The new school spirit

RISING STAR RADHIKA MADAN ON ANGREZI MEDIUM AND MAKING THE RIGHT MOVES by ASJAD NAZIR TALENTED actress Radhika Madan has effortlessly made the move from television to films and in a short space of time delivered power-packed performances in dramatically different films. She now follows up winning turns in acclaimed movies Mard Ko Dard Nahi […]

Going back to a first love

POPULAR STAR SHILPA SHETTY KUNDRA ALL SET FOR FILM RETURN by ASJAD NAZIR SHE may not have been on the big screen for more than 12 years, but Shilpa Shetty Kundra has continued to live life to the fullest. The actress has been a judge on reality TV shows, done endorsements, promoted good health on […]

Making the right creative moves

WHY POPULAR MUSIC AND MOVIE STAR ALI ZAFAR THINKS THE BEST IS YET TO COME by ASJAD NAZIR IT IS a cold afternoon in London and Ali Zafar is sitting in a secluded corner of a five-star Mayfair hotel planning his next creative moves. With his first studio album in nine years, multiple film projects […]

Powering her way to worldwide success

SINGER NEHA KAKKAR ON HER SOARING CAREER AND CONNECTION WITH MUSIC by ASJAD NAZIR HAVING grown up in a family filled with musical talents, it was always going to be inevitable that Neha Kakkar would pursue a career in singing and that is exactly what she did in a superbly successful way. An inspiring journey […]

Surgical cinema strike

HOW OUTSIDER YAMI GAUTAM MADE A MARK IN THE HEART OF COMMERCIAL HINDI FILMS by ASJAD NAZIR MORE than being a major movie star, Yami Gautam is a talented actress able to take on any role and she showed that versatility in 2019 with contrasting roles in two Bollywood blockbusters. Her winning turns in Uri: […]

Back with renewed intensity

POPULAR ACTOR NAKUUL MEHTA GETS ROMANTIC ON HIS RETURN by ASJAD NAZIR FANS have been waiting for small screen superstar Nakuul Mehta to return to television ever since his smash-hit drama Ishqbaaaz ended and he obliged them with newly released web series Never Kiss Your Best Friend. The award-winning actor plays the lead role in […]

The Peter Pan of Bollywood

ANIL KAPOOR CELEBRATES 40 YEARS IN HINDI CINEMA by ASJAD NAZIR THIS year evergreen actor Anil Kapoor celebrates 40 years as a leading man and with no signs of slowing down, the hard-working star is still enthusiastic as ever to create that next character. Instead of looking back on his achievements, which included becoming the […]

The next big thing in Hindi cinema

ACTOR SIDDHANT CHATURVEDI ON BECOMING AN IN-DEMAND STAR by MOHNISH SINGH EVERY year Bollywood has a big breakout star who shines more brightly than the rest and in 2019 that was big screen debutant Siddhant Chaturvedi. His performance as the spirited street rapper, MC Sher, in the Zoya Akhtar-directed Gully Boy tugged at viewers’ heartstrings […]

Deepika is unbreakable in her new movie Chhapaak

by ASJAD NAZIR LOOK back through the history of Indian cinema and there have been landmark movies that have expanded the horizons of the industry. Powerful new drama Chhapaak looks set to be added to that illustrious list of commercial Hindi films because it not only presents the Bollywood heroine in a new way, but […]

Falling in love with cinema all over again

CHITRANGADA SINGH MAKES BOLD CHOICES by ASJAD NAZIR WHETHER it is being selective with her projects, choosing to take a break or making her debut as a producer with sports biopic Soorma, Chitrangada Singh has always done things on her own terms since making a stunning debut in Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi. Today, the striking beauty […]