Q. Tell us about your role in The Last Hour…
I play a very mysterious character in the series, so I cannot reveal much. All I can say is I was thrilled. I have never played a character like this before. Both the show’s concept and storyline are very unique. Also, I had watched director Amit Kumar’s Monsoon Shootout. I felt he thinks differently, so I wanted to work with him.
Q. Do you believe in the otherworld, or in ghosts, perhaps? Are you superstitious?
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THE RUMBLINGS WITHIN
EVEN AS THE BJP’S EXPANSIONIST DRIVE CONTINUES AT A NATIONAL LEVEL, IT IS BATTLING ATTRITION IN SEVERAL KEY STATES IT RULES, INCLUDING SOME THAT GO TO POLLS EARLY NEXT YEAR
THE YOUNG SURVIVORS
On April 8, Deepak Solanki, resident of Bagratawa, a village in Madhya Pradesh’s Hoshangabad district, tested positive for the coronavirus. Two days earlier, Solanki and his wife Anita developed a fever and other flu-like symptoms, but they thought it was likely just about of common flu—it hadn’t yet sunk in that Covid was no longer the urban phenomenon they imagined it to be. However, an RT-PCR test, done on the insistence of Deepak, 45, a district medical representative, proved otherwise. Deepak was admitted to a private medical facility the same day and Anita two days later. Their children—two daughters, aged 18 and 15, and a son, 12—were left in the care of their nephew Shrikant Solanki. All three children, too, had tested positive.
Q+ A ‘I want to do everything'
Actor Arjun Kapoor on breaking the mould, shooting in the ‘new normal’ and on his latest film, Sandeep aur Pinky Faraar
An Indian fugitive in the Caribbean makes a sensational claim of abduction. Can India bring Mehul Choksi back to face justice?
ON A ROLL
Huma Qureshi talks about juggling the multiple roles of an actress, a fundraiser for Covid relief and an author
Fear and ‘Safe Zones' in Kashmir
The dramatic and hostile reord er ing of Jammu and Kashmir’s political status visavis the Indian state on August 5, 2019 was followed by a systematic emasculation of the old political order and its replacement by a new set of elected lead ers. The BJPled central government felt that taking control of local governance institutions (panchayat and municipal committees) was the best way to neutralise the traditional political parties and its legislators in the absence of a functioning assembly. But nearly two years down the line, grassroots democ racy has become a hostage in the battle between the militants and government forces. There have been threats and executions and instances of elected representatives fleeing their native villages.
Can Inoculate Its India's 900 Million Adult Population By December 31?
Battered by the second wave of covid-19, the government recalibrates its vaccination strategy in the hope of inoculating india’s 900 million adult population by december 31. How realistic is this target?
A New Era Begins
The Battle For Online Privacy
The new IT rules have led to a face-off between the union government and social media giants. But amid all the furore, have user rights become the biggest casualty?
How Safe Are Your Kids?
While the elderly remain a priority for covid care and vaccination, the risk of infections in young children may have been overlooked
A Viewer's Guide to the Future of Entertainment
The pandemic has changed Hollywood. Here are five shifts that will last
PASSING ON YOUR PASSWORD? STREAMING SERVICES ARE PAST IT
Many of us were taught to share as kids. Now streaming services ranging from Netflix to Amazon to Disney+ want us to stop.
Wills & Kate's Incredible Home Video
The couple celebrated their 10th anniversary with a family movie
Television turns to magicaal realism to explore the trials of early adolescence.
FACEBOOK DELIVERS BIASED JOB ADS, SKEWED BY GENDER
Facebook is showing different job ads to women and men in a way that might run afoul of anti-discrimination laws, according to a new study.
NETFLIX SCORES STREAMING RIGHTS TO NEW TOP SONY FILMS
Netflix further beefed up its film catalog on Thursday in a multi-year deal that will make it the new streaming home to Sony Pictures’ top releases in the U.S.
Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Reveal First Netflix Docuseries
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s first Netflix series will center on the Invictus Games, which gives sick and injured military personnel and veterans the opportunity to compete in sports.
GRYLLS AMBUSHED BY GIGANTIC SNAKE!
Frantic fight for life caught on camera
Let's Get Physical
Having long marveled at the technology of the high-end workout equipment on the high seas, Porthole goes all in on putting together a home fitness center.
For All Mankind: Taking Apple Tv+ To The Moon And Beyond
Whilst Apple TV+ may still be small in comparison to Netflix and Amazon Prime, its string of successful series and breakthrough movies have positioned it as a must-have service for all lovers of immersive, thought-provoking material.