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First Take: Bollywood & its portrait of desolation
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First Take: Bollywood & its portrait of desolation

The incredibly gifted Rajkummar Rao, no stranger to internalized performances, immerses himself in Vikram Motwane’s Trapped with such arresting authenticity that after a while we cease to watch the skill that underlines the outstanding performance.

Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor, Ektaa Kapoor, SS Rajamouli blown away by Brahmastra
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Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor, Ektaa Kapoor, SS Rajamouli blown away by Brahmastra

The other celebrities that have heaped praises on Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt’s Brahmastra are Varun Dhawan and Hansal Mehta.

As Rajkummar Rao turns 38, here's why the actor is such a nice guy to know
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As Rajkummar Rao turns 38, here's why the actor is such a nice guy to know

Raj’s first film Love Sex Aur Dhokha came to him without much struggle. And it was a lead. After that, he sought interesting roles, not necessarily leads. Raj did Bejoy Nambiar’s Shaitaan as a guest appearance.

Hansal Mehta is all set to direct Applause Entertainment’s Gandhi
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Hansal Mehta is all set to direct Applause Entertainment’s Gandhi

The National award-winning director Hansal Mehta collaborates with Applause for its Upcoming ambitious series named Gandhi.

Hansal Mehta to direct SonyLIV series based on R&AW founder Rameshwar Nath Kao
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Hansal Mehta to direct SonyLIV series based on R&AW founder Rameshwar Nath Kao

Based on RK Yadav's book Mission R&AW, the show will trace the journey and exploits of Kao, the first Chief of R&AW, "in the wake of escalating turmoil with the country's neighbours".

Hansal Mehta congratulates Nushrratt Bharuccha after Janhit Mein Jaari's success
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Hansal Mehta congratulates Nushrratt Bharuccha after Janhit Mein Jaari's success

'Chhalaang' director Hansal Mehta congratulates Nushrratt Bharuccha for the positive reviews of 'Janhit Mein Jaari'.

Modern Love Mumbai's story - Baai felicitated at the 13th Kashish Mumbai International Film Festival 2022
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Modern Love Mumbai's story - Baai felicitated at the 13th Kashish Mumbai International Film Festival 2022

The Hansal Mehta directorial, Baai starred Pratik Gandhi and chef Ranveer Brar in the lead roles that depicted the narrative of a heartwarming story about homosexuality, acceptance and family.

Hansal Mehta ties the knot with long-time partner Safeena Husain; Congratulations pour in for happy couple
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Hansal Mehta ties the knot with long-time partner Safeena Husain; Congratulations pour in for happy couple

Safeena Husain and Hansal Mehta have been together for 17 years and have two children together. Their wedding ceremony took place at San Francisco's Taj Campton Palace.

Pratik Gandhi: Have been receiving a lot of messages from the queer community after Modern Love Mumbai
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Pratik Gandhi: Have been receiving a lot of messages from the queer community after Modern Love Mumbai

Pratik Gandhi: 'I want to keep playing different types of roles and it’s a conscious choice. Unpredictability will elevate the entertainment quotient for my viewers too'

In Hansal Mehta's Baai, from Modern Love Mumbai, a tender act of love, longing and letting go
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In Hansal Mehta's Baai, from Modern Love Mumbai, a tender act of love, longing and letting go

Hansal Mehta on his short Baai in Modern Love Mumbai: 'My stories are an extension of myself, so while there is a romance, there is also going to be a reflection of the world around us in it'

First Take | Fleeing from one’s own sexuality
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First Take | Fleeing from one’s own sexuality

Flee is a unique unprecedented cinema on homosexuality. The very term ‘gay animation documentary’ is an ostensible anomaly. How can a film on homosexuality be done as animation, and how can an animation film be a documentary? Flee succeeds in bringing all of this, and more.

Modern Love: Mumbai review — Fatima Sana Shaikh, Vishal Bhardwaj rescue the tame, stilted anthology
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Modern Love: Mumbai review — Fatima Sana Shaikh, Vishal Bhardwaj rescue the tame, stilted anthology

Modern Love feels muffled for much of its runtime, content in endorsing empty takeaways about love and second chances

Long reduced to stereotypes, Ranveer Singh's Jayeshbhai Jordaar is likely to change the Gujarati narrative in cinema
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Long reduced to stereotypes, Ranveer Singh's Jayeshbhai Jordaar is likely to change the Gujarati narrative in cinema

The caricaturish portrayal of not just Gujarati culture, but any other culture is daft and uninspiring. If Bollywood truly wishes to make an impact, that it knows it can, then it must do it by making people of all cultures, and backgrounds visible, not as mere motifs, but as humans.

Baai captures and honours that unconditional love, one that we inherently seek irrespective of the nature of the relationship: Hansal Mehta
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Baai captures and honours that unconditional love, one that we inherently seek irrespective of the nature of the relationship: Hansal Mehta

Director Hansal Mehta shares his perception of love that he portrayed in his story of Amazon Prime Video's Modern Love, Mumbai called 'Baai'.

Hansal Mehta's Scam 2003 goes on floors
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Hansal Mehta's Scam 2003 goes on floors

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta on Wednesday announced that production has started filming for Scam season two, which will tackle the 2003 Stamp Paper fraud by Abdul Karim Telgi.

Amazon Prime Video to release Modern Love Mumbai on 13 May; Fatima Sana Shaikh, Pratik Gandhi star
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Amazon Prime Video to release Modern Love Mumbai on 13 May; Fatima Sana Shaikh, Pratik Gandhi star

Vishal Bhardwaj, Hansal Mehta, Shonali Bose, Dhruv Sehgal, Alankrita Shrivastava and Nupur Asthana headline stories in the Modern Love Mumbai

Bappi Lahiri passes away: Akshay Kumar, AR Rahman, Ajay Devgn remember India's Disco King
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Bappi Lahiri passes away: Akshay Kumar, AR Rahman, Ajay Devgn remember India's Disco King

Bappi Lahiri's "music was all-encompassing, beautifully expressing diverse emotions. His lively nature will be missed by everyone," Narendra Modi tweeted on veteran's singer's demise

Hansal Mehta to direct Netflix series Scoop based on crime journalist Jagruti Pathak’s life
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Hansal Mehta to direct Netflix series Scoop based on crime journalist Jagruti Pathak’s life

Inspired by Jigna Vora's biographical book Behind The Bars In Byculla: My Days in Prison, Scoop is created by Hansal Mehta and Mrunmayee Lagoo Waikul, known for co-writing Thappad.

Hansal Mehta, Vishal Bhardwaj, Alankrita Shrivastava all set to bring Indian adaptation of Modern Love
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Hansal Mehta, Vishal Bhardwaj, Alankrita Shrivastava all set to bring Indian adaptation of Modern Love

The anthology series explores love in all of its complicated and beautiful forms, as well as its effects on the human connection.

Veteran actor Yusuf Hussain passes away from COVID-19 at 73; son-in-law Hansal Mehta pens emotional tribute
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Veteran actor Yusuf Hussain passes away from COVID-19 at 73; son-in-law Hansal Mehta pens emotional tribute

Hussain’s demise was also mourned by other personalities in the Hindi film industry, who paid tribute to the veteran actor.