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Bollywood Films - Interviews

Bollywood Films - Interviews

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  •     Farooque Shaikh - In His Own Words
    In this 2002- interview Farooque Shaikh shares intimate memories and perspectives....
  •     Meeting Satish Rajwade
    Satish Rajwade is a busy man. When he is not directing, acting, writing or collecting awards, he is thinking about some new movie or a TV-serial. “My mind is constantly whirring with ideas. I often cannot sleep at night!”- he confesses with a smi...
  •     Meeting Ramesh Sippy- Man who made Sholay!
    The Grand Hyatt’s Convention Centre’s lobby is milling with celebrities and all the camera-toting, microphone-waving, quote- byte hungry journos are out looking for their preys. I spot my quarry immediately - a man whom I have admired so long. Ra...
  •     Yash Chopra - I Me and Myself
    For the last five decades Yash Chopra has been making Bollywood films- films that are full of romance, glamour, passion and music. Long back he had walked into his elder brother Balwant Rai alias B.R. Chopra’s office to start his film career as an ...
  •     Madhur Bhandarkar In Conversation
    Within a short span of five years, Madhur Bhandarkar has made his mark as a talented director who makes films according to his own convictions rather than following the tried-and-trusted, typical Bollywood formula. Winning awards and scoring at the b...
  •     Shekhar Suman - Moving With Times
    ‘Why does every star’s secretary act pricier than the star himself?’ This question keeps bugging me as I wait patiently in Dubai Crowne Plaza’s Al Majlis Hall. “Only five minutes”-that’s the ludicrous time-limit set by the secretary for...
  •     Calling Koena
    From the moment, she announced her arrival to the world by winning Gladrags Super Model- title, this dusky Bengali beauty has been making a steady upward march in the glamour world. From ramp-walks to music videos to item numbers to solo-heroine-role...
  •     Meeting Milind Gunaji
    His rugged handsome looks, his stubbly beard and his villainish Bollywood roles in films like Fareb, Viraasat and Devdas are the only things most people know about Milind Gunaji. But behind that flashy image lies a rare combination of a qualified eng...
  •     Smriti Irani - an interview with the favourite Bahu
    On June 17, Dress Circle- the theatre division of Oberoi Middle East Events will be presenting a family play Kuchh Tum Kaho Kuchh Hum Kahen at Hotel Renaissance, Dubai. Its main attraction will undoubtedly be the international stage debut of Smriti I...
  •     Meeting Big B - Moments to remember
    May 7, 2005. It’s 11 a.m. The already busy lobby of the Jumeira Beach Hotel is buzzing with media teams. TV, radio and press crews are waiting for the big moment. Amitabh Bachchan is in Dubai to promote the forthcoming IIFA (International Indian Fi...
  •     Karan Johar On Kaal and more
    Ten years. That’s what it has taken for Karan Johar to transform from a nondescript character actor to be an all powerful movie baron. From being an assistant to director Aditya Chopra and a sidekick for Shahrukh in the 1995 blockbuster Dilwale Dul...
  •     Johnny Lever A man with the funny bone
    In connection with upcoming comedy-show by ace comic Johnny Lever, I decide to meet this talented artist at his Mumbai residence during my short visit to the city. Wading through mazes of Mumbai’s by-lanes, our car comes to a junction. A street-haw...
  •     Yashpal Sharma- The Good Baddie
    With his centrally parted long hair; his rugged and rustic looks and his flowery Kurta and faded jeans attire Yashpal Sharma stands out in Grand Hyatt’s Baniyas Room milling with glitterati. He looks simple, almost out of place in those glamorous s...
  •     Arshad Warsi- The Circuit is complete
    Little do I know, when I chat with Arshad Warsi in the afternoon that the same night, his role of the lovable rogue ‘Circuit’ from Munnabhai M.B.B.S. would win him the Zee Cine Award as the best comedian. He looks handsome in his all black attire...
  •     Boman The Showman
    You can’t miss Boman Irani in a crowd. This actor who portrayed the unforgettable ‘Dean Asthana’ in Munnabhai M.B.B.S. has an imposing presence. When I meet him, this cigar-smoking, tall and towering person sporting a light yellow shirt and a ...
  •     Sudha Chandran - an interview
    After having interviewed some snobbish monosyllabic celebrities, talking to Sudha Chandran comes as such a pleasant experience. No, she doesn’t pepper it with the vicious seething one-liners of her immensely popular small screen character- the all ...
  •     Rajpal Yadav - an interview
    At close quarters, Rajpal Yadav looks small and simple- not unlike the typically non-descript rustic man he portrays so often on screen. Clad in a white Nike T-shirt and blue jeans, he settles down on the sofa and politely asks, “Would you mind if ...
  •     Calling up Paresh Raval
    Agreed- he is a fab actor, a fantastic performer on screen and stage but Paresh Raval makes you squirm uneasily if you are an interviewer, particularly if you happen to be like me doing the interview by calling him in London from Sharjah! One- on pho...
  •     Ashvin Kumar- on Little Terrorist and beyond
    Ashvin Kumar- the director of the short-film Little Terrorist talks about his film the Oscar- nomination and his future projects....
  •     Shriram Lagoo- a doctor turned actor
    Dr.Shriram Lagoo's reminiscences tell a story of a successful doctor who went on to become an actor to reckon with....
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