Category archives for: Bollywood

Making ‘Manto’ was a miracle: Nandita Das

By Neeru Saluja She stirred a fire with her controversial role in Deepa Mehta’s film ‘Fire’. Be it her unconventional roles, her ‘Dark is Beautiful’ campaign or the unique stories told via her directed films, actress and director Nandita Das has always defied the norms of Bollywood. So when she chose controversial Indian-Pakistan writer Saadat […]

Sydney to witness ‘Gardish Mein Taare’ play based on Guru Dutt and Geeta Dutt’s life

‘Gardish Mein Taare’ features Sonali Kulkarni and Arif Zakaria After the successful Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar’s ‘Kaifi Aur Mein’ earlier this year, SAI Creative Arts Network ( SCREAN ) Australia now proudly present a nostalgic play ”Gardish Mein Taare” based and inspired by the great film director Guru Dutt and his wife/singer Geeta Dutt. […]

Richa Sharma mesmerises Sydney with her energetic performance

By Manju Mittal Richa Sharma needs no introduction to her fans world wide. Richa Sharma, the Indian play back singer, came to Sydney, with her gifted powerful voice to perform in a live concert.  She is an amazing and a consummate performer. Hailing from the Haryana, Richa’s been in the Industry for more than a […]

Shaam-e-Mehfil for a noble cause with Suhas and Savaniee

By Manju Mittal On May 12, 2018, Mother’s Day weekend, not even a cold chilly wet weather stopped music lovers to attend Shaam-e-Mehfil organised by Suhas Mahajan and presented by Sewa Australia at Madison Function Centre, Dural. Listening to music depends a lot on the environment in which you experience it. The warmth of an […]

I would have not made Raazi without Alia Bhatt: Meghna Gulzar

By Neeru Saluja Sensitive filmmaker Meghna Gulzar has once again delved into narrating a true life story with ‘Raazi’. As the much anticipated film has been receiving raving reviews, the director was both excited and nervous when we talked to her a day before the film’s release. The daughter of filmmaker-lyricist Gulzar and actress Rakhee […]

To Sydney with love – an evening with Manju Warrier and the talented artistes

Pic Courtesy – RBR Photography By Sudha Kumar ‘Snehapoorvam’ (‘With love’) – A wonderful evening with Manju Warrier and a smorgasbord of Indian talent on Australian soil. On 29 April 2018, Malayalam film ‘super lady star’ Manju Warrier along with an entourage of extremely talented people presented to Sydney siders ‘Snehapoorvam’, a unique bounty of […]

A dream come true ‘Beyond the Clouds’ for actress Malavika Mohanan

By Neeru Saluja It was a dream come true for the Malayali actress Malavika Mohanan when she was offered the lead role in Majid Majidi’s film ‘Beyond the Clouds’. She never even imagined the acclaimed director on whom she wrote an essay about while studying cinema would cast her in his first Indian film. Actress […]

Love stories behind the Bollywood screen

By Neena Badhwar Bollywood creates sensational stories based around one and only one human feeling, Love. Stories have been written, songs have been sung for ages in the name of love. Even the villain is actually in love in our movies with the heroine and tries in every vile way to get her, or her […]

A grand ‘Sakhi Divas’ 2018, a la Bollywood

By Manju Mittal The busy Blacktown suburb was transformed into a grand Indian Bollywood celebration on Saturday evening with Sydney’s gorgeous Divas dressed in dazzling glamorous outfits. If one asked where everyone was it was at ‘Sakhi Divas’, of course, held on April month 28, 2018 at Dezire Function Centre, Blacktown. The venue had a […]

Ishaan Khatter debuts with ‘Beyond the Clouds’

By Neeru Saluja He’s the new kid on the Bollywood block. But 22 year old Ishaan Khatter is not the conventional star kid. The half-brother of actor Shahid Kapoor and son of Neelima Azeem, is making his big screen debut with ace international filmmaker Majid Majidi’s film ‘Beyond the Clouds’. With no formal training in […]

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