Konkona Sen Sharma wins best director, best actress awards at New York Indian Film Festival

Konkona Sen Sharma wins best director, best actress awards at New York Indian Film Festival

NEW YORK (Diya TV) — Konkona Sen Sharma has been selected as the winner in the categories of “Best Director” and “Best Actress” at the New York Indian Film Festival. The 37-year-old Sharma won the best actress award for her performance in Alankrita Srivastava’s Lipstick Under My Burkha, while she was awarded the best director for her directorial debut, A ..

Bollywood Star Vinod Khanna dead at 70

Bollywood Star Vinod Khanna dead at 70

MUMBAI (Diya TV) — Veteran Bollywood sensation Vinod Khanna passed on Thursday at the age of 70, according to a hospital statement. Khanna died of advanced bladder cancer on Thursday morning, said Tushar Pania, from the HN Reliance Foundation and Research Centre in Mumbai. Khanna, who was dubbed Bollywood’s “original heartthrob,” had reportedly been battling the ..

New York City will host the 18th annual IIFA awards this July

New York City will host the 18th annual IIFA awards this July

NEW YORK (Diya TV) — The countdown to India’s biggest, most extravagant and spectacular global celebration of cinema has begun, the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) announced Wednesday that New York City will play host to the organization’s 18th edition of the IIFA Weekend and Awards festival. The festival, one of the world’s most renowned and ..

15th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles kicks off tonight

15th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles kicks off tonight

LOS ANGELES (Diya TV) — Now in it’s 15th year, the Indian Films Festival of Los Angeles is scheduled to kick off tonight with the premiere of “Lipstick Under My Burkha.” Widely recognized as the premiere showcase of groundbreaking Indian cinema globally, this year’s rendition of the festival will take place from April 5-9, and will be held at Regal L.A. ..

Priyanka Chopra plays holi with Jimmy Fallon on Fallon Tonight

Priyanka Chopra plays holi with Jimmy Fallon on Fallon Tonight

NEW YORK (Diya TV) — Priyanka Chopra went on Jimmy Fallon’s Show and got a little homesick. Not for long, because the Fallon crew arranged for some Thandai  and some colors for the two play Holi on national television. Priyanka as always being the ambassador for some things Indian, has brought attention to the Indian Film Industry and now ..

Varun & Alia on social media spree for their new flick Badrinath Ki Dulhania

Varun & Alia on social media spree for their new flick Badrinath Ki Dulhania

MUMBAI (Diya TV) — Badrinath Ki Dulhania, a desi-pan with a little “hatke” defines the film. Directed and written by Shashank Khaitan, the film is a love franchise produced by Dharma Productions. The movie pretty much looks like a sequel of Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania with same star cast with Varun & Alia have masochistic U.P. style ..

Akshay Kumar’s Jolly LLB2:  A promising sequel to the 2013 courtroom comedy

Akshay Kumar’s Jolly LLB2: A promising sequel to the 2013 courtroom comedy

  SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Jolly LLB, a 2013 Hindi Courtroom Comedy-drama made a huge success at the box-office directed by Subhash Kapoor. And this 2016 spring we are going to have another tastefulness by this director who is coming up with Jolly LLB 2 starring the award winning Akshay Kumar which is all set ..

Priyanka Chopra to appear on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Priyanka Chopra to appear on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — The People’s Choice Award winner, ‘Quantico’ star ‘Baywatch’ babe Priyanka Chopra is set to appear on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ tonight. This will be PC’s first appearance on Colbert after appearing on other late night shows hosted by ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel & NBC’s Jimmy Fallon. Tonight’s episode will also ..

Zakir Hussain Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Zakir Hussain Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Maestro Zakir Hussain was honored with a lifetime achievement award from SFJazz for his historic and groundbreaking contributions to the music community, the award was presented to him by former Grateful Dead drummer, Mickey Hart. SFJazz was founded in 1983, and is regarded as one of the world’s leading cultural ..

Priyanka Chopra wins the Peoples Choice Award again

Priyanka Chopra wins the Peoples Choice Award again

LOS ANGELES (Diya TV) — Priyanka Chopra has done it again! She’s won the Peoples Choice Award last night or her role as Alex Parrish in ABC’s Quantico. Dressed in a blush two piece ensemble with an asymmetrical crop top with a matching fringe skirt, Priyanka swirled her way to a second PCA.  Here’s Priyanka walking down ..

Deepika Padukone to appear on Ellen DeGeneres show today

Deepika Padukone to appear on Ellen DeGeneres show today

  LOS ANGELES (Diya TV) — Bollywood’s leading lady Deepika Padukone will appear on Ellen DeGeneres show today to promote her Hollywood debut with the upcoming release of XXX: Return of Xander Cage. Former Miss World turned Bollywood leading lady, Aishwarya Rai led the way with the Pink Panther, next Frieda Pinto with Slumdog Millionaire and then Priyanka Chopra with everything ..

Karan Johar’s ‘An Unsuitable Boy’ reveals his spat with Kareena Kapoor Khan

Karan Johar’s ‘An Unsuitable Boy’ reveals his spat with Kareena Kapoor Khan

  MUMBAI (Diya TV) — Karan Johar’s recent release of ‘An Unsuitable Boy’  is among the most anticipated celebrity books in the Indian market. This filmmaker has never been hesitant about disclosing his thoughts or his relationships with fellow contemporaries in the entertainment industry. Revealing a spat with daughter of the legendary Kapoor family, Kareena Kapoor in ..

Sacramento Kings host fourth annual Bollywood Night at all-new Golden 1 Center

Sacramento Kings host fourth annual Bollywood Night at all-new Golden 1 Center

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Diya TV) — The Sacramento Kings hosted their fourth annual Bollywood Night as they took on the Golden State Warriors. With the NBA eying further global expansion, all eyes were focused on California’s capitol city Sunday night as the Sacramento Kings, facing off against Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors, hosted the ..

Vin Diesel and Deepika Padukone welcomed in India Band Baaja style

Vin Diesel and Deepika Padukone welcomed in India Band Baaja style

MUMBAI (Diya TV) — The sizzling Bollywood leading lady starring opposite the fast and furious Vin Diesel  in XXX: Return of Xander Cage has been making news all around! Soon after their promotional trips to Mexico and London, Vin Diesel and Deepika Padukone were spotted in Mumbai on Thursday to continue their promotions for the upcoming ..

Bollywood superstar Deepika Padukone set to make her Hollywood debut

Bollywood superstar Deepika Padukone set to make her Hollywood debut

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Bollywood Superstar Deepika Padukone is scheduled to makes rounds on America’s hit talks shows coming next week. The leading lady of India’s cinema scape, Padukone is known to be one of the highest paid actresses in Bollywood. She is not the only one making strides on this side of the Pacific. While ..

Netflix inks exclusive deal with Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan

Netflix inks exclusive deal with Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — In a bid to corner the streaming-video market in India, Netflix have inked a deal with Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, and his Red Chillies Entertainment production company. The agreement grants Netflix global streaming rights to the films in Red Chillies’ library, as well as any new movies from the ..