And no, says Sukanya Verma, the list doesn't start and stop with Boman Irani! Often caricatured on celluloid, there's more to the small but solid Parsi community than quirks and accent. Quite a few of them have made an invaluable contribution to the Hindi film industry with their artistic vision and compelling talent. In Rangoon, an ambitious period drama directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, Saif Ali Khan's character is named Rustom Bilimoria, a Parsi film producer. Here's looking at Bollywood's best ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
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'Dangal could be compared to any Hollywood film.'Deepti Naval on the movies she loves. Deepti Naval has only two scenes in the Oscar-nominated film Lion, and she shines in them. The charming actress tells Rediff.com's Patcy N why she signed up for the role. How did you get the role in Lion? Casting director Tess (Joseph) called me because she had seen and liked my work. She said it was not a big part, but a crucial one because it is the turning point of the film. She said she was looking for a ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
Aseem Chhabra tell us how he watched 302 films in 365 days on airplanes, on Netflix, Amazon, iTunes, Google, Hulu, DVDs and even on YouTube. As a journalist I often write about films. I see many, many films -- at festivals in different parts of the world, in museums in New York City and sometimes even when I have to buy tickets. But it is impossible to remember all the films one sees in a year. So for the past two years I have been keeping a log of every film I watch. My inspiration for this ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'In our film industry, there are not many opportunities for actors... Our films are not character based, they are hero and heroine based. The only roles we have for character actors are to play the girl's or boy's dad or a police officer...' 'Now at my age there are hardly any parts. In the West, you could play a central character even at my age. But these kinds of films are not made in India.' IMAGE: Om Puri in The Hundred-Foot Journey. Om Puri started his career with the New Wave or ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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