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Ali Fazal is known for his role in the Mirzapur series.

Ali Fazal to be part of initiative on mental health awareness

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 08, 2021 07:43 PM IST
Ali Fazal will lend his support to series of sessions on mental health awareness that aims to focus on the importance of mental health during and after recovery from Covid-19.
Vijay Varma with latest car, a Jeep Compass.
Vijay Varma with latest car, a Jeep Compass.

Vijay buys Jeep Compass after 'stealing' and 'fixing' cars in films

PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2021 07:07 PM IST
  • Vijay Varma shared pictures of his latest splurge, a Jeep Compass. See pictures of the car here.
Rasika Dugal adds missing coolness to summer in a chic one-shoulder draped dress(Instagram/who_wore_what_when)
Rasika Dugal adds missing coolness to summer in a chic one-shoulder draped dress(Instagram/who_wore_what_when)

Rasika Dugal adds missing coolness to summer in a chic one-shoulder maxi dress

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 07:09 PM IST
  • Out of Love 2 star Rasika Dugal shows how to beat pandemic blues, one hotness quotient at a time and her vibrant sizzling pictures in a hand brush painted one-shoulder draped maxi dress are proof
According to locals, the family had been living in the house for almost three generations.(HT Archives. Representative image)
According to locals, the family had been living in the house for almost three generations.(HT Archives. Representative image)

5 of family killed after house collapses in Uttar Pradesh's Mirzapur

PTI | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal, Mirzapur
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2021 06:25 PM IST
The victims have been identified as Umashankar (50), his wife Gudia (48); their sons Shubham (22) and Saurabh (18); and daughter Sandhya (20), police said, adding they were informed about the incident by the family's neighbours.
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said the same charges which have been brought against Amazon web series Mirzapur can be brought against the UP government as well. (PTI)
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said the same charges which have been brought against Amazon web series Mirzapur can be brought against the UP government as well. (PTI)

SC may send notice to Yogi govt, Shashi Tharoor quips after action on 'Mirzapur'

Written by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 04:04 PM IST
In October, Mirzapur MP Anupriya Patel first raised objection over the portrayal of the UP town in the Amazon Prime web series.
Pankaj Tripathi in a still from Mirzapur.
Pankaj Tripathi in a still from Mirzapur.

Amid Tandav row, BJP MP Vinod Sonkar demands action against makers of Mirzapur

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 02:49 PM IST
Amid the controversy on Tandav, BJP Secretary and Lok Sabha MP from Kaushambi in Uttar Pradesh, Vinod Sonkar, has demanded action on the makers of the Mirzapur web series.
Shubrajyoti Barat has acted in projects such as Mirzapur and Article 15.
Shubrajyoti Barat has acted in projects such as Mirzapur and Article 15.

Shubrajyoti Barat: After Mirzapur, people came to know I exist!

By Deep Saxena
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 01:43 PM IST
Mirzapur and Article 15 actor Shubrajyoti Barat has religiously done theatre for over two decades
Actor Rasika Dugal had two web shows and one direct to OTT release in 2020.
Actor Rasika Dugal had two web shows and one direct to OTT release in 2020.

Rasika Dugal: I almost feel guilty that many positive things happened for me at work in 2020, when it wasn’t so for many around me

Hindustan Times | By Rishabh Suri, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 05:19 PM IST
Actor Rasika Dugal talks about the many highs in her career in 2020, adds that with her film Lootcase, she felt happy that she could be a part of “bringing some cheer and light heartedness to people’s lives” in a year like this.
Pankaj Tripathi will play the lead in Kaagaz.
Pankaj Tripathi will play the lead in Kaagaz.

Pankaj Tripathi on Kaagaz: ‘No one would have thought that a plain-looking guy like me could be lead actor of any film’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Srivastava
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 07:09 AM IST
Actor Pankaj Tripathi, who arrived in Mumbai in 2004 to pursue his passion as an actor, says he would never have expected back then to be a lead actor in any film. He will soon be seen as the lead in Kaagaz.
Pratik Gandhi and Jaideep Ahlawat gave standout performances in their web shows, Scam 1992 and Paatal Lok, respectively.
Pratik Gandhi and Jaideep Ahlawat gave standout performances in their web shows, Scam 1992 and Paatal Lok, respectively.

2020: A year that redefined stardom in the entertainment industry

Hindustan Times | By Juhi Chakraborty
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 02:17 PM IST
From Jaideep Ahlawat in Paatal Lok, Pratik Gandhi in Scam 1992, Masaba Gupta in Masaba Masaba, Jitendra Kumar in Panchayat to Vikrant Massey, who had three OTT projects that released this year, these actors and their performances ushered in a new era of stardom this year.
Abhishek Banerjee is thankful that the projects he had shot for in 2019, aired this year. People appreciated his performances, including A-list actors, which encouraged him.
Abhishek Banerjee is thankful that the projects he had shot for in 2019, aired this year. People appreciated his performances, including A-list actors, which encouraged him.

I have got more than I could have asked for this year: Abhishek Banerjee

Mumbai | By Kavita Awaasthi
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 06:16 PM IST
The actor proved his versatility with varied releases on OTT in 2020 including the antagonist in Pataal Lok, a comic role in PariWar, a dramatic act in Mirzapur 2, and the film, Bhosle.
Pankaj Tripathi in a still from Mirzapur.
Pankaj Tripathi in a still from Mirzapur.

Pankaj Tripathi condemns pointless abusive language on screen, says most memes of him are fake

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 10:07 AM IST
Actor Pankaj Tripathi has said that most memes made on his characters are fake, and that he hopes creators of these memes show restraint.
Ali Fazal agrees that there is herd mentality and people are perhaps even going overboard as businesses take advantage of the rising trend on OTT. ( Photo By Rakesh Sidhana)
Ali Fazal agrees that there is herd mentality and people are perhaps even going overboard as businesses take advantage of the rising trend on OTT. ( Photo By Rakesh Sidhana)

With OTT, we are still in the nascent stage. Exploiting the medium is herd mentality but that happens everywhere: Ali Fazal

Mumbai | By Kavita Awaasthi
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 11:19 PM IST
With the rise of OTT, especially in 2020, and fresh content out every week on various platforms, the actor Fazal is hopeful that we won’t lose quality
Ali Fazal plays the lead role in Mirzapur series.
Ali Fazal plays the lead role in Mirzapur series.

Ali Fazal slams a food delivery chain for tasteless ad using Mirzapur ‘insinuations’: ‘Remove the hashtag if not your creative skills’

PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2020 12:01 PM IST
Ali Fazal has objected to the use of Mirzapur 2 hashtag in a tweet promoting a food delivery chain. The actor called out the use of ‘insinuations’ to sell food.
Vikrant Massey has been a part of web films such as Cargo, Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare and Ginny Weds Sunny,
Vikrant Massey has been a part of web films such as Cargo, Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare and Ginny Weds Sunny,

Vikrant Massey: OTT gave me the chance to reconnect with my TV audience

Hindustan Times | By Juhi Chakrborty
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 12:40 PM IST
Actor Vikrant Massey admits that him deciding to take up OTT projects was a good move on his part.
Priyanshu says the year 2020 has been a gamechanger.
Priyanshu says the year 2020 has been a gamechanger.

This year proved it’s now time for the new-age stars, says Priyanshu Painyuli

Mumbai | By Kavita Awaasthi
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 12:55 PM IST
With two interesting films in hand, Rashmi Rocket and Pippa, the actor’s belief that producers are willing to take a risk with young faces based on the promise they see in them is reiterated.
Amitabh Bachchan confirmed his Covid-19 diagnosis with a tweet in July.
Amitabh Bachchan confirmed his Covid-19 diagnosis with a tweet in July.

Amitabh Bachchan’s Covid-19 confirmation tweet makes record, Dil Bechara and Mirzapur 2 most tweeted about in 2020

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 07:17 AM IST
Twitter roundup: From Amitabh Bachchan’s Covid-19 confirmation to Vijay’s selfie with his fans, these were the most popular tweets of the year.
Actors Sushmita Sen, Swara Bhasker and Lara Dutta have headlined projects such as Aarya, Bhaag Beanie Bhag and Hundred, respectively this year on OTT.
Actors Sushmita Sen, Swara Bhasker and Lara Dutta have headlined projects such as Aarya, Bhaag Beanie Bhag and Hundred, respectively this year on OTT.

Female’s the way on OTT: Women-fronted stories rule the web

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 02:51 PM IST
A number of shows, series and films such as Aarya, Four More Shots Please!, Hundred, Flesh, Choked and Raat Akeli Hai that have done well goes on to show that OTT is exploring a lot of female-fronted narratives and how much the audience are enjoying them.
Shweta Tripathi Sharma hopes stories on OTT inspire people to become better humans and a better society.
Shweta Tripathi Sharma hopes stories on OTT inspire people to become better humans and a better society.

I have learnt from Nawaz bhai that kuch actors ko toh choosy hona chahiye: Shweta Tripathi

Mumbai | By Kavita Awaasthi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 04:10 PM IST
Shweta Tripathi Sharma is glad that OTT has opened a new chapter and characters are not dry cleaned but flawed. “The idea of perfect which is sold to us for years is not real”.
A still from Aashram. The two seasons of the web series had the gap of just two months.
A still from Aashram. The two seasons of the web series had the gap of just two months.

Wait and Watch: What is the ideal gap between seasons of web series?

Hindustan Times | By Juhi Chakraborty
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 02:26 PM IST
Filmmakers and actors talk about the factors that impact the gap between the seasons of web series.
Actor Liliput earned accolades for his portrayal Dadda Tyagi in Mirzapur 2.
Actor Liliput earned accolades for his portrayal Dadda Tyagi in Mirzapur 2.

Liliput: Vertically challenged actors don’t have much scope, screen time given to us is less than any other supporting cast

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 12:07 PM IST
Actor Liliput is happy with the exposures web is giving to everyone and adds that Dadda Tyagi’s character in Mirzapur 2 has made many believe he can do more, otherwise few could imagine him playing such a strong grey character.
Actor Anjum Sharma starred in the show Mirzapur 2 recently.
Actor Anjum Sharma starred in the show Mirzapur 2 recently.

Anjum Sharma: Insiders getting contracts, meetings easily have more pressure, as an outsider there are no expectations from you

Hindustan Times | By Rishabh Suri, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 03:32 PM IST
Actor Anjum Sharma says he realised his passion for acting when he was assisting director Aanand L Rai on a film.
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is the most popular show of the year, according to Yahoo.
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is the most popular show of the year, according to Yahoo.

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is Yahoo’s most searched show of 2020, beats out Bigg Boss and Mirzapur

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 07:10 AM IST
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah beat out the likes of Bigg Boss and Mirzapur to top Yahoo’s list of the most searched films and TV shows of 2020. Check the full list here.
The image shows actor Pankaj Tripathi, as the fictional character Akhandanand Tripathi.(Instagram/@mumbaipolice)
The image shows actor Pankaj Tripathi, as the fictional character Akhandanand Tripathi.(Instagram/@mumbaipolice)

Mumbai Police shares clip from Mirzapur to convey cyber safety message

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2020 06:53 PM IST
“Meme game so strong,” read one comment under the post.
Actors Priyanshu Painyuli and Vandana Joshi are getting married on November 26 after dating for seven years.
Actors Priyanshu Painyuli and Vandana Joshi are getting married on November 26 after dating for seven years.

Mirzapur 2 actor Priyanshu Painyuli: We wanted to get married early this year, but had to postpone it to November due to Covid

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 02:09 PM IST
Actor Priyanshu Painyuli, who will be seen in forthcoming Bollywood films such as Rashmi Rocket and Pippa, talks about his marriage with girlfriend actor-dancer Vandana Joshi in Dehradun this week.
For decades, masterful filmmakers and actors have systematically worked towards depicting the real India on screen, says Ali.
For decades, masterful filmmakers and actors have systematically worked towards depicting the real India on screen, says Ali.

Indian cinema is not all Bollywood and that’s a barrier that’s been hard to break: Ali

Mumbai | By Kavita Awaasthi
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 03:34 PM IST
Having forayed into Hollywood, Ali Fazal says he is thankful to Indian actors, including Irrfan, Om Puri, and Shashi Kapoor, who have worked for decades to earn a level playing field for brown actors.
Which one did you watch first?
Which one did you watch first?

Sunday Debate: Mirzapur vs A Suitable Boy

Hindustan Times | By Priya Malik and Karishma Kuenzang
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 08:53 AM IST
On that blockbuster weekend, what did you watch first? And what that says about you...
After inaugurating the projects through video conference, Prime Minister Modi will also interact with water and sanitation committee members of various villages.(ANI Photo)
After inaugurating the projects through video conference, Prime Minister Modi will also interact with water and sanitation committee members of various villages.(ANI Photo)

PM Modi to lay foundation stones of water projects

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 05:23 AM IST
On completion within two years, the two projects will provide piped-water supply to over 42 lakh people in 2,995 villages of the two districts of the Vindhyachal region which along with Bundelkhand is among India’s most water-scarce areas.
Pankaj Tripathi and Irrfan Khan worked together in Angrezi Medium.
Pankaj Tripathi and Irrfan Khan worked together in Angrezi Medium.

Pankaj Tripathi is still distraught about Irrfan Khan’s death, says he’s the ‘only Indian actor whose every film I’ve seen’

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 08:59 PM IST
Pankaj Tripathi has said that he is still upset about Irrfan Khan’s death, and that Irrfan was the only Indian actor whose every film he had seen.
Mirzapur 3 has been confirmed.
Mirzapur 3 has been confirmed.

Mirzapur renewed for season 3, Amazon’s gangster drama will be back for more action

PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2020 02:19 PM IST
Amazon Prime Video has announced that the popular gangster drama Mirzapur, starring Ali Fazal, Pankaj Tripathi and others, will be back for a season three.
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