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S Farah Rizvi writes on Bollywood, OTT, television and culture for the daily Entertainment & Lifestyle supplement, HT City.

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Talent, not appearance takes one far: Badshah of rap

I’m into gymming but gymming is not into me: Badshah of rap

The musician feels talent and not appearance takes one far.
Published on Dec 07, 2018 03:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByS Farah Rizvi

‘Women in our society are treated as second class citizens’

Actor Chhavi Pandey is a feminist at the core. She believes that women in society are still treated as second-class citizens and people don’t understand what women in every family do for their loved ones.

Actor Chhavi Pandey(HT Photo)
Published on Nov 28, 2018 02:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByS Farah Rizvi

Films will happen but right now focused on TV, says Kinshuk Vaidya

Kinshuk Vaidya, the adorable child artiste from yesteryear’s show Shaka Laka Boom Boom, is relishing his latest stint in the television industry with many new serials coming his way.

Kinshuk Vaidya(Dheeraj/Dhawan/HT Photo)
Published on Oct 27, 2018 03:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByS Farah Rizvi

I too had my share of struggle: Varun Dhawan

Varun Dhawan, who was in Lucknow recently to promote his film, ‘Sui Dhaaga’, said that Indian cinema was always more about family stories.

Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma in Lucknow.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 18, 2018 12:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByS Farah Rizvi

How about a digital detox detour!

Around 3,20,000 people in the United Kingdom have committed themselves to a social media free month as part of the first ever ‘Scroll Free September’ campaign.

From smartphones to satellite navigation, our lives are full of screens. We wake up to them, come home to them and carry them around all day.(Shutterstock Photo)
Updated on Sep 15, 2018 02:22 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByS Farah Rizvi

On a new love trail

Debutant Aayush Sharma may be superstar Salman Khan’s brother-in-law but his first break in films didn’t come without hard work, discipline and training.

Actor Aayush Sharma and Warina Hussain at HT House , Lucknow.(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 08, 2018 05:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByS Farah Rizvi

Reliving history could be rewarding, says actor Krishna Bharadwaj

Actor Krishna Bharadwaj, who is currently playing one of television’s most endearing characters, Tenali Rama, feels that reliving the iconic character of the poet who used his sharp wit and wisdom to solve complicated matters quickly, is enormously gratifying.

Actor Krishna Bharadwaj with Niya Sharma in Lucknow.(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 08, 2018 04:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByS Farah Rizvi

Selfie the new killfie...Is it?

Two teenage friends, aged 15, were run over by a train when they were clicking a selfie on a rail over bridge near Katana Sahib village in Ludhiana district’s Doraha on Sunday. One of their friends however, had a narrow escape. The bodies of the victims --Yuvraj Singh, a Class 7 student, and Gaurav Kumar, a Class 8 student of Rampur village-- were cut into pieces.

A new research claims that India has the highest number of selfie-related deaths.(Representative image)
Published on Aug 10, 2018 02:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByS Farah Rizvi

I wish to playback for Aamir Khan: Saurabh Valmiki

Young singer Saurabh Valmiki of Lakhimpur, who is currently winning hearts at a singing reality show, wishes to playback for his favourite hero Aamir Khan.

Saurabh Valmiki is among the top 14 of the reality show and is getting rave reviews for his performances by the judges(HT Photo)
Published on Aug 04, 2018 04:04 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByS Farah Rizvi

Bad days are over, ready for new beginning: Prateik Babbar

Actor Prateik Babbar is upbeat about people’s response to the recently launched trailer of his upcoming film, Mulk – it has already crossed 10 million views in four days.

Actor Prateik Babbar
Published on Jul 14, 2018 02:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByS Farah Rizvi, Lucknow

There should not be full stop for fashion: James Ferreira

James Ferreira, one of country’s foremost famous fashion designers, feels his love and perception for his craft has grown manifolds in his four-decade long career.

One of James Ferreira collection being showcased at a fashion show.(HT File)
Updated on Jul 09, 2018 03:24 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByS Farah Rizvi

Rhythm hits all the ‘right notes’ in debut song!

Little did Lucknowite Rhythm Sri, 6, knew that some lines he sang to draw his mother’s attention, who was upset with him, would become so popular that within seven days of posting a video online on YouTube and FB page of rhythamit- it garnered 1.3 million views, 800+ comments, 6K shares, 46K likes.

Rhythm Sri.(HT Photo)
Published on Jun 09, 2018 04:09 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByS Farah Rizvi, Lucknow

..And the fight is on

Meet HT Woman first runner up Priyanka Bhatti, a woman who overcame visual impairment to create a world of her own where all specially-abled people are treated equally...

Priyanka Bhatti.(HT Photo)
Published on May 03, 2018 01:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByS Farah Rizvi

I’m a writer by default, says Bang Bang director Siddharth Anand

The ‘Salaam Namaste’ director says direction comes to him naturally and is easiest. He says writing is the toughest as it takes a toll on him

Writer-director Siddharth Anand during his visit to Lucknow.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 17, 2018 03:12 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByS Farah Rizvi

‘Enacting rape on screen can be very taxing’

Actors say emoting the trauma of a sexual assault victim is very tough.Though such scenes are shot subtly, they make one realise what a real victim must have gone through. Even penning down an abduction/assault scene can be distressing, feel scriptwriters.

A still from the serial Kya Qusoor Hai Amala Ka?(HT)
Published on Mar 21, 2018 12:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByS Farah Rizvi, Lucknow

Can we let love prevail...?/ Let the lovers be...

February is the month of love for all but the recent “honour killing” of a Delhi-based photographer Ankit Saxena by the family members of a woman with whom he was in a relationship has left the city youths in shock.

Updated on Feb 10, 2018 02:31 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByS Farah Rizvi

Add a scarf for oomph this winter

Scarves and winters go hand in hand and this is the season where sporting one can never go wrong.

Scarves never go out of style; they’re just too functional in nature.”(Pic for representation)
Updated on Jan 06, 2018 04:50 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByS Farah Rizvi

2018: Lucknow set to sizzle on the silver screen

2017 turned out to be a golden year for films shot in Lucknow and other Uttar Pradesh districts. In fact, the state bagged the “Best Film Friendly State” award at the prestigious 64th National Film Awards.

(HT Photo)
Published on Jan 02, 2018 03:27 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByDeep Saxena & S Farah Rizvi

I’m a greedy actor, says Aankhen girl Ritu Shivpuri

“I love experimenting with my characters. When ‘Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon’ was offered to me after 24 what caught my attention was the beautifully sketched role.”

“Winning Dadasaheb Phalke award came as a surprise but it made me really happy and felt like an achiever before my kids.”
Published on Aug 31, 2017 05:13 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByS Farah Rizvi, Lucknow

Monsoon makes Lucknow more beautiful, says Vidya Balan

“I love this city as well as this state. I have been here many a times but this time I’m getting to see a different face of Lucknow.”

“I really believe that first we have to be a part of the change that we want to see in our society.”(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 10, 2017 06:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByS Farah Rizvi

Live-streaming a frightening fixation

The dark side of live-streaming on social media is on a high like never before, with number of live-stream incidents—assaults, shootings, robberies, and suicides -- steadily rising on Facebook Live last year as well as this year.

Sad part is that it’s no more a trend, it is turning into an addiction.
Published on Aug 02, 2017 04:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByS Farah Rizvi

An ‘un’fair obsession...

Obsession for fair skin is extremely high in India.Although we tend to argue that such discriminations don’t bother the urban India, that’s not always the case.

Look around and you find racists everywhere, including our relatives.
Published on Jul 27, 2017 04:13 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByS Farah Rizvi

We need to be real as actors, says Aman Verma

“I’m happy that during my stint I did appear as a straight forward person because that’s what I am. Plus, I was not there with an agenda like many were at that point of time,” the Baghban actor claims.

“I have done it all and at this point of time I’m happy with the body of work I have done in my career.”
Published on Jul 08, 2017 04:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByS Farah Rizvi

Giving wings to children’s imagination, this drone pilot aims for sky

With a master’s degree in innovation and management from UK, Mohsina’s exceptional work has been showcased in a series of coffee table books.

Mohsina Mirza(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 11, 2017 03:00 PM IST
Lucknow, Hindustan Times | ByS Farah Rizvi
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