April sun may be eluding London this year, but you are guaranteed to get the feeling of an Indian Summer, thanks to the Alchemy festival at the Southbank Centre. It officially opens on Wednesday 10 April, running up to 21 April.
Puppet theatre as creative entertainment has become integral to contemporary performances in the last few years drawing new legions of viewers to its fold in redefining an ancient art form - believed to have originated in India - to address new cultural needs.
Thanks to the popularity of online media, entertainment is transcending borders, feels Bettina Sherick of 20th Century Fox International. "I being here, shows how popular has Hollywood become in India. It's amazing to see how Hollywood has been accepted around the world. It's amazing to see how content has spread around the world.
Indian photographers are at par with the world in terms of quality, feels ace fashion photographer Dabboo Ratnani. "I would say the quality is at par. It's just that you have to know what market you have to capture. There are some who have gone abroad and settled down. There has to be some signature style to make it into the international market," said Ratnani, while inaugurating the International Institute of Photography at Kolkata Saturday.
Actor and director Kamal Haasan said Saturday his next production
"Vishwaroopam-2" will be launched in a few days and release this year. Speaking
to reporters here at a meet organised by Raj Kamal Enterprises, along
with film distributor H.D. Gangaraj, Kamal Haasan said he would ensure
that there will be no delay in the release of the new film as he has
been making preparations in right earnestness.
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