Posts Tagged ‘Bollywood’

Sholay Chat with Filmmaker / Author Sri Rao

Sholay Chat with Filmmaker / Author Sri Rao

In advance of Desilicious Bollywood Wonderland on November 4th and the launch for Filmmaker and Author Sri Rao’s new book BOLLYWOOD KITCHEN, we sat down with Sri to talk about his upcoming book and other exciting projects. Sri was the head writer in 2008 of “General Hospital: Night Shift,” shown on ABC. He was also a producer of “New York” (2009) and “Badmaa$h Company” (2010). He wrote the Bollywood romantic

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DESILICIOUS HOT PINK PRIDE | JUNE 27, 2015

DESILICIOUS HOT PINK PRIDE | JUNE 27, 2015 / read more

Desi Media in Tizzy as Fawad Khan Plays Gay

Desi Media in Tizzy as Fawad Khan Plays Gay

Pakistani hunk Fawad Khan, who made his Bollywood debut in Khoobsurat opposite Sonam Kapoor, now has desi media all aflutter with the “revelation” that he’ll be playing a gay character in the upcoming Bollywood romance-drama Kapoor & Sons since 1921. In typical Bollywood tabloid style, the news is credited to an anonymous film industry source that “Fawad will play a gay in Kapoor & Sons. And yes, the character will be daringly

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SHOLAY BIRTHDAY BASH | APRIL 25 2015

SHOLAY BIRTHDAY BASH | APRIL 25 2015 / read more

Desilicious on NPR’s “Weekend Edition”

Desilicious on NPR’s “Weekend Edition”

If you woke up early this morning with your alarm clock set to NPR and heard Desilicious and ‘gay desi“, you weren’t dreaming. NPR reporter Alexandra Starr, who wrote a piece on Desilicious for the “New York Times” in 2007, attended our Sholay Birthday Bash last month.  You can listen to the audio version of Alexandra’s  “Weekend Report” here and read the text version.  A big thanks to Sazzad Reza,

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Kirron: “BOLLYWOOD IS FILLED WITH CLOSET GAYS”

Kirron: “BOLLYWOOD IS FILLED WITH CLOSET GAYS”

The Mumbai Mirror interviews Kirron Kher who is a leading Indian actress, BJP Member of Parliament and an LGBT icon. She has always been outspoken on gay rights in India even though the political party she is affiliated with has its own ideologies that deny our existence. You may recall seeing her as the mother in “Dostana” trying to break up John Abraham and Abhishek Bachan but finally accepting her

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DESILICIOUS BOLLYWOOD CABARET | JAN 24, 2015

DESILICIOUS BOLLYWOOD CABARET | JAN 24, 2015

Photographs by Steven Rosen

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Cabaret Flashback 1973: Helen Turns Up the Heat

Cabaret Flashback 1973: Helen Turns Up the Heat

“Hazel eyed-chic-sleek-gorgeously glamorous twinkle toed dancer charmer of the silver screen” is how the Queen of Bollywood cabaret—Helen—is described in a publicity piece from back in ’73. Helen first appeared in Bollywood films in the early 50s where she cut her teeth as a chorus dancer. Her big break came along in 1958 when she performed solo in the film Howrah Bridge to “Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu” with playback

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