Neha Sharma

Neha Sharma

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

Articles by Neha Sharma
Harshika Poonacha
Harshika Poonacha

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

UPDATED ON APR 04, 2021 04:45 PM IST
Harshika Poonacha is geared up for a debut in her eighth industry, says she does have Bollywood dreams.
Sesh Adivi
Sesh Adivi

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

UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2021 12:33 PM IST
Telugu film star Sesh Adivi on prepping for Major, based on 26/11 hero Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan’s life.
Shubra Aiyappa
Shubra Aiyappa

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

UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2021 02:59 PM IST
The actor, who is busy prepping for her Tamil action film, says networking exists, but ultimately it comes down to auditions.
Eesha Rebba
Eesha Rebba

Eesha Rebba: Shaakuntalam did not happen because of many factors

UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2021 11:23 AM IST
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.
Parul Yadav
Parul Yadav

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

UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2021 10:44 AM IST
The actor says that the portrayal of women in cinema is distressing not just here but all over the world
Shwetha Srivatsav.
Shwetha Srivatsav.

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

PUBLISHED ON MAR 13, 2021 04:37 PM IST
Actor Shwetha Srivatsav says Kannad cinema had great stories for women in the ’80s and 90s and that needs a revival.
Shine Shetty
Shine Shetty

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

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

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

Hindustan Times | By Neha Sharma
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2017 11:06 AM IST
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.
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)

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

Hindustan Times | By Neha Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2017 05:40 PM IST
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 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)

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

Hindustan Times | By Neha Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2017 05:18 PM IST
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.

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

Hindustan Times | By Neha Sharma
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2017 06:07 PM IST
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.
Comedian Kapil Sharma had also slapped Sunil Grover.
Comedian Kapil Sharma had also slapped Sunil Grover.

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

Hindustan Times | By Neha Sharma
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2017 07:24 AM IST
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.
Shah Rukh Khan celebrated Republic Day with soldiers.
Shah Rukh Khan celebrated Republic Day with soldiers.

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

By Neha Sharma Dangwal
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2017 10:03 AM IST
Extending financial help, promoting films among them, boosting morale …Our film industry is saying Jai Jawaan in its own way.
Ayesha Kapur wants to work with Shekhar Kapur and Amitabh Bachchan.
Ayesha Kapur wants to work with Shekhar Kapur and Amitabh Bachchan.

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

Hindustan Times | By Neha Sharma Dangwal
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2017 12:48 PM IST
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.
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)

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

By Neha Sharma Dangwal
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2017 05:58 PM IST
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.
Sanjay Dutt was arrested under the Arms Act. (HT)
Sanjay Dutt was arrested under the Arms Act. (HT)

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

Hindustan Times | By Neha Sharma Dangwal
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2016 05:28 PM IST
Sanjay Dutt’s daughter Trishala Dutt is thrilled that her father is soon to be a free man.
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)

Aamir Khan explains why he cried after watching Katti Batti

Hindustan Times | By Neha Sharma Dangwal
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2015 06:25 PM IST
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
A-still-from-Detective-Byomkesh-Bakshy
A-still-from-Detective-Byomkesh-Bakshy

Why Indian cinematographers oppose foreign cinematographers

Hindustan Times | By Neha Sharma Dangwal
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2015 03:33 PM IST
Punish those bringing in foreign cinematographers on business or tourist visa, say Indian cinematographers.
Vishal-Bhardwaj
Vishal-Bhardwaj

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

Hindustan Times | By Neha Sharma Dangwal
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2015 02:22 PM IST
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.
Sanjay-Dutt-s-daughter-Trishala-Dutt-Photo-Instagram
Sanjay-Dutt-s-daughter-Trishala-Dutt-Photo-Instagram

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

Hindustan Times | By Neha Sharma Dangwal
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2015 08:56 AM IST
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.

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

Hindustan Times | By Neha Sharma
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2014 01:42 PM IST
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.
Anushka-Sharma
Anushka-Sharma

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

Hindustan Times | By Neha Sharma
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2014 05:39 PM IST
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.
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

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

Hindustan Times | By Neha Sharma
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2014 06:10 PM IST
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.
Sherlyn-Chopra-in-a-still-from-the-film-Kamasutra-3D
Sherlyn-Chopra-in-a-still-from-the-film-Kamasutra-3D

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

Hindustan Times | By Neha Sharma
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2014 07:00 PM IST
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.

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

Hindustan Times | By Neha Sharma
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2014 11:12 AM IST
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.
Gauhar-Khan
Gauhar-Khan

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

Hindustan Times | By Neha Sharma
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2014 07:15 PM IST
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.
HT Image
HT Image

Monica Dogra to launch her own fashion line, calls Bollywood unfashionable

Hindustan Times | By Neha Sharma
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2014 07:30 PM IST
Kangana Ranaut said it, and now another fashionista in Bollywood, Monica Dogra, too, has given the film industry the 'unfashionable' tag. The actor-singer is launching her own fashion clothing and accessories line.
Actor-Anushka-Sharma
Actor-Anushka-Sharma

Virat Kohli comes to see me, but what's the big deal: Anushka Sharma

Hindustan Times | By Neha Sharma
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2014 01:54 PM IST
Anushka Sharma becomes the youngest producer in Bollywood. She chats about turning producer, her views on the industry and controversial relationships with Virat Kohli.
Kainaz-Motivala-with-her-hubby
Kainaz-Motivala-with-her-hubby

My hubby didn’t know I was an actor: Kainaz Motivala

Hindustan Times | By Neha Sharma
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2013 04:53 PM IST
Kainaz Motivala, who got her big break in Bollywood with Ragini MMS, got married to her lawyer boyfriend Urvaksh Doctor recently, and will now relocate to Singapore, where Urvaksh is based.
Amitabh-Bachchan
Amitabh-Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan in a spot over Jumma Chumma

Hindustan Times | By Neha Sharma
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2013 07:18 PM IST
What happens when Amitabh Bachchan speaks extensively on gender sensitisation? He gets asked about the portrayal of women in his own films. After he spoke at the Penguin Annual Lecture in the Capital on Friday...
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