Ektaa Malik


The Emperor’s New Clothes
Mon, Aug 20, 2018

Badshah on launching a clothing line, his new album and the future of rap in India.

The Eyes Have It: In conversation with award-winning animator Carlos Lascano
Sun, Aug 19, 2018

Award-winning Argentine animator Carlos Lascano on why animation should address adult themes.

I wish I could make my debut now: Neena Gupta
Fri, Aug 17, 2018

Actor-writer Neena Gupta on the changing face of television, looking for work, and how films are offering interesting roles to older women.

Defence Against Dark Times: How Harry Potter helped deal with the death of a loved one
Sun, Aug 05, 2018

How does one find one’s way back into life after the death of a loved one? Turning to the Harry Potter series — the magical world of author JK Rowling — can help deal with love and loss.

Couture Culture
Tue, Jul 31, 2018

Bollywood, bling and blitz dominated the ramp at the recently concluded India Couture Week

Renee Kujur on her uncanny resemblance to Rihanna, challenging stereotypes and more
Mon, Jul 30, 2018

Born Renu Kujur, she was raised in a simple family in Delhi. Her father was a clerk in a government office and her mother worked as a domestic help.

From Far-Off Places
Fri, Jul 27, 2018

The India Couture Week, which kicked off on Wednesday evening in Delhi, couldn’t have asked for a better dream pair — couturier Tarun Tahiliani and Bollywood favourite Anju Modi — to kick off the annual bridal extravaganza.

Jimmy Shergill: The line between mainstream and alternate is blurring in Bollywood
Fri, Jul 27, 2018

Over the last two decades of his career, Shergill — who made his debut with Gulzar’s Maachis (1996) — has played a college student, lover boy and the second fiddle with equal elan.

A Debutantes’ Ball
Wed, Jul 25, 2018

Designers Amit Aggarwal and Falguni and Shane Peacock on their India Couture Week debut, and why there is no escaping bridalwear in the country.

Dhadak director Shashank Khaitan: Societal issues have been the fabric of Indian cinema
Tue, Jul 17, 2018

Dhadak director Shashank Khaitan on adapting Sairat, staying true to the locale, and casting newcomers

FIFA World Cup 2018, France vs Belgium: A Tale of two Games
Thu, Jul 12, 2018

How fans Cheered and sighed at the screenings of the World Cup semi-finals at the Embassies of France and Belgium in New Delhi.

Sacred Games actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui: I don’t think I am repeating myself or even the characters
Tue, Jul 10, 2018

Sacred Games: In this saga of crime and politics, Anurag Kashyap directed the parts of the show which centred around Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who plays Ganesh Gaitonde, and Vikramaditya Motwane directed the ones with Saif Ali Khan, who portrays Sartaj Singh, a Sikh cop.

One Like at a Time
Mon, Jul 09, 2018

An Instagram account from Pakistan is breaking stereotypes and garnering love with each photo.

My life as a writer has been an investigation of the past: Vikram Chandra
Wed, Jul 11, 2018

Vikram Chandra’s big Bombay novel is now a Netflix show. The writer speaks about a new audience for immersive content, and why this is a time of great social churn in India.

Aladdin Comes of Age: A musical version of the Disney movie
Tue, Jul 03, 2018

Shruti Sharma, director of the musical Aladdin, on the story’s everlasting appeal, the timelessness of the genie and why musicals are the future. An adaptation of the original Disney version, Aladdin has many tweaks that give it an Indian flavour.

Industry is acknowledging the importance of scripts: Anjum Rajabali
Mon, Jul 02, 2018

Writer Anjum Rajabali on his acting stint in Veere Di Wedding, and why this is an exciting time to be a writer in the Hindi film industry.

Ashutosh Rana: Shades of grey
Sun, Jul 01, 2018

Actor Ashutosh Rana, 50, on his comeback film, managing to pull off a range of negative roles, and, agreeing to disagree with his actor-wife Renuka Shahane.

Rohena Gera: What’s important to me is that we don’t see people as clichés
Sun, Jul 01, 2018

Filmmaker Rohena Gera on her debut feature film, Sir, that was recently screened at Cannes, and her transition from a screenwriter for Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin to direction.

Sacred Games review: The Devil of the Details
Sat, Jun 30, 2018

For those who have read the original source material — the novel Sacred Games — they might find the series a bit jarring with regards to certain plot developments. But they only make the show edgier and more layered.

Veere Di Wedding actor Ayesha Raza Mishra: Bollywood mothers have evolved
Sun, Jun 24, 2018

Actor Ayesha Raza Mishra, Bollywood’s favourite ‘mummyji’ of the moment on being a reticent child and her famous roots.