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Vishal Bhardwaj confesses he's often undervalued as a composer: I want to make music for films that aren't mine
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Vishal Bhardwaj confesses he's often undervalued as a composer: I want to make music for films that aren't mine

In this exclusive interview with Firstpost, Vishal Bhardwaj talks about how he thinks of himself as a music composer first, and a filmmaker later.

Aditi Rao Hydari on Amazon Prime film Sufiyum Sujatayum: Malayalam industry has huge reach on OTT platforms
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Aditi Rao Hydari on Amazon Prime film Sufiyum Sujatayum: Malayalam industry has huge reach on OTT platforms

In this exclusive interview with Firstpost, Aditi Rao Hydari talks about working in Sufiyum Sujatayum, working with Vijay Sethupathi, Dulquer Salmaan and turning singer for composer-actor GV Prakash.

Charlize Theron recounts growing up in Apartheid South Africa, hopes her Black daughters are represented in Hollywood
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Charlize Theron recounts growing up in Apartheid South Africa, hopes her Black daughters are represented in Hollywood

Charlize Theron says she carries a 'tremendous amount of guilt' for being a part of a system that benefited her as a white person in South Africa.

Tripti Dimri on her breakout performance in Bulbbul: It’s motivated me to do more work with honesty
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Tripti Dimri on her breakout performance in Bulbbul: It’s motivated me to do more work with honesty

Bulbbul is a breakout performance for Tripti who conveys the innocence of a child bride growing into a confident and coquettish young woman ready for vengeance against marital abuse and the hold of patriarchy.

Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub on being an Indian Muslim during the COVID-19 pandemic: 'The communal virus has infected India’s entire body'
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Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub on being an Indian Muslim during the COVID-19 pandemic: 'The communal virus has infected India’s entire body'

Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub has received acclaim as a character actor in a range of roles, most recently playing the Dalit leader Nishad in Article 15 last year.

In conversation with Fauda director Rotem Shamir: 'The show portrays the circle of violence that doesn't end'
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In conversation with Fauda director Rotem Shamir: 'The show portrays the circle of violence that doesn't end'

With a successful third season of Fauda behind him, director Rotem Shamir speaks about his experiences helming “the Narcos of the Middle East” and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which serves as the setting for the series.

Tripti Dimri recounts director Anvita Dutt described Bulbbul's character as 'complete': 'She doesn't need a soulmate'
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Tripti Dimri recounts director Anvita Dutt described Bulbbul's character as 'complete': 'She doesn't need a soulmate'

Tripti Dimri says she felt 'suffocated' playing the initial Bulbbul as she was a 'people pleaser' herself

Bhonsle director Devashish Makhija on making films on the marginalised: Never been interested in status quo
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Bhonsle director Devashish Makhija on making films on the marginalised: Never been interested in status quo

As Bhonsle releases on SonyLIV, Devashish Makhija talks about directing Manoj Bajpayee in a feature film, and his relationship with Mumbai as an outsider.

Swara Bhaskar claims Prasoon Joshi must've 'misunderstood' scene from her show Rasbhari after CBFC chief's criticism
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Swara Bhaskar claims Prasoon Joshi must've 'misunderstood' scene from her show Rasbhari after CBFC chief's criticism

Prasoon Joshi said he is 'saddened' with the 'irresponsible content' of Rasbhari, stating creators should rethink 'freedom of expression.'

Russell Crowe confesses he felt initial script of Gladiator was 'so bad'
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Russell Crowe confesses he felt initial script of Gladiator was 'so bad'

Russell Crowe recalled that the producer of Gladiator did not want to share the script with the actor, suspecting he won't respond to it.

Anvita Dutt on her directorial debut, the Netflix film Bulbbul: I was always drawn to darker fairy tales
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Anvita Dutt on her directorial debut, the Netflix film Bulbbul: I was always drawn to darker fairy tales

Anvita Dutt's first directorial, Bulbbul, is a fantastical 19th century tale with its roots in folklore set in and shot in Bengal that explores and humanises the concept of 'chudail'.

Mel Gibson refutes Winona Ryder's allegations of him being homophobic, anti-semitic as '100 percent untrue'
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Mel Gibson refutes Winona Ryder's allegations of him being homophobic, anti-semitic as '100 percent untrue'

Winona Ryder accused Mel Gibson of making anti-Semitic and homophobic comments in a recent interview

With Bulbbul, Pataal Lok, the idea is to tell stories true to their respective worlds, says producer Karnesh Ssharma
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With Bulbbul, Pataal Lok, the idea is to tell stories true to their respective worlds, says producer Karnesh Ssharma

Karnessh Sharma, who owns Clean Slate Filmz with actress-sister Anushka Sharma, discusses the switch to streaming services with Pataal Lok and Bulbbul.

Megha Majumdar’s A Burning is a no-nonsense portrait of contemporary India that refuses to avert its eyes
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Megha Majumdar’s A Burning is a no-nonsense portrait of contemporary India that refuses to avert its eyes

It’s really tough to create something that has both the gut-punch impact of good literary fiction, and the sheer kinetic energy associated with genre masters. Megha Majumdar’s A Burning is that rare debut.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Writers and creators weigh in on how the pandemic will shape the stories Bollywood tells
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Writers and creators weigh in on how the pandemic will shape the stories Bollywood tells

Director and writers talk about how the coronavirus outbreak will affect the way films are shot and stories are written in the Hindi film industry.

Saiyami Kher says Anurag Kashyap was considered the 'bad boy of Bollywood' but truth is 'completely' opposite'
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Saiyami Kher says Anurag Kashyap was considered the 'bad boy of Bollywood' but truth is 'completely' opposite'

Saiyami Kher said that she really got to know Anurag Kashyap in the three years’ time that it took for Choked to develop

On World Music Day, Javed Akhtar says old songs should be protected from 'vandalisation': They're our cultural heritage
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On World Music Day, Javed Akhtar says old songs should be protected from 'vandalisation': They're our cultural heritage

On World Music Day, Indian Performing Right Society, chaired by lyricist Javed Akhtar, has launched a two-week social media campaign #CreditTheCreator.

Farrukh Jafar says she's 'happy' her character Fatima Begum gets the last laugh in Shoojit Sircar's Gulabo Sitabo
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Farrukh Jafar says she's 'happy' her character Fatima Begum gets the last laugh in Shoojit Sircar's Gulabo Sitabo

In Gulabo Sitabo, Farrukh Jafar plays the 95-year-old wife to Amitabh Bachchan’s 78-year-old Mirza, awaiting his Begum’s death to finally own Fatima Mahal, the derelict mansion at the centre of the conflict in the film.

Sushmita Sen on why she waited long for a show like Aarya: Wanted something exciting, interesting, and progressive
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Sushmita Sen on why she waited long for a show like Aarya: Wanted something exciting, interesting, and progressive

Sushmita Sen discusses shooting for Aarya, regrets in her career so far, and whether she wanted to be a part of any film she saw over the years.

In Rasika Dugal, Mukul Chadda's Banana Bread, how a real-life couple became co-creators of a social distancing satire
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In Rasika Dugal, Mukul Chadda's Banana Bread, how a real-life couple became co-creators of a social distancing satire

Rasika Dugal and Mukul Chadda, a real-life couple, play neighbours whose wavelengths do not match until they crave for each other's company during lockdown.