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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SEE: Dalip Tahil sings and tells some secrets

SEE: Dalip Tahil sings and tells some secrets

Rediff.com14 Jan 2020

Dalip Tahil has worked on stage, in the films, television and now on the digital platform, and he's not slowing down anytime soon. Continuing our series: Actors We Love.

'Akshay is a true blue superstar'

'Akshay is a true blue superstar'

Rediff.com30 Dec 2019

'Akshay is in the same phase that probably Mr Bachchan has gone through.' 'He has that kind of success and stardom, but he does not let it go to his head.' 'That's what I love about him.'

'I am living my life on one leg'

'I am living my life on one leg'

Rediff.com30 Dec 2019

'I am constantly balancing, whether it's time with Saif, whether it's Taimur, whether it's with my mom-in-law, whether it's my own family, whether it's 30-35 days of doing brands, then 50 days of shooting a film... there's a lot going on...'

'I am a very greedy man'

'I am a very greedy man'

Rediff.com17 Dec 2019

'I don't make big budget films. So if my film makes Rs 120 crore, it's a huge hit. We finish fast, make it on a small budget and recover fast,' Akshay Kumar tells Patcy N/Rediff.com.

'I am queen of the heartland of India'

'I am queen of the heartland of India'

Rediff.com7 Nov 2019

'The idea is to celebrate your imperfections because God has made us all the same, right?'

'I still suffer from trauma'

'I still suffer from trauma'

Rediff.com6 Nov 2019

'Who will give me that (lost) time?' 'The stress I have gone through, the stress my family has gone through.' 'We have not laughed in seven, eight years.'

Have a sexual problem? Boman's BIG TIP

Have a sexual problem? Boman's BIG TIP

Rediff.com24 Oct 2019

'If you want people to get a social message, it is important to package it with humour.'

'People don't feel shy talking about sex now'

'People don't feel shy talking about sex now'

Rediff.com23 Oct 2019

'But you have to keep in mind the entertainment value. It can't be preachy.'

'Every actor would wish to do film like this'

'Every actor would wish to do film like this'

Rediff.com17 Oct 2019

'The script, the way it has been written, the relationships, the intensity... everything was so powerful.'

Meet Moosa from The Family Man

Meet Moosa from The Family Man

Rediff.com15 Oct 2019

'Raj and DK have taken the effort to look at Moosa as a person.' 'Like, what happened to him?' 'What made him become a terrorist?' 'The emotional trauma that he might have had... that clicked for me.'

'Amjad did not sound like a dacoit'

'Amjad did not sound like a dacoit'

Rediff.com30 Sep 2019

'I have done so many films but even today when I walk on the road, people call me Kaalia. I don't feel bad. I feel proud that people have seen me in Sholay and remember me.'

'Every girl in this world is lucky'

'Every girl in this world is lucky'

Rediff.com19 Sep 2019

'I don't believe in the length of the role. But I definitely don't want to be decoration.'

'People say the ghosts in my films were not scary'

'People say the ghosts in my films were not scary'

Rediff.com18 Sep 2019

'Films were made on a very low budget, so if there was a small defect, we would let it pass, and audiences often didn't catch those defects.' Shyam Ramsay tells us his 'horror' story.

Watch! When Khayyam spoke about his favourite song

Watch! When Khayyam spoke about his favourite song

Rediff.com20 Aug 2019

When Khayyam talked about his favourite singer, the song he can never forget and the film that won him the National Award.

'I still regret saying no to Raj Kapoor for Satyam Shivam Sundaram'

'I still regret saying no to Raj Kapoor for Satyam Shivam Sundaram'

Rediff.com15 Aug 2019

'I regret the years that I did not work. I took a break at the peak of my career. I should not have done that. You lose contact with people and to start all over again is a struggle.' Rajnigandha actress Vidya Sinha looks back at her life.

What Akshay Kumar wants to tell ALL heroes!

What Akshay Kumar wants to tell ALL heroes!

Rediff.com7 Aug 2019

'In our textbooks, we never had chapters where a woman does something. We had one Rani Laxmibai chapter, the rest only the men did. We have been trained like that but, now, things have to change.'

Just how posh is a heroine's home? Click here to see

Just how posh is a heroine's home? Click here to see

Rediff.com1 Aug 2019

Anupriya Goenka's humble abode!

Worried about your sex life? Get tips from Sunny Leone

Worried about your sex life? Get tips from Sunny Leone

Rediff.com30 Jul 2019

Relationship advice from Sunny Leone and Rannvijay Singha.

Want to spice up your marriage? Ask Sunny Leone

Want to spice up your marriage? Ask Sunny Leone

Rediff.com25 Jul 2019

Tips from Sunny and Rannvijay on how to spice up your marriage.

Going on a date? Ask Sunny Leone

Going on a date? Ask Sunny Leone

Rediff.com22 Jul 2019

Dating tips from Sunny and Rannvijay.

When McSher met Thor...

When McSher met Thor...

Rediff.com24 Jun 2019

'When I met him, I was a behaving like a 16 year old!' 'He is incredible, very casual and chilled out.' 'He told me he would watch Gully Boy and then he said a dialogue from Gully Boy, 'Bahut hard!'.'

'I have had heartbreaks'

'I have had heartbreaks'

Rediff.com20 Jun 2019

'Itna passionately issine mujhse pyaar nahi kiya.'

Why Shahid Kapoor was 'SHIT SCARED'!

Why Shahid Kapoor was 'SHIT SCARED'!

Rediff.com19 Jun 2019

'You must always feel the need to do something different, something new.' 'I don't think I should be content.'

Katrina: Salman was not overly excited to see me

Katrina: Salman was not overly excited to see me

Rediff.com3 Jun 2019

'The honest truth is, after Tiger Zinda Hai released, the next time I was in contact with Salman again was on the sets of Bharat.'

'Modiji is the biggest hero in the world'

'Modiji is the biggest hero in the world'

Rediff.com23 May 2019

'I am just making a creative film. It has nothing to do with propaganda.'

When Arjun Kapoor would have told you, 'Chal jhoota'

When Arjun Kapoor would have told you, 'Chal jhoota'

Rediff.com21 May 2019

'Ishaqzaade released on May 11, 2012. It has been seven years. But if you had spoken to me on May 10, 2012, and said that I would do 13 films with so many good directors and actors, I would have said, 'Chal jhoota.''

How Varun amused Madhuri as a kid

How Varun amused Madhuri as a kid

Rediff.com17 Apr 2019

'He would dance and I would give him marks.' 'If I gave him five on 10, he would get disappointed.' 'So I would ask him to do better, and he would try and do better.'

'If you feel something is correct in life, stand for it'

'If you feel something is correct in life, stand for it'

Rediff.com16 Apr 2019

'Go against society and people for that.' 'You don't have to be politically correct always.'

Will Sonakshi join Politics? She says...

Will Sonakshi join Politics? She says...

Rediff.com15 Apr 2019

'A lot of people ask me about joining politics and I tell them that just because my father is politician, doesn't mean I should be a part of it.'

'I believe in live and let live'

'I believe in live and let live'

Rediff.com12 Apr 2019

'I will live my life and let other people live their life too.' 'There are big problems in life yaar, like global warming. Let's talk about that.'

'No one knew I was Bhagyashree's son'

'No one knew I was Bhagyashree's son'

Rediff.com3 Apr 2019

'All mothers are the same. Mine came out of the MAMI screening, crying.' 'Recently, a critic compared me to the best debut since Hrithik sir and she was so overwhelmed with that.' 'Someone said 'You are Bhagyashree's son and the innocence is the same.' 'Even if I can even touch the shadow of that in my entire career, I will be very happy.'

'Kareena gives 6 expressions in 30 seconds!'

'Kareena gives 6 expressions in 30 seconds!'

Rediff.com29 Mar 2019

'Sridevi touched my feet.' 'Kajol is magical.' 'You will feel Salman is not paying attention, but when the camera rolls, he does the step you just showed him.'

WATCH: Guys who made Paisa Yeh Paisa & Mungda

WATCH: Guys who made Paisa Yeh Paisa & Mungda

Rediff.com15 Mar 2019

Other composers tried their luck with Paisa Yeh Paisa, but Director Indra Kumar wasn't happy with the outcome. '"Induji asked us to try and we are glad we did because the song has turned out too good!"'

Meet Gully Boy's Moeen

Meet Gully Boy's Moeen

Rediff.com28 Feb 2019

'Which is your favourite scene in the film?' 'The scene where I get beaten up by the police in the lock-up and my friend Murad (Ranveer Singh) comes to meet me.' 'It was an emotional scene and showed a tough guy like Moeen in a vulnerable state.' 'Also, you witness a deep friendship in that scene.' 'I know the value of friends and I know that a friend can unconditionally help another.' 'It's very reflective of my own life.'

'I was dying from the drugs'

'I was dying from the drugs'

Rediff.com20 Feb 2019

'I have gone through my share of depression, drug addiction and professional failure but it has made me stronger.'

'It's a musical revolution, it's kranti!'

'It's a musical revolution, it's kranti!'

Rediff.com14 Feb 2019

'Alia's security watched the film with us -- he belongs to the Simmba audience because he saw it multiple times and loved it.' 'After watching Gully Boy, there were tears in his eyes.' 'And he's a 120 kilo muscular guy!'

What stops Alia from being BAD!

What stops Alia from being BAD!

Rediff.com13 Feb 2019

'Guilt. I feel guilty.' 'I want people to like me and I want to be liked.'

Why Sara Ali Khan WON'T think about stardom!

Why Sara Ali Khan WON'T think about stardom!

Rediff.com4 Jan 2019

'There is nothing more beautiful than celebrating with people who make you what you are.'

'Ranveer gives you goosebumps'

'Ranveer gives you goosebumps'

Rediff.com2 Jan 2019

'He took Simmba to a different level.' 'Sara has the energy of a commercial heroine.' 'She has a very bright future.'

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