Deep Saxena

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

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Tariq Mohammad: As writer-director you can do better justice to a project

After being part of multiple films, writer Tariq Mohammad decided to wear the director’s hat to do full justice to his stories and script

Writer turned director Tariq Mohammad
Published on Dec 03, 2023 06:32 PM IST

Haddi actor Vipin Sharma: More efforts needed to make OTT shows unique

Sharma is happy with the OTT boom but feels makers should work more on production of web content like it is done in films.

Actor Vipin Sharma on his recent visit to Lucknow for the shoot of Bhaiyaaji(HT Photo)
Published on Dec 03, 2023 06:31 PM IST

Mom actor Abhimanyu Singh: Selfiee started a colourful chapter in my career

Gulaal (2009) and Sooryavanshi (2021) actor Abhimanyu Singh feels happy to break the villain mould and play comic as well as intense roles in upcoming projects.

Actor Abhimanyu Singh on his visit to Lucknow for shoot of Crash Boom Bang(HT Photo)
Published on Dec 03, 2023 06:29 PM IST

Gullak actor Harsh Mayar: I can’t do projects mindlessly and regret later

Hichiki and Gullak actor Harsh Mayar says that he is not in any rat race of harping on the success of his projects and going on project signing spree.

Harsh Mayar during shoot of film Crash Boom Bang in Lucknow(Instagram)
Published on Nov 30, 2023 01:03 PM IST

Panchayat ke Binod ne zindagi badal di: Ashok Pathak

The actor says though he’s been around since 2011, the web show gave him his due. Memes for dialogue ‘Dekh raha hai Binod?’ was trending on social media

Ashok Pathak is currently shooting for film Crash Boom Bang
Published on Nov 28, 2023 12:04 PM IST

The Freelancer actor Manjari Fadnnis: It’s a beautiful new beginning for me

Actor Manjari Fadnnis says she is getting better opportunities now

Manjari Fadnnis recently shot for film Zindagi Namkeen Hai in Lucknow.(Instagram)
Published on Nov 27, 2023 06:57 PM IST

Broken Aur Beautiful actor Pooja Bhamrrah: Honing skills worked in my favour

From being an engineer in biotec to modelling and then exploring acting, Pooja Bhamrrah says every step has helped her cement her position in the industry.

Pooja Bhamrrah has a feature film and two short films lined-up for release
Updated on Nov 23, 2023 09:15 AM IST

College veterans make Chai with Churchians sweeter

Students from batches 1966 to 1973 came together at their alma mater Christ Church College to relive school days.

Ex students from 1966-73 batch of Christ Church College at the church.(Deep Saxena)
Published on Nov 22, 2023 11:56 AM IST

Aasif Sheikh’s learning from life: Prefer to bank on what is in hand

Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hai actor Aasif Sheikh says it’s not advisable to bank on something unseen

Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hai actor Aasif Sheikh at Bada Imambara during his visit to Lucknow
Published on Nov 20, 2023 06:35 PM IST

Cricketers gear up: India, India!

As the cricket world is eagerly waiting for the grand finale of the 2023 World Cup, former and current players in Lucknow share their plans for the big game.

Former and current players in Lucknow share their plans for the big game(Shutterstock)
Published on Nov 19, 2023 04:30 PM IST

Bandaa… director Apoorv Singh Karki: Can’t repeat myself, want to try all genres

Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai and Aspirants director Apoorv Singh Karki says he is not keen to ride the success wave

Director Apoorv Singh Karki recently wrapped shooting of his second film Bhaiyaaji in Lucknow
Published on Nov 18, 2023 12:17 PM IST

Chhichhore actor Saharsh Kumar Shukla: Not in a position to make choices

Saharsh Kumar Shukla, best known for his role of Bevda in Chhichhore, says only working hard with full honesty is in his hand

Three projects of actor Saharsh Kumar Shukla were released this year.
Published on Nov 17, 2023 06:21 PM IST
ByDeep saxena

Meenakshi Dixit: Hindi projects are my focus but South films equally important’

The Laal Rang and Lupt actor Meenakshi Dixit is happy balancing both regional and Hindi film industry and wants to continue doing so.

Actor Meenakshi Dixit will be next seen in Band of Maharajas
Published on Nov 16, 2023 12:04 PM IST

Working Diwali for Dharmendra and other actors in Lucknow

Three big-budget films are being shot in Lucknow, the shooting of which will continue during festivities as well. It’s going to be a working Diwali for actors.

Actor Dharmendra shooting for Ekkis in Lucknow(HT Photo)
Published on Nov 12, 2023 02:53 PM IST

Diwali special: Sweets are passe; healthy, non-sugar ‘shots’ are in

Catering to the demand for healthier sweets during the Festival of Lights, sweetmeats are being made without sugar and artificial sweeteners, using natural fruits and super-food seeds. These options are popular with both diabetics and health-conscious individuals.

Seeds, dry fruits and honey based cookies available in the Lucknow market (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 11, 2023 06:28 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Diwali mithais 101: A mix of old and new

While sweet shops in Lucknow are offering modern bakery varieties to patrons, bakers have made room for some traditional mithais too

Heavy rush at a sweet shop in Lucknow (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 10, 2023 07:40 PM IST

Kiran Sharma: Actors across age groups are getting good opportunities

Last seen in the OTT series Trial by Fire, Kiran Sharma is happy that actors across age groups are getting opportunities and good content to be a part of.

Kiran Sharma recenty shot for an OTT series in Lucknow(HT Photo)
Published on Nov 04, 2023 11:37 PM IST

Anupriya Goenka: My pursuit has been to choose the right creators and content

Actor Anupriya Goenka that she has been working parallelly in both the mediums – films and OTT.

Actor Anupriya Goenka was recently on her visit to Lucknow(Instagram)
Published on Nov 03, 2023 11:26 AM IST

Lucknow-born actor Shrey Bhargava bags award in Singapore, next stop Bollywood!

After winning the Singaporean national award, he will be pitched against Prosenjit Chatterjee at the Asian Academy Creative Awards for the best-supporting role.

Lucknow-born actor Shrey Bhargava recently bagged the Singaporean national award for his English-series Titoudao: Dawn of a New Stage
Updated on Oct 31, 2023 02:03 PM IST

Gulzar: Films only show what happens around us

Writer-lyricist Gulzar feels those who have a problem with today’s film and music must focus on fixing the social issues that the latter attempt to explore.

Writer-lyricst Gulzar during the Rubaru event organised by Hindi daily Hindustan in Lucknow(Sudhanshu Kumar/HH)
Published on Oct 31, 2023 10:12 AM IST

Gulzar takes the audience on a poetic journey

During the event, Gulzar spoke about the scars of the partition, which are reflected in his writings, songs, and films.

Gulzar during the event (Deepak Gupta)
Updated on Oct 29, 2023 06:50 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Beyond the Stadium: No Tickets? No Worries! Cricketainment galore for India-England Clash in Lucknow

A selection of restaurants and lounges are gearing up to broadcast the match on big screens while offering enticing deals for their patrons.

Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow (HT File)
Updated on Oct 27, 2023 06:46 AM IST

Spiced with the soul of sportspersons journey: Samarpit on National Games anthem

After composing the anthem for 37th National Games 2023, to be held in Goa from October 26, composer Samarpit Golani wants to compose more sports theme songs.

Samarpit Golani has composed the anthem for 37th National Games 2023, to be held in Goa from October 26
Published on Oct 24, 2023 11:21 AM IST

Now I want to try Ramlila: Danish Akhtar Saifi on playing Lord Hanuman

Having played Lord Hanuman five times in his 8-year-old acting career, wrestler-turned-actor Danish Akhtar Saifi is geared up to play the diety in Ramlila.

After TV serials and film actor Danish Akhtar Saifi is geared up to play Lord Hanuman in Ramlila
Published on Oct 21, 2023 07:10 PM IST

Mirzapur actor Anjumm Sharma: My film & theatre stint helped me arrive, finally

Mirzapur actor Anjumm Sharma says he is set to fly now with the coming season

Actor Anjumm Sharma at the HT House in Lucknow(HT)
Published on Oct 21, 2023 06:41 PM IST

Surendra Pal: Done a few mytho shows but my roles were immensely popular

Actor Surendra Pal says his tryst with mythological shows have been much lesser than the social shows but his roles in the former have become ajar and amar!

Actor Surendra Pal is currently doing four TV shows and will soon be seen in a film
Published on Oct 17, 2023 11:44 PM IST

Shreyas Talpade, Manjari Fadnnis on a roll at Residency

Shooting for KC Bokadia's next feature film Zindagi Namkeen Hai began at Residency in Lucknow on Sunday with actors Shreyas Talpade and Manjari Fadnnis.

Shreyas Talpade and Manjari Fadnnis during the shoot of Zindagi Namkeen Hai in Lucknow(Chintamani)
Published on Oct 16, 2023 09:21 AM IST

Fukrey 3 actor Amit Dhawan: These 22 years have been my learning period

Starting with episodic on TV to small roles in films, actor Amit Dhawan took 22 years to get his first major break where he plays an antagonist in Fukrey 3

Amit Dhawan was last seen playing tanker mafia in Fukrey 3
Published on Oct 15, 2023 06:41 PM IST

Acting and direction are the balancing factors of my life: Rakesh Chaturvedi Om

Rakesh Chaturvedi Om started his career as an actor and gradually started writing, which eventually got him into direction.

Actor turned director Rakesh Chaturvedi Om
Updated on Oct 13, 2023 06:46 PM IST

Film and OTT are similar and different at the same time: Deepak Kingrani

Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai and Special Ops writer Deepak Kingrani highlights the difference between the two mediums

Writer Deepak Kingrani on his visit to Lucknow for shoot of his next film Bhaiyaaji(Deep Saxena/HT)
Published on Oct 03, 2023 08:55 AM IST
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