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Filmfare 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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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…

10 min
new dawn

The three Khans will be seen together in Laal Singh Chaddha pg 08 Deepika Padukone playing an agent in Pathaan? pg 10 LAAL SINGH CHADDHA TO BRING THE THREE KHANS TOGETHER Aamir Khan’s last release was Thugs Of Hindostan (2018). The audience didn’t take kindly to it. Looks like Aamir doesn’t want to disappoint his fans again. So he’s leaving no stone unturned to make sure his next Laal Singh Chaddha is a hit. Laal Singh Chaddha is the official remake of the Hollywood drama Forrest Gump. While we’ve already heard that Shah Rukh Khan has shot for his cameo in the film, now we hear that even Salman Khan might be roped in. SRK will be seen in his ‘Raj’ avatar from his iconic film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. A source close…

5 min

DIGITAL DIVA BARKHA SINGH X FACTOR: INQUISITIVENESS Born in a family that has served in the Indian armed forces over generations, Barkha Singh never thought of entering showbiz. The acting bug bit her when she went for an ad audition with a friend and ended up getting the part despite thirteen retakes. That was the start of her showbiz career. Barkha has worked in many digital shows since then, the latest of which is the second season of Dice Media's Please Find Attachment. She calls herself a ‘gluttonous’ actor as she’s always hungry to explore new roles ranging from playing a powerful drug lord to being a vulnerable underdog. Her dream roles are Uma Thurman's character in Kill Bill and Hema Malini’s double role in Seeta Aur Geeta. She loves to travel and…

4 min
hustling through life

He was in class 6 when Pratik Gandhi first faced the camera for one of the shows on Doordarshan. It actually didn’t register with him that what he was doing was being captured on camera. Cut to 2006 then, and he first faced the camera for a crossover film called Yours Emotionally, directed by Sridhar Rangayan. It was a LGBTQ film aimed at festivals and didn’t release in theatres. He didn’t have a clue about the gay culture and the film proved to be an eyeopener indeed. He was always good in studies. After doing a diploma in engineering, he realised that it wasn’t enough and studied for a degree as well. His job took him to Mumbai. At that point of time, he didn’t have the courage to go…

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…

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…