Trapped in My Image


For the lead role in Gulaal, Raj Singh Chaudhary, a brawny former model, played a wimpy, nerdy student. After years of struggle, Raj shot to the limelight with the movie’s success. And then suddenly, Bollywood was asking him to play the exact same character over and over again.

Salman Khan has a Cold

He’s moody. He ditches. He can destroy careers. So what is it about Salman Khan that makes him so endearing?

Portrait of a Young Actor

Rajat Barmecha had no producer papa and hadn’t attended a single acting class. Yet the 19-year-old, who auditioned for a bit part, landed the lead role in Udaan and found himself in front of a standing ovation at Cannes.

The Boy from the South

R Madhavan on the space for ideals in society, his relationship with his directors, and his need to be at the centre of attention.

Simple to Sexy

Not very long ago, Vidya Balan was overweight and old-fashioned. But somehow, she returned from the verge of self-destruction stronger and hotter.


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