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Navarasa actors Parvathy Thiruvothu, Gautham Menon, Siddharth weigh in on their complex characters in Netflix Tamil anthology
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Navarasa actors Parvathy Thiruvothu, Gautham Menon, Siddharth weigh in on their complex characters in Netflix Tamil anthology

"Have never been given such a concentrated version of an emotion in a screenplay before," says Parvathy Thiruvothu, whose short Innai deals with the emotion of fear.

Meezaan on teaming with Priyadarshan for Hungama 2: Experience has allowed me to loosen up as an actor
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Meezaan on teaming with Priyadarshan for Hungama 2: Experience has allowed me to loosen up as an actor

"I was given a narration but there was no script, dialogues were written in the morning and it was given to us a few minutes before the shot. Priyan sir locks everything in his mind and the key is to just trust him and follow him," says Meezaan

Never Have I Ever stars Poorna Jagannathan, Richa Moorjani on recreating South Asian experience in new Netflix season
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Never Have I Ever stars Poorna Jagannathan, Richa Moorjani on recreating South Asian experience in new Netflix season

"It never set out to be the definitive version of the South Asian experience. But imagine the pleasure of having the opportunity to say, 'hey they didn't quite get me right'," say Poorna Jagannathan and Richa Moorjani

Surekha Sikri in one of her last interviews: 'Feels like I've been discovered by a whole new generation'
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Surekha Sikri in one of her last interviews: 'Feels like I've been discovered by a whole new generation'

Last year, Surekha Sikri, bound to a wheelchair after a brain stroke, discussed winning her third National Award for Badhaai Ho, losing out on a lot of roles after the accident, and unfulfilled wish to work with Amitabh Bachchan.

Length has never mattered to me: Ila Arun on her small yet significant part in Vidya Balan's Sherni
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Length has never mattered to me: Ila Arun on her small yet significant part in Vidya Balan's Sherni

"There were some who did tell me why I did such a small role. But as an artiste, I am very greedy for good work," says Ila Arun, who plays the mother-in-law to Vidya Balan's character in Sherni.

MasterChef Australia judges Jock Zonfrillo, Melissa Leong, Andy Allen talk about their individual journeys on the show
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MasterChef Australia judges Jock Zonfrillo, Melissa Leong, Andy Allen talk about their individual journeys on the show

In an exclusive interview with Firstpost, Jock, Melissa, and Andy talk about their experiences and observations as mentor-judges in the MasterChef kitchen, and what it takes to make a mark in the competition.

Doja Cat's third album Planet Her is an uneven mix of half-baked tunes and terrific numbers
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Doja Cat's third album Planet Her is an uneven mix of half-baked tunes and terrific numbers

Despite the weak start, Doja Cat fulfils her promise on Planet Her, with an exciting, unpredictable style and a vocal ability that can switch from buttery sweetness to cutting raps.

'Went in with reverence, never held back what we wanted to express': Ray directors, cast on adapting Satyajit Ray's works
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'Went in with reverence, never held back what we wanted to express': Ray directors, cast on adapting Satyajit Ray's works

Directors Srijit Mukherji and Vasan Bala, and actors Kay Kay Menon, Harshvardhan Kapoor, and Akansha Ranjan Kapoor open up about their fears of adapting well-known texts, humanising their characters, and how they married style and substance.

Rose Byrne, creator Annie Weisman on aerobics, dark personal experiences that inspired Apple TV+ series Physical
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Rose Byrne, creator Annie Weisman on aerobics, dark personal experiences that inspired Apple TV+ series Physical

"The project is to really take it as seriously as a lot of cable shows take other addictions," says Annie Weisman, creator of Apple TV+ series Physical, a black comedy about keeping up appearances.

Scarlett Johansson says Black Widow has moved away from hyper-sexualised depiction after Iron Man 2 in 2010
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Scarlett Johansson says Black Widow has moved away from hyper-sexualised depiction after Iron Man 2 in 2010

"You look back at Iron Man 2 and while it was really fun and had a lot of great moments in it, the character is so sexualised," Scarlett Johansson reminisces on the development of Black Widow's character ever since her introduction in the MCU.

'Sherni presents a deeper insight into man versus wild conflict': Vidya Balan on realising director Amit Masurkar’s unique vision
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'Sherni presents a deeper insight into man versus wild conflict': Vidya Balan on realising director Amit Masurkar’s unique vision

Vidya Balan opens up about the film's treatment of wildlife conservation, and why she may not have agreed to do it a few years ago.

'Gangster films give me wild independence to experiment': Santhosh Narayanan on composing music for Jagame Thandhiram
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'Gangster films give me wild independence to experiment': Santhosh Narayanan on composing music for Jagame Thandhiram

"I try to give the high that I got while watching the films of Tarantino, Scorcese, and Clint Eastwood to our audiences in my style," Santhosh Narayanan talks about his style of composing music.

'Dasavatharam was a masterclass on every technical aspect':  Kamal Haasan reminisces as film completes 13 years
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'Dasavatharam was a masterclass on every technical aspect': Kamal Haasan reminisces as film completes 13 years

Haasan, who starred in ten distinct roles and also wrote the screenplay, said Dasavatharam was a film that taught him the true meaning of "democracy".

Tribeca Film Festival 2021: How Anthony Bourdain docu director reconciled someone who was both 'insightful and blind'
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Tribeca Film Festival 2021: How Anthony Bourdain docu director reconciled someone who was both 'insightful and blind'

“I’ve come to think of the film as an act of therapy for the public,” says Morgan Neville, whose Anthony Bourdain documentary titled Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.

British designer Matty Bovan on winning International Woolmark Prize 2021: Want to bring local materials, practices to new audiences
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British designer Matty Bovan on winning International Woolmark Prize 2021: Want to bring local materials, practices to new audiences

Bovan won the 2021 International Woolmark Prize and the Karl Lagerfeld Award for Innovation, becoming only the second designer to win both awards in the same year.

Simu Liu disappointed by Kim's Convenience coming to end, says will 'adamantly refuse' to reprise role in spinoff
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Simu Liu disappointed by Kim's Convenience coming to end, says will 'adamantly refuse' to reprise role in spinoff

'Resentful of all circumstances leading to only non-Asian character getting her own show:' Kim's Convenience star Simu Liu speaks about the show's cancellation, its 'overwhelmingly white' producers and the Nicole Power spinoff series.

The Suraj Yengde interview | 'With COVID-19 pandemic, it is high time we acknowledged Dalit labour'
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The Suraj Yengde interview | 'With COVID-19 pandemic, it is high time we acknowledged Dalit labour'

Dr Suraj Yengde, noted scholar and author of Caste Matters, spoke to Firstpost about how the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed chasms in our social structure and why it is high time we as a nation acknowledged and addressed the discrimination towards India's marginalised.

Drew Barrymore expresses regret over working with Woody Allen, says was 'gaslit' into not looking at other narratives
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Drew Barrymore expresses regret over working with Woody Allen, says was 'gaslit' into not looking at other narratives

Barrymore, who worked with Allen on the 1996 film Everyone Says I Love You, spoke to writer and Allen's adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow on The Drew Barrymore Show.

Pink discusses Icon Award at Billboard Music Awards, and new Amazon Prime documentary All I Know So Far
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Pink discusses Icon Award at Billboard Music Awards, and new Amazon Prime documentary All I Know So Far

"Oh, it's the Old Lady Award," Pink joked, after she learnt she'd get the Icon Award at Billboard Music Awards 2021

'It's Dave Bautista's story and we all have our own moments to shine': Huma Qureshi on Army of the Dead
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'It's Dave Bautista's story and we all have our own moments to shine': Huma Qureshi on Army of the Dead

"The volatile world we live in, it's important we correctly represent people," says Huma Qureshi, arguing that colour-blind casting is the future.