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Monday, May 16, 2022

Mimansa Shekhar


Mimansa Shekhar is a Copy Editor at Indian Express Online and has been working with the entertainment section since August 2016 from New Delhi. She writes articles, features and opinions, along with doing celebrity interviews in both text and video formats. Her interests include films, web shows, and video production. She has previously worked with Times Internet and ANI, and is an alumnus of MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia University, and DCAC, Delhi University.

‘Neena Gupta and the director said I was bad, didn’t know how to act’: Amit Sadh revisits Kyun Hota Hai Pyarrr
Sun, May 15, 2022

This week's First of Many features Amit Sadh. In the 98th edition of our series, the actor recalls how he landed up his first acting project, TV show Kyun Hota Hai Pyarrr which aired on Star Plus.

Money Heist Korea: Yoo Ji-tae’s first look as Professor is out. Will he be better than Alvaro Morte?
Fri, May 13, 2022

Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area is set to premiere on June 24. As per the makers, it will show a group of masked robbers carrying out one of the biggest heists in their world.

Richa Chadha says south Indian film industry has ‘got its math right’: ‘Hindi movie stars have their noses up in the air’
Fri, May 13, 2022

Richa Chadha spoke about her latest podcast Baby Doll on Audible, her take on the success of south Indian films and why she refuses to document her weight loss journey.

Pooja Bedi calls herself a ‘positive product of a liberal, bohemian, firebrand upbringing’. Here’s how she’s remained a trailblazer
Wed, May 11, 2022

Pooja Bedi has lived a life on her own terms. Born to icons Kabir Bedi and Protima Bedi, she calls herself a "positive product of that incredible liberal, bohemian, firebrand upbringing."

Life in a Metro turns 15: Anurag Basu’s love letter to Mumbai about human relationships remains fresh and relevant
Wed, May 11, 2022

As Anurag Basu's Life in a Metro completes 15 years today, we take a look back at why the film worked, and what keeps it relevant even today.

Neeraj Pandey recalls how Special OPS hoardings were pulled down, his reaction to A Thursday being called A Wednesday’s sequel
Thu, May 05, 2022

Filmmaker Neeraj Pandey spoke about helming thrillers, how he puts the onus in the hands of ordinary man in his stories, and his successful collaboration with Akshay Kumar and Taapsee Pannu.

‘Why is no Bollywood film pan-Indian?’: Siddharth on ‘othering’ of non-Hindi films
Wed, May 04, 2022

Siddharth said the term 'pan-India' films needs to go, as every movie made in the country is an Indian film. He called out those who term him a 'south actor'.

Zohra Sehgal thought she was ‘ugly’ and not sexy, yet taught us how to live life: ‘She tried hard to attract attention’
Wed, Apr 27, 2022

On Zohra Sehgal's 110th birth anniversary, remembering the legend and her impeccable enthusiasm, and how she took unconventional decisions all her life.

Neeraj Pandey on producing Operation Romeo based on moral policing: ‘If it resonates strongly, why not talk about it?’
Tue, Apr 26, 2022

Filmmaker Neeraj Pandey's latest production Operation Romeo revolves around the theme of moral policing. Neeraj spoke about the relevance of the subject and the interesting cast of the project.

When Manoj Bajpayee said shooting for Bandit Queen was ‘like a big party’, called his co-stars ‘forever friends’
Sun, Apr 24, 2022

As Manoj Bajpayee turns 53, we take a look back when he confessed that his Delhi theatre days got him his first Bollywood break in Bandit Queen (1994).

Shahid Kapoor on working with dad Pankaj Kapur in Jersey: ‘There was a lot to deal with’
Thu, Apr 21, 2022

Shahid Kapoor starrer Jersey is set to hit the theatres on April 22. The remake of 2019 Telugu film is grabbing eyeballs for its performances and the reel life camaraderie Shahid shares with his father Pankaj Kapur.

Mrunal Thakur: ‘Want to make sure I’m relatable when it comes to the audience’
Thu, Apr 21, 2022

Jersey, starring Shahid Kapoor and Mrunal Thakur, is set to release on April 22. The Gowtam Tinnanuri-directorial is a Hindi remake of Telugu National Award-winning film by the same name.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will kick off ‘most fantastic new phase of Marvel’. Watch new featurette
Tue, Apr 12, 2022

Benedict Cumberbatch said the much-awaited movie has "a sort of dark tone to it", lauding Sam Raimi for helming the film.

First of Many: Sudhaa Chandran revisits Mayuri
Tue, Apr 12, 2022

This week's First of Many features Sudhaa Chandran. In the 97th edition of our series, the actor recalls how her life's story inspired the movie Mayuri and she ended up starring in the Telugu movie herself.

Ahead of Attack, John Abraham’s evolution from India’s top model to desi Avenger
Fri, Apr 01, 2022

John Abraham has found his loyal audience base who trust him with being the sole saviour for the nation, who'll take the bullets, blow punches and come out alive from a bomb explosion in his films.

Devika Rani: The first lady of Indian cinema who challenged society both professionally and personally
Wed, Mar 30, 2022

Devika Rani's films targetted social stigmas, where her characters went against social norms. Her projection of female dreams and desires was considered bold for its time.

Satish Kaushik calls Kabir Singh ‘an adapted copy of Tere Naam’, reveals Salman Khan didn’t like playing Radhe
Wed, Mar 30, 2022

Tere Naam has time and again been listed among Salman Khan's finest performances. But Satish Kaushik reveals that the actor was never convinced by Radhe's actions in the movie

Stranger Things 4’s first look stills hint at a bigger enemy from Upside Down, Duffer Brothers say the season has ‘a horror movie vibe’
Wed, Mar 23, 2022

Stranger Things' showrunners the Duffer Brothers hinted that several fan theories are "startlingly" accurate. Stranger Things Season 4 will bring back actors Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown and others.

Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub got ‘breathing space’ between Tandav and Bloody Brothers: ‘Time to retrospect on things…’
Wed, Mar 23, 2022

Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub gets candid about getting typecast as the hero's friend, trying out dark comedy in Bloody Brothers and what the Tandav controversy taught him.

Kangana Ranaut: The rebel who carved her path, one film at a time
Thu, Mar 24, 2022

Kangana Ranaut, who turns 35 today, had her share of ups and downs before her career really took off post Queen in 2014.

Satish Kaushik says he got typecast in comedy quickly: ‘I played Calendar and everyone thought I can only make people laugh’
Mon, Mar 21, 2022

Actor-filmmaker Satish Kaushik got candid about experimenting with comedy and grey shades, being typecast for a long time and working with the new breed of artistes.

First of Many: Khurshed Lawyer revisits Munna Bhai MBBS
Wed, Mar 30, 2022

This week's First of Many features Khurshed Lawyer. In the 96th edition of our series, the actor recalls how it was working with Sanjay Dutt in Rajkumar Hirani directed Munna Bhai MBBS.

When Akshay Kumar’s characters had more shades than a paint shop: 2.0, Laxmii to Bachchhan Paandey, his experiments with his looks
Tue, Mar 15, 2022

A glance at Akshay Kumar's Bollywood trajectory proves that for him, designing his character externally has remained as crucial as his internal preparation.

When fans threw bricks at Aamir Khan, Juhi Chawla’s car after the success of Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
Tue, Mar 15, 2022

Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988) won a National Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, apart from dozens of top honours at several other platforms.

When Yami Gautam revealed how husband Aditya Dhar left the Uri crew shocked: ‘Nobody does that for a staff member…’
Sun, Mar 13, 2022

On Aditya Dhar's birthday here's looking back at things his actor-wife Yami Gautam revealed about the Uri director, that won over her. The two tied the knot in 2021.