HindustanTimes Fri,24 Oct 2014

No movie halls, still Haider a hit in Valley

Kashmir’s capital may have no movie halls anymore but that hasn’t stopped Vishal Bhardwaj’s Haider from becoming a sleeper hit with numerous people downloading the movie to hold private screenings.


Haider or Bang Bang: Is Bollywood short of ideas?

With films like Haider and Bang Bang in recent past and Detective Byomkesh Bakshy and Revolution 2020 Bollywood adaptaion, we wonder if Hindi film industry is facing a shortage of original stories.

Why Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge still rules our hearts and Maratha Mandir

It has been 19 years since this iconic film starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol released and we all fell in love with it. Here are 10 reasons why our romance with the film continues.19 years ago, Raj and Simran met in Europe and we all fell in love with them.

Salman Khan shouldn't do art films: Govinda

Confirming reports that he has refused to work in Salman's Marathi production, Shikshanachya Aaicha Gho, Govinda adds that people don’t expect art films from him or Salman.
Alia Bhatt

Watch: Alia Bhatt does it again, only this time the joke is on man-kind

A new video featuring actor Alia Bhatt, by Queen-fame director Vikas Bahl, is going viral in the virtual space. Surprise, surprise: this one is neither funny, nor flippant. Instead, it is an unusual take on women's safety in our cities, and holds a mirror to the deep-rooted prejudices Indian men suffer from.

My wife Sunita encouraged me to take up Kill Dil: Govinda

Bollywood star Govinda returns to the big screen after a gap of almost four years with Shaad Ali's Kill Dil, and he says it was his wife Sunita, who urged him to take up this romantic action film.
Naseeruddin Shah and Shabana Azmi will come together again, after 19 years, in Rice Plate

Deepika-Irrfan to Saif-Richa: Offbeat  pairings

A new casting trend emerges in Bollywood. Instead of playing it safe and relying on stars, several filmmakers are sticking to the script’s character requirements and pairing actors who are considered commercial with those known for their offbeat choices.

Want roles that suit my personality: Rahul Khanna

Despite starting his career with Deepa Mehta’s critically acclaimed film Earth (1998), and taking up unconventional and offbeat roles, Rahul couldn’t make it big in Bollywood.
Deepika Padukone

Diwali at home for Deepika Padukone

After four years of being away from home during Diwali, Deepika Padukone will celebrate the festival with her family in Bengaluru.
Geetu Mohandas

Liar’s Dice: The tale behind india’s official entry to the oscars

Geetu Mohandas has gone from child actor to director of an Oscar-nominated film, with Liar’s Dice — her directorial feature debut and India’s official entry to the Academy Awards. Geetu talks to HT in a candid coversation.

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