Deepika Padukone on her amazing camaraderie with her ex-flame and co-star, taking criticism in her stride and fulfilling her social responsibilities
Shakti Shetty (MID-DAY; May 23, 2013)
Dressed in a bright orange jumpsuit, the matter-of-factness in her voice is undeniable. Deepika Padukone comes across as someone who has figured out everything. Thrilled about Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, her second release of the year after Race 2, the 27-year-old says she listens to her heart more often than not.
Angelina Jolie has undergone a preventive double mastectomy, meaning she chose to have both her breasts removed after learning she had a gene that significantly raised her cancer risk.The Hollywood star writes on her decision to get a double mastectomy
THE TIMES OF INDIA (May 15, 2013)
MID-DAY (May 15, 2013)
Bollywood is changing and one of the men who is leading this change is Siddhartha M Jain, the maverick producer and owner of iRock Films. A quick interview with him in his unique, museum- style office in Andheri, before he left for Cannes last night…
You created and produced the Ragini MMS franchise in horror films…
I wanted to test my instinct with regards to the audience, so we created in- house, a horror film script that could be made in Rs 1 crore and shot in 12 days, in two languages with unknown, fresh talent. We sold the film to a leading studio and now it has turned into a franchise. No one does low budget better than us.
Priya Gupta (BOMBAY TIMES; May 13, 2013)
Imtiaz Ali, 41, knows that while he is perceived as a sorted and intelligent person, he is socially awkward and grapples with his complexities and immaturities. He is extremely proud of his upbringing and has no confusion in his mind that he would not be here today, if not for the kindness of Sunny Deol, who gave him his first break as a director. Bombay Times caught up with him while shooting Sajid Nadiadwala’s upcoming film Highway that, coincidentally, was the first film he had written in his life. He talks to us about his complexed childhood, his special relationship with Ranbir Kapoor and how he has been made due to accidents and failures. Excerpts:
Manoj Bajpayee talks about life post Gangs of Wasseypur and how the term crossover is immaterial
Urmimala Banerjee (MID-DAY; April 29, 2013)
Manoj Bajpayee has had a high success rate in gangster roles. Although he’s fully aware of his popularity in the genre, he tries to maintain variety as far as his onscreen appearances go. As of now, the versatile actor is shooting in Bhopal for Prakash Jha’s upcoming film and despite the hectic schedule, he manages time to talk to us. In the ensuing chat, Manoj talks about fame and playing a don once again…
Shonali Nagrani on her IPL TV show in the UK, which is very different from here
Roshni K Olivera (BOMBAY TIMES; April 28, 2013)
Priya Gupta (BOMBAY TIMES; April 21, 2013)
Shraddha Kapoor, 24, is the daughter of Shakti and Shivangi Kapoor. Currently her house, as she says, has turned into a paagalkhana with both, her film Aashiqui 2 and her brother Siddhant Kapoor’s film Shootout At Wadala, releasing within a week of each other. While she does not deny being spoilt by her father, she remains real and thrives on forming normal human connections with people around her. She is terribly stubborn, but sensitive. She is interested in a plethora of life experiences and is an advanced scuba diver. She opens up to Bombay Times about her father, her soulmate Teju mausi (Tejaswini Kolhapure) and her mother, who is her best friend. Excerpts:
Jigar Shah (MID-DAY; April 16, 2013)
Vishal Bhardwaj’s fascination for Shakespeare’s body of work is well known.
Aakansha Naval-Shetye (DNA; April 15, 2013)
Ameesha Patel recently launched her maiden production ‘Desi Magic’. The actress-turned-producer essays a double role in the film which has Zayed Khan and model Sahil Shroff in the cast. She talks about the film and her character…
MID-DAY (April 11, 2013)
Priya Gupta (BOMBAY TIMES; March 24, 2013)
Sajid Khan, 41, may have failed thrice in Class X, but he is confident of not failing as a filmmaker, as he believes he can’t fail as an audience and makes films based on the way they are consumed. Unlike his sister Farah Khan, who is social and loved by anyone who meets her for 15 minutes, he is a recluse who surrounds himself only with movies. He is not scared of death and feels the four friends he has are all he needs to take him to the graveyard.
Meena Iyer (BOMBAY TIMES; March 28, 2013)
Ajay Devgn, who turns 43 on April 2, is your quintessential Bollywood machismo symbol. He’s firmly ensconced in the Hindi cinema hierarchy — alongside the Khans — with a neat track record of some 100-crore hits and some piddly misses.This Son Of Sardaar balances his cinematic choices, with mainstream masala (Himmatwala) and the sensitive (Satyagraha). And he will always speak his mind, no matter what the consequences are.So we ask:
The creator of classics like Chitchor and Shaukeen gives us his take on remakes and the trend of mindless comedies
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 28, 2013)
Just Two days prior to the Supreme Court’s verdict on his long- pending case, sanju talks about all the things important to him. Excerpts of the interview and how the judgement will affect Munnabhai’s upcoming projects
Asira Tarannum (MID-DAY; March 22, 2013)
National Award winner Usha Jadhav was often rejected by film and TV producers for being a dark, lower middle-class girl
Sumedha Raikar-Mhatre (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 22, 2013)
Priyadarshan on his recent bad run at the box office while rubbishing the claim of Aamir Khan rejecting his script
Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; March 21, 2013)
Renuka Vyavahare (BOMBAY TIMES; March 20, 2013)
You’ve just bagged the National Award for Best Actor (Paan Singh Tomar). Was it long overdue?
I should have won for Haasil and few other films too, but I think the award has come at the right time, I knew this film will win. This is my beginning! This will encourage the filmmakers, actors to make unconventional films. This will give them hope. Commercial cinema doesn’t have to be ‘meaningless, frothy, timepass’. This award belongs to the audience who believed in me and my films. Most rewarding was the audience appreciation that I received.
Makrand Deshpande on his streak of bad luck, chatting with Shah Rukh Khan and why theatre comes first
Asira Tarannum (MID-DAY; March 16, 2013)
The effervescent Parineeti Chopra ranks among the top five on the FOLLO popularity scales, way ahead of actors who have been in the game for much longer. Taking a break from shooting in Jodhpur, she chats nineteen to the dozen on everything. To listen to the full conversation log onto www.follo.co.in/parineeti on your mobile
Indu Mirani and Anju Maskeri (BOMBAY TIMES; March 15, 2013)
Hiren Kotwani (BOMBAY TIMES; March 12, 2013)