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January 2, 2013

The Actors Roundtable

Filed under: What's new — Rajeev @ 2:01 am


In this interview with Rajeev Masand, the four Hindi film actors who delivered the finest performances in 2012 – Aamir Khan (Talaash), Irrfan Khan (Paan Singh Tomar), Ranbir Kapoor (Barfi), and Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Gangs of Wasseypur) – sit down together to talk heartbreaking failures, insecurities, ageing, and retirement.

(This interview first aired on CNN-IBN)


  1. This was the best of the roundtables. Thank you, Mr. Masand.

    Comment by Ruchi — January 2, 2013 @ 4:47 am

  2. Hi Rajeev,

    Gripping. Thought-provoking. Insightful. And most importantly, pure fun.

    I simply loved it!

    I took the liberty of forwarding this link to my interns and students of journalism and Mass Communication because as a professional and the regional editor of Femina Pune Aurangabad Nagpur, I thought this was a fine example of how one ought to interview celebrity subjects sans the noise.

    .Best always,

    Corina B Manuel

    Comment by Corina B Manuel — January 2, 2013 @ 2:23 pm

  3. Its good to see all of them chatting so candidly. Its kind of talk I would like to watch the same again and again, I wont get bored. All are true stars.. RAIN of Entertainment.

    R : Ranbir
    A Amir
    I: Irfan
    N : Nawazuddin

    Comment by Hari — January 2, 2013 @ 9:01 pm

  4. This is just a fantastic experience for the viewers for sure to see all the Ace’s of Indian Cinemas getting together on table and sharing their own views and thoughts on certain things.

    All of them are just amazing to listen, they are all the best of the players in their profession and a treat to watch them in the same frame.

    Great work from Rajeev Masand.

    Comment by darshan — January 3, 2013 @ 10:42 am

  5. Yeh dil maange more!!

    Comment by Ippi — January 3, 2013 @ 4:07 pm

  6. Thank you for the roundtables, they are fantastic! Can we have an actress roundtable too?

    Comment by Anj — January 7, 2013 @ 5:07 am

  7. Best interview ever seen !! Thank you so much mr Rajeev ,hopping lots in future too

    Comment by Sam — January 7, 2013 @ 1:41 pm

  8. Brilliant. You get know them, their personal life, their way of thinking and of-course Hindi cinema so well. I always love all these videos.


    Waiting for some more.

    Comment by gaurav — January 8, 2013 @ 12:49 am

  9. Its nice to watch the talents of 2012 together……..

    Comment by Venkat — January 17, 2013 @ 12:39 pm

  10. The round table interviews were great to watch. Interesting and insightful. What about the actresses round table? That would be something!

    Comment by Sarhana — February 2, 2013 @ 9:30 pm

  11. These interviews are quite interesting. Especially for movie buffs. I had seen (or read?!?) an interview somewhere about the lack of community within the Indian film industry which could give an incentive or a platform to discuss cinema. These sort of interviews seem like baby steps to that eventual objective. Reminds me a lot of the round table interviews in Hollywood. However, I still feel the interviewees are a bit circumspect when it comes to conversations regarding specific movies or if they have not liked the work of specific colleagues. That means the discussion is not as free-flowing as it ought to be which is a bit unfortunate. One more thing that would make these interviews even more interesting is to conduct a round-table interview between actors/directors/writers/other technicians across languages. Maybe a roundtable interview between Aamir Khan (Hindi), Surya (Tamil), Mani Ratnam (Tamil), Nagarjuna (Telugu), Mohanlal (Malayalam) and Rituparno Ghosh (Bengali) or something like that. Would be an absolutely cool thing to do.

    Comment by Abhay — April 19, 2013 @ 8:42 pm

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