"I don’t believe in competing with anybody but myself. I don’t want to become a star, but be recognised for my craft," says Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
"I’m not on social media because it is distracting. We’re anyway addicted to our phones. Also, I find it very disingenuous to share my life with people. You get trapped in it," says Saif Ali Khan
Language is a big challenge today for students from rural areas. However, technology can offer a solution in the near future, says IIT Delhi director Prof V. Ramgopal Rao
Raghubir Yadav is known for his rigorous, subtle craft. He has done some of the most memorable characters in theatre, television and film. Excerpts from an interview with Lachmi Deb Roy:
Why Annu Kapoor calls himself 'unsuitable, unfit and ugly' for the entertainment industry
Sjoerd Marijne, the 47-year-old coach of Indian women’s hockey team, is writing a book on his Indian journey. Excerpts from a conversation with Soumitra Bose:
Geostrategy expert and retired intelligence officer Anand Arni speaks about the possible threats to India after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. Excerpts:
Manoj Bajpayee, the Bihar-born thespian, now called the Superstar of OTT, tells Giridhar Jha that he still prefers to be known as an actor. Edited excerpts:
YSR Congress Telangana leader Y.S. Sharmila tells M.S. Shanker that her party will storm to power in the 2023 assembly polls. Excerpts:
"We need to look beyond just the number of cases while making an assessment. Ideally, the progression of any pandemic should be seen from its first incidence to its last and not in a time period of just a few weeks," says Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan
Veteran actor Amol Palekar talks to Eshita Bhargava about his film '200 Halla Ho' and his journey in the industry. Excerpts:
“Of hundreds of journalists in Manipur, (ask yourself) why are these two arrested every time? Talking about cow urine at a time of someone’s death is beyond morality and humanity.”
Actress Kubbra Sait tells Lachmi Deb Roy that people in general associate nudity with pornography 'almost as if our minds have not evolved beyond that'. Excerpts:
Siddharth Malhotra, who plays Captain Vikram Batra in 'Shershaah' which is to be released on Amazon Prime soon, talks to Outlook’s Lachmi Deb Roy on its being the first Bollywood film to be shot in Kargil. Excerpts:
Can anyone be coerced into porn? Are they kids? Allegations of youth eyeing a break in Bollywood being lured into porn are being made just to extort or blackmail, says Gehana Vasisth
Gopal Krishna Pillai, former Union home secretary, tells Bhavna Vij-Aurora that hacking and surveillance, both official and non-official, are widespread and rampant.
"Carbon neutrality as a philosophy pervades every sector and decision regarding Ladakh’s development. We’ve launched the Mission Organic Development Initiative (MODI), which will play a key role in achieving carbon neutrality in agriculture," says Ladakh’s first lieutenant-governor Radha Krishna Mathur
'Cinema is no longer stuck at one particular place. The writers have started exploring regional films more,' says popular Malayalam actor Fahadh Faasil
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu presents Dadasaheb Phalke Award to film actor Rajinikanth, at the 67th National Film Awards presentation ceremony, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu presents an award to Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut at the 67th National Film Awards presentation ceremony, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. Union Minister Anurag Thakur is also seen.PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu presents an award to Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpayee at the 67th National Film Awards presentation ceremony, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. Union Minister Anurag Thakur is also seen.PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu presents an award to film sound designer Resul Pookutty at the 67th National Film Awards presentation ceremony, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore
Relatives and friends of the trekkers who lost their lives in Uttarakhand due to natural catastrophe, arrive at the NSCBI airport in Kolkata.PTI Photo
SRK’s persona evokes the kind of Indianness that denies categorisation into singular, exclusive identities. And thrives on making others feel welcome.
Shah Rukh Khan is the soothing balm for millions of Indian women living an oppressive life in an insensitive, patriarchal society.
How the larger-than-life Hindi film hero of yesteryears gave way to the relatable charm of Shah Rukh and the other Khans.