Sonil Dedhia

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Welcome to the jungle! 5 safaris to beat the summer heat

Welcome to the jungle! 5 safaris to beat the summer heat

Rediff.com4 Jun 2018

A forest safari is the best way to observe animals in their natural habitat.

5 wildlife getaways to make the most of your Diwali weekend

5 wildlife getaways to make the most of your Diwali weekend

Rediff.com10 Oct 2017

Still unsure about where you want to travel during the long Diwali weekend? We'll help you out.

Face-to-face with a King Cobra!

Face-to-face with a King Cobra!

Rediff.com6 Jul 2017

The monkeys can't take their eyes off the snake, and Geetanjali Krishna has forgotten to breathe.

7 nature trails in the world you cannot miss in 2017

7 nature trails in the world you cannot miss in 2017

Rediff.com24 Nov 2016

You don't need to be a fan of Jurassic Park or Jungle Book to head out on these holidays!

Tadoba holds its own among star tiger reserves

Tadoba holds its own among star tiger reserves

Rediff.com21 Mar 2016

'In Tadoba many of them have names -- Sonam, Shivaji, Maya and Tara.' 'Their territories are precisely demarcated on the map, and it is to the waterhole that we all troupe, to stay put till the lord or her ladyship deign to put in an appearance.' Subir Roy on a visit to the the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve.

'Parents refused to marry their daughters to me'

'Parents refused to marry their daughters to me'

Rediff.com8 Oct 2015

'I remember Madhuri Dixit was very scared to do a rape scene with me in Prem Pratigyaa. After the shot, she said she couldn't even feel me touching her.' Ranjeet gets candid about his 'villainous' career.

'Parents refused to marry their daughters to me'

'Parents refused to marry their daughters to me'

Rediff.com8 Oct 2015

'I remember Madhuri Dixit was very scared to do a rape scene with me in Prem Pratigyaa. After the shot, she said she couldn't even feel me touching her.' Ranjeet gets candid about his 'villainous' career.

Abhishek: I don't aspire to be like my father

Abhishek: I don't aspire to be like my father

Rediff.com18 Aug 2015

'I wake up every morning and get to make movies. This is the biggest highlight of my career.' All Is Well for Abhishek Bachchan.

'I am the original serial kisser'

'I am the original serial kisser'

Rediff.com14 Aug 2015

'When I was staying in Teen Batti (in south Mumbai), I had one washroom and we were 10 people. Today I have three washrooms and I am the only one using all of them. Can you see the quantum leap that I have taken in life?' Jackie Shroff gets candid.

'This may be the first time men cry watching a film'

'This may be the first time men cry watching a film'

Rediff.com13 Aug 2015

'It was tough to take my eyes off Kareena Kapoor!' 'I have grown up watching Akshay and Jackie Sir's films. They are the coolest guys I have worked with. Jackie Sir was our in-house bidhu.'

'I feel ashamed when my son asks me certain questions'

'I feel ashamed when my son asks me certain questions'

Rediff.com12 Aug 2015

'My son Aarav recently asked me a question: 'Whenever you are happy in a film, why do you start singing a song?' I didn't have an answer for him.' Akshay Kumar discusses movies, martial arts and more.

Tabu: The film industry is a trap

Tabu: The film industry is a trap

Rediff.com10 Aug 2015

'Acting is a very crazy profession to be in. Mentally and emotionally we have to go into a particular zone and come out of it and keep on doing it. I am sure acting takes a toll on everyone and maybe that's why logon ko actors pagal lagte hai.' In the second part of a fun conversation, Tabu shares some beautiful nuggets with Rediff.com's Savera R Someshwar and Sonil Dedhia.

Tabu: The film industry is a trap

Tabu: The film industry is a trap

Rediff.com10 Aug 2015

'Acting is a very crazy profession to be in. Mentally and emotionally we have to go into a particular zone and come out of it and keep on doing it. I am sure acting takes a toll on everyone and maybe that's why logon ko actors pagal lagte hai.' In the second part of a fun conversation, Tabu shares some beautiful nuggets with Rediff.com's Savera R Someshwar and Sonil Dedhia.

'I like being around people who do a lot of masti'

'I like being around people who do a lot of masti'

Rediff.com10 Aug 2015

'Salman has changed a lot in the past few years. He was totally different when I shot with him for Jai Ho. He has mellowed down, but I don't like him like this.'

He won the only Filmfare Award Sholay won

He won the only Filmfare Award Sholay won

Rediff.com7 Aug 2015

The man who edited Sholay died in penury.

Ajay Devgn: My BIGGEST insecurity is...

Ajay Devgn: My BIGGEST insecurity is...

Rediff.com29 Jul 2015

'I have done a lot of films for friendship and, whenever I have done that, I have suffered.' Ajay Devgn gets candid about his career, and Drishyam.

'During Masaan, I wasn't affected by burning corpses'

'During Masaan, I wasn't affected by burning corpses'

Rediff.com23 Jul 2015

'The standing ovation in Cannes was a rare moment where I felt patriotic. I realised that the audience was not clapping for an individual but for the team that came from India with such a beautiful film.' Masaan's leading man Vicky Kaushal takes us through its making.

'I'd love to play Amitabh Bachchan's daughter'

'I'd love to play Amitabh Bachchan's daughter'

Rediff.com22 Jul 2015

'Masaan went to Cannes, got a standing ovation, won awards. I want the people of India to watch my film. Finally, it is happening!'

Meet the cute girl from Bajrangi Bhaijaan!

Meet the cute girl from Bajrangi Bhaijaan!

Rediff.com21 Jul 2015

'Salman and I would play table tennis and drive an ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) while shooting in Karjat. And he made me eat a lot of biryani!' Child actor Harshaali Malhotra shares her Bajrangi Bhaijaan experience.

'My fans can't see me crying on screen'

'My fans can't see me crying on screen'

Rediff.com19 Jul 2015

'Bajrangi Bhaijaan is a positive film. I want the heads of both countries to watch the film. India and Pakistan are dealing with the problem shown in the film and after watching the film, their hearts might melt. Till the time I don't get a response from them, I will keep tweeting about it.' Salman Khan discusses his superhit film.

'My fans can't see me crying on screen'

'My fans can't see me crying on screen'

Rediff.com19 Jul 2015

'Bajrangi Bhaijaan is a positive film. I want the heads of both countries to watch the film. India and Pakistan are dealing with the problem shown in the film and after watching the film, their hearts might melt. Till the time I don't get a response from them, I will keep tweeting about it.' Salman Khan discusses his superhit film.

'Aaradhya is very excited about Pro Kabbadi League'

'Aaradhya is very excited about Pro Kabbadi League'

Rediff.com17 Jul 2015

The second season of the Pro Kabbadi League will kick off from July 18, and Abhishek Bachchan, who owns the team Jaipur Pink Panthers, is as excited as his little girl.

'Aaradhya is very excited about Pro Kabbadi League'

'Aaradhya is very excited about Pro Kabbadi League'

Rediff.com17 Jul 2015

The second season of the Pro Kabbadi League will kick off from July 18, and Abhishek Bachchan, who owns the team Jaipur Pink Panthers, is as excited as his little girl.

Sons to their mothers

Sons to their mothers

Rediff.com17 Jul 2015

The sexism may well be lost out on mothers who call their daughters 'ghar ka beta' but there is something heartening in seeing middle class mothers encouraging them to pursue non-traditional careers. Sonil Dedhia/Rediff.com meets a few 'model' mums.

Sons to their mothers

Sons to their mothers

Rediff.com17 Jul 2015

The sexism may well be lost out on mothers who call their daughters 'ghar ka beta' but there is something heartening in seeing middle class mothers encouraging them to pursue non-traditional careers. Sonil Dedhia/Rediff.com meets a few 'model' mums.

Meet the man behind India's EPIC hit Baahubali

Meet the man behind India's EPIC hit Baahubali

Rediff.com14 Jul 2015

'My father thinks I'm not ambitious and too slow. He wants me to work in Hindi films with big superstars.' Meet Baahubali director, SS Rajamouli.

'If Maine Pyar Kiya was my first film, perhaps I would have failed'

'If Maine Pyar Kiya was my first film, perhaps I would have failed'

Rediff.com9 Jul 2015

Salman Khan, star of this year's Eid release Bajrangi Bhaijaan, talks about his journey from supporting actor to superstar.

'If Maine Pyar Kiya was my first film, perhaps I would have failed'

'If Maine Pyar Kiya was my first film, perhaps I would have failed'

Rediff.com9 Jul 2015

Salman Khan, star of this year's Eid release Bajrangi Bhaijaan, talks about his journey from supporting actor to superstar.

'I would be stupid to say no to Bollywood'

'I would be stupid to say no to Bollywood'

Rediff.com7 Jul 2015

Telugu superstar Prabhas gets ready for Bahubali release.

Dharmendra: Action has become artificial today

Dharmendra: Action has become artificial today

Rediff.com2 Jul 2015

'When an actor is punching or beating up the villain, he goes miles away and falls, which isn't possible. You see the same kind of action in all the film, which makes it monotonous. We should get back to real action.' Veteran actor Dharmendra talks action.

'I am not trying hard to make it big in Bollywood'

'I am not trying hard to make it big in Bollywood'

Rediff.com30 Jun 2015

'We shot Baahubali in Hyderabad during the summer when the temperatures would soar to 45 degrees. There was an ambulance on the set and every day someone would be injured or faint. Whenever I saw that ambulance, I heaved a sigh of relief and thanked god that it was not me.' Rana Daggubati shares his experience of shooting for Baahubali.

'It would be quite cool to see women fight...'

'It would be quite cool to see women fight...'

Rediff.com24 Jun 2015

'...In films, of course! In Hollywood, women doing action is a very common thing, but we still haven't warmed up to it here. I really hope something like Charlie's Angels is made in our country!' Tamannaah Bhatia gets candid.

John Abraham: My father is a super dad

John Abraham: My father is a super dad

Rediff.com21 Jun 2015

'My father was very supportive of my decision of becoming a model and actor. He never questioned my career choices. He always told me to study because that would make me stand up in front of a crowd.' John Abraham celebrates his father on Father's Day.

Shilpa Shetty: I didn't take up Yoga to look good

Shilpa Shetty: I didn't take up Yoga to look good

Rediff.com19 Jun 2015

Actress Shilpa Shetty advocates yoga for a holistic approach to life.

Kareena: Bajrangi Bhaijaan will be the biggest hit of the year

Kareena: Bajrangi Bhaijaan will be the biggest hit of the year

Rediff.com18 Jun 2015

Kareena: Bajrangi Bhaijaan will be the biggest hit of the year

Kareena: Bajrangi Bhaijaan will be the biggest hit of the year

Kareena: Bajrangi Bhaijaan will be the biggest hit of the year

Rediff.com18 Jun 2015

Kareena: Bajrangi Bhaijaan will be the biggest hit of the year

Kareena: I'd love to attend Shahid's wedding

Kareena: I'd love to attend Shahid's wedding

Rediff.com17 Jun 2015

'Shahid told me that he's getting married before he told the media. I'm very happy for him,' Kareena Kapoor tells us.

Bachchan launches website for kids, assures valuable experience

Bachchan launches website for kids, assures valuable experience

Rediff.com15 Jun 2015

Actor Amitabh Bachchan has launched a worldoo.com exclusively to kids between 6-12 years of age.

Boman Irani: I love the smell of petrol

Boman Irani: I love the smell of petrol

Rediff.com15 Jun 2015

'I recently visited Farah Khan's house and it smelled really nice. Rajkumar Hirani is very particular about how his house looks and smells.' Boman Irani discusses the fragrances in his life!

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