Opinion: Kangana's Heavy Heart And Bollywood Response - by Shobhaa De

Opinion: Kangana's Heavy Heart And Bollywood Response - by Shobhaa De

Shobhaa De | Wednesday September 16, 2020

There are saints and there are sinners - they coexist in shanti. Bollywood is not Juhu beach which can be cleaned up thanks to the efforts of a few. Bollywood was and remains a badass monster.

Opinion: Rhea's Polished, Glitch-Free Prime Time Performance

Opinion: Rhea's Polished, Glitch-Free Prime Time Performance

Shobhaa De | Friday August 28, 2020

Several jaws must have dropped at Rhea's steely responses to every question, complete with dates, time lines, 'facts' and figures. It was a perfectly-scripted, glitch-free performance.

Opinion: Bollywood <i>Badnaam Hua</i>, Darling <i>Tere Liye</i> - by Shobhaa De

Opinion: Bollywood Badnaam Hua, Darling Tere Liye - by Shobhaa De

Shobhaa De | Thursday July 23, 2020

Bollywood is so bloody good at 'adjusting', it has now become a permanent way of life. Bollywood is a protean creature that can take any shape it wants to, whenever it wants, aaram se. Unfortunately, its pandemic shape is an eyesore.

Opinion: Sachin Pilot, A Most Unsuitable Boy - by Shobhaa De

Opinion: Sachin Pilot, A Most Unsuitable Boy - by Shobhaa De

Shobhaa De | Wednesday July 15, 2020

Sachin Pilot is Ashok Gehlot's Walkie-Talkie doll. A desi, Made-in-India doll. He is not blond but speaks "good English" and is "handsome". Khallas! He is done for.

Opinion: Vikas Dubey Finale Worse Than C-Grade Thriller From 70s - by Shobhaa De

Opinion: Vikas Dubey Finale Worse Than C-Grade Thriller From 70s - by Shobhaa De

Shobhaa De | Friday July 10, 2020

In Mumbai, we are used to looking for movie/showbiz references in real life, which is why we are wondering why those who are involved in this drama couldn't have hired a more competent script-writer. This reads worse than a C-grade crime thriller from the 70s.

Opinion: After Sushant Singh Rajput's Loss, Bollywood Ripped Wide Open - by Shobhaa De

Opinion: After Sushant Singh Rajput's Loss, Bollywood Ripped Wide Open - by Shobhaa De

Shobhaa De | Friday July 03, 2020

Authenticity is all that matters - in life - and entertainment. So, please guys - get real. Get off your high horses. The world has changed when you weren't looking. Forget all the hogwash about 'filmi royalty' and 'first families' tripe.

Opinion: Irrfan Khan's Aloofness Was Never An Act - By Shobhaa De

Opinion: Irrfan Khan's Aloofness Was Never An Act - By Shobhaa De

Shobhaa De | Wednesday April 29, 2020

He was his own person from the moment he was noticed by Bollywood's best. His aloofness was not a studied act - he was aloof with good reason - he was that sure of his talent. I cannot recall a single major movie of his in which he let his own exceedingly high standards down as a performer.

Opinion: One Fall Guy + Complete Intel Failure On Bandra Gathering - By Shobhaa De

Opinion: One Fall Guy + Complete Intel Failure On Bandra Gathering - By Shobhaa De

Shobhaa De | Wednesday April 15, 2020

The migrants aren't the only ones facing the spectre of death. What happens if more daily wage workers crowding our dazzling city of gold decide to face a lathi-charge, defy the lockdown and attempt to flee? Phir kya hoga, Kaliya?

Opinion: Shobhaa De On The DHFL Family's Breakout And Punishment

Opinion: Shobhaa De On The DHFL Family's Breakout And Punishment

Shobhaa De | Saturday April 11, 2020

Bending the law can be addictive. People like them are hard-core addicts. I seriously doubt they have 'learnt a lesson'.

Opinion: Salman's Biceps As Big As His Box Office: Shobhaa De's <i>"Bharat"</i> Review

Opinion: Salman's Biceps As Big As His Box Office: Shobhaa De's "Bharat" Review

Shobhaa De | Monday June 10, 2019

Salman Khan has given 14 consecutive 100-crore hits in a 10-year period. Bhai ho toh aisa!

Opinion: PM Won't Forgive Pragya Thakur; Will He Punish Her? - By Shobhaa De

Opinion: PM Won't Forgive Pragya Thakur; Will He Punish Her? - By Shobhaa De

Shobhaa De | Friday May 17, 2019

Merely stating he'll "never forgive" her is not enough. It is disingenuous, at best. Show it! How will he 'punish' this awful woman? When? And excuse me, where are our law-makers? Too scared to comment?

Opinion: "And The Hamper Goes To..." Shobhaa De On Akshay's PM Modi Interview

Opinion: "And The Hamper Goes To..." Shobhaa De On Akshay's PM Modi Interview

Shobhaa De | Thursday April 25, 2019

From one khiladi to another...the much-touted non-interview has got to be the silliest political gimmick of this very, very silly season! The question is: Who emerged as Khiladi No. 1 in this corny exercise?

Opinion: Shobhaa De On <i>"Kalank"</i>: I Agree With Its Song <i>"Tabah Ho Gaye"</i>

Opinion: Shobhaa De On "Kalank": I Agree With Its Song "Tabah Ho Gaye"

Shobhaa De | Friday April 19, 2019

As we walked out, my pregnant daughter clutching her belly, and me clutching my head, I found myself singing the one track that was in perfect sync with my mood - "Tabaah ho gaye". Yes, I was devastated.

Opinion: A Tale Of 2 <i>Shaadis</i> - Whose Was Bigger, Fatter And More Bollywood?

Opinion: A Tale Of 2 Shaadis - Whose Was Bigger, Fatter And More Bollywood?

Shobhaa De | Monday December 03, 2018

I am in a shaadi Como. Sorry, coma. My head is reeling trying to differentiate between the Bollywood superstars who tied the knot, exchanged rings, exchanged vows and what not. The destinations look the same. The outfits look ditto-ditto. Even the expressions are somewhat alike. As if the same movie director is behind the camera saying, "...and ACTION!"

Opinion: <i>Desi</i> Girl, <i>Pardesi</i> Boy - Shobhaa De On PeeCee's Engagement

Opinion: Desi Girl, Pardesi Boy - Shobhaa De On PeeCee's Engagement

Shobhaa De | Monday August 20, 2018

"Buaji, PeeCee's friends from Hollywood are also saying he's a changa munda, and his parivaar has fully welcomed our kudi into their home. They are planning a big party on his 26th birthday next month."

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