Bollywood Stars

Sophiya's Choice, 1971 - 2013

Laxmi Hariharan | Posted 19.03.2013 | Home
Laxmi Hariharan

Sophiya Haque was the first Indian looking female face I had seen in a music video which set easy-to-get English words to the strains of Indian ragas and was broadcast on an honest-to-goodness mainstream music channel in India.

An Inspirational Rags-to-Riches Story

Laxmi Hariharan | Posted 09.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Laxmi Hariharan

Rajinikanth is, quite simply, the biggest superstar, cinema-crazy India has ever seen. His stylized dialogues and screen mannerisms are legion, as well, his guy next door-cum-superhero image has found a hysterically appreciative following among millions of moviegoers.

Helen: Bollywood's Queen of Dance

Ben Mirza | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben Mirza

This year marked a milestone for one of Bollywood's most endearing stars, Amitabh Bachchan, who celebrated his 70th birthday.

Good Girls Wear Slit Skirts Too

Laxmi Hariharan | Posted 08.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Laxmi Hariharan

Quick close your eyes my Mother admonished the eleven year old me, proceeding to cover my eyes with her fingers, as I valiantly peered through the fri...

I Do

Laxmi Hariharan | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Laxmi Hariharan

I caught myself checking the time on my BlackBerry for the first fifth time in an hour. Yes he should have landed, I thought. Maybe not, yet. Should I wait another ten minutes and call, perhaps he is still stuck in the long queues at immigration... Uh! Give it another few minutes then I'll call... Why has he not called yet? Damn! I reached for the phone; then stopped myself again.

Of Smirking Bollywood stars & Bombay metrosexuals

Laxmi Hariharan | Posted 22.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Laxmi Hariharan

Even after all these years my NRI (or OCI as they call it now) status seems to elicit the wierdest of reactions. Some of my mother's friends insist on speaking to me in English, while I try to respond back in my rather Bombay-ite version of Tamil.

Why Pippa Middleton Should Look to Bollywood for Her Next Boyfriend

Laxmi Hariharan | Posted 13.01.2012 | UK Entertainment
Laxmi Hariharan

So apparently she is single again. And all the men are rejoicing at another shot at being one step removed from the most celebrated Royal couple on th...