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Actress Megan Suri
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Actress Megan Suri
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* How did Megan react to Bishal’s comment that he saw her as a shy person and be that action hero?  
* Born in US, lived briefly in India, speaks Hindi & Punjabi, how Megan finds balance in life as Indian American youth?
* She felt the pressure to assimilate when growing up in US, ‘Bishal and I really connected and talked about this pretty extensively of (sort of) denying your culture’. She felt it was a means to survive but recently it changed. Megan adds, ‘I own being brown, I own being South Asian, I love being Indian, I love my culture.’  
* Prankster Megan gives tips, Growing up watching Bollywood films with family, next Hollywood film ‘Companion’


Writer-Director Bishal Dutta (IT LIVES INSIDE)

* What lives inside Bishal Dutta, as he get ready for his debut feature IT LIVES INSIDE?
* Why call the film, ‘a love letter, to the community and culture?’
* Why define the demon ‘Pishach’ instead of keeping it vague & leave it on audience imagination?
* The lead actress Megan Suri was the first person he met & she bagged the role. Was she that good or Bishal was easy to convince?
* What scares him? His next favorite genre after horror.
* An evil entity lives inside the jar in the film IT LIVES INSIDE. What would live inside, if he had a jar?
* If he lived a horror film, what would be the Title?
* Filmmaker James Wan shared on India Waves that horror is star of the film. What’s Bishal’s take & he updates on collaboration with James Wan?
Bishal Dutta is Bay Area student - a UC Berkeley alumnus.

Actor Manoj Bajpayee and Shariq Patel, Zee Studios
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Actor Manoj Bajpayee and Shariq Patel, Zee Studios
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What convinced Manoj to play an advocate in SIRF EK BANDAA KAAFI HAI? Did he have any apprehension? 
Manoj, "I try to give shape which is unique...something people have not seen before." 
Who did he justify his performance to: real life person, the director or himself?
Why he thanked Lakshmi for securing his job? 
Shariq on hand picking movie content out of the pool and Zee Studios collaboration with Manoj. 
Their reaction when asked about legal notice by Asaram Bapu. 
What scares them? Best legal advice they got?


POLITE SOCIETY lead actresses Priya Kansara and Ritu Arya 
What convinced them about their roles? 
For whom will they perform heist in real life?
Who did they think of when beating or performing stunts? 
After kick a** sisterly bond, what do they adore about each other and what exasperated? 
Why audience should watch this film? 


Amir Khan
*What convinced to adapt Forest Gump that made 14 yrs in making worth the process?  
*Why Amir insists he will make Kareena Kapoor watch the film prior to its release?  
*Shah Rukh Khan’s special appearance!  
*Laal Singh Chaddha Boycott trend!  
*His struggle and what does he like about himself?  
*What factor makes Amir Khan’s films box office blockbuster? + more  


Director Abhishek Sharma
on Akshay Kumar starrer action-adventure film RAM SETU
Why is he avoiding to see the film from a critical eye?
How conscious was he of religious sentiments? What was Akshay's contribution beyond acting? Jacqueline Fernandes & Nushrratt Bharuccha in supporting roles. Film is not a punch-fest but about chases and escapes. Convergence of science, history and religion. His biggest challenge as the director?  Moonlighting between genres! 

 Mr. Malcom's List lead pair Freida Pinto & Sop Drs
What appealed tin Mr Malcom’s List to be part of 10 short followed by full length feature film?  
Did Sope enjoy being ‘Mr. Center of Attraction’ in a female driven film?  
How did Freida manage filming while she was pregnant with her son?  
What key item in their significant other disqualifies and meets their ‘requirement list’?

Mr Malcolm’s List costars 
 Zawe Ashton & Theo James
Zawe gets tickled to hear her character makes the story spicy!  
Did Theo enjoy his share of attention playing Captain Henry in female driven film?  
Mr. Malcolm’s List is color-blind casting representing diversity and appealing wider audience. How was the cultural blend behind the scenes?
What quality is the deal maker or breaker on their ‘requirement list’?

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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.


Harrdy Sandhu- Part 1
Harrdy Sandhu- Part 2

Punjabi Singer - Actor Harrdy Sandhu: Harrdy's first Bollywood film multistarrer 83 - a dream come true! Craziness behind the scenes with Ranveer Singh and others. His struggles. Redefining his destiny. Latest single 'Bijlee Bijlee'


Ayan Mukherji - Part 1

Ayan Mukherji - Part 2

Director Ayan Mukherji: Ayan on directing Bollywood’s hightly anticipated 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



 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. 


Tara Sutaria and 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!

Manisha Koirala: 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.


Director Geeta Malik and Actress Sophia Ali
Just like its title INDIA SWEETS & SPICES, the film is ‘sweet’ and ‘spicy’! Sophia’s initial reaction after reading the script; non stereotypical character and Manisha Koirala playing her mother! Malik blown away by ISAS getting theatrical release across USA distributed by Bleecker Street. Since the first draft in 2011, the script took its due course to become a feature film, what was changed and what part was retained from the original script? What could be the title in case of its sequel?


Henry Cavill: Superman in Man of Steel now The Man from UNCLE!

Henry Cavill: Excitement to be the new Superman in Man of Steel. From 6 packs to 8 packs. James Bond offer. Being Immortal superhero!


Mrunal Thakur: What was her reaction when offered ‘Toofan’ directed by Rakeysh Ompraksh Mehra? How did costar Farhan Akhtar inspire her? What did she enjoy and what annoyed about her co-actors: Farhan Akhtar (Toofan), Hrithik Roshan (Super 30), John Abraham (Batla House) and Shahid Kapoor (Jersey)? Who did she say was most secured actor?


Deepika Padukone working with Dir Sanjay Bhansali & Ranveer Singh who have successful track record. What excited her most to re-Unite for PADMAAVAT? Contrary to previous two Bhansali films: Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela & Bajirao Mastani, PADMAAVAT gives Deepika sole-titular credit. Her take on this enormous compliment. Did Ranveer & Deepika give heads up to Shahid Kapoor on Bhansali's style of work? Is it overwhelming to work with Director Bhansali & how does she break away? Her priority when choosing films: script, director or money? Was she instrumental in Paramount Pictures acquiring film’s distribution internationally, who also distributed XXX-Return of Xander Cage? Repeat casting with Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor & Shahrukh Khan +

Deepika Padukone on sensational Hollywood debut with XXX Return of Xander Cage opposite Vin Diesel! Organizing first major Hollywood movie premiere in Mumbai India. After action with Vin Diesel, who would she like to romance in Hollywood?


Hollywood Icon Harrison Ford - Star Wars

Harrison Ford and Dianne Feinstein
'Extraordinary Measures' Red Carpet Premier


Ali Fazal: Victoria, & Abdul shared very intriguing relationship. When Ali read the script, how did he put in perspective? Sharing equal screen space with seasoned actress, Academy Award Winner Judi Dench. How much royalty rubbed-off on Ali? Abdul Karim cooked for Queen Victoria, Curry was on menu every Sunday! Did Ali Fazal curry favor with Judi Dench or Director Stephen Frears? Bringing a character to life who was basically erased from part of history Which souvenir will Ali bring back to India from Britain's possession? Hollywood offers?



Hrithik Roshan heart to heart! Why Bang Bang most thrilling & brightest film for Hrithik? His take on co-star Katrina! Difference between Tom Cruise & him in the remake? Why he said life is not supposed to be fair? Happiest character despite greatest challenges! Entire journey – a great victory for Hrithik besides a roller coaster ride! What is his great example? Hitting the wall! How he shocked Hollywood stunt coordinator Andy Armstrong? His in-depth response to 5 Key words from Lakshmi! Hrithik like never before!


Iconic Filmmaker James Cameron World Exclusive with India Waves TV! Avatar, Titanic, Terminator
During the interview James mentioned he had scrapped AVATAR but after this interview... there was change of heart:)



Priyanka Chopra like never before in a special interview with Lakshmi. Song she sang in joy! Will she bring Beyonce to IIFA? Her latest collaboration and new single in works! Her excitement! Guilt? What she whispered? Response to Gerard Butler's proposal on India Waves TV. Her knock-out punch in Mary Kom? Who's the real Gunday? Why she's excited for Gunday? Is she shooting for the moon? Her high standards set for the man in her life! What she needs & desires!

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Gerard Butler & Michelle Monaghan: Machine Gun Preacher making Oscar buzz! Gerard preaching real Church audience, will Michelle attend his sermon?   Gerard Butler & Michelle Monaghan: Michelle's priorities in life? Gerard's friendship with Priyanka Chopra! Who is one of the most desirable bachelor waiting for? Priyanka? Was he joking or serious?


Ranbir Kapoor: Besharam, The buzz making photos with Katrina Kaif on beach? His take on Katrina Kaif’s open letter to Media? Co-stars dad Rishi Kapoor & mom Neetu Singh! After record shattering Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Confirming next with Deepika Padukone!



Insidious Director James Wan (The Conjuring) and Writer Leigh Whannel (makers of Saw & Paranormal Activity)

Kajol & Ajay Devgn Exclusive! Ajay's second directorial venture. Pushing boundaries and suffering hypothermia! Did Kajol give him peace of mind? Why Kajo feel 'Directorial cap' fits Ajay more than 'Actor's cap'? Why Ajay disagreed with Kajol that Shivaay did not take toll on him + more

'Shivaay' Press meet with Ajay Devgn & Kajol in Bay Area!


Alia Bhatt: Highway journey, working with Filmmaker Karan Johar and Director Imtiaz Ali


Director Imtiaz Ali: Did Alia favor Imtiaz by saying yes to Highway? Why his characters breakaway from relationship? Confused about love and admits never uses in his films or personal life?

Tiger Shroff: Getting named Tiger versus his birth name Jai Hemant? Who does the heropanti at home between his father Jackie Shroff & him? Creating his own identity! What annoys him about his sweet co-star Kriti Sanon?

Kriti Sanon: How she got break in Bollywood! Working with South Indian Superstar Mahesh Babu versus newcomer Tiger Shroff. Her wish list of Bollywood actors.


Stars of Jersey Boys John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen & Michael Lomenda. Why did they say this is Clint Eastwood s only Bollywood ending!

Jason Bateman's Directorial debut Bad Words! Crude comedy with spelling bee as a background. Balancing politically incorrect script for audience! Profanity riffing bad words with child actor Rohan Chand. Will he right a wrong?


Ranbir Kapoor: Playboy image! Late Shammi Kapoor's last film with him. World concert tour. Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif, Sonam, Nargis Fakhri +

Versatile actor Anupam Kher: Hotel Mumbai costarring Dev Patel

Lunchbox Director Ritesh Batra: The Sense of an Ending

Filmmaker Karan Johar: Candid conversation! Taking risk through filmmamking; cinema influencing lifestyles; sexual orientation, My Name is Khan. Rapid Fire with Karan Johar!

Filmmaker Karan Johar: Student Of The Year!



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