Once upon a Queen

Minoo Bhatia is a talented young Indian filmmaker in London who was given a huge responsibility by BBC Television — producing and directing an hour-long documentary summing up the Queen’s 65 years as head of the Commonwealth.
Amit Roy Apr 02, 2018 00:00 IST

Growing up with ‘The Boss’

Bloodline star Ben Mendolsohn is in awe of Steven Spielberg as he believes the celebrated director is “singular” and “extraordinary”. Mendolsohn, who plays the role of Nolan Sorrento in Spielberg’s Ready Player One, the official adaptation of Ernest Cline’s 2011 best-selling dystopian novel, said he grew up on the director’s films in the 1970s.
Apr 02, 2018 00:00 IST

Abhay on a role roll

Abhay Deol is a busy man these days. 2017 was a good year for the actor with Happy Bhaag Jayegi becoming a box office hit. Now, 2018 looks to be better with seven films lined up. 
Apr 02, 2018 00:00 IST

Kat in a book

One of the top stars in the industry today, Katrina Kaif, is planning to share her journey — with its share of ups and downs — in a book. 
Apr 02, 2018 00:00 IST

Freeze frame

Amber Heard has come aboard the cast of indie drama Gully. The Justice League star joins Charlie Plummer, Alice Eve, Kelvin Harrison Jr, Jacob Latimore, and Jonathan Majors in the project to be directed by Nabil Elderkin, according to The Hollywood Reporter. 
Apr 02, 2018 00:00 IST

Nitin Mirani’s punch lines

Laughter is the best medicine and the audience at GD Birla Sabhagar got much of it on March 24, as Dubai-based funny man Nitin Mirani staged The NRI as part of the Sabhagar Theatre Festival in association with t2. 
Apr 02, 2018 00:00 IST

Sean pens a novel

What have you done this time, Sean Penn? What is this book-shaped thing that lies before us? Is it just a lark — a nutty novel you wrote because you’re famous and they let you? Or is it more than that — a furious, despairing takedown of America as the country battles its own worst instincts? If it’s the latter, why did you bury your truest feelings and loveliest writing so deep in muck? Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff (Atria Books, Rs1,377) might have had the power of a manifesto. Instead, it’s a riddle wrapped in an enigma and cloaked in crazy.
Apr 02, 2018 00:00 IST

Happy Feet

I’m reading. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini.
Priyanka Roy Apr 01, 2018 00:00 IST

Growing up dads

As with all things Salman, his 2019 Eid release has been making news even before an official announcement has come from him. With a title like Bharat, one would've thought he'd look for a Republic or Independence Day release. But it's Eid that his films are synonymous with, so it makes sense to release his ambitious story that spans 70 years, going back to pre-Partition India, in June 2019.
Celebrity Circus-Bharathi S. Pradhan Apr 01, 2018 00:00 IST

Tiger’s leap

The Tiger is back, roaring and ready to leap with his favourite genre, action — something he does bade araam se. In Baaghi 2, the macho man is looking to push the envelope with the second instalment of the hit action franchise and hope that it too will hit the bull’s eye. In a freewheeling conversation with The Woods, Tiger tells us why he likes getting typecast as an action hero and what it felt like being wished by Sylvester Stallone. 
Mar 31, 2018 00:08 IST

Digital brothers  

ALTBalaji has made another splash for its digital platform by signing up actors Kay Kay Menon and Barun Sobti for their next show The Great Indian Dysfunctional Family. 
Mar 31, 2018 00:13 IST


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