Harneet Singh is fully filmi. She has imaginary conversations with Guru Dutt, Vijay Anand and Hrishikesh Mukherjee, still gets breathless when she watches Guide, or, Pyasa or, Anand; and believes the soundtrack of her life is sung by Geeta Dutt. Her love affair with cinema started at the age of three when she saw Mithun Chakraborty in Disco Dancer, at Prabhat Talkies, in Mirzapur. Singh, a senior assistant editor, won the Ramnath Goenka award for excellence in journalism, in 2009. She also likes the poems of Rumi, Ghalib, Gulzar and Neruda, loves watching cricket and is especially fond of Mahendra Singh Dhoni whom she lovingly addresses as 'MahiMan'. Her idea of happiness includes rain, thunderstorms, mountains and lots of coffee. Singh has been writing on films and film stars for this newspaper for over a decade. Cut!
BR Chopra’s Gumrah is remembered as much for its bold storyline as for its music.
There are some who believe Deepika Padukone's reaction is a “well timed stunt” to bolster the collections of her just released Finding Fanny.
Priyanka Chopra talks about Mary Kom, 100 crore heroines, girls on film, surviving a decade in Bollywood and being a game changer.
This M Sriramulu Naidu-directed film is not a classic by a long shot, it’s not even as memorable as Kohinoor.
With social media becoming all invasive, we are on our way to being known as the generation that critiqued more than it created.
Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan on his experiments with acting and growing up on Bachchan movies.
Rani Mukerji on her marriage, husband, cook, self-defence and her latest film Mardaani
With Finding Fanny, I wanted to go back to a place where time stood still, said Homi Adajania.
Today’s stars don’t get stumped at any question. Sonam Kapoor stumped me. Alia Bhatt didn’t lie on my show.
Meena Kumari’s last film is an enduring classic.
With Kick, Rajat Arora hopes to recreate the same success of The Dirty Picture and Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai
Six months and six lessons at the movies.
Meet Sanam Saeed aka Zindagi Gulzar Hai’s Kashaf.
Riteish Deshmukh learns the meaning of misogyny and talks about playing a negative role in Ek Villain.
There was a time, post Hum Saath Saath Hai and Dil Chahta Hai when Saif was making the most exciting choices in the Mumbai film industry.
Amitabh Bachchan on his first fiction TV outing, Yudh
The most common texts on the Preity and Ness issue: “Preity has lost the plot.” and “Is Preity mad? Why go to the cops?”
Director Mohit Suri on his cinema and music, his pre-Aashiqui 2 days in the wilderness and his forthcoming Ek Villain.
Nasir Husain whipped up a romantic comedy that dances around love, friendship, and great music
Actor-producer Uday Chopra on quitting acting, producing Hollywood films, tweeting and bhabhi Rani Mukerji.
Actor-writer Saurabh Shukla on his National Award, his days in Bollywood wilderness, and how Barfi brought him back to life
The point to be noted in the entire Vidya-marriage story is that nobody badgered the husband for clarifications or denials.
Tiger Shroff on being Jackie Shroff’s son, being signed by Subhash Ghai when he was born, his debut film Heropanti, and all those twitter jokes and memes.
Amole gives the film a flourish of a sports movie by making his lead character Arjun, aspire to learn how to roller skate.
Writer and filmmaker Gulzar on winning the Dadasaheb Phalke award, his hopes for the new generation and the realism of current cinema.
If only the off-screen entertainment could translate on screen, we wouldn’t be parched of superhits.
After much media speculation and rumours, Rani Mukerji finally tied the knot to filmmaker Aditya Chopra.
‘On the film set, everything is created in the narration... The best way to teach them is to create a spell through narration’.
Every superstar has his turf. If Salman Khan has Eid then Shah Rukh Khan owns Diwali and Aamir Khan blocks Christmas.
Abhishek Bachchan on his new role as an owner of a kabaddi team and his films.
Paying Guest raises the question of money versus love, but is essentially a romance.
Salman Khan is not particularly thrilled with being called 'Sallu' and Katrina is said to roll her eyes when addressed as 'Kat'.
Last time when Sonam Kapoor sat on Karan Johar’s couch, she had Deepika Padukone for company.
in Highway, in a few moments, Alia Bhatt really made me sit up and take notice. Her unaffected reactions — though a bit weird in the beginning — really grow on you.
Bollywood can be a cruel, lonely galaxy for actors.
The updated,fully loaded Bollywood dictionary of 2013,by Harneet Singh.