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THEATRE / It has to be Bollywood or bust: Asian audiences are at last being tempted into the theatre, reports Georgina Brown
Wednesday 23 June 1993
At the Theatre Royal in Stratford East, London, the audiences often get better reviews than the plays. It's excitable, uninhibited and out to party - a very distant relation of the cool, collected and polite customers in the West End. And, not surprisingly, writers such as Mike Leigh are lining up to try it out.
Wednesday 26 August 1992
Amjad Khan, actor, born Lahore 1943, died Bombay 27 July 1992. AMJAD KHAN, one of India's best-known actors, appeared in over 200 films, and through just one performance changed the concept of villainy for all Bollywood, or Bombay, film productions. Khan's portrayal of Gabbar Singh, the psychopath dacoit, or highwayman, in Sholay ('Glowing Embers', 1975), India's most successful spaghetti western, was a rare performance which made Khan the country's most dreaded bogeyman.
Wednesday 22 July 1992
Kanan Devi, film actress and singer, born Bengal 1916, died Calcutta 17 July 1992.
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