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Sweta Kaushal has 13 years of experience covering Bollywood and regional movies, TV shows, national current affairs and social issues.

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Happy birthday: five reasons why we love Kapil Sharma

He is among the top 100 celebs on Forbes India list and is the producer-host of the most popular non-fiction show on Indian TV. He has also signed a three-film-deal with Yash Raj Films. Click to know why he is so popular.

Updated on Apr 02, 2014 03:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Satyamev Jayate 2 topples Comedy Nights with Kapil

Satyamev Jayate 2 ratings remained on top of the charts dethroning Comedy Nights with Kapil from its numero uno spot. Isn't it time television top bosses thought of more intelligent programmes?

Updated on Apr 02, 2014 01:27 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Satyamev Jayate 2: is the voter to blame for criminalisation of politics, asks Aamir

The last episode of Aamir Khan's Satyamev Jayate was a well-timed one; it was themed around the criminalisation of politics. With a focus on political parties giving tickets to the accused, the show also held the voter - who elects these criminal MPs and MLAs - responsible.

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Updated on Mar 31, 2014 11:14 AM IST
Hindustantimes.com | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Movie review: O Teri is pretty much Jai Ho without Salman Khan's star power

Salman Khan has gone all out to promote his sister's home production O Teri. The Bilal Amrohi-Pulkit Samrat-starrer is not a total paisa-vasool film, but entertains you in bits and pieces.

Updated on Mar 29, 2014 01:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Kalki Koechlin's Womanifesto for general elections 2014

Congress has released its poll manifesto while BJP and AAP are yet to come out with theirs. Actor Kalki Koechlin has some women-specific suggestions for the political parties, given the importance crime against women as an issue will have in the Lok Sabha polls.

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Updated on Mar 27, 2014 04:53 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Top 10 performances of Farooq Sheikh on his birthday

On the birth anniversary of legendary actor Farooq Sheikh, we take a look at the best performances of the actor across his 40-year-long career in showbiz. The actor died in December 2013.

Updated on Mar 25, 2014 04:22 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Movie review: Rajat Kapoor's Ankhon Dekhi is thought-provoking fun

Rajat Kapoor returns with Sanjai Mishra-starrer Ankhon Dekhi that hit theatres on Friday. It is an awesome experience that makes you laugh and think about life, both simultaneously, throughout the movie.

Updated on Mar 22, 2014 12:50 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Movie review: Gang of Ghosts disappoints

The official remake of Bengali superhit Bhooter Bhabishyat, Mahie Gill, Meera Chopra-starrer Gang of Ghosts could have been an impressive satire. Unfortunately, the film fails to deliver on its promise.

Updated on Mar 21, 2014 07:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

I never read scripts before reaching sets: Sanjai Mishra

Unlike most theatre artists, Sanjai prefers Bollywood over theatre. "Theatre has its limitations. Cinema has a far better reach," says the actor whose Ankhon Dekhi hits theatres on Friday. But no leading man roles for him for obvious reasons.

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Updated on Mar 21, 2014 12:07 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Satyamev Jayate 2: Aamir's waste management lesson may not be effective

Though the current episode of the TV show outlined various ways of eco-friendly waste management that can be incorporated in our current system, this one is not likely to evoke as many debates as other issues raised on the show often do.

Updated on Mar 16, 2014 02:42 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | BySweta Kaushal

Watch: Salman Khan grooves in style for O Teri but this is no chartbuster

The promotional song of Atul Agnihotri's O Teri, featuring brother-in-law Salman Khan is out. Despite all its style and Salman moves, the song will leave you cold.

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Updated on Mar 14, 2014 04:26 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Bewakoofiyaan: why Ayushmann Khurrana thought it would be his last movie ever

Ayushmann Khurrana tells us why he thought Bewakoofiyaan, that hits theatres on Friday, would be his last film ever. In a candid chat, he talks about the film, his son, Sonam Kapoor and more.

Updated on Mar 14, 2014 04:57 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

I would not have made Ankhon Dekhi without Sanjay Mishra: Rajat Kapoor

Actor-director Rajat Kapoor cannot be less concerned about box office success. He says films, like art, cannot be made according to customer demand. In a candid interview, he talks about his upcoming film Aankhon Dekhi and more.

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Updated on Mar 21, 2014 12:06 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Bhootnath Returns: meet Amitabh Bachchan, the rap star

The first song of Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Bhootnath Returns is out. The song Party Toh Banti Hai is a celebration of the ghost played by Big B. WATCH SONG

Updated on Mar 10, 2014 06:26 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Offo, you will love Alia Bhatt, Arjun Kapoor in 2 States song

Quirky lyrics, peppy music and sizzling chemistry between Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor -- the first song of 2 States – Offo -- has it all. The song showcases cute chemistry between college love-birds Alia and Arjun, the lead actors.

Updated on Mar 10, 2014 06:26 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

First Trailer: Rajinikanth returns with Kochadaiiyaan

The first trailer of KS Ravikumar's Kochadaiiyaan - The Legend, is out. Starring Thalaiva Rajinikanth and Deepika Padukone, the film promises to be a grand affair. WATCH VIDEO

Updated on Mar 10, 2014 06:26 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Movie review: Despite good actors, Total Siyapaa is a waste of time

Director Eeshwar Niwas does not deliver the fun riot you expect from Total Siyapaa. Even veteran actors like Anupam and Kirron Kher and a talented Ali Zafar fail to save the film. TRAILER INSIDE

Updated on Mar 10, 2014 04:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Movie review: Gulaab Gang is no women's liberation statement

There are several clichés and loopholes in the film and Gulaab Gang has its lows. However, if you are looking for a Bollywood masala entertainer, this one's a must watch.

Updated on Mar 08, 2014 11:11 AM IST
Hindustantimes.com | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Movie review: Queen Kangana Ranaut turns tragedy into celebration

The self-discovery of a woman rejected in marriage, Vikas Bahl's Queen is predictable and does not really break stereotypes every other second. Kangana Ranaut, however, may remind you of a younger Sridevi from English Vinglish.

Updated on Mar 14, 2014 02:13 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Watch: first trailer of Kaanchi launches a new face

The first trailer of Subhash Ghai's Kaanchi is out. Starring newbie Mishti and Kartik Aryan, the film is the story of a girl's fight against the system and society.

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Updated on Mar 06, 2014 05:52 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

First trailer: Kangana Ranaut shines in Revolver Rani

Just a day before Vikas Bahl's Queen is slated to hit theatres, the first trailer of Kangana Ranaut-starrer Revolver Rani is out. And the actor has impressed quite a few. WATCH VIDEO

Updated on Mar 07, 2014 09:44 AM IST
Hindustantimes.com | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

When Madhuri Dixit was asked to leave Bhopal airport's VIP lounge

We've all heard of star tantrums. But have you heard of fan tantrums? Well, that's exactly what happened with Madhuri Dixit and her Gulaab Gang team at the Bhopal airport.

Updated on Mar 05, 2014 03:13 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Madhuri Dixit takes to revolutionary Hindi poetry in Gulaab Gang

Shayari in Dedh Ishqiya, rebellious poetry in Gulaab Gang, the dhak dhak diva Madhuri Dixit is in the Indian classical culture mode. The actor talks about her love for classical culture and doing her bit as an artist.

Updated on Mar 05, 2014 03:13 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Youtube Fanfest: India's own Saturday Night Live with AIB, TVF

The country had its own taste of Saturday Night Live on Saturday evening when Youtube India organised the Youtube India Fanfest at Bandra Fort in Mumbai.

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Updated on Mar 02, 2014 07:08 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Check out Farhan Akhtar's 'cool' rickshaw puller act, as he rescues Deepika

In a new coke advertisement, Deepika and Farhan strike a perfect chemistry and venture into virgin territory. Farhan aces the 'cool' rickshaw-puller look with black shades and a gamcha. Deepika is effortless as a small-town lass. VIDEO INSIDE

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Updated on Mar 01, 2014 01:15 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Movie review: watch Shaadi Ke Side Effects once for Vidya Balan, Farhan Akhtar

Vidya Balan-Farhan Akhtar-starrer Shaadi Ke Side Effects hits theatres on Friday laden with expectations. The movie, however, does not entertain as much as Pyaar Ke Side Effects. The only saving grace is Farhan and Vidya's performance.

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Updated on Mar 01, 2014 07:51 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

'Gulaab Gang is a masala potboiler, not about women's emancipation'

Gulaab Gang director Soumik Sen does not want to talk about Sampat Pal or her Gulabi Gang. In an interview to Hindustantimes.com, he says his film is a masala entertainer and not on women's emancipation.

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Updated on Feb 26, 2014 04:03 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Don't like my chemistry with Alia, don’t watch Highway: Randeep Hooda

In a candid interview with Hindustantimes.com, Randeep Hooda talks about the journey of Highway - from the preparations to the release, his favourite actor, director and more.

Updated on Feb 26, 2014 04:44 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

'It was boring that Madhuri and Juhi didn't fight on sets of Gulaab Gang'

Is Gulaab Gang a take on Sampat Pal's Gulabi Gang? Was it a party to shoot with once rivals Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla? Film's producer Anubhav Sinha comes on record and answers these questions and more.

Updated on Mar 05, 2014 04:52 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Two States: Alia Bhatt, Arjun Kapoor in first poster

Even as Alia Bhatt's Highway hits theatres on Friday, the first look of her next, Two States, starring Arjun Kapoor, is out. The film is directed by Abhishek Varman. PIC INSIDE

Updated on Feb 21, 2014 05:53 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi
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