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Before Deepika Padukone, these Indian stars were part of the Cannes jury
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Before Deepika Padukone, these Indian stars were part of the Cannes jury

Deepika Padukone is one of the jury members at Cannes. However, she is not the first Indian to serve as a panel member. Here are eight members, who served as Jury members at the prestigious festival.

Mira Nair takes a deep dive into how each actor was cast in Monsoon Wedding, from Naseeruddin Shah to Vijay Raaz
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Mira Nair takes a deep dive into how each actor was cast in Monsoon Wedding, from Naseeruddin Shah to Vijay Raaz

The lasting legacy of Monsoon Wedding is its casting coup — how director Mira Nair managed to handpick and bring together an ensemble unlike any other.

Mira Nair on 20 years of Monsoon Wedding, and helming its Broadway adaptation: The film hasn't left me for a moment
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Mira Nair on 20 years of Monsoon Wedding, and helming its Broadway adaptation: The film hasn't left me for a moment

"The Monsoon Wedding musical will open in London in June 2023, following which we will hopefully go to New York, and bring it to India," says filmmaker Mira Nair.

Mira Nair's Mississippi Masala, re-releasing in US cinemas today, is a story of continuous juxtaposition
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Mira Nair's Mississippi Masala, re-releasing in US cinemas today, is a story of continuous juxtaposition

The pop iconography of chain restaurants, motels, and gas stations is characteristic of 1980s independent films. But Mira Nair’s storybook ending is more ’90s, recalling the post-Cold War golden age when it seemed that American notions of “freedom” and self-invention reigned supreme.

Dear Jane Campion, What got into you?
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Dear Jane Campion, What got into you?

Subhash K Jha in an open letter to the director of ‘The Power of the Dog’, questions: Where are the female filmmakers of enduring repute in America and Britain?

Confessions of shy bride: How I turned to films to survive the chaos of my winter wedding
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Confessions of shy bride: How I turned to films to survive the chaos of my winter wedding

To beat the chaos of my wedding prep, I turned to films, especially centred on weddings. Not to look for any aesthetic ideas, but to soak myself into an emotional marathon.

Explained: Why film industry is rallying against proposed amendments to Cinematograph Act
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Explained: Why film industry is rallying against proposed amendments to Cinematograph Act

The I&B Ministry had sought suggestions for Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill, 2021 by 2 July. A letter with 3,000 signatories from the Indian film industry has opposed the proposed amendments.

Tracing Satyajit Ray's influence on Hindi cinema; Netflix anthology on auteur's short stories is only a drop in the ocean
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Tracing Satyajit Ray's influence on Hindi cinema; Netflix anthology on auteur's short stories is only a drop in the ocean

A new Hindi anthology series aims to bring Satyajit Ray's legacy to the Netflix generation. Will this be our version of the 21st century retelling of Sherlock Holmes?

Mira Nair likely to direct National Treasure reboot series at Disney+; show to focus on 'identity, community, patriotism'
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Mira Nair likely to direct National Treasure reboot series at Disney+; show to focus on 'identity, community, patriotism'

The reboot series is narrated from the point of view of Jess Morales, who, with her diverse group of friends, sets off on the adventure to uncover her mysterious family history and recover lost treasure.

Why global acclaim for Adarsh Gourav is so satisfying: Actor's rise goes against mechanisms of regular Bollywood
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Why global acclaim for Adarsh Gourav is so satisfying: Actor's rise goes against mechanisms of regular Bollywood

It’s surreal and commendable to think of what Adarsh Gourav has managed post The White Tiger, given that actors working in Hindi cinema don’t usually have a history of successfully and comfortably transcending their cachet to a global platform.

Mira Nair, Lee Issac Chung, Lulu Wang on whether their identity as Asian American filmmakers ends up pigeonholing them
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Mira Nair, Lee Issac Chung, Lulu Wang on whether their identity as Asian American filmmakers ends up pigeonholing them

Filmmakers Mira Nair, Lee Issac Chung and Lulu Wang discuss their film aesthetics and how it shapes up to form a "collective sensibility"

Vivek Gomber on being the lead in Sir, producing independent cinema, and meeting Alfonso Cuaron
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Vivek Gomber on being the lead in Sir, producing independent cinema, and meeting Alfonso Cuaron

"I am happy cinemas are opening and I hope people will go watch Sir, while being careful too," says Vivek Gomber about his new film's release.

How Mira Nair’s A Suitable Boy found its rhythm in Arjun Bhasin’s costume designing
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How Mira Nair’s A Suitable Boy found its rhythm in Arjun Bhasin’s costume designing

In Netflix series A Suitable Boy, the costumes are jaw-dropping, intricate, and anachronistic; acting as the observer in almost every frame, charting the distance between who a character is and who they want to be.

Vijay Varma on starring in ensembles Mirzapur 2, A Suitable Boy: 'I enjoy watching several good actors in the same story'
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Vijay Varma on starring in ensembles Mirzapur 2, A Suitable Boy: 'I enjoy watching several good actors in the same story'

From Gully Boy to A Suitable Boy, Vijay Varma talks about why he enjoys ensembles, and how streaming has reduced the "sheer frenzy and pornography of numbers" in showbiz.

Zohran Mamdani, filmmaker Mira Nair's son, elected to NY State Assembly: All you need to know about the rapper-cum-politician
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Zohran Mamdani, filmmaker Mira Nair's son, elected to NY State Assembly: All you need to know about the rapper-cum-politician

Zohran Mamdani previously performed under the stage name "Mr Cardamom" and is best known for producing a rap video 'Nani,' starring actress-food writer Madhur Jaffrey.

Vijay Raaz granted bail after arrest for alleged sexual harassment of his film's female crew member
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Vijay Raaz granted bail after arrest for alleged sexual harassment of his film's female crew member

Vijay Raaz was arrested from a hotel in Gondia, Maharashtra and subsequently released on bail.

Mira Nair on why A Suitable Boy appealed to her, how she cast each part and her upcoming work
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Mira Nair on why A Suitable Boy appealed to her, how she cast each part and her upcoming work

A Suitable Boy, directed by Mira Nair and adapted for screen by Andrew Davies, is now streaming on Netflix.

Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding musical to premiere in India in November 2021, filmmaker announces at Busan Film Fest
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Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding musical to premiere in India in November 2021, filmmaker announces at Busan Film Fest

The musical adaptation of Mira Nair's 2001 film Monsoon Wedding has 21 new songs composed by Vishal Bhardwaj

A Suitable Boy review: Mira Nair's marriage of the personal and the political is a patchy road to mild fulfilment
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A Suitable Boy review: Mira Nair's marriage of the personal and the political is a patchy road to mild fulfilment

Vikram Seth's 1993 book was both evocative and transportive. But Mira Nair's BBC adaptation gets only half the job done.

A Suitable Boy: Ishaan Khatter, Tanya Maniktala, Ram Kapoor on being part of the adaptation of Vikram Seth's novel
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A Suitable Boy: Ishaan Khatter, Tanya Maniktala, Ram Kapoor on being part of the adaptation of Vikram Seth's novel

Based on Viktam Seth’s expansive 1993 novel, A Suitable Boy is set in 1951 and follows the story of Lata Mehra (Tanya Maniktala) as she resists her mother’s quest for a life partner for her teenage daughter.