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#MeToo: Film industry outfits to form panels, address harassment
Thu, Oct 11, 2018

CINTAA has also decided to form a “high-powered” committee based on Vishaka guidelines to address cases of sexual harassment in future.

I’ll be honest, we don’t receive any complaints against powerful names: Sushant Singh
Thu, Oct 04, 2018

CINTAA general secretary Sushant Singh talks about the decision to apologise to Tanushree Dutta, the association's grievance redressal system and why such few cases of sexual harassment come to light.

Tanushree Dutta sexual harassment: Artistes’ body says sorry; ‘her grievance was not addressed’
Wed, Oct 03, 2018

As part of the statement, Singh explained that CINTAA’s guidelines and constitution do not allow the current committee to take cases that date back more than three years, therefore barring them from addressing Tanushree Dutta’s grievance in the present.

Hope girls will see me doing well and find the courage to speak up: Tanushree Dutta
Sat, Sep 29, 2018

Tanushree Dutta says, "I wasn’t thinking much then. Following the incident, all kinds of rumours were being spread about me. I was being termed ‘unprofessional’, among other things. I spoke up out of desperation, in an attempt to defend myself."

Voices from Bollywood back Tanushree Dutta: ‘World needs to believe survivors’
Sat, Sep 29, 2018

Nana Patekar, choreographer Ganesh Acharya, producer Samee Siddiqui and director Rakesh Sarang, have denied Tanushree Dutta’s allegations.

Hollywood doesn’t shoot in slums anymore: Tabrez Noorani
Sun, Sep 16, 2018

Tabrez Noorani on his directorial debut and working on international projects. Noorani talks about why he chose to make a film (Love Sonia) on sex trafficking and his views on the phrase “poverty porn”.

No One Lives in the House of Films
Sun, Sep 16, 2018

The last studios in Mumbai face the inevitability of irrelevance. A look back at their glorious past.

The reality can be stark: Stree writer-producer Raj Nidimoru
Tue, Sep 11, 2018

One half of Stree’s writing team, Raj Nidimoru talks about why they chose to subvert patriarchy through a horror comedy.

Healing within gay community can begin now: Apurva Asrani
Fri, Sep 07, 2018

Film writer and editor Apurva Asrani, known for films like Satya and Aligarh, on the Section 377 verdict and the way forward

Diversity and Identity
Thu, Aug 30, 2018

Organised by Gaysi Family, the Zine Bazaar aims to bring together diverse communities. The subjects discussions and workshops will range from politics of aesthetics to the future of zines as well as erotica, mythology and popular culture.

New Circus in Town
Wed, Aug 29, 2018

The Cirque du Soleil team on entering the Indian market with 64 shows this year, their only Indian performer, and how circus is about human excellence.

The Journey Within
Wed, Aug 08, 2018

Garnering rave reviews ever since its release last week, Marathi film Chumbak explores a boy’s struggle to choose between his dream and his honesty

Such a Long Journey
Wed, Aug 01, 2018

Actor and producer Sohum Shah on the making of Tumbbad, which will open the Critics’ Week at Venice International Film Festival next month.

Imagine, It Isn’t Hard to Do
Fri, Jul 13, 2018

A Mumbai based ‘movie-on-demand’ company is helping indie filmmakers reach out to a diverse audience in smaller cities

Soorma actor Diljit Dosanjh: Working on Hindi, won’t die an English illiterate
Fri, Jun 29, 2018

Ahead of Soorma, Diljit Dosanjh on the limitations of not knowing English and his struggle to learn hockey.

Beyond the River
Wed, Jun 27, 2018

A documentary explores how ancient myths are used to push the idea of hypernationalism

Sanju actor Ranbir Kapoor: Playing the superhero doesn’t come naturally to me
Thu, Jun 28, 2018

Ranbir Kapoor on Sanjay Dutt, being a male star today and how he deals with failure.

When Dalit filmmakers embrace their identity and reclaim their stories
Tue, Jun 12, 2018

"Our world is shown as colourless and poverty-stricken. Yes, we are economically poor but not culturally so. Where is the depiction of our vibrant culture, music and food? Why is our world shown bereft of it all?” asks Kaala director Pa Ranjith.

Marathi play, highlighting how Shivaji’s image is ‘exploited for political gains’, completes 700 shows
Wed, May 23, 2018

While part of the attraction for the audience is the presence of acclaimed Marathi filmmaker Nagraj Manjule, who is attending the celebratory show, the play itself is the main draw.

Deb Medhekar on Bioscopewala: ‘The film has to do with a regime that crushes creativity, freedom of expression’
Tue, May 22, 2018

In this interview, Medhekar talks about why he chose to make his protagonist a bioscopewala and what made him choose Danny Denzongpa for the role.

Madhuri Dixit: Women lose themselves somewhere when they get married
Fri, May 18, 2018

Back on the big screen after four years in Bucket List, which marks her Marathi film debut, Madhuri Dixit looks back on her journey.

Not in My Name
Sat, Apr 21, 2018

A people’s collective, Morche Par Kavi, which meets every month at Carter Road is a platform for dissent through poetry and music.

Tea, Time and Kashi: Hindi writer Kashinath Singh on a walk through Assi Ghat
Sun, Apr 15, 2018

On a walk through Assi Ghat, veteran Hindi writer Kashinath Singh shows us the city that Varanasi once was — and hopes that it might be found again.

From the Express Archives | Farooque Shaikh and I were similar in many ways: Deepti Naval
Sun, Mar 25, 2018

Deepti Naval says the reason why her friendship with Farooque Shaikh stood the test of time is because they were similar in many ways. They both wanted to be part of commercial cinema but of the sensible kind.

Surpanakha still cackles
Sun, Mar 25, 2018

The search for the demon princess takes us to fading memories, obscure YouTube clips, feminist reimaginings and the television actors who played the powerful woman with all the sass they could muster.