Films

Indian Film Festival LA 2018

Indian Film Festival LA 2018

The festival is widely recognized as the premiere showcase of groundbreaking Indian cinema globally. IFFLA will take place April 11-15, 2018 at Regal L.A. LIVE: A Barco Innovation Center in Los Angeles. This is IFFLA’s second year in this state-of-the-art, world-class...
Irrfan, Because He Liked the Sound of the Extra R

Irrfan, Because He Liked the Sound of the Extra R

Sahabzade Irfan Ali Khan was studying for his MA degree when he won a scholarship to study at National School of Drama (NSD) in New Delhi in 1984. The young man from Tonk, Rajasthan had a single r in his name. He was Irfan. In 2012 he changed the spelling of his name...
Akshay Kumar’s Strategic Career Moves

Akshay Kumar’s Strategic Career Moves

“I keep myself alive by not settling for what’s comfortable or easy” says Akshay Kumar. He has been featured in the latest issue of GQ India magazine’s cover story Akshay Evolution. On the cover he has donned a Nivedita Saboo Couture Suit, a zip up jumper from Missoni...
Love and Shukla: a Worthwhile Ride

Love and Shukla: a Worthwhile Ride

Love and Shukla (2017) Directed by: Siddhartha Jatla. Written and Produced by: Siddartha Jatla and Amanda Mooney. Music by: Karl Heortweard. Players: Saharsh Kumar Shukla, Taneea Rajawat, Hima Singh, Aparna Upadhyay and Loknath Tiwari. In a scene in Love and Shukla,...
A Female Director and “Shit One Carries”

A Female Director and “Shit One Carries”

“‘Indian woman directs first film at 50’ doesn’t have the same ring as ‘Oklahoma woman gives birth to quintuplets at 40’, but Shit One Carries is my labor of love:” Shuchi Kothari. On International Women’s Day, we celebrate a...
When Sridevi Refused Steven Spielberg

When Sridevi Refused Steven Spielberg

What if Sridevi had said yes to Steven Spielberg when he offered her a role in Jurassic Park? The young actress, who had waded her way north from Tollywood to Bollywood, did not make that leap. She had thunder-thighed her way to the top slot of female superstar in...