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.
Articles by Abhimanyu Mathur
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Published on Nov 21, 2022 06:49 AM IST