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Actors Tabu and Ishaan Khatter starred in the web show A Suitable Boy

Book-ed for web: Makers of web series take inspiration from bestsellers

Hindustan Times | By Juhi Chakraborty
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 11:39 AM IST
Mismatched, A Suitable Boy, Bicchoo Ka Khel — quite a few web shows of late have been adaptations of bestsellers. What makes them click better as shows? Industry people give their take.
Actor Radhika Madan started her journey with the TV show Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi.
Actor Radhika Madan started her journey with the TV show Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi.

Radhika Madan: Unlike web, films, for which scripts take months to prepare, on TV we used to only get our dialogues when on set everyday

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 04:45 PM IST
Actor Radhika Madan talks about good and bad side of television. She also hopes that TV show makers needs to experiment more content-wise.
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
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.
Actor Rupali Ganguly plays the titular role in the ongoing TV show Anupamaa.
Actor Rupali Ganguly plays the titular role in the ongoing TV show Anupamaa.

Rupali Ganguly on talks around TV losing out in race with films, web: Every medium has its drawbacks, why make a hue and cry only about TV?

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2020 04:55 PM IST
Actor Rupali Ganguly lauds the small screen for experimenting with content and offering level playing ground to all, especially new talents.
When Nikhil decided to open his company, he was advised otherwise by several people.
When Nikhil decided to open his company, he was advised otherwise by several people.

Royal Clouds founded by Nikhil Darji is a one stop destination for web hosting

UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 04:34 PM IST
Nikhil intends to make this company pioneer in web hosting, and with the way Royal Clouds is growing, Royal Clouds is one place where one can get all their needs regarding web hosting fulfilled in a flash.
Journalist-turned-author Sreemoyee Piu Kundu will go live on her digital chat show, from September 20.
Journalist-turned-author Sreemoyee Piu Kundu will go live on her digital chat show, from September 20.

Book to web: Battling stigma and shame associated with being single

Hindustan Times | By Naina Arora
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 03:28 PM IST
Author Sreemoyee Piu Kundu’s new digital chat show has sessions with prominent women who are single, such as Mona Ambegaonkar, Mallika Sarabhai, and Vinta Nanda, among others.
The launch of AmiBreached app comes as Cyble continues to see numerous data breaches and at-risk activities in the deep and dark web scaling during the COVID-19 pandemic across various establishments.
The launch of AmiBreached app comes as Cyble continues to see numerous data breaches and at-risk activities in the deep and dark web scaling during the COVID-19 pandemic across various establishments.

Cyble launches AmiBreached app to help users ascertain their exposure in the dark and deep web

UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 05:36 PM IST
The customer base of AmiBreached.com is growing rapidly. It should be noted that the diversity of the data-sets on AmiBreached.com includes data breaches, telegram chats, cybercrime communications, chat messages, etc.
Plabita Borthakur made her Bollywood debut with PK in 2014 and starred in critically acclaimed film Lipstick Under My Burkha in 2017.
Plabita Borthakur made her Bollywood debut with PK in 2014 and starred in critically acclaimed film Lipstick Under My Burkha in 2017.

Plabita Borthakur on OTT vs theatre debate: Web is the saviour in this crisis, our work must find its audience

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 03:54 PM IST
Actor Plabita Borthakur says she, too, would like her films to be viewed in theatres. She also adds that more than actors, for DOPs, it’s all the more important because the look and feel of the movie they shot gets the right expression on the 70 mm screen.
Actors Vivan Bhathena, Vivian Dsena, Shashank Vyas, Arjun Bijlani and Debina Bonnerjee pick their dream roles from a web series
Actors Vivan Bhathena, Vivian Dsena, Shashank Vyas, Arjun Bijlani and Debina Bonnerjee pick their dream roles from a web series

CelebsPick: 5 television stars reveal their dream web series character!

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2020 11:56 PM IST
Top television actors pick one character from a recent web series that they would have loved to sink their teeth into
Minecraft is a sandbox game where players can modify their virtual world at will. 3D blocks of pixels can be used to create a home, city, or entire civilisation.
Minecraft is a sandbox game where players can modify their virtual world at will. 3D blocks of pixels can be used to create a home, city, or entire civilisation.

Minecraft@10: Crafting castles on the web

Hindustan Times | By Natasha Rego
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2019 02:02 PM IST
To mark the decade, Mojang has announced free-to-download releases, including a Minecraft Classic version with all the original bugs.
While the makers of Bose: Dead/Alive might come up with a second season, work on part two for Hutatma has already begun.
While the makers of Bose: Dead/Alive might come up with a second season, work on part two for Hutatma has already begun.

Indian history is slowly catching up on the web

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2019 05:13 PM IST
Actors, directors and makers, who are part of such shows of such historical shows and films on the OTT platforms, try decoding the trend.
Web show Mowgli. based on Rudyard Kipling’s book, that released last year did well. Now a bunch of book titles are also being adapted OTT platforms.
Web show Mowgli. based on Rudyard Kipling’s book, that released last year did well. Now a bunch of book titles are also being adapted OTT platforms.

Pages to web — the new journey that stories are undertaking

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2019 04:37 PM IST
Book titles are slowly becoming favourities on the OTT platforms. A number of them are adapting popular book titles, more so because the audiences are keen.
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
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.
Representatives of Sanatan Sanstha addressed a press conference in Mumbai, on Monday, during which they said all those arrested by Maharashtra ATS are not a part of their organisation.(HT File)
Representatives of Sanatan Sanstha addressed a press conference in Mumbai, on Monday, during which they said all those arrested by Maharashtra ATS are not a part of their organisation.(HT File)

A tangled web of political interests

Hindustan Times | By Sujata Anandan
PUBLISHED ON AUG 29, 2018 12:36 AM IST
Police in the neighbouring state have released a list of 22 people, including writer and actor Girish Karnad, who are on the alleged hit list of Sanatan Sanstha
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
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.
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