IF YOU are in a relationship and have been self-isolating separately, then the lockdown slowly coming to an end will be like a bright shining light at the end of a dark tunnel. It will almost feel like you both have been fighting a war on different…

A matter of choice

by PRIYA MULJI IN LIFE you have to make decisions every single day. When there is an important crossroads, a key moment or a crisis, the choices we make become even more important. The current Covid-19 crisis and subsequent lockdown is one of those moments in life where decisions take…

Twitter triggers outrage after briefly blocking Amul, cites ‘safety and…

A DAY after Twitter sparked public outrage by restricting Indian brand Amul's account, the microblogging platform has clarified the actions was part of its routine security processes. The Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation -- which owns the Amul brand of food products -- found its Twitter account blocked on June…

Ranveer Singh and Kartik Aaryan in consideration to star in…

A few weeks before India went into complete lockdown in an effort to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, renowned Bollywood producer Ashwin Varde had acquired the remake rights of super hit Telugu movie Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo (2020), starring Tollywood heartthrob Allu Arjun and Pooja Hegde in lead roles. According to…

Allu Arjun set to headline Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s next?

Tollywood superstar Allu Arjun, who recently delivered the biggest blockbuster of his career in the form of Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo (2020), is in huge demand. While several filmmakers are approaching him with their projects, the actor also seems set to take on multiple films at the same time. After the huge…

Kartik Aaryan signs Hindi remake of Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo?

Kartik Aaryan, who was last seen in Love Aaj Kal (2020), has given his nod to star in the Hindi remake of superhit Telugu film Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo (2020). Helmed by Trivikram Srinivas, the film featured Tollywood superstar Allu Arjun and Pooja Hegde in lead roles and emerged as one of…

South star Allu Arjun announces multilingual film Pushpa

Southern superstar Allu Arjun, who is still basking in the huge success of his recent release Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo (2020), has announced his next film on his 37th birthday today on 8th April. Giving a special treat to his millions of fans on his birthday, the actor revealed that he is…

Love in the time of corona

by PRIYA MULJI I WRITE this column seven days before I was supposed to be going to Paris with my significant other. In eight days time, I was supposed to be celebrating my 38th birthday in the city of love. However, Paris got postponed like the plans of so many…

India’s COVID-19 cases jump to 1,637; 38 dead

THE number of novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 1,637 on Wednesday (1), including 1,466 active cases and 38 deaths, according to health ministry. Two doctors of Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital test positive for Covid-19 As many as 132 people were either cured or discharged and one had migrated to…

Mohit Suri to work on Aashiqui 3 after Ek Villain…

2013 release Aashiqui 2 starring Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor was a super hit at the box office. The film was directed by Mohit Suri and the songs of the film are still loved by the audiences. The movie surely became a turning point for Shraddha, Aditya, and Mohit.…

Birmingham pharmacy charges £19.99 for bottle of Calpol, sparks outrage…

A West Midlands-based pharmacy chain has been lambasted on social media for allegedly charging three times more than the normal price for a bottle of Calpol. Councillor for Bromford and Hodge Hill in Birmingham Majid Mahmood on Wednesday night posted on Twitter a photo that showed bottles of the liquid paracetamol…

Pooja Hegde gets a hefty paycheque for Kabhi Eid Kabhi…

Most recently seen in Telugu blockbuster Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo (2020), Pooja Hegde is on a roll! After establishing herself in South cinema and starring alongside such superstars as Jr. NTR, Mahesh Babu, Allu Arjun and Prabhas, the actress is successfully gaining footing in Bollywood as well. Though her debut film in…

Kashmiri cuisine is amalgamation of Indian, Persian, central Asian influences

JUST as Kashmir is known for its uniqueness, the region’s cuisine, too, is celebrated as special. Kashmiri cuisine is not just about food, it is a celebration of life where traditions, memories and flavours are mixed to present the perfect Kashmiri spread. Food is central to Kashmiri social life. Whether…

Leave a legacy in 2020

by PRIYA MULJI HAPPY 2020! I hope that you all had an amazing Christmas and a wonderful start to 2020. I wish you all a year full of abundance of health and happiness. My first 2020 column is actually inspired by a conversation I recently had with a group of…

Goodbye 2019, hello 2020

by PRIYA MULJI WHEN I first moved to London in June 2012, I never thought I would be where I am today. I thought that by the age of 37, I would be a homeowner, perhaps married with a child or at least a dog and that I would have…

Does sisterhood exist?

by PRIYA MULJI THERE have been recent debates about sisterhood and when asked to write about the topic, I was torn. A part of me thought, no it absolutely does not and people just think about themselves. Then another thought was that it was something very powerful. When I put…

Interfaith relationships

Over the past eight years of writing this column, I’ve addressed a fair amount of issues around mixed-race/religion relationships. Often, it has been from an outsider’s perspective, but now I have actually found myself in a serious relationship with someone from a different faith. When you find yourself in that…

Indian firms, farmers praise Modi move to reject RCEP trade deal

INDIAN farmers and businesses Tuesday (5) hailed prime minister Narendra Modi's decision to opt-out of a sprawling Asian trade pact, with the country's largest dairy producer Amul thanking the premier for "supporting livelihoods". New Delhi's 11th-hour rejection of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) which was meant to account for…

Bangladesh opposition stalwart jailed for threatening prime minister

A Bangladesh opposition stalwart was jailed in absentia for three years Wednesday for threatening the prime minister in what his party said was another example of government critics being muzzled. Thousands of opposition activists have been arrested under the rule of prime minister Sheikh Hasina, who has tightened her grip…

Grenade attack hits Kashmir ahead of visit by EU lawmakers

A group of EU lawmakers will visit Indian Kashmir on Tuesday (29), the first foreign delegation since the special status of the region was revoked, Indian officials said, hours before a grenade attack underlined the volatility of the situation. At least 17 people including two women were injured on Monday…

Why is sex so taboo?

by PRIYA MULJI This year I gave into peer pressure from my work colleagues and started watching the reality television show, Love Island. If you don’t know, Love Island is a show where a bunch of guys and girls go into a villa for around eight weeks to find love. In essence, it…

India rejects ‘alarmist’ Pakistan over Kashmir

INDIA on Thursday (8) dismissed Pakistan's "alarmist" reaction to its decision to strip Kashmir of its autonomy and warned against interfering in what it insisted was a purely internal matter. India revoked Kashmir's special status in the constitution on Monday (4) and brought it under its direct rule, escalating tensions…

Big turnout for India’s giant election

INDIANS thronged to vote on Thursday (11) at the start of a mammoth general election, with prime minister Narendra Modi seeking a second term after campaigning on a plank of national security following hostilities with neighbouring Pakistan. People trekked, rode bicycles and drove tractors to polling stations in the world's…

Maoist attack on troops heightens fears for India election

MAOIST rebels today (4) ambushed an Indian military patrol and killed four soldiers in a jolt to security ahead of a national election starting next week, officials said. Indian authorities also faced protests over the closure of a major highway in restive Kashmir state for two days a week during…

UK Court Sends Five Fraudsters To Jail for £13 Million…

Five fraudsters in the UK who falsely claimed £13 million in tax repayments, and facilitated around 900 bogus visa applications, have been sentenced to a total of more than 31 years in jail on Friday (23). London law student Abul Kalam Muhammad (known as AKM) Rezaul Karim (42), was the…

Modi: India ideal investment destination

India prime minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Uttarakhand's first investors summit Sunday, saying India is the ideal investment destination in the world today with major social and economic changes sweeping the country. Addressing the country's top business leaders and industrial houses at 'Destination Uttarakhand: Investors Summit 2018', Modi said the country…

Police ‘creating climate of fear’

BANGLADESH’S CONTROVERSIAL DRUGS CRACKDOWN IS CRITICISED BY FAMILIES THE death toll in a Bangladeshi “zero tolerance” crackdown on drugs has risen to 140, with about 18,000 people arrested, the government said last Thursday (7), as a group of activists urged the United Nations to step in to stop the bloodshed. Prime…

Shakib inspires Bangladesh to crushing win over Zimbabwe

Star allrounder Shakib Al Hasan smashed a half-century and claimed three wickets as Bangladesh thrashed Zimbabwe by 91 runs in a tri-nation one-day international tournament in Dhaka on Tuesday (23). Chasing 217 for victory, Zimbabwe were bundled out for 125 off 36.3 overs after Shakib took 3-34 with his left-arm spin for…

Saina, Prannoy eye China Open to seal berth at Dubai…

Saina Nehwal and H.S. Prannoy the newly-crowned national champions  are looking to enhance their chances of qualifying for the Dubai Super Series Finals with a good performance at the $ 700,000 China Open Super series Premier starting in Fuzhou on Tuesday. Former World No.1 Saina upstaged Olympic silver-medallist P.V. Sindhu in…

J&K: Civilian porter working with Indian Army killed in firing…

An Army porter was on Saturday killed and a girl injured in firing by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kamalkote sector of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir. "There was unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the LoC in Kamalkote area," an army official said.…

Bangladesh welcome back injured Tamim for South Africa ODIs

Bangladesh opening batsman Tamim Iqbal is back in the squad for the three-match one-day international series against South Africa despite an injury concern. A hamstring injury forced Tamim out of the second Test beginning Friday (06) at Bloemfontein but team physiotherapist Thihan Chandramohan was hopeful he would recover in time…

Amul to sell French fries, aloo tikki

Marking its foray into the potato segment, dairy major Amul is set to launch a range of potato products, including French Fries and aloo tikkis, in the second week of October. A senior official with the cooperative said that after milk, potatoes will be the first non-milk commodity that Amul will procure directly from farmers.…

UP becomes filmmakers favourite shooting place in 2017!

Hindi films based in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh have been finding audiences' love for a very long time now. But the trend seems to be on an unbelievable rise in 2017. Don't you agree? Take a close look at all the successful Bollywood films released in 2017. You…

Diana Penty gets caught in the act

DIANA PENTY TALKS ABOUT CINEMA AND HER NEW PRISON SET FILM LUCKNOW CENTRAL By Asjad Nazir MODEL turned actor Diana Penty made a stunning debut in Bollywood hit Cocktail (2012) and then took four long years before she starred in her follow-up film Happy Bhag Jayegi (2016), despite being massively in demand. The strikingly beautiful…

Pervez Musharraf declared absconder in Benazir Bhutto murder case

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Rawalpindi announced the verdict in the Benazir Bhutto murder case on Thursday, acquitting five Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) suspects and announcing 17-year imprisonment for two police officials.  The ATC also declared retired Gen Pervez Musharraf an absconder in the case. The ATC had named Musharraf in the case…

Bangladesh: Six die in raid on suspected extremists, say police

BANGLADESH police today (11) raided a suspected Islamist hideout in an operation that left five relatives and a fire officer dead, officials said. Police shot dead the five people, all from the same family, as they emerged from a house in northwest Bangladesh, senior police officer Sumit Chowdhury said. One…

Man jailed for Daesh murder of “black magic” imam

A former Manchester United stadium steward has been jailed for the Daesh (Islamic State) inspired murder of an imam who practised a form of healing which he saw as “black magic” incompatible with Islam. Mohammed Syeedy, 21, was sentenced to a minimum of 24 years as the getaway driver in…