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Saurabh Shukla: The characters I play are like my girlfriends, all close to my heart

By Manju Mittal The multitalented Saurabh Shukla is a respected actor- writer and director.  Saurabh who hails from Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, has been entertaining audiences through films, television and theatre for the past 25 years. Having started his career in 1994 with Shekhar Kapur’s ‘Bandit Queen’ Saurabh has acted in various film such as Satya, […]

Nawazuddin Siddiqui wins Best Actor Ward at APSA for ‘Manto’

Brisbane, Australia: Nawazuddin Siddiqui was named Best Actor for his outstanding performance in Manto at the Asia Pacfic Screen Awards in Brisbane tonight. Siddiqui’s win marks the third consecutive year Indian actors have won in this category following Rajkummar Rao for Newton(2017) and Manoj Bajpayee for Aligarh (2016). This was Siddiqui’s second APSA nomination after receiving a Special Mention in this category in 2016 for Anurag […]

Nandita Das and Nawazuddin win at APSA in Brisbane

By Neeru Saluja Internationally acclaimed actor, director and writer Nandita Das and actor Nawazuddin sweep top awards at the 12th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) in Brisbane. As Nawazuddin won the best actor award for Manto, Nandita Das was presented with the prestigious FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Associations) Award for achievement in film […]

The Sufi Lounge: An evening full of Soulful Sufi renditions..

By Manju Mittal The Sufi Lounge concert was once again a fabulous night of entertainment showcasing amazing and talented musicians. A good crowd gathered and enjoyed the fascinating Sufi concept concert was presented by JAZBA and SNSR with a mix of old and new Sufi Qawwalis on Saturday November 24, 2018 at Redgum Function Centre, […]

No one shook a boogie like Helen

By Neena Badhwar No one, no one in the Indian film industry shook her boogie as Helen did in those movies of yesteryears which could not do without her item numbers. All those movies of 50s and 60s had to have Helen we all remember. Helen was not only charming, she was beautiful or may […]

Amit Masurkar’s ‘Newton’ is set to win over Australia, yet again

By Neeru Saluja India has the world’s largest democracy. So when a film explores this theme laced with humour and humanity, it has to be a winner. Directed by Amit Masurkar, the internationally acclaimed film ‘Newton’ was India’s Oscar entry for 2017 and was awarded the National Film Award for the best feature film. Carrying […]

I enjoy how unshackled I feel at 70, says Shobhaa De

By Neeru Saluja She’s bold, she’s beautiful and is unafraid to be controversial! Known as India’s Jackie Collins, Shobhaa De has seen it all being a model, a columnist, a journalist, a socialite and India’s most popular writer. Like a good wine, she just gets better with age. At 70, she has written a new […]

Local Sydney artists pay tribute to great composers of India

By Manju Mittal A Tribute to the great composer’s musical concert was a splendid evening on October 20, 2018 at Pacific Hills Christian Hall, Dural organised by E3 Events. This has been the most delightful evening I have had in years as I sat mesmerised by the local talented singers who transported us to another […]

‘One Less God’ talks the language of humanity

Igor Kreyman as Selim with Reilly O’Byrne-Inglis as Eda By Neeru Saluja It was ten years ago when the ‘city of dreams’ was shattered to pieces. On 26 November 2008, a group of young Islamic terrorists from Pakistan carried out a series of 12 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks with their primary target being the […]

Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone will tie the knot in November

Putting an end to all speculations about their wedding, the love birds Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone have announced their wedding date. The soon-to-be-married couple posted an endearing message on social media for their fans announcing the date of their union. Ranveer and Deepika, who have worked together in several films, revealed that their wedding will take place on […]

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