Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


From Bollywood with Love

Thursday, 27 October 2005

From Bollywood with Love



Two Bollywood names will bring a taste of movie glamour and star power to the Asia:NZ Diwali Festival of Lights in Aotea Square, Auckland, this weekend.

Radio Tarana, a key sponsor of the 2005 Diwali festivals in Auckland and Wellington, have organised for actor Jimmy Shergill and pop singer Aiysha to join the festival in Auckland this Sunday, October 30.

Jimmy Shergill

Jimmy is well loved by Indian audiences for his performances in Hindi movies like ‘Machis’, ‘Mohabbatein’, ‘Munnabhai MBBS’ and ‘Hum Tum’, as well as for the blockbuster Punjabi film ‘Yaraan Naal Baharaan’.

Radio Tarana’s managing director Robert Khan says Jimmy Shergill will be the first big Bollywood name to visit New Zealand for a public Diwali event and he urges people to come along to see him.

Also coming is Aiysha, the new sensation in the Bollywood music industry who is making a big name for herself in the Middle East and South Asia with two hit albums and a forthcoming film debut. Her single Tell Me That You Want Me also crossed over into mainstream charts last year.

The singer, who was born to Indo-Fijian parents and who sings in English, Hindi and Punjabi, comes from Brisbane but moved to Bombay last year to pursue a music and acting career in Bollywood.

Aiysha is the first ethnic South Asian from this part of the world to succeed in the intensely competitive Indian film industry for which she is being called the Indian Pop Queen of the Pacific.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Joel Coen's Monochromatic Macbeth

The Bard of Avon may well be smirking up the sleeves of his lace doublet at the irony of Will Smith's Oscar debacle, but now that the initial furore has dissipated, it's worth revisiting the movie for which Denzel Washington was also nominated. More>>

Howard Davis: Kenneth Branagh’s Black & White Belfast

Branagh has assembled a wonderful cast, including Ciarán Hinds, a gently formidable actor who well deserves his Oscar nomination, and Judi Dench, who steals every scene she’s in. More>>

Howard Davis: Dennis Villeneuve’s Dune - A Brief History

So many elements of Herbert’s novel have since become tropes of popular SciFi that Villeneuve’s film sometimes seems deceptively derivative. What makes all this nonsense essential viewing is his astonishing visual sensibility. More>>

Howard Davis: Jill Trevelyan's Rita Angus

Although Angus has become one of Aotearoa’s best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before Jill Trevelyan's acclaimed and revelatory biography, which has been republished by Te Papa press. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland