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…
Madhu Jain's "The Kapoors: The First Family of Indian Cinema" is a good read for anyone interested in Bollywood, the Hindi-language film industry. The Kapoors, beginning with patriarch Prithviraj…
Bollywood this week is drying out from heavy monsoon rains that delayed production on pics including "Kabhi alvida naa kehana" (Never Say Goodbye), "Rocky: The Rebel" and "Jaaneman."