Mogambo khush hua! Bollywood’s villains and vamps get their due in an interesting book devoted entirely to these magnificently mean personalities.
From working at his father’s cloth shop to becoming an admired poet, Gulzar spoke to author Nasreen Munni Kabir about his writing and his life... via a Skype connection set up by AR Rahman! Deepa Gahlot reports.
The front of this book's cover jacket has a smiling Rajinikanth in glitter; the back has him in a fiery-eyed Shiva-like avatar. Very apt, since his legions of fans worship Rajinikanth. A new biography of the Tamil superstar holds back the gushing and maintains a dispassionate tone. Deepa Gahlot
Resul Pookutty’s memoir credits Mumbai maids, FTII buddies, and unsung fellow audio technicians for his success, writes Deepa Gahlot
Twenty years after the rest of India discovered one of Tamil Nadu's favourite filmmakers, a new book takes you into the mind of Mani Ratnam. Deepa Gahlot
He’s the Angry Young Man’s little brother – irresponsible, juvenile, but oh, so charming. The man-child is pop-culture’s newest hero. And he’s got fans in India. Bernadine D’Lima
Actor Shah Rukh Khan says fans will see rare photos of him in official opus, including one in RA.One bodysuit. The superstar will be the first Bollywood actor to have an official opus.
A five-day Marathi theatre festival Pratibimb showcasing both old classics and modern plays begins with Sai Paranjpe’s classic Jaswandi (Hibiscus) at the National Centre for the Performing Arts on Friday.
Through the past century, the city’s theatre scene has been extolled by Marathi and Gujarati drama, discovering some of the best talent in the country.
Film fraternity debates on whether scripts require several drafts once it’s finalised.
In a bid to boost Marathi theatre, the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) is organising a five-day Marathi theatre festival called Pratibimb (Reflection), starting August 7. As HT reported on Sunday, the festival seeks to encourage and provide a platform for young, emerging talent, and will showcase six critically acclaimed plays. The traditional katta or interactive debate session will also be part of the festival.
NCPA’s marathi theatre festival Pratibimb explores themes that strike a chord with the current generation. Read modern-age marriage, Facebook, sex, drugs, reality shows, homosexuality, education and globalisation.
How much happier the world would be, if at least some people grew lazy and did not get into crowded trains to reach mind-numbing workplaces. Deepa Gahlot
unwinds a while.
Magazine cover shoots get bolder. Calendars get lustier. But which of our movies have really treated sex and sensuality with some sense and sensibility? Finds out Deepa Gahlot.
The desire to have what someone else has, under the notion that it is better if not superior to what one has... Deepa Gahlot on the envy bug...
, Jerry Pinto
& Deepa Gahlot
give us an insight into the movies, books and plays on the theme of intolerance...
Not that it really matters.. January 1 is just another day. Many people don’t even have the luxury of the day off. Deepa Gahlot’s New Year musings.
Now that the last bomb has been burst and final rocket fired, one can grumble about the festive season, writes Deepa Gahlot
Gossip is rather unfairly associated with idle housewives but everyone does it, writes Deepa Gahlot
Amitabh Bachchan turns 66 today. Like him, many star personalities are Librans and quite clearly demonstrate traits associated with the zodiac sign, writes Deepa Gahlot
who, incidentally, is also a Libran.