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Bringing music to the Three Worlds

by ASJAD NAZIR VIRAM JASANI LOOKS BACK ON AN AMAZING CAREER AND AHEAD TO EXCITING SERIES OF EVENTS HAVING arrived in the UK as a child with his fam­ily in 1949, the first connection Viram Jasani had with music was listening to his father’s collection of old 78rpm records, which he brought with him from East […]

Sanjay Dutt: Seven of his best lead roles

THIS month sees the release of hotly-anticipated biopic Sanju. Ranbir Kapoor portrays the turbulent life of pop­ular Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt in the Rajkumar Hirani-directed film. But apart from the personal lows, Sanjay has also had many highs on the big screen. With that in mind, here are seven of his most fabulous lead roles… […]

Shriya Som’s Summer of Love

by DIMPLE SANGHANI ACE INDIAN DESIGNER TALKS ABOUT HER FASHION IDEAS AND LATEST COLLECTION A RAPIDLY-rising star in the fashion world, Shri­ya Som has been shining brightly and delivering sparkling creations that have lit up the wardrobes of women looking for something contemporary, yet elegant and classy. She has dressed celebrities and regularly shows off her […]

My top 10 cooking tips by Shamza Baig

“A LOVE for cooking inspired me to start My Little Kitchen, which enables me to share tips, dishes, recipes and ideas via my social media links and YouTube channel. I have learned a lot along the way. Here are 10 quick tips that will serve you well. Happy cooking,” said Shamza Baig. Making soft chapattis: When making […]

Fan Club Of The Week – Surbhi Chan­dna

RISING television star Surbhi Chan­dna has shown off her impressive range as an actress with acclaimed performances, including in hit dra­ma serial Ishqbaaaz. She has won admirers along the way including five friends from different countries. Together they run a fan club dedi­cated to her. Eastern Eye caught up with them to find out more… […]

Magic of the movie

by ASJAD NAZIR TV STAR MRUNAL THAKUR ON HER LEAP TO CINEMA AND WORKING WITH THE BEST TALENTED actress Mrunal Thakur may have made a name for herself on television with impressive performances, but all eyes will now be on her when she hits the big screen in two major film projects. One of the best-kept […]

‘Women know how to multi-task’

by MOHNISH SINGH KAREENA KAPOOR ON JUGGLING MOVIE LIFE WITH FAMILY TIME FOR an actress to keep herself relevant for two decades in a male-dominated industry is not easy. But Kareena Kapoor Khan has defiantly made that possible for herself. From making her debut with JP Dutta’s Refugee in 2000 to starring in some of the biggest blockbusters […]

Sheheryar Munawar: The search for big screen love

THE big Pakistani film release this Eid is 7 Din Mo­habbat In, which sees Sheheryar Munawar play a man on a quest to find true love. The acclaimed actor stars opposite Mahira Khan in the colourful romantic comedy that will be lighting up the festive season in cinemas. Eastern Eye caught up with Sheheryar to […]

London Indian Film Festival: Ten highlights to check out

THE London Indian Film Festival returns again this month with an­other action-packed programme, which includes premieres in three different cities. The annual festival, which runs across London, Bir­mingham and Manchester from June 21 to July 1, has a wide array of interesting movie screenings, talks and a short film competition. East­ern Eye went through the […]

Alyssia’s Heart Beatz for more chart success

by ASJAD NAZIR BRITISH STAR RETURNS WITH NEW MUSIC POPULAR singer Alyssia is making a comeback with a new single Kyun Mera and hot album Heart Beatz, which is due for release later this year. The naturally-gifted artist has poured her heart into the tracks and showed she still has the same magic that enabled […]