By Shreya Mukherjee
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 09:29 PM IST
- Director Shyam Benegal goes down memory lane as his National Award winning film Zubeidaa completes two decades, recalls how Manoj Bajpayee was initially diffident to play a Maharaja and Karisma Kapoor was nervous.
By Shohini Ghosh
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 05:58 AM IST
He played characters that lived close to our lives. Shyam Benegal had identified this as the actor’s special talent; his ability to become someone recognisable, thereby offering to the audience an extraordinarily intimate level of identification.
By Juhi Chakraborty | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 01:25 PM IST
Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal says he does not get the vilification narrative that is being shared by many in the current scenario about the Hindi film industry.
Happy birthday Shabana Azmi: This is the life lesson Kaifi Azmi gave his talented daughter when she wanted to join films
By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 10:09 AM IST
Happy birthday Shabana Azmi: Daughter of noted Urdu writer Kaifi Azmi, Shabana over the years has shown her prowess as a consummate actor. She has straddled realistic as well as mainstream cinema with aplomb.
Shyam Benegal: The old star system doesn’t work anymore, there’s nobody in film industry today who’s presence itself can draw audience
By Rishabh Suri | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 04:01 PM IST
The Dadasaheb Phalke awarded filmmaker Shyam Benegal feels in the constant debate on films releasing on OTT platforms and the theatres feeling that filmmakers should wait till the Covid-19 crisis is over, ‘everybody has got a point tragically’.
By Ananya Ghosh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 11:32 AM IST
The thespian is not a man to let the lockdown dampen his spirits, in fact he is already rehearsing his next play, albeit over Zoom calls!
Ashutosh Gowariker recalls seeing an ‘unknown actor’ Irrfan Khan during Discovery of India’s shoot : ‘Have been fan ever since’
By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2020 09:15 AM IST
Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker went down the memory lane to recall the time when he worked with Irrfan Khan in Shyam Benegal’s Discovery of India.
Lucky Ali claims he felt the wrath of people who worked with father Mahmood: ‘They took it out all on me’
By Samarth Goyal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2019 01:13 PM IST
Despite being a son of Mahmood, and the nephew of Meena Kumari, singer Lucky Ali was drawn towards the “alternative film space” and wanted to work with filmmakers like Shyam Benegal.
By Ananya Ghosh | Hindustant Times
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2019 08:46 PM IST
Art cinema vs commercial movies vs OTT: Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal, 84, draws distinctions, applauds the deserving and warns against the pitfalls
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 04:59 PM IST
Music composer Vanraj Bhatia is currently suffering from hearing loss, knee pain and bouts of memory loss.
Javed Akhtar blasts Shekhar Kapur for ‘fear of intellectuals’ comment, says ‘cut this melodrama, go see a psychiatrist’
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 02:44 PM IST
Writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar has slammed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur after the director wrote in a tweet that he has a ‘fear of intellectuals’. Akhtar suggested that the filmmaker should seek psychiatric help.
By HT Correspondent | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2019 06:25 PM IST
Shabana Azmi has penned a heartfelt tribute to late actor Girish Karnad after he died earlier this month.
By Dipanjan Sinha | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2019 07:30 AM IST
Static images, reams of text, an entire floor dedicated to Gandhi — the museum in Mumbai has finally opened, but it’s raising plenty of questions.
By Vinod Sharma | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2018 09:28 AM IST
Rajasthan assembly elections 2018: Having been patronised by the palace in the early years of his political career, Gehlot has sought to partake of the Rathore legacy in the upcoming elections.
By HT Correspondent | Indo Asian News Service, 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.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2018 02:19 PM IST
Filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi, who died on Sunday, was cremated at Mumbai’s Oshiwara crematorium. See pictures from the funeral here.
By Nivedita Mishra | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2018 04:23 PM IST
Kalpana Lajmi, who was known for films like Rudaali and Daman, has died in Mumbai on Sunday.
By HT Correspondent | Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2018 04:56 PM IST
Refusing to criticise ‘mainstream Bollywood cinema’, international filmmaker Mjaid Majidi says that is essential for the economy but adds that the cultural potential for a different kind of cinema exists in India.
By Naina Arora | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2018 01:23 PM IST
In the Capital for a retrospective on her films hosted by Daulat Ram College, Delhi University, veteran actor Deepti Naval says acting helped her break out of introversion.