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India-US ties expands beyond limits of New Delhi and Washington, says Modi

Sep 19, 2014

India-US ties expands beyond limits of New Delhi and Washington, says Modi

While accepting that the India-US ties have been through many ups and downs, Modi was confident that the ties have taken a new shape in first decade of the 21st century. #India #US #Al-Qaeda #Narendra Modi #diplomacy #Afghanistan #VeryCloseUp #Indian Muslims
Vinod Rai exclusive Despite personal attacks, I never thought of quitting

Sep 18, 2014

Vinod Rai exclusive Despite personal attacks, I never thought of quitting

Firstpost editors R Jagannathan and Akshaya Mishra met Rai to get him to talk about the big number and other issues raised by him in his book. Excerpts from the interview: #2G scam #TheySaidIt #UPA government #VeryCloseUp #Comptroller and Auditor General #Vinod Rai #Sanjay Nirupam #Congress government #Former CAG
Meet Prince charming Fawad Khan Pak's rockstar and a Bollywood debutant

Sep 17, 2014

Meet Prince charming Fawad Khan Pak's rockstar and a Bollywood debutant

Here are selected excerpts of an interview with the man behind Rajkumar Vikram Rathore of Khoobsurat. #Sonam Kapoor #VeryCloseUp #Omkara #Khoobsurat #Fawad Khan #Khuda Ke Liye
Rana Daggubati talks about Baahubali and acting with Akshay Kumar in Baby

Sep 11, 2014

Rana Daggubati talks about Baahubali and acting with Akshay Kumar in Baby

Currently shooting for Neeraj Pandeys Baby with Akshay Kumar, Daggubati spoke about what success means to him. #Akshay Kumar #VeryCloseUp #Rana Daggubati #Neeraj Pandey #Baahubali #Chuttalabbayi
Music composer Yuvan Shankar Raja talks about dad Ilaiyaraja, converting to Islam

Sep 02, 2014

Music composer Yuvan Shankar Raja talks about dad Ilaiyaraja, converting to Islam

Raja has made his foray into Bollywood with the music for Emraan Hashmis Raja Natwarlal and says he is ready to head to Hollywood. #Islam #VeryCloseUp #A.R. Rahman #Kunal Deshmukh #Raja Natwarlal #Ilaiyaraja
Katiyabaaz Filmmakers talk about documenting Kanpur's battle for electricity

Aug 28, 2014

Katiyabaaz Filmmakers talk about documenting Kanpur's battle for electricity

This documentary about the terrible power situation in the industrial centre of Kanpur unfolds with all the drama and charm of a feature film. #VeryCloseUp #Fahad Mustafa #Deepti Kakkar #Katiyabaaz #Mumbai Film Festival 2013
Katiyabaaz review Small-town India at its electric, despairing best

Aug 22, 2014

Katiyabaaz review Small-town India at its electric, despairing best

By the end of Katiyabaaz, like the audience, Maheshwari is able to escape Kanpur, albeit with scratches and scars. Loha Singh, however, has nowhere to go but up a pole and close to the high voltage wires. #VeryCloseUp #Fahad Mustafa #Deepti Kakkar #Katiyabaaz #Mumbai Film Festival 2013
Siddharth's Jigarthanda likely to have Bollywood remake

Aug 11, 2014

Siddharth's Jigarthanda likely to have Bollywood remake

Actor Siddharth-starrer Tamil musical gangster film Jigarthanda, which has the critics as well as the audience raving, is likely to be remade in Hindi soon. #VeryCloseUp #Rang De Basanti #Siddharth #Jigarthanda
'Ive extreme disrespect for people who think Bollywood is a step up from the South'

Aug 11, 2014

'Ive extreme disrespect for people who think Bollywood is a step up from the South'

In the first part of his candid interview, he described the film's script as one of the best he's read in a long time. Now he talks about another upcoming release that he's excited about Lucia Bollywood, being outspoken and his relationship with actress Samantha. #VeryCloseUp #Samantha #Rang De Basanti #Siddharth #Jigarthanda