Regardless of what Nitish Kumar's government has or has not done during its current term since 2015, handling of the coronavirus outbreak may well have a lot of bearing on the Bihar elections due in October-November.
Many industry watchers are hopeful that things would be normal and the audiences would flock to theatres to watch their favourite superstars onscreen once the coronavirus lockdown is lifted but there is also a sense of pessimism among others.
After making her film debut in 'Sun Meri Laila' (1983), Deepika Chikhalia went on to do many movies in several languages but she is still remembered for Ramanand Sagar's teleserial Ramayan, which is being re-run on Doordarshan
Political observers believe the sedition case will only add to Kanhaiya’s appeal as a politician and may well boost the chances of the formation of a non-NDA, non-RJD front under his leadership ahead of the state assembly elections.
Even by conservative estimates, Bollywood stands to lose a minimum of Rs 500 crore in the first few weeks of the lockdown and it is just the beginning of a dark spell, something unprecedented in the industry
As the countdown to Bihar assembly polls begins, the big question is: will the Kanhaiya Kumar factor play out in any form? Will he be able to prevent CM Nitish Kumar from winning a fourth consecutive election in a row since 2005?
In an interview with Outlook's Giridhar Jha, Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone talks about her movie Chhapaak, her career, and reveals what prompted her to turn producer and how she fought off depression.