Cinema, Art and Lifestyle correspondent.
Will Smith’s Oscar night slap shocks and divides celeb audiences.
International celebrities have reacted with shock, condemnation, and in some cases, praise, after actor Will Smith walked on stage and slapped comedian Chris Rock during the Oscars in Los Angeles.
'The Power of the Dog' leads nominees for the 94th annual Academy Awards with 12 nominations.
The Power of the Dog leads the nominees for the 94th annual Academy Awards, which were unveiled Tuesday morning. The film landed a total of 12 nominations, including best picture, best director for Jane Campion, and acting nominations for star Benedict Cumberbatch and supporting players Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee.
India's 1st dual audio short 'Woh Khaas' crosses 1 Million views, all set to have a sequel.
‘Woh Khaas’ is India’s 1st dual audio short film which was shot in Hindi and dubbed in English. It is streaming on 9 OTT platforms including the likes of MX Player, Hungama Play, Vi Movies & TV, Pocket Films play, and PhonePe Switch with over 1.5 Million views combined. Now the team of ‘Woh Khaas’ is going a step forward by making its sequel and it is also the first time when a short film is having a sequel in a mini web series format.
Small city filmmakers making a big splash on OTTs.
Now, more than often we see shows even made on a small budget with new faces getting popular on OTTs. The Indian audience is getting more content-driven rather than star-driven. They are adapting to good storytelling and unique concepts. That’s where the new generation of filmmakers comes in. Ankit Bhardwaj, 26, is an independent filmmaker from Patna who has made Bihar’s first web series called ‘Litti wala love’ which is streaming on his own YouTube Channel Lahsun Films and his most prominent work, India’s first dual audio short film ‘Woh Khaas’ which is streaming on several OTTs and has been screened in London. His recent short film ‘Populess’ was premiered on MTV.
Sheetal Panwar Verma is a fresh voice in the world of writing.
Sheetal Panwar Verma was born on 10 August 1986 in a small city of Haryana, Karnal. But she was brought up in East Delhi, Yamuna Vihar. She worked in many schools in Uttarakhand (Roorkee) and Faridabad. She is currently residing in Faridabad with her husband and two beautiful daughters. Writing and reading books is her favorite work, except that she likes to perform yoga and dance. After spending several years in the mountains, she has developed a great attachment with the natural beauty of hills.
Sach Kahun Toh: An Autobiography by Neena Gupta is a Reader's delight.
In Sach Kahun Toh, actor Neena Gupta chronicles her extraordinary personal and professional journey-from her childhood days in Delhi's Karol Bagh, through her time at the National School of Drama, to moving to Bombay in the 1980s and dealing with the struggles to find work. It details the big milestones in her life, her unconventional pregnancy and single parenthood, and a successful second innings in Bollywood. A candid, self-deprecating portrait of the person behind the persona, it talks about her life's many choices, battling stereotypes, then and now, and how she may not be as unconventional as people think her to be.
The Stranger in the Mirror is the memoir of the legendary producer-director, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.
The Stranger in the Mirror is the memoir of the legendary producer-director, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. Co-written by noted marketer-author, Reeta Ramamurthy Gupta, this book chronicles the richly experiential, multi-faceted life of one of India’s most celebrated and feted directors who has made critically acclaimed films like Rang De Basanti, Delhi-6 and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.
Kareena Kapoor Khan’s Pregnancy Bible is the ultimate manual for mom to be.
Kareena Kapoor Khan, with the help of expert voices, gives you the complete book on your pregnancy Kareena talks you through your 40 weeks, diet and fitness, self-care, preparing the nursery and even what to pack for the hospital – everything you could possibly want to know! But best of all she talks about her own pregnancies openly, from her intense morning sickness to her crazy cravings for pepperoni pizza. Her voice, full of warmth and honesty, will make you feel as if a friend is guiding you through this time sharing all her own experiences.
I am the happiest loner says famous novelist and 'Woh Khaas' star Agam Anand.
In 2020, Agam formed Anaisha Motion Pictures along with his sister Richa Singh, an independent film production house to make Web films and Web series'. His maiden project 'Woh Khaas' is the 1st dual audio short film to be made in India which is streaming on 7 OTT Platforms including the likes of MX Player, Hungama Play, Vi movies & tv, and Pocket Films, it has created many records. 'Woh Khaas' got a special premiere in UK at the Paus Premieres Festival on 10th August, 2021. He also wrote the screenplay of a short film called 'Populess' which had its Premiere on MTV in July 2021.
I don't stick to a particular genre or be part of a stereotypes says Kanika Sharma.
HR Professional by the Day, Author by the Night. Kanika is an MBA by qualification and is a pass out of the prestigious Delhi-University colleges like Shri Ram College of Commerce and Hindu College. She is also the Best-Selling Author of ‘Bikram and Vitthal' and ‘Memoirs', which was a global kindle Bestseller trending #1. Kanika’s writing is a reflection of words straight from heart, which a consequence of her outspoken personality. Further, she has co-authored five bestseller anthologies of different genres. And few of her anthologies are in the pipe, including thee global project. She also likes to give talks on various platforms as a guest speaker from topics ranging from Poetry to Mental Health Awareness. She has also been featured twice on All India Radio and other platforms like Delhi Poetry Slam, The IINK Magazine, Inkspire, BindasBefikre, and Abode of Artists.