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Streaming security for star kids

WHEN the son or daughter of a famous film star was launched, in Bollywood decades gone by, it was a major event with a huge amount of money being spent on a big cinema release. This usually gave those newcomers a launch pad towards stardom, with films like Bobby (Rishi…

4K, 8K, and Beyond Smart TV Display Technology

The world of television technology has been advancing at an astonishing pace, and one of the most significant advancements in recent years is the development of high-resolution displays. Smart TVs have taken the lead in incorporating these displays, offering viewers an incredibly immersive and detailed visual experience.   In this…

Netflix announces documentary on SS Rajamouli

Streaming platform Netflix on Saturday announced a documentary film, titled Modern Masters: SS Rajamouli, on the celebrated filmmaker best known for global blockbusters Baahubali and RRR. The announcement comes days after Rajamouli was inducted into the Director’s branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Applause Entertainment and…

Alia Bhatt, Sharvari to lead first female-led YRF Spy Universe…

Alia Bhatt and Sharvari are set to play super-agents in Yash Raj Films' next Spy Universe movie Alpha, the makers announced on Friday. Billed as the first female-led YRF Spy Universe film, the movie will be directed by Shiv Rawail, who previously helmed the banner's Netflix series The Railway Men.…

Bigger and bolder cakes trend in 2024 weddings

PICTURE a wedding cake emerging from an elegant wardrobe with the song Leke Prabhu Ka Naam blaring in the background and a light show. As the wedding season gets underway, this is set to be a trend this year for the big day’s sweet treat, according to experts. A cake…

Enhancing Sales Performance in Online Businesses

The digital marketplace has become the forefront of sales strategies and it shifts from the traditional in-person sales approaches to a more dynamic, web based environment. This evolution demands a deep understanding of digital sales tactics and customer interactions. Unlike traditional stores, online businesses have the unique opportunity to leverage…

Essential Sleep Tips for Students During Exam Season

Hey there, a sleep-deprived student! Are you worrying about exams while you stare bleary-eyed at your computer screen? You are not alone in this. Everyone knows that without adequate sleep, your brain cannot operate at its best, but every exam season, deadlines start to pop up here and there, and…

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan joins the cast of ‘Freaky Friday 2’

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, who became a global sensation with her hit Netflix series Never Have I Ever, has joined the cast of Freaky Friday 2, a sequel to Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan’s 2003 comedy, the actress announced on Monday alongside a screenshot of a news report. “Quite the freaky…

Junaid Khan teases new film after ‘Maharaj’ success

Actor Junaid Khan, who recently garnered critical acclaim for his role in the Netflix film Maharaj, has teased fans with news of his latest cinematic venture. The actor, who is the son of Bollywood star Aamir Khan, revealed that he has commenced shooting for an untitled film in Delhi. In…

‘All’s well that ends well’: Junaid Khan on response to…

Aamir Khan's son Junaid Khan, who debuted in the film Maharaj, shared his feelings about the overwhelming positive feedback. In a conversation with ANI, Junaid said, "I'm very grateful for the by and large positive response that 'Maharaj' has received. So yeah, it's quite satisfying; I guess all's well that…

Simone Ashley defends ‘Bridgerton’ co-star Nicola Coughlan against body shamers

Simone Ashley, renowned for her role as Kate Sharma in Netflix's hit series Bridgerton, has stepped forward to defend her co-star Nicola Coughlan amidst recent instances of body-shaming directed towards the actress. According to The Hollywood Reporter, at an event, Ashley addressed the criticisms aimed at Coughlan, who portrays Penelope…

Sonakshi Sinha marries Zaheer Iqbal at private ceremony

"We are now man and wife," longtime actor couple Sonakshi Sinha and Zaheer Iqbal said on Sunday after their low-key ceremony in the presence of family and close friends. Sonakshi, 37, and Zaheer, 35, wed in a civil marriage at the Heeramandi star's sea-facing Bandra West apartment with the blessings…

‘Grateful’: YRF after Gujarat court lifts stay order on ‘Maharaj’

Yash Raj Films (YRF), the banner behind Maharaj that marks the debut of Bollywood star Aamir Khan's son Junaid, has expressed gratitude to the judiciary after the Gujarat High Court lifted an interim stay on the film's release. The period drama, set in pre-independent India, is based on the Maharaj…

Karisma Kapoor: 50 and fabulous

SHE may have slowed down dramatically in the past two decades to concentrate on family life, but that doesn’t take away from the remarkable achievements of Karisma Kapoor. From breaking ground for women in her famous family to starring in successful Bollywood films and inspiring her superstar younger sister Kareeena…

Simone Ashley hopes to reprise her ‘Bridgerton’ role in season…

Actress Simone Ashley, who plays Kate Sharma in Bridgerton, says she hopes she and co-star Jonathan Bailey get an opportunity to return for season four of the popular Netflix series. In the third season of the period drama, Ashley and Bailey reprised their characters Kate and Viscount Anthony Bridgerton. Kate…

Emily Blunt in talks for Steven Spielberg’s next project

Emily Blunt, who is known for her roles in films including Sicario, The Girl on the Train, and Oppenheimer, among others, is expected to collaborate with acclaimed filmmaker Steven Spielberg for his next project, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The untitled Universal Pictures film is written by David Koepp. The…

Gujarat court stays release of ‘Maharaj’ starring Aamir Khan’s son

The Gujarat High Court has stayed the release of Maharaj, the debut film of Bollywood star Aamir Khan's son Junaid, on Netflix after followers of Pushtimarg, a Vaishnava sect of Hinduism, claimed that it would hurt their religious sentiments. A single-judge bench of Justice Sangeeta Vishen on Thursday passed an…

Richa Moorjani says it’s ‘so incredible’ to play Indian-American cop…

Richa Moorjani, best known for her role in the globally popular Netflix dramedy, Never Have I Ever, has won rave reviews for playing Indian-American cop Indira Olmstead in the fifth season of the popular series, Forgo. The Fargo franchise has a long history of strong female police officers and Moorjani…

Bridgerton’s Golda Rosheuvel shares secrets behind her iconic swan wig

Bridgerton's Queen Charlotte, played by the remarkable Golda Rosheuvel, has been turning heads with her stunning portrayal of the Regency-era queen. However, it's not just her captivating performance that has fans talking. As per People magazine, during a recent appearance at an event, she shed light on the extraordinary creation…

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

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

Cillian Murphy reprises his role in Peaky Blinders film

Cillian Murphy is all set to reprise the iconic role of Tommy Shelby in Peaky Blinders film. Netflix has officially greenlit the project, Variety reported. "Tommy Shelby returns. A Peaky Blinders Film starring Cillian Murphy is coming to Netflix," a post read on the official X handle of Netflix. Excited…

Netflix renews ‘Heeramandi’ for season two

Netflix on Monday ordered a second season for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar, a month after the big-budget period drama series premiered on the streamer. Starring Manisha Koirala, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditi Rao Hydari, Sanjeeda Sheikh, Richa Chadha, and Sharmin Segal, the first season of the pre-Partition-set show revolved…

Netflix executive’s £1.4 million home illegally sublet on Airbnb

Nicholas Jarzabek, accused of illegally subletting a £1.4 million home in Los Angeles owned by Netflix executive Nikeeta Sriram, allegedly earned nearly £173,000 through unauthorised Airbnb rentals. Sriram discovered the scam when police found Airbnb guests at her property after an alarm was triggered in December, reported The Times. Jarzabek…

Nicholas Galitzine to play He-Man in ‘Masters of the Universe’

The Idea of You star Nicholas Galitzine will play He-Man in the upcoming live-action feature film Masters of the Universe, based on the iconic Mattel franchise. Masters of the Universe is based on Mattel’s famous toy line that spawned a successful animated TV series (1983-85) as well as a 1987…

Mahershala Ali in talks for new ‘Jurassic World’ film

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

Reliance and Tata make TIME’s most influential companies list

TIME has included Reliance Industries and Tata Group in its list of the 100 World's Most Influential Companies of 2024. Reliance, led by billionaire Mukesh Ambani, is featured as 'India's Juggernaut,' while Tata Group also made the list, both in the 'Titans' category. This marks the second time Reliance has…

Prosenjit Chatterjee: Shining star of Bengali cinema

HAVING started work as a child actor in Chotto Jigyasa (1968) and a lead in the 1980’s, Prosenjit Chatterjee stands as a giant of Bengali cinema. With a career boasting an impressive portfolio of over 340 films, the versatile actor has entertained audiences across different generations and added to his…

Jennifer Lopez calls AI ‘scary’, says her face manipulated for…

Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez, who stars as a data analyst in her latest film Atlas, says she has experienced the "scary" side of artificial intelligence (AI) with skincare advertisements using manipulated photos of her face. Lopez further said there are two sides to technological advancements and her Netflix movie does a…

‘Bridgerton 3’: Charithra Chandran on why her character didn’t appear…

When Netflix's hit series Bridgerton returned for its third season, fans eagerly anticipated the latest romantic escapades and societal intrigues of the Bridgerton family and their peers. However, one noticeable absence was Charithra Chandran's character, Edwina Sharma, who had played a significant role in the second season. Recently, Chandran opened…

AR Rahman says his mom wrapped Oscars, Grammys in towel:…

Multiple award-winning music composer AR Rahman, who has two Oscars to his name, was recently asked where he keeps all his awards, and he shared that his mother would keep his international awards wrapped in a towel. In a conversation with Film Companion, the composer shared that his late mother,…

Movies and milestones of Karan Johar

A PROLIFIC cinema journey has turned Karan Johar into one of the most influential Bollywood filmmakers of this generation.   The producer, director and writer has also carved out a thriving career on TV as a judge and successful talk show host. The creative talent affectionately known as K-Jo turns…

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

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

Manisha Koirala meets Rishi Sunak

Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala met Prime Minister Rishi Sunak at his residence to celebrate 100 years of United Kingdom-Nepal's friendship treaty. The Heeramandi star took to her Instagram to share a series of photographs from the celebrations at Sunak's official residence 10 Downing Street in London. "It was an honour…

Banita Sandhu debuts in ‘Bridgerton 3’ as Miss Malhotra

In an exciting development for Bridgerton fans, British-Indian actress Banita Sandhu has made her debut in the third season of Netflix’s hit period drama. Sandhu portrays Miss Malhotra, a character introduced to the Bridgerton universe in this season, based on Julia Quinn's beloved book series. Banita Sandhu, known for her…

Netflix drops Kate Hudson’s first look from Mindy Kaling’s ‘Running…

Netflix unveiled the title, release dates, and first looks for some of its upcoming shows during their upfronts presentation on Wednesday, including Mindy Kaling’s much-awaited comedy series, Running Point. The 10-episode series stars Kate Hudson in the lead role. It sees Netflix reteaming with Kaling, who works at Warner Bros.…

Ed Sheeran appears on ‘The Great Indian Kapil Show’

The upcoming episode of The Great Indian Kapil Show got an international touch with the presence of singer Ed Sheeran. On Wednesday, Netflix released the episode's promo and surprisingly, the 'Perfect' hitmaker could be seen speaking in Hindi. The clip features Ed Sheeran performing a desi version of 'Shape Of…

‘It’s a cut off from Princess Diana’s dress’: Florence Hunt…

Actress Florence Hunt, who is known for her role as Hyacinth Bridgerton in the period drama Bridgerton, opened up about the royal connection to one of her looks at the premiere of season 3 of the show, reported People. Bridgerton’s current season's outfit draws inspiration from true royal history. Speaking…

Jennifer Lopez is a Dev Patel fangirl: ‘His eyes are…

American singer and actress Jennifer Lopez has expressed her desire to work with the Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel. She was recently in conversation with the Indian portal, News18. When asked about her favourite Indian actor, she named Dev Patel. “I love Dev Patel. I just love his work. Every…

Immersive Competition in Cannes to showcase a South Asian female…

A superhero film at the Cannes Film Festival? It is not what you think. Maya: The Birth of a Superhero, a staunchly feminist playable artwork with a pronounced South Asian accent, is a 30-minute virtual reality (VR) piece. It is in contention for the Best Immersive Work prize in a…

Glamour Galore: A fashion recap of BAFTA TV Awards 2024

London's Royal Festival Hall was adorned with glamour and excitement on Sunday night as British television’s finest gathered for the prestigious British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards. The star-studded red carpet was a sight to behold, with renowned artists and emerging talents alike gracing the occasion with…

Mawaan Rizwan, Romesh Ranganathan win big at BAFTA TV Awards…

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards 2024 witnessed a remarkable celebration of diversity and talent, with some South Asian artists winning top honours and leaving an indelible mark on the prestigious event. Among the winners who stood out were Mawaan Rizwan and Romesh Ranganathan, both claiming…

Vinay Patel and Nina Segal join Royal Court as associate…

David Byrne, Artistic Director of the Royal Court, recently announced that Vinay Patel (An Adventure), Nina Segal (Shooting Hedda Gabler), Mike Bartlett (Love, Love, Love), and Ryan Calais Cameron (For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy), will join the Royal Court as Associate Playwrights,…

‘Bridgerton’ changed landscape of what is and isn’t allowed: Nicola…

Audiences are crying out for representation and Bridgerton has done just that by changing the landscape of what is and isn’t allowed on screen, says actor Nicola Coughlan, who is leading the third season of the Regency era series after staying in the shadows as Penelope Featherington. Coughlan’s co-lead Luke…

Heeramandi stars shine a light on Bhansali’s cinematic genius

REUNITING with acclaimed director Sanjay Leela Bhansali was a key reason for the ensemble cast of Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar to come together, the actors told Eastern Eye. Billed as tale of love, power, revenge and freedom, the series explores the cultural reality of Heeramandi, a district in Lahore, through…

Alia Bhatt to Simone Ashley: 10 South Asian women who…

The Met Gala has always been a pinnacle of glamour, creativity, and cultural significance in the world of fashion. This year, it was even more dazzling as several South Asian women graced the red carpet, showcasing their unique style and heritage with poise and elegance. Among the divas who stole…

Dev Patel and Charlie XCX on Gold House’s 2024 A100…

Dev Patel and Charlie XCX are among this year’s Gold House A100 List honourees. Olivia Rodrigo and Jason Momoa are also among the entertainers in this year’s A100 Hall of Fame inductees, while HYBE Chairman Bang Si-Hyuk will be honoured as a Gold Legend. The list is published annually to…

Face of 75,000-year-old Neanderthal woman unveiled by UK researchers

A team of archaeologists from the UK has unveiled the reconstructed face of a 75,000-year-old Neanderthal woman named Shanidar Z. The discovery challenges previous perceptions of Neanderthals as primitive and uncultured. "We wanted to try and date these burials... to use the site to contribute to the big debate about…

Bhansali reveals he wanted Mahira Khan and Fawad Khan in…

Renowned filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali has long been celebrated for his opulent storytelling, breathtaking visuals, and unparalleled attention to detail. With a portfolio that boasts timeless classics like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas, Padmaavat, and Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, Bhansali has carved a niche for himself in Indian cinema.…

Who is Dhruv Rathee and why has he been in…

In the midst of India's election fervour, one name has been making waves across social media platforms: Dhruv Rathee. A YouTuber and social media activist, Rathee has garnered attention for his commentary on political and social issues. With over 21.56 million subscribers (combined) and over 4 billion (combined) views, Rathee's…

Aamir Khan says he understood the power of ‘namaste’ on…

Leading Bollywood actor Aamir Khan recently appeared for the first time on Kapil Sharm's show, which is available to stream on Netflix. In the latest episode of The Great Indian Kapil Show, the award-winning actor shared several anecdotes from his acting career. Talking about the best memory from the sets…

Aamir Khan introduces sister who acted in ‘Pathaan’ on Netflix…

Aamir Khan, known for his spectacular acting in several award-winning films, is also known for his simplicity. He was a guest on a comedy show on Netflix, The Great Indian Kapil Show where he introduced his lesser-known sisters, Nikhat Khan and Farhat Khan who were seated in the audience. Khan…

Simone Ashley to be honoured at Monte-Carlo Television Festival

Simone Ashley, the talented British actress who captured hearts with her portrayal of Kate Sharma in Netflix’s hit series Bridgerton, is set to receive a prestigious honor at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival. She will receive this year’s International Golden Nymph for Most Promising Talent award from the festival. The actress…

‘Actress’ shelf life not limited anymore’: Manisha Koirala

Actress Manisha Koirala who will be seen in Netflix's series Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar spoke about the evolving landscape of the film industry. In a conversation with ANI, Manisha shared how the traditional notion of a limited shelf life for actresses is gradually fading away, paving the way for diverse…

Sanjay Leela Bhansali says set for ‘Heeramandi’ biggest in his…

In a star-studded affair in Mumbai, renowned filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali unveiled his much-anticipated debut web series Heeramandi, on Wednesday (24). The event witnessed a glittering ensemble of Bollywood's elite, with the cast of the show gracing the red carpet with elegance and charm. Amidst the buzz surrounding the premiere,…

Open to coming back and doing more work in India:…

Indian-American star Sendhil Ramamurthy says he loved working with Vidya Balan in Do Aur Do Pyaar and hopes the film brings many more opportunities from Bollywood, an industry he stayed away from due to language barrier and familial responsibilities. In Do Aur Do Pyaar, Ramamurthy stars as Vikram, an NRI…

Rana Daggubati’s Spirit Media announces superhero graphic novel ‘Minnal Murali’

Spirit Media, Rana Daggubati's production banner, and Tinkle Comics have launched a graphic novel Minnal Murali, based on the superhero from 2021's Malayalam film starring Tovino Thomas in the title role. The announcement was made on Sunday at the Mumbai Comic-Con event in Mumbai. Directed by Basil Joseph, Minnal Murali…

Daytime Emmy Awards introduce category changes for 51st annual ceremony

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

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

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

Actors can contribute to society through cinema: Raveena Tandon

Actress Raveena Tandon believes artistes can return the love and adulation they receive from people by highlighting important issues in the society through their work. The actress, who recently starred in Disney+ Hotstar movie Patna Shukla, based around the topic of roll number scam, said she tries to take up…

Prince Harry declares US as his new home, renounces British…

Prince Harry has officially declared the United States as his primary residence, marking a significant step in his separation from the British royal family. According to documents obtained by Page Six, the Duke of Sussex listed the US as his "new country/state usually resident," a notable change from his previous…

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announce nonfiction series on Netflix

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have announced two new nonfiction series in collaboration with Netflix, produced under their Archewell Productions. These projects are in the early stages of development and form part of the couple's deal with the streaming platform signed in 2020. The first series, produced in association with…

How south Indian cinema took over Bollywood

There was a time when Bollywood was hit and pumping good movies with maar-dhaad masala action. But gradually, this attention to action and stunts shifted to south Indian cinema, where the action was portrayed in a very unique manner, with punches and swooshes, unrealistic yet thrilling hero actions that made…

Acclaimed ‘The Color Purple’ filmmaker to direct ‘Black Samurai’ for…

Filmmaker Blitz Bazawule, renowned for his direction of the critically acclaimed The Color Purple, is set to direct the upcoming Black Samurai film for Warner Bros. The project will tell the story of Yasuke, a samurai of African origin who fought under the Japanese warlord Oda Nobunaga in the 1580s.…

Hulu acquires Mindy Kaling’s new comedy ‘Murray Hill’

The Disney-owned streamer Hulu has secured the exclusive broadcasting rights to Mindy Kaling's highly anticipated comedy series, Murray Hill. The official logline for Murray Hill is as follows: “Five work-obsessed 20-somethings strive for professional success and, if they have time, personal happiness in Manhattan’s most glamorous neighborhood, Murray Hill.” Kaling,…

Nicola Coughlan says her ‘Bridgerton’ contract includes a PG cut…

Bridgerton star Nicola Coughlan says she had an alternate cut of the Netflix series, popular for its intimate scenes, included in her contract for her Irish Catholic family. Her comments came during an interview on the radio show SiriusXM Hits 1 after the hosts cited reports that she had asked…

‘Pushpa 2: The Rule’ teaser unveiled on Allu Arjun’s 42nd…

The makers of Pushpa 2: The Rule on Monday raised the curtain on the teaser of the much-anticipated film on the occasion of lead star Allu Arjun's 42nd birthday. Pushpa 2: The Rule, which is helmed by Sukumar, follows the first installment Pushpa 1: The Rise, which sets up a…

Sandra Oh onboards Aziz Ansari’s comedy film ‘Good Fortune’

Canadian and American actor Sandra Oh, who is known for her roles in Killing Eve and Arliss has been roped in for Aziz Ansari's directorial film Good Fortune, reported Deadline. The film also stars Seth Rogen, Keanu Reeves, and Keke Palmer. Oh's role is being kept under wraps, as is…

Do aliens exist? Netflix’s ‘3 Body Problem’ and its exploration…

There have been many studies and projects sent out in space to investigate the existence of aliens on other planets. But this Netflix sci-fi show, 3 Body Problem, shows the complications of the universe and the existence of aliens in different time parallels and other galaxies. The Earth is about…

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

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

Jamming together: Rahman and Imtiaz Ali on music, movies and…

One is a director, the other a composer. And together Imtiaz Ali and A R Rahman, the duo behind hit albums of films such as Rockstar, Highway, and Tamasha, are just two music aficionados jamming together. The two, back together for Amar Singh Chamkila, say theirs is a connection that…

M Night Shyamalan’s ‘Split’ now available on Netflix

M Night Shyamalan’s Split, which premiered in 2016, is now available to stream on Netflix. The psychological thriller stars James McAvoy as Kevin Wendell Crumb, a man struggling with dissociative identity disorder (DID) who kidnaps and imprisons three girls in a secret underground facility. The film premiered at Fantastic Fest…

Had to unlearn a few things as musician: Diljit Dosanjh…

The best thing about acting is that one can start from zero, says singer-star Diljit Dosanjh who had to "unlearn" certain things to play the character of slain Punjabi musician Amar Singh Chamkila in the upcoming Imtiaz Ali film. Dosanjh, who is a popular name in not just Punjabi and…

Sonakshi Sinha steals the show in ‘Tilasmi Bahein’ from ‘Heeramandi’

Celebrated Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali on Wednesday dropped the second song from his much-anticipated streaming show Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar. Titled “Tilasmi Bahein,” the song has been composed by the director himself and features Sonakshi Sinha in her most ethereal avatar yet. It has been sung by Sharmistha Chatterjee and…

Sunak’s surprise honours list angers opposition

PRIME Minister Rishi Sunak is being criticised by Opposition parties for a surprise honours list which confers a knighthood on an Egyptian-born businessman who is a major donor to the Conservative Party. The list, announced late on Thursday just before the long Easter weekend, honours Mohamed Mansour, a senior treasurer…

Olivia Colman won’t be part of ‘Heartstopper’ season 3

Oscar winner Olivia Colman has announced that she won't be returning for the third season of Netflix's comedy-drama show Heartstopper. Featuring Kit Connor and Joe Locke in lead roles, the British series is written and created by Alice Oseman, and based on her webcomic and graphic novel of the same…

Aditi Rao Hydari, Siddharth tie the knot

Actor couple Aditi Rao Hydari and Siddharth tied the knot on Wednesday. Reports of the duo getting married were doing rounds on social media the whole day, but there was no confirmation from either of the actors or their representatives. The news of Aditi and Siddharth tying the knot was…

Bhansali’s ‘Heeramandi’ to release on Netflix on May 1

Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ambitious web series Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar will premiere on streaming service Netflix on May 1. The release date of the much-anticipated show was announced at a drone light show event held at the Mahalaxmi Race Course in South Mumbai. A sneak peek into the world…

Sai Tamhankar to star opposite Emraan Hashmi & Pratik Gandhi…

Sai Tamhankar is set to take her association with Excel Entertainment to the next level with two interesting projects including Ground Zero and Agni, starring opposite Emraan Hashmi and Pratik Gandhi, respectively. The announcement of Sai Tamhankar’s involvement in Ground Zero and Agni, unveiled as part of Amazon Prime Video's…

Instagrammer’s passion project sees him try over 600 sandwiches ‘from…

While one person savours different types of dishes and cuisines, Barry Enderwick, a consultant living in Silicon Valley, has tasted multiple types of sandwiches, which we cannot even imagine, and he has made it pretty evident on his Instagram account. Enderwick, after a college expulsion, eventually found his footing in…

BBC acquires all seasons of Suits

BBC has bought all nine seasons of the beloved American legal drama Suits after it turned out to be one of the most watched shows on Netflix last year. Featuring Meghan Markle, Gabriel Macht, Patrick J Adams, Sarah Rafferty, Gina Torres, and Rick Hoffman on the ensemble cast, the series…

‘Monkey Man’: Second trailer for Dev Patel’s directorial debut out

After receiving a rousing response for the first trailer of Monkey Man, Universal Pictures has now dropped a second trailer for the much-anticipated directorial debut of Dev Patel. Inspired by the legend of Hanuman, the action thriller stars Patel as Kid, a young man who ekes out a meager living…

‘The Crown’, ‘Black Mirror’ lead nominations for BAFTA Television Awards…

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) unveiled the nominations for their 2024 Television Awards on Wednesday. Leading the pack are The Crown with 8 nominations and Black Mirror with 7 nominations. Both dramas are up for the prestigious "Best Drama Series" award, alongside Happy Valley, Slow Horses,…

Hrithik Roshan-starrer ‘Fighter’ lands on Netflix

After having a successful run at the box office, Hrithik Roshan-starrer Fighter is now streaming on Netflix. On the film's streaming release, Hrithik said, "Fighter is our tribute to the Indian Air Force and with it streaming on Netflix, I'm looking forward to the reactions and hope Fighter entertains and…

‘Bridgerton 3’ new teaser offers sneak peek into Kate and…

While we wait for the third installment of Bridgerton with bated breath, Netflix has teased us with a brand-new teaser in the run-up to the two-part release dates. The one-minute video offers a glimpse of Viscount Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) and Viscountess Kate Bridgerton (Simone Ashley) - whose love story…

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

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

Charithra Chandran sparkles in first solo West End play

THERE was a sense of occasion at the Garrick Theatre in London last Sunday (17) when Charithra Chandran made her West End debut in a solo show, Instructions for a Teenage Armageddon. You had the feeling many young Asians had been drawn by the show’s lead, billed as “Bridgerton’s Charithra…

Top 25 comedy heroes from India

WHILE it’s true that stand-up comedy first gained prominence in western culture, India’s comedy scene has emerged as one of the fastest-growing in the past decade. In recent years, there has been an influx of top talents who have presented humour in a unique way and risen to prominence with…

Charithra Chandran: I see myself as a failure

Charithra Chandran, who rose to fame with the hit Netflix series Bridgerton, says she is still “really hard” on herself and sees herself “as a failure”. “I feel like I am really hard on myself. I see myself as a failure and I am constantly failing and trying to dig…

Paramount Global selling stake in Viacom18

US film and television giant Paramount Global announced that it would sell its stake in Indian media venture Viacom18 to another Indian entertainment firm, Reliance. The $517 million deal would transfer Paramount's entire 13 per cent stake to Reliance, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, a US…

‘Squid Game’ actor gets eight-month suspended sentence for sexual misconduct

Squid Game actor O Yeong-su has been convicted of sexual misconduct in Seoul, South Korea, according to a local court statement released on Friday. The 79-year-old actor, who won a Golden Globe Award in 2022 for his role in the Netflix series, was charged with assaulting a woman in 2017.…

‘Succession,’ ‘Beckham’ feature in BAFTA’s ‘Memorable TV Moment’ award nominees…

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has unveiled its nominees for the Memorable TV Moment Award, a category that celebrates standout scenes from television across all genres. Among the nominees are moments from acclaimed shows like Succession, Happy Valley, and Doctor Who, as well as unexpected highlights…

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

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

YRF’s ‘The Railway Men’ continues to trend on Netflix

The buzz around R. Madhavan and Kay Kay Menon-starrer series The Railway Men has not gone yet. The YRF series, released on Netflix in November 2023, has emerged as one of the most successful Indian shows on the streaming giant, read a statement shared by the team of 'The Railway…

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan reveals how she balanced a full-time career and…

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan became an overnight star after she appeared in Mindy Kaling’s hit coming-of-age teenage drama Never Have I Ever on Netflix. Now 22, the actress was just 17 when she landed the lead role after beating out 15,000 applicants. Ramakrishnan recently spoke at Forbes and Know Your Value’s 30/50…

Sanjay Leela Bhansali launches music label

Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali on Thursday launched his music label Bhansali Music. Bhansali, who is set to make his streaming debut with Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar, has previously composed music for his films Guzaarish, Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, and Gangubai Kathiawadi. Through the label, the director-composer aims to collaborate with…

TOP 10 British Asian women entertainers

We are often fascinated when we spot a person of colour in British entertainment, be it cinema, series or any other source of entertainment. On this International Women's Day, we made a list of women who have brought colours to the British entertainment sector and have not only won the…

‘Virdee’: Bradford-set drama set to make Asian casting history

THE BBC has announced a “truly diverse” cast for Virdee, a six-part television series adapted from AA Dhand’s crime novel, City of Sinners. Having a mainly Asian cast playing both heroes and villains is regarded as being a groundbreaking first for British TV. The tale has a characteristically grim opening:…

Sara Ali Khan is on a sinking ship

THE fact that Sara Ali Khan’s career has been derailed will be illustrated by her back-to-back film releases this month. Instead of getting a cinema release, her movie Murder Mubarak will be dumped on Netflix next Friday (15). A week later, on March 22, Ae Watan Mere Watan will be…

GG2 Power List 2024: ‘Sunak’s changed Asian aspiration’

PRIME minister Rishi Sunak has retained the top spot on the 2024 GG2 Power List for the third year in a row, along with his wife Akshata Murty. The power couple were recognised for their growing influence in the UK, with Sunak in the top job and Murty playing an…

Netflix drops trailer for dark comedy ‘Murder Mubarak’

Netflix on Tuesday dropped the official trailer for Murder Mubarak, its upcoming dark comedy film starring Pankaj Tripathi, Sara Ali Khan, and Karisma Kapoor in lead roles. The trailer introduces the setting of the crime at the Royal Delhi Club, where a series of strange events disrupt the peace and…

I do selective work out of choice: Karisma Kapoor

Actress Karisma Kapoor says she picks up roles only when she finds them interesting and she feels lucky that she has the choice to say 'yes' or 'no'. The Bollywood star, who ruled the industry in the 90s and 2000s with films such as Raja Hindustani, Dil To Pagal Hai,…

From ‘Heeramandi’ to ‘IC 814: The Kandahar Hijack’, Netflix India…

Leading streaming platform Netflix on Thursday unveiled its upcoming slate for India that features over 22 projects, including Sanjay Leela Bhansali's debut streaming show Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar, Imtiaz Ali’s Amar Singh Chamkila, and Oscar-nominated documentary To Kill A Tiger. The slate, which was announced in Mumbai at a star-studded…

‘Bhakshak’ review: Small-town exposé is flawed but thought-provoking

THE trailer for this Netflix movie immediately drew attention to it being a difficult watch and that is confirmed by the opening. The story based on true events revolves around the horrific abuse in a shelter home for girls and a fearless female journalist’s mission to unearth the truth. She…

Priyanka onboards ‘To Kill A Tiger’ as executive producer

Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas is excited to be part of the Oscar-nominated documentary To Kill A Tiger as an executive producer. The news comes as Netflix inks a deal to launch the film globally on its platform soon. On Monday, the award-winning actress took to her Instagram handle and treated…

‘Amar Singh Chamkila’ to premiere on April 12 on Netflix

Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali's upcoming film Amar Singh Chamkila is set to premiere on April 12 on Netflix, streaming platform announced Monday. The upcoming drama will narrate the untold true story of the late Punjabi singer, who is referred to as the “Elvis Presley of Punjab''. Punjabi movie star-singer Diljit Dosanjh…

Bhumi Pednekar eyeing Hollywood post ‘Bhakshak’ success

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

‘Dunki’ drops on Netflix; Shah Rukh says the film ‘close…

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan's Dunki has made a huge impact on the audience and there is good news for King Khan's fans as the film is now streaming on Netflix. Calling it one of his most "special" films, SRK said, "Dunki is a special film and one that is very close…

Alia Bhatt launches trailer for ‘Poacher’

Actress-producer Alia Bhatt on Thursday said she decided to support the upcoming web series Poacher as it uncovers an important true-life story that's told with a lot of genuineness. Bhatt is an executive producer on the Prime Video series that marks director Richie Mehta's return to streaming space with a…

6 must-watch thrillers on ZEE5 Global, Netflix, Amazon Prime and…

In a world of endless streaming options, finding the next pulse-pounding thriller to captivate your evenings can be a daunting task. Thankfully, across streaming platforms like ZEE5 Global, Netflix, and Amazon Prime, amongst others, there's a treasure trove of gripping, suspenseful narratives waiting to be explored. From mind-bending mysteries to…

‘I didn’t see myself as a romantic lead,’ says One…

Fronted by Ambika Mod and Leo Woodall, One Day on Netflix has turned out to be an instant fan favorite. While fans are waiting for the makers to announce the second season, do you know that Mod had initially turned down the part in the show? Yes, the 29-year-old has…

‘Scoop’ Trailer: Netflix film recreates Prince Andrew’s infamous BBC interview

A week after dropping the first look pictures, Netflix has released the first trailer for Scoop, its film which recreates Prince Andrew’s notorious interview with Emily Maitlis on the BBC’s Newsnight in 2019. The interview saw the Duke talk candidly about his relationship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and…

Reports: Mahira Khan quits Netflix show to welcome second child

Pakistani actress Mahira Khan has decided to walk out of two high-profile projects as she is expecting her second child this year, as per reports. Khan first got married in July 2007 to Ali Askari in a traditional Islamic wedding ceremony and the couple welcomed their son Azlan in 2009.…

World Animal Protection announces Richa Moorjani as Global Celebrity Ambassador

Global animal advocacy nonprofit organization World Animal Protection has announced Richa Moorjani as its Global Celebrity Ambassador. The actress, who is best known for playing the character of Kamala on Netflix's hit series Never Have I Ever, will play a pivotal role in advancing the mission of World Animal Protection,…

‘One Day’: Ambika Mod reveals how she and co-star Leo…

After winning critics and audiences’ hearts with her breakout performance in the acclaimed BBC miniseries This Is Going to Hurt, actress Ambika Mod is presently in news for her first leading role as Emma Morley in Netflix’s One Day, a TV adaptation of David Nicholls’ bestselling romance novel of the…

Purab Kohli: Regrets can be converted into learning

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

Top Tamil movies of 2023 and where to watch them

IN 2023, Kollywood witnessed a notable shift compared to the previous year. Tamil cinema demonstrated that its identity extends beyond stars, heroes and box-office numbers, embracing a diverse range of films that left a lasting impact. For those seeking quality content on streaming platforms, here are some noteworthy Tamil films…

King Charles’ cancer diagnosis comes just 18 months into his…

AFTER spending more than seven decades waiting to become sovereign, Britain's King Charles has been diagnosed with a form of cancer less than 18 months since he ascended to the throne. Buckingham Palace announced that Charles, 75, would postpone public-facing duties while he undergoes treatment but was looking forward to…

Ambika Mod: Securing lead role in ‘One Day’ involved ‘rigorous…

Ambika Mod will shortly be seen in the lead role of Emma Morley in the Netflix adaptation of David Nicholls’ novel One Day. The 14-episode series takes the audience on a 20-year journey through the comedic romance of Emma and Dex, played by Leo Woodall. Each episode revisits the couple…

Netflix unveils series and films slate for 2024

Streaming service Netflix on Thursday announced the list of old and new series as well as movies that will be released on its platform in 2024. The streamer is bringing back Squid Game with its much-anticipated second season in 2024, along with popular shows like Bridgerton, Emily in Paris, and…

Kate Hudson to lead Mindy Kaling’s new series

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

Netflix shares first look at Bhansali’s ‘Heeramandi

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's first streaming show Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar will premiere on Netflix in 2024 and the streamer shared the first look of the much-anticipated project on Thursday. Backed by Bhansali Productions, the upcoming show stars Manisha Koirala, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditi Rao Hydari, Richa Chadha, Sharmin Segal, and Sanjeeda…

Netflix drops trailer of Bhumi Pednekar’s ‘Bhakshak’

Streamer Netflix on Wednesday unveiled the trailer of Bhumi Pednekar's upcoming movie Bhakshak, about an investigative journalist who tries to expose a heinous crime. Superstar Shah Rukh Khan's banner Red Chillies Entertainment has backed the crime drama, which is inspired by true events. The film is directed by Pulkit and…

‘Indian Police Force’ review: Spin-off series of Bollywood cop universe…

THOSE familiar with the work of producer and director Rohit Shetty in Bollywood will know that his films are largely defined by stunning action and mostly poor storylines. While it’s easy to get away with a product that is style over substance in cinema, the same is not the case…

Netflix sets date for documentary on Sheena Bora case

Netflix is set to release its documentary The Indrani Mukerjea Story: Buried Truth on February 23. The documentary, for which the streamer has collaborated with MakeMake and India Today Group, promises to peel back the layers of the sensational murder of Sheena Bora and the subsequent arrest of Bora's sister…

Ambika Mod to lead Netflix series ‘One Day’

The romantic novel One Day, which turned out to be an instant bestseller in 2009, is set for a small screen adaptation at Netflix, after being adapted as a film in 2011, starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess in lead roles. It follows the complicated love affair of the lead…

Netflix sets Jan 26 release for ‘Animal’

Ranbir Kapoor-starrer Animal will start streaming on Netflix from January 26, the platform announced on Thursday. Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, the film also stars Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Rashmika Mandanna, and Triptii Dimri. Animal, which hit the screens on December 1, went on to become one of the highest-earning…

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

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

Films and TV shows help drive France tourism

FOUR of five foreign tourists to Paris got the urge to visit after seeing a movie or TV series filmed in the City of Light, France’s national cinema body said last Thursday (18). That’s up from threequarters in a previous study in 2018. For one out of 10, it was…

What next for Zee as Sony rejects merger?

SONY “terminated” on Monday (22) the $10-billion (£7.9bn) merger of its Indian operations with local rival Zee Entertainment that would have created a new streaming giant in the world’s most populous nation. The joint entity with a proposed annual revenue of $2 billion (£1.6bn) would have helped both firms better…

‘Merry Christmas’ review: Film adaptation of French novel is filled…

SUPER-HIT black comedy crime thriller Andhadhun is a perfect illustration of why it’s a challenging task to review a film from Sriram Raghavan without giving away any spoilers. That is because the ace writer and director always incorporates surprises and twists into his storylines. With that in mind, it’s best…

Bhansali announces his next with Alia, Ranbir, and Vicky

Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali on Wednesday announced that his next feature film is titled Love & War, which will star Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, and Vicky Kaushal. Billed as an “epic saga”, the upcoming project is slated to be released on Christmas 2025. Bhansali Productions, which is bankrolling Love &…

Top 30 under 30 to watch in 2024

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

Shruti Haasan to headline Indo-UK film ‘Chennai Story’

Actress Shruti Haasan is set to headline Chennai Story, an upcoming Indo-UK co-production that will be directed by BAFTA-winning filmmaker Philip John. The movie, which is co-produced by Guru Films (India), Ripple World Pictures (UK), and ie ie Productions (Wales), is based on author Timeri N Murari's bestseller The Arrangements…

Ananya Panday debuts at Paris Couture Week

Bollywood star Ananya Panday made her international runway debut at the Paris Couture Week as she walked the ramp for designer Rahul Mishra. The ace couturier presented his haute couture spring collection 'Superheroes' at the 2024 edition of the fashion gala on Monday. Panday, 25, walked the ramp in a…

‘10 Lives’: Simone Ashley sings a duet with Zayn Malik

Simone Ashley, known for her roles in the Netflix period drama Bridgerton and comedy-drama Sex Education, has sung a duet with Zayn Malik in the animated comedy 10 Lives, which had its premiere at Sundance on January 20. The film has Chris Jenkins attached as director and also features Mo…

Manoj Bajpayee’s ‘The Fable’ in Encounters segment of Berlinale 2024

Manoj Bajpayee-starrer The Fable, directed by Raam Reddy, is the only film from India this year to compete in one of the key categories at the Berlin International Film Festival. The film, a follow-up to Reddy's celebrated debut Thithi, will premiere at the 74th edition of the festival in the…

Charithra Chandran onboards ‘Instructions for a Teenage Armageddon’

Katy Galloway Productions has announced a limited run at the Garrick Theatre of the one-woman show Instructions for a Teenage Armageddon. Charithra Chandran, the break-out star of the hit Netflix drama Bridgerton, is set to star in the show. Written by actor-director Rosie Day, Instructions for a Teenage Armageddon received…

‘Jai Sri Ram’: Nayanthara apologises for ‘Annapoorani’ controversy

Actress Nayanthara has offered a sincere and heartfelt apology over her latest Tamil film Annapoorani, a week after the makers were accused of hurting religious sentiments and the movie was pulled from streaming service Netflix. In an Instagram post on Thursday night, the Jawan star said the film was made…

Pratik Gandhi starrer ‘Gandhi’ series begins filming

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta's much-anticipated series Gandhi has commenced production, the makers said on Friday. Backed by Applause Entertainment, the series is based on historian and author Ramachandra Guha’s two books -- Gandhi before India and Gandhi: The Years that Changed the World. “Capturing history in the making! Gandhi filming now,”…

Bhansali to announce his next in March

Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who is currently busy with the post-production of his upcoming web series Heeramandi, is set to announce his new magnum opus in March. With things silently moving ahead in motion, SLB is committed to starting a new feature film for the big screen in 2024. A…

Netflix unveils post-theatrical Tamil film slate

Netflix on Wednesday announced that nine Tamil movies, including Ajith's Vidaa Muyarchi, Kamal Haasan's Indian 2, and Vikram's Thangalaan, will stream on its platform in 2024 after their theatrical exhibition. The titles also include Vijay Sethupathi's Maharaja, Keerthy Suresh's Kannivedi and Revolver Reeta, actor Sivakarthikeyan's next feature, RJ Balaji's SorgaVaasal…

Richie Mehta’s ‘Poacher’ to premiere on Feb 23

Emmy-award-winning director Richie Mehta, who was behind the hit series Delhi Crime, is returning to the streaming universe with new crime drama Poacher, which is set to premiere on Prime Video on February 23. The show, produced by QC Entertainment, the Oscar-winning production and finance company responsible for feature film…

Netflix to stream ‘Devara’, ‘Pushpa 2’ and more Telugu titles…

NTR Jr's Devara, Pushpa 2: The Rule starring Allu Arjun, and Salaar: Part 1 - Ceasefire featuring Prabhas are part of Netflix's 12 Telugu films slate, which will be available on the streamer in 2024 after their theatrical exhibition. This year Netflix will also be home to other Telugu titles…

‘Annapoorani’: Netflix drops Tamil-language film post backlash

Tamil-language film Annapoorani: The Goddess of Food, which hit cinemas on December 1 and started streaming on Netflix on December 29, has been removed from the platform after it faced massive backlash and police complaints for some of its alleged ‘anti-Hindu scenes’. Helmed by debutant director Nilesh Krishnaa, the film…

Complaints of hurting religious sentiments against Nayanthara

Activists of two right-wing outfits have filed separate complaints against actress Nayanthara and others associated with her newly-released film Annapoorani, alleging that certain scenes in it hurt the religious sentiments of Hindus, police said on Thursday. The complaints allege that the film makes controversial remarks about Lord Ram and also…

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

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

Sanjana Sanghi: Start of a special journey

SANJANA Sanghi began her acting career at a very young age with brief appearances in Rockstar, Hindi Medium and Fukrey Returns before landing a starring role in the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s swan song, Dil Bechara. Her impactful performance in the film, an adaptation of John Green’s 2012 novel…

‘Curry & Cyanide’ review: Fascinating look into the mind of…

A GREAT documentary film will narrate an astonishing story in such detail that it makes you think it can’t possibly be true even though you know it is. This film, now streaming on Netflix, belongs to that category. This true crime story is set in a sleepy village in Kerala,…

Fawad Khan on Pakistani actors getting love from India

Pakistani actor Fawad Khan is not only popular in his home country but also enjoys a massive fan following in India. He has played lead roles in a few notable Bollywood films, including Khoobsurat and Kapoor & Sons. The 42-year-old star recently appeared for an interview on a YouTube channel…

‘Kho Gaye Hum Kahan’ review: Slow pace mars acute film…

THIS Bollywood friendship drama, streaming on Netflix, centres around three friends – stand-up comedian Imaad, working professional Ahana and gym trainer Neil. Ahana breaks up with her longterm boyfriend; Imaad is a serial dater; and Neil is in a relationship with a social media influencer who does not want to…

Netflix series about diet experiment on twins explores benefits of…

A new documentary, "You Are What You Eat: A Twin Experiment," on Netflix has been sparking discussions on social media about the impact of diet on health, climate, and society. This Netflix series explores a food experiment conducted by Stanford University involving four pairs of twins with differing diets. In…

Manoj Bajpayee recalls being mocked for his poor English

Multiple Award-winning actor Manoj Bajpayee said that he was mocked mercilessly for his poor English when he first enrolled at Delhi University. The actor, who hailed from a small town in the Indian state of Bihar, said that he wanted to ‘transform’ himself into a whole new person after enrolling…

‘Fauda’ actor seriously injured in Gaza

Israeli actor-singer Idan Amedi, best known for starring in the hit Netflix series Fauda, was seriously injured while fighting as an IDF reservist in Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip. Israeli diplomat Avia Levi shared the news of Amedi's injury in a post on microblogging site X. "Idan Amedi, one…

Simone Ashley to star in ‘This Tempting Madness’

After winning acclaim for her standout performance as Kate Bridgerton in the hit Netflix series Bridgerton, Simone Ashley has been roped in to play the lead role in an upcoming psychological thriller titled This Tempting Madness. Written by Montgomery and her husband Andrew M. Davis, This Tempting Madness is based…

Movies that stood out in an action-packed 2023

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

Netflix drops first-look images from ‘Bridgerton 3’

Netflix has dropped a bunch of first-look images of Penelope and Colin Bridgerton’s budding romance in the much-anticipated season 3 of Bridgerton, which returns for two parts in 2024. The first-look images of the third season of Bridgerton, a series that surpassed its own viewing records for season two and…

24 entertaining things to look forward to in 2024

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

‘The Archies’ review: Film adaptation becomes a pointless piece of…

THE comic book-turned-animated series, The Archies, enjoyed popularity from the late 1960s to the early 1970s. This Bollywood adaptation, which is available on the streaming site Netflix, generated attention largely for launching newcomers with famous family connections. The 1964-set story revolves around a group of friends living in a small…

New and returning Hindi shows to stream in 2024

Streaming services Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, SonyLIV, and ZEE5 are packing ample programming, including new as well as returning shows to keep audiences entertained throughout 2024. Here are some of the most anticipated shows of the year: Netflix Killer Soup: The first new original series from the streamers stars…

Faysal Quraishi calls for release of Indian films in Pakistan

Faysal Quraishi, one of Pakistan's top actors and producers, has advocated for the release of Indian films in the country to revive the local cinema exhibition sector. Quraishi, who has starred in several hit serials and also produced many blockbuster series, said Pakistan needed to lift the ban on screening…

‘Naatu Naatu’, ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ find mention in Modi’s ‘Mann…

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday highlighted India's twin wins at Oscars 2023 for the song "Naatu Naatu" from RRR and the documentary short The Elephant Whisperers in his last Mann Ki Baat address for 2023. In the 108th episode of the radio broadcast, the prime minister said the…

Feel fortunate I can relate to a wide spectrum of…

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

‘Bridgerton’ to return with two-part season three in 2024

The third season of popular series Bridgerton has been split into two parts and will arrive on streaming service Netflix in 2024. Based on the bestselling romance novels by Julia Quinn, the show hails from Shonda Rhimes’s Shondaland. It follows the stories of the Bridgerton family, primarily focusing on the…

Charithra Chandran: ‘Bridgerton’ felt real after costume fitting

Bridgerton prides itself on being one of the most watched and loved shows on Netflix. The regency era romance drew the whole world’s attention for its magnificent sets, elaborate wardrobes, and dramatic storyline when it first debuted on the streaming giant on December 25, 2020. As Netflix gears up to…

The best of 2023

AN ACTION-PACKED year saw everything from stunning live performances to delightful drama serials, marvellous music and fabulous films. There was also perfectly pitched comedy, new talent, path-breaking projects and plenty of entertainment. Eastern Eye celebrated the many creative moments of 2023 with the annual Eye Spy awards which include extra…

Siddhant Chaturvedi: Films, fame and friendship

CONSIDERING that it is now becoming increasingly impossible for outsiders to break into Bollywood, Siddhant Chaturvedi’s achievements are impressive. The versatile actor leapt from web serials to cinema with a stunning supporting role in multi-award winning 2019 movie, Gully Boy, and has since worked hard to carve a space for…

Netflix renews 7 K-dramas for 2024

Netflix has confirmed the renewal of some of its most successful titles. While the audience eagerly waits for such much-anticipated sequels as Stranger Things Season 5 and Bridgerton Season 3 and 4, the streaming giant has now announced an amazing lineup of 7 K-drama series releasing next year in 2024.…

‘I feel privileged’: Adarsh Gourav on working with Zoya

Actor Adarsh Gourav, who is gearing up for his upcoming drama film Kho Gaye Hum Kahan, expressed gratitude to producer Zoya Akhtar. Helmed by debutant director Arjun Varain Singh, Kho Gaye Hum Kahan is a 'coming-of-digital-age' story about three friends in their mid-20s navigating life in the world of social…

Zoya Akhtar promotes ‘The Archies’ on ‘The Daily Show’ with…

Well-known Bollywood filmmaker Zoya Akhtar recently appeared on host Kal Penn’s popular American talk show The Daily Show to promote her recently released film The Archies. The show started with Kal recalling how Zoya’s dog ‘almost killed himself’ when he met her for dinner at her home. Zoya also spoke…

Clint Eastwood promises to watch Tamil film ‘Jigarthanda Double X’

The team of the successful Tamil-language film Jigarthanda Double X can't keep calm as legendary actor-director Clint Eastwood promised to watch it. Karthik Subbaraj's directorial Jigarthanda Double X, starring Raghava Lawrence and SJ Suryah, is a tribute to Clint Eastwood and Satyajit Ray. Surprisingly, Eastwood's team that maintains his X…

Vir Das to perform at Apollo Theatre in London

Comedian-actor Vir Das is set to perform at the iconic Apollo Theatre in London on 16th December. The Apollo Theatre is a venue steeped in musical history having witnessed performances from iconic acts like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Iron Maiden, and contemporary music royalties such as Selena…

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

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

Vir Das: Making a Mind Fool of himself

A PATH-BREAKING journey in live comedy led Vir Das towards winning an International Emmy award in November. That glittering honour for his Netflix special, Vir Das: Landing, added to global acclaim for India’s most popular English-language stand-up star. Instead of basking in that glory, the cool comic has been busy…

Entertainment industry’s most epic fails of 2023

WHETHER it has been top talents making a mark, path-breaking moments, superb songs, fabulous films, brilliant books, or audience-delighting entertainment, there has been a lot to celebrate in the past 12 months. Next week, there will be a roundup of these magnificent moments in Eastern Eye’s annual review of the…

Netflix releases viewership data for 18,000 titles

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

‘Bridgerton 3’ to release in May 2024

The third season of steamy Regency-era romance Bridgerton will be back on Netflix in May 2024. The drama will be split in two parts -- the first part will premiere on May 16 followed by the second part on June 13. The new season will have eight episodes, reported Deadline.…

Golden Globes nominations: ‘Barbie’ leads the pack

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

Mahira Khan shows support for Palestine

Pakistan’s popular actress Mahira Khan has made a statement on social media expressing her deep sorrow and solidarity with the people of Palestine. Posting on X, she wrote, “Nothing feels good. And I understand life goes on, it has to. We resume work and worry about our child’s exams, our…

BAFTA announces its Breakthrough 2023 cohort

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), in association with Netflix, has announced its 2023 BAFTA Breakthrough cohort, featuring 42 creatives working in film, games, and television, from across the UK, US, and India. In the UK, there are 20 creatives, including creators, writers, directors, producers, designers, a…

Vir Das hosts party to celebrate Emmy win

Comedian Vir Das, who won the prestigious International Emmy Award for Comedy for his standup special Vir Das: Landing, hosted a celebratory party in Mumbai, which saw several celebrities in attendance. Vir Das with his wife Shivani Mathur hosted the party in Mumbai Thursday night with the couple posing for…

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

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

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

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

‘The Archies’: Abhishek welcomes nephew to the movies

With his debut in The Archies, Agastya Nanda is set to become a third-generation actor of the Bachchan family, and his maternal uncle Abhishek Bachchan on Wednesday said he would be there to handhold the newcomer whenever he would reach out for help. Grandson of veteran stars Amitabh Bachchan and…

‘The Archies’: Bachhans arrive in style at grand premiere

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan could not be happier as his grandson Agastya Nanda is set to enter the cinematic world with the film The Archies. On Tuesday, director Zoya Akhtar hosted a special screening of The Archies in Mumbai, where the who's who of Bollywood marked their presence. Big B, too,…

‘The Railway Men’ ranks third on Netflix’s Global Non-English TV…

Fronted by R Madhavan, Kay Kay Menon, Divvyendu Sharma, and Babil Khan, The Railway Men on Netflix has been receiving rousing response from the audience. The limited series, which is based on the 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy, has been ranked 3rd on Netflix’s Global Non-English TV list and is trending…

Zoya Akhtar on challenges of making ‘The Archies’

Ace filmmaker Zoya Akhtar is gearing up for her upcoming film The Archies, which got the limelight since the release of its trailer. Bringing back the nostalgia of the 1960s when teenagers would enjoy reading Archie Comics rather than surfing the internet, Zoya has attempted to recreate the magic of…

Mindy Kaling to be part of Medallia Experience 2024

Mindy Kaling has joined the impressive speaker line-up of Medallia Experience 2024, announced Medallia Inc., the global leader in customer and employee experience. The actress, screenwriter, and producer will be sharing the stage with three-time Super Bowl champion Steve Young and more at the event. Medallia Experience ‘24 will bring…

Priyanka congratulates Vir Das for Emmy win

Stand-up comic Vir Das on Thursday thanked Priyanka Chopra for her wishes on his International Emmy Award win and praised the actress for opening doors for the rest of Indian talent around the world. On November 20, Das became the first Indian to win the International Emmy for his Netflix…

Sirat Taneja: Dynamics of a dual identity

PERHAPS the most unique creative partnership of the year has seen Canadian Oscar-nominated director Deepa Mehta teaming up with India-based transgender woman Sirat Taneja. They have collaborated on I Am Sirat, which has delighted audiences at major film festivals like London and Toronto. The acclaimed documentary film follows Delhi-based Sirat…

Zoya Akhtar: ‘I hope The Archies gives today’s kids a…

ACCLAIMED filmmaker Zoya Akhtar said she hoped her adaption of the popular comic, The Archies, can lead to more Indians in the industry getting the opportunity to bring global stories to the screen. The Archie comics, first produced in the 1940s, are a staple of American culture that have transcended…

Mahira Khan set for Malayalam debut with Mohanlal

According to reports, Pakistani actress Mahira Khan is in final talks to headline a Malayalam-language film. Titled L2 Empuraan, the film stars legendary Malayalam actor Mohanlal in the lead role. If Khan manages to sign the film on the dotted line, she will not only make her Malayalam-language debut but…

Grammy winner Sam Slater on scoring music for ‘The Railway…

Two-time Grammy Award-winning music producer and composer, Sam Slater has received overwhelming praise for his original score in the global blockbuster series The Railway Men. The successful four-part mini-series is being praised for a variety of reasons, one of which being the music and original score composed by Sam Slater…

I hope we all just get sillier: Vir Das on…

He is still "just a guy on a stool" for whom the audience's laughter will always be more precious than accolades, says Vir Das, the first Indian comic to win an International Emmy Award. Das won the award for his Netflix stand-up special Vir Das: Landing in the Best Comedy…

‘Was depressed, had two heart attacks trying to make ‘Maximum…

Anurag Kashyap is one of the most sought-after filmmakers in Bollywood. Be it newcomers or established actors, everyone wants to work with him. The filmmaker has delivered several commercially and critically successful projects over the years. After the success of Sacred Games, the filmmaker was working on the adaptation of…

Vir Das wins first International Emmy Award

Actor-comic Vir Das has become the first Indian to win the International Emmy Award for his Netflix stand-up special Vir Das: Landing in the best comedy category and has dedicated the honour to his home country, India. The 51st International Emmy Awards Gala was held at the New York Hilton…

The Unmatched Contribution of USB Sticks in Today’s World

Whenever you think about storing files, transferring them, or sharing them with your friends, you will always think about the USB flash drive, and there’s a reason for that. These are highly compatible, and sleek devices, also known as thumb drives, or USB Sticks, that you can carry around and…

‘Monkey Man’: Netflix likely to showcase Dev Patel-starrer at Sundance…

Netflix obtained the world rights to Oscar nominee Dev Patel’s directorial debut, Monkey Man, in March 2021. Fans have been waiting for the premiere of the film since then, but the streaming media giant is yet to announce the official date. The latest we hear is that Netflix could showcase…

‘The Crown’ draws to a close with Diana’s death

Netflix’s acclaimed series The Crown, which chronicles the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, nears its long-anticipated conclusion from Thursday. The sixth and final season of the multiple award-winning series by Peter Morgan premieres the first five episodes on Thursday. The audience gets to see the final five episodes on December…

The Smart TV and Home Theater Integration: Creating the Ultimate…

In the ever-evolving world of home entertainment, the integration of smart TVs with home theaters has become a transformative force. This synergy between advanced display technology and immersive audio systems has given birth to the ultimate setup for experiencing movies, TV shows, and more. In this article, we will explore…

India’s Sahara Group chief Subrata Roy dies at 75

EMBATTLED Sahara conglomerate chief Subrata Roy died on Tuesday (14) due to cardiorespiratory arrest, the company said in a statement. He was 75. Roy was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai on Sunday (12) and died following complications arising from metastatic malignancy, hypertension and diabetes, according to the company. "It…

Kapil Sharma and team heads to Netflix for new comedy…

Comedian Kapil Sharma has partnered with streaming service Netflix for a brand new comedy show. Sharma, who ruled the Indian television scene with his popular celebrity chat series The Kapil Sharma Show, is entering the streaming bandwagon to bring a "fresh, new and exciting comedy extravaganza to his fans around…

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

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

Netflix renews survival drama ‘Kaala Paani’ for S2

Survival drama series Kaala Paani has been renewed for a second season, streaming platform Netflix announced on Monday. The series is described as “a grounded story about the fight for survival and questions audiences on how far they would go to survive." Kaala Paani comes from Sameer Saxena, who had…

Big B wishes grandson Agastya ahead of ‘The Archies’ debut

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Friday sent best wishes to his grandson Agastya Nanda ahead of his film debut with The Archies, saying the young actor will take the family's legacy forward. The Netflix movie, directed by filmmaker Zoya Akhtar, marks the acting debut of Agastya, son of Bachchan's daughter Shweta…

SRK praises Suhana Khan’s ‘The Archies’ trailer

The long-awaited official trailer for Zoya Akhtar's The Archies was out today on the internet to great reviews. Now, superstar Shah Rukh Khan has praised the trailer on social media. He took to X and wrote, "A contemporary subject with timeless characters #TheArchies... thrown into a world that is very…

Suhana, Khushi, Agastya shine in ‘The Archies’ trailer

And the wait is over. The trailer of Zoya Akhtar's directorial The Archies is out. The Netflix film marks the acting debut of Shah Rukh Khan's daughter Suhana Khan, producer Boney Kapoor's daughter Khushi Kapoor, and Amitabh Bachchan's grandson Agastya Nanda. The Archies, a coming-of-age musical, follows the lives of…

Mahira Khan ‘appeals’ Pak government to ‘support’ Afghan refugees

As thousands of Afghans flee Pakistan amid deportation warning, well-known Pakistani actress Mahira Khan has urged the government of Pakistani to keep supporting those who "are still in need of our kindness". Khan, who has been a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador since 2019, shared images with the UNHCR logo and branding,…

Anurag Kashyap to be part of Marrakech International Film Festival

Ten leading figures from the world of cinema from five continents are expected to participate in Marrakech International Film Festival’s In Conversation With... series. In front of festival audiences, actors, directors, screenwriters, and producers are invited to share their vision and professional practice, all mixed in with tasty anecdotes and…

Mahesh Babu shares picture with Venkatesh

Actor Mahesh Babu on Sunday shared a picture with his "big brother" and actor Venkatesh Daggubati. Mahesh Babu took to his Instagram story and treated fans with a picture from the gathering. Mahesh Babu is seen wearing an orange sweatshirt that he paired with denim, while Venkatesh is dressed in…

SRK greets fans camping outside Mannat on his 58th birthday

I am but a mere actor, said Shah Rukh Khan, bowled over by the enduring love of fans who waited for hours to catch a glimpse of the superstar as he turned 58 on Thursday. In what has become an annual affair, hundreds of fans from different corners of the…

Niharika NM joins Maitreyi in American series ‘Big Mouth’

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

‘Bridgerton’ star says she suffered from ‘psychotic breaks’

Bridgerton actress Ruby Barker has revealed that she suffered from "psychotic breaks" in the wake of the success that came with the Netflix show. During an appearance on the Oxford University's LOAF Podcast, Barker called out Netflix and Shondaland for not being supportive towards her. "Not a single person from…

Hasan Minhaj responds to accusations of ‘faking racism’

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

Veena Sud to showrun ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’

Filmmaker Veena Sud has joined Amazon MGM Studios' series The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo as showrunner. The series is based on the Steig Larsson books and revolves around the Lisbeth Salander character. According to entertainment news outlet Deadline, the show is a co-production between Amazon MGM Studios and Left…

Dev Patel to headline twisted romance film ‘Wicker’

Dev Patel has signed on to headline “twisted” romance Wicker. The award-winning actor will star alongside Oscar-winner Olivia Colman in the forthcoming film. Alex Huston Fischer and Eleanor Wilson will direct the project for Topic Studios and Tango, with Black Bear set to open foreign sales at the American Film…

Goldy Notay: ‘Life of Pi is a beast of a…

SHE may have acted across diverse mediums, but Goldy Notay is arguably at her best on stage and has an impressive body of work to back that up. She recently starred in an epic production of Mahabharata and is currently on a year-long UK tour with the multiaward winning show…

We were clear we wanted newcomers for ‘The Archies’: Zoya…

Director Zoya Akhtar on Thursday said she and writer Reema Kagti didn't want to cast established names for the upcoming film The Archies as stars come with the baggage of their image. The Archies is an Indian live-action musical movie based on the popular American comics of the same name.…

Ahad Raza Mir becomes first South Asian to play Hamlet

Pakistani actor Ahad Raza Mir, who is known for his work in several successful Pakistani shows including Yeh Dil Mera and Hum Tum, is now experimenting with live theatre in Toronto. The actor is presently in the news for his take on William Shakespeare’s classic novel Hamlet. He plays the…

Kareena’s ‘The Buckingham Murders’ premieres at BFI London Film Festival

Kareena Kapoor Khan says she has always been a fan of detective stories and her upcoming film The Buckingham Murders fulfilled her wish of starring in one. Directed by Hansal Mehta, The Buckingham Murders is billed as an "atmospheric thriller". The film had its world premiere at the 67th BFI…

Khufiya review: Tabu shines in spy thriller adapted from a…

THE espionage thriller based on Amar Bhushan’s novel Escape to Nowhere recently premiered on streaming site Netflix. When an Indian secret agent is murdered, while on a mission, it emerges she was likely betrayed by a mole. Her no-nonsense handler is given the task of exposing the prime suspect and…

‘Accused’ review: Implausible British thriller fails to deliver on initial…

THERE have been a lot of home invasion thrillers across the decades. This particular British film premiered on Netflix recently and attempts to tell the story of an innocent man, who is falsely targeted after a social media storm. Harri goes to stay at his parents’ house in the countryside,…

Megan Suri: Making of a monster hit

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

Kiln Theatre appoints Amit Sharma as artistic director and CEO

Amit Sharma has been confirmed as the new Artistic Director and CEO of the Kiln Theatre. Sharma, who is currently Associate Director at Kiln Theatre, and also works as a freelance director, will take up his new role on 1 December 2023. Sharing his excitement, Sharma said today, “Over the…

Karishma Tanna wins Best Actress for ‘Scoop’ at Busan Film…

Hansal Mehta's Scoop won in two categories at the 2023 Busan Film Festival’s Asia Contents Awards and Global OTT Awards. Actress Karishma Tanna has won the 'Best Lead Actress' award for the series Scoop at the Busan Film Festival 2023. She played the role of Jagruti Pathak, a journalist seeking…

Don’t discourage me by asking what business my film will…

Superstar Akshay Kumar says he seeks encouragement from his audiences to make movies that bring about a societal change, irrespective of how they perform at the box office. The 56-year-old actor, whose latest film Mission Raniganj opened in theatres on Friday, said the Hindi cinema is going through a "nice…

I’m a little troubled by Shakespeare’s imprint on my work:…

The man behind Maqbool, Omkara, and Haider says he's a little troubled by Shakespeare's imprint on his work and might wait another 10 years to get back to the bard. But the Vishal Bhardwaj-William Shakespeare connect might just be too strong for that. A scene in Bhardwaj's latest film Khufiya,…

My parents are my biggest source of guidance: Suhana Khan

The Archies actress Suhana Khan has said her parents, superstar Shah Rukh Khan and producer-interior designer Gauri Khan, are her "biggest source of guidance". The 23-year-old, who is set to make her film debut with Zoya Akhtar's The Archies, was speaking at the India Today Conclave's session titled 'New Kids…

All about Aaliyah Qureishi

BOLLYWOOD blockbuster Jawan has swept across the globe like a giant tidal wave. Apart from breaking box office records, the action entertainer headlined by Shah Rukh Khan has introduced singer turned actress Aaliyah Qureishi to a wider audience. The naturally gifted talent, known under the musical moniker Jhalli, has followed…

‘Accused’: Chaneil Kular on his first lead role and growing…

Actor Chaneil Kular, who rose to fame after playing a gay man named Anwar Bakshi in Netflix’s worldwide hit Sex Education, is excited about his first lead role in a new film, titled Accused. In the pulse-pounding thriller on Netflix, the actor essays the powerful role of a young man…

Mahira Khan marries businessman Salim Karim

Pakistani star Mahira Khan has tied the knot with businessman Salim Karim in an intimate ceremony in the resort town of Bhurban, Pakistan. Mahira's manager, Anushay Talha Khan, confirmed the news on her Instagram Stories with a video of the Raees star walking down the aisle. The short clip opens with…

Karishma Tanna nominated for ‘Scoop’ at Busan Film Festival

Actress Karishma Tanna is on cloud nine as she has bagged a nomination for her performance in Scoop at the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF). Expressing her excitement and gratitude for the recognition, Karishma said, "I am incredibly happy and overwhelmed by the response Scoop has received. Playing the character of…

Vijay Varma on the success of his latest Netflix film…

Netflix’s Jaane Jaan has emerged as an instant success within the first week of its launch, the 8.1 million viewing hours, standing tall in the Global top 10 of 52 countries is a testament to that! Among many things, Sujoy Ghosh’s cat-and-mouse thriller showcases Vijay Varma in a never seen…

Jaideep Ahlawat on his role in ‘Marvel’s Wastelanders: Hawkeye’

The Hindi podcast series Marvel’s Wastelanders: Hawkeye featuring Jaideep Ahlawat, Jennifer Winget, and Prajakta Koli is out now. Sharing his excitement at the launch of the series, Jaideep Ahlawat said, “Marvel’s Wastelanders: Hawkeye on Audible is an inspiring story that humanizes the iconic superhero. Portraying Hawkeye has been a rewarding…

Netflix presents Raaz Aur Saaz, a ‘Khufiya’ musical night

Ahead of the awaited release of Khufiya on October 5, Netflix debuted the film’s music album of mysterious melodies to more than 200 fans and the press. The event, Raaz Aur Saaz: A Khufiya Musical Night, featured live performances by the stalwarts of the Bollywood music industry: Rekha Bharadwaj, Sunidhi…

‘A huge validation:’ Shefali Shah on receiving Emmy nomination for…

Seasoned actress Shefali Shah is on cloud nine after bagging a nomination at the prestigious International Emmy Awards 2023 in the Best Performance by an Actress category for her portrayal of DCP Vartika Chaturvedi in the Netflix series Delhi Crime Season 2. Speaking to ANI, she shared her excitement about…

Babil Khan: Making his own Plan

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

‘Jaane Jaan’ review: Stellar performances can’t save murder mystery

THERE have been various film adaptations of Keigo Higashino's Japanese novel The Devotion of Suspect X in different languages. This Bollywood version recently had its world premiere on Netflix. When a murder takes place in a small, picturesque hill town, a single mother and her daughter rely on a reclusive…

Mastering the art of making meaningful conversations

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

Greatness of brown women breaking ground

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

Shefali Shah, Jim Sarbh and Vir Das land International Emmy…

Actors Shefali Shah, Jim Sarbh and Vir Das have secured nominations for the 2023 International Emmy Awards, the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced on Tuesday. While Shah and Sarbh received nominations in acting categories for their shows Delhi Crime and Rocket Boys, respectively, Das landed a nod…

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

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

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

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

6 compelling LGBTQ+ narratives you can’t miss

Discover a world of captivating stories that shed light on the diverse facets of queerness on streaming platforms. These cinematic masterpieces delve into the rich tapestry of LGBTQ+ experiences, fostering a celebration of identity and authenticity. From gritty dramas to heartwarming tales of self-discovery, here are 6 titles that push…

Mahira Khan talks about how patriarchy affects women

Majority of television shows in Pakistan revolve around patriarchal tropes, but a new offering titled Razia, which has actress Mahira Khan playing the lead role, takes a different approach and goes against the prevalent narrative. Khan recently appeared on a talk show as a part of promotions and addressed how…

Charithra Chandran spotted filming her next project in London

Charithra Chandran, along with India Amarteifio, PinkPantheress, and Yara Shahidi, is presently filming a secret project in London. Chandran was spotted in a chic wine-coloured jumper and matching baker-boy style hat as she chatted away to the others while making her way down the streets of the British capital. She…

Kareena’s ‘Jaane Jaan’ to open The Himalayan Film Festival 2023

Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan's streaming debut Jaane Jaan has been selected as the opening film of The Himalayan Film Festival 2023. Short film Last Days of Summer, directed by Stenzin Tankong, will also open the festival. Helmed by Sujoy Ghosh, Jaane Jaan also stars Vijay Varma and Jaideep Ahlawat. The…

Anya Chalotra to lead ‘Cold War’ musical at the Almeida

Actress Anya Chalotra, who shot to fame with her role in the successful Netflix fantasy series The Witcher, has signed on to headline an exciting project. She is set to play one of the leads in the new musical Cold War, which will open at the Almeida this autumn. Joining…

Kareena Kapoor Khan: Daring to have new dreams

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

Mona Singh’s Netflix show ‘Kaala Paani’ set for October 18…

Streaming service Netflix on Wednesday announced that Kaala Paani, a survival drama series that marks filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker’s return to acting, will premiere on its platform on October 18. Set in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the series is described as “a grounded story about the fight for survival and…

I subconsciously come up with strong female characters: Vishal Bhardwaj

The generational oppression that women have faced makes him "feel guilty" as a man, says filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj, who believes it is his duty as a storyteller to speak up against injustice whether it is political or social. Right from the beginning, Bhardwaj's stories have featured women with agency, be…

Trailer for Tabu and Ali Fazal’s spy thriller ‘Khufiya’ out

Makers of the upcoming spy thriller film Khufiya on Monday unveiled the film’s official trailer. Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, the film stars Tabu, Ali Fazal, Wamiqa Gabbi, Ashish Vidyarthi, and Azmeri Haque Badhon in important roles. Khufiya is based on true events. It is basically based on a book Escape…

‘I See Her’ nominated for BAFTA qualifying film festival

I See Her, a powerful short film highlighting the plight of women at risk of abuse is officially selected for a BAFTA qualifying film festival award and is causing excitement following a series of Oscar-winning collaborators. This film was created to raise awareness of the shocking rise of abuse in…

Netflix, YRF collaborate on a multi-year creative partnership

Netflix and Yash Raj Films (YRF) have collaborated to form a multi-year creative partnership. According to an official statement, the two entities have partnered to create films and series to bring defining stories to audiences in India and across the world. Interestingly, Aamir Khan's son Junaid Khan's debut film Maharaj…

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

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

TOP 10 performances of Rajkummar Rao

PROLIFIC actor Rajkummar Rao has racked up an impressive body of work since making his movie debut in 2010. The acclaimed Indian performer has shown off his versatility in diverse genres that range from comedy to hard-hitting drama. He has added to his acclaimed work with newly released Netflix series…

Churchill’s Old War Office transforms into Hinduja group’s luxury hotel

THE Old War Office (OWO) of Britain's World War II era prime minister Winston Churchill is all set to open its doors to the public this month as a brand-new luxury hotel in the heart of London, after a multi-million-pound makeover in keeping with its historic setting by the Hinduja…

Netflix, National Commission for Women discuss cinema as catalyst for…

National Commission for Women (NCW), Netflix, and Annapurna Studios hosted a significant event in Hyderabad, centred around the theme of ‘Cinema as a Catalyst for Change’. The event was graced by esteemed dignitaries, including Anjani Kumar, IPS, Director-General of Police, Telangana, Ambika Khurana, Director of Public Policy at Netflix, Abhishek…

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

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

‘Bridgerton 3’ star Banita Sandhu on her depression diagnosis

Banita Sandhu always wanted to be an actress and she realised her dream by landing the lead role in the 2018 Bollywood film October, opposite Varun Dhawan. The film, directed by noted filmmaker Shoojit Sircar, received great reviews from critics. Sandhu, who grew up in Caerleon, South Wales, is now…

Will keep trying different things: Kareena Kapoor Khan

Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan on Tuesday said she will continue to bring something new with every character, despite being remembered for her popular roles like Poo from Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham and Geet from Jab We Met. The two characters from the blockbuster movies -- released in 2001 and 2007…

Simone Ashley enjoys a meal at Asma Khan’s all-female kitchen…

Bridgerton star Simone Ashley recently enjoyed a meal at Darjeeling Express, a restaurant in Covent Garden, London. The wildly popular restaurant is owned by Kolkata-born British chef and restaurateur Asma Khan and is run by nine women. Ashley, who became a household name after playing Kate Sharma in Netflix’s globally…

From ‘Jawan’ to ‘Jaane Jaan’: 5 much-awaited Bollywood films releasing…

The month of September is here and after the grand success of Gadar 2, OMG2, and Dream Girl 2 in August, everyone is hopeful that this month will also deliver multiple hits for Bollywood. There are a number of high-profile films slated to enter cinemas in September 2023. Some of…

Kareena’s next to be premiered at BFI London Film Festival…

Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan is set for her next film with Hansal Mehta to be premiered at the prestigious BFI London Film Festival 2023. The film marks the debut of Kareena as a producer. Helmed by Hansal Mehta, the yet-to-be-titled film is co-produced by Ektaa R Kapoor. An announcement made…

Adarsh Gourav to feature in ‘Alien’ prequel series

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

Netflix sets December 7 premiere for ‘The Archies’

The Archies, director Zoya Akhtar's live-action musical movie based on the popular American comics of the same name, will debut on Netflix on December 7. The Archies marks the acting debut of superstar Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan; Sridevi and film producer Boney Kapoor’s daughter Khushi…

Two Indian origin singers make it to contestants list for…

Two Indian-origin singers Lara Raj and Ezrela are among the 20 contestants vying for a shot at stardom as they compete to become a part of a new global girl group, South Korean music giant HYBE and American record label Geffen Records have announced. Hybe, which manages the global K-pop…

The Vogue 25: Line-up of the powerhouse women of the…

The annual Vogue 25 list has been a platform to honour remarkable women who are driving British society forward since its establishment in 2018. According to British Vogue, this year's lineup is not only incredibly impressive but also features pioneering individuals achieving success on their own terms, including some renowned…

Fawad, Mahira, Sanam to star in Netflix series ‘Jo Bachay…

Pakistani stars Fawad Khan, Mahira Khan, and Sanam Saeed are set to reunite for the Netflix series Jo Bachay Hain Sang Samait Lo. The show, an official adaptation of Farhat Ishtiaq’s bestselling 2013 Urdu-language novel, is the streamer's first Pakistan-themed original, reported Variety. The story revolves around Sikandar, a Harvard…

10 reasons to get excited about Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Jawan’

THE next big Bollywood blockbuster release is action entertainer Jawan. Shah Rukh Khan headlines the unique looking film and will be hoping to carry on the momentum generated by his super hit thriller Pathaan earlier this year. The September 7 release has been shrouded in secrecy since it went into…

Neeraj Pandey signs creative deal with Netflix, announces second season…

Filmmaker Neeraj Pandey has joined hands with Netflix for a creative partnership, the streamer announced Tuesday. Following the success of last year's show Khakee: The Bihar Chapter, Netflix, and Pandey's Friday Storytellers LLP, the digital content production arm of Friday Filmworks, will collaborate on multiple projects across films and series.…

Saw Big B’s films, videos from ’90s for ‘Guns &…

For playing a teenager from the 1990s in Guns & Gulaabs, actor Adarsh Gourav says he extensively watched videos on the internet and movies starring megastar Amitabh Bachchan to grasp the essence of that era. Created and directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, the show centres on the life…

Kriti Sanon, Kajol start shooting for Kanika Dhillon’s ‘Do Patti’

The shooting for actresses Kriti Sanon and Kajol starrer upcoming film Do Patti has now begun. Makers began the filming of the film in Mumbai today. The film is set to take viewers on a thrilling suspense-filled ride like never before and transport audiences to the mesmerizing hills of North…

Covid-19 pushed Malayalam industry to make bigger films, says Dulquer…

Covid-19 pushed Malayalam industry to make bigger films, says Dulquer Salmaan Superstar Dulquer Salmaan on Thursday said the coronavirus pandemic and the streaming boom has pushed the Malayalam industry to make big scale spectacle films. The actor, who stars as an alcoholic gangster in the upcoming period drama King of…

SRK credits Gauri to educate, teach dignity to all kids

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri Khan are one of the most celebrated rock-solid couples in Bollywood. They are doting parents of three kids Suhana Khan, Aryan Khan, and AbRam. Suhana is all set to make her acting debut with Zoya Akhtar’s upcoming film The Archies which will…

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

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

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

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

Important to challenge yourself and break boundaries: Rajkummar Rao

As a performer, Rajkummar Rao says he doesn't want to bracket himself and yearns to be part of unique stories told by great storytellers. Rao has dabbled between independent and commercial cinema with his performances in movies such as Kai Po Che, Shahid, Trapped, Newton, Badhaai Do, and Bheed. "It…

Rashmika Mandanna joins Dhanush in upcoming film

Actress Rashmika Mandanna has been roped in to star alongside Dhanush in National Award-winning filmmaker Sekhar Kammula next directorial venture. The film, which marks Dhanush's 51st feature project, was officially announced last month on the actor's birthday. Suniel Narang and Puskur Ram Mohan Rao will be producing the film via…

Family and friends celebrate Sridevi’s legacy on 60th birth anniversary

Superstar Sridevi's family and film industry friends paid homage to the late actor and celebrated her everlasting impact on the Indian cinema on her 60th birth anniversary. Sridevi, hailed as one of the first female superstars of the Indian film industry, worked across languages. Some of her most prominent films…

‘Sita Ramam’, ‘Agra’ win top awards at Indian Film Festival…

Telugu period romance Sita Ramam, Vikramaditya Motwane's show Jubilee and Kanu Behl's independent feature Agra won the top honours at the 2023 Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) Awards here on Friday. The annual event honours the remarkable talents of the Indian film fraternity, spanning across movies and streaming series.…

SRK unveils official trailer of Dulquer Salmaan’s ‘King of Kotha’ 

Actor Shah Rukh Khan on Thursday unveiled the official trailer of Dulquer Salmaan’s upcoming action thriller film King of Kotha. Taking to Twitter, Shah Rukh Khan wrote, “Congratulations on the impressive #KOKTrailer, @dulQuer ! Looking forward to the movie. Big hug to you and wishing the entire team a big…

Alia Bhatt opens up about her British citizenship

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

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

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

Mira Nair, Siddharth Roy Kapur raise funds for ‘Yeh Ballet’…

Acclaimed filmmaker Mira Nair and noted Bollywood producer Siddharth Roy Kapur recently came together for a fundraiser titled Dare To Dream for Yeh Ballet actor Achintya Bose's education. The critically acclaimed film Yeh Ballet, which premiered on Netflix in 2020, is backed by Kapur under his production house Roy Kapur…

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

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

‘The Archies’: Suhana, Agastya, Khushi’s first look motion posters out

Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar on Saturday unveiled the first look motion posters of actors Suhana Khan, Agastya Nanda, and Khushi Kapoor from the upcoming film The Archies. Taking to Instagram, Zoya dropped the first-look poster of Suhana and introduced her character Veronica Lodge. She captioned the post, “Sassy to classy and…

Babil Khan’s ‘Friday Night Plan’ to premiere on Netflix in…

Excel Entertainment's new film Friday Night Plan, starring Babil Khan, will arrive on Netflix on September 1, the streaming platform has announced. Netflix India shared the premiere date of the film on its social media pages on Friday. "Two unsupervised siblings in a room… they might have the most epic…

Adarsh Gourav to lead Reema Kagti’s next film ‘Superman of…

Actor Adarsh Gourav has been roped in for filmmaker Reema Kagti's next film, Superman of Malegaon. The comedy-drama is based on the life of Sheikh Nasir, who featured in the 2012 documentary Supermen of Malegaon. It is about the real-life story of the residents of Malegaon, who make spoofs of…

Kishen Das: Creating big success

A REMARKABLE rise from a humble beginning has seen Kishen Das go from working as a production intern to becoming a popular content creator and then making an award-winning acting debut in 2022 film Mudhal Nee Mudivum Nee.   He has also interviewed top celebrities on Menu Please, which is a…

Everything we know about Dev Patel’s ‘The Wonderful Story of…

Award-winning actor Dev Patel will soon be seen in visionary director Wes Anderson’s next directorial venture, The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, which is set to premiere at the 80th Venice Film Festival in September 2023. The upcoming production, which will be an anthology film with a duration of 37…

5 most-awaited streaming releases to watch in August 2023

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

‘Guns and Gulaabs’: New motion poster featuring Dulquer Salmaan unveiled

Makers of the upcoming series Guns and Gulaabs on Tuesday unveiled a new motion poster featuring actor Dulquer Salmaan. Taking to Instagram, director duo Raj and DK shared the motion poster and captioned it, “Suave, slick and sharp… what can you say to a guy with a gun, spouting philosophy!…

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

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

Dulquer Salmaan, Rana Daggubati team up for ‘Kaantha’

As actor Dulquer Salmaan turned a year older today, he treated fans with a return gift by announcing the title of his upcoming multi-lingual film Kaantha. Dulquer Salmaan will not only headline Kaantha but will produce it in collaboration with Baahubali star Rana Daggubati. Taking to Instagram, Rana Daggubati’s Spirit…

‘Mahabharata’ adaptation to premiere at London’s Barbican Theatre

Cast of 20 has been announced for Mahabharata, a spectacular retelling of the ancient Sanskrit epic, by Canada’s Why Not Theatre, which follows a devastating family feud and explores profound philosophical and spiritual ideas. Its stories are more than four thousand years old and foundational to Indian culture. The new,…

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

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

The Best Mobile Apps for Android Phones: Boost Productivity, Stay…

Introduction In today's digital age, mobile apps have become an integral part of our lives. With the vast selection available on the Google Play Store, it can be overwhelming to find the best apps for your Android phone. Whether you're looking for productivity tools, entertainment options, or utility applications, this…

From ‘Bawaal’ to ‘Oppenheimer’, 5 best films to watch this…

Every new weekend brings new films in theatres and new shows on streaming platforms. If we talk about films, we have the much-publicised Barbie or Oppenheimer playing at cinemas. And in case you are in no mood to go out this weekend, there are still several new titles that have…

Netflix ends password sharing in India

Streaming media giant Netflix has announced that it has ended password sharing in India. The step will apparently help the company improve its revenue. The company has started sending emails to members in this regard. “Starting today, we will send an email to members who are sharing Netflix outside their…

Netflix drops Alia Bhatt’s first-look poster from ‘Heart of Stone’

Makers of the upcoming action thriller film Heart of Stone on Tuesday unveiled the first solo poster of actor Alia Bhatt. Taking to Instagram, Netflix shared the poster which they captioned, “Alia Bhatt is coming to hack our hearts and the Heart. Catch all the thrills and chills from Heart…

Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan to lead Pakistan’s first Netflix…

Leading Pakistani actors Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan are set to headline Pakistan’s first Netflix original, as per reports. The yet-to-be-titled show will be based on the popular novel Jo Bachy Hain Sang Samait Lo, written by Farhat Ishtiaq. In addition to Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan, the ensemble cast…

Nina Dobrev on shooting for ‘The Vampire Diaries’

Certain times success cannot be predicted and the same happened with actor Nina Dobrev as she never predicted how successful she’d become as The Vampire Diaries aired, reported People. The Love Hard lead opened up about her fast-hitting fame and how it was incomparable to her past role on another…

Emmys 2023: Kumail Nanjiani, Padma Lakshmi, and ‘Indian Matchmaking’ receive…

Kumail Nanjiani has scored a nomination at the 75th Primetime Emmy Award. He has been nominated for an Emmy Award for ‘outstanding lead actor in a limited series or a movie’ for the Disney+ series Welcome to Chippendales. Emmy-nominated actress Yvette Nicole Brown revealed the nominees alongside Television Academy Chair…

Priya Ashra: Search for Mr Right

SURPRISE sleeper hit Indian Matchmaking has become a cultural phenomenon since it had a Netflix premiere in 2020 and led to a Jewish-inspired spin-off. After largely focusing its efforts on America and India, the reality TV show touched down in UK earlier this year and introduced audiences to a new…

Opinion: Testing times ahead for new ‘nepo-kids’ of Bollywood

THE Bollywood nepotism debate will be fuelled further in the next 18 months, as a new generation with famous family connections get ready to make their film debuts. They will have to be a lot stronger than the wave of aspiring hopefuls with well-known relatives, launched in the last five…

Same-sex marriage case may boost India’s wedding industry

WHEN India’s Supreme Court started hearing a case to legalise same-sex marriage earlier this year, matchmaker Kamakshi Madan suddenly received an increase in enquiries from parents seeking spouses for their LGBTQ+ children. “I had mothers calling me looking for husbands for their sons,” Madan, a specialist matchmaker for the LGBTQ+…

Here’s who plays what in Netflix’s ‘Bridgerton 3’

Netflix’s hit Regency-era drama Bridgerton smashed several viewership records with its two seasons. After the riotous success of the first two seasons, the streaming giant is now set to roll out its much-anticipated third season. Recently, Netflix dropped the first look of the third season at its third Tudum event…

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan wants to manifests a role in Greta Gerwig’s…

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, who is riding high on the global success of her Netflix series Never Have I Ever, has said she wants to manifest a role in filmmaker Greta Gerwig’s new Narnia film. “Honestly, anything Greta Gerwig does I would want to be a part of,” she said. The actress…

‘King the Land’ faces backlash over Anupam Tripathi’s ‘offensive’ portrayal…

Korean dramas have been garnering a huge viewership in many parts of the world. The new JTBC K-Drama King the Land, which features Junho and YoonA in leading roles, has also received love from various quarters, but a certain section of the audience has now reacted negatively to the seventh…

Here’s why Maitreyi Ramakrishnan is ‘ready to roll’ for a…

Never Have I Ever is one of the most-watched teen comedy series ever. The series, which recently concluded with season 4 on Netflix has everything, right from the endearing characters to an engaging plotline. Not just the lead character of Devi, played by actress Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, but other characters including…

Emmy Awards: Yvette Nicole Brown to announce nominees

Actress Yvette Nicole Brown and Television Academy Chair Frank Scherma have been tapped to announce the nominees for the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards. The Emmy nominees will be revealed in a live virtual ceremony set for 8:30 a.m. PT/11:30 a.m. ET on July 12. It will stream live on Emmys.com/nominations,…

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

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

Konkona Sen Sharma curates seven films for MUBI

Truffaut, Chaplin, and Wong Kar-wai... the three directors rank high for actor-filmmaker Konkona Sen Sharma who says her mother would not let her watch too many Hindi films and she therefore had great exposure to world cinema. Konkona, the daughter of filmmaker Aparna Sen and writer Mukul Sharma, has distilled…

Kajol, Kriti Sanon to star in Netflix film ‘Do Patti’

Almost eight years after they worked together in Dilwale, Kajol and Kriti Sanon are reuniting for the Netflix film Do Patti, the streaming service announced Wednesday. The upcoming movie marks the maiden production for writer Kanika Dhillon and Sanon under their newly-launched banners, Kathha Pictures, and Blue Butterfly Films, respectively.…

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

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

‘I’m taking Hindi classes’: Anya Chalotra on her British-Indian heritage

The Witcher, one of the biggest fantasy series ever produced, returned for its third series last week. Netflix premiered its first five episodes on June 29, with episodes six through eight slated to release on July 27. The Witcher boasts an impressive cast, including Anya Chalotra, who plays Yennefer, a…

Netflix launches pop-up restaurant featuring Nadiya Hussain

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

Kevin Spacey is a ‘sexual bully,’ UK prosecutor tells court

Actor Kevin Spacey is "a sexual bully" and "a man who sexually assaults other men," a British prosecutor alleged Friday at the start of a sexual assault trial in which he is charged with 12 offenses against four men, CNN reported The two-time Oscar-winning actor entered a not-guilty plea to…

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

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

Riz Ahmed responds to his possible return to Marvel or…

Riz Ahmed, who is known for his work in such notable films as Four Lions, Nightcrawler, and Sound of Metal, as well as global hits Rogue One, and Venom, is currently in the news for Netflix’s Nimona where he voices the character of Ballister Boldheart. However, his fans are busy…

‘Maya Memsaab’ and the nude awakening

IF THERE is perhaps one movie that Shah Rukh Khan could remove from his long-distinguished career it would be Maya Memsaab and he partially succeeded by later getting the original version edited. The film, which was released on July 2, 1993, marks its 30th anniversary this week and it is…

Mindy Kaling credits her kids for keeping her healthiest she’s…

Multi-talented Mindy Kaling celebrated her 44th birthday on June 24. The actress, producer, screenwriter, and mom of two took to Instagram to share her joy of turning a year old and feeling motivated to keep up with her health for the sake of her family. "Look, I know I'm clearly…

‘I don’t need approval from racists, sexists, bigots and homophobes’:…

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, who shot to global fame with the success of her Netflix show Never Have I Ever and is currently seen in its fourth and final season, has spoken about how social media can be “very stressful and anxiety-inducing” and her decision to stop seeking validation from the virtual…

Riz Ahmed reveals what led him to take up Netflix’s…

The upcoming animated film Nimona, which is based on the graphic novel of the same name, is scheduled to start streaming on June 30 on Netflix. This film follows a knight, Ballister Boldheart, as he works to prove that he did not commit the crime he is accused of. He…

EastEnders star Nina Wadia admits paying Zainab Masood ‘ruined’ her…

Actress Nina Wadia, who was recently seen in Netflix's The Sandman and Disney’s live-action Aladdin, has revealed that playing the role of Zainab Masood in EastEnders temporarily “ruined” her career. For the unversed, Wadia, 54, played the said character on EastEnders from 2007 to 2013 and received a great response…

Netflix announces multi-year series partnership with Hansal Mehta

After the huge success of its latest series Scoop, Netflix has signed a multi-year series partnership with filmmaker Hansal Mehta. Headlined by Karishma Tanna and Zeeshan Ayyub, Scoop is the official adaptation of the book Behind Bars In Byculla: My Days in Prison by journalist Jigna Vora. The series delves…

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

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

5 most anticipated Netflix Hindi films and shows in 2023

Netflix, one of the leading streaming media platforms in the world, is home to innumerable blockbuster films and binge-worthy shows. The streamer has launched several hit shows and films in the first half of 2023. Its slate for the second half of the year looks even more electric. Let’s have…

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

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

Tenoch Huerta exits Netflix film following sexual assault allegations

Tenoch Huerta, best known for starring in Black Panther 2, has exited the upcoming Netflix film Fiesta en la Madriguera after a sexual assault claim was made against him. In a statement obtained by Deadline, Huerta said, "Given the impact of the recent false statements by Maria Elena Rios and…

Netflix sets premiere date for Aditya Thayi’s ‘King of Clones’

Netflix has dropped the first look at filmmaker Aditya Thayi’s controversial documentary film King of Clones along with announcing its premiere date for June 23, 2023. The documentary film, which has a runtime of 1 hour and 25 minutes, is based on the life and works of South Korean scientist…

Emma Myers, Zain Iqbal bag BBC series ‘A Good Girl’s…

Wednesday star Emma Myers will feature opposite newcomer Zain Iqbal in A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder, BBC's upcoming series adaptation of author Holly Jackson's novel trilogy. The series, backed by BBC and Moonage Pictures, is being developed by writer Poppy Cogan, the British broadcaster said in a statement. Dracula star…

‘Game of Thrones’ creators brings epic sci-fi saga ‘3 Body…

Tudum, the annual Global Fan Event from the streaming media giant Netflix, recently took place in São Paulo, Brazil, where the streamer dropped the teasers and trailers for some of its much-anticipated films and streaming shows, and among its many exclusive teasers was a first look at 3 Body Problem,…

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

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

Virat and Anushka spend spiritual time in London

Star couple Virat Kohli and Anushka are spending some quality spiritual time in London. The duo was recently spotted at a Kirtan by Krishna Das, a renowned American vocalist who is known for his popular Hindu devotional songs. Several images and videos from the devotional event went viral in which…

Decoding Ektaa R Kapoor’s unstoppable success as content czarina

Ektaa R Kapoor's dominance in the world of entertainment continues to grow as she establishes herself as a force to be reckoned with once again. With a web series and two films in the OTT space, she has cemented her position as a content czarina yet again and is showing…

Alia jets off to Brazil for Tudum 2023

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

Trailer for Riz Ahmed’s futuristic fantasy film ‘Nimona’ out

Oscar-winning actor Riz Ahmed along with Chloë Grace Moretz is set to lead Netflix’s upcoming futuristic fantasy animated film Nimona. The trailer for the queer graphic novel adaptation has been unveiled. The film tells an epic tale about shapeshifting, friendship, facing down villains, and learning how to accept yourself and…

BAFTA Breakthrough India alumni recount AR Rahman connection

Besides being BAFTA Breakthrough India alumni, what is common among director Arati Kadav, and music composers Alokananda Dasgupta and Karthikeya Murthy? It's music maestro AR Rahman. At a media roundtable with BAFTA and Netflix representatives on Tuesday, Kadav, Dasgupta and Murthy said through the BAFTA Breakthrough India programme, the trio…

SRK has this to say about daughter Suhana Khan’s ‘The…

Actor Shah Rukh Khan can't keep calm and is super excited for his daughter Suhana Khan who is set for her acting debut with Zoya Akhtar's film The Archies. On Monday, the actor conducted an #AskSRK session on Twitter, where he answered his fan's questions. When a user asked him…

‘The Archies’: Suhana Khan, Khushi Kapoor unveil new poster

Actor Shah Rukh Khan's daughter Suhana Khan and producer Boney Kapoor's daughter Khushi Kapoor on Monday unveiled the new poster of their debut film The Archies. The new poster features Suhana, Khushi Kapoor, and Agastya Nanda among others who'll be seen in the official Indian adaptation of Archie Comics. Helmed…

Devi Sri Prasad on ‘Saami Saami’ featuring in ‘Never Have…

Never Have I Ever season four is out on Netflix and fans all around the world are binge-watching it. Co-created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher, Never Have I Ever follows Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan), an Indian-American student, as she deals with the death of her father, high school crushes, and…

Mindy Kaling on why ‘Never Have I Ever’ is ending

Mindy Kaling has revealed why it is time to end her highly popular Netflix show Never Have I Ever. The 42-year-old actress, who co-created the hit Netflix comedy-drama with Lang Fisher, told Entertainment Tonight why she believes it's best that the show will end with its upcoming fourth season. "Four…

We need to make more films for theatres: Manoj Bajpayee

Actor Manoj Bajpayee, whose Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai is trending on ZEE5 Global, believes there is a need to make more movies for the theatrical format. The 54-year-old Padma Shri recipient told PTI over phone from Mumbai on Thursday that while people can enjoy a film on a streaming…

Poorna Jagannathan on how ‘Never Have I Ever’ smashes Asian…

Actress Poorna Jagannathan is presently busy promoting her new show Never Have I Ever, which premieres its fourth and final season today June 8. Jagannathan plays the character of an Indian immigrant mother Nalini who is singlehandedly raising her teenage daughter Devi Vishwakumar, played beautifully by Maitreyi Ramakrishnan. The actress…

Netflix sets June 29 for premiere of ‘Lust Stories 2’

The second edition of Netflix's acclaimed film anthology Lust Stories will arrive on June 29, the streamer announced on Thursday. Amruta Subhash, Angad Bedi, Kajol, Kumud Mishra, Mrunal Thakur, Neena Gupta, Tamannaah Bhatia, Tillotama Shome, and Vijay Varma round out the ensemble cast of Lust Stories 2. Netflix India shared…

Aditi Mittal: A love-hate relationship with stand-up comedy

A fearless approach has enabled funny girl Aditi Mittal to make a fantastic impact. The Indian stand-up comedian has had specials on Netflix and Amazon, along with performing internationally. She returns to the UK this week with her spirited new show Unalive at Soho Theatre in London from next Monday…

Maitreyi on ‘Never Have I Ever’ concluding with season 4

There is sadness but also hope that the friendships that she formed on Never Have I Ever will continue to thrive beyond the show, says series lead Maitreyi Ramakrishnan ahead of the premiere of the final season of the popular young-adult drama. The fourth and final season of the Netflix…

Karishma Tanna believes she manifested ‘Scoop’

Actress Karishma Tanna says she always wanted to work with filmmaker Hansal Mehta, a wish that came true with the Netflix series Scoop. Tanna believes she manifested the role for herself and recalled the message that she sent to the filmmaker after she watched his critically-acclaimed series Scam 1992. "I…

Harry to become first British royal in 130 years to…

Prince Harry will become the first senior British royal to give evidence in court for 130 years when he testifies next week in his lawsuit against a newspaper group he accuses of unlawful behaviour. Harry, King Charles' younger son, will appear in the witness box at London's High Court as…

Virat and Anushka enjoy coffee date in London

Indian cricketer Virat Kohli and actor Anushka Sharma, popularly known as Virushka, are among the most loved celebrity couples. As soon the duo steps outside in the city, their pictures and videos go viral in no time. Recently, Virat and Anushka were spotted enjoying a coffee date in London and…

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

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

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan to launch new Tim Hortons Dream Cookies

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, star of Netflix’s Never Have I Ever, is set to promote new Tim Hortons Dream Cookies. The Canada-based coffee chain has partnered with the actress to launch three new Dream Cookies flavours on 21 June 2023. Tim Hortons chief marketing officer Hope Bagozzi said: “We’re really proud to…

Rani believes an actor’s gender has no role in a…

Bankrolled by Emmay Entertainment, Rani Mukerji’s Mrs Chatterjee vs Norway hit screens in March and turned out to be a success at the ticket window. The film, which is based on the real-life tale of Sagarika Chakraborty whose children were taken away by the Norwegian government as they thought she…

Netflix unveils first look of Amar Singh Chamkila

Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali and Netflix on Tuesday shared the first look teaser of the upcoming film Amar Singh Chamkila, based on the life of the iconic music star of Punjab from the 1980s. Directed by Ali, the film stars Diljit Dosanjh and Parineeti Chopra in lead roles. It presents the…

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan says THIS show helped Never Have I Ever…

After the astounding success of two seasons, Netflix is set to launch season 3 of Mindy Kaling’s hit series Never Have I Ever. The show sees Maitreyi Ramakrishnan return to reprise her popular role as Devi. As the successful Netflix series, which follows a group of three best friends during…

American Sikh to world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

The animated short film American Sikh, which chronicles the life of a ‘Sikh Captain America’ in the aftermath of 9/11, will world premiere at the OSCAR-qualifying Tribeca Film Festival this June. The film was created in partnership with Singh Vishavjit as the producer and Los Angeles-based director Ryan Westra. It…

Indira Varma onboards BBC drama Doctor Who

Game of Thrones actress Indira Varma has signed on to star in the new series of Doctor Who. The series features Ncuti Gatwa as The Doctor and Millie Gibson as the new companion Ruby Sunday. Not much is known about Varma’s character at the moment but is reported that she…

Anurag Kashyap compares streaming platforms to East India Company

Well-known Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, whose film Kennedy premiered at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival, has equated streaming platforms to East India Company. In a conversation with Forbes India, the filmmaker said, "All the streamers are like that. They come in, they are your best friends, then they are the…

Review: Live at Wembley Park with Sindhu Vee

A host of comedians gathered at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre on May 5 to present London’s hottest new comedy show to a packed audience. The inaugural comedy show featured the headline act from critically acclaimed comedian and star of Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, and Netflix’s feature film Matilda, Sindhu Vee.…

Kathal movie review: Sanya Malhotra shines in rural comedy with…

Building a story around two giant jackfruits may seem like a strange idea, but it works well in the newly released Netflix film Kathal: A Jackfruit Mystery. Sanya Malhotra plays a dedicated police inspector in a fictional rural town who is pushed by her superiors into investigating the case of…

Netflix teams up with Clean Slate Filmz for Kohrra

Netflix and Clean Slate Filmz on Wednesday announced a new crime series, titled Kohrra. Sudip Sharma of Pataal Lok has co-created the series with writers Gunjit Chopra and Diggi Sisodia. Sharma will also as serve showrunner with Randeep Jha as director, a press release stated. Kohrra will feature an ensemble…

Netflix drops trailer for Riz Ahmed starrer Nimona

Netflix has rolled out a poster and trailer for Nimona, the upcoming animated fantasy adventure based on the New York Times bestselling comic book series of the same name. The adaptation follows the title character, a shapeshifter, as she fights to defeat the authoritarian organization known as The Institution of…

Confirmed: Meera Syal to play Verin in The Wheel of…

There is some exciting news for the fans of Prime Video’s The Wheel of Time. After two years of speculation, it has been finally confirmed that renowned actress Meera Syal is set to play Verin Mathwin in the second season of the popular fantasy show. It is no secret that…

Richa Chadha to star in Indo-UK production Aaina 

Bollywood actress Richa Chadha is set to make her International debut in Indo-Brit Production Aaina alongside British actor William Moseley. The actress has already worked in the international film Love Sonia which was produced by David Womark but was directed by Indian director Tabrez Nooran. The film, set between London…

Sanya Malhotra: ‘I want to try everything possible’

Instead of being crushed by the pressure of making her movie debut with Bollywood’s biggest ever box office hit Dangal, Sanya Malhotra has powered on with winning performances in acclaimed films like Badhaai Ho, Photograph, Pataakha, Shakuntala Devi and Pagglait. Having consistently won praise for her acting talent and screen…

Bridgerton 3: From premiere date to cast, here’s everything we…

After the grand success of Seasons 1 and 2, Netflix is set to bring Bridgerton Season 3 to our television screens. The team reportedly wrapped up filming for season 3 in March 2023 and now everyone is wondering when they can finally binge-watch the new episodes of the high-profile historical…

Hansal Mehta’s web series Scoop to release on June 2

Director Hansal Mehta's series Scoop will premiere on June 2, streaming platform Netflix announced Thursday. Inspired by Jigna Vora's biographical book Behind the Bars In Byculla: My Days in Prison, the show is co-created by Mehta and Mrunmayee Lagoo Waikul (writer of Thappad).   View this post on Instagram  …

Queen Charlotte: Bridgerton prequel trends No. 1 in 76 countries…

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story has turned out to be a mega success on Netflix. The mini-series, which delves into the early days of Queen Charlotte and her enchanting love story with King George III, emerged as the No. 1 show on the streaming platform within a matter of days.…

Never Have I Ever 4 to premiere on THIS date;…

The full-length trailer for the fourth and final season of Never Have I Ever is finally out. Co-created and co-written by Mindy Kaling, the globally popular series features Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Poorna Jagannathan, Darren Barnet, and Jared Lewison in important roles and revolves around the complicated life of a modern-day first-generation…

The Crown: A symbol of majesty, authority, and superlative branding

Crowns are more than just a fashion statement or a piece of art. They are symbols of majesty, authority, and sovereignty, often containing rare jewels, precious metals, and luxurious velvet in deep, rich colours. In today's world, it is rare for monarchs to wear crowns, but images of crowns continue…

Netflix India content chief Monika Shergill on streamer’s ‘path to…

Netflix is one of the largest streaming service providers in the world and a lot of its growth continues to be fuelled by its sharp success in India. Monika Shergill, Vice President, Content, Netflix India, recently explained to Variety in detail about the streaming service’s strategy and plans to keep…

Hollywood writers to go on strike for first time in…

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

First glimpses of Prince William and Kate Middleton from The…

Popular series The Crown's versions of Prince William and Kate Middleton have arrived. Netflix revealed the first images of Ed McVey, 23, as Prince William and Meg Bellamy, 19, as Kate Middleton on Thursday. As shown in the photos, the two are at St. Andrews during their university days. They…

Norwegian author Amir Shaheen set to release English edition of…

Award-winning writer, comedian, and creative producer Amir Shaheen, best known as the co-creator of the Netflix Original series Home for Christmas, is excited to announce the international English release of his humorous book, F*** My Brain! The book, initially published in Norwegian, has garnered glowing reviews for its engaging stories…

Coronation of King Charles III: Can the British monarchy endure…

As Britain prepares for the coronation of King Charles III, in a ceremony with traditions dating back some 1,000 years, an age-old question looms over the monarchy: how does it maintain its relevance in the modern world? The House of Windsor faces a challenge far more daunting than hostility from…

How Amita Suman chose artworks for Sotheby’s auction

Sotheby's is holding an auction of contemporary art, but what makes this sale different is 11 of the works have been picked by Amita Suman, 25, the British Asian actress who is making quite a name for herself. [caption id="attachment_229194" align="alignright" width="297"] Adrian Ghenie, 'Study for Collector I'[/caption] Suman was…

Pamela Chopra cremated; Karan Johar, Hrithik Roshan attend last rites

Pamela Chopra, singer, and wife of late filmmaker Yash Chopra, was cremated at the Pawan Hans crematorium in Vile Parle, Mumbai on Thursday. The official social media handle of the Yash Raj films shared the news of her demise. The post read, "With heavy hearts, the Chopra family would like…

Sanjay Leela Bhansali signs with WME agency with eyes on…

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

Rana Daggubati and Venkatesh return to headline Netflix’s Rana Naidu…

Rana Daggubati and Venkatesh Daggubati are set to lock horns again in the second season of the high-octane action thriller series Rana Naidu. The streaming platform Netflix taking to their Twitter handle on Wednesday dropped a teaser to announce the show's second season. The first season has received appreciation globally…

Bridgerton fame Shonda Rhimes to receive BAFTA special award, confirms…

TV creator, producer, and author Shonda Rhimes has been selected to receive a BAFTA Special Award as part of a tribute event scheduled for May 3. As per a US-based media company, the event, a return of BAFTA's in-person awards presentations in North America, will feature a fireside chat and…

Hemsworth Back with Extraction 2

THOSE who enjoyed hit 2020 India/Bangladeshset action movie Extraction can look forward to the sequel, which will have a Netflix premiere on June 16. After being presumed dead at the end of the first film, Chris Hemsworth returns for another deadly mission, set across other countries. Iranian/French actress Golshifteh Farahani…

Never Have I Ever season 4 teaser and premiere date…

The popular streaming show Never Have I Ever will return with season 4 as its release date is out. The lead character of the series Devi Vishwakarma will be sharing insight into her life as a final-year student in the new season. The streaming platform Netflix taking to their Twitter…

Harry will attend King Charles’ coronation, Meghan to remain in…

The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, has confirmed that he will attend his father King Charles' Coronation next month. However, his wife Meghan will not be accompanying him. This announcement puts an end to months of speculation about whether the couple would attend the event. The ceremony, which is steeped…

Rish Shah: The new ‘Obsession’

Whether it is starring in films, on TV or his game-changing role in super hit 2022 web series Ms Marvel, Rish Shah has made an amazing impact in a short space of time and turned heads with his terrific talent. The British Asian actor adds to his impressive list of…

Well dressed, well spoken, well done: Shah Rukh Khan to…

With his daughter and upcoming actor Suhana Khan carrying forward his legacy in showbiz, superstar Shah Rukh Khan is a proud father today. On Tuesday evening, Suhana was announced the brand ambassador of a beauty brand. Shah Rukh shared a video of his 22-year-old daughter, who wore a red pant-suit…

Alia Bhatt likely to make Met Gala debut this year

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

Mindy Kaling and Oprah to develop adaptation of Vera Wong’s…

Mindy Kaling and Oprah Winfrey are set to develop a series adaptation of Jesse Q. Sutanto’s latest novel Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers under their banners Kaling International and Harpo Films, respectively, reports Deadline. According to the report, Warner Bros Television has acquired rights to the novel, which follows…

Netflix series Stranger Things to get an animated version

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

Shefali Shah: After watching Satya, Mira Nair said, ‘don’t know…

Shefali Shah, who has several notable films to her credit, has been a part of the entertainment industry for over 30 years. She began her acting career in 1993 with a TV show called Campus before transitioning to films. However, it was Netflix’s 2019 streaming series Delhi Crime that made…

Korean monk-chef Jeong Kwan views cooking as the pursuit of…

Celebrated monk-chef Jeong Kwan meditatively prepares her simple and organic dishes, braising mushrooms, tearing up greens, and tossing them in an assortment of sauces before serving them with care and artistic flair, perhaps as a part of her quest for spirituality. “... even this old activity of cooking is the…

A Pathaan flash in the Bollywood pan

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

Yami Gautam opens up on the success of Chor Nikal…

Yami Gautam's performance in Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga has received a thumbs up from the audience. Released on Netflix, Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga is helmed by Ajay Singh. The film revolves around a flight attendant (Yami) and her boyfriend (Sunny Kaushal), who chalk out a plan to steal a stash…

Netflix sued over derogatory remarks on Madhuri Dixit in The…

Streaming giant Netflix has been served a legal notice by political analyst Mithun Vijay Kumar over an episode in the popular American sitcom The Big Bang Theory. He claims that the episode uses a "derogatory term" to refer to Bollywood actor Madhuri Dixit and has requested its removal from the…

Simone Ashley makes relationship with Tino Klein Instagram official

Actress Simone Ashley, who shot to fame with Netflix’s Bridgerton, has made her relationship public with boyfriend Tino Klein! The 27-year-old star recently took to her Instagram handle and posted a photo of herself with Tino at Netflix’s 2023 BAFTA Awards Party. In the caption, Simone thanked photographer Greg Williams…

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

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

Arjun Kapoor, Tabu starrer Kuttey trends at No. 1 in…

Aasman Bharadwaj made an impactful directorial debut with Kuttey. The thriller hit the marquee on January 13 and became the talk of the town. The film landed on Netflix on 16th March and has been constantly ruling over the hearts of the audience. While the audience has showered immense love…

Chiranjeevi and RRR star Ram Charan meet Amit Shah after…

Union Home Minister Amit Shah met Telugu cinema veteran Chiranjeevi and his son, RRR star Ram Charan, and congratulated them on the Oscar win of the song "Naatu Naatu". The foot-tapping track from SS Rajamouli's directorial won the Best Original Song Oscar at the 95th Academy Awards. Shah met the…

Bridgerton 3 wraps up filming; here’s when it’s expected to…

After two globally successful seasons, Bridgerton is set to return with the much-anticipated season 3 in 2023. And the latest we hear is that the team has already wrapped up filming on Bridgerton 3, which will focus on the friends-to-lovers storyline between Nicola Coughlan’s Penelope Featherington and Luke Newton’s Colin…

Dev Patel to play disgraced Pakistani entrepreneur in limited series…

Last seen in David Lowery’s The Green Knight, a film widely considered to be one of the best of 2021, actor Dev Patel is set to appear in an upcoming limited series The Key Man from Miramax Television. In addition to essaying the central character, Patel also executive produces it…

Netflix announces season 3 of Delhi Crime, Mismatched and She

Netflix India has announced Season 3 of some of its top-rated Hindi originals Delhi Crime, Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives, Kota Factory, Mismatched, and She. Except for Kota Factory, all the other series had their second season's premiere in 2022. Announcing the third part of their shows, Netflix India took…

Amitabh Bachchan delighted as India scores two big wins at…

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan is celebrating India’s two wins at the prestigious 95th Academy Awards. The Uunchai (2022) actor on Tuesday took to his Twitter handle and expressed his excitement over India's dual win where the RRR song "Naatu Naatu" and The Elephant Whisperers won the golden statuette. The 80-year-old…

How Naatu Naatu and The Elephant Whisperers big win at…

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

Guneet Monga reacts to The Elephant Whisperers win at Oscars:…

The Elephant Whisperers, helmed by Kartiki Gonsalves won the top honours in the Documentary Short category at the prestigious 95th Academy Awards. This makes it the first Indian production to win under the category. Expressing her excitement over the big win, producer Guneet Monga said, "This is an incredibly powerful…

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

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

The Elephant Whisperers: Director dedicates Oscar to ‘motherland India’

Directed by debutante Kartiki Gonsalves, Tamil documentary The Elephant Whisperers created history at the 95th Academy Awards by becoming the maiden Indian production to win in the Documentary Short Subject category. "I stand here today to speak for the sacred bond between us and our natural world, for the respect of…

Maheep Kapoor: How to be really Fabulous

AN IMPACTFUL appearance in The Fabulous Lives Of Bollywood Wives won Maheep Kapoor a legion of admirers and showed there was a lot more to her than being part of a famous film family. The jewellery designer and business entrepreneur, married to actor Sanjay Kapoor, exuded plenty of girl power…

Rana Daggubati on swearing at uncle Venkatesh in Netflix show…

Baahubali: The Beginning (2015) and Baahubali: The Conclusion (2017) fame Rana Daggubati is presently busy promoting his upcoming show Rana Naidu, which is the official Hindi adaptation of the American crime drama series Ray Donavan. Daggubati is pitted against his real-life uncle Venkatesh in the Netflix series. In an interview…

Eye Spy: Why Yash Chopra deserved better than The Romantics

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

It’s an exciting time for female artists in cinema: Huma

Actress Huma Qureshi believes that it is an exciting time for female artists in cinema. He says that there has been an interesting shift in the way storytellers are approaching women characters on screen. “In recent years, we are seeing more such (women-centric) films, the new term is female-led films.…

Coming soon to a screen near you

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

Trunk filled with emotions: Priyanka Chopra Jonas on Oscar-nominated documentary…

Describing the Oscar-nominated Indian short documentary The Elephant Whisperers as "a trunk filled with emotions", actor-producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas said it is one of the most heart-warming documentaries she has seen recently. The Tamil-language film, directed by Kartiki Gonsalves, has been nominated in the Documentary Short Subject category of the upcoming…

Irrfan Khan would have been my first choice to play…

A decade after his dream project of making a feature film with Irrfan Khan as Osho Rajneesh fell through, Italian filmmaker Lakshen Sucameli has made a documentary on the controversial spiritual guru. A compressed version of the docu-series “Ten Thousand Shades of Osho”, titled ‘Osho the Movie’ (of one hour…

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

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

Richa Moorjani of Never Have I Ever fame signs with…

Richa Moorjani, who shot to fame with her role as Kamala Nandiwadal in the successful Netflix show Never Have I Ever, has signed up with UTA in all areas, reports Deadline. Ever since Never Have I Ever, produced by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher, debuted on Netflix in 2020, Moorjani…

Yami Gautam and Sunny Kaushal-starrer Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga set…

Actors Yami Gautam and Sunny Kaushal's upcoming movie Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga will release on Netflix on March 24, the streamer announced on Thursday. Touted as a fast-paced heist-thriller, the movie is directed by Ajay Singh and produced by Amar Kaushik and Dinesh Vijan of Maddock Films. Also starring Sharad Kelkar,…

From my childhood, my memory of my favourite films was…

Chandni and Lamhe were Rani Mukerji's favourite films growing up and the actor says she loved the way Yash Chopra presented his heroines on the screen. The filmmaker's legacy has been celebrated in a popular Netflix docu-series The Romantics, which takes viewers behind-the-scenes of the studio, its movies and the…

Class act: Newcomer impresses on debut

A BIG streaming site success this month has been Class, the Hindi adaptation of the hit Spanish drama Elite. The eight-episode Netflix series about working-class students enrolled at an elite school with wealthy classmates has received a positive response from critics and audiences alike. Exciting newcomer Chintan Rachchh has been…

More than class, caste divide makes things complicated in India:…

Class showrunner Ashim Ahluwalia says the Netflix show, an adaptation of the popular Spanish series Elite, gave him a chance to explore the rich and poor divide through the lens of class and caste. The eight-episode show, which premiered on February 3, is set in a fancy Delhi school and…

Sanjay Leela Bhansali reveals he starts making a film by…

Acclaimed filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, whose filmography boasts of several successful blockbusters inspired by historical events such as Padmaavat (2018) and Bajirao Mastani (2015), said that he begins work on any film by filming a song first. “I start with making a song. When the song falls into place, then…

Formula One launch F1 TV in India, target ‘strong mobile…

INDIA's "very strong mobile market" is one of the main factors behind Formula One launching its TV streaming product F1 TV in the country, the sport's director of media rights Ian Holmes has said. Formula One has enjoyed increasing popularity in India, with the country hosting Formula One races at…

Salman Rushdie strongly criticises rewrites of Roald Dahl’s books as…

Novelist Salman Rushdie led condemnations on Monday (20) of Roald Dahl's children's books being re-edited for a modern audience, calling it "absurd censorship" by "bowdlerising sensitivity police". Publishers Puffin have made hundreds of reported changes to characters and language in Dahl's stories, including making the diminutive Oompa-Loompas in Charlie and…

Debutant Moses Koul on playing Sharan Gujral in Class: ‘This…

Only a few shows mostly featuring a bunch of debutants have been as successful as the teen drama Class, one of Netflix’s most recent offerings which has been trending on the platform ever since premiering on February 3. The eight-part series stars Moses Koul in a very layered and complex…

Acting my get away from the profit and loss of…

Designer-actor Masaba Gupta says being in front of the camera is like a vacation for her from the profit and loss of her fashion label. Masaba made a foray into acting in 2020 with the Netflix series Masaba Masaba and followed it up with last year's Prime Video series Modern…

Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Netflix’s Ted Sarandos unveil first look…

Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos on Saturday shared the first glimpse into the world of Heeramandi, the filmmaker's much-anticipated debut series. The sneak peek of the show was unveiled after an in-conversation session, where the celebrated director and Sarandos engaged in a wide-ranging discussion on the expanding…

There is nostalgia for ’80s and ’90s TV show, says…

Actor Kitu Gidwani says she often misses the bygone era of the 1980s and '90s, regarded as the golden age of television, and believes the onus is now on streamers to reach the same level of "creativity and intelligence". Gidwani, whose acting credits include popular serials such as Junoon, Swabhimaan,…

Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos meets Indian I&B minister Anurag Thakur…

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur here on Friday met Netflix Chief Executive Officer Ted Sarandos and discussed the expanding creative economy of the country. During their meeting, Thakur highlighted how India had emerged as a content and post-production hub, backed by the talent of Indians. "Pleasure meeting you…

From The Night Manager to The Romantics: Best shows/films to…

The weekend is just knocking on our doors, and so it is the time to binge-watch those web series/films that you were planning to enjoy with your partner or even solo. So, have a look at the list of best shows/films to watch this weekend. The Romantics Helmed by Smriti…

Anushka Sharma reveals how Aditya Chopra wanted to keep her…

Actress Anushka Sharma made her acting debut with Aditya Chopra's directorial Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. In Netflix's recent docuseries The Romantics, Anushka took a stroll down memory lane and recalled how Aditya wanted to keep her debut news under wraps. "Everything was under wraps. Nobody knew about it and…

Simone Ashley talks about one aspect of filming Bridgerton that…

Simone Ashley, who plays the character of Kate Sharma in Netflix’s sensational drama series Bridgerton, based on the popular book series of the same name by Julia Quinn, has said that she loves being a part of the show but there is one aspect of filming it that she absolutely…

‘Imagine a company like YRF could not make him a…

Filmmaker Aditya Chopra, who has always protected himself from the media, recently appeared in Netflix’s docuseries The Romantics, which celebrated the legacy of late filmmaker Yash Chopra and his banner Yash Raj Films in the history of Indian Cinema. During the conversation, he shared his opinion on his brother Uday…

Vadh conquered the hearts and is now trending in global…

The way Vadh left everyone stunned with its thrilling story was truly exemplary. This Sanjay Mishra and Neena Gupta starrer film has been constantly ruling the hearts of the masses ever since its release. As recently the film was released on Netflix, it is garnering immense love from the masses…

How Shah Rukh Khan perfected his stammer in Darr

The much-awaited Netflix docuseries The Romantics, which is a tribute to the legacy of Yash Chopra, YRF, and its cultural impact on India and Indians for the past 50 years, released yesterday to huge acclaim. In the docuseries, the global megastar Shah Rukh Khan talks about how he perfected his…

Switzerland celebrates Yash Chopra’s legacy, salutes his contribution to presenting…

Switzerland is paying tribute to the legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra, saluting his contribution to having showcased Switzerland’s beauty to Indians through the magic of his cinema. The much-awaited Netflix docu-series, The Romantics is a celebration of the legacy of Yash Chopra, YRF and the cultural impact it has had on…

Simone Ashley spills beans on Bridgerton 3: ‘I’m really excited…

After the worldwide success of the first two seasons, Bridgerton 3 is highly awaited by fans around the globe. While Netflix is yet to announce when the hit romance will return to entertain the audience again, Simone Ashley, who first appeared on screens as Kate Sharma in Bridgerton, has spilled…

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

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

Twitterati goes gaga over Chintan Rachchh’s portrayal of Faruq Manzoor…

One of the most popular and trending names in the streaming space right now is debutant Chintan Rachchh. The actor has gained massive popularity for his character of Faruq Manzoor in Netflix's Class. The internet has gone insane over the actor's performance in the series as well as his devastatingly…

Bollywood wives’ date with Mindy Kaling, see pics

Bollywood wives don't need a reason for partying together. But there's a reason! Reality show stars Maheep Kapoor (Actor Sanjay Kapoor's wife), Bhavna Panday (Actor Chunky Panday's wife), Seema Sajdeh and Neelam Kothari Soni (actor Sameer Soni's wife) have recently partied with American actor, comedian, and producer Mindy Kaling. Maheep,…

Mindy Kaling visits Jaipur, relishes Rajasthani delicacies

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

Apple CEO Tim Cook praises Vishal Bhardwaj, Ishaan Khatter’s short…

Apple CEO Tim Cook, on Saturday, praised Indian filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj and Ishan Khatter's recently released short film 'Fursat'.Taking to Twitter, Tim wrote, "Check out this beautiful Bollywood film from director @VishalBhardwaj that explores what might happen if you could see into the future. Incredible cinematography and choreography, and all…

EYE SPY: Return of the king

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

Big B, SRK, Aamir, and Salman come together to celebrate…

From megastar Amitabh Bachchan to superstars Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, and Aamir Khan, who's who of Bollywood came together to pay tributes to legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra via Netflix's docu-series titled The Romantics. Helmed by Smriti Mundra, The Romantics features 35 leading voices of the Hindi-language film industry and…

Murder Mystery 2 Trailer: Jennifer Aniston rocks a lehenga by…

Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler, who have previously collaborated on several successful projects, are set to reunite for their much-awaited offering Murder Mystery 2. The trailer for Murder Mystery 2 hit the internet which was released on Monday and received a great response from fans. However, if there is one…

An actor always starts with empathy: Manoj Bajpayee on playing…

Be it Srikant Tiwari of “The Family Man” or Dasru from his upcoming film “Joram”, where he plays a displaced indigenous man on the run with his infant daughter, actor Manoj Bajpayee says his empathy always lies with characters that represent the common man. According to the National Award winner,…

Pakistani actor Adnan Siddiqui slams Mission Majnu for ‘misrepresentation of…

Starring Sidharth Malhotra and Rashmika Mandanna in lead roles, Bollywood film Mission Majnu (2023) has been receiving a humongous response from critics and audiences alike ever since its premiere on Netflix on January 20. Set in the 1970s, the film stars Malhotra in the role of an Indian spy based…

‘Everybody in West trying to reach out to Rajamouli. He’s…

Director SS Rajamouli has taken Indian cinema to new global heights with his film RRR (2022). Fronted by Jr NTR and Ram Charan, the film has been creating waves across the globe ever since it hit the marquee in March last year. After doing thunderous business at the ticket window…

Top 30 under 30 Asians from the world of entertainment

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

Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan sees bumper Bollywood opening despite protests

Shah Rukh Khan's Hindi spy thriller opened to packed movie theatres in India on Wednesday in one of Bollywood's top openings on record, despite protests from some religious groups over scenes they deemed obscene. The success of "Pathaan", where Khan plays a spy fighting a militant outfit, is crucial for…

Leon Ung: ‘There are not enough roles for people like…

BEING of mixed race means benefiting from the richness of multiple cultures, but it sometimes is a hindrance when it comes to landing lead roles, child actor Leon Ung has said. After winning hearts in short film The Long Goodbye and currently seen in Netflix’s Matilda the Musical, the 12-year-old…

Indian documentaries All That Breathes and The Elephant Whisperers make…

Indian documentary All That Breathes and the short documentary film The Elephant Whisperers are now in the race for the Oscars! All That Breathes is now in the race to bag the Oscars this year in the 'Documentary Feature Film' category. The film, directed by filmmaker Shaunak Sen, revolves around…

This is when Dev Patel’s much-awaited film Monkey Man will…

In 2023, Netflix has a plethora of new shows and films to keep its global audience entertained throughout the year. On January 16, the streaming media giant raised the curtain on its upcoming slate of web shows, films, and documentaries. As part of its announcement of its upcoming 2023 films,…

India has arrived with a bang: Guneet Monga on Indian…

With four films from India on the Oscars shortlist, producer Guneet Monga, who has backed short documentary "The Elephant Whisperers", says it is time for the country's cinema to shine globally. The heartwarming documentary directed Kartiki Gonsalves, revolves around Bomman and Bellie, a tribal couple in south India, who devote…

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

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

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

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

Intention is to make cinema that’s remembered: Sidharth Malhotra

Actor Sidharth Malhotra says the blockbuster success of "Shershaah" gave him the confidence to be part of "inspiring" stories that are remembered beyond their box office run. For Malhotra, who is celebrating his 38th birthday today, the "pure victory" for any actor is to be recognised for their work years…

‘He looked harmless’: The journalist who nabbed ‘The Serpent’

Journalist Joseph Nathan went for food at a Kathmandu casino one night in 2003 but ended up with the scoop of his life: French serial killer Google topmost was there playing baccarat. His resulting article in the Himalayan Times led to the arrest of Sobhraj and his incarceration - which…

EastEnders fans greatly surprised to see Masood Ahmed actor ‘hasn’t…

Created by Julia Smith and Tony Holland, the immensely successful British television soap opera EastEnders has been entertaining the audience for several years now. A number of actors who have been a part of the show over the years have become household names and enjoy massive popularity among the fans…

Priyanka Chopra hosts a special screening for India’s Oscars entry…

Ahead of the much anticipated 95th Academy Awards, global icon actor Priyanka Chopra attended a screening of Chhello Show (The Last Show), India’s Oscar entry, in Los Angeles. The film, directed by Pan Nalin, is on the shortlist for Best International Feature Film at the Oscars this year. The Quantico…

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

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

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

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

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

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

EYE SPY: Predicting entertainment highs and lows in 2023

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

Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan and Amitabh Bachchan’s grandson…

Speculations are rife in the tinsel town of Bollywood that Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan is dating Amitabh Bachchan’s grandson Agastya Nanda. For those not in the know, the two are gearing up to begin their acting career together with Zoya Akhtar’s much-anticipated Netflix film The Archies, which started…

Asian cinema gems that sparkled last year

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

Alia Bhatt gets shoutout from BFI curator, see how Gangubai…

After Loki star Sophia Di Martino, Robin Baker from the British Film Institute National Archive has heaped praise on actress Alia Bhatt over her performance in Gangubai Kathiawadi. Taking to Instagram, Robin penned a note saying he was moved by Alia's acting skills in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's directorial. In his note,…

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

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

Archie Panjabi joins Vritika Gupta, Javon Walton, and Aiyana Goodfellow…

Archie Panjabi, known for Life on Mars, The Good Wife, and Departure, has been roped in to play a pivotal part in Hulu’s series adaptation of Rebecca Godfrey’s popular novel Under the Bridge. The Emmy-winner joins Vritika Gupta, Javon Walton, Aiyana Goodfellow, Riley Keough, Izzy G, Chloe Guidry, and Ezra…

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

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

Anushka Sharma concludes shooting for Chakda ‘Xpress

Bollywood star Anushka Sharma on Monday announced that she has completed filming for her upcoming feature "Chakda 'Xpress", a biopic on former Indian cricket captain Jhulan Goswami. The film, directed by Prosit Roy, traces Goswami's journey as she moves up the ladder despite the hindrances posed by misogynistic politics to…

Serial killer Charles Sobhraj plans to sue Netflix, BBC for…

Charles Sobhraj, the French serial killer released from a Nepalese prison last week, seeks to sue Netflix and the BBC which co-produced a crime serial that chronicled his life. The Serpent, an eight-part series that was aired on BBC One in early 2021, shows how he terrorised Asia in the…

EYE SPY: The best of 2022

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

Absolutely don’t believe Britain a racist country: Rishi Sunak

Britain's first Indian-origin Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has defended the UK's record on race amid a brewing row over controversial remarks by a columnist attacking Prince Harry's wife Meghan Markle, who is of African-American heritage. Sunak was addressing questions posed by reporters during a visit to the Latvian capital of…

EastEnders fans overjoyed as they spot Masood Ahmed actor Nitin…

EastEnders fans’ joy knew no bounds when they recently spotted Masood Ahmed actor Nitin Ganatra in one of Netflix’s trending shows Wednesday. The coming-of-age supernatural mystery comedy horror television series, which is based upon the character Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family, stars Jenna Ortega as the titular character, with…

Prince William’s godmother apologises to a woman over racism incident

Prince William's godmother has met to offer her sincere apologies to a woman over "unacceptable" comments she had made about her race and nationality at an official royal reception last month, Buckingham Palace said on Friday. Susan Hussey, 83, quit her role in the British royal family's household after Ngozi…

Top 50 Asian stars of 2022

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

New year, new mindset

A WHOLE year has passed. You’re a year older, but are you a year wiser? Whether it’s been your best year yet, or not so wonderful, closing another chapter can be an emotional time for us all. Perhaps you’re looking ahead in the hope for new possibilities to unfold or…

JR NTR AND RAM CHARAN TOP GLOBAL ASIAN CELEBRITY LIST…

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

Shanti Bhavan celebrates 25th anniversary of providing education to needy

A fundraising event to mark 25th anniversary of Shanti Bhavan as well as the launch of the UK Chapter was held on December 1 at the House of Lords. Lord Waverley, who recently visited the Shanti Bhavan campus in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India, hosted the event .…

Ngozi Fulani’s charity Sistah Space suspends work after royal race…

The UK charity at the centre of a royal racism controversy says it has suspended work supporting black survivors of domestic abuse, after a torrent of toxic hate. Sistah Space founder Ngozi Fulani, who is British, was asked repeatedly at a Buckingham Palace reception on November 29 where she was…

Really proud my children are mixed race: Prince Harry

In an apparent jibe at the royal family, Prince Harry said that he is really proud that his children are mixed race.  "People don’t talk about what it’s like to be mixed race," Meghan Markle said in the new Netflix docuseries, Harry & Meghan. “And I think a lot of…

Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of…

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, which has been viewed by over 100 million people worldwide and has been an unprecedented global success as the top Original series for Prime Video in every region in its first season, has announced an additional eight new recurring cast members…

‘I spend time with real people’: Randeep Hooda on his…

Bollywood actor Randeep Hooda, whose filmography includes several notable films such as Monsoon Wedding (2001), Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010), Jism 2 (2012), Cocktail (2012), Kick (2014) Sultan (2016), and Baaghi 2 (2018), has said that he loves spending time with real people and hence, he is not…

Harry, Meghan honoured for work on ‘racism, mental health’

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan accepted a human rights award at a "Ripple of Hope" gala in New York where they were honoured for addressing racial injustice and mental health. The British royals received the award late on Tuesday from the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Foundation which…

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

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

Diljit Dosanjh on Bollywood not being his priority: ‘It’s not…

Diljit Dosanjh is a multifaceted personality. He was a phenomenon even before he made his Bollywood debut with the 2016 crime thriller Udta Punjab, thanks to an immensely successful career in Punjabi films and music. You may see Dosanjh play various outgoing characters on the screen with ease. But when…

SS Rajamouli bags best director award at New York Film…

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

It was exhausting: Kartik Aaryan on living and creating Freddy

Bollywood star Kartik Aaryan says venturing into the physical and mental space of the titular character in his latest release "Freddy" was a "tiring and taxing" process. Directed by Shashanka Ghosh, "Freddy" is billed as an edge-of-the-seat thriller with unusual twists, turns and chaos of emotions. In a departure from…

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan reveals she’s attracted to ‘personality’ rather than gender:…

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, who shot to global fame with the worldwide success of Mindy Kaling’s Netflix show Never Have I Ever, has revealed that she is attracted to personalities rather than genders when it comes to dating. “I am very much so a personality type of person. If you get that…

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan on becoming a role model for young South…

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan became a household name after the global success of her Netflix show Never Have I Ever. Created by Mindy Kaling, the teen comedy-drama has seen the premiere of two seasons so far, with a third season expected to hit TV screens in 2023. 20-year-old Ramakrishnan witnessed an exponential…

Dev Patel signs with American talent agency CAA

Actor Dev Patel, who shot to international fame with the globally loved Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire (2008), has signed with LA-based American talent agency CAA for representation. Patel, who was last seen in The Green Knight, has many awards and accolades to his credit. He received his first Oscar and…

‘Nowadays I see two guys afraid to even put their…

It has been months since RRR (2022) released in theatres followed by a grand premiere on Netflix, but the film is still grabbing headlines all across the world. Visionary filmmaker SS Rajamouli is presently in the US, launching an Oscar campaign and asking voters to consider his epic period action…

Would love to collaborate with Indian talent, says ‘Fauda’ co-creator…

Lior Raz, the co-creator of the critically-acclaimed Israeli series "Fauda", says he is looking forward to visiting India again and teaming up with Indian artists. He was speaking at the Asia premiere of the fourth season of "Fauda", which was showcased in Panaji, Goa on Sunday evening as part of…

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

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

Neelu Kohli: Acting is my blood, passion and oxygen

Actress talks about her interesting journey A distinguished acting career has seen Neelu Kohli make an impressive mark on television with impactful roles in popular drama serials that include Ghar Set Hai, Yeh Jhuki Jhuki Si Nazar, Choti Sarrdaarni, Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon and Na Bole Tum Na…

Making the right love connections

DATING COACH CHRISTIANA MAXION DISCUSSES MATCHMAKING THE global success of hit Netflix series Indian Matchmaker has put the focus firmly back on getting an expert to help find that perfect life partner. Native New Yorker Christiana Maxion connected with that tradition of bringing people together and has become a leading…

Salman Khan’s niece Alizeh Agnihotri to make her Bollywood debut…

Bollywood actor Salman Khan's niece Alizeh Agnihotri is all set to mark her Bollywood debut with national award-winning filmmaker Soumendra Padhi's next film. Alizeh began shooting for her debut film in 2022 and the film is all set to release in the year 2023. Padhi is known for his much-acclaimed…

Confirmed: RRR 2 in the works as writer KV Vijayendra…

Helmed by SS Rajamouli, RRR (2022) has turned out to be one of the biggest global blockbusters India has produced in recent years. It has been more than half a year since the film first landed in theatres before its digital premiere on Netflix, but the buzz around it is…

‘A privilege directing this powerhouse,’ says Hansal Mehta on working…

Bollywood director Hansal Mehta has shared his experience of working with actor Kareena Kapoor Khan in his upcoming project. Taking to Instagram, Hansal shared the post which he captioned, "She is such a delight to work with. A privilege directing this powerhouse. Had as much fun and joy doing some…

I will improvise with what life throws at me: Irrfan…

Late actor Irrfan Khan’s son Babil on Tuesday said though the thought of starting his film career and living up to the name of his father would scare him initially, he has learnt to put his fear to good use. At the trailer launch event of his debut film "Qala",…

Ambika Mod among 33 talents across film, TV, and game…

BAFTA Breakthrough recently unveiled its creatives for the year 2022. This Is Going To Hurt star Ambika Mod is among the 33 talents across film, TV, and game who have been selected for the 2022 edition of Bafta Breakthrough. Mod, who was also chosen as a 2022 Screen Star of…