Interviews
  • Ileana D’Cruz costars with Varun Dhawan in “Main Tera Hero,” opening April 4.

    Ileana D’Cruz Proves Her Mettle with ‘Main Tera Hero’

    Mar 31, 2014

    By R.M. Vijayakar, Special to India-West
    Her track-record in Hindi cinema is one-all — the hit “Barfi!” and the flop “Phata Poster Nikhla Hero.” Telugu star Ileana D’Cruz says that three of her Hindi heroes to date have inspired her, but she is most comfortable with David Dhawan’s “Main Tera Hero” star Varun Dhawan.

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  • New York native Nargis Fakhri and Varun Dhawan in “Main Tera Hero,” opening April 4.

    ‘Main Tera Hero’ Costar Nargis Fakhri Plays It By Ear

    Mar 31, 2014

    By R.M. Vijayakar, Special to India-West
    Like her “Main Tera Hero” costar Ileana D’Cruz, actress Nargis Fakhri began her Indian career with Ranbir Kapoor, in the hyped but flop “Rockstar” that did decently overseas.

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  • Ileana D’Cruz (l), Varun Dhawan and Nargis Fakhri star in one of the year’s most hotly anticipated love stories, “Main Tera Hero.” Dhawan sat down with India-West for an exclusive interview.

    ‘Hero’ Varun Dhawan on Being a Leading Man

    Mar 31, 2014

    By R.M. Vijayakar, Special to India-West
    India-West meets Varun Dhawan (one film old), Ileana D’Cruz (two films and many more in the South), and Nargis Fakhri (two films and a cameo in a third) at the house of Tusshar Kapoor, brother of “Main Tera Hero” producer Ekta Kapoor, and the lazy afternoon gets charged with youthful fizz.

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  • Aamir Khan is taking a break from films to focus solely on his socially relevant TV show “Satyamev Jayate.”

    ‘Satyamev Jayate’: Aamir Khan’s Experiment with Truth

    Mar 24, 2014

    By R.M. Vijayakar, Special to India-West
    It’s been 41 years since his first tryst with the camera and with cinema, 26 years since his lead debut in Husain’s production “Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak” (1988) and a full 13 years after his own debut in filmmaking with his production, “Lagaan” (2001).

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  • Anupam Kher (r) and Satish Kaushik speak to the press at a promotion for “Gang of Ghosts,” a supernatural comedy that opens Mar. 21. (Manav Manglani photo)

    Anupam Kher and Satish Kaushik: ‘Haunting’ Memories

    Mar 14, 2014

    By R.M. Vijayakar, Special to India-West
    The Anupam Kher-Satish Kaushik friendship dates back to the ‘80s, and in films like “Ram Lakhan,” they even formed a comic pair. In 2009, they came together to produce “Teree Sang,” and now Kher has one of the principal roles in “Gang of Ghosts,” releasing Mar. 21.

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  • “Asking my father his views on my bikini was a very tacky question,” says actress Sonam Kapoor in an interview for her new film, the Yash Raj Films Mar. 14 release “Bewakoofiyaan.”

    A Few Minutes with ‘Free Spirit’ Sonam Kapoor

    Mar 11, 2014

    By R.M. Vijayakar, Special to India-West
    A well-known star-son once revealed that in her formative days, Sonam Kapoor looked down at Hindi films, despite her dad Anil Kapoor being a major star!

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  • Actor and singer Ayushmann Khurrana (seen with costars Rishi Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor) plays a boy-next-door in the Mar. 14 Yash Raj Films release “Bewakoofiyaan.”

    Ayushmann Khurrana Pumped About ‘Bewakoofiyaan’ Release

    Mar 11, 2014

    By R.M. Vijayakar, Special to India-West
    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.

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  • (Top) In “Gulaab Gang,” Juhi Chawla unites with Madhuri Dixit for the first time in their three-decade careers. (Bottom) Juhi Chawla (l) and Madhuri Dixit visit the sets of “Boogie Woogie” Feb. 20 to promote “Gulaab Gang.” (Manav Manglani photo)

    Sparks Fly for ‘Gulaab Gang’ Stars Madhuri Dixit, Juhi Chawla

    Mar 04, 2014

    By R.M. Vijayakar, Special to India-West
    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.

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  • Actor Hrithik Roshan has launched his own casual and sportswear clothing line, called HRx – Push Your Extreme.

    Hrithik Roshan on Being a Fashion Icon and Global Superstar

    Feb 25, 2014

    By A Staff Reporter -
    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.

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  • Vidya Balan and Farhan Akhtar explore the funnier side of marriage in “Shaadi Ke Side/Effects,” opening Feb. 28.

    Vidya, Farhan Discuss ‘Shaadi’ and Much More

    Feb 25, 2014

    By R.M. Vijayakar, Special to India-West
    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.”

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  • Star kid Alia Bhatt was cast in “Highway” even before the release of her debut film, “Student of the Year.”

    ‘Actor First, Then Superstar’: Alia Bhatt Has It All Planned Out

    Feb 18, 2014

    By R.M. Vijayakar, Special to India-West
    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.

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  • Randeep Hooda in “Highway.” The film had its world premiere at the Berlinale and will release theatrically Feb. 21.

    Travels on the ‘Highway’ with Actor Randeep Hooda

    Feb 17, 2014

    By R.M. Vijayakar, Special to India-West
    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.

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