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Saturday, December 05, 2020

Harneet Singh

Senior Editor

Harneet Singh, Senior Editor (Films), is fully filmi. She has imaginary conversations with Guru Dutt, Vijay Anand and Hrishikesh Mukherjee, still gets breathless when she watches Guide, or, Pyasa or, Anand; and believes the soundtrack of her life is sung by Geeta Dutt. Her love affair with cinema started at the age of three when she saw Mithun Chakraborty in Disco Dancer, at Prabhat Talkies, in Mirzapur. Singh, a senior assistant editor, won the Ramnath Goenka award for excellence in journalism, in 2009. She also likes the poems of Rumi, Ghalib, Gulzar and Neruda, loves watching cricket and is especially fond of Mahendra Singh Dhoni whom she lovingly addresses as 'MahiMan'. Her idea of happiness includes rain, thunderstorms, mountains and lots of  coffee. Singh has been writing on films and film stars for this newspaper for over a decade. Cut!

Eye 2015
On a Song
Sun, Apr 19, 2015

Lyricists Raj Shekhar, Varun Grover, Manoj Muntashir and Ravinder Randhawa on their struggle in Bollywood

‘Half the members of the censor board wanted to ban NH10’
Sun, Mar 29, 2015

NH10 director Navdeep Singh on why it has become difficult to make films, his love for cigarettes and why he finds the fanboys of Andheri a pain

Eye 2015
The Sound of Silence
Sun, Mar 15, 2015

Anupama is about a woman finding her real self.

I’ve stopped taking myself seriously: Sushant Singh Rajput on Detective Byomkesh Bakshy, MS Dhoni and being a Zen Master
Wed, Jun 21, 2017

Sushant Singh Rajput talks about his upcoming film, 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' and playing MS Dhoni.

The Hindi film heroine is changing: Bhumi Pednekar
Sun, Mar 08, 2015

Debutante Bhumi Pednekar on playing the overweight protagonist of 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha', learning to respect her body and why she wants to steer clear of stereotypes.

Eye 2015
A Star Was Born
Sun, Mar 01, 2015

Baazi was a milestone in Dev Anand’s life — his fortunes changed in every way possible.

‘If it’s a new role then I want to play it’
Fri, Feb 27, 2015

Anushka Sharma on her ‘baby’ NH 10, boyfriend Virat Kohli, and playing the girl wielding a rod.

Oscar Awards 2015
The Oscar Moments
Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Oscar 2015 night was a strange bag—the ceremony was long and dull and the speeches hit the best notes.

AIB Knockout: Is Bollywood finally coming out of the business of darkness?
Fri, Feb 06, 2015

Finally Bollywood is coming out of the business of darkness and taking it lightly. We have grown up. Haven’t we?

Flashback: Basu Chatterjee’s Jeetendra, Neetu Singh’s ‘Priyatama’
Sun, Jan 18, 2015

Priyatama is about how a couple handles a hasty marriage.

Fully loaded Bollywood dictionary of 2014: From Baby Doll, PK to Zindagi
Fri, Jan 02, 2015

Here's the updated and fully loaded Bollywood dictionary of 2014: From Baby Doll, PK to Zindagi.

Anushka Sharma on ‘PK’ and how she felt bullied over her ‘lip job’ reports
Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Anushka Sharma on PK and her lips, tackling online bullies and boyfriend Virat Kohli.

Saif Ali Khan, Parineeti Chopra need to experiment
Fri, Dec 05, 2014

Parineeti Chopra and Saif Ali Khan were slated to pair up in a movie to be directed by Saif’s ex producing partner, Dinesh Vijan, but the project got shelved.

Exclusive: The person I know best is myself, says Shah Rukh Khan
Sun, Oct 26, 2014

Shah Rukh Khan on the right way to achieve success, his favourite characters from his own films, handling calls from gangsters and the SRK biopic

Home and Away: Celebrating Diwali with Angoor and noodles
Sun, Oct 19, 2014

I was missing the sounds that envelop the home when it’s a festival. Nobody was haranguing me to “get dressed properly and not look like a jhalli billi”.

In conversation with ‘Humsafar’ couple – Fawad Khan, Mahira Khan
Fri, Oct 10, 2014

Humsafar’s Mahira Khan on the show that changed her life and the Pakistani television industry.

‘Kashmir is the Hamlet of my film,’ says Vishal Bhardwaj on Haider
Sun, Oct 05, 2014

"Haider is an extension of what I have attempted in Maqbool and Omkara," says Bhardwaj.

Tabu: My role in Haider is to die for
Fri, Sep 26, 2014

Tabu on Haider, being Shahid Kapoor’s mother and women-driven films

Secret Lives
Sun, Sep 21, 2014

BR Chopra’s Gumrah is remembered as much for its bold storyline as for its music.

Deepika Padukone’s Twitter outburst: Stunt or Statement?
Mon, Sep 15, 2014

There are some who believe Deepika Padukone's reaction is a “well timed stunt” to bolster the collections of her just released Finding Fanny.

Priyanka Chopra: I always want to be better, faster, quicker
Fri, Sep 12, 2014

Priyanka Chopra talks about Mary Kom, 100 crore heroines, girls on film, surviving a decade in Bollywood and being a game changer.

Azaad was what the doctor had prescribed for Dilip Kumar
Sun, Sep 07, 2014

This M Sriramulu Naidu-directed film is not a classic by a long shot, it’s not even as memorable as Kohinoor.

The Outrage Republic
Fri, Aug 29, 2014

With social media becoming all invasive, we are on our way to being known as the generation that critiqued more than it created.

I do things only if my heart is in it: Fawad Khan
Sun, Aug 24, 2014

Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan on his experiments with acting and growing up on Bachchan movies.

Rani Mukerji: I’ve always believed in having a great love story
Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Rani Mukerji on her marriage, husband, cook, self-defence and her latest film Mardaani