Category archives for: Bollywood

Manoj Bajpayee nominated for Bhonsle in 2019 Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Ridham Janve’s ‘Gold-Laden Sheep’ and ‘The Sacred Mountain‘ nominated for Best Film Brisbane: Manoj Bajpayee has been nominated for the third time at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, this time for his performance in Devashish Makhija’s Bhonsle, while the film has also been honoured with a nomination for the Cultural Diversity Award under the patronage of UNESCO.  Manoj Bajpayee […]

Andhadhun, Gully Boy and Super Delux are the top nominees in 2019 AACTA Awards

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) has today revealed the films nominated for this year’s AACTA Award for Best Asian Film presented by Eureka International Group (EIG). Over the past year, the global reach of Asian film continues to grow with an increasing number of high-quality, creative productions being recognised at international […]

Guneet Monga: “I will continue telling stories that resonate with us”

By Neeru Saluja Meet Guneet Monga, whose documentary on menstruation taboos, ‘Period. End of Sentence’ has won the Oscars in the Documentary Short Subject category.  The documentary, currently streaming on Netflix, was part of The Pad Project, started by students at the Oakwood School in Los Angeles and their teacher, Melissa Berton. Set in a […]

Zeenat Aman on her timeless journey

By Neeru Saluja There are actors and then there are trendsetters. At a time when actresses played the love interest, dutiful wife or doting daughter, actress Zeenat Aman broke the rules of the stereotype 70s’ actress. Glamourous, stylish and sensuous, she ruled the silver screen as she picked roles that were unconventional and bold.  The […]

Srishti Aggarwal wins Miss India Australia 2019 title

Sydney girl, Srishti Aggarwal, 22 years old, double degree finance/commerce student, is the Raj Suri Miss India Australia 2019 winner.  Srishti is in the final year of her graduation from Macquarie University, Sydney. In addition to English, Srishti can speak Hindi and Punjabi. Srishti is passionate about body image and self-confidence in women across Australia.  She personally was over weight […]

Akshay and Vidya Balan excel in Mangal Mission

A Review by Gita Malik Mission Mangal is the story of space scientists who give their heart and soul to Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM).Very well played by the obsessed space scientist Akshay Kumar supported by the equally obsessed average housewife cum scientist, Vidya Balan. Juggling home duties and her passion for beyond the stars, her […]

Dr. Reena Mehta creating a stir with her silky voice in Bollywood

By Neena Badhwar Kersi Meher-Homji, our sports writer who loves hearing Indian music, had interviewed Reena Mehta for The Indian Down Under first describing her voice lilting, magical and mischievous when he heard her sing in India Club’s concert the song ‘Thandi Hawaayein’ in the mid of 40 degree heat of Sydney summer, which just […]

Dr. Shahrukh Khan danced away with Melburnians obliging them with selfies

By Manju Mittal ‘King Khan’, as he is popularly known and admirably referred to as globally, was in Melbourne as the Chief Guest for the 10th Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, IFFM 2019.  The most loved Bollywood actor and superstar Shahrukh Khan not just in India but worldwide had fans eating out of his palm […]

SAFAL Awards night a resounding success 

By Neeru Saluja The South Asian Film Arts and Literature Festival (SAFAL) has come a long way since it’s inception. With a vision to celebrate the rich arts and culture of the South Asian region, SAFAL has become a melting pot of cultural diversity at it’s best.  The brainchild of founder Ashish Gholkar, President of […]

‘Suneheri Yaadein’ by ISGH for a good cause on September 6

On Friday September 6, 2019, the seniors’ group, ISG, headed by Dave Passi and his wife Kanchan Passi is hosting an evening of entertainment, dinner and cocktails at Parravilla Function Centre. Some of the finest and most experienced musicians namely Pushpa Jagadish, Sadiq Rehmani, Abhijit Dan and Vishal Lakhia. There will also be a few emerging […]

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