If meme makers had a field day with Daisy Shah's "our business is our business" line, they should know this was merely the tip of the iceberg. Remo D'Souza's "Race 3" is a minefield of meme-worthy moments, replete with hilarious dialogue, a plot ripe for parody and abysmal acting.
Forever in search of the next big idea, Bollywood is increasingly looking to the sports arena for inspiration, unusual for a country that has few international success stories apart from cricket.
Shashanka Ghosh's "Veere Di Wedding" (Friend's Wedding) might scream itself hoarse that it is “not a chick flick”, but it is obvious from the beginning that it draws inspiration from one of the biggest chick flicks of our times – Darren Star’s “Sex and the City”.
In an early scene in Vikramaditya Motwane's "Bhavesh Joshi - Superhero", Sikandar (Harshvardhan Kapoor) tells a woman in a club about his vigilante venture. "We are like the Indian Justice League," he tells her. "Like Spider-Man?" she asks. "No, we are DC, we are much cooler," he says.
Vikramaditya Motwane’s office wall is lined with vintage posters of superhero films and his table is littered with comic books. It is no surprise then, that his latest film “Bhavesh Joshi: Superhero” is his tribute to the genre he grew up watching. With Harshvardhan Kapoor in the lead, the film follows a masked vigilante out to fight corruption on the streets of Mumbai.
Akshay Kumar has competition. John Abraham is trying to usurp his position as the fittest hero in Bollywood and everyone’s saviour. In Abhishek Sharma’s “Parmanu – the Story of Pokhran”, which he co-produced, Abraham attempts to cash in on the chest-thumping genre of nationalism.
Sushant Singh Rajput casually talks about the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, supercomputers and non-linear thinking while doodling furiously on piece of paper. “I’ve just discovered that I’m ambidextrous,” he says. The actor sounded more like Elon Musk than a Bollywood star as he describes his excitement with emerging technologies.
DHAKA/GUWAHATI, India Flash floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains in South Asia have killed dozens of people and displaced more than a million, most in northeast India and Bangladesh, authorities said on Tuesday.
NEW DELHI India's central government is open to considering the Reserve Bank of India's demand for wider powers to regulate lenders, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said on Tuesday.
BEIJING/WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods and Beijing warned it would retaliate, in a rapid escalation of the trade conflict between the world's two biggest economies. | Video
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LONDON A 200 basis-point increase in interest rates could spark a sharp rise in the proportion of emerging market corporate debt issues at risk of default, with Brazilian and Indian firms most vulnerable, a report from McKinsey Global Institute showed.
KABUL/WASHINGTON Prospects have risen for negotiations between the Taliban and the United States after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani called a ceasefire and allowed militants to roam into cities in a gamble to encourage peace talks.
BEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping offered high praise to visiting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday, lauding the "positive" outcome of his historic summit with U.S. President Donald Trump and promising unwavering friendship. | Video