Interviews

A R Rahman: 'I ask people to suggest changes'

His last Bollywood outing - Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012) - received mixed reviews from critics and fans. But with his upcoming film, Raanjhaana, composer AR Rahman will be revisiting a sound that we haven't heard from him in a long time.

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Irrfan Khan: ‘I turned producer to tell stories which few people dare to say’

National Award-winning actor Irrfan Khan turns producer with The Lunchbox, directed by debutant Ritesh Batra. The film premiered to rave reviews in Critics’ Week, a festival sidebar for first and second films of directors.

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Mira Nair: 'My son is not a firang'

She left India when she was 19 and has homes in Uganda and USA. But internationally acclaimed filmmaker of Indian origin, Mira Nair, says she has kept her son Zohran (with husband Mahmood Mamdani), grounded, with his Indian roots intact.

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Jackie Shroff plays villain in Kochadaiyaan

His contemporaries, such as Sunny Deol and Anil Kapoor, still play lead roles in their films and juggle busy work schedules. But once-upon-a-superstar Jackie Shroff has no qualms about having stayed away from the limelight.

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I’ve never been offered Hollywood films before Gatsby: Amitabh Bachchan

When we met Amitabh Bachchan at a suburban hotel in Mumbai for a candid interview, he expressed utter shock over the appreciations he has been receiving for this miniscule role. Big B talks about The Great Gatsby, his experience and more.

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It was therapeutic to direct Saqib Saleem: Karan Johar

Karan Johar talks candidly about working with a budget of mere Rs.1.5 crores and 25 minutes duration to make his short film for Bombay Talkies, competition around the film and more about his filmmaking.

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Malaika Arora Khan: 'I'm more than just the face'

Malaika Arora Khan has just turned designer. The actor producer's maiden fashion venture, theclosetlabel.com, has just hit the web. She talks about her involvement and what you can expect from her upcoming collections.

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‘We revealed the story in layers,’ says Girish Kasaravalli

Girish Kasaravalli’s first feature, Ghatashraddha (The Ritual) marked the new wave in Kannada films. In 2002, it was chosen for the cinema hundred anniversary celebrations of the Film Archive of Paris as one of the best – and only Indian -- 100 films of world cinema.

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Lives of actresses are very short, says Aparna Sen

Aparna Sen, Bengali actor-director was introduced to cinema by Satyajit Ray. The mother of Bollywood actress, Konkana Sensharma, Sen has directed award-winning films such as 36 Chowringhee Lane, Sati, Paroma and Yuganto.

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Bollywood doesn’t need more reality, it needs truth: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Nawazuddin Siddiqui personifies the common man’s takeover of Bollywood. Slowly stepping into lead-actor roles, he has acted in all the major films of Bollywood in recent times He spoke to Paramita Ghosh.

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