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India's Disturbing Oscar Entry Takes on Police Torture

A thriller in Tamil language has been chosen as India's official entry to the Best Foreign Language Film at next year's Oscars.

Sacked British-Pakistani Actor Sorry For India Twitter Madness

A Pakistan-born UK actor apologised Monday for using “unacceptable language” about Indians, which saw him fired from Britain’s most popular TV soap.

6-Year-Old Indian Chef On The Ellen DeGeneres Show

YouTube sensation and young chef Nihal Raj, also known as Kicha, showcased his cookery skills on the popular American chat show "The Ellen DeGeneres Show".

Police to Investigate Coronation Street Actor Marc Anwar's Tweets

Police have said they are investigating comments made by the Coronation Street actor Marc Anwar about Indians as a potential hate crime.

Ten Bollywood Musical Dramas

From ‘Aashqui 2’, ‘Rockstar’ to ‘Taal’, Bollywood revels in weaving its plots around music.

UK Soap Sacks Pakistan-Born Actor For Offensive India Tweets

Pakistan-born actor has been sacked from Britain's most popular television soap after posting what broadcaster ITV called Sunday "entirely unacceptable, racially offensive" comments about Indians on social media.

The Power of Pink

The film has opened a much-needed debate about female consent, patriarchy and respect for women in India.

India's Prize-winning Designer Steadies For World Stage

He shot onto the world stage after winning a glittering international fashion prize previously given to design icons Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld.

A TV Company is Trying to Introduce Bollywood to The World

Bollywood is like a buffet, every movie has a certain amount of all the genres within it.

Why Is Bollywood Still Typecasting Foreign Talent

Nothing really has changed over the decades in Bollywood, when it comes to typecasting people of foreign descent.

The Next Taj Mahal

Etched with Islamic phrases and embellished by concentric patterns, archways, domes and halls, they're magnificent in their design and stature, eerie in their function and lonesome location.

Fading Glory

India's dying Christian communities who are trying to preserve their identities in rapidly changing times.

Priyanka Chopra The Scarlet Queen

Actress Priyanka Chopra set the red carpet on fire as she made her debut at the 68th Primetime Annual Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.

When Abhishek Bachchan Broke Will Smith’s World Record

Guinness Book of World record which is held by none other than the Junior Bachchan himself. Abhishek holds the record for 'Most Public Appearances Made By A Film Star In 12 Hours.'

Are Stage Actors Really Superior to Screen Actors

Theater is a sacred communion with the muse, while cinema is, at best, a fantastic one-night stand.

Namaste France To Begin Tomorrow In France

Indian traditional arts, music, dance, theatre, literature, cinema and fashion will be showcased during the two-and-a-half month long 'Namaste France'

Priyanka Chopra is 1st Indian on Forbes Highest-paid TV Stars List

Priyanka Chopra has become the first Indian star to enter the Forbes list of highest paid television actresses in the world, after starring on American series "Quantico".

Bollywood Firm Targets US Latino Market

An Indian media company has launched a Spanish-language Bollywood film channel in the United States, in an effort to woo Latino audiences.

An Irreverent Take on India's Mahabharat

Mama's Boys is a modern take on the curious tale of Draupadi's five husbands, although it remains faithful to the narrative of the original story.

Priyanka Chopra is Now Hollywood Royalty

According to 'W', she "has gone from an unknown in America to one of Hollywood's brightest stars."

Dev Patel Film Lion Roars Into Toronto

Like Slumdog, which won eight Oscars, Patel's new film Lion is now being talked up as a major awards contender.

How Indians Took to Using the Dining Table in Films And at Home

Even today, in households that have made the switch to seating, older family members may still insist on eating separately, on the floor.

It's Hello USA For Ajay Devgan And Kajol

The Indian diaspora in the USA are known to enjoy Bollywood movies for various reasons.

For Rekha, The Show Won’t End

'Rekha: The Untold Story’ taps into that irresistible fantasy of knowing a who has been mythologized all her life.

British Council in India Lines up Movie Marathon

Films are an eternal source of entertainment that go beyond demographic boundaries and bring people together.

India Comedian's Angry Tweet to Modi Goes Viral

Kapil Sharma said he was asked to pay a bribe of $7,492; £5,632 to build his Mumbai office, despite paying huge taxes.

India Planning to Ink Co-production pact With Russia, South Africa

India is planning to sign a film co-production agreement with Russia and South Africa, Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said as he stressed on the need for cinema to address issues like terrorism and help in spreading peace.

Miss Japan Won by Half Indian Priyanka Yoshikawa

A half-Indian woman was on Monday crowned Miss Japan, the second year in a row a biracial person has won the beauty pageant.

Bollywood film has Been Accused of Distorting History

A star-studded Bollywood epic based on life in Indus Valley, home to one of the world's first large civilisations, has kicked up a storm over its depiction of history.

Crunch Time For Indian Music

The Indian music business is all set for an unprecedented boom. But what does that mean for the musician?

In Search of The Indian Superhero

A Flying Jatt’ did not win many hearts, but a slew of Hindi film-makers are working on superhero stories.

Cabbages & Kings: Coming - Indian Cultural Feast in UK

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Britain late last year, he had declared 2017 would be the year of Indo-British culture.

India to Sign Co-production Treaties With Russia, South Africa

Last year itself, 1,000 Indian films did a business of more than USD 2 billion. Now a 43 per cent of the world population (BRICS nations) could be the market for Indian films and even for movies from other four nations.

UK-India Year of Culture' Targets The 4G Generation

The British Council India has come up with initiatives to launch new digital platforms under their campaign 'UK-India Year of Culture' with the aim to connect with the digital generation youngsters of India and UK culturally.

Australia Emerges a Big Market For Punjabi Films

‘Bambukat’, which set the cash registers ringing in Australia, is one of the many Punjabi language films that has struck a chord in the country

First Time Ever French European-Indian Fashion Week on the Eiffel Tower

First time ever in the history of the world a Fashion Week called The “French European-Indian Fashion Week" an initiative of World News Network is going to take place at The Eiffel tower.

Amjad Ali Khan Granted UK Visa After MP Kieth Vaz Intervenes

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan 's visa was earlier declined by the UK Home Office due to incomplete information.

Indian-origin BBC Presenter Joins UK Dance Contest

Naga Munchetty, an Indian-origin news presenter will be a contestant in this year's popular UK television show 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

Gandhi: A Stage Favourite

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi continues to fire the imagination of writers everywhere

Tourism Malaysia Offering Kabali Packages to Tourists From India

Kollywood superstar Rajinikanth's 159th movie is a big hit and it has indirectly promoted Malaysian locations to his fans in India and across the world.

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