No need for Kashmiri child star Zaira Wasim to apologize, says Muslim leader Owaisi

No need for Kashmiri child star Zaira Wasim to apologize, says Muslim leader Owaisi

Mumbai ,January 18 (NIA): All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday said that there was no need for Zaira Wasim to apologize for acting as a female wrestler in Aamir Khan’s blockbuster flick Dangal. “Nobody should be pressurized into doing or not doing something, especially a 16-year-old girl. This is completely unwarranted […]

“Viceroy’s House” shows how Britain’s strategic interest partitioned India in 1947

“Viceroy’s House” shows how Britain’s strategic interest partitioned India in 1947

By Vanessa Thorpe/The Guardian   The opening lines of Viceroy’s House British director Gurinder Chadha’s epic new film, are barked out in Hindi by a tough colonial Scot at the head of a vast team of flunkies who, only 70 years ago, were ensuring the smooth running of the 340-room palace in New Delhi that was […]

Mahira Khan says she’s sad about not being able to promote Raees in India

Mahira Khan says she’s sad about not being able to promote Raees in India

London, January 17 (NIA): Pakistani actress Mahira Khan opened up about what she loved and feared about her forthcoming Bollywood film Raees in an interview to BBC-Urdu. When asked if she was dejected about not promoting the film across the border, the actor said; “Of course, I feel bad. When you put so much effort and hard work […]

Fresh threat to release of Sharukh-Mahira starer “Raees”

Fresh threat to release of Sharukh-Mahira starer “Raees”

New Delhi, January 16 (Indian Express) Shahrukh Khan had struck a deal with the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) that he would not involve his Pakistani co-star Mahira Khan in their film’s promotions in exchange for the peaceful release of Raees. However, film exhibitors in central Indian state Chhattisgarh are now receiving threats from Shiv Sena. Raees is slated […]

Karan Johar’s memoir portrays Bollywood’s darker side

Karan Johar’s memoir portrays Bollywood’s darker side

Mumbai, January 16 (IANS): The much-anticipated memoir of filmmaker Karan Johar has been creating waves on social media after chapters describing his fallout with actress Kajol were leaked on Twitter — and for candid talk about his sexual orientation. But contrary to the initial reports as well as expectations, An Unsuitable Boy is much more than just […]

Just In: Listen to Atif Aslam’s single Pehli Dafa with Ileana D’Cruz

Just In: Listen to Atif Aslam’s single Pehli Dafa with Ileana D’Cruz

Like Fawad and Mahira Khan hopped across the border for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Raees, Indian artistes have also been collaborating with their Pakistani counterparts. The latest star to collaborate is none other than Bollywood startlet Ileana D’Cruz. Previously, pictures of Ileana and singer Atif Aslam shooting in Turkey made rounds on the internet, leaving fans speculating what they had […]

Remembering Gamini Fonseka, Sri Lankan cinema’s only Super Star

Remembering Gamini Fonseka, Sri Lankan cinema’s only Super Star

By D.B.S.Jeyaraj Writing about Gamini Fonseka (1936-2004) is always a pleasant and delightful exercise for me. I have often done so before and will be -revisiting some of my earlier writings to enhance this article. Gamini Fonseka was a man whom I loved as an actor, appreciated as a director, admired as a politician and […]

Cleansing Bollywood of raunchy songs and dances

Cleansing Bollywood of raunchy songs and dances

Mumbai, January 1 (Reuters): A women’s rights organization is asking movie-mad Indians to rewrite sexist Bollywood songs, the latest attempt in drawing attention to gender stereotyping and misogyny portrayed by the country’s influential film industry. Akshara Centre’s ‘Gaana (Song) Rewrite’ competition, launched earlier this month, invites people to change the lyrics to any Bollywood film […]

Three month ban on Bollywood cost Pakistani showbiz US$ 57 million

Three month ban on Bollywood cost Pakistani showbiz US$ 57 million

Umair Alavi/Dawn The outgoing year has not been kind to Pakistani cinema. In the latter half of this year, cinema owners’ refusal to screen Bollywood films because of the rising tensions between Pakistan and India, resulted in a massive loss of revenue. By the cinema owners’ own estimates, they lost about 600 million rupees (US$ […]

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