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‘Kaalakaandi’s story comes from a news snippet’

DNMUM405194 | 1/11/2018 | Author : Rinky Kumar | WC :1085

Akshat Verma, who turns director with the black comedy, on his fascination for quirky tales, setting them in big cities and finding his true calling
Akshat Verma shot into the limelight seven years ago with Delhi Belly. Thanks to its whacky humour and unconventional plot, the film was a welcome change for cinegoers. However, rather than jumping onto the bandwagon, Verma, who had penned its story and screenplay, decided to go slow and steady. Now, he is back with Kaalakaandi, which also marks his foray into direction. Starring Saif Ali Khan and an ensemble cast including Deepak
Dobriyal, Vijay Raaz, Neil Bhoopalam, Kunaal Roy
Kapur, Akshay Oberoi, Shenaz Treasury, and Sobhita Dhulipala, it revolves around three stories set over a course of one night. In a tête-à-tête, the writer-director talks about being inspired by newspaper clippings and why filmmaking is like gambling.
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Does your partner suffer from ‘selfitis’?
DNMUM406061 | 1/22/2018 12:00:00 AM | Author : Melissa D’Costa D’Silva | WC :539

Selfitis, the fake mental disorder recently had everyone up in arms, as many believed the hoax that it was an actual, serious mental condition. While that turned out to be a fake story, the fact that many millennials are obsessed with taking selfies
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Relationship Queries
DNMUM406062 | 1/22/2018 12:00:00 AM | Author : Dr Hemant Mittal | WC :220

I have a friend who I’m confused about. He comes into my life for seven to eight weeks, behaves as if I am the centre of his life, and then suddenly disappears. No communication, nothing. Then suddenly after few months, he will come back as if nothin
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‘Creativity is not dependent on gender’
DNMUM406063 | 1/22/2018 12:00:00 AM | Author : Deepali Singh | WC :256

The first movie that Rachita Arora composed music for, was for Anurag Kashyap’s Mukkabaaz. But as luck would have it, other movies that she signed on later, released first. “While I was doing Mukkabaaz, a few directors heard the music and liked it. S
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‘No pressure till I didn’t know that I was being compared to Rahman’
DNMUM406064 | 1/22/2018 12:00:00 AM | Author : Dhaval Roy | WC :827

Amit Trivedi’s latest soundtrack, Pad Man, has only five songs but the composer has kept things different with each one of them. So, there is a desi romantic number Aaj Se Teri, the quirky The Pad Man Song, quintessentially AT song Hu Ba Hu, pop rock
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