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EXCLUSIVE | Shreya Ghoshal: 'Sanjay Leela Bhansali gave me one of the greatest debuts anyone can expect'
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EXCLUSIVE | Shreya Ghoshal: 'Sanjay Leela Bhansali gave me one of the greatest debuts anyone can expect'

While speaking to Firstpost in an exclusive conversation, the singer went back in time to recall her memories of meeting her mentor, the songs she has sung for his latest album Sukoon, and the actresses that suit her for voice the best.

Happy Birthday Shah Rukh Khan: From Devdas to Chak De India, the unforgettable roles of Badshah of Bollywood
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Happy Birthday Shah Rukh Khan: From Devdas to Chak De India, the unforgettable roles of Badshah of Bollywood

While he has won accolades as a romantic hero, SRK never failed to give goosebumps whenever appeared as a villain on the big screen.

First Take |  Vikram Vedha: This is how a remake should be
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First Take | Vikram Vedha: This is how a remake should be

I wouldn’t even call the Hindi version of Vikram Vedha a remake. It is a re-imaging of the plot, just like Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Devdas, which was far removed from Bimal Roy’s Devdas.

Durga Puja 2022: From Devdas to Kahaani, Bollywood movies you can watch to get the festive feel
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Durga Puja 2022: From Devdas to Kahaani, Bollywood movies you can watch to get the festive feel

Several Bollywood movies have incorporated the celebrations of the Durga Puja to energise and bring realism to the plot.

Retake: Letter writing and the art of deferring judgment
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Retake: Letter writing and the art of deferring judgment

The art of letter writing has obviously faded in our cinema, but it has over decades symbolised our preoccupation with speaking over listening.

The incomparable legacy of Bimal Roy
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The incomparable legacy of Bimal Roy

Is it a coincidence that incomparable actors like Nutan, Balraj Sahni and Dilip Kumar gave their career’s best performances in Bimal Roy’s cinema?

One year without Dilip Kumar
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One year without Dilip Kumar

On 7 July 2021, Dilip Kumar passed away after a prolonged illness. He was 98.

Madhuri Dixit: Back in The Fame Game
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Madhuri Dixit: Back in The Fame Game

The versatile star of Bollywood is celebrating her 55th birthday today. She recently impressed the audience with her impeccable performance in The Fame Game.

Reading the courtesan as a queer figure: Suffering at the heart of spectacle in films from Pakeezah to Gangubai Kathiawadi
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Reading the courtesan as a queer figure: Suffering at the heart of spectacle in films from Pakeezah to Gangubai Kathiawadi

The fact that Gangubai Kathiawadi begins with Begum Akhtar’s voice crooning 'Yeh Na Thi Hamari Qismat' places this film as an offering to the silsila of courtesan culture and its queer association.

Gangubai Kathiawadi could give wind to the sails of change in Bollywood’s hackneyed representation of sex workers
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Gangubai Kathiawadi could give wind to the sails of change in Bollywood’s hackneyed representation of sex workers

Films like Mandi, Dev.D, Begum Jaan, and Anaarkali of Aarah empowered their women with agency. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming Gangubai Kathiawadi could be the latest addition to this formidable list.

Pandit Birju Maharaj's filmy detours were no short of magical; Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Kamal Haasan, Alia Bhatt pay tributes
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Pandit Birju Maharaj's filmy detours were no short of magical; Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Kamal Haasan, Alia Bhatt pay tributes

“I have two idols. You can call them guiding light of my career. Lata Mangeshkar is in hospital. Pandit Birju Maharaj is gone. I can't believe it," says Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who has collaborated with the Kathak legend for Devdas and Bajirao Mastani.

Tracing the graphs of the three Khans in a nation transformed by sociopolitical upheavals
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Tracing the graphs of the three Khans in a nation transformed by sociopolitical upheavals

Kaveree Bamzai's new book on Shah Rukh, Aamir, and Salman benefits the most from its timeliness, given the rising conversations around Islamophobia, the streaming vs theatres debate, and the Khans' own complacencies.

As Pooja Bhatt's Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin clocks in 30 years, looking back at films that hit a milestone this week
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As Pooja Bhatt's Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin clocks in 30 years, looking back at films that hit a milestone this week

Other milestones to hit this week include 20 years of Anubhav Sinha's Tum Bin and 30 years of Tabu's debut in the industry.

How Dilip Kumar's portrayal of Devdas is an enduring benchmark for tragic performances
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How Dilip Kumar's portrayal of Devdas is an enduring benchmark for tragic performances

Known as the only method actor of Bollywood, his portrayal of Devdas continues to be appreciated and admired and is touted to be the best of all screen depictions of this character.

Dilip Kumar's best looks: From Devdas to Andaz, the actor was as much style as substance
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Dilip Kumar's best looks: From Devdas to Andaz, the actor was as much style as substance

Kumar was a true trendsetter, an actor whose signature looks on celluloid quickly made him a fashion icon with an enduring style that continues to inspire.

Dilip Kumar dies at 98: Era comes to an end, peerless thespian was the defining voice of Independent India
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Dilip Kumar dies at 98: Era comes to an end, peerless thespian was the defining voice of Independent India

What truly made Dilip Kumar the go-to actor for a host of filmmakers was his ability to carve an onscreen identity that could address many complex issues within the realm of popular Hindi cinema.

Dilip Kumar's best performances: From Devdas to Naya Daur, 10 roles that defined the actor
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Dilip Kumar's best performances: From Devdas to Naya Daur, 10 roles that defined the actor

Dilip Kumar received the first ever Filmfare award in the Best Actor category for his role in Daag.

How Saroj Khan, Madhuri Dixit depicted 'longing' through their storied song-and-dance collaborations
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How Saroj Khan, Madhuri Dixit depicted 'longing' through their storied song-and-dance collaborations

Saroj Khan and Madhuri Dixit built their songs around longing for love, but they were always champions of self-sufficiency over victims of dismissive patriarchy.

Saroj Khan passes away: A masterful choreographer, who spruced up traditional dance forms with 'a dazzle of Bollywood'
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Saroj Khan passes away: A masterful choreographer, who spruced up traditional dance forms with 'a dazzle of Bollywood'

“I was in a man’s job, trying to get a foothold. And I didn’t give up," Saroj Khan had said in her 2019 TEDx Talk.

Saroj Khan, veteran choreographer, passes away aged 71 after cardiac arrest
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Saroj Khan, veteran choreographer, passes away aged 71 after cardiac arrest

Saroj Khan was admitted to a Mumbai hospital last Saturday after she complained of breathing issues. She tested negative for coronavirus.