Throwback Special: Twenty Years Ago, Celebrities Didn’t Mince Their Words

The sauciest article in this issue of Cine Blitz from 20 years ago is the one that features Bengali actress Moushumi Chatterjee, who takes digs at other Bengali actresses in Bollywood.From terming Suchitra Sen a “bad actress” to calling Sharmila Tagore a woman with “the human touch missing”, the interview is nothing short of controversial and would have been at par with the nepotism debate in this age. “I have no respect for him (lyricist Gulzar) as a person.

Pikchar With Rita: The Intimacy of Estrangement in ‘Aandhi’

However, love becomes more expansive when intimacy is not about being there, but being able to cry on someone’s shoulder, of being held when long travels of life are conveyed.That Sanjeev Kumar could have pulled off the role of being a husband who takes a step back to wait and watch the unfolding of political ambition and success in his wife’s life is also particularly appropriate.

Films Based On Books: A Look At Raazi & Other Mainstream Bollywood Adaptations That Have Performed Well At The Box Office

Although Meghna made some minor tweaks to the adaptation, the film has been received very well by the audience and was appreciated for its unbiased message.That said, the film did miss out a few moments that were much appreciated in the book.  What makes the film worth watching over reading the book is the climax – the Tamil style wedding.

Singeetam Srinivasa Rao Interview: “The Golden Rule Of Cinema Is That There Is No Golden Rule”

For Pushpak, I wanted someone who would work according to my commands rather than someone like Ilaiyaraja who would want to compose music according to their liking.  That approach wouldn’t work in a movie like Pushpak for which I had particular music in mind.Also, there are people who want to express themselves.  Balu Mahendra, towards the end of his life, made a movie that cost very little money.

Social Media Split Over Aryan Khan’s Bail Plea Rejection in Cruise Ship Drug Bust Case

A Mumbai court on Friday denied bail to Aryan Khan, son of actor Shah Rukh Khan and producer Gauri Khan, in the case related to the seizure of drugs onboard a cruise ship. While several celebrities came out in support of Khan, several also trended the hashtag #SendAryanKhanToJail.

Tagore’s ‘Basanto Utsav’ and Visva-Bharati University: Where the Mind is With Fear and No Longer Free

Basanta Utsav, a festival celebrating spring and its colours initiated by poet and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore in his institution Visva-Bharati University in Santiniketan, West Bengal, was closed this year for outsiders for the first time in almost 100 years.The vice chancellor has been facing flak ever since his appointment in October 2018 for calling Tagore an “outsider” in Santiniketan, arbitrary transfer orders to faculty, barring faculty from speaking to the media, and threatening teachers with dire consequences if they don’t follow university rules and guidelines.

Pratik Gandhi Interview: I Work on My Instincts

The series, directed by Hansal Mehta based on the book The Scam: Who Won, Who Lost, Who Got Away by Sucheta Dalal and Debashish Basu, has shone a light on Gandhi’s performance and ensured that he is flooded with offers.Post the success of the show Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story on SonyLiv, Gandhi who played the role of the protagonist Harshad Mehta, has had to spend a minimum of four hours each day on interviews.

Netflix Announces 17 Titles; All The Details Here

On July 15, several Bollywood celebrities took to social media to release videos and boomerangs (videos on Instagram) of themselves waiting to announce something significant but refraining from doing so while shouting out loud the words ‘Come On Netflix’. Their posts also carried the words as a hashtag which went viral piquing the curiosity of Twitterati and people on the ‘Gram. Netflix also put out a tweet with three of the zipped mouth emojis and the hashtag.

Betaal Review: An Awful Netflix Zombie Horror That Has Nothing To Say

Produced by Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment (also behind last year’s irredeemable Bard of Blood) Betaal unfolds in the span of one day in Chattisgarh’s Nilja village and revolves around a clash between the tribals and a special task force called the Baaz Squad.In that sense, Betaal, Netflix India’s newest offering, created, co-directed and co-written by Patrick Graham, who earlier used the miniseries format to his advantage with Ghoul, comes packaged with an upper hand.

Actress Samantha Akkineni Joins The Second Season Of ‘The Family Man’ Web Series

The makers of Amazon Prime’s web series The Family Man have brought on board actress Samantha Akkineni to essay a major role in the second season of the show which commenced shoot a few days back. The series starring National Award winners Manoj Bajpayee as ‘Srikant Tiwari’ and Priyamani as ‘Suchitra’ in lead roles has garnered good reviews for the first season comprising ten episodes that premiered on the OTT platform on September 20.

On Radio Day, A List of Our Favourite RJ-Turned-Actors Including Mirchi Siva, Ramesh Thilak, RJ Balaji

He made his acting debut with a cameo role in Ethir Neechal.  He is best known for his characters in Naanum Rowdy Dhaan, Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru, Pugazh and Vadacurry.  Even though he didn’t have a major role in Thaana Serndha Kootam, his performance in the film was a comic one.RJ Senthil Kumar is a television serial actor who played the lead character in the sensational Saravannan Meenatchi.  He made his debut as a film actor in Thavamai Thavamirundhu.

In The Eye Of A Storm: Chinmayi Sripada Talks Life, Music, Activism & Building A Brand Against All Odds

Not the ideal situation for a child born of parents from well-to-do backgrounds, but after Chinmayi’s mother Padmhasini was abandoned by and later divorced from her father, Chinmayi got used to a life where stretching a rupee was the norm, and where it was commonplace to graciously accept help from a generous periyamma (aunt) and grandfather. “We knew where our next meal would come from, but were never sure what would happen the next week.

Here Are The Top Stories Of The Week

Ever since Sri Reddy began talking about the casting couch, social media has been abuzz with updates, statements, and bizarre developments on what is regarded as a huge controversy for the Telugu film industry.Ever since the actor’s …impassioned speech at the Kollywood-organised protest for Cauvery – in which he momentarily revealed one of the faces behind those randomly attributed quotes floating on the Internet – there have been a slew of memes that have made good use of his lines.

Now There’s A Ram Gopal Varma Angle To The Sri Reddy Saga: A Timeline

On April 7, a few days after initiating the topic, Sri Reddy went topless, as protest against sexual harassment and the prevalence of casting couch in Tollywood, in public at the Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce office in Hyderabad.  She also said that she has sent several nude photographs and videos, on request, to the producers and directors asking for a chance to act in films.  “They see the videos and give no roles.

Nitte International Film Festival In Mangaluru: A Space For Quality Cinema Curated By Students

Yet to be screened are films such as the Marathi Sairat, Malayalam Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum (Best Malayalam film, Best Original Screenplay at the National Film Awards 2018), and Sanal Kumar Sasidharan’s S Durga, which is the closing film.Sadananda Suvarna, and among the ones screened so far are To Let, cinematographer Chezhian’s slice-of-life film that won the Best Tamil Film, the much-celebrated Village Rockstars from Assam, the meditative Mukti Bhawan (Hindi, 2016, Special Jury Award), and the Malayalam, Take Off, that won actress Parvathy a special mention.

Swara Bhasker On Her Open Letter: ‘Everybody Has A Right To Express Opinions’

Swara Bhasker, who recently wrote an open letter to Sanjay Leela Bhansali, slamming Padmaavat for glorifying jauhar, has been predictably facing a lot of vitriol on social media. Published by The Wire, Swara’s open letter titled ‘At The End of Your Magnum Opus… I Felt Reduced to a Vagina – Only’ draws attention to the misogyny portrayed in the film.

Chinmayi Sripada Trolled For Supporting Renu Desai

Singer Chinmayi Sripada, who not so long ago launched a petition against online abuse, requesting Twitter to get rid of accounts that use rape threats against women, was trolled when she supported actress Renu Desai. Desai, in a recent interview for a Telugu news channel, spoke of how she might remarry in the future. She and her ex-husband, Telugu actor/politician Pawan Kalyan, divorced in 2012.

Suchithra Is Apologetic And Embarrassed About Her Breakdown, And Her Hacked Account

He followed this with the claim that Suchi’s account had been hacked, and that the tweets were not her work.  Karthik Kumar even released a video in which he alluded to Suchi’s ’emotional state’ and apologised for her actions.When her account was hacked, her husband, former actor and stand-up comic Karthik Kumar said that she has been dealing with depression and was having a mental breakdown.