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Mayank Shekhar

Mayank Shekhar

Predominantly writes on desi mass/pop-culture. Instagram/Facebook/Twitter: @mayankw14

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‘Vikram Vedha’ movie review: The Tamil re-production

‘Vikram Vedha’ movie review: The Tamil re-production

I’m guessing, if not almost sure, this Hindi remake of the Tamil Vikram Vedha (2017), must’ve been greenlit by Roshan, in particular (since he does such few films), before the pandemic... [Read More]

01 October,2022 12:48 AM IST | Mumbai | Mayank Shekhar
'Ponniyin Selvan: I' movie review: Calm down, Mani sir

'Ponniyin Selvan: I' movie review: Calm down, Mani sir

It doesn’t help that you first hear the name Ponniyin Selvan itself, I guess, only in the final quarter of the film... [Read More]

30 September,2022 11:00 PM IST | Mumbai | Mayank Shekhar
Okay, head to Tollywood, briefly?

Okay, head to Tollywood, briefly?

What better way to gauge Kolkata’s showbiz than to be a moth at the bar in the city’s biggest filmy party!... [Read More]

28 September,2022 07:00 AM IST | Mumbai | Mayank Shekhar
'Chup: Revenge Of The Artist Movie Review': Okay, fine, chup!

'Chup: Revenge Of The Artist Movie Review': Okay, fine, chup!

Will take her over jholas for journos we’ve been subjected to forever! Pooja Bhatt, returning to the big screen after two decades, with a role as charming as her, plays a psychoanalyst specialising in psycho killers... [Read More]

24 September,2022 08:23 PM IST | Mumbai | Mayank Shekhar
Top acting find, lately? Prakash!

Top acting find, lately? Prakash!

What’s it about Jha as an onscreen performer that makes you wonder why he’s been behind the camera for 40 years!... [Read More]

21 September,2022 07:07 AM IST | Mumbai | Mayank Shekhar
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Bollywood Top Stories: Madhuri Dixit in 'Maja Ma', Anupam-Anil walk memory lane

Bollywood Top Stories: Madhuri Dixit in 'Maja Ma', Anupam-Anil walk memory lane

Actor Jacqueline Fernandez quizzed for over 8 hours in Sukesh Chandrashekhar case, I earn my livelihood through Hindi only, says Pankaj Tripathi, Anupam Kher, Anil Kapoor revisit old memories outside Yash Chopra`s residence, Madhuri Dixit Nene to star as lead in `Maja Ma`... [Read More]

14 September,2022 10:58 PM IST
From marrying Ranbir to being an SLB actress, here are a few confessions of Alia

From marrying Ranbir to being an SLB actress, here are a few confessions of Alia

Bollywood’s youngest superstar on checking every life box before she turns 30, including the box office, of course, set for a starry career, she followed up SOTY with occupying a polar-opposite space as Veera Tripathi, with a traumatic past, in Highway (2014). How did she land up there? In the same way that she grabbed Udta Punjab for herself — through persuasive skills. Let`s take a look at a few confessions Alia made in the mid-day exclusive `Sit with Hitlist`... [Read More]

21 August,2022 09:34 AM IST | Mumbai
Raju Srivastava's health update; Sara Ali Khan and Janhvi Kapoor turn co-stars

Raju Srivastava's health update; Sara Ali Khan and Janhvi Kapoor turn co-stars

Shekhar Suman shares an update on Raju Srivastava`s health. After `Koffee` appearance, Sara Ali Khan and Janhvi Kapor turn co-actors. Zayed Khan on his love story with childhood sweetheart and now wife Malaika. Diljit Dosanjh`s next emotional thriller film `Jogi` release date out. Kapil Sharma’s film, directed by Das, heads to TIFF... [Read More]

19 August,2022 08:04 PM IST | Mumbai
ENG vs IND: Rishabh Pant Creates History At Edgbaston

ENG vs IND: Rishabh Pant Creates History At Edgbaston

Just when Indian cricket team looked down and out at 98-5, Rishabh Pant alongside Ravindra Jadeja ensured that there were no more hiccups and unleashed a barrage of counterattacking strokes that left many viewers in awe. Pant`s 146 was enough for India to go pass the 300-mark as they look to win the series since 2007. Pics Courtesy/PTI... [Read More]

02 July,2022 01:27 PM IST
Sanah ties the knot with Mayank in Mahabaleshwar; Shahid-Mira look regal

Sanah ties the knot with Mayank in Mahabaleshwar; Shahid-Mira look regal

Veteran stars Pankaj Kapur and Supriya Pathak`s daughter Sanah has tied the knot with Manoj Pahwa-Seema Pahwa`s son Mayank in Mahabaleshwar on Wednesday. Taking to her Instagram handle, Shahid Kapoor`s younger sister Sanah shared the official pictures from her wedding day. (All photos/Shahid Kapoor, Mira Kapoor, Sanah Kapur`s Instagram account)... [Read More]

03 March,2022 10:38 AM IST
Katrina-Vicky arrive in Jaipur for wedding, Jacqueline got gifts from Sukesh?

Katrina-Vicky arrive in Jaipur for wedding, Jacqueline got gifts from Sukesh?

Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif arrive in Jaipur for their wedding. Jacqueline Fernandez received gifts worth Rs 10 crore from Sukesh Chandrashekhar? Hrithik Roshan wraps up Abu Dhabi schedule of Vikram Vedha. Tadap puts an impressive total in its weekend. Kareena Kapoor Khan comments on Jennifer Lawrence`s baby bump. All Pictures Courtesy: Mid-day Archives... [Read More]

06 December,2021 11:16 PM IST
Mid-day Insta Diary: Sushmita Sen’s Instagram account is filled with her beauty

Mid-day Insta Diary: Sushmita Sen’s Instagram account is filled with her beauty

Sushmita Sen turns 46 today and we have a look at some of her most stunning posts she has shared with fans over the years. All Pictures Courtesy: Official Instagram Account-Sushmita Sen... [Read More]

19 November,2021 09:53 PM IST
PHOTOS: Jr NTR, Balakrishna, Prabhudheva pay last respects to Puneeth Rajkumar

PHOTOS: Jr NTR, Balakrishna, Prabhudheva pay last respects to Puneeth Rajkumar

Kannada Powerstar Puneeth Rajkumar passed away at the age of 46 due to a cardiac arrest. Nandamuri Balakrishna, Jr NTR, Prabhudheva and many other South stars arrived in Bengaluru to pay their last respects. We have pictures (All pics: Pallav Paliwal)... [Read More]

30 October,2021 11:13 PM IST
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Sukesh Chandrasekhar Met Nikki Tamboli And Other Female Actors In Tihar Jail

Sukesh Chandrasekhar Met Nikki Tamboli And Other Female Actors In Tihar Jail

A day after Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez was grilled by Delhi Police in the Sukesh Chandrashekhar extortion case, new reports claim that four small screen artists met the conman in Tihar jail, where he is currently lodged. According to reports, the four visitors were `Bigg Boss 14` fame Nikki Tamboli, television actress Chahatt Khanna, and models Sophia Singh and Arusha Patil  ... [Read More]

15 September,2022 07:43 PM IST | Mumbai
Rs 200 crore extortion case Delhi Police grills Nora Fatehi

Rs 200 crore extortion case Delhi Police grills Nora Fatehi

The Delhi Police’s Economic Offences Wing has questioned Bollywood actor Nora Fatehi in connection with an extortion case linked to conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar. Acording to police there are some questions which need to be answered. The investigation is underway to ascertain the links and people involved in the conspiracy... [Read More]

04 September,2022 03:15 PM IST | Mumbai
Alia Bhatt: I've Become A Student Of Cinema Now, Thanks To Ranbir

Alia Bhatt: I've Become A Student Of Cinema Now, Thanks To Ranbir

Alia Bhatt speaks about how after Student Of The Year she played a vastly different character in Imtiaz Ali`s Highway and how she persuaded the director to cast her in the film starring Randeep Hooda. Alia also reveals the audition stories behind Highway and Student Of The Year... [Read More]

31 August,2022 03:12 PM IST | Mumbai
Rajat Sood wins India’s Laughter Champion, Nitesh declared first runner-up

Rajat Sood wins India’s Laughter Champion, Nitesh declared first runner-up

Stand-up comedy shows India’s Laughter Champion has found its winner in Rajat Sood. The Delhi boy was announced the champion on Saturday by judges Archana Puran Singh and Shekhar Suman. Rajat beat Nitesh Shetty, Jayvijay Sachan, Vighnesh Pande, and Himanshu Bawandar to take home the coveted trophy and Rs 25 lakh as a cash prize. While Nitesh was announced as the first runner-up, Jayvijay and Vighnesh tied for the third spot... [Read More]

28 August,2022 07:44 PM IST
Alia Bhatt On Her Childhood Wish To Work With Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Alia Bhatt On Her Childhood Wish To Work With Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Watch actor Alia Bhatt in conversation with Mid-day entertainment editor Mayank Shekhar. In this video, Alia is seen talking about her favourite director Sanjay Leela Bhansali who wanted to cast her as Balika Vadhu when she was just a child. Watch Alia Bhatt`s Sit With Hitlist full interview here: https://youtu.be/d8s6Fkzqqnc... [Read More]

23 August,2022 10:48 PM IST | Mumbai
Alia Bhatt On Changing Her Name Post Marriage

Alia Bhatt On Changing Her Name Post Marriage

Alia Bhatt has had an eventful year so far. Started the year with the box office hit `Gangubai Kathiawadi`, and followed it by the biggest blockbuster of the year, `RRR`. In April, she got married to Ranbir Kapoor, and in June the couple announced that they are expecting their first child. In an exclusive chat with Mid-day`s Sit With Hitlist, Alia Bhatt spoke about adding the Kapoor surname to her name, legally.... [Read More]

22 August,2022 07:45 PM IST | Mumbai
Mumbai: WR Starts 12 New AC Local Train Services Amid 46 PC Jump In Takers

Mumbai: WR Starts 12 New AC Local Train Services Amid 46 PC Jump In Takers

With a 46 per cent rise in commuters on board AC local trains since April this year and the demand still rising, Western Railway introduced 12 new air-conditioned services on Monday.... [Read More]

16 May,2022 10:08 PM IST | Mumbai
Shekhar Ravjiani: I Knew That The Song Was A Hit When My Mom Praised It

Shekhar Ravjiani: I Knew That The Song Was A Hit When My Mom Praised It

Is This That Feeling is the latest Hindi song which is composed by Shekhar Ravjiani and features Anushka Sen & Rishi Dev in the music video. During the song launch event, Shekhar talked about love, his mom’s reaction to the song and more... [Read More]

13 May,2022 09:55 PM IST | Mumbai
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Episode No 7 : The Bombay Film Story with Mayank Shekhkar   Ft. Kabir Bedi, India’s first truly international star-actor

Episode No 7 : The Bombay Film Story with Mayank Shekhkar Ft. Kabir Bedi, India’s first truly international star-actor

One of the very few Indian actors to become an international star, Kabir Bedi engages in a candid conversation about his journey in Bollywood, stardom in Italy, his friendship with the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and more!... [Read More]

14 August,2021 07:44 AM IST | Mumbai
Episode No 6 : The Bombay Film Story Ft. Ranjeet

Episode No 6 : The Bombay Film Story Ft. Ranjeet

Indian film and television actor Ranjeet indulges in nostalgic stories from the 70s and the 80s and opens up about becoming the most popular villain of Bollywood.... [Read More]

16 July,2021 04:37 PM IST
Episode No 5 : The Bombay Film Story Ft. Ravi K. Chandran

Episode No 5 : The Bombay Film Story Ft. Ravi K. Chandran

Versatile and award winning cinematographer Ravi K Chandran opens up about his journey in making era-defining films like Dil Chahta Hai, Black, Fanaa, Yuva, and more.... [Read More]

14 July,2021 01:40 PM IST
Episode No 4 : The Bombay Film Story Ft. Paintal

Episode No 4 : The Bombay Film Story Ft. Paintal

From being the stock comedian, to training actors across genres/generations, from iconic performances in Rafoo Chakkar, Bawarchi, Satte Pe Satte, to becoming professional dancer and mime, veteran actor Paintal relives 70s Bollywood, and beyond.... [Read More]

18 June,2021 01:52 PM IST | Mumbai
Episode No 3 : The Bombay Film Story Ft. Neena Gupta

Episode No 3 : The Bombay Film Story Ft. Neena Gupta

From playing second fiddle in art and commercial cinema, to a bona fide star at 60 from Gandhi, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, `Choli Ke Peeche` in Khalnayak, to Badhaai Ho and Masaba Masaba-Neena Gupta takes you through her personal/career highs and lows!... [Read More]

16 June,2021 06:43 PM IST | Mumbai
Episode No  2 :  The Bombay Film Story Ft. Ram Gopal Varma

Episode No 2 : The Bombay Film Story Ft. Ram Gopal Varma

From Rangeela to Aag, uncover stories behind the making of RGV`s Bombay cinema. The maverick director and producer indulges the listeners with priceless anecdotes from some of his best known works in Bombay and films. ... [Read More]

11 June,2021 02:03 PM IST | Mumbai
Episode No 1 :  The Bombay Film Story Ft. Sham Kaushal

Episode No 1 : The Bombay Film Story Ft. Sham Kaushal

Sham Kaushal, Bollywood`s top action director from a pind in Punjab, and chawls of Bombay, with 130+ major films to his credit. Sneak-peek into famous action sequences from movies like Black Friday, Slumdog Millionaire, Om Shanti Om, and much, much more!... [Read More]

11 June,2021 02:03 PM IST | Mumbai
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