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'Audiences are bored of seeing men at the helm’: Aahana Kumra On Women’s Day
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'Audiences are bored of seeing men at the helm’: Aahana Kumra On Women’s Day

Aahana Kumra feels when a man makes a film about desire, it’s like Jism, but when a woman directs a similar theme, it is like, Lipstick Under My Burkha

The Friday List: From a campaign to conserve mangroves to a talk on cultural capital, your weekly calendar of virtual events
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The Friday List: From a campaign to conserve mangroves to a talk on cultural capital, your weekly calendar of virtual events

Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.

Beyond saas-bahu sagas, how Ekta Kapoor champions intersectional feminism in her films as producer
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Beyond saas-bahu sagas, how Ekta Kapoor champions intersectional feminism in her films as producer

The perception of Ekta Kapoor as the soap-opera queen is a unidimensional thought, given the exciting envelope-pushing films she has been backing as a producer

Vikrant Massey's performances across TV, films and digital platforms prove why 'there are no small parts'
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Vikrant Massey's performances across TV, films and digital platforms prove why 'there are no small parts'

Vikrant Massey, over seven years of career in the entertainment industry, has shown a swift rise as a true-blue performer.

Khandaani Shafakhana director Shilpi Dasgupta on why she chose Sonakshi Sinha to front a film on sex
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Khandaani Shafakhana director Shilpi Dasgupta on why she chose Sonakshi Sinha to front a film on sex

Shilpi Dasgupta discusses why a woman actor like Sonakshi Sinha was important to cast as the lead in her directorial debut Khandaani Shafakhana.

Konkona Sensharma on A Monsoon Date: Lucky to be offered role of transsexual as not many good offers come my way
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Konkona Sensharma on A Monsoon Date: Lucky to be offered role of transsexual as not many good offers come my way

Konkona Sensharma says she isn't sad over lack of good offers as she feels fortunate to work with some of the best people in the business

With Made in Heaven and Gully Boy, Reema Kagti and Zoya Akhtar are a creative force to reckon with
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With Made in Heaven and Gully Boy, Reema Kagti and Zoya Akhtar are a creative force to reckon with

Made In Heaven debuted last week to mostly rave reviews, and is being touted as Amazon’s best Indian show till date.

Gully Boy and the female gaze: Zoya Akhtar leads the way with unapologetic depiction of women's sexual desire
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Gully Boy and the female gaze: Zoya Akhtar leads the way with unapologetic depiction of women's sexual desire

Mainstream Bollywood has always underplayed the female desire due to the near hegemony of male producers, writers and directors, who called the shots for decades. Filmmakers like Zoya Akhtar and Alankrita Srivastava are now leading the change in this regard.

Konkona Sen Sharma, Bhumi Pednekar to play leads in Alankrita Shrivastava, Ekta Kapoor's next
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Konkona Sen Sharma, Bhumi Pednekar to play leads in Alankrita Shrivastava, Ekta Kapoor's next

Alankrita Shrivastava will collaborate with Konkona Sen Sharma for a second time as the actress was also part of the director's Lipstick Under My Burkha.

102 Not Out highlights what Bollywood might lose out on, thanks to its obsession with youth
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102 Not Out highlights what Bollywood might lose out on, thanks to its obsession with youth

Bollywood's fascination with youth means rich stories involving elderly protagonists are rarely seen. Will 102 Not Out help change that?

Sholay's Radha to Shashi in English Vinglish, Indian cinema has largely denied its women the right of choice
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Sholay's Radha to Shashi in English Vinglish, Indian cinema has largely denied its women the right of choice

So many Indian films have hinted at the possibility of freedom, hope, love and happiness for female characters stuck in desperate, unhappy situations but have stopped short of an all-out breaking away from those binding circumstances

Filmfare Awards 2018 announce Critics' Choice nominees; Rajkummar Rao leads with two nominations — see complete list
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Filmfare Awards 2018 announce Critics' Choice nominees; Rajkummar Rao leads with two nominations — see complete list

The Critics' Choice Awards for Filmfare 2018 sees Rajkummar Rao get two Best Actor nominations for Newton and Trapped.

Lipstick Under My Burkha dropped from Prince of Wales Museum exhibition due to 'explicit sexual content'
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Lipstick Under My Burkha dropped from Prince of Wales Museum exhibition due to 'explicit sexual content'

The museum's director Sabyasachi Mukherjee, though, said the chief reason behind its exclusion was its 'Adult' certification.

Ekta Kapoor to produce another Alankrita Shrivastava film after Lipstick Under My Burkha
Bollywood

Ekta Kapoor to produce another Alankrita Shrivastava film after Lipstick Under My Burkha

Alankrita Shrivastava says that her next film under Ekta Kapoor's Balaji Motion Pictures will be yet another women centric film with two central characters.

Bollywood in 2017: From Taimur's photos to Virushka wedding, what we were hooked to
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Bollywood in 2017: From Taimur's photos to Virushka wedding, what we were hooked to

Bollywood had a crazy busy year, and we were following the madness every step of the way | #YearInReview

Best Bollywood Films 2017: When indies saved the day and the mainstream hit an all-time low
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Best Bollywood Films 2017: When indies saved the day and the mainstream hit an all-time low

Anna Vetticad's pick of 2017’s best Bollywood films released in theatres is dominated by little indies.

Pankaj Tripathi in Newton to Akshaye Khanna in Ittefaq — Bollywood's breakthrough performances in 2017
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Pankaj Tripathi in Newton to Akshaye Khanna in Ittefaq — Bollywood's breakthrough performances in 2017

This year, big Bollywood stars were overshadowed by stand-out or breakthrough performances.

From Tumhari Sulu to Lipstick Under My Burkha, women-led films were Bollywood's heroes of 2017
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From Tumhari Sulu to Lipstick Under My Burkha, women-led films were Bollywood's heroes of 2017

2017 showed that mainstream Hindi cinema finally seemed to get its act right with women-led films | #YearInReview

Bollywood's biggest star in 2017? Small-town India, which shone like never before
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Bollywood's biggest star in 2017? Small-town India, which shone like never before

Small-town India is the new landscape that is telling a whole new story both in terms of people and what makes them unique | #YearInReview