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It takes courage to push a conversation that evokes almost zero public sympathy in an audience that is inclined to believe that consent has no place on the marital bed(Shutterstock)

The conversation India refuses to have

By Namita Bhandare
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 08:01 PM IST
In the past few years, India has broken traditional silences on sexual abuse, on consent, and on the rights of sexual minorities. It’s time to break another traditional silence
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Apurva Asrani poses with Elliot Page.
Apurva Asrani poses with Elliot Page.

Apurva Asrani bats for Elliot Page, fends off trolls and says ‘It’s none of our business what he identifies as’

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 04:46 PM IST
Apurva Asrani has lent his support to Inception actor Elliot Page, who came out as trans on Tuesday. He also shared a couple of pictures of himself and Elliot.
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Milind Soman is being appreciated for his fitness with his latest birthday post.
Milind Soman is being appreciated for his fitness with his latest birthday post.

Milind Soman gets love while FIR against Poonam Pandey for stripping on Goa beach, Apurva Asrani says ‘we are kinder to our nude men’

UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2020 12:13 PM IST
Pointing out the stark difference in reactions to two actors -- Poonam Pandey and Milind Soman -- who stripped on Goa beaches, Apurva Asrani says we treat ‘our nude men’ better than nude women.
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Apurva Asrani called US President Donald Trump a ‘liar’.
Apurva Asrani called US President Donald Trump a ‘liar’.

Apurva Asrani slams Donald Trump for calling Indian air ‘filthy’: ‘7 months ago he said India gives hope to humanity’

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 06:06 PM IST
Apurva Asrani reminded followers of US President Donald Trump’s comments from seven months ago when he praised India at the Namaste Trump event. He slammed Trump for calling Indian air ‘filthy’ during the final presidential debate.
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Security personnel accompany Kangana Ranaut at Chandigarh International Airport. (Photo by Gurminder Singh/Hindustan Times)
Security personnel accompany Kangana Ranaut at Chandigarh International Airport. (Photo by Gurminder Singh/Hindustan Times)

Hansal Mehta, Apurva Asrani put aside differences with Kangana Ranaut, condemn demolition of her property: ‘This is vindictive’

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 05:20 PM IST
Hansal Mehta, Apurva Asrani and Dia Mirza have condemned the demolition of a portion of Kangana Ranaut’s Mumbai property by the BMC. Kangana landed in Mumbai after spending many months in Manali.
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The LGBTQI+ were jubilant after the SC verdict in 2018, which abolished penalisation of people for their sexual orientation and ordered that gay sex among consenting adults is not an offence.(Photo: Samir Jana/HT (Photo for representational purposes only))
The LGBTQI+ were jubilant after the SC verdict in 2018, which abolished penalisation of people for their sexual orientation and ordered that gay sex among consenting adults is not an offence.(Photo: Samir Jana/HT (Photo for representational purposes only))

Section 377 second anniversary: Call for celebration, but miles to go

By Mallika Bhagat | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2020 08:04 PM IST
On the second anniversary of SC’s verdict on Section 377, which decriminalises homosexuality, we speak to some prominent LGBTQI+ to find out how far we’ve come, and how far we have to go.
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Apurva Asrani is known for his work in films like Shahid and Aligarh.
Apurva Asrani is known for his work in films like Shahid and Aligarh.

Apurva Asrani takes a break from Twitter: ‘Those itching to say nasty things about me, now you can do it openly’

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 03:16 PM IST
Scriptwriter Apurva Asrani, who kicked up a storm when he called out powerful people over blind items and mental harassment, took to Twitter to announce his break from the medium for a while.
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Anubhav Sinha has defended R Balki.
Anubhav Sinha has defended R Balki.

Anubhav Sinha defends R Balki as backlash on ‘find me better actors than Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor’ comment mounts

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2020 01:56 PM IST
Anubhav Sinha has offered a more nuanced take on R Balki’s recent, controversial comments about Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt.
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Avinash Tiwary recently appeared in Bulbbul.
Avinash Tiwary recently appeared in Bulbbul.

Bulbbul actor Avinash Tiwary has sharp reply to R Balki’s ‘find me better actors than Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor’ comment

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2020 07:33 PM IST
Actor Avinash Tiwary, who recently appeared in Bulbbul, has posted a retort to R Balki saying, “find me better actors than Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor’.
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Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor will be seen together in Brahmastra.
Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor will be seen together in Brahmastra.

Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt best actors? Apurva Asrani begs to differ, offers 22 other names

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2020 07:07 PM IST
Writer Apurva Asrani has taken R Balki up on his challenge. Balki had said on nepotism debate that ‘find me a better actor than Alia (Bhatt) or Ranbir (Kapoor), and we’ll argue’. Apurva has 22 suggestions.
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Here are top news from world of entertainment.
Here are top news from world of entertainment.

Deepika Padukone has Ranveer Singh’s contact as ‘Handsome’ on phone, Apple series Central Park borrows from Bollywood

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 10:48 AM IST
From Deepika Padukone sharing a glimpse of her family WhatsApp group to Apple launching new show Central Park, here are top news from world of entertainment.
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Apurva Asrani poses with partner Siddhant.
Apurva Asrani poses with partner Siddhant.

Apurva Asrani purchases house with partner Siddhant, says ‘For 13 years we pretended to be cousins’

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 09:37 AM IST
Writer Apurva Asrani revealed that he has bought a house with his partner, and that for 13 years, they had been forced to pretend that they were cousins.
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Hansal Mehta and Kangana Ranaut were said to be at odds with each other during the making of Simran.
Hansal Mehta and Kangana Ranaut were said to be at odds with each other during the making of Simran.

Hansal Mehta defends Kangana Ranaut, who once called him ‘spineless’ and a ‘coward’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2020 03:35 PM IST
Director Hansal Mehta came to the defence of actor Kangana Ranaut against an online attack made on her. Kangana had once called him ‘spineless’ and a ‘coward’.
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Kangana Ranaut at a press conference to promote her upcoming film Panga in New Delhi.(IANS)
Kangana Ranaut at a press conference to promote her upcoming film Panga in New Delhi.(IANS)

Kangana Ranaut says she should have been admired for taking over as Manikarnika director

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2020 07:23 PM IST
Kangana Ranaut has said that she should have been admired for having the sense of responsibility to take over as the director of Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, instead of being reprimanded for it.
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Location courtesy: Um Doiss Tres, Mumbai; Make-up: Milind Chavan; Hair: Sachin Jadhav; Blazer and T-shirt, Zara; sunglasses, Diesel(Shivangi Kulkarni)
Location courtesy: Um Doiss Tres, Mumbai; Make-up: Milind Chavan; Hair: Sachin Jadhav; Blazer and T-shirt, Zara; sunglasses, Diesel(Shivangi Kulkarni)

HT Brunch Exclusive Cover Story: The Manoj Bajpayee you never knew

By Apurva Asrani | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2019 06:43 PM IST
Interviewed by friend, colleague and National-award winning editor Apurva Asrani, the actor reveals more than he ever has!
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Hansal Mehta and Apurva Asrani have become friends again.
Hansal Mehta and Apurva Asrani have become friends again.

Apurva Asrani, Hansal Mehta bury Simran hatchet, share love for each other on Twitter

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2019 04:51 PM IST
After falling out over sharing credit for the script of Kangana Ranaut’s Simran, Apurva Asrani and director Hansal Mehta seem to have become friends again.
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Kangana Ranaut celebrates the success of Manikarnika with her sister and friends.
Kangana Ranaut celebrates the success of Manikarnika with her sister and friends.

Kangana Ranaut celebrates Manikarnika success with a dance, after slamming Krish. Watch video

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2019 07:03 PM IST
A video of Kangana Ranaut dancing in celebration of Manikarnika’s success has been shared online by her sister, Rangoli Chandel. Watch it here.
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Kangana Ranaut in a still from Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.
Kangana Ranaut in a still from Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.

Kangana Ranaut breaks silence on Manikarnika row: Stop crying, jealousy won’t help you

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2019 09:20 PM IST
Kangana Ranaut has broken her silence on statements made against her by director Krish, writer Apurva Asrani and actors Sonu Sood and Mishti Chakraborty. This is what she has to say.
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Kangana Ranaut in a picture from Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.
Kangana Ranaut in a picture from Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.

Kangana Ranaut’s ‘evil shenanigans’ couldn’t save Manikarnika, implies Simran writer Apurva Asrani

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2019 11:09 AM IST
Writer Apurva Asrani has implied that Kangana Ranaut’s ‘evil shenanigans’ couldn’t stop her latest film, Manikarnika.
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Apurva Asrani has attacked Hansal Mehta in a tweet.
Apurva Asrani has attacked Hansal Mehta in a tweet.

Apurva Asrani criticises Hansal Mehta for ‘seeking mileage’ from Manikarnika producer Kamal Jain’s illness

By Indo Asian News Service | Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2019 05:57 PM IST
Film writer Apurva Asrani accused Simran director Hansal Mehta of seeking mileage from Kamal Jain’s illness as the latter hinted at the “cause of his condition” while sharing his concern for him.
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Mumbai: Actress Kangana Ranaut at Marathi Taraka awards 2019 in Mumbai on Jan 13, 2019. (Photo: IANS)(IANS)
Mumbai: Actress Kangana Ranaut at Marathi Taraka awards 2019 in Mumbai on Jan 13, 2019. (Photo: IANS)(IANS)

Kangana Ranaut says she felt suffocated when Apurva Asrani, Rakesh Roshan, Karan Johar singled her out for criticism

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2019 04:16 PM IST
Actor Kangana Ranaut has said that 2018 was a horrible year for her, and that she felt suffocated when Karan Johar, Rakesh Roshan, Apurva Asrani and Ketan Mehta singled her out for criticism.
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A former employee of Phantom Films has alleged that Vikas Bahl sexually assaulted her.
A former employee of Phantom Films has alleged that Vikas Bahl sexually assaulted her.

Bollywood calls out Vikas Bahl as former Phantom employee accuse of him molestation

By Jyoti Sharma Bawa, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2018 12:01 PM IST
A woman who has accused Queen director Vikas Bahl of sexually assaulting her three years ago has now alleged that despite knowing the truth for almost two years, Phantom founders didn’t do much about it.
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Kangana Ranaut at the launch of Platinum Vogue in Mumbai.(IANS)
Kangana Ranaut at the launch of Platinum Vogue in Mumbai.(IANS)

Simran writer Apurva Asrani jumps into Manikarnika issue, seemingly takes dig at Kangana Ranaut

By HT Correspondent | Indo Asian News Service, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2018 02:58 PM IST
Simran writer Apurva Asrani has seemingly taken a veiled dig at Kangana Ranaut, who has been accused of repeatedly overshadowing directors of her films.
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Filmmaker Onir
Filmmaker Onir

Onir doesn’t understand why Bollywood isn’t talking about LGBT law review

By Rishabh Suri | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2018 05:09 PM IST
Director Onir is shocked at why Bollywood doesn’t speak up on issues pertaining to the LGBTQ+ community in India. He adds that films depicting same-sex relationships don’t find any takers.
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Apurva Asrani is on the path to a full recovery
Apurva Asrani is on the path to a full recovery

“I woke up to see that half my face was not moving... I was diagnosed with Bells Palsy,” film editor Apurva Asrani opens up

By Apurva Asrani | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2018 11:22 PM IST
#99ShadesOfGrey The film editor and writer had documented his battle with the disease on social media, now for the first time he opens up about the depression that the partial paralysis led to
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Apurva Asrani is known for his collaborations with director Hansal Mehta, with whom he had a falling out during their film, Simran.
Apurva Asrani is known for his collaborations with director Hansal Mehta, with whom he had a falling out during their film, Simran.

Apurva Asrani provides update in his battle with Bell’s Palsy, shares pic

By HT Correspondent | Indo Asian News Service, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 02:25 PM IST
Aligarh writer Apurva Asrani, who in March had revealed his battle with Bell’s Palsy, on Tuesday shared an update about the progress he had made in his recovery.
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