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Bulbul Sharma

Fashion Gods

Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla have been the most trusted designer duo over the past 33 years. Under their eponymous label, they have created...

‘My journey has been satisfying and exhausting’

Mayuri Upadhya, in conversation with Bulbul Sharma, talks about the challenges of choreographing a musical play and raising professional standards for the fraternity of...

I think both TV and web will co-exist: Namit Das

Actor Namit Das speaks to Bulbul Sharma about his upcoming miniseries, A Suitable Boy, working with director Mira Nair for the second time and...

‘OTT is the future of content consumption’

Director and writer Amit Golani has been a witness and significant contributor to the growth of the online channel TVF. He speaks to Bulbul...

Versions of me 

After his impactful debut in 1996 with Gulzar’s Maachis, actor Jimmy Sheirgill set out in a completely new direction, taking up roles that had...

Between life and chess 

India’s first ever chess grandmaster and five-time world champion, Viswanathan Anand speaks to Bulbul Sharma about his just-published book of memoirs, Mind Master, the...

‘Modelling prepared me for my acting career’

Sahil Salathia is a supermodel turned actor who has made his Bollywood debut with Ashutosh Gowariker’s Panipat. Salathia spoke to Guardian 20 about Shamsher Bahadur, the character he...

‘Content-driven cinema is not new to India’

Producer Shwetaabh Singh’s first two films, Eeb Allay Ooo and Aise Hee, have received awards and recognition at various national and international film festivals. Singh, 29, is...

Let me entertain you

Time and again, actor Riteish Deshmukh has stepped out of the genre of slapstick comedy, which many consider to be his comfort zone, foraying...

How a cultural organisation became a hub for promoting art appreciation

‘Art is creativity, driven by the urge to express oneself,” said Dinesh Singh, the founder of Navrasa Duende, a venture that is aimed at...

‘I want to create something that satisfies the artist in me’

Hailing from a small village near Kanpur, designer Rahul Mishra has come a long way in only a few years, having showcased his designs...

The long and short of filmmaking

Durba Sahay makes films that, in her own words, ‘mirror life in all its complexities’. Her short films have earned much acclaim on the...

Every film for me is a fresh start: Shivdasani

In his acting career of more than 20 years, Aftab Shivdasani has been a part of over 50 feature films. Having started out as...

On to the next milestone

Priyanka Chopra is one of Bollywood’s most successful actresses, as well as a crossover star who has made a name for herself in the...

‘I am a theatre artist before a film actor’

Weeks after the success of Chhichhore, actor Tushar Pandey, who plays a geeky college student in the film, is hopeful about getting meaty roles in...

‘I want to play very different kinds of roles’

After the success of Season One of the Indian adaptation of The Office, its makers are now out with the much-awaited second season, comprising...

Sunny Deol on self-belief

Sunny Deol has appeared in almost a hundred films since his acting debut in 1983, and has won two National Awards. He has also...

Scare tactics on stage: First ever Hindi horror play premieres in Delhi

Directed by Aniket Patil, Ovee is being pitched by its makers as the first ever Hindi horror play. It was premiered at Delhi’s Kamani Auditorium on...

Bollywood is getting more socially engaged

The Hindi film industry has become more socially aware these days. Consider the recent surge in movies themed on social issues. The credit for...

Expertise and experience

Satish Kaushik has given some memorable performances as a comic sidekick in commercial Bollywood films. But he can’t be pigeonholed as a comedian, given...

Designs that celebrate glamour and femininity

Designers Gauri and Nainika Karan launched their eponymous label “Gauri & Nainika” in January 2002 in New Delhi. The brand has come a long...

New wave of playwrights, performers at the Old World Theatre Festival

In its 18th year now, the Old World Theatre Festival is one of the most prestigious theatre events in Delhi. It was first held in...

‘We need star power’

Archana Kochhar specialises in creating bridal couture and is also a celebrity designer and stylist. She spoke to us about star power playing a...

Celebrating tradition with style

On 6 August, Tuesday, ITV Network’s NewsX and The Sunday Guardian organised their first-ever Fashion Conclave at Taj Palace in New Delhi.  The summit...

Delivers a social message without being preachy

My first reaction was, ‘Why are they offering me the film?’” said Sonakshi Sinha about her latest film, Khandaani Shafakhana. It is directed by...

‘I had to fight stereotypes that female comedians face’

One of Singapore’s most prominent standup acts, Sharul Channa is currently on her India tour and recently performed in Delhi. She speaks to Bulbul...

Mission reinvention

Seven years into his Bollywood career, Arjun Kapoor is already ranked among the biggest stars in the Hindi film industry. But attaining stardom was...

On a winning streak

Actor and singer Diljit Dosanjh was already a star in the Punjabi film industry when he made his Hindi cinema debut in 2016, with...

This is my story

Some of the biggest Bollywood hits in recent years have featured Katrina Kaif, who started out in the industry in 2003 and gained superstar status...

Of art, artists and differing viewpoints

An artwork shouldn’t be judged on the basis of its creator’s conduct. But Kabir Singh’s director, Sandeep Reddy Vanga, with his recent defence of a...

‘Placing content over medium is important’

Mini Mathur and Cyrus Sahukar feature in Amazon Prime Video’s latest web show, Mind the Malhotras, which revolves around a dysfunctional marriage. Speaking about his...

Behind the mask

Shahid Kapoor began his Bollywood journey in 2003 as a romantic hero who seemed tailor-made for dancing around trees. But over time he has...

Singer Samy Yusuf wants to make sacred music popular among the youth

Samy Yusuf is a British singer-songwriter of Azerbaijani origin and was in Delhi earlier this year for his India debut at the second edition...

‘I want to tell as many stories as I can’

Film producer and celebrity stylist Rhea Kapoor recently spoke to Guardian 20 about her journey as a professional stylist, and shared some exclusive styling...

Tabu: A seasoned performer

In her 20-plus-year Bollywood career, Tabu has featured in countless mainstream films that did well at the box office. But at the same time...

Global stars like Jennifer Lopez have invested in this Indian wellness brand

There is nothing new in celebrities endorsing brands and collecting hefty pay cheques in return. But the trend these days is public figures taking...

Song of unity portrays the unique cultural heritage of this country

“The role of art has never changed. It has always dedicated itself to communicating, stirring up, encouraging, building up and constructing... This is what...

Ajay Devgn: My genre is versatility

After his Bollywood debut with Phool Aur Kaante in 1991, Ajay Devgn emerged as an action hero nonpareil. But over a career spanning some...

‘Writing comic films comes naturally to me’

Director and writer Anees Bazmee spoke to Guardian 20 about what triggered his interest in scriptwriting. He also touched upon various other topics—from his love for...

Acting happened to me by chance: Chopra

Gaurav Chopra is best known for his roles in TV shows like Left Right Left, Uttaran and Doli Armaano Ki among others. The actor...

YouTube star Prajakta Koli on how personal experiences shape her content

YouTuber Prajakta Koli, popularly known by her channel name “MostlySane”, boasts a following of more than 3.6 million subscribers on the video-sharing site. Koli’s...

‘Tripling 2 is better than its first season in terms of content’

Actors Maanvi Gagroo and Amol Parashar from TVF’s Tripling spoke to Guardian 20 about being part of the highly successful web series’ second season....

‘I found archaeology by luck and made it my career’

Archaeologist and Egyptologist Dr Zahi Hawass, who has been associated with some of the world’s most significant projects related to ancient Egypt, speaks to...

Essentially exceptional: Bobbi Brown

American makeup artist Bobbi Brown’s eponymous cosmetics brand, founded in the ’90s, became a global phenomenon soon after its launch. She speaks to Bulbul...

‘Indian artisans have very much influenced my designs’

Interior designer Steve Charles has worked on some of the plushest properties around the world. He speaks to Bulbul Sharma about his design philosophy.   Interior...

Arshad Warsi: It’s all about comic timing

Arshad Warsi made the role of the comic sidekick respectable in Hindi cinema and is now widely regarded as an actor who knows how...

Opera troupe from Finland and their India-themed show

An ensemble of musicians and singers from Finland was recently in Delhi to perform Savitri, an English chamber opera inspired by the Mahabharata. Bulbul...

I’ll never do something I don’t believe in: Madan

Radhika Madan talks to Guardian 20 about the kind of preparation that went behind perfecting her role of Supri for the recently released action comedy Mard Ko...

An Oceanic Odyssey

In September 2017, six women officers of the Indian Navy set out from the coast of Goa on an ambitious expedition, aiming to circumnavigate...

Luka Chuppi paints a new portrait of small-town India

Luka Chuppi, starring Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon, hit the theatres on 1 March and continued its strong run at the box-office for its...

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