Shraddha on a high

With back-to-back films, Shraddha Kapoor is one of the busiest stars in Bollywood today. More importantly, after a series of flops, Stree reinstated producers’ trust in her. But some years back, when she was just starting out, things were rather different. She did not have movies and had to make some tough choices to get to the position she is right now.
Noyon Jyoti Parasara Sep 18, 2018 00:00 IST

It’s different. Period.

Bahubali actress Tamannaah Bhatia said playing a character in a period film is quite different from enacting a normal role.
PTI Sep 18, 2018 00:00 IST

All in the genes

A lot of leading men and women in Bollywood come from defence backgrounds.
Sep 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Proud mommy

Actress Lisa Ray has announced the birth of twins — Sufi and Soleil — via surrogacy. The Indo-Canadian star wrote on Instagram that she and her husband, Jason Dehni, hope that the stigma attached to surrogacy would be removed if more people spoke about it. “Jason and I have chosen to share the intimate story of our surrogacy journey as a way to normalise and embrace fertility possibilities for everyone,” she wrote.
Sep 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Strange Lagaan 

Lagaan is considered a game-changer in Hindi cinema today but Aamir Khan has revealed he had rejected the initial idea of the 2001 film directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, as he thought the story “of people unable to pay lagaan (tax) and they play cricket with British people”was “bizarre”.
PTI Sep 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Here’s Joker

DC fans across the world were sent into a tizzy after the film’s director, Todd Phillips, shared the first official image of Joaquin Phoenix as The Joker. The Oscar-nominated actor plays the iconic Batman villain in a new origins film, reported NME.
Sep 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Home truth 

She’s lived with the film for the last six years. Manto — actor-filmmaker Nandita Das’s second film as director — is based on the life and work of controversial Indian-Pakistani playwright-author Saadat Hasan Manto and features Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the title role.
 Priyanka Roy Sep 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Freeze frame: Jennifer Aniston, Peter Dinklage, Tom Hardy 

Streaming giant Netflix has bought Jennifer Aniston’s comedy Dumplin’ and plans to release the film later this year in the US and select international territories, Variety said, citing a report from The Hollywood Reporter. Dumplin’ will also be released in select US theatres. Danielle Macdonald stars alongside Odeya Rush, Dove Cameron, Harold Perrineau, Bex Taylor-Klaus and Ginger Minj.
Sep 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Focus, take two

Abhishek Bachchan is back on screen with Manmarziyaan after two years, “re-energised and focused above all”. 
Bharati K. Dubey Sep 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Freida promises Mowgli treat

Andy Serkis promised his Mowgli would be closest to Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, which was set in the dark forests of India, and now actress Freida Pinto has revealed that the home audience would be treated to a “surprise” once the film released.
Sep 17, 2018 00:00 IST

‘Before time’ tag on Ghat

Kiran Rao says if her 2011 debut directorial venture Dhobi Ghat would have released today, it could have done better business primarily due to the changing taste of the audience.
Sep 17, 2018 00:00 IST


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