Even though my role was small, I had to act my part well. Deven Verma looks back in time. Every single character in Rajkumar Santoshi's 1994 cult classic Andaz Apna Apna is memorable, and a laugh riot in his own right. Deven Verma, one of Hindi cinema's best actors, plays a small part as Aamir Khan's father in the film and he's brilliant as usual. As Andaz Apna Apna turns 20 on April 11, we speak to Deven Verma, who gives us some interesting anecdotes from the him:I was in Madras with my wife, ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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'When I was three or four years old, my nana (grandfather Nasir Hussain) would tell me stories every night -- original stories, as he was a writer.' 'Every evening he would tell me a new story in which I was the hero. He would make up the story as he went along. That is what I would like to share with my child.' Imran Khan gets ready for parenthood. Imran Khan is going to become a father in June, and he’s thrilled to bits about it. The actor has got himself a new hairstyle, and ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
'I get little chance to go on holidays. Last year, I went to Barcelona for a week. I loved that place.' Sonakshi Sinha talks about her busy work schedule. So what does Sonakshi Sinha have in common with Anne Hathaway? Rio 2, of course! Sonakshi will lend her voice to Rio’s Jewel, voiced by Hathaway in the original. This is the first time Sonakshi has been in an animated film. "I am an animated person. I think that's the reason I got this role,” the actress says with a laugh, as she ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Cinematographer VK Murthy RNA Research & Archives One of the walls in my home has some iconic photographs of Guru Dutt from his films. The magic of light and shadow in these black and white stills bear testimony to a master technician who was ...DNA India, 1 week ago
As an actress, her performance get rave reviews. But she still hasn't made it to the big league. After a long gap, Mahie Gill will be seen in Gang Of Ghosts directed by Satish Kaushik. Her last two films, Bullet Raja and Zanjeer, both flopped. Mahie speaks to Patcy N about Gang Of Ghosts, what she does between films, and how she reacts to success and failure. Where were you, Mahie? We are seeing you after a long gap. I run away from the world once my film is over. Once this film releases, ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
From being a singer to an actor, Monali Thakur's journey has been fascinating. Thakur plays the role of a victim of child prostitution in Nagesh Kukunoor's latest, Lakshmi. Monali Thakur took part in the reality TV shown Indian Idol in 2005. She came to Mumbai from Kolkata hoping to become a playback singer. Her career has suddenly taken a different path after she was chosen to play the lead role in Nagesh Kukunoor’s Lakshmi, a film about trafficking in women. She plays a 14-year-old ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
'In the past one-and-a-half years, I was offered overtly glamorous roles. People think I am good looking, so I will do anything.' 'I don't want to kiss. If I am typecast as a 'bold' actress, there will be another struggle to get out of that image.' Actress Meera Chopra is quite clear as to what she will, and will not, do on the big screen. She also opens up about her equation with her cousins, Priyanka and Parineeti Chopra. She's very fond of Priyanka Chopra, but does not like her other cousin, ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
Nagesh Kukunoor has always chosen to walk off the beaten track. It could be one of the reasons why his career has seen such ups and downs. While Iqbal and Dor were released to a phenomenal response, his next four films -- Bombay to Bangkok, Aashayein, Tasveer and Mod -- did not touch an answering chord with his audience. An undeterred Kukunoor now presents his newest baby, Lakshmi, which columnist Shobhaa De has already described as a gut-wrenching, must-see film.Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'I got married very early. Most of my contemporaries don’t have the pressure of balancing between career and personal life. It is difficult. My wife Tahira understands this.' Ayushmann Khurrana gets candid. Like his character in his new film, Ayushmann Khurrana has done a lot of bewakoofiyaan in his life. But unlike his character in Bewakoofiyaan, the actor lives a practical life, away from his family in Chandigarh. ‘My wife understands that this is my time to work hard as an ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'People criticise me saying that the ghosts in my films sometimes wore canvas shoes and were not scary. That is true. In those days, we were not technically sound.' 'Films were made on a very low budget, so if there was a small defect, we would let it pass, and audiences often didn’t catch those defects.' Shyam Ramsay tells us his 'horror' story. The pioneers of horror cinema -- the Ramsays -- are making a comeback with yet another horror film, Neighbours. And it’s themed on the ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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