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Bollywood actor Anupam Kher’s list of achievements is continually on the climb. He is nominated for a BAFTA award in the Best Supporting Actor category for his excellent performance in “The Boy With The Topknot.” The TV movie, which aired on BBC last year, is based on the memoir...
Legendary screenwriter James Ivory confirmed what had been an open secret in the film world for a decades during a recent interview with the with the Guardian: he and the late producer Ismail Merchant had been romantic as well as professional partners since they met in the 1960s. The two...
What do you get when you put together a show featuring four South Asian-American comics? No, this is not a setup for a joke, nor is there a punchline. What you do get is the East Meets Midwest Tour featuring, but not limited to, South Asian-American comedians bringing the...
If you were one of the over 175 million people who downloaded and listened to the podcast "Serial," you're familiar with Adnan Syed. In 2000, he was found guilty on charges of kidnapping and murdering his then-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, and was sentenced to prison for life, plus 30...
Comedian Hari Kondabolu was back at WNYC this week, guest hosting the program "Midday." The podcast is a "conversation where New Yorkers turn to each afternoon for insight into contemporary art, theater, and literature, plus expert tips about the ever-important lunchtime topic: food." Kondabolu, who has hosted this before,...
YouTube star, author, activist, youth empowerment leader, and now actress Lilly Singh aka Superwoman continues her world domination as she joins an NBC comedy pilot in a series regular role. The single-camera comedy titled “Bright Futures” hails from “Blackish” creator Kenya Barris and centers on a group of multicultural 20-something...
Sunny Leone aka Karanjit Kaur Vohra is all set to set the screen ablaze with her biopic “Karanjit Kaur - The Untold Story of Sunny Leone,” which will trace her journey from an adult film star to being a household Bollywood name. The actress recently spoke out about her...
Aparna Nancherla’s deadpan delivery of jokes and the confidence to pull off subtle digs at herself and the world around her is what makes her a great comedian. It’s also why her episode on Netflix’s “The Standups” is outstanding. Nanchera’s 30-minute stand up acts as a finale to the...
A little over three years ago, Monty Kataria, called me up asking for me to write him a press release. “For what?” I asked. The very first Urban Desi Conference and Concert! Three years later I’m still managing the press related to UDC as well as aspects of the conference, hospitality,...
Indian-American actor Karan Oberoi has landed a series regular role in The CW's coveted reboot of "Roswell." The original show, which ran from 1999-2002 on The WB and UPN, will get a modern update in this reboot. Based on the "Roswell High" books, the show focuses on Liz Ortecho, a...