Cinematographer Michael Seresin has shot films as diverse as Harry Potter and Step Up

With a CV boasting Holly biggies, indie films and even shorts, cinematographer Michael Seresin has carved a unique place for himself in the world of films. With the 2017 film War for the Planet of the Apes premiering on Indian TV today (1pm and 9pm on STAR Movies), t2 caught up with the New Zealand-based Seresin for an email chat.
Priyanka Roy Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Chloe's voice

A year and a half ago, Chloe Grace Moretz — a preternaturally confident child star who by 19 had more than 50 credits on her resume, including Kick-Ass, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Clouds of Sils Maria — hit pause.
Kathryn Shattuck Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Freeze frame: Amy Adams, Amitabh Bachchan 

Actress Amy Adams has said she needs to know the background of a character before she can embody it on screen. Femalefirst reported that the Arrival star said that it adds to her performance if she can give her character a good back story. “For each character, I build a psychological back story from the age of around three — I’ll imagine their whole life leading up to the present day,” Adams, who most recently starred in HBO series Sharp Objects where she played Camille Preaker, an emotionally troubled reporter who returns to her hometown to cover the murder of two young girls, said.
Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Punjabi pop sensation Jassie Gill makes his Bolly debut with Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi

Singer Jassie Gill credits his colleague Diljit Dosanjh with getting Bollywood interested in musicians and actors from Punjab. “Daljit paaji told Bollywood what a real Punjabi is. All the Punjabis before this were fakes —they’d wear fake turbans, speak in an affected manner and even the way they carried themselves would look fake to people in Punjab,” Jassie told t2 recently. Jassie, who has also acted in Punjabi films, is making his Bollywood debut alongside Sonakshi Sinha in the Aanand L. Rai-produced Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi. Jassie shared with t2 his journey from music to films and why he never complains about clicking selfies with fans. 
Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

‘I wear what I like to wear’ — Jim Sarbh

A chilling Khalil in Neerja, a compelling Malik Kafur in Padmaavat, a slimy Zubin Mistry in Sanju… Jim Sarbh’s acting choices have grabbed attention in just a couple of years, and so has his style quotient. Scroll through this Instagram account and chances are you’ll go ‘wow’! On the sidelines of walking for Selected Homme at a fashion show that celebrated a decade of Bestseller in India at Grand Hyatt Mumbai on August 8, Jim took some style posers from t2, on email.        
Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

A silent film on rape is winning audiences across the globe

Calcutta-based filmmaker Aneek Chaudhuri’s White — a silent film on rape — has been applauded at film festivals in Europe, Cannes to Austria, and is also being screened at the ongoing Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. t2 caught up with Aneek (above) for a quick chat.
Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

From gym to screen

The last time Salman Khan launched a hero, it did not see the best outcome. But he is not one to give up. The actor is back with the trailer of his next production, Loveratri, which launches his brother-in-law Aayush Sharma.
Noyon Jyoti Parasara Aug 14, 2018 00:00 IST

The film he is yet  to make

Filmmaker Karan Johar has helmed some of the biggest romantic films of this generation but the director says he is yet to make a movie he entirely loves.
PTI Aug 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Sushant tipped for Mogul 

After Akshay Kumar walked out of Mogul, a search has begun to find someone who can play the title role.
Bharati K. Dubey  Aug 14, 2018 00:00 IST

The Archivist

Award-winning Indian filmmaker, producer, film archivist and restorer Shivendra Singh Dungarpur will organise his next Film Preservation and Restoration Workshop India (FPRWI-2018) in Calcutta from November 15 to 22.
Jaybrota Das Aug 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Advice Arnold didn’t take

Not all advice is good even if it comes from Luke Skywalker.
PTI Aug 14, 2018 00:00 IST


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