Film director slams Western academics

Western academics 'cultural snobs', says MundhraA US film director has accused parts of western academia of demonstrating ‘cultural snobbery’ in disregarding Indian cinema and Bollywood in film studies courses. Jagmohan Mundhra recently delivered a lecture at the University of Leicester...

Shilpa causes a stir in Leicester

Hundreds brave cold to see BB winnerBIG Brother winner Shilpa Shetty caused pandemonium in Leicester after visiting the Midland’s city to launch an Aids charity. Hundreds of fans waited in the freezing cold to catch a glimpse of the...

Bollywood star couple announce engagement

Ashwariya & Abhisheck put end to rumoursFOLLOWING months of speculation Bollywood superstars Aishwariya Rai and Abhisheck Bachchan have announced their engagement. The couple, who have dogged persistent rumours about their relationship, confirmed to the media that they’re engagement had...

Shilpa Shetty: One of Bollywood’s biggest stars?

Steven Baker asks the questionOn holiday in India last year, Corey Goldberg unexpectedly found himself cast in a small part in a Bollywood film. It was a case of being in the right place at the right time, as...

Rang De Basanti gets BAFTA nomination

Amir hoping for Brit gloryAMIR KHAN will have a double chance of bagging himself an honour from the Western world of media after his film ‘Rang De Basanti’ was nominated for a BAFTA award. The film, which will be India’s...

Bolly Opera!

Star director signs up to French OperaHe is known as Bollywood' most extravagant director producing films with lavish sets and extravagant blockbusters - now Sanjay Leela Bhansali has been given the honour of producing an opera in one of...

Bollywood at its best

Star-studded Salaam-E-Ishq kicks off 2007If there was ever one Bollywood movie that would kickstart what is being billed as a great year for Bollywood it would have to be Nikhil Advani's star-studded blockbuster Salaam-E-Ishq. Advani's last film was the...

Bolly babe getting flirty in BB house!

Shilpa flying high on Celebrity Big BrotherSTUNNING Shilpa Shetty admitted she oozed sex appeal and it seems to be working a charm on fellow housemate and former A-Teamer’ Dirk Benedict! The Bolly babe became the first Bollywood star to...

2006: A Year in Entertainment

The highs & lows of 2006January Top Story: The year began with the biggest court case in Bollywood since Sanjay Dutt was imprisoned for his part in the Mumbai blasts. Facing charges relating to the shooting of protected antelope in...

Album Review: Mischief Nights

Win a copy of Mischief Nights!If you thought the revolutionary Asian music scene had met an untimely death then think again. Believe it or not, the likes of Danish outfit Outlandish, Nitin Sawheny and even Raghav are still at...