Sonata is bigger than it seems. It is a film about female bonding that goes well beyond the mere trappings of feminism
Neerja not only places a woman at its centre, it also showcases the pluck of a flight attendant who makes no distinction between nationalities when her passengers face a grave threat
Even Shabana Azmi and Juhi Chawla, playing the two principal roles, can do little to lend the film any sheen.
Overall, Jazbaa feels like a wasted effort, a clear case of superficial style triumphing over substance by a fair distance
Actress Sonam Kapoor is back to Mumbai after attending the 70th Cannes Film Festival. The 31-year-old actress said that Indian filmmakers fear that 'film festival' tag will hamper the commercial success of their films
Shabana Azmi wrote how films were more important than clothes at the festival
In a tweet, filmmaker Ram Madhvani praised Sonam Kapoor for her performance in Neerja. He wrote: ""A director can push the actor but the director can't help the actor to land safely. This is all you @sonamakapoor. Well earned accolades"
Abhishek Bachchan shared a throwback picture of Jaya Bachchan on her 69th birthday. The 41-year-old actor wrote: ""Happy birthday Ma. No matter what one writes, it'll never be enough to be able to express what you mean to me. I Love you!(sic)"
A special screening of Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor's new film 102 Not Out was held at a suburban preview theatre. Close friends of both the veteran stars Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi were spotted at the screening.
Actor and activist Shabana Azmi says the violent threats and protests against the upcoming historical drama Padmavati reveal a failure of the government and show how filmmakers are not "equal citizens" in their own country. She also shares why she believes the government's stance on the issue reeks of political strategy.
Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi threw a Diwali party on the eve of Diwali. Among those from the fraternity who dropped by were Hrithik Roshan, Rajkumar Hirani, Jaya Bachchan, Anupam Kher and many other film personalities.
Aamir Khan invited members of the film fraternity to watch the preview of his new film Secret Superstar on Monday night in Mumbai. As expected, those who walked out had great things to say about the film and the performances. Secret Superstar releases this Thursday.
Anushka Sharma and Shah Rukh Khan walked the ramp for actress Shabana Azmi's NGO Mijwan.
Actor Om Puri, 66, died of a massive heart attack on December 6. A prayer meet was held in Mumbai for him. Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and many other Bollywood actors paid their last respect to the actor.
Veteran actor and cinematic legend Om Puri died on Friday morning after a heart attack at the age of 66
Baahubali actress Tamannaah Bhatia was spotted at the Mumbai airport on October 24. Dressed in distressed denims and a skull-printed tee, Tamannaah kept her travel attire simple and comfortable.