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Bollywood Film ‘Chhapaak’ Makes Serious Splash

Bowing to rave reviews in India, “Chhapaak” (Splash) a Hindi-language film directed by Meghna Gulzar, an Indian director who was educated at NYU Tisch, is opening in North America on Friday.The daughter of Bollywood star Raakhee and Oscar-winning songwriter mono-monikered Gulzar, she directed music videos before breaking through with 2015’s “Talvar.” Her next film 2018’s […]

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Actor Deepika Padukone on Making Her Producing Debut in Acid Attack Movie ‘Splash’

Acid attacks on women by spurned men are endemic in South Asia. Top Indian actor Deepika Padukone is debuting as a producer and headlining the cast of Disney-owned Fox Star Studios’ “Splash” (“Chhapaak”), a film that deals with the issue.India’s Hindi-language film industry, known popularly — or pejoratively, depending on your point of view — […]

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Why Hasn’t Tom Hanks Been Oscar Nominated Since 2001? History — and Cary Grant — Hold the Answer

Tom Hanks isn’t an unsung hero: At 63, he’s been a beloved, well-paid movie star since the ’80s, and has received five Oscar nominations and two wins. That said, he hasn’t been nominated in nearly two decades; although he’s been lauded for awards-worthy performances in “Captain Phillips” and “Sully,” the last nomination was for “Cast […]

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Dick Delson, Longtime Hollywood Publicist, Dies at 81

Dick Delson, a well-known Hollywood publicist who worked with stars including Sylvester Stallone, Walter Matthau and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and on campaigns for films including “The Deerhunter” and “Jaws,” died Sunday in Yarmouth, Maine. He was 81.His niece, Joanna Delson, said he died in his sleep at a longterm care facility.Among his other clients were James […]

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