Aseem Chhabra's recommendations for the Mumbai film festival. Writer Suketu Mehta loves to narrate a joke Shah Rukh Khan shared with him about the late filmmaker Mani Kaul. During the making of Idiot (Ahamaq, 1991), the Bollywood star, then a newcomer, was shooting a scene on a beach looking at the sunset. Before the shot, he asked Kaul how he should act. According to Mehta, Kaul asked Khan not to look at the first wave approaching him. He then told the actor not to look at the second wave ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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This film is creating waves. We tell you why. That Tamil film Visaranai is India’s official entry for Oscars 2017 in the Foreign Film Language category is now well known. Directed by Vetrimaaran, the hard-hitting tale about police brutality and corruption competed with 29 films for entering the Oscar race. As the film continues to grab headlines, here's all you the need to know about the critically-acclaimed film that could fetch India the coveted Oscar trophy. ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Ashutosh Gowariker’s big-ticket film Mohenjo Daro releases tomorrow but the director has already planned another film. Albeit, he will just produce it and not direct it. Says a source, “Ashutosh’s production team is in talks with the writers ...DNA, 2 months ago
Raj Kapoor’s dream of a better India, Rishi Kapoor’s trendsetting sweaters and Ranbir Kapoor’s self-introspection, Sukanya Verma's super-filmi week could well be called Kal Aaj Aur Kal. Monday Dekha hai teri aankhon mein pyar hi pyar beshumar -- Dharmendra fawning over Vyjayanthimala and her trademark kohl-lined eyes on the television screen catches my attention. Nothing over-dramatic about his assertions except there is a lot more to the legend’s big, ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
More importantly, in the sickening, politicised times we live in, popular entertainment, such as this film — about fun and funny people across the border — is possibly the only humanising anti-dote we have against mass-scale bigotry and ...Jagran Post, 2 months ago
Beginning Sept. 27, 2016, the Tate Britain will exhibit the work of the four artists shortlisted for this year’s Turner Prize , the contentious award presented each year to a British visual artist under the age of 50. (Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin are ...Huffington Post, 1 month ago
&& John Krasinski : actor, director, producer, writer, husband of Emily Blunt and creator of “Lip Sync Battle.” That pretty much sums it up, right? Yup, in case you didn’t know, the 36-year-old is one of the masterminds behind Jimmy ...Huffington Post, 2 months ago
Richard Sherman may play for the Seattle Seahawks. But when it comes to magic, he’s Gryffindor all the way. The All-Pro cornerback showed his true team spirit by dressing up as Harry Potter for his weekly press conference, according to FoxSports.com.Huffington Post, 11 hours ago
Before he was Merle on “ The Walking Dead ” or Yondu in “ Guardians of the Galaxy ,” Michael Rooker was already killin’ it. In 1986, Rooker starred as the titular character in “ Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer .” ...Huffington Post, 1 week ago
'My father knows that he was not good in Parinda. He himself told me that he messed it up because he was so successful at that time with Ram Lakhan and Tezaab. He was so iconic as Munna that he tried to recreate it all the time. It is not necessarily the best thing to do.' Harshvardhan Kapoor says why he's blessed to be an actor in today’s days. Photograph: Harshvardhan Kapoor Growing up as the son of actor Anil Kapoor and nephew of filmmaker Boney Kapoor, Harshvardhan Kapoor was torn ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
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