Anupama Chopra: News

Born on February 23, 1967, as Anupama Chandra, Indian author, journalist, film critic, and director 0f the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) Mumbai Film Festival, Anupama Chopra has authored several globally recognized books on Indian cinema. Chandra is the daughter of Indian screenwriter Kamna Chandra. She completed her graduation at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Her first book ‘Sholay: The Making of a Classic’ (2000) received the National Film Award for the Best Book on Cinema. Her second book ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ (2002) was published by the British Film Institute. Her third book, ‘King of Bollywood: Shah Rukh Khan and the Seductive World of Indian Cinema’ (2007) was included in the New York Times Book Review. As of 2021, Chopra has penned down eight books revolving in and around the Indian film industry. Her writings are also featured in ‘The New York Times,’ ‘Los Angeles Times,’ ‘Variety,’ and ‘Sight & Sound.’ She has also worked with ‘India Today,’ ‘Hindustan Times,’ ‘NDTV,’ and ‘Vogue India.’ In 2012, she hosted a weekly show, ‘The Front Row With Anupama Chopra’ on Star World. She is married to film producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra, and the duo has two children.

30 Nov 2022


#NewBytesExplainer: All you need to know about a film critic

Film criticism has become a very important aspect these days. Moviegoers often prefer reading a film's review before watching it.

08 Apr 2022

Yami Gautam

'Dasvi': Yami Gautam calls out 'Film Companion' for 'disrespectful' review

Bollywood actor Yami Gautam Dhar greeted her fans with her latest movie Dasvi on Thursday.

26 Feb 2022

Vivek Agnihotri

Vivek Agnihotri slams Anupama Chopra for sabotaging 'The Kashmir Files'

National Film Award-winning director Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri has launched an attack on movie critic Anupama Chopra by posting an "expose" video on Thursday.

08 Jul 2021

Vidhu Vinod Chopra

Vidhu Vinod Chopra's elder brother passes away due to COVID-19

Vir Chopra, elder brother of noted producer-director Vidhu Vinod Chopra, has died due to COVID-19, confirmed the latter's wife Anupama Chopra.

22 Jul 2020


Chetan Bhagat's story once again unravels Bollywood's ungrateful nature

Of the many things that are wrong in Bollywood — nepotism, gender pay gap, blatant sexism, and talentless actors — the one which gets little attention is how the industry, known for churning out substandard movies, doesn't credit its writers.

22 Jun 2020

Karan Johar

Good actors often don't get opportunities, says Saif Ali Khan

Actor Sushant Singh Rajput's tragic demise has re-ignited pertinent debates and discussions around nepotism and favoritism in the film industry.

19 Sep 2019


Sanjay Dutt confirms 'Munnabhai 3' is happening, in scripting stage

It's been quite some time that reports about the much-awaited third installment of Sanjay Dutt's Munnabhai franchise have been doing the rounds in media.

14 Jul 2019


Why should I watch 'Kabir Singh': Vijay Deverakonda

Ever since its release, Shahid Kapoor-starrer Kabir Singh has been the talk of the town.

08 Jul 2019


Video: Kubbra Sait mocks 'Kabir Singh' director Sandeep Vanga

Ever since the release of his latest film, Kabir Singh, filmmaker Sandeep Vanga has been receiving a lot of flak for his portrayal of issues like toxic masculinity, misogyny, violence.

07 Jul 2019

Shahid Kapoor

Sandeep Vanga defends 'Kabir Singh', makes misogynistic remarks (again!)

It is one thing to do something wrong, and entirely different to defend it and even be proud of it.

30 Jun 2019


Yuvraj's retirement party: Who all arrived from Bollywood and cricket?

Ever since India's star all-rounder Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement from International cricket earlier this month, his family, friends, and fans have been experiencing a cocktail of emotions.

05 Apr 2019

Sanjay Dutt

Sanjay Dutt reacts to #MeToo allegations against filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani

The #MeToo movement sent shockwaves across Bollywood, after several renowned celebrities were accused of sexual misconduct.

Vidhu Vinod Chopra hopes to make 'Munnabhai 3' this year

After the mammoth success of Munnabhai M.B.B.S and Lage Raho Munnabhai, the fans are eagerly waiting for the third installment of the franchise.

17 Jan 2019


#MeToo: Karishma Tanna supports Rajkumar Hirani, slams 'immature' accuser

In Bollywood's #MeToo movement, the recent one to bite the dust is director Rajkumar Hirani.

21 Dec 2018


Fans, beware of fake reviews of 'Zero' on Twitter

Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Zero has created immense anticipation among the audience since the start.

19 Nov 2018


IFFI 2018: Bollywood bigwigs to take classes, deliver sessions

Prasoon Joshi, Meghna Gulzar, David Dhawan, and Shoojit Sircar are among some of the Bollywood personalities who will attend the 49th IFFI as part of the movie gala's Masterclasses and In-Conversations sessions.

26 Oct 2018


#MeToo: Netflix defends working with Kashyap, Motwane for 'Sacred Games'

Netflix Chief Content Officer, Ted Sarandos, today defended the company's decision to continue working with Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane and writer Varun Grover for the second season of 'Sacred Games'.

13 Sep 2018


Emotional Rani remembers Sridevi, says 'she was my inspiration'

Sridevi was a legendary actress and her untimely death left millions devastated.

02 May 2018


Abhishek Bachchan doesn't want to be remembered as a joke

Abhishek Bachchan, who is often trolled across different social media platforms for some reason or the other, has said that he does not want to be remembered just as a joke.

21 Dec 2017


Kangana now takes a jibe at award shows, gets reprimanded

If you thought Aamir is the only actor who is against award shows, you are wrong as now Kangana Ranaut has also joined the bandwagon.

14 Jul 2017


Meanwhile, Mumbai's cyber crime cell registers FIR against AIB

AIB seems to be in trouble after posting a meme yesterday about PM Modi by using the Snapchat dog filter.

13 Jul 2017


Steering clear of controversies: A rule book for Indian comedians

Indians born before the 2000s grew up on tales about Akbar-Birbal, Nasruddin Hodja and more. Historically, lower-ranked people resorted to humor to teach wisdom to rulers.

10 Mar 2017

Karan Johar

Kangana Ranaut-Karan Johar tiff leads to viral nepotism debate

In the last month, Bollywood has been divided after Kangana Ranaut went on Karan Johar's 'Koffee With Karan' and called him a "flag-bearer of nepotism".