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Year-Ender 2021: Vidya Balan To Kiara Advani To Taapsee Pannu - 5 Stellar Female Performances

Dec 22, 2021 Prateek Sur

As another year comes to an end, we take a look back at the strong and impactful female performances that struck a chord with the audience owing to the hard-hitting portrayal.

Why Will I Be Bothered?: Saswata Chatterjee On Abhishek Bachchan's Replacement In 'Bob Biswas'

Dec 18, 2021

Actor Saswata Chatterjee opens up on actor Abhishek Bachchan's replacing him as Bob Biswas in the film titled 'Bob Biswas'.


Vidya Balan, Suriya, Manoj Bajpayee And Samantha Akkineni Win Top Acting Honours At IFFM

The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) announced today its grand winners for its 12th edition, which was held virtually.

Vidya Balan: Not Every Biopic Is Well Made

Aug 05, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Actor Vidya Balan feels biopics need to be told in a “unique manner” otherwise they end up being boring, since the structure of biopics, according to her, is pretty much the same.


Lockdowns Have Taught Me Not To Waste Food: Actor Mukul Chadda

Actor Mukul Chadda tells how the pandemic has been difficult for actors with many actors not having income for months.

13 June, 2021

‘There Is A Sherni In Each One Of Us,’ Says Vidya Balan

Lachmi Deb Roy

Vidya Balan feels that all her experiences in the entertainment industry, be it good or bad, has only made her stronger as a person.


10 June, 2021

‘Sherni’ In A Man’s World: Vidya Balan On The Challenges Of Playing A Forest Officer

Lachmi Deb Roy

Defying all stereotypes, Vidya Balan will be donning the uniform of a forest officer in ‘Sherni’ making the audience believe that a male lead is not an absolute necessity for a film to be successful.


28 October, 2020

How To Cope With Various Stages Of Menopause

Sheta Mittal

Know All About and Get Through to Peri, During and Post -Menopause With Four Steps


02 October, 2020

A Rare Maithili Film Release Finds Promoters In Hrithik Roshan,Vidya Balan And Other Bollywood Stars

Giridhar Jha

Mithila Makhaan, a film in Maithili, did not find takers earlier despite the fact that the film had won the prestigious National Award as the best movie in the language in 2016.


29 July, 2020

I Try To Live Life On My Own Terms Like Shakuntala Devi Did: Vidya Balan

Giridhar Jha

In an interview to Outlook's Giridhar Jha, Vidya Balan talks about her latest film 'Shakuntala Devi', career, gender and pay disparity in Bollywood and, of course, how it feels to have been at the forefront of the revolution of women’s cinema in the past decade.


15 July, 2020

Playing Shakuntala Devi Was Both Intimidating And Exhilarating, Says Vidya Balan

Outlook Web Bureau

Shakuntala Devi is the first Indian language biopic to make its global premiere exclusively on Prime Video.


16 May, 2020

Vidya Balan Starrer Shakuntala Devi Biopic To Premiere Exclusively On Amazon Prime Video

Lachmi Deb Roy

The film has been produced by Sony Pictures Networks Production and Vikram Malhotra


15 January, 2020

Vidya Balan To Star In A Film On Maharashtra's Tigress Avni

After Shakuntala Devi, Vidya will be seen playing a forest officer in the production house's next venture, that will revolve around the controversial case of tigress Avni.


25 October, 2019

Invest In Iron, Women, Instead Of Gold On Dhanteras

Swati Bhattacharya

Half The Women In Urban India Are Anaemic. A Creative Social Awareness Campaign, Project Streedhan, Spreads The Good Word And Celebrities Pick Up Iron-rich Fruits


28 August, 2019

Mission Mangal Box Office Collection Day 13: Akshay Kumar's Space Film Continues To Mint Good Numbers

Mission Mangal starring Akshay Kumar, Taapsee Pannu, Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Kirti Kulhari, Nithya Menon and Sharman Joshi hit the screens about two weeks ago. Here is the Day 13 box office collection of the film.


21 August, 2019

Akshay Kumar Asks #WhyTheGap On Instagram. And So Do We

Charupadma Pati

Actor Akshay Kumar has taken to social media to throw light on the state of the hungry, malnourished children of India, struggling to get one square meal a day.


08 May, 2019

Vidya Balan To Portray ‘Human Computer’ Shakuntala Devi In Her Next Biopic

Outlook Web Bureau

The film is scheduled to go on floors later this year.



Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

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The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz