Swara reveals a homely look for a film... Sonakshi tells us what we all need... Photograph: Kind courtesy Sushmita Sen/Instagram Sushmita Sen starts shooting for Aarya 2 -- in Jaipur. Now, we are puzzled. The last time we saw Aarya Sareen, she was on her way to Australia with her kids. What's she doing, back in Jaipur? Photograph: Kind courtesy Esha Gupta/Instagram Esha Gupta goes grocery shopping. Photograph: Kind courtesy Esha Gupta/Instagram ... And then settles down for a burger and a dash of wine. Photograph: Kind courtesy Swara Bhasker/Instagram Swara Bhasker reveals a gharelu look for her film, Jahaan Chaar Yaar where she reunites with her Veera Di Wedding co-actor Shikha Talsania along with Meher Vij and Pooja Chopra. Photograph: Kind courtesy Krystle D'Souza/Instagram Krystle D'Souza turns 31 on March 1 and thanks her fans for the birthday wishes: 'Just finished Reading all your messages, and … [Read more...] about Bosswoman Sushmita is back!
Whether it’s coming out of Nashville, New York, L.A., or points in between, there’s no shortage of fresh tunes, especially from artists who have yet to become household names. Rolling Stone Country selects some of the best new music releases from country and Americana artists. (Check out last week’s best songs.) Shonna Tucker, “A Brother’s Love” This country-soul lullaby from Alabama singer-songwriter-bassist Shonna Tucker is a touching ode to fraternal companionship and the type of trust that turns close friends into family. “I ain’t your mama,” Tucker, a former member of Drive-By Truckers, sings over her gently plucked mandolin, “but I feel like I am.” The song was recorded remotely with Oklahoma singer-songwriter John Calvin Abney, but it plays like a warm dialogue between two close-knit cousins. Don Bryant, “A World Like That” “Some people say some of us don’t count/they wanna build a wall so they can shut us out,” sings Memphis soul man Don Bryant in this defiant but … [Read more...] about RS Country Music Picks for Week of March 8th
Sushant finished off his innings in style by scoring high on his last theatrical release, Chichhore , a film that was ironically about suicide not being a solution. Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar 'This can't be true.' That's the first reaction I had when the horrific news of Sushant Singh Rajput's suicide reached me. Taking one's own life can never have any rationale. 'Why would he do that?' That's the question that many have asked me. Frankly, no one can ever know. The reasons are always personal for an individual. Last I hear, he hasn't left any note. IMAGE: Sushant with Kriti Sanon during the promotions of Raabta . Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar I won't say Sushant was a friend. He wasn't an acquaintance either. We may have spoken a few times for the promotion of his films, I may have tweeted something about his films and he may have reacted to it. That's it. But whenever we chatted, formal as it may have been, there was a lot of … [Read more...] about Looking at Sushant’s roller coaster life
"They killed almost my entire family and raped me. There was no future for me. I couldn't go on with my life as before, so I decided to become a fighter to get revenge." I can barely look into Faida's red-rimmed eyes. Most of the time, she avoids my gaze and stares at the ground or the gun in her hands. She sometimes laughs briefly when she talks to me, but it is an ironic and bitter laugh. We walk through a beautiful, mountainous landscape with lush green hills where black-and-white cows graze. It looks like Switzerland. But that's where the similarity ends. We are in North Kivu in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a few kilometers from the village of Masisi. We left the last checkpoint controlled by the Congolese army behind us hours ago and march with Faida and three other rebels through the so-called no man's land — a stretch of terrain controlled neither by the Congolese army nor by a specific rebel group, and where fighting often occurs. We have an appointment … [Read more...] about A woman guerrilla fighter in DR Congo relates her ordeal
Maria Speth's intimate portrait of an unorthodox teacher and his sixth-grade students, most of them from immigrant families, won the Silver Bear Jury Prize at Berlin. When filmmaker Maria Speth brought her documentary crew to a provincial German school, her goal was "open-ended observation." Observing a classroom where jam sessions and juggling lessons are as likely as lessons in math and grammar, she achieves that and more with Mr. Bachmann and His Class , one of the most effortlessly absorbing and deeply encouraging nonfiction films of recent memory. The Wiseman-esque doc unfolds at an unhurried and richly rewarding pace, introducing us to the industrial town of Stadtallendorf, in central Germany, before zeroing in on Class 6B of the Georg Büchner School, where Speth's friend Dieter Bachmann has been a teacher for 17 years — what he laughingly calls "my longest relationship." Like the great American documentarian Frederick Wiseman , Speth draws us into a world without … [Read more...] about ‘Mr. Bachmann and His Class’: Film Review | Berlin 2021