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Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
February 14, 2019

A Legacy Of Love: Why DDLJ Continues To Be A Hit With Millennials

Text by Huzan Tata. Images courtesy: Yash Raj Films Pvt. Ltd

It’s the canonical Bollywood romance that established a new cinematic template for modern, multicultural love when it first hit the screens in 1995. Natashja Rathore demystifies the timeless appeal of Yash Raj Films’ Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge in her documentary, Still Rolling — The DDLJ Story (2016)
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Raveena Tandon, Bollywood Actress

Raveena Tandon: “There’s Space For An Older Sensual Woman”

Text by Paromita Vohra. Styling by Divyak D’souza. Photographed by Tarun Vishwa. Assisted by Zenia Daruvala and Khushi Bhatia. Hair by Florian Hurel at Artist Factory India. Make-Up by Kritika Gill

Women on the silver screen had just begun to showcase a certain confidence, independence and joie de vivre. And ’90s superstar Raveena Tandon infused each of her performances with her distinguishable brand of physical energy and natural femininity. Paromita Vohra, writer-filmmaker, has a conversation with the accidental actor to examine the space she occupied on celluloid in her heyday, and follows her evolution into an even more self-aware sex symbol since then
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Neena Gupta, Bollywood Actress, Badhaai Ho

My Friend, Neena

Photographed by Sushant Chhabria. Styling by Nidhi Jacob. Assisted by Divya Bavalia. Hair by Deepa Bambhaniya. Make-up by Savleen Manchanda. Location courtesy: Waterstones Hotel & Club, Mumbai

She has danced with her on stage, performed with her in plays and shared many of her life-changing moments, both professional and personal. And now, as her compatriot continues to earn accolades for a game-changing role in a record-smashing film, author and editor Sathya Saran rewinds to some of her friend’s most meaningful turning points
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Neena Gupta, Bollywood Actress, Badhaai Ho
December 20, 2018

Force Of Nature: Neena Gupta

Text by Megha Shah. Photographed by Sushant Chhabria. Styling by Nidhi Jacob. Assisted by Divya Bavalia. Hair by Deepa Bambhaniya. Make-up by Savleen Manchanda. Location courtesy: Waterstones Hotel & Club, Mumbai

It’s the coming of age of an unconventional artiste, whose life has been laced with passion, scandal and heartbreak. As she stuns audiences with her latest release Badhaai Ho, she takes Verve through the defining moments of her life
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Mihir Fadnavis, Film Critic

While movies may create worlds of their own, they play a strong role in influencing and affecting the reality we live in. In the seventh part of our series, featuring seven film experts, Mihir Fadnavis speaks about the films that helped shape his outlook
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Siddhant Adlakha, film-maker, TV writer, actor and film critic

While movies may create worlds of their own, they play a strong role in influencing and affecting the reality we live in. In the sixth part of our series, featuring seven film experts, Siddhant Adlakha speaks about the films that helped shape his outlook
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