New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Pop diva Usha Uthup hopes that venues for performances will open up after the lockdown is lifted. However, she feels it will not be the same again and she can never expect to do the concerts with 10,000-50,000-strong audience.

Ishwak Singh: Shooting for 'Paatal Lok' was like doing 3 movies

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Ishwak Singh has featured in films like "Veere Di Wedding" and "Tum Bin II", but it is only over the past few weeks that he has become a familiar name among the Hindi audience, after his act as the earnest rookie cop Imran Ansari in the web series "Paatal Lok". Ishwak says working on "Paatal Lok" was like shooting for three movies at a go because the makers had a big canvas to paint.

Sonal Chauhan discovers new talent during lockdown

Sonal Chauhan discovers new talent during lockdown

Mumbai, May 30 (IANS) While discovering new activities during lockdown, actress Sonal Chauhan decided to try her hand at sketching.

Ananth Mahadevan: Mainstream media ignorant about Bengal, Odisha and Northeast

Ananth Mahadevan: Mainstream media ignorant about Bengal, Odisha and Northeast

Mumbai May 30 (IANS) Filmmaker Ananth Mahadevan is angry over the ignorance of the national media while covering cyclone Amphan that affected the lives of 10 million people. Amphan devastated parts of eastern India including West Bengal and coastal Odisha on May 21.

'Betaal' casting director recalls spooky experience during audition

'Betaal' casting director recalls spooky experience during audition

Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Paragg Mehta, the casting director of Netflix's latest horror series "Betaal", claims he had spooky experiences while auditioning for the show!

Pankaj Tripathi on OTT release of films: Want performance to reach many through any medium

Pankaj Tripathi on OTT release of films: Want performance to reach many through any medium

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) With many films opting for a digital release amid lockdown due to the outbreak of COVID-19, acclaimed actor Pankaj Tripathi doesn't see it as a right or a wrong decision. He says the aim is to reach out to the maximum people through any medium whatsoever.

Purbi Joshi: Pandemic will definitely affect industry

Purbi Joshi: Pandemic will definitely affect industry

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The outbreak of coronavirus, with many small and medium-budget films are opting for a digital release. Actress Purbi Joshi, who features in a quarantine special edition of "Metro Park", agrees the film industry will be affected, but she hopes in a positive way.

Patrick Graham: There's a gap in Indian market for good, mature horror

Patrick Graham: There's a gap in Indian market for good, mature horror

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Patrick Graham feels every single village in India has its "own spook" story -- waiting to be told. The writer-director, who has captured bits from the mythological world with "Ghoul" and now "Betaal", says there is a gap in the Indian market for "good, mature and honest" horror, and he is on a mission to fill it.