Stage adaptation of The Kite Runner, at Living Arts Centre

The Living Arts Centre in Mississauga presents a stage presentation of The Kite Runner, written by Khaled Hosseini, on Wednesday, April 5. The curtain goes up at 7.30pm. Tickets start at $30. The stage presentation is by Sorab Wadia. It has been adapted from the book by Wynn Handman, who has also directed the performance. Through the eyes of the young protagonist Amir, we are taken on a heart-breaking...

‘Knot Not!’ premiere draws full house

By A Staff Reporter Even if shot at least partially from a South Asian — or even South Indian — perspective, Knot Not! is essentially a thought-provoking film with a message for a global audience. At the same time it manages to be thoroughly entertaining, replete with comedy, drama, fun and its serious moments, in equal measure. First-time director Brinda Muralidhar seems to have pulled off a winner...

Canadian director set to feature first film in Toronto

By A Staff Reporter Ace Canadian Director Brinda Muralidhar is bringing out her first feature film Knot Not! that will premiere for Canadian audiences on October 13. A coming of age story of Mohan and his family, the film is about Mohan (Dilip Krishnamurthy) a young man from South India who arrives in Canada for higher studies. Soon he makes friends with Patricia Smith (Jessica Siegner) a pleasant,...

Knot Not: Fun film with social message, shot in Toronto

By A Staff Reporter Canadian director Brinda Murlidhar is presenting her first film Knot Not! to Canadian audiences. A compelling family drama, Knot Not! is filled with intriguing characters and has been set against an Indian backdrop. The film, in English, is totally home-grown: it has been produced entirely in the Greater Toronto Area with Canadian talent. Knot Not! explores a deep social issue with...

Aditi Rao Hydari joins celeb roster at Anokhi show

By A Staff Reporter Leading South Asian entertainment and lifestyle media company Anokhi Media has released its third group of special guest attendees at its upcoming 13th Anniversary Awards and Fashion Entertainment Show, taking place Thursday, August 25. Among those rubbing shoulders on the celebrity catwalk will be fast-rising Bollywood actress Aditi Rao Hydari. After making her acting debut in...

Shahid Kapoor wedding to Delhi girl Mira Rajput a low-key affair

Actor Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput at their wedding in Gurgaon. New Delhi — Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor last week tied the knot with Delhi-based Mira Rajput at a farmhouse here in a ceremony attended by close family members and a few friends of the couple. The nuptials drew immense media interest, but Shahid’s wish of keeping all details guarded turned out to be quite successful as the paparazzi...

Priyanka wraps ‘Gangaajal 2’ to shoot ‘Bajirao Mastani’

Mumbai — Actress Priyanka Chopra says she has completed the shooting for Prakash Jha’s directorial “Gangaajal 2”, and will soon start shooting for “Bajirao Mastani”. The “Fashion” actress, who was shooting for “Gangaajal 2” in Bhopal, is now back in Mumbai for the shoot for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s venture. “Back in Mumbai!! The feeling of completing a film is always the same!...

Australia now on Neha Dhupia’s mind?

Mumbai — Actress Neha Dhupia, busy with her upcoming film “Moh Maya Money”, said she would like to move to Australia. “I travel a lot. I think best thing about being part of the movie industry and being an actor is that you get to travel abroad a lot,” said Neha, who was present at the Lonely Planet Travel Awards this week. “I really like Europe a lot. Apart from Europe, I like South America...

Don’t want to focus only on films: Ronit Roy

New Delhi — His repertoire includes critically acclaimed performances on both small and silver screens. But actor Ronit Roy, who will be next seen playing the role of a Haryanvi politician in “Guddu Rangeela”, says he now prefers to do “one film a year” as it gives him time to focus on television as well. The 49-year-old, who has been juggling his work in both films and TV for a while, feels...

Ravi Kishan wants to break Bhojpuri superstar image

Mumbai — After living his life as a Bhojpuri star for the last 15 years, actor Ravi Kishan says it is a conscious decision to come out of his comfort zone. “I’ve been living as a Bhojpuri star for the last 15 years. So, I want to come out of this. I relish coming out of my comfort zone and offering a fight. I’m battling a raw fight to come out of this zone,” said Ravi at the red carpet of...