Category archives for: Bollywood

Sydney witnesses ‘Anarkali – The Musical’: A Tale of Love, Lust & Bravery

By Rekha Rajvanshi After staging so many successful dance shows and musicals, Ruchi Sanghi Dance Company produced ‘Anarkali – The Musical’ which was staged in NIDA on the February 26, 2022. The musical brought to life the epic story of Anarkali through poignant music, breathtaking dances, over 400 dazzling costumes and a cast of over […]

Aishveryaa Nidhi: Transcending art through Theatre and Films

By Neena Badhwar Aishveryaa Nidhi has worked in Theatre and Films for the last 25 years, and is well known to the Indian community in Australia. At the height of her career Aishveryaa decided to move to California in 2016 where she is making her mark in Hollywood, recently nominated as one in the top […]

Vikrant Massey: ‘OTT platforms are not only a boon for actors, but for all storytellers and the audience’

By Neeru Saluja He’s the most versatile OTT actor who has officially taken over our screens. With his natural onscreen persona, actor Vikrant Massey brings a wave of sensitivity to his roles leaving the audience wanting for more. Vikrant Massey has carved a niche for himself with his extensive work across all mediums – theatre, […]

Interview with ghazal maestro Pankaj Udhas

In an exclusive interview with the Indian Down Under, Lokesh Varma talks to Ghazal Maestro Pankaj Udhas about his upcoming concert at the Sydney Opera House. He also tells us about his long connection with Australia and what motivates him each day. And do hang around until the end so you can listen to a […]

Neeru Saluja interviews actress Alia Bhatt for Gangubai Kathiawadi

Neeru Saluja zooms into the Berlin International Film Festival to talk to actress Alia Bhatt for her film ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ as it premiered at the festival. In an engaging conversation, Alia tells us how she got into the ‘Gangubai’ character, working with director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and how the story will appeal to an international […]

In Memoriam: Lata Mangeshkar – My Favourite Solos with Ten Composers

By Madhulika Liddle The ‘Nightingale of India’ is no more. Lata Mangeshkar, aged 92, passed away on February 6. What can be said about Lata that has not already been said? That she was a singer par excellence, that there was never quite anyone else like her? That the sheer volume of her work, in […]

This Valentine’s get a glimpse of this whirlwind journey with Love Hostel

Starring Bobby Deol, Sanya Malhotra and Vikrant Massey Global, 14th February 2022: ZEE5 Global, the largest streaming platform for South Asian content, has been continually launching the best entertainment for its global viewers, be it in the form of comedy, drama, or action. After offering some back-to-back stellar content, the OTT platform today unveiled the […]

Ghazals returns to the Sydney Opera House

By Lokesh Varma I was fortunate to interview a personality that we all have known for over 40 years. A singer that has recorded over 60 albums and provided his velvety voice to numerous hit songs in Indian films. One of whom with his two other equally talented brothers has taken the ghazal to the […]

‘Sardar Udham’ makes it to the finalists in AACTA

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) has today revealed the nine nominated productions in the running for the 2022 AACTA Award for Best Asian Film. The Best Asian Film Award is the cornerstone of AACTA’s International Engagement Program, which celebrates the work and expertise of Australia’s closest northern Asian neighbours. Now in […]

Badhai Do is sensitively dealt on a taboo subject

Badhai do revolves around the story of Shardul (Rajkumar Rao)l and Sumi (bhumi Pednekar), who are closeted members of the LGBTQ+ community, living together as roommates after they agree to get into a ‘marriage of convenience’. The film shows how an individual’s sexual orientation defines and decides their fate in the society. While Shardul, a […]

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