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Sanjay Leela Bhansali

March 17, 2022

Badhaai Do has brought up a familiar discourse around non-heterosexual narratives in mainstream Hindi cinema with its portrayal of a lavender marriage between a gay cop and a lesbian PT Teacher. Madhavi Menon, professor of English at Ashoka University and author of The Law of Desire: Rulings on Sex and Sexuality in India, speaks to J. Shruti about reading queerness into Indian films, and why she is suspicious of mainstream queer representation
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The mercurial director, known for indulging his love of the opulent, orchestrates spectacular cinematic realities but populates them with characters who are perpetual prisoners. On the heels of Bhansali’s latest release, Gangubai Kathiawadi, critic and writer Anuj Malhotra pauses frames from five of his iconic films to analyse how a shift in film-making sensibilities has affected his portrayal of tragic, inner worlds.
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Celluloid Dreamer

Photographed by Joshua Navalkar

Each of the films that Vikramaditya Motwane has directed — Udaan, Lootera, Bhavesh Joshi Superhero and Trapped — grapples with the desire to change one’s circumstances; the relentless chase for happiness, love, success…freedom. He surveys the commercial Hindi movies of the last 70 years and picks seven iconic releases, exclusively revealing how each one has guided his own aspirations, especially once he found his métier
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Aditi Rao Hydari, Bollywood Actress, Padmaavat
February 12, 2018

Between Action And Cut With Aditi Rao Hydari

Text by Huzan Tata. Photographed by Porus Vimadalal. Styling by Prayag Menon. Fashion Assistant: Sakshi Chopra. Make-up and hair by Elton Fernandez, Inega Model Management. Photographer’s Assistants: Neha Chandrakant, Kushal Gandhi

An actor who doesn’t shy away from challenging herself, discover how Aditi Rao Hydari is a self-confessed dreamer who loves chasing her aspirations in the “magical” world of cinema
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Bollywood, Cinema, Deepika Padukone, Featured, Films, Movies, Online Exclusive, Padmaavat, Raindrop Media, Ranveer Singh, Review, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Shahid Kapoor
January 24, 2018

Why You Should Catch Padmaavat This Long Weekend

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena

Padmaavat - top-notch acting, magnificent opulence and the Bhansali touch!
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Anju Modi, Deepika Padukone, Bajirao Mastani

Bollywood Style Awards 2016: Anju Modi for Deepika Padukone

Text by Saumya Sinha. Photographed By Arsh Sayed. Styling By Shweta Navandar. Make-Up By Kritika Gill. Hair By Rita Shukla

See how these films achieved their true-to-the grain styling. Verve recreates their looks with actor Krystle D’souza
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