Bollywood: 'Movies from the soul' that will rule the world

Can Bollywood really be box office? The head of London-listed Eros International insists to James Moore that it can – with no moral compromises

Album: Trickbaby, Chor Bazaar (Wrasse)

It's interesting that Shakespears Sister's Marcella Detroit guests on this British/Indian six-piece's new album, because Trickbaby share some of her former band's predilection for darkly sparkling pop.

Bizarre auction with a touch of Bollywood

As if to confirm the profound suspicion that the Indian Premier League is only showbiz it took a Bollywood film star to maintain decorum yesterday at the bizarre bazaar of the players’ auction.

Bollywood plays part as franchises sell for £364m

As if to demonstrate the global shift in cricketing power to India, various companies and consortia paid more than $718m (£364m) yesterday to buy the eight franchises of the Indian cricket board's Twenty20 Indian Premier league, which begins in April.

Shot in Bombay (NC)

A lively glimpse into the making of a Bollywood gangster film, Shootout at Lokhandwala, Liz Mermin's documentary also delves into the lurid background of the 1991 Bombay terrorist outrage that inspired it. Three figures dominate proceedings, among them is Sanjay Dutt, an Indian screen star facing prison for weapons possession; A A Khan, the Mumbai police officer whose Dirty Harry-style law enforcement has made him a people's hero; and Apoorva Lakhia, the movie's young director.

OId Firm pride spurs Le Guen

With Rangers so far behind Celtic in the Scottish Premier League, it was not going to be long before the phrase "playing for pride" was invoked. Yesterday the Rangers manager, Paul Le Guen, did just that in the run-up to tomorrow's Old Firm derby.

Shire beats revenue forecasts and refuses to rule out takeover bid for its US partner

Shire beat the City's third quarter revenue forecasts yesterday amid surging sales of its core hyperactivity drug, Adderall. However, the company remained tight-lipped on talk of a deal to buy US partner New River.

The final dispatch of a reporter murdered for telling the truth

This is Anna Politkovskaya's final unfinished article for her newspaper, Novaya Gazeta. It was written shortly before she was murdered last Saturday. After two wars of independence, Russian-backed forces are torturing a whole generation of young Chechens, she writes, to try to restore order in the troubled north Caucasus region

Parveen Babi

Glamorous actress who transformed the image of the Bollywood heroine

Amrish Puri

Bollywood's best-known villain

All aboard the new Marrakesh express

Film-makers such as Oliver Stone are slowly turning the Moroccan city into the Hollywood of Africa, Kaleem Aftab reports

South Asia on the South Bank

A free spectacle of urban Indian music and movement will sprawl across the concrete at the South Bank this weekend

Bombay-London-New York, by Amitava Kumar

How India has transformed the West
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Miguel Layun interview: From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

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Miguel Layun is a star in Mexico where he was criticised for leaving to join Watford. But he says he sees the bigger picture
Frank Warren column: Amir Khan ready to meet winner of Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao

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