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Filmfare

October 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

Country:
India
Language:
English
Publisher:
Worldwide Media Private Limited
Frequency:
Monthly
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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
letter from the editor

here was a time when film heroines, even when working for the biggest studios were paid a pittance. It all changed with Vidya Balan who set the ball rolling by refusing to bow down to male domination. She came, she saw, cocked a snook at the system and others gladly followed suit. Women have travelled on a hard and lonely road before reaching that place of power from where they can demand the sum they wish for and get it. So, when we hear that Deepika Padukone was reportedly paid a whopping 29 crores for her next opposite Prabhas, it gladdens our hearts. Marriage and children often proved to be the death knell for actresses. Today, a much-married Kareena Kapoor Khan, mother to the adorable Taimur and with another baby…

11 min.
masala fix

SHAHID KAPOOR SAYS YES TO YODHA Shashank Khaitan who’s known for his films like Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, Badrinath Ki Dulhania and Dhadak is gearing up for his next project, which is said to be an action-drama tentatively titled Yodha. Shahid Kapoor has been signed for the film but we hear that he wasn’t the only choice. The makers had first approached Ranbir Kapoor, who turned it down as he already has projects like Shamshera and Luv Ranjan’s next on his plate and didn’t want to clutter his diary. Vicky Kaushal and Ayushmann Khurrana too turned it down for reasons of their own. Shahid we hear, loved the script and agreed to come on board after listening to the narration. Yodha is Shahid’s second collaboration with Karan Johar after Shandaar and…

1 min.
preview

ACTING ACE ASIF KHAN X FACTOR: ACTING PROWESS From waiting to buy the Filmfare magazine second hand to featuring in it, Asif Khan has had quite a journey in showbiz. The actor made his way to the maximum city from his town Nimbahera in Chittorgarh in 2010. It took him a decade to taste the nectar of success. The actor joined Jaipur’s Sarthak Theatre Group which had Irrfan Khan as one of its former members. He is deeply inspired by the late actor and wishes to do Irrfan’s and poet John Elia’s biopic one day. Asif acted in films like Agneepath, Toilet Ek Prem Katha and Pari in supporting roles but soon got his big break in Raj Kumar Gupta’s India’s Most Wanted, where he had a crucial role alongside Arjun Kapoor. Asif…

4 min.
breaking free

At the time of writing this, singer Leena Bose has been isolated at her Kolkata home as she has tested positive for the coronavirus. But she's still in high spirits, all set to hit the deck running once she tests negative. Sadak 2 might have had the dubious distinction of being the lowest-rated film on IMDB, but the song Tum se hi, which she has sung with singer and composer Ankit Tiwari has been well received. The Bhatts have been known for their musical acumen, and this time too they've nailed their music. Leena’s phone wouldn’t stop ringing when the song came out. While she rues the fate of the film, she’s happy with the compliments coming her way. “No one could have predicted this kind of backlash for the…

4 min.
that heady feeling

INITIALLY, I NEVER USED TO HAVE THAT LIBERTY, I USED TO CRAVE FOR ONE OPPORTUNITY, BUT NOW, AFTER BANDISH BANDITS, I CAN SAY THAT I HAVE THE LIBERTY TO CHOOSE AND I’M LOVING IT Hundreds of newcomers enter and exit showbiz almost every single day. For anyone to make their mark in such a situation requires a combination of talent, hard work and luck. Looks like that’s the case with Ritwik Bhowmik, who’s waited for the dice to roll for him quite patiently. Ritwik, who is a typical Bengali, was born in a family of intellectuals. He, however, wanted to travel on a different road. Calling himself the ‘black sheep of the family’, Ritwik says he always wanted to make a name for himself in showbiz. He confided in his mother…

6 min.
couture consciousness

Fashionistas like Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez are known to swear by Shehla Khan’s creations. Her father Sajjid Khan took the Indian embroidery to the world of Valentino, Elie Saab, Roberto Cavalli and Georgio Armani, Hence, Shehla grew up watching the magic of fashion unravel in front of her eyes. Designing was never a chore for her. It was literally in her blood and came as easy as breathing. Having seen the melange of the East and the West first hand, it’s natural that her designs reflect the best of both the worlds. Feminine yet bold, classic yet chic… She works every day to give back to the fashion industry what it has given to her. Excerpts from a free-wheeling interview with one of the…