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By Asjad Nazir EVER since I revealed the first and second place choices in popular reality TV series Bigg Boss 11 six days before the final, there has been mass speculation about how I could possibly have known, when all the major Indian media were scrambling to find out the winner right up until the […]

Jake Onra’s The Astronaut is Out of this World

By Asjad Nazir EXCITING newcomer Jake Onra can’t pinpoint the exact time he got connected to music. He originally wanted to be a dancer, but then his singing talent was noticed unexpectedly. That natural ability led him towards his recently launched album The Astronaut, which has a stunning collection of songs that will help the […]

My Pod with DJ Gully

HE MAY lend his voice as a continuity announcer to Channel 4 and E4, and host for Brit Asia TV, but DJ Gully is at his best when he is mixing up the biggest hits. His list of impressive achievements includes DJing for Nike and regularly providing guest mixes for BBC Asian Network. Eastern Eye […]

Fan Club of the Week: Sonarika Bhadoria

FILM and TV star Sonarika Bhadoria has delighted fans with powerful performances, including her latest TV serial Prithvi Vallabh. One fan club dedicated to the versatile actress was initially set up by Mumbai-based Nikita, Yasha Singh and Shruti Nilekani, and was taken over by Yaminee Verma. Eastern Eye caught up with Sonarikan FC to find out […]


By Malini Agarwal Being a ‘Diplo-brat’: Growing up all over the world (courtesy of my diplomat parents) shaped my identity and personality in ways no amount of education could have. I literally grew up in Somalia, Lebanon, Greece, Germany, Ivory Coast, Bulgaria and India! My best friend was Korean and my tiffin box was filled […]

Fabulous 50: Must-see films to look forward to

FROM BOLLYWOOD TO HOLLYWOOD HITS, HERE ARE THE MOST ANTICIPATED MOVIES FEATURING SOUTH ASIA’S BRIGHTEST STARS by ASJAD NAZIR THERE are a number of interesting movies on the way in diverse genres ranging from high-profile Bollywood releases to Hollywood films starring popular South Asian stars. The variety of genres means there will be something to […]


AKSHAY’S A ROLE MODEL WE MAY only be a few weeks into 2018, but Akshay Kumar should be given the celebrity man of the year title now. I don’t think any other A-list leading man in the history of Indian cinema would have taken on his role in soon to be released film Pad Man, […]

Nia Sharma on her fearless approach to success

by ASJAD NAZIR SMALL-SCREEN siren Nia Sharma made a lot of noise in 2017, which included a memorable turn on danger-filled reality TV show Khatron Ke Khiladi and being named the sexiest Asian TV star on the planet for the second year in a row. This continued a remarkable rise for the talented young actress […]

Bhangra’s Live and kicking

HARVEY SAHOTA AND CREW ARE MAKING NOISE by ASJAD NAZIR BANDS dominated the live scene during the golden age of bhangra and helped lay a foundation for the British Asian music Industry. The number of bands delivering the live experience has dwindled over time and left a huge void in modern music. But emerging bands […]

Fan Club Of The Week

TV STAR Drashti Dhami has regularly delivered winning turns on a variety of projects, which have delighted audiences around the world and won her adoring fans. One fan club on Twitter dedicated to the actress is run by Patricia from Luxembourg, Ansah from Hong Kong, Priya from India, and Salma from UK. Eastern Eye caught […]