Perfect season for an acting comeback

WHY POPULAR MOVIE STAR CELINA JAITLY HAAG DECIDED TO STEP BACK IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA by ASJAD NAZIR BEAUTY queen turned Bollywood actress Celina Jaitly shone globally and then decided to walk away from the spotlight to start a family. She became a wife and devoted mother, but remained connected to her philanthropic work […]

The poetic licence to make a positive change

HOW HUSSAIN MANAWER FOUND POWER IN WORDS AND USED IT TO SHINE A LIGHT ON MENTAL HEALTH by ASJAD NAZIR AN EXTRAORDINARY rise has seen London born poet Hussain Manawer get global acclaim for his work and powerful live performances on big stages, including Glastonbury Festival, Soccer Aid and Royal Albert Hall. He has shared […]

The power of storytelling

OSCAR WINNING DIRECTOR SHARMEEN OBAID-CHINOY ON HER INCREDIBLE CAREER AND NEW NETFLIX SHORT FILM by ASJAD NAZIR TWO-TIME Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy always injects an important message into her work with such surgical precision that it remains with the audiences long after the end credits roll. The writer-director has branched off into interesting creative […]

Showing his true artistic colours

HOW ACTOR KARAN SINGH GROVER IS USING PAINTING TO EXPRESS HIMSELF by ASJAD NAZIR THERE is a lot more to talented actor Karan Singh Grover than his dashing good looks, chiselled physique and famous actress wife Bipasha Basu. The talented actor is one of the most successful Indian TV stars of all time, has made […]

Ready to take on the world

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

Creating characters and telling stories

TALENTED ACTOR KUNAL KHEMU ON HIS LIFE-LONG JOURNEY IN CINEMA by ASJAD NAZIR THE life-long cinematic journey of Kunal Khemu started as a naturally gifted child star who evolved into a powerful performer able to take on any role. That versatility has enabled the chameleon like Indian actor to fit seamlessly into any role and […]

Life and times of a Lollywood legend

PAKISTANI GREAT MEERA ON HER AMAZING CAREER by ASJAD NAZIR LEGENDARY Pakistani actress Meera has had an amazing career spanning nearly 25 years. She has delivered diverse roles in various genres and is regarded as one of the all-time greats of Pakistani cinema. Meera plays a legend looking to recapture past glories in her more […]

The Bigg Boss lady of acting and TV

RASHAMI DESAI ON WINNING HEARTS, FUTURE PLANS AND DRIVING PASSIONS by ASJAD NAZIR LAST month, Bigg Boss 13 pulled in record-breaking ratings and one of the biggest winners was much-loved contestant Rashami Desai. The actress won admirers globally for the way she handled herself in a particularly volatile edition of India’s answer to Celebrity Big […]

The new school spirit

RISING STAR RADHIKA MADAN ON ANGREZI MEDIUM AND MAKING THE RIGHT MOVES by ASJAD NAZIR TALENTED actress Radhika Madan has effortlessly made the move from television to films and in a short space of time delivered power-packed performances in dramatically different films. She now follows up winning turns in acclaimed movies Mard Ko Dard Nahi […]

Going back to a first love

POPULAR STAR SHILPA SHETTY KUNDRA ALL SET FOR FILM RETURN by ASJAD NAZIR SHE may not have been on the big screen for more than 12 years, but Shilpa Shetty Kundra has continued to live life to the fullest. The actress has been a judge on reality TV shows, done endorsements, promoted good health on […]