Interviews with Anupama Chopra

Interviews with Anupama Chopra Podcast

Anupama Chopra is a film critic, television anchor and book author. She has been writing about Bollywood since 1993. Her work has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, Hindustan Times, The Los Angeles Times and Vogue (India). Here you can find all of her interviews and conversations with Bollywood and Hollywood's leading actors and filmmakers. In short, everything you need to enhance your cinematic experience.



113: Nawazuddin Siddiqui Interview with Anupama Chopra | Film Companion
"My family won't be impressed even if I win the biggest award in the world." - Nawazuddin Siddiqui tells Anupama Chopra about how he's bettering his craft by spending time in his village during lockdown, where he stands on the insider-outsider debate in the film industry and news of his separation from his wife....

113: Nawazuddin Siddiqui Interview with Anupama Chopra | Film Companion
"My family won't be impressed even if I win the biggest award in the world." - Nawazuddin Siddiqui tells Anupama Chopra about how he's bettering his craft by spending time in his village during lockdown, where he stands on the insider-outsider debate in the film industry and news of his separation from his wife....




106: Amit Sadh Interview with Anupama Chopra | Breathe Into The Shadows | Film Companion
Amit Sadh speaks to Anupama Chopra about returning with the @Amazon Prime Video India (https://studio.youtube.com/channel/UC4zWG9LccdWGUlF77LZ8toA) web series Breathe Into The Shadows, the insider-outsider conflict in Bollywood, and what kept him going for 10 years. Listen to him share anecdotes about how he went from being a security guard to an actor in Bollywood....


105: Abhishek Bachchan Interview with Anupama Chopra | Breathe Into The Shadows | Film Companion
Actors are like slip fielders. You have to grab onto what comes shooting at you." - Abhishek Bachchan chats with Anupama Chopra about how he differentiates his OTT & theatrical choices, the star dynamic in Bollywood and his biggest learnings from the sports field, prior to the release of his web series 'Breathe Into The Shadows' on  @Amazon Prime Video India (https://studio.youtube.com/channel/UC4zWG9LccdWGUlF77LZ8toA)...



99: Vidya Balan Interview with Anupama Chopra | Natkhat | Shakuntala Devi | Film Companion
It did tug at my heart, but I knew a digital release was right for the film - In this FC exclusive, Vidya Balan chats with Anupama Chopra about her short film as actor & co-producer premiering at the We Are One Global Film Festival, and accepting that Shankuntala Devi would have a digital release on Amazon Prime Video. She also tells us about how she feels content will change forever in a post-Corona world....

98: Madhuri Dixit Nene Interview with Anupama Chopra | Candle | Film Companion
My son made his debut at the same age as I did - Madhuri Dixit Nene chats with Anupama Chopra about her new single 'Candle', getting her doctor husband to shoot the video for her, and why her ‘heart isn’t in the scripts’ she’s reading right now. #Candle (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23Candle) #MadhuriDixit (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23MadhuriDixit) #AnupamaChopra (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23AnupamaChopra)...

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97: Sonu Sood Interview with Anupama Chopra | Migrant Workers | Coronavirus | Film Companion
The migrant workers are ‘trapped’ in their own country - Real and reel life hero Sonu Sood chats with Anupama Chopra about being on the front-lines in the battle against COVID-19, what a day in his life is like right now, and shares a heartwarming story of a newborn baby that was named after him! #SonuSood (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23SonuSood) #MigrantWorkers (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23MigrantWorkers) #Coronavirus (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23Co...

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96: Katrina Kaif On A Female Led Film Franchise, Her Mop Review & More | Anupama Chopra | Film Companion
She’s kept us entertained with her mop review and the how-to-wash-your-dishes videos on Instagram - Katrina Kaif chats with Anupama Chopra about what she’s learnt about herself while in lockdown, how the definition of beauty changed for her with her makeup brand, and that truly relatable mop review that gave her maximum engagement on her social media! She also lets us in on a possible female-led big-budget film franchise....









75: Siddhant Chaturvedi Interview | Anupama Chopra | Gully Boy | Bunty Aur Babli 2 | Film Companion
Gully Boy's MC Sher, #SiddhantChaturvedi (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23SiddhantChaturvedi) invites Anupama Chopra home for an interview. They chat about how life changed for the actor after Zoya Akhtar's #GullyBoy (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23GullyBoy) and what the 10 months after it have been like for him. The actor also lets us in on the Dharma and YRF movies he has green lit and getting a chance to work with the likes of #DeepikaPadukone (https://www.youtube.com/res...

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74: Deepika Padukone Interview with Anupama Chopra | Chhapaak | Film Companion
It was so liberating to have people not recognise me - Deepika Padukone chats with Anupama Chopra about filming #Chhapaak (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23Chhapaak) , taking the year off to creatively ‘enrich’ herself, how much she’s comfortable sharing on social media and the kind of films she sees herself producing....

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71: Sneha Menon Desai Interviews Devika Bhise | Film Companion
Priyanka Chopra made it easier for the next Indian to break into Hollywood - Indian-American actor Devika Bhise talks to Sneha Menon Desai (https://www.facebook.com/sneha.menon.798?eid=ARBmgHjqL8vbmWqHBFoOY_jXxQ79shqUb3N0pj4aNHcrYo7HSzGyirXWy_0A2ctEmDBPjMhEigvM4ISI) about making #TheWarriorQueenOfJhansi (https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/thewarriorqueenofjhansi?source=feed_text&epa=HASHTAG) , comparisons with #Manikarnika (https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/manikarnika?source=feed_text&epa=HASHTAG) and what sh...

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68: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Interview | Maleficent | Anupama Chopra | Film Companion
#AishwaryaRaiBachchan (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23AishwaryaRaiBachchan) tells #AnupamaChopra (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23AnupamaChopra) about dubbing for the Hindi version of #AngelinaJolie (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23AngelinaJolie) 's #Maleficent (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23Maleficent) . The actor talks about stardom in the age of social media, her next film with Mani Ratnam and the prospect of playing an evil character on ...

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67: Saif Ali Khan & Navdeep Singh Interview | Laal Kaptaan | Anupama Chopra | Film Companion
The team behind #LaalKaptaan (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23LaalKaptaan) , #SaifAliKhan (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23SaifAliKhan) and director Navdeep Singh chat with Anupama Chopra about what drew them to each other and the gruelling shoot schedule for the film. Saif Ali Khan shares anecdotes of getting into hair and makeup and learning to ride the horse. He also spills the beans on why the paparazzi has finally given his son #Taimur (https://www.youtube.com/results?se...

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66: Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Shonali Bose | The Sky Is Pink | Film Companion
#PriyankaChopraJonas (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23PriyankaChopraJonas) , #FarhanAkhtar (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23FarhanAkhtar) , Shonali Bose and Siddharth Roy Kapur discuss their film #TheSkyIsPink (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23TheSkyIsPink) , how they went about making it and how they individually deal and cope with death. Priyanka also tells us about how ironic it was that she was prepping for her wedding to Nick Jonas during the film’s shoot....

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65: Manoj Bajpayee, Raj & DK Interview with Anupama Chopra | The Family Man | Film Companion
The team behind Amazon Prime Video's #TheFamilyMan (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23TheFamilyMan) , #ManojBajpayee (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23ManojBajpayee) , Raj and DK speak to #AnupamaChopra (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23AnupamaChopra) about how they approached the series and why this tells the story of  'a quintessential Indian guy with a lot of flaws.' Anupama also asks the filmmakers what we can expect from the sequel of Go Goa Gone....

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64: Ekta Kapoor, Sakshi Tanwar Interview with Anupama Chopra | Mission Over Mars | Film Companion
Ahead of the release of their show #MissionOverMars (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23MissionOverMars) , #EktaKapoor (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23EktaKapoor) and #SakshiTanwar (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23SakshiTanwar) talk to Anupama Chopra about their working relationship that spans 19 long years, the challenges they faced telling this story, similarities with #MissionMangal (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23MissionMangal) and empowerin...

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63: Dulquer Salmaan & Sonam K Ahuja Interview with Anupama Chopra | The Zoya Factor | Film Companion
Ahead of the release of #TheZoyaFactor (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23TheZoyaFactor) , the film's cast #DulquerSalmaan (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23DulquerSalmaan) and #SonamKapoor (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23SonamKapoor) speak to #AnupamaChopra (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23AnupamaChopra) about adapting the book onto screen, lessons they've learnt from their superstar fathers and what the most misunderstood thing about them is....

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62: Sushant Singh Rajput, Shraddha Kapoor, Varun Sharma & Tahir Raj Bhasin | Chhichhore | Anupama Chopra
The cast of #Chhichhore (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23Chhichhore) , #SushantSinghRajput (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23SushantSinghRajput) , #ShraddhaKapoor (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23ShraddhaKapoor) , Varun Sharma & Tahir Raj Bhasin speak to #AnupamaChopra (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23AnupamaChopra) about the college tropes they fell back on while filming the Nitesh Tiwari directed film which is slated to release on 6th Septembe...

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60: Vidya Balan Interview with Anupama Chopra | Mission Mangal | Film Companion
#VidyaBalan (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23VidyaBalan) chats with Anupama Chopra about why she won’t collaborate with her producer husband Siddharth Roy Kapur, the overwhelming response she received for #MissionMangal (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23MissionMangal) also starring #AkshayKumar (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23AkshayKumar) and her decision to follow her gut and not allow box-office figures to govern her choices anymore....

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59: Nora Fatehi Interview with Anupama Chopra | Pachtaoge | O Saki Saki | Film Companion
Nora Fatehi speaks to Anupama Chopra close on the heels of her two songs #Pachtaoge (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23Pachtaoge) with #VickyKaushal (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23VickyKaushal) and #SakiSaki (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23SakiSaki) from #BatlaHouse (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23BatlaHouse) hitting the charts. Nora talks about her life before Bollywood and how she manoeuvred her way into films despite strong opposition from...

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58: Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy Interview | Chiranjeevi, Ram Charan, Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani
Ahead of the release of #SyeRaaNarasimhaReddy also starring #VijaySethupathi, #TamannaahBhatia, #Nayanthara, Megastar Chiranjeevi, Kichcha Sudeep & Huma Qureshi - Anupama Chopra chats with #Chiranjeevi and the film's producer #RamCharan and presenters Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani about their experience making the film on such a massive budget and what their expectations from a pan India audience is. The film is directed by Surrender Reddy....

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57: Sooraj Barjatya Interview with Anupama Chopra | 25 Years Of Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! | Film Companion
It took me 3 years & 2 ECGs to write the film - As #HumAapkeHainKoun (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23HumAapkeHainKoun) ..! completes 25 years, #AnupamaChopra (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23AnupamaChopra) chats with filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya about his memories making the film, why he can’t seem to write negative characters & what he’d like to do next. What does it feel like to hold the record of the biggest Indian film ever made? Watch this interview with #SoorajBarjatya (h...

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56: Prabhas & Shraddha Kapoor Interview with Anupama Chopra | Saaho | Film Companion
Ahead of the release of the magnum opus #Saaho (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23Saaho) , #Prabhas (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23Prabhas) and #ShraddhaKapoor (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23ShraddhaKapoor) speak to #AnupamaChopra (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23AnupamaChopra) about the making of the film, coping with the expectations of new film industries and what they are likely to be doing on release day....

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55: Sunny Leone Interview with Anupama Chopra | Film Companion
#SunnyLeone (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23SunnyLeone) who recently opened a kid’s play area in Mumbai, chats with #AnupamaChopra (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23AnupamaChopra) about embracing motherhood and managing a packed work schedule and family time. The duo also talk about the role of a sex symbol in a post #MeToo (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23MeToo) world and how Sunny views the messaging in her films....

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54: Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra Interview | Anupama Chopra | Jabariya Jodi | Film Companion
#SidharthMalhotra (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23SidharthMalhotra) and #ParineetiChopra (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23ParineetiChopra) in conversation with Anupama Chopra about their film #JabariyaJodi (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23JabariyaJodi) which releases on August 2nd. The duo let us in on how their relationship with each other has evolved since their last film together and why 'filmy acting' is a lot of fun....

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53: Vijay Deverakonda Interview | Dear Comrade | Kabir Singh | Anupama Chopra | Film Companion
#VijayDeverakonda (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23VijayDeverakonda) who was in Mumbai to meet Karan Johar ahead for the release of #DearComrade (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23DearComrade) talks to Anupama Chopra about the Hindi remake of the film and his own Bollywood aspirations. They discuss the widespread criticism #KabirSingh (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23KabirSingh) , the remake of his film #ArjunReddy (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%...

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Rakul Preet Singh Interview | Manmadhudu 2 | On The Move | Anupama Chopra | Film Companion
Ahead of the release of #Manmadhudu2 (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23Manmadhudu2) - her film opposite #Nagarjuna (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23Nagarjuna) , #RakulPreetSingh (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23RakulPreetSingh) gets #AnupamaChopra (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23AnupamaChopra) to join her at her aerial yoga class and the duo sit down to chat over a healthy meal at Farmer's Café....

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52: Kanika Dhillon Interview | Judgementall Hai Kya | Anupama Chopra | Film Companion
#KanikaDhillon (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23KanikaDhillon) who has written films like Manmarziyaan, Kedarnath and the soon to release #JudgementallHaiKya (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23JudgementallHaiKya) , speaks to Anupama Chopra about how she creates her ‘messy women’, the repercussions of the fall out between the media and #KanganaRanaut (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23KanganaRanaut) on their film and the positive and negative impact of the #MeToo (...

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51: Rana Daggubati Interview | Anupama Chopra | Film Companion
#Baahubali (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23Baahubali) actor #RanaDaggubati (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23RanaDaggubati) in conversation with #AnupamaChopra (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23AnupamaChopra) . The actor talks about growing up a product of 'Telugu film royalty' and what nepotism meant to him then. Being a producer himself, he shares interesting insight on the movie business and the impact of box-office figures. They also discuss what changed fo...

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50: Kabir Singh | Sandeep Reddy Vanga Interview | FC Postmortem | Anupama Chopra | Spoilers Ahead
In an exclusive interview post the huge box-office success and criticism his film #KabirSingh (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23KabirSingh) received, director #SandeepReddyVanga (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23SandeepReddyVanga) gives Anupama Chopra his defence and tells us he feels the rage was "bizarre." The #ShahidKapoor (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23ShahidKapoor) - Kiara Advani starrer which raked in over 200 crores at the box-office has hugely polarise...

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48: Ayushmann Khurrana Interview with Anupama Chopra | Article 15 | Film Companion
Ahead of the release of Article 15, Ayushmann Khurrana speaks to Anupama Chopra about why he chased what he believed is one of the most relevant and important films in Indian cinema. The actor tells us about breaking away from his switch on, switch off approach to acting to deep dive into literature around casteism to be able to accurately tell the story.  Are you excited about watching Article 15?...


48: Kiara Advani | On The Move | Anupama Chopra | Kabir Singh | Film Companion
Ahead of the release of her film Kabir Singh also starring Shahid Kapoor, Kiara Advani invites Anupama Chopra home for a chat over breakfast and a drive to her film's promotional interviews. They chat about what it takes to be an actor today, what it takes to stay relevant, the pressures of social media and the scene in Lust Stories that got a lot of people to notice her....

47: Bryce Dallas Howard Interview with Anupama Chopra | Rocketman | Film Companion
American actress Bryce Dallas Howard tells Anupama Chopra about the pressure and insecurity she went through by virtue of being Ron Howard’s daughter. She also talks about how the doors opened more easily for her when it came to opportunities in showbiz. The actor tells us about how she got into the mind space of her character of Elton John’s mother in Rocketman (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23Rocketman) and why she doesn't find the need to like the characters she plays on screen....


46: Katrina Kaif Interview with Anupama Chopra | Bharat | Film Companion
Ahead of the release of 'Bharat', also starring Salman Khan and Disha Patani, Katrina Kaif speaks to Anupama Chopra about her last minute entry into the project, how she’s consciously trying to reinvent & add more of herself to her characters, and why producing a film is very much on the cards now. Watch this to see the actor demonstrate how she would like to be asked out on a date!...

45: Lisa Ray Interview with Anupama Chopra | Close To The Bone | Film Companion
Easily one of India's first supermodels Lisa Ray speaks to Anupama Chopra about her first book Close To The Bone which chronicles her battle with cancer and her personal journey as an actor and mother to twin daughters. Lisa shares anecdotes from her time in 90s Bollywood and why she chose to stay away from showbiz....


43: Ali Abbas Zafar | On The Move | Anupama Chopra | Bharat | Salman Khan | Film Companion
On the second episode of On The Move, filmmaker #AliAbbasZafar talks to us about collaborating with #SalmanKhan yet again in #Bharat which also stars #KatrinaKaif & #DishaPatani. He takes Anupama Chopra along with him as he dives into the post production of the film. Join them as they are on the move from his home to the DI theatre and the edit suite in which the film is currently being edited....

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42: Guru Randhawa Interview with Anupama Chopra | Slowly Slowly | Film Companion
For the first time on Film Companion, Punjabi singing sensation Guru Randhawa chats with Anupama Chopra about his collaboration with Pitbull - 'Slowly Slowly', how he makes his music and why he loves performing at weddings. We also asked the singer about what his vices are and his answer surprised us!  #GuruRandhawa #SlowlySlowly #Pitbull #PunjabiMusic #PunjabiSongs #SuitSuit #Patola #AnupamaChopra...

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41: Bappi Lahiri Interview with Anupama Chopra | Film Companion
Legendary music composer Bappi Lahiri completes 50 years in the movies this year. He talks to Anupama Chopra about the stories behind his music, getting Amitabh Bachchan and Kishore Kumar to sing and rap together, how he discovered Disco and why he chose to copyright his iconic look. Watch till the end to listen to the signature tune he composed for Film Companion!...


39: Joe Russo Interview with Anupama Chopra | Avengers: Endgame | Film Companion
Filmmaker Joe Russo of the Russo brothers fame chatted with Anupama Chopra about everything you need to know about 'Avengers: Endgame' which is being touted as the 'cinematic event of the decade'. He told us about how they went about ensuring everything about the script stayed secret, their process of making sure characters are essential to the narrative and why he doesn't read too much into fan theories....

38: Lilly Singh Interview with Anupama Chopra | IISuperwomanII | Film Companion
Popular YouTube content creator Lilly Singh chats with Anupama Chopra during her visit to India for the YouTube FanFest 2019\. She talks about her new "Bollywood rap song", Bollywood aspirations and what we can expect from her show 'A Little Late with Lilly Singh'. Singh also shares some valuable advice to fellow YouTubers and how the break from content creation helped her.  Location Courtesy: Trident BKC, Mumbai #LillySingh #Superwoman #YouTube #YTFF #NBC #RanveerSingh #OneLove...

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37: Ammy Virk Interview with Anupama Chopra | Film Companion
Punjabi singing sensation and actor Ammy Virk speaks to Anupama Chopra about making his Bollywood debut with Ranveer Singh starrer ’83\. They talk about his music career, the influence his family has on his films and his relationship with Diljit Dosanjh. The actor also talks about being the most viewed star in India on Youtube with over 750 million views on his song Laung Laachi. LOCATION COURTESY: Bayroute, Juhu...

36: Shefali Shah, Rasika Dugal, Rajesh Tailang & Richie Mehta | Delhi Crime | Netflix | Anupama Chopra
Ahead of its release on Netflix, Anupama Chopra talks to the team of Delhi Crime actors Shefali Shah, Rasika Dugal, Rajesh Tailang & director Richie Mehta about what went into filming the web series based on the 2012 Nirbhaya case. The team talks about their approach to the story, how they prepared for the gruesome shoot schedule and why telling this story was so important to each of them. The actors also speak about the role OTT platforms play in liberating them as performers. #ShefaliShah #RasikaDugal #R...

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34: Malaika Arora Interview with Anupama Chopra | Film Companion
Malaika Arora joins Anupama Chopra for a conversation on Film Companion. They talk about how she’s built brand Malaika, the Instagram stardom she enjoys and rumours of an impending marriage to Arjun Kapoor. Malaika also talks about the freedom she feels after divorce, being a mother to her teenage son and her views on ‘item songs’ in films....

33: Kriti Sanon Interview with Anupama Chopra | Luka Chuppi | Film Companion
On Film Companion, Luka Chuppi actor Kriti Sanon tells Anupama Chopra about the challenges to get a foot into the big league of Bollywood, how she tries to crack her characters with a ’hit or miss’ approach and the quest to work with a director that can push her into a role that ’scares the hell out of her.’ The actor also tells us about the pressures of internet fame, constantly having to crack magazine covers and why she would never orchestrate something for Instagram!...


31: Zoya Akhtar | Gully Boy Postmortem | Anupama Chopra | Spoilers Ahead
Alert: Spoilers Ahead  Post the huge opening day figures Gully Boy got at the box office, Anupama Chopra sits down in conversation with the film’s director Zoya Akhtar for a postmortem of what worked and what didn’t. The filmmaker takes us through the challenges of what what went into filmmaking the Ranveer Singh-Alia Bhatt starrer based on the rap movement in India....

30: Manoj Bajpayee, Ashutosh Rana, Sushant Singh Rajput, Bhumi Pednekar & Abhishek Chaubey | Sonchiriya
We sit down in conversation with the team of Sonchiriya, directed by Abhishek Chaubey and starring Sushant Singh Rajput, Bhumi Pednekar, Manoj Bajpayee, Ranvir Shorey and Ashutosh Rana. The film presents a rooted tale set in Chambal. The actors shed light on the process of filming this movie in extreme weather conditions, getting in sync with their characters and helping each other perform better....


28: Zoya Akhtar Interview with Anupama Chopra | Gully Boy | Film Companion
We sit down in conversation with the director of Gully Boy before she leaves for Berlin for the premiere of her film. Here she talks to Anupama Chopra about directing her actors Ranveer Singh & Alia Bhatt in Dharavi, putting the focus on Hindustani hip hop and ensuring an authentic vibe throughout. The filmmaker tells us about the process of collaborating with over 50 hip-hop artist to create the music of the movie and getting her father and lyricist Javed Akhtar to also jam with them. What can one expect f...

27: Ranveer Singh & Alia Bhatt Interview with Anupama Chopra | Gully Boy | Film Companion
In conversation with the actors of Gully Boy before they head to the Berlinale to premiere their film directed by Zoya Akhtar which releases in India on February 14th. Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt tell us about what they imbibed from each other’s acting styles and how they became their respective characters in the film. The duo address questions about the pay parity in Bollywood and whether actors charge a huge price today. They also address criticism that some of the raps from Gully Boy have come under. Wh...

26: Tahira Kashyap Khurrana Interview with Anupama Chopra | Film Companion
On World Cancer day, here's the inspiring Tahira Kashyap Khurrana in conversation with Anupama Chopra ahead of the shoot of her first feature film. The author and filmmaker sheds light on her battle with cancer and using her social media as a platform to spread positivity & awareness about the disease. She also tells us about the pressures of being married to a star, the expectations of a star wife, dealing with the failures of her husband Ayushmann Khurrana’s films and how they have evolved over their year...


25: Anil Kapoor Interview with Anupama Chopra | FC Unfiltered | Film Companion
On the latest episode of FC Unfiltered, Anil Kapoor who has entertained us for decades now, constantly reinventing himself, talks to acting students from film schools and members of the Film Companion Film Club about what keeps him ticking, how he’s managed to stay relevant and how he approaches his work and craft. Watch for the actors valuable insight to acting students....

23: Interview With Anupama Chopra | Rohit Shetty | Simmba | Film Companion
Note: This audio may contain spoilers about Simmba.  After the big success of Ranveer Singh starrer Simmba, the film’s director Rohit Shetty sits down with Anupama Chopra for a post mortem on the film. Here he talks about making massy the new cool and how commercial films have become today’s parallel cinema. The director addresses the reservations Anupama Chopra had about how the female characters and the topic of rape was addressed in the film. Rohit Shetty gives us a peek into what he’s working on next a...

22: Tamannaah Bhatia, Kajal Aggarwal & Parul Yadav Interview with Anupama Chopra | Queen Remake
#Tamannaah Bhatia, #KajalAggarwal & #ParulYadav who star in the South remakes of Kangana Ranaut’s #Queen, Paris Paris in Tamil, That is Mahalakshmi in Telugu & Butterfly in Kannada speak to Anupama Chopra about the process and challenges involved with simultaneously shooting four films in different languages, the cultural nuisances they had to factor in while filming each of the versions and the line they as actors have to tread while experimenting with their craft and not upsetting the fans that idolise th...

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21: Sanjay Leela Bhansali Interview with Anupama Chopra | Director’s Cut | Film Companion
A year after the release of his blockbuster Padmaavat starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor, reclusive filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali speaks exclusively to Anupama Chopra about the trauma he underwent leading up to the film’s release and why no filmmaker in the world should have to endure what he did. The filmmaker does a deep dive into his process of filmmaking, how he creates music while having a shower and how he leaves scope for spontaneity in his frames. We also get a peek into wh...

20: Emraan Hashmi Interview with Anupama Chopra | Cheat India | Film Companion
Emraan Hashmi’s Cheat India releases on 18th January. The actor talks to Anupama Chopra about what one can expect from Emraan 2.0 and what made him want to turn producer with this film. He also talks about trying to break away from the kissing-hero image he has been long associated with, making his debut in the digital space with Bard of Blood on Netflix and being conned into doing a kissing scene by his co-producers of Cheat India....

19: Vicky Kaushal Interview with Anupama Chopra | Uri | Film Companion
In this interview with Vicky Kaushal, he talks to us about the intense preparation he had to go through to become his character in his upcoming film Uri. The actor also talks us about handling the fame 2018 brought him, negotiating a relationship in the midst of this and the bond he’s built with the paparazzi....


18: Ranveer Singh Interview with Anupama Chopra | Simmba | Film Companion
Ranveer Singh is all set to take on his role in and as Simmba in director Rohit Shetty’s next masala entertainer. Here the actor talks about what it’s like to be Shetty’s hero, his other film Gully Boy premiering at the Berlin Film Festival and how this was the versatility he strived for as an actor. In his first interview with Film Companion after his marriage to Deepika Padukone, the actor talks about the influence she’s had on his life and craft and how their similar, normal upbringings plays a large rol...

17: Sara Ali Khan Interview with Anupama Chopra | Kedarnath | Film Companion
As she gears up for her debut film Kedarnath opposite Sushant Singh Rajput, Sara Ali Khan talks to Anupama Chopra about growing up knowing she wanted to be an actor, what an education in Columbia did for her and the pressures of being an actor in the age of social media. Did you know Sara has a secret Instagram account which he uses to stalk and like people on? Watch this interview in which she tells us all about it....

16: Varun Dhawan And Anushka Sharma | Anupama Chopra | Film Companion
Film Companion brings to you it's first 'Adda' session with Anushka Sharma, Varun Dhawan, Sriram Raghavan and Navdeep Singh. Adda is the space where people from the film industry put their hair down and have a candid discussion about cinema. See how Varun and Anushka fight to prove that there’s nothing dark or off-beat about their latest choice of films....


15: Shah Rukh Khan & Anushka Sharma Interview with Anupama Chopra | Part 1
In a midnight meeting with the cast of Imtiaz Ali's upcoming movie Jab Harry Met Sejal which releases on August 4th, Anupama Chopra sits down with Shah Rukh Khan & Anushka Sharma to talk about the film. Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka speak about their relationship with the emotion of love & whether they felt it made them better partners in real life....

13: Saif Ali Khan Interview With Anupama Chopra | FC Unfiltered
In Sacred Games, Netflix's first Indian original, actor Saif Ali Khan plays police officer Sartaj Singh, a character that has won him a lot of appreciation. But in the last 25 years, the actor has had an uneven career that has had its fair share of lows as well as highs like Dil Chahta Hai, Hum Tum and Cocktail. In this interview, the actor takes through the various phases of his career - the uncomfortable 90s, making his peace with the dancing, and slowly finding this stride....


12: Rani Mukerji Interview With Anupama Chopra | FC Unfiltered
Ahead of the release of her next film Hichki, actress Rani Mukerji speaks to film students about her career in the movies that spans over 21 years. She speaks about how she keeps herself updated as an actor and still works at honing her craft. She credits directors like Kamal Haasan and Mani Ratnam who cast her in off-beat films like Hey Ram and Yuva as being instrumental in her growth as a performer. In this interview we also explore Rani’s depth and range as an actor, by revisiting her intense performance...

11: Ranbir Kapoor Interview with Anupama Chopra | FC Unfiltered
From using a perfume to get into character, giving over 70 takes for Saawariya, to why Jagga Jasoos failed - the Ranbir Kapoor speaks to a room full of film aspirants about the highs and lows of his career. He also speaks about what's he like when he falls in love and surviving his father Rishi Kapoor's harsh critique of his movies....


8: Nawazuddin Siddiqui Interview With Anupama Chopra | FC Unfiltered | Film Companion
In our latest episode of FC Unfiltered, actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui speaks to a roomful of acting students about his extraordinary journey. He speaks about the days when he went without food, money and was so sick that he had clumps of hair falling out. When asked about whether he ever doubted if he could become an actor, he said - I was always an actor. I just didn’t have work. Siddiqui also speaks about why he’s puzzled by people constantly calling him unconventional - Every second man in India looks like m...

7: Kareena Kapoor Khan Interview with Anupama Chopra | Film Companion
After 18 years of doing films, Kareena Kapoor Khan makes her radio debut with What Women Want. In this conversation with Anupama Chopra she talks about what excited her about the format, the pressures of parenting her immensely popular toddler Taimur, why she believes she can still be relatable to every woman despite her fairytale life and how she hopes to steer her career from here. She also gives us her tips on parenting, fitness, style and acting....


6: Kangana Ranaut Interview with Anupama Chopra | Film Companion | FC Unfiltered
She's been in the news for controversies with Hrithik Roshan, Karan Johar, Varun Dhawan and Saif Ali Khan, but in this conversation with Anupama Chopra, Simran actress Kangana Ranaut talks about being an actor. What she's done to better her craft, bounce back from failures and even about a back-up plan she has in place if all else fails....

5: Interview With Bhuvan Bam Anupama Chopra | BB Ki Vines | Film Companion
In this interview with Anupama Chopra, Bhuvan Bam of 'BB Ki Vines' fame talks about how he runs India's most successful YouTube channel single-handedly. The 24 year old also speaks about how his parents reacted to him becoming an overnight sensation, his writing process and his Bollywood ambitions....

4: Diljit Dosanjh Interview With Anupama Chopra | Film Companion
Two years ago when we met Diljit Dosanjh, a few weeks before the release of Udta Punjab, he spoke about how he was happy doing limited roles in Bollywood - only characters he identified with. Now, post the release of his latest film Soorma, which is a biopic on former Indian hockey captain Sandeep Singh, the actor says he feels more prepared to take on more challenges on screen. He also tells us about being looked at as a style icon and how he can't help himself from spending money on designer clothes and s...


3: Badshah Interview With Anupama Chopra
Punjabi rapper Badshah has just released his first solo album O.N.E after much delay. In this interview, he talks about why it took him so long to create 17 songs that are intensely personal and his future plans to grow brand Badshah. He also throws light on some of the controversial lyrics in his songs and defends accusations of mysogyny in his writing and music videos....

2: 10 Years of Om Shanti Om | Farah Khan Interview with Anupama Chopra
We re-live 10 years of Om Shanti Om with filmmaker Farah Khan. Khan talks to Anupama Chopra about various anecdotes from the making of the Shah Rukh Khan- Deepika Padukone starrer. The filmmaker also shares various stories of the making of the 'Deewangi' song that saw the likes of Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukherji, Priyanka Chopra etc come together to celebrate the movies....

1: Anushka Sharma & Varun Dhawan Interview With Anupama Chopra | FC Unfiltered
Ahead of the release of Sui Dhaaga, Anushka Sharma & Varun Dhawan meet Anupama Chopra for a session of FC Unfiltered with a live audience. In this interview, the actors talk about striking a balance between commercial & niche cinema, why female actors should be “fearless” and demand higher pay and their take on the now viral Mamta memes. Anushka speaks candidly about how she and her cricketer husband Virat Kohli manage to disconnect from the fame and stay grounded in their marriage....