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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.

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

Feb 10, 2015

Ishqiya to Dolly ki Doli: Filmi bad girls might be doing Bollywood a good turn

To have a heroine so unapologetic about her illicit trade was a pretty big risk for writer-director Abhishek Dogra, but, like his heroine, he did it anyway. Here’s to more Dollys without dolis. #Abhishek Dogra #BuzzPatrol #Dolly Ki Doli #highway #Kangana Ranaut #OnOurMind #Queen #Sonam Kapoor

Sep 26, 2012

Thirty and fabulous: How Priyanka, Vidya and Kareena redefined aging

Actresses are making the decision to transform their appearance to do new kinds of roles, be it a plump sex siren, autistic woman, or falling Bollywood star. #Barfi #Heroine #HowThisWorks #Kareena Kapoor #Priyanka Chopra #The Dirty Picture #Vidya Balan