Profile of Giridhar Jha
Comedy star Kapil Sharma says that before coming to Mumbai, he tried to get a job in the police, Border Security Force (BSF), etc like any other lower middle class boy but he did not succeed.
Ahead of her film, Zwigato’s release, Nandita talks about her journey as an actor-director and, of course, Kapil Sharma.
The journalists shown on Bollywood screen have been stereotypical -- cigar-chomping editors in their Saville Rows or the bechara garib patrakar in crumpled khadi kurtas destined to be bumped off in the early reels. Yami’s Vidhi Sahani in Lost is neither.
The kind of success ‘RRR’ and its songs have found outside the subcontinent had always eluded India’s mainstream film music in the past. That should be a reason enough for all of us to set our feet tapping to the heady beats of ‘Naatu Naatu’ one more time.
Family connection can help a star kid reach the silver screen, but his fate is ultimately decided by the audience. It does not matter which dynasty they come from.
Bollywood’s fate in 2022 underlines the fact that none of the big stars can get away with bad movies anymore. Hope the film industry has learnt this lesson that the audiences sought to convey to it in unambiguous manner last year.
Shah Rukh Khan has nurtured and nourished Bollywood seamlessly with his charisma and star power all through the past three decades but will it work this time with ‘Pathaan’?
Amid ‘The Kashmir Files’ row din, everything else was forgotten about IFFI’s valiant bid to give a booster shot to world cinema in the post-pandemic times and felicitate the great talents.
Business beyond cinema was neither Amitabh Bachchan’s cup of tea, nor of any of his contemporaries or predecessors in the past. But the new generation does not want to commit the same mistakes.
Social media may be the quickest way to gain or regain stardom today, but Bollywood stars fiercely protected their privacy in the bygone era for one reason or the other.
Rajshri Productions’ ‘Uunchai’, which hits the screens on November 11, is an out-of-the-box film in more ways than one. Here’s how!
Bollywood is a really cruel place, which tends to worship the rising sun only. Beneath all its razzmatazz lies a cut-throat and indifferent world that has no time for those who have fallen on bad times or are past their prime, no matter how significant their contributions might have been in their heyday.
Everybody talks about Amitabh Bachchan’s unmitigated passion for his craft but there is another senior actor (in fact, six years older than him in real life), who has had a similar zeal for cinema over the decades: Dharmendra.
The ubiquitous presence of Bollywood’s paparazzi may raise the hackles of the veterans such as Jaya Bachchan but the Gen X actors have learnt to embrace the new breed of shutterbugs to expand their fanbase and career.
30 years after her big-screen debut in 'Patthar Ke Phool', the Mast-mast girl reinvented herself to explore the OTT universe which started with 'Aranyak' on Netflix.
Manish Mundra is known for making sensitive films on social issues. In less than ten years, his banner, Drishyam Films has carved a unique niche for itself in Hindi cinema. Mundra talks about his directorial debut ‘Siya’ and his cinematic journey so far.
Long before the millennials lapped up and propped up the so-called new-age stand-up comics mouthing inanities with dollops of cuss words in the grab of in-your-face humour at chic clubhouses in metropolitan cities, there was Raju Srivastava, the man who brought about a bucolic charm of mirth and laughter with malice towards none.
Both RJD & JD-U have distilled the essence of their party supremos as their USP, leaving a leadership void
The BJP calls him a rank opportunist, but Nitish Kumar looks undeterred, as speculations about him being a challenger to PM Narendra Modi for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls fly thick and fast
Nitish Kumar has made and unmade several relationships over the decades in the rough and tumble of Bihar politics.
Nitish Kumar’s move to sever ties with the BJP and restore relations with RJD is likely to have a bearing on the national politics ahead of the next parliamentary elections when he may well emerge as a possible challenger to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Never known for originality or verisimilitude, Bollywood scriptwriters trawl the absolute depths when creating on-screen prostitutes, in search of lucre
Despite electoral setbacks, Nitish Kumar is not ready to toe ally BJP’s line on all issues. His recent stand on caste census and enacting population control laws shows that despite losing his political ground in the last assembly elections, he is trying to check the growing ambitions of his ally and regain his foothold.
Do filmmakers have the right to present falsehoods in biopics and high-profile films under the guise of truth?
Have southern films outsmarted Bollywood? Pushpa’s chin-wipe has cast a spell across the world, as Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam films sweep aside Bollywood’s carefully manicured reputations, budgets and delusions of invincibility.