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Archie, Betty, Veronica are not new to Bollywood — they are every love triangle ever
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Archie, Betty, Veronica are not new to Bollywood — they are every love triangle ever

As Zoya Akhtar and Netflix announce an Indian film adaptation of Archie Comics, let's admit the Archie-Betty-Veronica love triangle has been a recurring theme in Hindi cinema, from 1960s till date.

Zoya Akhtar, Netflix India to adapt Archie Comics into a live-action musical adaptation set in 1960s
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Zoya Akhtar, Netflix India to adapt Archie Comics into a live-action musical adaptation set in 1960s

"I have to make sure the film stokes the nostalgia of a generation that grew up on the comic, and yet resonates with the young adults today," says Zoya Akhtar on The Archies, the Indian adaptation of Archie Comics for Netflix.

Siddhant Chaturvedi, Ananya Panday, Adarsh Gourav roped in for Kho Gaye Hum Kahan
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Siddhant Chaturvedi, Ananya Panday, Adarsh Gourav roped in for Kho Gaye Hum Kahan

Produced by Excel Entertainment and Tiger Baby, Kho Gaye Hum Kahan will release in theatres in 2023

Priyanka Chopra Jonas named Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival chairperson: Film & TV updates
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Priyanka Chopra Jonas named Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival chairperson: Film & TV updates

Priyanka Chopra Jonas was announced as the chairperson of Jio MAMI Film Festival, almost four months after Deepika Padukone stepped down from the position.

‘Privilege to age as opposed to die tragically young’: Konkona Sensharma candid reply to a fan calling her ‘aged’ goes viral
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‘Privilege to age as opposed to die tragically young’: Konkona Sensharma candid reply to a fan calling her ‘aged’ goes viral

Commenting on her post, the fan stated that it is sad to see her “age”. The comment also mentioned that Sharma was the user’s crush during his school days.

Surekha Sikri was as much about her indomitable spirit as her striking poise
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Surekha Sikri was as much about her indomitable spirit as her striking poise

A far cry from the cantankerous matriarchs she played onscreen recently in Badhaai Ho and Balika Vadhu, Surekha Sikri cut a poised yet indefatigable figure in real life, even when she was bound to a wheelchair in her final days.

Surekha Sikri in one of her last interviews: 'Feels like I've been discovered by a whole new generation'
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Surekha Sikri in one of her last interviews: 'Feels like I've been discovered by a whole new generation'

Last year, Surekha Sikri, bound to a wheelchair after a brain stroke, discussed winning her third National Award for Badhaai Ho, losing out on a lot of roles after the accident, and unfulfilled wish to work with Amitabh Bachchan.

Ten years of Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, real-life road trip through Spain, and friendship on a journey
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Ten years of Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, real-life road trip through Spain, and friendship on a journey

As today marks the 10-year anniversary of Zoya Akhtar’s beloved buddy road movie, and the five-year anniversary of my own trip through Spain with friends, it feels like the right time to revisit the enduring impact of both.

The Farhan Akhtar interview | 'Glad Toofan is releasing at a time when people are finding their way back to normalcy'
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The Farhan Akhtar interview | 'Glad Toofan is releasing at a time when people are finding their way back to normalcy'

"I have immense faith in the ability of Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra to tell a story in an amazingly profound way. As a director myself, I don't want to come into his way," says Farhan Akhtar ahead of his boxing film Toofan.

Luck By Chance, frantic buzz of film sets, and Mumbai film industry in all its grimy glamour
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Luck By Chance, frantic buzz of film sets, and Mumbai film industry in all its grimy glamour

Last year, when the country and the world shut down, my connection to all things Bollywood — movie dates, gossip sessions with friends, and interviews with actors — became virtual. I felt like my connection to all things Bollywood was slowly being erased, until I re-watched Luck By Chance.

Salman Khan, Farhan, Zoya Akhtar to produce documentary on screenwriter duo Salim-Javed
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Salman Khan, Farhan, Zoya Akhtar to produce documentary on screenwriter duo Salim-Javed

Salman Khan will unite with Zoya Akhtar and Farhan Akhtar for a documentary on Salim Javed, titled Angry Young Men

Amruta Subhash on starring in Netflix's Bombay Begums: Grateful I'm offered roles which make me vulnerable
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Amruta Subhash on starring in Netflix's Bombay Begums: Grateful I'm offered roles which make me vulnerable

Amruta Subhash says she found her Bombay Begums role of Lily difficult also because she needed strength to dance continuously for many hours.

Sonakshi Sinha to play a tough cop in Amazon Prime Video's yet-untitled series; see first look
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Sonakshi Sinha to play a tough cop in Amazon Prime Video's yet-untitled series; see first look

Directed by Reema Kagti and Ruchika Oberoi, the series will mark Sonakshi Sinha's digital debut

How Alankrita Shrivastava, Pooja Bhatt put together their Netflix show Bombay Begums
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How Alankrita Shrivastava, Pooja Bhatt put together their Netflix show Bombay Begums

"I am just trying to tell stories that I find interesting. Besides, it’s not like I suddenly made Bombay Begums. These are characters that have been with me for many years," says Bombay Begums creator Alankrita Shrivastava.

Pitta Kathalu trailer: Netflix unveils trailer of Telugu anthology depicting 'deceptive sides of love'
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Pitta Kathalu trailer: Netflix unveils trailer of Telugu anthology depicting 'deceptive sides of love'

Starring Shruti Haasan and Amala Paul, among others, Pitta Kathalu is Netflix India's first Telugu Original

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.