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Patcy N

The versatile Patcy N has been covering the movies since 2004. You can e-mail the author at patcyan@rediff.co.in

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'Sairaji asked me to speak to him in Marathi'

'Sairaji asked me to speak to him in Marathi'

Rediff.com3 days ago

'So I started talking to him in Marathi and everything really changed.' 'There was this spark in his eyes and he smiled.' 'It's unbelievable that a man can be so charming with a single smile at 90.'

'You have to treat depression as sickness'

'You have to treat depression as sickness'

Rediff.com16 Jul 2021

'It is crazy, the number of times I have tried explaining to people that it has to be treated as if you can see a wound on a person.'

'It is very difficult when you don't have work'

'It is very difficult when you don't have work'

Rediff.com1 Jul 2021

"You have an MBA from IIM-Ahmedabad. You worked in a bank in New York. What made you give up all that and pursue acting?" 'A little bit of courage and a lot of stupidity.'

Is Sandeepa a HOTTER Munni than Malaika?

Is Sandeepa a HOTTER Munni than Malaika?

Rediff.com25 Jun 2021

'No one's comparing and everyone's taking the song as mine... that's a battle won.'

'I don't know what happened with Suchi in Lonavala'

'I don't know what happened with Suchi in Lonavala'

Rediff.com22 Jun 2021

'When I meet Raj and DK next, I will force them to tell me!'

Lagaan: How much was Yashpal Sharma paid?

Lagaan: How much was Yashpal Sharma paid?

Rediff.com21 Jun 2021

'Reenaji said they would be giving Rs 1.5 lakh to everyone, as the budget was very low.' 'So I blurted out, "Madam, do lakh toh hone chahiye".'

'I got more praise than the hero'

'I got more praise than the hero'

Rediff.com17 Jun 2021

An encounter with movie veteran Chandrashekhar.

'People said Please don't die'

'People said "Please don't die"'

Rediff.com17 Jun 2021

'I haven't experienced such a thing ever. It was beautiful.'

'Lagaan destroyed me'

'Lagaan destroyed me'

Rediff.com16 Jun 2021

'As an actor, it gave me such a great role that after that whatever, work I was offered, it was never fulfilling.'

'Buddhada was a poet at heart'

'Buddhada was a poet at heart'

Rediff.com11 Jun 2021

'Directors like Buddhada don't tell you, "Do this, do that." They just guide you and you get it right.'

'Dada was like an older brother'

'Dada was like an older brother'

Rediff.com11 Jun 2021

'Buddhada became such a confidante, friend, philosopher and guide in my life.'

'I've always wanted to sing in a Salman film'

'I've always wanted to sing in a Salman film'

Rediff.com25 May 2021

'I come from a small town and I never thought I would ever sing professionally or become a playback singer.' 'But I made a career here.'

'I am more interested in human drama'

'I am more interested in human drama'

Rediff.com20 May 2021

'Somewhere, I have to be true to myself. At this point in life, I am more interested in human drama.'

'#MeToo is like a wave'

'#MeToo is like a wave'

Rediff.com7 May 2021

'The first one has done what it needs to do.' 'I'm sure there's going to be a stronger wave.' 'Anybody who thinks #MeToo has gone and they are off the hook are fooling themselves'

BORED at home? Bollywood tells you what to do

BORED at home? Bollywood tells you what to do

Rediff.com5 May 2021

Patcy N compiles some star tips to help you plan your day!

Why Meera Chopra won't work in the South anymore

Why Meera Chopra won't work in the South anymore

Rediff.com29 Apr 2021

'I could not adjust to the way they treat you.' 'They expect certain things from you, which I was not comfortable with.' 'Like, they expect you to wear a certain kind of clothes, even if you don't want to wear that.' 'They'll be like, just wear it, because it's such a male-dominated industry.'

'Abhishek Bachchan is a compelling actor'

'Abhishek Bachchan is a compelling actor'

Rediff.com7 Apr 2021

'Amitabh Bachchan Sir said some nice and encouraging things about the trailer, the way I directed it and, of course, about Abhishek's performance.'

'The main hero is the plane, I am the second lead'

'The main hero is the plane, I am the second lead'

Rediff.com1 Apr 2021

'There are only two religions in this country: Films and cricket.' 'These two religions will unite all religions.' 'And that only happens in a cinema hall.'

'A superstar's life is the most difficult one'

'A superstar's life is the most difficult one'

Rediff.com11 Mar 2021

'Shah Rukh Khan is a born entertainer.' 'From five year olds to a 105 year old, Shah Rukh will charm and entertain everyone.' 'With Salman, a lot of people have come back intimidated.' 'But I enjoy my adventures with Salman because you just have to be yourself.'

'I felt Irrfan may come back'

'I felt Irrfan may come back'

Rediff.com11 Mar 2021

'I knew things were not going well, but there was always that hope.'

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