Ahead of the release of the film Wonder Women on Sony LIV, Nithya Menen, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Amruta Subhash, and director Anjali Menon speak with Anupama Chopra on Film Companion about the challenges of making films about women & pregnancy, the lack of women in the “big screen spectacles” movies, the fun & rapport shared among the cast & more.
In this Film Companion Exclusive, the director of the Pakistani blockbuster The Legend of Maula Jatt, Bilal Lashari speaks to Anupama Chopra and Jagman Virk about how he went about remaking the classic to suit today's sensibilities, directing Fawad Afzal Khan and Hamza Ali Abbasi and the cult status that the film has achieved.
Madhuri Dixit Nene talks to Anupama Chopra about the response to her film Maja Ma where she essays the role of a lesbian housewife. The actor talks about the intent behind signing the film and her approach to playing the character. She lets us in on her singing career as well as how she manages her life in the social media glare. Listen to this interview to find out what she is working on next!
In this Film Companion Exclusive interview with Tabu, Anupama Chopra asks her about her process, and her working relationship with long-time collaborators like Vishal Bhardwaj, Mira Nair & Irrfan. She tells us about her experience from the sets of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, staying excited and curious about acting even after all these years & why she prefers to stay under the radar between films.
Kichcha Sudeepa speaks to Anupama Chopra about the pulse of Vikrant Rona, working with Jacqueline Fernandez on the superhit song Ra Ra Rakkamma, and does the most hilarious Salman Khan mimicry for us.
Post the grand premiere of The Gray Man now available on Netflix, actor Dhanush sat down with Anupama Chopra to discuss working with the Russo Brothers for his Hollywood debut, what his children think about it, and working on himself as an artist, and more.
With the launch of The Gray Man on Netflix, the Russo Brothers speak to Anupama Chopra about working with Dhanush, the process of creating blockbuster commercial films time & again with a global appeal, ‘the greed of the Russos’, and more.
In this chat on Film Companion, Janhvi Kapoor talks to Anupama Chopra about her new film Good Luck Jerry, what she thinks of Nayanthara's performance in the original, her 'bholi bechari' image, and why she's tired of being pictured outside the gym.
Taapsee Pannu speaks to Anupama Chopra about becoming Bollywood's go-to actor-as-athlete, why she wants to take a break from sports films now, and the genre of film that she really wants to explore next. Watch the actor share her story of struggles, preparing for this challenging role and what signing a film opposite Shah Rukh Khan means to her.
Vidyut Jammwal speaks to Anupama Chopra on Film Companion about 'officially' being the best martial artist in the world, what he thinks of other action stars like John Abraham and Tiger Shroff, his philosophies in life and the journey of making Khuda Haafiz Chapter II – Agni Pariksha.
Anil Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani & Neetu Kapoor speak to Anupama Chopra about coming together for JugJugg Jeeyo, what goes into creating a commercial Bollywood film and how their own marriages influenced their acting. Varun Dhawan also shares why he ‘manifested a flop’ for himself and how it changed him as an actor.
In this Film Companion exclusive, Karan Johar speaks to Anupama Chopra about his 50th birthday party, his evolution as a filmmaker and some of his biggest regrets. Watch this interview as he shares the most fun anecdotes from his Bollywood bash, Ranveer Singh turning DJ, stories from the sets of Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani and more.
Anupama Chopra speaks to filmmaker duo Pushkar-Gayatri about the origin & development of their first web series Suzhal: The Vortex, streaming on Amazon Prime Video. They also speak about creating outstanding music with music composer Sam C.S., what to expect from Vikram Vedha’s Hindi remake starring Hrithik Roshan & Saif Ali Khan, and the work-life chemistry between the husband-wife duo.
"I can be quite a handful" says Abhay Deol in this interview with Anupama Chopra where he talks about his Lionsgate Play film Jungle Cry, why he's not as confrontational as before and how OTT is shaping the future for actors like him.
Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani chat with Anupama Chopra about joining forces for the spiritual sequel of Bhool Bhulaiyaa, their similar journeys as actors and the tips and tricks of manoeuvring paparazzi culture today. Kiara also lets us in on a little bit about RC15 her film with Ram Charan directed by Shankar.
Neetu Kapoor speaks to Anupama Chopra in this Film Companion Exclusive about ‘discovering’ herself as an actor and making her own creative choices for the first time in her career. She shares heartfelt stories about Rishi Kapoor and the void he has left in her life and the ‘dream’ that was the Ranbir-Alia wedding.
"I want people to whistle, clap and jump" - Yash and Prashanth Neel are in conversation with Anupama Chopra about mounting KGF 2 on a much larger scale, the art of choreographing swagger and how they improvise the mic-drop dialogues for the film. The actor talks about his future plans and how he looks towards his audiences to guide his next move.
Jr. NTR speaks to Anupama Chopra ahead of the massive success of the SS Rajamouli directed RRR. The actor tells us how they celebrated the box-office collections, the scene he found toughest to shoot and how his son shaped him as the actor he is today. He even let us in on his wish list of Bollywood directors and the film he is shooting for next. Watch the entire chat and tell us your favourite moments.
"Today, it's a better time to be a female actor than a male actor" - Ahead of the release of Jalsa on Amazon Prime Video, powerhouse talents Vidya Balan & Shefali Shah speak to Anupama Chopra about their experience collaborating with each other, what they picked up from each other's process and the reality of being married to film producers!
Céline Sciamma speaks to Anupama Chopra about her new MUBI film Petite Maman which follows a young girl coping with the death of her grandmother by bonding with her mother. The filmmaker tells us about her approach to cinema and how she keeps the 'desire' alive.
Alia Bhatt in conversation with Anupama Chopra about the making of a 'Sanjay Leela Bhansali' heroine, the nuances she picked up for Gangubai Kathiawadi, her goals for her production house and why she's 'all good' with the rumours around her marriage.
"This is going to be Bhumi's career best performance" - Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar chat with Anupama Chopra about releasing Badhaai Do in theatres, what you can learn from a low phase in your career and the 'brotherhood' they share.
Richa Chadha, Pratik Gandhi and Tigmanshu Dhulia talk to Anupama Chopra about adapting the book 'Six Suspects' into a web show, how censorship can probably have a positive impact on movie making and why actors should ‘be like animals’.
"It took two years of shooting to make this one month happen" - Tahir Raj Bhasin is basking in the praise for Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein and 83 and gearing up for the release of Looop Lapeta. The actor talks to us about his 'struggle,' how to stay focussed and what's next for him.