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  • Four Anurag Kashyap films that have changed the Indian cinemascape forever September 10, 2014

    He is moody, whimsical and erratic. And yet you can never have enough of filmmaker Anurag Kashyap. His films are often marred by controversies and not always accepted by the audience at large, but they have always played an important part in bringing positive change to Hindi films. From realistic, hard...
  • I would love to do a biopic on some sportsperson: Mahie Gill October 21, 2013

    Chandigarh: New benchmarks are set and a few stereotypes are broken with each character that Mahie Gill plays in a movie. The actor, who rose to fame with her performance as 'Paro' in 'Dev D' is ready to experiment more and grab any opportunity that allows her to try something...
  • I have a deadpan sense of humour: Kalki Koechlin October 3, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Kalki Koechlin, who agreed to do satirical video 'It's Your Fault' on rising rape cases in the country, is not bothered about the criticism and says this was her way of letting the world know 'what I feel' about the issue. "I have a deadpan sense of humour. We...
  • Amiatbh Bachchan is very demanding: Anurag Kashyap June 6, 2013

    Mumbai: Ace filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who will soon be directing Amitabh Bachchan in a fiction TV show, says the 70yearold stalwart is 'very demanding' but in a 'good way'. It is for the first time that Kashyap and Big B will be working together in a fullfledged project, after shooting a...
  • Amit Trivedi uses orchestra to compose for 'Lootera' May 30, 2013

    New Delhi: In the times when music has gone digital and technology plays an important role, composer Amit Trivedi has resorted to an older technique and used the orchestra to create the background score for 'Lootera'. The Ranveer Singh, Sonakshi Sinha starrer is a period film set in the 1950s. Trivedi, who...
  • Kareena: I seek approval from Saif on how I look May 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Happily married to Saif Ali Khan, Bollywood diva Kareena Kapoor says that just like any other regular couple they try to enjoy small pleasures of life by doing things together. "Saif and I are just a regular couple and it's nice to be able to enjoy dinner at our favourite...
  • Abhay Deol: 10 reasons why we think you are awesome March 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Slowly and steadily, Abhay Deol has developed a separate fan base for himself. The actor looked promising in his first film 'Socha Na Tha' (2005) but his performance in 'Manorama Six Feet Under' (2007) earned him a berth among the most versatile actors in Bollywood. With 'Oye Lucky,...
  • Mahie Gill: I am not an intelligent actress February 14, 2013

    Mumbai: After winning critical acclaim for her roles in 'Dev D', 'Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster', 'Paan Singh Tomar', actress Mahie Gill says she is confused about her standing in Bollywood as new roles are not coming her way. "I don't know if I have cemented my position in the industry....
  • Abhay Deol: Bollywood awards are rigged November 25, 2012

    Panaji: Taking a dig at the numerous Bollywood awards, actor Abhay Deol said Saturday that most awards are either rigged or actors attend them because they are paid for their presence. "Talk to any actor off record and he will tell you, you either go because you are winning an award...
  • Friday Release: Political thriller 'Shanghai' June 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Dibakar Banerjee's eagerlyawaited political thriller 'Shanghai', releasing Friday, has been awarded a U/A certificate by the Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC), but with a cut. CBFC CEO Pankaja Thakur refused to dwell on the cut, only saying: "We cleared the film with one cut with a UA certification....
  • I'm awkward in 'Shanghai': Kalki Koechlin May 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Kalki Koechlin had to go through quite a transformation for her role in 'Shanghai' as director Dibakar Banerjee wanted her to look ugly yet adorable. The brief given by her director was quite simple 'Look ugly'. However, it was nothing short of a nightmare to actually realise...
  • Kalki: Hard to keep up good work in Bollywood May 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Kalki Koechlin comes from a nonfilm background, but the actress has managed to carve a niche for herself with her unconventional choice of scripts. She however admits it is hard to keep up the good work in filmdom. "I feel lucky enough to have had a good start by...
  • I shouldn't be a producer: Anurag Kashyap May 10, 2012

    Of all the people in the world, I shouldnt be a producer, says Anurag Kashyap. I dont understand accounts. But someone has to step up and make these movies, he adds. Kashyap, for those who dont know, is best known as the director of 'Black Friday' and 'Dev D'. For...
  • Music director Amit Trivedi back with 'Ishaqzaade' April 26, 2012

    Music director Amit Trivedi picked up the national award for Dev D and then went on to create a series of hits with Wake Up Sid. ...
  • Better to be star than an actor here: Abhay Deol March 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Actor Abhay Deol, who has carved a niche for himself in the film industry with unconventional roles, feels it is better to be a star than just an actor today as people recognize you and you keep getting work because of your stardom. While sharing his thoughts in the...
  • 'Bold' Mahie Gill not worried about typecasting February 26, 2012

    Mumbai: Mahie Gill picks bold roles, but being typecast in those characters is not something that the actress is worried about. She has featured in films like 'Dev D', 'Not A Love Story' and 'Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster', in all of which she shed her inhibitions. "I will not get typecast. I...
  • 'That Girl in the Yellow Boots' Kalki turns 29 January 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Bee stung lips not a pout; a refreshing unique face not quintessentially pretty but armed with an acting prowess that has made Bollywood sit up and pay attention to That Girl in the Yellow Boots. Born in 1983, Kalki turns 29 on January 9th and with...
  • Anurag is my biggest critic: Kalki Koechlin August 27, 2011

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap had introduced her to Bollywood as Chanda in "Dev D" and in the process fell in love with her and eventually married her. But Kalki Koechlin says that her husband is her biggest critic and is quite harsh at times. "Anurag is my biggest critic. He gives...
  • No rift between me and Katrina: Kalki July 11, 2011

    Gurgaon: Actress Kalki Koechlin has rubbished reports suggesting she and her Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara costar Katrina Kaif don't gel well with each other, saying there are having no problems between them. "There have been a lot of people picking on us that me and Kat are fighting. I think it...
  • UA, S, X, R demystified: How films are rated June 15, 2011

    New Delhi: In a recent interaction Samvaad CBFC 2011, organized by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Leela Samson promised to bring in more transparency in the film certification process and said a new film classification system, instead of the current censorship one, would be in place. The...
  • 'Shaitan': Adnan Patrawala kidnapdeath story retold? June 7, 2011

    New Delhi: A hardened drug dealer falls hard for a moody painter, a police officer fights his inner demons and the grisly killing of a 16yearold by his friends. If you did not know what the super rich in Mumbai do in their own time, you will, after the release...
  • 'DK Bose' writer Amitabh: bard of the absurd? May 19, 2011

    Mumbai: He created a benchmark when he gave the industry 'Emotional Athyachar' only to raise the bar now with 'DK Bose' the hit track from Imran Khan starrer 'Delhi Belly'. Amitabh Bhattacharya is a rare find and an asset to the industry. He came to Mumbai eight years ago...
  • Unusual romances on Indian celluloid February 12, 2011

    New Delhi: Bollywood's dream merchants have traditionally sold young chocolaty romances, complete with pink roses. But in the last 10 years, a lot of unusual love stories have made their way to the silver screen, be it 'Mr and Mrs Iyer', or 'Cheeni Kum' or 'Wake Up Sid'. So this Valentine's...
  • It wasn't easy composing 'Ali re': Trivedi December 19, 2010

    Mumbai: Amit Trivedi's music came as a whiff of fresh air for music buffs. After outofthebox tracks in Dev D and Udaan, the young composer says his song "Dilli" is sure to open the film No One Killed Jessica with a bang. The rock number in Rajkumar Gupta's movie, which stars...
  • Unknown stars: Sanjay Maurya and Allwin Rego, sound designers December 8, 2010

    What they do Sound designers are those who administer the right sound experience to the movie. Sanjay explains, "Right from the special effects to getting good dubbing done from the actors and applying various sounds to the movie creatively, is all done by sound designers. Sanjay explains, "The sounds of the...
  • Kalki Koechlin: My friends tease me November 26, 2010

    Popular actor in Bollywood and filmmaker Anurag Kashyaps girlfriend, Kalki Koechlin has no qualms in admitting that she is travelling home in a taxi from her shoot instead of a luxury car. In fact, she apologises profusely for the din around her that might disturb our interview on the telephone....
  • Beautiful People: Meet music composer Amit Trivedi September 19, 2010

    The music director has won the national award in the Best Music category for his music in Anurag Kashyap's film 'Dev D'. ...
  • Abhay Deol on why he worked in multihero film February 17, 2010

    Mumbai: There was a strong rumour in the industry last week that Abhay Deol, on a high after the accolades and profits for Dev D, was having second thoughts about doing Zoya Akhtar's film with Farhan Akhtar and Hrithik Roshan. "Abhay wants to do only solohero projects," said an industry source. When...
  • Watch: Bollywood hits and flops of 2009 December 30, 2009

    Mumbai: Kurbaan, Main Aur Mrs Khanna, Blue, London Dreams, Chandni Chowk to China, and Delhi 6 are some movies that have been 2009's biggest turkeys. ...