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December 2020

For over 6 decades Filmfare has been the official handbook on bollywood for their die-hard fans. With its exclusive interviews, classy photoshoots, insider stories, bollywood fashion coverage, movie reviews and special features; Filmfare captures Bollywood's biggest stars & divas at their colourful, candid, beautiful, quirky and even spoilt best

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6 min
the wonder years

Manish Malhotra is a name that is synonymous with Bollywood fashion. The designer started his journey at the movies back in 1989 with Swarg. Thirty years down the line and Manish is the ultimate poster boy for showbiz fashion. He’s created some iconic outfits over the years. And has made friends with half of Bollywood — the half that matters, that is… As Manish completes a milestone in his career, we chat with the designer and learn a little more about his memorable journey down the years. Excerpts… Your journey as a designer in Bollywood began in 1989 with Juhi Chawla in Swarg. Tell us something about how that came about. I was modelling at that time and had also started working in boutiques. I really enjoyed my time there as I…

6 min
she’s exotice

Her lineage can be traced back to Morocco – a land where the East meets the West. She was born and bred in Canada. That explains why actor/dancer/singer Nora Fatehi’s charisma is global. She made her debut in the HIndi film Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans (2014), and gained popularity in Telugu cinema with item numbers in films like Temper and Kick 2. She’s also starred in Malayalam films, Double Barrel and Kayamkulam Kochunni. What won her massive fans are her sensuous and groovy item numbers in Bollywood like Manohari (Baahubali: The Beginning), Dilbar (Satyamev Jayate), O saki saki (Batla House), Kamariya (Stree) and Ek toh kam zindagani (Marjaavaan), besides her recent hit Garmi with Varun Dhawan in Street Dancer 3D. But Nora’s not only about sizzling moves. With her…

1 min
just one point

I loved reading Filmfare’s piece on the late Bhanu Athaiya (November). She put India on the world map by winning an Oscar. Her legacy will live on forever Varun Bakshi, Noida Taapsee Pannu is currently one of my favourite actors so I was glad to see her on the Filmfare Cover (November). I hope to see many more editions with her on the cover. Rakesh Sinha, Darbhanga When I read about SP Balasubrahmanyam passing away on the Filmfare’s social media account, it left me in a state of complete shock. Our beloved SPB will always remain in our hearts. Laxmi Iyer, Chennai On Prabhas’ birthday, I saw the new poster of Radhe Shyam on Filmfare’s Instagram page. It left me even more excited about the film. Ranjana Pawar, Belgaum I’ve always followed Shatrughan Sinha’s rapidfire diligently. I think…

2 min
letter from the editor

New age heroine Bhumi Pednekar broke every stereotype associated with the Hindi film heroine when she burst on the screen with Dum Laga Ke Haisha. She was overweight, deglam and what’s more, had a better character graph than the hero. We hadn’t seen anything like that before or since. She was a pioneer, a mini-revolution in the works. Even she mustn’t have realised the far-reaching consequences of the steps she had taken in her debut film itself. To everyone’s surprise, the film, which brought to light the travails of a mismatched couple, proved to be a runaway hit. This clearly indicated that the audience was willing to invest in something edgy, something real. That they were willing to invest in a story and didn’t necessarily care if washboard abs and exquisite…

5 min
farewell, feluda…

(JANUARY 19, 1935-NOVEMBER 15, 2020) Soumitra Chatterjee was born in Sealdah, West Bengal on January 19, 1935. His grandfather and father both were associated with theatre. Soumitra too joined theatre while still in school and started getting accolades for his work from a very early age. Soumitra graduated from the City College, Kolkata with honours in Bengali literature and later did his post graduation in the same subject from the University of Calcutta. He joined the famous theatre personality, Ahindra Choudhury, while still a student. The doyen of Bengali drama, Sisir Bhaduri, was also one of his mentors. After college, he briefly worked as an insurance agent and then joined All India Radio as an announcer and also started looking for work in films. After two decades in films, he returned…

12 min
woke beauty

On screen, she’s fighting patriarchy with her powerful roles, on social media she’s making the right noises for conserving the environment. Over our zoom call, I also meet the young, simple girl who loves doing make-up and likes to look good at all times. Clearly, there’s more to Bhumi Pednekar than meets the eye. “You know because of the roles that I do… I don’t get to glam up in my films. But in real life I’m so away from those roles or those characters that I play, I take out all my frustration on myself when I’m not in front of the camera. I love playing dress-up,” chuckles the actress. One wouldn’t have known that she’s as fond of make-up kits as she’s of method acting. The stark contrast…