‘Celluloid Man’ Opens Woodpecker Film Festival
Shivendra Singh Dungarpur’s National Award-winning documentary “Celluloid Man,” about the life and work of National Film Archives of India founder P.K. Nair, opened the Woodpecker film Festival and forum here Dec. 19.
Court Asks Pak Singer Adnan Sami to Hand Over His Passport
In more trouble for Pakistani singer Adnan Sami, the Bombay High Court has directed him to hand over his passport to police probing a harassment case filed against him by his ex-wife, Sabah Galadari.
Sachin Tendulkar Graces Shekhar Suman’s Music Launch
Cricket superstar Sachin Tendulkar unveiled the soundtrack to Shekhar Suman’s directorial debut, “Heartless,” Dec. 18 at Reliance Digital Xpress, Prabhadevi.
Shubha Vedula Performed on ‘American Idol’
Shubha Vedula, an upcoming Pop/R&B singer/songwriter living in the United States, recently became one of the first Indian females to make it to the top 20 females on “American Idol,”
Raje Shwari Adds Exotic Sounds to Dance Music
Indian American pop artist Raje Shwari has released a debut single, the infectious dance track “Get Your Life,” on her own label, BollyHood Records.
Tiya Sircar Lends Her Voice to ‘Walking with Dinosaurs 3D’
Tiya Sircar (“The Internship”) is a rising Indian American actress whose biggest role to date (literally) is in the new 3D film “Walking with Dinosaurs.”
Javed Akhtar, Mridula Garg Win Sahitya Akademi Awards
Bollywood lyricist-scriptwriter Javed Akhtar, Hindi novelist Mridula Garg and renowned Bengali poet Subodh Sarkar are among those selected for this year’s Sahitya Akademi Award, it was announced Dec. 18.
Grazing Goat Pictures to Release Comic Thriller “Fugly”
Anil Kapoor’s nephew Mohit Marwah; Olympic medalist boxer Vijender Singh; grand-niece of veteran actor Saeed Jaffery, Kiara Advani; and “Slumdog Millionaire” actor Arfi Lamba join hands on screen with Jimmy Sheirgill for the light hearted socio-thriller of the year, “Fugly.”
Academy to Promote Visually-Challenged Singers
A music academy here has launched a program to promote music among physically and visually-challenged singers and provide them platforms for performance.
Indian Actress Sonam Dhage Making Mark in Hollywood
In a span of just three years in Los Angeles, Indian actress Sonam Arvind Dhage has made a mark in TV commercials and industrial films.
‘Wisdom Tree’ Challenges Indian American Actress Sheetal Sheth
“The Wisdom Tree,” a philosophically inclined, independent mystery film set at the intersection of New Age thought and quantum physics, served as a wakeup call for Indian American actress Sheetal Sheth.
Chand Teams with Mark Wahlberg in ‘Lone Survivor’
Indian American child actor Rohan Chand appears with Mark Wahlberg in Universal Pictures’ “Lone Survivor,” opening Dec. 25.
SRK Inspires BJP Leader to Launch U.S. 'Swades' Movement
Inspired by the Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan-led blockbuster movie “Swades,” a Bharatiya Janata Party leader from Assam, who is in the United States on a Yale University fellowship, is motivating Indian students in American universities to return home.
Now, a Street Named After A.R. Rahman
The Times of India reports that renowned Indian composer A. R. Rahman, who took two Academy Awards for his work in “Slumdog Millionaire,” has received another honor: a street was named for him in Canada.
VFX Award Goes to Reliance Mediaworks
Reliance Mediaworks has won the Best Visual Effects Feature Film Studio INDIA 2013 award for Mani Ratnam’s film “Kadal” at the 24FPS Awards 2013.