Laden with dramatically cliched and generic rousing scenes, director Justin Chadwick's Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, set against the backdrop of long-established institutional racism, is a far cry from an awe-inspiring and stimulating biopic.
Ulka Gupta, who played the young Lakshmi Bai in Jhansi Ki Rani, revealed that she was refused roles because of the colour of her skin
Kal Penn, real name Kalpen Suresh Modi, is an actor of Indian origin and has featured in films like American Desi, Homeland Security, A Lot Like Love and the Harold And Kumar series of films
Priyanka Chopra: Priyanka was reportedly misbehaved with at the first class lounge of an airport
Tilda's casting as The Ancient One has caused critics to speak of whitewashing, since the original character in the comic book is Tibetan. But Scott insisted that the role in the film was written for Tilda, and they would have had to rewrite the script if she had not been available
Actor Priyanka Chopra is as outspoken as ever as she talks to NDTV's Editorial Director, Sonia Singh. On featuring on a Forbes' list of powerful people, she says she has worked hard and deserves the zeroes on her paycheck but she's also happy to be breaking glass ceilings on the way. She talks about facing up to Bollywood's "Weinsteins" and losing some film roles because of it. Priyanka Chopra also opens up about her battle against racism in high school where she was called 'brownie' and 'curry'. Breaking her silence on the Padmavati controversy, Priyanka tells NDTV that she stands by team Padmavati and hates that actors are made scapegoats in a polarised atmosphere. She also reveals what will finally get her to "settle down" and have a family.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui was asked about his tweet hinting at racism when he told NDTV: "All that had happened was there in the tweet. What more can I say on this? Something must have happened for me to have tweeted that. Jobless people are only busy trolling others which is really upsetting. It's very easy to say things about someone. But to achieve something takes a lot of time - 15-20 years."