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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

Asia

Bollywood and MeToo: Film industry lifts sexual abuse taboo

From violence and harassment to the gender pay gap and intimidation, abuse is widely reported. But is anyone listening?

Bollywood and MeToo: Film industry lifts sexual abuse taboo

Asia

Bollywood actor Dutta alleges sexual harassment

Dutta says she was harassed by a veteran actor Nana Patekar 10 years ago.

Bollywood actor Tanushree Dutta alleges sexual harassment

Bollywood

Bollywood's Salman Khan granted bail in poaching case

Salman Khan is expected to leave Jodhpur Central Jail on Saturday after he was granted bail worth $770.

Bollywood actor Salman Khan granted bail in poaching case

Asia

Bollywood star Salman Khan convicted in poaching case

Indian movie star was accused of killing antelopes back in 1998, while shooting a film in the state of Rajasthan.

Bollywood

Does Bollywood have a women problem?

Critics say depictions of women in Indian cinema normalise misogynistic ideas and sexual harassment.

Does Bollywood have a women problem?

Arts & Culture

Celebrities, fans join Bollywood star Sridevi's funeral

Hundreds of fans and family members gather to pay their respects to iconic actress who was accorded state funeral.

Sridevi funeral: Fans, actors pay last respects to superstar

Cinema

Bollywood star Sridevi died from 'accidental drowning'

Earlier reports said 54-year-old actress died of heart attack but post-mortem says she fell into bathtub and drowned.

Bollywood star Sridevi died from 'accidental drowning'