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Ronjita Kulkarni

Ronjita Kulkarni heads the Entertainment Desk, and has been writing on movies, music, books, lifestyle, news and much more for 20 years. Click here to read her stories. You can e-mail the author at ronjitad@rediff.co.in

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'I get comfortable with anything that is not me'

'I get comfortable with anything that is not me'

Rediff.com20 hours ago

'As long as you are moving, it's all right.' 'You are going to fall, you are going to have to pick yourself up and sometimes, it will hurt.' 'Sometimes, you would just want to lie there and look at the fan.'

'I want to surprise my audience'

'I want to surprise my audience'

Rediff.com3 days ago

'When people come to watch my work, I want them to take away something -- it could be the story, it could be an emotion they haven't felt in a very long time.'

'I don't know who's happy in Mirzapur'

'I don't know who's happy in Mirzapur'

Rediff.com7 days ago

'That climax in the last episode of Season one, I have replayed it so many times that it is still fresh in my mind.' 'If you have a wound and if you keep picking on it, it will never heal.'

'Bollywood can definitely be a better place'

'Bollywood can definitely be a better place'

Rediff.com19 Oct 2020

'Discussions of favouritism and the #MeToo movement really unearthed a lot.' 'I really hope that these movements force people to look inwards and be nicer to each other.' 'But it's definitely not as bad as it's made out to be.'

'I don't think Bollywood is bad at all'

'I don't think Bollywood is bad at all'

Rediff.com9 Oct 2020

'Each person has their own story. You can't make a general statement about an entire industry.'

'Don't make the industry a soft target'

'Don't make the industry a soft target'

Rediff.com15 Sep 2020

'I have never had a foul experience in the industry.' 'There are rotten apples everywhere, in your family, relatives, friends circle, colleagues...' 'It's very vulnerable because of the glamour, but it's very heartbreaking to hear bad things about the industry.' 'It's not such a bad place.'

'Destiny will give you your due'

'Destiny will give you your due'

Rediff.com14 Aug 2020

'God will give you your due.' 'I don't want my due from people.'

'I'm not hungry to be recognised by Bollywood'

'I'm not hungry to be recognised by Bollywood'

Rediff.com6 Aug 2020

'You can be a great actress, incredibly good looking, have a huge body of work, have National awards... but until you make a mark in a Hindi project, people will not bother.'

Swara Bhasker's TOP Tips to live in a Post-COVID World

Swara Bhasker's TOP Tips to live in a Post-COVID World

Rediff.com3 Aug 2020

Swara Bhasker gives us 10 pointers that would perhaps help us deal with the crisis better.

'Vidya Balan is astounding as my mummy!'

'Vidya Balan is astounding as my mummy!'

Rediff.com29 Jul 2020

'My mother had a vivacious personality and it had to come out, and Vidya was our only choice.' 'She is mummy on screen!'

10 Things Bollywood Taught Swara Bhasker

10 Things Bollywood Taught Swara Bhasker

Rediff.com28 Jul 2020

'That the people who matter are the ones who loved you and stood by you when you were not famous or successful.'

'When you walk to a Mira Nair set, you need to bring your A game to the table

'When you walk to a Mira Nair set, you need to bring your A game to the table

Rediff.com24 Jul 2020

'There is so much you learn on a Mira Nair set.'

How I survive in a family of actors!

How I survive in a family of actors!

Rediff.com24 Jul 2020

'Everyone at home has a very strong point of view about how it should have been.' 'So opinions clash, points of view clash.' 'Everyone will have their favourites, and that '"I didn't like that moment in your performance".' '"This was such a kaam-chalao thing you did".'

'Everything you see about Sushmita is real'

'Everything you see about Sushmita is real'

Rediff.com16 Jul 2020

'My definition of a true star is when they enter a room, the energy of the room changes.' 'She has the aura of a true star.'

Meet the Scene Stealer from Bulbbul

Meet the Scene Stealer from Bulbbul

Rediff.com9 Jul 2020

'There were days when we had to shoot the 20-year-old character first and then do the transformed Bulbbul and then return to the 20 year old. Those days were difficult.'

'The last couple of years have been very good'

'The last couple of years have been very good'

Rediff.com28 May 2020

'My journey as an actor started to evolve when Web series started blowing out in a big way.' 'I lucked out because Inside Edge was one of the first big shows so that gave me a good platform, and led to more opportunities.' 'Web series have an ensemble star cast, and the characters are well written.' 'It's not only about a hero or a villain.'

'Once this is over, we will value hugging people more'

'Once this is over, we will value hugging people more'

Rediff.com26 May 2020

'The feeling that you can go out for a coffee, that feeling of freedom would be nice.'

Shikhar Dhawan is better at housework than Katrina!

Shikhar Dhawan is better at housework than Katrina!

Rediff.com13 May 2020

Did you know Maneish Paul got more votes than Arnab Goswami!

What made Randeep Hooda's jaw drop!

What made Randeep Hooda's jaw drop!

Rediff.com6 May 2020

'The training started with guns, knife fights...'

'Every industry is worried'

'Every industry is worried'

Rediff.com26 Apr 2020

'... the restaurant industry, our industry... Everyone is in the same boat.'

'You can't wait for Karan Johar to call you'

'You can't wait for Karan Johar to call you'

Rediff.com25 Apr 2020

'When you're an outsider, the journey to make it to your first film is a movie by itself.' 'It has struggle, pain, rejection, transformation...'

'I was trained in Bigg Boss for this quarantine'

'I was trained in Bigg Boss for this quarantine'

Rediff.com15 Apr 2020

'Such exciting things were happening and then this speed bump happened.'

WATCH Adah Sharma WORK OUT!

WATCH Adah Sharma WORK OUT!

Rediff.com13 Apr 2020

'When they were looking for an action girl, I wanted my name to be right on top.'

What Juhi Chawla likes about the lockdown

What Juhi Chawla likes about the lockdown

Rediff.com8 Apr 2020

'What I'm really worried about is that the day this lockdown ends, we will all rush to work and we'll kill the lovely environment we are seeing now.'

'One has to emote, not just use bad language'

'One has to emote, not just use bad language'

Rediff.com5 Apr 2020

'I had been getting many offers, but either something had nudity or sex or abusive language.' 'I am not interested in doing all this just for the sake of it.'

'How do we judge who is lying?'

'How do we judge who is lying?'

Rediff.com30 Mar 2020

'MeToo is about people who were exploited, and who are now trying to come out and say things out loud.'

'Just for that hour, we didn't think of coronavirus'

'Just for that hour, we didn't think of coronavirus'

Rediff.com27 Mar 2020

'Like you have your first child, your first kiss, your first relationship... this was a first for me.' 'I've never done this before.' 'When it got over, there was a feeling of disbelief that we managed to attain this feat in a matter of three days.'

'I would love to be quarantined with Shah Rukh Khan!'

'I would love to be quarantined with Shah Rukh Khan!'

Rediff.com24 Mar 2020

'I feel grateful that people are at home and are looking for something to watch.'

Read this before you watch Special Ops

Read this before you watch Special Ops

Rediff.com18 Mar 2020

Neeraj Pandey, who makes his debut on the digital platform, tells us what to expect.

'I want to break every slot, every typecast'

'I want to break every slot, every typecast'

Rediff.com13 Mar 2020

'After Gully Boy, many interesting projects started coming my way.' 'But things really changed with the Filmfare. Now, people notice me.' 'It's a good space, where you don't have to tell people who you are.'

The lady who wrote Badhaai Ho, Good Newwz

The lady who wrote Badhaai Ho, Good Newwz

Rediff.com23 Jan 2020

'The producer will wear these gold ornaments, but they will not part with Rs 30,000 or Rs 50,000 to pay the writer.'

'Internet or TV can't turn you into a monster'

'Internet or TV can't turn you into a monster'

Rediff.com16 Dec 2019

'There is an anger simmering in a few people whose mindsets are neck deep in tradition. They are simmering because they feel how is it that she's able to educate herself? How is it that she's allowed to talk over me? How is it that she's allowed to do what she wants to do? This is coming out in these crimes,' says Rani Mukerji.

'I never saw myself gyrating to Govinda'

'I never saw myself gyrating to Govinda'

Rediff.com13 Dec 2019

'If everybody knows your name, that's success. Isn't that what society tells us? I experienced all that at a very young age. So how come I wasn't happy?' Lisa Ray wonders.

'I don't believe in marriage for religious reasons'

'I don't believe in marriage for religious reasons'

Rediff.com21 Nov 2019

'Marriage is a practical solution in terms of bureaucracy, but it's not a real validation of whether your relationship is successful or not.'

Now, watch Umrao Jaan on stage

Now, watch Umrao Jaan on stage

Rediff.com18 Oct 2019

'Umrao Jaan has a beautiful soundtrack, and has been very dear to us right from our childhood days. We felt it had the perfect story to recreate for a stage musical.'

7 Things That THRILL Sujoy Ghosh!

7 Things That THRILL Sujoy Ghosh!

Rediff.com27 Sep 2019

And the two characters he really, really loves!

The Lady Behind Bollywood's BEAUTIFUL STORIES

The Lady Behind Bollywood's BEAUTIFUL STORIES

Rediff.com11 Sep 2019

Amazing stories about some of our best loved movies from Bhavani Iyer who wrote them.

'If you make a film on sex, you don't need to be vulgar'

'If you make a film on sex, you don't need to be vulgar'

Rediff.com30 Jul 2019

'It was fun trying to regulate ourselves and keep it in the family zone and yet, be tongue-in-cheek.'

'It is intimidating to kiss another man'

'It is intimidating to kiss another man'

Rediff.com11 Jul 2019

'It's not easy being an actor for anyone.' 'Every actor, even the most successful ones, are waking up with the same insecurity.' 'If you're on top, you're worried about coming down.' 'If you're fit, you're worried about your stomach coming out.'

'Instagram has given my career a boost'

'Instagram has given my career a boost'

Rediff.com4 Jul 2019

'I have started getting a lot of messages from people, directors, photographers...and I realised the importance of being visible.'

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