When Kareena Kapoor said no one supported Karisma Kapoor as she made her Bollywood debut: How the actor emerged as a star

Karisma Kapoor was 17 when she entered Bollywood and the pressure was intense. More than dealing with push-and-shove of the Hindi film industry at a young age, she had to deal with keeping up with her surname. She was the first female Kapoor who was taking the plunge, and went against many in her family … Read more

Being a star is not in my hands but being known as a good actor is – Shriya Pilgaonkar

Shriya Pilgaonkar is understandably in a great place these days. Her last two projects, Guilty Minds and The Broken News, have been hits and received rave reviews. It’s been a good year for Shriya but she took her time getting here. She made her big-screen debut in Ekulti Ek in 2013 and her big Bollywood … Read more

Udaan actor Rajat Barmecha on film’s shocking climax: ‘I accidentally punched and broke Ronit Roy’s nose, was s**t scared’ | Scene Stealer

Violence can never be memorable, but it can be one of the most enduring moments of a film for a variety of reasons. In director Vikramaditya Motwane’s maiden film, Udaan (2010), there are different depictions of violence; Sometimes it’s verbal, and at other times, physical. Towards the end of Udaan, we encounter a scene featuring … Read more

Once crowd-pullers, actor lookalikes living hand to mouth in film-crazy Tamil Nadu

For many decades, cinema has been a part of life in Tamil Nadu, a state where people have built temples for actors and elected them to power. The hero-worship culture is deeply rooted in the state; From the legendary MK Thyagaraja Bhagavathar to MG Ramachandran to Sivaji Ganesan to Rajinikanth to Kamal Haasan to Vijay, … Read more