New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) There was a time when patriotism in Bollywood generally meant war drama packed with the emotions of glory and valour, and the loud assertion of nationalism that often bordered on jingoism. The trend seems to be changing.

Khuda Haafiz: Old-school action drama (IANS Review; Rating: * * and 1/2 )

Khuda Haafiz: Old-school action drama (IANS Review; Rating: * * and 1/2 )

"Khuda Haafiz" (film streaming on Disney+ Hotstar): Cast: Vidyut Jammwal, Shivaleeka Oberoi, Annu Kapoor, Shiv Panditt, Aahana Kumra, Nawab Shah; Direction: Faruk Kabir; Rating: * * and 1/2 (two and a half stars)

TV stars on freedom in the time of lockdown and social distancing

TV stars on freedom in the time of lockdown and social distancing

Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Independence Day this year is certainly unlike any ever, since 1947. For the first time, people will not gather in crowds to raise the Tricolour together or sing the National Anthem in chorus.

Rhea has no link with abusive Insta account demanding #justiceforrhea: Lawyer

Rhea has no link with abusive Insta account demanding #justiceforrhea: Lawyer

Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) An unverified Instagram account has been sharing posts over the past few days targeting the family of Sushant Singh Rajput. The account claims to be fighting to ensure justice for Rhea Chakraborty, girlfriend of the late actor. Her lawyer however denied the actress has any link with the account.

Lockdown suicides call for attention on film, TV worlds mental health

Lockdown suicides call for attention on film, TV worlds mental health

Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Preksha Mehta, Manmeet Grewal, Anupama Pathak and Sameer Sharma. These names share two things in common. All of them are actors by profession, and all of them unfortunately committed suicide during the lockdown. The crisis and uncertainty that the Covid-induced lockdown brought in its wake was perhaps too much and they could not deal with its pressure.

Aasif Mandvi: My parents were disappointed that their son was good at being a clown

Aasif Mandvi: My parents were disappointed that their son was good at being a clown

New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Indian-origin American actor Aasif Mandvi played out various stereotypes while exploring a career in Hollywood because he had just two options -- grab the opportunity or starve. Now, the Indian-Amercian star is happy that these things are being challenged, and says that people have started seeing the economic and financial viability of telling stories that do not revolve only around white people.

World On Fire: Of war and ordinary lives (IANS Review; Rating: * * * )

World On Fire: Of war and ordinary lives (IANS Review; Rating: * * * )

"World On Fire" (series streaming on SonyLIV); Cast: Sean Bean, Helen Hunt, Julia Brown, Jonah Hauer-King, Zofia Wichlacz, Brian J. Smith, Ewan Mitchell, Yrsa Daley-Ward, Lesley Manville; Created by: Peter Bowker; Rating: * * * (three stars)

Gunjan Saxena: I had support of fellow officers, supervisors, commanding officers at IAF

Gunjan Saxena: I had support of fellow officers, supervisors, commanding officers at IAF

New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Just a day after the Indian Air Force (IAF) raised objection over the presentation of gender bias in the film, Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, former IAF pilot Gunjan Saxena, on whose life the film is based, has opened up about her experience at the Air Force as compared to what has been portrayed in the commercial film. She says she had support of fellow officers, supervisors, and commanding officers.