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Bobby, Silk Smitha, Shakuntala: Vidya Balan and her unapologetic celebration of female genius
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Bobby, Silk Smitha, Shakuntala: Vidya Balan and her unapologetic celebration of female genius

Shakuntala Devi feels like a watershed moment. Vidya Balan is arguably the most gifted actress working in mainstream Bollywood right now, and Shakuntala Devi is her finest role till date.

Shakuntala Devi to The Dirty Picture, Vidya Balan destigmatises women who lived on their own terms
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Shakuntala Devi to The Dirty Picture, Vidya Balan destigmatises women who lived on their own terms

Vidya Balan may have rejected many-a-biopics but she has always chosen to play women who share her feisty spirit, like Shakuntala Devi and Silk Smitha.

In Kalakki mashups, how cinema and art collide to lend new life and meaning to films, their characters
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In Kalakki mashups, how cinema and art collide to lend new life and meaning to films, their characters

Juxtaposing art and cinema isn’t new — a number of popular internet pages do it, but when Chennai's Charles Britto and Mohammed Salegh started Kalakki in September, little could they have predicted its immediate popularity.

Super 30: Niharika Basin Khan on transforming Hrithik Roshan, and why biopics are easier for costume design
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Super 30: Niharika Basin Khan on transforming Hrithik Roshan, and why biopics are easier for costume design

Niharika Bhasin Khan, who paired up with make-up artist Vikram Gaikwad, to design Hrithik Roshan's appearance in Super 30 explains why it was important to dilute his 'Greek God' looks.

Richa Chadha on upcoming Shakeela biopic: Have kept story to most authentic version of her real life
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Richa Chadha on upcoming Shakeela biopic: Have kept story to most authentic version of her real life

Richa Chadha will be seen as Southern adult star Shakeela in the upcoming biopic.

Pa Ranjith's next film will be in Hindi; director also confirms web series based on Silk Smitha
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Pa Ranjith's next film will be in Hindi; director also confirms web series based on Silk Smitha

After his back to back collaborations with superstar Rajinikanth in Kabali and Kaala, director Pa Ranjith is simultaneously working on two scripts.

Vinu Chakravarthy passes away aged 74; acted in 1000 films, launched Silk Smitha
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Vinu Chakravarthy passes away aged 74; acted in 1000 films, launched Silk Smitha

Well-known Tamil actor and writer Vinu Chakravarthy, who had starred in over 1,000 films, breathed his last in Chennai on Thursday. He was 74.

Tamil actor Sai Prashanth’s suicide is sign of larger malaise in Kollywood
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Tamil actor Sai Prashanth’s suicide is sign of larger malaise in Kollywood

Rather than an isolated incident, Prashanth’s death is indicative of a larger problem facing young actors in Kollywood: Depression, and frustration

From Mala D to Savita bhabhi: How we discovered sex in India
Life

From Mala D to Savita bhabhi: How we discovered sex in India

It’s been 67 years of independence and while sex might not be a taboo now, it wasn’t always like that. We take a look at how India learnt about sex and how much that has changed.

Guru Dutt to Jiah Khan: The sad saga of Bollywood stars
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Guru Dutt to Jiah Khan: The sad saga of Bollywood stars

Actress Jiah Khan's alleged suicide has shocked Bollywood but it is not an isolated case in showbiz and brings back memories of the untimely death of film personalties like Guru Dutt, Divya Bharti and Silk Smitha.

The Dirty Picture or how not to be a Porngate hypocrite
Politics

The Dirty Picture or how not to be a Porngate hypocrite

It’s not outrage. It’s excitement. Porngate gives everyone an excuse to talk and write about sex, while keeping mum about their own desires. M Svairini breaks that silence.

The Firstpost year-end whopper quiz
Life

The Firstpost year-end whopper quiz

Here are 50 questions, almost all relating to the year gone by. How many can you answer? Let us know in the comments section.

The Goddess of Oomph: Confessions of a Silk devotee
Life

The Goddess of Oomph: Confessions of a Silk devotee

For a generation of adolescents who grew up in the 1980s, Silk Smitha marked a rite of passage into adulthood. A tribute.

The Dirty Picture: Free, sexual and female
Entertainment

The Dirty Picture: Free, sexual and female

The movie is a celebration of the liberating power of sexuality. The moment when a woman’s body is not merely an object but her way of being herself.

Why we are waiting to see The Dirty Picture
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Why we are waiting to see The Dirty Picture

Because Silk Smitha's story is not a story of deprivation and desperation but one of raw ambition.