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15 Apr 2024

Bengali Cinema

Exclusive: Srijit Mukherji locks Sanai's songs for upcoming project

Srijit Mukherji is one of the most commercially and critically acclaimed directors in Bengali cinema. His recently released romantic comedy Oti Uttam has emerged as a money spinner at the box office and the film's music has been super hit.

17 Mar 2024


'Would have fought CBFC': Sudipto Sen on censoring JNU's mention

Filmmaker Sudipto Sen shot to fame with 2023's The Kerala Story.

15 Mar 2024


'Television audience is bored of Saas-Bahu drama': Sanjay Nath

Even before Netflix arrived in India, Sanjay Nath had already begun working in the web space with international makers. He decided to quit television and expand his horizons. He then worked with the Matrix trilogy makers - The Wachowskis.

10 Mar 2024


'Music has more money than TV shows': Ali Merchant

Actor-disc jockey (DJ) Ali Merchant is a multifaceted star. Starting his career as an actor with Ssshhhh... Phir Koi Hai, Merchant bagged his first leading role in Amber Dhara (2007-2008). Much later, he ventured into music, becoming a renowned DJ.

05 Mar 2024

Armaan Malik

Indian music will become next global sensation, says Armaan Malik

Indian music took center stage on the global front last year when RRR won an Academy Award in the Best Original Song category for Naatu Naatu.

04 Mar 2024

Bengali Cinema

Exclusive: 'Oti Uttam's 'Bondhu Bhabi' marks tribute to Uttam Kumar

National Award-winning filmmaker Srijit Mukherji is gearing up for the upcoming romantic comedy Oti Uttam. The VFX-heavy film marks Uttam Kumar's "return" to celluloid after 42 years.

03 Mar 2024

Gully Boy

'Gully Boy' brought rap into India's mainstream music: Rapper Dino

Indian rapper-composer Dino James is presently busy touring the country for Royal Stag Boombox, an event that brings hip-hop and Bollywood music together.

01 Mar 2024

Satish Kaushik

'Kaagaz 2' writer Ankur Suman remembers Satish Kaushik's fond memories

Satish Kaushik's death left a void in everyone's heart. Almost a year after his passing away, his film Kaagaz 2, is set for its theatrical release on Friday.

29 Feb 2024


Exclusive: Jyotica Tangri was offered 'Taskari' post-Ustad Rashid Khan's death

She started as a singing reality television show contestant before beginning her career as a Bollywood playback singer. Meet Jyotica Tangri, the singer who is best known for voicing Oh Meri Laila with Atif Aslam and has sung over 100 songs.

28 Feb 2024

Bengali Cinema

Exclusive: Shreya Ghoshal-Saptak Sanai Das collaborate for 'Tahader Kotha'

Music is an essential part of Indian cinema. Over the years, the world has witnessed several Indian talents but only a few stood out with their range and talent. Shreya Ghoshal has been one such pillar of Indian music for more than two decades.

27 Feb 2024

Bengali Cinema

Exclusive: Saptak Sanai Das discusses 'Oti Uttam,' Shreya Ghoshal, more

Music director Saptak Sanai Das is one of the most promising talents in Bengali cinema who catapulted to success with the sci-fi romantic musical X=Prem.

26 Feb 2024

Bengali Cinema

Exclusive: 'Oti Uttam's 'Monkharaper Gaan' release date is here

Mahanayak Uttam Kumar is making a comeback on celluloid after nearly four decades with Srijit Mukherji's upcoming romantic comedy Oti Uttam. The movie offers a fresh concept and Bengali cinephiles are already charged up for the film's release on March 22.

Exclusive: NSD alum Durgesh Kumar talks about 'Bhakshak,' 'Laapataa Ladies'

You best know him for his role as the cantankerous Bhushan from Panchayat, but did you know actor-thespian Durgesh Kumar has been active in showbiz for a decade?

13 Feb 2024

OTT releases

Exclusive: Ashmit Patel talks about comeback series 'State v/s Ahuja'

Murder actor Ashmit Patel is here with his first OTT show of 2024, State v/s Ahuja.

09 Feb 2024

TV News

Exclusive: Romanch Mehta reveals why he took up 'Baghin' role

The latest supernatural television show on the block is Baghin.

16 Jan 2024

Bollywood Films

NewsBytes Exclusive: Ajay Devgn's 'Raid 2' ready for Lucknow schedule

In the era of franchises and cinematic universes, superstar Ajay Devgn is set to revamp his successful Raid franchise for a second installment, titled Raid 2. The movie will be helmed by Raj Kumar Gupta.

13 Jan 2024

Pankaj Tripathi

Jaya Ahsan on 'Kadak Singh' intimate scene with Pankaj Tripathi

Bangladeshi actor Jaya Ahsan is not new to Indian films.

06 Jan 2024


Exclusive: 'Pink' director to make film on Bangladesh Liberation War

Indian filmmaker Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury is currently enjoying the praise he has been receiving for his last release, Kadak Singh.

02 Jan 2024


NewsBytes Exclusive: 'Pink' happened out of anger,' says director Aniruddha

Critically acclaimed filmmaker Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury is known for his cinematic masterpieces in Bengali and Hindi film industries.

02 Jan 2024

Bengali Cinema

NewsBytes Exclusive: Who will star alongside Dev in 'Khadaan'

Bengali cinema witnessed a lucrative 2023 in terms of content and commercially viable movies.

28 Dec 2023


NewsBytes Exclusive: 'Cubicles' S03 cast on being relevant in industry

The Viral Fever (TVF) is returning with Cubicles S03, a comedy-drama centered around the corporate world and the lives of employees.

27 Dec 2023

Salman Khan

Exclusive: Salman's cousin Matin recalls actor's childhood days in Indore

Salman Khan is celebrating his 58th birthday on Wednesday.

26 Dec 2023

Mohammed Shami

#NewsBytesExclusive: Meet martial artist world-record holder Chinmay Sharma

Chinmay Sharma is a martial artist from Delhi who has made India proud at the highest level.

23 Dec 2023


Exclusive: 'Dunki' actor Komal Sachdeva thought her casting was prank

It is every actor's dream to work in a film led by a superstar like Shah Rukh Khan and helmed by a critically acclaimed filmmaker like Rajkumar Hirani.

21 Dec 2023


Exclusive: Makers 'heavily considering' not screening 'Salaar' on national chains

Prabhas-led Salaar is set for its theatrical release on Friday, clashing against Shah Rukh Khan's Dunki.

11 Dec 2023


'Response is surreal!': Threeory band behind 'Roja' medley in 'Animal'

Music stirs your soul, transports you to a different world, and warms your heart's cockles in ways you deem impossible.

09 Dec 2023


Exclusive: When 'MasterChef' winner Mohammed Ashiq decided not to audition

The eighth season of MasterChef India concluded on Friday, with Mohammed Ashiq emerging as the winner.

05 Dec 2023


Exclusive: Dharmendra shoots for Sriram Raghavan's 'Ikkis' sans Agastya Nanda

Critically acclaimed filmmaker Sriram Raghavan has begun working on his next feature film titled Ikkis.

05 Dec 2023

Bengali Cinema

NewsBytes Exclusive: Srijit Mukherji-Dev's project is titled 'Tekka'

Ever since superstar Dev announced his collaboration with National Award-winning director Srijit Mukherji, Bengali cinema lovers have been eagerly waiting for details about the film.

26 Nov 2023


British chef's words helped Prachi to not quit 'MasterChef' challenge

Prachi Agarkar has had a roller coaster ride on her MasterChef India journey. The now-eliminated Mumbai contestant has presented some of the most zhanzhanit (Marathi for spicy) recipes.

25 Nov 2023


NewsBytes Exclusive: 'MasterChef India's Nidhi Sharma on innovating Himachali cuisine

On at least two occasions, the judges of MasterChef India's eighth season returned an empty plate after tasting the dishes.

12 Nov 2023

Sony LIV

#NewsBytesExclusive: 'MasterChef India 8's Mohammed Aashiq on his culinary journey

MasterChef India season eight contestant Mohammed Aashiq, who runs a juice shop, Kulukki Hub, in Mangalore, has impressed the judges and viewers alike.

11 Nov 2023

Sony LIV

#NewsBytesExclusive: 'MasterChef India 8's Kenneth G on his cooking style

Kenneth G is the youngest contestant on the ongoing season eight of MasterChef India, being exclusively premiered on SonyLIV.

01 Nov 2023

Hansal Mehta

#NewsBytesExclusive: Just building six-pack body isn't acting, says Mukesh Tiwari

Mukesh Tiwari created a mark with his debut performance as Jageera in China Gate. He then gained further recognition as Baccha Yadav and Vasooli Bhai in Gangajal and Golmaal, respectively.

31 Oct 2023


#NewsBytesExclusive: Gulshan Devaiah on delivering three back-to-back successes in 2023

One actor who is ruling the OTT space in 2023 is Gulshan Devaiah. First, he tasted success with Dahaad in May as Inspector Devi Lal. He then followed it up with Guns & Gulaabs in August as Chaar Cut Atmaram, and now Duranga 2 as Abhishek.

26 Oct 2023

Sony LIV

#NewsBytesExclusive: Professional kitchens weren't always gender-neutral, says Pooja Dhingra

Patisserie chef and businesswoman Pooja Dhingra is one of the three celebrity chef judges of MasterChef India, premiering on SonyLIV.

17 Oct 2023

FC Goa

#NewsBytesExclusive: FC Goa's Raynier Fernandes aims for top spot (ISL)

Indian football has seen the emergence of many talented midfielders in the last decade or so but there a very few who have bossed it in different roles in midfield like Raynier Fernandes.

13 Oct 2023


#NewsBytesExclusive: 'Maseeha Doctor' highlights spirituality's importance, says writer Piyali Kar 

After working in the Hindi television industry for six years, creative producer Piyali Kar moved to Himachal Pradesh in 2019.

12 Oct 2023

Bollywood Films

#NewsBytesExclusive: Rohan Mehra on why nepotism doesn't apply to him

Many would know him as late actor Vinod Mehra's son, but Rohan Vinod Mehra has crafted a space of his own in the industry because of his acting chops.

11 Oct 2023


#NewsBytesExclusive: 'Constantly on move,' says Paula on 'Shantit Kranti's filming

Born in Canada, she is now making a name for herself in the Indian film industry.

11 Oct 2023


#NewsBytesExclusive: Sarang Sathaye on what ails Marathi cinema

Marathi cinema is known for its rich content. Yet, when it comes to its popularity, it still seems to be lagging behind other regional languages, particularly Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada industries.

10 Oct 2023


#NewsBytesExclusive: Priyadarshini Indalkar 'didn't expect' her 'Farzi' role 

Marathi actor Priyadarshini Indalkar is best known for roles in Phulrani and Maharashtrachi Hasya Jatra. But did you know she was also seen in Shahid Kapoor and Vijay Sethupathi starrer Farzi, which was released on Amazon Prime Video earlier this year?

10 Oct 2023

The Viral Fever

#NewsBytesExclusive: Abhay Mahajan dishes about 'Pitchers 3,' 'Shantit Kranti 2'  

Remember Abhay Mahajan aka Saurabh Mandal from TVF Pitchers? He's now gearing up for SonyLIV's Marathi web series Shantit Kranti's second season. Essaying Shreyas's character, Season 2 revolves around a bachelor's trip turned into a spiritual one.

08 Oct 2023

Pearl V Puri

#NewsBytesExclusive: 'Starved for days,' Pearl V Puri on his struggle

After tasting success in the Hindi television industry, actor Pearl V Puri is now set to enter the film industry with Yaariyan 2.

07 Oct 2023


#NewsBytesExclusive: 'Different genres,' says Divya on 'Yaariyan 2,' 'Ganapath' clash

Divya Khosla Kumar made her directorial debut with Yaariyan in 2014, and now, after almost a decade, she is returning to the franchise as one of its sequel's lead actors.

07 Oct 2023

Sanjay Leela Bhansali

#NewsBytesExclusive: Not 'Malaal,' Meezaan Jafri's screen debut was 'Boogie Woogie'

Meezaan Jafri made his acting debut with 2019's Malaal, But did you know that he made his screen debut decades ago with Boogie Woogie?

29 Sep 2023

Social Media

#NewsBytesExclusive: 'Funyaasi' creators share their joy of content creation

"Funyaasi" duo Shubham Singh and Dhruv Bisht are hands down one of the most entertaining content creator duos we have today.

21 Sep 2023

Kritika Kamra

#NewsBytesExclusive: 'Made for greater purpose,' says Kritika Kamra on 'Bheed'

Kritika Kamra has been winning hearts as gangster Habiba Kadri in Amazon Prime Video's Bambai Meri Jaan.

20 Sep 2023

Vishal Bhardwaj

#NewsBytesExclusive: Most comfortable on Vishal Bhardwaj's sets, says Wamiqa Gabbi 

Wamiqa Gabbi is all set to play a detective in Charlie Chopra & The Mystery of Solang Valley. She began preparing for the role in November 2022 end, months before it went on floors in February.

17 Sep 2023

Vishal Bhardwaj

#NewsBytesExclusive: Priyanshu Painyuli wasn't insecure over 'Charlie Chopra's ensemble cast

Priyanshu Painyuli most famously starred as an antagonist in Chris Hemsworth starrer Extraction.