One of Indian cinema’s finest actors, Nawazuddin Siddiqui has established himself within that niche in Bollywood where there’s still room for intelligent and realistic films. He speaks to Preeti Singh about his decade-long struggle to become what he is today.
It was in 1969 when Chanda Shroff first visited the drought-hit region of Kutch for a famine relief project. During this trip she realised that the local communities of the Ahirs, Meghwaads, Jaths and the Rabaris were quite reluctant to accept charity handouts, and insisted rather on being given some kind of work.
Vocalist Shreya Ghoshal is the poster girl for every aspiring singer in India. From an unknown reality-show participant to becoming one of the most sought-after singers in the music industry and a National Award winner, Ghoshal is truly living the dream. She speaks to Preeti Singh about the songs she cherishes the most, and about her campaign to support budding musicians.