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Chris Evans joins Emily Blunt to headline Netflix’s Pain Hustlers

Hollywood star Chris Evans is all set to join Emily Blunt in Netflix’s Pain Hustlers. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Evans is best known for playing Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger, but he is expanding his career in Hollywood now that…

Stranger Things 4 crosses one billion viewing hours; becomes second…

Stranger Things season 4 has entered an elite Netflix club. According to the streamer's internal tracking, the show's global watching reached the billion-hour threshold after the release of the final two episodes of the season on July 1. It is the first television series in the English language and the…

Chris Pratt hints at bidding adieu to MCU and Guardians…

Chris Pratt has played a variety of characters ever since he first started, but a majority of the audience still associates him with Peter Quill, also known as his alias Star Lord in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Hollywood star has headlined the two Guardians of the Galaxy movies as…

RRR emerges as second-best film at Hollywood Critics Association Awards…

It has been more than three months since the release of SS Rajamouli’s magnum-opus RRR, but the film is still continuing its winning streak. After taking the global box office by storm, the high-profile drama has now emerged as the second-best film at Hollywood Critics Association Awards 2022, leaving behind…

Stranger Things 4 breaks Nielsen streaming record; racks up 7.2…

One additional record for Stranger Things is not all that surprising given the others it has previously broken at the start of its fourth season. But the Netflix series has now passed a significant milestone and breaks Nielsen Streaming Record. According to Nielsen, Stranger Things racked up 7.2 billion minutes…

Stranger Things star Winona Ryder opens up on her break-up…

Winona Ryder, one of the leading Hollywood actresses from the 90s, who can currently be seen in Netflix’s globally successful streaming show Stranger Things, recently opened up about the dark phase she had to face after breaking up with Johnny Depp. For those not in the know, Ryder and Depp…

Tom Hiddleston and Marvel star Zawe Ashton expecting first baby…

Hollywood star couple, Tom Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton are expecting their first child together. Zawe, who recently attended a special screening of the period drama Mr Malcom's List on Wednesday, in New York City, showed up with her baby bump. According to People magazine, the 37-year-old actor looked stunning, as…

Ms. Marvel: Is Fawad Khan a part of Episode 5?…

It was confirmed a long time back that Pakistani actor, Fawad Khan, is going to be a part of the Hollywood web series 'Ms. Marvel' which is currently streaming on Disney+ Hotstar, a glimpse from the latest episode swamped the social media with fans' predictions that the actor might be…

Chris Hemsworth reveals his kids to make cameos in Thor:…

Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth has revealed that two of his three kids would be featured in the upcoming Thor: Love & Thunder movie. In an interview with a journalist, Hemsworth shared the information that two of his kids would be seen in the latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe,…

Priyanka Chopra gets a shout-out from Hollywood friend Mindy Kaling…

Priyanka Chopra recently announced the launch of her own homeware line in the US, Sona Home. The Quantico star posted a video featuring some of the products, and she got a shout-out from Mindy Kaling for her new venture. Priyanka announced her homeware line named Sona Home, last week. She…

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…

‘It’s been luxury working with different directors and different cast,’…

Eight films and over a decade later, Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth says from being an “obvious” comic book superhero, Thor has evolved into a character that embodies a lot of his personality traits. Since 2011’s origin story Thor, the Australian actor has appeared as the Marvel superhero in The Avengers,…

What’s so fun about this film is that it holds…

Oscar-winner Natalie Portman credits Marvel Studios for casting a five-foot-three frame actor like her in the towering role of Mighty Thor in the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder, an opportunity the star says changed the way she perceived superhero films. Portman returns as Thor’s ex-girlfriend and astrophysicist Jane Foster in…

Succession season four goes into production

Production on the fourth season of HBO's acclaimed satirical family drama Succession is underway, the premium cable network has announced. Created by Jesse Armstrong, the series follows media baron Logan Roy (Brian Cox) and his four children, Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Siobhan (Sarah Snook), Roman (Kieran Culkin), and Connor (Alan Ruck)…

YRF accused of copying poster of Idris Elba’s Beast for…

After staying away from the silver screen for four long years, Shah Rukh Khan will be back in and as Pathaan. The motion poster of the much-anticipated film was unveiled amid much anticipation on Saturday. In the poster, Khan is seen wielding a shotgun with his back towards the camera…

Ben Affleck’s 10-yr-old son Samuel bumps $225,000 Lamborghini into BMW.…

Hollywood star Ben Affleck's 10-year-old just got into a little mischief as he recently bumped a Lamborghini into the front of a parked BMW at a Los Angeles luxury car dealership. The child was accompanied by the actor and his girlfriend Jennifer Lopez. Ben and Jennifer Lopez went with Samuel…

Showing my butt was kind of a dream of mine:…

HOLLYWOOD star Chris Hemsworth, recently attended the grand premiere of his film 'Thor: Love and Thunder' at the El Captain Theatre in Los Angeles, where in an interview the actor said, "Showing my butt was kind of a dream of mine". According to Variety, Chirs Hemsworth, in a personal interaction…

‘They let white people adopt black babies but don’t let…

Hollywood actor Tiffany Haddish expressed her desire to be a 'present parent', readily available for her kids, and adopt children post her remaining two films. Speaking on the difficulties for Black women to adopt white babies, the Bad Trip actor revealed that 'it's hard out here’, reported People magazine. “As…

Christian Bale admits not watching The Batman; calls Robert Pattison…

English actor Christian Bale admitted that although he did not watch Robert Pattison's superhit film The Batman, he thinks that the latter is an 'absolutely wonderful actor'. During the premiere of Bale's Thor: Love and Thunder at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, the actor confessed that he watches only…

Brad Pitt opens up about face blindness; reveals he ‘struggles…

Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt thinks that he may suffer from undiagnosed prosopagnosia, the inability to recognise people’s faces that’s otherwise known as face blindness. The 58-year-old opened up about his possible medical condition, and the impact it may have on his reputation, in a recent interview with GQ. The actor…

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…

‘He’s wonderful and supportive:’ Camille Vasquez on her boyfriend’s reaction…

Camille Vasquez recently appeared in her first one-on-one televised interview after the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard defamation trial. While speaking to Access Hollywood's Mario Lopez, the attorney opened up about her boyfriend Edward Owen's reaction to her dating rumours with Depp during the ongoing trial. “He’s wonderful and supportive…

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…

Johnny Depp to tour with his rock band Hollywood Vampires…

Hollywood star Johnny Depp is ready to embark on an overseas tour with his rock band Hollywood Vampires next year. Apart from Depp, the overseas tour will include band members Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, and Tommy Henriksen, reported Variety. Previously, according to an official statement written by the band members,…

Muslim take on a Hollywood rom-com

FILMMAKER IMAN ZAWAHRY AND ACTRESS AIZZAH FATIMA DISCUSS THEIR NEW MOVIE AMERICANISH THIS year’s London Indian Film Festival includes the European premiere of Americanish. The unique romantic comedy with female Muslims at the forefront revolves around a single New York-based first-generation immigrant mother trying to find suitable matches for her…

Hollywood actor Brad Pitt says he is on the ‘last…

Hollywood actor Brad Pitt has said that he is on the 'last leg' of his film career. According to Variety, the 58-year-old actor is not seeking a career resurgence. Pitt feels like his long career in movies is coming to an end soon. "I consider myself on my last leg…

‘I really relished people seeing me as big:’ Natalie Portman…

Revealing the professional secret of her 'increased height' in the upcoming movie 'Thor: Love and Thunder' Hollywood actor Natalie Portman said that to attain nine inches she bulked up her body and walked on a special 'deck' for the film. According to Variety, Portman trained with a professional for about…

Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan to follow Timothee Chalamet’s…

Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan reportedly has been planning to make his debut as a director for some time. Reports claimed that he is working on a script for web series and now the latest report claims he is inspired by Hollywood actor Timothee Chalamet. Scroll down to know…

Rowan Atkinson explains the main purpose of a joke, says…

British actor and comedian Rowan Atkinson defended the act of comedy, sharing that the main purpose of a joke is 'to offend' or have the 'potential to offend'. Taking a stand against 'cancel culture', which is the practice of engaging in mass cancelling to show disapproval of something, Atkinson in…

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…

Amber Heard and Robert Pattinson emerge as ‘most beautiful person…

By using a traditional face mapping method, it is declared that the Hollywood actor Amber Heard and Robert Pattinson have the most beautiful faces in the world. As per a publication, Dr Julian De Silva from the Centre for Advanced Facial Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery in London used an ancient…

Bradley Cooper reveals he was mocked by a famous director…

Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper revealed that he was mocked by a famous director for having seven Oscar nominations. In a recent podcast, Cooper said the incident occurred when Cooper attended a party after the award season of his film, A Star Is Born. The director who mocked The Hangover star…

Chris Evans more interested in returning to MCU as Human…

Hollywood actor Chris Evans has recently revealed that he'd be more interested in returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Johnny Storm (Human Torch) rather than as Steve Rogers (Captain America). Evans has played the latter role for a decade in various MCU tentpoles prior to which he had starred…

‘I couldn’t be more grateful for an amazing cast and…

Priyanka Chopra's debut streaming show Citadel, which has been the talk of the town for quite some time, is set for release soon, according to information the actor recently shared. Priyanka took to Instagram to share the news that work on her web project has “almost” wrapped up. Sharing a…

Tom Hardy updates fans on Vemon 3; shares script cover

Hollywood actor-writer Tom Hardy shared a script cover page of his upcoming movie, Vemon 3, on Thursday. The post shared by Tom doesn't reveal the name of the Venom sequel. Though the picture confirms that Tom will be working again with Kelly Marcel on the story of the Venom sequel.…

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…

Alia Bhatt expresses gratitude for love on Brahmastra trailer

Actor Alia Bhatt, who is currently busy shooting for her Hollywood debut Heart of Stone, took some time off her work schedule to thank the audience for showering love on the Brahmastra trailer. Taking to Instagram Stories, Alia wrote, "Another GREAT day on Heart of Stone - so so so…

Kevin Spacey denies sexual assault charges in UK court, gets…

Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey on Thursday "strenuously" denied claims that he sexually assaulted three men, as the US star appeared in a London court to face charges. Deputy Chief Magistrate Tan Ikram granted him unconditional bail until the next hearing, set for 9:30 am (0830 GMT) on July 14 at…

Barbie: Ryan Gosling’s first look as ‘Ken’ unveiled

Barbie is one of the most awaited Hollywood films and now the makers have unveiled the first look of Ryan Gosling who will be seen playing 'Ken' in the movie. Margot Robbie will be playing the title character in the film and her first look was dropped a while ago.…

I was so lost and I was addicted to cocaine:…

Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper, in a recent podcast, opened up about his addiction to substance abuse when he was terminated from the action-thriller series 'Alias' in the early 2000s. "I was so lost and I was addicted to cocaine -- that was the other thing. I severed my Achilles tendon…

Robert Downey Jr. facetimed Johnny Depp to congratulate him on…

Congratulatory messages are pouring in for Johnny Depp from not only his fans from across the globe but also his colleagues in the film industry. According to reports, Hollywood biggie Robert Downey Jr. congratulated Depp via video call after he won the defamation case against his ex-wife, Amber Heard. As…

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…

Kevin Spacey due in London court on Thursday to face…

Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey has been formally charged with sexual assault and will appear before a court in London later this week, police said on Monday. The Metropolitan Police said the 62-year-old actor would appear at Westminster Magistrates Court at 0900 GMT on Thursday to face four counts of sexual…

Britney Spears’ ex-husband charged with stalking after trying to crash…

Britney Spears' former husband was charged with criminal stalking charges by a US court after he showed up at the pop singer's home in Los Angeles and attempted to crash her wedding to Sam Asghari. According to a publication, Jason Alexander, 40, pleaded not guilty to the allegation, as well…

Kim Kardashian rubbishes reports of returning Marilyn Monroe’s iconic dress…

Kim Kardashian's Marilyn Monroe moment at the MET Gala 2022 was the most talked about look of the night. Some praised the Business Mogul for the way she carried the 60-year-old heritage while some were clearly not happy and thought it was an insult to the legend. But now, The…

‘There’s no one better to do it:’ Chris Evans on…

Hollywood superstar Chris Evans recently responded to Anthony Mackie replacing him in the role of iconic Marvel superhero Captain America. The actor, who officially retired from the role of Captain America in Avengers: End Game after playing the role in 10 Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, is more than thrilled to…

Idris Elba back in talks to star as next James…

Rumours have been doing the rounds lately that Idris Elba is back in discussions to star as the next James Bond and take the iconic film franchise forward. The actor was confirmed as being ‘part of the conversation’ to be the next 007 by producer Barbara Broccoli earlier this year.…

Pixar’s Lightyear banned over same sex kiss in Saudi Arabia,…

The upcoming animated Hollywood flick Lightyear has become the latest Disney movie to be banned in various Middle East countries, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The news has been confirmed by a leading entertainment portal with sources stating that the decision is linked to the inclusion of…

Russo Brothers heap praises on Dhanush, say ‘he is fantastic…

National Film Award-winning actor Dhanush currently has multiple projects at various stages of development, one of them being the Hollywood biggie The Gray Man. Helmed by the Russo Brothers, the upcoming film marks Dhanush’s debut in Hollywood. Releasing first in theatres before landing on Netflix, the actioner has several high-profile…

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…

Marvel-lous way to ‘change how Muslims are viewed in real…

WITH great power comes great responsibility,’ are words etched in Marvel folklore, thanks to Spiderman. But now, these words are just as important to Iman Vellani, Marvel’s first-ever Muslim superhero. The 19-year-old plays Kamala Khan, aka Ms Marvel, in the new Disney+ series of the same name. “We’re really shifting…

‘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…

Farhan Akhtar pens note for Ms Marvel team; praises show…

Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar on Tuesday said he is proud to be associated with Ms Marvel, the upcoming Disney+ series which he described as a "celebration of diversity" Ahead of the series premiere on Disney+ Hotstar on Wednesday, Akhtar penned a note of appreciation for the makers of Ms Marvel congratulating…

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…

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…

Key moments of Depp vs Heard trial

After weeks of explosive testimony and three days of deliberations, the jury delivered a split verdict on Wednesday in the blockbuster defamation case between Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard. And while the jury found that each had defamed the other, Depp celebrated the verdict as a victory and…

Depp celebrates defamation verdict, Heard ‘heartbroken’

A jubilant Johnny Depp said Wednesday that a US jury “gave me my life back” by overwhelmingly taking his side in a bitter defamation battle with his ex-wife Amber Heard over mutual allegations of domestic abuse. The jury, after a six-week trial, found that Depp and Heard had defamed each…

Chann Pardesi makes a masterful return

SIMRAN SIDHU ON THE PUNJABI CLASSIC AND HIS PLANNED SEQUEL PUNJABI cinema has enjoyed an incredible resurgence in recent years with contemporary films clocking up huge box office numbers, but perhaps the most interesting release of 2022 has been a remastered version of all-time classic Chann Pardesi. Widely regarded by…

Can Depp’s career bounce back with defamation verdict?

AFTER a US jury largely sided with Johnny Depp in his libel battle against Amber Heard, could the verdict help the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star to resurrect his flagging career? A jubilant Depp on Wednesday (1) said the jury "gave me my life back" as he was awarded more…

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…

‘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…

Prince William holds future of British monarchy in his hands

WHILE nearly all attention will be focused next week on Queen Elizabeth as she celebrates her 70th anniversary on the throne this year, for those with eyes on the future of the British monarchy, attention is switching to her grandson Prince William. The British royals have suffered a bruising couple…

Ayushmann Khurrana’s Anek registers low opening numbers

Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Anek (2022) has failed to live up to the expectations of the audience. At least, the first-day box office collection of the film suggests so. Helmed by Anubhav Sinha, the political thriller hit screens on May 27 and witnessed low occupancy across India. Resultantly, the film earned…

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…

Inspired by ‘Fast and Furious’ movie, 3 men steal over…

Inspired by Hollywood flick 'The Fast and the Furious' three men stole over 40 luxury cars using hi-tech tools, including scanners and GPS jammer, police said on Friday after arresting them.The accused have been identified as Manish Rao (42) and Jagdeep Sharma (43), both residents of Uttam Nagar here, and…

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…

Here’s what Jurassic Park star Jeff Goldblum said about Indian…

Hollywood star Jeff Goldblum has been in love with Indian culture and cuisine for years now. His tryst with the country of multiculturism began with filmmaker Wes Anderson’s dramedy The Darjeeling Limited (2007), which was primarily shot in the north Indian state of Rajasthan. Before The Darjeeling Limited, he felt…

YouTube sensation Lilly Singh aka Superwoman on her character Tiffany…

The Bad Guys (2022), an animated crime-comedy has been making it to the headlines ever since the film arrived in cinemas last month. Well-known comedian and YouTuber Lilly Singh, who voices reporter Tiffany Fluffit in the film, recently talked about the character and what she loved about her. “Tiffany is…

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…

“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…

Tom Blyth to headline The Hunger Games prequel

English actor Tom Blyth has been roped in to headline The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, the prequel to The Hunger Games. The actor is best known for Billy the Kid and The Gilded Age. According to Variety, the actor will play young President Coriolanus Snow in the Lionsgate feature…

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…

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…

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…

Paul Kent explains Wodehouse’s ‘subversive’ appeal to Indians

OUTSIDE of the UK, there is no country where PG Wodehouse is more popular than India, it has been suggested by Paul Kent, who has just published the final part of a trilogy of books on the great English comic writer. This is possibly because of the “subversive” element in…

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…

Benedict Cumberbatch: Doctor Strange 2 goes beyond thrills and spills…

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch says it is important to go beyond the “thrills and spills” of the superhero genre and shine a light on real-life concerns like mental health, something that his upcoming film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness delves into beautifully.   The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is…

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…

Sony Pictures to adapt Chetan Bhagat’s hit novel One Indian…

Sony Pictures International Productions has picked up the rights to adapt Indian novelist Chetan Bhagat’s 2016 book One Indian Girl for the silver screen. The Hindi-language adaptation will go into development later this year. One Indian Girl revolves around a high-profile female financier who is both intelligent and successful. However,…

Minister Trevelyan to male colleagues: Keep your hands in your…

BRITISH trade minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan said all women working in parliament had been subject to inappropriate touching or sexist language and advised her male colleagues to keep their hands in their pockets. The behaviour of lawmakers is in focus after the ruling Conservative Party said this week it was investigating…

Dhanush’s first look from Russo brothers’ The Gray Man unveiled

The first look of Dhanush from his upcoming Hollywood film The Gray Man is out. In the first look, the award-winning actor poses like a superhero with a fierce expression on his face. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, the film is set to start streaming on Netflix on July…

Actor Will Smith spotted in Mumbai

OSCAR-WINNING Hollywood actor Will Smith was spotted at a private airport in Mumbai on Saturday (23). He created controversy when he slapped comedian Chris Rock at the Academy Awards last month. The actor was seen dressed in an oversized white T-shirt that he teamed with the same coloured pants over…

EXCLUSIVE: Ram Charan – The history making star

MASSIVELY popular movie star Ram Charan has had some remarkable landmarks in his distinguished career. Perhaps the biggest so far has been his recently released 1920’s-set period action drama RRR becoming one of the highest grossing Indian films in history, since it released in multiple languages on March 25. The…

Did race, ethnicity, or honour play a part in Will…

ON ITS news website, the BBC, in an article entitled Why did Will Smith hit Chris Rock at the Oscars? discusses various theories, including ‘There were elements of performative alphamale behaviour at play here. An instinctiveness for a man to harm another man who insults his partner’. In fact, this particular…

Nimrat Kaur: Pulling off a political act

GROWING up in different places perhaps prepared Nimrat Kaur for her great global acting career that has seen her skilfully balance work in India with high-profile international projects. That versatility has given her a diverse body of work, which ranges from super-hit Indian films like The Lunchbox and Airlift to…

Sikandar Kher wraps up thriller series Chidiya Udd

Actor Sikandar Kher has wrapped up filming for the last schedule of his upcoming thriller streaming show, Chidiya Udd. Set at MX Player, the series also features seasoned actor Jackie Shroff and Slumdog Millionaire (2008) actor Madhur Mittal in important roles. Chidiya Udd is produced by Harman Baweja and Vicky…

Riz Ahmed congratulates Arooj Aftab for winning her first Grammy

Actor Riz Ahmed, who won his first Academy Award for live-action short The Long Goodbye at the recently concluded Academy Awards, has congratulated Brooklyn-based Pakistani vocalist Arooj Aftab for scoring her first Grammy on Sunday. Taking to Instagram stories, the critically acclaimed actor shared a photo of Aftab from the…

Aamir Khan and Ranbir Kapoor likely to collaborate on a…

Aamir Khan and Ranbir Kapoor, who shared the screen space in Rajkumar Hirani’s all-time blockbuster PK (2014), are apparently coming together to headline an upcoming film. If reports are to be believed, the work on the untitled project has already begun. Sharing more details, a source in the know informs…

Arooj Aftab becomes ‘first ever female Pakistani’ to win Grammy…

Brooklyn-based Pakistani vocalist Arooj Aftab has won a Grammy Award for her song "Mohabbat" in the best global music performance category at Hollywood's biggest music awards night.   According to the Recording Academy, with the feat, the 37-year-old singer-composer has become the "first-ever female Pakistani GRAMMY winner". "And the first-ever…

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…

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…

M Night Shyamalan pens emotional note after Bruce Willis’ retirement…

Veteran Hollywood actor Bruce Willis is retiring from acting. His family took to social media to announce that the 67-year-old actor will be stepping away from his acting career after a medical diagnosis. The Die Hard franchise star, who shot to fame with the 1980s comedy-drama TV series Moonlighting before…

Agam Darshi: Kicking the doors down

HOW AGAM DARSHI DID IT ALL WITH HER FILM DONKEYHEAD ONE of the best reviewed and most unique film releases of 2022 featuring south Asian protagonists has been Donkeyhead. The Canadian comedy-drama on Netflix has surprised audiences globally with unapologetic storytelling that mixes up humour and deep emotions. The heartbeat…

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…

Academy: Will Smith refused to leave Oscars after slapping Chris…

Will Smith refused to leave the Oscars ceremony after attacking comedian Chris Rock, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed Wednesday, as it began disciplinary action against the megastar. Smith could face expulsion from the Academy for the open-handed slap, which came moments before he was handed the…

Aled Jones’ daughter Emilia becomes overnight star after CODA wins…

British actress Emilia Jones, the daughter of British singer Aled Jones, became a Hollywood star overnight after making her debut at the 94th Academy Awards (Oscars 2022) where her film CODA won Best Picture. Before taking to the stage with her fellow actors to receive the coveted trophy, the actress…

Riz Ahmed rejects ‘us versus them’ in Oscar speech for…

British Asian star and musician Riz Ahmed stressed the unity of humanity in his acceptance speech as he won his first Oscar for the live-action short film, The Long Goodbye, at the 94th Academy Awards, last Sunday (27).  Ahmed and director Aneil Karia were presented the award as the glitzy…

Oscars 2022: Riz Ahmed wins his first Academy Award for…

British Pakistani actor and musician Riz Ahmed added yet another feather to his cap by winning his first Oscar for Aneil Karia’s live-action short film The Long Goodbye at the 94th Academy Awards, held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. During his acceptance speech, Ahmed, 39, talked about…

Oscars 2022: Best Actor Will Smith resented a joke over…

In what may go down as one of the most shocking moments in the history of Academy Awards, popular Hollywood star Will Smith stormed onto the stage and punched and swore at presenter Chris Rock, who made a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett. The incident from the star-studded event…

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…

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…

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.…

Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone to begin filming Fighter from…

Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone are set to team up together for the first time ever for the much-awaited upcoming film Fighter. To be directed by Siddharth Anand, the aerial-based action thriller reunites Roshan with the filmmaker after their successful outings War (2019) and Bang Bang (2014). Set to be…

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…

Lilly Singh: Hollywood still struggles with diversity in true sense

Indian-Canadian star Lilly Singh, who recently revealed in an Instagram video that she had been diagnosed with ovarian cysts and had to be taken to the hospital, says that she wants to use her position in highlighting South Asian talent. Speaking on the inaugural day of the Jaipur Literature Festival…

Copywood: 21 Hindi film remakes on the way

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

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.…

Queen is a ‘fan’ of grandmum in The Kumars at…

SHE IS a great grandmother herself, but it turns out the Queen is a fan of the grandmum portrayed by Meera Syal in The Kumars at No 42.Phil Jones, a former BBC journalist has revealed that the monarch could “recite some of the one-liners from the grandma character”.The Emmy award…

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…

How to Put a Phone Charm?

Are you looking for a cute phone makeover? Are you dissatisfied with your phone’s appearance and not in the mood to get a new one? Try accessorizing your phone with a Phone Charm. Phone Charms are a great way to personalize your phone and add a little fun. If you…

Gina Rodriguez: I’m the happiest when I make romcoms

Golden Globe Award-winning Hollywood star Gina Rodriguez, known for playing as Jane Villanueva in satirical romantic dramedy series Jane the Virgin, believes an artiste should create an art that makes them happy, and in her case, it is the romantic comedies that bring absolute joy to her. She currently stars…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Delnaaz Irani’s Top 10 Films

ACCLAIMED actress Delnaaz Irani has shown off her versatility with a remarkable range of performances in film and television during a distinguished career. She is currently playing a key role in Star Plus drama serial Kabhi Kabhie Ittefaq Sey and took time out from a busy shooting schedule to select…

Oscars 2022: Riz Ahmed’s short film “The Long Goodbye” earns…

British Asian actor and filmmaker Riz Ahmed, who last year became the first Muslim actor to be nominated for a Best Actor at the Academy Awards, has received a nomination for his short live-action film The Long Goodbye.  Directed by filmmaker Aneil Karia, The Long Goodbye describes a dystopian future…

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…

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…

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…

Shang-Chi star Simu Liu announces family memoir We Were Dreamers

We Were Dreamers will hit the bookshelves on May 3.   Chinese-Canadian actor Simu Liu, best known for headlining Marvel Studios’ martial arts superhero film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021), on Tuesday, announced his book We Were Dreamers: An Immigrant Superhero Origin Story. The 32-year-old star, who…

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…

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…

New promo drops more details on Ali Fazal’s character in…

Talented actor Ali Fazal is presently in news for his forthcoming Hollywood mystery thriller film Death On The Nile.  Directed by Kenneth Branagh, the film also stars Gal Gadot, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Bateman, Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Dawn French, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders, and Letitia Wright. After…

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas welcome their first child via…

Actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas and her pop star husband Nick Jonas have welcomed their first child via surrogacy.     Sharing the news on their respective Instagram accounts on late Friday night, the 39-year-old actor and Jonas wrote they are overjoyed. “We are overjoyed to confirm that we have welcomed a baby…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Dhanush starrer bilingual film Sir starts rolling

The film is billed as an “ambitious journey of a common man”. Tamil-Telugu bilingual film Sir, starring Kollywood superstar Dhanush, began production in Hyderabad on Monday. Also titled Vaathi, the forthcoming film is written and directed by Venky Atluri of Rang De and Tholiprema fame. Production house Sithara Entertainments shared…

Zoya Akhtar reveals how Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif and Alia…

On 20 years of Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Farhan Akhtar announced his next directorial Jee Le Zaraa, a road trip film featuring Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, and Alia Bhatt in starring roles. In a recent interview, writer-director Zoya Akhtar said that Kaif and Bhatt had contacted her about collaborating on…

Dhanush to play an ambitious common man in his next…

Award-winning actor Dhanush on Thursday announced that he is set to star in a new Telugu-Tamil bilingual film titled Sir. The film is written and directed by Venky Atluri who has previously helmed Rang De (2021) and Tholi Prema (2016). Dhanush shared the motion poster of the film, which is…

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…

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…

Kangana Ranaut’s Dhaakad postponed to May 2022

Kangana Ranaut’s upcoming film Dhaakad has been pushed to May 2022. Directed by Razneesh Ghai, the action thriller was earlier slated to arrive in cinemas on April 8, 2022. Though the makers have not said anything about what led them to delay the film, a source close to the development…

Watch Online Movies On Streaming Sites: A Guide to the…

If you’re looking for a great way to relax and escape from thectic life, watching online movies is the perfect choice. Whether you’re a movie snob or just looking for an easy way to kill time, watching movies online is a great option. Not only are they free, but they…

Allu Arjun opens up on his film Pushpa clashing with…

Telugu-cinema Superstar Allu Arjun on Thursday said though his latest Pushpa: The Rise will face off with the Hollywood biggie Spider-Man: No Way Home, he is looking forward to the audience flocking back to theatres, a culture he believes is currently on the decline.  The first part of Arjun's multilingual…

EXCLUSIVE: Saif fearlessly conquering new acting frontiers

POPULAR MOVIE STAR SAIF ALI KHAN REVEALS HOW A BRAVE NEW APPROACH HAS TRANSFORMED HIS CAREER TWO of the biggest blockbusters of 2022 have Saif Ali Khan in contrasting roles and show that he is now in the most exciting chapter of his long, distinguished career. Hotly anticipated films Adipurush…

Anil Kapoor: Young at heart forever

AN A TO Z BIRTHDAY SPECIAL CELEBRATING THE PETER PAN OF BOLLYWOOD’S AMAZING LIFE AND CAREER THIS week massively popular movie star Anil Kapoor will turn a year older and celebrate his 65th birthday on December 24. The big Bollywood icon has a brilliant body of work, broken ground internationally…

Top 50 Asian stars of 2021

FROM ACTORS AND MUSICIANS TO AUTHORS AND COMEDIANS, THE CELEBRITIES WHO STOOD OUT THIS YEAR IN 2021, the world started to open up again after a previous year of lockdown triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic. This enabled a number of Asian talents to step up and dazzle people globally in…

Tiger Shroff readying for an Eid release in 2022

Tiger Shroff is one of the most successful actors from the current generation. Known for pulling off jaw-dropping action sequences with absolute ease, the actor can give some of Hollywood’s biggest action stars a run for their money. He is also India’s youngest action hero and the only actor of…

Riz Ahmed: I never expected I’d be able to have…

Oscar-nominee and Emmy-winner Riz Ahmed is probably the only actor who has been vocal about the toxic portrayals of Muslim characters in TV and films. A few months ago, he dressed down Hollywood and the wider film industry for portraying Muslim characters in bad light almost every time. In June,…

Dhanush expresses excitement to be working with Hollywood’s Russo Brothers…

South star Dhanush, who makes his Hollywood debut with filmmaker duo Anthony and Joe Russo's The Gray Man, said he always wanted to try his hand at foreign films but never expected to be working with the directors of Avengers: Endgame (2019). Dhanush is part of an ensemble cast of…

Vir Das to develop and star in American country music…

Well-known Indian actor and comedian Vir Das is set to write and executive produce a new show for FOX, titled Country Eastern, which is a single-cam comedy series. Apart from writing and executive producing it, Das will also star in the project. The show is about a young wealthy man…

Irrfan Khan’s legacy is still being understood: Riz Ahmed

Oscar-nominated actor Riz Ahmed lists The Warrior (2001), Maqbool (2003), and The Lunchbox (2013), as the films that made him a fan of screen icon Irrfan Khan whose legacy he believes is still being understood. The Sound of Metal (2019) star has time and again professed admiration for Irrfan, one…

EXCLUSIVE: Prabhas crowned top global Asian celebrity for 2021

Indian actor Prabhas has been named as the number one Asian celebrity on the planet for 2021. The biggest Pan-Indian movie star beat off tough global competition to top the latest edition of the 50 Asian Celebrities In The World list, published by the UK based Eastern Eye newspaper. The…

Dave Bautista to star in M Night Shyamalan’s ‘Knock at…

Hollywood star Dave Bautista is onboard to topline Indian-American filmmaker M Night Shyamalan's next directorial venture Knock at the Cabin. Set up at studio Universal Pictures, the film will be released in the cinemas on February 3, 2023, a two-week bump up from its previous date. According to Deadline, Shyamalan…

Ali Fazal joins Gerard Butler in action thriller “Kandahar”

Actor Ali Fazal, who has previously impressed the international audience with his performance in the British biographical comedy-drama Victoria and Abdul (2017), will shortly be seen as one of the leads in Kenneth Brannagh’s upcoming film Death On The Nile. While the actor awaits the release of Death On The…

Indian president concludes visit to Rishikesh’s Parmarth Niketan Ashram

INDIA’S president Ramnath Kovind, his wife Savita and their daughter Swati concluded a two-day visit to the Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, north India, on Monday (29). Spiritual leader His Holiness (HH) Pujya Chidanand Saraswatiji (HH Pujya Muniji), the head of the ashram, presented the president and his family with…

Adarsh Gourav: Can you believe who I am working with?

Adarsh Gourav, who rose to prominence after headlining Netflix’s globally successful film The White Tiger (2021) alongside Priyanka Chopra and Rajkummar Rao, is currently busy filming his major Hollywood project Extrapolation in the US. The actor stars alongside Meryl Streep, David Schwimmer, and Kit Harington in the upcoming anthology series,…

Priyanka Chopra Jonas shares first look from The Matrix Resurrections

Actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who was last seen in The White Tiger alongside Rajkummar Rao (2021), will feature in a never-seen-before avatar in her eagerly-awaited Hollywood film The Matrix Resurrections.     The Matrix Resurrections is the fourth chapter in the popular sci-fi franchise which comes 18 years after the release of…

Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha to now release on April…

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha has been postponed yet again. Earlier set to release on February 14, 2022, the period drama will now enter theatres on April 14, 2022, the makers announced on Saturday. The high-profile film is the official remake of the 1994 Hollywood blockbuster Forrest Gump…

Riz Ahmed’s Sound of Metal wins big at HPA Awards

Riz Ahmed’s critically acclaimed film Sound of Metal (2019) continued its winning streak by bagging a prestigious award at Hollywood Professional Association’s annual HPA Award. The Hollywood Professional Association revealed the winners of the HPA Award for outstanding achievements in postproduction on Thursday. The award ceremony took place at the…

My Playlist – DJ Redlox

THE path-breaking DJ Redlox (aka Siri Adi Singh) is one of the original architects of the vibrant Chicago Bollywood, bhangra and dancehall scene. He has performed with world-famous artists and lit up explosive live sets for multicultural audiences. He is also co-founder of a Chicago-based meditation and yoga school, along…

Celebrating the life of a true trendsetter in Bollywood

TO MARK HER MILESTONE BIRTHDAY, AN ALPHABETICAL GUIDE TO ACTRESS ZEENAT AMAN LEGENDARY leading lady Zeenat Aman is turning 70 on Friday (19). Born in 1951, the Bollywood bombshell exploded onto the big screen in the early 1970s after winning a beauty pageant, and helped break the shackles of what…

Hollywood success stories of south Asian stars

THE movie everyone has been talking about is November’s biggest blockbuster release The Eternals, and a major highlight is the presence of Kumail Nanjiani playing a path-breaking superhero. This is another major step forward for south Asians in Hollywood, after almost exclusively appearing as stereotypical caricatures, including ones where a…

Celebrity chef Gurpareet Bains passes away

AWARD-winning celebrity chef and culinary consultant Gurpareet Bains died of heart and kidney complications, media reports said on Friday (12). The co-founder of vegetable-based snack bars Vedge Snacks was admitted to a hospital following a heart attack last Thursday (4). Although he regained consciousness the next day, his kidneys failed…

Kumail Nanjiani calls Eternals co-star Harish Patel “the real hero…

Well-known Hollywood actor Kumail Nanjiani praised veteran Bollywood actor Harish Patel in his latest tweet. The two play significant characters in Marvel Studios’ superhero film Eternals (2021) which is based on the Marvel Comics race of the same name. Marvel Studios released a new poster from the film, featuring Patel…

Alia Bhatt likely to announce her first Hollywood project in…

It is no secret that Bollywood star Alia Bhatt has signed up with the leading American talent management agency, William Morris Endeavour (WME), to explore acting opportunities in the West. And if fresh reports are to be believed, the Gully Boy (2019) actress is set to announce her first Hollywood…

Squid Game actor Anupam Tripathi heads to Hollywood?

It has been close to one and a half months since Squid Game (2021) premiered on Netflix, and the South Korean survival drama is still going pretty strong, smashing all viewership records for a streaming show. Created by Hwang Dong-hyuk, Squid Game featured a host of talented actors in layered…

Big pressure for Bollywood films

CRISIS-HIT HINDI CINEMA FACES A MAJOR RECKONING BOLLYWOOD has been in huge trouble over the past 20 months due to cinema closures caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, but an even bigger problem has been the unprecedented hatred it has faced since Sushant Singh Rajput tragically passed away in 2020. That…

Sikandar Kher reveals how he prepared for his role in…

There are some actors who do not mind going to any length when it comes to doing complete justice to their characters. From gaining several pounds to losing a drastic amount of weight, some actors often drastically change their appearance for film roles. Joining the list of such dedicated actors…

The White Tiger star Adarsh Gourav begins filming for his…

Adarsh Gourav, who shot to international fame with the huge success of Netflix’s The White Tiger (2021), is set to showcase his great acting talent in yet another high-profile Hollywood project. The actor made it to the headlines last week for signing on to star in Scott Z Burns’ anthology…

Kal Penn reveals he is gay in new memoir

INDIAN AMERICAN actor and former White House staff member Kal Penn, 44, has revealed that he is gay in a new memoir, reported The Daily Mail.  In his book, You Can't Be Serious, the Harold & Kumar actor has said that he is engaged to his partner, Josh, who he has…

Kal Penn comes out as gay, says “I discovered my…

Indian-American actor Kal Penn is known for his performances in Harold & Kumar film series, House (TV series), Designated Survivor (TV Series), and others. He was also a former White House staff member in the Barack Obama administration. Penn is all set to launch his book, You Can't Be Serious,…

“I would love to do a horror-comedy film if someone…

Emraan Hashmi is unquestionably a horror film veteran. His tryst with the genre started with Raaz - The Mystery Continues (2009) and saw the addition of Raaz 3 (2012), Ek Thi Daayan (2013), and Raaz: Reboot (2016) to his filmography over the years. The actor now stars in Panorama Studios’…

Nitu Chandra Srivastava talks about her Hollywood debut Never Back…

Nitu Chandra Srivastava, who is known for her movies like Garam Masala, Traffic Signal, Oye Lucky Lucky Oye, 13B, No Problem, and others, is all set to make her Hollywood debut with the film Never Back Down: Revolt. For the movie, the actress underwent intense martial arts training. While talking…

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge to get a Broadway Musical version

Aditya Chopra’s Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol is undoubtedly one of the best romantic films made in Bollywood. The movie, a few days ago, completed 26 years of its release, and now, it is all set to get a Broadway Musical version. Titled Come Fall…

Sardar Udham and Sherni shortlisted for India’s official entry to…

Two Bollywood films have been shortlisted for India’s official entry to the 94th Academy Awards. Vicky Kaushal’s Sardar Udham (2021) and Vidya Balan’s Sherni (2021), have been included in the list of 14 films, from which the best one will be sent as India’s official entry to the Oscars in…

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati gets lifetime achievement award from US president…

SPIRITUAL leader Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award by US president Joe Biden for her lifelong commitment to volunteer service. The award has been given by the US president along with Americorps. The certificate that was awarded to her was signed by Biden. Sadhvi Bhagawati…

Kareena on Laal Singh Chaddha: We’ve worked very hard

Kareena Kapoor Khan will next be seen in Laal Singh Chaddha which also stars Aamir Khan in the lead role. The movie, which is directed by Advait Chandan, is an adaptation of the Hollywood film Forrest Gump (1994). Recently, while talking to PTI, Kapoor Khan said, "I'm extremely excited as…

5 Indian actors set to star in major Hollywood projects

Hollywood has always fascinated actors from across the industries, and the Indian film industry is no exception. Over the years, we have seen a few prominent Indian actors playing significant characters in Hollywood productions. And the list is expected to get even longer in times to come as some popular…

Dev Patel great to work with, says Monkey Man co-star…

Sikandar Kher, who received positive response for his performance in Disney+ Hotstar’s Aarya (2020), is quite excited about his upcoming film Monkey Man, which will mark his foray into Hollywood. The action-thriller has been co-produced and directed by the BAFTA Award-winning actor Dev Patel who also plays the male lead…

Deepa Mehta to mentor South Asian Screenwriters at Hollywood Inclusion…

Filmmaker and screenwriter Deepa Mehta, best known for her Elements Trilogy, Fire (1996), Earth (1998), and Water (2005), has come onboard to mentor another class of underrepresented South Asian screenwriters for the second edition of 1497 Writers Lab. Joining her as mentors are The High Note (2020) helmer Nisha Ganatra…

Bachchan’s best music moments

BIRTHDAY SPECIAL CELEBRATING LEGENDARY ACTOR AMITABH’S 20 MOST UPLIFTING BOLLYWOOD SONGS HE MAY be known as a great actor, but Amitabh Bachchan has also delivered plenty of magical musical moments on-screen and most of these have come from the phenomenal way he has brought songs to life. By performing pretty…

Forty things to do as lockdown life ends

THERE are many psychological benefits of having something to look forward to and as we come towards the final stages of lockdown life that hope is now needed more than ever. It will release positive thoughts in a sea of negativity, make you optimistic about the future and give added…

Dev Patel on The Green Knight and his upcoming directorial…

Dev Patel, who began his acting career with teen drama Skins (2007–2008) before bursting onto the scene with Danny Boyle’s Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire (2008), has come a long way. From working with Nicole Kidman to winning a BAFTA Award to receiving nominations for an Academy Award, the actor has…

Bollywood ready to bounce back; theatrical release dates of multiple…

Currently, theatres in India are functioning in a few states. But, cinemas in Maharashtra are shut. On Saturday (25), Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray, announced that the theatres in the state will reopen from 22nd October 2021. After the announcement, Rohit Shetty quickly revealed that his movie Sooryavanshi starring…

Avantika Vandanapu: Spinning to stardom

TEEN TALENT AVANTIKA VANDANAPU DISCUSSES HER MOVE FROM INDIAN CINEMA TO HOLLYWOOD THE latest south Asian star to emerge in the Hollywood sky is 16-year-old American actress Avantika Vandanapu. The talented American teenager found success in India at the age of 10 with a string of successful films, alongside big-named stars, and commercials…

Terrific love triangle takes TV by storm

ACTOR GASHMEER MAHAJANI DISCUSSES HIS HIT SERIAL IMLIE AN EARLY introduction to Guru Dutt’s brand of cinema first connected Gashmeer Mahajani to creativity and inspired him to learn different aspects of filmmaking. This desire to be a part of cinema in any capacity was consolidated after he read the book…

London mayor joins Rahat Fateh Ali Khan at SSE Wembley…

LONDON mayor Sadiq Khan joined more than 8,000 people at the SSE Wembley Arena last Sunday (19) for a performance by Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. The acclaimed Pakistani singer kicked off his The Legacy Tour in the UK, with the packed venue swaying to classic hits such as Teri…

London mayor joins Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’ concert at Wembley

LONDON mayor Sadiq Khan joined more than 8,000 people at the SSE Wembley Arena last Sunday (19) for a performance by Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. The acclaimed Pakistani singer kicked off his The Legacy Tour in the UK, with the packed venue swaying to classic hits such as Teri…

Ali Fazal to topline Arati Kadav’s untitled sci-fi short film

Actor Ali Fazal, who was most recently seen in Netflix’s anthology Ray (2021), has shot for an upcoming short film. The untitled science fiction short film, which the actor recently shot for in Mumbai for 4 days, has been written and directed by Arati Kadav, the director of the 2019…

From Looop Lapeta to Spider-Man: No Way Home: Sony Pictures…

Sony Pictures Films India has announced its plans to release around 17 Bollywood and Hollywood films over the next one year. Some of the titles the studio is set to bring to theatres in the next few months include Bollywood and Hollywood biggies like the Taapsee Pannu starrer Looop Lapeta,…

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati speaks on her journey with Deepak Chopra

LEADING spiritual leader Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati and Indian American wellness guru Deepak Chopra discussed the “power of spirituality to heal and transform us” at an event in New York on Thursday (16). Sadhvi Bhagawati is in the US promoting her memoir, Hollywood to the Himalayas: A Journey of Healing and Transformation.…

It’s a wrap for Aamir Khan starrer Laal Singh Chaddha

Aamir Khan starrer Laal Singh Chaddha is undoubtedly one of the most awaited films of the year. The movie, which is directed by Advait Chandan, also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan in the lead role. A couple of days ago, Aamir and Kareena were spotted in Mumbai for the shooting of…

Priyanka Chopra inducted as a member of Producers Guild of…

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) has inducted actor-producer Priyanka Chopra as a member of the organisation. The organisation has 8000+ members spanning the full producing team in scripted, non-fiction, documentary, animation, and new media sectors. According to its official website, the PGA is a non-profit trade organisation that represents,…

The top 10 Kareena Kapoor Khan performances

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

All about Annkit Bhatia

UNPREDICTABLE actor Annkit Bhatia is currently playing the antagonist on popular daily drama serial Bhagyalaxmi and is really enjoying the challenge. This continues on from other interesting characters for a rising star with an impressive screen presence. Eastern Eye caught up with Annkit to discuss his acting journey, latest project,…

Marvel’s first east Asian superhero packs a punch

ACTOR Simu Liu has discussed breaking new ground with his role in Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings, as he makes history with his portrayal of the first Asian superhero in the franchise. Liu plays the title role of Shang-Chi, a martial arts master who is forced to confront his…

Asian bakers in fray as Great British Bake Off reveals…

The much-loved baking show, The Great British Bake Off, is returning for its 12th series on Channel 4 on 21 September. Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas once again take on the role of co-hosts with Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood onboard to judge this year’s bakers. But who are this…

Kareena Kapoor Khan opens up on pay disparity in Bollywood

There is no denying the fact that Kareena Kapoor Khan is one of the most successful actresses Bollywood has ever produced. The actress, who made her acting debut with JP Dutta’s Refugee in 2000, has numerous blockbusters to her credit. In an industry that sees an influx of fresh faces…

New York India consulate general honours Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati memoir

THE consulate general of India in New York, the US, recently organised an event to honour 'Hollywood to the Himalayas: A Journey of Healing and Transformation', the memoir of Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, secretary-general of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, Parmarth Niketan Ashram located in Rishikesh in the northern Indian state of…

Neena Gupta joins Deepika Padukone and Amitabh Bachchan on the…

Neena Gupta, who has been delivering some power-packed performances lately, has added one more exciting project to her filmography. The seasoned actress has signed on to play an important role in filmmaker Amit Sharma’s next The Intern, which is the official remake of the successful Hollywood film of the same…

My top 10 films – Alfeeya Donna

RAPIDLY rising star Alfeeya Donna is an Arab-Indian award-winning actress, classically trained singer, and dancer, who made her film debut with recently released film Jihad –The Holy War, which was released across various online platforms in Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Bhojpuri. Her last music release was romantic breakup…

Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha to reteam for Mudassar Aziz’s…

After having worked together on various projects over the years, including Rowdy Rathore (2012), Joker (2012), Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara (2013), Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty (2014), and Mission Mangal (2019), Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha are set to reunite for filmmaker Mudassar Aziz’s next…

Upcoming James Bond entry No Time To Die to be…

Starring Daniel Craig in the lead role, No Time To Die is one of the eagerly awaited movies of 2021. The upcoming 007 film has faced a long road to theatres due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that has not abated fans’ interest even a bit. Universal Pictures India recently…

Exclusive: “It’s an honour and privilege to be introducing the…

Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, Marvel Studios’ latest superhero film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings brings some badly needed Asian representation to the hugely popular film franchise. Actor Simu Liu, who is known mainly for his role on the Toronto-set sitcom Kim’s Convenience, plays the title role…

Exclusive: Fala Chen: “It means the world to me to…

Fala Chen was already on top of her game when she left her successful TV career in Hong Kong for Juilliard. When she returned to America with renewed energy and enthusiasm, she was flooded with several powerful roles. Chen is currently in news for playing the central character of Jiang…

Deepika Padukone announces her second Hollywood film

Deepika Padukone made her Hollywood debut with the film xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017). Her fans were eagerly waiting to know which will be her second Hollywood movie, and now, finally, it has been announced. According to Deadline, Deepika will be seen in STXfilms and Temple Hill Productions’ romantic…

Fresh details emerge on Tiger Shroff starrer Ganapath

Tiger Shroff is undoubtedly one of the most commercially successful actors working in Bollywood. Most of his films go on to smash several box-office records. Last seen in Baaghi 3 (2020), the young actor has signed a few exciting projects lately, one of them being Ganapath. Directed by Vikas Bahl,…

SS Rajamouli wraps up his star-studded film RRR

RRR is one of the eagerly anticipated films in India. Visionary filmmaker SS Rajamouli, who helmed Baahubali: The Beginning (2015) and Baahubali: The Conclusion (2017), had been working on this magnum-opus for more than two years now. And today on Thursday, the team finally wrapped up filming in India. Announcing…

Sarita Choudhury on her two-decade-long career in the West: It’s…

Indian-origin English actor Sarita Choudhury began her acting career with Mira Nair’s directorial, Mississippi Masala (1991), and followed it up with A Perfect Murder (1998), 3 A.M. (2001), Just a Kiss (2002), She Hate Me (2004), Lady in the Water (2006), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015) and…

Hetain Patel: Artist’s film trilogy seeks to ‘occupy mainstream space’

A TRILOGY of films depicting ethnic minority protagonists in Hollywood blockbuster movies that “they are typically excluded from” is part of a new exhibition in Southampton. Hetain Patel’s new art show Trinity is based on his fascination with the cultural influence that Hollywood has on people’s lives. Having premiered at…

Matrix 4 starring Priyanka Chopra Jonas titled The Matrix: Resurrections

Matrix 4 starring Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lambert Wilson, and Daniel Bernhardt has got a title. Warner Bros announced the title of the fourth instalment in the franchise and it’s called The Matrix: Resurrections. According to PTI, the studio also unveiled the trailer of…

Tom Cruise tucks into curry at Asha Bhosle’s restaurant

A famous Hollywood actor was not concerned about the fuss around the word 'curry' in the recent weeks, as he polished off not one but two chicken tikka masalas during a break from filming Mission: Impossible 7 in Birmingham. The actor here is Tom Cruise, 59, who on Saturday night…

Birthday blast: All about Chiranjeevi

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

Aamir Khan concerned over films releasing on streaming media platforms

Ever since the coronavirus pandemic hit the world in 2020, more than a dozen high-profile Bollywood films, which were originally made for theatres, have released directly on leading streaming media platforms. While several filmmakers and actors are absolutely fine with the new trend, there are many who believe that a…

Bollywood falls out of favour with film fans

WHY HINDI CINEMA IS EXPERIENCING THE GREATEST CRISIS IN ITS LONG HISTORY THE best kept secret of lockdown is that Bollywood is in major trouble. Like other global industries, Hindi cinema has suffered due to the closure of cinemas caused by Covid-19, but there is a much bigger issue that…

The top 10 Saif Ali Khan performances

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

Huma Qureshi: My plan is to do some interesting work…

Huma Qureshi has been in the industry for nine years and has featured in some remarkable films like Gangs of Wasseypur, D Day, Dedh Ishqiya, Badlapur, and others. In 2019, she made her digital debut with Netflix’s Leila, and this year made her Hollywood debut with Zack Snyder’s Army of…

Uzma Jalaluddin lists her favourite books

ACCLAIMED Canadian author Uzma Jalaluddin announced herself with awesome debut novel Ayesha At Last, which was compared to Jane Austen classic Pride And Prejudice. Her recently released second novel Hana Khan Carries On has continued her impressive momentum as a writer and the story about the rivalry between two competing…

Dev Patel recalls how being called “ugly” at the beginning…

Dev Patel, who is presently busy winning raves for his portrayal of Sir Gawain in David Lowery’s The Green Knight (2021) after its theatrical release in the United States, has always chosen characters that are not only unconventional but also challenge him as an actor. Ever since kick-starting his acting…

Dring ‘will be remembered for East Pakistan genocide reports’

Tribute to British journalist and honorary Bangladeshi citizen Simon YOUNGER Asians born and brought up in Britain may not have heard of the British journalist Simon Dring, who died on July 16, at the age of 76. But for those who want to understand the circumstances leading to the secession…

Legendary actor Kabir Bedi’s magnificent memoir is a must read

THE problem with most celebrity memoirs is that they usually offer up an overly romanticised view of a journey and hide interesting aspects behind a publicly crafted image. Thankfully, Kabir Bedi has never followed the crowd and carved out his own unique path, which has led him towards detailing his…

Nikunj Lotia: From bartender to becoming a big online star

CONTENT CREATOR NIKUNJ LOTIA ON HIS AMAZING RISE CONTENT  creators in India are becoming bigger than many frontline celebrities and most have inspiring stories of coming from obscurity to suddenly gaining millions of followers worldwide. Nikunj Lotia, also known as Nick from BeYouNick, has gone from making short prank videos…

Deepika Padukone shoots high-octane action scenes for Yash Raj Films’…

Deepika Padukone, who was last seen in Chhapaak (2020), is currently juggling several projects at the same time. One of her eagerly awaited films is Pathan which recently resumed production in Mumbai after the government of Maharashtra eased off lockdown-induced restrictions in the state. The latest update on the forthcoming…

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

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

M. Night Shyamalan: In my career, I have been an…

Indian-American filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan started his journey with the movie Wide Awake (1998) and got success with the movies like The Sixth Sense (1999), Unbreakable (2000), Signs (2002), and The Village (2004). However, his career saw a dip with critically panned films like Lady in the Water (2006), The…

The top 10 performances – Priyanka Chopra Jonas

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

Shilpa Shetty reveals she turned down ‘major stuff’ in Hollywood

Shilpa Shetty’s last film as a lead was the 2007 release Apne. The actress later featured in dance numbers like films like Dostana (2008) and Dishkiyaoon (2014), and she has been judging many reality shows. However, now, she is all set to make her acting comeback with Hungama 2 which…

Amy Jackson on charity work and life as a Bollywood…

ENGLISH actress Amy Jackson has described her love of India – which she calls her “second home” – where she has become popular for her performances in south Indian films. In an exclusive interview with Eastern Eye, the star said her time in India had been her “most spectacular experience…

Djokovic wins record-equalling 20th Grand Slam and sixth Wimbledon title

NOVAK DJOKOVIC won a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title and sixth Wimbledon on Sunday (11) with a four-set victory over battling Matteo Berrettini of Italy. The world number one triumphed 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 to move level on 20 majors with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. His win also…

Barty beats Pliskova in final, ends Australia’s long wait for…

ASHLEIGH BARTY won her first Wimbledon title on the 50th anniversary of fellow indigenous Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley's maiden crown, beating Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 6-7 (4/7), 6-3 in the final on Saturday (10). The 25-year-old Australian - who wore a specially-designed dress in tribute to Cawley's iconic scallop one she…

Naga Chaitanya joins Aamir Khan on the sets of Laal…

There have been reports that Telugu star Naga Chaitanya will be making his Bollywood debut with Aamir Khan starrer Laal Singh Chaddha. But, there was no official announcement about it. Finally, it has been confirmed that Naga Chaitanya is a part of the film. On Twitter, the actor posted a…

Birthday Special: 5 much-watch Neetu Singh films with husband Rishi…

Veteran actress Neetu Singh, who began her acting career at the tender age of six and continued enthralling audiences with her stellar performances for several decades, is celebrating her 62nd birthday today. She was born on 8 July, 1958, in Delhi. After making her debut in a lead role, Singh…

Alia Bhatt signs up with an international talent agency; is…

Alia Bhatt started her journey with the 2012 release Student of The Year. In these nine years, she has proved her mettle as an actor and has also featured in many successful films. Now, according to a report in Deadline, Alia has signed up with the international talent agency WME…

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

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

Instagram richlist: Kohli and Priyanka among world’s top 30 influencers

INDIA cricket team captain Virat Kohli and actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas are among the world’s top 30 costliest Instagram influencers, according to a recently released list, with footballer Cristiano Ronaldo taking the top slot.   With 125 million followers, the Indian cricket captain is in the top 20 list with…

Huma Qureshi: Crossing borders and big barriers

VERSATILE ACTRESS HUMA QURESHI REFLECTS ON HER CAREER, BRAVE APPROACH AND HUGE HOLLYWOOD HIT BY WORKING in different genres, languages and formats, Huma Qureshi has quite comprehensively shown her incredible versatility as an actress. She has also become one of the most unpredictable Indian stars working today, which was perfectly illustrated recently with…

Dhanush in talks to headline yet another bilingual film

Dhanush, who is presently riding high on the roaring success of his Netflix film Jagame Thandhiram (2021), has signed several interesting projects lately. The National Film Award-winning actor has been announcing a new film almost every month. A couple of days ago, Dhanush announced that he is joining forces with…

Action star Vidyut Jammwal to set foot in Hollywood; signs…

Vidyut Jammwal, who is considered to be one of the best action stars working in Indian cinema today, is set to make his crossover to Hollywood. The 40-year-old actor, whose filmography includes such successful films as Force (2011), Commando (2013), and Khuda Hafiz (2020), has signed with the premier U.S.…

Taapsee Pannu to star in a multilingual pan-India sci-fi film

Taapsee Pannu, who already has over half a dozen projects in her bag, has signed yet another exciting film, as per reports. To be directed by filmmaker Barath Neelakantan, the forthcoming film is being planned as a pan-India project set to be mounted on a lavish scale. Spilling some more…

Mrunal Jain: I’m sure of my potential

ON DAYS that Mrunal Jain thought of giving up, he promised himself to keep trying and it has served him well in his career. The acclaimed actor has shown off his impressive range on top TV serials like Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki, Uttaran and Nagarjuna - Ek Yoddha. He is also…

Baazi: Bollywood’s iconic crime classic

CELEBRATING THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF A BLOCKBUSTER THAT CREATED LEGENDS AND INFLUENCED THE NOIR GENRE BOLLYWOOD blockbuster Baazi became a big game-changer when it released on July 1, 1951, and that is why its 70th anniversary should be rightly celebrated this week. The iconic classic popularised the Hindi noir genre, launched…

Mahesh Babu unveils the teaser of nephew Ashok Galla’s Hero

Superstar Mahesh Babu’s nephew, Ashok Galla, is all set to make his debut with a film titled Hero. The teaser of the film has been released, and Mahesh Babu took to Twitter to unveil it. He tweeted, “Couldn't be happier to launch the title of your debut film @AshokGalla_ !!…

Priyanka Chopra Jonas: The freedom of streaming services is allowing…

Priyanka Chopra Jonas made her digital debut with Netflix’s The White Tiger which released earlier this year. Recently, at the launch of streaming platform ZEE5 in the US, PeeCee opened up about how things have changed after the launch of streaming services. According to PTI, the actress stated, "That's what…

Kriti Sanon to star in the Hindi remake of Kill…

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

Tiger Shroff’s Ganapath to roll on September 20

Tiger Shroff will soon begin filming his next Ganapath, set to be directed by Vikas Bahl. As per reports, the makers are looking at commencing the first shooting schedule of the film on September 20. The film also stars Kriti Sanon in the lead role. “The Covid-19 lockdown and the…

Akshay Kumar denies the reports of starring in Dhoom 4

From the past few years, there have been multiple reports about Dhoom 4. It was said that Shah Rukh Khan will be seen in the fourth instalment of Dhoom, some reports also suggested Salman Khan is doing Dhoom 4, and a few days ago, there were speculations about Akshay Kumar…

Most memorable Bollywood dads

FATHER’S DAY SPECIAL: COUNTING DOWN THE 20 STAND-OUT PERFORMANCES AS A MALE PARENT IN HINDI CINEMA ON SUNDAY (20), families across the world will be celebrating Father’s Day. Eastern Eye decided to mark this annual celebration to compile a first-of-its-kind countdown of the 20 most memorable onscreen fathers in Bollywood. This…

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati to release her memoir Hollywood to the…

ONE OF India’s leading spiritual leaders describes her journey to enlightenment in her soon to be published memoir, Hollywood to the Himalayas. Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, of Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, north India, tells the story of how she turned her life around, from a traumatic time as a child…

Aamir Khan on 20 years of Lagaan: The fact that…

Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, Lagaan (2001) completes 20 years of its theatrical release on June 15. The Oscar-nominated film features Aamir Khan and Gracy Singh in principal roles, and has attained cult status over the years. During a media interaction, Aamir Khan said that Lagaan still stays relevant because it…

Aamir Khan resumes filming Laal Singh Chaddha

As the state government allows the resumption of shooting activities in Maharashtra, several films and television shows have got the cameras rolling again after the entertainment industry came to a grinding halt in the wake of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in India. Last week, Yash Raj Films’…

Shah Rukh Khan responds to Tom Hiddleston’s admiration for him

Two days after Hollywood star Tom Hiddleston expressed admiration for Shah Rukh Khan, now Bollywood superstar has responded to the fanboy remarks of the hugely popular British actor. A video shared by streaming media platform, Disney+ Hotstar Premium, on its official Twitter handle earlier this week showed Hiddleston playing the…

‘Fair is still lovely in Bollywood’

BOLLYWOOD, as the Hindi film industry is popularly known, is still struggling with colour, gender and caste biases, says a recent AI study, while Hollywood has made noticeable progress. “The $2.1 billion (£1.48bn) film industry continues to associate beauty with fair skin. The concept of beauty has remained consistent through…

Jagame Thandhiram director Karthik Subbaraj: I always wanted to work…

Jagame Thandhiram is all set to release on Netflix on 18th June 2021. The Karthik Subbaraj directorial stars Dhanush in the lead role. Recently, while talking to PTI, the filmmaker opened up about casting Dhanush in the movie. He stated, "I always wanted to work with Dhanush. He is an…

Aamir Khan to play chess with Viswanathan Anand to raise…

Aamir Khan and former world champion Viswanathan Anand are all set to compete with each other. The two will be playing the game of chess to raise funds for Covid-19 relief. The event, which will take place on 13th June 2021, is named Checkmate Covid. Chess.com India took to Twitter…

Tom Hiddleston expresses love for Shah Rukh Khan and Chennai…

Shah Rukh Khan is one of the most popular actors on Earth, who enjoys a massive fan following in every part of the world. The Bollywood superstar has another fan in Hollywood star Tom Hiddleston, who is globally popular for playing Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The 40-year-old actor…

SS Rajamouli to team up with a Hollywood studio

SS Rajamouli is one of the biggest names in the Telugu film industry. He has made amazing movies like Magadheera, Eega, Baahubali: The Beginning, Baahubali: The Conclusion, and others. After the release of the Baahubali franchise, he is undoubtedly one of the biggest directors in the Indian film industry, and…

Mona Singh set for TV comeback after five years

By: Mohnish Singh Mona Singh, who is often regarded as one of the most talented actresses on Indian television, has been missing from the scene for quite some time now. On television, she was last seen some five years ago as the female lead in Colors’ supernatural show Kavach, produced…

Hit man Hunterz is on a music mission

BRITISH SINGER IS BACK WITH A NEW SONG AND STUDIO by ASJAD NAZIR AN IMPRESSIVE number of hit songs, a towering stage presence, cool collaborations and success around the world have turned Hunterz into a great British music hero. The singer, songwriter, musician and composer is also one of the…

Huma Qureshi on promoting Army of the Dead during pandemic:…

By: Mohnish Singh Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi can be currently seen in Zack Snyder’s American zombie heist film Army of the Dead (2021), which marks her foray in Hollywood. While actors go all out to promote their upcoming films, things are not the same during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Talking…

Magic of movies with a message

ACTOR ADIL HUSSAIN REFLECTS ON HIS MEANINGFUL JOURNEY by ASJAD NAZIR VERSATILE Indian actor Adil Hussain regularly finds himself in fabulous films that have superb storylines, cleverly crafted characters and memorable messages. His impressive range has enabled him to work in different languages and film industries around the world. Such is…

Sunil Dutt: Life and times of a film icon

TWENTY FACTS ABOUT THE BOLLYWOOD LEGEND’S GREAT CAREER, TO MARK HIS DEATH ANNIVERSARY by ASJAD NAZIR THIS week marks the death anniversary of legendary Bollywood star Sunil Dutt, who passed away on May 25, 2005, aged 75. Apart from being one of the greatest Hindi film stars of all time, he…

Stars taking the digital plunge

EAGERLY AWAITED WEB SERIES HEADLINED BY BIG-SCREEN NAMES by ASJAD NAZIR INDIAN film stars, including Manoj Bajpayee, Emraan Hashmi, Bobby Deol, Pooja Bhatt, Saif Ali Khan, Rajkummar Rao, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Abhishek Bachchan, Vivek Oberoi, Sushmita Sen, Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal, have made the move to acting in web serials.…

Jacqueline Fernandez’s character details from Hollywood debut Women’s Stories out

By: Mohnish Singh It is no secret that Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez is gearing up to make her Hollywood debut with an anthology film titled Women's Stories. Consisting of six segments, the upcoming film has been directed by female directors from across the world and also features an all-female cast.…

Miss India Adline Castelino becomes the 3rd runner-up at Miss…

By Murtuza Iqbal  Miss Universe 2020 competition which was supposed to take place in May last year was postponed to May this year due to Covid-19. Finally, the event took place on Sunday night at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood. Andrea Meza of Mexico has been…

Dhanush’s next to resume production soon, confirms director Karthick Naren

By: Mohnish Singh Actor Dhanush, who is presently shooting for his Hollywood film The Gray Man directed by filmmaker duo Anthony and Joe Russo, will soon resume shooting for his next Tamil film, tentatively titled D43. The news has been confirmed by director Karthick Naren. Naren was recently talking to…

Kareena Kapoor Khan also in the running for the role…

By: Mohnish Singh Mythological and historical dramas mounted on huge scales and powered by advanced technology are the new favourites of Indian cinema. Bollywood alone is producing several such projects and the count is expected to increase steeply in the next few years. One mythological project that has been making…

“Hrithik Roshan was the best bet,” says Raj N Sippy…

By: Mohnish Singh Remakes remain always in vogue in Bollywood. If not many, at least half a dozen remakes are currently at various stages of development in Hindi cinema. Speculation has been rife for long that a remake of Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini’s cult film Satte Pe Satta (1982)…

Aamir Khan hires War action director to shoot war sequences…

By: Mohnish Singh According to reports, Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan has roped in action choreographer Parvez Shaikh to direct an elaborate war sequence for his much-awaited film Laal Singh Chaddha. Shaikh has previously worked on Yash Raj Films’ War (2019), starring Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff in lead roles. Apart…

Army Of The Dead director Zack Snyder is all praises…

By: Mohnish Singh Hollywood filmmaker and screenwriter Zack Snyder, who has directed several blockbusters in his illustrious career, including 300 (2006), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Justice League (2017), is presently looking forward to the release of his next directorial venture Army Of The Dead. Army Of…

Huma Qureshi pledges to build a 100-bed hospital facility in…

By Murtuza Iqbal Huma Qureshi is one celebrity who has been trying her best to help the citizens of India during the second of wave Covid-19. The actress along with Save The Children India has pledged to build a temporary hospital facility in Delhi. Huma took to Twitter to make…

Rajinikanth wraps up his next Annaatthe

By: Mohnish Singh Megastar Rajinikanth, who has been shooting for his next Annaatthe in Hyderabad for almost a month now, has wrapped up the much-awaited film. The Tamil-language action-drama film has been directed by successful filmmaker Siva for Sun Pictures. An Indian publication reports that Rajinikanth will be heading back…

Aamir Khan to shoot war sequences for Laal Singh Chaddha…

By: Mohnish Singh Starring Aamir Khan, Laal Singh Chaddha is one of the eagerly awaited Hindi films of 2021. While the movie is almost complete, some important war sequences are yet to be filmed. Khan wanted to shoot these war sequences in Ladakh last year. However, the team decided against…

Kabir Bedi and seven stories he must tell

FROM ROLES IN INDIA TO MAINSTREAM TRIUMPHS, HOW THE ACTOR BECAME AN INTERNATIONAL STAR by ASJAD NAZIR ALL legends have inspiring life stories, but few have been on the extraordinary global journey taken by world-renowned actor Kabir Bedi. From his early days in theatre and commercial Hindi cinema to major…

Jennifer Aniston requests fans to help India amid the second…

By Murtuza Iqbal The second wave of Covid-19 has affected India a lot. The cases are rising rapidly and there’s a shortage of medical facilities in the country. While many celebs in India are trying their best to help the citizens, Hollywood star Jennifer Aniston, who is famously known for…

Huma Qureshi hopes for the revival of big screen experience

By: Mohnish Singh Rumours were rife lately that Pooja Entertainment and Emmay Entertainment were in talks with a streaming media platform for a direct-to-digital release of their much-awaited spy thriller Bell Bottom. Directed by Ranjit M Tiwari, the upcoming film features Akshay Kumar, Vaani Kapoor, Lara Dutta, and Huma Qureshi…

Kareena Kapoor Khan makes a heartfelt appeal for children who’ve…

By: Mohnish Singh Kareena Kapoor Khan is much more than just a successful movie star. She has been ruling audiences’ hearts not only with her nonpareil acting talent but also her humanitarian work. The talented actress has been doing her bit to help people in need during the unrelenting coronavirus…

Prince Harry voices support for India at Vax Live concert…

BRITAIN'S Prince Harry was part of a star-studded concert in Los Angeles on Sunday (2) to urge faster global vaccinations and also voicing support for India during its second wave of the pandemic. "Vax Live: The Concert To Reunite The World" included pop star Jennifer Lopez and also featured video…

The top 10 Irrfan Khan movies

by ASJAD NAZIR ACCLAIMED actor Irrfan Khan passed away on April 29 last year, at the age of 53, after a long battle with illness. One of the most successful Indian actors in international projects, Irrfan left behind an impressive body of work that will continue to delight audiences across…

Taha Shah Badussha: I want to push my boundaries

by ASJAD NAZIR THE two projects closest to Taha Shah Badussha are his 2011 Bollywood debut Love Ka The End and his recent first film in the west, Draupadi Unleashed. That versatility also extends to winning performances on the web space and he is now set to expand his horizons…

Indira Devi: The Radio Princess

by SHALINA PATEL WHEN I think of south Asian women on BBC Radio, I auto­matically think of women such as Anita Rani, the new co-host of Radio 4’s Women’s Hour. But did you know that there was a south Asian woman who graced the BBC airwaves during the Second World…

Nilanshi Patel, world’s longest hair record holder, cuts hair after…

TEENAGER, who holds the Guinness World Records title for the longest hair, has cut the hair after 12 years of growing it. Nilanshi Patel, from Modasa, Gujarat, grew her hair for over a decade and earned three Guinness World Records titles. Last July, just before her 18th birthday, Patel’s hair…

Sequel to Kareena Kapoor Khan’s 2004 film Hulchul on the…

By: Mohnish Singh According to reports, renowned filmmaker Priyadarshan is planning to roll out a sequel to his 2004 directorial Hulchul. The comic-caper starred Kareena Kapoor Khan and Akshaye Khanna in lead roles, while Amrish Puri, Jackie Shroff, Paresh Rawal, Arbaaz Khan, Arshad Warsi, Suniel Shetty, and Shakti Kapoor rounded…

Adaa Khan: Power of positive thinking

THE TV STAR TALKS ACTING, LOCKDOWN AND BIGG BOSS by ASJAD NAZIR A GLITTERING career has seen small-screen star Adaa Khan shine brightly in a wide array of projects and the biggest flashes of brilliance have been when she has taken on a challenging role. The elegant actress has won…

Mirza: Heart and soul

by ASJAD NAZIR VERSATILE star Shireen Mirza has mixed up winning performances in TV dramas like the massively popular serial Yeh Hai Mohabbatein with film roles in India and internationally. The talented Indian actress is looking forward to taking on more challenges and broadening her acting horizons further. Eastern Eye…

Aamir Khan’s major Bollywood movies ‘inspired’ by Hollywood

HOW THE ACTOR SOUGHT STORY IDEAS FROM THE WEST LONG BEFORE HIS FORREST GUMP REMAKE by ASJAD NAZIR ONE of the most anticipated Indian films of 2021 is Laal Singh Chaddha, which is an official Bollywood remake of hit Hollywood film Forrest Gump. Although this is the first official Hollywood…

Huma Qureshi set for Hollywood debut with Zack Synder’s Army…

By: Mohnish Singh Days after reports emerged that Farhan Akhtar is set to make his Hollywood debut with a high-profile project by Marvel Studios, the news is coming in that talented actress Huma Qureshi is also ready to set her foot in Hollywood. Qureshi, who was last seen in the…

Here’s why Aamir Khan dropped out of Hindi remake of…

By: Mohnish Singh Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan, who was last seen in Yash Raj Films’ War (2019), recently onboarded the official remake of the superhit Tamil film Vikram Vedha (2017). While Roshan plays the role of gangster Vedha in the remake, Saif Ali Khan has been roped in to essay…

Dhanush to next collaborate with Arun Matheswaran?

By: Mohnish Singh According to reports, Tamil superstar Dhanush is in talks with filmmaker Arun Matheswaran for a new project. Matheswaran, whose first film Rocky is yet to release in theatres, has already started working on his second directorial. The filmmaker has reportedly narrated a story to Dhanush who quite…

Exclusive: “An artist of any sort needs patience,” says Project…

By: Mohnish Singh Actor Abhishekh Khan, who won rave reviews for his powerful performance as Nusrat Marri in Netflix’s spy thriller series Bard Of Blood (2019), can be currently seen in SonyLIV’s latest streaming show Project 9191, wherein he plays Johnny, a smart, educated, and dependable tech analyst. Talking to…

Bhansali Productions and Eros International in legal row over rights…

By: Mohnish Singh Bhansali Productions, led by celebrated Bollywood filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, is involved in a legal row with Eros International over the rights of their hugely successful films Goliyon Ki Raasleela – Ram Leela (2013) and Bajirao Mastani (2015). In a statement issued by Bhansali Productions, it said,…

The changing faces of Amitabh Bachchan

TWENTY MEMORABLE LOOKS FROM 52 YEARS OF BOLLYWOOD’S GREATEST STAR by DHARMESH PATEL THE latest film starring Bollywood’s greatest ever star Amitabh Bachchan is mystery thriller Chehre. He stars alongside Emraan Hashmi in the twist-laden movie and once again unveils a unique look. The film’s title, meaning faces, gave Eastern…

Jab joy: Who wouldn’t want to become ‘superhuman’?

  Dr Raj Persaud THE popularity of comic-book stars such as Superman or blockbuster Hollywood franchises such as The Avengers are testa­ment to the appeal in the popular imagi­nation of having superpowers. However, the reality is we struggle away in the gym just to lose a little bit of weight,…

Around the world with eight fantastically funny females

TAKE A TRIP WITH THE COMEDY QUEENS ADDING A NEW DIMENSION TO A MALE DOMINATED DOMAIN by ASJAD NAZIR GLASS ceilings that existed in the comedy world have been smashed globally by a new generation of fiercely talented funny girls who have brought something new and added a different dimension…

Pallavi Sharda: Hurray for a Hollywood game of cat and…

ACCLAIMED AUSTRALIAN ACTRESS PALLAVI SHARDA ON STARRING IN THE NEW TOM AND JERRY MOVIE by ASJAD NAZIR AUSTRALIAN actress Pallavi Sharda has had an incredibly varied career that has seen her mix up genres, languages and different industries around the world, from Bollywood to Hollywood. Her most unique project is a starring…

Prabhas approached to replace Tiger Shroff in the remake of…

By: Mohnish Singh It has been almost three years since Tiger Shroff announced he would topline the official remake of Hollywood classic Rambo (1982). The action star had even shot the poster which created quite a ripple on social media. Siddharth Anand, who is known for helming such blockbusters as…

Deepika Padukone and Prabhas’ untitled film to release in English…

By: Mohnish Singh According to reports, Deepika Padukone and Prabhas’ untitled next film will also release in English, apart from Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and other popular Indian languages. Nag Ashwin is directing the high-profile project which is rumoured to be an apocalyptic film, set in the futuristic timeline. Sharing more…

Khatija Iqbal: Outsider is only a mindset

by ASJAD NAZIR IT HAS always been difficult for outsiders to make it in Bollywood and even more impossible when they’re from overseas. What sets Khatija Iqbal apart from others who have broken through in the massively competitive Indian market is that she is from the Caribbean. Born to Indian…

Aamir Khan tests positive for Covid-19

By Murtuza Iqbal There have been reports since morning that Aamir Khan has tested positive for Covid-19. Now, the actor’s spokesperson has confirmed it. Aamir’s spokesperson stated, “Mr. Aamir Khan has tested positive for Covid-19. He is at home in self-quarantine, following all the protocols and he’s doing fine. All…

Dhanush thanks director Vetrimaaran after winning second National Award for…

By: Mohnish Singh Dhanush on Monday won his second National Film Award for his 2019 film Asuran, directed by Vetrimaaran. On Tuesday, the actor took to his Twitter handle to express his happiness over winning the prestigious honour for the second time. “I woke up to this amazing news of…

British far-right emerged into a ‘digitally networked threat’ during lockdown,…

A NEW report released on Monday (22) revealed that Covid-19 lockdown has boosted the evolution of the British far-right into a digitally networked threat last year. The 'State of Hate 2021' report launched by shadow justice minister David Lammy MP discusses how civil society and institutions must respond to the burgeoning…

Amitabh Bachchan to star alongside Deepika Padukone in The Intern…

By Murtuza Iqbal In 2020, it was announced that Deepika Padukone and Rishi Kapoor will be seen in the remake of the Hollywood film The Intern which starred Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway in the lead roles. However, unfortunately, Rishi Kapoor passed away in April 2020. Well, everyone has…

Top 10 Rani Mukerji movies

POPULAR Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji turns a year older this week and will celebrate her 43rd birthday on March 21. The award-winning star has entertained audiences globally since she was a teenager in a wide array of big-screen entertainers. So, the perfect way to celebrate her life and powerful performances…

Dhanush’s Asuran to be screened at Osaka Tamil International Film…

By: Mohnish Singh Dhanush-starrer Asuran was one of the most commercially and critically successful Tamil films of 2019. Apart from receiving an outstanding response at the box-office, the film weaved its magic at various award functions also and went on to win big in multiple categories. It has been more…

Deepika Padukone ropes in Amit Sharma to direct the remake…

By: Mohnish Singh Deepika Padukone, who was last seen in Chhapaak (2020), currently has some exciting projects in her pocket. She is presently shooting for Yash Raj Films’ action thriller Pathan, co-starring Shah Rukh Khan, and John Abraham. The actress had joined the sets of Pathan after completing Dharma Productions’…

Netflix acquires rights for Dev Patel’s directorial debut Monkey Man

By: Mohnish Singh Streaming media giant Netflix has acquired most worldwide rights for Dev Patel's directorial debut titled Monkey Man. According to reports, the streamer has paid approximately $30 million for the film. The agreement with Netflix excludes Former Yugoslavia, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Russia and Baltic States, Latin America,…

Bilal Abbas Khan: Meet the Pakistani prince of acting

ACTOR BILAL ABBAS KHAN DISCUSSES HIS RAPID RISE AND LOVE FOR VERSATILE ROLES by ASJAD NAZIR YOUNG actor Bilal Abbas Khan has made an incredible impact in a very short space of time and gained the attention of many millions around the world. In just four years, the 27-year-old Pakistani…

Fury and denial as Harry and Meghan prompt new race…

Prince Harry has come a long way in educating himself about race since his youthful days, when he used an offensive slur against a fellow army cadet from Pakistan and dressed up as a Nazi soldier at a party. In an explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey, the Queen's grandson explained…

Queen will address Harry and Meghan’s racism accusation

QUEEN ELIZABETH has said that the British royals were saddened by the challenging experiences of her grandson Prince Harry and his wife Meghan and promised to privately address revelations about a racist remark about their son. Meghan and Harry's tell-all TV interview with Oprah Winfrey aired on US television on…

British royals silent amid crisis over Meghan’s claim of racist…

THE British monarchy wrestled on Tuesday (9) to formulate a response to Meghan and Prince Harry who accused a family member of making a racist remark about their son and courtiers of ignoring her pleas for help when she was suicidal. Meghan and Harry's tell-all TV interview to Oprah Winfrey…

Riz Ahmed nominated for best actor at BAFTA

THE US recession drama 'Nomadland' and coming-of-age story 'Rocks' led the nominations for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards on Tuesday (9) with seven nods each, with a clear push on diversity among the acting contenders following an outcry last year. This year's leading actor nominees…

‘Next big leap’: Netflix to offer 41 new shows to…

Netflix said on Wednesday (3) it would release 41 shows and films in India this year, calling the move its "next big leap" in the world's second most populous nation where video streaming services have become more popular. India, with its 1.3 billion people, is a vast and valuable market…

How India’s first talkie Alam Ara gave birth to the…

DIRECTOR ARDESHIR IRANI’S IMPORTANT FILM CELEBRATES ITS 90TH ANNIVERSARY THIS MONTH by ASJAD NAZIR MARCH 14 marks the 90th anniversary of Indian cinema’s first talkie Alam Ara. When the film released in 1931 it completely transformed Bollywood forever and laid the foundation for the Indian musical, as we know it…

RRR: Hollywood action director Nick Powell joins the team of…

By Murtuza Iqbal SS Rajamouli’s RRR starring Ram Charan, Jr NTR, Alia Bhatt, and Ajay Devgn is undoubtedly one of the most awaited pan-India films of the year. The movie is being made in Telugu, but it will be dubbed and released in various languages including Hindi. Currently, the last…

Aamir Khan shelves his magnum-opus Mahabharat?

By: Mohnish Singh According to reports, superstar Aamir Khan has decided to shelve his much-talked-about project Mahabharat which he had planned as a streaming show. The actor has taken the decision as he finds himself unable to devote two years to the demanding project. A source in the know informs…

The Girl On The Train movie review: An interesting film…

By Murtuza Iqbal Parineeti Chopra starrer The Girl On The Train is based on Paula Hawkins' 2015 novel of the same name. In 2016, a Hollywood movie based on the novel was made. It featured Emily Blunt and for her performance in the film, she was nominated at the British…

UK court okays extradition of Nirav Modi; Priti Patel to…

A fugitive Indian jeweller on Thursday (25) lost his bid to avoid extradition from Britain to face claims of involvement in a massive bank fraud. District Judge Sam Goozee told Nirav Modi at a court hearing in central London there was enough evidence to suggest there was a criminal case…

Nawazuddin Siddiqui: Lockdown, London and life on a set

NAWAZUDDIN SIDDIQUI DISCUSSES HIS FIRST UK FILM SHOOT AND WHY THE SHOW MUST GO ON by ASJAD NAZIR IT IS the first-time acclaimed actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is visiting London, but he isn’t able to enjoy any attractions the city has to offer. He has been shooting for Bollywood thriller Sangeen…

Aamir Khan to kick-off the final schedule of Laal Singh…

By: Mohnish Singh Toplined by Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan, Laal Singh Chaddha is one of the hotly anticipated films of 2021. The comedy-drama is the official adaptation of Tom Hank’s much-loved Hollywood classic Forrest Gump (1994). As per the latest updates, Khan is gearing up to shoot the…

Anger and agreement as Churchill accused of white supremacy views

  By Amit Roy THE culture secretary, Oliver Dowden, has called a summit of 25 heritage organisations next Tues­day (23) because of concerns at the negative way the history of the British empire is being reas­sessed as well as facing pressure to act from right-wing Tory MPs and lobbies. He…

Indian minister loses high-profile #MeToo defamation case

A FORMER minister lost a defamation suit Wednesday(17) against a woman who had accused him of sexual harassment, in a verdict hailed as a major victory for India's #MeToo movement. In 2018, Priya Ramani became the first of a string of women to go public with allegations against MJ Akbar,…

’83 to hit theatres in June on same terms and…

By: Mohnish Singh While regional film industries in India have started releasing films in theatres, Bollywood is yet to follow suit. All eyes are on tentpole films like Sooryavanshi and ’83 to arrive and end the unbearably long dry spell at the box-office. With Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi eyeing a release…

Producer Mahaveer Jain finds Aamir Khan suitable for biopic on…

By: Mohnish Singh Viswanathan Anand, the winner of the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, is one of the greatest chess players in the world, who has won a series of world championship titles in his storied career. In December 2020, filmmakers Mahavir Jain and Aanand L Rai announced a…

Priyanka Chopra Jonas: Memories, magic and Unfinished business

WHY PRIYANKA CHOPRA JONAS WASN’T AFRAID TO WRITE A REVEALING BOOK ABOUT HER LIFE by LAUREN CODLING IS THERE anything Priyanka Chopra Jonas cannot do? Not only is the 38-year-old an internationally recognised actress, producer, businesswoman and Unicef goodwill ambassador, she is now also an author. The release of her…

A-Z of Bollywood’s most beautiful star

A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO CELEBRATE THE INSPIRING LIFE AND CAREER OF MARVELLOUS MOVIE ICON MADHUBALA By Asjad Nazir FEBRUARY marks the birth and death anniversa­ry of late great movie star Madhubala. Widely regarded as the most beautiful Bollywood star in history, she was born on February 14, 1933, and passed…

Desperate search for survivors after India glacier disaster

Indian rescue workers battled through tonnes of rock and mud on Tuesday (9) searching for survivors in a choked Himalayan tunnel after a deadly flood -- apparently triggered by a glacial burst -- smashed through two mountain dam projects. More than 170 people were still missing, two days after a…

Aamir Khan working day and night trying to finish post-production…

By: Mohnish Singh Every project that Aamir Khan commits to becomes a major talking point amongst audiences. Mr. Perfectionist is presently working on his much-talked-about film Laal Singh Chaddha which is an official remake of Tom Hank’s cult Hollywood film Forrest Gump (1994). The remake, which is being directed by…

Trailer of Parineeti Chopra starrer The Girl On The Train…

By Murtuza Iqbal Parineeti Chopra starrer The Girl On The Train is surely one of the most awaited films of the year. The movie is a remake of the Hollywood film The Girl On The Train which featured Emily Blunt in the lead role. A couple of weeks ago, it…

Nidhhi Agerwal to romance Pawan Kalyan in untitled period drama

By: Mohnish Singh Actress Nidhhi Agerwal has been finalised to play the female lead in filmmaker Krish Jagarlamudi’s next directorial. The untitled project stars Telugu superstar Pawan Kalyan as the male lead. Set against the backdrop of a bygone era, the period drama recently resumed production in Hyderabad and as…

Rana Daggubati starrer Virata Parvam to arrive in theatres on…

By: Mohnish Singh Baahubali: The Beginning (2015) and Baahubali: The Conclusion (2017) fame Rana Daggubati currently has several high-profile films on his platter. Now, one of his much-awaited films Virata Parvam, which features him alongside popular actress Sai Pallavi, has locked its release date. According to reports, the makers of…

Coming soon: 40 exciting Bollywood films

FROM BIG BIOPICS AND REMAKES TO HUGE ACTION BLOCKBUSTERS, A LOOK AHEAD TO HOTLY ANTICIPATED HINDI CINEMA RELEASES AND WHAT TO EXPECT by ASJAD NAZIR THE Covid-19 pandemic may have halted Bollywood badly, but that isn’t stopping the most prolific film industry from powering ahead with more productions. With a…

Aamir Khan in talks with RS Prasanna for his next

By: Mohnish Singh According to reports, Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan is in advance talks with filmmaker RS Prasanna for his next film. Mr. Perfectionist is presently busy shooting for his much-awaited film Laal Singh Chaddha, which is an official remake of Hollywood classic Forrest Gump (1994). While the actor also…

Jacqueline Fernandez gears up for Hollywood debut with anthology film…

By: Mohnish Singh Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez, who was last seen in Netflix’s film Mrs. Serial Killer (2020), is ready to set her foot in Hollywood. The actress has bagged a plum role in the upcoming anthology film Women’s Stories which will mark her debut in Hollywood. Fernandez, who hails…

Remakes to look forward to in 2021

By Murtuza Iqbal In 2020, we saw many remakes like Baaghi 3, Dil Bechara, Laxmii, Durgamati, and Coolie No. 1. Well, 2021 also won’t be an exception as we will get to see many remakes. So, today, let’s look at the list of remakes to look forward to in 2021……

Vijay Sethupathi to play antagonist to Prabhas in Salaar?

By: Mohnish Singh Vijay Sethupathi, who is presently riding high on the riotous success of his latest Tamil film Master (2021), has multiple projects at various stages of development. And if fresh reports are to be believed, the talented actor is set to bag yet another high-profile film. According to…

Deepika Padukone signs up with an international talent management agency

By Murtuza Iqbal Deepika Padukone currently has seven films in her kitty. She will be seen in movies like 83, Pathan, Shakun Batra’s next, Nag Ashwin’s next, Fighter, The Intern remake, and Draupadi. But well, looks like the actress is also eyeing some international projects. According to a report in…

Murder or suicide? BBC film examines Jiah Khan’s death

By Amit Roy THE apparent suicide of the 25-year-old British Indian actress, Jiah Khan, in Mumbai in 2013 was analysed in a harrowing three-part BBC Two documentary, Death in Bollywood, last week. Did she really hang herself with a dupat­ta from a ceiling fan in the spare bedroom of her…

The new generation: Top 30 under 30 global Asian stars

A SPOTLIGHT ON YOUNG AND SUCCESSFUL ARTISTS FROM DIVERSE FIELDS, WHO ARE MAKING A MARK WITH THEIR UNIQUE WORK AND TALENT by ASJAD NAZIR THE future belongs to the young and one look at rising south Asian stars globally shows it is looking very bright. These terrific talents, bringing something…

Paresh Pahuja on working with Dimple Kapadia in Tandav: She…

By Murtuza Iqbal Paresh Pahuja, who had impressed everyone with his performance in Tiger Zinda Hai, is currently seen in Amazon Prime Video’s web series Tandav. He plays the role of Raghu Kishore, son of Anuradha Kishore played by Dimple Kapadia. We recently interacted with Paresh and asked him about…

No plans for Sarkar 4, says Ram Gopal Varma

By: Mohnish Singh Known for helming some of the genre-defining films of Indian cinema, filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has said that he has no intention of making another film in the Sarkar franchise. An unofficial remake of the cult Hollywood film series The Godfather, the first part of the Sarkar…

Sabu Dastagir: True tale of India’s first Hollywood star

THE AMAZING JOURNEY OF AN ELEPHANT HANDLER WHO BECAME AN INTERNATIONAL ACTOR by ASJAD NAZIR THIS month marks the birth anniversary of Sabu Dastagir, and most either won’t know who he is or even remember to celebrate the occasion on January 27. Although he has been long forgotten by most,…

Celebrating Sushant Singh Rajput’s life

FANS WILL KEEP THE LATE ACTOR FLAME BURNING BRIGHT ON HIS BIRTH ANNIVERSARY AND EMBARRASS BOLLYWOOD by ASJAD NAZIR AN OLD saying states that we keep those who pass away alive by remembering them and that is what will happen on January 21, 2021, which will be the first birthday…

Parineeti Chopra starrer The Girl On The Train all set…

By Murtuza Iqbal Last year, there were reports that Parineeti Chopra starrer The Girl On The Train will get a direct-to-digital release on Netflix, but it was not confirmed. However, today, the makers have announced that the movie will release on Netflix on 26th February 2021. Parineeti took to Instagram…

Aamir Khan and Vijay Sethupathi fall out?

By: Mohnish Singh Fans’ joy knew no bounds when the news emerged that Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan and Tamil star Vijay Sethupathi had joined forces for Laal Singh Chaddha, which is an official remake of cult Hollywood film Forrest Gump (1994). Sethupathi, who is a force to reckon with in…

21 things to look forward to in 2021

GIANT FEAST OF ENTERTAINMENT THAT WILL MAKE THE YEAR AHEAD EXCITING by ASJAD NAZIR 2020 getting cancelled shouldn’t stop us from hoping for brighter days and looking forward to plenty of exciting things that lay ahead. There is lots to look forward to in the next 12 months with everyone…

Salman Khan to shoot for his cameo appearance in Laal…

By: Mohnish Singh After a terrible 2020, showbiz has high hopes from 2021. If we talk about Bollywood in particular, several high-profile films are scheduled to hit the marquee in 2021, with superstar Aamir Khan’s much-talked-about period drama Laal Singh Chaddha being one of them. Directed by Advait Chandan, Laal…

After catastrophic year, Bollywood hopes for a 2021 comeback

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

Big Bollywood revelations of the year

HOPES, STUNNING SECRETS AND INTERESTING FACTS WE LEARNED ABOUT 50 HINDI CINEMA STARS IN 2020 by ASJAD NAZIR 2020 may have cut the wings of Bollywood, but there were still plenty of revelations that flew across the cinematic sky, which enabled us to learn more about the film fraternity. Eastern…

The best of 2020

A CELEBRATION OF MOVERS, SHAKERS AND ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE by ASJAD NAZIR THE creative output may have got cut down due to Covid-19, but that didn’t stop plenty of great work from getting released and resulting in bright moments during a decidedly dull year. Always one to focus on positives, Eastern…

Kareena Kapoor Khan heaps praises on sister Karisma Kapoor

By: Mohnish Singh Bollywood has several sibling duos, but the one that has always managed to stand out from the crowd is the sibling duo of Kareena Kapoor Khan and Karisma Kapoor. The two sisters, who rule millions of hearts across the world, are massive admirers of each other. Recently,…

Kangana isn’t the queen she claims to be

BOLLYWOOD BOX OFFICE FIGURES SHOW BOASTFUL STAR RANAUT IS ALL BLUSTER by ASJAD NAZIR INDIAN actress Kangana Ranaut has spent a lot of 2020 spreading hate and falsely claiming that she is the queen of Bollywood. Dissecting all the hatred she, along with her sister Rangoli Chandel, has spread throughout…

‘Riz Ahmed deserves to be the first Muslim actor to…

DIRECTOR Darius Marder has said that British-Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed deserves to become the first Muslim actor to get an Oscar nomination in a lead role for his performance in the movie Sound of Metal. Marder pointed out that no Muslim has ever been nominated for a lead in a…

A busy 2021 for Deepika Padukone

Murtuza Iqbal Deepika Padukone impressed one and all with her performance in this year’s release Chhapaak. The Meghna Gulzar’s directorial got Deepika back on the big screen after two years. Before Chhapaak, she was seen in Padmaavat which released in January 2018. Well, of course, fans of Deepika missed her…

Top 50 Asian celebrities of 2020

A COUNTDOWN OF GLOBAL STARS WHO BROKE BOUNDARIES, DID GREAT WORK AND MADE A POSITIVE IMPACT THIS YEAR by ASJAD NAZIR WHILE some celebrities hibernated during the past 12 months, there were others around the world who faced the Covid-19 storm head on like unstoppable warriors and rose up from…

Aamir Khan & Vicky Kaushal in consideration for biopic on…

By: Mohnish Singh Biopics can never go out of vogue in Bollywood. We see almost a dozen such projects hitting the big screen every year. While some succeed in arresting audiences’ attention, other fails to create any impact and go completely unnoticed. After the success of Super 30 (2020), Bollywood…

Sonu Sood crowned top global Asian celebrity for 2020

INDIAN actor Sonu Sood, who won praise for his charitable work helping migrant workers in India during the pandemic, has been named the number one Asian celebrity for 2020. The talented Bollywood star beat off tough global competition to top the first ever 50 Asian Celebrities in the World list,…

Sonu Sood crowned top global Asian celebrity for 2020

Indian actor Sonu Sood has been named the number one Asian celebrity on the planet for 2020. The talented Bollywood star beat off  tough global competition to top the first-of-its-kind 50 Asian Celebrities In The World list, which is published by UK-based  Eastern Eye newspaper. He ranked ahead of global…

Nitin Sawhney to curate festival for Royal Albert Hall’s 150th…

by LAUREN CODLING MUSICIAN Nitin Sawhney will curate a week-long festival celebrating the contribution of immigrants as part of the Royal Albert Hall’s 150th anniversary next year, it was confirmed last week. Set to take place next October at the iconic London venue, Sawhney ’s Journeys will recognise the lives…

Hollywood ‘con queen’ Hargobind Tahilramani remanded in custody in the…

A suspected con artist who allegedly impersonated top female Hollywood executives to swindle wide-eyed aspiring stars out of hundreds of thousands of dollars was remanded in custody on Friday(4) when he appeared at a central London court. Dubbed the 'Con Queen of Hollywood', suspect Hargobind Tahilramani, 41, led investigators on…

Akshay Kumar shares Tenet director Christopher Nolan’s hand-written note for…

Murtuza Iqbal At the age of 63, Dimple Kapadia has made her Hollywood debut with Christopher Nolan’s Tenet. The film had already released overseas and this week it has hit the big screens in India. Today, Akshay Kumar took to Instagram to share Christopher Nolan’s hand-written note which the filmmaker…

Celebrity baby boom and marital bliss amid lockdown

STARS WHO LET LOVE SHINE DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS WITH WEDDINGS AND NEW ARRIVALS by ASJAD NAZIR THE crippling Covid-19 may have resulted in celebrities having their wings clipped, but many used that extra time afforded to them being caged up in 2020 to fly high on the wings of…

My top 10 dance moments – Nakul Dev Mahajan

Opening up my dance studio: During the 1990s in Los Angeles, I became the local ‘wedding dancer’ with a dream that was laughed at. I wanted to open a Bollywood dance school and provide our community with an outlet, while growing up. Little did I know that I would be…

Bollywood’s age-old problem of casting refuses to go away

MALE STARS CHOOSING INAPPROPRIATELY YOUNG LEADING LADIES IN FILMS IS PREMATURELY PUSHING OLDER A-LIST ACTRESSES ASIDE by ASJAD NAZIR PERFECT example of Bollywood ageism towards female actresses is 53-year-old Akshay Kumar romancing 28-year-old Kiara Advani in recent Diwali film release Laxmii. Other films Akshay Kumar has on the way include…

Randeep Hooda announces web-series debut with Jio Studios’ Inspector Avinash

By: Mohnish Singh Talented actor Randeep Hooda, who was most recently seen in American action thriller Extraction (2020) alongside Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth, is set to make his web-series debut with Jio Studios’ Inspector Avinash. As the title aptly suggests, Inspector Avinash is a cop thriller based on real-life events…

Meet filmmaking twins Elan and Rajeev who have a brand…

DIRECTOR DUO ELAN AND RAJEEV DASSANI DISCUSS THEIR NEW MOVIE EVIL EYE by ASJAD NAZIR WHETHER it was the gripping story or South Asian protagonists, there are a lot of unique things about recently released Hollywood horror film Evil Eye. The powerful Amazon Prime drama also has the unique directing…

Rasika’s suitable approach to acting

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Aamir Khan is all praises for Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari

Murtuza Iqbal Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari is the first new Bollywood film to get a release in theatres after the eight months of lockdown. The movie starring Manoj Bajpayee, Diljit Dosanjh, and Fatima Sana Shaikh has received decent reviews, and recently Aamir Khan watched the film at a theatre in…

SRK to appear as Pathan in Salman Khan’s Tiger 3?

By: Mohnish Singh A couple of days ago, we had informed our readers that Salman Khan was set to make a special appearance in Shah Rukh Khan's next film Pathan. Now, the news is coming in that Shah Rukh Khan, too, will be returning the favour by appearing in Salman…

Fun Juhi Chawla facts

BIRTHDAY SPECIAL CELEBRATING THE CAREER OF A GIFTED ACTRESS by ASJAD NAZIR THIS week Juhi Chawla turns a year older and celebrates her 53rd birthday on November 13. The beauty queen turned Bollywood star has had a remarkable career filled with memorable performances and is regarded as one of the…

Shah Rukh Khan to have a cameo in Aamir Khan’s…

By: Mohnish Singh Rumours were doing the rounds lately that Salman Khan was set to make a special appearance in Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming film Pathan. It now seems that the Baadshah of Bollywood himself is set to do a cameo in Aamir Khan’s much-awaited film Laal Singh Chaddha. According…

How Savoy was ‘home from home’ for the Maharajahs

By Amit Roy A REMARKABLE “biography” of the Savoy, the first luxury hotel in Lon­don, reveals it was home from home for India’s Maharajahs. The Secret Life of the Savoy and the D’Oyly Carte Family (Headline; £20), by Olivia Williams, says that thespi­ans, aristocrats, film legends – from Sophia Loren…

Hrithik Roshan auditions to play a spy in a Hollywood…

Murtuza Iqbal Earlier this year, Hrithik Roshan was signed by the US-based Gersh Agency to manage his work internationally. There were reports that Hrithik is keen to make his Hollywood debut. Now, today, according to a report in Mid-day, the actor has auditioned to play the role of a spy…

King Khan and the ultimate watchlist of his best work

SHAH RUKH 55TH BIRTHDAY SPECIAL COUNTING DOWN THE TOP 20 FILMS OF HIS CAREER by ASJAD NAZIR THIS week Bollywood’s biggest international name Shah Rukh Khan turns a year older and celebrates his 55th birthday on November 2. The cinema superstar will receive best wishes from all over the world…

Pooja Batra is exploring new frontiers in acting

THE FORMER BOLLYWOOD SCREEN QUEEN ON HER RETURN, NEW PROJECTS AND SURVIVING AS AN OUTSIDER IN FILMS by ASJAD NAZIR BEAUTY QUEEN turned actress Pooja Batra had a successful career in Indian cinema and delivered winning performances in multiple languages, but then left it all behind after she got married…

Priyanka Chopra Jonas to star in Hollywood film Text For…

Murtuza Iqbal Priyanka Chopra made her international debut with the TV series Quantico. She made her Hollywood debut with the film Baywatch and later starred in Hollywood movies like A Kid Like Jake and Isn’t It Romantic?. She currently has films like We Can Be Heroes, The Matrix 4, and…

Kareena reveals how Saif reacted to her second pregnancy

By: Mohnish Singh Bollywood stars Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan, who are already parents to their three-year-old son Taimur Ali Khan, will soon welcome their second child into the family. In a recent interview, when the Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001) star was asked how did Saif react…

Prabhas: A to Z of the rebel star

BIRTHDAY SPECIAL CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND CAREER OF A PAN-INDIAN CINEMA GIANT by ASJAD NAZIR THE blockbuster Baahubali movies turned Prabhas into the greatest pan-Indian movie star, and that is why his birthday on October 23 will trigger a tsunami of celebrations all over the world. The talented actor turns…

MLB to bring World Series and Million Dollar Arm back…

Major League Baseball continues to target India as a growth market saying on Monday it had signed a deal to broadcast every game of the 2020 and 2021 World Series in the country and will bring back talent search contest the Million Dollar Arm. The multi-year agreement with Star Sports…

25 years of DDLJ: A bronze statue of Shah Rukh…

Murtuza Iqbal Aditya Chopra’s directorial debut Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol completes 25 years of its release on 20th October 2020. It is the longest-running Indian film and it is still being showcased at Maratha Mandir theatre in Mumbai, India (currently shut due to the…

TV actors who made the switch to movie stardom

A RUNDOWN OF 10 SMALL SCREEN STARS WHO CARVED OUT A SUCCESSFUL CAREER IN CINEMA by ASJAD NAZIR TIME magazine recently named Ayushmann Khurrana as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, and he was the only actor from India to make it into the famous annual…

Kareena Kapoor Khan wraps up the shooting of Laal Singh…

Murtuza Iqbal After working in films like 3 Idiots and Talaash, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Aamir Khan will be seen together on the big screen for the third time in Laal Singh Chaddha. The shooting of the film is currently going on, and Kareena has wrapped up her shoot. The…

Bollywood actors who have featured in international TV series

Bollywood actors don’t just have a fan following in India but they are quite famous internationally as well. We have seen many actors who have featured in Hollywood films, but we also have actors who have made a mark on the small screen internationally. So, today let’s look at the…

Cineworld closure to impact Bollywood as it hosts more than…

CINEWORLD’s decision to close all of its UK cinemas until April will have a negative impact on Indian cinema as its theatres host more than half of all Bollywood screenings in the UK, presenting between 40 and 50 different films a year. The prospect of reduced takings in the UK…

Amitabh Bachchan at his very best

BIRTHDAY SPECIAL COUNTING DOWN THE TOP 20 PERFORMANCES OF BOLLYWOOD’S GREATEST STAR by ASJAD NAZIR THERE are few tasks in cinema more difficult than ranking the top 20 performances of India’s greatest cinema star Amitabh Bachchan. That is because the legendary actor has been entertaining audiences for over 50 years…

Our top 10 most influential hip hop moments – DJ…

DJ Artifx 92.3FM The Beat Summer Jam Concert in So Cal (1995): This was the first major hip hop festival I went to. Back then, there weren’t many massive shows or festivals like there are now. My DJ partner, Praneel, got amazing seats, and we saw many great legends perform…

Mighty little global star: Netflix’s Indian superhero toddler

It was a quest worthy of a superhero. Animator Rajiv Chilaka spent years flogging his pitch about a superhuman Indian child to Western executives, to no avail. But today Mighty Little Bheem is a global hit, as viewers seek alternatives to white-dominated storylines. From his mother's sari to his love…

Ali Fazal to headline Hollywood adaptation of Codename Johnny Walker

Bollywood star Ali Fazal, who has been creating ripples in Hollywood for quite some time now, has announced his next international project. The actor has been signed on to front the cast of the upcoming Hollywood film Codename: Johnny Walker. The war drama is the silver screen adaptation of New…

Ali Fazal: Blind casting is a thing now, and it…

Ali Fazal kickstarted his Hollywood journey with the film Furious 7. The actor then starred in international projects like For Here Or To Go? and Victoria & Abdul. Well, he will next be seen in Hollywood film Death on the Nile, and recently while talking to Variety, the actor opened…

Indoo Ki Jawaani to be the first film to hit…

After a long wait, the government of India has finally allowed theatre owners to resume operations from 15th October, though at a capacity cap of 50%. Ever since cinemas closed their doors for the public in March in an attempt to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, a number of Indian…

Tiger Shroff to kick-start the first schedule of Heropanti 2…

Tiger Shroff, who was last seen in actioner Baaghi 3 (2020) alongside Shraddha Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh, is set to kick-start the first shooting schedule of his much-awaited film Heropanti 2. According to reports, Heropanti 2 will go on floors in London from December 2020. The makers are, however, yet…

Ajay Devgn to play a grey character in YRF’s next?

There have been reports of Ajay Devgn teaming up with YRF for one of their upcoming projects. It was said that it will be a superhero film. However, according to a report in Mid-day, Devgn will be seen playing a grey character in the film and the movie will be…

How Roksanda boss Jamie Gill rose to the top of…

by LAUREN CODLING JAMIE GILL is a name that should be on every fashion lover’s lips. Following a career that spanned architecture, fi­nance and fashion, the 32-year-old was recently ap­pointed to the British Fashion Council (BFC) as a non-executive director. His star looks set to rise as it was only…

Bollywood songs in which names of International singers were used

We all know that Bollywood takes a lot of inspiration from Hollywood. We have seen many Hindi films that were a remake of a Hollywood movie. Well, even in the songs West has been an inspiration for lyricist in Bollywood. To make songs quirky and catchy, a lot of lyricists…

Siddhant Chaturvedi kick-starts his next in Goa

After a complete shutdown of several months, Bollywood is finally crawling back to the sets to shoot new films. Over the past two months, a number of movies have resumed shooting across the country, while others are set to follow suit soon. According to reports, newcomer Siddhant Chaturvedi, who broke…

Deepika Padukone’s next with Dharma Productions inspired by Hollywood thriller?

Last seen in the much-talked-about social drama Chhapaak (2020), Deepika Padukone has some exciting projects on her plate right now, including a high-profile film with Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions. The untitled project, which was announced last year, also features Ananya Panday and Siddhant Chaturvedi in principal roles. It was set…

The big-named Bollywood dudes who looked like a lady

TWELVE HILARIOUS HINDI CINEMA MOMENTS THAT SAW HEROES DRESS UP IN DRAG by ASJAD NAZIR NEW Bollywood film Laxmmi Bomb revolves around a guy who gets possessed by a female ghost and starts acting effeminate, including in the way he dresses. The remake of Tamil language comedy-horror Muni 2: Kanchana…

Oscars academy sets minimum diversity rules for best picture prize

HOLLYWOOD's motion picture academy unveiled strict new eligibility rules to boost diversity among best picture Oscars nominees and the wider movie industry in a landmark announcement on Tuesday (8). From 2024, all films hoping to win Tinseltown's most coveted prize will need to either employ a minimum number of cast,…

Akshay Kumar: An A to Z of the self-made Bollywood…

BIRTHDAY SPECIAL ON THE LIFE AND CAREER OF HINDI CINEMA’S GREATEST ‘KHILADI’ by ASJAD NAZIR ON SEPTEMBER 9, Akshay Kumar celebrates his 53rd birthday and will receive warm wishes from fans around the world. The hardworking actor has been in the heart of Bollywood for 29 years and delivered many…

The acting Tenet of Himesh Patel

BRITISH ASIAN STAR ON HIS SUCCESS AND NEW CINEMA BLOCKBUSTER by ASJAD NAZIR THE last time Eastern Eye spoke to Himesh Patel was just before the release of his high-profile 2019 film Yesterday. The successful 2019 Danny Boyle directed musical kick-started a dream 18 months that has seen him show…

Twinkle Khanna watches mother Dimple Kapadia’s Hollywood debut Tenet

Veteran Bollywood actress Dimple Kapadia at the age of 63 has made her Hollywood debut with Christopher Nolan's spy thriller Tenet. While the film is yet to get a theatrical release in India, it has hit the big screen in some other countries. Recently, Dimple Kapadia's daughter, Twinkle Khanna watched…

YRF to produce Tiger Shroff starrer Rambo?

In 2017, Tiger Shroff had announced that he will be seen in the Hindi remake of the Hollywood film Rambo which starred Sylvester Stallone in the lead role. The movie was supposed to be directed by Siddharth Anand and was slated to release in 2018. However, it was delayed and…

My top 10 musical heroes – Ricky Kej

GRAMMY award winner and US Billboard number one artist Ricky Kej is an internationally renowned Indian music composer and environmentalist. He has performed at prestigious venues in over 30 countries, won more than 100 music awards internationally and was named as one of the 100 Real Leaders who ‘inspire the…

Bollywood banking on public ‘amnesia’

INDUSTRY FACING GROWING HOSTILITY AFTER ACTOR’S DEATH by ASJAD NAZIR THE Hindi film industry is facing a crisis of historic proportions and it is trying to use an age-old strategy to deal with it. It is a plan that has been employed by high-profile individuals for decades, and now Bollywood…

Kareena Kapoor Khan opens up about uncle Rishi Kapoor’s demise

Known for starring in a number of iconic Hindi movies, including Bobby (1973), Amar Akbar Anthony (1977), Karz (1980) and Chandni (1987), veteran actor Rishi Kapoor breathed his last on 30th April 2020, leaving a void no one can ever fill. He died from leukemia. Almost four months after the…

Premz: A musical mind of his own

RAPPER DISCUSSES HIS LATEST SONG, JOURNEY AND INSPIRATION by ASJAD NAZIR THE most exciting commercial music usually originates from independent artists who think out of the box, create without limits and are fearless in their approach. This has pretty much been the story of rule-breaking British rap talent Premz and…

Aamir Khan meets the First Lady of Turkey, faces backlash…

Aamir Khan is currently in Turkey to shoot for his movie Laal Singh Chaddha. The shooting of the film was stalled due to the pandemic and now, the makers have decided to wrap up the shoot in Turkey. Recently, Aamir met the First Lady of Turkey, Emine Erdogan. According to…

Forbes list of highest-paid actors features Akshay Kumar as Bollywood’s…

Akshay Kumar had an incredibly successful run at the box-office in 2019, what with all his films such as Kesari, Mission Mangal, Housefull 4 and Good Newwz raking in huge moolah at the cash counter. With back-to-back successful films to his credit and several product endorsements deals in his pocket,…

Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan starrer Laal Singh Chaddha…

Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan starrer Laal Singh Chaddha was slated to release on Christmas 2020. However, due to the pandemic, the shooting of the film got stalled, and the makers had to push the release date. Well, the makers have announced the new release date of the movie.…

Ashutosh Gowariker signed to helm a Hollywood musical series?

We are hearing that award-winning Bollywood filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker, who has several successful films to his credit, including Lagaan (2001), Swadesh (2004) and Jodhaa Akbar (2008), has been roped in by Hollywood studio Alcon Entertainment to direct a musical series. Alcon Entertainment is known for producing a number of hits,…

Hunt for new locations to shoot Laal Singh Chaddha begins

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, who was last seen in Yash Raj Films’ period drama Thugs of Hindostan (2018), next stars in Laal Singh Chaddha, an official remake of Tom Hanks’ Hollywood classic Forrest Gump (1994). Mr Perfectionist was busy shooting for the much-awaited remake in several parts across India before…

Baseball looking for Indians to trade willow for ash

Baseball is one of several sports seeking a slice of the huge Indian market and its similarity with cricket, often called a religion in the country of 1.4 billion, could give it a head start, Major League Baseball (MLB) officials hope. MLB spent a decade and half studying the market…

India’s greatest movie turns 60

REMARKABLE STORY OF THE MUGHAL-E-AZAM MASTERPIECE AND ITS INCREDIBLE LEGACY by ASJAD NAZIR THIS week marks the 60th anniversary of Bollywood’s greatest film K Asif’s Mughal-e-Azam, which smashed box office records and set new benchmarks when it released to great fanfare on August 5, 1960. The K Asif directed epic…

Kajal Aggarwal to make her digital debut

According to reports, popular actress Kajal Aggarwal is gearing up to take a plunge into the digital world with an upcoming web series. A popular publication reports that the forthcoming web-show is a remake of the hugely popular Hollywood series Quantico. The original series starred Priyanka Chopra in the lead…

Aamir Khan reads Mogul’s updated script

Last seen in Yash Raj Films’ Thugs of Hindostan (2018) alongside Amitabh Bachchan and Fatima Sana Sheikh, Aamir Khan next stars in his home production Laal Singh Chaddha, which is an official remake of Tom Hanks’ Hollywood classic Forrest Gump (1994). Khan was shooting for Laal Singh Chaddha before the…

Dil Bechara movie review: A beautiful love story that touches…

Dil Bechara has finally premiered on Disney+ Hotstar. It is a special film because it will be Sushant Singh Rajput’s last release. The movie marks the directorial debut of casting director Mukesh Chhabra and also marks the debut of Sanjana Sanghi as a lead. The movie is about Kizie Basu…

Will The Girl On The Train remake get a direct-to-digital…

From the past few months, theatres have been shut and it is not yet known when they will reopen. So, many filmmakers are planning a direct-to-digital release for their movies. We have already seen Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Gulabo Sitabo on Amazon Prime, and in the coming weeks,…

Angelina Jolie joins £5.3 million UK initiative to help educate…

HOLLYWOOD star Angelina Jolie on Monday (13) backed the £5.3 million UK drive to help kids and teachers in 10 of the poorest countries hosting refugees, including Pakistan, South Sudan and the Yemen. She joined Baroness Liz Sugg, the UK’s special envoy for girls’ education, in urging other countries to…

Dil Bechara title track: This song is a treat for…

After impressing us with the trailer, the makers of Dil Bechara have now released the title track of the film. It is composed and sung by AR Rahman, so of course, the expectations from the track were quite high. Well, it’s a decent song, but we really expected something great…

Aamir Khan scraps Ladakh schedule of Laal Singh Chaddha after…

Last seen in Yash Raj Films’ Thugs of Hindostan (2018), Aamir Khan will next sizzle the silver screen with his much-anticipated film Laal Singh Chaddha. The superstar had been shooting for his ambitious project in different parts of the country. He had already wrapped up some important sequences of the…

Dil Bechara trailer: This Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjana Sanghi…

The much-awaited trailer of Mukesh Chhabra’s directorial venture Dil Bechara has been released. The movie features Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjana Sanghi in the lead role. Dil Bechara will be Sushant’s last film and it will get a direct-to-digital release on Disney+ Hotstar. Sanjana Sanghi took to Twitter to share…

Life and career of Raaj Kumar

TWENTY FACTS ABOUT THE BOLLYWOOD LEGEND TO MARK HIS DEATH ANNIVERSARY THIS MONTH by ASJAD NAZIR JULY 3 marks the death anniversary of late great Bollywood star Raaj Kumar, who passed away in 1996 aged 69 after a battle with throat cancer. He left behind a great body of work,…

Aamir Khan’s mother tests negative for COVID-19

Yesterday, Aamir Khan had posted a statement on Instagram that some of his staff members have been tested positive for COVID-19. The actor in the statement revealed that he and his family members were tested negative, but his mother was yet to be tested. He had written, “Hello everyone, this…

Priyanka Chopra signs a multimillion-dollar deal with Amazon

Priyanka Chopra is undoubtedly one of the most successful actresses. Not just in Bollywood, but she has also made a mark in Hollywood. Priyanka is also a producer, and according to a report in Variety the actress has signed a two-year multimillion-dollar first-look television deal with Amazon. PeeCee took to…

Aamir Khan’s staff members test positive for COVID-19

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan on Tuesday issued a statement and confirmed that several of his staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. While the rest of his family members have tested negative, Khan informed that his mother was yet to be tested and that he was taking her for tests.…

Kareena Kapoor on clocking 20 years in Bollywood: Best decision…

As Kareena Kapoor Khan completes two decades in the Hindi film industry on Tuesday, the Bollywood star says she is overwhelmed by the love and support she has received since her debut Refugee. Directed by JP Dutta, the romance drama, which released on June 30, 2000, marked the debut of…

Anthony Mackie criticises Marvel for lack of diversity

Actor Anthony Mackie has called out Disney's Marvel Studios for its lack of representation in the cast and crew. The actor, who has been part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) since 2014 as Sam Wilson aka Falcon, said now that he is leading Disney Plus series The Falcon and the…

Sushant Singh Rajput’s fans want to watch Dil Bechara on…

Even before Sushant Singh Rajput passed away, there were reports that the makers of his next film Dil Bechara are planning to release the movie directly on an OTT platform. Well, yesterday, it was confirmed that the film will be released on Disney+ Hotstar on 24th July 2020. Disney+ Hotstar…

Sushant Singh Rajput’s final film Dil Bechara to premiere on…

Sushant Singh Rajput’s final film Dil Bechara, which is an official adaptation of hugely successful Hollywood film The Fault In Our Stars (2014), will premiere on July 24 on Disney+ Hotstar. The movie marks the directorial debut of well-known casting director Mukesh Chhabra and stars Sanjana Sanghi as the female…

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

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

As world marks Yoga Day, Modi says ancient practice ‘brings…

MILLIONS of people across the globe marked the International Yoga Day (IYD) on Sunday (21) as they joined virtual gatherings and shared online their pictures and videos highlighting the importance of the ancient practice for the world as it battles the coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the celebrations…

Sushant Singh Rajput’s team launches a website to share his…

On Sunday, we all got the sad news that Sushant Singh Rajput died by suicide. The actor’s demise has shocked the whole industry and his fans. Apart from his amazing performances, Sushant was known for his brilliant social media posts. Sushant was a very intelligent personality and now, his team…

Sushant Singh Rajput’s last film Dil Bechara to premiere on…

Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput, who committed suicide on 14th June, will last be seen in Fox Star Studios’ much-awaited romantic film Dil Bechara. The movie, which marks the directorial debut of renowned casting director Mukesh Chhabra, is an official remake of Hollywood hit The Fault In Our Stars (2014).…

Anurag Kashyap on his rapport with Shah Rukh Khan

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

Sidharth Shukla to topline Broken But Beautiful Season 3

After delivering two successful seasons of her popular web-series Broken But Beautiful, Indian content czarina Ekta Kapoor is gearing up to begin work on Broken But Beautiful 3, the third season of the series. Recently, Kapoor took to her Instagram account and announced that the upcoming season of Broken But…

Laal Singh Chaddha to include a track on Coronavirus pandemic?

There is no denying the fact that the ongoing Coronavirus crisis has affected our lives in ways more than one. The pandemic may disappear from the face of the earth in some months, but its effects are going to be there for years to come. There are a couple of…

Best Bollywood sports movies

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

Kangana Ranaut slams Bollywood celebs for tweeting about #BlackLivesMatter

A few days ago, George Floyd lost his life due to Police brutality in the United States due to which there’s a protest going on out there. Well, a lot of Bollywood celebs have spoken about it on their social media and Kangana Ranaut is upset with them as she…

US police hit by gunfire as ‘Black Lives Matter’ riots…

FOUR St Louis police officers were hit by gunfire late on Monday during violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody, hours after President Donald Trump vowed to use the U.S. military to halt the spreading clashes. Trump deepened outrage by posing at a church clutching…

Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai to take the Christmas slot…

On Eid 2020, Salman Khan was set to entertain audiences with his much-awaited offering Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai, helmed by Prabhudheva. However, the film failed to keep its date with theatres due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Though there is no update on the new release date of the…

Pakistan goes wild for blockbuster Turkish drama

Dubbed the Muslim Game of Thrones, a drama about the makings of the Ottoman Empire has sent Pakistan wild this Ramadan, smashing television records but exposing the country's lack of original content. The Turkish-made series has earned praise for its focus on historical figures from the Muslim world who have…

Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha moves off to April 2021?

The Coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the worldwide entertainment industry and Bollywood is no exception. Amid rising cases of COVID-19 in India, many high-profile releases have been pushed back. From what we hear, Aamir Khan’s much-awaited outing Laal Singh Chaddha has become the latest Bollywood movie to defer its theatrical release…

Investors urged to be wary of forex scams

By Nadeem Badshah EXPERTS have warned investors about unauthor­ised traders in countries – including India – offer­ing tips on social media for so-called “get-rich-quick” schemes. Facebook and Snapchat are among the platforms where individuals are advertising their services to speculate on the changes in the currencies markets. This newspaper found…

Chitrangada Singh on the existence of casting couch in Bollywood

Casting couch is something which possibly exists in every industry related to showbusiness, be it Hollywood, Bollywood or the fashion industry around the globe. In the 2018 MeToo movement of India, we saw a number of prominent names from Bollywood getting into hot water when they were accused of sexual…

Hrithik Roshan not keen on doing remakes

Hrithik Roshan has been in the industry for the past two decades and he has starred in only two remakes Bang Bang (remake of Knight & Day) and Agneepath (remake of 1991 release with the same name). There have been reports of him being approached for the remake of Satte…

Aamir Khan: I am not the person putting money in…

A few days ago, a video on social media went viral in which it was stated that Aamir Khan had sent a ration truck in a slum area. People were told to take the wheat sacks from the truck and when they reached home and opened it, there was also…

Tributes paid to Indian editor who embodied ‘Star & Style’

GULSHAN EWING FEATURED ARTICLES FOR MODERN WORKING WOMEN IN HER TITLES by AMIT ROY GULSHAN EWING, who died last month, aged 92, from coronavirus at a care home in London, was photographed with the likes of Cary Grant, Gregory Peck, Alfred Hitchcock, Danny Kaye, Ava Gardener and Roger Moore when…

Sutapa Sikdar pays tribute to husband Irrfan Khan

Irrfan Khan, one of the finest Indian actors who also gained tremendous popularity in Hollywood, left for his heavenly abode on Wednesday. Today, his grieving wife Sutapa Sikdar paid tribute to her late husband with a moving note. “I have not lost, I have gained in every which way,” she…

Doordarshan to rerun Irrfan Khan’s show Shrikant

Doordarshan, India’s public sector broadcaster, has announced to rerun Irrfan Khan’s debut show Shrikant on the heels of the actor’s demise on Wednesday. Based on a Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay novel by the same name, the show also featured Farooq Shaikh, Sujata Mehta, Mrinal Kulkarni and Tiku Talsania in significant roles.…

My friend Irrfan Khan

By Asjad Nazir A lot has been written about Irrfan Khan the actor since he tragically passed away aged 53 and the supremely gifted talent has received deserved praise for all the magnificent performances he delivered in a wide array of projects. Beyond the global cinematic success, his was an…

Bollywood films to beat the lockdown blues

AN ENTERTAINING COUNTDOWN OF 40 HAPPINESS INDUCING HINDI MOVIES AND WHERE TO WATCH THEM ONLINE by ASJAD NAZIR A DAILY dose of bad news combined with the coronavirus putting many on lockdown has everyone feeling down and in need of a pick me up. One way to get a quick…

Failure to stop coronavirus at source led to 184 countries…

US President Donald Trump doubled down on China for failing to tame the coronavirus at its very origin, saying it has led to 184 countries "going through hell", as several American lawmakers demanded steps to reduce dependence on Beijing for manufacturing and minerals. Trump has been publicly blaming China for…

RIP Irrfan Khan: Top 10 performances of the actor

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

Versatile actor Irrfan Khan passes away

Acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan, whose international movie career included hits such as Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi and The Amazing Spider-Man, has died aged 53, his publicist said Wednesday. The Bollywood star, who was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour in 2018, was admitted to a Mumbai hospital earlier this week…

Kirti Kulhari spills the beans on her role in The…

Last seen in multi-starrer Mission Mangal (2019), Kirti Kulhari is currently awaiting the release of her next film The Girl On The Train. As the title clearly suggests, the movie is an official remake of the 2016 American mystery thriller drama of the same name, directed by filmmaker Tate Taylor.…

Hrithik Roshan says if he was Krrish he would decimate…

While many celebrities don’t speak about their bad habits, Hrithik Roshan has always been vocal about how he used to spoke earlier and how he decided to quit it. Recently, the actor once again cleared on Twitter that he doesn’t smoke and if he was Krrish he would decimate every…

Bollywood actors who are also good singers

There’s always a debate going on in Bollywood about actors turning singers. A lot of singers have shown their displeasure about actors going behind the mic, but still, our actors are showing off their singing skills. Today, let’s look at the list of actors who are also good singers… Ayushmann…

Samantha: 33 fun facts about the A-list actress

BIRTHDAY SPECIAL REFLECTING THE LIFE AND CAREER OF SOUTH INDIAN CINEMA’S SUPERSTAR by ASJAD NAZIR THIS month South Indian superstar Samantha Akkineni turns a year older and will be celebrating her 33rd birthday on April 28. The multi-award-winning actress has risen through the ranks in the past decade to become…

Sadiq Khan leads call urging Muslims to stay home during…

Leading Muslim figures have united in a video urging all Muslims to stay at home this Ramadan. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has already infected 129,044 people in the UK and claimed 17, 337 lives. Muslims have been urged to protect the NHS by adhering to the lockdown rules which have…

Nimrat Kaur heaps praises on frontline workers

In these trying times when most of us are cooped up inside our homes due to the COVID-19 restrictions, doctors, nurses and hospital staff are working tirelessly to treat Coronavirus patients and spread awareness about the pandemic. But still there are hundreds of people who, instead of co-operating with these…

Kirti Kulhari roped in for Hotstar Specials’ Criminal Justice 2

Popular actress Kirti Kulhari, who can be currently seen in Amazon Prime Video’s much-talked-about show Four More Shots Please! Season 2 (2020), has signed yet another webseries. The actress has been cast to headline Hotstar Specials’ Criminal Justice 2. As the title aptly suggest, Criminal Justice 2 will be a…

India’s Eros International merges with STX Entertainment

INDIAN movie producer and distributor Eros International, the holding company of the Lullas-promoted Eros Group, has merged with Hollywood's STX Entertainment in an all-share deal, the former said on Saturday (18). The six year old, privately-held STX has done 34 movies including 'Hustlers' and 'Bad Moms' which have cumulatively grossed…

Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha pushed to 2021?

If you are waiting to catch Aamir Khan’s next film Laal Singh Chaddha on Christmas 2020, here is a piece of news which may throw cold water on your plans. According to fresh reports, the release of the much-awaited film is expected to be deferred because of the ongoing Coronavirus…

My top 10 comedy moments – Rajiv Satyal

“THERE are a myriad ways to interpret my top 10 comedy moments. When have I made others laugh? When have others made me laugh? What are my greatest comedic achievements? I’ll include a bit of all. Here they are, in chronological order…” French fried: How do you measure laughter? The…

Priyanshu Painyuli on sharing screen space with Chris Hemsworth in…

Who would not like to share the screen space with Hollywood superstar Chris Hemsworth and that too in a project bankrolled by Russo brothers! Needless to say, Priyanshu Painyuli is psyched up about being a part of the upcoming Netflix film Extraction which was shot in India in 2019. In…

Bollywood’s best boredom busters

THE GREATEST HINDI FILM FOR EACH OF THE PAST 50 YEARS TO REVISIT WHILE SELF-ISOLATING AT HOME by ASJAD NAZIR BEING stuck indoors due to self-isolation means there is finally time to catch up on movies. For Bollywood fans, it is an opportunity to revisit classics and connect with masterpieces…

Ready to take on the world

A-LIST ACTRESS AND PRODUCER HAREEM FAROOQ’S AIMING TO CROSS NEW HORIZONS by ASJAD NAZIR A REMARKABLE career has seen gifted actress Hareem Farooq deliver winning performances in theatre, cinema and television with a wide range of challenging roles. The A-list Pakistani star also put on the producer’s hat very early…

Aamir Khan makes silent contribution to PM Cares Fund?

The Coronavirus outbreak, which emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan last December, has affected everyone in one way or the other. To fight the pandemic, several countries across the world have resorted to complete lockdowns, which has crippled all types of businesses as shoppers desert the street. In India…

Stay safe, be well: Chris Hemsworth to Indian fans

Hollywood superstar Chris Hemsworth on Monday (6) said he was looking forward to celebrate Extraction, a part of which he shot in India, with his fans here but that could not be possible amid the coronavirus spread. The actor said he had an unforgettable time in the country while shooting…

Deepika Padukone to do THIS after the coronavirus pandemic ends

We are not the only ones following the complete lockdown imposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Bollywood celebrities are also staying at their homes practising self-isolation and quarantining. Having said that, it might be a little difficult for some celebs to stay put as they are always out and about.…

Randeep Hooda announces release date of his Hollywood debut Extraction

Actor Randeep Hooda, who is known for delivering rousing performances in several Bollywood movies including Murder 3 (2013), Highway (2014) and Sarbjit (2016), is gearing up to make his Hollywood debut. The talented actor will be seen playing an important role in the forthcoming Netflix original film, Extraction. In addition…

Coronavirus outbreak: Hrithik Roshan has a special message for all…

A couple of days ago, Akshay Kumar had posted a video on Instagram in which he was quite upset with people as they weren’t following the lockdown rules. The actor had once again urged everyone to stay at home. Now, today, Hrithik Roshan has posted a video on Instagram for…

Rishi Kapoor does virtual yoga at home, Alia Bhatt calls…

Currently, everyone is quarantined and staying at home, taking care of their health. Well, gyms are shut but our Bollywood celebs are trying different ways to be healthy. A few days ago, Katrina Kaif had posted a video of working out on the terrace of her residence. And now, Rishi…

Prashantt Guptha reveals his love for Indian cinema and acting

THE annual UK Asian Film Festival commences on March 25 and has another feast of superb cinema that includes a world premiere of Love You Bahut Saara on March 29 Rich Mix Cinema in London. The multi-layered drama set in Nainital revolves around love and a bond being formed in…

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

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

‘My journey defines me’

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

Coronavirus crisis: Aamir Khan cancels the next schedule of Laal…

The Coronavirus outbreak has caused worldwide panic. As the pandemic tightens its grip over the whole world, Bollywood is also feeling the effect. The COVID19 has already dealt a severe blow to the Hindi film industry with the production of all movies, television shows and webseries coming to a complete…

Aamir Khan postpones the shoot of Laal Singh Chaddha due…

Coronavirus has surely affected Bollywood a lot. Films like Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, Sir and Sooryavanshi were slated to hit the screens this month, but the makers have decided to postpone the release. The shooting schedules of many films have also been affected including Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan…

Iconic film posters on auction

MOVIE’S POPULARITY INFLUENCES VALUE OF ARTWORK, SAYS CONSULTANT by AMIT ROY AN AUCTION house, which has organised a sale of film posters from famous Hollywood movies over many decades, has told Eastern Eye it would happily consider doing the same for Bollywood as well. Mark Hochman, a specialist poster consultant…

Chris Hemsworth cancels India visit amid coronavirus outbreak

Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth on Monday (9) called off his India visit due to coronavirus scare. The Thor star, who was supposed to promote his upcoming Netflix film Extraction along with director Sam Hargrave, was scheduled to arrive in the country on March 16 on a two-day visit. "Keeping in mind the health and…

Aamir Khan to announce a new film on his birthday?

On 14th March, Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan will be celebrating his 55th birthday, and speculations are running rampant that Mr. Perfectionist may announce a new project to mark the occasion. As we all remember that Khan announced his upcoming film, Laal Singh Chaddha, on his 54th birthday last year. Continuing…

Kareena Kapoor Khan on not entering Hollywood

A lot has changed in showbiz over the years. Today, several leading actresses are making efforts to go out there and explore work in Hollywood also, instead of just restricting their talent to one particular industry. The list is just growing as the time passes by. However, Kareena Kapoor Khan,…

With MeToo, men took seven steps back: Kajol

Actress Kajol on Monday (3) said there is a difference in how women on film sets are treated post the #MeToo movement, with men being more conscious of their behaviour and aware of consent. The MeToo movement, which began in Hollywood, gained momentum in India in 2018, with women calling…

Deepika Padukone on not signing any Hollywood flick after xXx:…

Deepika Padukone entered the filmdom with Farah Khan’s reincarnation drama Om Shanti Om (2009) opposite superstar Shah Rukh Khan. The film turned out to be a huge hit at the box-office and the actress never looked back in her career. After establishing herself as one of the reigning queens of…

Ali Fazal and Richa Chadha all set to tie the…

Ali Fazal and Richa Chadha have been in a relationship with each other for the past few years. There have been reports about the two getting married multiple times, but the actors have been denying the reports. However, finally, it has been revealed that the two actors will tie the…

Hrithik Roshan signs with US-based Gersh Agency

Hrithik Roshan's next stop can be Hollywood as the Bollywood superstar has been signed by US-based Gersh Agency. According to Deadline, the agency will represent Hrithik along with celebrity management firm, KWAN, in India and manager Amrita Sen. "Hrithik has always been an envelope pusher. For the last 20 years,…

Top 50 films to look out for in 2020-2021 

  By Asjad Nazir THERE are a number of interesting movies from all over the world to cater to diverse audiences. While some will come straight out of places like India and Pakistan, others will be international films featuring South Asian talents. Eastern Eye’s annual preview looks at some of the…

Digital debut on the cards for Aamir Khan?

After Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Akshay Kumar, yet another leading Bollywood actor is going digital. News has it that Aamir Khan is finally making his digital debut. According to reports, the superstar will be taking a plunge into the webspace with an Amazon Prime Video Original. “Aamir’s team…

Laal Singh Chaddha: Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan to…

Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan are all set to reteam for the third time in the film Laal Singh Chaddha. It is one of the most awaited films of the year, and according to a report in a daily, we will get to see Aamir and Kareena romance on…

Confirmed: Priyanka Chopra Jonas set to co-produce and star in…

Last seen in Bollywood film The Sky Is Pink (2019), Priyanka Chopra Jonas has added yet another exciting project to her repertoire. After months of speculations, it has finally been confirmed that the Quantic star will topline Amazon Studios’ biopic on Ma Anand Sheela, a spiritual adviser and former spokeswoman…

Vicky Kaushal on his new film Bhoot – Part One:…

After receiving coast-to-coast success with record-breaking Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019), Vicky Kaushal returns to cinemas to send a chill down your spine with his first horror film Bhoot – Part One: The Haunted Ship. Set on an abandoned ship, the movie is based on a true accident which happened…

Making the right creative moves

WHY POPULAR MUSIC AND MOVIE STAR ALI ZAFAR THINKS THE BEST IS YET TO COME by ASJAD NAZIR IT IS a cold afternoon in London and Ali Zafar is sitting in a secluded corner of a five-star Mayfair hotel planning his next creative moves. With his first studio album in…

Kohli says it’s ‘surreal’ to have 50M Instagram followers

VIRAT KOHLI, known for breaking sporting records, has become the first Indian to garner 50 million followers on Instagram. The Indian cricket captain had 930 Instagram posts and two IGTV videos, and followed 148 people. In video posted on Instagram, Kohli described the milestone as “quite surreal” and thanked his…

On Valentine’s Day, Aamir Khan shares the new poster of…

Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan have worked together in films like 3 Idiots and Talaash. After eight years we will get to see them on the big screen together once again in this year’s release Laal Singh Chaddha. While Kareena’s look from the film was leaked on social media,…

Imtiaz Ali to sign Kartik Aaryan & Deepika Padukone for…

With Love Aaj Kal set to enter theatres on Valentine’s Day, filmmaker Imtiaz Ali is gearing up to begin preparations for his next directorial offering. If reports are to be believed, the filmmaker is planning to rope in Kartik Aaryan and Deepika Padukone in the movie reportedly based on Radha-Krishna.…

India, US will work together to combat terrorism, Jihadi culture: Sandhu

NOTING that there is an "unlimited potential" in Indo-US relations, India's new Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu has said the two countries will stand shoulder to shoulder to combat terrorism and the Jihadi culture that is invading the world over. The 1988-batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer on…

Romford doctor jailed for 90 sex assaults  

A DOCTOR, who exploited women's cancer fears to carry out invasive intimate examinations, has been given three life sentences for 90 sexual assaults on female patients in London on Friday (7). Romford based Manish Shah,50, assaulted 23 women and a 15-year-old girl while working in London and was described by…

Creative talent from all ethnicities ‘need to be supported’ 

  By Amit Roy PRINCE WILLIAM issued a stinging rebuke to Bafta for its lack of diversity at its awards ceremony last Sunday (2), as did Joaquin Phoenix, who won the leading actor category for his role in Joker. On paper, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta),…

Foxed by ignorance of Sikh sacrifices in 1917

  By Amit Roy A GUARDIAN writer referred cuttingly to Harrow as “a minor public school”, which is a little unkind because it ranks, alongside Eton, as one of the two great public schools of England. But perhaps the actor Laurence Fox, 41, who complained that the casting of Sikh soldier…

The Peter Pan of Bollywood

ANIL KAPOOR CELEBRATES 40 YEARS IN HINDI CINEMA by ASJAD NAZIR THIS year evergreen actor Anil Kapoor celebrates 40 years as a leading man and with no signs of slowing down, the hard-working star is still enthusiastic as ever to create that next character. Instead of looking back on his…

India to auction seized assets of Nirav Modi

THE seized assets of Indian diamond magnate Nirav Modi, arrested in Britain last year over fraud allegations, will be auctioned within the next two months, the Mumbai-based Saffronart auctioneers said on Tuesday (21). The auction, sanctioned by a court order, is part of efforts by prime minister Narendra Modi's government…

From Laxmmi Bomb to Laal Singh Chaddha, 2020 is filled…

Bollywood filmmakers love remakes. Every year we have many Hindi films that are a remake of a South film or a Hollywood flick or a Korean movie. In 2019, we saw remakes like Bharat, Kabir Singh, Badla, Notebook, Pati Patni Aur Woh and others. Well, continuing the trend of remakes,…

‘Reinventing myself was a conscious decision’

KAREENA KAPOOR KHAN ON HOW SHE ADAPTED TO CHANGES IN THE FILM INDUSTRY by MOHNISH SINGH SHE may only be 39, but Kareena Kapoor Khan has been at the top for nearly 20 years and delivered notable work ever since her debut film Refugee, which released in 2000. After a…

‘BAFTA should look at ACTAs to recognise ethnic minority talent’

  By Barnie Choudhury Former BBC journalist  IN FEBRUARY, the main broadcasters will be waiting to see who has won the Royal Television Society journalism awards. I have had the privilege of being one of the judges for almost a decade. Like any competition, the shortlists will be analysed, and…

Debutants to look forward to this year

Every year many faces are seen in Bollywood films. Some of them leave a mark with their performances, and some of them are in the news as they are star kids. Last year, we had actors like Siddhant Chaturvedi, Ananya Panday, Pranutan Bahl, and others who made their Bollywood debut…

Dynamic dozen for the decade

by ASJAD NAZIR TWELVE TALENTED 20-SOMETHING STARS WHO ARE STEPPING INTO A NEW ERA WITH GREAT MOMENTUM BEHIND THEM THE beginning of each decade sees a generation of young stars set themselves up to shine brightly and ones who have a headstart are those with momentum behind them. In India,…