Anushree Majumdar

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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.

Such a Long Journey: Sunny Pawar holds his own among a powerhouse cast in Oscar-nominated film, Lion
Mon, Feb 27, 2017

In spite of the film's powerhouse cast, there is no doubt — Pawar is the star of Lion.

Casting directors are the unsung heroes of the film industry, says Tess Joseph
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

Tess Joseph, casting director for Lion, on how she landed her first Hollywood assignment with Mira Nair and her approach to a project.

Could this be your story?
Sun, Feb 19, 2017

Surat-based Savi Sharma was the publishing phenomenon of 2016. This month, she is ready to set new sales records with her second novel.

‘In India, five people sit and decide your life’: Producer Shoojit Sircar, director Amit Roy talk about Running Shaadi
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

Shoojit Sircar and Amit Roy talk about Running Shaadi helping friends elope and the trouble with telling stories today.

Bet on the Blues
Tue, Feb 14, 2017

American blues singer Janiva Magness, who performed in Mumbai on Saturday, talks about her Grammy-nominated album

‘A workable moral position has to start with an assessment of who and what we are’
Sun, Feb 12, 2017

American short story writer George Saunders on sitting with the story for his first novel for 20 years, the timeliness of its release in Trump’s America and how kindness will counter xenophobia.

Revved Up and Ready to Go
Sat, Feb 11, 2017

Billy Gibbons on getting lost in a slum, his beard and playing with Supersonic Blues Machine at the Mahindra Blues Festival

When I joined films, it was the worst time to be a heroine, says Tisca Chopra
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Actor-producer Tisca Chopra’s long dance with failure, sexism and success in Bollywood takes a fresh turn — with an award for her short film, Chutney.

The Way Back Home
Sat, Feb 04, 2017

Saroo Brierley, whose miraculous journey is the subject of Oscar-nominated film Lion, on his life in Australia and reuniting with his family in India after 25 years.

In Search of Lost Time
Sun, Jan 29, 2017

British author Alan Hollinghurst on his next novel, how music shapes his work and his mingling of the past and present.

An Age of Women
Wed, Jan 25, 2017

Bee Rowlatt on what it means to be a feminist today and how motherhood continues to stack the odds against working women

From the time of the Vedas till the 19th century: Scholar and writer James McHugh on the history of alcohol in India
Wed, Jan 25, 2017

McHugh is a scholar of Sanskrit and Indian cultural history at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Power of Ten: Literary heavyweights head to JLF, which takes off on Thursday
Wed, Jan 18, 2017

The hotel grounds will also be a site for installations and photo booths by artists Subodh Gupta, Jagmohan Mathodia and photographer Rohit Chawla.