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Full circle

For anyone growing up in the 80s, actor, director, painter, photographer and writer Deepti Naval was an intrinsic part of the cinematic collage, says Saimi Sattar The warmth of the laughter when you mention Deepti Naval’s past co-stars is hard to miss even over the slightly erratic phone line which connects the two metros — the capital and the millennial...

Practical living – Gauri Khan

For Gauri Khan, usage of recycled materials and handmade products to make high-end and luxurious designs will continue to be the ultimate decor trend. Sustainable practices and use of renewable resources are here to stay, she tells Team Viva Designers have a constant role of making changes in their designs as trends vary with every season. How do you keep...

‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama’ trapped me with similar roles: Nushrat Bharucha

Actress Nushrat Bharucha says the image the “Pyaar Ka Punchnama” franchise created for her was the reason she was getting similar roles and films so far. In an interview, Nushrat had said that the only thing which is hurting is she not getting different kind of roles. “The image ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama’ 1 and 2 had created for me....

‘Bharat, a great learning experience’: Katrina

Actor Katrina Kaif says she took up Bharat as a challenge and is glad that it turned out to be a “great learning” experience for her. In the Salman Khan-starrer Bharat, Katrina essays the role of Kumud Raina. She stepped in when actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas left the Ali Abbas Zafar project. “The minute Ali approached me with the...

Privileged to be working with Ranbir Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt in ‘Shamshera’: Vaani

Vaani Kapoor says she feels blessed to be sharing screen space with Sanjay Dutt and Ranbir Kapoor in the upcoming film “Shamshera”. The actor will star in the Karan Malhotra-directed film, which is set in the 1800s and chronicles the story of a dacoit tribe fighting for their right and independence from the British. “I will be seen in...

Exciting time to be an actor: Lara Dutta Bhupathi

Actor Lara Dutta Bhupathi is all set to make her OTT debut in an untitled web series and she feels right now is a very exciting time to be an actor because there are work offers in films as well as the digital platform. “OTT platforms are providing great content to the audience. Now, all the mainstream actors are working in...

Virasat 2019- Heritage walk, Kathak and Sufi Music enthrall audience

The third day of Virasat, the arts and heritage festival saw a number of people participating in a heritage walk from Khalanga Smarak to Khalanga top on Sunday morning. Later in the evening, Kathak dancer Shinjini Kulkarni, the granddaughter of Pandit Birju Maharaj, enthralled the gathering with her performance. Sufi singers Jyoti and Sultana- the Nooran sisters also performed...

‘Don’t restrict yourself’: Sonam Kapoor Ahuja

Actor Sonam Kapoor Ahuja says artistes shouldn’t restrict themselves only to films and film parties. Rather, people should travel more often, spend time with friends and family, read books and watch films to become the best version of themselves. “I think if you are an artiste, you need to have a full life. I feel people related with creative...

Beyond the obvious

Actor Mona Singh, through her latest venture Lutf, wants people to understand that depression is not a personal failure, rather a state of mind that demands professional care. By Team Viva Actor Mona Singh has crafted her career simply by challenging convention, much before the dawn of the content era. The first time around she burst upon our collective imagination...

Seeker of human stories

Donning several hats of being a director, actor, producer, screenplay writer and singer, Farhan Akhtar has been an inspiration to an entire generation through his larger-than-life yet relatable roles. He chooses scripts that move him. He tells Chahak Mittal how the story of The Sky is Pink inspired him as it presents a fresh take on life and relationships The Sky is Pink,...