articles by Devansh Sharma

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The Dee Bradley Baker interview | 'The force behind Star Wars has always been that of hope'

In an exclusive interview on Star Wars Day, legendary voice artist Dee-Bradley Baker talks about being "the force behind" the new animated spin-off show The Bad Batch.

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Journalist Shashi Baliga passes away: A student remembers his teacher and mentor's most valuable lessons

Shashi Baliga, a prominent journalist, was my professor at the Xavier Institute of Communication, and mentor, till she passed away on 2 May, after a month-long battle with coronavirus.

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Kabir Bedi talks new memoir, and what makes him a rebel: I'm a child of the '60s, decade of social revolution

"Society likes conformity. Those who deviate from the norm are seen as threats. But it's our individuality that makes us unique. You have to be different to make a difference," says Kabir Bedi.

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With natural charm and tremendous tenacity, how Rishi Kapoor straddled past and present

As someone who was born on the cusp of the millennial generation, I never saw Rishi Kapoor as a heartthrob but only as a dependable, first-rate actor.

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Irrfan Khan passes away: How a boy from the actor's hometown grew up in his omnipresent shadows

Three years ago, when I met Irrfan Khan after watching Hindi Medium, we shared fond memories of our hometown Jaipur — till he gave me a lot to think about.

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From Fabulous Lives to Searching For Sheela: Creative head Aneesha Baig on Dharmatic's diverse non-fiction slate

"Dharmatic was opened to do things that aren't done at Dharma — not in a competitive kind of way, but a bolstering, cross-pollinating, dynamic kind of way," says Aneesha Baig, Creative Head, Non-Fiction.

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How Indian cinema's timid portrayal of Indira Gandhi confined her to allusions, voices, silhouettes on screen

While several films have been made against the backdrop of Indira Gandhi's controversial decisions like the 1975 Emergency and Operation Blue Star, one has rarely seen an actor portray her in all her guts and glory.

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The DJ Snake interview | 'COVID and everything going digital has made me want to capture more organic sounds in my music'

In an exclusive interview, DJ Snake talks about reuniting with Selena Gomez after 'Taki Taki' for her Spanish album, and recalibrating his approach as an artiste in the times of coronavirus, social distancing, and digital gigs.

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RJ Cutler opens up on studying Billie Eilish in Apple TV+ documentary: It was a full meal from the start

"A 17-year-old girl entering adulthood doesn't need to be world-famous for the stakes to be high," RJ Cutler opens up on directing Billie Eilish: The World's A Little Blurry, in an exclusive interview.

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Priyanka Chopra Jonas' memoir Unfinished is an effervescent account propelled by bouts of introspection

Priyanka Chopra Jonas has a lot of ground to cover in her 38-year-long life, which is far from finished. She does not hover over any phase of her journey in the book, except the ones she chooses to — and those turn out to be the most rewarding bits.

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Vidhu Vinod Chopra on his memoir and filmmaking: 'Intention is to make good cinema that makes good money'

Vidhu Vinod Chopra talks about his memoir Unscripted, his unwavering intention to make good cinema, collaboration with Rajkumar Hirani, and whether he wants a biopic on his life.

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If I ever get stuck in a time loop, I'd love to be on a film set every day of my life: Kathryn Newton

In an exclusive, Kathryn Newton talks about her new Amazon Prime Video sci-fi romance film The Map of Tiny Perfect Things, and choosing critically acclaimed projects like Big Little Lies, Ladybird, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

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It's fitting that Marvel's first streaming show is a love letter to golden age of TV, says WandaVision director Matt Shakman

In an exclusive interview, Matt Shakman breaks down the style of WandaVision, why it is inspired from classic family sitcoms, and how the show will shape Phase 4 of the MCU.

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In a winter without festivals, kite flying on Makar Sankranti offers hope for a socially-distanced, eco-friendly celebration

With people engaging in customary duels of kite flying from rooftops of their respective places, COVID-19 restrictions like night curfews, curbs on public gatherings, and the firecracker ban will not rob Makar Sankranti of the fun and frolic it is associated with.

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The M Night Shyamalan interview | 'Ramifications of pandemic coincide with the minimalistic way I like to tell my stories'

M Night Shyamalan says the pandemic protocols have only facilitated the way he likes to tell stories like Servant Season 2 on Apple TV+ — singular setting, limited cast, and deliberate quietness.

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Normal People review: Sally Rooney makes a lavish, leisurely meal of her 2018 romance bestseller

In Normal People, like the lead characters, perception of the 'normal' also comes of age.

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AK vs AK, The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives, Sushant Singh Rajput: Curious case of fact-fiction and the unreliable narrator

Vikramaditya Motwane's Netflix mockumentary AK vs AK rounds off a year characterised by its hybrid genre. From shows like Masaba Masaba and The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives to mainstream media coverage of Sushant Singh Rajput's death case, the lines between fact and fiction were constantly blurred.

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Ram Prasad Ki Tehrvi movie review: Seema Pahwa's directorial debut fails to rise above theatrics

Ram Prasad Ki Tehrvi had its world premiere at the Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival in 2019 and has released in theatres on 1 Jan, 2021.

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In Eeb Allay Ooo!, Prateek Vats uses monkeys as metaphor to satirise blind faith and superstition in modern India

Ten years ago, Delhi-6 had an imaginary 'kaala bandar' as a symbol of communal bias. But in Prateek Vats' Eeb Allay Ooo!, monkeys pose a very real and urgent threat to society.

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Mulan movie review: Loyal to Disney, but not brave and true to the times

Mulan could have been a burning live-action adaptation of a powerful origin story. But it remains painfully loyal to Disney's diktats.