The mythology of India’s most saleable cultural icon is built on popular catharsis and emotional kitsch
Shah Rukh Khan dissects fame and success and confesses that many chapters of his life remain closed to all
Suchitra Sen signified the acme of modernity to the Bengali middle-class of the 1950s and 1960s playing characters who speak English with apparent ease, wear chic clothes, and have careers which they usually choose to put on hold. She was not an actress; her greatest performance was in playing herself: Suchitra Sen, the luminous superstar. And with her reclusiveness, she cannily created a legend of herself
Dilip Kumar turned 90 on 11 December. The legend and lore of perhaps the greatest Indian actor ever
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Those who try to understand his extraordinary fame are wasting their time.
Hollywood’s troubled child is now its bestselling actress who also manages the most glamorous family in the world. Open caught up with Angelina Jolie in Cancun, Mexico, and sought the woman behind the superstar.