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.
Shenaz Treasury Video: How to dress for a date on Valentine's DayRediff.com9 Feb 2018
From first date to a special date: The vlogger & former VJ covers it all.
'I thought I was losing myself to this character'Rediff.com6 Feb 2018
'I always wanted to play a negative character, so I was like why not play it with Mr Bhansali?' 'As they say, be careful what you wish for.' 'I wanted to play an antagonist and I got the most evil one ever.'
'Television will die a tragic death'Rediff.com28 Jan 2018
'I was playing a rockstar.' 'After three days, I get a script that my character will turn into a lion.' 'I felt I hadn't signed up for this, so I told Ekta about it.' 'Ekta told me, "Beta, na tu important hai na main important hoon. Woh spot wala hai na, usko ghar pe khana khilana hai".' 'She said if she didn't change the content, she would not get TRPs and eventually, her show would shut down.' 'If the show stops, she asked me if I would take these workers home.' 'I said "Let's become the lion".'
'Posting sexy pix is no way to become a vlogger'Rediff.com24 Jan 2018
'If you just click sexy pictures, you are only going to have a bunch of perverts following you.' 'What do perverts buy? They don't even buy condoms.'
'I am a big structured girl'Rediff.com17 Jan 2018
'I am at peace with my body type, now people need to make peace with it.'
18 years of struggle. Now he has charmed IndiaRediff.com16 Jan 2018
'I would count my rotis and eat.' 'I broke my sister and brother's insurance policies.' 'Whatever savings I had got over.' 'I was struggling for work.' 'I used to struggle for Rs 500, Rs 1,000.'
Watch out for Zoya Hussain, folks!Rediff.com12 Jan 2018
'During casting calls, people want you to a copy-paste version of who they think is good enough to be in Bollywood, especially if you are a girl. I didn't fit into that at all.'
Why Akshay wore pink panties with sanitary padsRediff.com10 Jan 2018
'We should celebrate when a girl hits puberty, just the way we celebrate New Year, Holi, Diwali.'
'Everything is political today'Rediff.com9 Jan 2018
'Truth is stranger than fiction. You cannot think these things up.' 'What happens is weird enough.'
Watch: How well does Zareen Khan know Salman?Rediff.com29 Dec 2017
We put Zareen to the test!
An afternoon on Diljit Dosanjh's Soorma setRediff.com15 Dec 2017
Spending some time on sets of this sports film was a fun experience, says Jahnavi Patel.
'If you don't want to see Padmavati, don't!'Rediff.com1 Dec 2017
'Don't resort to violence.' 'This is a civilised and democratic country.' 'You should have faith in the judiciary.' 'Otherwise, some person will have an objection for everything and not let you do anything.'
Why Sunny Leone is enjoying the best phase of her lifeRediff.com29 Nov 2017
'We missed 21 months of Nisha's life. We don't want to miss another second.'
Want a body like Ranveer Singh? Click hereRediff.com28 Nov 2017
'If Nutella is missing anywhere in the world, you'll probably find it in Ranveer's house!' 'He loves food!'
'Julie made noise for the wrong reasons'Rediff.com22 Nov 2017
'Good scripts that are offered to me are few and far between, so I pick the best that I get.'
Watch: When Vidya, Neha, Malishka come togetherRediff.com20 Nov 2017
Entertainment. Entertainment. Entertainment.
Watch: Why Milind Soman believes in womenRediff.com17 Nov 2017
The superhot actor, model and marathoner says women are the key to inculcating India to a healthier lifestyle.
Watch: 'Nobody uses a pick up line on me'Rediff.com16 Nov 2017
Zareen Khan tells us why...
'People can't keep talking about Kangana Ranaut'Rediff.com15 Nov 2017
'People can't keep talking about Kangana Ranaut. They have better things to do.' And yet, Aditya Pancholi can't stop talking about her.
'I have always been body shamed'Rediff.com14 Nov 2017
'People should stop judging other people on the basis of their weight or how they look because I don't think being a certain body type is as bad as being evil or cunning. We have bigger issues in life to look after and correct.' Zareen Khan and Gautam Rode get intimate in Aksar 2.