Equine Stars

Equine Stars

Remember the chase across the ravines in Sholay? The bullets and the dust, the thundering hooves, the horses’ manes flying in the wind? Can you recall the testosterone-laden excitement of the buzkashi in Khuda Gawah? Sunil Dutt’s Birju riding insolently into his...
When Opportunity Knocks

When Opportunity Knocks

A.R. Rahman has to catch a flight to London, go through hazaar interviews, attend to non-stop calls on his cell phone. A long line of people are waiting to meet him for all kinds of reasons. I watch as the tousle-haired composer copes patiently with it all, wait for...
Judge a Film by its Content

Judge a Film by its Content

His projects are always in the news right from the time he starts writing them. So also Bajirao Mastani that hit the headlines the day he announced it. And Black, which he’s currently shooting. Not only is its title intriguing, the secrecy that surrounds the project...