This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series IIFA Awards at Fairmont Royal YorkThe Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto has “gone Indian” for the 12th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards, June 23-26, 2011.
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Will I get to realize a dream, and meet Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan while he is in my hometown, Toronto, for IIFA?
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.
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.
As women’s roles in Indian society change, are they reflected in the movies we watch? Asian Woman Magazine asked three successful, talented and powerful actresses –Rani Mukherjee, Pryianka Chopra and Seema Biswas – for their take on the roles women play in India cinema.
Inspiring film from India Aamir Khan is kinda like the Sean Penn of India. A bit of a “bad boy outsider” who makes excellent, worthwhile films and is a very talented actor and all-round consummate professional. He’s perhaps a better dancer, and gets in less fights, but otherwise I think the comparison is apt. Aamir […]
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 […]
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 […]