ROSHMILA BHATTACHARYA

All stories by ROSHMILA BHATTACHARYA

When Juhi's Worst Nightmare Came True

When Juhi's Worst Nightmare Came True

Rediff.com13 Feb 2024

'I was completely shattered, it was my first encounter with death.' An excerpt from Roshmila Bhattacharya's new book, Spooked! Bollywood's Encounters With The Paranormal.

'I travel the world with a piece of bamboo'

'I travel the world with a piece of bamboo'

Rediff.com13 Feb 2024

'I will always cherish the fact that I received the first big award of my life, actually two, in the company of legends for an incredible collaboration.'

The Actress Who Caught Mrinal Sen's Eye

The Actress Who Caught Mrinal Sen's Eye

Rediff.com1 Feb 2024

Mamata Shankar remembers the amazing actor Sreela Majumdar, who passed into the ages last week.

'Prasanth wanted Yash to play Hanuman'

'Prasanth wanted Yash to play Hanuman'

Rediff.com31 Jan 2024

'Since God was being shown in live action on such a large scale, Prasanth was initially sceptical about going with an animated character.'

'The magic mantra is 'Drop it!''

'The magic mantra is 'Drop it!''

Rediff.com17 Jan 2024

'As we grow older, we fight much less with each other.' 'The magic mantra is 'Drop it!'' 'I would recommend it for all relationships.' 'In anger, we can say many hurtful things that can leave a deep scar, so dropping it is the healthy way of preventing that from happening.'

'Duggu can do anything he sets his mind to'

'Duggu can do anything he sets his mind to'

Rediff.com10 Jan 2024

'Later, I asked Hrithik how he could have remained so calm in the circumstances. He told me simply, "What could have happened? At the most, they would have killed me".'

'Farhan surprised me by gifting me a BMW'

'Farhan surprised me by gifting me a BMW'

Rediff.com9 Jan 2024

'He was an extremely naughty child, always in trouble and creating trouble.' 'He wanted to fly a kite at night, and sometimes, bunk school.' 'When I insisted on sending him, we could get a call from school that he had fainted.'

'I would get fever on Fridays'

'I would get fever on Fridays'

Rediff.com13 Dec 2023

'Holding on to superstardom is far more difficult than the struggle to get there.'

'Jingoism has become fashionable'

'Jingoism has become fashionable'

Rediff.com11 Dec 2023

'Our viewers have grown up over the years.' 'Today, they want to see something which is sensible, a story rooted in logic rather than jingoism.'

'If I don't get it for 12th Fail, there will be another film...'

'If I don't get it for 12th Fail, there will be another film...'

Rediff.com27 Nov 2023

'There can be no bigger compliment than people walking away, carrying the film in their hearts, and thanking you for it.'

'Agar aapke paas paisa nahi hai, to izzat bhi nahin milti'

'Agar aapke paas paisa nahi hai, to izzat bhi nahin milti'

Rediff.com27 Nov 2023

'We are the same people who can quench a man's thirst and also kill him.'

'Women are the most amazing creations of God'

'Women are the most amazing creations of God'

Rediff.com20 Nov 2023

'The girl who helps me at home has had a tough life, yet her perspective of life is so much more positive than mine despite the hardships she's endured.'

'When Time Is Precious, Call Dolly'

'When Time Is Precious, Call Dolly'

Rediff.com15 Nov 2023

'The sari is the most comfortable attire for curvy Indian women, who are all bust and butt.'

She Makes Bollywood Brides Look Perfect

She Makes Bollywood Brides Look Perfect

Rediff.com23 Oct 2023

'I was at Deepika's wedding at Lake Como, also at the receptions in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru, and every moment was unforgettable.'

Revealed! The Real Shammi Kapoor!

Revealed! The Real Shammi Kapoor!

Rediff.com20 Oct 2023

'When he was offered B R Chopra's Zameer, many advised him against playing Saira Banu's father, pointing out that a decade ago, he had been her hero in her debut film, Junglee.' 'When he asked me, I pointed out that he was an actor first, so nothing should stop him from playing any role.'

'I reigned as a khalnayak'

'I reigned as a khalnayak'

Rediff.com18 Oct 2023

''Even today, after 63 years, I'm still looking forward to a new release.'

'To win the World Cup you need lots of luck'

'To win the World Cup you need lots of luck'

Rediff.com12 Oct 2023

'Given that they are playing at home and will have full crowd support, India, who are in peak form and whose morale is high, will be the favourites.'

'We Will Bring The Oscar'

'We Will Bring The Oscar'

Rediff.com6 Oct 2023

'Ours is a disaster movie with no big stars, songs or commercial ingredients.' 'Yet, it is Malayalam cinema's highest grosser.'

Delhi Crime 3 Update: 'Right now, it's...'

Delhi Crime 3 Update: 'Right now, it's...'

Rediff.com3 Oct 2023

''I don't revisit any of my work once it's complete because I'm very self-critical.' 'I will probably exclaim, "Oh God, such bad acting!"'

Dev Anand's Important Life Lesson

Dev Anand's Important Life Lesson

Rediff.com29 Sep 2023

'How do you stay so energised? So young?' 'Dev Anand flashed that familiar crooked grin and told me, "The mind never grows old. It urges you to surge ahead".'

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