Anuya Jakatdar
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Entertainment

Katrina Kaif's looking hot in Dhoom:3, but what's she wearing?

Even Yash Raj Films can't ignore: you can make anything look hot so long as it features Kaif's flat-like-a-cricket-pitch torso.

Entertainment

Catching Fire review: Katniss is cooler than ever in this powerful film

Catching Fire is a powerful, evocative movie that does what any good sci-fi movie set in a dystopia should do.

Entertainment

Let's cheer for Bollywood's Movember men — Ranveer, Shahid and Saif

Boys, whether you’re in Bollywood or not, if you’re reading this, don’t let the end of Movember deter you from rocking that facial hair.

Entertainment

Three key tips for sexytimes from Ram-Leela

A lot has been already said about Ram-Leela. Not much has been said, however, of the brazen sexuality oozing out of the movie, like (very colourful!) pus out of a festering wound.

Entertainment

Madhuri and Sridevi, the ladies who made comebacks cool

So here’s to Madhuri, and here’s to Dedh Ishqiya. May it make more money than the amount predicted by its marketing bachchas and allow her, and others like her, to take more risks.

Entertainment

It's Homeland, 24 versus CID, and the winner is Indian TV

With channels like Premiere and shows like 24, I see something that was till now hidden behind the heavily brocaded-sarees and loud makeup of our saas-bahu brigade – a glimmer of hope for TV.

Entertainment

The promos of Krrish 3 can cause brain-hernia

I’m now going to say what everyone has thought – Krrish 3 is what you get when you try to turn Kangana Ranaut’s accent into a movie.

Entertainment

Why Aamir Khan, Sonam should feature in World's Sexiest Celeb list

Here is our own list of World's sexiest celebrities. Take a look.

Entertainment

Bollywood says you want songs to be cruder, sillier and stupider. Do you really?

Our Bollywood songs, such as the new Tattad Tattad, now rely on names that court ludicrousness and steps that are just our morning routine repeated 20 times. It’s easy to assume what the future holds.

Entertainment

Breaking Bad: Why it's impossible to imagine a Skyler White on Indian TV

Skyler is hated because she is decidedly gray and usually, in both society and pop culture, there is no room for moral ambiguity in women.

Blogs

Where are the shuddh desi heroes?

And now, I will let you in on a little secret - if you watch Shuddh Desi Romance backwards, you’ll see what director Maneesh Sharma has cleverly hidden in his Indian Born Confused Desi romantic hodgepodge of a movie: the obituary of the Bollywood hero.

Entertainment

The big mad circus of Bollywood publicity

Pretty soon, stars will do guest appearances in the Parliament and smartly get caught in scams worth a squillion rupees a week before their film’s release, but that is only until they take over the government itself and decree that everyone will have to watch ALL movies.

Entertainment

Don't hate Miley Cyrus, hate what's become of pop music

The girl is only trying to fit in with her peers and if she collaborates with N’Sync’s second re-union performance and emerges out of a giant lollipop stark naked, don’t be surprised. I know I won’t.

Life

Lakme Fashion Week: Ritu Kumar and other winners on ramp in 2013

There were definitely more that stood out, like Manish Malhotra’s simple ethnics, Sabyasachi’s ornate interpretation of the “royal” theme, Karishma Jamwal’s bohemian rhapsody, Bisou Bisou’s leather and peplum. Overall, this Fashion Week had more hits than misses.

Life

Lakme Fashion Week: Is that an alien on the catwalk?

Let’s hope this helps them understand that a buyer is unlikely to buy something that will be tough to sell to a consumer.

Entertainment

No paparazzi in India, so why is Kat sending media pouty letters?

As aam aadmi, I don’t understand Kat’s reaction at all. The paparazzi culture, which is so rampant in the West, is as active in India as Manmohan Singh’s speechwriter.

Entertainment

SRK salutes Rajini: you can't miss the 'lungi dance'

I may have to go swallow some Kafka and Faulkner after this column to feel smart again, but at least I know that I have done my Patient Zero duty in spreading the Lungi Dance virus.

Blogs

Do we need 'heavage' queens like Poonam Pandey in the age of internet porn?

There’s a market for erotic movies, but in an industry where women struggle every day to be more than just wallpaper, do we need more "actors" trying to make it on the basis of how much butt-crack they’re willing to show?

Blogs

What Bollywood could learn from Cory Monteith's drug overdose

I can’t help but wonder what would happen in a similar situation involving a local celebrity. In India, drug addiction in celebs is kept under such wraps it’s practically a mummy.

Entertainment

A career tip for birthday Barbie Katrina Kaif: Learn to act

Today, on the momentous occasion of her 30th birthday, I have decided to take a page out of Glee (RIP Finn Hudson) and pretend to be her guidance counselor. Because it’s never too late for some good old-fashioned career advice.