Is Alia Upset With The RRR Makers?
Sumita Chakraborty finds out why Alia Bhatt deleted her ‘RRR’ pictures from her social media.
Will The Mega Flops Of His Films Jeopardise Akshay Kumar's Career?
Khiladi Kumar Is A Phenomenon But He Too Couldn't Weather The Jinx Of The Pandemic. Sumita Chakraborty Finds Out Whether Akshay Kumar Can Bounce Back Or Be Knocked Down Permanently By His Colossal Failures?
"Salman Khan was a very good support system because I remember I didn't feel prepared but he was always there to support me." - Bhumika Chawla
Bhumika Chawla became a household name with her film Tere Naam opposite Salman Khan - Salman actually called her his lucky mascot. From there on, she worked in several blockbuster banners opposite top heroes.
Aron Govil's New Hollywood Production Robbers Roost Has An Enthralling Storyline & Cast
There’s some exciting news doing the ‘rounds. The multi-talented Aron Govil, a serial entrepreneur, author and filmmaker is currently producing a Hollywood film titled “Robbers Roost” starring late Margot Kidder in the lead role – she was by the way the leading lady in the original Superman film series. ‘Robbers Roost’ is currently under production – the film was unfortunately delayed due to the COVID pandemic.
"There's so much to learn from both these strong women Vidya Balan and Shefal Shah - and not just by how incredible actors they are but also as people." Kashish Rizwan
She has been noticed and liked a lot for her character Alia in the Vidya Balan-Shefali Shah starrer Jalsa. Meet the confident and very talented Kashish Rizwan who talks about her film Jalsa, working with stalwarts like Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah, challenges of wearing prosthetic makeup, nepotism and more.
Is Anurag Kashyap, the alleged "ace director" that Mandana Karimi claimed got her pregnant and then backed out, so much so that she had to abort her baby?
Kya Kool Hai Hum 3 actor Mandana Karimi's recent revelations about being pregnant by an "ace director" and then opting for an abortion because he had got cold feet at the last moment, has fired up the net. There have been conjectures galore but everything seems to be allegedly pointing to director Anurag Kashyap. Is Anurag Kashyap the "ace director'? Sumita Chakraborty digs up more on this scandal that's causing such a furore.
Understated, underrated yet fabulous… The dazzling Seven
Bollywood is full of underrated actors especially female actors who despite the fact that they have given some scene-stealing standout performances, are still very understated! Stardust presents Bollywood’s most unconventional yet disruptive actors.
‘GONE' ABRAHAM! CAN JOHN SURVIVE THE ‘WORST ACTOR' TAG? May 2009
THERE’S A RUMOUR doing the industry rounds. A few weeks ago, director David Dhawan was shooting his next film ‘Hook Ya Crook’ in Hyderabad. Dhawan, who has worked with some of the finest actors in the industry, is known to have a cool temperament. Rarely does he lose his cool and the film unit was in for a rude shock when he tried to keep his frustrations in check when lead actor John Abraham couldn’t get his lines right. It was literally the test of David’s patience. Unable to contain his disappointment, the director had no option but to call for a break. Even John’s co-actors in the film, Shreyas Talpade and Kay Kay Menon, were shocked to see the tension erupting on the set. When we tried contacting John, he simply refused to respond. And the news died its own death within the confines of the unit.
“I'm called the 'Shakira of India'. It's probably because I like to perform a lot while singing." - Rupali Jagga
She's been called the 'Shakira of India'. Meet singer Rupali Jagga or 'RJ' as her fans call her and she's been making a lot of ripples in the music scene in India. Recently, Rupali teamed up with MM Kreem for Neeraj Pandey's latest movie ‘Operation Romeo' and practically everybody has been raving about the music. Read on as Rupali Jagga talks about her music journey, her stint on reality TV, working with music legend MM Kreem and more.
Kat's Got The Look! - Check Out Katrina's Look Good Formula.
Katrina Kaif is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful female actors in the industry. In fact, Salman Khan had once said that Katrina is one actor who looks better without any makeup. And we agree with him. So what does Katrina do to look so good?
“I was so overwhelmed by AR Rahman Sir's magnanimous gesture of including me in his list of favourite singers.” – Pratibha Singh Baghel
Her melodious voice touches the very essence of the soul and takes you to a magical musical world. Meet Pratibha Singh Baghel who has sung many beautiful songs in her fabulous voice for films, various platforms and performed even in a play. Here Pratibha talks to Sumita Chakraborty about her musical journey, working with the maestros, performing at ISHa and more.
Bohemian Rhapsody - From running naked on the beach to living in ‘sin', Bollywood's mindset has changed!
Running nude publicly, having a baby out of wedlock or living-in has become a way of life in Bollywood. Sumita Chakraborty finds out more about the changing mindset of the film industry.
BLOW HOT, BLOW COLD
Hrithik Battles The Barbara Mori Romance Rumours. This article has been taken from the dusty Stardust archives.
“I always felt that it's better to be on the fringe than try to be the insider - and I never had this dream of becoming an insider. In fact, I call myself an outsider.” – Manoj Bajpayee
He is undoubtedly one of the best actors in the indus-try and his filmography tells you that in big bold let-ters. But he is also rather hat ke – he does his work, takes his pay cheque and goes home rather than tom-tomming his great achievements. Under-stated, he insists, “I don’t take myself seriously.” But the man is a gold mine of talent and like a chameleon, his persona transforms magically from one character to the other. Meet the super talented Manoj Bajpayee, an actor par excellence, who in a candid interview with Sumita Chakraborty talks about his eventful journey as an actor, his films and the OTT, and gives an honest take on ‘insiders versus outsiders’ and more. Read on…
NEW AGE CINEMA, NEW AGE PERCEPTION
INDEED, THE PANDEMIC HAS USHERED IN A WAVE OF REVOLUTIONARY NEW THOUGHT, CHANGING MINDSET AND UNIQUE CONCEPTS IN BOLLYWOOD, TURNING IT ALMOST TOPSYTURVY. SUMITA CHAKRABORTY AND ARUSHI DUSAJ TAKE A DEEPER LOOK AT THIS HAT KE CINEMATIC REVOLUTION IN BOLLYWOOD.
Bollywood & South Biggies Take The OTT plunge
The true blood cinematic lover hero and heroines at first thumbed their noses at the OTT platforms but now, post the pandemic lockdown, many big stars have made their digital debuts on the OTT platform.
“Now that theatres are opening and people are going back to cinemas to be uplifted, inspired, entertained, I see nothing but good tidings.” – Anand Pandit
With more than 50 films as producer along with rave reviews for his films Big Bull with Abhishek Bachchan and Chehre which starred the great Amitabh Bachchan, Anand Pandit is now being hailed as a producer with the Midas touch.
“My journey in the film industry has been a dream come true!” – Nidhhi Agerwal
The gorgeous Nidhhi Agerwal debuted opposite Bollywood’s hottest hunk Tiger Shroffin the film ‘Munna Michael’. Currently, as the Brand Ambassador of Morpheus Brandy by Radico Khaitan, the super stylish Nidhhi was in Mumbai and we caught up with her to find out more about her films and more.
“The complete sequence that I shot with Akshay (Kumar) sir in the film is memorable.” - Amika Shail
She’s a livewire… full of beans, chirpy and articulate. Meet singer-turned-actor Amika Shail who over the last couple of years has been steadily making a niche for herself in Bollywood. She’s been an integral part of Akshay Kumar’s Laxmmi, Mirzapur 2, Gandii Baat 6 and Disney+Hotstar’s Chhatis Aur Maina. Besides this, Amika has done around five webseries after acting on television for a span of three years wherein she has been a part of shows like Balveer Returns, Divya Drishti and Udaan. In this exclusive interview, the irrepressible Amika talks to Stardust about being an outsider in the industry and how she managed to carve a niche for herself in the film industry. Read on…
Is Idris Elba The New James Bond? Or Much More?
He’s a DJ, radio host, podcaster, fashion brand head and of course an actor. Indeed, Idris Elba, the first black man to play James Bond, is a man who believes he is only engaging “his creative ego”. Sumita Chakraborty finds out more about the iconic Idris Elba.
Is Hrithik Roshan In Love Again?
Hrithik Roshan has been spotted holding hands with a mystery girl on a number of occasions. For quite some time, he has been fiercely guarding his personal life more so after the Kangana Ranaut ugly debacle. But now, he’s back with the living. Sumita Chakraborty finds out more about Hrithik Roshan’s brewing romance.
“The struggle is always there for every musician to start work in Bollywood, it takes years, it takes months…” – Shilpa Rao
Her voice is her identity. Indeed, Shilpa Rao is a singer par excellence who has shown her versatility and power through her various hit songs in so many blockbusters. But she hasn’t limited herself only to Bollywood, in a candid conversation with Sumita Chakraborty, Shilpa Rao talks about her journey in the music industry and more.
From Amitabh Bachchan to Mahie Gill, here is the list of five actors who nailed the role of a politician on-screen
Blast from the past: The Lara-Dino Clash Over Kelly! Revenge of the Ex
NEWTON’S THIRD LAW STATES THAT FOR EVERY ACTION, THERE IS AN EQUAL AND OPPOSITE REACTION. ERGO, HARD-HITTING CONFESSIONS RESULT IN REPERCUSSIONS. AND THE HARSHER THE CONFESSION, THE MORE SEVERE THE RAMIFICATIONS!
“I saw many ups and downs, success, failures but I'm still going strong!” – Arjan Bajwa
In a candid conversation with Sumita Chakraborty, Arjan Bajwa talks about his acting journey filled with ‘twists ‘n’ turns’, his web series ‘Bestseller’, his opinion on the fracas between insiders versus outsiders and more.
End Of A Golden Musical Era
The legendary Lata Mangeshkar and now Bollywood’s most loved composer-singer Bappi Lahiri are no more. Stardust pays tribute to these iconic musical gems.
“FROM BEING AN ‘EXTRA' TO A HEROINE - THAT'S BEEN MY ENTIRE JOURNEY TILL DATE.”-Daisy Shah
Daisy Shah who is Salman Khan’s discovery has had an exciting journey in the film industry… a journey filled with serpentine twists and turns. Yet, she has boldly followed her path and is now making her presence felt in films and the digital medium. Read on as Daisy candidly talks to Sumita Chakraborty about her journey, latest venture and of course, Salman Khan.
“As long as I enjoy playing characters, the scripts or what I'm doing in front of the camera, or in front of the mike, I'll keep on doing it.” -Abhilash Thapliyal
Abhilash Thapliyal’s journey began with a few viral digital videos called Muffler Man, which were spoof videos on Mr Arvind Kejriwal and since then there has been no looking back. He was seen in Taapsee Pannu and Saqib Saleem starrer “Dil Junglee” directed by Aleya Sen. Comedy Circus and Entertainment Ki Raat had him making people doubling over laughing at his unique humour. As an actor, Abhilash Thapliyal has been roped in with Saiyami Kher and Pavail Gulati in Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s upcoming series Faadu. Here, he talks about his character, life as an actor and more.
Love may be in the air this romantic month but unfortunately, there have been too many chaotic disruptions in many Bollywood love affairs. Sumita Chakraborty reports.
The Priyanka-Kareena Hostilities Flare Up Again!
Catfights are legendary in Bollywood. But the Priyanka Chopra and Kareena Kapoor battles are remembered even today. Though they supposedly kissed ‘n’ made up on KJo’s plush couch on Koffee With Karan – we think these two mercurial female superstars are quiet on the war front simply because they have been separated by two continents. Priyanka is busy chasing Hollywood dreams while Kareena is chasing her two moppets Taimur and Jeh. Let’s flip through the pages of Stardust of the past to read more about the PeeCee- Kareena’s pow wows.