The Expresso Podcast

Join senior journalist and editor for the Indian Express, Priyanka Sinha Jha, as our favourite celebrities open up to her about their journeys in the film industry.

The Expresso PodcastJoin senior journalist and editor for the Indian Express, Priyanka Sinha Jha, as our favourite celebrities open up to her about their journeys in the film industry.
Episode 14 January 21, 2019

Huma Qureshi on mumbai, Gangs of Wasseypur and privacy

Journalist and editor Priyanka Sinha Jha talks to Huma Qureshi about how she got into acting, moving to Bombay, Gangs of Wasseypur, issues of privacy and more.

Episode 13 January 14, 2019

Prateik Babbar on his parents, acting and addiction

Journalist and editor Priyanka Sinha Jha talks to Prateik Babbar about his childhood, finding out about his mother, how he got into films and his battle with drugs.

Episode 12 December 17, 2018

Rajkumar Hirani on his father, pranks and friends

Journalist and editor Priyanka Sinha Jha talks to Rajkumar Hirani about pranking his son, how he looks up to his dad, his many friends in the film industry and future projects.

Episode 11 December 10, 2018

Mithila Palkar on Karwaan, her fanbase and going viral

Journalist and editor Priyanka Sinha Jha talks to Mithila Palkar about auditioning for Karwaan, working with Irrfan Khan and Dulquer Salmaan, having a growing fanbase  and how one of her videos went viral.

Episode 10 December 3, 2018

Dulquer Salmaan on working in Bollywood, cars and #metoo

Journalist and editor Priyanka Sinha Jha talks to Dulquer Salmaan about building his career from scratch, being a car geek, the look of his characters, how his debut hindi film 'Karwaan' came together, differences between...

Episode 9 November 26, 2018

Taapsee Pannu on the film industry, nepotism and trolls

Journalist and editor Priyanka Sinha Jha talks to Taapsee Pannu about being a software engineer, how she got into modelling and acting, nepotism, working in telugu and tamil cinema, and dealing with trolls.

Episode 8 November 19, 2018

John Abraham on entourages, philanthropy and work ethic

Journalist and editor Priyanka Sinha Jha talks to John Abraham about his wife Priya, his work ethic, why he doesn’t have an entourage, investing in start-ups, having a football team, philanthropy and much more.

Episode 7 November 12, 2018

Rani Mukerji on feminism, being a mother, and entourages

Journalist and editor Priyanka Sinha Jha talks to Rani Mukerji  about being a mother, what feminism means to her and having your mother as your entourage.

Episode 6 November 5, 2018

Actor Manoj Bajpayee on his mentors, rejection and his rise to fame

Journalist and editor Priyanka Sinha Jha talks to Manoj Bajpayee about his rise to fame, working with Ram Gopal Varma, his mentors, dealing with rejection and more.

Episode 5 October 29, 2018

Dia Mirza on ageism, sexism, marriage and activism

Journalist and editor Priyanka Sinha Jha talks to Dia Mirza about ageism in the industry, growing up in Hyderabad, being an actress and an activist, why she loves Mumbai and how a leopard was named...

Episode 4 October 15, 2018

Vicky Kaushal on his childhood, ‘Raazi’ and being an actor

Journalist and editor Priyanka Sinha Jha talks to Vicky Kaushal about his childhood, how he got selected for ‘Raazi’, his first “audition” for Patni computers and how he practices and maintains his craft as an...

Episode 3 October 8, 2018

Actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on pay parity, Hollywood and parenting

Journalist and editor Priyanka Sinha Jha talks to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan about parenting, work-life balance, pay parity in the industry, working in Hollywood (vs. Bollywood) and how she turned down 'Troy'.

Episode 2 October 1, 2018

Director Imtiaz Ali on directing, tea and Bollywood stars

Journalist and editor Priyanka Sinha Jha talks to Imtiaz Ali about how he became a film director from his early days in Jamshedpur, his love of tea, and what its like working with actors, particularly...

Episode 1 September 28, 2018

Welcome to the Expresso Podcast

Join senior journalist and editor for the Indian Express, Priyanka Sinha Jha, as our favourite celebrities open up to her about their journeys in the film industry.