Wednesday, August 17, 2016
sakee 5:12 AM Shah Rukh Khan
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has been detained by US immigration authorities for the third time, prompting allegations of racial profiling.
Indian actor and TV personality Khan, 50, took to Twitter expressed his dismay.
"I fully understand & respect security with the way the world is, but to be detained at US immigration every damn time really really sucks," Khan wrote on Twitter.
His comment had been retweeted more than 7,000 times and favorited more than 12,000 times by Friday morning, US time.
The U.S. Ambassador to India also tweeted an apology about the controversy, saying "We are working to ensure it doesn't happen again. Your work inspires millions, including in the US."
sakee 5:11 AM Shreya Ghoshal
She has won six awards, the mayor of Ohio has named a day named after her, and hers is one of the most recognised Indian faces across the globe.
Now singer Shreya Ghoshal is set to serenade more than 3000 Kiwi audiences at the Trusts Arena in Henderson.
The 32-year-old began training in classical Indian music at the age of six. Twelve years later Ghoshal embarked on her Bollywood singing career. In an industry that produces more than 1000 flicks a year, with an average of six songs per film, the talented songstress has never been short of work.
sakee 5:09 AM Momal Sheikh
Momal Sheikh, who is stepped into Bollywood with her upcoming debut Happy Bhag Jayegi has noticed the difference in work quality between Bollywood and the Pakistani film industry.
While talking to Times of India the actor said, “There is a huge difference in terms of quality. I have never done a Pakistani film before, but from what I can gauge; Bollywood is relatively warmer and kinder. Here, people work like a family unit rather than professionals. After doing a Hindi film, I have matured as an actor.”
Momal said that working in Bollywood is seen as a huge achievement for Pakistani actors, in light of the recent influx of actors from Pakistan to India.
“The trend isn’t really a recent one, but I feel happy that finally the right kinds of artistes are coming from across the border. Fawad Khan is brilliant and I feel proud when people ask me about his Pakistani shows. People like him have put the spotlight on our country and have set the bar high for all of us. Pakistani actors feel the same pride for Bollywood that Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra feel for Hollywood. Working in Bollywood is looked upon as a big achievement in Pakistan,” she said during her interview.
Momal also mentioned how she gets time to catch up with Mahira Khan and Mawra Hocane nearly every day as most Pakistani actors are busy with work in India
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Actress Asin Thottumkal, who made her Bollywood debut with breakthrough film 'Ghajini' (2008) opposite actor Aamir Khan, has expressed her interest in doing more commercial films.
Stating that commercial cinema reaches out to a larger number of people, the actress told Reuters that she would to like to focus more on such films.
"I would focus on commercial cinema, and within that I would look at more fleshed out characters," Reuters quoted Asin as saying.
"The closest example I could give is that of my character in 'Ghajini'. Kalpana had her own character graph - she had different shades to her and it drove the story forward. That's the kind of work I am looking for," she added.
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