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Filmfare February 8, 2018

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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12 Issues


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letter from the editor keeping it short

Anahut Juice Short films are here to stay. The Indian masses have finally taken to this hugely popular concept and how. Times are changing. Movie watching is no longer consigned to visiting theatres on weekends. Most of us watch movies on our smartphones and tabs while commuting. A feature film still has two hours runtime but a short, with its varied lengths, becomes a more suitable watch. Also, the commercial Hindi films are still pretty formulaic but the content in shorts almost always deviates from the formula. This diversity is another reason why their popularity is on the rise. Digressing a little, I’d like to add that thanks to platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime and the like, Indian masses are increasingly in sync with the cutting-edge content…

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zooming ahead

He may be on a bicycle but the collections of Tiger Zinda Hai are rocketing to glory. Salman Khan may be one our biggest stars, but that does not deter him from his love of cycling. The actor, who recently launched his own range of electric cycles, took his new bicycle out for a spin around his home in Bandra. His fans, who are known to position themselves around his building 24/7, couldn’t believe their luck seeing Bhai strutting around on his latest toy. ■…

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rumours & more

SONAM-ANAND AHUJA PLANNING THEIR WEDDING? It’s the season of the big fat industry weddings, it seems. After the Anushka Sharma-Virat Kohli wedding caught the imagination of the country, it seems another showbiz wedding is on the cards. At least that’s what insiders tell us. Apparently, Sonam Kapoor is toying with the idea of tying the knot with beau and entrepreneur Anand Ahuja. The two have been seeing each other for quite some time now. And though Sonam has not really spoken about Anand, she has never shied away from showing affection for her man in public. And we respect her for that. According to close friends, the preparations are on in full swing. The couple intend to tie the knot around March-April this year. We can’t wait to see…

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dream girl!

Pooja Bisht gave wings to her childhood dream of being an air hostess only after graduation. The profession opened doors to bigger opportunities in life. Soon, she stepped into the world of modelling and got her first break in a cell phone ad opposite star cricketer Mahela Jaywardhane. Later, the pretty gal went on to star in the Tamil remake of Jolly LLB. Currently, she’s working on an unannounced Hindi film and weaving silver dreams. ■…

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reddy steady shoot!

Sudhakar Reddy Yakkanti Born and brought up in a family of farmers from Guntur, a small town in Andhra Pradesh, young Sudhakar Reddy Yakkanti was inexplicably drawn towards cinema “I was interested in cinema right from childhood. I used to watch all Telugu films. I wanted to do something creative, not a nine to five job,” he says. He’s glad that his family agreed to let him pursue his passion. After his Bachelor’s degree in photography in Hyderabad, Sudhakar started assisting some directors in Telugu films. Later, he joined the FTII, Pune in 2000. “I had interest in direction and writing. But my main passion was cinematography. When you see a film on screen, you see visuals. You tell a story through visuals,” he says. PC Sriram, Santosh Sivan…

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Hope comes calling: Rani A pensive moment: Rani Fun ‘n’ learn: Teacher Rani with students Black and white: Rani Release Date: February 23, 2018 Banner: Yash Raj Films Producer: Maneesh Sharma Director: Siddharth P Malhotra Music: Jasleen Royal Cast: Rani Mukerji The Plot Rani Mukerji plays Naina Mathur, who suffers from a neuropsychiatric disorder, Tourette syndrome, whereby an individual makes involuntary repetitive movements or sounds. The film is also a subtle reminder about discrimination that exists in society. It highlights this through the story of Naina, who is told that she cannot be a teacher because of the disorder. Hichki focusses on turning disadvantages into opportunities and ultimately winning over them. ■…