Zoya Akhtar
Bollywood  /  Published 31.01.20

Surprise picks

Ayushmann Khurrana picking up taboo subjects and turning them into hits has grown into something we expect of him. The actor had three releases last year with topics a regular Bolly hero won’t try o...
By TT Bureau in

Entertainment  /  Published 07.01.20

Zoya, Janhvi and Vijay on Ghost Stories

Zoya Akhtar’s short in Ghost Stories has Janhvi Kapoor landing up in a creaking old house to play nurse to an infirm woman. What follows next is a standard horror story, with a twist in the tail. In...
By Priyanka Roy in Mumbai

Entertainment  /  Published 03.01.20

Most of ‘Ghost Stories’ is ho-hum

Horror is a tough nut to crack. How do you work largely within a set of given tropes and come up with an experience that looks and feels new? How do you afford the literal with layer so as to not only...
By Priyanka Roy in

Entertainment  /  Published 02.01.20

Vijay in a new genre

Netflix is here to terrify fans with its horror anthology, Ghost Stories, reuniting the Lust Stories and Bombay Talkies team of Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar and Dibakar Banerjee. The Teleg...
By Ushnota Paul in

Entertainment  /  Published 20.10.19

Zoya Akhtar's stories

Zoya Akhtar, basking in the success of her film Gully Boy, selected as India’s official entry to the 92nd Academy Awards, was at the news conference for Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival with Star ...
By Ushnota Paul in Calcutta

Entertainment  /  Published 24.08.19

Kissing a same-sex co-star

So, how does an actor feel kissing a same-sex co-star? This is not a homophobic question but one prompted by the latest trends in cinema and OTT fare. In Hollywood, a gay scene has begun to be man...
By in

Entertainment  /  Published 19.08.19

Janhvi Kapoor’s story to tell

Janhvi Kapoor and Vijay Varma will be playing the leads in Zoya Akhtar’s short in Netflix’s Ghost Stories.The anthology film is a follow-up to the streamer’s 2018 Lust Stories. Zoya, Karan Johar...
By PTI and Our Bureau in

Entertainment  /  Published 07.07.19

The gully life inspires rapper Divine

Young rappers around India keep talking about Gully Gang Entertainment, which rapper Divine founded a few months ago to promote the rapping scene. Born Vivian Fernandes, the Mumbai rapper’s followin...
By Urvashi Bhattacharya in

Bollywood  /  Published 02.07.19

Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap invited by Academy trying to be inclusive

Directors Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap and veteran actor Anupam Kher are among the 842 new members invited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in its push to become more inclusive.Kher h...
By PTI in New Delhi

Entertainment  /  Published 09.06.19

Mini Mathur and Cyrus Sahukar come together in Mind the Malhotras

In the late ’90s, they started off as VJs on MTV on the same day. And Mini Mathur and Cyrus Sahukar have been friends since. The duo will now be seen in Amazon Prime Video’s new Indian offering Mi...
By Karishma Upadhyay in


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