Author - Tejram Sharma

Actors DiCaprio, Abhay Deol firms tie-up for boxer’s biopic


Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way Productions has teamed up with 'Zindagi Na Milega Dobara' star Abhay Deol's Canada-based content creation company, Blisspoint Entertainment, and Singapore's Golden Ratio Films to make 'Pep', a biopic of the legendary mid-20th century featherweight boxer Guglielmo Papaleo, better known as Willie Pep. The project was developed by Blisspoint, a company created...

Divya Dutta bags Best Actor award at Dallas film fest


Divya Dutta is one of those gifted actors in the film industry, who perfectly understands the pitch of her characters and fittingly executes them as per the tone of the film. She holds her characters by their nerves to deliver knockout performances one after the other. Her works in films like 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag', 'Veer-Zaara'...

Bollywood opens its door to mythologies once again


Bollywood’s love for mythologies dates back to several decades. The next few years will witness a plethora of mythology features such as 'Ram Setu', 'Adipurush', 'Ramayana', 'Brahmastra', 'Chanakya', 'Mahaveer Karna', 'Sita: The Incarnation' and 'Draupadi', headlined by big stars and backed by prominent banners. However, these films often come under scrutiny for deviating from the...

Joe Russo shares details about Priyanka Chopra-starrer ‘Citadel’


Joe Russo, one half of the director-producer duo Russo Brothers, has divulged new details about their upcoming Amazon Prime series, 'Citadel'. The spy series will star Priyanka Chopra in the lead with Richard Madden. The flagship series will release first, post which the show's Indian version, which will be directed by Raj and DK of...

2020 Census: Asian Americans grow by 35% in past decade


The U.S. Census Bureau continues to release information from the 2020 Census in order to provide rich information about the changing population of the United States. From the apportionment counts data in April to the redistricting data in August, each data set from the 2020 Census has progressively unveiled insights about the Asian American community.   According to recent redistricting...

‘Highway Nights’ wins at Best of India Short Film Festival; will qualify for 2023 Oscars


National Award-winning filmmaker and actor Prakash Jha's short film 'Highway Nights' won the grand jury prize at Best of India Short Film Festival 2021. The film will qualify for the 2023 Oscars.  The film produced by Akhilesh Choudhary along with Shubham Singh, will have a theatrical release in Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA and will qualify...

Sardar Udham’: Cinematography and Vicky Kaushal shine in astutely recreated period saga


Film: Sardar Udham (Streaming on Amazon Prime); Duration: 162 minutes.  Director: Shoojit Sircar. Cast: Vicky Kaushal, Shaun Scott, Stephen Hogan, Banita Sandhu, Kristy Averton and Amol Parashar.  Rating: ****  By Troy Ribeiro  The Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar in 1919 may be an incident etched in the memories of all Indians owing to its mention in our history textbooks, but not many...

Bollywood divas venture into funding


By Vinod Mirani    Investment / funding is the watchword in the film industry, especially when it comes to stars. And, more so when it comes to the female actors. Film industry is one place where your luck more than the talent helps you make it big. If you are a reasonably good actor with a...

Let’s stop individual acts of cruelty


By John Di Leonardo All my life, I wanted to make the world a better place. Early on, I committed valiant acts of violence in defense of others who could not adequately defend themselves, taking on bullies in the school yard as a child and going after rapists and violent gangs as a teenager. As my worldview expanded...