Zoya Akhtar

Why should the collective burden of standing up against State repression always fall on Swara, Richa, Taapsee, Anurag, Anubhav and co?
Chakraborty was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau on Tuesday in a case related to the death of Sushant Singh Rajput.
The Producers' Guild has set up a relief fund for junior technicians who are likely to suffer the most amidst the Coronavirus lockdown.
While none of the four shorts deliver on the spooks, Dibakar Banerjee’s film captures Hindutva as the modern horror that it is
The director spoke to HuffPost about her favourite literary adaptations and also addressed the controversy around Gully Boy's Oscar selection.
No Indian film has ever won an Oscar. The last film from India that made it to the final five in the Best Foreign Film category list was Ashutosh Gowariker’s “Lagaan” in 2001.
The central tension of 'Gully Boy' is that it actually wants to be a different film from the one it eventually becomes.
Foregrounding current events such as #MeToo and Section 377, Akhtar and Reema Kagti's show is a sharply-written commentary on the economy of excess.
The filmmaker opens up about Gully Boy's class politics, genius writing, and how she extracted those performances.
Akhtar confirmed that Singh’s face had indeed been darkened, but apparently only because he had a tan when he began shooting.