MUMBAI -The global success of "Bandersnatch" has made Netflix officials optimistic about exploring the interactive storytelling format further. "Bandersnatch" is an interactive film in the science fiction anthology series "Black Mirror". It became a rage as it allows viewers make decisions for the main character. Todd Yellin, Vice President, Product, Netflix, spoke about the future of interactive storytelling, at a 'Connecting the World with Great Stories' session
LOS ANGELES - Online streaming platform Netflix has teamed up with filmmaker Gurinder Chadha to convert Nidhi Chananis best-selling graphic novel "Pashmina" into an original CG animated musical. According to deadline.com, Netflix along with Gurinder and her writing partner Paul Nayeda Berges and Hyde Park principal Ashok Amritraj will work on the musical. Gurinder, known for helming films like "Bhaji on the Beach",
NEW DELHI - Punjabi sensation Diljit Dosanjh's wax statue at Madame Tussauds Delhi, located in the iconic Regal Building at Connaught Place here, will be unveiled on Feb 28. As part of a social media engagement, fans have been posting messages for their Punjabi superstar on Madame Tussauds handle. The top posts will be getting a couple of passes to the attraction and will be amongst the first few to step into the spotlight with their favorite...
PASADENA - Amazon Prime Video is expanding its India slate of original series. The platform has announced the greenlighting of more than 20 new and returning Prime Original Series to go into production in the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, India, Japan and Mexico, read a statement from the service provider. For the Indian market, the platform has announced six new series and returning series. There is "Bandish Bandits", a musical directed...
MUMBAI - Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Thursday night said that actor turned author Govind Namdev is not only a good actor but also a true lover of the nation. "Govind ji is not only a great actor but also a person filled with patriotism... I am feeling very proud to be a part of the occasion," Bachchan said, during the book launch of the Namdev titled "Madhukar Shah Bundela". "This is the first time I am invited to a Hindi book launch and...
MUMBAI - Popular producer Ekta Kapoor has become a mother via surrogacy. She has named her newborn son Ravie Kapoor after her father and veteran actor Jeetendra, whose real name is Ravi Kapoor. Her son was born on January 27. "By God's grace, I have seen many successes in my life, but nothing beats the feeling of this beautiful soul being added to my world. I cannot even begin to express how happy my baby's birth has made me,"
NEW DELHI - Actor Arshad Warsi says digital content platforms have given writers and directors freedom of expression which they do not get in films due to censorship. Arshad is all set to foray into the digital space with the web series "Asura", which he has described as "thrilling and gripping". Talking about the boom in digital platforms, Arshad told IANS: "It is brilliant. It is a damn good thing.
MUMBAI - Popular Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor, who has come on board for a TV show which addresses the issue of sanitation, says every story reaches out to a larger audience much better when it is woven with entertainment. At the launch of the show "Navrangi Re!" here on Tuesday, the National Award-winning actor said: "I used to visit Raj Kapoor uncle as a kid and he used to say something that I strongly believe in...that if we can....
MUMBAI - Music maestro A.R. Rahman feels that if actors are able to take time out and practice, then it will be an amazing idea for them to sing for their movies. Rahman will be seen donning the mantle of a super guru in the upcoming show "The Voice". While shooting for its promo, he spoke about what he thought of actors trying their hand at singing, read a statement. "Actors singing their songs in movies is the general norm world-wide.
MUMBAI - Actress Shipa Shetty Kundra, who is known as a fitness icon in Hindi film industry, says she will launch her health app in a couple of months. Shilpa was interacting with the media at the first edition of Hindustan Times Palate Festival on Sunday here. Asked what initiatives she has taken to promote health and fitness as a celebrity, she said: "I have my YouTube channel and I do healthy recipes on that channel.