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Uproar over Ravan: Why Bollywood fails to understand Ramayan
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Uproar over Ravan: Why Bollywood fails to understand Ramayan

Ramayan is the soul of India. For all the simplicity in its basic plotline, it cannot be comprehended without fully understanding the civilisational idea of India

Adipurush: Explained why the look of Saif Ali Khan is compared to Ranveer Singh's Alauddin Khilji
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Adipurush: Explained why the look of Saif Ali Khan is compared to Ranveer Singh's Alauddin Khilji

This is not the first time that Saif Ali Khan's performance is compared to Khilji. He was compared to Khilji for Tanhaji as well. Wondering who did the styling for Adipurush. It is time Hindu mythological characters are portrayed in a sensitive manner.

From 83 to Bob Biswas, here's how prosthetic in Bollywood movies is created to aid modern-day storytelling
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From 83 to Bob Biswas, here's how prosthetic in Bollywood movies is created to aid modern-day storytelling

In recent years, with actors and directors wanting their characters to look different and the demand for a film or show to look realistic, the use of prosthetics has increased dramatically.

The Empire shows yet again why Hindi cinema can't get Mughals right
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The Empire shows yet again why Hindi cinema can't get Mughals right

Given the track record of Hindi cinema, it comes as no surprise that Kunal Kapoor is cast as Babur, a pale, slant-eyed, wispy-bearded, Chagatai-Turkic speaking foreign invader.

SC refuses to quash FIRs against TV anchor Amish Devgan for 'derogatory' remark against Sufi saint
India

SC refuses to quash FIRs against TV anchor Amish Devgan for 'derogatory' remark against Sufi saint

Devgan had allegedly used a derogatory term for Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti in a debate show on 15 June. He later apologised saying he inadvertently named Chisti instead of Muslim ruler Alauddin Khilji.

Saif Ali Khan on reunting with Ajay Devgn on Tanhaji: He's one of the most confident and generous actors today
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Saif Ali Khan on reunting with Ajay Devgn on Tanhaji: He's one of the most confident and generous actors today

"Ajay is one of the most confident and generous actors in the industry. You can be relaxed about having a nice part in a film with him," says Saif Ali Khan.

Shiv Sena likens BJP MLA Ram Kadam to Alauddin Khilji over anti-women remarks, questions BJP's silence on issue
Politics

Shiv Sena likens BJP MLA Ram Kadam to Alauddin Khilji over anti-women remarks, questions BJP's silence on issue

The Shiv Sena sought to know why the ruling BJP, which is generally quick to label the opposition as anti-nationals if they raise its voice on issues concerning the country, was silent over Kadam's remarks.

Aditi Rao Hydari on casting couch experience: I did not get work for eight months after my refusal
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Aditi Rao Hydari on casting couch experience: I did not get work for eight months after my refusal

Aditi Rao Hydari emphasised the need to stand up to such unfair practices and said she had no regret of her decision of backing away from the proposition

When I watched Padmaavat, Alauddin Khilji reminded me of Azam Khan, says former Samajwadi Party leader Jaya Prada
India

When I watched Padmaavat, Alauddin Khilji reminded me of Azam Khan, says former Samajwadi Party leader Jaya Prada

Actor-turned-politician Jayaprada compared Samajwadi Party's Azam Khan to Alauddin Khilhji on Saturday.

Padmaavat: Ranveer Singh reveals how frighteningly difficult it was to separate himself from Alauddin Khilji
Bollywood

Padmaavat: Ranveer Singh reveals how frighteningly difficult it was to separate himself from Alauddin Khilji

Ranveer Singh, who stole the spotlight through his villainous act in Padmaavat, says it was frighteningly easy to step into Khilji's shoes but difficult to step out.

Padmaavat: Amid Rajput romance and valour, Bhansali gives us a most queer love story
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Padmaavat: Amid Rajput romance and valour, Bhansali gives us a most queer love story

Padmaavat's true subversiveness lies in sneaking in a gay love story in a film that's a paean to heterosexual passion

RSS leader Krishna Gopal defends 'jauhar', calls it 'form of resistance', not discriminatory practice against women
India

RSS leader Krishna Gopal defends 'jauhar', calls it 'form of resistance', not discriminatory practice against women

RSS leader Krishna Gopal said that 'jauhar', an ancient practice of mass self-immolation by Rajput women to avoid being captured by foreign invaders, was a form of resistance and not a "discriminatory" practice against women

Ranveer Singh on Padmaavat: As an actor, I looked on Alauddin Khilji as a challenge
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Ranveer Singh on Padmaavat: As an actor, I looked on Alauddin Khilji as a challenge

Ranveer Singh has registered his biggest opening day collection with Padmaavat

Afterlife of Battle of Koregaon more important than life of event as Maharashtra's Dalit-Maratha clashes show
India

Afterlife of Battle of Koregaon more important than life of event as Maharashtra's Dalit-Maratha clashes show

The Battle of Koregaon, as a specific episode in the Anglo-Maratha Wars of the 18th and 19th Centuries, needs no historical introduction

Padmavati controversy: History is at risk of being trapped between Left, Right interpretations of the past
India

Padmavati controversy: History is at risk of being trapped between Left, Right interpretations of the past

After speaking to historians, it becomes clear that the Padmavati controversy is not just a battle over the past

Padmavati controversy: Amid criticism of violent activists, don't forget contribution of Rajputs to Indian history
India

Padmavati controversy: Amid criticism of violent activists, don't forget contribution of Rajputs to Indian history

The controversy surrounding the film Padmavati is as needless as anything could be

Maharashtra BJP minister seeks ban on Padmavati, writes to Devendra Fadnavis and CBFC
India

Maharashtra BJP minister seeks ban on Padmavati, writes to Devendra Fadnavis and CBFC

Maharashtra tourism minister Jaykumar Rawal on Tuesday demanded a ban on the screening of the controversy-ridden film "Padmavati" in the state.

Padmavati: Ranveer Singh breaks silence, says 'I stand by the film and Sanjay Leela Bhansali'
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Padmavati: Ranveer Singh breaks silence, says 'I stand by the film and Sanjay Leela Bhansali'

Ranveer Singh said he stands by Padmavati and its director Sanjay Leela Bhansali "200 per cent" amidst the ongoing controversy over its content.

Padmavati controversy: Beneath Rajput anxiety over depiction of Padmini lies a deep-seated complex
India

Padmavati controversy: Beneath Rajput anxiety over depiction of Padmini lies a deep-seated complex

The depiction of the legend of Padmini (immortalised in Padmavati) has triggered the anxiety of Rajputs because it can challenge their self-definition in the eyes of others

Karni Sena founder wants ban on Padmavati, says community will protest as soon as new release date is announced
India

Karni Sena founder wants ban on Padmavati, says community will protest as soon as new release date is announced

Karni Sena said that it wanted a ban on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmavati" and claimed underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's money was invested in the film