Tag Archives | Bollywood

Jodhaa Akber with Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan swept the 2009 IIFA Awards

Bollywood primer: Top 4 things you need to know

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series IIFA Awards at Fairmont Royal York

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series IIFA Awards at Fairmont Royal YorkBollywood and Indian cinema is once again getting ready to invade Toronto as the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) city spotlight for 2012 is Mumbai. Here’s a primer of the top 4 things you need to know about Bollywood.

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Johnnie Wlaker, Scotch, India, Canada, Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce, Toronto

India, Canada shake hands and dance

In some ways, India and Canada could not be two more different countries. Yet these cultures are really mixing it up in many different spheres. Recently, I attended several India-Canada cultural mash-ups that left me noticing the similarities, the differences — and the misperceptions that Canadians, and westerners, seem to generally hold about Indian culture.

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Pryianka Chopra at gala preniere of What

Favourite moments at TIFF 2009

Priyanka Chopra, Bollywood, TIFF The Toronto International Film Festival ended for me with Priyanka Chopra and the film What’s Your Rashee? on Saturday, September 19. I went to the press conference on Friday and was very lucky: Priyanka and director Ashutosh Gowariker answered my questions about women’s roles in Indian cinema at length and the […]

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Filmi festival fun

Meeting a Bollywood star: Rani Muhkerjee Well, the highlight of the Toronto International Film Festival for me, so far, was meeting Rani Mukherjee. I attended a press conference, the red carpet for the film and the film itself — Dil Bole Hadippa. I was able to interview Rani twice, very briefly, and I found her […]

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