Vidya Balan
World  /  Published 07.02.21

Smita Tharoor takes on unconscious bias

A London-based Indian-origin consultant and broadcaster’s new podcast series exploring the subject of unconscious bias with prominent personalities around the world has emerged as one of Spotify...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in London

Entertainment  /  Published 16.12.20

Priya Shakti meets Burka Avengers

Priya’s Mask sees Priya join hands with Pakistan’s female superhero, Burka Avenger, in the fight against the virus. That’s a message in itself, isn’t it? Ram: Talent, like the...
By Priyanka Roy  in

Entertainment  /  Published 02.08.20

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 01.08.20

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 31.07.20

Anupama Banerji's own journey

Sanya Malhotra, who made a splash on debut in Dangal, and has followed it up with stellar turns in Badhaai Ho, Photograph and Pataakha, plays Anupama Banerji in Shakuntala Devi, that’s streaming...
By Priyanka Roy  in


Entertainment  /  Published 30.07.20

Vidya gears up for Shakuntala Devi

This Friday, Vidya Balan promises to be back with yet another cracker of an act in Shakuntala Devi. The Anu Menon-directed film, that’s based on the life and times of the math genius who was fam...
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


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