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Akshay Kumar likens dowry to ‘extortion’, says not many films…

Dowry is like “extortion” and the malpractice continues to plague India even today, said Bollywood star Akshay Kumar on Wednesday. It is in the “layers”, the actor said referring to the deep-rooted social evil. “We cannot disagree with the fact that dowry is very much there in India. It’s in…

Remarkable road to Roja success

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

Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – Tribute to the king…

NUSRAT FATEH ALI KHAN REMEMBERED BY THE LEGEND WHO DISCOVERED HIM Late great maestro Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is regarded as the greatest qawwali artist of all time and one of the most important musical voices of the 20th century. After an incredible career, the supremely gifted Sufi star…

Counting and Cracking: A Sri Lanka migrant story

LIVE PERFORMANCE MUMBAI MASALA When: Until Sunday August 28 Where: Proud City, 1 Mark Lane, Opposite Fenchurch Street Station, London EC3R 7AH What: Spicy new immersive Bollywood musical experience, featuring hip shaking dances, heart breaking romance, hilarious comedy, and delectable cuisine. www.proudcabaret.com DILJIT DOSANJH When: Friday August 12 Where: The…

Genevieve Sabherwal: Speed Dial for mystery, puzzles, and physical comedy

High energy stage play Speed Dial has been delighting audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe festival. The 1970s-set physical comedy thriller, filled with puzzles, a mystery and funny moments, has a talented cast that includes Genevieve Sabherwal. The talented British actress is enjoying being on stage with fellow cast members and…

Salman Khan breaks the internet as he flaunts his chiselled…

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has dropped a new shirtless picture on social media, which has sent the internet into a meltdown. On Tuesday, the superstar took to his Instagram handle and shared another shirtless picture after his workout session, and needless to say, it went viral in absolutely no time,…

Aamir Khan thinks Tom Hanks should portray THIS character of…

Aamir Khan is presently busy promoting his much-anticipated film Laal Singh Chaddha, which will mark his return to the silver screen after a long gap of four years as the superstar was last seen in Yash Raj Films’ Thugs of Hindostan, which bombed at the box office. Laal Singh Chaddha…

Boycotting movies doesn’t make sense: Akshay Kumar on hashtags against…

Boycotting films in a free country like India doesn't make sense because cinema as an industry also contributes to nation-building, said Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar on Monday. The actor was speaking at a press conference where he was asked to comment on the boycott calls on social media against his…

You just cannot miss this adorable photo of Priyanka-Nick with…

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas keep posting pictures of their drool-worthy vacations and fun gatherings and don't we all love them? On Sunday, it looked like the couple had a fun day at the Los Angeles home, at least their pictures suggest so. And featuring in one of those photos…

Fan tries to hold Shah Rukh Khan’s hand, watch how…

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, in the past faced many difficulties due to his anger issues. Well in a recent incident his son Aryan Khan came at the right moment and controlled the 'Baazigar' actor's rage in front of the paps. Talking about the incident, the 'Chak De India' actor…

Raksha Bandhan 2022: 5 Ways to Celebrate Rakhi This Year!

Raksha Bandhan is just around the corner and ready to knock on our doors anytime soon. It is the festival to show your sibling how much you love, appreciate, and care for them. This ancient-rooted Indian festival is one of the most awaited occasions and is observed widely by siblings…

5 memorable Kajol film performances to watch as actor turns…

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

‘We’ll be heartbroken if people don’t like Laal Singh Chaddha’:…

Last seen in Yash Raj Films’ Thugs of Hindostan, Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan is gearing up for the release of his next film Laal Singh Chaddha, which is the official remake of the Hollywood classic Forrest Gump headlined by Tom Hanks. Khan is leaving no stone unturned to promote the…

Karan Johar claims Aamir Khan is responsible for loss of…

Director Karan Johar, in the recent episode of 'Koffee with Karan 7' claims that actor Aamir Khan is responsible for losing the tonality in Hindi cinema that South cinema offers. In conversation with Aamir, the 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' director said, "There's been so much success that some of the…

Alia Bhatt meets her Darlings

THE ACTRESS TURNED PRODUCER STARTS A NEW CHAPTER A critically acclaimed role in Gangubai Kathiawadi, a notable guest appearance in record-breaking film RRR, and signing her first Hollywood film have turned 2022 into a great professional year for Alia Bhatt. The year gets more special this week with new film…

Big marketing madness massacres Hindi movies

HOW MAJOR BOLLYWOOD DISASTERS ARE BEING HARMED FURTHER BY SILLY PROMOTIONS Hollywood blockbuster Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One won’t release until July 2023, but that didn’t stop producers from releasing a thrilling trailer in May of this year. This will be accompanied by intriguing teasers and carefully orchestrated interviews…

Samsara brings East and West together

LIVE PERFORMANCE MUMBAI MASALA When: Until Sunday August 28 Where: Proud City, 1 Mark Lane, Opposite Fenchurch Street Station, London EC3R 7AH What: Spicy new immersive Bollywood musical experience, featuring hip shaking dances, heart breaking romance, hilarious comedy, and delectable cuisine. www.proudcabaret.com DILJIT DOSANJH When: Friday August 12 Where: The…

The top 10 Kajol performances

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

Richest Actors in Bollywood

Red Carpet Royalty – Bollywood Billions! Adoring fans of Bollywood legends need no introduction to these high-flying superstars. They walk the walk, they talk the talk, and they rule the roost. Today, we're going to sneak a peek at the creme de la creme of Bollywood bosses. These actors are…

Alia Bhatt on filming Heart of Stone amid pregnancy and…

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

Salman Khan issued gun license for self-protection after receiving threat

Bollywood star Salman Khan has been issued an arms license after he applied for a gun license for self-protection in the backdrop of threat letters that he received recently. Salman had received a death threat from gangster Lawrence Bishnoi's gang following which he met Mumbai police chief Vivek Phansalkar over…

SS Rajamouli feels ‘honoured’ as Russo Brothers call him ‘great’…

The Russo Brothers, who are presently riding high on the worldwide success of their latest film The Gray Man, recently sat down in a special interaction to discuss RRR, an Indian period action drama. Helmed by SS Rajamouli, the film has received an overwhelming response from some of the best…

Bollywood bashing is nonsense: Karan Johar on Hindi films not…

Filmmaker Karan Johar says even though it has become a challenge to ensure audience footfall in theatres, the perception that Bollywood is finished is "rubbish". The filmmaker, behind some of the biggest hits of Hindi cinema, said good films will always work at the box office. "It's all nonsense and…

Priyanka Chopra dances her heart out at Diljit Dosanjh’s LA…

Loads of fun are expected when two Punjabis meet each other. Actor Priyanka Chopra met singer Diljit Dosanjh in Los Angeles recently as she attended Diljit's live concert with her husband Nick Jonas and YouTuber Lilly Singh. Taking to Instagram, Priyanka dropped some fun videos and pictures from the concert…

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

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

Farhan Akhtar: I felt like it was going to be…

Actor Farhan Akhtar reveals what drew him to his Ms Marvel role He may have made a name for himself in Bollywood as a writer, director, producer, singer, and actor during a distinguished 21-year career, but Farhan Akhtar is now getting global recognition with a new audience for his impactful…

Take a journey through Indian culture, dance, and music with…

LIVE PERFORMANCE MUMBAI MASALA When: Until Sunday August 28 Where: Proud City, 1 Mark Lane, Opposite Fenchurch Street Station, London EC3R 7AH What: Spicy new immersive Bollywood musical experience, featuring hip shaking dances, heart breaking romance, hilarious comedy, and delectable cuisine. www.proudcabaret.com RIZWAN-MUAZZAM QAWWAL When: Saturday July 30 Where: St…

Prem Rog: Twenty interesting facts about the socially relevant classic

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

Hounslow to host ANHAD, an outdoor South Asian contemporary arts…

COME August 13 and the Hounslow Town Centre will be transformed as it celebrates South Asian Heritage Month and hosts ANHAD, a new and exciting outdoor multi-arts festival featuring exceptional, cutting-edge contemporary work by South Asian artists based in the UK. The festival will be directed by Mira Kaushik, OBE,…

Salman Khan on south films doing well: Want to do…

Superstar Salman Khan on Monday said films from the south are doing "really well" and though every artist wants to make a good movie, there is no formula to guarantee box office success. Khan recently came on board to present the Hindi version of Kichcha Sudeepa's upcoming Kannada fantasy action-adventure…

l’ll be upset if Ranbir doesn’t take me as producer…

Bollywood star Alia Bhatt on Monday said she would love to produce the directorial debut of her actor-husband Ranbir Kapoor and would be "upset" if he doesn't ask her to be part of the project. During the promotions of his latest release "Shamshera", Kapoor had reportedly expressed a desire to…

Katrina Kaif, Vicky Kaushal receive death threats, Mumbai Police launches…

The Mumbai Police has launched an investigation after star couple Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal purportedly received death threats on social media. A complaint has been filed against an unidentified person at Santacruz Police Station, said Mumbai Police. Katrina and Vicky, who tied the knot in Rajasthan on December 9,…

‘Screw Dheela’: Tiger Shroff to star in Karan Johar’s new…

Bollywood actor Tiger Shroff, on Monday, announced his new action entertainer film 'Screw Dheela'. Taking to Instagram, the 'Baaghi' actor dropped a special announcement video of the film, which he captioned, "Punches hain tight, Par iska #ScrewDheela hai! Bringing to you an action-packed entertainer - directed by Shashank Khaitan and…

Deepika Padukone sports a fierce look in Pathaan motion poster

Yash Raj Films on Monday presented Bollywood star Deepika Padukone's first look from the upcoming action movie "Pathaan". The movie is headlined by superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who returns to the big screen after a gap of five years. The motion poster, released by the studio on social media, shows…

Salman Khan meets Mumbai top cop; applies for weapon license

Bollywood actor Salman Khan on Friday met newly-appointed Mumbai Police Commissioner Vivek Phansalkar at the latter's office in south Mumbai. According to police sources, the actor has applied for a weapon license. While Khan said he visited the commissioner who was an "old friend" for congratulating him, the meeting came…

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

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

I’m elated to win Best Actor: Ajay Devgn on receiving…

Bollywood star Ajay Devgn is elated with his third National Award win, as this time the 53-year-old star won the award for his performance in Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior. The Bhuj actor shared the Best Actor Award with south superstar Suriya, who received the same award for his performance in…

Koffee with Karan 7′: Akshay Kumar’s marriage advice to Ranbir-Alia,…

Bollywood actor, Akshay Kumar, on the third episode of 'Koffee with Karan 7' gave special marriage advice to the newly married couples of Bollywood Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal-Katrina Kaif. Karan Johar, during the quirky rapid-fire session with the 'Bhagam Bhaag' actor, asked "What marriage advice would you give…

Aamir Khan makes up for missing The Gray Man premiere…

Set to land on Netflix on July 22, The Gray Man is one of the most-talked-about films in recent times. The American action thriller has created a lot of buzz around the world. Indians are especially looking forward to the premiere of the film as it stars their beloved actor…

‘Long tradition of storytelling in India, not being able to…

The Indian film industry churns out the maximum number of films in the world. These films are made in several popular Indian languages spoken throughout the country. There are several successful film-producing industries within the Indian film industry, including Bollywood, Tollywood, Kollywood, and Mollywood. Together these industries produce over 2000…

Nandita Das: Film rebel with a cause

FILMMAKER AND ACTRESS DISCUSSES HER FEARLESS CINEMA JOURNEY She might have made a name for herself as one of the finest actresses of her generation, but Nandita Das is now more focused on filmmaking. She has just directed her third movie, which revolves around a delivery rider and stars popular…

Dhanush: Tamil cinema’s power player

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

Geeta Jhala goes back to her roots with Gujarati pop…

British singer discusses her new single and rise of regional music A decade-long career has seen Geeta Jhala make a name for herself with songs in diverse languages, including Punjabi, Hindi, and English. In recent years, the versatile singer has also reconnected with her roots with commercial Gujarati songs like…

New play explores lives of a working-class Muslim family

LIVE PERFORMANCE MUMBAI MASALA When: Until Sunday August 28 Where: Proud City, 1 Mark Lane, Opposite Fenchurch Street Station, London EC3R 7AH What: Spicy new immersive Bollywood musical experience, featuring hip shaking dances, heart breaking romance, hilarious comedy, and delectable cuisine. www.proudcabaret.com AN EVENING WITH PARRY & REKHA When: Friday…

Shah Rukh Khan took 4 years to attain a toned…

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was last seen in Zero. Released in 2018, the film also features Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif in lead roles and was directed by Aanand L Rai. Tough the film boasted of so many prominent names on the cast, it failed to click with the…

This Bollywood actor in talks to join Allu Arjun in…

Toplined by Allu Arjun and Rashmika Mandanna, Pushpa: The Rise was one of the most successful Indian films of 2021. Apart from performing extremely well in its original language Telugu, the Sukumar directorial set the box office on fire in the Hindi belt also where its dubbed version gave tough…

Meet India’s mango man, father of 300 varieties

Every day, Indian octogenarian Kaleem Ullah Khan wakes at dawn, prays, then ambles about a mile to his 120-year-old mango tree, which he has coaxed into producing more than 300 varieties of the beloved fruit over the years. His footsteps quicken as he draws nearer and his eyes light up…

‘He opened all doors for me in Hollywood’: Mallika Sherawat…

Mallika Sherawat needs no introduction. She redefined the term ‘bold’ in Bollywood in a time when actresses shied away from taking up anything ‘bold’ or too ‘glamorous’. In a male-dominated industry, she fronted a number of films that went on to do well at the ticket counter. Sherawat is presently…

Koffee With Karan 7: Akshay Kumar lifts Samantha in his…

Hosted by filmmaker Karan Johar, Koffee With Karan Season 7 has started with a bang! The seventh season of the show has taken a detour from its television premiere and currently streams on Disney+ Hotstar. After two sizzling episodes, Koffee With Karan Season 7 will soon be airing its third…

‘Felt I had a responsibility now that the West is…

Dhanush is one of the most-loved actors in India. He has several notable films to his credit. Apart from delivering a series of blockbusters in Tamil cinema, he has worked in some Bollywood films as well, including Raanjhanaa and Atrangi Re. The actor, who previously made his Hollywood debut with…

Nick Jonas calls wife Priyanka Chopra ‘Jewel of July’ as…

As Priyanka Chopra turned a year older, wishes poured over from across the globe. However, the most special one came from her husband Nick Jonas. Nick posted a bunch of pictures for Priyanka on her special day and attached a sweet note with it. He wrote, "Happiest birthday to my…

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…

Shah Rukh Khan’s picture from ‘Dunki’ sets leaked online, check…

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's look from his upcoming Rajkumar Hirani directorial film 'Dunki' has leaked online, as the actor shoots for the movie in London. A picture of the 'Raees' actor filming for 'Dunki' recently surfaced on social media. It showed him in a casual messy look while surrounded…

Koffee With Karan 7: Karan Johar questions Janhvi Kapoor about…

During the new episode of Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar's popular chat show, Koffee with Karan Season 7, actor Janhvi Kapoor did not hold back from answering if she would have sex with an ex-boyfriend. Janhvi had appeared alongside Sara Ali Khan for the second episode of the show's latest season…

Sara Ali Khan wraps up filming her next in London,…

Bollywood actor Sara Ali Khan finally wrapped up shooting for her forthcoming film in London. On Sunday, the Kedarnath actor treated fans with a new video on her social media account. Taking to her Instagram handle, the Atrangi Re actor shared a post on her story in which she was…

Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha moves Chiranjeevi to tears at…

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan recently hosted a special preview of his much-anticipated film Laal Singh Chaddha in Hyderabad. The special preview was attended by several prominent faces of south cinema, including superstar Chiranjeevi, SS Rajamouli, Sukumar, and Naga Chaitanya. The pictures of the stars from the screening have been doing…

Sushmita Sen’s ex-boyfriend shares a cryptic note days after she…

Bollywood actor Sushmita Sen's ex-boyfriend, Rohman Shawl, on Friday, shared a cryptic note, a couple of days after Lalit Modi confessed his love for the former Miss Universe on social media. Taking to Instagram, Rohman shared a note on his story, which reads, "Kisi par hasne se agar tumhein sukoon…

Birthday Special: Here’re Katrina Kaif’s 5 sizzling dance numbers

Bollywood actor Katrina Kaif has always been a prominent part of the entertainment industry for the past 19 years. The Singh is Kinng actor gathers a lot of appreciation from the netizens as well as from her co-workers for her fitness and amazing dance moves. Actor Ranveer Singh on the…

Sushmita Sen’s father reacts to his daughter dating Lalit Modi:…

It has been just two days since IPL founder and businessman Lalit Modi dropped the bomb by announcing that he is dating Bollywood star and former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen. Sen was on a romantic vacation in Sardinia. For those who may have not believed, Modi even dropped a couple…

Sushmita shares 1st post after Lalit Modi said he’s dating…

NOT married and unconditionally surrounded by love, Sushmita Sen said in a cryptic Instagram post on Friday, a day after former Indian Premier League chairperson Lalit Modi set social media abuzz with a tweet on his relationship with the Bollywood star. The "Aarya" star, who did not comment on Thursday…

Why Brahmastra could prove to be a costly mistake

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

‘Female actors are replaced with ease while filmmakers wait for…

Taapsee Pannu, who has several notable films to her credit, is presently waiting for the release of her much-anticipated film Shabaash Mithu, set to enter cinemas on Friday 15. She plays Indian cricketer Mithali Raj in the film which tells the story of her struggles and victories. During an interview,…

Confirmed: Daniel Kaluuya to not return for Black Panther: Wakanda…

It has been confirmed that the Hollywood actor, Daniel Kaluuya, will not be part of Marvel Comics' upcoming action flick Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. According to variety, the Widows actor was asked to be part of the second installment of the film but had already committed to star in Jordan…

Priyanka Chopra Jonas: India’s global superstar

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

Asim Riaz: A self-made icon who achieved the ‘impossible’

FANS CELEBRATE THE MULTI-TALENTED PERSONALITY AS HE TURNS A YEAR OLDER Self-made star Asim Riaz has had an incredible rise in recent years and gained himself a rapidly growing fan base that follow his every move. The multi-talented model turned television personality, actor and rapper has become an icon for…

Rekha: Superb singing, stunning songs, and special live performances

The live UK music scene is thriving th­a­nks to great British talents like Rekha. The world-class singer regularly delights audiences with her remarkable vocal range, which can effortlessly take on anything from classic Bollywood songs to iconic English pop hits. She is teaming up with talented singer Parry Mad and…

Exploring the significance of the ‘sacred’ seven

LIVE PERFORMANCE MUMBAI MASALA When: Until Sunday August 28 Where: Proud City, 1 Mark Lane, Opposite Fenchurch Street Station, London EC3R 7AH What: Spicy new immersive Bollywood musical experience, featuring hip shaking dances, heart breaking romance, hilarious comedy, and delectable cuisine. www.proudcabaret.com DARBAR FRINGE: JASDEEP DEGUN When: Sunday July 17…

Sara Ali Khan says she is the same ‘girl going…

Sara Ali Khan, daughter of Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh, is undoubtedly one of the boldest actresses Bollywood has ever seen. She never shies away from speaking her heart. If you follow her on Instagram, you would know how often she keeps updating her fans about her personal and…

Australian actor Tushar Kumar features in campaign video ‘Racism It…

Australia-based actor Tushar Kumar, who will soon be seen in a couple of Hindi music albums, recently featured in the 'Racism It Stops With Me' campaign film, which came out on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. The video is a part of Australia's 'Racism It Stops With Me' campaign. It urges…

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas enjoy ‘magic hour’ in Lake…

Looks like Priyanka Chopra is enjoying her time in Nevada with her husband Nick Jonas. Priyanka joined Nick over the weekend for his Gold Championship which was held in Nevada's Lake Tahoe. And after seeing the new pictures posted by Nick on Instagram, we're sure the couple spent a good…

‘Salman Khan and his father either tender public apology or…

Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, the alleged mastermind behind the horrific murder of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala on May 29 in Mansa district of Punjab, has now said that his community will not forgive Salman Khan unless the Bollywood star tenders an apology. Bishnoi is presently being interrogated in the Sidhu…

‘Excited, nervous and terrified’: Ranbir Kapoor on embracing parenthood with…

From being “excited” to “terrified”, Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor says he is feeling a gamut of emotions as he awaits the birth of his and Alia Bhatt’s first child. The couple tied the knot in April and Bhatt, 29, announced her pregnancy last month. Kapoor said while he finds it…

Tell It Like A Woman: Jacqueline Fernandez drops first poster…

Bollywood diva Jacqueline Fernandez has shared the first poster of her latest Hollywood film, Tell It Like a Woman. "So proud to be part of this extraordinary effort by the entire team of Tell it like a Woman. An anthology directed by 8 Female directors from different parts of the…

Priyanka Chopra shares photo of her day out with daughter…

Actor Priyanka Chopra on Friday shared a new picture of her daughter Malti Marie. In the Instagram image, Priyanka and her friend are seen posing with their babies in their laps, against a stunning natural backdrop. Priyanka made sure not to reveal her baby face and added a white heart…

“Can you help me with tips to become the world’s…

It is no news that Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor and his wife Alia Bhatt are set to become parents soon. But before the couple welcomes their first child into the world, Kapoor has started prepping for how to become the world’s best father. The actor recently learned the skills of…

Priyanka Chopra teams up with Mindy Kaling to play her…

Priyanka Chopra has joined forces with Mindy Kaling to headline an upcoming Hollywood rom-com, marking their first collaboration together. The Quantico actress will play Kaling’s Punjabi cousin in the yet-to-be-titled film. Apart from playing one of the female leads, the Late Night actress has also co-written the film. She will…

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

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

Nikhita Gandhi: Magic voice mesmerising music fans

HOW SINGER NIKHITA GANDHI CAST A SPELL WITH HIT SONGS Being able to effortlessly take on any genre has turned Nikhita Gandhi into an in-demand singer with impressive momentum behind her. The versatile Indian star’s sparkling voice lighting up songs in languages, including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Bengali, has established…

Devdas: 20th anniversary special

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

Reinterpreting Frida through Indian classical music

LIVE PERFORMANCE MUMBAI MASALA When: Until Sunday August 28 Where: Proud City, 1 Mark Lane, Opposite Fenchurch Street Station, London EC3R 7AH What: Spicy new immersive Bollywood musical experience, featuring hip shaking dances, heart breaking romance, hilarious comedy, and delectable cuisine. www.proudcabaret.com USTAD SHAHID PARVEZ KHAN When: Saturday July 9…

Sargun Mehta not impressed with Aamir Khan’s Punjabi accent in…

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan has been missing from the silver screen for almost four years. His last release was Yash Raj Films’ Thugs of Hindostan in 2018, which bombed at the box office. Khan will next be seen in his home production Laal Singh Chaddha, which is an official remake…

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

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

Deepti Naval feels Bollywood being singled out as ‘worst place…

Veteran actor-director Deepti Naval says it was unfortunate the Indian film industry was being labelled as "the worst place in the world", a perception she wants to change through a future book. Naval, known for her starring roles in Chashme Buddoor, Katha, Kissi Se Na Kehna, and Saath Saath, was…

Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan to join forces for…

Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan might be collaborating after 27 years for a thriller film, penned by Aditya Chopra, that could be the biggest movie of Indian cinema. As per recent reports, the Karan Arjun duo is currently in talks with the producer for a project that…

From Shahid Kapoor to Farhan Khan and Taapsee Pannu to…

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

‘Is gay love story a bad thing?’: Baahubali producer hits…

Oscar-winning sound designer Resul Pookutty recently found himself in hot waters when he called filmmaker SS Rajamouli’s epic action-drama RRR a gay love story. Pookutty, who won an Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing in 2009 for his work on Slumdog Millionaire, made the comment on Twitter, in response to…

‘Ms Marvel song ‘Aye Khuda’ is a composition I did…

Music composer Atif Afzal believes every song has its own journey and something similar happened with “Aye Khuda”, one of his two tracks for the Disney+ series “Ms Marvel” which was originally supposed to be part of a film starring Salman Khan. Ten years ago, Mumbai-born Afzal almost got his…

Akshay Kumar vs R Madhavan: Here’s how Khiladi Kumar reacted…

Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar has reacted to R Madhavan’s recent statement where he said that films are not made in 40-45 days. Madhavan, who left no stone unturned in promoting his latest film Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, did not mention any actor’s name but he seemingly took an indirect dig…

Vijay Deverakonda sets the internet on fire with his semi…

Starring southern heartthrob Vijay Deverakonda in a lead role opposite Ananya Panday, Liger is one of the most awaited films of 2022. The film has been creating a lot of noise ever since it went on the floors. On Saturday, Deverakonda dropped yet another poster from the much-anticipated pan-India film.…

Beyoncé goes almost naked for an album cover: ‘It allowed…

Six years after the release of her album Lemonade, Beyoncé has unveiled the artwork for her upcoming seventh studio album, titled Renaissance. In the photo, which has taken the internet by storm, the singer poses on a holographic horse while wearing a revealing bikini, shedding the swaths of yellow-gold fabric…

Richard III review – Doran’s production oozes energy, excitement and…

Richard IIIRSC, Stratford-Upon-Avon Directed by Gregory Doran Some key features of many popular Bollywood films are family feuds, deception and lies, and ruthless ambition, occasionally sprinkled with dark humour. Coupled with abject violence, burning desire, and moral bankruptcy, it creates a (seemingly) malign universe that’s robbed of hope and justice.…

Shilpa Shetty captures rainbow sky as she strolls around London…

Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty Kundra captured a rainbow sky as she shared a picture with her mother on social media from the streets of London. Taking to Instagram, the Hungama 2 actor posted a picture of her mother wearing a printed blue salwar suit and a jacket knotted on her…

‘I was too good looking for it’: Gauahar Khan on…

Bollywood actress Gauahar Khan needs no introduction! She has played some memorable characters on screen and has also been a participant in a couple of reality shows, including Salman Khan’s Bigg Boss. In a conversation with a leading entertainment portal, Khan opened up about losing out on a big-ticket project…

Ranveer Singh: Chameleon like actor’s colourful career

BIRTHDAY SPECIAL COUNTDOWN OF ALL THE BOLLYWOOD STAR’S FILMS This week Ranveer Singh turns a year older on July 6 and celebrates his 37th birthday. The popular actor will receive good wishes from all those who have been entertained by his movies, since he made a winning debut in 2010…

Dancing Nikita Company presents an array of Kathak dances

LIVE PERFORMANCE MUMBAI MASALA When: Until Sunday August 28 Where: Proud City, 1 Mark Lane, Opposite Fenchurch Street Station, London EC3R 7AH What: Spicy new immersive Bollywood musical experience, featuring hip shaking dances, heart breaking romance, hilarious comedy, and delectable cuisine. www.proudcabaret.com USTAD SHAHID PARVEZ KHAN When: Friday July 1…

Seven deadly reasons why Sunidhi Chauhan is a sensational singer

The supremely talented Sunidhi Chauhan is one of the finest live performers in the world and returns to the UK for two hotly anticipated shows this month. She will deliver dynamite concerts with a full live band at Morningside Arena in Leicester on July 9 and Eventim Apollo in London…

Karan Johar, Vijay Deverakonda, and Ananya Panday share special birthday…

Boxing Ring Legend turns a year older on Thursday. For the unversed, Tyson is making his Bollywood debut with Dharma Productions’ much-anticipated action flick Liger, which also features Ananya Panday and Vijay Deverakonda in lead roles. And as he celebrates his birthday today, team Liger has a special message for…

‘When evil takes over, destruction is imminent’: Kangana Ranaut reacts…

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut, on Thursday, via social media shared her reaction to Uddhav Thackeray's recent resignation from the post of Maharashtra Chief Minister. The Queen actor took to her Instagram handle and shared a minute-long video along with the caption, "When evil takes over, destruction is imminent. After that,…

Udaipur Beheading: From Kangana Ranaut to Richa Chadha, Bollywood celebs…

The gruesome murder of a Hindu shopkeeper, Kanhaiya Lal, by two men in Rajasthan’s Udaipur district on Tuesday sent a shockwave across India. If reports are to be believed, the shopkeeper was beheaded over a social media post that he had shared in support of BJP leader Nupur Sharma, who…

‘Bollywood not filled with druggies,’ says Suniel Shetty says at…

Bollywood action star Suniel Shetty recently was in attendance at an event organised by the CBI where he said that “Bollywood is not filled with druggies” as he made a passionate speech about how the film industry has been labelled as the hub of drugs. I have been in the…

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

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

Alia Bhatt hits out at patriarchal report writing Ranbir Kapoor…

Bollywood star Alia Bhatt took the internet by storm on Monday by announcing her pregnancy through an Instagram post when she uploaded a picture of herself with husband Ranbir Kapoor looking at an ultrasound monitor screen. The couple married in April this year. While fans and celebrities have been showering…

‘I was so fortunate to have her love and blessings’:…

Keeping his promise that he had made to Sarabjit Singh's sister Dalbir Kaur during the shooting of Sarabjit, Bollywood star Randeep Hooda performed her last rites. Kaur died due to a heart attack on Sunday in Bhikhiwind near Amritsar, Punjab. On Monday, Hooda paid an emotional tribute to Dalbir Kaur.…

‘I’m a big-screen hero; don’t want to be available for…

Actor John Abraham, who is busy promoting his upcoming thriller, Ek Villain Returns, recently opened up about his preference as an actor for the big screen, rather than streaming platforms. “I would not like to be available for Rs 299 or Rs 499,” the actor was cited as saying. According…

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

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

Jacqueline Fernandez appears before ED for questioning in conman Chandrashekhar…

Actor Jacqueline Fernandez on Monday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for a fresh round of questioning and recording her statement in a money laundering case linked to alleged conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar and others, officials said. The agency had in April provisionally attached Rs 7.27 crore funds of the Bollywood…

Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor announce pregnancy; set to embrace…

Actor Alia Bhatt on Monday announced the news of her pregnancy with a special post on her Instagram account. In the picture, the Dear Zindagi actor can be seen in a hospital with Ranbir Kapoor, wearing a cap. She can be seen smiling and looking at the monitor, during her…

30 years of Shah Rukh Khan in cinema: 7 times…

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan aka King Khan has dominated the film industry for as long as 30 years. He climbed the ladder of success each year, giving one blockbuster after another and while he is considered to be one of the most hardworking actors in the industry, he also…

Varun Dhawan lauds Pakistani singer Abrarul Haq for Nach Punjaban,…

Weeks after controversy erupted over Karan Johar’s latest production venture Jugjugg Jeeyo copying Pakistani singer Abrarul Haq's song Nach Punjaban, the film's lead actor Varun Dhawan has thanked the singer for the song. He also reiterated the production house's claim that they own the rights to it. For many Bollywood…

From her special diet to high-intensity workout, here’s is everything…

Alia Bhatt is one of the finest actresses working in Bollywood today. She has delivered multiple extraordinary performances and has won numerous awards for her exceptional acting chops. In addition to her impeccable acting talent, Bhatt is also known for having an amazingly gorgeous figure, which is, of course, the…

Ranveer Singh on making his digital debut with Bear Grylls:…

Bollywood star Ranveer Singh is all set to make his digital debut with Netflix India's first interactive show, Ranveer Vs Wild With Bear Grylls. On Friday, Netflix India dropped a new trailer of Ranveer Vs Wild With Bear Grylls, an adventure-based show, which will premiere on July 8. At the…

Bollywood stars break stigma and speak out about having thalassaemia…

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

Peeling back the layers of being Tabu

WHY THE FILM STAR IS AN ALL-TIME ACTING GREAT TALENTED star Tabu is the go-to actress for Indian producers looking to add weight to their movies, with the heavy hitter able to take on any big challenge. This has resulted in the globally acclaimed actress playing an impressive range of…

Celebrating 30 years of King Khan

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

‘It is always exciting to play the antagonist:’ Sanjay Dutt…

If we talk about villains of the industry, it's hard to miss out on Sanjay Dutt's contribution to the same. Be it 'Khal Nayak', Vaastav: The Reality' or 'Agneepath', 'K.G.F: Chapter 2', Sanjay has won many hearts with his strong antagonist roles over the years. And now he is once…

Bollywood singing sensation Sunidhi Chauhan returns to UK

LIVE PERFORMANCE MUMBAI MASALA When: Until Sunday August 28 Where: Proud City, 1 Mark Lane, Opposite Fenchurch Street Station, London EC3R 7AH What: Spicy new immersive Bollywood musical experience, featuring hip shaking dances, heart breaking romance, hilarious comedy, and delectable cuisine. www.proudcabaret.com JUBIN NAUTIYAL When: Saturday June 25 and Sunday…

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

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

Akshay Kumar breaks silence on his film Raksha Bandhan clashing…

Most recently seen in Yash Raj Films’ Samrat Prithviraj, Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar is now looking forward to the release of his next Raksha Bandhan. The trailer of the much-anticipated film was unveiled on Tuesday, June 21. Akshay was in Delhi for the trailer launch where he spoke about Raksha…

Deepika Padukone graces an event in Spain with Rami Malek

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

Shamshera Teaser: Fans in awe of Ranbir Kapoor’s fierce dacoit…

Yash Raj Films unveiled the teaser of their much-awaited film Shamshera and Ranbir Kapoor looks fiery in this intriguing tale of the dacoits. Sharing the teaser on Instagram, Yash Raj Films wrote, "A legend who will leave his mark. #ShamsheraTrailer out on 24th June. Experience SHAMSHERA in @imax in Hindi,…

How a popular Punjabi song turned into a confrontation with…

London-based model turned actress, Sangeet Samra, known for featuring in music videos with Bollywood singers, Jonita Gandhi and Parichay, recently featured as the lead actress in Punjabi star Gurnam Bhullar’s music video for the song, Jija Sali. This song, with over 37 million views on YouTube, has been a complete…

International Yoga Day 2022: 5 TV celebrities who practise yoga…

A lot of people swear by Yoga to stay fit and healthy. Known for its healing techniques and proven benefits, Yoga has now become an integral part of a lot of people's lives. Like Bollywood celebrities, Television stars are also ardent believers in the magic of Yoga. On the occasion…

From Sara Ali Khan to Shilpa Shetty, here’re 7 Bollywood…

Yoga is known across the globe for soothing one's mind and body. And while many practice Yoga regularly, Bollywood actors are no less. As the world celebrates the International Day of Yoga on June 21, take a look at 7 celebrities who swear by Yoga to stay fit and healthy:…

Priyanka Chopra drops an adorable picture of her daughter and…

Global icon Priyanka Chopra, on Monday, pours Father’s Day wishes on her Instagram, with an adorable picture of her daughter Malti Marie Chopra Jonas and husband Nick Jonas. In the picture, Nick Jonas can be seen holding up her daughter Malti in a red one-piece dress with a cute hairband.…

Shehnaaz Gill makes her ramp debut; dances her heart out…

Walking on the ramp for the first time dressed in a bridal attire Shehnaaz Gill made a stunning appearance and looked extremely pretty. Looking exquisite in a red Samant Chauhan lehenga, Shehnaaz won everyone's heart. She started off walking confidently as the showstopper of the fashion show and then danced…

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

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

Ms Marvel dances to Kajol’s iconic song ‘Mere Khwabon Mein,’…

Iman Vellani is presently basking in the success of her Marvel Studios’ series Ms Marvel wherein she plays the character of Kamala Khan. The show that premiered earlier this month has been garnering good response from various quarters. Besides its engrossing content, the show has been making the headline for…

Pakistani restaurant receives severe criticism for using Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai…

An advertisement for Pakistani restaurant Swing has landed in soup and is receiving backlash from all around. The restaurant used a scene from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bollywood film Gangubai Kathiawadi, in which Alia Bhatt, who played a sex worker in the period drama, is seen approaching men on the streets…

Sargun Mehta: Golden girl of Punjab

PUNJABI cinema has enjoyed a rapid rise in recent years and a big driving force has been Sargun Mehta. The acclaimed actress has starred in a string of globally successful Punjabi films and most recently played the lead role in smash hit romantic comedy Saunkan Saunkne, which she also produced. With…

The Little English movie treasure

A BIG highlight of this year’s London Indian Film Festival is the world premiere of Little English. The British Asian comedy based on hit play There’s Something About Simmy marks the directorial debut of acclaimed theatre maestro Pravesh Kumar and sees rising star Rameet Rauli take on the challenging lead…

Avika Gor: All for the love of acting

SHE may be turning 25 on June 30, but Avika Gor has been entertaining audiences since making a winning acting debut as a talented child star in 2008. That 14-year career has seen her effortlessly go from flourishing stints in iconic TV shows like Sasural Simar Ka to becoming an…

Dishoom’s founder among guests of YouTube series Dialogues of Diaspora

MEMBERS of India’s diaspora are being brought together in conversation through a new YouTube series that discusses important issues affecting their lives. Dialogues of Diaspora is a project created by Ramneet Baidwan from Los Angeles and Sanvir Singh Chana from London and it’s named after the company they run. In…

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

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

Ten most stunningly popular songs of singing star Jubin Nautiyal…

THE last few years have been truly incredible for Jubin Nautiyal. The Indian sensation has become one of the most popular south Asian singers globally by mixing up monster solo hits with huge Bollywood numbers and sell-out live performances. This month the popular star embarks on his hotly anticipated debut…

Top 10 reasons to get excited about Laal Singh Chaddha

BOLLYWOOD going through a terrible time in recent years has seen the quality of films plummet, but among the darkness is a bright light in the shape of forthcoming film Laal Singh Chaddha, which is set to shine when it is eventually released on August 11 after several delays and…

Hate comments don’t bother me at all, some of them…

After performing at actor Sonam Kapoor's baby shower, British-Pakistani singer Leo Kalyan, who prefers the pronouns he/she/they, found themselves at the receiving end of trolling on social media. A section of social media users criticised Leo for wearing a strappy dress at the bash. One Instagram user called out the…

Janhvi Kapoor’s Good Luck Jerry lands on Disney+ Hotstar

Bollywood star Janhvi Kapoor's upcoming feature film Good Luck Jerry will release on Disney+ Hotstar on July 29. The Punjab-set movie is produced by filmmaker Aanand L Rai's Colour Yellow Productions. Good Luck Jerry is directed by Sidharth Sengupta and written by Pankaj Matta. Kapoor took to Instagram to share…

Ananya Raj: I want to work with SS Rajamouli, Mani…

Actress Ananya Raj is ecstatic to have bagged two plum projects in the Telugu language where she plays the female lead. In fact, one of her films, tentatively titled Madrasi Gang, is being shot simultaneously in Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi. In addition to her, the Ajay Andrews directorial also features…

Priyanka sizzles in purple swimsuit, spends some ‘Me Time’ by…

Global Icon Priyanka Chopra has mastered the art of excelling in everything she undertakes. Juggling several projects at a time, Priyanka called for some 'me time' on Monday. The 39-year-old actor took to Instagram on Monday to share a video endorsing a travel company that shows her chilling by the…

The House of Lords hosts lunch to honour ‘The Kashmir…

THE House of Lords on June 9 hosted a lunch in the honour of Indian filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri and actor-producer Pallavi Joshi, his spouse. The luncheon party for the makers of Bollywood film ‘The Kashmir Files’ was hosted by Lord Rami Ranger CBE. In his welcome address, Lord Ranger said,…

IPL becomes 2nd most valued sporting league as broadcast deal…

U.S. media behemoth Walt Disney and Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries were the major winners in a high-stakes bid to broadcast the IPL, the world's richest cricket league, for the next five years in deals fetching the organisers $6.2 billion. Disney-owned Star India DIS.N retained the television broadcast rights to the…

Watch viral video: Norwegian dancers groove on ‘Kala Chashma’

A Norwegian dance crew has become an overnight sensation after the group grooved to a Bollywood song, the video of which has now gone viral on Instagram. In the video, a group of dancers from a troupe named 'Quick Style' are seen dancing on 'Kala Chashma'. The group put up…

R Madhavan’s Rocketry: The Nambi Effect trailer launched at Times…

BOLLYWOOD actor and filmmaker R Madhavan's biographical drama movie 'Rocketry: The Nambi Effect', which is based on the life of renowned scientist Nambi Narayanan, launched the trailer on the NASDAQ billboard at Times Square on Saturday (11). Madhavan, who has directed, produced, written as well as starred in the film,…

Sunny Deol, Sanjay Dutt, Jackie Shroff & Mithun Chakraborty join…

Filmmaker Ahmed Khan and Zee Studios are set to bankroll a high-profile film that will feature Bollywood's top action stars in lead roles. Titled Baap, the film will star Mithun Chakraborty, Sunny Deol, Sanjay, Dutt, and Jackie Shroff while Vivek Chauhan has been roped in to call the shots. A…

Ranveer Singh is all praises for Virat Kohli’s acting skills,…

Bollywood star Ranveer Singh complimented Virat Kohli's acting skills in a recent BTS video, shared by the Indian Cricketer with his wife Anushka Sharma. On Friday, Cricketer Virat Kohli took to his Instagram handle, and posted a BTS video with his wife Anushka Sharma, "Some candid moments" he captioned the…

‘We have been painted as monsters:’ Emotional Shah Rukh Khan…

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who was most recently spotted at his Jawan co-star Nayanthara’s wedding in Mahabalipuram, has remained tight-lipped about his son Aryan Khan’s drugs case controversy that got coverage in all the leading publications in the world. However, weeks after the 24-year-old star kid was given a…

Ranveer vs Wild: Ranveer Singh come together with Bear Grylls…

Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh, who is known for his energetic persona and impactful onscreen performances, is all set to go on a wild ride with the king of the Wild - Bear Grylls in India's first interactive adventure special Ranveer VS Wild with Bear Grylls, which will exclusively stream on Netflix…

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

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

New Bollywood musical Bombay Superstar announces UK tour

Award-winning Phizzical Productions have announced the world premiere of Bombay Superstar, a dazzling new Bollywood musical set in the sizzling disco era of the 1970s. The show features some of the most-loved songs from the golden age of Bollywood, telling a passionate tale of star-crossed romance between a fiery rising…

Birthday Special: Top 5 must-watch films of Sonam Kapoor

Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor turned 36 on Thursday. The actress, who made her acting debut with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya in 2007, has created her own niche in the Hindi film industry with her unique choice of films and her glamorous fashion game. On Sonam's 36th birthday, here are some…

Don’t know how they explain it to their conscience: Naseeruddin…

Veteran Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah has spoken about the film industry’s silence on the BJP leader’s remarks about Prophet Mohammed. With particular emphasis on the three Khans of Bollywood – Salman, Shah Rukh, and Aamir, Shah said in an interview that the biggest stars in the country have too much…

‘Representation matters,’ says Priyanka Chopra as she wishes ‘luck and…

Global icon Priyanka Chopra took to Instagram Stories to give Marvel Cinematic Universe’s new streaming show Ms Marvel a big shout-out. The Disney+ Hotstar series, which premiered on June 8, stars Iman Vellani as MCU’s newest superhero. Bollywood actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, who has collaborated with Chopra on multiple projects, features…

Want to sign up for your design masterclass: SRK to…

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who is set to return to the big screen after a hiatus of more than three years, never misses an opportunity to delight his fans. This year, King Khan has announced three big releases and while his fans are waiting with bated breaths for the…

Farhan Akhtar a fascinating person: Ms Marvel star Iman Vellani

Describing her co-actor Farhan Akhtar as someone who has a lot of "stories to share", Ms Marvel star Iman Vellani says working with the Indian actor on the Disney+ series was an amazing experience. Debutante Vellani headlines Ms Marvel, Marvel Studios' series on the titular Pakistani-American teen superhero, which started…

Nasirr Khan: Renewed purpose

WHY BOLLYWOOD LEGEND JOHNNY WALKER’S SON FORGED HIS OWN ACTING PATH THERE is something remarkable about respected actor Nasirr Khan that not many people know. He is the son of Bollywood legend Johnny Walker, who established himself as one of the finest comic actors in the history of Indian cinema…

K Asif 100th birth anniversary can be a teachable moment

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

A musical interpretation of love by singing star Shaan

VERSATILE ARTIST DISCUSSES HIS FORTHCOMING ROMANCE-FILLED UK TOUR A MARVELLOUS music career has seen Shaan mix up magnificent movie songs with melodious pop hits that have delighted multi-cultural audiences across different generations and languages. Although he is superb in the studio, the versatile singing sensation is at his best performing…

The Emma Project: Clever Jane Austen inspired romance rounds off…

AMERICAN author Sonali Dev has carved out a niche for herself with contemporary novels that cleverly combines a Jane Austen style romance with a Bollywood flavour. The superb Incense and Sensibility is perhaps a standout in the series. The books that follow a large Indian family have a connectivity. This…

Women show the power of community in Lotus Beauty

LIVE PERFORMANCE PRIYA PURUSHOTHAMAN – LIVE When: Saturday June 11 Where: Rose House, Barningham Way, off Kingsbury Road, London NW9 8UP What: An Indian classical and semiclassical vocal concert headlined by an upcoming music star, who has received specialised training. www.eventbrite.com BOTOWN: THE SOUL OF BOLLYWOOD When: Saturday June 11…

Varun Dhawan promises to lend help to a female fan…

There is a long list of celebrities who time and again keep showing their generosity by helping their fans in one way or the other. Now, Bollywood star Varun Dhawan has promised to help one of his female fans who is allegedly facing domestic abuse. A Twitter user wrote a…

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

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

Kartik Aaryan says he would love to play Spider-Man

Given a choice to play a superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Bollywood star Kartik Aaryan on Tuesday said he would love to suit up as Spider-Man. English actor Tom Holland currently plays the beloved webslinger Spider-Man in Marvel films. Aaryan, who is currently basking in the success of his…

Here’s a list of iconic dialogues from Akshay Kumar’s Samrat…

The historical action drama Samrat Prithviraj, produced by Yash Raj Films, hit theatres on June 3, 2022. The film is based on the life of Prithviraj Chauhan who fought bravely against the invader Muhammad Ghori. The historical war drama stars Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt, Sonu Sood, and debutante Manushi Chhillar.…

Nora Fatehi and Nargis Fakhri make heads turn at IIFA…

Bollywood celebrities made a stylish appearance on the IIFA Rocks Green carpet. B-Town Divas Nora Fatehi and Nargis Fakhri turn heads as they looked drop-dead gorgeous at the IIFA Awards. They shared pictures on their social media account. The 'Dilbar' actor Nora Fatehi looked ravishing in her recent pictures, which…

Birthday Special: Here’re the top 7 songs of Neha Kakkar

Neha Kakkar, one of the most popular singers in Bollywood, turned 34 today. She has a distinctive voice and her fans are spread around the world. Neha has sung in a number of Bollywood and Punjabi films as well as music videos. The ‘Mahi Ve’ singer has had a number…

Nick Jonas reveals his favourite Bollywood dance move; Priyanka reacts

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, who were recently blessed with a baby girl in January, have never shied away from Public Display of Affection (PDA) on social media. The new parents have, on numerous occasions, complimented each other on Instagram and elsewhere. Nick is currently judging a dance reality show…

What’s written in Salman Khan’s threat letter? Read inside

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan and his father, veteran screenwriter Salim Khan have received an anonymous letter, threatening to kill them, Mumbai Police informed the media on Sunday. An FIR has been filed at Bandra police station against an unknown person in the case and a further probe is currently underway.…

How a dance studio is helping disabled people find their…

DANCE is being used to break stigmas and help disabled people to become more active at a studio in London. Dr Rashmi Becker founded Dance Dosti, with Metro Blind Sport and Vision Foundation, during the Covid-19 pandemic, after seeing the disproportionate impact that Covid had on both the south-Asian community…

How many people thought this was okay: Priyanka Chopra on…

Perfume brand Layer’s latest ad for men’s perfume ‘Shot’ uses gang rape and sexual innuendo to promote their perfume. Netizens were furious upon spotting this ad on TV and called for immediate action against the brand. Now, Bollywood celebs like Farhan Akhtar, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Richa Chadha, Swara Bhasker and…

HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati’s 70th birth anniversary celebrations kick…

The week-long celebration over His Holiness Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati’s 70th birth anniversary was inaugurated on Friday (3) at a star-studded event held on the banks of River Ganges. Besides saints and government luminaries, noted personalities from Bollywood, the Indian film industry, assembled on the stage at Parmarth Niketan Ashram in…

Sardar Udham and Atrangi Re win top honours at IIFA…

Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar’s period drama Sardar Udham (2021), starring Vicky Kaushal in the titular role, emerged as the top winner at the IIFA Rocks 2022 ceremony with three awards in the technical categories, including cinematography and editing. The annual ceremony that recognises the best technical talent in the Hindi film…

Shah Rukh and Kajol’s son from Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…

Jibraan Khan, who is best known for his role as a child actor in Karan Johar’s Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001), is set to make his debut in a starring role in Tips Industries’ upcoming production venture, Ishq Vishk Rebound. As the title aptly suggests, Ishq Vishk Rebound is a…

Ed Sheeran to crown queen’s four-day jubilee party

British pop superstar Ed Sheeran was on Sunday set to bring the curtain down on four days of momentous nationwide celebrations to honour Queen Elizabeth II's historic Platinum Jubilee.The multi-award-winning singer-songwriter will perform at the finale of a day-long pageant lauding the 96-year-old monarch's record seven decades on the throne,…

We have been investing in India right from when we…

The Hinduja Group is actively planning property development in India including residential and office spaces, its co-chairman Gopichand Hinduja said. Having a presence in places like Chennai, Mumbai and Hyderabad, the group has a huge land bank in India, he said adding that planning is on either for creating a…

Jawan Teaser: Is Shah Rukh Khan’s look copied from Sam…

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who has been away from the silver screen for close to four years now, has announced his next film, titled Jawan. Helmed by well-known Tamil filmmaker Atlee Kumar, the pan-India film marks Khan’s third film announcement in quick succession. The superstar has previously unveiled the…

‘If Shah Rukh Khan wants to be in this show,…

Marvel Cinematic Universe is expanding as one more title is set to be a part of the franchise. Ms Marvel, the seventh television series in the MCU, is slated to stream on Disney+ Hotstar from next week. Ahead of the much-anticipated premiere of Ms Marvel, the team of the high-profile…

‘Queen’s Birthday Honours highlight great contribution Asians have made to…

Despite the recent successes of seeing better representation on the honours list with 15.1% BAME award winners in the 2022 New Year’s Honour List, this special Platinum Jubilee year has sadly seen a significant drop with only 13.3% successful candidates coming from an ethnic minority background.  This decline however comes…

Akshay Kumar’s historical war drama Samrat Prithviraj banned in Kuwait,…

The much-anticipated Bollywood film Samrat Prithviraj, which opens in cinemas on June 3, has been banned in Kuwait, Oman, and Qatar. The high-profile historical war drama stars superstar Akshay Kumar in the lead role. Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar makes her silver screen debut with the film. Directed by Chandra…

Samrat Prithviraj declared tax-free in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who attended a special screening of the period action drama Samrat Prithviraj with his cabinet colleagues, on Thursday declared the movie tax-free in the state. The screening of the movie was held at Lok Bhawan here, and Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, female lead Manushi…

Dynamic career of Raj Khosla

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

Upcoming singer Priya headlines classical concert

LIVE PERFORMANCE KATTAM KATTI When: Friday June 3 Where: Theatre Royal, Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 2TR What: The Pagrav Dance Company presents a contemporary Kathak production that taps into the competitive chaos, creativity, and colour of Uttarayan, the world-famous international kite festival of Gujarat. www.theatreroyal.com AIMA BAIG, SAJJAD ALI AND…

Aishwarya Raj Bhakuni: From TV star to big screen leap…

AN INTERESTING highlight from this week’s big Bollywood release Prithviraj is the presence of Aishwarya Raj Bhakuni. After a series of winning performances in popular television dramas, the actress makes her film debut in the historical epic headlined by Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt, Sonu Sood and Manushi Chhillar. It marks…

Kamal Haasan: A pathbreaking icon

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

Atreyee: The concert is a most humble tribute to my…

CARDIFF-BASED singer Atreyee has made a name for herself on the UK live circuit and delivered unforgettable performances powered by her impressive voice. She will next headline the Awaaz Hi Pehchaan concert taking place on June 11 in Penarth. The Arts Council of Wales-backed tribute to Lata Mangeshkar sees her…

Ram Kamal Mukherjee and the art of telling a gripping…

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

History books have few lines on Samrat Prithviraj, lot of…

The education ministry needs to take cognizance of the contribution of Hindu kings and balance out their stories with those of Mughal emperors who enjoy more space in school texts, Bollywood star Akshay Kumar said on Wednesday Ahead of the release of his film Samrat Prithviraj, a historical action drama…

Is Salman Khan in danger? Bhaijaan’s security beefed up; read…

Mumbai Police has beefed up the security of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan after Lawrence Bishnoi appeared as a prime accused in the Sidhu Moose Wala murder case. Police said that they have enhanced the actor's security to make sure he is safe from the activities being done by the gang…

‘Why Wasn’t I Invited,’ asks Priyanka Chopra as her neighbours…

Priyanka Chopra was surprised when she heard the popular Bollywood song ‘Choli Ke Peeche’ playing loud near her house in Los Angeles during the Memorial Day weekend. The Quantico star, who lives in LA with her husband and American singer Nick Jonas and their daughter, Malti Marie, was in for…

British Indian actor in Bollywood-themed Wedding Party homage for Queen’s…

A British Indian actor is all set with a special Bollywood-themed Wedding Party, complete with a six-metre-high four-tiered cake and a specially designed sari, to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee outside Buckingham Palace in London. Ajay Chhabra and his Nutkhut performance company have been chosen to represent the Commonwealth…

‘Amir seems hell-bent on acting like Tom Hanks but falls…

After facing a series of setbacks, Aamir Khan’s hugely anticipated film Laal Singh Chaddha is finally nearing its theatrical release. On Sunday, the superstar shared the trailer of the film with the audience. The trailer shows the eventful journey of Khan’s character over the years. He plays a differently-abled Sikh…

Anushka Sharma to land in UK to shoot a 30-day…

Last seen in filmmaker Aanand L Rai’s Zero (2018) opposite superstar Shah Rukh Khan, Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma has started filming for her much-anticipated movie Chakda Xpress. The actress had been preparing to slide into the skin of her character for several months now. She always made sure to share…

Bollywood will never be finished: Rohit Shetty

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

Consumed ‘ganja’ in US for relief from sleeping disorder: Aryan…

BOLLYWOOD superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan, who has got a clean chit in last year’s drugs-on-cruise case, had told the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) that he started consuming ‘ganja’ during his graduation days in the US as he was having a sleeping disorder, as per a charge sheet…

Here’s why MCU star Patton Oswalt said RRR director SS…

It has been more than two months since SS Rajamouli’s RRR (2022) hit theatres worldwide, but the film still continues to garner truckloads of appreciation from all over the world. Recently, Hollywood comedian and actor Patton Oswalt heaped praises on the magnum-opus and also shared a small teaser of the…

Review: ‘Lotus Beauty’ cleverly captures cross-generational female experiences

THE latest play from acclaimed writer Satinder Chohan was supposed to run in May-June 2020 but was postponed due to the Covid pandemic, and finally premiered at Hampstead Theatre in London, where it’s currently being staged. Salon owner Reita has worked hard all her life and dreams of moving away…

Filmmaker Rotem Shamir teams up with Ajay Kapoor to make…

International filmmaker Rotem Shamir has joined forces with Bollywood producer Ajay Kapoor to direct his ambitious project Garud, which will be mounted on a lavish scale to tell the inspirational story adapted from the true events of the Afghan rescue crisis. Shamir, who is known for helming such globally popular…

Drugs-On-Cruise Case: Shah Rukh Khan heaves a sigh of relief…

In a major development, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan has been given a clean chit by India’s anti-drug agency Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in the drugs-on-cruise case. The 24-year-old was arrested last year in the case along with Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha. In a statement, the…

Neetu Kapoor and Karan Johar burn the dance floor on…

One of the leading Bollywood filmmakers, Karan Johar celebrated his 50th birthday on Wednesday. Since KJo and parties are synonymous with each other, how can one not expect a lavish bash on the occasion of the fashionista’s birthday? The Dharma Productions’ head honcho threw an extravagant party for his friends…

Gauri Khan: The class act of interior design

GAURI KHAN GOES GLOBAL WITH NEW ONLINE COURSE THERE is a lot more to Gauri Khan than being the wife of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan. She is a respected business entrepreneur, film producer, famed celebrity interior designer and a strong symbol of power for devoted working mothers. Her interior…

True Indian heroes at Cannes

TELEVISION STARS HINA KHAN AND HELLY SHAH SHINE BRIGHTLY AT FILM FESTIVAL I HAD an interesting conversation with late actor Sushant Singh Rajput a few years before he passed away. In the middle of an interview, he spoke eloquently about Indian TV actors being talented and how obstacles being put…

Mr India: 35 facts about the cult film

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

Raveena Tandon on South cinema taking over Bollywood: If our…

Raveena Tandon, one of the leading ladies from the 90s, is on cloud nine ever since her recent film KGF: Chapter 2 (2022) toppled a series of records at the box office and emerged as one of the most successful commercial films ever produced by Indian cinema. Also featuring Kannada…

Adhyayan Suman gives a befitting reply to the nepotism debate…

Nobody can deny the fact that several popular actors working today in Bollywood have celebrity lineages. Be it Varun Dhawan, Tiger Shroff, Arjun Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Janhvi Kapoor, or Ananya Panday, they all come from influential showbiz families that have been a part of films for several decades. Having said…

Here’s why Anushka Sharma regret not playing cricket growing up

Bollywood star Anushka Sharma is finally set to return to films after a long gap of four years. She was last seen in Aanand L Rai’s Zero (2018) alongside Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif. Sharma will stage her comeback with Netflix’s cricket-based biographical drama Chakda Xpress where she plays…

Ayushmann Khurrana: The actor who redefined the Bollywood hero

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

Bridgerton 2: Yet another distorted depiction of South Asian characters…

Though a lot still needs to be done, it is no longer a rare sight to see South Asians creating their own space in showbiz. Talking about South Asian actors, in particular, they are getting meatier roles to play in movies as well as TV series and are no longer…

Great news for all Beliebers! Singer Justin Bieber set to…

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is set to bring his World Tour to India after a long gap of 5 years. The singer, known for such globally popular tracks as ‘Baby’, ‘Ghost’, ‘Lonely’, and ‘Sorry’, will perform in the national capital, New Delhi, in the month of October. Bieber, whose…

Madhuri Dixit recalls her initial days in showbiz when people…

Madhuri Dixit was the reigning queen of Bollywood back in the 90s. She delivered a string of massive blockbusters in her heyday, including Hum Aapke Hain Koun (1994), Raja (1995), and Dil Toh Pagal Hai (1997), and cemented her position as the most sought-after actress in the industry. Having said…

Prakash Jha on being attacked during filming of Aashram 3:…

Award-winning filmmaker Prakash Jha is ready with the next season of his hugely popular streaming show Aashram, starring Bollywood star Bobby Deol in the lead role of a self-proclaimed godman. The filmmaker faced several hurdles during the making of the first two seasons also but filming the third season turned…

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

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

Akshay Kumar reveals why he is unaffected by the dismal…

There is no denying the fact that Akshay Kumar is one of the most sought-after actors in Bollywood, who has constantly proved his power at the box office. Having said that, the poor performance of his last release Bachchhan Paandey (2022) did come as a huge surprise for fans and…

‘We wanted something which denotes hope, birth and beauty’, says…

Just like for the past two decades, Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan stunned everyone with her mesmeric presence and glamorous looks at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival. The former Miss World debuted at Cannes for the premiere of her film Devdas in 2002. She has been a regular at the…

Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 emerges as Kartik Aaryan’s biggest opener

Actor Kartik Aaryan has proved once again that he does not need the backing of a big banner to make his film work at the box office. His latest film Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 (2022), which hit theatres on May 20, put up a great show at the ticket window on…

“I love when they ask me to pose,” says Hina…

There is no denying the fact that Hina Khan has come a long way in her professional life. She started her acting career in television and became a household name after playing Akshara Singhania on Star Plus’ long-running show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. After quitting YRKKH, Khan explored reality…

Abhay Deol: Story of a maverick

A FEW years ago, Abhay Deol admits he may have reflected on his cinema journey with a few regrets, but today that has been replaced with satisfaction of his achievements and rightly so. The maverick actor pioneered new ideas, uplifted the indie film scene in India and got projects that…

Why it’s curtains for Bollywood remakes

IN FEBRUARY of this year, Eastern Eye did a preview of the many Bollywood remakes of regional language films that are on the way, but transformative events since then have put these high-profile projects in serious jeopardy and will give a beleaguered Hindi cinema industry further pain. But before we…

Jr NTR: A dynamite all-rounder

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

Seven best Bollywood dancers who set the screen on fire…

THE Bollywood Dance Festival takes place at the Great Hall, The People’s Palace in East London from Monday May 23 until Sunday May 29. The festival featuring top dancers, choreographers and social media influencers celebrates the dance magic of Hindi cinema with live performances, classes, and workshops. Eastern Eye decided…

Qaran: Redefining Indipop

RAPIDLY rising music star Qaran has beautifully balanced creating hits for other artists with releasing his own songs. His growing list of hits have included brilliant Bollywood track Tareefan from Veere Di Wedding, along with standalone singles like Haaye Oye and recent release Ooo Ooo, which saw him star alongside…

Akshay Kumar’s Selfiee set for a direct-to-digital premiere on Disney+…

Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar has a number of exciting projects at various stages of development, one of them being Dharma Productions’ Selfiee, which also features Emraan Hashmi in the lead role. According to reports, Dharma Productions’ head honcho Karan Johar and Akshay Kumar have reportedly signed an open-ended contract with…

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

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

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

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

Somy Ali’s Top 10 Inspirations

AN ACTION-PACKED journey led Somy Ali from a thriving Bollywood career to becoming a hard-working humanitarian and setting up the USA-based No More Tears NGO, which has helped over 30,000 victims of domestic abuse. The driving force behind the charity, she has fearlessly fought for what is right and features…

Priyanka Chopra reveals what led her to sign Jee Le…

While Priyanka Chopra is busy appearing in international projects back-to-back, her diehard Indian fans want to see her in a Bollywood film soon. The global icon is set to mark her return to Hindi cinema with Farhan Akhtar’s Jee Le Zaraa which was announced last year. The film also stars…

AR Rahman unveils his next directorial venture at Cannes 2022

Oscar and Grammy-winning Indian composer AR Rahman announced his next directorial venture at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival. Titled Confessions, the project is still at the scripting stage. Confessions will mark Rahman’s second attempt at direction as she has previously directed Le Musk, which premiered at the Cannes Film Market’s…

Bridgerton S3 to focus on Penelope and Colin’s love story

The makers behind Netflix's hit show Bridgerton on Monday announced that the upcoming third season will explore Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) and Penelope Featherington's (Nicola Coughlan) relationship.       The details about the new season of the Regency era romance were revealed by Penelope's alter ego Lady Whitsledown in a note posted…

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

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

Five Indian films set to be screened at Cannes 2022

Five feature films in various Indian languages are set to be screened at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, the information and broadcasting ministry announced on Thursday. These screenings are not part of the official Cannes line-up and will be showcased at the Marche’ Du Films, also called Cannes Film Market,…

Manu M Savani: Incredible family history of an accidental writer

NEWLY published author Manu M Savani has shown that it is never too late to pursue a new passion or realise a dream. The 80-year-old, born in Mombasa, Kenya, and now living in America, has just written his first book Jambo, Samji Kala. His first serious writing since a thesis…

Top 10 Mrinal Sen films

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

Kareena Kapoor Khan starts filming for Sujoy Ghosh’s next

Last seen in Maddock Films’ Angrezi Medium (2020), Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor Khan on Wednesday started shooting for her upcoming film with filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh. The untitled murder mystery is based on the 2005 bestselling Japanese novel The Devotion of Suspect X by acclaimed author Keigo Higashino. In addition to…

Hina Khan gears up to walk the red carpet at…

Popular Indian actress Hina Khan is set to grace the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival yet again. She made her Cannes debut in 2019 when she joined the team of her film Lines to launch the poster of her film. The actress will now be attending the festival…

Pandit Shivkumar Sharma passes away at 84

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

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas share first photo of daughter…

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have shared the first photo of their baby daughter, Malti Marie. The couple welcomed their baby girl home on Mother’s Day after the little one spent 100 days in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit). The White Tiger (2021) star said it had been a…

Farhan Akhtar to appear in Marvel Studios’ first Muslim superhero…

Well-known Bollywood actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar will be making an appearance in Ms Marvel, the first Muslim superhero series from Marvel Studios.   According to Deadline, the details of his character have been kept under wraps, even though it is said to be a guest appearance. The Disney+ show will be the…

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

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

Ayushmann Khurrana says he gave his best shot to Anek

Award-winning Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana says his upcoming political action thriller Anek gave him an opportunity to play a character that pushed him "physically and mentally".  Set against the geopolitical backdrop of North East India, the film stars Khurrana in the role of an undercover cop named Joshua. The film…

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

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

Yami Gautam: Time for Hindi film industry to improvise

Bollywood actress Yami Gautam, who was recently seen in Maddock Films’ Dasvi (2022), believes that films from the South Indian film industry are turning out to be pan-India successes as filmmakers are able to share their vision without any hurdles.     The actress said directors in the Hindi film industry…

Suchismita: A life-long connection to music

ONE of India’s best kept musical secrets is stunning singer and composer Suchismita. Her wide array of achievements include being AR Rahman’s protégé, lighting up internationally acclaimed film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, singing for major Bollywood blockbusters and delivering cutting-edge singles like her recent release Damaru, which is an…

Taz Stereo Nation: Impressive legacy of an iconic pop fusion…

TRIBUTES poured in for British music icon Taz from Stereo Nation after he tragically passed away, aged 54. Those who praised the late singer ranged from fans entertained by his songs to major names in music, who followed in his footsteps and those who worked with him. It is no…

30 facts to celebrate 30 years of Bollywood movie Khuda…

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

“Let’s not divide the people and country further,” Sonu Nigam…

Wading into the ongoing ‘national language row’ that erupted after Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn reacted to Kannada actor Kiccha Sudeep’s statement about Hindi no longer being a national language,” well-known singer Sonu Nigam said, “Let’s not divide the people and country further.” At a recent event for FICCI Flo, Nigam…

Aamir Khan to launch his first podcast to promote Laal…

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

Saif Ali Khan says he’s concerned about the future of…

While his daughter, Sara Ali Khan, is busy delivering one hit after another, Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan on Tuesday said that he is concerned about the future of his elder son, Ibrahim Ali Khan. Ibrahim, who is Khan’s son from his first wife Amrita Singh, is quite popular on…

Kohli hits 58 but Bangalore lose to high-flying Gujarat

Superstar cricketer Virat Kohli struck form with his first half-century of this Indian Premier League season on Saturday, but failed to inspire Royal Challengers Bangalore who slipped to their third straight loss. After a string of low scores including two golden ducks, Kohli hit 58 off 53 balls to guide…

Clean Slate extends support for women’s cricket and Yorkshire community

INDIA's Clean Slate Studioz has unveiled a series of new initiatives as part of its principal partnership deal with Yorkshire county cricket club including funding free cricket kits for young female cricketers. The announcements were made during the official unveiling of the Clean Slate branding on the east stand and…

Ajay Devgn set to resume filming Drishyam 2 in Goa

Bollywood superstar Ajay Devgn, who has been receiving unanimous praises for his direction and performance in his latest offering Runway 34, (2022), has a number of exciting films at various stages of development. In February this year, he started shooting for Drishyam 2, a sequel to his 2015 hit Drishyam.…

Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira opens up about having anxiety attacks

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan's daughter Ira Khan says she feels "helpless" after experiencing anxiety attacks "almost every day".   Ira, who had shared her clinical depression diagnosis in 2020, took to Instagram on Saturday night and posted a lengthy note detailing her struggles with mental health. "I've started getting anxiety attacks.…

Dharmendra returns home after hospitalisation for routine check-up

Veteran Bollywood actor Dharmendra was admitted to a city hospital in Mumbai for a “routine check-up” and is back home now.     According to a source close to the family, the 86-year-old star is “completely fine”. “He was admitted to hospital for a routine check-up and he is completely fine. He…

Neetu Kapoor remembers Rishi Kapoor on second death anniversary

Veteran Bollywood star Neetu Kapoor said losing a partner of 45 years was “difficult and painful”, as she paid tributes to her late actor husband Rishi Kapoor on his second death anniversary.      Rishi Kapoor, who delivered dozens of notable films throughout his storied career, died on April 30, 2020, at…

Kangana Ranaut unveils the trailer of her next Dhaakad

Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut on Friday unveiled the trailer of her upcoming film Dhaakad. Bankrolled by Soham Rockstar Entertainment and directed by debutant filmmaker Razneesh Ghai, the film features the four-time National Film Award-winning actress in a never-seen-before avatar of Agent Agni who stops at nothing. The makers planned an…

Taapsee Pannu starrer Shabaash Mithu to arrive on July 15

Taapsee Pannu, who was most recently seen in the Telugu-language comedy thriller film Mishan Impossible (2022), on Friday announced the release date of her upcoming Bollywood film Shabaash Mithu. Bankrolled by Viacom18 Studios, Shabaash Mithu is directed by Srijit Mukherji. The upcoming sports drama is based on the life of…

Kangana Ranaut’s production debut Tiku Weds Sheru lands on Prime…

The upcoming Bollywood film Tiku Weds Sheru, which marks actor Kangana Ranaut's production debut, will premiere on the streaming platform Prime Video.   The film stars seasoned actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Avneet Kaur. It is directed by Sai Kabir who directed Ranaut in the 2014 film Revolver Rani. Calling the…

The Age of Russell Peters

BEING arguably the greatest and most successful south Asian stand-up comedian of all time hasn’t made Russell Peters rest on his laurels. The Canadian trailblazer continues to power on with sellout shows, including the world tour of his brand-new offering Act Your Age, which stops over in the UK for…

Prime Video to premiere films of YRF, Dharma, Excel post…

Streaming media giant Prime Video on Thursday announced licensing association with four leading Indian production banners under which it will premiere titles like Drishyam 2, Jug Jugg Jeeyo, Jee Le Zara and Pathaan post the theatrical release of these films.   The collaboration was announced during the Prime Video Presents…

Madhuri Dixit to headline Amazon Original film Maja Maa

Prime Video on Thursday announced that Madhuri Dixit will star in the Amazon Original film Maja Maa. The actress recently made her digital debut with Netflix’s The Fame Game (2022), produced by Karan Johar under Dharmatic Entertainment.    Maja Maa will be directed by Anand Tiwari and produced by Amritpal…

EXCLUSIVE: Ajay Devgn aiming to fly high with Runway 34

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

Kannada hit KGF: Chapter 2 drops a bomb on Bollywood

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

Ajith Kumar: Leader of the pack

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

Vijay Bhola: Audiences want great entertainment by brilliant performers

THE live south Asian music scene has thrived in recent years with singing superstars filling up major arenas around the UK and London based promoter Vijay Bhola has been at the forefront. His Rock On Music events company has produced huge live shows with the biggest names in music, including…

Ajay Devgn, Sudeep engage in argument over Hindi as national…

Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn and multilingual film actor Kichcha Sudeep engaged in a 'brotherly argument' on Twitter on the topic of whether Hindi is a national language or not. However, Sudeep clarified that the context in which he made the statement was different from the way it was perceived and…

Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone joins 75th Cannes Film Festival jury

BOLLYWOOD star Deepika Padukone has been chosen to be part of the jury for the 75th Festival De Cannes. The prestigious festival today announced Padukone as part of the eight-member jury of the international competition. The jury will be presided by French actor Vincent Lindon and other names on the…

Vivek Oberoi joins Rohit Shetty’s streaming show India Police Force

Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi has joined Sidharth Malhotra and Shilpa Shetty on the cast of Rohit Shetty’s debut streaming show India Police Force. The project was officially announced last week, with Malhotra as the male lead, who will play a Delhi Police officer.   Directed and produced by Rohit Shetty, the…

Kangana speaks up about being ‘inappropriately touched’ in childhood

Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut recounted her experience when she was “inappropriately touched” in her childhood years by a young man in her hometown in Himachal Pradesh.     The actor talked about the incident on Ekta Kapoor’s reality show Lock Upp, on which she serves as a host after contestant and comic…

Akshay Kumar kicks-off the Hindi remake of Soorarai Pottru

Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar, who was most recently seen in Bachchhan Paandey (2022), on Monday announced that he has started filming for his next movie, a Hindi remake of the Tamil film Soorarai Pottru (2020).    The remake will be directed by Sudha Kongara, who also helmed the Suriya-starrer original, which…

Ajay Devgn reveals why he retitled Runway 34

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

Varun Dhawan celebrates his birthday on the sets of Bawaal

Bollywood star Varun Dhawan, who turned 35 on Sunday, expressed gratitude for spending his birthday on a film set after two years of sitting at home in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.     The Badlapur (2015) is currently shooting for filmmaker Nitesh Tiwari's next directorial venture, Bawaal, in which…

Ayushmann Khurrana’s An Action Hero to arrive on Dec 2

Actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who recently completed a decade in Bollywood, has some exciting films lined up for release. The makers of one of his much-anticipated films An Action Hero on Friday announced the release date of the film. Billed as a slick actioner with an offbeat satirical sense of humour,…

Manoj Bajpayee: Memorable movies of a magnificent star

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

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

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

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

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

Director Suresh Triveni launches creative studio Opening Image

Filmmaker Suresh Triveni, whose latest directorial Jalsa (2022) received an overwhelming response on Amazon Prime Video, has announced the launch of his creative studio and production house, Opening Image, which will be backed by the Vikram Malhotra-led Abundantia Entertainment. Under Opening Image, Suresh Triveni is set to build a strong…

Indian start-ups tap sex toys sector worth $91m by challenging…

THE couple behind a new start-up using adult toys and cheeky adverts to challenge long-held taboos say they want to take the "shame, guilt and fear" out of sex in India. Despite its heritage as the land of the Kama Sutra, open discussions around sexuality and intimacy are often regarded…

YRF unveils trailer of Ranveer Singh’s Jayeshbhai Jordaar

Yash Raj Films on Tuesday unveiled the trailer of their much-anticipated film Jayeshbhai Jordaar, starring Ranveer Singh in the lead role of a Gujarati man. At the trailer launch event, Singh said that his character in the film is a role that Bollywood has never attempted before. Jayeshbhai Jordaar deals…

Jonita Gandhi: A voice for all seasons

IT IS near impossible for overseas artists to make it big in Indian music, but that is exactly what singer Jonita Gandhi has done. The superb singing sensation grew up in Canada but made a stunning leap into the strongly competitive industry with hit songs across a wide array of…

Meet Bollywood’s greatest anti-heroes

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

Regional cinema rattles Bollywood

NOT long ago, the most exciting Indian film news of this week would have been the release of Jersey on April 14. It is the Bollywood remake of a smash hit Telugu film and marks the return of popular star Shahid Kapoor after his 2019 blockbuster success Kabir Singh. Instead…

Big B and Karan Johar send wishes as Bollywood gears…

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

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…

Sonal Chauhan comes onboard for Prabhas’ Adipurush

Bollywood actress Sonal Chauhan, who shot to fame with her 2008 film Jannat alongside Emraan Hashmi, has bagged an important film. The actress has confirmed starring in Om Raut’s much-anticipated magnum opus Adipurush. The high-profile film is an adaptation of the Hindu epic Ramayana and stars Prabhas, Saif Ali Khan,…

Varun Dhawan and Janhvi Kapoor’s Bawaal goes on floors

The recently announced Bollywood film Bawaal, which stars Varun Dhawan and Janhvi Kapoor in lead roles has started filming. Filmmaker Nitesh Tiwari, known for helming such blockbusters as Dangal (2016) and Chhichhore (2019), is directing the upcoming love story for Sajid Nadiadwala’s Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment. Bawaal, which brings Dhawan and…

My Playlist by Saloni

BRITISH talent Saloni followed up her successful debut EP Moving On with her recently released single Know About You. The multi-lingual young singer-songwriter mixed up diverse influences in the song, which shows off her impressive range. With more big tracks, collaborations, and live performances on the way, she has become…

Muskan Verma’s Top 10 Web/TV shows

MODEL-TURNED-ACTRESS Muskan Verma appeared in adverts and small roles in TV shows before making her big breakthrough with a starring role in acclaimed web series Inspector Avinash, which was headlined by seasoned performers Randeep Hooda and Urvashi Rautela. She has appeared in hit music videos for the songs Baarish and…

Twelve best Indian movies with a cricketing theme

INSPIRING Indian film Kaun Pravin Tambe premiered on streaming site Hotstar on April 1 and tells the real-life story of a cricketer who realised his sporting dream late in life. This will be followed by big-budget Bollywood drama Jersey, which is a remake of a 2019 Telugu language film of…

J9 takes a fusion filled solo journey

BRITISH born music producer Judge Singh, known as J9, comes from a musical family. He went from being surrounded by music at the gurdwara, family gatherings and playing bhangra, hip hop and reggae cassettes on his Sony Walkman to co-founding popular band RSVP in the 1990s with his brother. The…

Rashmika Mandanna delighted to pair with Vijay

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

SRK to start filming his first with Rajkumar Hirani next…

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who has not been seen in any film for more than three years now, has some exciting projects in the pipeline. While he is almost on the verge of wrapping up his much-anticipated action thriller Pathaan, the news is coming in that the superstar will…

Shahid Kapoor on his film Jersey clashing with KGF 2…

Last seen in Kabir Singh (2019), which turned out to be his career’s biggest blockbuster, Bollywood superstar Shahid Kapoor is presently busy promoting his upcoming release Jersey, which has faced numerous delays in hitting theatres due to the coronavirus pandemic. The actor dropped the second trailer of the film on…

John Abraham to begin filming Tehran in June in Iran

Bollywood star John Abraham, who can be currently seen in his home production Attack (2022), has said that he will begin filming his next Tehran in June in Iran. The actor describes the upcoming venture as a relevant geopolitical film. “I begin shooting the film in June in Iran. We…

Heartbreaking to see what my countrymen are going through: Jacqueline…

Bollywood star Jacqueline Fernandez on Monday said Sri Lankan citizens need "empathy and support" amid the island nation's worst economic crisis.        Fernandez, who hails from Sri Lanka, took to Instagram and penned a note praying for peace in her home country. Sri Lanka is grappling with what is said to…

Rashmika Mandanna onboards Ranbir Kapoor’s Animal

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

Namit Malhotra on Dune winning his company an Oscar in…

Namit Malhotra, the CEO of London-headquartered visual effects (VFX) major DNEG, believes the world of cinema has been divided into before and after Dune, the Hollywood thriller which bagged his company an Oscar. The film, which won DNEG its seventh Oscar in the Best Visual Effects category at last week's…

Amitabh Bachchan participates in Ganga aarti in Rishikesh

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

Simone Ashley: Confirms return with Bridgerton Season 3 and praised…

After receiving glowing reviews and terrific response from the audience world over for season 2, Netflix’s Regency-era romance Bridgerton is set to return with a season 3. Actress Simone Ashley, who plays Viscountess Kate Bridgerton in season 2, confirmed the development to a leading publication at a dinner celebrating South…

Kiran Sachdev: Making magical music moments

SINGER DISCUSSES HER SONG-FILLED JOURNEY AND SHOW ACCLAIMED singer Kiran Sachdev was first connected to music as an infant sitting in her grandmother’s lap while she recited Gurbani and then as a four-year-old attempting to sing while her father played the harmonium. Not long after she was playing complete compositions…

Death of Bollywood

HOW SELF-INDULGENT FILMS, NEPOTISM, AND BAD WRITING ARE KILLING AN INDUSTRY LONG-TERM readers of Eastern Eye will know that the newspaper publishes a big Bollywood-led film preview at the beginning of each year, but in 2022 it didn’t happen because the overall quality of forthcoming Hindi cinema releases is just…

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

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

Diverse casting has given Bridgerton global success

THE Netflix series Bridgerton with two British Asian actresses in lead roles – Simone Ashley and Charithra Chandran play sisters Kate and Edwina Sharma, newly arrived from India – have upended the claims that English period dramas such as Downton Abbey cannot have multicultural casting because this would not be…

Finding joy

IT’S hard to feel happy when there is so much devastation in the world. Scrolling through the gloomy and often noisy world of social media can make it feel worse. Finding little pockets of joy might seem trickier than ever. But it doesn’t have to be this way. During difficult…

The joy and flavour of a henna night

LIVE PERFORMANCE SEVENS When: Saturday April 2 Where: The Place, 17 Duke’s Road, London WC1H 9PY What: An ensemble cast of UK-based Indian classical dancers and musicians share the stage in this triple bill show conceptualised by award-winning Bharatanatyam dancer and choreographer Nina Rajarani MBE, which explores the sacred, and…

Nikamma to hit screens on June 17, 2022

Starring Abhimanyu Dassani, Shirley Setia, Shilpa Shetty, and Abhimanyu Singh in important roles, the upcoming Bollywood film Nikamma is set to release on June 17, 2022. Bankrolled by Sony Pictures Films India and Sabbir Khan Films, the action entertainer is directed by Sabbir Khan, who has previously helmed Heropanti (2014)…

Bridgerton season 2 features a popular Bollywood song ‘Kabhi Khushi…

Capitol Records released two volumes of music from season two of Bridgerton on Friday 25th March, coinciding with the return of the Netflix and Shondaland series. Bridgerton 2 incorporates Bollywood hit movie 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham' cover song. In keeping with the tradition of Julia Quinn’s novels, season two tells…

Vijay Deverakonda announces war film Jana Gana Mana

Tollywood heartthrob Vijay Deverakonda, who will soon set his foot in Bollywood with Dharma Productions’ Liger, on Tuesday announced his next film. Titled JGM, which is short for Jana Gana Mana, the war film will be directed by filmmaker Puri Jagannadh and marks their second consecutive collaboration after Liger. The…

Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone conferred with TIME100 Impact Award

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

India’s top multiplexes to merge to survive ‘streaming onslaught’

India's two largest multiplex operators are set to merge, the companies said, as the industry recovers from the pandemic and battles a surge in subscriptions to streaming platforms. Bollywood, India's Hindi-language film industry, was worth $2.5 billion in 2019 and is the world's most prolific. Movies in English and other…

Vidyut Jammwal to star in and as Sher Singh Raana

Bollywood actor Vidyut Jammwal, who has mostly headlined films in the action genre, has signed on to star in an upcoming biopic, a first for him. Titled Sher Singh Raana, the film tells the incredible story of a staunch Rajput who undertook the most dangerous journey of bringing back the…

Akshay Kumar’s Mission Cinderella heads to Disney+ Hotstar

Most recently seen in Bachchhan Paandey (2021), Bollywood star Akshay Kumar is now gearing up for his next Mission Cinderella, produced by Pooja Entertainment. If fresh reports are to be believed, the much-awaited film is heading to Disney+ Hotstar for a direct-to-digital release. Mission Cinderella, which is the Hindi remake…

Indian Premier League season 15: the teams, top players

The 15th edition of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 extravaganza begins on Saturday when holders Chennai Super Kings face Kolkata Knight Riders. Eastern Eye guides you through the 10 teams, including two new franchises, who will compete in the world's richest cricket championship. Mumbai Indians Key Indian players: Rohit Sharma…

Former Maldives president launches ‘India Out’ campaign

A former Maldives president jailed on corruption charges has returned to politics with a campaign against Indian influence in the country, worrying New Delhi, which is battling China for supremacy in its own back yard. Abdulla Yameen wants to cancel defence deals signed with India, with which Maldives shares decades…

Life of Pi star Suraj Sharma to topline Gulmohar

Actor Suraj Sharma, who exploded onto the scene with the Oscar-winning film Life of Pi (2012), has bagged an exciting Bollywood project. The actor has signed on to star alongside veteran actor Sharmila Tagore, Manoj Bajpayee, and Kaveri Seth in an upcoming film, titled Gulmohar. Filming for the upcoming family…

Salman Khan wraps filming his cameo in Chiranjeevi’s Godfather

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has wrapped up shooting for his cameo appearance in Telugu megastar Chiranjeevi’s upcoming film Godfather. The much-anticipated film is an official remake of the successful Malayalam film Lucifer (2019), which featured Mohanlal in the lead role. Khan and Chiranjeevi started shooting together at ND Studios in…

Priyanka Chopra to headline Amazon Studios’ Secret Daughter adaptation

Priyanka Chopra is set to star in the screen adaptation of Shilpi Somaya Gowda’s novel Secret Daughter. Bankrolled by Amazon Studios, the film has Anthony Chen attached as director. He has previously helmed Ilo Ilo (2013) and Wet Season (2019). In addition to the Sky Is Pink (2019) star, the…

Diana Penty to star opposite Shahid Kapoor in Ali Abbas…

Bollywood actress Diana Penty, who can currently be seen in Salute (2022) which marks her debut in Malayalam cinema, will reportedly play the female lead opposite Shahid Kapoor in filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar’s next directorial venture. A leading Indian publication reports that Penty, known for such films as Cocktail (2012),…

IPL starts on Saturday with limited crowds

THE Indian Premier League (IPL) returns for its biggest season on Saturday (26), with a galaxy of top names and two new franchises expanding the world's richest cricket competition to 10 teams for its 15th edition. But crowds in the cricket-mad nation will, initially at least, be limited to 25…

Karishma Kotak is put in the hot seat

POPULAR TV HOST TACKLES TOUGH LIFE TROUBLES SHE may be a strikingly beautiful model and actress, but Karishma Kotak is perhaps at her best when lighting up a variety of TV shows with her winning hosting ability and asking high-profile international names searching questions. Eastern Eye decided to turn the…

Exploring the ‘sacred’ number seven

LIVE PERFORMANCE MID-DAY MANTRA SPRING SERIES FINALE: SWATI NATEKAR When: Saturday March 26 Where: Jennifer Blackwell Performance Space, Symphony Hall, 8 Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EA What: Acclaimed singer Swati Natekar will present a special collection of songs celebrating Holi, ranging from semiclassical to film songs. She will…

The rise of Indian television

THE annual Indian Television Academy (ITA) Awards has enjoyed huge success since it was founded in 2001 by Anu Ranjan and Shashi Ranjan. It has helped Indian television grow globally since its inception by honouring the industry’s best talent, from technicians to actors, and providing a trusted platform on par…

The top 10 Anand Bakshi soundtracks

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

John Abraham on Attack facing competition from RRR

Bollywood actor John Abraham is presently busy promoting his forthcoming film Attack, co-starring Jacqueline Fernandes and Rakul Preet Singh. The action thriller, whose trailer has received a rousing response from the audience, is due on April 1. It is expected to face tough competition from SS Rajamouli's much-anticipated film RRR,…

Sonam Kapoor announces her first pregnancy

Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor on Monday announced that she is expecting her first baby with her husband Anand Ahuja. The actress took to Instagram to break the great news with her fans and well-wishers. The Neerja (2016) star dropped a series of photos of herself with Anand while announcing her…

Ranveer Singh’s ’83 lands on Netflix and Disney+ Hotstar

If you missed Ranveer Singh’s sports-drama ’83 (2021) in cinemas, you can now stream the much-loved film on Netflix and Disney+ Hotstar. Helmed by Kabir Khan, the film starts streaming on platforms from 21st March, 2022. The nostalgic trip down the epic memory lane of the 1983 World Cup victory…

Rani Mukerji opens up on her next Mrs Chatterjee vs…

Rani Mukerji, who is celebrating her 44th birthday today, is really excited about her upcoming film Mrs Chatterjee vs Norway. Based on a true incident that rocked children and human rights at an international level, the film is quite close to her heart and is set to enter theatres on…

Kangana Ranaut and Vivek Agnihotri in talks to team up…

Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri, who is riding high on the massive success of his latest directorial venture The Kashmir Files (2022), is reportedly in talks with Kangana Ranaut for one of his forthcoming films. Agnihotri has become one of the most sought-after filmmakers in Bollywood following the worldwide success of The…

Bollywood thriller Jalsa stars child with cerebral palsy in rare…

By: Sunil Kataria Bollywood's drama thriller Jalsa, which premiered on March 18 on Amazon Prime Video, features a role of a child with cerebral palsy played by an actor with the same disability, in what the film's director and cast called a rare sign of inclusivity in the world's largest…

Puppet show on Lord Krishna, Indian dance workshop to mark…

A New York-based cultural organisation will host a special Holi celebration on Saturday (19) special festivities including a puppet show, art activities, Indian dance workshops to commemorate the Indian festival of colours.  The Culture Tree, which promotes cultural literacy about South Asia, in partnership with New York City’s cultural epicentre…

Pooja Hegde: When the stars align

IN-DEMAND ACTRESS DISCUSSES HER NEW MOVIE RADHE SHYAM BEAUTY queen turned actress Pooja Hegde has made an impressive rise since making her film debut with 2012 Tamil-language superhero flick Mugamoodi and now firmly established herself as one of the most-sought-after actresses in India. Her latest offering is mega-budget period romance…

Arun Ghosh to launch new album

LIVE PERFORMANCE KATTAM KATTI When: Tuesday March 22 – Wednesday March 23 Where: Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge CB1 7GX What: The Pagrav Dance Company presents a contemporary Kathak production that taps into the competitive chaos, creativity, and colour of Uttarayan, the world-famous international kite festival of Gujarat. www.junction.co.uk NITIN…

Swati Natekar: During live performances, you get one chance to…

SWATI NATEKAR has delivered everything from deeply classical music to huge commercial songs with effortless ease. Although she has released acclaimed albums and collaborated with worldclass artists, the versatile singer is at her best live and delivers concerts globally. The British talent will deliver a free concert as part of…

Kareena Kapoor Khan signs a Netflix film to make digital…

Kareena Kapoor Khan, who has delivered a number of blockbusters ever since making her silver screen debut with Refugee in 2000, is branching out to digital space with an upcoming Netflix film directed by well-known filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh. The actress is set to make her digital debut with the screen…

Sanjay Dutt wraps up first schedule of his next Ghudchadhi

Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt on Wednesday announced that he has finished filming the first schedule of his next film Ghudchadhi.     The 62-year-old actor took to his Instagram Stories to share the update on the film, which is being directed by Binoy Gandhi. “Here's to wrapping the first schedule of Ghudchadi…

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

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

Indian kabaddi player shot dead during tournament

A prominent Indian athlete has been shot and killed after returning to the country from his home in Britain to organise a kabaddi tournament, police told AFP Tuesday. Kabaddi -- which roughly translates to "holding hands" -- is a tag-meets-rugby contact sport widely believed to have originated in the South…

Shah Rukh Khan to launch streaming app SRK+

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

Aamir Khan’s Bollywood-themed birthday cake catches everybody’s attention

Aamir Khan, one of the biggest Indian actors working in Bollywood, turned 57th on March 14. Right from several high-profile celebrities from the industry to millions of his fans, everybody wished the actor on his special day. Since we are talking about a superstar’s birthday, how can we not talk…

Abhishek Bachchan’s Dasvi to stream on Jio Cinema and Netflix

The much-anticipated social-comedy Dasvi is set for a direct-to-digital release on Netflix and Jio Cinema on April 7, the makers announced on Monday.   Though theatres in India have been allowed to function at full capacity, several filmmakers are still taking the digital route to release their films. Dasvi is the…

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

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

Actress Rupa Dutta arrested for stealing purses at book fair

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

Teresa Cheung: My Bollywood dance delight

THE yoga craze hit east Asia in a big way but took a temporary hit from a pandemic called SARS. After the threat ended, in 2003, I resumed my search for yoga classes like many others in Hong Kong, and within a week, I signed up with a centre offering…

Mihir Gulati on directing Jacqueline, Fernandez Michele Morrone in ‘Mud…

Mihir Gulati, who directed the chart-busting music video ‘Mud Mud Ke’ featuring Jacqueline Fernandez and hugely popular Italian actor Michele Morrone, is overwhelmed by the kind of response the track has received from the audience. Talking to Eastern Eye, Gulati shared his experience of creating ‘Mud Mud Ke’, the pressure…

Akshay Kumar’s Mission Cinderella sold to Disney+ Hotstar

Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar’s upcoming film Mission Cinderella, helmed by Ranjit Tiwari, is set for a direct-to-digital premiere on Disney+ Hotstar. If reports are to be believed, producers Vashu and Jackky Bhagnani have sold the film to Disney+ Hotstar for a staggering amount of approximately £1,350,779. After Laxmii (2020) and…

Prabhas: Scripting success

TRANSFORMATIVE turns in SS Rajamouli’s epic action franchise Baahubali: The Beginning (2015) and Baahubali: The Conclusion (2017) gained Prabhas worldwide recognition. The game-changing performances not only elevated the actor as the biggest Indian movie star but it also changed the face of cinema in the country. That is why there…

Akshay Kumar: I don’t carry the burden of box office

One of the most sought-after actors in Bollywood, Akshay Kumar says he does not believe in taking the burden of performing at the box office as his sole focus on a Friday is to deliver a good film that will make his fans happy.      Kumar was last seen in Sooryavanshi…

Celebrating Alia Bhatt

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

Sidharth Malhotra’s Mission Majnu to arrive in June

Toplined by Sidharth Malhotra and Rashmika Mandanna, the much-awaited espionage thriller Mission Majnu has locked a new date for its theatrical release. Earlier scheduled to enter cinemas on May 13, the film will now arrive on June 10, the makers announced on Wednesday. Directed by Shantanu Bagchi, Mission Majnu is…

Akshay Kumar: Not acting in films today for money

Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, who is busy promoting his next film Bachchhan Paandey, on Wednesday said he works round-the-clock for his passion for cinema and not money. The 54-year-old actor said he is surprised when people ask him how he shoots so many films in a year. "I choose to…

Sidharth Malhotra teams up with Rohit Shetty for cop thriller…

Bollywood star Sidharth Malhotra, who won great reviews for his performance as Kargil martyr Vikram Batra in his last release Shershaah (2021), has teamed up with hit filmmaker Rohit Shetty to headline his cop thriller series, set at Amazon Prime Video. Both are set to make their digital debuts with…

Alia Bhatt set to make Hollywood debut alongside Gal Gadot

Bollywood star Alia Bhatt, who is currently basking in the success of her latest release Gangubai Kathiawadi (2022), is on a roll. After adding several Hindi blockbusters to her credit, she is now gearing up to set her foot in Hollywood. The Raazi (2018) star will make her Hollywood debut…

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…

Sanya Malhotra to play cop in Netflix’s dramedy Kathal

Bollywood actress Sanya Malhotra is set to star in an upcoming Hindi film, set at streaming media giant Netflix. Titled Kathal, the film is a female-centric dramedy featuring Malhotra in the role of a cop. Actor Anant Joshi has been roped in to star alongside her. Kathal will mark the…

Kohli falls for 45 in 100th Test as Sri Lanka…

INDIA's cricketing hero Virat Kohli fell for 45 in his 100th Test as Sri Lankan bowlers rattled the hosts' top-order in the opening match on Friday (4). India reached 199 for four at tea after new captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bat at the start of…

Salman Khan’s Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali to arrive on December…

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan's much-anticipated film Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali will hit on December 30, the makers announced on Thursday.   The family entertainer is produced by Sajid Nadiadwala under the banner of Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment and is helmed by Farhad Samji. Also featuring Pooja Hegde in the lead role, the…

Contemporary Kathak production by The Pagrav Dance Company

LIVE PERFORMANCES BOTOWN - THE SOUL OF BOLLYWOOD When: Saturday March 5 Where: Mystique Banqueting Suite, 928a Melton Rd Brittania Way, Leicester LE4 8GR What: Concert featuring the acclaimed multicultural soul band that reboots Bollywood classics with a unique soul funk twist, which takes you on a musical trip from…

Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan to arrive on Jan 25, 2023

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Wednesday shared the teaser of his much-anticipated film Pathaan, along with announcing its theatrical release date. The actor took to his Twitter handle and wrote, “I know it’s late but remember the date. Pathaan time starts now. See you in cinemas on 25th January,…

Shilpa Rao: For the pure love of music

With an impressive number of hits to her credit, Shilpa Rao has had a superbly successful singing career across diverse genres and languages. The magically voiced star has mixed up marvellous movie songs like Khuda Jaane (Bachna Ae Haseeno), Ishq Shava (Jab Tak Hai Jaan), Malang (Dhoom 3), Kalank title…

How Jessica Bollywood Violinist became connected to Indian film music

Whether it is public or private, an increasing number of events are offering unique live entertainment, including from terrifically talented performers like Jessica Crabtree. The London and Bristol based violin virtuoso brilliantly performs breath-taking renditions of popular Bollywood songs at a wide array of events, including boxer Amir Khan’s wedding.…

Saba Qamar and Nauman Ijaz to lead Zindagi original Mrs…

Renowned Pakistani actors Saba Qamar and Nauman Ijaz are set to topline an upcoming Zindagi original series, titled Mrs & Mr Shameem. The series is scheduled to premiere globally on 11th March on ZEE5 Global, the largest platform for South Asian Content. Mrs & Mr Shameem paints a real picture…

Prime Video dates March 18 for the premiere of Jalsa

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Copywood: 21 Hindi film remakes on the way

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Bappi Lahiri: Dynamic song-filled life of India’s disco king

Legendary Indian singer, musician, and composer Bappi Lahiri passed away aged 69 after battling against various illnesses. Although tributes poured in from all over the world for him, it is difficult to know where to start when reflecting on his extraordinary life because he was a man of many contradictions.…

Kangana Ranaut’s Dhaakad to now arrive on May 27

The much-anticipated Bollywood film Dhaakad, which was earlier scheduled to release in April, will now hit theatres on May 27, 2022. The film stars award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut in the lead role. Arjun Rampal, Divya Dutt, and Saswata Chatterjee also play important characters in it. The action spy thriller marks…

Raashii Khanna kick-starts the next schedule of Yodha

Raashii Khanna has started filming for the next schedule of Dharma Productions’ much-anticipated action thriller Yodha. Directed by Sagar Ambre and Pushkar Ojha and produced by Karan Johar, the upcoming film also stars Sidharth Malhotra and Disha Patani in principal roles. After calling it a wrap on her next Telugu…

Priyanka Chopra’s series based on Madhuri Dixit’s life cancelled

Seasoned Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit, who has received a rousing response for her debut streaming show The Fame Game (2022), has confirmed that the series that Priyanka Chopra was set to produce based on her life has been cancelled. A few years ago, Chopra announced that she would be developing…

Namah Pictures and Pa Ranjith’s magnum opus Birsa to roll…

After working with the legendary Oscar-nominated filmmaker Majid Majidi and National Award winner Sameer Sanjay Vidwans, Shareen Mantri and Kishor Arora’s Namah Pictures has joined forces with successful filmmaker Pa Ranjith of Sarpatta Parambarai (2021) fame for a new film, titled Birsa. The upcoming project will mark Ranjith’s debut in…

Priyanka Chopra calls Russian invasion in Ukraine “terrifying”

Actress Priyanka Chopra, who is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, on Friday took to social media to react to the Russian invasion in Ukraine. Dubbing the military attack by Russia on Ukraine as “terrifying,” she said it was difficult to understand how the situation has escalated to a “catastrophic point”. Sharing…

Lilly Singh reveals she’s been diagnosed with ovarian cysts

Popular YouTuber, comedian, and television host Lilly Singh on Wednesday revealed that she is admitted to a hospital after being diagnosed with ovarian cysts. She took to Instagram and shared that she spent some time in the hospital because of cysts on her ovaries. She wrote that “it hurts and…

Tiger Shroff to team up with Anurag Singh for an…

Bollywood star Tiger Shroff is set to join forces with Kesari (2018) director Anurag Singh for an upcoming digital project, as per reports. The yet-to-be-titled project is set at Amazon Prime Video. Spilling more beans, a source in the know tells a publication, “Anurag and Tiger have been discussing this…

Ajay Devgn starts filming his next Bholaa

Ajay Devgn, one of the most bankable stars in Bollywood, has started shooting for one of his upcoming films, Bholaa. The film is the official remake of the successful Tamil film, Kaithi, which hit theatres in 2019. Dharmendra Sharma, who has previously edited Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior (2020) and Shivaay…

New-age filmmakers who scored a hit with their first outing

Cinema is a director’s medium and Bollywood boasts of a long list of filmmakers who have used this medium to tell meaningful, engrossing stories that cut across generations. Whether it seems to be so or not, filmmaking is a difficult art form. While many people take years to master the…

Shah Rukh Khan to begin filming Rajkumar Hirani’s next from…

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Monday resumed filming on Atlee Kumar’s much-anticipated commercial entertainer, which also features Tamil star Nayanthara, Sunil Grover, and Sanya Malhotra in important roles. Khan will finish the ongoing schedule of Atlee Kumar’s film within a week and then move on to wrap up Yash…

John Abraham to headline action thriller Tehran

Bollywood action star John Abraham on Tuesday announced that he is starring in the upcoming action thriller Tehran. A Maddock Films production in association with Bake My Cake Films, Tehran is jointly produced by Dinesh Vijan, Shobhna Yadav, and Sandeep Leyzell. Filmmaker Arun Gopalan is attached to direct from the…

Zaira Wasim reacts to ongoing hijab row; calls ban on…

Former Bollywood actor Zaira Wasim, who shot to fame after playing an important role in Aamir Khan’s Dangal (2016), has reacted to the ongoing hijab controversy that erupted in the Indian state of Karnataka a month ago at a college in Udupi. She said that hijab is not a choice…

Akshaye Khanna to star alongside Ajay Devgn and Tabu in…

Actor Akshaye Khanna, who was last seen in a special appearance in Priyadarshan’s comic-caper Hungama 2 (2021), has joined Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Shreya Saran, and Ishita Dutta on the cast of the forthcoming Bollywood film Drishyam 2. Directed by Abhishek Pathak, the suspense thriller will mark Devgn and Khanna’s fourth…

Mithun Chakraborty: Bappi Lahiri understood my dancing, will miss him…

Veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty says his partnership with Bappi Lahiri was iconic because the singer-composer understood his dancing and created chartbuster music keeping his “different” style in mind.  Remembering Lahiri, who breathed his last on Tuesday night at the age of 69, Chakraborty said he wants to remember the composer…

Deepika Padukone confirms biopic on father Prakash Padukone in the…

Bollywood star Deepika Padukone, who is riding high on the success of her latest release Gehraiyaan (2022), has said that she is working on a film based on the life of her father, badminton champion Prakash Padukone. The actress, who has herself played badminton competitively before joining films, was in…

Indian army blocks award-winning director’s film on gay soldier

INDIAN filmmaker Onir wanted to direct a movie inspired by a gay army major who resigned and came out in a blaze of publicity -- but despite the country's democratic status the military stopped it being made. Prime minister Narendra Modi's Hindu-nationalist government has been repeatedly accused of ramping up…

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

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

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

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

Soulful Asian sounds of a Scandinavian music star

NORWAY-BASED SINGER SYED ALI DISCUSSES HIS UNIQUE MODERN-CLASSICAL STYLE NORWAY is famously associated with fantastic fjords, mountains, skiing, phenomenal footballers, and winning loads of medals at the winter Olympics, but it also has a talented singer connected to his south Asian roots, who is producing popular songs. Syed Ali learned…

Find the Magnificent 4 Reloaded

LIVE PERFORMANCE MAGNIFICENT 4 RELOADED When: Saturday February 19 and Sunday February 20 Where: Indigo at The O2, 205 Peninsula Square, London SE10 0ES and De Montfort Hall, Granville Road, Leicester LE1 7RU What: Popular Indian Idol 12 finalists Arunita Kanjilal, Nihal Tauro, Shanmukha Priya and the winner Pawandeep Rajan…

The top 10 Nutan movies

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

Ajay Devgn to Shreya Ghoshal: Celebs mourn the demise of…

On Wednesday, India woke up to the tragic news of the passing away of Bappi Lahiri. The iconic singer-composer breathed his last on Wednesday morning at the age of 69. He was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai for over a month due to health-related issues and was discharged on…

Composer-singer Bappi Lahiri passes away at 69

Well-known music composer and singer Bappi Lahiri, also known as "Disco King", passed away at CritiCare Hospital in Mumbai today. He was 69. His death comes less than a fortnight after music doyen Lata Mangeshkar breathed her last on February 6 at the age of 92. "Lahiri had been admitted…

R Madhavan’s Rocketry: The Nambi Effect gets a new release…

R Madhavan’s much-anticipated film Rocketry: The Nambi Effect has locked new release date for its theatrical release. The film, which was earlier slated to release on April 1, is set to enter theatres on July 1, 2022, in multiple languages including Hindi, Tamil, English, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada. The biographical…

Aamir Khan shifts Laal Singh Chaddha to August 11

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

Shahid Kapoor announces new release date for Jersey

Bollywood star Shahid Kapoor on Tuesday announced a new release date for his much-anticipated film Jersey. Also starring Mrunal Thakur in the lead role, the sports drama will enter cinemas on April 14, 2022. Jersey is the official remake of the successful Tamil film of the same name. Filmmaker Gowtam…

Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Nupur Sanon to headline Noorani Chehra

Award-winning Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has announced a new film. Titled Noorani Chehra, the film will see the versatile actor romance debutante Nupur Sanon. Sanon is the younger sister of popular Bollywood actress Kriti Sanon and is set to make her Bollywood debut with the forthcoming film. Noorani Chehra, billed…

Ajay Devgn on South cinema overtaking Bollywood

After ruling Bollywood for over three decades and delivering several notable films over the years, Bollywood superstar Ajay Devgn is set to foray into the digital space with Disney+ Hotstar’s upcoming streaming show, Rudra: The Edge Of Darkness, which is an official adaptation of the successful British show Luther. A…

Devi Sri Prasad: Meet the man behind the chartbuster song…

Music director Devi Sri Prasad needs no introduction in southern cinema. He has scored music for some of the biggest hits in Tamil and Telugu. Known for leaving no stone unturned to strike chartbuster tunes with every album, Devi Sri Prasad aka Rockstar DSP is currently in news for the…

John Abraham nabs rights to Force franchise; Force 3 on…

Bollywood actor John Abraham has reportedly obtained the franchise rights to his successful film Force and is planning to roll Force 3 soon. Producer Vipul Amrutlal Shah, who produced Force (2011) and Force 2 (2016) under his banner Sunshine Pictures Pvt. Ltd., has transferred the franchise rights to Abraham. “John…

Kajol kick-starts filming Revathy’s directorial Salaam Venky

Bollywood star Kajol on Friday announced that she has started shooting for actor-turned-filmmaker Revathy’s next directorial venture. Titled Salmaan Venky, the film is based on a true story and revolves around a mother and how she deals with the challenges thrown at her. It is produced by Suuraj Sinngh, Shraddha…

Ranbir Kapoor’s Shamshera to arrive on July 22

Fronted by Ranbir Kapoor, Yash Raj Films’ much-awaited production venture Shamshera is set to enter theatres on July 22, 2022, the producers announced on Friday. Directed by successful filmmaker Karan Malhotra, the big-ticket project is a dacoit drama set in the 1800s. It chronicles the story of a dacoit tribe…

Lata will live for ever

I DON’T think I would have the courage to do it now, but back in 1998 – when I was even more foolish – I said yes when the BBC asked if I would talk about Lata Mangeshkar for a Radio 4 show called Distant Divas. What eased my nervousness…

‘It is sadly time to say goodbye and salute a…

Khuda Nigahaban Ho Tumhara, Dhadkte Dil Ka Salaam Le Lo/ Tumhari Duniya Se Jaa Rahe Hai, Utho Hamara Salaam Le Lo THESE immortal lines penned by Shakeel Badayuni and composed by Naushad from the final scenes of the film Mughal-e-Azam were sung by Lata Mangeshkar through the character of Anarkali…

Bollywood pays tributes to the Legend

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

The nightingale who soared high

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

Big hitters and a superstar namesake: Five to watch in…

Some of the world's top cricketers will be among 590 players in the two-day auction for the big-bucks Indian Premier League this weekend. AFP sport looks at five stars who could attract massive fees when the 10 franchises -- including two new ones -- place their bids in Bangalore ahead…

Lata Mangeshkar Music College to be built in Mumbai

The Maharashtra government announced on Wednesday that a music academy will be built in Mumbai in memory of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, who breathed her last on Sunday at the age of 92. Higher and Technical Education Minister Uday Samant while addressing a press conference at Savitribai Phule Pune University…

An audience with Adnan Siddiqui

A GREAT body of work provides compelling evidence that Adnan Siddiqui is one of the finest Pakistani actors of all time. The versatile star came to prominence with 1994 drama serial Uroosa and since delighted cross-generational audiences with performances across a wide range of genres through characters that have left…

‘Lataji’s voice and soul are timeless’

FROM across the south Asian diaspora, the refrain was the same: Lata Mangeshkar, who died in Mumbai last Sunday (6), aged 92, may have gone, but her songs will live on forever. She had a special connection with the UK, where her first concert in 1974 was in a packed…

INCOMPARABLE LATA, INDIA’S NIGHTINGALE STILL SINGS

Health secretary, Sajid Javid and London mayor, Sadiq Khan, have led tributes to Lata Mangeshkar, who passed away on Sunday (6). The Bollywood legend and playback singer died after a long illness caused by contracting Covid. She was afforded the sobriquet of the “Nightingale of India”, and the popularity of…

Akshay Kumar’s Prithviraj to debut on June 10

Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar on Thursday took to social media to unveil the characters of his much-anticipated historical war drama Prithviraj. He also announced the new release date for the magnum-opus. Produced by Aditya Chopra under Yash Raj Films, Prithviraj has missed its theatrical release a couple of times due…

The rise of underworld brothel madam Gangubai Kathiawadi

THIS month’s 72nd Berlin International Film Festival features the world premiere of Gangubai Kathiawadi. The big-budget Bollywood film starring Alia Bhatt in the title role is based on a real-life female brothel owner, who rose through the ranks to become one of the most feared figures in the Mumbai underworld.…

LIVE PERFORMANCE BY ZOE AND IDRIS RAHMAN WITH SOHINI ALAM

LIVE PERFORMANCE  THE FOUR ACES When: Friday February 11 Where: Symphony Hall, 8 Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EA What: Concert headlined by iconic artists Shankar Mahadevan, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Rakesh Chaurasia and Louis Banks, which mixes up a musical melting pot of world influences. They are supported by…

Twenty interesting facts about Pakistan’s superstar singer Atif Aslam

BIG-NAMED artists from India and Pakistan will be delivering huge live concerts across England throughout the year. The first of these popular singers to perform live in major arenas is Atif Aslam. The Pakistani superstar will be performing his greatest hits this week at ExCel in London on Saturday, February…

Amazon Prime acquires Vijay Deverakonda’s Liger

Starring popular Telugu star Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Panday in lead roles, Liger is of the most-awaited films of 2022, which has been creating a lot of noise ever since its official announcement in 2020. The film marks the debut of Deverakonda in Bollywood while Panday will be setting her…

Alia Bhatt expresses her wish to work with Allu Arjun

The Telugu-language film Pushpa: The Rise (2021) has surprised everyone with the kind of business it has managed to do at the box office despite releasing in the times of the pandemic. Starring Allu Arjun and Rashmika Mandanna in lead roles, the action-drama film did not only set the cash…

The Kashmir Files to arrive on 11th March 2022

Inspired by true events, the upcoming Bollywood film The Kashmir Files has booked a new release date for its theatrical release. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri, the film was earlier set to enter cinemas on January 26, 2022. It will now release on March 11. The film has been…

Salman Khan’s Bhaijaan to arrive on Eid 2023

Last seen in Antim: The Final Truth (2021), Bollywood star Salman Khan has some interesting projects in the pipeline. He is currently busy wrapping up Yash Raj Films’ Tiger 3. Directed by Maneesh Sharma, the espionage drama is the third installment of the highly successful Tiger franchise which has seen…

India beat West Indies by 6 wickets in landmark 1,000th…

SPINNERS Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar set up India's comfortable six-wicket victory over the West Indies for the hosts' landmark 1,000th one-day international on Sunday (6). Rohit Sharma took to the field as India's new full-time ODI captain and his decision to bowl was vindicated by the two spinners as…

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

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

Draped in tricolour, Lata Mangeshkar embarks on her final journey

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

‘India has lost its voice’: Tributes pour in for Lata…

TRIBUTES poured in from all corners of the society after legendary Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar passed away on Sunday (6) at a hospital in the western Indian city of Mumbai. Indian president Ram Nath Kovind and prime minister Narendra Modi mourned the artiste’s death who was put on ventilator support…

South Asian leaders pay tribute to Lata Mangeshkar

TOP leaders of south Asian countries paid their tribute to veteran Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar who passed away in Mumbai on Sunday (6).Mangeshkar is counted as one of India's greats with an estimated 25,000 songs in an almost eight-decade career.In a message of condolence, Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina said…

Beloved Bollywood singer Lata Mangeshkar dies at 92

BOLLYWOOD superstar singer Lata Mangeshkar, known to millions as the "nightingale of India" and a regular fixture of the country's airwaves for decades, died Sunday (6) at the age of 92.She passed away in a Mumbai hospital after being admitted to its intensive care unit on January 11 with Covid-19…

5 upcoming Bollywood buddy movies we cannot wait to watch

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

The Prince of Indian music

THERE have been world-class singers in India across different generations, who have delivered superb songs in diverse languages, but none have ventured into the western mainstream in a meaningful way. That void and a deep desire to create an international path for Indian singers led to Armaan Malik recording cool…

Fashioning a dream destination wedding

LUXURY shoe designer Aruna Seth married Thomas Yoichi Adolff at an intimate civil ceremony in Chelsea and followed that up with a lavish destination wedding in Lake Como in Italy. Like many, the couple were hampered by lockdown and faced several challenges, but that didn’t stop them from finally tying…

Fifty years of Pakeezah: An iconic courtesan drama

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

Vijay Singh named CEO of new Sony talent company

The joint venture between Sony Music Entertainment and Sony Pictures Entertainment will offer actors, musicians, sportspersons, gamers, and content creators in India opportunities for co-ventures, metaverse solutions, brand partnerships, and management. Sony Music Entertainment and Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today the creation of ‘Sony Entertainment Talent Ventures India’ (SETVI), a…

‘The Four Aces’ Concert by Shankar Mahadevan

ROOTS & CHANGES LIVE When: Saturday February 5 and Sunday February 6 Where: Sue Townsend Theatre, 16 Upper Brown Street, Leicester LE1 5TE and Chickenshed Theatre, 290 Chase Side, London N14 4PE What: Acclaimed British bhajan singer Bhavik Haria delivers a devotional music concert combining contemporary and classical influences, including…

Small-screen superstar’s Sirf Tum comeback

HE MAY be one of the biggest TV stars of his generation, but that hasn’t stopped Vivian Dsena from being super selective about work he takes on. That desire to concentrate on quality over quantity has turned the actor into a small-screen icon and why his return with new serial…

Priyanka Chopra cast alongside Anthony Mackie for upcoming Hollywood film…

Actress Priyanka Chopra, who was most recently seen in The Matrix Resurrections (2021), has now signed on to star in yet another high-profile Hollywood film 'Ending Things'. She is set to feature alongside Anthony Mackie in the upcoming True Lies-esque actioner, Ending Things. Kevin Sullivan is onboard to helm the…

Sayani Gupta, Hussain Dalal and Plabita Borthakur to lead Lok…

The film is all set to release on SonyLiv On 18th February. Sayani Gupta, Tushar Pandey, Plabita Borthakur, Hussain Dalal, and Soham Majumdar will shortly be seen in Lok Productions’ maiden production venture, #Homecoming, a musical drama written, directed, and produced by Soumyajit Majumdar who makes his directorial debut with…

Ayushmann Khurrana’s Anek to arrive on May 13

Acclaimed Bollywood filmmaker Anubhav Sinha on Wednesday announced that his next film Anek, starring National Film Award-winning actor Ayushmann Khurrana, is set to release theatrically on May 13, 2022. Touted to be a political thriller, Anek is set against the geopolitical backdrop of Northeast India. Bhushan Kumar and Sinha have…

Filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar launches his own production house AAZ…

Filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar, known for helming such box-office hits as Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011), Gunday (2014), Sultan (2016), Tiger Zinda Hai (2017), and Bharat (2019), has announced the launch of his own production house AAZ films. On Tuesday, the filmmaker took to his social media handle to share…

Bipasha Basu and Dino Morea celebrate 20 years of Raaz

Bollywood stars Bipasha Basu and Dino Morea on Tuesday took a trip down memory lane as they celebrated the 20 years of their horror film Raaz (2002). Directed by Vikram Bhatt, Raaz became a breakout film for both Basu and Morea, who had individually appeared in only two films before…

Intention is to normalise discourse around queer community: Badhaai Do…

Director Harshvardhan Kulkarni, who last helmed Hunterrr (2015), is currently awaiting the release of his next directorial venture Badhaai Do, a spiritual sequel to the 2018 hit Badhaai Ho. Talking about the film, he says that Badhaai Do is an attempt to normalise the discourse around the queer community and…

Kangana Ranaut to host “the boldest reality show ever” for…

Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut is set to turn host for an upcoming reality series, as per reports. Some media outlets report that well-known producer Ekta Kapoor has roped in the Panga (2020) actress for a fearless reality show, which has been described as “the boldest reality show ever.” Sharing more…

Akshay Kumar calls it a wrap on Ram Setu

Akshay Kumar, one of the busiest actors in Bollywood, has called it a wrap on yet another project. The superstar has finished filming his much-anticipated film Ram Setu, which began production in March 2021. Kumar, who has a slew of exciting projects on his platter across genres, is quite thrilled…

Akshay Kumar’s Raksha Bandhan to release theatrically, confirms producer Aanand…

Celebrated Bollywood filmmaker Aanand L Rai has confirmed that his upcoming directorial venture Raksha Bandhan, starring Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar, will release in theatres only. Rai, who is basking in the huge success of his latest directorial Atrangi Re (2021), said, “For me, it is all about the journey.…

“Blessed to have worked with Tahir Raj Bhasin, Amrita Puri,…

Filmmaker Pushpdeep Bhardwaj is presently basking in the success of his Voot Select show Ranjish Hi Sahi, which recently opened to glowing reviews. Starring Tahir Raj Bhasin, Amrita Puri, and Amala Paul in principal characters, the eight-episode show revolves around the theme of love, ambitions, and infidelity. Recently, Eastern Eye…

Madhuri Dixit’s debut web show Finding Anamika renamed as The…

Madhuri Dixit, one of the leading Bollywood actresses from the 90s, is gearing up for her digital debut with an upcoming streaming show set at Netflix. When the streaming media giant had announced the show last year, it was titled Finding Anamika. However, it has now gone in for a…

Alia Bhatt starrer Gangubai Kathiawadi to hit theatres on Feb…

Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s much-awaited period drama Gangubai Kathiawadi has locked a new date for its theatrical release. Starring Alia Bhatt in the lead role, the big-ticket film is set to enter cinemas on February 25.   Just like several other films, Gangubai Kathiawadi has also suffered several setbacks due to…

Mithun Chakraborty to make digital debut with Prime Video’s psychological…

Veteran Bollywood actor Mithun Chakraborty is set to make his digital debut with Prime Video's psychological thriller series Bestseller, the streamer announced on Friday.      Directed by Mukul Abhyankar from a script by Anvita Dutt and Althea Kaushal, the upcoming series also features Shruti Haasan, Arjan Bajwa, Gauahar Khan, Satyajeet Dubey,…

Mouni Roy marries Dubai-based partner Suraj Nambiar in Goa

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

Urmila Matondkar: From child star to cinema queen

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

Air India sold to Tata after 69 years in government…

INDIA'S beleaguered national carrier landed back in the hands of its founders on Thursday (27), decades after it was nationalised and following years as a monumental burden on the public purse.Tata, a sprawling family-owned conglomerate with interests ranging from tea to software, is back in charge of Air India after…

Roots & Changes live with Bhavik Haria

ROOTS & CHANGES LIVE When: Saturday February 5 and Sunday February 6 Where: Sue Townsend Theatre, 16 Upper Brown Street, Leicester LE1 5TE and Chickenshed Theatre, 290 Chase Side, London N14 4PE What: Acclaimed British bhajan singer Bhavik Haria delivers a devotional music concert combining contemporary and classical influences, including…

Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar’s Badhaai Do to debut in…

The upcoming Bollywood film Badhaai Do, starring Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar in prominent characters, will arrive in theatres on February 11, 2022, the makers announced on Tuesday.  Billed as a spiritual sequel to the National Award-winning 2018 hit Badhaai Ho, Badhaai Do has been directed by Harshvardhan Kulkarni from…

Dhanush signs two high-profile Bollywood projects post the success of…

Award-winning actor Dhanush has signed on to headline two high-profile Bollywood films after the huge success of his latest release Atrangi Re (2021), directed by acclaimed filmmaker Aanand L Rai. Also starring Sara Ali Khan and Akshay Kumar in pivotal roles, the romantic drama premiered on Disney+ Hotstar on December…

New-age filmmakers who redefined love with their films

We cannot imagine Indian cinema without the concept of love. Ever since the Indian film industry came into existence, love stories have always been at the center of filmmaking. Over the past few years, new-age filmmakers have come up with a different take on romance. Our screens have lit with…

Aparshakti Khurana writes a letter to his daughter on National…

Bollywood actor Aparshakti Khurana, known for such films as Dangal (2016), Stree (2018), and Helmet (2021), became a proud father in 2021 with the birth of his daughter Arzoie Khurana. Aparshakti Khurana can often be seen being the doting father on his social media where with his wife Aakriti, he…

“They should not allow Bollywood to corrupt them:” Kangana Ranaut…

Kangana Ranaut, one of the leading actresses working in Hindi cinema, has listed down some reasons behind the growing popularity of south content and superstars in Bollywood. Ranaut has shared her thoughts on South content and superstars’ growing popularity after the thunderous success of the Allu Arjun starrer Telugu-language film…

T-Series and Colour Yellow Productions An Action Hero begins filming…

T-Series and Colour Yellow Productions’ upcoming production venture, An Action Hero, kicked off its first day of shoot in London. The film stars Ayushmann Khurrana in the lead role. The makers of the film also released a motion teaser of the film. Ayushmann Khurrana, counted amongst one of the most…

Manish Gupta: Thrills of filmmaking

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

The top 10 Subhash Ghai movies

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

Shining bright: Top 30 under 30 global Asian stars

OUTSTANDING YOUNG TALENTS FROM VARIOUS FIELDS WHO ARE ACCOMPLISHING GREAT THINGS AND INSPIRING A NEW GENERATION WITH THEIR IMPRESSIVE WORK A NEW wave of young south Asian talent is lighting up different areas of popular culture globally and showing us all how bright the future looks. They are at different…

The Top 10 Subhash Ghai Movies

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

Hindi film history of abandonment

BOLLYWOOD LET DOWN SUSHANT AND SO MANY STARS BY THE time Bhagwan Dada died of a massive heart attack on February 4, 2002, aged 88, he was forgotten and living in a tiny room with nothing.  When Meena Kumari passed away alone in a hospital bed, aged 38, legend has…

Rishi Rich: Memories and music mastery

ACE BRITISH PRODUCER REFLECTS ON MOMENTS FROM HIS SONG-FILLED LIFE AND SPECIAL CAREER GREAT BRITISH music hero Rishi Rich has blazed a trail and left a permanent mark with his impressive song-filled legacy. The impressive journey that started during his teenage years in the 1990s has included globally successful hits,…

Akshay Kumar’s Bachchan Pandey to now release on Holi

Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar’s much-anticipated film Bachchan Pandey has secured a new release date. The film, which was earlier scheduled to hit theatres on March 4, 2022, will now release on March 18. In addition to Kumar, the upcoming action comedy also stars Kriti Sanon, Jacqueline Fernandez, Arshad Warsi, Riteish…

Tahir Raj Bhasin on how outsiders like him have drawn…

Bollywood actor Tahir Raj Bhasin, who is a die-hard fan of superstar Shah Rukh Khan, admits that Khan’s struggle to reach the top of the Bollywood ladder has been a source of inspiration and courage for him. Bhasin, like SRK, hails from New Delhi and he credits the talismanic superstar…

Fresh details emerge on Salman Khan’s documentary Beyond The Star

It is no news that a documentary is in the works on Bollywood superstar Salman Khan. Titled Beyond The Star, the upcoming documentary is being produced by Applause Entertainment, one of the leading content providers in the Indian entertainment industry. If reports are to be believed, Beyond The Star will…

Priyanka Chopra on Aussie journo questioning her credentials: “Just pissed…

Actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas says she usually does not get bothered by people's opinions but she was “pissed off” when an Australian journalist questioned her qualification for announcing Oscar nominations last year.      In March last year, an Australian entertainment journalist tweeted wondering why the 39-year-old actor and her musician-husband Nick…

Siddhant Chaturvedi excited about his exciting line-up in 2022

Siddhant Chaturvedi, who rose to prominence after delivering a breakout performance in Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy (2019), is quite psyched up about his line-up in 2022. The rising Bollywood star has several interesting projects in the pipeline, which belong to different genres and promise to showcase his true potential as…

My top 10 travel destinations – Sonali Raut

WHEN model and actress Sonali Raut is not working, she enjoys travelling and exploring new places. With that in mind, the multi-talented beauty selected her top travel destinations. She said: “I love to travel and connect with new cultures around the world. I have been fortunate to visit some amazing…

EXCLUSIVE: The outsider who became an insider

Aaqil Ahmed should not have succeeded. Working class. A northerner. Brown. A Muslim. Definitely an outsider. Definitely a maverick. When you look at his 30-year career, which he celebrates this year, you know that sheer hard work, determination and bloody-mindedness – the south Asian way – were just some of…

Leaving an imprint: Voices from the Kiln

LIVE PERFORMANCE BOLLYWOOD BLAST When: Sunday January 16 Where: Beck Theatre, Grange Road, Hayes, Middlesex UB3 2UE What: Ketan Kansara headlines an unforgettable evening celebrating the music of Indian cinema from the 70s, 80s and 90s. He will be accompanied by the band D26, along with fellow singers Anuradha Shukla,…

5 reasons why Voot Select’s latest streaming show ‘Ranjish Hi…

Voot Select has been home to some well-made streaming shows. From Asur to Crackdown and The Gone Game to Illegal, the streaming platform has delivered several high-quality shows over the past few years. Continuing its tradition of offering premium content to its subscriber, the platform has now launched a new…

Akshay Kumar and Emraan Hashmi to star in Selfiee

Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar on Wednesday took to his social media platforms to share a couple of selfies and announce his next film, Selfiee. The upcoming film also stars Emraan Hashmi in the lead role. Initially teasing his fans and followers, Kumar shared a solo selfie followed by one with…

Ali Fazal drops his character poster from Kenneth Branagh’s crime…

The countdown to the release of the much-awaited Hollywood film Death on the Nile has begun. Ahead of the film’s release, the makers have started sharing new character posters, and the first character poster that the team has released belongs to Bollywood star Ali Fazal, who plays a significant part…

Here’re some of the most promising young actors set to…

As great content continues to find audiences everywhere, we list down some of the most promising faces and their work one should look forward to in 2022. From The White Tiger’s breakout star Adarsh Gourav to immensely talented Wamiqa Gabbi, all these emerging stars have added some high-profile projects to…

Hrithik Roshan’s first look from his next Vikram Vedha out

Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan’s first look from his hotly anticipated film Vikram Vedha was unveiled on Monday, on the occasion of his 48th birthday. The neo-noir action crime thriller is the official remake of the cult Tamil film of the same name. While the original featured R Madhavan and Vijay…

“There is superstardom and then there is Shah Rukh Khan,”…

Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein, produced by Edgestorm Ventures Private Limited, will start streaming on Netflix from January 14, 2022. Right from its title to pop culture references, the upcoming Netflix series Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein is sprinkled with Shah Rukh Khan trivia, according to its cast member Tahir Raj Bhasin.…

Taapsee Pannu and Tahir Raj Bhasin’s Looop Lapeta to debut…

Taapsee Pannu and Tahir Raj Bhasin’s upcoming Bollywood film Looop Lapeta is set to premiere on Netflix on February 4, the streamer announced on Saturday. Directed by debutante filmmaker Aakash Bhatia, the upcoming comedy thriller is the official remake of German cult classic Run Lola Run (1998), directed by filmmaker…

Birthday Special: Here’s rounding up five most stunning looks of…

There is no denying the fact that Bipasha Basu can clearly do no wrong when it comes to fashion. The actress, who entered Bollywood almost two decades ago, has been ruling the Indian fashion landscape since forever. Before beginning her Bollywood innings, she was a supermodel who quickly cemented her…

Netflix announces biopic on former Indian cricket captain Jhulan Goswami…

Netflix on Thursday announced that Bollywood star Anushka Sharma is set to play former Indian cricket captain Jhulan Goswami in an upcoming biographical sports drama, titled Chakda Xpress. Apart from stepping into Goswami’s shoes, Anushka Sharma will also produce the film under her production house Clean Slate Filmz. Prosit Roy,…

Rajkummar Rao to star in a biopic on visually impaired…

Award-winning Bollywood actor Rajkummar Rao has been signed to star in an upcoming biopic based on the life of visually impaired industrialist Srikanth Bolla, the producers announced on Thursday.        Bhushan Kumar and Nidhi Parmar Hiranandani will bankroll the film while Tushar Hiranandani will direct. Hiranandani, a prolific screenwriter, made his…

The top twenty Indian movies from 2021

DIVERSE CINEMA ACROSS DIFFERENT GENRES AND LANGUAGES THAT ROSE ABOVE THE REST, ACROSS THE PAST 12 MONTHS IT MAY have been a horrible year for Bollywood, but that didn’t stop the various regional Indian film industries from delivering delightful gems, across a wide variety of genres. This resulted in one…

Musical blessing: Shai Guy lists the 10 sacred commandments for…

WHETHER it’s for parties, weddings or diverse events, DJs will entertain audiences with superb songs, marvellous mixes, and unforgettable live sets throughout 2022. That will certainly be the case for the in-demand DJ Shai Guy. The Bombay Funkadelic resident DJ has made a name for himself with brilliant Bollywood sets…

Anuvab Pal brings the laughter on

LIVE PERFORMANCE ATTAULLAH KHAN ESAKHELVI When: Sunday January 9 Where: 1078-1082, Mayfair Venue, High Road, Romford RM6 4BD What: The legendary Pakistani folk singer Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi continues his UK tour and will perform the greatest hits from his very distinguished career. Tickets include a VIP meet and great option.…

22 things to look forward to in 2022

EXPECT AN ACTION-PACKED YEAR FILLED WITH ENTERTAINMENT AND TALENT THE world slowly opening back up again after the awful pandemic means there will be plenty to look forward to this year. From great live events and delayed movies finally releasing to emerging talent, boundary breaking artists and unexpected surprises, it…

The top 10 Hrithik Roshan performances

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

Janhvi Kapoor on teaming up with father Boney Kapoor on…

Rising Bollywood star Janhvi Kapoor, who made her silver screen debut with Dharma Productions’ Dhadak (2018), is one of those lucky actors who had a theatrical release last year even amid the pandemic. Her film Roohi (2021) did not only have a theatrical release but also performed commercially well at…

Five promising young stars we cannot wait to watch more…

Despite the pandemic, 2021 turned out to be a great year for young actors who mesmerised audiences with their riveting performances in films and streaming shows. From ever-charming Rohit Saraf to dynamite of a performer Siddhant Chaturvedi, there is a breed of these young actors the audience cannot get enough…

Ranbir Kapoor to commence filming Animal from March

Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor, who is presently busy shooting for Luv Ranjan’s next alongside Shraddha Kapoor, will begin filming Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s Animal from March. Ranbir Kapoor is expected to wrap up Ranjan’s untitled film by March and then drive straight into Vanga’s psychological thriller Animal, which also features Anil…

Sikandar Kher to star in Siddharth & Garima’s directorial debut

The actor, known for his unique choices of roles in the recent past, has now taken things to another level. Bollywood actor Sikandar Kher has signed on to star in a film based on surrogacy, piloted by the debutant director-duo Siddharth Singh and Garima Wahal. Singh and Wahal have commercially…

Bollywood stars set to make their digital debut in 2022

The digital wave has bitten some of the most celebrated names in Bollywood in recent times. A medium to do long-format content with unusual storylines, streaming space has given many actors an opportunity to dig into never-before-seen roles. 2022 will see some of the most renowned faces of Hindi cinema…

RRR release postponed again due to rise in Covid-19 cases

RRR, one of the most anticipated Indian films of 2022, has been postponed once again amid a surge in coronavirus cases in the country and concerns over the new Omicron variant. The film, directed by SS Rajamouli and produced by DVV Entertainments, was due on January 7, 2022. It stars…

Saif Ali Khan wraps up the second schedule of Vikram…

Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan has wrapped up the second schedule of his much-awaited film Vikram Vedha in Lucknow. According to reports, Saif Ali Khan shot some jaw-dropping action sequences for the action thriller himself. Produced by T-Series Films and Reliance Entertainment in association with Friday Filmworks and YNOT Studios,…

Tamannaah among the top ten most popular actors on streaming…

2021 is undisputedly the year of Tamannaah Bhatia! After delivering four back-to-back blockbusters in a row, pan-India star Tamannaah has now earned a spot on the list of the most popular actors on streaming platforms in India. Tamannaah ventured into the digital space with 11th Hour and November Story. While…

Saare Jahan Se Achcha will definitely be made, confirms producer…

Well-known Bollywood producer Siddharth Roy Kapur says Saare Jahan Se Achcha is not shelved as it is a great story that's close to his heart.         Siddharth Roy Kapur is producing Saare Jahan Se Achcha, based on the life of astronaut Rakesh Sharma. The biopic will be directed by Mahesh Mathai…

Salman Khan teases a film with Shah Rukh Khan

Salman Khan is celebrating his 56th birthday today. Bollywood superstar Salman Khan on Monday said that there is a possibility that he and his close friend superstar Shah Rukh Khan might come together for a film, after the duo will be seen making extended appearances in their upcoming films Tiger…

Voot Select drops the trailer of new series Ranjish Hi…

The project is set to premiere on Voot Select and the streamer dropped the trailer of the same earlier today. After a successful track record of memorable romantic hits, renowned filmmaker Mukesh Bhatt has collaborated with Jio Studios on their first-ever digital venture Ranjish Hi Sahi. Created by Mahesh Bhatt,…

Abhishek Bachchan on the shift from escapist cinema to realistic…

Bollywood is known for churning out hundreds of films every year, belonging to different genres and set in a different milieu. However, just as any other film producing industry across the world, Bollywood has also shifted its focus towards realistic cinema, especially after the advent and rapid proliferation of streaming…

Fake Bollywood talent agent convicted of helping unlawful immigration

A FAKE Bollywood talent agent has been found guilty of fraudulently helping immigrants overstay in the UK. David Aslam Choudhry, 51, joined hands with five others to create bogus salary slips and immigration sponsorship papers for 53 foreign students. He ran his racket, claiming his company was involved in providing…

Actress Sanam Saeed has murder on her mind

PAKISTANI STAR DELVES INTO HER ‘DEADLY’ SIDE IN NEW DRAMA AND DISCUSSES THE PROCESS OF PLAYING AN EVIL CHARACTER WHETHER it is cinema, short films, drama serials, theatre, or fashion, Sanam Saeed has consistently shown that she is magnificent at making great choices. Her latest masterstroke is deciding to be…

“I have always believed that cinema can serve a purpose…

Bollywood star Ayushmann Khurrana is on the path of constant disruption. He is called the poster boy of content cinema in India today and has also been voted as one of the ‘Most Influential People in the World’ by the prestigious TIME Magazine for his remarkable intent to back taboo…

Big bangs of British Asian music

A TO Z OF AN ACTION-PACKED 2021 FILLED WITH HIGHS, MEMORABLE MOMENTS AND NEW TALENT AFTER a relatively quiet few years, it has been an action-packed year for British Asian artists and music, with songs, albums, performances, comebacks, and interesting innovations. There have also been breakthrough artists and emerging talent,…

The best of 2021

THIS YEAR’S MEMORABLE MOMENTS INCLUDING ON FILM, TV, MUSIC, ONLINE AND THE LIVE ARENA  THE last few years have seen creative boundaries being expanded around the world and south Asians crossing new frontiers. This has resulted in interesting work right across the board and offered beautiful  rays of light during the…

Salman Khan birthday special to celebrate his top ten movies

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

Forty fabulous film star facts of 2021

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

Tiger Shroff suffers eye injury while filming Ganapath in UK

Last seen in Baaghi 3 (2020), Bollywood star Tiger Shroff has several exciting films in the pipeline. He has been keeping busy filming his upcoming film, Ganapath­ – Part 1 in the UK with Kriti Sanon, and Elli AvrRam. On Wednesday, Tiger Shroff took to Instagram and shared that he…

ZEE5 to release Salman Khan and Aayush Sharma’s Antim: The…

The recently released Bollywood film Antim: The Final Truth (2021) is set to premiere on ZEE5 on December 24, the streamer announced Wednesday. The film hit the screens on November 26 and received positive response from critics and audiences alike. It stars Salman Khan, Aayush Sharma, and Mahima Makwana in…

Aanand L Rai: Will always push stories that are full…

Filmmaker Aanand L Rai says that he has taken it upon himself to continue narrating stories that speak about the magic of love, something he believes has been missing from the everyday life of people nowadays.     The 50-year-old director, best known for weaving romantic dramas such as Tanu Weds Manu…

Amar Chotai enters the Bollywood scene with his single Bisrat…

Amar Chotai has proven to excel within his musicianship throughout his career and has tapped into a range of musical genres and sounds. Having experimented and performed, Amar’s most recent endeavor is finding musical solidarity within Bollywood music. An area that reflects his roots, and one that Amar feels most…

“My experience working on The Resident has been nothing short…

Actress Aneesha Joshi played a pivotal part in season 5 of the popular American medical drama series The Resident, created by Amy Holden Jones, and won raves for her performance. What made her experience even more memorable was the fact that she got to share the screen space with her…

Ajay Devgn announces the wrap of his next Runway 34

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

Ayushmann Khurrana: Tough to get representation right when closeted gay…

Bollywood star Ayushmann Khurrana says authentic representation for films with LGBTQ characters is crucial but his experience in the past has also made him aware that it is not easy to get actors from the community on board for projects.       Khurrana starred in last year's rom-com Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan…