Saeed Jaffrey: Actor who straddled disparate worlds

British-Indian star of Gandhi and The Man Who Would Be King and over 100 Bollywood productions dies aged 86 in London.


Magazine: On set with India's child actors

In India's film and television industry, competition is fierce and expectations high - even for its youngest actors.


Status, wealth, power in India's justice system

Bollywood star Salman Khan's five-year jail term for a 2002 hit-and-run case reveals a society divided by class.

Arts & Culture

A date with Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan

For my generation of British Asians, the one part of our ancestral heritage that drew us in was Indian cinema.

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Amitabh Bachchan: 'We have a strong cultural identity'

One of India's biggest movie stars discusses his latest projects, his relationship with his fans, and politics in India.


India comedy show pulled from YouTube over content

AIB Knockout show that attracted more than eight million hits in just few days taken down amid free speech fears.

Arts & Culture

Bangladesh uproar over Hindi film

Cinema owners to boycott top actor Shakib Khan for leading protests against screening of film from India.

Arts & Culture

Nepal's film industry looks beyond Bollywood

Post-conflict cinema is creating niche in the Himalayan nation where India's Hindi language films rule the box-office.

Arts & Culture

India's Bollywood speaks out against rape

Long derided for trivialising women, Bollywood is shrugging off its trademark social apathy to join anti-rape crusade.