Our knowledge of mentorship in deeply patriarchal Bollywood is largely restricted to the narratives that get reported in the press – of the blue-eyed darlings of A-list production houses and male actors and directors. Conversations with a few good women from the Hindi film and webseries space – actors, writers, directors, costume designers, producers – firmly convince us that changing the way women are perceived on-screen is only possible when they actively lead the way off it and help other women feel heard and seen
The actor has some terrific advice to give step-parents so they can successfully navigate this rather tricky role
This original offering throws the spotlight on that ‘physical’ feeling that for long was hidden under bedcovers and behind closed doors
See how these films achieved their true-to-the grain styling. Verve recreates their looks with actor Krystle D’souza
Luck By Chance (LBC), a film visualised in Goa, worked on for seven years, which finally saw daylight in 2009, catapulted debut writer-director Zoya Akhtar into tinsel-town limelight. Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani’s daughter and Farhan Akhtar’s sister has the Midas touch herself, with a self confidence that appears to be cultivated from over a decade of hard work. Verve finds her enjoying the journey
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