To Bollywood loyalists, Naseer is the industry’s favourite bete noir, but fact is that the guy has always called a spade a shovel and fearlessly unleashed uncomfortable, inconvenient and controversial home-truths.
Theater is a sacred communion with the muse, while cinema is, at best, a fantastic one-night stand.
Even though designers are constantly churning out both newer and classical representations of saris on runways and in Bollywood, in the pace of our everyday lives, saris are increasingly taking a back seat.
There is enough anecdotal evidence that women have used make up both to make and break rules.
In Indian households the change has been particularly exemplary given the country’s patriarchal history.
India’s gigantic showbiz sector, Bollywood included, has yet to throw up a single female comic celebrity, who headlines shows, programmes or movies, or has a popular fan-base.
Ever since red-hot imported porn-star Karenjit Kaur Vohra (that’s the name she was born with, guys) graced the Indian media scene as Sunny Leone in Big Boss it’s been one helluva hulchul and hungama!
Despite the fact that India is not only the world’s oldest, but also the largest film making industry in the world, Indians are riveted by overseas roles offered to their homebred heroes.
Quantico didn’t come easy and nor has the journey been a cake-walk for this resilient, ambitious, can-do, will-do gorgeous small-town kudi for whom every finishing line is only a new starting point for the next quantum leap.
Female-centric movies or movies with female protagonists defying the established social norms have been extremely few and far between.
Praise and hype are normal during the signing up, shooting and promos. Once the fate is sealed … and it’s a Black Friday, a dramatic flip-flop takes place!
Tons of unaccounted moolah traverses around the globe. Sex, sleaze, incest, greed, scandal with hi-flyers from hi-society making dazzling guest appearances.
It seems strange at first to hear latest Hindi songs blaring out of the music systems with young Timorese boys and girls dancing to the tunes in jest.
Bahubali’s sensational cinematic and box office success opens up the potential for regional cinema to finally gain all-India attention and patronage.
a few films of the past decade where you can just sit back and admire the landscape, or even get inspired to pack your bags and travel with family, friends or alone
Bengali film-makers have always glowed, winning accolade and awards all the way, along with huge quantum of reverence and respect.
The Salman Khan cause celebre has left the public, confused and wondering whether stars are really special creatures, monarch of all they survey, a rule unto themselves.