Dinesh Raheja

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Priyanka Chopra’s big secret for everlasting success

Priyanka Chopra’s big secret for everlasting success

Priyanka Chopra may be now playing a mother to a teenager who is diagnosed with a fatal illness in the ready-for-release The Sky Is Pink...Read More

Bollywood and dance duels

Bollywood and dance duels

This terse exchange of dialogues that I have handpicked from Yash Raj Films’ Hrithik-Tiger venture, War, could well be from the thoughts ...Read More

Dinesh Raheja Column: Ask and thou shall be given

Dinesh Raheja Column: Ask and thou shall be given

Did I know that Oscar winning actress Bette Davis had put an ad in a publication in the 1960s saying that she was seeking employment in H...Read More

Lata Mangeshkar– Off the beaten track

Lata Mangeshkar– Off the beaten track

And wait! I recall reacting in amazement...Just who was voicing Sylvie’s seductive cabaret numbers? Wasn’t that Lata Mangeshkar! Crooning...Read More

How book covers are born

How book covers are born

It set me thinking about another necessary inclusion, and I decided a story about books on films would be incomplete without talking abou...Read More

Dinesh Raheja Column: Stories behind books based on celebrities

Dinesh Raheja Column: Stories behind books based on celebrities

My journey as a columnist began when Ayaz Memon called out of the blue and asked me to write for Sunday Mid-day. Similarly, my journey as...Read More

Dinesh Raheja column: Chunky Panday – The transformer

Dinesh Raheja column: Chunky Panday – The transformer

I didn’t recognise Chunky Panday in the super-budgeted but super-nonsensical Saaho, which has defied reviews and has raked in 350 crores ...Read More

Kabir Sadanand column: Where are we with our Apna time gone wrong?

Kabir Sadanand column: Where are we with our Apna time gone wrong?

I must stop. Where are we with our Apna time gone wrong? Try and not park on streets where there is construction, a little walk won’t kil...Read More

Bollywood bucket list: Woh Kaun Thi – The first of Sadhana’s Ms Mystery trilogy

Bollywood bucket list: Woh Kaun Thi – The first of Sadhana’s Ms Mystery trilogy

Having notched up an incredible 144 million views on YouTube, the Woh Kaun Thi torch song Lag jaa gale ke phir yeh haseen shaam ho na ho ...Read More

Dinesh Raheja column: Mission space -- Conquering the final frontier on film

Dinesh Raheja column: Mission space -- Conquering the final frontier on film

While films on space missions and intergalactic travel have been Hollywood staples for decades, Bollywood too seems set to conquer this f...Read More

Dinesh Raheja column: Khayyam is born Kabhi Kabhie

Dinesh Raheja column: Khayyam is born Kabhi Kabhie

Let me explain. When I conduct the The Dinesh Raheja Workshop for media rapport and image building, I come across several cinema aspirant...Read More

Divya Dutta column: I feel like a wonder gal

Divya Dutta column: I feel like a wonder gal

I sometimes feel like a wonder gal! My story feels like a fairytale to me ... I dreamt of being an actor ever since I was four years old....Read More

How I ‘met’ my father

How I ‘met’ my father

Though my father (actor Vinod Mehra) died before I was born, I was very lucky to be raised by two very loving grandparents. They never le...Read More

Celebrating Independence with song

Celebrating Independence with song

This year I am going to celebrate Independence Day with my twin grandchildren and check into their quiet Carter Road house a night before.

Shaheed: An Independence-day must-watch

Shaheed: An Independence-day must-watch

Fittingly, Shaheed won the National Award for the Best Feature Film on National Integration, a newly announced category then, besides als...Read More

Dinesh Raheja Column: Not being judgemental about Kangana Ranaut

Dinesh Raheja Column: Not being judgemental about Kangana Ranaut

Contemporary fiction has unreliable narrators aplenty (think Gone Girl, The Girl On The Train, etc); and it’s intriguing to see one with ...Read More

Ananth Mahadevan column: Theatre is to an actor what exercise is to a sportsman

Ananth Mahadevan column: Theatre is to an actor what exercise is to a sportsman

Anton Chekov, in one of his popular short stories, described the theatre as a place where people dressed in their finery, reeking of perf...Read More

Dinesh Raheja column: At 60, can Sanjay Dutt script yet another stunning comeback?

Dinesh Raheja column: At 60, can Sanjay Dutt script yet another stunning comeback?

Born on July 29, 1959, Sanjay Dutt will turn 60 tomorrow. He’s the only still-working actor to have a successful biographical film (Sanju...Read More

Vikram Bhatt column: My relationship with pain

Vikram Bhatt column: My relationship with pain

The symptoms began sometime in the year 1996. It was on the drive back from Ooty; when a few kilometres before we got to Coonor, I sudden...Read More

Bollywood Bucket List: The super

Bollywood Bucket List: The super

In our deeply cynical times, Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30 emphasises the importance of being earnest. The glossy star takes on a change of p...Read More

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