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Hrithik Roshan and Barbara Mori in Kites.

Anurag Basu says his vision for Hrithik Roshan-starrer Kites clashed with Rakesh Roshan’s: ‘Film was neither here nor there’

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 02:19 PM IST
Director Anurag Basu has said that he deferred to Rakesh Roshan’s vision for Kites, as he thought he didn’t have the required experience for making a big-budget film.
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Anurag Basu directed Kangana Ranaut in Gangster and Kites.
Anurag Basu directed Kangana Ranaut in Gangster and Kites.

Kangana Ranaut’s first director, Anurag Basu, says he doesn’t understand her public persona: ‘There are two Kanganas’

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 09:42 AM IST
Anurag Basu, who directed Kangana Ranaut in her first film, Gangster, has said that he doesn’t quite understand the public persona that she’s developed.
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This picture of Govinda confirmed his involvement in the film.
This picture of Govinda confirmed his involvement in the film.

Anurag Basu on firing Govinda from Jagga Jasoos: ‘I couldn’t have taken the stress, I had to’

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 07:30 PM IST
Director Anurag Basu has addressed the controversial removal of Govinda from the 2017 musical Jagga Jasoos, starring Ranbir Kapoor.
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Malayalam actor Pearle Maaney recently made her Bollywood debut with Anurag Basu’s Ludo.
Malayalam actor Pearle Maaney recently made her Bollywood debut with Anurag Basu’s Ludo.

Pearle Maaney is content with response around Ludo, has “no issues being called a newcomer because Bollywood is a new chapter for her”

By Shreya Mukherjee | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 12:52 PM IST
Malayalam actor-VJ-scriptwriter-producer Pearle Maane says there has to be a beginning to everything that’s great and she is happy and grateful to have started her journey in Bollywood with none other than Anurag Basu.
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Ishteyak Khan recently played a cop in Anurag Basu’s Ludo.
Ishteyak Khan recently played a cop in Anurag Basu’s Ludo.

Ishteyak Khan: ‘Character actors like us prepare a lot so our small parts stand out in a film’

By Sweta Kaushal
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2020 06:30 PM IST
Actor Ishteyak Khan opens up about his best roles, the experience of working with Anurag Basu on Ludo and more in an interview.
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Fatima Sana Shaikh thanks Mumbai’s fire department for prompt response after a fire at her place.
Fatima Sana Shaikh thanks Mumbai’s fire department for prompt response after a fire at her place.

Fire breaks out at Fatima Sana Shaikh’s house, actor thanks fire department for prompt response

PUBLISHED ON DEC 04, 2020 06:25 PM IST
Fatima Sana Shaikh shared a picture and thanked fire department for their prompt response after a fire broke out at her place Thursday night.
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Aditya Roy Kapur and Sanya Malhotra in a still from Ludo.
Aditya Roy Kapur and Sanya Malhotra in a still from Ludo.

Sanya Malhotra was ‘nervous’ about filming lovemaking scenes with Aditya Roy Kapur in Ludo, but ‘my god, he’s good looking’

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 03:53 PM IST
Actor Sanya Malhotra was asked about filming lovemaking scenes with Aditya Roy Kapur in director Anurag Basu’s Ludo. In the film, the actors play lovers whose sex tape is leaked on the internet.
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Priyanka Chopra loved watching Ludo.
Priyanka Chopra loved watching Ludo.

Priyanka Chopra reviews Abhishek Bachchan’s Ludo, calls it ‘slick, fun and crazy’

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 07:26 AM IST
Priyanka Chopra has shared her review of Ludo on Twitter and called it ‘slick, fun and crazy’. The film is directed by Anurag Basu and stars Abhishek Bachchan, Sanya Malhotra, Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi and others.
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Ludo movie review: Four wildly different stories intersect in this dark comedy.
Ludo movie review: Four wildly different stories intersect in this dark comedy.

Ludo movie review: Abhishek Bachchan, Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi roll the dice in an absurd, whimsical world

By Jyoti Sharma Bawa | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 01:30 PM IST
Ludo movie review: Anurag Basu brings to life an absurd world in his dark comedy, on Netflix. With Abhishek Bachchan, Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra and Aditya Roy Kapur in the cast, it delivers on its premise.
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Abhishek Bachchan’s response to a troll again wins the internet.
Abhishek Bachchan’s response to a troll again wins the internet.

Abhishek Bachchan gives epic reply to troll who says ‘If Abhishek wasn’t Bachchan’, shares pic of a farmer

By HT Entertainment Desk, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 01:07 PM IST
Abhishek Bachchan had an epic reply for a man who shared the photo of a farmer and captioned it ‘if Abhishek wasn’t a Bachchan’.
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Rajkummar Rao and Sanya Malhotra play one of the lead actors in Anurag Basu’s Ludo.(Kerry Monteen)
Rajkummar Rao and Sanya Malhotra play one of the lead actors in Anurag Basu’s Ludo.(Kerry Monteen)

Ludo song Hardum Humdum: Watch Anurag Basu’s realistic romantic number

PUBLISHED ON NOV 01, 2020 01:20 PM IST
Ludo song Hardum Humdum: Abhishek Bachchan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Rajkummar Rao, Sanya Malhotra, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Rohit Saraf, Pearle Maaney, Pankaj Tripathi, Asha Negi, Shalini Vats and Inayat Verma come together for a reality check.
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Priyanka Chopra played Jhilmil in Barfi.
Priyanka Chopra played Jhilmil in Barfi.

Anurag Basu believed casting Priyanka Chopra in Barfi was a mistake: ‘It is bizarre to me how that film got made’

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 05:57 PM IST
Priyanka Chopra had said in an old interview that she and Barfi co-star Ranbir Kapoor had to create their characters and scenes from scratch as there was no point of reference. She had revealed that director Anurag Basu initially wasn’t convinced about her playing the role.
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Fatima Sana Shaikh will be seen in Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari.
Fatima Sana Shaikh will be seen in Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari.

Fatima Sana Shaikh on boycott calls for films: ‘Whether you watch a film or not, don’t have an agenda behind it’

By Soumya Srivastava | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 06:45 AM IST
Fatima Sana Shaikh is coming back to movies after two years with back-to-back releases Anurag Basu’s Ludo and Abhishek Sharma’s Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari. Here she talks about her movies, working with acting giants, and more.
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The trailer of Ludo was released on Monday.
The trailer of Ludo was released on Monday.

Aamir Khan blown away by Ludo trailer, asks Anurag Basu to host a virtual screening: ‘Can’t wait to watch it’

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 08:11 PM IST
Aamir Khan showered praise on the trailer of Ludo and asked Anurag Basu to hold a special screening of the film for a few industry friends. Ludo will release on Netflix on November 12.
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Ranbir Kapoor turns 38 on Monday.
Ranbir Kapoor turns 38 on Monday.

Happy birthday Ranbir Kapoor: From Barfi to Tamasha, his 5 best movies that prove he is the master of all emotions

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 10:58 PM IST
Happy birthday Ranbir Kapoor: As the actor turns 38, we are bringing you some of his best performances in Hindi movies. From Anurag Basu’s Barfi to Imtiaz Ali’s Rockstar, Ranbir has proved multiple times that he can do any genre, portray any emotion with excellence.
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Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 wraps up shoot, the last episode will go on air on October 3.
Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 wraps up shoot, the last episode will go on air on October 3.

Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 wraps shoot, Pooja Banerjee says ‘Because of Covid-19, we can’t have a wrap up party’

PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2020 08:47 PM IST
Erica Fernandes, Parth Samthaan, Pooja Banerjee and Sahil Anand, among several others, wrapped up the shoot of the popular show Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 on Friday and shared pictures from their last day on the set.
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Sonu Nigam has talked about Kangana Ranaut.
Sonu Nigam has talked about Kangana Ranaut.

Sonu Nigam says he believes Kangana Ranaut’s claim of Mahesh Bhatt throwing slipper at her: ‘It must have happened’

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 02:03 PM IST
Sonu Nigam has said that he chooses to believe Kangana Ranaut’s claims about Mahesh Bhatt and said that to take on Bollywood like she has, takes ‘clarity of mind’.
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Kangana Ranaut has been ruffling a lot of feathers lately.
Kangana Ranaut has been ruffling a lot of feathers lately.

Kangana Ranaut’s entire career is standing on pillar of nepotism, tweets Nagma; her team posts four-point rebuttal

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 10:17 PM IST
Kangana Ranaut’s team has responded to politician-actor Nagma’s recent tweet saying that the actor’s entire career is built on nepotism.
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Filmmaker Anurag Basu lauds OTT platforms for its wider reach.
Filmmaker Anurag Basu lauds OTT platforms for its wider reach.

Anurag Basu: There is a transparency of money with OTTs but not with theatres

By Juhi Chakraborty | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 01:57 PM IST
Director Anurag Basu’s latest film Ludo is headed the OTT way and he feels this is the time to adapt and go for the best available option.
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Ludo first look: Fatima Sana Shaikh and Rajkummar Rao’s first look from the film.
Ludo first look: Fatima Sana Shaikh and Rajkummar Rao’s first look from the film.

Ludo first look: Rajkummar Rao, Fatima Sana Shaikh walk in with a baby and swag to spare for Netflix release

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 10:37 AM IST
Ludo first look has Rajkummar Rao, Fatima Sana Shaikh and a baby walking in with swag to spare. The film will be out on Netflix.
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Kangana Ranaut and Pooja Bhatt have had a face-off on Twitter over the issue of nepotism.
Kangana Ranaut and Pooja Bhatt have had a face-off on Twitter over the issue of nepotism.

Kangana Ranaut responds to Pooja Bhatt’s ‘proof’ video, bows out of feud with hope that ‘patriarchy ends’

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 05:56 PM IST
Actor Kangana Ranaut’s team has responded to the ‘proof’ video shared by Pooja Bhatt, which showed the actor thanking Mukesh and Mahesh Bhatt at the Filmfare Awards.
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Anurag Basu last met Rishi Kapoor on Ranbir Kapoor’s birthday last year.
Anurag Basu last met Rishi Kapoor on Ranbir Kapoor’s birthday last year.

Anurag Basu says Ranbir Kapoor confided in him about Rishi Kapoor’s cancer diagnosis: ‘I was among the first few to know’

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 05:20 PM IST
Filmmaker Anurag Basu said that he was one of the first to know that Rishi Kapoor was diagnosed with leukemia. He last met the late actor on Ranbir Kapoor’s birthday in 2019.
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Asha Negi plays Gauravi in Baarish 2.
Asha Negi plays Gauravi in Baarish 2.

Asha Negi on kissing for first time in Baarish 2: ‘I was awkward, very shy’

By Ruchi Kaushal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2020 09:40 AM IST
Asha Negi talks about working with Sharman Joshi in the second season of Baarish 2 and living alone during lockdown.
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Irrfan Khan in a still from Life...In a Metro.
Irrfan Khan in a still from Life...In a Metro.

Irrfan Khan was supposed to play Ranbir Kapoor’s dad in Jagga Jasoos, says Anurag Basu

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2020 12:00 PM IST
Director Anurag Basu has said that Irrfan Khan was excited about working on a sequel to Life...In a Metro.
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Aditya Roy Kapur’s upcoming Bollywood film Malang is all set to hit screens this Friday.
Aditya Roy Kapur’s upcoming Bollywood film Malang is all set to hit screens this Friday.

Aditya Roy Kapur: I’ve always been paranoid about using unhealthy measures to build my body

By Shreya Mukherjee | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2020 07:19 PM IST
Actor Aditya Roy Kapur extends support to colleague and senior Suniel Shetty, who recently pointed out how youngsters are often following the wrong path to build their physique. The actor shares his experience to explain his views.
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Ludo stars Fatima Sana Shaikh, Rajkummar Rao, Sanya Malhotra, Aditya Roy Kapur in prominent roles.(Instagram)
Ludo stars Fatima Sana Shaikh, Rajkummar Rao, Sanya Malhotra, Aditya Roy Kapur in prominent roles.(Instagram)

Ludo: Rajkummar Rao, Fatima Sana Shaikh bring alive small-town India as they travel in e-rickshaw in new pic

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2020 12:33 PM IST
Fatima Sana Shaikh shared a fresh still from her upcoming film, Ludo, which is being directed by Anurag Basu. It also stars Rajkummar Rao, Abhishek Bachchan, Sanya Malhotra and Aditya Roy Kapur.
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Rajkummar Rao in his two looks from the film, Ludo.
Rajkummar Rao in his two looks from the film, Ludo.

Rajkummar Rao is mistaken for Alia Bhatt as he dresses in drag in Ludo first look, see pics

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2020 09:01 AM IST
Rajkummar Rao shared the first-look pictures of his upcoming film, Ludo, being directed by Anurag Basu. See them here.
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Fatima Sana Shaikh will be seen in films starring Rajkummar Rao and Saif Ali Khan.(Instagram)
Fatima Sana Shaikh will be seen in films starring Rajkummar Rao and Saif Ali Khan.(Instagram)

Fatima Sana Shaikh says after Dangal and Thugs of Hindostan, doing Anurag Basu’s next ‘was a breeze’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2019 05:13 PM IST
Fatima Sana Shaikh, who made an impressive debut with Dangal, faced a setback with Thugs of Hindostan. She now has two more films, Anurag Basu’s next and a horror-comedy with Saif Ali Khan.
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Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan stars Ayushmann Khurrana, Jitendra Kumar and Maanvi Gagroo.
Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan stars Ayushmann Khurrana, Jitendra Kumar and Maanvi Gagroo.

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan poster: Ayushmann Khurrana runs ahead of brides and grooms

By HT Correspondent | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 12:20 PM IST
The Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan poster highlights the new release date of the film. It will hit screens in February 2020.
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Sanya Malhotra will soon be seen with Vidya Balan in Shakuntala Devi.
Sanya Malhotra will soon be seen with Vidya Balan in Shakuntala Devi.

Sanya Malhotra says she didn’t like her work in Dangal, Badhaai Ho: ‘Only Pataakha was when I said theek kiya hai’

By Radhika Bhirani | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2019 11:50 AM IST
Sanya Malhotra is her own biggest critic. The actor says she didn’t like her work in Dangal, Photograph or even Badhaai Ho. Meanwhile, her performance in all three films was lauded by critics and audiences alike.
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