12 Aug 2022

Documentary Series: Bandon Mein Tha Dum (Streaming on Voot Select)

Films were the opium of the masses; it is cricket now (IANS Column: B-Town)

Films were the opium of the masses; it is cricket now (IANS Column: B-Town)

Films were known to define the identity of India, act as the brand ambassador of the highest film-producing country in the world. They were touted as a showcase of Indian culture all over the world. A tall claim, for no foreigners ever saw Indian films. Of course, they were exported to other countries, but catered mainly to the Indian diaspora.

With 'Dhaakad' earning just Rs 2.58 cr, has Kangana ceased to be a bankable star?

With 'Dhaakad' earning just Rs 2.58 cr, has Kangana ceased to be a bankable star?

Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Bollywood films may not be witnessing the best of times at the box-office but the real shocker comes from the Kangana Ranaut-starrer 'Dhaakad' which managed to earn an embarassing figure of just Rs 2.58 crore as per 'Bollywood Hungama' against its monumental reported budget of Rs 85 crore.

SEVENTEEN to Indian fans: We'll bring our best performances to you the first chance we get (IANS Interview)

SEVENTEEN to Indian fans: We'll bring our best performances to you the first chance we get (IANS Interview)

New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) K-Pop sensation SEVENTEEN, labelled as "Performance Kings", have a message for their Indian fans. The "self-producing" idol group say that their "Carats" are a great source of happiness for them and that the group will bring our best performances to you them as the first chance they get.

Arjun Kanungo's debut studio album 'Industry' features Indian version of...

Arjun Kanungo's debut studio album 'Industry' features Indian version of...

Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) 'Baaki Baatein Peene Baad' hitmaker Arjun Kanungo is set to roll out his debut studio album 'Industry' which will feature the Indian rendition of Vaultboy's 'Everything Sucks'.

Real 'reel' heroes: When Bollywood biggies refused to bow to ganglords

Real 'reel' heroes: When Bollywood biggies refused to bow to ganglords

New Delhi June 12 (IANS) Industry stalwarts such as Ramesh Sippy, Mahesh Bhatt and Manmohan Shetty, who "firmly stood their ground and refused to be cowed", were the real heroes who took on the underworld, according to former Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria, who previously headed the citys 'Bollywood Crescent', the Northwest Region, which was the ground zero of the extortion menace at its peak.

Lawrence masterminded Moosewala's killing, but wasn't he in jail?

Lawrence masterminded Moosewala's killing, but wasn't he in jail?

New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) "The situation is not in our favour these days... For some time you carry out your work from inside the central jail, do not worry about anything," Nana Patekar told Ajay Devgan in the 2005 Bollywood flick 'Apaharan'.

From slush financing and extortion to drugs, the 'Bolly-Mafia' nexus as thick as ever

From slush financing and extortion to drugs, the 'Bolly-Mafia' nexus as thick as ever

Mumbai, June 12 (IANS) For over five decades, the attraction between Bollywood and underworld is a grim reality, but oft with fatal consequences - though there are some glaring differences in the game pre-and-post 2000 eras.