New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) For many stars, the new normal has been all about new beginnings. Despite lockdown, several among the gitterati have tied the knot in an intimate affair.

Atul Kulkarni: Pandemic will enhance disparity, impact economy and education

Atul Kulkarni: Pandemic will enhance disparity, impact economy and education

Mumbai, Aug 10 (IANS) The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic will only enhance the existing inequality and disparity in Indian society, and also impact economy and education, feels actor Atul Kulkarni.

Diminishing relevance of film censorship (Column: B-Town)

Diminishing relevance of film censorship (Column: B-Town)

There is a curious situation vis a vis the Censor Board of Film Certification! How relevant is its existence now? The Board, which was the pawn of the ruling regimes and which made or marred a film's prospects at the box office.

Raj's Covid-hit Manganiyar, Langa artistes on verge of starvation

Raj's Covid-hit Manganiyar, Langa artistes on verge of starvation

Jaipur, Aug 8 (IANS) The Manganiyar and Langa magic that have brought alive the rhythms of Rajasthan to the world audience for decades is on the verge of dying an untimely death, as these folk singers from the western end of the desert state have not had a live audience to enthrall for months amid the Covid onslaught.

Sushant's legacy extends in the song 'Khulke jeene ka': Shashaa Tirupati

Sushant's legacy extends in the song 'Khulke jeene ka': Shashaa Tirupati

New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Sushant Singh Rajput celebrates life in the song Khulke jeene ka, picturised on him in his last release, Dil Bechara. Shashaa Tirupati, who voiced the song, feels that the number infused with positivity could be an extension to the legacy of the late actor.

Was late TV actor Samir Sharma battling depression, money crisis?

Was late TV actor Samir Sharma battling depression, money crisis?

Mumbai, Aug 6 (IANS) Television actor Samir Sharma allegedly ended his life by committing suicide in his Mumbai apartment. The 44-year-old actor was found hanging in his kitchen on Wednesday night. The police suspect that he probably died two days ago.

Sonu Sood: From reel-life villain to real-life hero

Sonu Sood: From reel-life villain to real-life hero

Chennai, Aug 5 (IANS) Sonu Sood, for the Tamil movie viewers, has until now been the actor who played the villain in "Kallazhagar" and several others. Come Covid-19 era and the 47-year-old Sood turned hero for many, including Tamil medical students studying in Russia.

Bandish Bandits: Struggles to hit the right note (IANS Review; Rating: * * and 1/2 )

Bandish Bandits: Struggles to hit the right note (IANS Review; Rating: * * and 1/2 )

"Bandish Bandits" (series streaming on Amazon Prime); Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Atul Kulkarni, Shreya Chaudhary, Ritwik Bhowmik, Sheeba Chaddha, Rajesh Tailang, Amit Mistry; Directed by: Anand Tiwari; Rating: * * and 1/2 (two and a half stars)