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In the late 1980s and 1990s, it was said of the Hindi film industry that an actress’s career depended on a hit song. Until they got one, newcomers struggled to get a foothold, no matter their acting talents. Many careers were thus catalysed by Saroj Khan’s moves — the actor or actress who delivered them on screen won the audience’s love and acceptance from the film fraternity.

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It’s quite ironic that the actor who was once not paid for his work in a television show in India — reportedly because his performance was substandard — went on to become a global crossover star. But then Irfan Khan, who became Irrfan, didn’t really stick to the beaten track.

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In a pinstriped suit, rose-tinted gold-rimmed sunglasses and a walrus moustache, Rishi Kapoor filled the frame as the gangster Iqbal in Nikkhil Advani’s action drama D-Day. It was the second time the actor and director were collaborating, having previously worked together on the 2011 sports drama Patiala House, in which he played Akshay Kumar’s father.

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There are guilty pleasures and there is the discomfort of staring at your own missteps. Four More Shots Please, a show about four flawed, fearless, fashion forward women who take chances, make mistakes and accept responsibility for them, triggers both these feelings.

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In the early days of the lockdown, when we took a break from googling 'novel coronavirus', completed our hand hygiene routines and domestic chores, many of us revisited Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion. In this 2011 thriller, a group of medical professionals are desperately working to find a cure for a raging and highly contagious virus.

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Bollywood's revived love for movies with social commentary, which use humour, satire, and drama to reach wider audiences, have opened up discussions on hitherto taboo subjects—from menstruation to erectile dysfunction

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A foot-tapping sequin-doused disco number, a hot-pink wedding, and a kiss between the two male leads: Bollywood's latest release, billed as India's first gay romcom, is making no bones about its subject matter.

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In 1952, the inaugural edition of the International Film Festival of India, better known as IFFI, had 23 countries represented across 40 features and 100 short films. On 20 November, the 50th edition opened in Panjim, Goa, with 200 feature films from 76 countries.

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It could be quite overwhelming to pick from the 190 titles across 49 languages scheduled at the festival. So, we’ve done some of the culling and picked 15 of the hottest fiction titles from 2019.

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Nandy speaks with Vogue from the sets of the successful Prime Video show on comparisons to Sex and The City to the show's exploration of the female gaze, and more

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