India has dispatched an unlikely hero to promote tuberculosis awareness and battle its stigma.
Indian actress Nandita Das is fighting to overturn the all-pervasive 'you need to be fair' message in India.
Novelist Amit Chaudhuri discovered the classics when popular Hindi film was in the doldrums.
To celebrate the Indian film industry’s centenary year, here are 10 essential movies - from a silent film about Buddha to a violent gangster epic.
Bollywood stars turned out in strength for a final homage to movie mogul Yash Chopra at the premiere of his last movie.
Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan said he was likely to undergo a scan after suffering from "excruciating pain" over the past few days.
Horror film Ghost, which shows an evil spirit in female form being crucified, has been toned down to avoid offending country's Christians.
Construction recently started on Africa's first state-of-the-art film studio near Cape Town, which once completed will be worthy of Hollywood status.