Poonam Khubani's Pick Of The Month
It’s a rollercoaster ride on the OTT wave. From inspiring tales, super-natural stories to thrillers and spillers, the OTT platform is flourishing with interesting shows. The multi-talented Poonam Khubani, producer and melodious singer picks 5 of the best web-series that are worth watching. Read on…
I make a fun world - and I believe that the world definitely needs the best of oxygen… that's comedy!” - Raaj Shaandilyaa
Dream Girl director Raaj Shaandilyaa tells Sumita Chakraborty why he loves working on comedy films and more.
5 stand-up comedians on the OTT platform who are so good that you will be literally laughing out loud.
There goes an old saying that laughter is the best medicine and well that saying is true. Laughing does not only release ‘happy hormones’ in your body but it also makes you feel better about life in general. Making someone laugh is an art which has to be mastered.
Nauheen Cyrusi' latest onscreen project SIX has won her a lot of kudos but her social endeavour of opening her closet for the Covid Relief Fundraiser has won hearts.
One of the most popular names in the UK music industry, Arzutraa has created a buzz by releasing two albums in a span of a year.
Blast from the past “Honestly, I tell you - I haven't had a single affair up to this date.” – Kalpana Iyer
Critics accuse her of vulgarising the cabaret; heroines dismiss her as a temporary survivor on sheer sex power; but heroes pant at and after her hip-wriggles, stripping and bad games! KALPANA IYER knows that her figure is her fortune, and flaunts it (on and offscreen) to the ‘barest’ maximum to make it pay – in cash and kind!
Are you the type who wakes up every morning, worried and wanting to do so much for your skin? Do you have guilt pangs gnawing away at you every time you look in the mirror? For most of us, life begins and ends with planning our skincare routine, adding and eliminating products in our cart till the sun stops shining. Fret not, your skincare regime doesn’t have to be an impassable labyrinth, it can be simplified to make it more manageable and consistent.
To have my voice in the title track of an iconic film like Coolie No. i was a big deal for me personally! -Raj Pandit
Salim of Salim-Sulaiman fame calls him the backbone of Salim-Sulaiman. Meet the very talented Raj Pandit who started his career as a child prodigy and ended up becoming a music sensation in the Hindi Film Industry.
“STORIES I MUST TELL: THE EMOTIONAL LIFE OF AN ACTOR”
IS SELF-EXPLANATORY TITLE. IT’S THE EXPERIENCE OF A MULTI-DIMENSIONAL LIFE. - KABIR BEDI
Has The Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt Starrer Brahmāstra Been The Worst Hit By The Pandemic?
Director Ayan Mukerji and producer Karan Johar’s ambitious venture Brahmāstra has been plodding on for more than three years due to production and post-production delays. And now with coronavirus restrictions, the film has been indefinitely stuck. Sumita Chakraborty investigates why this ambitious venture – the part one of a trilogy has been stuck for so long. Read on…
Sushant Singh Rajput - The Man Who Could Have Ruled Bollywood!
Gone Too Soon... Indeed, the man who won billions of hearts with his honest performances could have been the king of Bollywood. Sumita Chakraborty remembers the fabulously talented Sushant Singh Rajput and traces his journey into the acting world.
Is the pandemic making you miss going to college? ...Here are five shows to help you relive those glorious days.
No matter how much time passes by, college memories will always be very dear to everyone. After all, that’s the time when we experience most of our ‘firsts’ - crushes, heartbreaks, fights, silly mistakes that turn into life lessons, and countless memorable experiences you can’t forget! The pandemic has changed a lot for college-goers today, but recalling how your college days were years ago is sure to bring back some good memories and a smile to your face. Here is a list of entertaining web shows that will take you on a trip down memory lane, of your own time in college.
She’s got talent, and how! C Aishvarrya Suresh has dazzled the audience with her amazing voice quality and impressive personality. Here, she talks to Sumita Chakraborty about her journey, her brilliant resume and more…
Poonam Khubani's Pick Of The Month
With the pandemic on, what better way to spend your time than to binge on some excellent digi content… From action, spine-chilling thrillers to comedy and romance, the OTT platform is flourishing with some great stuff. The multi-talented Poonam Khubani, producer and melodious singer picks 5 of the best web series that she thought was worth watching. Read on…
Get Snappy: Heena Dsouza
Director- writer Heena D Souza has worked during the pandemic to complete her comedy thriller Mukesh Jasoos. In a candid interview with Sumita Chakraborty, Heena talks about working on her show Mukesh Jasoos, working with known names and more.
A soul-stirring session with Rishi Kapoor - Sarita Tanwar
It’s been a year and we all miss the charismatic Rishi Kapoor a lot. As a remembrance, we reprint one of his most talked about interview to Stardust.
Has Netflix Muffled The Hiss Of the Serpent?
The Netflix Original film Charles: The Serpent covers the notorious life of the infamous cold blooded killer Charles Sobhraj who left a trail of heinous murders across Thailand, Nepal and India. Sumita Chakraborty wonders why key details of Charles Sobhraj’s life especially pertaining to India and Nepal was omitted or changed in this Netflix Original?
Sara Ali Khan Beats Stress & Moody Blues
By following a fun and rejuvenating regime. Read on to know more…
Is Kartik Aryaan's Reign Of Success Over?
Kartik Aryaan is embroiled in a huge controversy with Karan Johar and has been ousted out of Dostana 2. Is Janhvi Kapoor the reason? Sumita Chakraborty wonders if Kartik Aryaan can wriggle out of this huge setback and steer his career back into the winning path.
Arjun Kapoor Cooks Up A Storm!
Laid-back, easy and the very likeable Arjun Kapoor has a wonderful line of films and projects that are sure to win hearts. However, the pandemic put a spoke on all the plans. So it’s no point talking films with Arjun keeping the dismal scenario in mind. However, we can do the next best thing – talk about food and Arjun Kapoor more so as he joins the star-studded line-up for the third episode of the celebrity cooking show, ‘Star vs Food’ on Discovery+.
Why Is Priyanka Chopra Jonas' Career In Hollywood Going Nowhere?
She’s a global icon and has got all the doors opening in Hollywood. However, her career is still going nowhere. Sumita Chakraborty wonders why Priyanka Chopra Jonas despite having it all, has still not managed to be a big name in Hollywood?
Has ‘real' hero Sonu Sood out-raced and out-beaten all the ‘reel' heroes?
Is Sonu Sood stealing a march over the other heroes in Bollywood? In a candid interview, Sonu Sood tells Sumita Chakraborty why he doesn’t care about name, fame and fancy titles of being ‘biggest influencer’ etc.
"Once in a while, I do look back, and pat myself on the back."- Deepika Padukone
One of our favourites the super gorgeous Deepika Padukone is as articulate as one can get. In a throwback interview, Deepika elucidates her opinion on equal pay, her many milestones, adversities and more.
I think when you have the right intentions, good approach to the work, sense of business and the desire to make good content, everything falls into place. – Anand Pandit
The film The Big Bull starring Abhishek Bachchan is creating quite a buzz. Anand Pandit, the co-producer of the film – Ajay Devgn is also the producer – talks about the film, Abhishek Bachchan and why they opted for an OTT release.
“Whenever I finish shooting, I never say ‘it's a wrap'… because I truly believe that there are so many stories out there, and yet so less a time to tell them.” – Shashant Shah
The amazingly talented director of Chacha Vidhyak Hain Humhare Season 2 and so many other webseries and feature films, Shashant Shah tells Sumita Chakraborty why as a director, he is never scared of failure and more…
Salman Khan says that we (Radhika) and I think alike… and calls us Siamese Twins.
”From working with music industry stalwarts like Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Jagjit Singh to today’s singers including Jubin Nautiyal, Neha Kakkar, Meet Bros, Anjaan to directing films… director duo Vinay Sapru and Radhika Rao have directed a plethora of music albums. In a candid conversation with Nikita Nikhil, Vinay Sapru of director duo Vinay and Radhika, talks about 21 years of his career, the challenges faced while working as a director duo, and their future projects. Read on to find out more…
WILL THE PANDEMIC CRIPPLE THE FILM INDUSTRY?
Top actors have tested positive for Covid-19, big budget films like Sooryavanshi and Thalaivi have been postponed and cinema halls have shut down again… Sumita Chakraborty wonders if the pandemic has made the future of Bollywood rather bleak?
It's ‘Kay' To Be You!
The gorgeous Katrina Kaif eyes a game changing eyeshadow palette that touches your soul.
NO, that way I feel I am very lucky as I never had to face any kind of casting couch. – Rajkummar Rao
Rajkummar Rao is like a chameleon - give him any role or character, and this performer par excellence transforms into that persona almost instantly.
STEP DOWN SHABANA AZMI!
“Living with somebody’s husband is not liberation!” An Emancipated Moon Moon Sen Strikes The Scene!
Yes, I'm looking forward to acting in my music videos too.
”The talented Amit Mishra who comes out with his newest single Tera Deewana talks to Sumita Chakraborty about his new song, journey and more.