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!
CID is remembered not for its simplistic plot but as the film that launched Waheeda Rahman.
Twinkle Khanna on writing a book, hating acting and being competitive over jokes at parties.
A book that tells the story behind some of Bollywood’s most popular film songs.
Yash Chopra’s 'Daag: A Poem of Love' is a tale of star-crossed lovers Sunil (Rajesh Khanna) and Sonia (Sharmila Tagore), who encounter all kinds of trials, obstacles and separations on their way to happily ever-after.
While Shah Rukh Khan might not have a release in over a year, SRK has been hard at work — shooting three films simultaneously.
Actor Radhika Apte on finding her feet in Bollywood, keeping her personal and professional lives separate and working with Rajinikanth
Priyanka Chopra charms the American press with her star persona, fashion quotient and her gift of the gab.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui on his toughest role so far, learning to live with success and failure and why he hates the characters he plays.
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”.