Bollywood

Dhanush, Aishwaryaa part ways after 18 years of marriage


Choosing to end their 18-year-long marriage, actor Dhanush and director Aishwaryaa Dhanush, who also happens to be the daughter of superstar Rajinikanth, have announced that they have decided to part ways. Both the actor and the director put out a letter, which looked similar for the most part, on their respective social media handles. Dhanush,...

Indian American singer releases B’wood-inspired track


New York-based R&B singer Raveena Aurora, who got the attention of the music industry with her debut album ‘Lucid’ (2019), has released what V Magazine calls an “upbeat track (that) merges Bollywood influences with psychedelic imagery”. Taking to Twitter to share her excitement over the music video shoot for ‘Rush’, which is what the new...

2 Indian American films to stream on Netflix from Jan 21


Sujata Day’s 'Definition Please' along with Agam Darshi’s 'Donkeyhead' will stream on Netflix beginning January 21. Both films have been acquired by filmmaker Ava DuVernay’s Array Now, a grassroots distribution, arts, and advocacy collective focused on films by people of color and women. 'Definition Please' follows Monica Chowdhary (Day), a National Spelling Bee champ who...

Kathak’s living legend, Pandit Birju Maharaj, dies at 83


The living legend of Kathak, Birju Maharaj, who had been diagnosed with kidney disease a few days ago and put on dialysis, died at his home here late on January 16. He was 83. Maharaj ji, as he was popularly known, was said to be playing with his grandsons when his health unexpectedly deteriorated, requiring...

Sarah Jessica Parker wears a lehnga, calls it a sari


In a recent episode of the reboot of the cult classic, 'Sex And The City' christened 'And Just Like That', actress Sarah Jessica Parker was seen sashaying a lehenga by Indian designers Falguni and Shane Peacock. The actress kind of had an oops moment in the episode, where she called the Indian attire a sari. In...

South actors taking over Bollywood in 2022


At a time when regional cinema is getting its due recognition, South movie stars are also breaking barriers and booking their ticket to Bollywood. Here's a list of south stars lining up to take over the big screens in B-town: Samantha She is all set to stake her claim of Bollywood with her first Hindi film...

Review: ‘Kaun Banegi Shikharwati’ is clichéd, unoriginal


Set in the royal land of Rajasthan, 'Kaun Banegi Shikharwati' is a hackneyed ten-episode dramedy where a father attempts to reunite his four estranged daughters to save the legacy they hold. Naseeruddin Shah plays Raja Mrityunjay, the erstwhile King of Shikharwati, who is bogged down with empty coffers and a huge debt to the Indian...

The return of the character actor


The character artists lent credibility to a film's story, they filled the screen and, what is more, helped break the monotony of the lead pair dominating the screen. Some of these artists who propped up a film were versatile, but a lot of the character actors in our earlier films were typecast and chosen...

Dev Patel, Ben Kingsley signed for Roald Dahl adaptation


Filmmaker Wes Anderson has been roped in to direct an adaptation of Roald Dahl's 'The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar', starring Benedict Cumberbatch, for Netflix. According to sources, Ralph Fiennes, Dev Patel, and Ben Kingsley have joined the cast, with production expected to start this month in London, reports variety.com. First published in 1977, 'The Wonderful Story...