New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) American documentary filmmaker and producer Deia Schlosberg is devastated by the unequal way in which different communities are getting affected by the coronavirus pandemic, and revealed that several of the core team members of her "current project are down with a bad case of COVID-19".

Wajid Bhai was my guru, my mentor: Mamta Sharma

Wajid Bhai was my guru, my mentor: Mamta Sharma

Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Mamta Sharma, who has lent her voice to "Anarkali disco chali", "Fevicol se", "Pandeyji seeti", and "Munna badnaam hua" among several other popular Sajid-Wajid numbers, breaks down while talking to IANS as she recalls working with her "guru" and "mentor" Wajid Khan.  

Unlock Phase 1: The future of malls and movie theatres

Unlock Phase 1: The future of malls and movie theatres

New Delhi, May 31 (IANSlife) The COVID-19 pandemic has brought us all together at an unique never seen before juncture. With the "new normal" being social distancing and unprecedented hygiene protocols, the way we watch movies and spend our time at the shopping malls, is set to change forever.  

Music may be evergreen, composers are not (Column: B-Town)

Music may be evergreen, composers are not (Column: B-Town)

The stars may fade out due to reasons like age, change of trend, and other such factors (Column @B Town 24.5.20). Some stage a comeback in character roles. But, what happens when a music composer loses favour with makers? His talent is supposed to be inherent, not time bound.

After the lockdown: B'wood gears up to shoot amid New Normal

After the lockdown: B'wood gears up to shoot amid New Normal

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) With the new normal setting in, Bollywood filmmaking will not be the same. New guidelines and restrictions -- from on-set temperature checks to budget alterations -- are bound to be in vogue if shooting and other production activities are to begin for films, TV and OTT shows once the lockdown is lifted.

Jacqueline Fernandez: Hope to be an action icon one day

Jacqueline Fernandez: Hope to be an action icon one day

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) It's been an 11-year journey for Jacqueline Fernandez in Bollywood. The actress, who first set her foot in 2009 with "Aladdin", says she has learned a lot with every role she has done so far and hopes to be an action icon one day.

'Ponmagal Vandhal' is mediocre melodrama (IANS Review; Rating: * * )

'Ponmagal Vandhal' is mediocre melodrama (IANS Review; Rating: * * )

"Ponmagal Vandhal" (Tamil film with subtitles, streaming on Amazon Prime); Cast: Jyothika, R. Parthiban, K. Bhagyaraj, Thiagarajan; Direction: JJ Fredrick; Rating: * * (two stars)

Is shooting from home the new normal? TV actors think so

Is shooting from home the new normal? TV actors think so

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Even though the Maharashtra government has considered requests from the film and TV industries to resume work safely after the, there's still the COVID-19 scare. So should shooting from home be the new way of functioning? TV actors and show makers weigh in their options.