Sampada Sharma


Works in Entertainment section of Indian Express Online.

Anupam Kher on New Amsterdam: In a hospital, the only religion that is practiced is humanity
Sat, Oct 13, 2018

Anupam Kher has been a part of various popular Hollywood films like The Big Sick and Silver Linings Playbook but New Amsterdam is his first time featuring in a TV Show in the West.

Tabu is the Indian Meryl Streep and her film roles do not disagree
Sat, Oct 06, 2018

While female actors are often caught saying that they would want a career graph like Meryl Streep's, Tabu's career back home is the closest in terms of distinct career choices that has made her presence relevant through the decades.

Ahead of Andhadhun, here’s looking at Sriram Raghavan’s debut film Ek Hasina Thi
Thu, Oct 04, 2018

Showcasing mystery on the silver screen is one of Sriram Raghavan's strong suits and we have seen him do that successfully in his previous ventures. But what still remains etched in the memory of film lovers is his directorial debut Ek Hasina Thi.

Nandita Das: I did not make Manto in the hope of creating heroes
Sat, Sep 29, 2018

Director Nandita Das has received much acclaim for her biopic on the Urdu writer Saadat Hassan Manto. In a conversation with, Das talks about her decision to incorporate Manto's stories in the film.

Not just Nawazuddin Siddiqui, the entire cast of Manto deserves an applause
Sun, Sep 23, 2018

Not just Nawazuddin, Manto has other actors who have all done a splendid job, including Rasika Dugal, Tahir Raj Bhasin and Rajshri Deshpande.

Manto isn’t a case of hero-worship and that’s how biopics should be
Sat, Sep 22, 2018

Manto by Nandita Das is a fine example of how a biopic should be treated and this could serve as a guiding light to many makers who are churning out biopics by the dozen.

Manto actor Rasika Dugal on working with Nawazuddin Siddiqui: I’m never nervous about working with good actors
Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Manto actor Rasika Dugal talks about the challenges of playing a real-life character who isn't well known and her experience of working with Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

KBC 10 first impression: With Amitabh Bachchan’s charisma, the show maintains its reputation
Tue, Sep 18, 2018

Kaun Banega Crorepati 10: Amitabh Bachchan's KBC 10 is in its third week and we can already see that KBC has fallen back to its favourite trope of telling sob stories.

Marvel is going to try to create characters with a real toehold in Indian culture, says Marvel’s Stephen Wacker
Wed, Sep 12, 2018

Stephen Wacker, VP of Creative Development at Marvel spoke to and expressed that Marvel has special plans for their fans in India.

Dus Ka Dum finale highlights: Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Sunil Grover bring the laughs
Sat, Sep 08, 2018

Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji and Sunil Grover shared some fun moments during the first part of the finale episode of Sony Entertainment Television's Dus Ka Dum.

Once Again review: Watch this only for Shefali Shah and Neeraj Kabi’s spellbinding performances
Tue, Sep 04, 2018

Once Again spends a lot of time in exploring the love story of its lead characters, played by Shefali Shah and Neeraj Kabi, and much of it starts feeling like a drag after a while.

Not the titular chudail, patriarchy is the ghost of Stree
Sat, Sep 01, 2018

The ghost in Stree is not the chudail who haunts the alleys but the mentality that is seeped deep within.

Toba Tek Singh review: The Ketan Mehta film does not capture the essence of Manto’s story
Mon, Aug 27, 2018

The short story Toba Tek Singh carried a strong subtext but this Ketan Mehta film tries to interpret every little nuance and hence it is a disappointment.

Ghoul actor Radhika Apte: I think our content has universal appeal
Sat, Aug 25, 2018

Radhika Apte on the universal appeal of Indian content and how with Netflix, the world gets to watch it. The actor has starred in Netflix's Lust Stories, Sacred Games and Ghoul.

Ghoul director Patrick Graham: We don’t intend to offend people
Sat, Aug 25, 2018

Ghoul director Patrick Graham on the political subtext of the show and if it could offend anyone. He also said that it's not aimed at anyone in particular.

Ghoul actor Radhika Apte talks about society’s ‘not-so-tolerant’ nature
Sat, Aug 25, 2018

Radhika Apte and Vikramaditya Motwane on the dystopian world that creates the horror element in their Netflix series Ghoul.

Success of Sacred Games highlights censor board’s hypocrisy: Vikramaditya Motwane
Fri, Aug 24, 2018

Vikramaditya Motwane on responsible story-telling that steps in when there is no interference from the censor board.

Ghoul review: Netflix’s latest series is unnerving because it is unafraid
Fri, Aug 24, 2018

Starring Radhika Apte and Manav Kaul, horror drama Ghoul also tackles social change vis a vis religion in an effective and dramatic way.

Badshah’s Heartless is an ode to his narcissistic self
Fri, Aug 17, 2018

The music video of Badshah's Heartless starts as an emotional story but turns unintentionally hilarious after a while.

When Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Shah Rukh Khan and Jagjit Singh came together for a music video
Thu, Aug 16, 2018

Atal Bihari Vajpayee's collection of poems, Samvedna, was converted into a music album by Jagjit Singh in 2002. The music video "Kya Khoya Kya Paya" was directed by Yash Chopra and featured Shah Rukh Khan.