Shaikh Ayaz

Other Lives, Other Interests

Uninterested in acting theory, indifferent to stardom—Vijay Raaz is a Bollywood anomaly

24 March 2014
The Boogie Man

The enduring appeal of Jaaved Jaaferi, arguably India’s first celebrity dancer and standup comic, who is back with yet another season of Boogie Woogie

20 February 2014
The Underdog

Jimmy Shergill has not given up just yet. His acclaimed performances in Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster I and II and Bullett Raja may revive his Hindi cinema career—or so he hopes

01 February 2014
The Second Life of Chunky Pandey

Leading man and the hero’s best friend in the early 1990s, Pandey went to Bangladesh when his career was on a decline and became a superstar. In the past couple of years, Pandey has made his way back to A-list Bollywood, albeit with silly films

26 December 2013
Art & Culture
The Mash-up Artist

Atul Dodiya’s work is replete with influences and references. But it also raises critical questions about how we see art

12 December 2013
Art & Culture
Happy Feet and Many Hats

Prabhudheva’s journey from southern dance sensation to hit actor to one of Bollywood’s most wanted directors

12 December 2013
Art & Culture
City of Moderns

A new exhibition brings together works by all 13 of the ballsy youngsters who formed Bombay’s Progressive Artists’ Group

06 November 2013
A Quiet Revolution

Salim-Javed’s Zanjeer case and the good turn it may do Hindi film scriptwriters

02 October 2013
The Miracle Maker

A new book revisits the film Amar Akbar Anthony and shines light on director Manmohan Desai’s enduring legacy

15 September 2013
Zarina Wahab’s Tribulations

Once Bollywood’s girl-next-door, the actress has had several setbacks to take in her stride, not least her son’s recent arrest

16 July 2013


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