India Waves 25 Years
Making Waves on Airwaves - Since 1994!


India Waves


dedicated to our beloved
Mr Anthony, S

Anthony, S. Pioneered South Asian broadcast media in Los Angeles over four decades ago. In 1994, his protégé Lakshmi Baweja founded India Waves - First and only of its kind unique blend of Bollywood, Hollywood, Youth and Community program.

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India Waves YOUTH WING: Students 13 - 17 years. Internship, TV reporting & Volunteer Opportunity. Email resume: info: IW Youth Wing tab


Bleecker Street release MR. MALCOLM’S LIST (July 1st)
Directed by Emma Holly Jones
: Freida Pinto, Sope Dìrísù, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Ashley Park, with Zawe Ashton, and Theo James

Synopsis:When she fails to meet an item on his list of requirements for a bride, Julia Thistlewaite (Zawe Ashton) is jilted by London’s most eligible bachelor, Mr. Malcolm (??p? Dìrísù). Feeling humiliated and determined to exact revenge, she convinces her friend Selina Dalton (Freida Pinto) to play the role of his ideal match. Soon, Mr. Malcolm wonders whether he’s found the perfect woman...or the perfect hoax. Also starring Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Ashley Park, with Theo James.

  Warner Brothers Pictures release Baz Luhrmann’s ELVIS (June 24)
Directed by Baz Luhrmann
: Austin Butler; Tom Hanks

Synopsis: ELVIS is an epic, big-screen spectacle from Warner Bros. Pictures and visionary, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Baz Luhrmann that explores the life and music of Elvis Presley, starring Austin Butler and Oscar winner Tom Hanks.

A thoroughly cinematic drama, Elvis’s (Butler) story is seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Hanks). As told by Parker, the film delves into the complex dynamic between the two spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge).

Paramount Pictures release PAWS OF FURY: The Legend of Hank (July 15)
Directed by Rob Minkoff, Mark Koetsier, Chris Bailey
Voice Cast
: Michael Cera ,Ricky Gervais, George Takei, Gabriel Iglesias, Michelle Yeoh, Samuel L. Jackson

Synopsis: A hard-on-his-luck hound Hank (Michael Cera) finds himself in a town full of cats who need a hero to defend them from a ruthless villain's (Ricky Gervais) evil plot to wipe their village off the map. With help from a reluctant teacher (Samuel L. Jackson) to train him, our underdog must assume the role of town samurai and team up with the villagers to save the day. The only problem… cats hate dogs! Also starring Mel Brooks, George Takei, Aasif Mandvi, Gabriel Iglesias, Djimon Hounsou, Michelle Yeoh, Kylie Kuioka, and Cathy Shim, PAWS OF FURY: THE LEGEND OF HANK pounces into theatres July 15, 2022.


Sony Pictures Films release NIKAMMA (June 17)
Directed by Sabbir Khan
: Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Abhimanyu Dassani, Shirley Setia, Samir Soni

Synopsis: Shilpa Shetty Kundra makes a luminous return to the big screen in the upcoming Bollywood entertainer NIKAMMA joined by Abhimanyu Dassani and Shirley Setia. The theatrical trailer has just made its world premiere and the film releases in North American theaters on June 17.

  Paramount Pictures release TOP GUN MAVERICK (Now Playing)
Directed by Joseph Kosinsk
: Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Charles Parnell, Monica Barbaro with Ed Harris and Val Kilmer

Synopsis: After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of TOP GUN graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.”

Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it

  National Award Winner Vidya Balan and critically acclaimed Shefali Shah came together in Amazon Prime Video release JALSA directed by Suresh Triveni.
Did it empower or challenge them? They share each other’s traits and what exasperated?
Why steer away from their producer husbands instead of collaborating?  
Why Vidya said that she will make her husband, Siddharth Roy Kapur’s life hell?
Vipul Shah did not want to cast his wife Shefali in home production ‘Waqt’? ‘Filmmaking is not about… let’s make Biryani together,” Shefali.
Vidya shakes up everything around in supercharged interview with Lakshmi Baweja. 
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Director AYAN MUKHERJI 1:1 Exclusively on India Waves TV!

Ayan on directing Bollywood’s most talked about magnum opus Brahmastra - a trilogy slated for theatrical release on September 9, 2022.
Why should Ranbir Kapoor thank Ayan Mukherji the day he marries Alia Bhatt?
Ayan wants to officiate Ranbir - Alia wedding! 
His biggest challenge during 7 years journey of Brahmastra filmmaking.
San Francisco Bay Area - his favorite part of the world.
US visit for Brahmastra promotions plus more

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Watch Celeb Interviews & Specials
  Bollywood Actor VIVEK OBEROI 

What is the connection between Russians and Emmy nominated INSIDE EDGE (Now in its Season 3)? Why did he initially refuse this role? Why did Vivek say, “I love my chocolates and characters deliciously dark”? His personal take on rampant explicit graphic content in OTT series.  His daughter wants him in love stories but his son objects on his kissing scenes! Where would he like to “Up” his game? His philanthropic work plus more. 

Budding actress TARA SUTARIA and debutant AHAN SHETTY

Did Tara give any welcoming tips to Ahan? How did he determine TADAP was the right film for his launch? What was their first impression on each other? What qualities of their co-stars they did and did not admire?  Ahan on his father Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty. Tara’s debut film SOTY2 and Ahan’s debut film TADAP - both distributed by Fox Star Studios! WATCH fun and light hearted interview!




After working in almost 80 Bollywood films, Manisha debuts in first ever English language film INDIA SWEETS & SPICES! Was she nervous or excited? A seasoned actress who has delivered critically acclaimed performances, what convinced her to accept this role? Her reaction on Bollywood songs including “Sheila ki Jawani” featured in the film. She reflects on winning personal battle with cancer, trajectory of her life and more.


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