Mumbai-based Kavita Awaasthi writes on Television, for the daily Entertainment and Lifestyle supplement, HT Cafe
Articles by Kavita Awaasthi
Is it the return of the prodigal season for web shows?
Not all web shows work, and not many of them make the cut for a third season. But for those that do — what is it that make them worth the investment?
Updated on Mar 24, 2023 08:37 PM IST
10 years of Jolly LLB: Saurabh Shukla recalls how Jolly LLB helped him interested in acting again
On 10 years of Jolly LLB, Saurabh Shukla remembers winning a National Award for his performance and adds Jolly LLB gave hope to people as it was inspiring
Published on Mar 15, 2023 09:02 AM IST
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’s Dilip Joshi dismisses ‘fake news’ on life threat: Bhala ho uska jisne yeh galat khabar falai (Exclusive)
When we called Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah actor Dilip Joshi about the news that his life was under threat, he dismissed it.
Published on Mar 04, 2023 04:27 PM IST
Swara Bhasker opts for an intimate wedding at her nani’s home
Actor Swara Bhasker and politician Fahad Ahmad’s traditional wedding ceremonies including haldi, sangeet, mehendi and reception are planned between 11 and 16 March.
Updated on Mar 04, 2023 10:58 AM IST
Richa Chadha to support and be part of more independent cinema
The Masaan actor is planning to make more independent cinema with stronger subjects and also be a part of them, but this time as a producer
Published on Feb 20, 2023 04:41 PM IST
Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya: Bike riding is liberating and meditative
The actor, who bought a new bike recently, says women on bikes inspire her and “make me feel proud of my tribe”.
Published on Feb 06, 2023 10:26 PM IST
Bhuvan Bam: I want to tell my own stories in my own capacity
The content creator turned actor says he is serious about acting and is essentially a storyteller. After producing and acting in his projects Taaza Khabar and Dhindora, he plans to produce more
Updated on Feb 03, 2023 06:36 PM IST
Dheeraj Dhoopar on Sherdil Shergill going off air: We did not get the numbers
Dheeraj Dhoopar talks about why his almost five month old show Sherdil Shergill didn’t work and the unpredictable nature of the industry
Updated on Feb 02, 2023 03:07 PM IST
Angad Bedi’s preparing for a 400 metre sprinting race
The actor, who has been training for track and field for three years, is looking forward to the sprinting race tournament soon
Published on Jan 30, 2023 07:25 PM IST
Nakuul Mehta on coffee date with fans: It was wonderful
Bade Achhe Lagte Hain 2 actor Nakuul Mehta invited his admirers to a cafe in London for a catch up and was amazed to see 150 people turn up
Updated on Jan 23, 2023 06:41 PM IST
Vivek Dahiya: ‘It is tough to crack a good web project’
State of Siege: Temple Attack actor Vivek Dahiya shares that the competition in the industry has increased. Read the interview.
Updated on Jan 08, 2023 04:25 PM IST
Shaheer Sheikh on his physical transformation: I was not overweight but out of shape.
Shaheer Sheikh believes in slow and steady and that’s how he describes his recent physical transformation
Published on Jan 07, 2023 10:33 PM IST
Arjun Bijlani on quitting smoking: It is not easy but I am trying my best
Arjun Bijlani started the new year with a resolution to quit smoking. He announced the decision with a tweet. He spoke at length with us about his decision.
Published on Jan 07, 2023 06:38 PM IST
Devashish Makhija: Film festivals are portals to international horizon
Bhosle director Devashish Makhika’s next Joram, starring Manoj Bajpayee, to have a world premiere at the 2023 International Film Festival Rotterdam. He says international exposure helps a movie chart its journey
Updated on Dec 28, 2022 09:46 AM IST
Satish Kaushik: It is an achievement when High Court refers to your film
Satish Kaushik’s Kaagaz was used as a reference in the Delhi High Court judgement; says It shows how good cinema can influence society and bring healthy changes.
Published on Dec 28, 2022 08:44 AM IST
Ranndeep R Rai: I don’t care about rumours; they never stop
Actor Ranndeep R Rai shares that he doesn’t pay heed to rumours as it is common for people to talk about public figures.
Published on Dec 26, 2022 10:42 PM IST
Niti Taylor: Quality time was the gift I needed this Christmas
Actor Niti Taylor, who working non-stop this year, had a pre-Christmas celebration with family; says met them after nine months!
Published on Dec 25, 2022 11:53 AM IST
Exclusive: Gauahar Khan on pregnancy: Want to cherish this time despite being in the limelight
Mommy-to-be Gauahar Khan reveals how she was working non-stop in the first few months and why she would like to continue working as much as possible during pregnancy
Updated on Dec 23, 2022 01:26 PM IST
Akshay Oberoi: It was important for me to keep working to run my house
Akshay Oberoi talks about how an actor’s performance leads to makers believing in them and it’s not just about their name
Updated on Dec 16, 2022 04:37 PM IST
Intrigue, thrill, espionage- what makes spy dramas appealing?
From Mukhbir - The Story of a Spy, Taanav, CAT, to Slow Horses and Tehran, plots around espionage have continued to tick on the web. We explore why
Published on Dec 16, 2022 11:44 AM IST
Karan V Grover: Show ending in five months isn’t shocking but disappointing and saddening
Karan V Grover talks about his 5-month old TV show Bohot Pyaar Karte Hai’s fate; adds not all characters and stories work
Published on Dec 16, 2022 11:18 AM IST
Richa Chadha to star in an Indo-British production
The actor is glad to collab with makers who “want to tell different stories”. She will start shoot for the film in London.
Published on Nov 13, 2022 04:57 PM IST
Are TV audiences being wooed by OTT with digital ?
With a growing number of digital versions of popular television shows, like Anupama and Koffee With Karan, we take a look at the connect between web shows and TV serials and ask if makers on OTT are trying to woo TV audiences
Updated on Nov 04, 2022 08:18 PM IST
Anshuman Jha on getting married: A lot of dreams came true
Actor Anushman Jha got hitched on October 29 after a two year engagement as the pandemic delayed his plans.
Published on Nov 01, 2022 05:03 PM IST
Sunny Leone: Halloween is for dressing up, learning it is okay to be messy
Actor Sunny Leone opens up about her plans to dress up and celebrate the spook fest today with her family, friends
Updated on Oct 31, 2022 01:16 PM IST
Pankaj Tripathi: Chhath Puja teaches us to respect, preserve Nature
The Criminal Justice actor talks about his memories of Chhath Puja and his plans for this year’s festivities
Updated on Oct 29, 2022 05:45 PM IST
Angad Bedi: I loved PV Sindhu’s down-to-earth attitude
The actor opens up about meeting the badminton champion for the first time and discussing all things sports
Published on Oct 28, 2022 04:47 PM IST
15 years of Jab We Met: Tarun Arora says even today, the film feels fresh
Actor Tarun Arora wonders why Bollywood doesn’t make such films anymore and shares what he learnt from co-stars Kareena Kapoor Khan and Shahid Kapoor
Updated on Oct 26, 2022 06:29 PM IST
15 years of Jab We Met: Pavanraj Malhotra: Fans say they have watched Jab We Met more than Sholay!
Actor Pavanraj Malhotra explains why he was not keen to play uncle in Jab We Met and reveals why the film still works.
Published on Oct 26, 2022 06:24 PM IST
15 years of Jab We Met: Saumya Tandon calls it a refreshing iconic film that aged beautifully!
Saumya Tandon shares why Jab We Met is a breath of fresh air and what she learnt from co-stars Kareena Kapoor Khan and Shahid Kapoor
Updated on Oct 26, 2022 06:32 PM IST