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Malayalam actor Pearle Maaney recently made her Bollywood debut with Anurag Basu’s Ludo.

Pearle Maaney is content with response around Ludo, has “no issues being called a newcomer because Bollywood is a new chapter for her”

By Shreya Mukherjee | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 12:52 PM IST
Malayalam actor-VJ-scriptwriter-producer Pearle Maane says there has to be a beginning to everything that’s great and she is happy and grateful to have started her journey in Bollywood with none other than Anurag Basu.
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Costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, India’s first Oscar winner, passed away at her residence on Thursday after prolonged illness at the age of 91
Costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, India’s first Oscar winner, passed away at her residence on Thursday after prolonged illness at the age of 91

Bhanu was self-effacing and underplayed

By Manish Mishra | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 12:39 PM IST
Designer Ritu Kumar shares snapshots of her colleague and friend of many years
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Rakhee Gulzar turns 73.
Rakhee Gulzar turns 73.

Rakhee Gulzar: The enigmatic relationship she shares with estranged lyricist husband

UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 07:38 AM IST
Rakhee Gulzar, a self-confessed recluse, turns 73 and we explore the intriguing equation she shares with her husband Gulzar. The duo separated a year after their marriage but have not divorced.
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Ajay Devgn-starrer Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior was the biggest Bollywood hit before the nationwide lockdown came into force
Ajay Devgn-starrer Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior was the biggest Bollywood hit before the nationwide lockdown came into force

Nothing dramatic: Bollywood business scripts a sad tale!

By Prashant Singh | HT Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 10, 2020 05:55 PM IST
Theatre owners and exhibitors/distributors want the government to lower GST, entertainment and property taxes
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Naseeruddin Shah says he apologised to Dimple Kapadia for his comments on Rajesh Khanna.
Naseeruddin Shah says he apologised to Dimple Kapadia for his comments on Rajesh Khanna.

Naseeruddin Shah says his comments about Rajesh Khanna were uncalled for: ‘About Virat Kohli, I don’t take anything back’

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2020 07:09 AM IST
Naseeruddin Shah has said that he realises what he said about Rajesh Khanna was uncalled for as it hurt his fans and family.
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Sanjay Gupta’s Mumbai Saga will see John Abraham as a gangster, while Emraan Hashmi is set for a cop avatar
Sanjay Gupta’s Mumbai Saga will see John Abraham as a gangster, while Emraan Hashmi is set for a cop avatar

For the love of art: John and Emraan are all praise for one another!

By Prashant Singh | HT Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 11:23 PM IST
Abraham and Hashmi, who watched the rough cut of their next, Mumbai Saga last week, loved each other’s work, and have apparently requested the makers to retain the rough cut content in the final edit
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With a number of projects lined up this year, Rahul feels he is blessed to be working successfully in the industry and having completed 20 years.
With a number of projects lined up this year, Rahul feels he is blessed to be working successfully in the industry and having completed 20 years.

No one does favours in Bollywood: Rahul Dev

By Kavita Awaasthi | HT Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 20, 2020 02:39 AM IST
Rahul Dev has been shooting since July 25 and is thankful for the opportunities in his career in the last 20 years.
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Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer Ghoomketu, which also features filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, recently streamed on an OTT platform
Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer Ghoomketu, which also features filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, recently streamed on an OTT platform

What’s streaming now? Not just big, Bollywood potboilers!

By Prashant Singh | HT Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 01:26 AM IST
Amidst all the big Bollywood potboilers, OTT platforms have, of late, also added a number of unreleased and old movies to their libraries 
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Filmmaker Ramesh Sippy says he had no trouble roping in late Jagdeep for the two-scene part in Sholay(Photo: Hindustan Times)
Filmmaker Ramesh Sippy says he had no trouble roping in late Jagdeep for the two-scene part in Sholay(Photo: Hindustan Times)

We had no inkling that Soorma Bhopali would become so iconic: Ramesh Sippy

UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 09:11 PM IST
The veteran filmmaker says since he and the late actor had already worked together in Brahmachari -- before Sholay -- they had a great equation; lauds Jagdeep for the sheer flair that he brought to comedy 
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Mithila Palkar is known for her Bollywood films Katti Batti, Karwaan, and the web show Little Things.
Mithila Palkar is known for her Bollywood films Katti Batti, Karwaan, and the web show Little Things.

Mithila Palkar on favouritism in Bollywood: It happens that ten of us audition for a project and don’t get through but one who doesn’t audition gets the role

By Shreya Mukherjee | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2020 04:48 PM IST
Actor Mithila Palkar says that we need to create a system where nobody feels people have been unfair to them, and let whoever excel get the project and whoever doesn’t lose the opportunity.
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A still from the film.(ZEE5)
A still from the film.(ZEE5)

Chintu Ka Birthday has impressed critics and audiences alike. Read on to know why it should be on your must-watch list!

By Promotional Feature, HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 09:12 PM IST
ZEE5’s latest offering tells a poignant tale of a doting father determined to celebrate his six-year-old son’s birthday against all odds. It has been garnering rave reviews from critics and audiences alike.
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SP Balasubrahmanyam is known for his songs in Saagar, Maine Pyar Kiya, Ek Duuje Ke Liye among others.
SP Balasubrahmanyam is known for his songs in Saagar, Maine Pyar Kiya, Ek Duuje Ke Liye among others.

Happy birthday SP Balasubrahmanyam: Five best Hindi songs of the legendary singer

By Karthik Kumar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 04:26 PM IST
On singer SP Balasubrahmanyam’s birthday today, here are some of the best songs he has sung for Hindi films.
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Singer-composer Wajid Khan of music director-duo Sajid-Wajid, who died at a hospital in Mumbai in the wee hours of Monday, June 1, 2020. He was 42.
Singer-composer Wajid Khan of music director-duo Sajid-Wajid, who died at a hospital in Mumbai in the wee hours of Monday, June 1, 2020. He was 42.

RIP Wajid Khan: The man who made music of Salman Khan’s films ‘dabangg’

By HT Entertainment Desk, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 06:42 PM IST
Music composer and singer Wajid Khan died at the age of 42 on Monday. Coming from a rich musical lineage, he did some of his best work with actor Salman Khan.
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Sooryavanshi and ‘83 are just two of the major films to have been delayed by the box office.
Sooryavanshi and ‘83 are just two of the major films to have been delayed by the box office.

Coronavirus lockdown could mean losses of over Rs 2500 cr for Indian film industry, force top actors to take pay cuts: report

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 12:41 PM IST
A new report says that the coronavirus lockdown could result in losses of over Rs 2500 crore for the film industry, and force top talent to take pay cuts.
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Irrfan Khan has delivered some remarkable films in his Bollywood care
Irrfan Khan has delivered some remarkable films in his Bollywood care

Irrfan Khan lives through his work, here are 8 of his most memorable films including his last

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 05:12 PM IST
Remembering the versatile actor Irrfan Khan with some of the best Hindi films the actor has delivered in his celebrated career.
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Shah Rukh Khan played an army officer who goes undercover to a college for a mission.
Shah Rukh Khan played an army officer who goes undercover to a college for a mission.

‘Shah Rukh wouldn’t need to do such stunts any longer’: Mumbai Police’s tweet recasts Main Hoon Na in Covid-19 times

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2020 12:27 PM IST
Promoting the use of masks, the Twitter account of Mumbai Police tweeted a clip from Shah Rukh Khan’s Main Hoon Na.
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Sahir Ludhianvi was among the most celebrated poet-lyricist to have worked in Bollywood.(YouTube)
Sahir Ludhianvi was among the most celebrated poet-lyricist to have worked in Bollywood.(YouTube)

On Sahir Ludhianvi’s 99th birth anniversary, here’s a list of some of his most loved songs

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 02:18 PM IST
Legendary Bollywood lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi would have turned 99 had he been alive today. On his birthday anniversary, here’s a collection of some of the most memorable and best-loved songs from his Hindi films.
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Tiger Shroff shared two posters announcing Heropanti 2.
Tiger Shroff shared two posters announcing Heropanti 2.

Heropanti 2 first look: Tiger Shroff announces sequel, says ‘blessed to be carrying forward another franchise’. See pics

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2020 12:08 PM IST
Tiger Shroff has announced his next film, Heropanti 2. The actor shared the first look of the film and said he is happy to be part of another franchise, more so, as this one is part of his first film.
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Actor Allu Arjun was last seen in the successful Telugi film Ala Vaikunthapurramloo.
Actor Allu Arjun was last seen in the successful Telugi film Ala Vaikunthapurramloo.

Allu Arjun: I can definitely never claim I’m a self-made person

By Shreya Mukherjee | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 04:55 PM IST
Actor Allu Arjun credits father, producer Allu Aravind, for introducing him into show business, adding, however, that the important responsibility of impressing the audience was only on his shoulders.
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Based in Ahmedabad, Avani is going places as far as her work in Gujarati films is concerned.
Based in Ahmedabad, Avani is going places as far as her work in Gujarati films is concerned.

After rocking Gujarati film industry, is Avani Soni eyeing Bollywood already?

UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2020 07:03 PM IST
Before joining the film industry, she was slogging it out in the corporate sector before she realised that her heart yearned for something beyond the usual 9-to-5 routine.
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Actor Sharib Hashmi talks about his show The Family Man
Actor Sharib Hashmi talks about his show The Family Man

Sharib Hashmi aka JK Talpade of The Family Man: I’m sure there is going to be a second season

By Samarth Goyal | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 01:37 PM IST
Actor Sharib Hashmi talks about the overwhelming response to the show The Family Man, his character, and working with Manoj Bajpayee.
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K-pop idol Sid of Z-Boys visited Delhi last month.(Photo: Gokul VS/HT)
K-pop idol Sid of Z-Boys visited Delhi last month.(Photo: Gokul VS/HT)

A K-pop star, but Sid’s dil remains Hindustani

By Farozan Akhtar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 11:14 AM IST
Siddhant Arora aka Sid of Z-Boys, the first Indian to feature in a K-pop group, reveals his recent holiday in India was all about desi food and Bollywood.
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Reports suggest there will be no box office clash on October 2 when Hrithik Roshan’s War hits theatres.
Reports suggest there will be no box office clash on October 2 when Hrithik Roshan’s War hits theatres.

Sidharth Malhotra’s Marjaavaan postponed to avoid clash with Hrithik Roshan-Tiger Shroff’s War: report

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2019 06:19 PM IST
Reports suggest that the producers have decided to shift release of Sidharth Malhotra’s Marjaavaan to November, to avoid a clash with Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff’s War.
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Chef Manish Mehrotra’s favourite film based on food is Ratatouille(Rohit Chawla)
Chef Manish Mehrotra’s favourite film based on food is Ratatouille(Rohit Chawla)

Personal Agenda with Manish Mehrotra: “Chefs eat the worst possible food at the worst times”

By Veenu Singh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2019 09:11 PM IST
Plus: Did you know that the world-famous chef had debuted as a child actor?
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A typical Rajini action scene in Kaala in which he single-handedly beats up his assailants using only his umbrella.
A typical Rajini action scene in Kaala in which he single-handedly beats up his assailants using only his umbrella.

In thunder, lightning and in rain...

By Yasser Usman | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 04:05 PM IST
When the monsoon was built up as a character in our films
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Naseeruddin Shah and Rekha in Ijaazat.(HT Photo)
Naseeruddin Shah and Rekha in Ijaazat.(HT Photo)

Review: Three Classic Films by Gulzar - Insights Into the Films

By Lamat R Hasan | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2019 01:28 PM IST
A box set of books on three classic Hindi films brings out why Gulzar’s oeuvre is special
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Saif Ali Khan reportedly plays a dad who refuses to grow up in the film, Jawani Jaaneman.(HT Photo)
Saif Ali Khan reportedly plays a dad who refuses to grow up in the film, Jawani Jaaneman.(HT Photo)

Saif Ali Khan says ‘we are lucky to have found’ Pooja Bedi’s daughter Alaia Furniturewala for Jawani Jaaneman

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2019 06:37 PM IST
Instead of casting his own daughter Sara Ali Khan, Saif has roped in Pooja Bedi’s daughter Alaia Furniturewala for his next, Jawani Jaaneman. He talks about the choice now.
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Aparshakti Khurana(HT File)
Aparshakti Khurana(HT File)

Made in Chandigarh: I come home for my friends, family and mom’s food, says Aparshakti Khurana

By Ribha Sood | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2019 04:07 PM IST
Actor Aparshakti says he can handle roles of small-town characters with ease because he grew up in Chandigarh
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A novel on forbidden love, three classic Hindi films from a master director and writer, and a look at Indians in contemporary South Africa on HT Picks this week.(HT Team)
A novel on forbidden love, three classic Hindi films from a master director and writer, and a look at Indians in contemporary South Africa on HT Picks this week.(HT Team)

HT Picks: The most interesting books of the week

By HT Team | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2019 04:51 PM IST
This week’s book picks include a novel about forbidden love, examinations of three classic Hindi films, and a look at what it means to be Indian in contemporary South Africa
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Actor Taapsee Pannu says that in 2019, she would stop cribbing about films that she wants to do but is not getting.
Actor Taapsee Pannu says that in 2019, she would stop cribbing about films that she wants to do but is not getting.

This year for me was the test of my conviction: Taapsee Pannu

By Monika Rawal Kukreja | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2018 02:57 PM IST
Actor Taapsee Pannu says she will continue to choose experimental films in the coming year.
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