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Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti, Alankrita Shrivastava, Nitya Mehra on why obsession with box office is 'ridiculous'

The filmmakers behind Made In Heaven, who, in their personal careers, have had their share of hits and misses, believe growing obsession of quoting box office figures is not healthy.

Shivani Raghuvanshi: Jazz is the most relatable character of Made in Heaven

In an exclusive chat with indianexpress.com, Made in Heaven actor Shivani Raghuvanshi opened up about playing the ambitious but sweet Punjabi girl Jazz in the Zoya Akhtar series.


Zoya Akhtar: No one in the industry cares about gender

Gully Boy director Zoya Akhtar said a filmmaker's success rate eventually becomes his or her identity in the film industry.

Made in Heaven review: What the Wedding Albums Don’t Show

Made in Heaven works because all the characters, big and small, have their development curve etched well. The strong performances make each episode stand out.

All these years, physical assault was allowed to be shown on-screen but not consensual sex: Zoya Akhtar

Zoya Akhtar on how the ‘female narrative’, especially on the digital medium, has been exploring female sexuality like never before.

Made in Heaven first impression: The best Indian web series since Sacred Games

Made In Heaven is binge-worthy not because the episodes cleverly end on a cliffhanger, but because it's so well made that you just want to consume it all at once.


Reema Kagti: Made in Heaven has all the ingredients for a delicious drama

Reema Kagti on the grandeur of Amazon Prime Video series Made in Heaven and the big fat Indian wedding.

The road to rap: Music as protest across India

India has been no stranger to the idea of protesting against socio-economic realities through the medium of music. While some like the Dharavi rappers have taken inspiration from the West, others like T M Krishna have used classical or folk indigenous forms of music.

Don't understand hoopla around weddings: Zoya Akhtar

Zoya Akhtar's web series Made in Heaven is a satire on modern Indian weddings. The Amazon Prime Video original will begin streaming from March 8.

Gully Boy box office collection Day 8: Ranveer Singh film earns Rs 100.30 crore

Gully Boy box office collection Day 8: The Zoya Akhtar directorial has earned Rs 100.30 crore till now. The Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt and Siddhant Chaturvedi film revolves around the life of underground rappers in India.

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Karan Johar, Bhumi Pednekar and Zoya Akhtar release the trailer of Lust Stories

The trailer of Netflix's anthology film Lust Stories was released on Friday. The directors of the film, Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar and Dibakar Banerjee came along with actors Bhumi Pednekar and Sanjay Kapoor and producers Ronnie Screwvala and Ashi Dua to introduce their film to the audience.

Celeb spotting: From Salman-Katrina at a book launch to Mira-Misha's outing

See Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Mira Rajput, Misha kapoor and Ranveer Singh's latest photos.


Udta Punjab row: Bollywood has one voice

Udta Punjab's lead actors Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, alongwith filmmakers Mahesh Bhatt, Mukesh Bhatt, producers Anurag Kashyap, Ekta Kapoor, director Abhishek Chaubey and other film fraternities held a press conference on Wednesday (June 8) to fight against the film's censorship in Mumbai.

Ranveer Singh is a happy man as he exits Zoya Akhtar's house

Ranveer Singh was a happy man as he exited from filmmaker Zoya Aktar's house. Was it related to some new movie project that brought smile on the face of the actor or he just had a good time.

Shriya Saran, Shefali Shah, Zoya Akhtar at an art exhibition

Actresses Shriya Saran, Shefali Shah, filmmaker Zoya Akhtar, Sanjay Suri, Mandira Bedi were seen at the launch of an art exhibition "Art of the Gallery" which was unveiled and presented by ace photographer Jatin Kampani and Akshay Sehgal on January 21 in Mumbai.


Kangana Ranaut, Sachin Tendulkar, wife Anjali watch Farhan, Aditi's Wazir

Kangana Ranaut, former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, his wife Anjali, actor Anil Kapoor were seen at the screening of Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar, Aditi Rao Hydari's soon-to-release film 'Wazir'.

Inside pics: Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik at Gauri Khan's birthday bash

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's wife Gauri Khan celebrated her 44th birthday with husband SRK and close friends.

It's a wrap for Dil Dhadakne Do - exes Ranveer, Anushka party with director Zoya

Exes Ranveer Singh ad Anushka Sharma, who will be sharing screen space for the first time post break-up in 'Dil Dhadkne Do', were seen at the film's wrap up party.