Mira Nair’s Bangles Prompt a Groping by TSA
Indian American filmmaker Mira Nair tells the Montreal Gazette that after her bangles set off an early morning security alarm at La Guardia airport recently, she was subjected to a thorough search by agents of the Transportation and Safety Administration.
Mindy Kaling Sports Fuschia at Met Gala
Indian American writer-producer-actress Mindy Kaling of FOX Television’s “The Mindy Project” wore a custom Lela Rose fuschia gown to a high-profile fundraising gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art here May 6.
‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’ Is for The Younger Generation: Mira Nair
Mira Nair, who is equally at home directing stories from the subcontinent and from Hollywood, has merged both the worlds in “The Reluctant Fundamentalist,” a coming-of-age story where she deals with questions of identity and belonging.
Akshay Kumar’s Marathi Production ‘Anntar’ Starts London Schedule
The U.K.-India drama “Anntar” commenced its London schedule with Tanisha Mukerji this month.
Bachchan Doesn’t See ‘The Great Gatsby’ Role as Hollywood Debut
Amitabh Bachchan has called his belated Hollywood debut in “The Great Gatsby” “just a friendly gesture” but would not mind doing an encore if he comes across something interesting.
Sundar Kala Kendra Raises Funds for Rani Project
Southern California will soon have an artistic retrospect of Rani Laxmi Bai, the warrior queen of Jhansi, since Kathak artist Anjani Ambegaokar of the Sundar Kala Kendra Foundation joined hands May 5 with choreographer and daughter Amrapali, as well as local Indian American celebrities, to raise fu
Sunil Nayar Named Showrunner for ABC’s ‘Revenge’
Indian American television writer and producer Sunil Nayar will take on the role of showrunner for ABC’s “Revenge,” if the show survives the network’s upfront presentation to advertisers May 14, according to The Hollywood Reporter. A showrunner typically oversees the day-to-day operation of a TV se
Nitin Captivates Fans at Mukesh Tribute Concert
In a mesmerizing 40s-themed banquet concert last weekend – “Remembering Mukesh,” a tribute to Mukesh, the legendary Bollywood singer of yesteryears — Nitin Mukesh captivated the audience with golden melodies from his father’s plethora of hits.
Is ‘International Gujarati’ India’s Answer to ‘Gangnam Style?’
After his 2009 album “The Rebirth” and 2012 single “Guju Bhai,” Indian American hip-hop artist Hardik Dave, aka Gujubhai, is back with an unconventional blend of Gujarati humor and rap in his latest song, “International Gujarati.”
Amitabh Makes Welcome Hollywood Debut
At first, “The Great Gatsby” director Baz Luhrmann’s decision to cast Indian cinema great Amitabh Bachchan as shady New York City businessman Meyer Wolfsheim sounds like a massive mixup.
‘Shahid,’ ‘Anumati’ and ‘Color of Sky’ Win Top Honors at NYIFF
The New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) announced the winners of its competition categories at a ceremony at the prestigious Skirball Center in the final event for the monumental festival, which ran Apr. 30 to May 4.
Indian Films in LA Asian Pacific Festival Lineup
Several feature-length and short films from up-and-coming Indian and Indian American filmmakers have made it into the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival, which runs May 2-12.
“Over the past 29 years, the festival has presented more than 3,600 films and shorts by Asian American and Asian international
‘Powerless’ Has U.S. Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival
From the Indian filmmaking team of Fahad Mustafa and Deepti Kakkar, “Powerless” is a documentary about the energy crisis in India. The film had its U.S. premiere April 20 in competition at the influential Tribeca Film Festival after debuting at Berlin in February.
‘Barfi’ Leads With 13 Nominations for 2013 IIFA Awards
“Barfi,” “Vicky Donor,” “Agneepath” and “Gangs of Wasseypur” lead this year’s IIFA Award nominations, it was announced April 22.
Meeting Fans an Emotional Moment: Amitabh Bachchan
Indian megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who attended the New York premiere of his debut Hollywood project “The Great Gatsby” May 1, says it was an emotional moment for him to meet his fans.