India Masala

Ishkq in Paris: Love gone wrong

May 24, 2013

Preity Zinta’s comeback Bollywood film features the characteristic Zinta elements her fans have loved over the years. Effervescence and her famous dimples. Both are present in “Ishkq in Paris”, albeit in heightened form. Zinta is a little too bubbly, too jumpy and flashes her dimples far too often for them to be endearing. It’s like enthusiasm on steroids.

More than ‘just good friends’ in Bollywood

May 26, 2009

“We are just good friends” has to be the most overused phrase in Bollywood (or even Hollywood) for that matter.

Videsh: Stark and unsettling

March 27, 2009

Watching Deepa Mehta’s “Videsh” is not a very pleasant feeling. Watching a woman getting bruised and beaten up never is.

Rani and Preity — Bollywood queens no more?

August 7, 2008

One of my favourite scenes is from the film “Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna”. Actresses Preity Zinta and Rani Mukherjee are walking towards the hero, Shah Rukh Khan, in a crowded New York street.