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Hindi Cinema

A Family Affair

Text by: Vanya Lochan

‘Sharmaji Namkeen’ marked a pivotal departure for mainstream Indian cinema with the casting of Paresh Rawal as the same character played by Rishi Kapoor, who passed away unexpectedly during the filming. We consider the willing acceptance of this unconventional solution — likely encouraged by Ranbir Kapoor’s personalised introduction before the opening credits — and what it says about Indian spectatorship, celebrity culture and the audience’s relationship with Bollywood’s “first family”
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Zuby Johal painting the prosthetic teeth for a character in Ghost Stories
June 11, 2021

Material Girl

Text by Shirin Mehta. Interview by Shweta Navandar.

Movie prosthetics artist Zuby Johal uses innovative make-up techniques and can scare the wits out of you…. She also displays an innate love of fashion, with the desire to extend her expertise in working with silicone to the clothing and lifestyle sectors…
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Hindia Cinema
March 18, 2020

Guilty Pleasures

Text by Sohini Chattopadhyay. Illustrations by Rohan Hande

Female characters in Hindi cinema cook for and feed others but rarely themselves. Verve sifts through a few recent films for the on-screen quirk that fetishises the act of women eating
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