Vinod Khanna: Obituary of a Maverick Bollywood Hero

A villain-turned-leading man of Bollywood, a bohemian at the feet of a hippy guru, a successful politician: Vinod Khanna was a man who lived many lives.

Vinod Khanna Dies Aged 70

The original debonair leading actor, with classic good looks

In Bollywood Boom India's Rising Soft Power

Though India embraced globalisation back in 1991, the process took 18 years to permeate into the Indian film industry — popularly known as Bollywood.

NRI to Invest $150 Million to Produce India’s Biggest-ever Movie

The promoters of the movie claim that it would be the costliest Indian movie and made in Hollywood style .

Ramsays And The Birth of Desi Horror

For over 40 years, the Ramsays have churned out a steady supply of ‘daayans’ and ‘chudails’, creaky staircases and haunted houses.

Foreign Tourism Boards Rope in Bollywood Stars

International tourism boards were also seen leveraging social media feeds of Bollywood actors to promote destinations, cuisines and fun activities.

Return of Bollywood Action Queens

Fundamental challenges for female-centric projects remain despite high-voltage action carried off single-handedly by stray Bollywood heroines.

The Trail-blazing Actress Bollywood Forgot

Rehana Sultan was the victim of typecasting, her obvious talent ignored because of her 'sexy' scenes

Bollywood Remakes Of International Films

Bollywood might not always make the most inspirational cinema, but it does not fail to take inspiration from around the world.

Is Shah Rukh Khan Losing The Battle of Khans

Shah Rukh, at the age of 51, is at the risk of losing his mojo. He has been unable to reinvent himself.

Bollywood Stars Spar Over Nepotism Claim

Bolllywood is one of the biggest movie industries in the world, but critics say that getting a break into films is extremely difficult.

Good Taste in Movies

Although food has so many meanings in Indian culture, the sensual pleasures of food have not been fully explored in cinema.

Indian Films’ New Fixation With Unusual Foreign Locations

The not-so-obvious reasons why our movies travel abroad

What Made Jewish Film Stars so Relevant to Bollywood in 20th Century

An exhibition on the Jewish community in India threw light on the close links that the community had with the Hindi film industry.

The Making of Desi Girl Priyanka Chopra From Indian to International

One-fifth of the world’s population is South Asian. And it’s represented in the global film industry by one woman, Priyanka Chopra.

Priyanka Chopra Slays With Her Charm at Oscars 2017

Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra upped the glam quotient with her high fashion sense, charm and personality at the 89th Academy Awards.

The Rise, Fall And Rise of Saif Ali Khan

Saif Ali Khan on ‘Rangoon’, and finding focus in his 40s

UP is Bollywood’s Current Favourite Destination

Cash subsidy and single-window clearance are among key reasons for Bollywood’s newfound affinity towards Uttar Pradesh.

Why Shah Rukh Khan Remains The Ultimate NRI Hero

Shah Rukh Khan started the trend as early as the mid-90s and even today remains fairly ahead of the pack among Bollywood actors when it comes to wooing NRIs

Pakistan Bans Shah Rukh Khan Film Raees

Pakistan has banned Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's latest movie, Raees, its distributor in Pakistan says.

When It’s Bollywood, Songs Can Never go Out of Fashion

Bollywood is pretty much a mishmash of world music; we have every genre from classical to ‘qawwali’ to Sufi to rock to dance, in one basket

The Strange Ways Bollywood Meets Real Life in India

A Photographer on how Indians love Bollywood and include stars in everyday situations.

Pakistan Ends Ban on Screening Indian Movies

The four-month ban was imposed after Indian soldiers were killed in September and Pakistani militants were blamed.

Why is Bollywood Constantly Rehashing Music

There is more to the viability of old hits as a marketing option than just instant recall value.

Bollywood Memoir Kicked up a Storm on Gay India

Bollywood director and talk show host Karan Johar's autobiography has kicked off a loud debate on being gay in India

The Real-life Search Behind The Film Lion

He was the tiny boy from a poor family in India who fell asleep on a train and woke up 1,000 miles from home.

Salman Khan: Bollywood Star Acquitted in Firearms Case

The court in the city of Jodhpur said the prosecution had been unable to prove that Khan used firearms to kill endangered black bucks two decades ago.

As Theatres Bleed, Pakistan to Lift Bollywood Ban

Pakistan has allowed screening of Indian films after 4 months.In a tit-for-tat, it banned Indian films after Uri attack.

Why Om Puri Was Hindi Cinema’s Best Policeman

Who can match the seething sub-inspector from Mumbai’s Gol Chowki police station?

The Class of Kaira, Shyra And Shanaya in Bollywood

First-World Yoga Names and what they say about an anxiety to fit in with a globalized world

Dangal: A Wrestling Drama Became Bollywood's Highest-grossing Film

A biographical sports drama about two female wrestlers led by superstar Aamir Khan has become the unlikely highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time.

Indian Actor Om Puri Dies Aged 66

Veteran Indian actor Om Puri, star of British hit East is East, has died aged 66.

The Political Rift in Bollywood

Is Bollywood’s once-famed Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb heading for oblivion? We’ll have to wait and watch.

Priyanka Chopra to Present at Golden Globes 2017

Priyanka Chopra is one of the presenters at the upcoming 74th annual Golden Globe Awards.

Bollywood in 2016: A Year of Ferment

It was a tempestuous year for the Hindi film industry, marked by bans, closures, foreign invasions and the odd Cinderella story.

Twitter Debates Kareena And Saif's Choice of Baby Name

What could possibly go wrong when a top Bollywood couple name their newborn baby boy after a 14th Century conqueror?

Bollywood's Kareena Kapoor And Saif Ali Khan Have a Baby Boy

The baby has been named Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi, Kapoor and her actor husband Saif Ali Khan announced in a statement.

Pakistan Ends Ban on Bollywood Films

Major cinemas in Pakistan have agreed to end a ban on Indian films imposed when relations between the two countries deteriorated in September.

Aamir Khan’s Dangal To Release In USA Before India

Aamir Khan’s Dangal has easily been one of the most awaited films of 2016.

AR Rahman on Oscar Long List For His Work on Pele

It could be a double whammy for Indian music maestro AR Rahman once again at the Academy Awards as his work for Pele: Birth of a Legend has found a spot in the list of Oscar contenders for the year.

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