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Subhash K Jha

Brutally Basic Bollywood

Subhash K Jha is a film critic and movie expert.

The mystery of Mallika Sherawat at Cannes, and is it a 'gown festival'?

The shocking truth about Indian cinema at the Cannes Film Festival is, everything we sent this year for consideration was rejected unceremoniously.

May 31, 2019 - 06:33 PM IST
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Should Bollywood actors just keep quiet when it comes to politics?

What got into the usually-dignified Farhan Akhtar when he decided to urge the people of Bhopal to vote and week after elections in the city were over?

May 24, 2019 - 06:21 PM IST
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More actors are now in politics, but can they succeed?

Kamal Haasan, whom I see as a Bollywoodian as much as any other influential actor in India, has again put his foot in his mouth by opining that the first terrorist in independent India was a Hindu.

May 17, 2019 - 03:09 PM IST
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Irrfan Khan's right to privacy must be respected

We mediapersons tend to think a 'no' is not a no when a potential interviewer clearly doesn't want to speak. That's what makes us no-alls.

May 13, 2019 - 03:08 PM IST
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Bollywood celebrates the failure of successful people

Nothing succeeds like success. Nothing fails like failure either.

Apr 23, 2019 - 02:42 PM IST
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Dear Sanjay Dutt, you just demonstrated why MeToo is doomed in Bollywood

Sanjay Dutt, who had so far wisely kept mum over his director-friend Raj Kumar Hirani's sexual harassment charges, opened his mouth and put his foot right into it.

Apr 17, 2019 - 03:30 PM IST
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The disturbing immoral politics of India's new-age cinema

A much talked-about recent Tamil film, Kolamavu Kokila, features a female hero Nayanthara, who is to Tamil cinema what Kajol or Vidya Balan are to Bollywood.

Apr 3, 2019 - 01:34 PM IST
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Taimur Ali Khan vs Sara Ali Khan: Who is the bigger paparazzi favourite?

While we don't know much about Saif Ali Khan's elder son Ebrahim, who likes to keep a low profile, his younger son and only daughter Sara seem to be in competition as to who can grab more eyeballs

Jul 4, 2019 - 12:16 PM IST
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In Bollywood, nepotism is hitting nauseating levels

When I am asked my take on nepotism in the Indian entertainment industry my answer is simple. There is the plus, Ranbir Kapoor. And then there is the minus Armaan Kohli.

Mar 15, 2019 - 06:15 PM IST
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No more on-screen intimacy for Deepika, Ranveer? That's not new in Bollywood

Have Deepika Padukone and her discernibly-besotted husband Ranveer Singh mutually agreed to not get intimate with their co-stars on screen?

Mar 5, 2019 - 04:12 PM IST
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