Shaikh Ayaz

Aamir and Me

Director Kiran Rao talks about her cinematic influences, marriage as partnership and why she gave her son Azad Rao Khan a double-barrelled surname

03 July 2013
Art & Culture
Father and Sons

The unique life-and-work model of the Deols of Bollywood

19 June 2013
Phalke’s Alter Ego

Maker of cult indie film Om-Dar-Ba-Dar, Kamal Swaroop has spent the last 23 years zealously researching Dadasaheb Phalke’s life

19 June 2013
The Poor Man’s Pop Star

For years, Mithun Chakraborty has been a victim of elite prejudice—what multiplex goers call a ‘downmarket’ star. But the emergence of filmmakers from small-town India can change that

15 May 2013
The Invisible Legacy of ‘Art Films’

Parallel cinema of the 1970s and 80s remains influential in Bollywood though chances are you will not notice it

08 May 2013
The Happy Quitter

Kai Po Che star Sushant Singh Rajput dropped out of his engineering course and a successful theatre and television career to boot, and even has a back-up plan to run a canteen in Film City in case cinema begins to bore him

10 April 2013
Art & Culture
The Poet of Poop

The mystery of why Joginder, father of the fabled lota dance, has fans just about everywhere. Even abroad

30 March 2013
A Student of Life

Mira Nair speaks of being a child of the street, her need for a talisman film while she is shooting, and of the perversity of item numbers

28 March 2013
Art & Culture
The Girl Who Defeated Vidya Balan

The remarkable story of Usha Jadhav, the National Award-winning actress who fought prejudices to emerge a success

28 March 2013
Art & Culture
Inside Irrfan Khan’s Mind

The actor discusses the effort behind his effortless performances, the Oscars and why he thinks Hollywood is ready for an Asian hero

06 March 2013


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