Shreya Mukherjee

Shreya Mukherjee is a senior content producer at Hindustan Times. She has spent over eight years covering entertainment, features and hard-news. When not writing, her passion for travel, literature, films and music gets her going.

Articles by Shreya Mukherjee

Amit Sadh: I’ve not come here to become a star, I aspire to be an artiste who’s all for equal opportunities

Actor Amit Sadh says every artiste is unique and that uniqueness is what makes him or her shine. He urges aspiring talent aiming to be a part of Bollywood to listen to their inner voice and keep walking.
Actor Amit Sadh was seen in the recent web series Jeet Ki Zid based on the life of Kargil war hero, Major Deep Singh Sengar.
Actor Amit Sadh was seen in the recent web series Jeet Ki Zid based on the life of Kargil war hero, Major Deep Singh Sengar.
Published on Feb 06, 2021 06:41 PM IST
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Shoojit Sircar on OTT boom: Every boom is welcome as that means we are progressing

Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar says the good thing to have a new medium is that it means consumption is increasing, which leads to creation of more content and that would lead to more opportunities for everyone.
Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar’s next Bollywood release is biopic on revolutionary Sardar Udham Singh.
Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar’s next Bollywood release is biopic on revolutionary Sardar Udham Singh.
Published on Feb 04, 2021 10:17 PM IST
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ByShreya Mukherjee, New Delhi

Courtroom sagas on OTTs a hit with audiences

With shows such as Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors , Nail Polish, Illegal, Your Honour and The Verdict – State vs Nanavati doing well on the web, industry insiders talk about what makes courtroom dramas a hit with the audience.
Courtroom dramas such as Nail Polish and Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors that released recently have been received well by the audience.
Courtroom dramas such as Nail Polish and Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors that released recently have been received well by the audience.
Updated on Feb 03, 2021 09:46 PM IST
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ByShreya Mukherjee, New Delhi

Nishant Singh Malkhani: The number of followers on social media has become an ego game

Actor Nishant Singh Malkhani says the follower count on social media can’t be the parameter to decide an actor’s talent.
Actor Nishant Singh Malkhani was last seen in the TV shows Guddan Tumse Na Ho Payega and Bigg Boss 14.
Actor Nishant Singh Malkhani was last seen in the TV shows Guddan Tumse Na Ho Payega and Bigg Boss 14.
Published on Feb 03, 2021 09:36 PM IST
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ByShreya Mukherjee, New Delhi

Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor: There should be legal ramification for abusing people online

Actor Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor says the toxicity on social media needs to be addressed immediately and a proper policing on trolls is the need of the hour.
Actor Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor was recently seen in Vikramaditya Motwane’s directorial AKvsAK.
Actor Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor was recently seen in Vikramaditya Motwane’s directorial AKvsAK.
Published on Feb 02, 2021 04:23 PM IST
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ByShreya Mukherjee, New Delhi

Muzamil Ibrahim: I feel everybody is getting intolerant about everything these days

Model-actor Muzamil Ibrahim says we all have the goodness within us and urges everyone to explore that more and do as much as possible for our country, stay united in love and spirit.
Actor-model Muzamil Ibrahim made his Bollywood debut with Dhokha in 2007.
Actor-model Muzamil Ibrahim made his Bollywood debut with Dhokha in 2007.
Published on Feb 01, 2021 07:48 PM IST
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ByShreya Mukherjee, New Delhi

Tillotama Shome: Audience has given me the license to dream big, not give in to commercial calibrations

Actor Tillotama Shome says the love and accolades coming her way for her film Sir is heartwarming and motivating.
Actor Tillotama Shome’s last two Bollywood projects have been Angrezi Medium (2020) and Sir.
Actor Tillotama Shome’s last two Bollywood projects have been Angrezi Medium (2020) and Sir.
Published on Jan 31, 2021 05:42 PM IST
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ByShreya Mukherjee, New Delhi

Darshan Kumaar: You need to have patience, work hard for Aashrams and Avrodhs to happen to you

Actor Darshan Kumaar says he has always been very particular about the kind of projects he takes up whether it’s on TV, web or in films.
Actor Darshan Kumaar will be seen next in the Bollywood projects, Toofan and an untitled suspense thriller and web series such as Aashram 3 and The Family Man 2.
Actor Darshan Kumaar will be seen next in the Bollywood projects, Toofan and an untitled suspense thriller and web series such as Aashram 3 and The Family Man 2.
Published on Jan 30, 2021 05:38 PM IST
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ByShreya Mukherjee, New Delhi

Shubhaavi Choksey: I have the capability and age to play more than just a mother onscreen

Ready to wait for suitable projects to come her way, actor Shubhaavi Choksey is clear she would only take up roles that are interesting, challenging and preferably her age.
Actor Shubhaavi Choksey was last seen in the TV show Kasautii Zindagii Kay.
Actor Shubhaavi Choksey was last seen in the TV show Kasautii Zindagii Kay.
Published on Jan 30, 2021 05:31 PM IST
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Pooja Banerjee: I’m not going to do B-Grade films just to get the Bollywood actor tag

Having learnt from her past experiences, actor Pooja Banerjee says going forward, factors that would matter to her while signing a project would include the banner, director and co-actors.
Actor Pooja Banerjee is known for TV shows such as Swim Team, Chandra Nandini and Kumkum Bhagya.
Actor Pooja Banerjee is known for TV shows such as Swim Team, Chandra Nandini and Kumkum Bhagya.
Published on Jan 30, 2021 05:28 PM IST
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ByShreya Mukherjee, New Delhi

Tribhanga actor Vaibhav Tatwawaadi: Want to concentrate on lead parts in Hindi films now

Actor Vaibhav Tatwawaadi hopes people would refer to his earlier work and give him the opportunity to play diverse roles in Hindi films.
Actor Vaibhav Tatwawaadi has finished shooting for his first Bollywood project as lead, Makarand Mane’s upcoming romantic film. Tatawawaadi is paired opposite actor Anjali Patil in the project.
Actor Vaibhav Tatwawaadi has finished shooting for his first Bollywood project as lead, Makarand Mane’s upcoming romantic film. Tatawawaadi is paired opposite actor Anjali Patil in the project.
Updated on Jan 29, 2021 05:23 PM IST
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Film industry pin 100% hopes on crossing 50% mark

As the new government guidelines allow seating capacity in theatres more than 50% occupancy, industry rejoices, release of big films expected.
Film industry rejoice as the government allows relaxation on 50% seating capacity in cinema halls.
Film industry rejoice as the government allows relaxation on 50% seating capacity in cinema halls.
Updated on Jan 29, 2021 10:44 AM IST
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ByShreya Mukherjee, New Delhi

Gul Panag on biases in Bollywood: Everywhere it’s as fair or unfair as you want to see it

Actor Gul Panag says biases exists in every profession but only those who have talent and are hardworking will be able to hold on to their ground.
Actor Gul Panag was last seen in the web projects Pawan And Pooja and Paatal Lok.
Actor Gul Panag was last seen in the web projects Pawan And Pooja and Paatal Lok.
Published on Jan 28, 2021 05:35 PM IST
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ByShreya Mukherjee, New Delhi

Shruti Haasan: Keyboard, computer that dad gifted when I turned 18 changed my life

As she turns a year older today, actor-singer Shruti Haasan says her father, veteran actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan’s gifting her a keyboard and a computer on her 18th birthday will always remain special as music became an integral part of her life.
Actor Shruti Haasan’s latest Telugu film Krack alongside Ravi Teja have got positive feedback.
Actor Shruti Haasan’s latest Telugu film Krack alongside Ravi Teja have got positive feedback.
Published on Jan 28, 2021 12:28 AM IST
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ByShreya Mukherjee, New Delhi

Aahana Kumra: If you’re hardworking, not stuck up about playing only lead roles, there’s enough work

Actor Aahana S Kumra says she said yes to roles many rejected because she would rather keep her doors open, slowly climb up the ladder and be a working actor and not a waiting actor.
Actor Aahana S Kumra, who will be seen next in the Indian remake of Call My Agent, is in talks for a Bollywood project too.
Actor Aahana S Kumra, who will be seen next in the Indian remake of Call My Agent, is in talks for a Bollywood project too.
Published on Jan 28, 2021 12:01 AM IST
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ByShreya Mukherjee, New Delhi

Happy Birthday Bobby Deol: The actor who never fails to surprise his fans

As Bobby Deol turns a year older today, we take look at how the actor charmed his audience amid all the ups and downs in his career in Bollywood.
Actor Bobby Deol’s portrayal of conman preacher Baba Nirala in the OTT series Aashram has earned him accolades.
Actor Bobby Deol’s portrayal of conman preacher Baba Nirala in the OTT series Aashram has earned him accolades.
Published on Jan 27, 2021 11:34 AM IST
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ByShreya Mukherjee, New Delhi

Akshay Oberoi: We lucked out as there were no Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar sort of big films releasing in 2020

Actor Akshay Oberoi says while choosing a project he trusts his intuition, as the idea is to work and improve consistently, rest of the discussions that happens are just noise to him.
Actor Akshay Oberoi’s plays a negative character in his latest Bollywood venture Madam Chief Minister.
Actor Akshay Oberoi’s plays a negative character in his latest Bollywood venture Madam Chief Minister.
Published on Jan 25, 2021 07:04 PM IST
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Rakul Preet Singh: Web has raised the standards for content, casting and presentation

Actor Rakul Preet Singh feels this is a great time for the entertainment industry as everyone can take liberty with the stories they want to tell and how they want to present them.
Actor Rakul Preet Singh’s upcoming Bollywood projects include Mayday, Thank God, Attack and an untitled film.
Actor Rakul Preet Singh’s upcoming Bollywood projects include Mayday, Thank God, Attack and an untitled film.
Published on Jan 24, 2021 04:43 PM IST
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Singer Akhil: Favouritism in Bollywood is reason why many singers lose out on opportunities

Singer Akhil talks about his latest song Dooja Pyaar and why he didn’t take up any other work in Bollywood after his debut with Duniyaa in Luka Chuppi in 2019.
Singer Akhil’s latest song Dooja Pyaar has been garnering good response from the audience.
Singer Akhil’s latest song Dooja Pyaar has been garnering good response from the audience.
Published on Jan 23, 2021 04:15 PM IST
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Avneet Kaur on being body shamed: Trolls don’t deserve even a fraction of our attention

Dancer-actor Avneet Kaur agrees that social media is important, but she insists that it’s neither our life, nor does it define our existence, so one needs to maintain necessary distance.
Actor Avneet Kaur has done TV shows such as Hamari Sister Didi, Chandra Nandini and Aladdin - Naam Toh Suna Hoga. She recently featured in singer Akull’s song Faraar.
Actor Avneet Kaur has done TV shows such as Hamari Sister Didi, Chandra Nandini and Aladdin - Naam Toh Suna Hoga. She recently featured in singer Akull’s song Faraar.
Updated on Jan 23, 2021 07:47 PM IST
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Renee Sen isn’t running away from her surname: I’ll never take it for granted or allow anyone to do that

Actor Sushmita Sen’s daughter, Renee Sen is aware of the privileges that comes with her name, but she isn’t taking any pressure or else she won’t be able to function.
Sushmita Sen’s eldest daughter Renee Sen made her Bollywood debut with the short film Suttabaazi.
Sushmita Sen’s eldest daughter Renee Sen made her Bollywood debut with the short film Suttabaazi.
Published on Jan 23, 2021 03:30 PM IST
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Fresh on-screen pairings in Bollywood to look out for in 2021

From Ananya Panday-Vijay Deverakonda, Rajkummar Rao-Bhumi Pednekar, Akshay Kumar-Manushi Chhillar to Mrunal Thakur-Shahid Kapoor, check out the fresh on-screen couples that would be seen on the big screen this year.
Be it Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor or Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone, there are a number of fresh pairing on screen that film lovers are looking forward to.
Be it Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor or Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone, there are a number of fresh pairing on screen that film lovers are looking forward to.
Published on Jan 22, 2021 07:48 PM IST
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Sukhbir: Misleading listeners with fake likes and views doesn’t make a song hit

Singer Sukhbir Singh, who released his latest song Nachdi online, suggests young musicians to follow the same procedure and not wait for music labels to give them the platform to start their journey.
Singer Sukhbir Singh’s latest song Nachdi has been getting good response.
Singer Sukhbir Singh’s latest song Nachdi has been getting good response.
Updated on Jan 22, 2021 07:43 PM IST
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Rinku Rajguru: Don’t understand stardom, I enjoy being the way I am

Actor Rinku Rajguru was supposed to make her Bollywood debut with Nagraj Manjule’s Jhund, but her web show Hundred released before that. She has been garnering praises for her performances in the show and also in the anthology film Unpaused.
Actor Rinku Rajguru was seen in the web projects Hundred and Unpaused.
Actor Rinku Rajguru was seen in the web projects Hundred and Unpaused.
Published on Jan 21, 2021 12:12 PM IST
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Vicky Kaushal on theatre Vs OTT: Some films are made for cinematic experience

Actor Vicky Kaushal says that some films are made for the big screen, while there are projects that have the flexibility in terms of mode of consumption.
Actor Vicky Kaushal’s next Bollywood release is Shoojit Sircar’s Sardar Udham Singh.
Actor Vicky Kaushal’s next Bollywood release is Shoojit Sircar’s Sardar Udham Singh.
Published on Jan 21, 2021 12:08 PM IST
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Gulshan Devaiah says theatre and OTT will co-exist: No medium will be taken over by the other

Actor Gulshan Devaiah says while theatre has its own charm that can never be replaced, OTT too has created its place in the heart of the audience.
Actor Gulshan Devaiah is presently busy with Reema Kagti’s upcoming web project.
Actor Gulshan Devaiah is presently busy with Reema Kagti’s upcoming web project.
Updated on Jan 22, 2021 08:18 PM IST
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Zubeidaa turns 20: Shyam Benegal says love story worked even without a villain

  • Director Shyam Benegal goes down memory lane as his National Award winning film Zubeidaa completes two decades, recalls how Manoj Bajpayee was initially diffident to play a Maharaja and Karisma Kapoor was nervous.
Karisma Kapoor played the titular role in Zubeida also starring Manoj Bajpayee and Rekha.
Karisma Kapoor played the titular role in Zubeida also starring Manoj Bajpayee and Rekha.
Published on Jan 19, 2021 09:29 PM IST
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Angira Dhar on being choosy: For me work isn’t necessarily equated to money

Actor Angira Dhar talks about how easily on gets stereotyped in showbiz and that she too faced a similar situation after her debut romcom Love Per Square Foot was received well.
ctor Angira Dhar’s next Bollywood project is Ajay Devgn’s Mayday. She plays a lawyer in the film.
ctor Angira Dhar’s next Bollywood project is Ajay Devgn’s Mayday. She plays a lawyer in the film.
Published on Jan 19, 2021 06:50 PM IST
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Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor: Box office has zero relevance in deciding film's quality

Actor Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor talks about his journey so far, upcoming films and why he finds the entire expectation around him carrying the legacy of his father Anil Kapoor forward a bit limiting.
Actor Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor’s upcoming Bollywood projects are a Vasan Bala directorial, Bindra biopic and an untitled romantic film. He is presently shooting for a thriller for an OTT platform.
Actor Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor’s upcoming Bollywood projects are a Vasan Bala directorial, Bindra biopic and an untitled romantic film. He is presently shooting for a thriller for an OTT platform.
Published on Jan 19, 2021 05:30 PM IST
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Shivin Narang: No hang ups in doing intimate scenes on OTT if story demands

Actor Shivin Narang says why he did not take up much work on TV last year. He also talks about his 2020 plans and adds that he is keen on exploring OTT.
Shivin Narang wants to explore OTT space.
Shivin Narang wants to explore OTT space.
Published on Jan 19, 2021 05:27 PM IST
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