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NAKUUL MEHTA TALKS ISHQBAAAZ AND THE FUTURE

By Asjad Nazir. POPULAR drama serial Ishqbaaaz continued its incredible run with a big trophy haul at the recent Star Parivaar Awards in Mumbai and added to its many achievements that has included recently reaching 650 episodes. Centre of that success has been its lead stars Surbhi Chandna and Nakuul Mehta, who have consistently delivered great performances and gained an […]

ARJUN KAPOOR ON STEPPING INTO A FILM FRANCHISE AND WHY IT’S SO DIFFERENT THIS TIME

by ASJAD NAZIR Salaam Namaste. WHY IN-DEMAND ACTOR ARJUN KAPOOR WELCOMES HIS CHALLENGING ROLES. IN-DEMAND actor Arjun Kapoor is doing back-to-back projects without a break, but that doesn’t tire him out. Someone clearly in love with the craft of acting and movie making, the hard-working star is testing himself in diverse roles including this week’s big Bollywood release Namastey […]

Fan Club Of The Week – Varun Dhawan

By Asjad Nazir. RISING Bollywood star Varun Dhawan has one of the fastest growing fan bases in the film fraternity. A group of admirers from India have come together to run a popular fan club dedicated to him. Eastern Eye caught up with them to find out more. What made you set up the fan club? It was simply our […]

My Top 10 Reasons to create

By Saba Rizvi. Neuroplasticity: The process of creating artwork requires a high degree of problem solving. Depending on what I am creating, I need to be able to focus on form, placement, and colours. Sometimes it may take days or weeks to complete a piece as I slowly learn how to overcome my obstacles while creating. The process of overcoming obstacles and learning new techniques […]

Talented filmmaker Vipul Shah makes a comeback as a director after eight years with Namaste England

By Asjad Nazir. HE MAY have been concentrating on producing in recent years, but talented filmmaker Vipul Shah makes a welcome return to directing after eight years with big budget Bollywood film Namaste England. Shah worked hard on the high-profile film. The colourful follow-up to his hit 2007 film Namastey London is a brand new story with Arjun Kapoor and […]

THE POPULAR A-LIST ACTRESS KAJOL ON HER NEW FILM, MOTHERHOOD AND CHARITY

by ASJAD NAZIR KAJOL’S PRAYERS ARE ANSWERED WITH A NEW DREAM ROLE. IT IS extra special when a film starring Kajol is released because the massively popular A  list star is very selective about the projects she chooses to do. That is why there is great excitement about her return to the big screen in hotly-anticipated film Helicopter Eela, which […]

Fan Club Of The Week – Shraddha Arya

By Asjad Nazir. TALENTED Shraddha Arya has shown off her remarkable range as an actress and in the process, got herself some dedicated fans around the world. Two of these admirers have teamed-up to run a popular fan club dedicated to the star. Eastern Eye caught up with them to find out more. What made you set up the fan club? It […]

Our Top 10 Musical influences

By Laya Laya. “THESE are the things that influence and inspire us. They’re not in any particular order, mind you…” London: We are both born and raised in London, which is the best city in the world in our view, and unique for its integration and mix of cultures. We’ve both lived in other parts of the UK and abroad, Freya has lived […]

My Pod with Dipps Bhamrah

By Asjad Nazir. BEING a DJ, music producer, radio host and son of a legendary singer means Dipps Bhamrah has been constantly surrounded by music from a young age. That passion for diverse music was evident when Eastern Eye got him to select 10 songs he loves. Yeh Vaada Raha title track: There are not enough words to describe how much […]

INDIA’S NIGHTINGALE, LEGENDARY SINGER LATA MANGESHKAR ON HER INCREDIBLE JOURNEY, IN HER OWN WORDS…

by ANJALI MEHTA. THE remarkable journey of Lata Mangeshkar saw her go from being a child prodigy, who stepped up as a 13-year-old to support her family, to becoming one of the greatest and most influential singers in the music history. Her journey has been filled with thousands of songs, countless memorable moments and inspiring incidents that left a permanent […]