Ektaa Malik

Ektaa Malik is a special correspondent with The Indian Express. She writes on the ever-evolving digital space, cinema and fashion.

Articles By Ektaa Malik

‘My life as a filmmaker is nothing less than a comedy’

Shahrbanoo Sadat on being a woman filmmaker in Afghanistan, paying homage to Bollywood and being invisible in her country.

Remembering Gloria Vanderbilt who glammed up denims like no one else

Vanderbilt, an heiress to the Vanderbilt fortune — Cornellius Vanderbilt, the railway magnate was a direct ancestor — was often dubbed the ‘poor little rich girl’.

Mind the Malhotras actor Mini Mathur: MTV was the first wave of self-expression

Mini Mathur on making her acting debut at 43, and being the face of the MTV generation of the ’90s.

Great mimic, lone voice: Artistes remember Girish Karnad

Bharat Karnad, national security expert and Girish's nephew, recalled growing up in a house not too far away from his uncle's house in Dharwad.

Through the Looking Glass

Three-time Academy Award-winner Robert Richardson, in India recently, on what drew him to cinematography and how awards eat into work prospects

‘Bollywood hasn’t featured high in my priorities’: Lisa Ray

Actor-writer Lisa Ray on her debut book and having the best of two worlds.

Fleabag actor Phoebe Waller-Bridge: The character comes from a very deep place within me

BAFTA winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge on writing Fleabag, breaking the fourth wall and the need for more grey characters

Good Omens actor Jon Hamm: We are all flawed, and we need to find the middle ground

Actors Jon Hamm and Adria Arjona on their recent web show Good Omens and reading writers Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett for the same

Good Omens review: The last laugh

Good Omens is a must watch, because it's rare to have this blend of fine writing adapted with this sincerity for the screen. In lesser hands, this could have turned into a bumbling mess.

‘We need diversity behind the camera as well’: Nisha Ganatra

A woman writer and a female-led movie, directed by a woman — Late Night seems to check all the right boxes, especially in Hollywood, which is still reeling under the impact of #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. Themes like the male vs female gaze are now part of the conversation.

Poulami Nag to Dhruv Rathee: The YouTubers India subscribes to

A young brigade of YouTubers shapes the opinions of its legions of followers, with satirical videos, solid fact-checks, and the frothy toolkit of the internet.

Society needs to encourage individuality, not curb it: Ekta Kapoor

TV doyenne Ekta Kapoor on her latest show, surrogacy, and being prudent with money.

Fleabag Season 2 review: Crash and burn, or not

Fleabag Season 2 review: The rather high-energy and eventful first episode sets the tone for the rest of the season and Fleabag doesn’t disappoint. The drama just gets better, and the humour, bleaker and blacker. This time, even God is not spared.

Designer-duo Falguni and Shane Peacock launch their new flagship store in Delhi

The designers have launched the space by unveiling their latest spring-summer collection, titled ‘Au Revoir Phool Mahal’ and invokes its inspiration from Rajasthan’s Bundi Mahal.

The sound of silence

Director Sanjoy Nag on adapting Annie Zaidi’s short story for his film Yours Truly, and the difference between loneliness and solitude

People don’t want to watch a damsel in distress anymore: Kriti Sanon

Actor Kriti Sanon on her career choices, playing the girl next door and her upcoming projects

City of Dreams review: Not worth the visit

City of Dreams review: With Nagesh Kukunoor as director, the expectations were high from City of Dreams. Even the repeated, but not-needed, ‘strong language, violence, nudity and sex’— used as labels for the show — do nothing to salvage it.

Picturing the Real

Producer Shiladitya Bora on his debut as director and capturing the contemporary spirit of India

Ahead of the Game

Avengers Endgame has raked in the highest ever opening for a Hollywood film in India and the fans are overjoyed with the three-hour spectacle.

Avengers Endgame: They did start the fire

Why all the hype surrounding the release of Avengers: Endgame is absolutely worth it, and why it is compulsory to experience it in a theater.