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Arjun Mathur talks International Emmy nomination, lockdown productivity and being selective about the roles he plays
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Arjun Mathur talks International Emmy nomination, lockdown productivity and being selective about the roles he plays

Arjun Mathur became the first Indian actor to earn a nomination in the Best Actor category at the International Emmys, slated to take place on 23 November.

Vijay Varma on starring in ensembles Mirzapur 2, A Suitable Boy: 'I enjoy watching several good actors in the same story'
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Vijay Varma on starring in ensembles Mirzapur 2, A Suitable Boy: 'I enjoy watching several good actors in the same story'

From Gully Boy to A Suitable Boy, Vijay Varma talks about why he enjoys ensembles, and how streaming has reduced the "sheer frenzy and pornography of numbers" in showbiz.

Masaba Masaba to Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitaare, the rise of Indian content championing female gaze and talent
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Masaba Masaba to Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitaare, the rise of Indian content championing female gaze and talent

As women pick, choose, fund and deliver original content across genres in Indian streaming content, women technicians — primarily directors and writers — have also started to make their mark with films and shows that champion women characters and the female gaze.

Sonam Kapoor, Mira Nair among 2000 people to sign open letter condemning Rhea Chakraborty's trial by media
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Sonam Kapoor, Mira Nair among 2000 people to sign open letter condemning Rhea Chakraborty's trial by media

Citing the disturbing rise in domestic violence during the pandemic, the letter condemned the media for trivialising depression, and perpetuating regressive stereotypes about women and mental health.

Surekha Sikri admitted to ICU in Mumbai after suffering a stroke, says veteran actor's agent
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Surekha Sikri admitted to ICU in Mumbai after suffering a stroke, says veteran actor's agent

Surekha Sikri's agent told Press Trust of India that she was "critical but stable"

Shibani Dandekar criticises media trial of Rhea Chakraborty: We have seen the death of journalism
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Shibani Dandekar criticises media trial of Rhea Chakraborty: We have seen the death of journalism

Shibani Dandekar wrote that Rhea Chakraborty's "basic human rights" have been "taken away as the media play judge jury and executioner."

It is never easy to say 'no' to a specific project, says Netflix India's Srishti Behl Arya
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It is never easy to say 'no' to a specific project, says Netflix India's Srishti Behl Arya

Srishti Behl Arya, Director International Originals, Netflix India leads the films division, and admits she has her hands full with the increasing number of direct-to-digital releases.

With Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, Janhvi Kapoor finally takes the flight she has longed for
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With Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, Janhvi Kapoor finally takes the flight she has longed for

Like Gunjan Saxena, Janhvi Kapoor has had battles to fight of her own. But she has combated the allegations of nepotism with quiet, dignified determination.

Zoya Akhtar's Luck by Chance has the most nuanced take on Bollywood's outsider vs insider debate
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Zoya Akhtar's Luck by Chance has the most nuanced take on Bollywood's outsider vs insider debate

One of the biggest achievements of Luck by Chance is the way it depicts nepotism in the film industry, probably the only mainstream Hindi movie to do so.

Zoya Akhtar responds to Kangana Ranaut's criticism of Gully Boy: She's gone on every platform saying she doesn't like my work
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Zoya Akhtar responds to Kangana Ranaut's criticism of Gully Boy: She's gone on every platform saying she doesn't like my work

Zoya Akhtar said when a filmmaker puts out their work it will be subject to approval and appreciation, as well as criticism.

In MAMI's Dial M For Films series, Kabir Khan, Shakun Batra, Vikramaditya Motwane share anecdotes of their film journeys
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In MAMI's Dial M For Films series, Kabir Khan, Shakun Batra, Vikramaditya Motwane share anecdotes of their film journeys

Dial M for Films, moderated by Smriti Kiran, focuses on breaking down what lies behind the moving image through sharply curated, specific, live conversations with film talent

Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti discuss their writing process, future of Tiger Baby Films with MAMI Artistic Director Smriti Kiran
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Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti discuss their writing process, future of Tiger Baby Films with MAMI Artistic Director Smriti Kiran

Before Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti, filmmakers Kabir Khan, Bejoy Nambiar, Vasan Bala, Shakun Batra, Ruchi Narain, actor Parvathy Thiruvothu, and editor Shweta Venkat Mathew have previously appeared on Dial M for Films series.

Aarya, Bhonsle, Pushpavalli season 2, Thappad: Best Hindi films and series of 2020 so far
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Aarya, Bhonsle, Pushpavalli season 2, Thappad: Best Hindi films and series of 2020 so far

2020 is the year no one asked for. If there has been a ray of sunshine, it is the variety of quality content it has offered, including Aarya and Thappad.

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.

Keeping up with the Mehras: Lessons from Dil Dhadakne Do on what not to say to your family during lockdown
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Keeping up with the Mehras: Lessons from Dil Dhadakne Do on what not to say to your family during lockdown

As Dil Dhadakne Do completes five years today on 5 June, some takeaways on how to deal with your family when you are stuck with them during lockdown.

Pavail Gulati on humanising an entitled everyman in Thappad, and taking life one audition at a time
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Pavail Gulati on humanising an entitled everyman in Thappad, and taking life one audition at a time

Pavail Gulati, the male lead in Anubhav Sinha's Thappad, reveals how he played the part despite disagreeing with his character most of the time, and making a career out of playing small roles.

Rishi Kapoor passes away: Manish Malhotra pays tribute to late actor with Luck By Chance throwback video
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Rishi Kapoor passes away: Manish Malhotra pays tribute to late actor with Luck By Chance throwback video

Rishi Kapoor passed on last Thursday morning in Mumbai after a two-year-long battle with leukaemia

Janhvi Kapoor shares childhood photo with Sridevi on legendary actress' second death anniversary: 'Miss you everyday'
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Janhvi Kapoor shares childhood photo with Sridevi on legendary actress' second death anniversary: 'Miss you everyday'

Sridevi is known for iconic roles in Hindi movies like Chandni, Lamhe, Mr India, Chaalbaaz, Nagina, Sadma, and English Vinglish' among many more.

Shabana Azmi discharged from hospital after recovery from car accident on Mumbai-Pune Expressway
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Shabana Azmi discharged from hospital after recovery from car accident on Mumbai-Pune Expressway

Veteran actress Shabana Azmi tweets she has returned home. She also thanks fans for their wishes for her speedy recovery.