All stories by Jahnavi Patel
Lessons from Bollywood: How to dress this NavratriRediff.com12 Oct 2018
Read this, and you'll be sorted these nine days!
'I want to sing for the Khans, the Kapoors, the Kumars'Rediff.com7 Aug 2018
'Getting a song in Bollywood isn't easy.' 'I don't charge for Bollywood songs.' 'Your song may release today, but it can be possible that you may not get another song for a year.'
What's a young actor's home like?Rediff.com31 May 2018
Shashank Arora's home is a neatly done bachelor pad...
'Alia is the most accident-prone person I've met'Rediff.com11 May 2018
'I hear any sound like "Ooh, aah, ouch" and you will know Alia is on set.' 'If she holds a gun in front of a person, that person wouldn't be scared because they would know she would harm herself first.'
'I love my country. But that is not enough'Rediff.com10 May 2018
'What we think is being patriotic is quite opposite to what actually is patriotism.' 'You have to do things for your country.' 'You have to add value and participate in actions that are not beneficial only to you.' 'That's when I decided to do a lot as an individual and as an artiste, who has 'x' number of followers on Instagram.' 'What is the point of having so many followers if I cannot use my voice for some good?'
'Alia is not Lara Croft in Raazi'Rediff.com9 May 2018
'She's a young, fragile, innocent girl who is put through a tumultuous journey.' 'Her fragility remains intact, and she does not metamorphose into a superwoman.' 'Alia has that vulnerability and fragility in her.'
'I don't want to work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali'Rediff.com8 May 2018
'You don't need a godfather to protect you from dangers of Bollywood because nobody will.'
Veere Di Wedding Trailer: Chick flick we were waiting for?Rediff.com25 Apr 2018
The Veere Di Wedding trailer reads a young Indian woman's mind, feels Jahnavi Patel.
'I don't do the Bollywood stuff'Rediff.com12 Apr 2018
'To jump from Madras Cafe to Piku to PINK to October, it takes time...'
'The universe was telling me to make changes'Rediff.com12 Apr 2018
'There were certain ideals and morals that I had started bending as I was climbing up in the industry.' 'I was unknowingly hurting people close to me, unknowingly treating people the way I wouldn't want to be treated myself.' 'But I am not that person and I didn't start off like that.' 'Then the introspection began.' 'Very rarely does that happen when you do a film.' 'I was feeling unhappy as a person. Now I am much happier.'
Raazi: Will it be Alia's best performance?Rediff.com10 Apr 2018
Jahnavi Patel feels it's an Alia Bhatt show all the way.
The 15 year old who won a Filmfare awardRediff.com4 Apr 2018
'Bollywood feels like a dream.' 'I never thought I would be a part of it, but I am glad that I am.'
'You can get too blinded by Bollywood'Rediff.com29 Mar 2018
'If you can do new things everyday, your mind will be challenged.'
Why Rani feels today's actors are spoilt, pamperedRediff.com7 Mar 2018
Rani Mukerji, unusually candid.
'Hindustaniyat will always be my forte'Rediff.com6 Mar 2018
'Our country has enough talent, writers and composers to create music.' 'The previous generation did their job and went.' 'I think we need to leave behind some things.'
Holi Special: What YELLOW means in the moviesRediff.com2 Mar 2018
Jahnavi Patel tells us how Bollywood gives colours a whole new meaning.
Rani: Sriji was like a maasi to AdiraRediff.com28 Feb 2018
'Sriji knew me as a kid because I used to go in my school uniform to see her shoot.' 'The last two years, ever since I had my child, she has been so supportive. So inspirational.' 'The kind of love that she has given Adira and me has been phenomenal.'
Holi Special: What RED means in the moviesRediff.com23 Feb 2018
Jahnavi Patel tells us how Bollywood gives RED whole new meanings.
Meet the link between Baahubali and Black PantherRediff.com19 Feb 2018
'Disney is presenting Black Panther as Manoj Muntashir's film.' 'Such a big studio, a billion dollar film is being released as Manoj Muntashir's film.' 'It is in the same space of Baahubali, which I wrote.' 'The film has got a kingdom, kings, treachery... things which are very much up my alley.'
Guess who Diljit Dosanjh plays in his new film?Rediff.com14 Feb 2018
'A person who does the impossible is a Soorma.' 'Soorma is beyond the normal. Not everyone can be called one.' Diljeet Dosanjh on how he didn't know how to play hockey, but plays a hockey legend in his next film.