Even after three decades, Mandi proves its lasting relevance and powerful impact on cinephile memory by inviting comparisons to Vidya Balan’s Begum Jaan. Shyam Benegal’s mesmeric Mandi chronicles life through a woman running a brothel house in the crammed backstreets of Hyderabad. As is the nature of a marketplace, the establishment is marked by rumpus and range but Benegal views the matriarch’s lifestyle and choices with endless fascination and empathy. Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Besides their terrific acting talent, of course! Vidya Balan spews fire, venom and good deal of gaalis in and as Begum Jaan. In the upcoming adaptation of Srijit Mukherji's Bengali Partition-time drama, Rajkahini, the actress plays a unibrowed, hookah-smoking brothel madam fending off a hostile takeover of her house that falls right in the middle of disputed territory. While we wait for Vidya's depiction of the character this Friday, here's looking at the various ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Actress Juhi Babbar says theatre is the most powerful medium for influencing children towards better communication and expression.Juhi's mother Nadira Zaheer Babbar founded Ekjute theatre group in 1981 and has been conducting various activities for children.Prokerala, 4 weeks ago
The Calcutta High Court today rejected the anticipatory bail application of former Enforcement Directorate (ED) officer Manoj Kumar in connection with a case of alleged extortion. A division bench comprising Justice Nadira Patheriya and Justice D P Dey ...Business Standard, 1 month ago
The Calcutta High Court today granted anticipatory bail to West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh in connection with a case of an alleged inflammatory speech delivered by him. A division bench of Justice Nadira Patheriya and Justice SK Prasad granted ...Business Standard, 1 month ago
The Calcutta High Court today granted anticipatory bail to BJP MP and actress Roopa Ganguly in connection with a case of alleged assault in South 24-Parganas district. A division bench comprising Justices Nadira Patheriya and Shiva Kant Prasad granted the ...Business Standard, 1 month ago
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