Putting together a play about the Father of the Nation is no easy task.But when that play is a musical, the challenges increase.Rediff.com's Savera R Someshwar (text), Rajesh Karkera (video) and Hitesh Harisinghani (photographs) take a look. REHEARSAL: Chirag Vora, who plays the older Gandhi, takes his position by the charkha. "On the stage! NOW!" roared Danesh Khambatta, his voice many octaves higher than normal as he rat-a-tatted closed doors and poked his head into rooms that were half ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
'We still look at films with A-listers.''There is change, but it's minor.''We still haven't learnt how to invest in stories.' IMAGE: Rajit Kapoor. Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar Rajit Kapoor, who has been a beautiful part of so many important Hindi films, seemed tied to his family's textile business until Shyam Benegal showed him a better future. Today, Benegal and Kapoor have done more than 10 films together. Kapoor will be seen in a small but pivotal role in Begum Jaan. He tells Rediff.com's ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
We had reported earlier that Freaky Ali actress Amy Jackson was all set to perform at the opening ceremony of tenth season of Indian Premiere League. Over the years, many celebrities have become a part of the opening ceremony. Last year, Katrina Kaif ...Bollywood Hungama, 3 weeks ago
Faceless Ambedkarite groups from across the country are running BSP's election war rooms, writes Archis Mohan. Behind the massive public rallies and roadshows of key leaders, a world of war rooms of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance exists, which revels in outsmarting the other but also exchanges notes and even gives rivals a pat on the back for a job well done. Of late, the friendly enemies of the two war rooms have also discovered a common challenge -- a ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Deepika's black and gold game goes strong! Deepika Padukone seems to love black and gold! It seems to be her favourite combination for her various starry occasions. She likes it so much, she sometimes even wears it in a similar style! We take note here: Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images At the post-Oscars party, Deepika chose her favourite black and gold combination. Photograph: Courtesy Perfect Relations We have, in fact, seen a similar look before. At the ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Recent evidence suggests that physical activity, adequate sleep and stress-management are essential for maintaining optimal thyroid function, says endocrinologist Sanjay Kalra. What exactly does the thyroid do? IMAGE: A preventive approach to lifestyle management can effectively control or prevent thyroid disorder. Photograph: Paresh Gandhi/Rediff.com. Thyroid gland disorders are fairly common in India with prevalence rates ranging from 11 per cent to 13 per cent, one of the ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
From citizenship rights to hate crimes and police brutality, no wave of persecution in the US has left Indians completely untouched, says Monali Sarkar.A brief history of the moments that shaped the Indian-American community's battle against hate... Indian shot dead in Kansas bar, shooter shouted 'get out of my country' IMAGE: A march against US President Donald Trump in February 2017. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters Indian-Americans were left reeling on the night of February 23 after a ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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