Free Press Journal
  • A misfit in the commercial juggernaut

    That’s what Ranvir Shorey feels he is, as he speaks to Nikita Wadhawan about his interest in independent films, future collaboration with Konkona Sensharma and his new movie Actor Ranvir Shorey has juggled between commercial and independent cinema quite effectively since quite some years but over time it looks like he wants to focus on…

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  • Atul Kulkarni: ‘Star power matters’

    Atul Kulkarni tells NIKITA WADHAWAN when asked to choose between a content-driven or star-driven film Atul Kulkarni recently completed 20 years in the film industry, but while his contemporaries say that regional cinema is better in terms of content than Bollywood, Atul feels otherwise. “The press choses to ignore the kind of cinema that Bollywood…

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  • Trend Reversal! Older actresses in Bollywood now prefer working with younger men

    In a society where younger actresses are always paired with older actors, NIKITA WADHAWAN finds a refreshing change where older actresses now prefer working with younger men While 50-plus heroes have been habitually romancing girls less than half their age on screen, the reverse trend seems to be catching up in Bollywood as A-list actresses…

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  • Filmmakers Khushboo Ranka, Vinay Shukla on making significant points with An Insignificant Man

    Filmmakers Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla speak to NIKITA WADHAWAN about their documentary on Arvind Kejriwal, maintaining objectivity and more… Over the period of a year, debutant directors Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla have embedded themselves with one of the most controversial political party, the Aam Admi Party. Helmed by Arvind Kejriwal, the party has…

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  • ‘Don’t care about appreciation’, says Parvathy

    But work matters to Parvathy as she speaks to Nikita Wadhawan about her Bollywood stint Bollywood as an industry, has been vary about people who are very straight-forward. They are even more wary about women who are blunt with them on their face, but that is not something that affects Bollywood debutant Parvathy, as she…

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  • ‘Less takers for strong women stories’, says Tanuja Chandra

    Bollywood has lately been increasingly receptive to content-driven films. And director Tanuja Chandra, known for her story-driven movies with intense plots such as Dushman (1998) and Sangharsh (1999), is glad that the story is the most saleable aspect of films these days but adds that female-driven films don’t find easy takers. “Auraton ke bare mein…

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  • ‘Mujhe koi hurry nahi’, says Parvathy

    Remarks Parvathy as she opens up to Nikita Wadhawan about not conforming to stereotypical notions, her love life and her debut movie More than stardom, it’s the cerebral aura of actress Parvathy that gives the Southern actress her distinctive persona. The 29-year-old actress may be 18 films old down south, but she’s now eagerly awaiting…

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  • Why no outrage against Bollywood’s Harvey Weinsteins?

    The barrage of sexual allegations against Harvey Weinstein has created a storm, and Bollywood too is caught in that whirlwind. Nikita Wadhawan tries to figure out why we brush the reality under the carpet  It’s everywhere, yet it doesn’t exist. But once in a while it comes out from hiding when someone like Harvey Weinstein…

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  • Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana director Ratnaa Sinha says people didn’t want to invest in Rajkummar

    Debutant director Ratnaa Sinha makes her foray into this cut-throat industry with Rajkummar Rao- Kriti Kharbanda starrer “Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana”. While her husband Anubhav Sinha has made versatile movies like ‘Gulab Gang’, ‘Ra.one’, Ratnaa says that the plot of the film made her made her focus on her dream and move away television. “There…

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  • Shekhar Suman trying to bring a change

    There is not a dull moment when you talk to Shekhar Suman, primarily because the actor and filmmaker has so much to tell you. After his directorial debut ‘Heartless’ tanked at the box office, Shekhar took break to learn from his failure and is now pumped for his new movie ‘Pattharbaaz’, which will be a…

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