Sukanya Verma gives us 26 reasons why we love Aamir Khan! In actor Benedict Cumberbatch's words, 'The further you get away from yourself, the more challenging it is. Not to be in your comfort zone is great fun.' Few mainstream actors have tried to live up to that maxim like Aamir Khan. Even though he made his entry into films as a traditional romantic hero, the actor made a conscious effort to get out of the rut and establish himself in every role one assumed he wasn't cut out for. A ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Here are Aseem Chhabra's picks -- 'films that mattered to me, entertained me and will stay with me through the year.' With nearly 400 films in several different sections, this year's Berlinale was a treat for the senses of film lovers. February is a cold month in Germany and so as in the past Berlin's heated movie theatres became a refuge for film fanatics. This was my ninth year at the Berlinale and I ended up breaking my own record. I watched 39 films -- some exceptionally good, while others ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday criticised senior BJPleader K S Eshwarappa for using the name of freedom fighter Sangolli Rayanna for political reasons and, said national icons should not be used to promote one's political prospects. He was speaking to ...Deccan Herald, 1 month ago
'I can tell you the case that hurts me the most is the one in which the little boy is forced to sign the Kohinoor over.''You take a mother away from a child, you surround him with grown ups speaking a different language, you tell him he must sign this over or else...' The Kohinoor has raised more controversy in history than any other gem.William Dalrymple and Anita Anand, authors of Kohinoor: The Story of the World's Most Infamous Diamond, tell Rediff.com's Vaihayasi Pande Daniel about the ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Narendra Modi can pick up a tip from the Samajwadi Party ramlila.If he doesn't want L K Advani as President, he might anoint him Bharatiya Bhishma Pitamah, suggests Sunanda K Datta-Ray.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Clearly, Akhilesh Yadav acquired more than a master's degree in environmental engineering in Australia. He also learnt that Australia's mother country kicks senior politicians whose use-by date has passed upstairs. India doesn't have a House of Lords for discards, but the ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'I would recommend every young Indian reads Shashi Tharoor's book to get a perspective of our colonial past in the present day mesmerising euphoria of the global village in spite of Donald Trump, says Shivanand Kanavi. IMAGE: King-Emperor George V and Queen-Empress Mary, the only English monarchs to win the 'jewel in the crown', at the Coronation Park in Delhi in 1911. Shashi Tharoor whose brilliance enchanted over 3 million people on YouTube with his debating skills at an Oxford Union ...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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