Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture

Sanjay Leela Bhansali: Filmmaker with a golden touch

  COUNTDOWN OF ACE PRODUCER-DIRECTOR SANJAY LEELA BHANSALI’S BOLLYWOOD FILMS A great body of work has turned Sanjay Leela Bhansali into one of the most successful...

The seven deadly sins and their close connection to Bollywood

  HOW HINDI CINEMA HAS HARMED ITSELF BY COMMITTING THE CAPITAL VICES This year has been one of the worst in Bollywood history in terms of...

Nia Sharma: Fearless moves of a lioness

  ACTRESS DISCUSSES HER DARING DANCE SHOW JOURNEY AND DESIRE TO TAKE ON NEW  One of this year’s great television highlights was the powerful presence of...

Raveena Mehta: Creating music for the heart and soul

  POPULAR BELGIAN-BORN SINGER SPEAKS ABOUT HER UNIQUE SONG-FILLED JOURNEY A growing list of great songs like Yaadein, Tere Liye, Jab Tu Hai Wahi, Moonlight, Tujhse Milne...

Colourful portrait of a community’s Endurance

  SHANTI PANCHAL ON HIS ART JOURNEY AND NEW PUBLIC WORK Venture into Brixton tube station in London and you will see a stunning piece of...

My top 10 comedy heroes – Navin Prabhakar

  Navin Prabhakar first came to prominence with a winning turn on iconic comedy TV show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge in 2005. The versatile comedian and actor...

Shefali Sharma: Creating moving characters

  Acclaimed Indian actress Shefali Sharma has consistently delivered compelling performances, ever since she made her debut with drama serial Bani – Ishq Da Kalma in 2013....

How Dharmendra made the Hindi film hero sexier

  Birthday special to celebrate the impactful career of a legendary star This week sees Dharmendra turn a year older and celebrate his 87th birthday on...

Top 10 reasons to get excited about Laal Singh Chaddha

  BOLLYWOOD going through a terrible time in recent years has seen the quality of films plummet, but among the darkness is a bright light...

Counting and Cracking: A moving story of love, political strife and exile

  An international theatre production about a family’s journey through love, heartbreak, civil war, and migration touches down in UK in August for epic performances at Royal...