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New presenters and programmes at Lyca Radio

Lyca Radio has refreshed its output with new shows, presenters, repositioning, and a new identity. The station says it will have a further emphasis on hit Bollywood music and London news and events, starting with ‘Breakfast with Vallisa & Gillie’ featuring London and national news stories, showbiz content, travel, sport, and news, fused with games, and hit music. Raj Baddhan returns to the radio with Drivetime including exclusive interviews and news for commuting Londoners. The show is sponso...
Tags: UK, London, Radio, Keith Vaz, Bollywood, Greater London, Sonya Singh, Station News, Tilda, Lycaradio, Raj Baddhan, Lyca Radio, DJ SHRAII, Lyca Media, Vallisa Gillie, Sky Virgin Media Ruby Raza

Bollywood Plots Safe Return to Production After COVID-Enforced Pause

The Hindi-language film industry, popularly known as Bollywood, is displaying its resilience after being hit by yet another COVID-enforced pause. India is currently in the throes of the pandemic with 330,000 new COVID-19 cases everyday, with upward of 2,200 daily deaths. The western Indian state of Maharashtra, home to Mumbai and Bollywood, is amongst the […]
Tags: Asia, News, India, Global, Mumbai, Bollywood, Maharashtra, Mohanlal, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Coronavirus

Why Indian films are so popular in Ghana — and have been for decades

The history of Indian visual media in Ghana extends all the way to the mid 1950s The post Why Indian films are so popular in Ghana — and have been for decades appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Friday, Bollywood, Ghana, Popular culture, Fulani, Hausa, Tamale, Postcolonialism, Rex Cinema, Albela, Dagbani, Hindi films, Hindi songs, Justice FM, Kumkum Bhagya, Razia Sultan

The Quarantine Stream: ‘Bombay Rose’ is Sheer Visual Poetry

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Movie: Bombay Rose Where You Can Stream It: Netflix The Pitch: In the bustling city of Bombay, a young flower seller Kamala is the breadwinner for her younger sister and infirm grandfather. One day, she meets Salim, an orphaned refugee who sells bouquets on the streets and dreams of being a Bollywood hero, and they fall in love. Why...
Tags: Movies, India, Features, Mumbai, Bollywood, Gitanjali Rao, Bombay, Don, Kamala, Salim, Rao, Netflix/Streaming Video, Featured Stories Sidebar, The Quarantine Stream, Cyli Khare, Bombay Rose

Mumbai: a virtual tour through books, film, music and food

India’s most cosmopolitan city offers a dramatic blend of Bollywood idols, opera, street stalls and gripping tales of the underworldIn Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children, the protagonist Saleem Sinai returns to the city of his birth – then called Bombay, officially renamed Mumbai in 1995 – in a third-class train carriage, lulled by the familiar chant: “abracadabra abracadabra abracadabra sang the wheels as they bore us back-to-Bom”. He finds it changed, its shoreline reclaimed from the sea, th...
Tags: Travel, Asia, India, Heritage, Food And Drink, Cultural Trips, Mumbai, Bollywood, Bombay, India Holidays, Mumbai Holidays, Salman Rushdie, Saleem Sinai

Bollywood’s Biggest Legend Leads Fight To Preserve India’s Oldest Films

Amitabh Bachchan, who’s been a superstar in India for 50 years, has campaigned for years for the preservation of film from Indian cinema’s early history, which goes back to 1931 for talkies and 1913 for silent movies. Some 80% of Bollywood’s output from 1931 to 1950 is lost or unavailable to the public, and out of more than 1,100 silent films made there, only 29 are known to have survived. And much of that old celluloid is in poor condition. – BBC
Tags: Art, Media, India, Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan, 03.19.21

‘Sooryavanshi’ Sets Date as Bollywood’s First Post-Pandemic Blockbuster Release (EXCLUSIVE)

Reliance Entertainment’s “Sooryavanshi,” starring Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn and Ranveer Singh, will finally release on Apr. 30 after a year-long delay caused by COVID-19. The film will be the first major Bollywood title to release post-pandemic and a global outing is planned to coincide with its debut in Indian theaters. The film is a continuation […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Bollywood, Ranveer Singh, Akshay Kumar, Reliance Entertainment, Ajay Devgn, Sooryavanshi, Akshay Kumar Ajay Devgn

Young Parsi comics share their insights on the community one joke at a time

Young Parsi comics, who are laughing at themselves and the innate behaviour that makes Parsis, Parsis, are taking over a corner of the Internet Pardiwalla believes that Bollywood stereotyping spoiled it for Parsis, and his portrayal of the community is closer to the truth Article by Aastha Atray Banan | An actor serious about theatre, Shreyas Pardiwalla, would cringe at the thought of being on TikTok. But, he succumbed to its charms during the Coronavirus induced lockdown. “As an artiste, ...
Tags: News, Instagram, Life, India, Pakistan, Mumbai, Bollywood, Barry, Kolkata, Shirin, Parsi, Colaba, Delhi University, Lionel Ritchie, Yaariyan, Parsis

What we can learn from a Bollywood blockbuster about periods

Women around the world suffer from two problems that we don't think about much in the US. In many parts of the world, menstruation is seen as gross, unclean, or at least something that no one talks about. The other problem is that sanitary pads, tampons, and other supplies are outrageously expensive for too many women. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, US, Bollywood, Menstruation, Arunachalam Muruganantham, Menstrual Supplies, Pad man

The young girl who became pen-pal with Bollywood's biggest stars

A unearthed photo album uncovers personal letters from the biggest stars of the 1950s and 60s.
Tags: News, Bollywood

Rejuvenation Through Manifestation: A Nowruz 2021 Parenting Special

Parsi Khabar is happy to present it’s first ever online program this Navroze. We will anchor a Nowruz 2021 Parenting Special titled Rejuvenation Through Manifestation with Dr. Mickey Mehta from Mumbai, India & Meher Amalsad from California, USA. Saturday, March 13, 2020  07:00 PM Pacific,  10:00 PM Easterm Sunday March 14, 2020  08:30 AM IST,  3:00 AM GMT Add event to calendar Host & Moderator: Arzan Sam Wadia, Founder of Parsi Khabar This Speci...
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‘I was never meek’: Priyanka Chopra Jonas on Miss World, Modi and misogyny

She has conquered Bollywood, broken Hollywood, married a pop superstar, gained millions of followers – and now she is publishing a memoir of life in the spotlightPriyanka Chopra Jonas looks flawless – perfect skin, gorgeous face, utterly serene and wearing the most immaculately steamed silk shirt I’ve ever seen. In the background, a fire roars invitingly; to her side, out of sight of Zoom, her mother, Madhu, lies on the floor exercising. This is life as an idyll.The former Miss World and Bollywo...
Tags: Hollywood, Film, Culture, Bollywood, Priyanka Chopra, Modi, Madhu, Chopra Jonas, Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Pop Culture Imports: ‘Lupin,’ ‘Veneno,’ ‘Awaara,’ and More

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.) It’s a new year, with new foreign-language films and TV shows to stream: a few late-year streaming hits, along with a few classics and hidden gems that may have slipped under your radar. But we’re back and here to recommend you some titles that will help you meet that New Year’s resolution of watching more foreign films this year. Fire up those subtitles, and let’s get streaming. Bes...
Tags: Japan, Hbo, Movies, France, Spain, Features, Netflix, Ocean, Tokyo, Raj Kapoor, Madrid, Bollywood, Charlie Chaplin, Alice, Cristina, Gloria

'Untouchable' Bollywood poster provokes outrage over caste stereotypes

Upper-caste actor playing Dalit politician Mayawati shown dishevelled and holding broom in publicity for new filmA picture of a woman holding a broom. Anywhere else, the image might pass unnoticed. But in India the poster for the film Madam Chief Minister, loosely based on the life of politician Mayawati, who is a Dalit, has triggered uproar for perpetuating caste stereotypes.Bollywood actor Richa Chadha, who plays Mayawati, tweeted an image of the poster ahead of the film’s release later this m...
Tags: Film, India, World news, Culture, South and Central Asia, Global development, Bollywood, Mayawati, Richa Chadha, Dalits

The best Hindi movies on Netflix

Did you know that Netflix is home to a trove of Hindi cinema? We scoured the streaming platform to bring you our own list of the best Hindi movies to watch.
Tags: India, Trends, Netflix, Home Theater, Bollywood, Hindi, Movies & TV, best movies on Netflix

Viewers confused by 'unanswered questions' in Death in Bollywood

Episode one of Death in Bollywood aired on BBC on Monday evening, and the docu-series...
Tags: Bbc, Bollywood

Influential people who died in 2020

By BERNARD McGHEE In a year defined by a devastating pandemic, the world lost iconic defenders of civil rights, great athletes and entertainers who helped define their genres. Many of their names hold a prominent place in the collective consciousness — RBG, Kobe, Maradona, Eddie Van Halen, Little Richard, Sean Connery, Alex Trebek, Christo — but pandemic restrictions often limited the public’s ability to mourn their loss in a year that saw more than a million people die from the coronavirus. F...
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Coolie No 1 review – David Dhawan's comedy remake is bigger but not better

Dhawan casts his son Varun in the role made famous in 1995 by Govinda, but little effort has been made to acknowledge the quarter-century sinceIt’s a tale of two Bollywoods this Christmas. Over at Netflix, Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane, representing Indian film’s modernising wing, have engineered the sharp and knowing meta-thriller AK vs AK. Here on Amazon Prime Video meanwhile, you can watch veteran comedy director David Dhawan renew his IP rights on Coolie No 1, previously a hit 1995...
Tags: Comedy, Film, India, World news, Netflix, Culture, South and Central Asia, Khan, Bollywood, Sandwell, Dhawan, Varun Dhawan, Varun, David Dhawan, Anurag Kashyap, Govinda

Brand Update : Tide gets Ayushmann Khurrana as the brand ambassador

 P&G's detergent brand has now a brand ambassador- Ayushmann Khurrana. The brand which is pitching for the leadership position in the detergent category is fighting the whiteness battle with Unilever's Rin. Tide cleverly uses " Surprising Whiteness" as the theme while Rin uses the lightening mnemonic to reinforce the brand's promise. The new campaign featuring Ayushmann Khuranna follows the time-tested theme. The interesting part is that the brand ambassador plays all the character in the ad inc...
Tags: Unilever, Bollywood, RIN, Branding, Amitabh Bachchan, Ayushmann Khurrana, Harish, Ayushmann, Harish B, Ayushmann Khuranna

Immunity for Humanity: Mickey Mehta in Conversation with Meher Amalsad

The Zoroastrian Association Of California Features Global leading holistic health guru and corporate life coach Dr. Mickey Mehta’s IMMUNITY FOR HUMANITY with Host & Moderator: Meher Amalsad You are invited to be a part of this Empowering and Inspiring Presentation From A Leading Global Holistic Health Guru who will be Revealing The Secrets of Immunity that offer practical ways to achieve longevity and happiness with conscious living by exploring various aspec...
Tags: Hong Kong, Life, Singapore, India, Health and Wellness, Iran, Harvard University, Pakistan, Sydney, Dubai, Bollywood, Economic Times, IIT, India Inc, Meher Amalsad, Mickey Mehta

FIR over tweets, interviews: Kangana Ranaut appeals to Bombay HC for relief: Reports

The Bombay High Court will hear a plea by actress Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel seeking relief from a FIR that accused the sisters of communal hatred through on Twitter, reported NDTV. The court is expected to hear the plea, filed by Advocate Rizwan Siddique, on Tuesday afternoon.  After being summoned once again by Mumbai Police on November 23-24, Ranaut and Chandel approached the Bombay High Court, hoping to shake off the complaint, which the Mumbai Police had filed on orders...
Tags: Travel, Twitter, News, Social Media, Hate Speech, Bollywood, Bombay, NDTV, Indian Express, Bombay High Court, Kangana Ranaut, Mumbai Police, Sayyed, Rangoli Chandel, Rizwan Siddique, Chandel

Bollywood star Akshay Kumar on His New Amazon Series ‘The End,’ Doing Stunts and Working for Social Change

Akshay Kumar is one of Bollywood’s most bankable stars, having appeared in more than 140 films and amassing a staggering 47 million Instagram followers. He’s making the leap to his first streaming project with Amazon series “The End.” Kumar’s deal with Amazon shows just how eager streaming players are for international A-listers as they keep […]
Tags: Amazon, News, Global, The End, Bollywood, Akshay Kumar, Kumar, Working for Social Change

Smita Patil - Unofficial Biography

Hello! So somehow I stumbled onto the life of Smita Patil and I was so fascinated that I got reading about her. The output was this Twitter thread. Here's the same thread, in the shape of an essay (originally published on  Smita Patil was an actor par excellence and above all, an extraordinary human being. She lived for all of 31 years but her legacy HAS to stay around for 31 millennia at least and this is an attempt towards that.  If I could sum her life in 3 bullet ...
Tags: Travel, Google, India, Biography, Mumbai, Bollywood, Bombay, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Tula, Tom, AB, Shyam Benegal, Benegal, Smita, Kali

Bollywood Unites to Sue TV Channels Over Sushant Singh Rajput Accusations

In an unprecedented move, the cream of Bollywood, including Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan, has united to sue television news channels Republic TV and Times Now. The stars and studios allege defamation during the channels’ blanket coverage of actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death and its aftermath. A total of 38 industry bodies […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Bollywood, Defamation, Deepika Padukone, Salman Khan, Sushant Singh Rajput, Aamir Khan Shah Rukh Khan

The Bollywood star, a suicide … and an online witch-hunt across India

Lurid speculation about the death of Rhea Chakraborty’s actor boyfriend has become a media obsession It was a muted finale to a saga that has rivalled the wildest movie storylines. On Wednesday, the Bollywood star Rhea Chakraborty stepped out of the Byculla women’s prison in Mumbai, released on bail after 28 days in jail.Over the previous four months, she had been vilified in a media spectacle that became a national obsession in India. She was accused of playing a role in the death of her boyfri...
Tags: Media, Film, India, Social Media, World news, Culture, South and Central Asia, Digital Media, Mumbai, Bollywood, Sushant Singh Rajput, Rhea Chakraborty

Is India’s Media Frenzy Over Sushant Singh Rajput’s Death a Bollywood Circus or a Political Distraction?

Indian media, fueled by aggressive television anchors, has worked itself into an unprecedented feeding frenzy since the death of popular 34-year-old actor Sushant Singh Rajput at his Mumbai home June 14. The question now is whether this is Bollywood on self-destruct or a further example of media manipulation in service of a conservative political agenda. […]
Tags: Asia, News, India, Global, Mumbai, Bollywood, Sushant Singh Rajput

Bollywood megastar admits drug problem in India's film industry amid growing narcotics probe

One of India’s most famous stars has broken the silence about Bollywood’s drug issues, as police continue a massive narcotics investigation which has exposed the industry’s seedy underbelly. Akshay Kumar, a Bollywood actor and martial artist, made the remarks online following the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, another high-profile figure in Indian showbusiness. Mr Rajput’s body was found in June in his apartment in Mumbai and Indian police have said he took his own life. The investigation into t...
Tags: News, India, Mumbai, Bollywood, Akshay Kumar, Chakraborty, Kumar, Rajput, Rhea Chakraborty

Lata Mangeshkar’s Top Songs From Bollywood Films

Singer Lata Mangeshkar, dubbed Nightingale of India, turns 90 on Sept. 28 and in honor of the woman who made the Guinness Book of World Records for 25,000 songs recorded we at Variety chose 25 of our favorite tunes from Bollywood. There were many more we could choose, including duets with Hemant Kumar or Mohammed […]
Tags: Asia, India, Bollywood, Mohammed, Dilip Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Hindi, Hemant Kumar

S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Legendary Indian Singer, Dead at 74

Singer S. P. Balasubrahmanyam who lent his mellifluous voice to some 40,000 songs across thousands of Indian film soundtracks, died in Chennai on Friday after contracting coronavirus in August. He was 74. Balasubrahmanyam was a frequent muse for Oscar-, BAFTA-, Grammy- and Golden Globe-winning composer A.R. Rahman, for whom he sang in numerous films, including […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Obituaries, Artists, Bollywood, Rahman, Chennai, Balasubrahmanyam, Coronavirus, S P Balasubrahmanyam, Oscar BAFTA Grammy and Golden Globe

Sushant Singh Rajput: actor's death fuels media frenzy in India

Bollywood star’s tragic story has spiralled into a national obsession, with his girlfriend at its centreFor 90 days, the death of a young Bollywood star has transfixed India.The story that began in June, when the actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in his Mumbai apartment, was initially one of grief and tragedy. Police ruled that he had killed himself. Continue reading...
Tags: Film, India, World news, South and Central Asia, Mumbai, Bollywood, Sushant Singh Rajput