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‘Amit Be Cool’

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Eddie Murphy wrote these lines in the autograph that Kishore Kumar took on behalf of Amit Kumar Why ? Read on for Amit Kumar’s interview with Manju Ramanan. (Redone for Kishore da’s birthday today) Two legends and

Back to Innocence

Dhanak

Sometime interviews are not serious question and answer sessions. There is an easy flow of energy that makes it conversational where the film discussed is embellished by the various spaces it inhabits – rural Indian mindsets, the concept of superstar- dom, sibling rivalry, far-fetched promises kids make to each other and the innate goodness in…

KAPOOR & SONS

RACHIT GUPTA PROFILES FIVE GENERATIONS OF THE LEGENDARY KAPOOR FAMILY our generations of superstars. And the fifth generation is but a few years away from making its mark in showbiz. There’s no family like the Kapoor family. Prithviraj Kapoor laid its foundation and Raj Kapoor was the man who catapulted the family’s success through the…

The Physics and Math in John Abraham

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A dashing actor and a super successful producer who has upped the standards of Bollywood cinema, John is as intelligent as he is good looking. He’s walks into the press conference  at the Le Meridien Dubai with director Nishikant Kamath towering over most of us and charms us all. He first watches the trailer of…

Living Neerja

Sonam as Neerja Bhanot

Following the trend of biopics, Sonam Kapoor has lived the character of Neerja for a while now.  Neerja Bhanot was a 23 – year old Pan Am 73 airhostess who was shot dead by hijackers in 1986. Sonam Kapoor has been an integral part of the Bhanot household during the making of the film. Neerja’s…

Memories of Pan Am 73

Khanjan Dalal

Tragedy strikes you when you least expect it. Most of the time, it doesn’t give you the tiniest moment to register pain. Shock at its vilest, cloaks you, even numbs you to servitude. It rips you apart silently and wrenches blood out of your sinews slowly as if vicariously enjoying the ordeal. For a 20…

Sonam Unplugged

Film royalty, fashion princess and now marquee queen… SONAM KAPOOR has taken on the hues of life, love and learning, writes JITESH PILLAAI   Has being Anil Kapoor’s daughter somewhere protected you? I might not get movies because of my father, but I’m definitely protected. People don’t misbehave with me because I’m somebody’s daughter. So…

Songs of experience

DEVESH SHARMA deconstructs 20 popular songs written by people’s poet GULZAR ulzar is a keen observer of life. He has the ability to take every day pains and gains and turn them into something sublime, something ethereal. He has made us laugh at life’s foibles, life’s ironies and accept them. Also, his poetry offers us…

A Cinematic Eco System

Anupama Chopra

Her ring tone is the lyrical Ek Ladki ko Dekha to aisa laga and when I ask her why she chooses this song among many others she says that most of her phone calls she receives is from her husband producer/film maker Vidhu Vinod Chopra and he would like to hear something familiar when he…

I have quit playback singing

Amit Kumar

says Amit Kumar to Manju Ramanan.He also shares fondest memories of his legendary father Kishore Kumar whose birthday is today! Playback payback I have quit playback singing but Ashaji wanted me to sing for her film Maee, so I have rendered a number. I mainly do shows around the world. I will be performing in…

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