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Thursday 29 April 2010
We last saw her on screen 18 months ago alongside Aamir Khan in one of the biggest Bollywood hit movies of all time, Ghajini. I must say, I particularly enjoyed seeing her shake her stuff in that film's excellent dance number, Latoo!
Thursday 25 March 2010
Probably best known as 'Circuit' in the phenomenally successful Munnabhai films (the second of which features in my ' Ten Best Bollywood Movies' article), Arshad Wasi has done a good job of becoming a fan's favourite since his debut in the mid 90s.
Tuesday 16 February 2010
Never has a Bollywood movie had so much anticipation in the Western and overseas markets. A number of factors contribute to the excitement surrounding the release of My Name Is Khan.
Monday 25 January 2010
Doesn't he make you squirm? Baby faced, cutey pie and guy-all-the-girls-love, Riteish Deshmukh, is subject of my interview in this week's Bollywood podcast.
Monday 18 January 2010
Saturday 16 January 2010
Monday 14 December 2009
It's been great setting out on this new adventure with The Independent to bring you some of the biggest Bollywood stars for the last couple of months. As 2009 (and the decade!) draws to a close, I've lined up a couple of real treats.
Saturday 05 December 2009
The Caponata opened in April on the site of the old Café Delancey, in the heart of trendy Camden. I remember the Café from years ago, mainly for the crepuscular gloom of its candlelit dining areas, regularly filled with whispering couples planning some act of colossal infidelity. At lunchtime, light would pour in like a blessing on to the heads of more innocent eaters, but the evenings were mostly devoted to spicy romance and low, urgent voices.
Thursday 03 December 2009
In my last podcast, you heard my interview with Kareena Kapoor. Picking up where we left off and having now seen the movie Kurbaan, which is one of the most powerful, thought-provoking, slickest and intense pieces of cinema I've seen this year, this week, you can hear my interview with Saif Ali Khan - the movie's protagonist, Kareena's real life partner and general Bollywood idol.
Thursday 19 November 2009
Plenty to get our teeth into around Indian cinema recently, so just to recap... Tum Mile ("I Met You", Vishesh Films) is a romantic drama set against the backdrop of the Mumbai floods in the summer of 2005.
Thursday 05 November 2009
After two decades of loving him on screen and most recently, wondering how on Earth his pecs managed to grow so big, it was lovely to finally meet Salman Khan in the flesh! He stars with last week's podcast star, Ajay Devgan in London Dreams (Studio 18) which is out now.
Monday 26 October 2009
Hello again - don't worry, I haven't disappeared off the face of the Earth or anything, everyone's allowed to take a couple of days off to celebrate the misery of getting a year older aren't they?
Tuesday 13 October 2009
Thank you for the brilliant response to Govinda's interview last time out, it's heartening to know so many of you enjoyed it as much as I did doing it! Well, the festival of lights, Diwali finally arrives this weekend and you'll be hearing no less than 3 massive Bollywood interviews this week!
Tuesday 06 October 2009
It's a Bollywood double whammy this week - not surprising since Diwali's on the way; there's always an abundance of releases around this time.
Monday 28 September 2009
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