Anushree Majumdar

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The Heart of the Matter
Sat, Sep 23, 2017

This is a series to watch out for, but given that this is Madhavan’s first foray into a mythological setting, it is crucial that she gets the tone right in the following books.

Across the Universe
Fri, Sep 22, 2017

Sir Karl Jenkins, the most performed living composer in the world, on his new work, Alem

Sunny Leone: I believe each woman should make her own decisions
Sun, Sep 17, 2017

Actor Sunny Leone opens up about motherhood, the controversial Netflix documentary on her and about choosing the battles she wants to fight. After five years in Bollywood, with a mixed bag of hits and misses, one thing is certain, Sunny is here to stay. 

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan actor Ayushmann Khurrana: There’s something about the underdog that I have always loved
Sun, Sep 10, 2017

With releases like Meri Pyaari Bindu, Bareilly Ki Barfi and Subh Mangal Saavdhan, Ayushmann Khurrana delivered two hits this year. During a candid chat with The Indian Express, the Bollywood actor talked about his journey in the glamorous film industry.

Nihalani, Uncensored
Tue, Sep 05, 2017

At the press conference for his distribution venture Julie 2, former CBFC chief took questions on censorship, sanskaar and lady-oriented films

Listen Out Loud
Tue, Aug 29, 2017

Ritnika Nayan on her book, Indie 101, a primer for anyone who wants to get into the indie music scene but doesn’t know how.

The Utmost Perennial
Fri, Aug 25, 2017

A digital twist to reading Arundhati Roy’s latest novel The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.

All Sounds Electric
Thu, Aug 17, 2017

DJ Kasra on celebrating 15 years of his label and his debut India tour.

Cheers in sections of CBFC at ‘tyrant’ Pahlaj Nihalani’s exit
Sun, Aug 13, 2017

Dramatist and comedian S Ve Shekhar, who was a member of the board until Friday evening, said, “Nihalani’s removal is 100-per cent right. He only wanted to control, and he wanted to create his own rules at CBFC.”

‘Gangsters in real life are not like the ones you see in our films’
Tue, Aug 08, 2017

Arjun Rampal on writing Daddy, his upcoming biopic on the life and times of Arun Gawli, Mumbai’s infamous gangster, and playing the part

Not a Nice Woman to Know: Author LS Hilton on the struggle to keep her protagonist unlikeable
Sun, Aug 06, 2017

"If I’ve created a character that people feel ambiguous about, I will take that as a compliment." In a candid conversation, the author of the bestselling erotic thrillers Maestra and its sequel, Domina talks about her love for art and how the book was nearly not published.

‘I have no political views’
Sat, Aug 05, 2017

Actor Kirti Kulhari talks about her role in Indu Sarkar, and life post-Pink

She’s funny that way: How did Aditi Mittal become India’s most popular female stand-up comic?
Sun, Jul 30, 2017

Aditi Mittal is funny, charming, energetic and bold. She jumps from topic to topic, and is one of the few women to display a natural ability for physical comedy.

Girl, You’ll be a Woman Soon
Fri, Jul 21, 2017

Actor Plabita Borthakur, one of the leads in Alankrita Srivastava’s Lipstick Under My Burkha, on playing a college student who bends the rules, and coming into her own in her second film.

‘The films that I want to do are not easy’
Sat, Jul 15, 2017

Konkona Sen Sharma on being a good girl on screen, feminism in small-town India and how the CBFC helped Lipstick Under My Burkha.

An Actor is Prepared
Tue, Jul 11, 2017

After short films, web series and TV, Aahana Kumra gears up for her biggest release, Lipstick Under My Burkha.

Dripping with action: How rain played an important role in Bollywood films
Sun, Jul 09, 2017

Bollywood and baarish? Awesome mausam. A Bollywood film without a rainy song is basically a dry waste land without possibilities. A rain sequence in a Bollywood film is meta in a way — a drop of fiction in a make-believe world. Just walk out into the rain and look up at the sky with emotion.

‘My work has always rubbed some people the wrong way’
Tue, Jul 04, 2017

Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar on his political drama Indu Sarkar and his experience with the CBFC.

A Small Big Man
Wed, Jun 28, 2017

A documentary by a group of FTII graduates captures the twilight years of the late Manohar Aich, Mr Universe 1952

Legs Before Wicket: Richa Chadha’s new web series ‘Inside Edge’, based on IPL
Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Richa Chadha on her upcoming web series 'Inside Edge', addressing misogyny and body image in her forthcoming debut book which she was persuaded to write after Penguin Random House approached her post her TED talk on sexism and misogyny in society.

The Boy Who Lived: 20 years since the first Harry Potter novel came out, a look at what makes it a classic for all times
Sun, Jun 25, 2017

At any given point in time, we have all been one of the characters of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter universe.

Akshaye Khanna: ‘It was torture, to not be able to work’
Tue, Jun 20, 2017

Actor Akshaye Khanna, who will be seen as a police officer in the upcoming Sridevi-starrer, Mom, on getting back to acting after a brief hiatus, the possibility of rejection and the legacy of his father, Vinod Khanna.

‘To play a character from an India we don’t know about was interesting’
Mon, May 15, 2017

Arjun Kapoor on being the quintessential Chetan Bhagat hero, his character in Half Girlfriend and why Vinod Khanna’s death shook him up

‘I have an almost unnatural obsession with what the rearview mirror offers’
Sun, May 14, 2017

Anees Salim on death as a recurring theme in his narratives, his new book and why with each of his books writing becomes more difficult.

Ekta Kapoor’s Romil and Jugal is a modern, gay take on Romeo-Juliet. Actors Rajeev Siddhartha and Manraj Singh reveal more
Tue, May 02, 2017

Romil and Jugal takes William Shakespeare’s immortal love story of Romeo and Juliet, and delivers it with a desi, gay twist.

Tubelight director Kabir Khan: I need to be able to support my politics off camera
Sun, Apr 30, 2017

Filmmaker Kabir Khan on his bond with Salman Khan, his new web series and why he feels it’s essential to wear his politics on his sleeves.

Actor and star, MP and ‘sexy sanyasi’ Vinod Khanna is dead
Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Born on October 6, 1946, in Peshawar, Khanna and his family moved to Mumbai after Partition.

‘You have to really take a risk and not have a plan B’
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Lilly Singh’s debut book, How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Surviving Conquering Life, is a glamorous primer to help readers get ahead in life.

‘Don’t have a Plan B’: Lilly Singh aka ||Superwoman|| gets talking about her book, Indian parents and more
Sun, Apr 23, 2017

Part fashion feature, part self-help, Lilly Singh's debut book 'How to be a bawse' is as colourful, irreverent and fun as her alter-ego, ||Superwoman||.

The Shade of You
Mon, Apr 17, 2017

What does it take to date a black man in India? A thick skin and a growing awareness of how insidious racism can be.

I don’t want to be the hero, just give me that one part the film can’t do without, says Chunky Pandey
Sat, Apr 15, 2017

Chunky Pandey on dreaming in Bangla, his role in Begum Jaan and living with his name.

Shooting with the stars: Photographer Mark Bennington on capturing Bollywood in his frames
Mon, Apr 03, 2017

American photographer Mark Bennington on the Bollywood movers, shakers and strugglers featured in his book, Living the Dream.

My film is about consent, but also class : Avinash Das, director of Anaarkali of Aarah
Sun, Apr 02, 2017

Filmmaker Avinash Das on growing up in Darbhanga, his Mumbai struggle and the making of Anaarkali of Aarah.

Funny Guys Finish Last
Sun, Mar 26, 2017

Govinda has scripted a comeback that has not gone to plan. Bollywood turned its back on him long ago. But can you love showbiz and not thank him for all the laughs?

When Lata Mangeshkar went to Vegas
Sun, Mar 19, 2017

Lata Mangeshkar on her overseas performances, sobbing fans and the time she was labelled a gambler.

Growing a beard or a paunch not method acting, says Trapped actor Rajkummar Rao
Fri, Mar 17, 2017

Rajkummar Rao on his role in Trapped, what makes a method actor and his relationship with Hansal Mehta.