All stories by Sonil Dedhia
'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 fatherRediff.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'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'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'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.
He won the only Filmfare Award Sholay wonRediff.com7 Aug 2015
The man who edited Sholay died in penury.
'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'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!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'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'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 mothersRediff.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 BaahubaliRediff.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'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'Rediff.com7 Jul 2015
Telugu superstar Prabhas gets ready for Bahubali release.
Dharmendra: Action has become artificial todayRediff.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'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...'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 dadRediff.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 goodRediff.com19 Jun 2015
Actress Shilpa Shetty advocates yoga for a holistic approach to life.
Kareena: Bajrangi Bhaijaan will be the biggest hit of the yearRediff.com18 Jun 2015
Kareena: Bajrangi Bhaijaan will be the biggest hit of the year
Kareena: I'd love to attend Shahid's weddingRediff.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 experienceRediff.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 petrolRediff.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!
'Filmmakers have not flooded me with the kind of roles I want to do'Rediff.com11 Jun 2015
'During the Queen shoot, I was pretty depressed. I thought I had done a crap job and no one would notice me.' Lisa Haydon opens up.
Vidya Balan: One hit film and things will change for me againRediff.com4 Jun 2015
Vidya Balan *really* wants her new film Hamari Adhuri Kahani to do well.
'No one took me seriously earlier'Rediff.com2 Jun 2015
Hamari Adhuri Kahani director Mohit Suri talks about finding success.
'I am really proud to be a part of Bahubali'Rediff.com1 Jun 2015
'Rajamouli's last film Eega was brilliant. He made an entire film on a fly. Here, it is difficult to make a good film by casting superstars also.' Karan Johar and the Bahubali team launch the film's first trailer.
Madhavan: My character in Tanu Weds Manu Returns has a lot of flawsRediff.com1 Jun 2015
Actor R Madhavan, who turns 45 today, talks about the success of his latest film.
'Being at Cannes was the best time of my life'Rediff.com28 May 2015
Actress Richa Chadha can't get over her Cannes experience.
6 management lessons from Mumbai Indians' IPL winRediff.com27 May 2015
What separates the men from the boys? What is it that winners have but losers lack? Sonil Dedhia/Rediff.com lists lessons you can learn from Mumbai Indians' win against Chennai Super Kings at Eden Gardens on May 24.
'I don't feel any pressure for Tanu Weds Manu Returns'Rediff.com22 May 2015
Director Aanand L Rai talks about his much anticipated film Tanu Weds Manu Returns.
Aamir: I couldn't really enjoy the food in ChinaRediff.com21 May 2015
Aamir Khan gushes about Jackie Chan, and his recent China visit.
Kangana: I hated my performance in Tanu Weds ManuRediff.com20 May 2015
'I came to this city with Rs 1,500. Today, I have a lavish apartment, I drive in beautiful cars.' 'After I made my Rs 1,500, everything else is a bonus.' Kangana Ranaut talks about her success in Bollywood.
Madhavan: I had become a boring actorRediff.com19 May 2015
'I am well aware of the fact that I will be overshadowed by Kangana in Tanu Weds Manu Returns. It is bound to happen.' R Madhavan discusses his talented co-star and their new film together.
'I had to wear a lot of make-up for Bombay Velvet. That was a nightmare'Rediff.com13 May 2015
'I am glad I am getting to live my dream.' Anushka Sharma, on a career-high, talks about her films.
'I'm in love but there's no time for marriage'Rediff.com12 May 2015
'I want to play a villain. There is something really exciting about villains. They have beautiful girls around them every time, lots of money and all the luxuries because of which I don't mind dying in the end.' Ranbir Kapoor speaks his mind.
Hot, beautiful, in demand!Rediff.com8 May 2015
No, Ram Kapoor is not talking about himself, discovers Sonil Dedhia.
Ranbir: 'Salman is a good man with a big heart'Rediff.com7 May 2015
The Bombay Velvet speaks up on the Salman Khan verdict.
'Five years,' said the judge loud and clearRediff.com6 May 2015
During sentencing the judge asked Salman, "What do you have to say? Maximum sentence of 10 years?" Salman said, "You are the judge; whatever you say is correct." Sonil Dedhia/Rediff.com on the courtroom drama that resulted in actor Salman Khan being convicted in a 2002 hit and run case.