Enraged Male Fan Assaults Bollywood Actress Over Her Short Dress

On Sunday, the host of an Indian singing competition television show was attacked and slapped in the face by a member of the audience during the taping of the season finale because the man did not approve of her outfit. » 12/01/14 2:45pm 12/01/14 2:45pm

Bollywood Inspired PSA from the UN Has a Surprising Gay Twist

Did you know that it is against international law to discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity? The United Nations would like to remind you that such an international law exists—oh, and even if it didn't, discriminating against people for those reasons is just plain shitty. » 5/07/14 3:00pm 5/07/14 3:00pm

Bollywood Superstar Under Investigation for Pre-Natal Gender Testing

India's strict ban on pre-natal diagnostic tests aka finding out if your unborn child is a boy or a girl have been rigorously enforced since federal legislation on the matter passed in 1994. The ban came about as a result of the alarming rates of female foeticide— by 2006, researchers estimated that 10 million female… » 6/17/13 7:15pm 6/17/13 7:15pm

More Indian Yuppies Eschewing Arranged Marriage For Online Dating

In an attempt to explain the shifting romantic climate for women in India, Mumbai businesswoman Shyra Mogul — who escaped an abusive arranged marriage in her 20s and is now single again — tells NPR that her generation grew up on Bollywood rom-coms which, generally, feature a rich girl feuding with her parents over… » 5/25/13 1:30pm 5/25/13 1:30pm

Pearl Clutchers, Start Your Engines! Bollywood’s Jism 2 Hits Theaters…

There's an increasing trend in the Indian cinema to sexy things up a little bit. For a long time, India's government censors wouldn't even allow kissing onscreen, a restriction that evaporated in 1996 with a long tongue-kiss in the film Raja Hindustani (Indian King). Now, however, filmmakers such as Pooja Bhatt are… » 8/03/12 9:30am 8/03/12 9:30am

Transgender Romance from Bangladesh Is Poised to My Big Fat Greek…

A movie called Common Gender about a love affair between a transgender person and a Hindu boy has become an indie hit in Bangladesh after a small release in only six theaters. Encouraged by this early success, the film's distributor Emanul Karim plans to extend its release nationwide and push cinema owners to extend… » 7/08/12 2:30pm 7/08/12 2:30pm

Super Fun Flight Attendants Do Bollywood Dance in Honor of India's…

January 26th was India's Republic Day and a group of Finnair flight attendants put together this awesome Bollywood dance to celebrate. First of all, amazing. Second of all, it is absolute bullshit that nothing this cool has ever happened to me while flying. BOYCOTT THE SKY! » 1/27/12 6:10pm 1/27/12 6:10pm

Meet The World's New Shortest Woman

Have you noticed the atmosphere has felt a little changed in the past few days, that things seem to have shifted somehow, but you can't quite put your finger on what's different? Well, here's your answer: the world has a new shortest woman! That's right, Jyoti Amge, of Nagpur, India, was given the honor on Friday—her… » 12/18/11 12:35pm 12/18/11 12:35pm

The Bollywood Actress As Prostitute

In India, there's long been a myth of the "Bollywood Brothel" - the idea that all actresses are available for a price. The arrest of several Tollywood film stars has brought the idea back into circulation. » 9/09/10 3:14pm 9/09/10 3:14pm

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Lead Actor Quits Bollywood Hitler Film

Anupam Kher, who was set to play Adolf Hitler in the widely-condemned Bollywood film Dear Friend Hitler, has dropped out of the production. He explained, "Sometimes human emotions are more important than cinema." [NYT] » 6/18/10 2:20pm 6/18/10 2:20pm

Bollywood To Tackle The Romance Of Hitler And Eva Braun

File this under Bad Ideas: A Bollywood studio has announced plans to make a film about Hitler's romance with Eva Braun. Braun will be played by a former Miss India, and Hitler will be played by Anupam Kher. » 6/09/10 1:30pm 6/09/10 1:30pm

Bollywood Director: White Girls Have Better Figures

Raj Thackeray, a feared political leader in Mumbai, has started a hate campaign against British and foreign actresses appearing in Bollywood films. In response, directors explain why they need to hire white women. Oh, and both sides suck. » 3/19/10 6:40pm 3/19/10 6:40pm

Kylie Minogue Goes Bollywood

Kylie Minogue has a guest spot in the upcoming Bollywood release Blue, where she sings about wanting to "chiggy wiggy with you." This appears to be shoulder/hip shimmy, if not a euphemism for something else. [DesiHits] » 9/11/09 5:20pm 9/11/09 5:20pm

Indian Pageant Contestants Bank On Popularity Of Bollywood Films

India's Miss World contestants are learning Bollywood-style dances this year, in the hope that the films' growing popularity abroad can give them an advantage in competition, just as international acclaim launched actress Deepika Padukone to Bollywood's A-list. » 7/21/09 6:00pm 7/21/09 6:00pm