Dinesh Raheja column

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

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

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

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

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

Dinesh Raheja column: Madhuri to Kiara -- The potent magic of believing

Dinesh Raheja column: Madhuri to Kiara -- The potent magic of believing

Self-belief is crucial but most of us also need someone else to believe in us, especially when one is embarking on or stumbling into a ne...Read More

Dinesh Raheja Column: Arth to De De Pyaar De – The various shades of unsuccessful marital relationships in Bollywood

Dinesh Raheja Column: Arth to De De Pyaar De – The various shades of unsuccessful marital relationships in Bollywood

In the recent release De De Pyaar De, ex-spouses Ajay Devgn and Tabu re-enter each other’s lives when their daughter is planning to get m...Read More

Dinesh Raheja Column: Madhuri Dixit – As I know her

Dinesh Raheja Column: Madhuri Dixit – As I know her

Madhuri Dixit turned 52 on May 15, 2019. Happily, she continues to inspire breathless rhetoric. A sizeable chunk of the youthful particip...Read More

Dinesh Raheja Column! Kiara, Disha, Rakul: Women on the verge of a breakthrough

Dinesh Raheja Column! Kiara, Disha, Rakul: Women on the verge of a breakthrough

There were two major official film announcements last week: one was the remake of the South hit Kanchana which will star Akshay Kumar, an...Read More

Dinesh Raheja Column: Fateh to Namashi – Meeting Gen Next

Dinesh Raheja Column: Fateh to Namashi – Meeting Gen Next

One of the many markers of advancing age I encounter is when I see contemporaneous actors like Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt and Sunny Deol do...Read More

Dinesh Raheja Column: Shah Rukh to Varun, four energising extroverts

Dinesh Raheja Column: Shah Rukh to Varun, four energising extroverts

Everyone — critic, troll and the greengrocer down the lane — has had his or her say on Kalank so I won’t go there…except to talk about Va...Read More

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