Bollywood film composer O.P. Nayyar died of cardiac arrest Saturday in Mumbai. He was 81. Known for toe-tapping numbers such as classic disco fave "Mera naam Chin Chin Choo" (My Name Is Chin Chin…
Deepa Mehta's "Water" will be released in the land of the helmer's birth several years after Hindu fundamentalists shut down production of the pic and threatened her.
Partly inspired by the success of Jorge Drexler's song from "The Motorcycle Diaries," three songs by Indian composer A.R. Rahman have been submitted to the Academy for consideration, including the…
Great news for kudos connoisseurs: In 2006, the entertainment industry hosted 216 awards events, handing out a total of 3,354 honors. This means there were 9.18 awards given out every single day of…
Bollywood thesp Sanjay Dutt was Thursday granted an extension on his bail to Jan. 18 by a judge in Mumbai, India. Dutt has been convicted of possessing illegal weapons that were used in the Mumbai…
At Warner Independent's Dec. 13 preem of "The Painted Veil," helmer John Curran acknowledged the difficulties of filming the co-production in China, Australia and the U.K.
Billed as a remembrance of George Harrison and his love of Indian music, the Music Circle presented two of his favorite artists: Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, who set a fast pace on a modified guitar, and…
Bollywood loves remaking Hollywood hits, and perhaps no film has fascinated the local film biz quite like "The Godfather."
For the third consecutive year, the European Film Promotion is promoting Euro pics at the Pusan film festival in South Korea. Besides pics known in the fest circuit like "Fraulein" and "Belle…
He's been variously described as the John Williams of India and the Mozart of Madras; he has sold more than 100 million albums, comprising scores from more than 50 movies; and helmers Spike Lee and…