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Filmfare June 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

Two tragic! The news that Irrfan Khan had passed away on April 29 came in as a bit of a shock. Yes, he was suffering from neuroendocrine cancer. But we believed that he had beaten the disease after spending a year in Britain. Alas, our hopes were short-lived as the actor died due to complications arising out of colon infection. He was just 53. He was getting the best offers in his career currently when death cruelly snatched him away from us. There was a therav in his acting. One liked seeing him on screen not just for the way he said his dialogue but also for the way he used silences. In Piku, for instance, there’s a scene where he’s asked by Amitabh Bachchan’s character to fix a pump. He…

5 min
rumours & more

SALMAN IS UPSET Salman Khan, who’s currently at his Panvel farmhouse with family and friends, took to social media to release a statement clarifying rumours of his company, Salman Khan Films, casting for an upcoming film. “Mat karo rumours par trust,” he cautioned saying that legal action would be taken against the offenders. Salman has been spending the lockdown at his farmhouse. He’s been spending time there with his sister Arpita Khan, brother-in-law Aayush Sharma and their kids Ahil and Ayat. Friends including Jacqueline Fernandez, Iulia Vântur, Niketan Madhok and actor/model Waluscha De Sousa have also been giving him company. Apart from doing massive charity for those affected by the lockdown, Salman, along with Hussain Dalal, penned and sung a track on COVID-19, titled Pyaar Karona. DHARMA PRODUCTIONS’ BRAHMASTRA IS A SUPERHERO…

1 min
make an ethnic fashion statement with label varsha

Label Varsha is a creator and curator of evolution in the space of ethnic wear coinciding with superior quality and craftsmanship. The course of action from shirting fabrics in Chennai to the present day, that the founder, Sri Gopal undertook with his sons, Rahul and Y ashraj was to construct a setting where grandeur, elegance and cost-effectiveness harmonize, leaving behind a cosmos of possibilities in their field. Women's clothing today has been widely governed by westbound trends and fascinations, Label Varsha centred its attention on national enchantments and appeals, obtainable in abundance and positioned itself as an 'every woman's brand'. Yashraj, taking the vision of his father, and the guidance and mentorship of his older brother, grew the business to a whole new height with his discernment and passion to create…

2 min
“i’m here to stay…”

You’re most likely to recognise Shona Sharma’s pretty face, as one of the leads, from the friendly power cast of Wizcraft’s Broadway-type musical Balle Balle. You can also recall her as one of the lovely sopranos in Raell Padamsee’s My Fair Lady. She’s both a gifted singer and an actor. Mostly, home-schooled, she had all the time to learn things her way. “I absorbed much from watching films and TV,” she says. Young Shona left Gujarat in 2013 to reach for the stars in the maximum city. She told her parents she wanted to train as a flight stewardess though the world of performing arts was her dream destination. Mumbai took her on a journey of self-awareness given the struggles. “I began to understand myself better. I know what I…

6 min
all things sexy!

She styles the beautiful and the best. Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan, Kartik Aaryan, Kiara Advani, Radhika Apte, Shraddha Kapoor, Bhumi Pednekar… Shaleena Nathani is the creative mind that puts together starry ensembles. Outfits that not only mirror the individuality of her clients but her own personality as well. Chic, comfortable and sexy… is how she’d like to define her outfits. An athleisure model herself, with a passion for running, this fitness junkie is an Instagram sensation – her sartorial adventures reflecting her passion… WHEN DID YOU DECIDE TO STEP INTO THE FASHION INDUSTRY? Fashion was something I was always passionate about. I love dressing up and putting things together. Choosing to work in the industry did cross my mind a few times. But I never thought of it as a possibility.…

1 min
insider outsider

One was filmdom royalty. The other wanted to play down his royal lineage in Jaipur. One cake-walked into films being the son of the Showman. The other, moulded at the National School of Drama, had to rough it out for decades before turning into a scene-stealer. One was spontaneous. The other studied. But both sensitive. The two actors sharing the screen in Nikkhil Advani’s D-Day was a watershed moment for cinema lovers. Two men. Two missions. One fate. Both killed back-to-back. In real life too, both battled cancer since 2018. Both died within 24 hours of each other. Both will live on eternally. Filmfare pays tribute to the late Rishi Kapoor and Irrfan Khan in a special issue dedicated to the legends……