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Wednesday, December 02, 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!

Homi Adajania: I knew I wanted to be a director when I saw ‘Dil Chahta Hai’
Sun, Aug 17, 2014

With Finding Fanny, I wanted to go back to a place where time stood still, said Homi Adajania.

Sonam stumped me, Alia didn’t lie: Niranjan Iyengar about his new show ‘Look Who’s Talking’
Fri, Aug 08, 2014

Today’s stars don’t get stumped at any question. Sonam Kapoor stumped me. Alia Bhatt didn’t lie on my show.

The Perfect Swansong
Sun, Jul 27, 2014

Meena Kumari’s last film is an enduring classic.

Kick is a tribute to Salman Khan’s persona, says film’s writer
Fri, Jul 25, 2014

With Kick, Rajat Arora hopes to recreate the same success of The Dirty Picture and Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai

A hero called Tiger, a heroine called Sunny
Wed, Jul 23, 2014

Six months and six lessons at the movies.

Sanam Saeed of ‘Zindagi Gulzar Hai’: People like my voice
Fri, Jul 18, 2014

Meet Sanam Saeed aka Zindagi Gulzar Hai’s Kashaf.

Riteish Deshmukh: I’m proud of all my films
Sun, Jul 06, 2014

Riteish Deshmukh learns the meaning of misogyny and talks about playing a negative role in Ek Villain.

When will Saif Ali Khan be back?
Fri, Jul 04, 2014

There was a time, post Hum Saath Saath Hai and Dil Chahta Hai when Saif was making the most exciting choices in the Mumbai film industry.

Amitabh Bachchan: I hope I never have to feel fulfilled in my work
Fri, Jun 27, 2014

Amitabh Bachchan on his first fiction TV outing, Yudh

Has Preity Zinta lost the plot?
Fri, Jun 20, 2014

The most common texts on the Preity and Ness issue: “Preity has lost the plot.” and “Is Preity mad? Why go to the cops?”

Aditya and Shraddha brought me back to life: Mohit Suri
Fri, Jun 20, 2014

Director Mohit Suri on his cinema and music, his pre-Aashiqui 2 days in the wilderness and his forthcoming Ek Villain.

When Shammi Sent Asha a Friend Request
Sun, Jun 15, 2014

Nasir Husain whipped up a romantic comedy that dances around love, friendship, and great music

Uday Chopra: I don’t like being mediocre
Fri, Jun 13, 2014

Actor-producer Uday Chopra on quitting acting, producing Hollywood films, tweeting and bhabhi Rani Mukerji.

Saurabh Shukla: For six years after Satya, I was without work
Sun, May 18, 2014

Actor-writer Saurabh Shukla on his National Award, his days in Bollywood wilderness, and how Barfi brought him back to life

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Vidya Balan breaks her silence on husband Siddharth Roy Kapur’s supposed infidelity
Fri, May 16, 2014

The point to be noted in the entire Vidya-marriage story is that nobody badgered the husband for clarifications or denials.

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‘I used to bite people so they started calling me Tiger’
Thu, May 15, 2014

Tiger Shroff on being Jackie Shroff’s son, being signed by Subhash Ghai when he was born, his debut film Heropanti, and all those twitter jokes and memes.

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‘Hawaa Hawaai’ is a small film with a big heart
Fri, May 09, 2014

Amole gives the film a flourish of a sports movie by making his lead character Arjun, aspire to learn how to roller skate.

‘I found my confidence only 15-20 years ago’
Sun, May 04, 2014

Writer and filmmaker Gulzar on winning the Dadasaheb Phalke award, his hopes for the new generation and the realism of current cinema.

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Bollywood’s off screen hits: Exes Deepika, Ranbir’s dance; Kareena greets Shahid
Fri, May 02, 2014

If only the off-screen entertainment could translate on screen, we wouldn’t be parched of superhits.

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Rani Mukerji, Aditya Chopra’s love story finally has a happy ending
Fri, Apr 25, 2014

After much media speculation and rumours, Rani Mukerji finally tied the knot to filmmaker Aditya Chopra.

‘Papa tells me whatever you do, have a blast’
Sat, Apr 19, 2014

‘On the film set, everything is created in the narration... The best way to teach them is to create a spell through narration’.

Salman, Shah Rukh, Aamir, Ranbir: The big boys have marked their territories
Fri, Apr 18, 2014

Every superstar has his turf. If Salman Khan has Eid then Shah Rukh Khan owns Diwali and Aamir Khan blocks Christmas.

Abhishek Bachchan: ‘I’m a very bad Loser
Fri, Apr 18, 2014

Abhishek Bachchan on his new role as an owner of a kabaddi team and his films.

Return ticket: The Girl Upstairs
Sat, Apr 12, 2014

Paying Guest raises the question of money versus love, but is essentially a romance.

No Sallu, No Kat – It’s Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif
Fri, Apr 11, 2014

Salman Khan is not particularly thrilled with being called 'Sallu' and Katrina is said to roll her eyes when addressed as 'Kat'.