Stardust (magazine)

Stardust is an Indian monthly Bollywood news and gossip magazine published in English and Hindi. It also sponsored the Stardust Awards. In 2016, Sumita Chakraborty was appointed as its editor.[1]

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on the May 2016 cover of Stardust
EditorSumita Chakraborty
Former editorsShobhaa De
CategoriesFilm and Lifestyle magazine
PublisherNari Hira
First issue1971
CompanyMagna Publishing Co. Ltd.
Based inMumbai
LanguageEnglish, Hindi


The magazine is published by Mumbai-based Magna Publishing Co. Ltd. and was started by Nari Hira in 1971.[2][3] It became popular under the editorship of noted journalist, author and columnist, Shobhaa De after 1995.[4] The magazine has run a gossip column called "Neeta’s Natter" for many decades now.[5] Amitabh Bachchan refused to be interviewed by the magazine for seven years. Many defamation lawsuits were filed against the magazine, most of which made no progress due to the "ambiguous defamation laws" of the country. The magazine was known for introducing Hinglish[6] and for the covers that used headlines covering the scandals, coupled with pictures of the concerned celebrities.[7]

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  1. ^ "Nari Hira appoints Ram Kamal as editor of Stardust". Bollywood Hungama. 27 April 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  2. ^ Dwyer, Rachel; Pinney, Christopher (2001). Pleasure and the nation: the history, politics, and consumption of public culture in India. Oxford University Press. p. 254. ISBN 0-19-565090-5.
  3. ^ Anandam P. Kavoori; Aswin Punathambekar (1 August 2008). Global Bollywood. NYU Press. p. 244. ISBN 978-0-8147-2944-1. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  4. ^ Kasbekar, Asha (2006). Pop Culture India!: Media, Arts, and Lifestyle. ABC-CLIO. p. 128. ISBN 9781851096367.
  5. ^ Sharma, Sanjukta (11 May 2019). "Life hugger". LiveMint. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  6. ^ Kulkarni, Vishwas (21 October 2018). "Mumbai madness: the evolution of India's paparazzi culture". The National. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  7. ^ "These 15 Stardust Covers Prove That Bollywood Was More SCANDALOUS In The 90s". Woman's era. 3 August 2018. Retrieved 13 June 2019.

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