Sneha Mahadevan

Sneha Mahadevan

Mumbai-based Sneha Mahadevan writes on Bollywood for the daily Entertainment & Lifestyle supplement, HT Cafe

Articles by Sneha Mahadevan
While she was detected with breast cancer last year, Tahira has taken it upon herself to spend as much awareness about the condition as she can.
While she was detected with breast cancer last year, Tahira has taken it upon herself to spend as much awareness about the condition as she can.

The idea is to instill awareness, not fear about breast cancer: Tahira Kashyap

UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 01:38 PM IST
Recently, Tahira Kashyap was invited as a guest speaker for a panel discussion on breast cancer awareness.
Disha Patani and Salman Khan in a still from Bharat song Slow Motion.
Disha Patani and Salman Khan in a still from Bharat song Slow Motion.

Disha Patani on Salman Khan: ‘He is Santa Claus sitting on set, willing to help everyone’

Hindustan Times | By Sneha Mahadevan
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2019 11:15 AM IST
Bharat actor Disha Patani said she doesn’t like to watch herself on screen because she find it awkward.
Rishi Kapoor has been in New York for almost a year.
Rishi Kapoor has been in New York for almost a year.

Rishi Kapoor: ‘I am much better and free of cancer. It’s in remission so it’s just a natural process’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sneha Mahadevan
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 09:34 PM IST
Rishi Kapoor is free of cancer and can’t wait to be back home. He has been in New York for almost a year with his wife Neetu Kapoor.
Katrina Kaif is delighted with reactions to Bharat and says she chooses films instinctively.(HT Photo)
Katrina Kaif is delighted with reactions to Bharat and says she chooses films instinctively.(HT Photo)

Katrina Kaif on big budget films failing at box office: ‘There is no trend, make a good film with any actor and it will work’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sneha Mahadevan
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2019 10:52 AM IST
Katrina Kaif is not disappointed despite two consecutive duds last year — Zero and Thugs of Hindostan — and says the appreciation for Bharat feels great, adding that credit must be given to writer and director.
Sonali Bendre Behl before (left) and after (right) she cut her hair .(PTI)
Sonali Bendre Behl before (left) and after (right) she cut her hair .(PTI)

Sonali Bendre on going bald during cancer: ‘Cutting my hair wasn’t heartbreaking, being alive was more important’

Hindustan Times | By Sneha Mahadevan
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2019 10:16 AM IST
Actor Sonali Bendre, who went bald during her cancer treatment, has said that she is going to have fun with her hair now.”
Vivek Oberoi with his wife Priyanka Alva at the screening of his film PM Narendra Modi.(Varinder Chawla)
Vivek Oberoi with his wife Priyanka Alva at the screening of his film PM Narendra Modi.(Varinder Chawla)

People ask me if I have become a Modi bhakt, but I am a desh bhakt, says Vivek Oberoi about PM Modi biopic

Hindustan Times | By Sneha Mahadevan
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 11:55 AM IST
PM Narendra Modi actor Vivek Oberoi talks about politics, why he doesn’t take people’s opinions seriously and his disappointment with Bollywood as a fraternity.
Soni Razdan wants to work with Alia Bhatt again but wants something really special and different.(Instagram)
Soni Razdan wants to work with Alia Bhatt again but wants something really special and different.(Instagram)

Soni Razdan on Alia Bhatt’s working pattern: ‘She is quiet and doesn’t jump around, neither does she talk too much’

Hindustan Times | By Sneha Mahadevan
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2019 09:23 AM IST
Actor Soni Razdan talked about her daughter Alia Bhatt and how it was working with her in Raazi. She said that she found her to be very instinctive and a sensitive actor
Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif’s Zero turned out to be a flop at the box office.(AP/IANS)
Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif’s Zero turned out to be a flop at the box office.(AP/IANS)

Katrina Kaif on working with Shah Rukh Khan in Zero: ‘His crazy passion for work, his drive remains the same’

Hindustan Times | By Sneha Mahadevan
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2020 02:57 AM IST
Katrina Kaif spoke about her Zero co-stars Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma and said that she now knows them better.
Hrithik Roshan has spoken about his favourite dance numbers.
Hrithik Roshan has spoken about his favourite dance numbers.

Hrithik Roshan: ‘There was a time when doctors told me that I will never be able to dance again’

By Sneha Mahadevan, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2019 11:26 AM IST
On International Dance day, Hrithik Roshan calls himself a huge fan of King of Pop Michael Jackson, lists his favourite dance numbers and Is Pal Ka Jeena is not his top choice.
Actor Salman Khan at a wedding reception in Mumbai.(IANS)
Actor Salman Khan at a wedding reception in Mumbai.(IANS)

Salman Khan says he doesn’t like web content: ‘There’s no censorship, kids are watching’

Hindustan Times | By Sneha Mahadevan
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2020 09:08 PM IST
Actor Salman Khan says that he is not in favour of digital shows as there is no censorship and kids have access to it.
Saif Ali Khan often poses with his son Taimur and it is rare that he asks photographers to stop clicking.
Saif Ali Khan often poses with his son Taimur and it is rare that he asks photographers to stop clicking.

Saif Ali Khan on refusing to pose with son Taimur: I am well within my right as a father to choose to not pose

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Sneha Mahadevan
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2019 09:39 AM IST
After reprimanding photographers for clicking son Taimur’s pictures, Saif says he did not file any police complaint. He adds he has the right to not pose when he is with his son.
Alia Bhatt and Soni Razdan at the screening of upcoming film No Fathers in Kashmir in Mumbai, on April 3, 2019.(IANS)
Alia Bhatt and Soni Razdan at the screening of upcoming film No Fathers in Kashmir in Mumbai, on April 3, 2019.(IANS)

Soni Razdan on Alia Bhatt-Ranbir Kapoor relationship: I don’t want to talk about my daughter’s personal life

Hindustan Times | By Sneha Mahadevan
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2019 12:57 PM IST
On being asked about Alia Bhatt’s personal life, mother Soni Razdan made it clear that she doesn’t want to talk about it.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas has been named one of the 50 most powerful women in entertainment in USA Today’s power icons list.(HT Photo)
Priyanka Chopra Jonas has been named one of the 50 most powerful women in entertainment in USA Today’s power icons list.(HT Photo)

Priyanka Chopra on USA Today’s power icons list with Meryl Streep and Beyonce, says ‘feel privileged to share platform with amazing women’

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Sneha Mahadevan
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2019 08:30 AM IST
Priyanka features in the list alongside Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey, Beyoncé, Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Lawrence, and Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Tina Fey.
Deepika Padukone with her Madame Tussauds’ wax statue.
Deepika Padukone with her Madame Tussauds’ wax statue.

Deepika Padukone on her Madame Tussauds statue: My mom never imagined I would make it here

By Sneha Mahadevan, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2020 10:01 PM IST
Deepika Padukone said her wax statue at Madame Tussauds was not about vanity. ‘When they see my figure there, they’ll be reminded of someone who had some sort of impact on society,’ she says.
Sudha Murthy released her 30th book, The Upside Down King in Mumbai recently.(Getty Images)
Sudha Murthy released her 30th book, The Upside Down King in Mumbai recently.(Getty Images)

I am your writer next-door: Sudha Murthy

Mumbai | By Sneha Mahadevan
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2018 01:58 PM IST
The writer known for writing child-friendly, yet mature stories, talks about why mythology fascinates her; gradual inclination towards non-fiction, and her other side — the movie buff.
Parineeti Chopra says she was the first person Priyanka Chopra called after she got engaged to Nick Jonas.(Instagram)
Parineeti Chopra says she was the first person Priyanka Chopra called after she got engaged to Nick Jonas.(Instagram)

Parineeti Chopra knows Nick Jonas is the best man for cousin Priyanka Chopra

Hindustan Times | By Sneha Mahadevan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2018 10:44 AM IST
Parineeti Chopra is all praises for cousin, Priyanka Chopra’s fiancé Nick Jonas as she talks about their engagement and the impending marriage.
Ranveer Singh is in London to watch opening weekend of the English Premiere League (EPL).
Ranveer Singh is in London to watch opening weekend of the English Premiere League (EPL).

Ranveer Singh on playing Kapil Dev in 83: It’s one of the greatest sporting and underdog stories

UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2018 10:17 AM IST
Ranveer Singh opens up about playing Kapil Dev in Kabir Khan’s 83. He also said he is aware of his popularity and will ensure that he uses it to champion important causes.
Athiya Shetty says she is happy to work with Remo D’Souza and Badshah.
Athiya Shetty says she is happy to work with Remo D’Souza and Badshah.

‘I don’t judge people who are in item numbers’

Mumbai | By Sneha Mahadevan
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2018 05:34 PM IST
Says Athiya Shetty as she talks about being a part of a new music video and why doing it was a good decision
Rani Mukerji will be the chief guest at this year’s Indian Film Festival Of Melbourne
Rani Mukerji will be the chief guest at this year’s Indian Film Festival Of Melbourne

‘To unfurl the national flag is a matter of pride’

Mumbai | By Sneha Mahadevan
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2018 05:18 PM IST
Rani Mukerji is this year’s chief guest as she heads to Australia for the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM).
Mahesh Bhatt gave Anupam Kher one of his career defining roles with Saaransh.
Mahesh Bhatt gave Anupam Kher one of his career defining roles with Saaransh.

Kher and Bhatt’s 34-year-old pact

Mumbai | By Sneha Mahadevan
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2018 04:25 PM IST
As a token of appreciation for giving him his debut film, Anupam Kher has been giving Mahesh Bhatt a small amount from each of his projects for the past three decades
Saif Ali Khan holds forth on life, his children Taimur and Ibrahim Ali Khan and his work.
Saif Ali Khan holds forth on life, his children Taimur and Ibrahim Ali Khan and his work.

Taimur is a ruffian, I hope he doesn’t pull Inaaya’s hair, says Saif Ali Khan

UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2018 09:13 AM IST
Saif Ali Khan opens up about life, work and son Taimur Ali Khan. He believes the tiny tot is a gunda from whom ‘delicate’ niece Inaaya Naumi Kemmu needs to be guarded.
Salman Khan arrives at the Eid party organised by his sister Arpita Khan.(IANS)
Salman Khan arrives at the Eid party organised by his sister Arpita Khan.(IANS)

Salman Khan opens up on his stardom, says his producers have always made profits

Hindustan Times | By Sneha Mahadevan
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2018 09:28 AM IST
Superstar Salman Khan who has completed three decades in Bollywood, says he would rather live in the moment than rest on his past laurels.
Saif Ali Khan accepts that he at times fear that nobody wants to see his films anymore.
Saif Ali Khan accepts that he at times fear that nobody wants to see his films anymore.

Saif Ali Khan on his recent films failing at box office: It’s not that big a tragedy yet

UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2018 09:55 AM IST
Saif Ali Khan holds forth on his unconventional film choices and how daughter Sara Ali Khan’s career is shaping up.
Salman Khan, who has shot two films in Kashmir in the past few years, is a local favourite. The actor is currently shooting Race 3 with Jacqueline Fernandez.(Jacqueline Fernandez/Instagram)
Salman Khan, who has shot two films in Kashmir in the past few years, is a local favourite. The actor is currently shooting Race 3 with Jacqueline Fernandez.(Jacqueline Fernandez/Instagram)

With Raazi and Race 3, Bollywood rekindles decades-old affair with Kashmir

Hindustan Times | By Sneha Mahadevan, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2018 10:17 AM IST
While Alia Bhatt’s Raazi was shot in the valley, Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez are currently shooting Race 3 in Sonamarg.
From pain-relief to rejuvenation several spas offer focussed treatments.(Photo: BraunS)
From pain-relief to rejuvenation several spas offer focussed treatments.(Photo: BraunS)

Time for a spa-ctacular you

Mumbai | By Kavita Awaasthi, Sneha Mahadevan and Susan Jose
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2018 04:06 PM IST
These days, spas go beyond being just beauty-oriented to offer holistic therapies.
Sooraj Pancholi is happy that there is some movement forward on the case.
Sooraj Pancholi is happy that there is some movement forward on the case.

I don’t want to feel like a victim: Sooraj Pancholi

Mumbai | By Sneha Mahadevan
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2018 04:23 PM IST
The actor says that despite all that he went through, he wants his case to end fairly.
Actor Ranveer Singh poses with the Premier League Trophy in London, England.(Getty Images for Premier League)
Actor Ranveer Singh poses with the Premier League Trophy in London, England.(Getty Images for Premier League)

‘I feel an immense sense of achievement’

Mumbai | By Sneha Mahadevan
PUBLISHED ON DEC 25, 2017 04:17 PM IST
A self-confessed football fanatic Ranveer Singh gets ready to don a new role as he talks about the popularity of the sport in India.
Prithvi Theatre opened on November 5, 1978, with GP Deshpande’s Udhwastha Dharmashala.(Pramod Thakur/HT PHOTO)
Prithvi Theatre opened on November 5, 1978, with GP Deshpande’s Udhwastha Dharmashala.(Pramod Thakur/HT PHOTO)

Shashi Kapoor kept theatre alive through Prithvi

Hindustan Times | By Sneha Mahadevan, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2017 01:17 AM IST
Prithvi Theatre opened on November 5, 1978, with GP Deshpande’s Udhwastha Dharmashala
Irrfan says it’s humbling to win the award for Best Actor.(HT Photo)
Irrfan says it’s humbling to win the award for Best Actor.(HT Photo)

The year has ended on a great note: Irrfan

Mumbai | By Sneha Mahadevan
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2017 05:06 PM IST
Irrfan has had a great year with two releases – Hindi Medium and Qarib Qarib Singlle and the Best Actor Award is the cherry on the cake.
Ayushmann Khurrana says he is excited to work with Sriram Raghavan.(HT Photo)
Ayushmann Khurrana says he is excited to work with Sriram Raghavan.(HT Photo)

Not a superstar until I give a 100 crore film: Ayushmann Khurrana

Mumbai | By Sneha Mahadevan
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2017 12:50 PM IST
The actor says he is happy playing small-town boy roles and while it is good to dabble in different genres, it is important to have a set plan as well.
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