Ayushmann Khurrana Pumped About ‘Bewakoofiyaan’ Release
We are allotted ten minutes on the phone for an interview with “Bewakoofiyaan” star Ayushmann Khurrana, who has had one hit (his debut “Vicky Donor”) and one underperforming film, “Nautanki Saala,” and has still grabbed a three-film deal with Yash Raj Films.
Sparks Fly for ‘Gulaab Gang’ Stars Madhuri Dixit, Juhi Chawla
Thirty years after Madhuri Dixit’s debut release “Abodh,” and 28 years after Juhi Chawla’s first film, “Sultanat,” the two actresses come together, at last, for their common fans. At a joint media meet in Hotel Sun’N’Sand, the two are gregarious and effusive about the film and their careers.
Hrithik Roshan on Being a Fashion Icon and Global Superstar
After the success of 2013 blockbuster “Krrish 3” and dealing with hurdles in his personal life, actor Hrithik Roshan is now ready to take on new challenges, including shooting for his forthcoming Bollywood film “Bang Bang” post brain surgery and launching his own clothing range.
Vidya, Farhan Discuss ‘Shaadi’ and Much More
They are fun: Vidya Balan as usual ebullient and classy, and Farhan Akhtar subtly funny like so many of his films. At Mehboob Studios, the two clearly demonstrate the chemistry we are going to get in “Shaadi Ke Side/Effects.”
‘Actor First, Then Superstar’: Alia Bhatt Has It All Planned Out
She plays a wealthy Delhi girl who is kidnapped. Alia Bhatt, daughter of director-producer Mahesh Bhatt, is elated but characteristically subdued — a complete opposite from her dad and even her sister, Pooja Bhatt.
Travels on the ‘Highway’ with Actor Randeep Hooda
He is set to traverse the “Highway” towards possible box-office glories with Sajid Nadiadwala’s film of that name, releasing Feb. 21. At Mehboob Studios, on a busy afternoon, Randeep Hooda catches up with India-West.
Meeting the ‘Gunday’: Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor
They are in character even during the promotional spree, and so the camaraderie comes across. Turns out Ranveer Singh (who plays Bikram) and Arjun Kapoor (Bala) also have a great chemistry in real life.
The Earthling: Abhay Deol Unfettered
Though he denies it vehemently, Abhay Deol is the different Deol, no dual (Deol?) thoughts about it. Right in the beginning of our chat at the Viacom 18 office, a pre-interview small talk somehow veers to patriotism and Abhay says succinctly, “More than an Indian, I consider myself an earthling.
Naseeruddin Shah: Films a Leap of Faith
Tact and diplomacy are alien to Naseeruddin Shah. Days after our interview, the veteran actor went on record to term “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag” a “fake” film, inviting a tirade from, among others, his most frequent co-star Shabana Azmi.
‘Boogie Woogie’ Trio on Record: Javed Jaffrey, Ravi Behl, Naved Jaffrey
They even complete each others’ sentences, such is the easy and humor-laden friendship between the three “Boogie Woogie” comrades-in-arms — Javed Jaffrey and his brother Naved Jaffrey, sons of veteran comic legend Jagdeep, and Ravi Behl, son of late producer Shyam Behl.
‘I Need Lots and Lots of Luck,’ Says Shahid Kapoor
He’s had a bad run — for six long years — during which only “Badmaash Company” did breakeven business in some centers. After a great beginning with “Ishq Vishk” and his hits “Vivah” and “Jab We Met” (2007), Kapoor’s only plus was that he was always praised when the films bombed.
‘I Love Doing Masala Films,’ Says Sonakshi Sinha
She has now mastered the art of shooting for multiple films, she says. After “Rowdy Rathore,” there was no way she could refuse a Prabhu Deva film in “R…Rajkumar.” And after one project that she had to nix with him some years ago, she could not turn down Tigmanshu Dhulia again.
‘Bad Man’ Gulshan Grover on Reinventing Himself with Time
It has been 32 long years since Gulshan Grover made his first appearance onscreen, and he’s not only full of youthful energy but ever willing to change with the times. He plays the main baddie in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s “Bullett Raja.”
Kareena Kapoor Khan Loves to Play it ‘Slightly Mad’
She’s full of energy at our rendezvous at the Dharma Productions office. Kareena Kapoor Khan chats up her new film “Gori Tere Pyaar Mein” and etcetera matters with India-West.
Sunny Deol Chats About ‘Singh Saab the Great’
There is a strong buzz about a Sunny Deol film after a long time with “Singh Saab the Great.” This is probably due to the fact that director Anil Sharma’s record with the actor has been impeccable. For another, Deol once again plays the avenging crusader for truth.