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  • Priyanka Chopra, seen in “Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela,” is scheduled to perform during the Tata Motors IIFA Awards April 26 in Tampa Bay, Fla. The organizers of the show have been sued by a local Florida-based travel agent.

    IIFA Awards, Wizcraft Sued for $7 Million

    Apr 16, 2014

    By Lisa Tsering, Staff Reporter
    The organizers of the upcoming Tata Motors IIFA Awards are being sued by an Indian American travel agent who claims that he is owed approximately $7 million in unreimbursed expenses and fees.

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  • Indira Varma is seen with Pedro Pascal in the HBO series “Game of Thrones” April 6. The actress will next be seen in Ridley Scott’s “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” releasing this December. (Helen Sloan photo)

    Indira Varma in Bold Role on ‘Game of Thrones’

    Apr 16, 2014

    By Lisa Tsering, Staff Reporter
    British-Indian actress Indira Varma made a brief, but splashy, appearance on HBO’s phenomenally successful series “Game of Thrones” April 6 as the sexually brazen Ellaria Sand, and is slated to appear in more scenes on the show’s fourth season.

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  • Indian singing superstar Sonu Nigam will return to the West Coast for three concerts to raise money for the Sankara Eye Foundation’s initiatives in India.

    Sonu Nigam to Perform ‘Klose to My Soul’ West Coast Concerts

    Apr 16, 2014

    By Lisa Tsering, Staff Reporter
    Spurred by recent hits in the films “Kaanchi” and “Jal,” as well as an appearance Mar. 28 on the comedy show “Mad in India,” Sonu Nigam somehow manages to squeeze in a concert schedule between his recording gigs and TV appearances.

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  • Author Chetan Bhagat’s novel “2 States: The Story of My Marriage,” based very closely upon Bhagat’s own courtship and marriage to his wife, Anusha, has been made into the Bollywood film “2 States,” opening April 18.

    Global Message in ‘2 States’: Author Chetan Bhagat

    Apr 16, 2014

    By Lisa Tsering, Staff Reporter
    He’s the voice of India’s young generation — author Chetan Bhagat, the biggest selling English-language novelist in India’s history, has seen his titles such as “Five Point Someone” (2004), “One Night @ the Call Center” (2005), “The 3 Mistakes of My Life” (2008), “2 States (2009)”, “Revolution 2020

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  • (L-r) Richie Mehta (“Siddharth”), Nagraj Manjule (“Fandry”), Shivangi Ranawat (“Alchemy”), Vivek Kajaria (“Fandry”) and Pan Nalin (“Faith Connections”) pose with their awards during the closing ceremony of the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, Calif. Apr. 13.

    ‘Fandry,’ ‘Powerless’ Win Top Honors at IFFLA

    Apr 15, 2014

    By A Staff Reporter -
    The 12th annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) concluded Apr. 13 with a red carpet and gala fete that included the Los Angeles premiere of Amit Gupta’s “Jadoo” and the presentation of the festival’s Grand Jury and Audience Choice Awards.

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  • Parminder Nagra stars as CIA agent Meera Malik on the government crime thriller “The Blacklist.” (Virginia Sherwood/NBC photo)

    Parminder Nagra Goes From Football to Guns

    Apr 15, 2014

    By IANS -
    Indian-origin British actress Parminder Nagra, fondly remembered as a football player infatuated with the sport in “Bend It Like Beckham,” is now seen shooting guns in her television show “The Blacklist.”

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  • The multi-awarded Gulzar (with a record number of Filmfare trophies, the Sahitya Akademi Award, the Padma Bhushan and also the Oscar for “Jai Ho” from “Slumdog Millionaire”) was named the winner of this year’s Dada Saheb Phalke award April 12.

    Lyricist-Filmmaker Gulzar Becomes Latest Phalke Laureate

    Apr 14, 2014

    By R.M. Vijayakar, Special to India-West
    Noted lyricist-filmmaker Gulzar, best known for penning memorable hits like “Tujhse Naaraaz Nahi” and “Tere Bina Zindagi Se” besides directing critically acclaimed films...

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  • Film professor-turned-documentarian Warren Bass has shot his latest documentary, “The Urban World,” on location in Ahmedabad. (Photo courtesy Warren Bass/The Temple News)

    Indian Slum Dwellers Displaced in Documentary ‘The Urban World’

    Apr 13, 2014

    By Lisa Tsering, Staff Reporter
    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.

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  • Saya, an Indian princess character from the Guardian Princesses book series, is the guardian of lakes and rivers.

    Indian Cartoon Princess Joins Children’s Book Series

    Apr 10, 2014

    By Lisa Tsering, Staff Reporter
    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.

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  • Anthony Bourdain rides the Kalka-Shimla train in an April 13 episode of “Parts Unknown” on CNN.

    Anthony Bourdain Visits Punjab on CNN Travel Series

    Apr 10, 2014

    By David Bauder, AP Television Writer -
    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.

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  • Kal Penn spent a day with Battle Creek, Mich., detectives Mar. 8 to do research for his role on “Battle Creek,” a new CBS series created by “Breaking Bad’s” Vince Gilligan.

    Kal Penn Stars in CBS Crime Series ‘Battle Creek’

    Apr 10, 2014

    By Lisa Tsering, Staff Reporter
    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).

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  • College girl and porn star Belle Knox, who is actually half Indian, refuses to back down from her decision to perform in adult films despite receiving death threats. On April 7 it was revealed that she will now star in a Web-based reality show.

    Porn Star ‘Belle Knox’ Half Indian: Reports

    Apr 10, 2014

    By Lisa Tsering, Staff Reporter
    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.

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