Bollywood

Samantha Ruth to work with ‘Downtown Abbey’ director


Actor Samantha Ruth Prabhu is all set to make her international film debut with 'Arrangements of Love', which will be directed by Philip John, whose credits include 'Downton Abbey'. Variety reports that the project will be produced by Sunitha Tati, who had previously worked with Samantha on 'Oh! Baby', the Telugu adaptation of the Korean...

‘Shakuntala Awaits’ all set to go Off-Broadway


Isheeta Ganguly’s play, 'Shakuntala Awaits' is all set to be recreated as an Off-Broadway musical in New York City from January 17. The feat also makes Isheeta the first India-based writer-director to have her NCPA-production going Off-Broadway. For the world premiere of the Off-Broadway musical at Here Theatre, Isheeta will be showcasing Tik-Tok sensation and...

Review: ‘Chhorii’ is more boring than frightening


Director Vishal Furia’s horror film 'Chhorii' has a deep and hard-hitting meaning behind its title, which gets revealed towards the climax, but the dull pacing of this script undoes the pleasure of numerous thrills it sets out to scare us with. Vishal’s film is a remake of his own Marathi sleeper success 'Lapachhapi'. Not only...

Vir Das loses Emmy to France’s ‘Call My Agent’


The three nominees from India could not score a win at the prestigious 49th International Emmy Awards presented at a ceremony in New York City on November 23. Sushmita Sen's 'Aarya' was nominated in the Best Drama Series category, comedian-actor Vir Das's 'Vir Das: For India' competed in the comedy segment while Nawazuddin Siddiqui had...

A R Rahman honored at 43rd Cairo Film Festival


A R Rahman honored at 43rd Cairo Film Festival Music maestro AR Rahman said he was given a special tribute at the 43rd Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) for his contribution to the field of music. The acclaimed composer, who is one of the most globally popular Indian artists, is known for his musical prowess across...

Indian release of ‘Spider-Man…’ a day ahead of US


Tom Holland-starrer 'Spider-Man: No Way Home', which was earlier scheduled to hit Indian theatres on December 17, will now release a day earlier to treat fans. The big-ticket entertainer will witness an earlier theatrical release, one day before the US market. The new installment of the 'Spider-Man' franchise, will start from where the previous 'Spider-Man: Far...

“People assumed I have died”: ‘Eternals’ actor Harish Patel


Actor Harish Patel is back in the spotlight, courtesy his outing in the Hollywood film, 'Eternals'. But he can never forget how people assumed that he was no more, soon after he moved to the UK. “Ever since people saw me in the trailer of the film, 'Eternals', they started talking about me. All of...

Movie NFTs gaining momentum in India


The strong traction for the digital collectibles of Amitabh Bachchan has set the stage for the upcoming movie-based non-fungible tokens (NFTs). NFT marketplace Fantico recently announced Tamil actor Kamal Haasan's digital collectibles will be offering 100-1,000 NFTs which will include customized posters, avatars, among others. "...We are working on the concept of metaverse and this will...

Sonu Nigam joins NFT rush with ‘Hall of Fame’ collection


After top actors like Amitabh Bachchan and Salman Khan, singer Sonu Nigam has also jumped on the bandwagon of crypto frenzy. The singer has joined hands with JetSynthesys, a new-age digital and technology company, to accept the Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) for his work. The NFT collection of Nigam’s songs was launched in London to attract...