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Deep Saxena writes on Bollywood, OTT, television, food and culture for the daily Entertainment & Lifestyle supplement, HT City.

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IPL craze brings big screens, offers and food fests

Off the field, cricket lovers are getting plenty of options to step out of their homes and watch IPL matches

IPL match viewing at a restaurant in Lucknow
Published on Apr 14, 2024 01:01 AM IST

Kailash Kher, Malini Awasthi, Harshit, Amit & Sundeep-Kannchan on Navratri songs

As the nine-day fasting of Navratri begins on Tuesday, we talk to singers and composers about their Navtatri routine and inspiration.

Navratri and bhajans of ‘Devi’ highly inspire musicians across the world.(Shutterstock)
Published on Apr 09, 2024 01:33 PM IST

Inspector Anivash actor Rajniesh Duggal: Taking a step back for a big leap

Rajniesh Duggal feels it’s important to go slow and be selective about work

Rajniesh Duggal during his recent visit to Lucknow(Deep Saxena/HT)
Published on Apr 06, 2024 11:31 AM IST

Ramzan delights in Lucknow: Serving 6am to 4am!

With Ramzan period nearing its last leg, we look at the best food menu being offered at various hubs in Lucknow.

Buzz at Chota Imambara area in Lucknow(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 03, 2024 06:57 PM IST

We will return and settle in Lucknow, says couple Salim Arif and Lubna Salim

Salim Arif and Lubna Salim take a stroll down Hazratganj and talk about their love for the city, theatre and more

Salim Arif and Lubna Salim at Hazratganj in Lucknow(Deep Saxena/HT)
Updated on Apr 02, 2024 12:23 PM IST

Tara actor Rekha Rana: With every project, I am evolving

Tara: The Journey of Love & Passion actor is exploring herself as an artiste and is busy with her spiritual sojourn that she has been following since pandemic.

Rekha Rana
Published on Apr 01, 2024 09:44 AM IST

LSG seeking local support on home turf

Stage is set for the second edition of India Premier Leage matches at Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow, the homeground of Lucknow Super Giants.

KL Rahul during practice session in Lucknow(Deepak Gupta/HT)
Published on Mar 30, 2024 06:28 PM IST

Sehri during holy month of Ramzan: A divine meal before dawn!

The ritual of sehri, be it at home dastarkhwan or a food joint table brings along a whole some meal before the fajr prayers and sets the stage for the long fast

Families in Lucknow prefer to go out during late night food outing — be it sehri or iftar
Published on Mar 29, 2024 10:09 AM IST

Sanam, teri kasam: Lucknowites sing with Sanam band members

Indie pop rock band Sanam created magic during a sold-out show held in the state capital.

Guitarist Samar Puri, singer-composer Sanam Puri, bass guitarist Venkat Subramaniyam and drummer Keshav Dhanraj performing in Lucknow
Updated on Mar 28, 2024 12:38 PM IST

Deswa actor Arti Puri: My acting break made me a responsible actor

The Once Upon A Time in Bihar actor Arti Puri went on an acting hiatus in 2018 after the release of her Telugu film MLA. She is back to acting with Gabru Gang.

Arti Puri
Updated on Mar 28, 2024 12:40 PM IST

Neerja actor Sneha Wagh: I am lost in Holi vibes of Vrindavan

Actor Sneha Wagh’s three-day trip to temple town Vrindavan turned out to be a soulful sojourn. She terms it “an experience of a lifetime”.

Sneha Wagh on her visit to Barsana, Vrindavan
Published on Mar 24, 2024 10:11 PM IST

Holi delight: Modern touch to traditional gujiya

Holi delicacy gujiya is getting a modern avatar with every passing season. This year too mithaiwallahs and bakeries have dished out a variety of new flavours

Baked and one-bite gujiya on sale at a bakery in Lucknow(HT Photo)
Published on Mar 23, 2024 05:49 PM IST

Manjari Fadnnis: People know me as an actor, but I am a singer at heart

A singer by heart and an actor by profession, Manjari Fadnnis is now equally focusing on both the options.

Manjari Fadnnis on her visit to Lucknow(Instagram)
Published on Mar 21, 2024 06:31 PM IST

Panga actor Yagya Bhasin: Fortunate to play lead in back-to-back films

Yagya Bhasin (14) has already played three lead roles in six years of his career. He's confident with his trajectory and hopes to work in Hollywood

Yagya Bhasin
Published on Mar 18, 2024 07:01 PM IST

​Lucknow gears up with the Super Giants!

It’s time for Indian Premier League once again, the local team Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) has started arriving at their home ground for the practice sessions.

LSG players during practise session in Lucknow
Published on Mar 18, 2024 12:29 AM IST

The UP Files director Neeraj Sahai: For non-industry people, the route is longer

Neeraj Sahai left Lucknow to pursue a career in the film industry in 1991. After 33 years, he is a happy man as what he set out to achieve is getting fulfilled

Neeraj Sahai shot his last film in the state capital and is looking forward to shoot his next too in the city where he grew up
Published on Mar 18, 2024 12:16 AM IST

Mirzapur actor Shubhrajyoti Barat: I can work on my craft but not social media

Barat says that with the OTT boom, theatre actors like him have been getting good roles but feels the pattern is changing swiftly on lines of the film industry.

Shubhrajyoti Barat at UP Sangeet Natak Academy on his visit to Lucknow (Deep Saxena/HT)
Published on Mar 15, 2024 12:33 PM IST

The UP Files: A ‘reel reflection’ of good governance in state

Director Neeraj Sahai and the team maintained that the film is not a biopic of the chief minister. They, however, admitted that it’s inspired by true incidents and the change this UP govt has brought

The cast of ‘The UP Files’ during a media interaction in Lucknow on Thursday. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 15, 2024 06:28 AM IST

Aarya actor Vishwajeet Pradhan: I have hunger for work but no desperation

The Class of ’83 and Aarya actor Vishwajeet Pradhan says he is not desperate to just take up any project for the sake “ki kaam karna hai, chahey kuch bhi ho!”

Vishwajeet Pradhan
Published on Mar 10, 2024 12:25 PM IST

Raag Seva at Shri Ram Temple, Ayodhya: Musical obeisance to the deity

The Shri Ram Lalla Raag Seva, which started with the performance of Malini Awasthi on January 26, will end with dancer Sonal Mansingh’s presentation on March 10

Actor-dancer Vyjayanthimala performing at Shri Ram Temple, Ayodhya(Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra)
Published on Mar 09, 2024 02:17 PM IST

Manwendra Tripathy: Things are looking up but a long way to go

Lucknow Central actor Manwendra Tripathy says after completing a decade in Mumbai he is now able to get roles that justify his education and theatre experience

Manwendra Tripathy
Published on Mar 06, 2024 12:00 AM IST

Playtime: Purane Chawal create Dhumrapan moment in Lucknow

Kumud Mishra and Shubhrajyoti Barat, ably supported by young actors, left the audience in splits during the plays held as a part of Repertwahr Weekends

Kumud Mishra and Shubhrajyoti Barat during the play Purane Chawal staged in Lucknow(HT Photo)
Published on Mar 05, 2024 12:19 AM IST

Anish Vikramaditya: Acting is my passion but I take up limited projects

Anish Vikramaditya is looking forward to shoot for his next feature film as lead in Lucknow, a portion of which was shot a couple of years ago but got stuck.

Anish Vikramaditya
Updated on Mar 05, 2024 12:00 AM IST

Rangbaaz 3 actor Vineet Kumar Singh: Balancing different mediums is the key

Rangbaaz: Darr Ki Rajneeti actor Vineet Kumar Singh wants his OTT success to translate into theatres

Vineet Kumar Singh on his recent visit to Lucknow(HT Photo)
Published on Mar 01, 2024 12:11 PM IST

Bade Miyan Chote Miyan duo Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff wow Lucknow

Actors Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff wowed the audience with their awe-inspiring stunts and dance moves during an activity held at Clock Tower, Lucknow

Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff performing at the Clock Tower in Lucknow. (Deepak Gupta/HT)
Published on Feb 28, 2024 12:45 PM IST

Tiger 3 actor Kumud Mishra: Working is important, riyaaz hota rehta hai

Actor Kumud Mishra is not concerned about the length of his roles as he enjoys what he does

Kumud Mishra will be acting in plays Dhrumrapan, Purne Chawal to be staged in Lucknow on March 2 and 3(Instagram)
Published on Feb 27, 2024 03:53 PM IST

Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia: I want to compose film music once again

The flute maestro Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia is open to guiding the new crop of musicians, but finds the newer film music ‘strange’

Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia
Published on Feb 26, 2024 10:12 AM IST

Panchayat actor Faisal Malik: Never imagined would be offered a lead role

The Panchayat actor will be shooting for the feature film Hanuman Bhaiya in Uttar Pradesh

Faisal Malik was on his visit to Lucknow(Deep Saxena/HT)
Published on Feb 25, 2024 11:42 AM IST

Naqiyah Haji: Lucky to be different from the league

Actor Naqiyah Haji feels lucky that she got an opportunity to play the lead in her debut show Shaitani Rasmein.

Actor Naqiyah Haji on her visit to Hindustan Times office in Lucknow(Deep Saxena/HT)
Published on Feb 25, 2024 11:25 AM IST

Flute, tabla and vocal tribute to Girija Devi

Padma Vibhushan Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, tabla maestro Pandit Kumar Bose and Padma Shri Malini Awasthi gave a musical tribute to Padma Vibhushan Girija Devi

Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia performing at Pushpanjali event held in memory of Girija Devi in Lucknow(Mushtaq Ali/HT)
Published on Feb 23, 2024 01:41 PM IST
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