Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture

K Asif 100th birth anniversary can be a teachable moment

  WHAT AILING BOLLYWOOD INDUSTRY CAN LEARN FROM LATE MUGHAL-E-AZAM DIRECTOR THIS week marks the 100th birth anniversary of late great filmmaker K Asif. The legendary director,...

A musical interpretation of love by singing star Shaan

  VERSATILE ARTIST DISCUSSES HIS FORTHCOMING ROMANCE-FILLED UK TOUR A MARVELLOUS music career has seen Shaan mix up magnificent movie songs with melodious pop hits that...

Nandita Dinesh: Gripping story of conflict, people and places

  WRITER REVEALS HOW WORKING IN CONFLICT ZONES GLOBALLY INSPIRED HER DEBUT NOVEL IT WAS perhaps always going to be inevitable that Nandita Dinesh would write...

Nasirr Khan: Renewed purpose

  WHY BOLLYWOOD LEGEND JOHNNY WALKER’S SON FORGED HIS OWN ACTING PATH THERE is something remarkable about respected actor Nasirr Khan that not many people know. He...

Cary Rajinder Sawhney: London Indian Film Festival connects people to home cultures

  THE past 12 years has seen the London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) become a leading celebration of south Asian cinema globally. Europe’s largest Indian and...

The Emma Project: Clever Jane Austen inspired romance rounds off a great series

  AMERICAN author Sonali Dev has carved out a niche for herself with contemporary novels that cleverly combines a Jane Austen style romance with a...

Helly Shah: Cannes stunner

  HELLY SHAH REFLECTS ON HER MAGICAL FESTIVAL WEEK IT’S coming towards the end of a sunny day on the French Riviera and popular actress Helly...

Dynamic career of Raj Khosla

  TWENTY FACTS ABOUT THE ACE WRITER-DIRECTOR AND HIS FABULOUS FILMS A REMARKABLE rise saw Raj Khosla become one of Bollywood’s all-time greatest filmmakers. The ace writer-director...

Chann Pardesi makes a masterful return

  SIMRAN SIDHU ON THE PUNJABI CLASSIC AND HIS PLANNED SEQUEL PUNJABI cinema has enjoyed an incredible resurgence in recent years with contemporary films clocking up...

Kamal Haasan: A pathbreaking icon

  A WATCHLIST OF THE LEGENDARY STAR’S MOST MEMORABLE MOVIES AHEAD OF HIS NEW RELEASE VIKRAM LEGENDARY actor Kamal Haasan makes a welcome return with big...