‘Failure hits you hard’

He is arguably one of the best acting talents that has happened to Bollywood in the last decade and yet over the past few years Ranbir Kapoor has been through a series of box-office failures. That, he accepts, is not easy to deal with. Yet his next, Sanju, has sparked buzz that the film could shatter a few box-office records. 
Noyon Jyoti Parasara Jun 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Pankaj as Super 30 villain

Pankaj Tripathi will play antagonist to Hrithik Roshan’s portrayal of Anand Kumar in Super 30. 
Jun 18, 2018 00:00 IST

America’s reluctant sweetheart

America’s Sweetheart in the 1990s did not set out to become an actor —  according to Meg Ryan herself. 
Jun 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Iceman returns

Maverick, the sequel to the hit 1986 action drama starring Tom Cruise.  
Jun 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Kay Kay’s destiny

Bollywood’s Mr Versatile Kay Kay Menon says the industry did not always applaud good performances. The actor, 51, believes it was because of destiny that an artiste gets recognition. 
Jun 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Freeze frame; Alexis Bledel; Aamir Khan; Michael B. Jordan; Allison Janney

Alexis Bledel, of Gilmore Girls and the 2004 Aishwarya Rai Bachchan-starrer Bride & Prejudice, and Kurt Russell are set to star in the indie thriller Crypto. Alexis, who currently stars in second season of The Handmaid’s Tale, and Russell will be joined by actors Luke Hemsworth, Jeremie Harris, Vincent Kartheiser and Beau Knapp in the new film. The story follows a young anti-money laundering agent (Knapp) tasked with investigating a web of corruption and fraud in his remote New York hometown, where his father (Russell) and brother (Hemsworth) are struggling to maintain their family farm in a changing economic landscape. The film is currently shooting in New York. 
Jun 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap and Dibakar Banerjee discuss and debate love and other drugs in lust stories

Five years after Bombay Talkies brought them together for the first time, Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap and Dibakar Banerjee are back with Lust Stories, a Netflix original. The short films, starring Radhika Apte, Bhumi Pednekar, Manisha Koirala, Sanjay Kapoor, Neha Dhupia and Vicky Kaushal revolve around ‘the themes of love and lust’.  
Karishma Upadhyay Jun 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Lust & lost love

The Oxford Dictionary defines ‘lust’ as ‘strong sexual desire’. As the name suggests, lust is the pivot around which the narrative of Lust Stories, an anthology of four shorts that’s currently beaming on Netflix, revolves. The lust in Lust Stories is from a woman’s perspective, and more importantly, how it doesn’t shame her. On the contrary, lust empowers and emboldens the women in these four stories.  
Priyanka Roy Jun 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Myth buster

Recently, bestselling writer Amish announced a new book... and it was not the one his readers were expecting! The writer of Indian mythological fiction series like the Shiva Trilogy and Ram Chandra Series has now forayed into historical fiction with Suheldev and the Battle of Bahraich (Westland Books, Rs 399). This is the first title in Amish’s Indic Chronicles, expected to hit bookstores on July 23. The cover of Suheldev was launched by Varun Dhawan on June 12. t2 dialled Amish for the deets of the new book, and a few laughs!
Samhita Chakraborty Jun 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Alone and happy in NYC

Mainak Bhaumik is back from the US. Having spent around 11 days catching up with friends and walking around downtown Manhattan, the filmmaker has dived deep into the post-production work of his latest film Generation Aami. A t2 chat... 
Arindam Chatterjee Jun 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Fantastic feat

Just approaching 10pm, with the June sun starting to fade over the lilac horizon, we treaded cautiously over the quaint cobbled streets. The house was just one block off Edinburgh’s ravishing Royal Mile. Marco was standing outside number 33 to let us in. The 6”4’ Italian housekeeper in his faded Azzurri T-shirt and distressed jeans was most gracious with the heavy luggage. 
Gautam Bhimani Jun 17, 2018 00:00 IST


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