— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) July 4, 2020 Priyanka’s achievements as the only South Asian winner of the People Choice Awards, a Padma Shri recipient and a National Award winner are highlighted in the video. She is called a ‘self made superstar’ and her features in the Forbes and Time magazine are also shown. A clip shows her receiving her Best Actress Filmfare Award for Fashion. In her speech, she says “I think this is the first time my dad won’t mind that I am bringing home a girl tonight.” Her father Dr Ashok Chopra and mother Dr Madhu Chopra crack up in the audience. … [Read more...] about Priyanka Chopra’s rise from ‘outsider with no Bollywood connections’ to global star in a 7-minute video. Watch
After her pageant win, Chopra made her Bollywood debut with the movie Andaz, followed by box office hits like Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Aitraaz, Krrish, Don and many more. She won a National Award and also made a successful crossover to Hollywood as the lead of her action show Quantico. … [Read more...] about Priyanka Chopra and Sussanne Khan’s Instagram chat is full of support and care for each other: ‘You are an institution of grace’
“Turup (2017) made by the Ektara Collective, blew my mind! Set in Bhopal, it tells the story of three women, who push the boundaries of caste, religion and patriarchy in the midst of a community chess tournament played by men. It doesn’t name a director and the making is attributed to a collective! Truly democratic! ” … [Read more...] about The Hidden Gems : 5 underrated movies that are a must-watch!
The obvious temptations for an actor to do a double role are precisely those temptations that one should avoid. One major temptation is to show your range as an actor and dazzle the audience. Most actors while attempting a double role often mark out two different sets of mannerisms first and build on those, and the temptation is to wow the audience with your amazing range. I didn’t go down that road. Whether they are twins, whether it’s a double role, I didn’t put my focus on any of that. For me these were two separate roles that I was playing. I approached each of the characters as I would approach any other character in a film. … [Read more...] about Double, double toil and trouble
Similarly, though the settings remain the same, as your context as an audience changes with time, Ray’s movies reveal themselves differently. In fact, while doing my masters in film and television production at the University of Bristol, I rediscovered Charulata (1964) on the editing table. In the first 11 minutes of the film, real time coincides with the reel time and it is a lesson in continuity. … [Read more...] about Celebrating 100 years of Satyajit Ray: His discreet charm-Part 4