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After National Award-winning Shabdo, director on new venture

Churni Ganguly and Victor Banerjee in the film Shabdo. Director Kaushik Ganguly (below) explains a scene to actress Raima Sen on

The news is yet to sink in for good but the show must go on. Only three days have flown past after winning a much-harboured National Film Award recognition and the director is all set to step behind his camera and call the shots for his next movie, Apur Panchali. Critically-acclaimed Bengali filmmaker Kaushik Ganguly is certainly in a celebratory mood with his offbeat venture Shabdo resonating the right kind of noises by picking up a well-deserved Rajat Kamal (silver lotus) in the Best Bengali Film category.

The masked crusaders of art

A mask hides the visage and veils its expression. But doesn’t it wear its own identity?

Brotherly Bonhomie in Bollywood


As next-gen breed of young actors with zero baggage make inroads into the industry, the concept of “bromancing” finds strong roots on the sets to ease off work pressure and free stars of their undue ego-hassles. The latest bud of brotherly bonhomie flowered between the dreamboats Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh during the shoot of Gunday in Kolkata.

A return to the ’70s era


After delivering a stellar performance in Anurag Basu’s Barfi as a muffled-yet-reactive Jhilmil, Priyanka Chopra now slips into a sari and a strappy choli to portray Nandita, yet another Bengali girl,

Star stylist’s shear magic


He is that “Edward scissor-hands” whose snips and trims work magic. Celeb tresses form his creative canvas for trendsetting cuts and styles. Aalim Hakim is a sought-after name in glitterati circles with Bollywood biggies gracing his client list. From dreamboat Ranbir Kapoor to macho Ajay Devgn, heartthrob Hrithik Roshan to natty Saif Ali Khan, hairstylist Hakim has every other A-lister from B-town on the hot-seat of his high-profile salon. Of course, the suave and charming Shahid Kapur is a dear favourite.

A tribute to women who dare to be different


On the celebratory occasion of International Women’s Day, let us offer a salute to those women who chose to be different either by raiding the male-bastion or standing out from the herd by contributing to the society, doing their small bit.

And Caesar shall go forth


He is one half of the duo called Bosco-Caesar which needs no introduction in Bollywood choreography. With fire enough in his feet to burn the dance-floor, Caesar Gonsalves is synonymous with electrifying energy. But as an honest, humble member of his team, he declines to take the credit alone.

Creating a space called home in a world of boundaries

What is a homeland after all? Is it a sense of belonging to one’s very own or just a piece of land with a boundary line on all sides or a specific language, or is it ethnicity?

Slivers of history

Kenizé has a soft spot for the eras past and has royal roots herself — her mother is an Ottaman princess (grand daughter of the last Sultan Mourad V of Turkey and of an Indian raja). Given her Muslim name, was it difficult to gain acceptance in the Western world which still endorses myopic notions about the largest continent and is racist to some degree?

Slivers of history


Once a journalist need not always be one. But the fingers just refuse to stay away from the keyboard. So the only way out is to give it a different direction and pepper facts with fanciful elements. Well, that’s precisely what scribe-turned-author Kenizé Mourad has done In the City of Gold and Silver, her latest exploit on the writing block.

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