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Prabal Gurung on anti-Asian violence in the US, discrimination, and the duties of success
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Prabal Gurung on anti-Asian violence in the US, discrimination, and the duties of success

In the wake of the Atlanta shootings and an upswing in anti-Asian violence, Prabal Gurung talked to The New York Times about his experiences and what his work has to do with it.

Pagglait actor Aasif Khan traces his journey from watching Raju Srivastava's stand-up comedy to working on Mirzapur, Paatal Lok
Entertainment

Pagglait actor Aasif Khan traces his journey from watching Raju Srivastava's stand-up comedy to working on Mirzapur, Paatal Lok

"Paatal Lok also is a sharp commentary on what's happening these days but it is gritty. Pagglait does the same but it feels like someone slapped you wearing a velvet glove," Aasif Khan says.

Pagglait director Umesh Bist shares how a cremation inspired his movie on 'celebration of life and death'
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Pagglait director Umesh Bist shares how a cremation inspired his movie on 'celebration of life and death'

"Most stories go from life to death. But, Pagglait goes from death to life," says director Umesh Bist, whose film releases on Netflix on 26 March.

Sanya Malhotra reveals she wrote a journal as her character Sandhya to prepare for Pagglait
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Sanya Malhotra reveals she wrote a journal as her character Sandhya to prepare for Pagglait

Sanya Malhotra, who plays a woman whose husband dies months after their wedding, says she used to write to figure out the "complex" inner voice of her character.

'We're in a global moment of balancing East and West': Minari star Steven Yeun speaks about the Korean Wave
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'We're in a global moment of balancing East and West': Minari star Steven Yeun speaks about the Korean Wave

Steven Yeun, the first Asian American to be nominated for a best actor Oscar, says "Korea is having a moment" in global entertainment.

Model, actress Leyna Bloom on being first trans woman of colour to appear in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue
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Model, actress Leyna Bloom on being first trans woman of colour to appear in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue

For Bloom, featuring in the SI Swimsuit issue is a platform for activism and, with it, representation for her less visible, often embattled trans sisterhood.

Judas and the Black Messiah actress Dominique Fishback discusses how the film drew upon her skills as a poet and 'epic romantic'
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Judas and the Black Messiah actress Dominique Fishback discusses how the film drew upon her skills as a poet and 'epic romantic'

"I just wanted to bring awareness to the fact that in this genre, for Black women, a lot of times we have to prove ourselves in love before we’re deemed worthy of a commitment," says Judas and the Black Messiah breakout star Dominique Fishback.

'I come from a middle-class family, don't know the term vacation': Why Vijay Sethupathi doesn't take breaks between films
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'I come from a middle-class family, don't know the term vacation': Why Vijay Sethupathi doesn't take breaks between films

"I generally interpret my scripts and characters to make sure that audiences don't get bored. I tell my directors to write unpredictable lines and scenes."

On death row in India: A new book draws on criminal justice research for a reconsideration of the death penalty
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On death row in India: A new book draws on criminal justice research for a reconsideration of the death penalty

Author Jahnavi Misra's work, The Punished: Stories of Death Row Prisoners in India, is based on research conducted by Project 39A and narratives that cast an alternative perspective on the death penalty, its social and cultural impact.

Daniel Kaluuya sheds light on how Black activist Fred Hampton's ideas inspired Judas and the Black Messiah
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Daniel Kaluuya sheds light on how Black activist Fred Hampton's ideas inspired Judas and the Black Messiah

"Didn’t really engage with Judas and the Black Messiah as a film; was just kind of lost in Fred Hampton, and how powerfully he lived," says Daniel Kaluuya, who won a Golden Globe for his role in the movie.

Maria Bakalova opens up on becoming first-ever Golden Globe-nominated Bulgarian actor for Borat 2
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Maria Bakalova opens up on becoming first-ever Golden Globe-nominated Bulgarian actor for Borat 2

Maria Bakalava, who essayed Sacha Baron Cohen's teenager daughter Tutar in Borat 2, discusses dabbling in comedy in the film, and getting nominated for Golden Globe, SAG and Critics Choice awards.

Sushant Divgikar aka Rani Ko-HE-Nur on finding their voice and exploration of drag as an art form
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Sushant Divgikar aka Rani Ko-HE-Nur on finding their voice and exploration of drag as an art form

'I have been fortunate to be born into a household that was progressive without even realising," says Sushant Divgikar on tackling prejudice and preconceived notions.

Director Taranveer Singh opens up on the 10-year-long journey of his debut film Tuesdays & Fridays
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Director Taranveer Singh opens up on the 10-year-long journey of his debut film Tuesdays & Fridays

In the decade that it took for Tuesdays & Fridays to translate into an actual film, Singh remembers writing over 16 drafts until Bhansali Productions stepped in to back the first time writer-director.

Pitta Kathalu: Nag Ashwin, Nandini Reddy, Tharun Bhascker, Sankalp Reddy open up on their upcoming Netflix Anthology
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Pitta Kathalu: Nag Ashwin, Nandini Reddy, Tharun Bhascker, Sankalp Reddy open up on their upcoming Netflix Anthology

The four directors opened up about how their first Netflix anthology pushed them to step out of their comfort zone and how they explored power dynamics in relationships through their stories about women.

Lana Condor says goodbye to To All the Boys: As 'Always and Forever' caps trilogy, actress looks back on whirlwind experience
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Lana Condor says goodbye to To All the Boys: As 'Always and Forever' caps trilogy, actress looks back on whirlwind experience

As she says goodbye to the character that has defined her career so far, Condor discussed what it means to be one of the few Asian American actresses to headline a romantic comedy and why the Lara Jean of Always and Forever is her favourite.

Ekta Kapoor, Tahira Kashyap Khurrana, Guneet Monga on how their new collective aims to boost women-led cinema
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Ekta Kapoor, Tahira Kashyap Khurrana, Guneet Monga on how their new collective aims to boost women-led cinema

"Happy to shine the light upon young independent women filmmakers whose voices and choices need to be heard," say Ekta Kapoor, Tahira Kashyap Khurrana, Guneet Monga on Indian Women Rising.

Losing Alice star Ayelet Zurer on how Apple TV+ thriller series plays off perceptions of what it is to be a woman
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Losing Alice star Ayelet Zurer on how Apple TV+ thriller series plays off perceptions of what it is to be a woman

Ayelet Zurer, who portrays the title character of an erotic thriller director in the Apple TV+ show, describes her role as a phoenix, who "burns everything down in order to create and rebuild."

The Great Indian Kitchen director Jeo Baby discusses developing a story around everyday struggles of women
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The Great Indian Kitchen director Jeo Baby discusses developing a story around everyday struggles of women

Jeo Baby talks about gender inequality in the kitchen, and how his own experiences moulded the story of The Great Indian Kitchen.

Geetanjali Kulkarni discusses Gullak, invisibility of mothers, and why this season was cathartic for her
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Geetanjali Kulkarni discusses Gullak, invisibility of mothers, and why this season was cathartic for her

"My character was loud and grumbly, because if she wasn’t ‘nobody would hear her’," says Geetanjali Kulkarni.

'It's easy to call anything problematic': Richa Chadha on outrage against Madam Chief Minister, Section 375
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'It's easy to call anything problematic': Richa Chadha on outrage against Madam Chief Minister, Section 375

"You have to leave enough room for all kinds of films to be made. We'll never have a contrarian point of view if such films aren't made," says Richa Chadha.