Deepika Padukone

“You Belittled Rajputs and Disfigured Mastani” – An Open Letter to Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Posted on: 20th Dec, 2015

My dear filmmaker,                                   Congratulations on successful release of the film! You are one of the few filmmakers who fans of period films like me expect a lot from. I have watched your Hum Dil Chuke Sanam, Black, Devdas […]

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Who was Mastani? A Princess or Muslim Court Dancer

Posted on: 22nd Nov, 2015

Curiosity about who Mastani was is on the rise as release of Bajirao Mastani is approaching. There are a few legends about Mastani. “Mastani is one of the most misunderstood characters in the history of India,” says author Kusum Chopra who has a book on this historical character to her fame. Historians are divided in […]

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Black is the Face of New Fashion Trends in India

Posted on: 16th May, 2015

Indian fashion is undergoing a sea change. It is no more soft and shy. It is no more struggling to look bold. The women of Indian including Bollywood actresses and urbane brides are embracing new fashion trends 2015 to create style statements far from the bars of conventionality. Black is their new “My Choice”; the […]

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Piku is a Touching Story of Lonely, Independent, Working Girl with Light-hearted Script

Posted on: 9th May, 2015

I came across a few posts in the stream of my Facebook feeds that Piku is a sweet father-daughter relationship story, and Piku tells a story of road journey to Kolkata. I must correct them. Piku is neither a sweet relationship story nor absolutely a road movie. Piku is the story of a working girl […]

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6 Reasons to Watch Amitabh & Deepika in ‘Piku’

Posted on: 18th Apr, 2015

Shoojit Sirkar’s Piku is going to see daylight on 8th May. From its trailers on, Piku seems to be a promising entertainer with emotive overtones and comic overtures. Shot in Kolkata, Piku is a poetry full of nostalgia. Those who have watched Shoojit Sirkar’s Vicky Donor are eager to know what makes Piku movie […]

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An Open Letter to Happy New Year’s director Farah Khan

Posted on: 2nd Nov, 2014

To Dear Farah ji, How are you enjoying the attention of media over the success of Happy New Year? Your overjoyed face with beaming eyes is flashing across the media channels. Why not? You have been felicitated with congratulations by Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal whose brand ambassador is your favorite Shah Rukh […]

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali & ethnic fashion of his heroines

Posted on: 12th Oct, 2014

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is one of the few Bollywood directors who are known as perfectionists in Indian cinema. But Bhansali has another feather in his cap, and that is his perfectionism in traditional Indian fashion. His movies are perfect statements on the ethnic fashion of India that he celebrates by draping his heroines in the […]

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Deepika’s cleavage show is not a new hotcake

Posted on: 14th Sep, 2014

What becomes common loses value in the market. For instance, wardrobe malfunctions in Bollywood. Bollywood actresses often hit the headlines for their wardrobe malfunctions in fashion shows, lifestyle parties or award events. It is not something new or interesting to those who have followed such headlines and seen the YouTube videos of Wardrobe malfunctions of […]

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Ram-Leela movie review: best lovemaking & flawed climax

Posted on: 17th Nov, 2013

I would like to start with a quote by Marilyn Monroe, “We are all born sexual creatures, thank God, but it’s a pity so many people despise and crush this natural gift”. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Romeo and Juliet in Ram-Leela are endowed with the ‘natural gift’ that is visually manifested in the epic beauty of […]

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Allegations against Bhansali’s Ram-Leela – just or unjust

Posted on: 15th Nov, 2013

The members of Prabhu Samaj Dharmik Ram Leela Committee filed a suit with a Delhi court seeking a ban on the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Ram-Leela on the basis of such allegations as reference to “Ramleela” in the title, and depiction of sex as well as violence in the movie. However, the Delhi Court […]

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