Sweta Kaushal has 13 years of experience covering Bollywood and regional movies, TV shows, national current affairs and social issues.
Articles by Sweta Kaushal
Ponniyin Selvan I: Why women are the true heroes of this film
Ponniyin Selvan I: From Aishwarya Rai to Shobhita Dhulipala and Aishwarya Lekshmi, the women characters in the film (much like the book) have their own minds and the narrative uses their intelligence actively.
Published on Oct 03, 2022 06:37 AM IST
Bhamini Oza wants husband Pratik Gandhi to relax: 'He can't sit idle'
Actor Bhamini Oza talks about her new short film, Vakeel Babu, her husband-actor Pratik Gandhi and more in this exclusive interview with Hindustan Times.
Published on Sep 26, 2022 10:20 AM IST
Abhishek Banerjee: 'I don't mind if I get stereotyped, as long as...'
In an exclusive chat with Hindustan Times, actor Abhishek Banerjee talks about his new film Vakeel Babu, upcoming Bhediya with Varun Dhawan and more.
Updated on Sep 24, 2022 06:48 AM IST
Angad Bedi: ‘You can’t expect people to invest ₹100 crore in you'
In this exclusive interview with Hindustan Times, Angad Bedi talks about his new film The List, modern-day relationships and more.
Published on Sep 23, 2022 09:32 AM IST
Kirti on how her and Angad's lives have changed: He's a dad and I'm separated
Kirti Kulhari talks about her new film The List, reuniting with Angad Bedi and more in this exclusive interview with Hindustan Times.
Updated on Sep 23, 2022 06:37 AM IST
Vineet Kumar Singh protected sister from men's stares, recalls mom's sacrifices
In an exclusive chat with Hindustan Times, Vineet Kumar Singh talks about Manish Mundra's directorial debut Siya, and shares how he has viewed the struggles of women around him.
Published on Sep 16, 2022 07:08 AM IST
Siya actor Pooja Pandey reveals how she stayed in a village to prep for her role
Actor Pooja Pandey opens up about her debut film, Siya, how she prepared for her role of a rape survivor, and more in this exclusive chat with Hindustan Times.
Published on Sep 15, 2022 08:16 PM IST
Parambrata Chattopadhyay inteview: On his special family in Kolkata and more
In an exclusive chat with Hindustan Times, Paramabrata Chattopadhyay shares his views on the changing workflow in the film industry, whether gender equations have changed, and his upcoming films.
Updated on Sep 14, 2022 09:52 AM IST
Pankaj Tripathi: The star who refuses to stop experimenting
He has his mannerisms and a typical style of acting but Pankaj Tripathi almost never repeats his characters onscreen. On his birthday, here's looking at his career to understand how he continues to experiment with his onscreen avatar despite all the success that he has.
Published on Sep 05, 2022 04:39 PM IST
Liger combines the worst of Bollywood misogyny and Puri Jaggannath's films
No one expected Liger to be a feminist tale but what Puri Jaggannath has unleashed on viewers is not even worth a single watch.
Updated on Sep 02, 2022 10:01 AM IST
Mandakini explains her breastfeeding scene in Ram Teri Ganga Maili
In this exclusive interview with Hindustan Times, Mandakini talks about her debut film Ram Teri Ganga Maili, her breastfeeding scene and working on her new song as she makes her comeback with Maa O Maa that also marks her son Rabbil's debut.
Published on Aug 24, 2022 11:14 AM IST
Dobaaraa actor Vidushi Mehra: Anurag Kashyap starts shoots by hugging everyone
Dobaaraa actor Vidushi Mehra shares her experience of working with Anurag Kashyap in an exclusive chat with Hindustan Times.
Published on Aug 19, 2022 02:08 PM IST
Akshay Kumar plays a regressive man but Raksha Bandhan isn't a regressive film
In Raksha Bandhan, Akshay Kumar plays a man with regressive thinking, but the film is not regressive. He learns the importance of women's education and the evils of dowry as the story progresses.
Published on Aug 14, 2022 01:59 PM IST
Laal Singh Chaddha: Mona Singh, as the mom, weaves the tale of a strong woman
Advait Chauhan's Laal Singh Chaddha brings forth a strong woman's character with Mona Singh's Gurpreet. The Aamir Khan-Kareena Kapoor-starrer film released on August 11.
Published on Aug 14, 2022 06:48 AM IST
Actor Harry Parmar recalls fight sequence that left Aamir Khan injured
In an exclusive interview with Hindustan Times, actor Harry Parmar talks about his role in Laal Singh Chaddha and recalls how he injured himself during a fight sequence. Aamir Khan also ended up with a hairline fracture after 16-17 takes for the sequence.
Updated on Aug 09, 2022 08:26 AM IST
Shamshera: Of two Ranbir Kapoors, angry crows and Sanjay Dutt mocking own film
Shamshera is almost a mockery of masala entertainers that often work at the box office. The treatment of the Ranbir Kapoor-starrer appears as if it was an attempt to revive that kind of cinema for Hindi films.
Published on Jul 26, 2022 06:47 AM IST
Crowdfunded RK/RKay will remind you of Woody Allen, Guru Dutt's films
RK/Rkay is a meta film about the process of filmmaking, the pressures of compromising on creativity, and the identity crisis where one wonders if they have freewill, or is life driven by predestination.
Published on Jul 25, 2022 06:43 PM IST
Khuda Hafiz: Sheeba Chaddha's Thakur had all the potential to save the film
Sheeba Chaddha as Thakur is the only genuine effort that could have made up for all the mess that Khuda Hafiz Chapter 2 Agni Pariksha was otherwise.
Published on Jul 13, 2022 07:32 PM IST
Guru Dutt's Kaagaz Ke Phool: Painting glamour world's tragedy on silver screen
Guru Dutt would have turned 97 on Saturday. We revisit Kaagaz Ke Phool to mark the occasion; a film that is a masterclass in the art and craft of cinema.
Published on Jul 09, 2022 11:07 AM IST
Kailash Kher says he can't ‘praise lips and cheeks’: 'I don’t write like others'
In a candid chat with Hindustan Times, Kailash Kher shares his birthday plans, revisits the early days of his career and struggles. He also said he was a ‘suicide survivor’.
Published on Jul 07, 2022 09:15 AM IST
Tigmanshu Dhulia's Paan Singh Tomar: Revisiting the film on his birthday
Tigmanshu Dhulia made an entertaining film that gave Irrfan Khan his star status and had apt socio-political commentary as well. On the filmmaker's 55th birthday, we revisit the film.
Published on Jul 03, 2022 09:46 AM IST
Anurita Jha's dad said ‘bindas karo’ as she told him about Ashram intimate scene
Anurita Jha shares she had a crush on Aashram 3 co-star Bobby Deol, opens up on taking up her first intimate scene, and more in this interview with Hindustan Times.
Published on Jun 01, 2022 09:37 AM IST
Dalip Tahil says Mahesh Babu's Bollywood comment had to do with work ethics
In a new interview with Hindustan Times, Dalip Tahil elaborates on his tweet about Mahesh Babu's comment that Bollywood cannot afford him. He also shares his opinion on the work ethics that need to change in the Hindi film industry.
Published on May 26, 2022 06:39 AM IST
Dalip Tahil on Rajiv Kapoor not facing camera for 30 years
In a new interview with Hindustan Times, Dalip Tahil talks about his new film Toolsidas Junior, his co-star, late actor Rajiv Kapoor and more.
Published on May 24, 2022 06:34 AM IST
Jersey's Geetika: ‘On sets of Kabir Singh, I believed Shahid was arrogant man’
Chotii Sardarni actor Geetika Mehandru has worked with Shahid Kapoor in two films, Kabir Singh and Jersey. She talks about her experience and what all she learnt.
Published on Apr 11, 2022 06:34 AM IST
Surya, who has cerebral palsy, shares acting tips he got from Vidya during Jalsa
In this interview with Hindustan Times, actor Surya Kasibhatla shares the experience of life with cerebral palsy and getting an acting role as a differently abled child in Jalsa.
Published on Apr 07, 2022 07:10 AM IST
Sharmaji Namkeen: Taaruk fought back tears on hearing these words from Rishi
Taaruk Raina, who plays Rishi Kapoor's son in Sharmaji Namkeen, talks about the late actor in this interview with Hindustan Times.
Published on Apr 01, 2022 06:31 AM IST
Interview: Lara Dutta recalls rejecting The Matrix role to care for ailing mom
In a new interview with Hindustan Times, Lara Dutta talks about the changes that motherhood brought in her life, and revisits her journey in the film industry.
Published on Mar 09, 2022 07:07 AM IST
Bhagyashree’s daughter says she was made to feel conscious about 'husky voice'
In a new interview with Hindustan Times, Avantika Dassani opens up on struggling to ‘fit in’ when people made fun of her ‘husky voice’ as a teenager. She also talks about her debut Mithya, her mom Bhagyashree and more.
Published on Feb 18, 2022 07:04 AM IST
'Miss India was a do-or-die situation for me,' says Neha Dhupia
Neha Dhupia talks about her journey in the film industry, sharing babysitting duties with actor-husband Angad Bedi and more in this new interview with Hindustan Times.
Published on Feb 17, 2022 08:14 PM IST