‘Mean Girls’ actor Avantika Vandanapu: Amazing that Indian women are able to shine their light in Hollywood

South Asian women, especially of Indian origin, taking center-stage in global titles like “Bridgerton” and “One Day” was long overdue, says Indian-American actor Avantika, who plays Karen Shetty in the new iteration of the popular teen comedy “Mean Girls”. This is not the first acting gig for the 19-year-old, born to an Indian family in … Read more

Nora Fatehi joins cast of Kunal Kemmu’s directorial venture ‘Madgaon Express’

Dancer-actor Nora Fatehi has boarded Kunal Kemmu’s directorial debut film “Madgaon Express”, the makers said on Saturday. Production banner Excel Entertainment announced the news of Fatehi’s casting and also unveiled her first look from the film on Instagram. “Sabke hai glamour ke sapne, par iss baar, lag gaye apne… #MadgaonExpress trailer out on 5th March,” … Read more

Shah Rukh, Aamir, Salman Khan dance to ‘Naatu Naatu’ at Anant Ambani-Radhika Merchant’s pre-wedding bash

Bollywood actors Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan attend Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant’s pre-wedding bash, in Jamnagar | Photo Credit: – Bollywood’s three Khans — Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan — showed off their bromance on-stage on the second day of the grand pre-wedding event of billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s … Read more

Deepika Padukone dances with Ranveer Singh on stage at Anant-Radhika’s pre-wedding bash

Actors Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone perform during the pre-wedding celebrations of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant | Photo Credit: RELIANCE INDUSTRIES The second day of the pre-wedding festivities of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant saw several performances by celebrities from Bollywood. Parents-to-be Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh grooved to ‘Gallan Goodiyaan,’ as several videos … Read more

‘Spaceman’ movie review: Adam Sandler cannot save gloomy sci-fi affair

A still from ‘Spaceman’  According to Netflix’s description and genre, Spaceman is a sci-fi drama. According to me… it’s anything but. Johan Renck’s (we know him as the director of the hit show Chernobyl) new directorial has a dreary premise at the very outset, and never really kicks into gear. Based on the 2017 novel Spaceman … Read more

‘American Fiction’ movie review: Write stuff from Jeffrey Wright 

A still from ‘American Fiction’  One is almost looking over one’s shoulder to avoid the hyperbole that American Fiction so cleverly and savagely attacks. Based on Percival Everett’s 2001 novel, Erasure, Cord Jefferson’s directorial debut is a glorious ride through the earnest silliness of academia and the publishing industry. American Fiction Director: Cord Jefferson Cast: … Read more

With back-to-back hits, Mollywood is on a roll

The Malayalam film industry is back with a bang after a string of flops in 2023. Five films – Abraham Ozler, Anweshippin Kandethum, Premalu, Bramayugam and Manjummel  Boys – released since January have worked wonders at the box office. As per estimates by the Film Exhibitors’ United Organisation of Kerala (FEUOK), the five films have … Read more

Varalaxmi Sarathkumar gets engaged to gallerist Nicholai Sachdev

Varalaxmi Sarathkumar and Nicholai Sachdev | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement Actor Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, daughter of veteran actor Sarathkumar got engaged to gallerist Nicholai Sachdev on March 1.  Varalaxmi Sarathkumar and Nicholai Sachdev with their family members which include actors Sarathkumar and Radhika Sarathkumar | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement According to a statement from the actor, the engagement, … Read more

Biffes 2024: Is Artificial Intelligence in cinema a boon or bane?

Fans at the Bengaluru International Film Festival (Biffes) in Bengaluru on March 1, 2024. | Photo Credit: SUDHAKARA JAIN Imagine Puttanna Kanagal’s Ranganayaki being made in Hindi, set in a modern context. “ChatGPT, gave me several options to adapt this Kannada classic in Hindi,” said Chaitanya Hegde, while speaking at the session titled “Possible Impact of AI … Read more

Censor board directs makers to remove ‘Bharatha’ from title of Malayalam film ‘Oru Bharatha Sarkar Ulpannam’

The revised poster of the film ‘Oru Bharatha Sarkar Ulpannam’ after removing the word ‘Bharatha’ The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has directed the makers of the upcoming Malayalam film ‘Oru Bharatha Sarkar Ulpannam’ to remove the word ‘Bharatha’ from the title for the film to get permission for release. Though the producers have … Read more