Bollywood

LOOK: Bollywood's Style Evolution

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 08.08.2014 | Canada Style

Bollywood has a lot to celebrate: not only can it boast some of the most talented actors and actresses in the world but it recently just turned 100 ye...

Guys Sing A Capella Version Of Bollywood's Musical History, Nails It

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada Music

Even if you know nothing about Bollywood, this video will still make you want to dance. The five minute video by South Asian a cappella group Penn...

Raghav Is The Biggest Canadian Star You've Probably Never Heard Of

HuffPost Canada Music | Anupa Mistry | Posted 03.25.2014 | Canada Music

When Raghav Mathur left Calgary in 2000 for music school in the UK, he was only looking for the kind of convivial support and collaboration most music...

135 Reasons Deepika Padukone Is Our New Favourite Bollywood Fashion Icon

The Huffington Post Canada Style | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada Style

As much as we love gawking at Bollywood beauties Ashwariya Rai and Priyanka Chopra, we have a new found love for actress Deepika Padukone. No stran...

Dance For University Credit

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

After a three-year hiatus, North America's only bhangra dance class for university credit is back at Simon Fraser University. By the third day of s...

Movie Inspired by Delhi Gang Rape Puts Onus on Women

Manjot Bains | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Manjot Bains

It's been almost a year since a gang rape in Delhi overtook the news cycle and sparked protests and discussion about women's safety, sexual violence and patriarchy in India and around the world. On the eve of that anniversary, when we start to ask if there have been any real changes in policing, education and everything else, Anurag Kashyap (Dev D, That Girl in Yellow Boots) releases a short film called, That Day After Everyday, that looks at sexual harassment, surveillance and violence in India.

I Was a Dark-Skinned South Asian -- Now I'm White

Hina P. Ansari | Posted 11.25.2013 | Canada Living
Hina P. Ansari

I miss my dark skin. I have Vitiligo -- an auto-immune disease where the body creates antibodies that destroy the pigment, melanin, leaving patches of white pigment-less skin, which spreads over time. So when I see girls electively going through various beauty treatments to achieve that sort of lightness of being, my blood boils. It took me up to a year to go completely white, and that was 10 years ago. So for those who voluntarily want to go lighter, I know deep down, even fifty shades won't make the least bit of difference for them.

Is Dark Beautiful? The Fairness Debate Opens Wide in India

Jugni Style | Posted 10.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Jugni Style

The darker girl's mantra: stay out of the sun, don't tan, and use this homemade concoction to fade your skin colour. Unless you're born fair like Aishwarya Rai, you've likely been subject to some version of this growing up -- but the Dark is Beautiful campaign is working to change this.

LOOK: Aishwarya Rai, Then And Now

The Huffington Post Canada Style | Posted 07.08.2013 | Canada Style

Aishwarya Rai's beauty knows no age. It’s been about 20 years since the star began her rise to fame as a model, later going on to win the Miss Wo...

TOIFA Vancouver: Best and Worst Dressed Red Carpet Stars

Jugni Style | Posted 06.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Jugni Style

Honestly, we weren't really that excited about the performances or celebrity sightings during Saturday's Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA). We're all about the red carpet and it did not disappoint us.

TOIFA Vancouver: Top 5 Bollywood Scandals of All-Time

Shachi Kurl | Posted 06.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Shachi Kurl

Think Lindsay Lohan is messed up? Unimpressed with Mel Gibson's meltdowns? Those Hollywood distractions have nothing on these five legendary Bollywood scandals that include a taboo love triangle, murder and family shame.

Bollywood Fever Hot In Vancouver

CBC | Posted 06.05.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Hundreds of fans were once again camped out at Vancouver International Airport on Friday for a chance to see some of the biggest stars in the Bollywoo...

TOIFA Vancouver: Opa Shiamak Style!

Shachi Kurl | Posted 06.04.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Shachi Kurl

When dancers take the stage at the Pacific Coliseum and BC Place at the Times of India Film Awards in Vancouver this week, it won't be the Harlem Shake we'll see. Not Gangnam style, not even Indian Classical style. It will be Shiamak style.

B.C.'s Political Bollywood Brawl

Shachi Kurl | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Shachi Kurl

Timing is everything in B.C. politics. And wouldn't you know, it's also the essence of thousands of Bollywood films. A chance meeting that develops into forbidden love? Bollywood. The moment the evil uncle clunks granny on the head and makes off with the family fortune, leaving the heroine a pauper? Bollywood. But who thought India's prolific Hindi film industry would be at the centre of a dramatic saga of its own, playing out on location over the next five months across British Columbia's political soundstage?

Times Of India Film Awards: Will B.C. Benefit From Bollywood Event?

Adeel Suhrwardy | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Adeel Suhrwardy

The B.C. premier announced this week Metro Vancouver will host the Times of India Film Awards. Reactions within the South Asian community are mixed; some are touting it as a political ploy to gain South Asian votes. What remains to be seen is if the community and businesses at large will be able to tap into the longer term business opportunities an event of this nature can provide.

Pakistan and India: A Tale of Two Children

Hina P. Ansari | Posted 12.24.2011 | Canada
Hina P. Ansari

It's classic Bollywood: mother gives up two sons, one becomes a cop/top industrialist, the other ends up embracing the life of crime as a gangster/con man. So here we have two nations, India and Pakistan born in 1947: one finds their way into enviable success, while the other struggles in the deep waters of corruption.

Dance King Shiamak Davar's Inspired Journey

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 10.29.2011 | Canada
Marissa Bronfman

Anyone who knows anything about Bollywood knows that dance is an absolutely integral part of film. The IIFA Awards are no exception and Davar has choreographed the stage show for 11 consecutive years simply because he's the best.

Five Questions for Hina P. Ansari

Netta Kornberg | Posted 10.11.2011 | Canada
Netta Kornberg

Hina P. Ansari's relationship with Bollywood goes way back to the burgeoning of the industry. Her grandfather was a multi-faceted filmmaker known as o...

Bollywood From the Intern's Desk

Netta Kornberg | Posted 10.05.2011 | Canada
Netta Kornberg

I have to admit it -- I have yet to watch a Bollywood film. Working as an intern at the Institute for Contemporary Culture (ICC) at the Royal Ontario ...

IIFA Toronto: Much Ado About Nothing or....

Aditya Jha | Posted 09.24.2011 | Canada
Aditya Jha

Aditya Jha: IIFA Toronto, a $12 million largesse of Government of Ontario helped build the "Year of India in Canada" excitement to great heights tran...

Three Questions With Painted Nation Filmmaker Cyrus Sundar Singh

Netta Kornberg | Posted 09.19.2011 | Canada
Netta Kornberg

Popular imagery of India is often full of bright colours that create vibrant landscapes. Taking a closer look it becomes clear that not only are India...

IIFA Awards 2011: A Memorable Affair

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 09.01.2011 | Canada
Marissa Bronfman

The fans were screaming, the media running and the celebrities dancing -- yes, it was the 2011 International Indian Film Academy Awards that brought B...

Bollywood Flies to Canada, With No Return Ticket Home

Alex Budman | Posted 08.26.2011 | Canada
Alex Budman

Blurring the boundaries between Hollywood and Bollywood, Breakaway brings Bollywood flair to Hollywood actors, all while showcasing Toronto and its unique Indo-Canadian population.

PHOTOS: Bollywood Bombards Toronto

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.26.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- TORONTO - Bollywood bombarded its Canadian fans with a glittering, multi-coloured carnival of song, dance and glamour as India's...

IIFA Awards Brings Back Memories of My Grandfather's Role in Bollywood History

Hina P. Ansari | Posted 08.22.2011 | Canada
Hina P. Ansari

Nisar Ahmed Ansari, N.A. Ansari or "Dada" as we would call him came from Bollywood. I remember as a youngster, I would listen to cinematic scriptures; a quick lesson on the art of all sorts of intricate director vernacular which seems so foreign yet fascinating.