‘I Have Inherited Only My Smile from Dad,’ Says Sonam Kapoor
“I have inherited only my smile from dad (Anil Kapoor). The rest is all mom’s,” trills a chirpy Sonam Kapoor at the Eros International office. Sporting a retro American look, she is wearing a stylish outfit that she picked up in New York and a classic hairdo of the 1950s.
Dhanush: The ‘Raanjhanaa’ Dude Muses on Love and Cinema
He’s cool, funny…and compact. Diminutive in size, Rajnikanth’s son-in-law would rather be known as himself, thank you, even if he is in awe of that legend and in love with his wife Aishwarya. India-West chats up the hero of “Raanjhanaa.”
Neha Sharma Chats About ‘YPD 2’ Experience
“I find the Deols unique,” declares Neha Sharma as we settle down for a chat at Sunny Super Sound. “They are not media-savvy and do not know the industry jargon that well. They are simple, do not know what politics is in the context of the film business and do their work quietly."
‘Dharamji Had Faith in Me,’ Says Kristina Akheeva
She’s got her dark hair from her Tajikistanian father, and her mother was Russian. What’s more, she lived in Australia for seven years and also studied acting in Melbourne. Kristina Akheeva reveals how she got selected for "Yamla Pagla Deewana 2."
Bobby Deol Gets Candid as He Reflects on Career
The youngest Deol male is cool, and a shade different from his dad and elder brother. Bobby Deol, who began his career 18 years ago with “Barsaat,” looks back with candor at his career.
‘Aurangzeb’ Brings Storied Cinema Family Heirs Together
In an interview, Arjun Kapoor and Sashey Aagha talk about their rich family heritage in cinema, and the way they plan to carry forward the legacies.
‘Aurangzeb’ Director Atul Sabharwal Says Music Is Integral to His Narrative
In an interview with India-West, the debutant director talks about his past – documentary, television et al – and why he jumped to Yash Raj Films, from Ram Gopal Varma’s camp.
Satya Bhabha Tackles Lead Role in ‘Midnight’s Children’
British-born actor Satya Bhabha tackles the leading role in “Midnight’s Children,” Deepa Mehta’s historical drama based on the acclaimed novel by Salman Rushdie. Bhabha plays Saleem, one of two twins switched at birth at midnight Aug. 14, 1947, as India attained Independence.
Sunny Deol Says Cinema Keeps Him Young!
Thirty years ago, Sunny Deol made his Bollywood debut. In an interview with India-West, Dharmendra’s son looks back on his career, and to the year ahead – when four of his movies are set for release.
‘Gippi’ Star Wants to be a Dentist!
“Gippi” is a small and sweet film from the house of UTV and Dharma Productions. Set to release May 10, the film about loving and accepting oneself despite our imperfections is directed by first-timer Sonam Nair and stars Delhi-based schoolgirl Riya Vij, just 14 years old, in the title role.
Riz Ahmed: ‘Reluctant Fundamentalist’ a Timely Film
Riz Ahmed is one of those artists who’s hard to describe — the British-Pakistani actor got his start in hip-hop, and had his first exposure to American audiences when his blindingly funny (and vulgar) terrorist-themed comedy “Four Lions” made the festival circuit.
A Chat with Samrat Chakrabarti of ‘Midnight’s Children’
Indian American actors Samrat Chakrabarti and Satya Bhabha recently visited the city during CAAMFest to promote Deepa Mehta’s latest film, the historical drama “Midnight’s Children.” Based on Salman Rushdie’s acclaimed novel, the sprawling, epic film charts the life of two young men born at the str
Reviving a Brand for NextGen: Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor on ‘Aashiqui 2’
For those who came in late, “Aashiqui” (1990) was directed by Mahesh Bhatt and produced by Mukesh Bhatt along with Gulshan Kumar of T-Series. It was a game-changer in the music scene and still remains the company’s biggest-selling soundtrack. T-Series loyalists recall how Kumar stopped counting the
Ayushmann Khurrana: The Actor Who Sings
He’s Ayushmann Khurrana, him with the extra ‘n’ and ‘r’ in his name. He’s the actor best known for “Vicky Donor” and is the selling-point of the just-released “Nautanki Saala!.” In an interview, he talks about acting, singing, jamming with his college buddy and more.
Anil Kapoor Decries Overemphasis on money
In an interview, the veteran Bollywood star talks about the industry, his forthcoming movie “Shootout at Wadala,” the television series “24,” and international recognition.