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Vidya Balan
Entertainment  /  Published 01.08.20

Vidya Balan to Shakuntala Devi

A respected and serious sort of filmmaker, not of the frivolous mainstream variety, once used harsh language and predicted doom for Vidya Balan because she’d dared to turn down his film. He made...
By Bharathi S. Pradhan in

Entertainment  /  Published 31.07.20

Shakuntala Devi doesn't add up fully

It takes a special kind of genius — not just any genius, mind you — to string together a bunch of seemingly innocuous numbers and turn them into a thrilling and dramatic stage performance....
By Priyanka Roy  in

Entertainment  /  Published 30.07.20

Anupama Banerji's own journey

As Shakuntala Devi, Vidya Balan scripts a screen journey from her 20s to her 60s, which called for diverse looks. The actress, who told t2 that she “rarely get to dress up for my films”, h...
By Priyanka Roy  in

Entertainment  /  Published 29.07.20

Vidya gears up for Shakuntala Devi

Before you signed on to play her, was your understanding and information of Shakuntala Devi as superficial as most of us? Absolutely! It’s so unfortunate that I didn’t know much about her...
By Priyanka Roy  in

Entertainment  /  Published 27.07.20

Jisshu preps for Shakuntala Devi

Over the last few years, Jisshu Sengupta has impressed with turns in many a Hindi film, Piku to Mardaani to Manikarnika. This Friday, the actor will be seen opposite Vidya Balan in Shakuntala Devi, ba...
By Priyanka Roy  in

Entertainment  /  Published 19.04.19

I find the idea of a ‘superhero hero’ very boring: Manav Kaul

He’s done some stellar work over the last decade, but Manav Kaul shot into the spotlight as Vidya Balan’s supportive husband in the 2017 film Tumhari Sulu. Since then, the 42-year-old actor has la...
By Priyanka Roy in

Entertainment  /  Published 17.08.19

Akshay Kumar: The true flag-bearer of feminism

An injured soldier goading his scientist wife to go back and complete her mission for the country instead of quitting her job to take care of him is encouraging but pretty in-your-face progressiveness...
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Entertainment  /  Published 14.08.19

Vidya Balan gears up for Mission Mangal

Vidya Balan leads the female brigade — comprising Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari and Nithya Menen — of scientists in Mission Mangal, the dramatised version of Mangalyaan or India’s...
By Priyanka Roy in

Entertainment  /  Published 16.06.19

Pankaj Udhas talks about ghazal promotion and more

Get a couple of accompanists, sing a ghazal of your choice, record the video on a smartphone and upload it on www.artistaloud.com/khazana by today. It will be vetted by judges Rekha Bhardwaj, Anup Jal...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in

Culture  /  Published 27.04.19

Two decades of Sabyasachi

Sabyasachi considers his graduation show at National Institute of Fashion Technology, Calcutta, as the first landmark of his career. The show had won him three awards — the Best Design Collection fr...
By Smita Roy Chowdhury in


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