With the year coming to a close, we thought we’d take a look back at some of the best Bollywood-centric pieces we’ve read around the internet in 2016 – including interviews, essays, reviews, opinion pieces, and more. Here are some of our favourites:
Taran N Khan for Caravan, February
Ranveer Singh is at the top of his game, and everyone wants a piece of him. This story is an in-depth look at the actor, the person behind the actor, and his growth and struggles.
Mohini Chaudhuri for Film Companion, April
An insightful look into fan culture as it relates to Bollywood celebrities, and how important social media fan clubs are to a celebrity’s digital image.
Karan Johar for NDTV, June
Karan Johar’s first in a series of candid columns, where he talks about censorship and moral policing. Even more interesting when you consider what he went through a few months later for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
Rega Jha for BuzzFeed India, June
A brave piece on how defending Salman Khan – and his comments – equals defending misogyny, violence, goonism, and a whole host of other moral and legal problems.
Ankur Pathak for Huffington Post, July
Even after giving thousands of interviews, there’s still more to Shah Rukh Khan that needs to be uncovered. This interview – and its subsequent piece – is amongst the best reads on the superstar, and really makes you feel like you’ve spent some time in his head.
Sahil Rizwan for BuzzFeed India, July
The Vigil Idiot’s most viral review of 2016, which rips apart Sultan, points out plotholes, and acknowledges that everyone will watch it anyway.
Proma Khosla for Brown Girl Magazine, August
If you’ve ever rewatched a film you loved, only to realise that it’s problematic, sexist, and full of stereotypes, you’ll want to read this piece on the portrayal of women in Bollywood films.
A Krishna for The Quint, September
This insightful look into potential reasons Bollywood studios are shutting shop. There was a lot of chatter about this online, and many even disagreed with the author, but it’s an interesting read nonetheless.
Sonam Kapoor for BuzzFeed India, September
Sonam Kapoor’s viral essay about body image, unrealistic beauty standards, and celebrity culture.
Suresh Mathew for The Quint, October
While many took Fawad Khan’s alleged anti-national statement with a pinch of salt, it was still widely shared online and believed to be the truth. This piece tracks the story in the media, with an aim to find the original source – and whether Fawad actually made those comments.
Suprateek Chatterjee for Huffington Post India, October
A much-needed sensible take on the controversy surrounding Pakistani artists working in India, posing the question: How did we get here?
Raja Sen, October
Raja Sen’s beautifully-written review of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil that’s a treat to read even if you don’t agree with his thoughts on the film.
Feel free to add your favourites in the comments below!
The post The 12 Best Bollywood Interviews, Essays, And Reviews Of 2016 is copyright of MissMalini.
from Bollywood – MissMalini https://www.missmalini.com/2016/12/19/the-12-best-bollywood-interviews-essays-and-reviews-of-2016/
Bollywood Entertainment Update