Dinesh Raheja

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Boman Irani Birthday Special: When the veteran actor shared life lessons with aspiring actors

Boman Irani Birthday Special: When the veteran actor shared life lessons with aspiring actors

Boman Irani is in the vanguard of contemporary film artistes who have proved that you don't need to be youthful, have six-pack abs, and s...Read More

Udit Narayan birthday special: An ode to the voice of romance

Udit Narayan birthday special: An ode to the voice of romance

Romance is the mainstay of Hindi film music and soulful crooning is Udit's forte.

Kartik Aaryan Birthday Special: All hail the clown prince of Bollywood

Kartik Aaryan Birthday Special: All hail the clown prince of Bollywood

While he has been wowing the audience with romcoms, if he wants not to be circumscribed by his comic image, the actor also needs explore ...Read More

Helen birthday special: The actor who danced her way into our collective cinematic consciousness

Helen birthday special: The actor who danced her way into our collective cinematic consciousness

She was the Cabaret Cutie as well as the Queen Of Mean for a good 20 years. From Chin chin choo in the 50s to Mungda in the 70s, Helen wa...Read More

Zeenat Aman birthday special: The actor who took on daringly different roles

Zeenat Aman birthday special: The actor who took on daringly different roles

or a dozen years, Zeenat was a major film star who had the guts to trash thematic taboos in several different roles that added multiple d...Read More

Bad Boy/Good Boy: Namashi Chakraborty, split wide open

Bad Boy/Good Boy: Namashi Chakraborty, split wide open

The youngest son of veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty and Yogita Bali, Namashi Chakraborty, who will soon set his foot in Bollywood with R...Read More

Tabu Birthday Special: A look at the actor’s illustrious filmy journey

Tabu Birthday Special: A look at the actor’s illustrious filmy journey

While the actor is currently basking in the success of the recently release web series, ‘A Suitable Boy’, FPJ writer looks back at the ac...Read More

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan: The forever star-crossed lovers...onscreen!

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan: The forever star-crossed lovers...onscreen!

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan lit up the screen whenever they appeared together. But, in all the movies that they did, the tw...Read More

Remembering Om Puri on his 70th birth anniversary

Remembering Om Puri on his 70th birth anniversary

To commemorate this special day, his wife Nandita and son Ishaan are launching a YouTube channel, ‘Puri Baatein’

Tribute: Oscar-winner Bhanu Athaiya was in a league of her own

Tribute: Oscar-winner Bhanu Athaiya was in a league of her own

Bhanu Athaiya has left to meet the ultimate designer, God, but she has left behind a rich tapestry of work that will inspire generations ...Read More

Amitabh Bachchan Birthday Special: Memorable encounters with Big B

Amitabh Bachchan Birthday Special: Memorable encounters with Big B

In the world of showbiz, today’s peacock could well be tomorrow’s feather duster. Not Amitabh Bachchan. His career remains a work in prog...Read More

Hooked by the movies: Recalling films and the joys of watching them in a movie hall

Hooked by the movies: Recalling films and the joys of watching them in a movie hall

Though home entertainment does take the edge off, there is nothing to duplicate the immersive experience of watching the big screen in a...Read More

Angrezi Medium

From Shah Rukh Khan to Amitabh Bachchan: How Bollywood speaks English

It made me mull over my own sometimes-enlightening and often-funny conversations over the years with sundry film industry folk in the que...Read More

International Women's Day 2020: How Vidya Balan paved the way for Bollywood to work on more women-centric cinema

International Women's Day 2020: How Vidya Balan paved the way for Bollywood to work on more women-centric cinema

Sisters are doing it for themselves’ — I feel this 1980s women-power anthem could well be ringing through B-town these days. After years ...Read More

Four to the fore: Dinesh Raheja talks about the daughters of stars who are now making their own way in Bollywood

Four to the fore: Dinesh Raheja talks about the daughters of stars who are now making their own way in Bollywood

Many of the youngsters I interact with at my media workshops already speak of Sara Ali Khan as a star, never mind the spurning Love Aaj K...Read More

Malanag

Second act: After a series of duds, Aditya Roy Kapoor seems to have turned the tide with Malang

His latest film Malang has crossed the Rs 50 crore benchmark in 12 days and continues to steadily rake it in at the turnstiles.

Take your pic(k), fill up your watchlist with these Oscar winners

Take your pic(k), fill up your watchlist with these Oscar winners

There is a scene in this year’s Oscar winner, the South Korean instaclassic, Parasite, in which a rich corporate head honcho assesses his...Read More

Dinesh Raheja talks about the father-daughter bond as seen in Bollywood movies

Dinesh Raheja talks about the father-daughter bond as seen in Bollywood movies

As a proud father myself, I find those few and far between occasions intriguing when Hindi cinema explores different shades of the father...Read More

Nora Fatehi in Street Dancer 3D

Dancing into the spotlight: Nora Fatehi and Garmi number in Street Dancer 3D promotions

When I see the prominence given to Nora Fatehi and her cartilage-defying Garmi number in the Street Dancer 3D promotions, I marvel at the...Read More

1950: A turning point for the nation and for films

1950: A turning point for the nation and for films

Just as 1950 was a seminal year for India after it became a constitutional republic on January 26 of that annum, for the Hindi film indus...Read More

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