Harneet Singh, Senior Editor (Films), 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!
A certain kind of snobbery follows a Bollywood star who dares to share an opinion on matters unrelated to films.
Saying yes to films is tough. Saying no is even tougher.
In an exclusive conversation with Indian Express, 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' director Kabir Khan says Salman Khan internalised Bajrangi totally and brought his life'’s craft to it.
Mr and Mrs 55 is a great ride till the time the film doesn’t go all sanskari. Alvi’s dialogues are the star of the narrative.
"Let’s not turn Shahid’s wedding into a soap opera. He’s beginning a new life and I wish him a lifetime of happiness,” is Kareena’s standard reply whenever asked about her ex boyfriend.
Some good-natured hacking to get into the cell phones of the newsmakers so far, to know their current status updates.
From Madhubala’s luminescence to Lata Mangeshkar’s haunting voice, Mahal changed many a destiny.
The success of Piku brings to the limelight its female producer, Sneha Rajani. She talks about her foray into films from TV, and the journey of Piku.
Vidya Balan speaks about feeling insecure, dealing with the lows, and reclaiming the self after marriage.
In Bimal Roy’s Devdas, Dilip Kumar plays the doomed lover with great sensitivity.
Tanu and Datto could be fighting for a teddy bear and it would not have made a difference. Manu is a passive hero.
Deepika Padukone on finding herself, being Number 1, dealing with depression and being Piku.
Salman Khan is not an easy man to know and he’s even more difficult to understand. All guide books on how to handle a Superstar fail when you are interacting with him.
Lyricists Raj Shekhar, Varun Grover, Manoj Muntashir and Ravinder Randhawa on their struggle in Bollywood
NH10 director Navdeep Singh on why it has become difficult to make films, his love for cigarettes and why he finds the fanboys of Andheri a pain
Sushant Singh Rajput talks about his upcoming film, 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' and playing MS Dhoni.
Debutante Bhumi Pednekar on playing the overweight protagonist of 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha', learning to respect her body and why she wants to steer clear of stereotypes.
Baazi was a milestone in Dev Anand’s life — his fortunes changed in every way possible.
Anushka Sharma on her ‘baby’ NH 10, boyfriend Virat Kohli, and playing the girl wielding a rod.
Oscar 2015 night was a strange bag—the ceremony was long and dull and the speeches hit the best notes.
Finally Bollywood is coming out of the business of darkness and taking it lightly. We have grown up. Haven’t we?
Priyatama is about how a couple handles a hasty marriage.
Here's the updated and fully loaded Bollywood dictionary of 2014: From Baby Doll, PK to Zindagi.
Anushka Sharma on PK and her lips, tackling online bullies and boyfriend Virat Kohli.
Parineeti Chopra and Saif Ali Khan were slated to pair up in a movie to be directed by Saif’s ex producing partner, Dinesh Vijan, but the project got shelved.
Shah Rukh Khan on the right way to achieve success, his favourite characters from his own films, handling calls from gangsters and the SRK biopic
I was missing the sounds that envelop the home when it’s a festival. Nobody was haranguing me to “get dressed properly and not look like a jhalli billi”.
Humsafar’s Mahira Khan on the show that changed her life and the Pakistani television industry.
"Haider is an extension of what I have attempted in Maqbool and Omkara," says Bhardwaj.
Tabu on Haider, being Shahid Kapoor’s mother and women-driven films
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.
Through two broad chapters on the investigation and the trial, Avirook Sen presents how the Talwars were hit with a double whammy: a shoddy and insensitive investigation by the UP Police and the CBI and what Sen believed was a premeditated judgment.