Apr 17, 2014
Feroze Abbas Khan
Apr 17, 2014 Blown By The Smoke
‘Prem naam hai mera'—thus Prem Chopra would terrifyingly introduce himself on screen. Now that's the name of a biography by the actor's daughter. Prem, as is apparent, was in fine fettle at the Mumbai launch.
- AFP (From Outlook 28 April 2014)
Apr 16, 2014
Apr 16, 2014
Gulzar at the inauguration of the painting exhibition 'Epic on Rock Shelters' by artist Ashok Bhowmick in Mumbai.
- PTI Photo
Apr 11, 2014
Pakistani singer Attaullah Khan addresses a press conference for his concert "Ibaadat" in New Delhi.
- PTI Photo/ Vijay Kumar Joshi
Apr 09, 2014 Man Up, Girl
No other raiment demands poise and confidence in such measure. Nothing else shows up a lack of the required goods. Experts, speak up if Zoya Afroz passes the test. We're here just to take note of her—that she'd been Miss India runner-up, and is about to act in the movie The Xpose, where her character is inspired by Parveen Babi. And that's a tough job.
- Fotocorp (From Outlook 21 April 2014)
Apr 09, 2014
Getting his picture shot for election posters in a Mumbai studio
- Amit Haralkar
Apr 03, 2014
- Namrata Joshi
Apr 03, 2014
Mar 27, 2014
- FHM India
Mar 27, 2014
Mar 27, 2014 Wait Till The Barrage Lifts
ROMCOM is a tough act to put together—the dangers of melodrama lurk ever close, so is the temptation of a crack at ‘comedy', Bollywood style. But sceptics gave Yami Gautam good marks for Vicky Donor. That ability to charm and enamour through natural, bashful, blushful prettiness should see her through her next movie, Total Siyapaa, a comedy on ‘India-Pakistan romance’.
- Fotocorp (From Outlook 07 April 2014)
Mar 20, 2014 Youngistan (2014):
Is Jackky Bhagnani’s character of a “young political leader” in the forthcoming film inspired by the Congress V-P and “youth icon and the hope and future of India”? We will know if it’s Rahul Gandhi or not come next Friday.
Mar 20, 2014 Bunty Aur Babli (2005):
The delectable scene of the sale of the Taj Mahal by minister Phoolsakhi to a foolish American was the highlight of the film. Pratima Kazmi as Phoolsakhi kept reminding one of Mayawati.
Mar 20, 2014 Madras Cafe (2013):
Set in the late 1980s during the IPKF intervention in the Sri Lankan civil war, the film has Rajiv Gandhi written all over it in the character of an assassinated ex-PM, right down to those walking shoes.
Mar 20, 2014 Aandhi (1975):
Though Gulzar denied it initially, the character of politician Aarti Devi, played by Suchitra Sen, was certainly modelled on Indira Gandhi, complete with saris and grey hair streak. Some of the film’s posters even said: “See your PM on screen.”
Mar 20, 2014 Raajneeti (2010):
The saris, the body language, the style of speaking, the hand gestures of Katrina Kaif’s Indu strongly reminded audiences of Congress boss Sonia Gandhi. Kat admitted to watching campaign videos of Mrs G’s daughter Priyanka Vadra.
Mar 20, 2014 Satyagraha (2013):
Not only did Ralegaon Siddhi serve as a main shooting location for the film, Big B’s idealistic social activist was a throwback to our very own Anna Hazare. Ajay Devgan and Arjun Rampal join him Kejriwal-like to form a party.
Mar 20, 2014 Iruvar (1997):
The film, on the synergy between cinema and politics in Tamil Nadu, had Mohanlal playing a character inspired by superstar-politician MGR, with Aishwarya Rai (Jayalalitha) and Prakash Raj (M. Karunanidhi). Film ran into censor trouble, protests.
Mar 20, 2014 Sarkar (2005):
Big B played Subhash Nagre, aka Sarkar, the extra-constitutional ruler of Mumbai. The Thackeray connect was oblique but evident in the Godfather-like narrative.
Mar 20, 2014 Godmother (1999):
Shabana Azmi’s Rambhi was supposedly inspired
by the late lady mafia don, Santokben Jadeja. She has also been a Janata Dal MLA.
Mar 20, 2014 Parzania (2007):
The filmmaker was unsparing in his portrayal of a Nazi-like CM and his veiled threats on TV. Modi anyone?
Mar 20, 2014 Red Is The Warmest Colour
Freedom is the toast of the day, its virtues sung, solemnised and bandied about as too precious to forego. Amir Khan's baby son Azad smeared colour on the theme on Holi, getting a better reach to Dad's cheek with a balancing grip on Mom Kiran Rao.
- Getty Images (From Outlook 31 March 2014)
Mar 20, 2014 Line Of Beauty
Aren't the much-hallowed front rows of fashion shows meant for the fashion conscious? Why, then, is the lady on the left row clicking away like a pleb on her phone? But we durst not give an undertaking that we won't do so too when Ileana D'Cruz is within shooting distance, all a-shimmering and swivelling!
Mar 20, 2014 Set in motion
WW-I broke out a year after ‘Raja Harishchandra’
Mar 13, 2014 The Jasmine Sets It Off
When superstars take the field, lesser pretenders to the throne respectfully give way. And there is no greater star in Chennai than Rajnikanth, seen here with Shahrukh and the Bollywood star's one-time protege, Deepika (she of the untrammelled rhythmic abandon of Chennai Express), at the music release of Kochadaiiyaan.
Mar 13, 2014 The Unfading Prime of Dilipsaab
Yes, there's no denying it—Dilip Kumar's got serious style, outdoing the hordes who try and then try to win HT's ‘Most Stylish’ award. As Amitabh breaks it happily with Saira Bano looking on, we wonder if a large portion of ‘style’ resides in a dignified mien.
- Getty Images (From Outlook 24 March 2014)
Mar 07, 2014
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