It’s a Saturday morning ritual for many Bollywood fans in the U.S. You’ll find them in front of the TV, catching up on the newest Indian movie releases, celebrity news and music videos. They’re watching Showbiz India, the Bollywood equivalent of Entertainment Weekly.
The creator, producer and host of the show is the indefatigable Reshma Dordi. She launched Showbiz India 13 years ago when Bollywood anywhere outside of India was more a misspelling than a phenomenon.
Today, Bollywood is well known globally, but in 1998 this wasn’t the case. Dordi started the show by building on her experience producing for CNN and the Disney channel. It didn’t hurt that she won the Miss L.A. India pageant in 1988 and could hold her own in front of the camera.
Dordi’s interviewed everyone from stars Irfaan Khan, Freida Pinto, Amitabh Bachchan, to all the newest and emerging talent.
Longevity’s a rarity in show business, but Reshma and Showbiz India have held their own for 13 years, and to celebrate they’re throwing a Bollywood themed party this Saturday night, April 9th at Lush Lounge, Long Beach at 7pm.
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Watch Reshma’s interview with Freida Pinto
Watch Reshma’s interview with Abhishek Bachchan
Reshma speaks with the “King of Bollywood” Shah Rukh Khan