• Girl power rules box office in Mumbai and Hollywood

    Watching the eight stunning actresses of 'Ocean's 8' whooping it up at the extensive promotional events for the much-hyped film, I felt deep pride and a sense of déjà vu.This could be our own 'Veere Di Wedding' (VDW) girl gang. First, our Veeres are no less glamorous, articulate and self-assured...

  • This is why many actresses prefer to tie knot outside industry

    It's not only Sonam Kapoor who has chosen to marry outside the film industry. There are many in tinsel town who do so. But why do actors seek life partners outside the entertainment industry? Take my one-time friend Preity Zinta. We would often discuss her marriage plans. Preity would...

  • Marriage won't come in way of actor and ultimate fashionista, Sonam

    I can't believe Sonam is getting married. When I first saw her, she was little more than a child on the sets of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Black', bustling around trying to make herself useful. Dressed in a suitably... umm... black Salwar-Kameez, she was every inch the functional assistant on...

  • Do movies with roles needing big preparation turn into big flops?

    Just reading and knowing about the preparation that Alicia Vikander undertook to play Lara Croft takes our breath away. But at the end of it all, what has she got to show?It's not as though 'Tomb Raider' is the worst film ever made on this planet. God knows there are enough franchise films from...

  • PR armtwisting: Open letter to Rani Mukerji on her busybodies

    Dear Rani, I've known you for years. We've had our ups and downs. To your credit you've never held any of my write-ups about you, against me no matter how negative it was. I remember I had once written an especially nasty tabloid piece on you for which Karan Johar (rightly) rebuked me and (wrongly)...

  • Papon ka paap?: Not really 'naked lust' as is being depicted

    'A kiss of death' is how Papon's colleagues in the music fraternity have described his act which cost the 'Moh moh ke dhaage' singer dearly. In his defence, Papon says he is a 'demonstrative, affectionate' man and the kiss was 'fatherly'. But the nation, and its favourite news anchor, are not...

  • At 75, Big B just keeps on going

    In case people haven't noticed, Amitabh Bachchan has stopped giving interviews since the second half of 2017. Even when his 75th birthday arrived, he was steadfast in his resolve to stay mum. When he makes up his mind to do something, no mountain can move Mr B to change his mind. And no one...

  • Hollywood's inspirational films showed up Mumbai's lack of ideas

    2017 will be remembered as the year of inspirational dramas in Hollywood. By accident or by design, I saw three masterpieces of varying degrees from the West that left me enthralled in different ways -- Stephen Chbosky's 'Wonder', Andy Serkis' 'Breathe' and Luca Guadgnino's 'Call Me By...