HindustanTimes Tue,23 Dec 2014


Rajeev Khandelwal signs an Indo-Australian film

After making a mark with his debut in Aamir (2008), actor Rajeev Khandelwal has been extremely choosy while signing films. Known for doing offbeat movies, he has now signed an Indo-Australian film that won’t have an India release.

Madamiyan: Shruti Haasan's item song for Tevar

Apart from lending her voice for Joganiyan, Shruti will be seen performing to another number called Madamiyan for Tevar. In the video for the second number, she will be seen shaking a leg with Arjun.

It would be foolish not to capitalise on international market with stars like Aishwarya, Irrfan: Sanjay Gupta

Sanjay Gupta's next starring Aishwarya Rai and Irrfan Khan is set to go on floors next month. In a chat with HT, the filmmaker talks about the rumours around the film, how Aishwarya was cast, and how he convinced John Abraham to postpone his film for this one.

Broadway calling for Vishal Bhardwaj, Mira Nair

Vishal Bhardwaj and Mira Nair team up for a stage adaptation of Monsoon Wedding; rehearsals for the musical are on in full swing in New York.

I would like to play Mogambo: Anupam Kher

Veteran actor Anupam Kher said he would love to play the iconic villain from Mr India - Mogambo, if given a chance.  The Anil Kapoor-Sridevi-starrer film is best remembered for Amrish Puri's portrayal of Mogambo and his famous dialogue- "Mogambo khush hua".

Tevar is an adaptation, not a remake: Director Amit Sharma

Amit Sharma doesn't like to call his directorial debut Tevar a remake. He says that it should be seen as an adaptation of the original film Okaddu because it took him months to complete the script.

I had to compromise: Anurag Kashyap on Ugly

Anurag Kashyap, who lost the battle against an anti-tobacco disclaimer in all the scenes in his film Ugly, says he has not given up on the issue, but admits he had to compromise.

B-Town condemns militant attack on school in Peshawar

The heavily-armed Taliban militants stormed the school in Pakistan's volatile northwestern city of Peshawar and killed over 100, mostly students when they started indiscriminate firing on them.

Om Puri to get lifetime achievement award at IFFP

Veteran Hindi film actor Om Puri will be felicitated with the lifetime achievement award at the first edition of the International Film Festival of Prayag (IFFP), Allahabad.

2014: Kick scored in Bollywood's low-lying year

Salman Khan's Kick turned out to be the biggest grosser so far. It made over Rs. 200 crore. Only seven of the approximately 180 films were Rs. 100 crore grossers this year.

Sequels to PK, 3 Idiots in the pipeline

In a candid chat with HT Cafe, the team of PK - Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, director Rajkumar Hirani co-writers Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Abhijat Joshi talk about Anushka's audition, sequels to 3 Idiots, Munnabhai and PK and more.

Mahira Khan to star opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Raees

Pakistani actor Mahira Khan is set for a grand Bollywood debut, opposite the King Khan. Producer Ritesh Sidhwani tweeted the final cast of upcoming film Raees, naming Mahira as the leading lady.

Not playing Ishant Sharma in Dhoni biopic: John Abraham

Rubbishing reports that he will be seen in Neeraj Pandey's next MS Dhoni - The Untold Story, actor-producer John Abraham said that he would be busy working for Welcome Back.

Smriti Irani opts out of All is Well

Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani has opted out of filmmaker Umesh Shukla's All is Well due to time constraints. The Abhishek Bachchan-Asin starrer featured Irani opposite industry veteran Rishi Kapoor.

It’s revealed; Akshay plays Ajay Singh Rajput in Baby

The makers of Baby have released a new teaser of the film which throws light on Akshay Kumar’s character in the film. Kumar plays an intelligence officer Ajay Singh Rajput, who is on a secret mission to capture a terrorist.
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