Category archives for: Bollywood

A Chit Chat over chai with Taran Adarsh

By Manju Mittal It was nice to catch up with the multitalented and the most popular film critic of our Bollywood Industry Taran Adarsh who was in Sydney after attending Indian film festival of Melbourne recently. Taran hails from Rajasthan and grew up in Bombay, is also a Bollywood editor and film trade analyst. In […]

Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan mesmerises Sydney fans

By Manju Mittal The legend Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan captivated the house full audience at Hillsong Convention Centre on August 19, 2017, the concert was presented by SEEG Production. It was yet another unforgettable concert Sydney witnessed, the hall was jam packed despite the freezing cold and windy weather. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan needs […]

Westpac’s Indian Film Festival brings choicest films to Sydney

Ashish Bisht, Onir, Raveena Tandon and Raj Suri at the premier of ‘Shab’ Pics Courtesy Romualdo Nubla By Neeru Saluja While Melbourne is still getting over the beautiful Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at the Indian film festival, Sydney’s glamour quotient rose with Bollywood actresses Raveena Tandon and Tannishtha Chatterjee, acclaimed director Onir, debutant actor Ashish Bisht and […]

I want to make films that touch my heart: Nitesh Tiwari, director of ‘Dangal’

By Manju Mittal Nitesh Tiwari’s award winning film Dangal became one of the biggest box office success in 2017 for both Aamir khan and the director Nitesh Tiwari. A software engineer from IIT Bombay turned film director and writer Nitesh Tiwari, who earlier helmed money spinning children’s films ‘Chillar Party’, ‘Bhootnath Returns and ‘Kill Dil’, […]

Tannishtha, Onir and Mitu on women empowerment in the Indian cinema

Ganesh Chandrasekkar, general manager Westpac making some deep and meaningful conversation with Tannishtha, Onir and Mitu Bhowmick-Lange By Neena Badhwar Melbourne after being awash with the glamour and glitter of Bollywood with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan hoisting the flag at Fed Square with crowds gathered in thousands just to get a glimpse of the most beautiful […]

A R Rahman music magic by the Natraj Academy students, a night to remember!

By Neena Badhwar A R Rahman Magic concert truly was a night when magic on stage was created by the beautiful singers of Sydney under the banner of Natraj Academy as Jazba band energetically accompanied them with their instruments, even singing in chorus to the main singer. One song after the other followed of A […]

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan hoists the Indian flag at Federation Square in Melbourne

World’s most beautiful woman, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was in Melbourne as the chief guest of Indian Film Festival Melbourne (IFFM) August 10-22. She also attended Indian community’s Independence Day celebration of India’s 70th Independence at Federation Sqaure and hoisted the Indian flag as thousands of Indians and locals came to watch. The celebrations has become […]

Brilliant performance by Shabana Azmi as Maharani Jindan in ‘The Black Prince’

By Manju Mittal Actress Shabana Azmi was at IIFA in New York when I got the opportunity to talk to her after the press conference of ‘The Black Prince’. Amongst all the films made last year, which were honoured at the IIFA, the one film which grabbed the attention of the audience there was ‘The […]

Hema Malini turns singer on Lord Krishna’s birthday

Hema Malini has always been in the forefront of Indian art and culture, a true karma yogi, and now will debut as a singer on Janmashtami with a full fledged 8 track bhajan album ‘GOPALA KO SAMARPAN’ at the ISCKON temple on Aug 13,  in Juhu, Mumbai. It also marks the coming together of Indian […]

It was an unforgettable experience to be at IFFA New York

By Manju Mittal It is a pity that Australia has not yet been able to host IFFA – the so called ‘Oscars of Bollywood Cinema’ Awards. IFFA is celebrated by Bollywood every year in host cities around the world and is watched by over 800 million Bollywood buffs, not just the Indians in India, but […]

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