Neha Sharma

Neha Sharma writes on Bollywood and television, for the daily Entertainment & Lifestyle supplement, HT City

Articles by Neha Sharma

Vijay Diwas: Kargil is more than a place and war for me, says battle hero’s daughter born three months after sacrifice

Maj Padmapani Acharya’s daughter, Aparajita Acharya, says she left a message for her father when she visited the site of his martyrdom, felt him holding her hand.
Aparajita with a picture of her father Maj Padmapani Acharya
Aparajita with a picture of her father Maj Padmapani Acharya
Published on Jul 25, 2021 10:05 PM IST

Kargil Vijay Diwas: It took 13 days to retrieve my father’s body, says Kargil hero’s daughter born 4 months after the war

Lance Naik Rajendra Yadav’s daughter Megha Yadav wanted to join the army, but her mother was scared for her. However, she remains connected with the force through her father’s colleagues.
Megha Yadav
Megha Yadav
Updated on Jul 25, 2021 06:57 PM IST

I have a huge crush on Darshan: Gayathiri

Gayathiri finds her Jaggu Dada co-star dashing and handsome, says she is raring to return to Kannada films.
Gayathiri
Gayathiri
Updated on Apr 19, 2021 05:30 PM IST
ByNeha sharma

Ansiba Hassan: I didn’t think I’d come back to films, but Drishyam 2 happened

Ansiba Hassan says she was not there in the film industry for four years because she didn’t get the opportunities she expected
Ansiba Hassan
Ansiba Hassan
Updated on Apr 14, 2021 04:39 PM IST

Harshika Poonacha: I prefer performance oriented roles over glamour and skin show

Harshika Poonacha is geared up for a debut in her eighth industry, says she does have Bollywood dreams.
Harshika Poonacha
Harshika Poonacha
Updated on Apr 04, 2021 04:45 PM IST

Sesh Adivi: I told Maj Sandeep Unnikrishnan’s parents that they have me for life

Telugu film star Sesh Adivi on prepping for Major, based on 26/11 hero Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan’s life.
Sesh Adivi
Sesh Adivi
Updated on Mar 26, 2021 12:33 PM IST

Shubra Aiyappa: When it comes to the game of PR, I really slack

The actor, who is busy prepping for her Tamil action film, says networking exists, but ultimately it comes down to auditions.
Shubra Aiyappa
Shubra Aiyappa
Updated on Mar 23, 2021 02:59 PM IST

Eesha Rebba: Shaakuntalam did not happen because of many factors

Eesha says that she wanted to be a part of this epic project as all her favourite people like Samantha, Gunasekhar and Neelima are associated with it.
Eesha Rebba
Eesha Rebba
Updated on Mar 19, 2021 11:23 AM IST

Parul Yadav on women in cinema: Female characters seem to exist purely to satiate the male gaze

The actor says that the portrayal of women in cinema is distressing not just here but all over the world
Parul Yadav
Parul Yadav
Updated on Mar 18, 2021 10:44 AM IST

Shwetha Srivatsav: If there are 50 films being made for men, we need 50 for women too

Actor Shwetha Srivatsav says Kannad cinema had great stories for women in the ’80s and 90s and that needs a revival.
Shwetha Srivatsav.
Shwetha Srivatsav.
Published on Mar 13, 2021 04:37 PM IST
By, Bengaluru

Bigg Boss Kannada 7 winner Shine Shetty rooting for Nidhi Subbaiah and Raghu Vine Store

With all the judgment around current contestants, Shine Shetty is wondering what it was like during his time.
Shine Shetty
Shine Shetty
Updated on Mar 06, 2021 07:35 PM IST

Armed Forces Flag Day: From Shah Rukh Khan to Dhoni; these celebrities almost joined the army

On Armed Forces Flag Day today (Dec 7), here’s taking a look at big names from Bollywood and cricket, who wanted to join the Defence forces and serve the nation, but fate had other plans.
Akshay Kumar’s father was in the army, and he, too, wanted to join
Akshay Kumar’s father was in the army, and he, too, wanted to join
Updated on Dec 07, 2017 11:06 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Exclusive: Matt Damon hails Akshay Kumar for spotlighting open defecation crisis

The Hollywood actor, who is also the co-founder of the charity Water.org, lauds the message of sanitation in Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and talks about his India experience.
Matt Damon says he has seen first-hand the devastating effects on health, the threat to women and children, and the contamination of safe drinking water from open defecation.(Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Matt Damon says he has seen first-hand the devastating effects on health, the threat to women and children, and the contamination of safe drinking water from open defecation.(Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Updated on Aug 28, 2017 05:40 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Gary White, Matt Damon’s partner in Water.org, praises India’s efforts to clean up

Water.org co-founder and Hollywood star Matt Damon had visited India with CEO Gary White in 2013. White lauds PM Narendra Modi’s scheme that reimburses people for the cost of building a basic toilet.
Matt Damon and Gary White with school children in India.(Praveen Sundaram - Photoyogi.com)
Matt Damon and Gary White with school children in India.(Praveen Sundaram - Photoyogi.com)
Updated on Aug 28, 2017 05:18 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

20 years of Border : In conversation with Col Dharam Vir aka ‘real’ Akshaye Khanna

The 1971 war hero’s role was played by actor Akshaye Khanna in the film Border, based on the Battle of Longewala. People asked the colonel to sue director JP Dutta for killing his character in the film, but he replied it was not a gentleman’s behaviour.
Updated on Jun 13, 2017 06:07 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Kapil Sharma threw a shoe at Sunil Grover because the team ate before him

Comedian Kapil Sharma’s ugly spat with co-star Sunil Grover happened after Kapil abused his crew for starting to eat in the flight while he was still drinking.
Comedian Kapil Sharma had also slapped Sunil Grover.
Comedian Kapil Sharma had also slapped Sunil Grover.
Updated on Mar 23, 2017 07:24 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Kangana Ranaut to Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar: Bollywood is wooing soldiers

Extending financial help, promoting films among them, boosting morale …Our film industry is saying Jai Jawaan in its own way.
Shah Rukh Khan celebrated Republic Day with soldiers.
Shah Rukh Khan celebrated Republic Day with soldiers.
Updated on Feb 19, 2017 10:03 AM IST
ByNeha Sharma Dangwal

No longer a child: Meet Black’s Ayesha Kapur, who’s all ready to act again

Ayesha Kapur, who portrayed Rani Mukerji’s childhood character in Black, is now a 22-year-old student at Columbia University. She wants to do films with Shekhar Kapur and Amitabh Bachchan.
Ayesha Kapur wants to work with Shekhar Kapur and Amitabh Bachchan.
Ayesha Kapur wants to work with Shekhar Kapur and Amitabh Bachchan.
Updated on Feb 04, 2017 12:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByNeha Sharma Dangwal

Anushka Sharma on Army Day: Being an army kid makes you adaptive and open-minded

Actor Anushka Sharma, daughter of an army officer, says defence wards naturally get trained to adapt to the ever-changing dynamics and transform into tough survivors.
Anushka says that being an army kid has instilled confidence in her.(Rohan Shreshtha)
Anushka says that being an army kid has instilled confidence in her.(Rohan Shreshtha)
Updated on Jan 14, 2017 05:58 PM IST
ByNeha Sharma Dangwal, New Delhi

Yes, my lion comes home: Trishala on Sanjay Dutt’s release

Sanjay Dutt’s daughter Trishala Dutt is thrilled that her father is soon to be a free man.
Sanjay Dutt was arrested under the Arms Act. (HT)
Sanjay Dutt was arrested under the Arms Act. (HT)
Updated on Feb 24, 2016 05:28 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByNeha Sharma Dangwal, Mumbai

Aamir Khan explains why he cried after watching Katti Batti

Aamir Khan reacts to all the noise about why he cries at the movies; reveals how a recent film took him back to an intense chapter in his life
Aamir Khan was seen wiping his tears with a towel after watching Salman Khan's Bajrangi Bhaijaan. He was also spotted crying after watching Imran Khan-Kangana Ranaut-starrer Katti Batti. (Photo: Yogen Shah)
Aamir Khan was seen wiping his tears with a towel after watching Salman Khan's Bajrangi Bhaijaan. He was also spotted crying after watching Imran Khan-Kangana Ranaut-starrer Katti Batti. (Photo: Yogen Shah)
Updated on Sep 14, 2015 06:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByNeha Sharma Dangwal, New Delhi

Why Indian cinematographers oppose foreign cinematographers

Punish those bringing in foreign cinematographers on business or tourist visa, say Indian cinematographers.
A-still-from-Detective-Byomkesh-Bakshy
A-still-from-Detective-Byomkesh-Bakshy
Updated on Jul 28, 2015 03:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByNeha Sharma Dangwal, New Delhi

Bollywood tips: There’s always sports quota, assures Vishal Bhardwaj

He’s one of Bollywood’s best filmmakers, but it was cricket that got Vishal Bhardwaj college admission. The filmmaker-musician shares college tips from his Delhi University days.
Vishal-Bhardwaj
Vishal-Bhardwaj
Updated on Jun 29, 2015 02:22 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByNeha Sharma Dangwal, New Delhi

I had to grow up when dad went to jail: Trishala Dutt on Sanjay Dutt

On the occasion of Father’s Day, Sanjay Dutt’s 26-year-old daughter, Trishala Dutt tells us how she is dealing with her father’s jail term, how the situation has strengthened her, and why she never wanted to be just another star kid on the block.
Sanjay-Dutt-s-daughter-Trishala-Dutt-Photo-Instagram
Sanjay-Dutt-s-daughter-Trishala-Dutt-Photo-Instagram
Updated on Jun 22, 2015 08:56 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByNeha Sharma Dangwal, Mumbai

Madhuri on Dedh Ishqiya's bisexual romance: it’s open to interpretation

Although some feel Dedh Ishqyia makes an obvious reference to Ismat Chughtai’s tale of two bisexual women, the actor feels the film could have many interpretations.
Updated on Feb 15, 2014 01:42 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Actresses are not competing in a bl**dy ­ pageant: Anushka Sharma

With female actors constantly vying for the number one position in Bollywood, Anushka Sharma, who has two big films — Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet and Rajkumar Hirani’s PK — in her kitty, says she has “a strong ­aversion” to the number game.
Anushka-Sharma
Anushka-Sharma
Updated on Jan 15, 2014 05:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

I married Veena within ten days of meeting her: Asad Bashir Khan

Pakistani actor Veena Malik’s (now Veena Khan Khattak) sudden wedding to singer-businessman Asad Bashir Khan was as much a surprise to her, reveals Veena’s much-in-love hubby.
Veena-Malik-performs-during-the-promotion-of-The-City-That-Never-Sleeps-in-Mumbai-on-January-23-2013-AFP-PHOTO
Veena-Malik-performs-during-the-promotion-of-The-City-That-Never-Sleeps-in-Mumbai-on-January-23-2013-AFP-PHOTO
Updated on Jan 10, 2014 06:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

The film industry had tagged Kamasutra 3D as porn: Rupesh Paul

Kamasutra 3D is in ­contention for Oscar nominations, and the film’s director, Rupesh Paul, says that the film industry that frowned upon him ­earlier, has now changed its stance.
Sherlyn-Chopra-in-a-still-from-the-film-Kamasutra-3D
Sherlyn-Chopra-in-a-still-from-the-film-Kamasutra-3D
Updated on Jan 09, 2014 07:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Man claims to be Veena Malik's ex, actress hits back

Veena Malik, who recently got married, is facing troubles as Prashant Singh, who was an employee and gay-friend according to her, has filed a police complaint for defaming him. Veena Malik reacts.
Updated on Jan 06, 2014 11:12 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Gauhar is attractive, but no pyaar vyaar, says Aijaz Khan

While many thought that actor Aijaz Khan was in love with model-actor Gauhar Khan on reality show Bigg Boss, Aijaz says that it was just a joke, and that he let the joke go on for the sake of Gauhar's image.
Gauhar-Khan
Gauhar-Khan
Updated on Jan 04, 2014 07:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi
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