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Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani in a handout still from Kabir Singh.

Kabir Singh director Sandeep Reddy Vanga defends film, says ‘If you can’t slap, touch your woman wherever you want, I don’t see emotion’

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 12:01 PM IST
Kabir Singh director Sandeep Reddy Vanga, defending the controversial Shahid Kapoor-starrer, has said, “If you can’t slap, if you can’t touch your woman wherever you want, I don’t see emotion.”
Ayushmann Khurrana in a gritty role. He plays a cop in Article 15, inspired by a real-life story
Ayushmann Khurrana in a gritty role. He plays a cop in Article 15, inspired by a real-life story

Ayushmann Khurrana is an actor who is pushing the boundaries, says Anupama Chopra

Hindustan Times | By Anupama Chopra
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2019 08:43 AM IST
Since Zero, where she was applauded for making her character come alive, Katrina Kaif says her approach has changed radically. ‘Regardless of how the director works, there’s certain work which I now make sure I do for myself. [I ask], how do I up my game; how do I better myself?’ Kaif says.(IANS)
Since Zero, where she was applauded for making her character come alive, Katrina Kaif says her approach has changed radically. ‘Regardless of how the director works, there’s certain work which I now make sure I do for myself. [I ask], how do I up my game; how do I better myself?’ Kaif says.(IANS)

It takes courage to be a star student, says Anupama Chopra

Hindustan Times | By Anupama Chopra
PUBLISHED ON JUN 15, 2019 05:52 PM IST
In an industry that allows mediocrity to survive and even thrive, successful actors are setting aside time to hone their craft. I wish more actors would do this.
Deepika Padukone poses at Cannes in a lime green Giambattista Valli. The dress was hailed as bold, and inspired memes around the world. But if the only conversation around India is about fashion, we will be reduced to lightweights.(REUTERS)
Deepika Padukone poses at Cannes in a lime green Giambattista Valli. The dress was hailed as bold, and inspired memes around the world. But if the only conversation around India is about fashion, we will be reduced to lightweights.(REUTERS)

Can’t we have both fashion and film at Cannes, asks Anupama Chopra

Hindustan Times | By Anupama Chopra
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 09:53 AM IST
HT introduces a fortnightly column by Anupama Chopra. Up first, a peek beyond the Cannes red carpet to ask why it’s been 25 years since India had a film in the main competition section.
Actors Margot Robbie from left, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes.(AP)
Actors Margot Robbie from left, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes.(AP)

Watching Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood at Cannes

By Anupama Chopra, Cannes
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2019 11:21 AM IST
Anupama Chopra puts her experience at Cannes Film Festival in numbers - nine days, 13 films, 20 interviews and two parties.
US actress Andie MacDowell arrives for the screening of the film The Best Years of a Life at the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival.(AFP)
US actress Andie MacDowell arrives for the screening of the film The Best Years of a Life at the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival.(AFP)

A day at Cannes: rubbing shoulders with Alfonso Cuaron, Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu

UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2019 12:01 PM IST
Anupama Chopra writes about interviewing actor Andie Macdowell at Cannes Film Festival and meeting director Alfonso Cuaron.
Priyanka Chopra poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film Rocketman at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May 16, 2019.(AP)
Priyanka Chopra poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film Rocketman at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May 16, 2019.(AP)

Hina Khan chooses to be positive at Cannes as Priyanka Chopra shares her red carpet rule

Cannes | By Anupama Chopra
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2020 02:38 PM IST
Anupama Chopra chats up Priyanka Chopra and Hina Khan at Cannes Film Festival as they make their red carpet appearances.
Malaika Arora in a still from the Munni Badnaam video.
Malaika Arora in a still from the Munni Badnaam video.

Malaika Arora defends her dance numbers, says ‘if anyone calls me an item, I’ll slap them’

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2019 08:41 AM IST
Malaika Arora has said that she stands by her special dance numbers, and if anyone calls her an item, she’d ‘turn around and slap that person’.
On Anushka Sharma’s birthday, here are her happiest photos with Virat Kohli.
On Anushka Sharma’s birthday, here are her happiest photos with Virat Kohli.

Happy Birthday Anushka Sharma: Check out her 10 most romantic pictures with husband Virat Kohli

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2019 08:44 PM IST
Anushka Sharma turns 31 on Wednesday and to celebrate, we bring you her 10 cutest and most romantic pictures with husband Virat Kohli.
Deepika Padukone has been chosen as the new MAMI chairperson, becoming the first mainstream Bollywood actor to head a film festival body.((Photo: Instagram_@deepikapdukone))
Deepika Padukone has been chosen as the new MAMI chairperson, becoming the first mainstream Bollywood actor to head a film festival body.((Photo: Instagram_@deepikapdukone))

Film festivals rope in mainstream actors

Hindustan Times | By Anurag Singh Bohra
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2019 01:31 PM IST
Actor Deepika Padukone has been appointed as the new chairperson of MAMI film festival after filmmaker Kiran Rao stepped down. Experts give their views.
Tahira Kashyap and Ayushmann Khurrana have been married for 10 years.
Tahira Kashyap and Ayushmann Khurrana have been married for 10 years.

Tahira Kashyap on her marriage with Ayushmann Khurrana hitting a rough patch: My husband didn’t have time for me

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2019 04:18 PM IST
Ayushmann Khurrana’s wife, Tahira Kashyap, has opened up about how she dealt with a rough patch in her marriage. “I went back to Chandigarh on the pretext that my husband does not have time for me,” she said.
Five films that pleasantly surprised film experts
Five films that pleasantly surprised film experts

Five movies to make your soul happy

Hindustan Times | By Sarah Mirza
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2019 11:00 AM IST
Five film experts on the one film that pleasantly surprised them (and will delight you too!)
Dia Mirza has worked with Rajkumar Hirani in Lage Raho Munna Bhai and Sanju.(AFP)
Dia Mirza has worked with Rajkumar Hirani in Lage Raho Munna Bhai and Sanju.(AFP)

Dia Mirza reacts to sexual assault allegations against Rajkumar Hirani: I am deeply distressed

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2019 03:06 PM IST
Actor Dia Mirza has responded to allegations of sexual assault made against director Rajkumar Hirani. She called him a ‘decent human being’ and said it would be ‘unjust’ to speak on the issue without knowing the details.
Katrina Kaif spoke about playing Babita Kumari in Zero.
Katrina Kaif spoke about playing Babita Kumari in Zero.

Did Katrina Kaif-Ranbir Kapoor’s breakup inspire Babita Kumari’s story in Zero? Here’s her answer

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2018 02:40 PM IST
Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero may have failed to enthuse the audience but everyone has been unanimous in their appreciation of Katrina Kaif’s performance as Babita Kumari in the film. Watch video.
Actor Anil Kapoor with his daughter Sonam Kapoor at the wedding ceremony of industrialist Mukesh Ambani's daughter Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal at Antilia in Mumbai.(IANS)
Actor Anil Kapoor with his daughter Sonam Kapoor at the wedding ceremony of industrialist Mukesh Ambani's daughter Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal at Antilia in Mumbai.(IANS)

Anil Kapoor refused to play Sonam’s dad in Players, asked ‘you think I look like her father?’

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2018 04:41 PM IST
Anil Kapoor refused to play Sonam Kapoor’s father in Players, and asked directors Abbas-Mustan, ‘Do you think I look like Sonam’s father?’ Karan Johar revealed this in a new interview.
A still from ‘Saajanji ghar aaye’ in the 1998 film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, which starred Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan (above), Kajol and Rani Mukerji. The film formula through this decade was clear — pack in as many stars as possible, build in a ‘big dance number’, set that number in a giant hall (preferably with a staircase towards the back), then fill the space with dancers.
A still from ‘Saajanji ghar aaye’ in the 1998 film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, which starred Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan (above), Kajol and Rani Mukerji. The film formula through this decade was clear — pack in as many stars as possible, build in a ‘big dance number’, set that number in a giant hall (preferably with a staircase towards the back), then fill the space with dancers.

It’s a slow fadeout for Bollywood’s background dancers

Hindustan Times | By Madhusree Ghosh
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2018 09:17 PM IST
As films change, with fewer songs and carefully crafted dance sequences, the professional dancer is being replaced by eager youngsters out for a lark and foreigners wanting to cross this off their bucket lists.
Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane will return to create another season of Sacred Games.
Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane will return to create another season of Sacred Games.

Netflix CCO on giving green light to Anurag Kashyap for Sacred Games 2: Investigation was appropriate

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2018 03:32 PM IST
Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos revealed that Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap were allowed to go ahead with Sacred Games 2 after their investigation revealed they had ‘nothing to do with anything before or anything anywhere else.’
Sonam Kapoor attends the MAMI Film Festival in Mumbai.(PTI)
Sonam Kapoor attends the MAMI Film Festival in Mumbai.(PTI)

20th MAMI Mumbai Film Festival opens under spectre of MeToo movement

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2018 01:06 PM IST
The 20th Jio Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) Mumbai Film Festival started on Thursday with several Bollywood and international film personalities in attendance.
Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai’s Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam is Abhishek Bachchan’s favourite romantic film.(IANS)
Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai’s Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam is Abhishek Bachchan’s favourite romantic film.(IANS)

This Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai starrer is Abhishek Bachchan’s favourite romantic film

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2018 08:34 AM IST
Abhishek Bachchan recently took part in a chat with Rajeev Masand and Anupama Chopra on their podcast Take 2. On being asked to name his favourite romantic film, he singled out Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.
Zuni Chopra recently released her second book.
Zuni Chopra recently released her second book.

Zuni Chopra: It’s important for people of my age to find ways to tell stories

Hindustan Times | By Rishabh Suri, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2018 01:27 PM IST
Journalist Anupama Chopra and producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s daughter Zuni Chopra talks to us about books, films and her favourite film from her father’s filmography.
Rani expresses her gratitude to have known Sridevi’s work as well as known her personally. (Instagram)
Rani expresses her gratitude to have known Sridevi’s work as well as known her personally. (Instagram)

Rani Mukerji gets emotional about Sridevi: She used to be like a queen, I deeply miss her

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2018 01:43 PM IST
Rani Mukerji speaks about the grief she felt following the tragic death of Sridevi in February. She opens up about how Sridevi inspired her to become an actor and how her absence affects her now.
Ranbir Kapoor acknowledged his relationship with Alia Bhatt in May.
Ranbir Kapoor acknowledged his relationship with Alia Bhatt in May.

Alia, I’ll drop you? Ranbir Kapoor’s the cutest boyfriend ever in new video

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2018 09:17 AM IST
New pictures and videos of Bollywood’s favourite new couple Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt have been shared online. Check them out here.
Kareena Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor during the music launch of their upcoming film Veere Di Wedding.(PTI)
Kareena Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor during the music launch of their upcoming film Veere Di Wedding.(PTI)

We do smoke, drink, swear, have sex, says Sonam Kapoor on Veere Di Wedding’s reality

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2018 08:18 PM IST
Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar and the entire team of Veere Di Wedding talked about the feminist aspects of the film in an interview.
Abhishek Bachchan in Manmarziyaan.(Instagram)
Abhishek Bachchan in Manmarziyaan.(Instagram)

How did Aishwarya Rai react when Abhishek Bachchan didn’t work for two years? He reveals

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2018 03:52 PM IST
Abhishek Bachchan has revealed how wife Aishwarya Rai reacted to his two-year long break from movies.
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