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RPT-India's TikTok stars feel pained by government app ban

12:30am BST

MUMBAI, July 1 Geetha Sridhar never used to enter her kitchen in Mumbai without her smartphone. The 54-year-old homemaker used to post dozens of short videos daily on the Chinese video app TikTok, mostly of herself cooking traditional recipes.

India's TikTok stars feel pained by government app ban

01 Jul 2020

MUMBAI Geetha Sridhar never used to enter her kitchen in Mumbai without her smartphone. The 54-year-old homemaker used to post dozens of short videos daily on the Chinese video app TikTok, mostly of herself cooking traditional recipes.

Disney+ Hotstar to premiere Bollywood films, bypassing theatres

29 Jun 2020

MUMBAI Walt Disney Co's streaming service Disney+ Hotstar plans to premiere seven big ticket Bollywood films originally meant for theatrical release this year, as it seeks to expand its lead in subscribers over rivals Netflix and Amazon's Prime Video.

Actor's suicide sparks debate about insularity in Bollywood film industry

16 Jun 2020

MUMBAI Indian police will probe whether an up-and-coming Bollywood actor who committed suicide at the weekend was depressed in part due to "professional rivalry," in a film industry that is dominated by big names and has been accused of being insular.

Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput found dead in his Mumbai home

14 Jun 2020

MUMBAI Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who won acclaim for his role in the 2016 biopic of then Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, was found dead at his home in Mumbai on Sunday, police said. | Video

India's Mumbai braces for monsoon diseases amid strain of a pandemic

12 Jun 2020

MUMBAI For doctors and healthcare workers in India's financial capital Mumbai who are grappling with surging coronavirus infections, the onset of the annual monsoon poses a serious threat - a new wave of patients with vector-borne diseases.

Mumbai avoids brunt of cyclone that barrels into India's west coast

03 Jun 2020

MUMBAI Mumbai escaped the brunt of a cyclone on Wednesday after winds changed direction and the storm made landfall further south on India's western coast than expected, giving some respite to a metropolis already ravaged by coronavirus infections.

Amazon Prime snags Bollywood premieres, angering theater owners

15 May 2020

MUMBAI Amazon Prime Video, Amazon's streaming service, will screen several new Indian films originally meant for theatrical release this month, sparking protests from cinema owners as the novel coronavirus outbreak upends Bollywood. | Video

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