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British costume designer Michele Clapton’s sartorial influences over the last 20 years have run so deep that they’ll be remembered as pop-cultural tropes for decades to come

Fashion Focus: The Marvellous Ms Clapton

Hindustan Times | By Drishti Vij
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 08:31 AM IST
From Game of Thrones to The Crown, award-winning British costume designer Michele Clapton has threaded, be-glitzed and outfitted some of the most iconic characters on screen
A still from Richard Attenborough’s film, Gandhi (1982).
A still from Richard Attenborough’s film, Gandhi (1982).

Gandhi Jayanti Special: The shades of Gandhiji on celluloid

Hindustan Times | By HTC
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 11:55 AM IST
On Gandhi Jayanti, we take a look at few films which delved into the different sides of Mahatma Gandhi.
A still from Gulabo Sitabo where Farrukh Jaffar, 88, shares the screen with Amitabh Bachchan
A still from Gulabo Sitabo where Farrukh Jaffar, 88, shares the screen with Amitabh Bachchan

Cinema: When writer Mehru Jaffer sits down with her mother, Farrukh, to watch her film starring Amitabh Bachchan

Hindustan Times | By Mehru Jaffer
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2020 01:23 AM IST
Mehru Jaffer watches her 88-year-old mum Farrukh Jaffar’s newest movie with her: notes how she lights up when her character appears, and steals a wink or two during scenes that crawl
Radhika Madan and Irrfan Khan in a still from Angrezi Medium.
Radhika Madan and Irrfan Khan in a still from Angrezi Medium.

Irrfan Khan’s last film Angrezi Medium will always be special, actor shot it while undergoing treatment for cancer

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ruchi Kaushal
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 08:55 PM IST
Irrfan Khan’s last film Angrezi Medium will always be special as despite being delayed for so long, Irrfan returned to the sets to complete the shoot.
One of the most iconic actors of all times in Indian cinema, Jaya Bachchan turned 72 today.(Instagram-guy028)
One of the most iconic actors of all times in Indian cinema, Jaya Bachchan turned 72 today.(Instagram-guy028)

Jaya Bachchan 72nd Birthday: A look at her most iconic looks

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2020 12:54 PM IST
Jaya Bachchan 72nd Birthday: Her simplicity and elegance that was projected in the many characters she embodied in all the films proved that one doesn’t have to pick up a glamorous role to get attention and create a legacy of outstanding cinematic brilliance. Her most iconic looks.
While Rekha essayed a woman avenging herself in Khoon Bhari Maang, the recent Thappad has Taapsee Pannu play a woman who just wants to be happy and holds no grudges against the husband who wronged her.
While Rekha essayed a woman avenging herself in Khoon Bhari Maang, the recent Thappad has Taapsee Pannu play a woman who just wants to be happy and holds no grudges against the husband who wronged her.

Women’s Day 2020: How Bollywood’s feminism changed from male bashing to fighting patriarchy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Kaushal
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 08:27 AM IST
On this International Women’s Day, we take a look at how Bollywood has portrayed feminism and women over the years.
Aishwarya started with acting in Tamil videos and later auditioned for some popular TV shows before finding a breakthrough in the form of the titular role of Rani Rama Bai in TV serial ‘Jhansi ki Rani.
Aishwarya started with acting in Tamil videos and later auditioned for some popular TV shows before finding a breakthrough in the form of the titular role of Rani Rama Bai in TV serial ‘Jhansi ki Rani.

Aishwarya Raj Bhakuni prepares to transit from TV to silver screen

UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2020 03:39 PM IST
After showing her acting chops in popular television serials like Jhansi Ki Rani, Tenali Rama and Paramavatar Shri Krishna; Aishwarya is planning her debut in Bollywood with a big banner venture.
A still from the short film, The Fish Curry
A still from the short film, The Fish Curry

A rainbow on the silver screen

Mumbai | By Yoshita Rao
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 03:12 PM IST
As four short films, centred on the lives of the LGBT community, get theatrical release pan India, we speak to those who believe more representation of the community is the need of the hour.
Sidhu did his schooling in Chandigarh before pursuing Bachelor’s degree in Technology from NIT Jalandhar
Sidhu did his schooling in Chandigarh before pursuing Bachelor’s degree in Technology from NIT Jalandhar

Punjabi cinema producer Gunbir Sidhu creates magic on silver screen

UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2020 03:19 PM IST
His first production was Jatt and Juliet went on to become a blockbuster and since then, he has produced several popular films including the national-award winning film, Punjab 1984
Chetan is a complete package with a well-cut face fit for metropolitan audience and trained in basics of acting.
Chetan is a complete package with a well-cut face fit for metropolitan audience and trained in basics of acting.

Get set to watch Chetan Dahiya as a lead in an upcoming web series

UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 08:07 PM IST
Chetan Dahiya is a young model and actor who is set to make his web series debut.
Arjun always dreamt of working as a model but it was when he moved to Bombay that he started getting offers for television shows
Arjun always dreamt of working as a model but it was when he moved to Bombay that he started getting offers for television shows

How model Arjun Pratap Singh Bajwa bagged the lead in Oscar nominated director, Girish Malik’s film

UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 07:15 PM IST
Bajwa has worked as an assistant director to Prabhudeva in his film, Singh is Bling
A cautious eater, actor Rakul Preet Singh talks about her sartorial choices, fitness regime, what she eats in a day, her obsessive habits and more. Read on.(Instagram/ Rakul Preet)
A cautious eater, actor Rakul Preet Singh talks about her sartorial choices, fitness regime, what she eats in a day, her obsessive habits and more. Read on.(Instagram/ Rakul Preet)

Rakul Preet on her fitness and beauty routine, her style mantras and love for Dilli ki chaat

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Prerna Gauba Sibbal
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2019 12:42 PM IST
A cautious eater, actor Rakul Preet Singh talks about her sartorial choices, fitness regime, what she eats in a day, her obsessive habits and more. Read on.
Bollywood actors Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Malaika Arora both took to their respective Instagrams to flaunt their love for yoga, while also preaching love and acceptance.(Instagram)
Bollywood actors Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Malaika Arora both took to their respective Instagrams to flaunt their love for yoga, while also preaching love and acceptance.(Instagram)

Shilpa Shetty and Malaika Arora take to Instagram to share yoga inspiration

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 05:14 PM IST
Bollywood actors Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Malaika Arora both took to their respective Instagrams to flaunt their love for yoga, while also preaching love and acceptance.
Kiku Sharda to voice Leonard and Archana Puran Singh to be the voice behind Zeta in Angry Birds Movie 2.
Kiku Sharda to voice Leonard and Archana Puran Singh to be the voice behind Zeta in Angry Birds Movie 2.

Angry Birds Movie 2: Kiku Sharda, Archana Puran Singh join Kapil Sharma in dubbed Hindi version

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 01:19 PM IST
As Kapil Sharma will voice Red in Angry Birds Movie 2, Kiku Sharda to voice Leonard and Archana Puran Singh to be the voice behind Zeta in .
Navneet Kaur Rana had run against Anandrao Adsul in 2014, too, but had lost. This time, however, she won by 36, 951 votes.(HT FILE)
Navneet Kaur Rana had run against Anandrao Adsul in 2014, too, but had lost. This time, however, she won by 36, 951 votes.(HT FILE)

Navneet Kaur Rana: From silver screen to Parliament

Hindustan Times | By Faisal Malik, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2019 01:12 AM IST
Former actress scored an upset win over Shiv Sena’s Anandrao Adsul in Amravati
Krishnam had contested the 2014 Lok Sabha election from Sambhal in west UP on the Congress ticket. He is the head of Kalki Peeth in Sambhal.(HT Photo)
Krishnam had contested the 2014 Lok Sabha election from Sambhal in west UP on the Congress ticket. He is the head of Kalki Peeth in Sambhal.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Will initiate talks for temple after polls, says Congress candidate

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Will initiate talks for temple after polls, says Congress candidate
PUBLISHED ON APR 29, 2019 09:38 AM IST
The previous BJP government at the centre had said that it did not have a majority and will make the temple once they form a majority government.
Anjan Joshi, of NGO SPACE, said that most of the transgender voters are still male or female in their documents.(HT Photo)
Anjan Joshi, of NGO SPACE, said that most of the transgender voters are still male or female in their documents.(HT Photo)

Trans community vote in one voice: ‘We exist, treat us as equals’

Hindustan Times, NEW DELHI | By Fareeha Iftikhar
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2019 09:20 AM IST
Wearing a trendy round pair of sunglasses with mustard colour top tucked in her printed pants, Nisha was attending a transgender community meeting in Kashmere gate on Friday
Madhuri Dixit at a photo shoot during the promotions for Kalank in New Delhi, on April 13.(IANS)
Madhuri Dixit at a photo shoot during the promotions for Kalank in New Delhi, on April 13.(IANS)

Madhuri Dixit says ‘I believe in doing something that breaks the stereotype

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2019 03:45 PM IST
Madhuri Dixit will be seen playing dancer Bahaar Begum in the upcoming period film Kalank. She talks about her choice of roles and more.
Akshay Kumar with female bikers during an event on International Women’s Day in Lucknow.(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT Photo)
Akshay Kumar with female bikers during an event on International Women’s Day in Lucknow.(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT Photo)

Akshay’s tryst with social causes goes beyond silver screen

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Deep Saxena
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2019 04:00 PM IST
When it comes to taking up issues of social importance in films as well as in real life, actor Akshay Kumar is not the one to shy away.
A documentary movie on Noida mountaineer Arjun Vajpai has hit the silver screens in Delhi-NCR on March 1. (Photo by Burhaan Kinu / Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)
A documentary movie on Noida mountaineer Arjun Vajpai has hit the silver screens in Delhi-NCR on March 1. (Photo by Burhaan Kinu / Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)

Documentary on Noida mountaineer hits silver screen

Noida | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2019 03:06 AM IST
The documentary features the mountaineer’s daring expeditions in the past decade, including his much-acclaimed Mount Everest climb.
Actor Sushmita Sen with daughter Alisah, boyfriend Rohman Shawl and the bride and groom.
Actor Sushmita Sen with daughter Alisah, boyfriend Rohman Shawl and the bride and groom.

Sushmita Sen, boyfriend attend wedding together as actor’s daughter turns flower girl. See pics

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2019 06:36 PM IST
Actor Sushmita Sen, her boyfriend Rohman Shawl and daughter Alisah attended the wedding of a close friend and here are some pictures.
Actor R Madhavan was appreciated for his performance in the web show, Breathe.
Actor R Madhavan was appreciated for his performance in the web show, Breathe.

Actors make the most of the web, thanks to the growing demand of good content

Hindusatn Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2019 06:10 PM IST
Bollywood stars Saif Ali Khan, R Madhavan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui have impressed everyone with their performances.
Karan Johar’s upcoming period drama Kesari starring Akshay Kumar as Havildar Ishar Singh is based on the battle of Saragarhi(Photo: Twitter/karanjohar)
Karan Johar’s upcoming period drama Kesari starring Akshay Kumar as Havildar Ishar Singh is based on the battle of Saragarhi(Photo: Twitter/karanjohar)

Silver screen’s rendezvous with period dramas

Hindustan Times | By Anurag Singh Bohra, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2019 02:54 PM IST
The success of films like Baajirao Mastani and Padmaavat has opened doors for more such period dramas.
Author Ruskin Bond’s ghost stories will come to life with a web series titled Parchayee — Ghost Stories.(Santosh Harhare/HT Photo)
Author Ruskin Bond’s ghost stories will come to life with a web series titled Parchayee — Ghost Stories.(Santosh Harhare/HT Photo)

When I run out of people to write about, I cook up ghosts: Ruskin Bond

Hindustan Times | By Naina Arora, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2019 04:46 PM IST
Author Ruskin Bond talks about his stories being adapted for a digital platform for the first time.
Sunil Moothedath has been in Bollywood blockbusters such as Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Jodhaa Akbar, Dabangg 2 (above) and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.
Sunil Moothedath has been in Bollywood blockbusters such as Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Jodhaa Akbar, Dabangg 2 (above) and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.

From Bollywood to real-estate: A background dancer’s story

Hindustan Times | By Madhusree Ghosh
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2018 10:15 AM IST
Sunil Moothedath began dancing with the stars 21 years ago. As work became harder to find, and his earnings stagnated, he finally decided to branch out five years ago.
While one of his just-released films Mulk is garnering rave reviews he is super excited about Vishwaroopam II in which he has written dialogues and story.(HT Photo)
While one of his just-released films Mulk is garnering rave reviews he is super excited about Vishwaroopam II in which he has written dialogues and story.(HT Photo)

Atul Tiwari all excited about two back-to-back releases

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Deep Saxena
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2018 02:27 PM IST
Five years after Atul Tiwari wrote and acted in Kamal Haasan’s Vishwaroopam, the Lucknow-born script writer-actor has returned to big screen with two back-to-back films.
Filmmakers Kabir Khan, Zoya Akhtar and Imtiaz Ali are all exploring the digital space.
Filmmakers Kabir Khan, Zoya Akhtar and Imtiaz Ali are all exploring the digital space.

Karan Johar, Imtiaz Ali, Zoya Akhtar: For Bollywood filmmakers, web is the new silver screen

Hindustan Times | By Monika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2018 05:46 PM IST
With mainstream filmmakers churning out films exclusively on the digital space, it is clear that web is the future.
Bipasha Basu’s last film was Alone in 2015.
Bipasha Basu’s last film was Alone in 2015.

Bipasha Basu isn’t a big fan of tags like comeback, labels and item numbers

Hindustan Times | By Samarth Goyal
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2018 05:57 PM IST
Actor Bipasha Basu says she is not out of the industry, hence there’s no way she will make a comeback; slams people for terming films women-centric and devaluing dance numbers.
Bipasha Basu says she was offered a number of projects after her last film, Alone (2015).(Photo: Raajessh Kashyap/HT PHoto)
Bipasha Basu says she was offered a number of projects after her last film, Alone (2015).(Photo: Raajessh Kashyap/HT PHoto)

Bipasha Basu: I’ve been working since I was 15 and used to think I’ll never get married

Hindustan Times | By Samarth Goyal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2018 04:29 PM IST
Actor Bipasha Basu, whose last film Alone released in 2015, tells us why she has been missing from the silver screen for over three years now.
Actor Deepak Tijori’s daughter, Samara, assisted director Rohit Dhawan during Dishoom (2016).
Actor Deepak Tijori’s daughter, Samara, assisted director Rohit Dhawan during Dishoom (2016).

Deepak Tijori on daughter Samara’s Bollywood plans: She wasn’t sure if she wanted to opt for the career that I’ve chosen

Hindustan Times | By Monika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2018 05:59 PM IST
Actor Deepak Tijori feels proud to see his 21-year-old daughter, Samara, get so much love and appreciation on her Instagram pictures and videos.
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