Dinesh Raheja

Stories By Dinesh Raheja

Dinesh Raheja Column: Eve(n) rights

Dinesh Raheja Column: Eve(n) rights

A-list actresses headlining women-centric biographies seems to have become a trend among forthcoming films in the Hindi film industry. Th...Read More

Dinesh Raheja: Cupid doesn’t possess a calendar

Dinesh Raheja: Cupid doesn’t possess a calendar

The belief that any woman, including an actress, should be married or, as some choose to describe it, “settled” before 30 has gone with t...Read More

Anil Kapoor – Nifty at Sixty

Anil Kapoor – Nifty at Sixty

Anil is still fit as a fiddle (“I have to maintain myself. I am in showbiz,” he had declared the last time I met him)

Remembering Rajesh Khanna 50 years after he became a superstar

Remembering Rajesh Khanna 50 years after he became a superstar

The two blockbusters played in two non-air-conditioned Mumbai theatres a stone’s distance from each other — Do Raaste was running in Oper...Read More

Receding but succeeding

Receding but succeeding

I took it sportingly; but back when I was in my twenties, my biggest fear was losing hair.

Tabu – fabulous in her 40s

Tabu – fabulous in her 40s

Slightly gangly in the way she carried her imposing height then, she seemed to recede into herself and a collapsing accordion came to my ...Read More

Sparklers of the year: Why it's a great Diwali for B-town

Sparklers of the year: Why it's a great Diwali for B-town

Currently, the film world is surfing on an unprecedented wave of box office successes, and 2019 will see a higher tally of Rs 100 crore p...Read More

Akshay Kumar’s got the look!

Akshay Kumar’s got the look!

Akshay had spoken enthusiastically about how he was motivated because he had never played a man with a split personality till that time.

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

Free Press Journal

www.freepressjournal.in