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Review: A Dominant Character; JBS Haldane by Samanth Subramanian

Samanth Subramanian’s biography of pioneering geneticist JBS Haldane sheds light on a fascinating twentieth century personality
JBS Haldane (1892-1964) holding an architectural model.(Corbis via Getty Images)
JBS Haldane (1892-1964) holding an architectural model.(Corbis via Getty Images)
Updated on Mar 06, 2020 07:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRoshan Kishore

Jallianwala Bagh acquiring new look amid row of tampering with its historical character

When the visitors enter the premises of the garden, they find historic narrow street plastered with modern cement. The British army troops entered the garden through this street to shoot the peaceful unarmed protesters on Vaisakhi in 1919. Centenary of the massacre was observed last year
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Published on Jan 20, 2020 11:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | BySurjit Singh, Amritsar

You kind of feel for him: Moosa aka Neeraj Madhav on his character in The Family Man

Neeraj Madhav, who played the principal antagonist in the Amazon Prime Video show, lauds creators Raj & DK’s efforts to have actors from the same ethnicities and linguistic backgrounds as the characters.
Neeraj Madhav plays Moosa Rehman aka Al Qatil in the Amazon Prime Video series The Family Man(Photo: Instagram/Neeraj_Madhav)
Neeraj Madhav plays Moosa Rehman aka Al Qatil in the Amazon Prime Video series The Family Man(Photo: Instagram/Neeraj_Madhav)
Updated on Oct 11, 2019 01:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByPrannay, New Delhi

Alia Bhatt: Can’t have too many barriers in mind while choosing characters

Actor Alia Bhatt says an artist shouldn’t face limitations when saying yes to a role, adds audiences are discerning.
Alia Bhatt will be working with father, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, in Sadak 2 for the first time.
Alia Bhatt will be working with father, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, in Sadak 2 for the first time.
Updated on Oct 03, 2019 05:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShreya Mukherjee, New Delhi

Joker review roundup: Joaquin Phoenix’s act called ‘one of the greatest, darkest villains’ in cinematic history’

Joaquin Phoenix starrer Joker was screened at the ongoing Venice Film Festival and critics can’t stop raving about the film and its performances.
Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck in Joker.
Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck in Joker.
Updated on Sep 01, 2019 11:58 AM IST
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Agence France-Presse, Venice | ByHT Correspondent

Taapsee Pannu on Shahid Kapoor’s Kabir Singh: ‘Problem is not flawed characters, problem is when you glorify them’

Taapsee Pannu was recently trolled for a mistimed tweet targeting Kabir Singh and its director Sandeep Reddy Vanga. The actor talks about the issue she sees with the film and if a ‘female Kabir Singh’ is possible.
Days after being trolled for a mistimed tweet targeting Kabir Singh and its director Sandeep Reddy Vanga, Taapsee Pannu talks about whether a ‘female Kabir Singh’ is possible.
Days after being trolled for a mistimed tweet targeting Kabir Singh and its director Sandeep Reddy Vanga, Taapsee Pannu talks about whether a ‘female Kabir Singh’ is possible.
Updated on Jun 05, 2020 01:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Shahid Kapoor on Kabir Singh: ‘Most flawed character I have ever played has become my most loved’

As Kabir Singh crossed the Rs 200 crore-mark, actor Shahid Kapoor took to Instagram to thank his fans for loving his character, Kabir Singh, despite his flaws.
Kabir Singh stars Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani in lead roles.(Instagram)
Kabir Singh stars Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani in lead roles.(Instagram)
Updated on Jul 04, 2019 04:54 PM IST
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Amish on the complexity of the central character of his new book Raavan; Enemy of Aryavarta

Ahead of the release of the third book in his Ram Chandra Series on July 1, Amish writes exclusively for Hindustan Times on the character of Raavan, who is often described as the quintessential villain
Ravana at a parade in Jember, East Java, Indonesia, on August 29, 2015.(Getty Images)
Ravana at a parade in Jember, East Java, Indonesia, on August 29, 2015.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 28, 2019 06:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAmish

Small screen’s big fashion moments... and how you can recreate them too!

Five fashion experts pick the best-dressed character from television and web series and decode the look
Fashion designers pick their best dressed TV characters
Fashion designers pick their best dressed TV characters
Updated on Apr 27, 2019 11:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByDrishti Vij

Controversial characters: A new approach to storytelling in Bollywood

Grey, dark and thrilling stories based on controversial characters from our history seem to be the new recipe to make a blockbuster.
Actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas would be collaborating with Hollywood filmmaker Barry Levinson on a film based on Osho’s trusted aide Ma Anand Sheela.(Left: Priyanka Chopra; Credit: Rodriguez/Getty Images/AFP)
Actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas would be collaborating with Hollywood filmmaker Barry Levinson on a film based on Osho’s trusted aide Ma Anand Sheela.(Left: Priyanka Chopra; Credit: Rodriguez/Getty Images/AFP)
Updated on Apr 18, 2019 02:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAnurag Singh Bohra

Maharshi teaser: Mahesh Babu plays a character who doesn’t like to lose, watch it here

Directed by Vamshi Paidipally, Mahesh Babu’s Maharshi also stars Pooja Hegde and Allari Naresh in crucial roles. Check out the teaser here.
A screengrab from the teaser of Mahesh Babu’s upcoming film, Maharshi.
A screengrab from the teaser of Mahesh Babu’s upcoming film, Maharshi.
Updated on Apr 06, 2019 10:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKarthik Kumar

Monorail in Chandigarh not financially viable, will spoil city’s character, say experts

Monorail consists of a single track, typically elevated, with trains operating on it. According to the proposal, the project will connect Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali.
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Updated on Oct 16, 2018 10:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHillary Victor, Chandigarh

This Bihar Ramlila has prominent characters, from Sita to Shiva, played by Muslims

The Ramlila at Sato Awanti village, situated 190 km from Patna in Kaimur district, is a long-standing exemplification of the region’s composite culture.
The stage is set for the Ramlila — the dramatic re-enactment of the life of Hindu god Lord Ram performed in the run-up to Dussehra — in this small Bihar village, with Muslims plentiful among the performers, organisers and the audience.(HT Photo)
The stage is set for the Ramlila — the dramatic re-enactment of the life of Hindu god Lord Ram performed in the run-up to Dussehra — in this small Bihar village, with Muslims plentiful among the performers, organisers and the audience.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 12, 2018 08:45 AM IST
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ByPrasun K Mishra

I have absorbed shades of my characters in real life: Anushka Sharma

I am an amalgamation of characters I have played in films, says Anushka.
Anushka laughs off the memes that flooded the social media. “What’s not to enjoy it…they are pretty hilarious! It’s the acceptance of the character that you can find it meme-worthy.”(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Anushka laughs off the memes that flooded the social media. “What’s not to enjoy it…they are pretty hilarious! It’s the acceptance of the character that you can find it meme-worthy.”(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 18, 2018 12:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByDeep Saxena

Manmohan Singh urges PM Modi not to change ‘nature, character’ of Nehru library

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru belongs to whole of India, not just the Congress, says Manmohan Singh in letter.
Jawaharlal Nehru, freedom movement icon and India’s first prime minister.
Jawaharlal Nehru, freedom movement icon and India’s first prime minister.
Updated on Aug 27, 2018 08:17 PM IST
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Avengers Infinity War directors Russo Brothers reveal which character should never die

Avengers Infinity War directors answered fans’ questions regarding the Marvel extravaganza, their favourite superheroes and more.
Avengers: Infinity War directors Russo Brothers made some interesting revelations while talking to fans.
Avengers: Infinity War directors Russo Brothers made some interesting revelations while talking to fans.
Updated on Aug 06, 2018 01:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent, Chennai

Challenging and exciting characters, that’s all on Radhika Apte’s mind

Actor Radhika Apte does not want to think about the work she is done before, neither she knows what future holds for her, rather she wants to focus on the work she has at hand.
Radhika Apte plays the role of a RAW agent in Sacred Games.
Radhika Apte plays the role of a RAW agent in Sacred Games.
Updated on Jul 25, 2018 05:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShreya Mukherjee, New Delhi

Sacred Games actor Elnaaz Norouzi: My character has similarities with Katrina, but not inspired by her

Actor Elnaaz Norouzi says that she was more worried about doing her part well in Sacred Games and not about the plot’s alleged real-life references.
Actor Elnaaz Norouzi’s character track with Karan Wahi in Sacred Games has come under the scanner for having strong references to actors Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif’s relationship.
Actor Elnaaz Norouzi’s character track with Karan Wahi in Sacred Games has come under the scanner for having strong references to actors Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif’s relationship.
Updated on Jul 18, 2018 05:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

We didn’t know what fridging was: Deadpool 2 writers respond to criticism of treatment of female characters

Deadpool 2 co-writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese admitted that an early draft had Vanessa split with Deadpool rather than die.
Deadpool is being criticised for “fridging”.
Deadpool is being criticised for “fridging”.
Updated on May 21, 2018 08:55 AM IST
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Los Angeles, Press Trust of India | ByHT Correspondent

Deadpool actor Karan Soni: A white guy voicing an Indian character in 2018 is not okay

Indian-American actor Karan Soni has aced the role of the cabbie Dopinder in the Deadpool movie franchise. He talks to us about the role, and his view on the relevance of Appu from The Simpsons in 2018.
Actor Karan Soni reprises his role of Dopinder in the second Deadpool movie.
Actor Karan Soni reprises his role of Dopinder in the second Deadpool movie.
Updated on May 12, 2018 10:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySamarth Goyal, New Delhi

“Even the most fictional of Shakespeare’s characters have something very real and relatable about them,” says Vinay Pathak

The actor, who has been playing king Lear for the past five years, in Nothing Like Lear – Rajat Kapoor’s quirky interpretation of the Shakespeare play – talks how the character impacts him
Vinay Pathak plays king Lear in Cinematograph Production’s solo play, Nothing Like Lear(Aalok Soni)
Vinay Pathak plays king Lear in Cinematograph Production’s solo play, Nothing Like Lear(Aalok Soni)
Updated on Apr 29, 2018 12:10 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAnanya Ghosh

Bollywood’s Bad Man Gulshan Grover and his favourite bad characters from the movies

Gulshan Grover picks his all-time favourite negative characters from Indian and international cinema
Gulshan Grover picks his favourite negative characters from different films.
Gulshan Grover picks his favourite negative characters from different films.
Updated on Jun 17, 2019 01:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByGulshan Grover
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