Kavita Awaasthi

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?

Is it the return of the prodigal season for web shows?
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

Saurabh Shukla
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.

Dilip Joshi
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.

Swara Bhasker and Fahad Ahmad
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

Richa Chadha
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”.

Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya
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

Bhuvan Bam
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

Dheeraj Dhoopar
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

Angad Bedi
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

Nakuul Mehta
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.

Vivek Dahiya
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

HT Image
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.

Arjun Bijlani on quitting smoking: It is not easy but I am trying my best
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

Devashish Makhija
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.

Satish Kaushik (AFP)
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.

Ranndeep R Rai
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!

Niti Taylor Bawa
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

Gauahar Khan and Zaid Darbar
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

Akshay Oberoi
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

Randeep Hood in CAT
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

Karan V Grover
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.

Richa Chadha
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

A still of Aashiqana and Bigg Boss OTT
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.

Anshuman Jha and Sierra Winters
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

Sunny Leone
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

Pankaj Tripathi (PTI)
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

Angad Bedii and PV Sindhu
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

A still from Jab We Met
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.

A still from Jab We Met
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

A still from Jab We Met
Updated on Oct 26, 2022 06:32 PM IST
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