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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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'Katrina was very much against doing a Tamil version'

'Katrina was very much against doing a Tamil version'

Rediff.com16 Jan 2024

'It would have made (Producer) Ramesh Taurani very happy if I taken two Bombay stars, but the reason why I kept mentally rejecting the regular sort of casting was to discover this excitement, you know, can I crack it?'

Behind The Scenes Of Animal's Bloody Fights

Behind The Scenes Of Animal's Bloody Fights

Rediff.com14 Dec 2023

'We shot in minus 8 degrees, and Ranbir and Bobby were bare-bodied. That was very tough!'

The 12 Year Old Who Won Rs 1 Crore

The 12 Year Old Who Won Rs 1 Crore

Rediff.com5 Dec 2023

'I felt very, very good sitting on the hot seat. It's a different feeling altogether.'

'We don't know if he was killed, if he's a hostage'

'We don't know if he was killed, if he's a hostage'

Rediff.com19 Oct 2023

'The question is, which is worse?' 'Is it worse that he would be resting in peace or is it worse that he's being held by these terrible people who have attacked and killed babies and raped women?'

'My sister's body was lying in the forest for five days'

'My sister's body was lying in the forest for five days'

Rediff.com16 Oct 2023

'We buried her yesterday.' 'There were so many bodies, they could not fit in the hospital anymore, so they put them in an army base nearby.'

'India Is Ready For The World!'

'India Is Ready For The World!'

Rediff.com27 Sep 2023

'Never in the history of Indian cinema did we have a distribution system for 240 countries, but we have it now.' 'And if we still keep catering to the B and C-tiers of our country, and not the whole world, then we are really being losers.' 'The visionaries of the industry must pull up their socks and say that now we will create for the world.'

'I worked on my butt for months'

'I worked on my butt for months'

Rediff.com31 Aug 2023

'I am one of three actors in the country to have an Emmy nomination, and that is the thing to take away from here.' 'Not what happened to my career.'

'Violence is a piece of art'

'Violence is a piece of art'

Rediff.com3 Aug 2023

'As long as violence has the right arc, it is very meaningful.'

'Bollywood has not tapped me properly'

'Bollywood has not tapped me properly'

Rediff.com25 Jul 2023

'But Telugu has done that.' 'The film that I'm doing right now is called Tiger Nageswara Rao, where I play a villain.' 'After this film releases, I guess things will be different.'

'My husband asked for my autograph'

'My husband asked for my autograph'

Rediff.com22 Jun 2023

'I didn't know TV artistes have so much of struggle. I had no clue.' 'I thought an actor is an actor because that's what I've seen in the West.' 'But because of the TV tag, I had to struggle, and that was like an eye opener for me.'

The Truth Behind Manushi's Cannes Outing

The Truth Behind Manushi's Cannes Outing

Rediff.com8 Jun 2023

'Manushi's trip was very last minute.' 'I did not have her (red carpet) outfit with me. It was already in Cannes.' 'We didn't know what she was going to wear.'

Your Heart Stops When You See A Tiger

Your Heart Stops When You See A Tiger

Rediff.com5 Apr 2023

It's one of life's many wonders until God's priceless creation stops walking on Earth for good.

Have You Read This Story About Hope?

Have You Read This Story About Hope?

Rediff.com13 Mar 2023

'The Elephant Whisperers is a hopeful story of respect and cooperation with nature in an era rife with conflict and threat to our beautiful planet.'

When The Naatu Naatu Choreographer Wanted To Die

When The Naatu Naatu Choreographer Wanted To Die

Rediff.com9 Mar 2023

'Since both Ram Charan and NTR Jr are dancing in this song, I don't want one of them to feel one up.'

Meet Bollywood's Greatest Romantics

Meet Bollywood's Greatest Romantics

Rediff.com17 Feb 2023

Smriti Mundhra's documentary The Romantics has many, many, gems about one of Bollywood's most successful film-makers and more importantly, his iconic father, Yash Chopra.

'Amitabh sir doesn't like the colour brown'

'Amitabh sir doesn't like the colour brown'

Rediff.com20 Oct 2022

'He's one of the actors I've seen who, compared to so many younger people that we get to work with, doesn't have any tantrums.'

'Mani Ratnam Sir doesn't always have a very clear vision'

'Mani Ratnam Sir doesn't always have a very clear vision'

Rediff.com6 Oct 2022

'He knows what he doesn't want and likes exploring the rest with his cast and crew, so it's like a journey of making something beautiful together.'

'I'm a greedy actor'

'I'm a greedy actor'

Rediff.com26 Aug 2022

'The idea is to chart your own path, live your life authentically, not be scared to ask questions and not be scared to demand to sit at the table.' 'They may not let you sit today, but they will, if you keep demanding it.'

'I've got the opportunity I've been waiting my whole life'

'I've got the opportunity I've been waiting my whole life'

Rediff.com26 Aug 2022

'So let's have fun with it. Let's do something that nobody is expecting.'

Why Hamza Is A Wife Beater in Darlings

Why Hamza Is A Wife Beater in Darlings

Rediff.com17 Aug 2022

'In Byculla, a lot of boys hero-worship the bhais.' 'Hamza grew up in that environment, but he got a government job.' 'And he did this so he could marry the woman he loves.' 'Now, after getting the government job, he thought he would get to bully people...' 'But bechara, he's getting bullied at work.'

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