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Pamela Adlon on ending Better Things on a hopeful note after pandemic, and taking over direction from Louis CK
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Pamela Adlon on ending Better Things on a hopeful note after pandemic, and taking over direction from Louis CK

"After all everybody went through in terms of the shutdown and the world, I really wanted to leave people with a sense of hope that they could do better, and be more to each other," says Pamela Adlon, who stars in and directs the show Better Things.

Nicolas Cage took jokes on him and turned them into a piece of art in his latest, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
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Nicolas Cage took jokes on him and turned them into a piece of art in his latest, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

“I don’t want to be one of those actors — and there are a lot of them, I won’t mention any names — who are high on their own supply,” Nicolas Cage says.

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.

Imogen Poots on transcending 'love interest' roles with Outer Range: I have had a tendency to flicker around the edges
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Imogen Poots on transcending 'love interest' roles with Outer Range: I have had a tendency to flicker around the edges

"On Outer Range, Josh Brolin said to me, 'You should take up a little more space; you’re still unsure about that.' That's maybe a symptom of having been a student for too long," says Imogen Poots.

Atul Mongia, Anshai Lal, Tanya Bami — makers of Netflix show Mai on why acting workshops are indispensable today
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Atul Mongia, Anshai Lal, Tanya Bami — makers of Netflix show Mai on why acting workshops are indispensable today

Atul Mongia, who pioneered acting workshops in India back in 2000s, is glad the film industry is warming up to the concept now, especially with streaming platforms like Netflix gaining ground.

Falguni Shah on winning Grammy for Best Children's Music Album: 'Turned singer-songwriter when I became a mom'
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Falguni Shah on winning Grammy for Best Children's Music Album: 'Turned singer-songwriter when I became a mom'

"You can never expect a Grammy, but there is always a chance. You can always hope and wish for it, which I did," says US-based Indiana artist Falguni Shah in an exclusive interview.

Indian composer Ricky Kej on winning second Grammy, and his wish to collaborate with Hans Zimmer, AR Rahman
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Indian composer Ricky Kej on winning second Grammy, and his wish to collaborate with Hans Zimmer, AR Rahman

"I would love to collaborate with AR Rahman. I have met him a few times. In fact, he emailed and congratulated me on winning the Grammy," says Ricky Kej, who won the award in the Best New Age Album category for Divine Tides.

Jalsa director Suresh Triveni responds to claims of his plot's convenience: Coincidence was a conscious choice
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Jalsa director Suresh Triveni responds to claims of his plot's convenience: Coincidence was a conscious choice

"We could have made the plot convoluted — newer characters, more events — to be more logical. But my fear was that I would move away from my central character and their emotions," says Suresh Triveni.

Usha Uthup opens up on her biography, acting career, and why she's known as much for style as for substance
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Usha Uthup opens up on her biography, acting career, and why she's known as much for style as for substance

"Since I started off as a nightclub singer, people had already put a face to my name. It was natural then that the kind of work that came my way was based on what the composers thought I could sing: Disco, upbeat numbers or bad girl songs," says Usha Uthup.

Shabana Azmi on her first colour-blind character in Halo: Diversity and inclusion are very important to cinema now
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Shabana Azmi on her first colour-blind character in Halo: Diversity and inclusion are very important to cinema now

"Nowadays, I see cinema, particularly the crew, as a microcosm of world cinema," says Shabana Azmi, who plays her first colour-blind role in Halo after a career of 34 years as an actor in the West.

Vikrant Massey: We don’t relate to larger-than-life characters anymore
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Vikrant Massey: We don’t relate to larger-than-life characters anymore

OTT is a far bigger playground for not just actors, but also technicians and storytellers, says actor Vikrant Massey.

Akshay Kumar on returning to the anti-hero mould with Bachchhan Paandey, and doing films for 'both art and commerce'
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Akshay Kumar on returning to the anti-hero mould with Bachchhan Paandey, and doing films for 'both art and commerce'

"I do message films. I do films to earn money. My producer earns, I earn. It's a win-win situation,” says Akshay Kumar.

Anupam Kher on success of The Kashmir Files: 'It's gone beyond everything I've done in my 500+ film career'
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Anupam Kher on success of The Kashmir Files: 'It's gone beyond everything I've done in my 500+ film career'

"The Kashmir Files is not anti-Muslim. It is anti-terrorism. As a Kashmiri Pandit, I know the terrorists targeted Muslims as well as Hindus. In Pakistan, so many Muslims are killed on a regular basis by terrorists," says Anupam Kher.

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.