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Through Manto, how Nandita Das understood fence-sitters better, and employed cinema to evoke empathy
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Through Manto, how Nandita Das understood fence-sitters better, and employed cinema to evoke empathy

Only a year since her film Manto (2018) took her across the world to a myriad festivals and meets, Nandita Das is on the road yet again, with Saadat Hasan continuing to keep her faithful company. Firstpost catches up with the actor-director turned writer in Kolkata, and talks about her journey with Manto, her politics, and the only kind of people she wishes to engage with at present.

Rahat Kazmi's Lihaaf lacks the fire of Ismat Chugtai's story, weighed down by an inadvertent male gaze
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Rahat Kazmi's Lihaaf lacks the fire of Ismat Chugtai's story, weighed down by an inadvertent male gaze

Rahat Kazmi's Lihaaf screened at the recently concluded 25th Kolkata International Film Festival.

Rasika Dugal says it was refreshing to headline a project like Out of Love: Always wanted to play the protagonist
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Rasika Dugal says it was refreshing to headline a project like Out of Love: Always wanted to play the protagonist

Rasika Dugal says she always wanted to play the lead characters in all her films/projects, like Manto, Hamid, Mirzapur, and Delhi Crime.

Reading Fikr Taunsvi's The Sixth River in 2019: Searing account of horrors of Partition resonates even today
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Reading Fikr Taunsvi's The Sixth River in 2019: Searing account of horrors of Partition resonates even today

The first-person account of the Partition by Fikr Taunsvi, titled The Sixth River: A Journal from the Partition of India, refers to the five rivers of Punjab, to which a sixth river, that of ‘fire and blood’, was added during that bloody period. Maaz Bin Bilal’s translation brings this stunning account to readers in English, and does so at a time when those histories are repeating themselves.

Tahir Raj Bhasin's method involves drawing inspiration from real life, and blending it with a little bit of himself
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Tahir Raj Bhasin's method involves drawing inspiration from real life, and blending it with a little bit of himself

Tahir Raj Bhasin speaks to Firstpost about how his Chhicchore character, Derek, led a college life that was very different from his own, and his reaction on meeting Sunil Gavaskar for his upcoming film, 83.

Rasika Dugal on the 'long and short' of it: How the actress moved from small projects to big roles, while getting her due
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Rasika Dugal on the 'long and short' of it: How the actress moved from small projects to big roles, while getting her due

Over the last year, Rasika Dugal has received rave reviews for her performances in Manto, Lust Stories, Once Again, Hamid, Made In Heaven and Delhi Crime. Rasika confesses, however, that she struggles with choosing which project to take up next because prioritising and strategising are not her strong suits.

It is finally acche din for Vivek Oberoi: Why EC stalling Modi biopic is a win-win situation for the actor
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It is finally acche din for Vivek Oberoi: Why EC stalling Modi biopic is a win-win situation for the actor

If the Modi biopic is blockbuster hit when it releases, Vivek Oberoi can take all the credit. If it tanks like Accidental Prime Minister he can blame the EC, (whereas Anupam Kher had no one to blame but himself.)

News18 Reel Movie Awards 2019: Alia Bhatt, Ayushmann Khurrana, Gajraj Rao win top honours
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News18 Reel Movie Awards 2019: Alia Bhatt, Ayushmann Khurrana, Gajraj Rao win top honours

The REEL Movie Awards, one of country’s biggest celebration of Bollywood’s saw actors Alia Bhatt, Pankaj Tripathi, Gajraj Rao in attendance

Badhaai Ho, Andhadhun, Tummbad among Hindi films from 2018 that made Anurag Kashyap 'jealous'
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Badhaai Ho, Andhadhun, Tummbad among Hindi films from 2018 that made Anurag Kashyap 'jealous'

Anurag Kashyap, who directed the romantic drama Manmarziyaan last year, said he felt 'jealous' of films like Badhaai Ho and Tumbbad, as a filmmaker.

Bollywood Awards 2018: Alia or Tabu? Amit Trivedi or SEL? Manoj Bajpayee or Ranbir? A pick of the year’s best work
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Bollywood Awards 2018: Alia or Tabu? Amit Trivedi or SEL? Manoj Bajpayee or Ranbir? A pick of the year’s best work

Meghna Gulzar's Raazi wins big in Anna Vetticad's Bollywood Awards list of 2018, with Best Film, Best Actress (Alia Bhatt), Best Writing, Best Director and Best Song (Ae Watan). Best Actor: Ranbir Kapoor for Sanju.

#MeToo, weakening of star power, biopics: Five trends that shaped the Hindi film industry in 2018
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#MeToo, weakening of star power, biopics: Five trends that shaped the Hindi film industry in 2018

The Hindi film industry has witnessed several changes in the year that has gone by, from a more open dialogue about sexual harassment to a growing preference for biopics

Ali Zafar hopes Manto releases in Pakistan: 'This generation must get to know its literary heritage and heroes'
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Ali Zafar hopes Manto releases in Pakistan: 'This generation must get to know its literary heritage and heroes'

Director Nandita Das had tweeted that she was disappointed after learning that Manto did not get clearance for release in Pakistan.

Nandita Das says she is disappointed Manto won't release in Pakistan: He belongs to both countries equally
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Nandita Das says she is disappointed Manto won't release in Pakistan: He belongs to both countries equally

Nandita Das said that Manto was not passed by Pakistan's Censor Board, citing that 'the film has anti-Partition narrative theme and explicit scenes'

Manto director Nandita Das honoured at Asia Pacific Screen Awards; Nawazuddin Siddiqui named Best Actor
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Manto director Nandita Das honoured at Asia Pacific Screen Awards; Nawazuddin Siddiqui named Best Actor

Shoplifters, which won the Palme d’Or earlier this year, won the top honour — Best Feature Film — at APSA.

Nandita Das to receive  FIAPF Award at Asia Pacific Screen Awards in Australia
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Nandita Das to receive FIAPF Award at Asia Pacific Screen Awards in Australia

Nandita Das most recently directed Saadat Hasan Manto's biopic starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

Nandita Das reacts to sexual harassment allegations against father Jatin: I do believe truth will prevail
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Nandita Das reacts to sexual harassment allegations against father Jatin: I do believe truth will prevail

Nandita Das has responded to the allegations of sexual harassment levelled against her painted father Jatin Das.

Manto, Leena Yadav's Rajma Chawal, Tumbbad to be showcased at 2018 London Film Festival
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Manto, Leena Yadav's Rajma Chawal, Tumbbad to be showcased at 2018 London Film Festival

Steve McQueen's thriller Widows will open the 62nd London Film Festival while Jon S. Baird's Stan & Ollie will close the fest

Nawazuddin Siddiqui responds to Rajkumar Hirani: Surprised how he became such a renowned director
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Nawazuddin Siddiqui responds to Rajkumar Hirani: Surprised how he became such a renowned director

Rajkumar Hirani recently said he never thought Nawazuddin Siddiqui would go on to become a huge star