Interviews

Bollywood's Dibakar Banerjee on his uncommon Shanghai

shanghaistill.jpg

Political thrillers are not that common in Bollywood but then director and producer Dibakar Banerjee rarely chooses conventional subjects for his films.

Chillar Party co-director finds it easy to work with kids

chillarpartyposter.JPG

It was meant to be of the kids, by the kids and for the kids. And now Chillar Party (2011) has won three National Awards. Obviously, Vikas Bahl, co-director of the film, is on top of the world and dying to talk about it. Here’s a chat with the man.

Interview: Anushka uncomfortable doing item songs!

anushkasharma5.jpg

She is just five films old in Bollywood but Anushka Sharma has her priorities right. As the 23-year-old declares that item songs don't 'excite her enough', here's finding out the films she will be working on next.

Aamir's choice of films delights Kamal Haasan

kamalhassan.jpg

He candidly admits that he couldn't have made it big in Bollywood without his mentor K. Balachander, that Hindi movies still enthuse him and that he loves the kind of films Aamir Khan is making.

My rivalry with Salman was overplayed: John Abraham

johnabrahamglasses.jpg

Actor John Abraham’s newly found dostana with Salman Khan after a decade-long tiff is the talk of tinsel town. Though the reason behind their tiff was not known, the actors were not on talking terms till they decided to bury their hatchet last month when John appeared on Sallu’s show, Bigg Boss 5.

Ekta Kapoor: The revised version

ektakapoornice4.jpg

It was the beginning of the year 2000. Satellite TV had arrived in India just under 10 years ago and was already charting unconventional territory with serials such as Hasratein, Tara, Swabhimaan etc, which dealt with women friends, working women, forbidden love and other such themes. It was all quite different from what TV audiences were used to – but they were loving it. That’s when Ekta Kapoor walked into the Star Plus office with her “different” story ideas.

Naseeruddin Shah: ‘We haven’t made any damn masterpieces’

naseeruddinnice.jpg

Naseeruddin Shah looks back at the industry, relives cult film Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron, admits he failed as a director but won’t settle for mediocrity like some contemporaries.

Genelia D’Souza on Force!

johngenelia2.JPG

Genelia D’Souza stepped out of her comfort zone for John Abraham, as the duo shot a bedroom sequence along with a honeymoon song for their forthcoming film, Force. The 24-year-old actor said it’s the first time in her eight-year long career that she agreed to such a scene, but only on
one condition that it should look aesthetic.

Neetu Singh: 'I am a fitness junkie'

neetusingh.jpg

Ranbir Kapoor's mother Neetu Singh looks a million bucks even at 53. Her secret, she says, is "regular exercise for the past 30 years." Currently the mother of two, and grandmother of one, is experimenting with TRX, an exercise module she became interested in during her trip to the US last year.

I love bikes, but not more than women: John

johnabrahamacc.jpg

John Abraham, who was recently in the capital for Van Heusen store launch, revealed all about his relationship status, chiselled body and of course his love for motorbikes and women.