In bed with Bollywood: sex and censorship in Indian cinema
Bollywood may be the blushing ballerina to Hollywood's brazen pole-dancing stripper, but, as the history of film censorship in India reveals, its screen stars are no stranger to the lip lock With India being the world's biggest producer of films (around 1000 last year, twice that of America) its censor board, aka the Central Board of Film Certification, has its work cut out. It watches and ...
Actors urge India to 'vote secular'
Bollywood actors urge Indians to 'vote secular'
Bollywood takes over Florida at India's academy awards
The so-called Bollywood Oscars roll in to Tampa Bay this month. From Indian cinema's Prince William-alike to an acting class with Kevin Spacey, here's what to expect at the IIFAs 2 States and screen kisses: 'Bollywood is cranking it up a notch' Continue reading...
Veteran Bollywood actress Nanda dies
Veteran Bollywood actress Nanda has died in the western city of Mumbai, aged 75.
Bollywood Star Irrfan Khan on Set of Jurassic World in Hawaii
Bollywood star Irrfan Khan was pictured on the set of the eagerly anticipated Jurassic World. The 46-year-old actor, who plays the owner of the dinosaur theme park in the film, was seen shooting scenes in Honolulu Zoo. Director Colin Trevorrow previously revealed that the film will be set 22 years after the first Jurassic Park. Writing on Twitter he said: "This is a new sci-fi terror adventure ...
Move over Bollywood - U.S. festival spotlights independent Indian films
By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Bollywood films often capture the colour and beauty of Indian culture through high-profile stars and big-budget blockbusters, but a group of filmmakers is attempting to show a different side of India's people through smaller, independent fare. The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, commencing on Tuesday, is bringing the movies made outside of the ...
2 States and screen kisses: 'Bollywood is cranking it up a notch'
Rising stars Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, from showbiz families, show that Bollywood remains traditional in some quarters, but their new film 2 States is overturning sexual taboos on screen It's fair to say that the Bollywood film industry remains very much a family affair. Yes, a few so-called outsiders are able to come in and make their mark; however, the advantage tends to lie with those ...
This week's new events
Lumiere | The Wroth Silver Ceremony | Vintage Bollywood Memorabilia | Out & about Lumiere, Durham Come, light-starved people, and gather like moths around the illuminated delights of the third Lumiere festival. With nearly 30 installations dotted around the city, magical transformations can be found around every corner. Telephone boxes become aquariums, a 3D elephant lumbers across the ancient ...
Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan in Will Smith Starrer Bad Boys Remake?
The 2013 monster hit Chennai Express director Rohit Shetty has expressed a desire to make a Bollywood version of the hit Hollywood action film Bad Boys, with Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan in the lead. Shetty revealed his desire in an upcoming episode of popular TV chat show 'Koffee with Karan', hosted by filmmaker Karan Johar, reports Bollywood Life.
Boxer sentenced for film star attack
A champion boxer who assaulted his Bollywood girlfriend is given a 12-month community supervision order.