Google trends 2020: From queries on COVID-19 and Binod to nepotism, top questions Indians looked up this year
Unlike other years in living memory, 2020 was a question in its own right and the queries that were asked of the search engine reflected more than just cultural fascination, Google said
Hema Malini backs Jaya Bachchan in protesting against 'defamation' of film industry, says 'the stain will go away'
Hema Malini's comments come a day after Jaya Bachchan said that one could not tarnish the image of the entire industry “just because of a few people” and criticised those who bite the hands of their feeders.
Faisal Khan weighs in on nepotism debate, claims Karan Johar 'insulted' him at brother Aamir's birthday bash
Faisal Khan recalls how directors refused to work with him after the failure of his movie, Mela, also starring Twinkle Khanna and brother Aamir Khan.
Like Gunjan Saxena, Janhvi Kapoor has had battles to fight of her own. But she has combated the allegations of nepotism with quiet, dignified determination.
In a conversation with Firstpost on Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, director Sharan Sharma, Janhvi Kapoor and Pankaj Tripathi open up about trials of telling a true story, the debate surrounding the trailer, and more
Kareena Kapoor Khan said actors like Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Ayushmann Khurrana and Rajkummar Rao have made a name for themselves in Bollywood despite not belonging to film families.
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.
Vidyut Jammwal objected to star hierarchy when he was not invited for the announcement of a few films, including his, at a Disney+ Hotstar virtual event.
AR Rahman's revelation about 'gangs' working against him adds legitimacy to recent claims about Bollywood
AR Rahman knows that if there’s anyone who can attest to the struggles of an outsider, or the complicated, insular workings of the Hindi film industry, it’s him.
Sushant Singh Rajput death: Mumbai Police likely to record Kangana Ranaut's statement, official confirms
On 3 July, the police had tried to summon Kangana Ranaut back to Mumbai from her hometown Manali in order to record her statement.
Kangana Ranaut's 2010 interview resurfaces in which she compares nepotism in Bollywood to quota system
Kangana Ranaut has often spoken against prevalence of nepotism in the Hindi film industry
Abhay Deol weighs in on the nepotism debate, says 'talent everywhere deserves a chance to shine in their medium'
Abhay Deol says nepotism is prevalent everywhere in India, be it politics, business, or film, and talking about one industry, while ignoring others, will be incomplete and counterproductive.
Tiger, who is the son of actor Jackie Shroff, says that while those who are from the film industry have it easier than the outsiders to grab initial attention, the expectations from them add more pressure.
Saif Ali Khan was mocked and criticised on social media for calling himself a "victim of nepotism".
Soni Razdan says film industry personalities 'ranting about nepotism' will also endorse their children's careers in future
Recently, director Hansal Mehta and Alia Bhatt’s mother and actress Soni Razdan defended the culture of nepotism in the Indian film industry on social media.
Abhay Deol recalls boycotting award functions after being 'demoted to supporting actor' in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Abhay had starred in Zoya Akhtar's Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara as one of the three leads alongside Hrithik Roshan and Farhan Akhtar. The movie also featured Katrina Kaif, Kalki Koechlin, Naseeruddin Shah and Deepti Naval in pivotal roles.
Sushant Singh Rajput passes away: Ranvir Shorey calls out 'self-appointed gatekeepers of Bollywood' on Twitter
Ranvir Shorey, in a series of multiple tweets, has spoken about the possible role of the 'Bollywood privilege club' in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.
Fought really hard for my role in Angrezi Medium as I got to work with Irrfan Khan so early in my career: Radhika Madan
Radhika Madan talks about playing a 17-year-old in Angrezi Medium, and how observing Irrfan Khan on set was an acting masterclass.
Somen Mishra on revitalising Dharma with new voices, stories: 'I told all struggling artists I had a foot in the door'
Somen Mishra is the Head of Creative Development (Script) at Karan Johar's Dharma Productions and the Head of Fiction at Dharmatic, the digital arm.