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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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The Singapore Soldier Who Became A Bollywood Actor

The Singapore Soldier Who Became A Bollywood Actor

Rediff.com28 Apr 2021

'I don't know if I became an actor, I was just trying to book jobs and survive.'

'Of course! It breaks your heart'

'Of course! It breaks your heart'

Rediff.com28 Apr 2021

'My father never saw any success for me. 'When I meet him in the next world, I will proudly say that I didn't buy houses and cars, but I made some art that will hopefully stand the test of time.'

'#MeToo happens more to women who are outgoing'

'#MeToo happens more to women who are outgoing'

Rediff.com25 Mar 2021

'Deepak's character is not an out and out sexual predator.' 'I liked the way it was done because I felt it was more real, rather than a more dramatic take where a girl feels that oh, I must fight for my rights.'

What makes Ram Gopal Varma angry?

What makes Ram Gopal Varma angry?

Rediff.com22 Mar 2021

'Anger comes from a sense of righteousness, when you believe that you are right.' 'Nothing makes me angry.'

'Dawood was a visionary for the underworld'

'Dawood was a visionary for the underworld'

Rediff.com18 Mar 2021

'D Company is obviously not a registered company, but the way he organised it, with his kind of vision, which finished the Pathan gang and the older members.'

'I want to be the best actor there is'

'I want to be the best actor there is'

Rediff.com1 Feb 2021

'It's all that pain that makes you the artist you are.'

Why Iss Raat Ki Subah Nahin is relevant even today

Why Iss Raat Ki Subah Nahin is relevant even today

Rediff.com13 Jan 2021

Sudhir Mishra's Iss Raat Ki Subah Nahin is relevant even today.

'No one is interested in you unless...'

'No one is interested in you unless...'

Rediff.com29 Dec 2020

...'You create your own success.'

'People still remember me as the Chak De girl'

'People still remember me as the Chak De girl'

Rediff.com21 Dec 2020

'I didn't even know where Bombay was before I came here.'

'People told me shooting with Sanjay Dutt would be tough and problematic, but there was no trouble at all'

'People told me shooting with Sanjay Dutt would be tough and problematic, but there was no trouble at all'

Rediff.com2 Dec 2020

'I used to go to Sanjay Dutt, give him the scene, and then act it out.' 'He would say, 'Arrey, Girishbhai kar lunga'.' 'But I would insist: 'Nahin, main karke dikhane chahta hoon'.' He said this was the first time in his career that someone was acting out the scene for him!'

'Delhi Crime's Emmy puts us on the global map'

'Delhi Crime's Emmy puts us on the global map'

Rediff.com27 Nov 2020

'It is a big historical moment for Indian content.'

'For a change, it's time to smile'

'For a change, it's time to smile'

Rediff.com18 Nov 2020

'After 23 years of making films, you feel vindicated that you stuck to your guns and continues to try different things.'

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

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

Rediff.com2 Nov 2020

'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.'

'I get comfortable with anything that is not me'

'I get comfortable with anything that is not me'

Rediff.com30 Oct 2020

'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.com28 Oct 2020

'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.'

'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.'

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