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Sonam Kapoor did Bhaag Milkha Bhaag for 11, reveals Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

  • Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has revealed in his autobiography that Sonam Kapoor 'benevolently' agreed to do Bhaag Milkha Singh for just 11.
Sonam Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.
Sonam Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.
Published on Aug 11, 2021 09:00 AM IST
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Amitabh says Rakeysh designed his French beard for Aks, which he never removed

  • Amitabh Bachchan has shared an interesting anecdote about his time working with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra in his debut movie, Aks.
Amitabh Bachchan was seen in his iconic French beard for the first time in Aks.
Amitabh Bachchan was seen in his iconic French beard for the first time in Aks.
Published on Aug 05, 2021 10:01 PM IST
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Aamir visited Hrithik's house to persuade him to sign Rang De Basanti

  • Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has revealed Aamir Khan visited Hrithik Roshan to pursue him for Rang De Basanti. The filmmaker had offered him the role of Karan Singhania.
Aamir Khan had reached out to Hrithik Roshan to join Rang De Basanti.
Aamir Khan had reached out to Hrithik Roshan to join Rang De Basanti.
Updated on Aug 04, 2021 08:00 AM IST
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Farhan Akhtar reveals kids, girlfriend Shibani Dandekar's reaction to Toofaan

  • Farhan Akhtar has spoken about his family's reaction to his latest film, sports drama Toofaan, directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.
Farhan Akhtar and Paresh Rawal in a still from Toofaan.
Farhan Akhtar and Paresh Rawal in a still from Toofaan.
Published on Jul 30, 2021 04:36 PM IST
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Amitabh asked Rakeysh what he was drinking after reading Aks script

  • Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has recalled how Amitabh Bachchan agreed to do his first film, Aks. In his autobiography, The Stranger in the Mirror, Rakeysh narrated the incident.
A screenshot from Aks starring Amitabh Bachchan and Manoj Bajpayee.
A screenshot from Aks starring Amitabh Bachchan and Manoj Bajpayee.
Updated on Jul 29, 2021 06:35 PM IST
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Aamir demanded 8 crore if Rang De Basanti were to get delayed

  • Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra revealed that when he was signing Aamir Khan for Rang De Basanti, he added a clause which forced him to complete the film on time.
Rang De Basanti released in 2006 and was directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.
Rang De Basanti released in 2006 and was directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.
Published on Jul 29, 2021 07:05 AM IST
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Rakeysh recalls burning script after being unable to launch Abhishek

  • Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra wanted to launch Abhishek Bachchan in a film called Samjhauta Express. However, after it did not materialise, he revealed that he burnt the script.
Abhishek Bachchan and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra worked together in the 2009 film Delhi-6.
Abhishek Bachchan and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra worked together in the 2009 film Delhi-6.
Published on Jul 28, 2021 05:45 PM IST
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AR Rahman was not the first choice for Rang De Basanti's music, reveals Rakeysh

  • AR Rahman wasn't the first choice for the music of Rang De Basanti. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra had almost finalised musician Peter Gabriel.
Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.(Photo/Amal KS)
Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.(Photo/Amal KS)
Updated on Jul 28, 2021 12:01 PM IST
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Rakeysh on aftermath of Delhi-6's failure: 'Wanted to drink myself to death'

  • Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, in his autobiography The Stranger in the Mirror, has revealed that he went into a dark place after the failure of Delhi-6. The filmmaker added that he wanted to drink himself to death.
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra recalls the aftermath of the failure of Delhi 6.
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra recalls the aftermath of the failure of Delhi 6.
Published on Jul 28, 2021 07:21 AM IST
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Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra reveals Daniel Craig auditioned for Rang De Basanti

  • Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has revealed in his autobiography that none other than Daniel Craig auditioned for a part in Rang De Basanti.
Daniel Craig auditioned for the Aamir Khan-starrer Rang De Basanti.
Daniel Craig auditioned for the Aamir Khan-starrer Rang De Basanti.
Updated on Jul 27, 2021 03:55 PM IST
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Farhan Akhtar introduces Toofaan team 'behind the boxer, the boxing'

  • Farhan Akhtar, whose film Toofaan released recently, shared a picture with the four men behind his look in the film. Names include Darrell Foster, Drew Neal, Samir Jaura and Anand Kumar.
Farhan Akhtar shared a picture with the four men responsible for his boxer's look in Toofaan.
Farhan Akhtar shared a picture with the four men responsible for his boxer's look in Toofaan.
Published on Jul 17, 2021 03:59 PM IST
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Toofaan review: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's filmy film desperately needs a soul

  • Toofaan movie review: Farhan Akhtar and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's tale of an underdog boxer is marred by dramatics, Bollywood cliches and a disappointing lack of style and soul.
Toofaan movie review: Farhan Akhtar and Paresh Rawal in a still from the movie.
Toofaan movie review: Farhan Akhtar and Paresh Rawal in a still from the movie.
Published on Jul 16, 2021 12:33 AM IST
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Mrunal Thakur oozes oomph at Toofan promos in black midi with waist cut outs

  • Mrunal Thakur makes heads turn at Toofan promotions in Prabal Gurung’s black midi dress with waist cut outs to accentuate her curves and we are loving her classic, vintage vibe | Check pictures inside
Mrunal Thakur oozes oomph at Toofan promos in black midi with waist cut outs(Instagram/tanghavri)
Mrunal Thakur oozes oomph at Toofan promos in black midi with waist cut outs(Instagram/tanghavri)
Updated on Jul 08, 2021 08:49 AM IST
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Farhan Akhtar was offered Rang De Basanti, says Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

  • Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has revealed that he had offered Farhan Akhtar a role in Rang De Basanti. Here's how he had reacted.
Farhan Akhtar will be seen in Toofaan, which is directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.
Farhan Akhtar will be seen in Toofaan, which is directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.
Published on Jul 04, 2021 11:46 PM IST
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Rakeysh Mehra: 'Toofan is a mix of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Rang De Basanti'

  • Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has said that his new film, Toofan, is a mix of his earlier films Rang De Basanti and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.
Rakeysh Omprakash: Toofan is a mix of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Rang De Basanti.
Rakeysh Omprakash: Toofan is a mix of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Rang De Basanti.
Published on Jun 30, 2021 05:50 PM IST
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Farhan Akhtar starrer Toofaan to release on OTT platform on July 16

Farhan Akhtar starrer Toofaan has been directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. The film also stars Paresh Rawal and Mrunal Thakur in important roles.
Farhan Akhtar plays a boxer in Toofaan.
Farhan Akhtar plays a boxer in Toofaan.
Updated on Jun 16, 2021 04:14 PM IST
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Farhan Akhtar's Toofaan to premiere on Amazon Prime on May 21

Farhan Akhtar's Toofaan will premiere on Amazon Prime Video in May. The film stars Farhan as a boxer.
Farhan Akhtar in Toofaan.
Farhan Akhtar in Toofaan.
Published on Mar 10, 2021 07:15 PM IST
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Badshah weighs in on Masakali controversy, says AR Rahman liked his remix of Humma Humma

Rapper Badshah has offered his opinion on the ongoing controversy surrounding the Masakali remix.
Badshah in a screengrab from the Genda Phool video.
Badshah in a screengrab from the Genda Phool video.
Updated on Apr 11, 2020 03:08 PM IST
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Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra thinks Masakali 2.0 will be forgotten in 2 months, calls it ‘painful beyond legal remedy’

Delhi-6 director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra thinks taking the legal route with the makers of Masakali 2.0 is not worth the effort, as it will be forgotten after two months.
Sonam Kapoor in a still from the original Masakali song.
Sonam Kapoor in a still from the original Masakali song.
Updated on Apr 10, 2020 09:04 PM IST
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Twitter is not being kind to Sidharth Malhotra, Tara Sutaria’s Masakali 2.0: ‘Excuse me, I want to vomit’

Sidharth Malhotra, Tara Sutaria’s Masakali 2.0 is getting a tonne of hate on Twitter. Fans are accusing Tanishk Bagchi of ruining yet another Bollywood hit.
Sidharth Malhotra, Tara Sutaria’s Masakali 2.0 video feels like leftovers from their film Marjaavan.
Sidharth Malhotra, Tara Sutaria’s Masakali 2.0 video feels like leftovers from their film Marjaavan.
Updated on Apr 08, 2020 09:37 PM IST
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Rang De Basanti clocks 14 years, check out the 5 most memorable scenes from Aamir Khan’s film

On Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s film Rang De Basanti clocked in 14 years. Here are the five best scenes from the film.
Rang De Basanti starred Aamir Khan, Siddharth, Sharman Joshi and others.
Rang De Basanti starred Aamir Khan, Siddharth, Sharman Joshi and others.
Updated on Jan 27, 2020 03:00 PM IST
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Divya Dutta: ‘I once lost a role because I was told I am fair’

Divya Dutta said she was once rejected for a film as the makers wanted a darker woman to play a villager.
Divya Dutta has worked in films such as Veer Zaara, Dilli 6, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and others.
Divya Dutta has worked in films such as Veer Zaara, Dilli 6, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and others.
Updated on Jan 15, 2020 08:26 AM IST
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Toofan: Farhan Akhtar aces the look as a professional boxer in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s film, see pic

Farhan Akhtar, who was last seen in Priyanka Chopra’s The Sky Is Pink, will be seen as a boxer in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s film. See the first look here.
Farhan Akhtar in Toofan.
Farhan Akhtar in Toofan.
Updated on Jan 02, 2020 01:26 PM IST
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Farhan Akhtar sustains hairline fracture while shooting Toofan, shares picture. See here

Farhan Akhtar has shared a picture of the injury he sustained while shooting for the upcoming boxing drama, Toofan. See it here.
Farhan Akhtar previously worked with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra on Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.
Farhan Akhtar previously worked with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra on Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.
Updated on Oct 13, 2019 12:59 PM IST
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Toofan first look poster: Farhan Akhtar brings the abs and the grit back as a boxer, film out Oct 2020

Toofan first look poster: Farhan Akhtar joins forces with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra once again after Bhaag Milkha Bhaag for a film about a boxer.
Toofan first look poster: Farhan Akhtar plays a boxer in the film.
Toofan first look poster: Farhan Akhtar plays a boxer in the film.
Updated on Sep 30, 2019 10:39 AM IST
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Anil Kapoor joins son Harshvardhan Kapoor in Abhinav Bindra biopic: ‘Great stories take time to be told!’

Anil Kapoor took to Twitter to announce that Abhinav Bindra’s biopic will be his next film.
Anil Kapoor during a promotional programme in Mumbai.(IANS)
Anil Kapoor during a promotional programme in Mumbai.(IANS)
Updated on Jul 03, 2019 03:44 PM IST
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Sonam Kapoor claims no hero wanted to work with her in Khoobsurat, says ‘I had to get Fawad Khan from Pakistan’

Actor Sonam Kapoor has claimed that no one wanted to work with her in the film Khoobsurat because of the film’s title and she had to get Pakistani actor Fawad Khan to play the male lead.
Sonam Kapoor says no actor wanted to work with her in Khoobsurat.
Sonam Kapoor says no actor wanted to work with her in Khoobsurat.
Updated on Jun 28, 2019 07:21 PM IST
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Actor-director partnerships: Recreating cinematic charisma

These hit pairs are reuniting on films in the hope of recreating the charm
Actor Salman Khan is collaborating with filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali for his forthcoming film.(Photos/Yogen Shah)
Actor Salman Khan is collaborating with filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali for his forthcoming film.(Photos/Yogen Shah)
Updated on Apr 23, 2019 02:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Anurag Singh Bohra

Aishwarya Rai shares emotional note on father’s death anniversary, says ‘Love you eternally’

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan remembered dad, late Krishna Rai, on his death anniversary. Checkout her emotional post on Instagram.
Aishwarya Rai and Aaradhya Bachchan pose with the actor’s mom and her late father Krishna’s photo.
Aishwarya Rai and Aaradhya Bachchan pose with the actor’s mom and her late father Krishna’s photo.
Updated on Mar 18, 2019 06:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Mere Pyare Prime Minister movie review: A film featuring kids but not a film for kids

Mere Pyare Prime Minister review: This is Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra getting his groove back, a fun and filthy fairy tale about sex, drugs and Katrina Kaif.
Mere Pyare Prime Minister movie review: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra gets his groove back.
Mere Pyare Prime Minister movie review: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra gets his groove back.
Updated on Mar 16, 2019 06:02 PM IST
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