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Kalpana Nair

Kalpana Nair

Kalpana Nair cannot choose between her love for books and movies. Therefore she works as a Research Associate on the film-based show The Front Row With Anupama Chopra and writes when the urge strikes.

Jul 17, 2015

Beti Bachao: Shakti Kapoor wants Shraddha married in 3 years

We were first introduced to Shakti Kapoor’s dodginess in 2005, when India TV aired a clip from a sting operation in which Kapoor came on to an undercover reporter posing as a Bollywood aspirant #Andaz Apna Apna #Chaalbaaz #Mumbai #Padmini Kolhapure #Shakti Kapoor #Shraddha Kapoor

Jun 20, 2015

Spy review: Move over James Bond, Melissa McCarthy is here and she is fabulous

Spy is an out-and-out McCarthy experience as she curses, falls, sashays and kicks her way to glory. #Bridesmaids #Hollywood #James Bond #Melissa McCarthy #Movie review #spy

Jun 3, 2015

The taming of Sunny Leone: Here’s how Bollywood forced actress to be apologetic of her past

Sunny Leone has started parroting lines begging everyone to indulge in collective amnesia and forget about her ever having worked in the adult film industry #Ek Paheli Leela #India #Jism 2 #Ragini MMS 2 #Sunny Leone

May 27, 2015

From Piku to Tanu Weds Manu Returns: The hype of star ratings and celebrity tweets

By the weekend actors like Dhanush, Rajkummar Rao, Huma Qureshi and director Karan Johar had also tweeted their vociferous approval of Tanu Weds Manu Returns #Bollywood #BuzzPatrol #Huma Qureshi #Kangana Ranaut #Karan Johar #Mumbai Mirror #Piku #Rajkummar Rao #retweets #star ratings #Tanu Weds Manu Returns #Twitter

Apr 30, 2015

If you find Radhika Apte’s ‘leaked’ nude photos online, here’s what NOT to do

As if that episode wasn’t bad enough, last week we learnt that an explicit scene from a short film by Anurag Kashyap had been leaked. Apte is the actress in the scene, which shows her lifting her clothes to reveal her nude body. #Anurag Kashyap #Deepika Padukone #Katrina Kaif #OnOurMind

Apr 6, 2015

The brave new Bollywood of Deepika, Big B, Ranveer where stars talk about their frailties

Recently the long tradition of Bollywood celebrity philanthropy got dramatically more personal when Deepika Padukone came out with her battle against depression. #Bajirao Mastani #Deepika Padukone #OnOurMind #Philanthropy #Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Mar 17, 2015

From Bappi da to Kumar Sanu and Altaf Raja: It’s the return of kitsch in Bollywood soundtracks

Let’s hope the upcoming batch of singers take a leaf out of Bappi-da and Altaf Raja’s books, and add a little personality to their pitch-perfect voices. Maybe that way we won’t have to keep exhuming singers from a bygone era. #Altaf Raja #Bappi Lahiri #Dum Laga Ke Haisha #Hunterrr #Kumar Sanu

Mar 11, 2015

From bubbly actress to a debutant producer: Anushka Sharma talks about Bollywood biases

Sharma isn’t just breaking the mould by wearing the producer cap at the peak of her career. She’s among the new heroines of Bollywood who aren’t nervous about talking money and demanding more. #Anurag Kashyap #Anushka Sharma #budget 2015 #Jab Tak Hai Jaan #NH10 #Shah Rukh Khan #VeryCloseUp

Feb 14, 2015

Dear Bollywood, stop ignoring Valentine’s Day: Here are makeover tips for your love stories

Happy Valentine's Day! It's a day roundly ignored by Bollywood (unless you count this assault by the Rajshris and some other token attempts featuring red, heart-shaped balloons). #Bollywood #Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge #Hindi films #Jab We Met #Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak #romantic films #Valentine's Day