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He has about 9,579 followers on Instagram already and it would not be long before Anup climbs up the ladder of success.

Singer Anup is a rising star in the music industry

UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2019 06:21 PM IST
On October 15, 2019 he released his labour of love, Wakhra Style.
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Dua Lipa poses on a red carpet as she arrives at the 2019 MTV Europe Music Awards at the FIBES Conference and Exhibition Centre in Seville, Spain, November 3, 2019. (REUTERS)(REUTERS)
Dua Lipa poses on a red carpet as she arrives at the 2019 MTV Europe Music Awards at the FIBES Conference and Exhibition Centre in Seville, Spain, November 3, 2019. (REUTERS)(REUTERS)

Dua Lipa set to perform in Mumbai, says ‘you can expect a big dance party’

By Nishad Neelambaran | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 03:55 AM IST
Dua Lipa will be performing at the upcoming OnePlus Music Festival in Mumbai. She has asked her fans to expect a big dance party as she wants everyone to leave having had fun and feeling good.
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Yong Junhyung (left) and Choi Jong-hoon quit their respective bands.(Instagram)
Yong Junhyung (left) and Choi Jong-hoon quit their respective bands.(Instagram)

K-Pop stars Yong Jun-hyung and Choi Jong-hoon quit over sex videos scandal

By HT Correspondent | Agence France-Presse, Seoul
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2019 05:32 PM IST
K-Pop music industry has been hit by sex scandal in the last few days where illicit videos have been shared and viewed by many popular names including Jung Joon-young and Seungri.
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AR Rahman is currently finishing his debut film, Le Musk.
AR Rahman is currently finishing his debut film, Le Musk.

AR Rahman on #MeToo: If you are told that apart from good work you need to do more, tell them to shut up

By Shreya Mukherjee | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2019 05:47 PM IST
Oscar-winning musician AR Rahman voices his support for the #MeToo movement and urges everyone to keep working hard.
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The culture in Mohali is encouraging, says Gurnazar Chattha, at centre above. Here, the singer and lyricist shoots his latest video, for a song called ‘Kudi kudi’, at an uncle’s bungalow. Local music labels release as many as 30 songs online a day. The music itself costs very little to produce and distribute, and within the formula — catchy beat, young dancers, lyrics about alcohol / partying / romance / heartbreak — some returns are almost guaranteed.(Anil Dayal / HT Photo)
The culture in Mohali is encouraging, says Gurnazar Chattha, at centre above. Here, the singer and lyricist shoots his latest video, for a song called ‘Kudi kudi’, at an uncle’s bungalow. Local music labels release as many as 30 songs online a day. The music itself costs very little to produce and distribute, and within the formula — catchy beat, young dancers, lyrics about alcohol / partying / romance / heartbreak — some returns are almost guaranteed.(Anil Dayal / HT Photo)

Everyone’s a rockstar in Mohali, the city at the heart of a Punjabi music boom

By Lavina Mulchandani | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2019 06:35 PM IST
There’s dancing on the streets, recording in the bylanes, music videos being shot in parks. New songs are released on streaming apps every day. It’s a struggler ecosystem, but imbued with a lot more hope than, say, LA or Mumbai.
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Singer Sona Mohapatra says she shared her story for the betterment of the industry.
Singer Sona Mohapatra says she shared her story for the betterment of the industry.

Sona Mohapatra says she didn’t think about her career in music before sharing her MeToo story

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON NOV 01, 2018 07:35 PM IST
Singer Sona Mohapatra spoke about how it was more important to share her MeToo story than think of her career in music.
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Surinder Mann(HT file)
Surinder Mann(HT file)

Punjabi singer Shonki booked for raping a co-singer’s minor niece

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bathinda, Bathinda
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2018 09:49 AM IST
The accused had been on run since the first information report (FIR) was registered against him.
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An aspiring young songstress leaves no stone unturned as her career blossoms under the mentorship of an ageing, alcoholic Country-and-Western rocker.
An aspiring young songstress leaves no stone unturned as her career blossoms under the mentorship of an ageing, alcoholic Country-and-Western rocker.

Two stars shine here, says Rashid Irani in review of A Star is Born

By Rashid Irani | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2018 04:12 PM IST
Apart from performing most of their songs live on camera, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper share a sizzling on-screen chemistry.
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Singer Kanika Kapoor’s track Baby Doll was a hit among music lovers.
Singer Kanika Kapoor’s track Baby Doll was a hit among music lovers.

Kanika Kapoor: I keep myself away from any politics, I’m living and breathing music

By Yashika Mathur | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2018 04:12 PM IST
A self-professed perfectionist, singer Kanika Kapoor wouldn’t let boredom creep into her work.
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Swedish DJ Avicii died in Oman on Friday afternoon.
Swedish DJ Avicii died in Oman on Friday afternoon.

Wake me up when it’s all over: Rip Avicii

By Samarth Goyal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2018 01:55 PM IST
Twitter and other social media platforms were flooded with heartfelt tributes for 28-year-old Swedish DJ Avicii, who died in Oman in Muscat on Friday afternoon.
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Satinder Sartaj is best known for his sufi songs such as Sai, Hun Der Nai, and Ammi. In 2017, he acted in an American film — the Shabana Azmi-starrer The Black Prince.(Photo: Shivam Saxena/HT PHoto)
Satinder Sartaj is best known for his sufi songs such as Sai, Hun Der Nai, and Ammi. In 2017, he acted in an American film — the Shabana Azmi-starrer The Black Prince.(Photo: Shivam Saxena/HT PHoto)

You can’t ban a song hoping that vulgarity will end, says Satinder Sartaj

By Samarth Goyal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2018 05:26 PM IST
Punjabi singer Satinder Sartaj feels that Punjab Government’s move to set up a Cultural Commission to put an end to vulgar songs will not solve anything.
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Showcasing the struggles faced by Punjabi boys while trying to settle abroad and earning their livelihood by doing odd jobs is a subject close to Verma.(Instagram photo)
Showcasing the struggles faced by Punjabi boys while trying to settle abroad and earning their livelihood by doing odd jobs is a subject close to Verma.(Instagram photo)

How singer Parmish Verma rose to stardom in Punjab

By Shub Karman Dhaliwal | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2018 08:59 AM IST
His big break came with the video “Zimmewari Bhukh Te Doori”, which shows the story of an adolescent boy. In the video, Verma describes the hard time he faced while living in Australia and also talks about the advice given to him by Gurikk Maan, son of legendary Punjabi singer Gurdas Maan.
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According to filmmaker Vikram Bhatt, a lot of girls [who face sexual abuse] keep quiet.
According to filmmaker Vikram Bhatt, a lot of girls [who face sexual abuse] keep quiet.

Vikram Bhatt: Casting couch is just the tip of the iceberg; there’s much more under the water

By Monika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2018 05:55 PM IST
Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt says that he has never witnessed any untoward incident among the people he has worked with. But, he says, one hears stories all the time.
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