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Abhimanyu Mathur is an entertainment journalist with Hindustan Times. He writes about cinema, TV, and OTT, churning out interviews, reviews, and good old news stories.

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Rashmika Mandanna recalls 'painful' prep to play blind girl in Mission Majnu

Rashmika Mandanna, who plays a visually-impaired character in her next film Mission Majnu, recounts the painful preparation she underwent for the role.

interview Rashmika Mandanna during the promotions of her film Mission Majnu. (PTI)(PTI)
Published on Jan 15, 2023 09:16 AM IST

Rashmika Mandanna says she doesn't mind people gossiping about her online

Rashmika Mandanna opens up about dealing with trolls, the constant spotlight on her, and why she doesn't mind people gossiping about her personal life.

interview Rashmika Mandanna opens up about dealing with trolls.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 15, 2023 12:43 AM IST

Sidharth Malhotra says Mission Majnu is not 'in-your-face' like Ek Tha Tiger

Sidharth Malhotra talks about what makes Mission Majnu stand out from other spy thrillers and talks about his role in the film.

interview Sidharth Malhotra will next be seen in Mission Majnu that releases on Netflix on January 20, 2023.
Published on Jan 14, 2023 06:56 PM IST

Aditya Rawal says star kids do have struggles but life is easier as well

Aditya Rawal talks about his upcoming show Aar Ya Paar and opens up on the advantages and disadvantages of being the son of Paresh Rawal and Swaroop Sampat.

Aditya Rawal with father Paresh Rawal in an old pic.
Published on Dec 23, 2022 02:05 PM IST

TVF Pitchers: Arunabh Kumar hints Jitendra Kumar may not be absent from season 2

As soon as the trailer of TVF Pitchers 2 dropped, many fans expressed disappointment that season one’s breakout star Jitendra Kumar was absent this time. The show’s creator Arunabh Kumar reacts to that.

Arunabh Kumar and Jitendra Kumar in TVF Pitchers.
Published on Dec 21, 2022 03:35 PM IST

Naveen Kasturia says he had 'lost hope' that TVF Pitchers season 2 would happen

Pitchers actors Naveen Kasturia and Ridhi Dogra talk about their characters, roles, and the seven-year long wait for season 2.

Naveen Kasturia in a still from TVF Pitchers season 2.
Published on Dec 21, 2022 02:54 PM IST

Shark Tank: New shark Amit Jain on reports that he is ‘replacing’ Ashneer Grover

Amit Jain, the new shark on Shark Tank India, talks about what drew him to the popular reality show and why he is not ‘replacing’ Ashneer Grover on the panel.

interview CarDekho founder Amit Jain is the new shark on Shark Tank IndiaCarDekho founder Amit Jain is the new shark on Shark Tank India after Ashneer Grover's exit.
Published on Dec 21, 2022 06:46 AM IST

Jack Ryan 3 review: John Krasinski's spy thriller delivers its best season yet

Jack Ryan season 3 review: Despite a predictable plot and stereotypical villains, the show manages to deliver its best season yet, largely due to its lead star – John Krasinski.

Jack Ryan season 3 review: John Krasinski in a still from the show.
Published on Dec 20, 2022 11:34 AM IST

With Kantara, KGF 2 and 777 Charlie, 2022 has been the year of Kannada cinema

2022 has been the year of Kannada cinema as the industry has dominated the box office and earned critical acclaim as well. A deep dive into how this formerly-small industry changed the game.

Kannada cinema ruled the roost this year at the box office.
Published on Dec 20, 2022 06:39 AM IST

Ariyippu actors on how they lived with migrant workers to prepare for roles

Mahesh Narayanan, the director of Malayalam film Ariyippu, and actors Kunchcko Boban and Divya Prabha, talk about their new film.

interview Kunchacko Boban and Divya Prabha in a still from Ariyippu.
Published on Dec 19, 2022 06:50 AM IST

Hasleen Kaur says her CAT get-up had people confusing her for real cop in Punjab

Hasleen Kaur shares how playing a Punjab Police officer in CAT led to people confusing her for a real cop in Tarn Taran when they shot there.

interview Hasleen Kaur says she was mistaken for a real cop in Punjab when she shot CAT there.
Updated on Dec 19, 2022 06:52 AM IST

Gulshan Devaiah says nobody knows how true or false box office figures are

Gulshan Devaiah talks about his latest release Blurr, why he wants to keep his career-best performance in the future, and the cut-throat model of the business of cinema.

Gulshan Devaiah talks about the success of Blurr and the confusing business model of cinema.
Published on Dec 17, 2022 07:42 AM IST

Besharam Rang row shows Twitter will outrage over just about anything these days

The outrage over Pathaan song Besharam Rang--featuring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone--and the boycott calls for the film on Twitter are proof that trolls will outrage even when there is hardly anything offensive in the content.

opinion Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone in the song Besharam Rang from their upcoming film Pathaan.
Updated on Dec 16, 2022 04:00 PM IST

John Krasinski on Jack Ryan S3 and why he'll always be 'Jim from The Office'

John Krasinski and Michael Kelly talk about the third season of their show Jack Ryan and John opens up about his iconic role of Jim Halpert from The Office.

John Krasinski as Jack Ryan (left) and Jim Halpert in The Office (right).
Published on Dec 16, 2022 07:54 AM IST

Avatar 2 advance booking crosses 20 crore in India, seats worth 2500 sold out

James Cameron’s Avatar The Way of Water earned ₹20 crore in advance booking collections for its opening day in India. In many cities, IMAX shows with tickets worth ₹2500-3000 were sold out.

James Cameron’s follow-up to Avatar (2009) is out on Friday.
Published on Dec 16, 2022 07:45 AM IST

John Krasinski, Michael B Jordan have discussed Jack Ryan-John Clark crossover

John Krasinski and Michael B Jordan may soon come together as Jack Ryan and John Clark if the actors have their way.

interview  John Krasinski teases a Jack Ryan-John Clark crossover with Michael B Jordan.
Published on Dec 15, 2022 06:44 AM IST

Mahesh Narayanan says he and Kamal Haasan laugh at rumours of rift between them

Mahesh Narayanan has said that he is in talks with Kamal Haasan for multiple films and not just the Thevar Magan sequel, dismissing reports of any differences between the two.

interview Kamal Haasan and Mahesh Narayanan with Fahadh Faasil.
Published on Dec 14, 2022 06:52 AM IST

Exclusive | John Krasinski reveals if he is returning as Mr Fantastic in the MCU

John Krasinski, who played Mr Fantastic in a cameo in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, opens up on his future as the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

John Krasinski as Reed Richards aka Mr Fantastic in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Published on Dec 13, 2022 12:08 PM IST

Night at the Museum 4 movie review: This animated sequel lacks heart and joy

Night at the Museum Kahmunrah Rises Again movie review: The animated sequel lacks the magic and fun element of the franchise and certainly misses its original cast, which made the live-action movies so great.

Night at the Museum Kahmunrah Rises Again movie review: The animated sequel lacks the magic of the live-action trilogy.
Published on Dec 09, 2022 06:44 PM IST

CAT review: Randeep Hooda shines in thrill-a-minute ride from Punjabi heartland

CAT review: The Netflix spy thriller starring Randeep Hooda is fresh, gripping, and brings a new flavour to Indian OTT with its Punjabi earthiness.

Cat review: Randeep Hooda in a still from the show.
Published on Dec 09, 2022 12:36 PM IST

Drishyam 2, Qala, and Uunchai are proof that Bollywood is alive and kicking

The success of films like Drishyam 2, Qala, and Uunchai seems to have punctured the notion that Bollywood is 'dead' and quite rightly so.

opinion Drishyam 2, Qala, and Uunchai have all found success in varying forms.
Published on Dec 08, 2022 02:15 PM IST

Shweta Basu Prasad asked Gulzar why he always wears white, his reply floored her

Shweta Basu Prasad recalls her fondest memories from Makdee, including being pampered by Vishal Bhardwaj and asking Gulzar silly questions.

interview Shweta Basu Prasad made her Bollywood debut with Makdee at the age of 10.
Published on Dec 01, 2022 06:42 AM IST

Shweta Basu Prasad drew from Chameli's Kareena, Mandi's Smita to play sex worker

Shweta Basu Prasad shares how she took inspiration from memorable portrayals of sex workers in Bollywood by Kareena Kapoor, Sharmila Tagore, and Smita Patil for her role in India Lockdown.

interview Shweta Basu Prasad shares how she took inspiration from portrayals of sex workers in Bollywood by Kareena Kapoor and Smita Patil for her role in India Lockdown.
Published on Nov 30, 2022 08:09 AM IST

Aahana Kumra says Covid isolation made her question her sanity: 'It was not me'

Aahana Kumra, who plays a pilot dealing with loneliness in India Lockdown, opens up on her own bad experience with isolation.

interview Aahana Kumra talks about how India Lockdown addresses mental health.
Published on Nov 29, 2022 02:06 PM IST

Prateik Babbar dedicates his India Lockdown performance to mom Smita Patil

Prateik Babbar and Sai Tamhankar talk about playing migrant workers in India Lockdown and how Prateik’s performance is a tribute to mom Smita Patil.

interview  Pratek Babbar says he thought of mom Smita Patil every day on set while shooting India Lockdown.
Published on Nov 29, 2022 06:55 AM IST

Qala director Anvitaa Dutt and Tripti Dimri address Black Swan comparisons

Qala director Anvitaa Dutt and stars Tripti Dimri and Swastika Mukherjee talk about Black Swan comparisons and the film’s dreamy 1940s setting.

interview Tripti Dimri and Babil Khan in a still from Qala.
Updated on Nov 28, 2022 12:30 PM IST

Babil Khan says he does not have any advantage of being Irrfan Khan's son

Babil Khan, the son of actor Irrfan Khan, talks about his debut film Qala, and why he is sure people aren’t accusing him of nepotism.

interview Babil Khan in a still from his upcoming film Qala, which marks his debut.
Published on Nov 27, 2022 06:45 AM IST

Why Kartik Aaryan is best placed to dominate the Bollywood box office in 2023

On Kartik Aaryan's birthday, a look at how his upcoming films--Shehzada, Freddy, and Satyaprem Ki Katha, are diverse and yet promising enough to give him a running start over his contemporaries over the next 12 months.

Kartik Aaryan in a new action hero avatar in Shehzada.
Published on Nov 22, 2022 02:24 PM IST

Drishyam 2 director says people relate film more with Ajay Devgn than Mohanlal

Drishyam 2 director Abhishek Pathak talks about Ajay Devgn’s popularity over Mohanlal’s and why the franchise is so popular among the masses.

interview Abhishek Pathak with Ajay Devgn and Shriya Saran on the sets of Drishyam 2.
Published on Nov 22, 2022 06:38 AM IST

Drishyam 2 box office success sees return of early morning, midnight shows

Drishyam 2 has surpassed expectations with its box office performance in its opening weekend and theatres across India have had to add screens and schedule midnight shows to keep up with audience demand.

A still from Drishyam 2.
Published on Nov 21, 2022 06:49 AM IST
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