In the debut episode, Aparita and Baisakhi introduce Khabardaar podcast, play a minute-long round of antaakshari, brief you on some Bollywood news, and then move on to the main segment – Bollywood Behes.
Aparita and Baisakhi discuss the recently released Bollywood movie Pad Man, featuring Akshay Kumar, along with Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor; it’s based on the real life story of Arunachalam Murugunantham. They talk about Pad Man as a PSA (public service announcement movie), and the types of questions it raises (or not) while trying to create awareness about menstruation and sanitary napkins.
Music: Bollywood Blades by Professor Kliq/ Material Breakthrough by Peritune
Aparita Bhandari is an arts/life journalist based out of Toronto. She regularly contributes to a wide range of media outlets, both print and radio; check out her website www.aparita.com for more information. Despite her many distractions (knitting, fountain pens, baking), Bollywood and Toblerone bars have been two constants in her life.