Hope for the Industry: Konkona Sen Sharma

Written by on May 30th, 2007

She lacks a perfect peaches and cream complexion and is not considered to be a traditional beauty. The dusky woman (a no-no in films) and not a bone thin “beauty” either, Konkona Sen Sharma has been breaking barriers of what an actress should look like. She can act circles around many of our current “thinking […]

Mujra Queens

Written by on May 29th, 2007

The veil falls. The doe eyes winking and sparkling behind bejeweled hands. The intricate facial expressions along with the mesmerizing poetry spewing melodically from painted red lips. The tawaif or the mujra singer of dynasties gone by. Today’s remixed songs do not compare to the Urdu couplets of scorned love of a courtesan. The storyteller. […]

Star Kids… give someone else a chance!

Written by on May 28th, 2007

Oh, woe is me. Every upstart director has been claiming star children like tigers on the prowl in the land of Bollywood. Is it too much to ask for a fresh face around here? Every time I read an interview, some oldie star is introducing their child while some “famous” director is gasping for breath […]


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