October 2021

The Numero Uno film magazine, Stardust is packed with hot steamy gossip from the Indian film industry, top-of-the-line interviews with the hottest stars, behind the scenes of new releases, fashion statements of stars, candid moments of celebs and so much more....

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in this issue

7 min
neeta’s natter

For all those people who couldn’t see Katrina Kaif going beyond Salman Khan and Ranbir Kapoor and the ones who scoffed at the thought of Kat getting serious about Vickey Kaushal, well, here’s news for you. Kat was there at Vickey Kaushal’s film Sardar Udham‘s screening looking rather hip in a short denim skirt and a chic top. She had come as Vickey’s ‘special’ guest and played the perfect hostess at her rumoured boyfriend’s film screening. Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani too were there at the same screening looking very much in love. In fact, the Sher-shaah real couple have thrown caution to the winds and are now open about their love for each other. At the screening, Kiara was hanging onto Sid’s arm and gazing into his eyes each time…

14 min
cover story

“I NEVER INTENDED TO BE AN EDUCATOR. I WANTED TO MAKE MY FILMS MY WAY BUT REACH THE WIDEST POSSIBLE AUDIENCE.” – MIRA NAIR Filmmaker Mira Nair is the creator of stories that have led me on a journey of both self and social discovery. As a five-year-old about to make my first trip to India (Mumbai) from the US, Salaam Bombay! introduced me to the reality of the life of street children and prepared me for the heartbreak that I would encounter once I landed in the country. As a ten-year-old growing up in America, Mississippi Masala highlighted people of my ethnicity in a mainstream film for the first time, in a story we could otherwise never have spoken about. Lastly, The Namesake revealed internal and external conflicts as the child…

5 min
get snappy

“PROFESSIONALLY, I THINK I’M IN A GOOD PLACE.”- SHAHID KAPOOR What is the most exciting thing happening in your life right now? Well, on the personal front, it is obviously fatherhood. It is very exciting and very new. You are a hands-on father? I don’t know what the standards of a hands-on father are. But yes, I am trying to do everything I possibly can. I’ve been told that I am a bit obsessive and a bit too into it. And that I need to chill out and go work. That’s what I’ve been hearing a lot now. Scared of being replaced in that time probability? Sure. Sometimes you have to be okay. It is about prioritisation and what is more important. You decide this is more important to me and this is why I’ll prioritise…

3 min
get snappy

“I THINK I AM NOBODY TO JUDGE WHETHER I SHOULD GET CREDIT OR NOT.”– PARINEETI CHOPRA What gets to you the most about being an actor? Sometimes the lack of privacy! There is no moment which is completely yours. It is always shared with the world and people. It’s more difficult when you’ve not grown in a famous home and you are used to a certain amount of privacy or you are used to a certain type of lifestyle so that definitely is something you really need to learn to adapt to. But it is a very small price to pay for being loved by your fans How different is it to work in an ensemble cast film? It is not different actually, it is almost exciting for an actor because there are so…

5 min
is aryan khan being targeted because he is srk’s son?

“Breaking News” So it did surprise a lot of people when news filtered in early this month that Aryan Khan was detained along with Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha by the NCB. The NCB claimed that on a tip off from an insider, a group of officers boarded a cruise liner Cray’Ark which was organized by Fashion TV and drugs were found in the raid. The NCB’s remand application filed in a special NDPS court claimed they seized 13 grams of cocaine, five grams of Mephedrone, 21 grams of cannabis and 22 pills of MDMA, popularly known as Ecstasy. Aryan was arrested on October 3, 2021. In Aryan’s case, although the NCB filed a case initially for consumption, they again slapped sections 27, 28 and 29. Section 28 is attempt to consume,…

3 min
after two flops one after the other, can akshay kumar bounce back?

At one point, Akshay Kumar was considered as one of the luckiest actors in Bollywood as whatever he touched became Box office darlings. In fact, in the last five years, Akshay had even changed his path and dabbled in meaningful cinema like Padman which went on to be a huge success. But Laxmii – a film that Akshay was banking a lot on to prove his acting chops bombed. And, how! Of course, it was pandemic time and the lockdown was at its zenith, so when Laxmii released on Amazon Prime, an OTT platform, the reaction from the public was shockingly lacklustre. But still, Akshay had always been lucky so people just assumed it was a one off thing, “an experimental” film that the public just didn’t take to, But…