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 last couple of years have been very good'

'The last couple of years have been very good'

Rediff.com23 hours ago

'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.com3 days ago

'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.'

AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHS, RIGHT HERE!

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 DIFFERENT

Making Katrina look SO DIFFERENT

Rediff.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'

'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!

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 Life

The BEST MOMENTS of Aahana Kumra's Life

Rediff.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!

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 GOOD

The Man Who Makes Bollywood Look GOOD

Rediff.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'

'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 bhoots

Bollywood's FAVOURITE GHOST picks her scariest bhoots

Rediff.com11 Apr 2019

'It's not easy playing a ghost.'

'I am an India lover'

'I am an India lover'

Rediff.com4 Apr 2019

'In my heart, I'm quite patriotic.'

Why Shefali played the Nirbhaya case cop

Why Shefali played the Nirbhaya case cop

Rediff.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 chowkidar

The actor who became a chowkidar

Rediff.com1 Apr 2019

'My fate could have been much worse.'

'When actresses say they are not in a relationship, believe them!'

'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 radiation

Why Juhi Chawla is waging war against cell phone radiation

Rediff.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 Journey

Ek Ladki's Amazing Bollywood Journey

Rediff.com18 Feb 2019

'There are enough LGBTQ people in the industry, so I don't feel like a misfit.'

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