About Anupama Chopra

Anupama Chopra is a movie junkie. Her biggest addiction is Bollywood – she gets serious withdrawal symptoms if she doesn’t watch at least one Bollywood film a week.  Currently, she is the Hindustan Times film critic.  She also scripts and anchors the film-based shows ‘Star Verdict’ on Star Plus and  ’The Front Row’ on Star World.  She has written several books on Hindi cinema, including the National Award winning Sholay: The Making of a Classic.  Anupama is a gluten-free, non-drinking, non-smoking, vegetarian – movies are her biggest intoxicant.


Nothing compares to the Jameson Empire Awards​
From Filmfare and IIFA to closing night at the Cannes International Film Festival and the Oscars, she has been to film award ceremonies around the world, but in her experience nothing compares to the Jameson Empire Awards held in London each year at the end of March. Read more

Talking terms for interviewing stars​
This weekend I flew 48 hours for four minutes of facetime with Johnny Depp. The occasion was a press junket in Los Angeles for his upcoming film Transcendence. Read more

Prem Chopra is the last of the grand old villains
Good bad men are as hard to find as heroes. Prem Chopra is the last of the grand old villains. To go down memory lane with him, check out Prem Naam Hai Mera, Prem Chopra. It’s a life filled with great stories. Read more

A room full of movie-mad people
I’m a non-drinking, non-smoking, gluten-free vegetarian. My highs are necessarily cinematic. Good movies make me giddy with pleasure. So it gave me a great thrill to kick-off the PVR Screening Room this week with Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. Read more