Lady Gaga and her Bollywood Jaunt – Can She Make it Big In India?


I recently came across a BBC article which posed an interesting question – Can Lady Gaga Crack Bollywood? The article gave a number of reasons why Lady Gaga wanted to make her mark in Bollywood and in India - a country with 700 million people below the age of 30. There is no denying that Lady Gaga is an incredibly successful phenomenon and that she is already popular among a … [Read more...]

Latest Hindi Movies to Catch This Weekend


Summer is a good time for Bollywood when the kids have holidays and people seek out fun things to do. What better than the cool environs of a movie theater to have a good time with friends and family? With a bunch of the latest Hindi Movies coming hot from the oven, the summer seems brighter than ever. Though we cannot promise if any of these films will be a total … [Read more...]

Smoking in Films – Should it be Allowed?


It is a well known fact that the best loved Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan smokes; and from time to time smoking in films has come under the scanner for possible negative impact on the youth. Film makers and actors are frequently admonished for displaying scenes of smoking in films and SRK recently received an anti-smoking missive from an NGO called HRIDAY which urged the actor … [Read more...]

M F Husain Muses and the Hindi Film Industry


Maqbool Fida Husain, India’s best known artist; responsible for putting India on the world art map, died on 9 June 2011. Regardless of the multitudes of controversies surrounding M F Husain, there can be no doubt that the artist was revered by the art world, to say nothing of the Hindi Film Industry with which he had a long and close association. It is well known that M F … [Read more...]

Preview- Bbuddah hoga tera Baap and Aarakshan


You have to hand it to the man, he is 68 and he still manages to land the choicest roles available in Hindi cinema – we preview two very different upcoming Hindi films, both starring Amitabh Bachchan – Bbuddah hoga tera Baap and Arakshan. The first is an irreverent comedy about a cussed, angry old man, and the latter a film about an extremely serious issue that every Indian … [Read more...]