Sweta Kaushal

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

Articles by Sweta Kaushal

Sexual misconduct charges: director Tigmanshu Dhulia supports Subhash Kapoor

Two days after sexual assault charges were levelled against Jolly LLB director Subhash Kapoor by actor Geetika Tyagi, filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia has come out in his support triggering a war of words with Geetika's boyfriend, Atul Sabharwal.

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Updated on Feb 21, 2014 05:55 PM IST | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

The best part of Highway was I didn't have to worry how I looked: Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt is a lucky girl– first film with Karan Johar and second with Imtiaz Ali where she got to sing for AR Rahman. The actor talks about her lucky streak, her no make-up look and more.

Updated on Feb 20, 2014 01:38 PM IST | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

No one wanted to produce Highway: Imtiaz Ali

Highway was not a smooth drive for filmmaker Imtiaz Ali. In an interview, the director says he faced a lot of trouble while shooting this Alia Bhatt, Randeep Hooda-starrer. To begin with, nobody was ready to produce it.

Updated on Feb 24, 2014 11:44 AM IST | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Sunil Grover's Chutki fails to recreate Gutthi magic

Sunil Grover's latest avatar Chutki on Mad In India is a dead ringer for Gutthi. The show or the character offer nothing new and the jokes on this comedy show are very unfunny.

Updated on Feb 21, 2014 05:54 PM IST | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

How Bollywood love evolved over the years

From the yesteryear heroines who sacrificed for their love and suffered happily ever after to the generation today which has parties to celebrate break-ups, Bollywood has always captured the zeitgeist of the age. On Valentine's-Day today, we take a look at love then and love aaj kal.

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Updated on Feb 14, 2014 07:22 PM IST | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

'If Madhuri's film is fictional, why did they name it Gulaab Gang?'

Anubhav Sinha has clarified that his film is not based on Sampat Pal's Gulabi Gang. Nishtha Jain, whose film Gulabi Gang hits theaters on February 21, talks about her documentary and Gulaab Gang's connection with Pal's group.

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

First look: Holiday has Akshay Kumar in a Special 26 avatar

The Holiday trailer offers a refreshing new perspective in terms of characterisation – a measured Akshay Kumar as an intelligence officer and Sonakshi Sinha playing a boxer!

Updated on Apr 07, 2014 10:27 AM IST | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Parineeti Chopra: the Vidya Balan of younger generation

Four films old and she is being compared to Ranbir Kapoor and Vidya Balan. With a National Award in her kitty, Parineeti Chopra is on a spree of shattering stereotypes. Meet the new 'hero' of the film.

Updated on Feb 08, 2014 09:59 AM IST | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

WATCH: Sonam Kapoor dons bikini in Bewakoofiyaan for the first time

The first trailer of Nupur Asthana's Bewakoofiyaan is out. The film looks like a saga of fight between love and money, with Rishi Kapoor playing the father who is described as "Osama-type terrorist".

Updated on Mar 12, 2014 07:10 PM IST | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Movie review: Parineeti Chopra re-defines Bollywood heroine in Hasee Toh Phasee

With Karan Johar and Anurag Kashyap backing the movie, expectations were high. Thankfully, the film lives up to its promise. The Parineeti Chopra, Siddharth Malhotra-starrer sets new norms for rom-com in Bollywood.

Updated on Feb 07, 2014 02:17 PM IST | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

WATCH: Rajat Kapoor returns with Ankhon Dekhi

After Mithya and Phas Gaye Re Obama, writer-director Rajat Kapoor brings another satirical film - Ankhon Dekhi. The movie stars Sanjay Mishra in the lead role. CLICK HERE FOR TRAILER

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Updated on Feb 05, 2014 06:03 PM IST | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

How Salman Khan's Munnabhai turns into Aparichit in Jai Ho

In an attempt to deliver a social message through a masala entertainer, director Sohail Khan ends up making it too heavy. Besides, Salman Khan's character is more like Aparichit than Munnabhai.

Updated on Jan 30, 2014 05:04 PM IST | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

People will laugh if I act like Sunnypaji: Abhay Deol

In a chat with, actor Abhay Deol and his co-star girlfriend Preeti Desai speak about their upcoming film One By Two, being a celeb couple and his association with big brother Sunny Deol.

Updated on Jan 28, 2014 06:46 PM IST | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Salman Khan's Jai Ho finds a fan in Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan seems to be totally floored by Salman Khan's Jai Ho. Mr Perfectionist has been running a countdown to the film's release on his Twitter account.

Updated on Jan 24, 2014 12:47 PM IST | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Somnath Bharti's actions were dictatorial: Abhay Deol

Reacting to Somnath Bharti’s recent antics, actor Abhay Deol said the Delhi law minister was tarnishing the image of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). “That Bharti episode, that looked very bad. You have to be careful, you can’t just be ordering policemen,” Abhay said, while talking to

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Updated on Jan 24, 2014 10:23 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

From Nayak to Shahenshah: the Bollywood phases of Arvind Kejriwal

A cursory glance at Arvind Kejriwal’s life in limelight will throw up an uncanny resemblance between his actions and a typical political potboiler. The ‘angry young man’ of Indian politics is in tearing hurry to clean up the ‘system’ with a single masterly stroke. Some tinseltown parallels.

Updated on Jan 21, 2014 08:09 PM IST | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Movie review: Paranthe Wali Gali fails to satiate

Paranthe Wali Gali is like a meal that lacks spice. It’s central theme fails to grip and the treatment is run-of-the-mill. Populated as it is by loud characters, this one fails to attract despite its yummy name.

Updated on Jan 18, 2014 12:03 AM IST | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

10 reasons why you must watch Dedh Ishqiya

From Madhuri Dixit's grace to Vijay Raaz's comic timing, Dedh Ishqiya showcases land of nawabs juxtaposed with the state of goons, 10 reasons why you shouldn't miss this 'intelligent' movie.

Updated on Jan 13, 2014 03:32 PM IST | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Watch trailer: Madhuri Dixit's Gulaab Gang is power-packed

Going by the first trailer, Soumik Sen's Gulaab Gang looks quite promising. The characters portrayed by Madhuri Dixit, Juhi Chawla are set to challenge the angry young men of the industry.

Updated on Jan 10, 2014 02:29 PM IST | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Movie review: watch Mr Joe B Carvalho for Vijay Raaz, Arshad Warsi

Despite good performances by Arshad Warsi and Vijay Raaz, this comedy of errors is not entertaining. Weak script, bad acting by rest of the cast and unfunny jokes prove to be the film’s undoing.

Updated on Jan 03, 2014 06:06 PM IST | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Best Bollywood films in 2013: when experiment & industry took giant strides

If 2013 is significant for being the centennial year of Indian cinema, it didn’t disappoint with its output either. From breaking BO records to breaking new grounds, the film industry achieved it all.

Updated on Jan 01, 2014 12:31 PM IST | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

CM Arvind Kejriwal on Bigg Boss 8: our wish list for next season

Here are the famous five who Bigg Boss should bring into the house in 2014 to send the TRPs soaring for a show that rides high on controversies and publicity.

Updated on Dec 31, 2013 08:02 AM IST | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Bigg Boss 7: Andy evicted from the house

As the show approaches the finale, it has been getting more and more surprising. In an interesting turn of events, one of the best entertainers in the house, Andy has been voted out under mid-week eviction surprising.

Updated on Dec 25, 2013 05:41 PM IST | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Game-changers in television: from saas-bahu sagas to controversial reality shows

What’s your telly fix -- Bigg Boss or Breaking Bad, CID or Suits? India went beyond its shores to look for great TV and lapped it all up. As this year draws to a close, we analyse the best of TV, both Indian and American, and reach the verdict – interesting times ahead!

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Updated on Dec 27, 2013 01:35 PM IST | BySweta Kaushal and Abhilasha Chhabra, New Delhi

How MTV’s rejection created Q-tiyapa

If you follow Indian channels on Youtube, you are familiar with the word Q-tiyapa. The Viral Fever is one of the most famous platforms for spoofs on popular issues. We caught up with the guy who is the brain behind the funnies - Arunabh Kumar.

Updated on Dec 24, 2013 06:10 PM IST | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Trailer out: Kangana Ranaut could be the next Queen of Bollywood!

The first trailer of Kangana Ranaut’s Queen is out and the actress has impressed one and all. Right from her looks to the accent, she seems to have nailed the comic act. Even social media audiences have great things to say. TRAILER INSIDE

Updated on Dec 22, 2013 03:03 PM IST | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Bigg Boss 7: Armaan Kohli evicted, Tanisha to fend for herself

In a surprising twist to the reality show, Armaan Kohli, one of the strongest contestants, was voted out of the house. This comes as the second twist to the tale that is widely rumoured to be scripted.

Updated on Dec 25, 2013 04:31 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Bigg Boss 7: Kushal Tandon voted out in mid-week eviction

Even as Armaan Kohli returns to the Bigg Boss house following a rather melodramatic arrest, bail and re-entry, another controversial contestant is making news.

Updated on Dec 19, 2013 03:15 PM IST | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Armaan Kohli may have been targeted for publicity: Arshad Warsi

Bigg Boss contestant Armaan was arrested and later released on bail on charges sexual assault against Sofia Hayat. While Arshad Warsi feels "white does not mean right", TV actor and ex-Bigg Boss contestant Rajev Paul, thinks Sofia's action looks like a publicity stunt.

Updated on Dec 17, 2013 07:53 PM IST | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Bigg Boss 7: Armaan Kohli is back

Armaan Kohli, who was arrested on Monday night and released on bail on Tuesday afternoon, is back on the reality show Bigg Boss 7. He will be shown making an entry again on Wednesday night.

Updated on Dec 18, 2013 09:46 AM IST | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi
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