With roots in kinship and stardom, how Bollywood continues to fuel nepotism despite being an 'industry'
Nepotism is encouraged, above all, by a film industry marked by high risk and volatility. Under such circumstances, the star – who accumulates an almost divine aura in his person – comes to be the biggest investment the producer makes to guarantee a film’s success.
Tushar Hiranandani on Bhumi, Taapsee and ageism, Saand Ki Aankh’s Shashi Kapoor connect, misogyny and why he won't do another Masti
Tushar Hiranandani defends his directorial debut Saand Ki Aankh, against allegations of ageism, and his past filmography that includes the Masti franchise.
Pakistan information minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan apologises to actors Megha, Nargis over indecent remarks
Explaining his mind about the removal of "vulgar and indecent film signboards inside and outside cinema halls", Fayyazul Hassan Chohan said pictures of "half-naked" women were displayed.
Pakistan information minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan orders ban on 'vulgar' and 'indecent' film posters
“Necessary action be taken for the removal of vulgar/indecent film signboards under Indecent Advertisement Probation Act 1993 and Punjab Motion Picture Ordinance 1979”.
Sanju has received criticism for distorting certain facts about actor Sanjay Dutt's life, on which the film is based.
Sanju: Sanjay Dutt's sister Namrata says she 'didn't connect' with Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala's characters
In Sanju, Paresh Rawal essays the role of Sunil Dutt, while Manisha Koirala plays Nargis.
Sanju: Ranbir Kapoor's relationship with his parents is eerily similar to Sanjay Dutt's equation with Sunil Dutt, Nargis
Rishi Kapoor, like Sunil Dutt, maintained a glass wall between him and his son; whereas like Nargis was of Sanju, Neetu Kapoor is Ranbir's 'biggest fan'.
Sanju song 'Kar Har Maidaan Fateh' is a celebration of hope while also depicting Dutt's battle with addiction
Sanju song 'Kar Har Maidaan Fateh' depicts Sanjay Dutt's struggle with drug addiction and how his family and close friends stand by him.
Bioscope: A Frivolous History of Bollywood takes a nostalgic look at Hindi cinema's music, iconic pairs
The book may have frivolous in its title, but it is written with fondness and contains several lesser-known facts about Bollywood | #FirstCulture
Ranbir Kapoor said that Sanjay Dutt is "someone who is loved and disliked. He’s the most controversial..."
In an exclusive interview with Firstpost, Manisha Koirala spoke about play the role of Nargis in Rajkumar Hirani's Dutt biopic, how Ranbir Kapoor is the best performer of this generation and her love for cinema.
The chequered life that Sanjay Dutt has led is just the kind of stuff biopics are made of.
Manisha Koirala's own battle with cancer was one of the deciding factors in casting her as Nargis, apart from the luminous beauty she shares in common with the Mother India icon.
A look at the women artistes who embraced the technology of gramophone records in the early 1900s and shaped the commercial music industry in India
Frankly, the idea of serving the country through art is completely bogus. What is so special about the profession of the celebrities — especially artists and players — that entitles them to call themselves patriots ?
Now that Sanju Baba is on his way to becoming a buddha baba, the Sanjay Dutt saga makes for an amazing screenplay.
Nargis Dutt, one of India's most iconic Bollywood stars, would have celebrated her 86th birthday today and to celebrate Google has dedicated a beautiful doodle to her.
Here's a look at how our leading ladies have evolved their Holi style over the years.