Lyricist-Filmmaker Gulzar Becomes Latest Phalke Laureate
Noted lyricist-filmmaker Gulzar, best known for penning memorable hits like “Tujhse Naaraaz Nahi” and “Tere Bina Zindagi Se” besides directing critically acclaimed films...
Indian Slum Dwellers Displaced in Documentary ‘The Urban World’
Temple University film professor-turned-filmmaker Warren Bass has won awards for his work at festivals such as the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival, the Athens International Film Festival, the FirstGlance Film Festival and the Bare Bones International Film Festival.
Indian Cartoon Princess Joins Children’s Book Series
An Indian character is one of the heroines of a new book series called “Guardian Princesses,” designed to “transform the cultural meaning of the princesses into inspiring leaders who take action to protect the people and the planet,” said a statement from the series’ creator.
Anthony Bourdain Visits Punjab on CNN Travel Series
Anthony Bourdain has traveled to all sorts of exotic places over the past couple of years, with none as important as where he’s taken CNN itself.
Kal Penn Stars in CBS Crime Series ‘Battle Creek’
Let’s just forget that “We Are Men” ever happened. That short-lived CBS comedy was just a blip on Kal Penn’s radar (I-W, Sept. 20, 2013).
Porn Star ‘Belle Knox’ Half Indian: Reports
Overlooked during the recent fracas about Duke University co-ed video porn star “Belle Knox,” whose true identity was revealed by fellow student Thomas Bagley, was the news that Knox is half Indian.
Archie Panjabi Cast in ‘San Andreas’ Disaster Film
British actress of Indian origin Archie Panjabi, best known for her role in “The Good Wife,” has been cast in the upcoming disaster movie “San Andreas,” it was reported April 3.
Oscar Winner Greg Cannom Designs Shah Rukh’s Look for ‘Fan’
Yash Raj Films (YRF) has roped in Oscar-winning makeup artist Greg Cannom to develop the look of superstar Shah Rukh Khan for his upcoming film “Fan.”
Mallika Sherawat Rocks MSNBC Interview, ‘Hawaii Five-O’ Role
In case you’ve been wondering what Mallika Sherawat has been up to lately, look no further than the flat screen in your living room.
Goan Director to Make Film on Transgenders
After a nationally-acclaimed movie on the lives of nomads, Goa-based director Dnyanesh Moghe is now working on a story about transgender people, which was inspired by the real-life story of a state-level athlete who ended his life after being questioned about her gender.
Irrfan Starts ‘Jurassic World’ Shoot in Hawaii
Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan, who is playing a significant role in the fourth installment of the Jurassic Park film series titled “Jurassic World,” has begun shooting the much anticipated movie in on Oahu and Kauai in Hawaii. He tweeted a photo from his hotel room looking out at the ocean April 7.
Mohit Chauhan’s Debut Concert Delights Frenzied Fans
The real “Rockstar” Mohit Chauhan sang his way into the hearts of his 2,600-plus fans at a live concert brought to the San Jose Center of Performing Arts here Mar. 29 by Instant Karma and Shor Media Group, which marked the debut of this award-winning playback singer in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Filmfare Award Winner ‘Phoring’ at IFFLA
The Bengali film “Phoring,” which screened at IFFI-2013, has been selected to compete in the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, where it will screen April 12 at 4 p.m.
M.I.A. Faces $15.1 Million Fine Over Superbowl Shenanigans
Sri Lankan-origin hip hop star M.I.A.’s raised middle finger during a Super Bowl XLVI performance raised eyebrows two years ago, and led the NFL and its broadcast partner, NBC, to issue apologies. Now, she is facing a huge, new additional fine.
Indian-British Actress Sues BBC’s ‘Top Gear’ for Racism
An Indian-British actress has sued the BBC for discrimination and misconduct after one of the hosts of the popular “Top Gear” car show referred to Burmese people as “slopes,” a derogatory term for Asians.