Here are the top stories of the week!
At 50, Akshay Kumar is now India’s most bankable film star, and is actively involved in building a new popular genre in Indian cinema aimed at inculcating a sense patriotism in the audience. Kumar is aware of his new public image, and he self-consciously endorses it.
In Bollywood, there aren’t numbers to state how many female producers exist. Actresses like Preity Zinta, Dia Mirza, Juhi Chawla, Lara Dutta and Shilpa Shetty had produced films in the past but not with much success. Priyanka Chopra and Anushka Sharma are among the few successful actresses who are producing films with author-backed roles.
‘The biggest macho hero is the one who dedicates his life to improving the lives of women’ – R Balki on Ilaiyaraaja, making a movie that educates, and how PadMan will always be A Muruganantham’s film.
Read full interview: We Never Forgot That PadMan Is Muruganantham’s Film: Director R Balki
At a time when shows like Narcos, 13 Reasons Why, Stranger Things and several other originals have ushered in what is called the ‘golden age of American television’, the series This Is Us manages to stave off the sappy family-drama stereotype and present something complete different.
Read full story: This Is Us: A Family Drama That Strikes All The Right Chords
Mysskin may have traded his dark glasses for some light, but he’s still not lost his penchant for tangential philosophy – and those metaphors. If his brother – and director of Savarakathi – Aditya, is a river, he calls himself a bank.
The other bank, he says, is director Ram, fellow actor in Savarakathi.
Read full interview: ‘Actors Must Exit The Scene When Their Part Is Done, Never Linger’: Mysskin