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Bollywood mourns another star as Rishi Kapoor dies at 67

Apr 30, 2020 - 6:31 PM

The family confirms the passing of the actor after a prolonged struggle with cancer

(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 13, 2016 Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor pays his respects at the Sikh Golden Temple in Amritsar. - Bollywood mourned its second loss in as many days as celebrated actor Rishi Kapoor, whose career spanned half a century, died April 30, 2020, aged 67 after a prolonged struggle with cancer. His death came as a severe blow to the Hindi movie industry and film lovers, who were already reeling from the death of Irrfan Khan, one of the country's most feted actors, on April 29 aged just 53. (Photo by NARINDER NANU / AFP)

Bollywood's first gay romcom: Loud, proud, and sealed with a kiss

Feb 19, 2020 - 4:11 PM

The director of Bollywood's first gay romcom 'Be Extra Careful About Marriage' says the 'controversial subject matter' had to be made 'accessible' to the public through humor

How to make it in Bollywood, or die trying

Jan 06, 2020 - 9:30 PM

The opportunity to be in India's entertainment business has challenges along the way, including fending off sexual harassment

This photo taken on December 17, 2019 shows aspiring actress Malhaar Rathod at a studio in Mumbai. - Rathod's previous experience with what is euphemistically known as Bollywood's "casting couch" culture underlines the challenges facing anyone seeking to break into India's massive, insiders-only film industry. (Photo by PUNIT PARANJPE / AFP) / TO GO WITH India-Bollywood-film-television-advertising,FOCUS by Ammu KANNAMPILLY

Bollywood film hailed for centering on lesbian romance

Feb 02, 2019 - 11:02 AM

It is being lauded as the first mainstream Indian film to show parents dealing with their daughter being in a same-sex relationship

Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra apologizes over 'Quantico' Hindu terror plot

Jun 10, 2018 - 6:27 PM

The actress and former Miss World titleholder apologizes following a 'Quantico' episode, wherein her character uncovers a terror plot by Indian Hindu terrorists

India says farewell to Bollywood icon Sridevi

Feb 28, 2018 - 2:57 PM

(UPDATED) Tributes pour in from fans and fellow actors as well as Prime Minister Narendra Modi

'I MISS YOU' A woman holds a picture of late Bollywood actress Sridevi Kapoor as she stands outside her house before Sridevi's funeral in Mumbai on February 28, 2018. Punit Paranjpe/AFP

India mourns Bollywood's Sridevi after reported bathtub drowning

Feb 27, 2018 - 9:38 AM

Tributes keep pouring in for the actress and fans gather outside her home in India

REVERED. A picture of Bollywood actress Sridevi Kapoor is seen put up outside her residence in Mumbai on February 26, 2018, following her death. Punit Paranjpe/AFP

Bollywood superstar Sridevi dies aged 54

Feb 26, 2018 - 8:43 AM

The death of Sridevi prompts an outpouring of grief from fans and fellow actors as well as condolences from Prime Minister Narendra Modi

MEGASTAR. Actress Sridevi Kapoor attends the 'English Vinglish' premiere during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 14, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. Jag Gundu/Getty Images/AFP

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan draws ire for 'rape' analogy

Jun 21, 2016 - 10:57 PM

When I used to walk out of the ring after the shoot I used to feel like a raped woman I couldn t walk straight says the 50 year old actor

SALMAN KHAN. The Bollywood actor gets flak online for saying that he felt like a 'raped woman after shooting scenes for his movie 'Sultan.' Screengrab from Facebook/YRF

5 late-night haunts in Manila to keep the party going

Feb 10, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Visit these round the clock restaurants for midnight snacks and a round of drinks

Meski diakui sebagai gender ketiga, nasib transgender di India tak jelas

Jul 13, 2015 - 3:30 PM

Mahkamah Agung India memutuskan mengakui transgender sebagai gender ketiga dalam dokumen resmi namun aktivis hak gender mengatakan keputusan tersebut tidak membawa perubahan signifikan terhadap pandangan masyarakat terhadap komunitas transgender

Foto dari Asia Calling

Biopic of proud sprinter sweeps Bollywood awards

Apr 27, 2014 - 9:26 PM

The movie about the story of one of India s legendary athletes was in the spotlight at the recent International Indian Film Academy Awards

RUN. The movie about one of India's most revered athletes garnered top prizes at the 2014 International Indian Film Academy Awards. Screengrab from YouTube

Bollywood called to arms against climate change

Apr 25, 2014 - 10:32 PM

At a prominent event highlighting the impact of Bollywood overseas stars were asked associate themselves with the larger problems faced by humanity today

CALL TO ARMS. Bollywood actors hold much influence over their legions of fans.

Bollywood classic Sholay released in 3D after restoration, legal fight

Jan 03, 2014 - 12:03 PM

One of Bollywood s most famous films Sholay makes a comeback for a younger generation of moviegoers – in 3D

LEGAL BATTLE. Indian Bollywood scriptwriters Javed Akhtar (L) and Salim Khan (R) speak to media at a promotional event for the film “Sholay”, which has been re-released in 3D, in Mumbai. AFP File Photo

Entertainment wRap: Crimes and controversies

Aug 11, 2013 - 9:17 PM

Sex crime arrest anti Putin clip in Russian news political controversy in Bollywood spy film Bolshoi acid attack case

'EPOCH OF PUTIN.' Workplace conflict led to stray broadcast

Bollywood star back after brain surgery

Aug 07, 2013 - 8:17 PM

Even with a hole in my brain my spirit has been intact says top Indian actor Hrithik Roshan

SUPERHERO.'My spirit has been intact,' says Hrithik Roshan. Photo from his Facebook page

Entertainment wRap: The Emmys, Liam Gallagher, Bollywood

Jul 22, 2013 - 9:04 AM

Bollywood s underworld connection the nominees at the Emmys and What s the Story about ex Oasis singer?

WHO WILL TAKE HOME THE GOLD? Find out on September 22. Image from the Emmys Facebook page

Bollywood actress Jiah Khan commits suicide

Jun 04, 2013 - 6:09 PM

The actress is dead at 25

WHY, JIAH? Bollywood actress Jiah Khan commits suicide at the age of 25. Photo from the Jiah Khan Facebook page

'Mad Men' star films new movie in India

May 16, 2013 - 1:16 PM

Jon Hamm who plays Don Draper in Madmen films his new film Million Dollar Arm in India

MILLION DOLLAR ARM. Hamm stars in a new film set in India. Photo from the 'Don Draper' Facebook page

Entertainment wRap: Bollywood, Royals, Harry Potter

Apr 29, 2013 - 4:50 PM

Bollywood s centennial Royals visit HP studios and People s Most Beautiful Woman are some stories you may have missed last week

MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN 2013. 'I feel better in a bathing suit now than I did before I had kids.' Image from the Iron Man 3 poster in the movie's Facebook page

Entertainment wRap: Bollywood rises, Korean stars' drug abuse

Mar 18, 2013 - 5:01 PM

Bollywood Iran sueing Hollywood and South Korean stars using illegal drugs are just some Entertainment stories you may want to read about

BOLLYWOOD STAR. A world-famous actress, Aishwarya Rai has starred in countless Bollywood films. Photo from the 'Aishwarya Rai' Facebook page

Beauty queen and Bollywood star crosses over to the US

Nov 21, 2012 - 8:38 AM

Priyanka Chopra tries to break into recording in the US market

WILL SHE MAKE IT? Only time will tell. Screen grab from YouTube (universalmusicindia)

Director Yash Chopra dies at 80

Oct 22, 2012 - 1:37 PM

The Bollywood director passes away shortly after announcing his retirement

BOLLYWOOD LEGEND YASH CHOPRA (right) at his televised 80th birthday celebration where he announced his retirement. With him is Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan (aka SRK). Image from Facebook (A Yash Chopra Romance)

India's 'most beautiful face' now UN ambassador

Sep 26, 2012 - 2:03 PM

New mom Aishwarya Rai Bachchan takes on her new role eagerly

AISHWARYA RAI BACHCHAN IS now a UNAIDS ambassador. Image from Facebook

Indian film confronts domestic servants' plight

Aug 26, 2012 - 4:46 PM

Delhi in a Day exposes the plight of household workers in the country

NEWCOMER ANJALI PATIL PLAYS Rohini, a household servant, in 'Delhi in a Day.' Movie still from the movie's Facebook page

India's first 'Playmate' has no regrets

Aug 05, 2012 - 1:58 PM

With or without the support of her countrymen Sherlyn Chopra goes for her Hollywood shot

SHERLYN CHOPRA KNOWS HOW to blaze her own trail, B-list or not. Image from Facebook

Iraq film seller laments Bollywood decline

Jun 24, 2012 - 2:38 PM

Adil Hamid Khalaf is like many Iraqi traders with his tiny store stocked to the brim with VCDs and DVDs What sets him apart is he can extol in halting Hindi no less the glory of 1950s Bollywood classics

Hollywood looks to China for box office growth

Apr 09, 2012 - 3:25 PM

As profits ebb in the American box office Hollywood heavyweights are setting their sights on China for bigger profits