Adil Hussain lives in Delhi, but the actor would love to move to Calcutta. “It is my most fave city in the country, because of strange reasons. The people want to know everything about everything. It’s great to see the intimacy and warmth. I am not looking at it in a negative way at all. I love it. Gossip should be looked at in a healthy way. Gossip helps you to reflect upon yourself,” says Adil. Arpita, who lived in Delhi near Mayur Vihar for five years, has moved back to Calcutta. “I wish you had met me when you were there, and I could have cooked for you!” smiles Adil. Actors Adil and Arpita, who star in the Bengali film Abyakto, got together for a t2 chat over coffee at The HHI ...
Jannat star Sonal Chauhan has joined the cast of Mahesh Manjrekar’s untitled gangster drama. The actress joins Vidyut Jammwal and Shruti Haasan in the film which recently started production. “It’s an honour to be working with Mahesh sir. I’m a huge fan of his work and happy to be part of the project along with Vidyut and Shruti,” Sonal said in a statement. The script has been penned by Manjrekar and the film will also feature actors Naseeruddin Shah and Amol Palekar. Sonal will be next seen in J.P. Dutta’s upcoming war drama Paltan starring Jackie Shroff, Suniel Shetty, Arjun Rampal and Sonu Sood.
With films like Vicky Donor and Madras Café, John Abraham has established his credibility as a producer and the actor believes the reason for his success is the fact that he does not consider himself as the “hero” of every project.
Ibiza, a Netflix original that had its debut on May 25, is a female buddy comedy about hedonism and its rewards. Gillian Jacobs stars as Harper, a New York publicist whose stressful nine-to-five existence isn’t helped by a motormouth of a boss (Michaela Watkins) who attends meetings wearing a surgical mask. “Just so you know,” she tells Harper, “there’s a stomach virus going around right now, and my twins, they have very delicate immune systems. So don’t look at me with your judgy little eyes and your dewy skin.”
Kaushik Ganguly’s Drishtikone (picture left) starring Prosenjit and Rituparna Sengupta — ably paced and romantically intricate, and with plenty of product placement — takes us into the murky world of organ trafficking and dubious medical practices. The medical thriller as a genre has often explored the dangerous limits to which medical science and technology can be pushed as a result of reckless human ambition and overreaching. Generous doses of suspense along with tricky moral questions also invariably form a part of this mix. Here are nine films made in the new millennium that have approached the genre in new and intriguing ways.
Deepika Padukone, Kangana Ranaut and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s Cannes appearances may have been talked about more, but Neena Gupta created a buzz with her film The Last Color. The maiden directorial effort of masterchef Vikas Khanna, the film’s teaser was launched at the film festival. A t2 chat with Neena.