The Bollywood dance magic of Saroj Khan

WHY HINDI CINEMA’S CHOREOGRAPHY QUEEN WAS A GAMECHANGER by ASJAD NAZIR LEGENDARY Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan died in a Mumbai hospital after a cardiac arrest, aged 71. It was a heart-breaking end to a lifelong journey dedicated to dance, which entertained many millions across different generations and helped give Hindi cinema its unique identity. The […]

Rise of the female musical gladiator

SINGING STAR MADAME GANDHI ON MARCHING TO THE BEAT OF HER OWN DRUM, NEW SONGS AND FEARLESS APPROACH by ASJAD NAZIR SOME artists are so unique that everything about them is interesting and Kiran Gandhi is one of them. Under her musical moniker Madame Gandhi, she has consistently crossed new frontiers with explosive live performances, […]

Nepotism tornado sweeps Bollywood

FANS SLAM STAR KIDS AFTER SUSHANT SINGH RAJPUT’S SUICIDE by ASJAD NAZIR THE nepotism debate in Bollywood has lightly rumbled on for a number of years now, but the devastating suicide of Sushant Singh Rajput has turned it into a hurricane like thunderstorm that has swept up star kids, A-list celebrities and big studios. Millions […]

Sushant Singh Rajput’s career was a rollercoaster ride of cinematic highs and lows

By Asjad Nazir THE tragic suicide of talented actor Sushant Singh Rajput sent shockwaves around the world and stunned everyone into silence. Everyone from fans and the film fraternity to Indian prime minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to the 34-year-old star, found hanging at his residence in Mumbai. The tragedy came less than a week […]

Big B on how Gulabo Sitabo character tested his capability

by ASJAD NAZIR IN HIS younger days, Amitabh Bachchan became the biggest commercial Bollywood star in history, but in his latter years, he has perhaps become the most versatile and delivered a range of roles never seen before by contemporaries. The 77-year-old’s roles range from playing a 12-year-old with progeria in Paa (2009) to taking […]

Shoojit Sircar on satire, stream and success

DIRECTOR DISCUSSES HIS NEW COMEDY FILM GULABO SITABO AND PREMIERING IT ONLINE by ASJAD NAZIR NEXT week Gulabo Sitabo becomes the first really big commercial Bollywood release to be premiered directly onto a streaming site. The potentially game-changing film available on Amazon Prime June 12 is the latest offering from acclaimed director Shoojit Sircar and […]

Bold and beautiful Priyamani

SUCCESSFUL ACTRESS DISCUSSES HER CINEMATIC JOURNEY, NEW FILM AND DREAM ROLE by ASJAD NAZIR INSPIRING Indian actress Priyamani is proof that anything is possible if you work hard, keep challenging yourself and continually step out of the comfort zone. One of India’s best-kept cinematic secrets has had a massively successful career that has seen her […]

Pakistan’s prolific young star shines

POPULAR ACTRESS KINZA HASHMI ON HER REMARKABLE RISE, FUTURES HOPES AND HOW SHE’LL BE SPENDING EID SHE may only be 23-years-old, but massively in-demand actress Kinza Hashmi has starred in a staggering number of drama serials since making her debut as a teenager in 2014. The popular Pakistani star has won acclaim for her performances […]

Superstar Salman starts his decline

A-LIST ACTOR KHAN NOW FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FALLEN IDOLS LOOK back on the history of Indian cinema and there are countless incidents of popular leading men completely losing touch with reality. Many refused to grow old gracefully and as their leading ladies got younger, it became more embarrassing as the age gap increased […]

A suitable boy for stardom

VIJAY VARMA ON HIS RAPID RISE AND NEW PROJECT SHE by ASJAD NAZIR HE MAY have shot to global stardom with a stunning turn in award-winning Bollywood blockbuster Gully Boy, but Vijay Varma has always delivered winning performances and added extra weight to projects with his acting talent. The versatile performer’s latest project is recently […]

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