Archives for the ‘Bollywood’ Category

Atiq Rahimi: French-Afghan Filmmaker & Writer

By • Sep 21st, 2013 • Category: Bollywood, Books and Authors, Entertainment, Featured, India, People, San Francisco/Silicon Valley, Video

Atiq Rahimi is a French-Afghan filmmaker and an award-winning writer. His latest film The Patience Stone (Persian) is based on his 2008 award-winning novel by the same name. He won the prestigious Prix Goncourt award for his novel, which was written in French. The film was chosen as Afghanistan’s Oscar entry in 2013. We met with [...]

Hollywood’s Paul Feig on The Heat, Melissa McCarthy, Bollywood & Music

By • Jun 28th, 2013 • Category: Bollywood, Entertainment, Featured, Hollywood, People, Video

Meet Hollywood filmaker, director & author Paul Feig, who talks about his new film “The Heat,” Melissa McCarthy, Marx Brothers, Blake Edwards, Bollywood and being an Anglophile. And oh! music is an integral part of his films. Feig enjoys making films about smart and funny women. His last film “Bridesmaids,” did very well at the [...]

Madhur Jaffrey on Filmmaker Ismail Merchant & Food

By • Jan 25th, 2013 • Category: Bollywood, Books and Authors, Diaspora, Entertainment, Featured, India, People

Madhur Jaffrey says “I am just an actress, who loves to cook.”  Food and acting are her twin passions. She is the author of many cookbooks and was featured in a BBC series Flavors of India, where she took us around India on her culinary adventures. After a 17 years break from TV Madhur is back on BBC with [...]

Javed Akhtar On Films, Poetry and Writing

By • Jan 17th, 2013 • Category: Bollywood, Books and Authors, Entertainment, Featured, India, Mumbai, New York, People

Javed Akhtar is a well-known Hindi film lyricist, screenwriter and an urdu poet. He has been involved in Hindi film industry or Bollywood for over 40 years. In the interview Mr. Akhtar talks about Umrao Jaan, his father Jan Nissar Akhtar and writings. This interview was recorded on  November 2, 2006 at the IAAC film festival in Manhattan, New York. At the [...]