Aditya Roy Kapur is remarkably self aware. In a family of artistes, he says he was the least artistically inclined; but for someone who was averse to acting in Hindi cinema, he has gradually fallen in love with the profession. "As I look back, I think I am an accidental actor. Just because it has been ten years I can't say I've been sure about wanting to be in this profession, even though I've started to love it now," Aditya said. He started out as a VJ for Channel V and eventually made his debut as actor in 2009 with 'London Dreams'. Over the years, he featured in films like 'Aashiqui 2', 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' and 'Ok Jaanu'. "It all happened by chance," Aditya says. A casting call in 2008 for the Vipual Shah film gave him an opportunity to enter Bollywood, even though he never "harboured any desire to be an actor." "I never grew up on a staple diet of hindi cinema. In fact when I was a VJ, I was averse to it. Purely because I could never imagine myself being an actor." The … [Read more...] about Aditya Roy Kapur on completing ten years: I’m an accidental actor
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In a year filled with heightened political vitriol, two deaths brought the nation together to remember men who represented a seemingly bygone era of U.S. politics. George H.W. Bush was a president, vice president, congressman, CIA director and Navy pilot during World War II, where he flew 58 missions and was shot down over the Pacific. As a politician, he had his fair share of critics and was voted out of office after one term as president. But the Republican reinvented himself in the years after his time in the White House, becoming a fundraiser for disaster relief and forming an unlikely friendship with the man who ousted him from office, former President Bill Clinton. John McCain was a political giant in his own right. He served as a senator for more than 30 years, ran for president twice and spent five years as a prisoner of war after being shot down during the Vietnam War. In captivity, McCain endured torture and even turned down a chance to be released early, denying the North … [Read more...] about Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2018
By Blogs Desk Published: October 14, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Media and art is subjective to the culture and ideas of the day and age it is being viewed under. Like most millennials in Pakistan, we grew up watching Bollywood films. From films like Hum Saath Saath Hain to every single movie where Shah Rukh Khan opened his arms and struck his signature pose, it felt like we lived and breathed these movies, knowing all the songs and dance moves by heart as we watched our favourites on repeat. Growing up leaves you with significantly less time to watch movies, and a vastly more refined palette. As we grew older and ventured towards watching movies and TV shows produced in Hollywood (or “foreign films” for the most refined cultural consumer), we barely had a chance to revisit the movies we practically grew up on. However, every once in a while we’d get the chance to re-watch an old Bollywood classic, only to come to terms with the fact that … [Read more...] about From DDLJ to KKHH, 5 Bollywood ‘classics’ that are now problematic
By Jyotsna Mohan Bhargava Published: October 7, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Tanushree Dutta filed a complaint against Nana Patekar a decade ago, alleging that she was harassed by him. This is one real life story Bollywood will likely never make into a blockbuster, for after all, it involves one of their own. Actress Tanushree Dutta’s accusations of sexual harassment against veteran actor Nana Patekar have been met with diverse reactions within the industry, but the most deafening is the sound of silence by most of Bollywood’s bigwigs. On the one hand, some of those who have reacted should have just kept quiet. For instance, 66- year-old Shakti Kapoor, who himself has a dubious reputation, thought it was appropriate to joke about the matter. #WATCH:I don't know anything about this case. This was ten years back, I was a kid back then: Shakti Kapoor on #TanushreeDutta's harassment allegations against Nana Patekar. (2/10/2018) … [Read more...] about When Tanushree Dutta said #MeToo but Bollywood didn’t care, because that stuff is only for movies
By Sahir Palijo Published: August 7, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email The trailer shows the difficult and awkward yet funny situations a middle aged woman faces as a student The last time the audience saw Kajol in a Bollywood movie was in Dilwale, which also starred Shah Rukh Khan. That was three years ago. Since then, Kajol has appeared in one Tamil movie which was a critical failure. She will next be seen in Helicopter Eela, which is being produced by her husband, Ajay Devgn. The trailer of Helicopter Eela released a few days back on Kajol’s birthday. The story revolves around a single mom, Eela (Kajol). Her son suggests that she complete her studies, since she had to leave in between before he was born, and start tutoring other children. However, to do so, Eela decides to join her son’s college. National Award winning actor, Riddhi Sen plays Eela’s son. The trailer shows the difficult and awkward yet funny situations a middle aged woman faces as a … [Read more...] about Back to school: Can ‘Helicopter Eela’ help Kajol get her mojo back?