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Filmfare May 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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2 min
letter from the editor

Prince of performance Rajkummar Rao is literally the man for all seasons. Cast him in any role and he makes it his own. I remember watching him In Love Sex Aur Dhokha (2010). He plays a man, who makes a sex tape for money. It was a bold choice for an actor to do such a role. The next he impressed in Shahid (2013). He essayed the role of the controversial human rights lawyer Shahid Azmi. Shahid was allegedly killed for representing Faheem Ansari, accused of doing the reconnaissance for the 2008 Mumbai attacks. It was again a brave choice. Rajkummar brought out the angst of a young lawyer battling with different issues everyday. The film might not have done well commercially but his star was on the rise indeed. No…

6 min

Kartik’s Koki Poochega is a hit Kartik Aaryan, whose #CoronaStopKarona monologue went viral a few weeks back, has come up with another unique idea during the COVID-19 outbreak. His latest initiative, Koki Poochega (Kartik’s fans call him Koki), will have him interviewing people, who’ve been working tirelessly during the pandemic including doctors, policemen and social workers. He will also be speaking to the survivors of this illness. His first post was with Sumiti Singh, one of the first-ever coronavirus survivors in India. We applaud Kartik’s initiative. HRITHIK’S SUPER 30 TO RELEASE IN CHINA Coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan, China has affected the entire world. But now the lockdown has ended there and the situation is getting better. According to reports, once the situation returns to normal, the first Bollywood film to be screened…

1 min
wish fulfilled

X FACTOR: CONFIDENCE She’s the daughter of actor-director Shashi Ranjan and Anu Ranjan, the founder of Indian Television Academy. She’s also the sister of actor Anushka Ranjan. Moreover, she’s Alia Bhatt’s bestie of two decades. But Akanksha Ranjan Kapoor has her own path to unravel in showbiz. Akansha means wish. And the desire for taking centre-stage began early in life. Being a natural mimic, she enjoyed entertaining friends. In fact, Kareena Kapoor as Poo in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham was her favourite character. She recently made her debut with Dharmatic, the digital arm of Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions. The web film titled Guilty had her play a girl, who accuses the college heartthrob of rape. She now wants to live up to her powerful debut in her subsequent projects.…

4 min
a boy’s life

He took baby steps as an actor, while studying engineering at IIT Kharagpur. He was part of the Hindi Dramatic Society, where he did plays by such stalwarts as Rabindranath Tagore, Vijay Tendulkar and Mahesh Dattani. He informs that Tendulkar’s Sakharam Binder used to be his favourite play. It was during his time at the IIT that Jitendra Kumar met Biswapati Sarkar, who would later invite him to join the comedy sketch TVF (The Viral Fever). The engineer found his calling doing comedy sketches and soon got a huge fan following for his acting in series like Permanent Roommates (2015), TVF Pitchers (2015), TVF Bachelors Season 2 (2017) and Kota Factory (2019) among many more. “I WAS 15-16 WHEN I FIRST CAME TO KNOW ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY. BACK THEN I CONSIDERED IT AS…

4 min
a thing of beauty…

From a conservative upbringing in Delhi to choosing a profession that’s erratic and demanding, it was perhaps karma calling for Mehak Oberoi. Making-up a face for her is no less than a creative pursuit. With deft strokes and an ability to enhance the natural, she’s the hand behind the most stunning faces in showbiz. Kareena Kapoor Khan, Tara Sutaria, Sonakshi Sinha, Kiara Advani, Katrina Kaif, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Kajol, Malaika Arora… her strength lies not in the numbers but the nuances she lends to their beauty… making portraits out of pancake. Excerpts… WHEN DID YOU REALISE THAT YOU WANTED TO GET INTO THE BEAUTY AND GLAMOUR BUSINESS? I enrolled myself into the Pearl Academy of fashion in Delhi and learnt make-up and hair. I realised it’s something I was good at and…

1 min
beat the clock

“There are so many people out there, who’re staying alone. It can get pretty tough. I’m fortunate to have Patralekhaa. I can’t imagine staying alone but if I have to, I’d do it. I know it’s pretty hard. But you have to think about the future. There’s nothing more important than your life. By sacrificing a couple of weeks or months, you can participate in making this world a better place. That’s the only thing we can do… pray and hope that things get normal soon.” Rajkummar Rao on love, lockdown and lessons……