Unexpected rains disrupt shoot of Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s ‘Adbhut’ in Manali

In the first week of October, Nawazuddin Siddiqui headed to Shimla to kick off work on the horror outing, Adbhut. While the week-long schedule went by smoothly, the team — led by director Sabbir Khan — faced a hiccup in its next leg in Manali. The filmmaker, who has planned a month-long schedule in the … Read more

‘Lesser the better’, says Kareena Kapoor Khan about working with limited crew on ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’

Kareena Kapoor Khan says working on Laal Singh Chaddha was memorable, as the film reunited her with one of her favourite co-stars, Aamir Khan. The official remake of Tom Hanks’ Hollywood blockbuster, Forrest Gump marks the two Bollywood stars’ third collaboration after 3 Idiots (2009) and Talaash (2012). “We have worked very hard. Aamir has … Read more

Can Chetan Bhagat tickle the funny bone?

The new season of One Mic Stand brings together a diverse range of personalities  to put forth their comic skills. Season 2 sees filmmaker Karan Johar, actor and entrepreneur Sunny Leone, rapper Raftaar, journalist Faye D’Souza and author Chetan Bhagat attempting stand-up comedy for the first time. Bhagat, whose books have inspired many successful Bollywood … Read more

Chirag Arora: Wrapped song in 72 hours

Writer and director Chirag Arora recently released the track, Thomkiya thomkiya, featuring vocals by Shaan. A contemporary take on traditional folk music with flavours of Hindi and Bengali sounds, the song promises to add colour and joy to listeners’ lives this festive season. “When I first heard the track, I was instantly glued to it. … Read more

Esha Gupta on unrealistic beauty standards: We’re designed to focus too hard on our flaws

It takes one to start a change. In August, mid-day reported that Vidya Balan has issued a strict no-Photoshop and no-retouching policy for her pictures, thus taking a hard stand against the unrealistic beauty standards of the glamour industry (She doesn’t want to be made slimmer for pictures, Aug 12). Her brave step is creating … Read more

Shoojit Sircar: ‘Shoebite’ comes up at each meeting with Mr Bachchan

Shoojit Sircar has added another rich film to his résumé with Sardar Udham. While the filmmaker has given the audience diverse offerings — some light-hearted, others melancholic — in the past, he is saddened that Shoebite has yet to see the light of day. The film, headlined by Amitabh Bachchan, has been stuck in the … Read more