Bollywood

Irrfan Khan, one of India's best crossover actors, dies at 53

Khan, who fought a long battle with cancer, carved out a stellar career in Bollywood, Hollywood and other Western films.

UpFront

Is Bollywood complicit in pushing Modi's right-wing agenda?

We discuss why India's main film industry is so reluctant to speak out against the country's prime minister.

Bollywood

Bollywood star 'shaken' after Uber ride in London

Sonam Kapoor slammed Uber saying her driver was apparently 'unstable and was yelling and shouting' during the journey.

Bollywood star 'shaken' after Uber ride in London

India

Bollywood star Deepika Padukone joins JNU protest

Deepika Padukone is the biggest Indian star to back the protesting students who on Sunday faced a brutal assault.

Bollywood actress visits India's JNU where students were attacked

Bollywood

Bollywood's Khans urged to speak up on India's new law

Anubhav Sinha calls on Muslim superstars to break silence over citizenship law, which has triggered deadly protests.

Director urges Bollywood Khans to speak up on India's new law

Bollywood

Why Bollywood film Panipat has angered Afghans

Afghans are concerned over 'misrepresentation' of Ahmad Shah Abdali, the founder of modern Afghanistan, in the new film.

Bollywood's Panipat irks Afghans over founding father's portrayal

Studio B Unscripted

Studio B, Unscripted: With Fatima Bhutto and Marc Lamont Hill

From global pop culture to comparing notes on the ways injustice and oppression work across the world.

101 East

The Stuntmen of Bollywood

They are unknown and underpaid, but Bollywood's stunt performers take life-threatening risks to entertain movie fans.

Opinion

What the Zaira Wasim controversy reveals about contemporary India

The teenage Muslim actress's decision to quit Bollywood for faith reasons brought India's Islamophobia to the fore.

Hafsa Kanjwal

by Hafsa Kanjwal

Hafsa Kanjwal

India

Debate over teenage Muslim actress quitting Bollywood

Kashmiri teenager's decision to stop acting in films since it clashes with her Islamic faith sparks social media debate.

Zaira Wasim's decision to quit Bollywood 'for faith' stirs debate

India

In a Mumbai slum, acting school stirs Bollywood ambitions

Underprivileged students learn craft and try to overcome cinema industry's barriers such as nepotism and colourism.

In a Mumbai slum, acting school stirs Bollywood ambitions

India elections 2019

Bollywood plays starring role in Modi's re-election bid

A growing number of Bollywood stars have endorsed Prime Minister Modi on-screen and off.

Bollywood plays starring role in Modi's re-election bid

India

Pakistan bans Bollywood films amid India tensions

No Indian films to be released in Pakistan, minister says, and authorities asked to block Indian ads after air raids.

Pakistan bans Bollywood films amid India tensions

Asia

Pushing agenda: Bollywood cashes in on India's election year

A host of political films being produced ahead of the crucial general election, some of which smack of propaganda.

Pushing agenda: Bollywood cashes in on India's election year

Bollywood

Bollywood actor Kader Khan dies

Tributes pour in for Afghan-born actor who featured in more than 300 films.

Bollywood actor Kader Khan dies