I leave my persona behind while playing a role: Rani Mukerji

I leave my persona behind while playing a role: Rani Mukerji New Delhi, Dec 27 : Rani Mukerji has always had a strong bond with the public and the actor thinks that people find her rela- tive because she never puts her real life on the screen. In her new film “Hichki”, which is her first after the birth of her daughter Adira, Rani plays the role of a woman who does not let her speech disability hinder her dream of becoming a teacher. “Whenever I play a character in…

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There’s movement but it’s nominal: Priyanka on gender equality

There’s movement but it’s nominal: Priyanka on gender equality New Delhi, Dec 25 : Feminism may have emerged as Merriam-Webster’s word of the year, with women being more vocal about issues such as sexual harassment, but Priyanka Chopra believes most people still do not understand what’s happening. is feminism. There is more discussion and less action in the field of gender equality, says the 35-year-old star, a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. The overuse of the words “feminism and empowerment” has degraded their essence, she said. “There is movement but it…

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Would have stopped doing music if there was no demand: Rahman

Would have stopped doing music if there was no demand: Rahman Mumbai, Dec 17 : The music maestro A Rahman says he would have hung up his boots as a composer if there was no market demand. Veteran artists often complain about the lack of quality song offerings in the movies, but the 50-year-old musician has a different view of the issue, saying that creative people need to find unconventional ways to express themselves. When asked if film music was a limited career option, Rahman told PTI in an interview:…

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‘Tumhari Sulu’ proved married actresses can score a hit: Vidya

‘Tumhari Sulu’ proved married actresses can score a hit: Vidya New Delhi, Dec 13 : Vidya Balan said with box-office disappointments back-to-back after her wedding, she gave in thought that married female actors can not deliver a shot, but the success of “Tumhari Sulu” proved the theory false. Vidya says for someone like her, who believes that acting is as important as personal life, the praise that the film receives is a major boost of confidence. In an interview with PTI, Vidya says, “There was a moment when I started…

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Will name & shame if ensured safety:Richa on sexual harassment

Will name & shame if ensured safety:Richa on sexual harassment Mumbai, Dec 9 : Actor Richa Chadha says that if it is brave for people to agree that sexual harassment occurs in Bollywood, one can not “name and be ashamed” because there is no guarantee of getting a job. Richa says she was attacked for a blog post regarding the situation of sexual harassment “even by feminists who asked why not name and shame?” “If you give me a pension for life, take care of my safety, my family, make…

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Films on socio-political issues making a comeback: Kashyap

Films on socio-political issues making a comeback: Kashyap Mumbai, Dec 7 : His next film “Mukkabaaz” deals with the deeply rooted casteism that still stands on the shoulders of corruption and director Anurag Kashyap says it was time for films based on socio-political issues to return to Bollywood. The 45-year-old filmmaker says that the 1960s saw films by Bimal Roy and Hrishikesh Mukherji, who highlighted social issues in their films, and these issues were treated with utmost care on how he remained honest . In an interview with PTI, Kashyap…

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Makers, protesters both at fault: Manoj Kumar on ‘Padmavati’

Makers, protesters both at fault: Manoj Kumar on ‘Padmavati’ Mumbai, Dec 3 : Describing the drama surrounding “Padmavati” as “nonsense”, veteran actor Manoj Kumar says manufacturers and protesters are at fault. The actor blamed both parties for mishandling the situation. Sanjay’s “Padmavati” Leela Bhansali was mired in controversy after several groups Rajput alleged that the story was “distorted” in the film. The chief ministers of the BJP-led states, such as Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat, called for a ban on the tragedy of the day. Bhansali asserted that…

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There is fear in the atmosphere: Rai, Kashyap on ‘Padmavati’

There is fear in the atmosphere: Rai, Kashyap on ‘Padmavati’ Mumbai, Dec 1 : Addressing the controversy surrounding “Padmavati”, filmmakers Anurag Kashyap and Aanand L Rai said today that many fraternity members are afraid to go out in public to support director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Bhansali was at the reception of marginal groups Rajput and politicians, who accused him of distorting the historical facts, a claim repeatedly denied by the director. The manufacturers had to postpone the publication of December 1 and are still waiting for the authorization of the…

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Vishal Bhardwaj to come out with book of his poems

Vishal Bhardwaj to come out with book of his poems Mumbai, Nov 30 : He is one of the most original storytellers and musicians in the film industry and now Vishal Bhardwaj is diversifying himself by bringing his own collection of poems. The filmmaker’s songs almost always written by the lyricist Gulzar are known to be richly lyrical and he himself is known to be a closet poet. However, Bhardwaj says that he never wrote the lyrics of his compositions not because of “apprehension” but because he considers poetry and…

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry, aged 33, and Ms Markle, aged 36, are to marry in the spring He said the “stars were aligned” when they fell in love and he proposed over roast chicken Appearing for photos outside Kensington Palace earlier, Prince Harry said he was “thrilled” The couple secretly got engaged earlier this month The Queen and Prince Philip are “delighted for the couple” Ms Markle is an actress and humanitarian campaigner

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