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Can a man and a woman be 'friends' without having sex?
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Can a man and a woman be 'friends' without having sex?

As Imtiaz Ali's Jab Harry Met Sejal releases, Aseem Chhabra feels it's the best time to revisit the Hollywood classic When Harry Met Sally, which tries to answer the question in the title of this feature. IMAGE: Billy Crystal's Harry and Meg Ryan's Sally in When Harry Met Sally. In 1977, two college graduates from University of Chicago set out on an 18-hour car trip to New York City. They have never met before. The only connection is that the man, Harry Burns, is dating a woman whose friend ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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Why NaMo, Rahul, Kejri etc MUST watch Newton

'Will anything change for you after the election?' And the man said, 'Kuch nahin badlega.' And he had a smile on his face. He knew nothing was going to change. IMAGE: Rajkummar Rao in and as Newton. On the 70th anniversary of India's Independence, filmmaker Amit Masurkar (Sulemani Keeda) makes a compelling and yet very entertaining tribute to India's democracy. His film Newton focuses on every Indian's right to vote -- a right that many in big cities take for granted. Starring Rajkummar ...
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'Judi Dench is obsessed with India'

'He cooked chicken curry and so because of him, curries entered the British royal kitchens.''Eventually, he became a political advisor to the queen.''This guy was disrupting the royal household. It sent shockwaves...'Ali Fazal on his character Abdul Karim and working with acting legend Judi Dench. IMAGE: Ali Fazal and Judi Dench at the Venice Film Festival. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images In 1887, during Queen Victoria's golden jubilee celebrations, two Indian clerks were sent ...
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Priyanka Chopra's secret 'passion project'

Besides the five Indian films that are playing at the Toronto International Film Festival this year -- a rather large collection at an international film festival, says Aseem Chhabra -- there are more films with an Indian connect. IMAGE: Priyanka Chopra was in Toronto for a couple of days -- for a fundraiser to promote young women filmmakers and also for the Sikkimese film, Pahuna: The Little Visitors. Photograph: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images Priyanka Chopra made her name in big Bollywood ...
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'I want to be a Priyanka Chopra in reverse'

'I want to go back to India after my success here.' Siddharth Dhananjay wants an O-1 visa. The 24-year-old Thiruvanathapuram-born, Jakarta-raised, Iowa-educated, actor has a major indie film coming up in the US. Fox Searchlight's Patty Cake$ has already been the darling of the Sundance, SXSW and Cannes film festivals. The film -- a coming of age story about an unlikely groups of three friends -- Patti (Australian actress Danielle Macdonald), an overweight New Jersey waitress who dreams of ...
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Guide, Coach, Halwai: SRK's many, MANY avatars!

Shah Rukh Khan plays a tour guide in his new film.Sukanya Verma looks at SRK's unusual onscreen professions. Actors play cops and crooks, teachers and tycoons, medics and musicians, lawyers and law breakers so often, it's almost refreshing to see them doing something not too run of the mill. Besides lending excitement to the story, what profession they are engaged in on screen explores a unique facet of their personality otherwise prone to typecast. In Imtiaz Ali's romance Jab Harry Met Sejal, ...
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Box Office: Mom opens poorly, Guest Iin London flops

The hits and misses of the week. Mom had a poor opening, but it improved over the weekend, only to drop again on Monday. A high-priced film in comparison to its draw and potential, Mom is below the mark. Guest Iin London, starring Kartik Aaryan, Kriti Kharbanda, Paresh Rawal and Tanvi Azmi, has been rejected. Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.   Mom Cast: Sridevi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Akshaye KhannaDirector: Ravi Udyawar.What works: Great ...
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Box Office: Ek Haseena Thi Ek Deewana Tha flops

The hits and misses of the week. Last week's release Ek Haseena Thi Ek Deewana Tha opened badly at the box office. Salman Khan's big Eid release Tubelight is also a major loser. Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.   Ek Haseena Thi Ek Deewana Tha Cast: Upen Patel, Shiv Darshan, Natasha FernandezDirector: Suneel DarshanWhat works: Tough!What doesn't: Outdated concept, bad performances.Number of weeks: New.Box Office verdict: Flop. Tubelight Cast: Salman Khan, ...
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Review: The Big Sick is a heartwarming film

The Big Sick is packed with delicious details, moments and scenes that makes the film stand apart as a smart rom-com, says Aseem Chhabra. What is it with desi stand-up comics in the US? In the recent weeks, at least two of them -- Hasan Minhaj and Kumail Nanjiani -- have done more than just to make me laugh. They have also made me cry. Minhaj was born in the US to Muslim parents from India. Nanjiani arrived in the US in his teens from Pakistan. They are second-generation immigrants (well, ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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'When it comes to your country, you should take a stand'

'I know many actors living outside India put on accents in films because they think that is how Indians talk. I avoid that.'I don't have to prove anything through my accent.' 'My psyche is Indian.'Anupam Kher gives us his 500th film! Photograph: Kind courtesy Anupam Kher/Twitter Anupam Kher is one of the busiest actors in Bollywood. Since the early 2000s, he has also been acting in a number of significant international productions -- from Gurinder Chadha's Bend it Like Beckham (2002), Ang ...
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