Film & Music

The Time is Ripe

Talking to Chahak Mittal, Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri stated that his research would have taken around a decade more if he had restricted himself to national archives or other documents and records for proper facts for the film It took just

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Yet another mesmerising play from director Raman Kumar

After winning the hearts of Delhiites with Wrong Number in 2018, director Raman Kumar is all set to mesmerise audiences with another play — Hello Zindagi. SHALINI SAKSENA speaks to the actors and the scriptwriter on what makes it a

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In conversation with the mind behind Goopi Gawaiya Bagha Bajaiya

Goopi Gawaiya Bagha Bajaiya, which premiered at Toronto Film Festival in 2013, is finally released in India. Director Shilpa Ranade tells SHALINI SAKSENA animation is her choice to tell stories How has your journey been thus far? I picked up

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Lawyer-turned actor Shraddha Srinath on the transitions of life

The transition from law to performance arts might seem drastic but it is a composition of talent, luck and destiny, says Shraddha Srinath You don’t have to be from the industry to be good enough for a leading role material,”

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Women filmmakers who are defying conventions

Four women filmmakers from the Indian movie industry – Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti, Alankrita Shrivastava and Nitya Mehra reveal what makes them a part of the new content-driven entertainment, one where they are breaking barriers. In a conversation with Saimi

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In conversation with actor Taapsee Pannu

The manner in which a film is being showcased matters more than its content, actor Taapsee Pannu tells Ayushi Sharma As they say, life happens while you’re busy making other plans and actress Taapsee Pannu is a firm believer of

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Gauri D Chakraborty on the patriarchal side of the Indian movie industry

As the IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival celebrates its 15th edition, director Gauri D Chakraborty tells Chahak Mittal how women filmmakers have to wrest the discourse as they are never been celebrated with open arms Even though not every film

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Up close and personal with Chae Ji Hye

Bringing a fresh take on Korean Jazz music, Chae Ji Hye blends traditional Korean music with its elements of joy and improvisation. He is in conversation with team Viva.   Since how long have you been performing? I have been a

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A rendezvous with actor Kartik Aaryan

Actor Kartik Aaryan is often mistakenly believed to be a Delhiite, but his heart still beats for his hometown Gwalior. In conversation with Saimi Sattar “Have you eaten?” Even before I could ask a question, actor Kartik Aaryan fires the

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A rendezvous with Divine – the Mumbai based rapper who is making waves

How and why did you choose to rap? I was born in Kurla, and grew up in Sahar with my family before my mother left for a job in the Middle East. I then moved in with my grandmother who

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