• Bollywood stays away as Indian cinemas reopen after eight months
    MUMBAI, October 15  (Reuters): Movie theatres in some parts of India will open for the first time in eight months on Thursday, but with no major Bollywood releases likely any time soon, beleaguered cinema owners worry if audiences will be lured back to the big screen. All of India's near-10,000 movie screens have remained shut since the country imposed a strict lockdown in March this year, at the beginning of the novel coronavirus outbreak. As Prime Minister Narendr
  • Top Bollywood producers file defamation lawsuit against TV channels
    MUMBAI, October 12  (Reuters): Bollywood's top producers have filed a lawsuit against two television news channels for painting the film industry as a den of drugs and crime following the death of a young movie star, they said. Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in his Mumbai apartment in June in what police initially said appeared to be a case of suicide. His death unleashed frenzied media coverage with TV channels showing his body, analysing his medical prescription
  • Top Bollywood actors receive summons in Indian drug probe
    MUMBAI, September 26 (Reuters): Some of Bollywood’s biggest actors are being questioned in a widening drug probe by federal agencies that has sent shockwaves through India’s beleaguered film industry and dominated prime time news headlines. Officials from the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) have been investigating alleged drug use in Bollywood for the last month in connection with the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, a popular actor who was found dead at his residence in Ju
  • DGCA asks IndiGo to take action against passengers breaking flight rules
    NEW DELHI, September 11 (Reuters):  India's airline regulator on Friday asked IndiGo, the country's largest airline, to take action against passengers that broke flying rules while chasing a Bollywood actress onboard an aircraft, a government official told Reuters. Actress Kangana Ranaut, who has been in the limelight lately due to a tussle with the ruling political party in the western state of Maharashtra, was traveling from the northern city of Chandigarh to Mum
  • B'wood outsider Aditya Seal on nepotism: Some brainless person glamourised the word
    Bollywood outsider Aditya Seal does not agree with the allegation that nepotism reigns in the film industry and, without taking names, says some brainless person has glamourised the word. The word nepotism caught momentum after actress Kangana Ranaut used it for the first time on "Koffee With Karan", accusing show host and filmmaker Karan Johar of being the flag-bearer of nepotism in Bollywood. The debate over the subject was revived by Kangana recently after the death of
  • After Big B, Abhishek Bachchan confirms he is COVID-19 positive
    'Both of us having mild symptoms have been admitted to hospital,' informs Abhishek   Mumbai, July 12 (IANS): Soon after Amitabh Bachchan tweeted to confirm that he has been hospitalised with COVID-19 infection, the Bollywood icons son, actor Abhishek Bachchan, also took to social media on Saturday night to state that he has tested positive to the novel coronavirus.   "Earlier today both my father and I tested positive for COVID 19. Both of us hav
  • Nagaland CM condoles Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise
    Morung Express News Dimapur | June 14   Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has expressed sadness over the untinely demise of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput on June 14.    “Shocked & saddened to hear about the untimely demise of Sushant Singh Rajput. He personally handed over a cheque to me when Nagaland was affected by floods & landslides in 2018,” Rio condoled on Twitter.   “His love & generous contribution
  • Actor Sushant Singh Rajput found dead at Bandra home
    Mumbai, June 14 (IANS): Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput has committed suicide at his residence in Mumbai. He was 34.   He was found hanging in his apartment in Bandra on Sunday morning, and a domestic help alerted the police.   Rajput is best known for his titular role in Neeraj Pandey's 2016 release, 'MS Dhoni: The Untold Story', the biopic of former Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.   He made his film debut in Abhishek
  • Bollywood star, Michelin chef come to the rescue of India's stranded migrants
    MUMBAI. June 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation): It was past midnight on Sunday when tailor Faruk Mansoori, his last savings exhausted by the coronavirus lockdown, made up his mind to cycle from Mumbai to his village 1,500 kilometres away.   In a last-ditch cry for help, his friend tweeted actor Sonu Sood after seeing pictures on Facebook of the Bollywood star with migrant workers boarding a bus. Minutes later, Sood replied - promising that Mansoori would be going home by b