Interviews

Dibakar Banerjee: ‘We pretend everything is ok’

His films Khosla Ka Ghosla and Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye won National Awards. After Shanghai, director Dibakar Banerjee is now ready with a story on movies and their impact on the audience in Bombay Talkies, he reveals in a chat with Parul Khanna.

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My mantra is to be overdressed: Karan Johar

Karan Johar is known as a fashion icon, having styled numerous actors and celebrities in movies and otherwise. We talk to him about his personal style quotient.

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Ritesh Sidhwani gets a jingle for Fukrey

Ritesh Sidhwani is somebody who has a keen knack of identifying the names of tomorrow. The results of which can be seen in his films like Dil Chahta Hai, Lakshya, Zindagi Na Milegi, Talaash etc. In a first of its kind, Sidhwani's Fukrey is a film that has invested in a jingle, even before the film's music is released!

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It's fun to play wicked: Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone says she had fun playing wicked in Cocktail. Now gearing up for distinct films like Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Ram Leela, the actress says she is happy that she gets a fair amount of choices in Bollywood.

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I am not talented, I’m hard-working: Vishal Bhardwaj

Vishal Bhardwaj goes from being a filmmaker to a composer to a singer in the most effortless manner. As his newest venture, Ek Thi Daayan (ETD), a co-production with Ekta Kapoor, approaches release, we talk to him about his career, having a creative partner in his wife and the bond he shares with Gulzar.

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I should be recognised by my deeds, not by my surname or name: Irrfan Khan

Irrfan’s ordinary looks and extraordinary talent have helped him make his own way in cinema. He talks about his ‘pebble-strewn path to stardom’ journey.

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Kangana's French retreat!

She is all of 26, but Kangana Ranaut is one of the busiest actors (with films like Shootout At Wadala, Revolver Rani, Queen, Ungli and Krrish 3 in the pipeline) in Bollywood.

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Ajay Devgun: 'Oscars not far off now'

Be it his first blockbuster Phool Aur Kaante (1991), or the hilarious Golmaal or his recent release Son Of Sardaar (2012), action has always been an integral part of Ajay Devgn's films.

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I want to see Shahid married soon, says dad Pankaj Kapur

Actor Pankaj Kapur has been around for over 30 years, making his mark in theatre, on television and in films. Yet, his most colourful role might have just come now. He talks about his acting career, being a proud father and looking forward to Shahid’s marriage.

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Deepa Mehta: I can relate to Salman Rushdie’s story

Indian filmmaker Deepa Mehta talks on how she picked one from several works by author-friend Salman Rushdie for her upcoming film Midnight's Children. Read on for her views on commercial cinema and more.

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