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Irrfan Khan talks about playing Sahir Ludhianvi and Jurassic World
Entertainment

Irrfan Khan talks about playing Sahir Ludhianvi and Jurassic World

Irrfan, who recently returned to India after shooting for Jurassic World, is more excited about at least one of his upcoming Bollywood projects than his Hollywood venture.

Why do women have to be morally superior: Aparna Sen
Entertainment

Why do women have to be morally superior: Aparna Sen

Aparna Sen says she doesn't understand why women are either item girls or put on a moral pedestal in our films. She lets it rip about why acting made her cringe, Hindi films today and why none of her films about women apply to her.

Why Michael Jordan wants to breathe, and why he can't
Sports

Why Michael Jordan wants to breathe, and why he can't

"I can't help myself," Jordan says. "It's an addiction. You ask for this special power to achieve these heights, and now you got it and you want to give it back, but you can't. If I could, then I could breathe."

Why the IOC likes India's shooting federation
Sports

Why the IOC likes India's shooting federation

India's Olympic Association, Boxing federation and Athletics have all fallen afoul of either the government or the Olympic family. Wrestling too is reeling from the shock of being dropped from the Games. Shooting, though, just keeps rolling on.

Not getting picked is nothing new, says Wasim Jaffer
First Cricket News

Not getting picked is nothing new, says Wasim Jaffer

Some people might have thrown a tantrum. Others might have pleaded to the selectors. Jaffer just got with life.

Interview: Shiv Kapur wants to be the best in Asia
Sports

Interview: Shiv Kapur wants to be the best in Asia

Having won the gold medal at the 2002 Asian Games, essentially giving him the title of the best amateur in Asia, Kapur wants to repeat that feat as a pro.

Life after Olympics: Vijay Kumar on living as a champion
Sports

Life after Olympics: Vijay Kumar on living as a champion

Firstpost spoke to Vijay Kumar on life after Olympics — how hard it is to live as a champion, whether India's young shooters are pushing him to the limit and whether he feels there's been a change in the way India treat their Olympians.

'Rahul Gandhi is completely mediocre, he should find another profession'
Politics

'Rahul Gandhi is completely mediocre, he should find another profession'

In an interview with Vivek Kaul, leading historian and public intellectual Ramachandra Guha tackles questions on the Gandhi dynasty, Kar Sevaks and the cowardice of the Indian state.

Rajini said Thuppakki was brilliant: director AR Murugadoss
Entertainment

Rajini said Thuppakki was brilliant: director AR Murugadoss

Kollywood-Bollywood director AR Murugadoss is on cloud nine. His Diwali Tamil release Thuppakki with Vijay has taken a gargantuan opening and is being hailed by both the masses and the critics.

Rupesh Shah: From chilling in the billiards AC room to being world champ
Sports

Rupesh Shah: From chilling in the billiards AC room to being world champ

Two-time world billiards champion Rupesh Shah talks to Firstpost about how he took up the game, what superstitions he follows and how the game can go forward. And believe us, this man is downright funny.

In Bollywood, only commercial hits matter: Madhavan
Entertainment

In Bollywood, only commercial hits matter: Madhavan

Treat Bollywood as another industry, is Madhavan's advice to south Indian actors.

Dempo is the biggest football club in India: Colaco
Sports

Dempo is the biggest football club in India: Colaco

In an exclusive interview, Armando Colaco speaks to Firstpost about his five-time league winning Dempo Sports Club, the state of football in India and whether there's a way forward.

Aiyyaa... he's H-O-T! Prithviraj uncovered
Entertainment

Aiyyaa... he's H-O-T! Prithviraj uncovered

"As a south Indian you should be flattered when you watch Aiyyaa," says Prithviraj. It shows south Indianness as sexy and cool. He's having his Bollywood launch today but Prithviraj is already over 80 films old.

Why Bollywood doesn't excite Suriya, the Aamir Khan of south India
Entertainment

Why Bollywood doesn't excite Suriya, the Aamir Khan of south India

The Tamil film industry's hottest young star, Suriya, tells Firstpost what it feels like to carry the box office on his shoulders and why Bollywood doesn't interest him.

Sex selection in states spurring women trafficking, says activist
Life

Sex selection in states spurring women trafficking, says activist

Activist Urmi Basu and her New Light shelter for the children of prostitutes is part of the new documentary Half the Sky based on Nicholas Kristof's book. She speaks about trafficking, Aamir Khan and Hillary Clinton.

All you wanted to know about Sandeep Patil and Co
First Cricket News

All you wanted to know about Sandeep Patil and Co

The new selection committee will replace the Kris Srikkanth-led committee with immediate effect and one certainly hopes that they do a lot better. Here are short profiles of the new selectors.

Versatility often disadvantage in industry: 'Barfi' director
Entertainment

Versatility often disadvantage in industry: 'Barfi' director

Barfi director believes touching a hundred hearts is more important than Rs.100 crore box-office takings and says versatility often turns out to be a disadvantage in the film industry.

Chikka's dream story: From ball-boy to golf champion
Sports

Chikka's dream story: From ball-boy to golf champion

From longingly looking at the greens to fetching a ball— from practicing with a wooden stick to becoming caddie— and from sneaking in to the driving range only to be spotted as a top talent, Chikka epitomises the charm of Golf.

Interview: Getting to know Shah Rukh Khan, the businessman
Business

Interview: Getting to know Shah Rukh Khan, the businessman

Shah Rukh Khan reveals the secret that helped him reach the levels of success he enjoys today. <br /><br /> <br /><br />

I was dazzled by the culture: Mira Nair on Pak and The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Entertainment

I was dazzled by the culture: Mira Nair on Pak and The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Mira Nair's The Reluctant Fundamentalist opened to a standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival. But has 9/11 lost its punch in 2012? Mira Nair tells us why she made the movie now.