"Alex Rider" (series streaming on SonyLIV); Cast: Otto Farrant, Stephen Dillane, Haluk Bilginer, Vicky McClure, Andrew Buchan, Brenock O'Connor; Created by: Guy Burt; Rating: * * * (three stars)

Aditi Rao Hydari: Dropping 'fair' from a beauty product takes us closer to inclusivity

Aditi Rao Hydari: Dropping 'fair' from a beauty product takes us closer to inclusivity

Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) A cosmetic brand recently dropped the word 'fair' from the name of their skin-whitening product that, till a while back, endorsed the idea of fair complexion as the parameter of beauty. Many celebrities have applauded the decision. Among them is actress Aditi Rao Hydari, who feels such a step take us a step closer to beauty inclusivity.

Brenock O'Connor: Not looking to get out of 'Game Of Thrones' shadow

Brenock O'Connor: Not looking to get out of 'Game Of Thrones' shadow

New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Brenock O'Connor is known as Olly from the world of "Game Of Thrones", and he doesn't mind living under the shadow of the role. The actor says he looks at his association with the widely popular show as a "glorious comfort blanket".  

Anubhav Sinha: Entire discussion after Sushant's suicide agenda driven

Anubhav Sinha: Entire discussion after Sushant's suicide agenda driven

New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Anubhav Sinha finds all the clamour around Sushant Singh Rajput's suicide ridiculous. The filmmaker says the everyday drama is disturbing, adding he suspects "some politics" has gotten into the conversation, which started after the news of the young actor's death.

Kaushik Sen: My son Riddhi is a better actor than me

Kaushik Sen: My son Riddhi is a better actor than me

Mumbai, July 6 (IANS) Actor Kaushik Sen is a familiar name for Bangla cinema and theatre buffs, but he also proudly identifies as father of Riddhi Sen. Riddhi, best known to Bollywood watchers as the actor who played Kajols son in "Helicopter Eela", is actually a National Award winner at a young age, having won the honour when he was barely 21.  

'On Becoming A God In Central Florida': Super show (IANS Review; Rating: * * * and 1/2 )

'On Becoming A God In Central Florida': Super show (IANS Review; Rating: * * * and 1/2 )

"On Becoming A God In Central Florida" (series streaming on SonyLIV); Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Ted Levine, Theodore Pellerin, Mel Rodriguez; Created by: Robert Funke and Matt Lutsky; Rating: * * * and 1/2 (three and a half stars)

OTT wants first strike: Bad news for cinema (Column: B-Town)

OTT wants first strike: Bad news for cinema (Column: B-Town)

The lovers of films are not going to be deprived of fresh entertainment for long. In fact, from the way things are shaping, the desired entertainment content, the star-studded films are going to be delivered at home, in your drawing room or bedroom or even on your smartphone, the choice is yours.

Bollywood, where are the queers?

Bollywood, where are the queers?

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Soon, Akshay Kumar will be seen essaying role of a transgender in "Laxmmi Bomb". Sonam Kapoor has explored the complexities of being a lesbian in Indian society in last year's "Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga", while Manoj Bajpayee (in "Aligarh") and Pakistani actor Fawad Khan ("Kapoor and Sons") have played gay characters in Hindi films. Bollywood projects have given the occasional voice to the LGBTQIA+ community, but is there enough representation?