Actors, directors must have naked relationship: Raja Krishna Menon

By Sandeep Sharma New Delhi, Oct 11 : “I don’t cast stars, I cast actors,” says “Airlift” fame director Raja Krishna Menon, who has worked with big names like Naseeruddin Shah, Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan. He feels a director and an actor need to have a “naked relationship” to give life to a […]

Verses from difficult times: The return of Perumal Murugan

By Saket Suman New Delhi, Oct 11 : Tamil writer Perumal Murugan was not known as a prominent Indian writer till about three years ago. Thanks to the resentment of conservative religious groups, he has now gained national as well as international acclaim. And after a three-year hiatus, Murugan is back with a book of […]

Why fewer scripts for senior female actors: Sharmila Tagore

By Nivedita New Delhi, Oct 11 : Veteran Bollywood actress and former Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) head Sharmila Tagore feels there are very few scripts written keeping in mind “elderly” heroines, while the same is not true for their male counterparts. “So many scripts are written for elderly male actors; these things are […]

Why fewer scripts for senior female actors: Sharmila Tagore

By Nivedita New Delhi, Oct 11 : Veteran Bollywood actress and former Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) head Sharmila Tagore feels there are very few scripts written keeping in mind “elderly” heroines, while the same is not true for their male counterparts. “So many scripts are written for elderly male actors; these things are […]

Sur, Oman: Perfect stop for lovers of exotic beaches

By Sandeep Sharma Sur (Oman), Oct 11 : A picture-perfect lighthouse, a dhow factory, wadis, a cinema hall, mountains, fishing, boating and a few exotic beaches — Sur, the second-richest city in Oman after the capital Muscat, has a lot to offer to travel junkies. Situated on the north-eastern coast of Oman, the city, which […]

Amitabh Bachchan: 75 and ‘not out’ of filmdom

By Radhika Bhirani New Delhi, Oct 10 : Age is just a number for Amitabh Bachchan, who turns 75 on Wednesday. His work diary is already spilling into 2019, but he remains firmly “not out”, continuing a glorious journey that has lasted over four decades. In an industry where roles are seldom written for veteran […]