articles by Ragini Daliya

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Sai Tamhankar on her upcoming webshow Pet Puran, OTT boom and more

'As an actor, the medium or language doesn't really matter to me,' said Sai Tamhankar.

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Sumeet Vyas, Nidhi Singh on Permanent Roommates going audio: 'We're letting you in our private conversations'

Sumeet Vyas and Nidhi Singh get candid about the new avatar of Permanent Roommates, the challenges of the audio medium, and whether their characters Tanya and Mikesh would have survived the lockdown together.

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From Eat Drink Man Woman to Frances Ha, I found in food both an icebreaker and a form of self care

While food is a gateway to diffuse many stressful situations, it is also sometimes a bridge to build awkward conversations, situations, friendships, and sometimes even fights.

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Ankur Tewari on bringing alive the idea of temptation with the music of Gehraiyaan

Ankur Tewari talks about working with Shakun Batra for Gehraiyaan, marrying the film's theme to its musical vibe.

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Jim Sarbh, Ishwak Singh, Nikkhil Advani, Siddharth Roy Kapur on why Rocket Boys is more a human story than a science show

'Rocket Boys is a story about renaissance men, their dreams, women, relationships and even about their failures.'

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Confessions of shy bride: How I turned to films to survive the chaos of my winter wedding

To beat the chaos of my wedding prep, I turned to films, especially centred on weddings. Not to look for any aesthetic ideas, but to soak myself into an emotional marathon.

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Abhimanyu Dassani reacts to Meenakshi Sundareshwar controversy: 'No one tries to make a film to insult anyone'

Abhimanyu Dassani deconstructs his character from Meenakshi Sundareshwar, reacts to the film's controversy, and discusses upcoming projects.

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Dhruv Sehgal on making an honest show out of Little Things, the polarising views on finale, and what's next for him

This season told me how obsessed India is with marriages. It is not just the previous generation but the current one too," says show creator Dhruv Sehgal on the final instalment of Little Things.

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Saket Chaudhary, Zoya Hussain, Kunal Kapoor on exploring love, infidelity in Ankahi Kahaniya

Kunal Kapoor on his short in Netflix India anthology Ankahi Kahaniya: "We have films that celebrate success, maybe of people, of relationships, but very rarely do we have films that explore failure."

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Konkana Sensharma, Shreya Dhanwanthary on playing frontline workers in Mumbai Diaries 26/11

"It is really sad that we need something like COVID-19 crisis or 26/11 to appreciate the frontline workers," says Konkona Sensharma on her medical drama on Amazon Prime, Mumbai Diaries 26/11.

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Kunal Kapoor, Dino Morea discuss their characters in The Empire, and the chinks in their armour

Kunal Kapoor and Dino Morea talk about playing layered characters in The Empire, and how OTT has proved to be a game-changer for their careers.

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Amol Palekar, Rinku Rajguru on their ZEE5 film 200 Halla Ho, and how 'conspicuous silence' on social issues affects art

"Wish to be a member of a ‘hundred crore & more’ club seems to be mutually exclusive with creating good cinema," says Amol Palekar, who believes "more films on issues of caste can get financial backing by OTT platforms provided the filmmakers wish to narrate those stories."

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Mr. Corman review: Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 'comedy' show on Apple TV+ starts bumpy, but ends on a purposeful note

While Mr. Corman initially feels like an elongated piece of whiny drama, it ultimately feels good to wait around and let it unfold at its own pace.

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Ek Duaa movie review: Esha Deol's short film on female feticide falters due to convoluted storytelling

Ek Duaa is a brave attempt to showcase women's agency over their bodies but falters due to bad acting performances and a wafer-thin plotline.

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Shefali Shah on her short film Happy Birthday Mummyji, turning director, and the plight of hands-on homemakers

"Happy Birthday Mummyji is a sugarcoated version of Neeraj Ghaywan's Juice. While it is talking about similar issues, Suchi's way of dealing with it is completely different. So yes, it is Juice but in a much lighter way," says Shefali Shah on her new short film.

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Rohit Saraf, Anand Tiwari, Simran Jehani discuss Netflix's Feels Like Ishq, and what makes a good love story

Actors Rohit Saraf and Simran Jehani, and director Anand Tiwari, discuss the recurring motif of nature in their short Star Host from Netflix India anthology Feels Like Ishq.

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The Prateek Kuhad interview | 'Great art comes from real, authentic emotions which need to be felt'

Prateek Kuhad talks about his new EP Shehron Ke Raaz, how all forms of art are subjective in nature, and why it is important for musicians today to retain originality.

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Radhika Madan deconstructs her character Didi from Ray, talks reuniting with Vasan Bala after debut film

Radhika Madan charts her journey from television to playing a godwoman in Ray, and how she learnt never to seek external validation in this profession.

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Vikrant Massey, Taapsee Pannu, Harshvardhan Rane on why one can't pick sides in their bloody love story Haseen Dillruba

"All of these characters feed off each other’s wrongs, and often one excites the other one to showcase their flawed side," says Taapsee Pannu on Haseen Dilruba.

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Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird, Studio Ghibli's Only Yesterday, and a homecoming of my own

When I returned home after a pandemic cut short by my millennial Mumbai moment, Saroise Ronan's Ladybird and Taeko Okajima in Only Yesterday helped me reconcile with a long-lost past.