All stories by RONJITA KULKARNI
'Just for that hour, we didn't think of coronavirus'Rediff.com2 days ago
'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!'Rediff.com5 days ago
'I feel grateful that people are at home and are looking for something to watch.'
Read this before you watch Special OpsRediff.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'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 NewwzRediff.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'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'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'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 stageRediff.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!Rediff.com27 Sep 2019
And the two characters he really, really loves!
The Lady Behind Bollywood's BEAUTIFUL STORIESRediff.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'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'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'Rediff.com4 Jul 2019
'I have started getting a lot of messages from people, directors, photographers...and I realised the importance of being visible.'
AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHS, RIGHT HERE!Rediff.com26 Jun 2019
When stars get ready for a public appearance, they make sure to do a photoshoot at home before heading out. Here's a look at some of them.
Making Katrina look SO DIFFERENTRediff.com17 Jun 2019
'Katrina gives a lot of inputs, like the colours that suit her skin tone.'
'Girish Karnad was such a secure human being'Rediff.com11 Jun 2019
'Girish Karnad has left behind a lot of wonderful plays. We must continue to do his work. That's the way to keep his memory alive,' says Lillete
You'll fall in love with Jackie Shroff... yet again!Rediff.com7 Jun 2019
'I lived in a chawl for 33 years, aur potty ke liye line lagaya, holding a dabba in my hand (I would queue up to go to the loo, with a bucket in my hand). Even after I became a hero, I had to stand in line. It has become so ingrained in my bones that it cannot come out easily.'
The BEST MOMENTS of Aahana Kumra's LifeRediff.com7 Jun 2019
"From a very early age, I imagined myself playing powerful characters," she says, and she proves it with her filmography.
Watch out for Sobhita, folks!Rediff.com8 May 2019
'I didn't want to be the bottom-most in the food chain of a commercial film.' 'I'd rather do something experimental and learn and hope that this translates into somebody noticing me.'
The Man Who Makes Bollywood Look GOODRediff.com7 May 2019
Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, Parinda, 1942: A LOve Story, Devdas, Kareeb, Mission Kashmir, Munnabhai MBBS, Rang De Basanti, Delhi 6, Bhag Milkha Bhag, Kalank... all bear the visual stamp of Binod Pradhan's genius.
'When all doors were open, I didn't walk through them'Rediff.com3 May 2019
'But it is a choice I have made, not something forced upon me.'
Bollywood's FAVOURITE GHOST picks her scariest bhootsRediff.com11 Apr 2019
'It's not easy playing a ghost.'
'I am an India lover'Rediff.com4 Apr 2019
'In my heart, I'm quite patriotic.'
Why Shefali played the Nirbhaya case copRediff.com4 Apr 2019
'The investigation was a complete eye-opener for me.' 'I didn't know this side of the incident at all.' 'And to make it even more poignant is that a woman cracked it.'
The actor who became a chowkidarRediff.com1 Apr 2019
'My fate could have been much worse.'
'When actresses say they are not in a relationship, believe them!'Rediff.com28 Feb 2019
'We have a huge responsibility of being so-and-so's daughter... you are compared to your parents who are these legends right from your first film, and that can get hard.'
Why Juhi Chawla is waging war against cell phone radiationRediff.com21 Feb 2019
'We have created an enemy we can't even see and that enemy is entertaining us while tightening the noose around our necks.' 'As the radiation increases, it will affect everything -- from your little bumble bee to plants to every living cell.' 'By the time the effects are understood, it might be too late.'
Ek Ladki's Amazing Bollywood JourneyRediff.com18 Feb 2019
'There are enough LGBTQ people in the industry, so I don't feel like a misfit.'
When a gora produced a Bollywood movieRediff.com25 Jan 2019
'The first time we actually got to meet a Bollywood star, it was Salman Khan.' 'We met him at his farm house.' 'For Pia, an actor is just an actor. There is no such thing as a star in her world, and that may or may not go down well with some people.'
Why did Nargis Fakhri disappear from Bollywood?Rediff.com16 Jan 2019
'I am not actively searching for a film; I leave it up to the universe.'
'From 10 kisses to 1 is progress!'Rediff.com15 Jan 2019
'Kissing is not written in the script. They just find their way on the sets!' Emraan Hashmi tells Ronjita Kulkarni/Rediff.com.
Why 'Khansaab' did ZeroRediff.com14 Dec 2018
'Himanshu (Sharma, writer) and I went to Khansaab with the idea and the structure, not the complete bound story.' 'We wrote that after spending some time with him, understanding him.' 'In the same way, he was understanding me too.' 'So by the time we touched the floors, we were making the same film.'
When Chammak Challo was leaked...Rediff.com23 Nov 2018
'I got a call from Shah Rukh Khan.' 'Gana leak ho gaya,' he said. 'Leak ho gaya, toh ho gaya. Nikal jayega,' I said. 'And that's what happened.' 'Chammak Challo went viral overnight!'
He creates the Bigg Boss houseRediff.com22 Nov 2018
'Designing the Bigg Boss sets is total dhamaal!' 'They are so happy with the way I design the sets that no questions are asked.' 'Contestants live there for three months, and so, the sets also become a character.'
'Madhuri and Aishwarya didn't crib'Rediff.com19 Nov 2018
'Both Madhuri and Aishwarya adjusted well with each other.' 'They did not crib that one got good moves and the other did not.'
The lady behind Deepika's successRediff.com19 Nov 2018
'Deepika always got all the jobs she auditioned for.' 'There was really no stopping her.'
'What's wrong if your parents are still in love?'Rediff.com13 Nov 2018
'Why do we feel our parents are not human? That our mother is not a woman?'
Sriram Raghavan explains AndhadhunRediff.com1 Nov 2018
'The biggest success of Andhadhun is that viewers are thinking and debating about it. I didn't expect it,' Sriram Raghavan tells Ronjita Kulkarni/Rediff.com.
How Ayushmann Khurrana became Ayushmann KhurranaRediff.com29 Oct 2018
With four back to back hits, the shy lad from Chandigarh is an unlikely movie star. Ayushmann Khurrana tells Ronjita Kulkarni/Rediff.com how it all came together and how he prepares to confront the toughest three months of his life.