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Farhan Akhtar, Bollywood Actor, Producer, Director, Rock On!!!, DIl Chahta Hai

Rocking Star

Text by Sitanshi Talati-Parikh. Photograph By Abheet Gidwani

Heady from the unprecedented success of Rock On!! Bollywood’s latest poster child of youth cinema, Farhan Akhtar talks to Verve about his kind of movies, juggling family life with work and how genes make a difference
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Amitabh Bachchan, Bollywood Actor

The AB Factor

Text by Subhash K Jha. Photographs by Pradeep Chandra from his book

His fame is a second skin that he wears unconsciously and yet, he never takes anything for granted...least of all success. He is a man who is in denial of his own superstardom, writes long time friend and journalist, Subhash K Jha, who chronicles the Amitabh Bachchan phenomenon through his own experiences with the star
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Suniel Shetty, Bollywood Actor
November 18, 2005

Big Brother, Father Figure

Text by Jayashree Menon. Photographs by Hardeep Sachdev

His only ambition was to play cricket for India when he grew up. He now dons many caps with consummate ease. Actor, producer, entrepreneur, family man, Suniel Shetty is on a winning wicket with his fast-growing chains of restaurants and boutiques. Verve has a ‘hair-raising’ encounter with the mature star, affectionately called Anna in film circles
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Zayed Khan, Bollywood Actor
September 16, 2005

The other side of Zayed Khan

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena. Photographs by Tina Dehal. Styling by Vikram Phadnis

A cool dude with a tendency to walk on the wild side, he’s made more news for his real life shenanigans than for his reel life roles. Caught in a rare introspective mood, Zayed Khan – fresh from the sweet success of his latest flick, Dus – gives unusual glimpses into his sensitive side in an interaction with Verve
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Randeep Hooda, Bollywood Actor

His Own Man

Text by Madhulika Varma. Photographs by Manmeet Bhatti

An ill at ease backbencher who craved invisibility...a natural performer in school skits...a Bohemian beachcomber Down Under...Bollywood’s smouldering new discovery...Sushmita Sen’s hot consort.... Verve meets D’s leading man, Randeep Hooda – the man with the coiled cougar aggression – to discover a suave actor who celebrates a palpable sense of self.
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Gulshan Grover, Bollywood Actor

Cool Crossover

Text by Jayashree Menon. Photographs by Ashutosh Gupta

Revelling in the ‘second phase of his career’, veteran screen villain, Gulshan Grover, straddles the world of Bollywood and Hollywood with seamless ease. The man who hogged international attention with his ‘shifty eyes’, reveals to Verve why he delights in breaking free
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