Freeze frame: Priyanka Chopra; Shah Rukh Khan; Reese Witherspoon

Speculation is doing the rounds that Priyanka Chopra will be a part of “Krrish 4”, the superhero franchise directed by Rakesh Roshan. Priyanka, whose Amercian TV show Quantico will go off air after the current season, is also doing Bharat with Salman Khan. “Krrish 4” would be the fourth instalment in the series which previously had Koi... Mil Gaya, Krrish and Krrish 3 — all starring Hrithik Roshan. 
Jun 09, 2018 00:00 IST

King of cool

I am Rajinikanth. My fans walk in for a repeat viewing of my films just to watch my introduction scene over and over again. There’s even a term that’s been coined for it — “mass entry”.  In my new film Kaala, my first shot is in its eighth minute where only my back is first shown as I play cricket with a bunch of kids in my locality of Dharavi in Mumbai.
Priyanka Roy Jun 09, 2018 00:00 IST

We always believed that we were making a big film — surprise hit Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety premieres on the small screen this Sunday 

When it released in February, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety became an instant hit, bringing in audiences in hordes. The Luv Ranjan film starring Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha and Sunny Singh is one of the biggest earners of the year, scoring Rs 150- crore on a Rs 30-crore budget.
Priyanka Roy Jun 09, 2018 00:00 IST

Rock ’n’ roll to Thumri — Bickram Ghosh revels in the rhythm of life

Bickram Ghosh is on a roll. With Guptodhoner Sondhane winning hearts with its story, performances and music, the percussionist-composer is already working on his next film — the Abir Chatterjee-starrer Byomkesh Gowtro, directed by Arindam Sil. A t2 chat.
Jun 09, 2018 00:00 IST

Kurseong calling

She grew up in Kurseong and was really excited to go back there, for the shoot of the film Chupkotha, a thriller for the web portal Hoichoi. “I studied in Dow Hill School, and the shoot made me really nostalgic. Things have changed a lot. The traffic is crazy now. But the place still has that quaint charm. I love coming back here,” said Parno Mittra, who stayed at the Cochrane Place during the shoot.
Jun 09, 2018 00:00 IST

'I have space to breathe'

From training to be an engineer to a career in Bollywood, Vicky Kaushal has come a long way. 
Jun 08, 2018 00:00 IST

Michael's 451 nod for mom

Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan almost said no to HBO’s adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, because being a black man he was hesitant to play an “oppressor”. 
Jun 08, 2018 00:00 IST

Sanjay should be in Sanju: Salman

Salman Khan has seen the trailer of Sanju, a biopic on co-star and friend Sanjay Dutt’s life, but believes the actor should have been a part of his story, particularly in the last portions.  
Jun 08, 2018 00:00 IST

Spirit of life, Mili

No, it’s not Anand doing a gender bender with Babumoshai. No, it’s not Guddi’s brush with mortality. And no, it is not a tearjerker for shuddh desi families. Mili, released in June 1975, is way more.
Sulagana Biswas Jun 08, 2018 00:00 IST

Freeze frame: Freida Pinto, Jada Pinkett Smith

Orlando Bloom, Freida Pinto, Leslie Odom Jr and Cynthia Erivo have joined the cast of the time-travel drama Needle in a Timestack. Bron Studios has come on board to produce the project, reported Deadline. John Ridley will direct and is adapting from a short story by Robert Silverberg. The film follows a couple struggling to save their marriage in a world where time travel is possible, and the past and present are ever fluctuating. 
Jun 08, 2018 00:01 IST

This Steven Spielberg tribute act is spectacular but boring

Exactly why would anyone visit a dinosaur-infested island for a fifth time, when all four previous excursions had ended in limb-gobbling pandemonium? Well, when a hit-and-hope franchise revival like Jurassic World becomes the fifth most lucrative film ever made, with global takings in the region of $1.6 billion, you can be sure that Hollywood, like life, will find a way. 
Jun 08, 2018 00:00 IST


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