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Farhan Akhtar and Paresh Rawal in a still from Toofaan.

Farhan Akhtar reveals kids, girlfriend Shibani Dandekar's reaction to Toofaan

PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 04:36 PM IST
  • Farhan Akhtar has spoken about his family's reaction to his latest film, sports drama Toofaan, directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.
A screenshot from Aks starring Amitabh Bachchan and Manoj Bajpayee.
A screenshot from Aks starring Amitabh Bachchan and Manoj Bajpayee.

Amitabh asked Rakeysh what he was drinking after reading Aks script

UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2021 06:35 PM IST
  • 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.
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.

Aamir demanded 8 crore if Rang De Basanti were to get delayed

PUBLISHED ON JUL 29, 2021 07:05 AM IST
  • 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.
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.

Rakeysh recalls burning script after being unable to launch Abhishek

PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2021 05:45 PM IST
  • 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.
Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.(Photo/Amal KS)
Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.(Photo/Amal KS)

AR Rahman was not the first choice for Rang De Basanti's music, reveals Rakeysh

UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2021 12:01 PM IST
  • AR Rahman wasn't the first choice for the music of Rang De Basanti. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra had almost finalised musician Peter Gabriel.
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra recalls the aftermath of the failure of Delhi 6.
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra recalls the aftermath of the failure of Delhi 6.

Rakeysh on aftermath of Delhi-6's failure: 'Wanted to drink myself to death'

PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2021 07:21 AM IST
  • 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.
Daniel Craig auditioned for the Aamir Khan-starrer Rang De Basanti.
Daniel Craig auditioned for the Aamir Khan-starrer Rang De Basanti.

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra reveals Daniel Craig auditioned for Rang De Basanti

UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2021 03:55 PM IST
  • Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has revealed in his autobiography that none other than Daniel Craig auditioned for a part in Rang De Basanti.
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.

Farhan Akhtar introduces Toofaan team 'behind the boxer, the boxing'

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 17, 2021 03:59 PM IST
  • 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.
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.

Toofaan review: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's filmy film desperately needs a soul

PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2021 12:33 AM IST
  • 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.
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)

Mrunal Thakur oozes oomph at Toofan promos in black midi with waist cut outs

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2021 08:49 AM IST
  • 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
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.

Farhan Akhtar was offered Rang De Basanti, says Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

PUBLISHED ON JUL 04, 2021 11:46 PM IST
  • Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has revealed that he had offered Farhan Akhtar a role in Rang De Basanti. Here's how he had reacted.
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.

Rakeysh Mehra: 'Toofan is a mix of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Rang De Basanti'

PUBLISHED ON JUN 30, 2021 05:50 PM IST
  • 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.
Farhan Akhtar plays a boxer in Toofaan.
Farhan Akhtar plays a boxer in Toofaan.

Farhan Akhtar starrer Toofaan to release on OTT platform on July 16

ANI |
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2021 04:14 PM IST
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 in Toofaan.
Farhan Akhtar in Toofaan.

Farhan Akhtar's Toofaan to premiere on Amazon Prime on May 21

PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 07:15 PM IST
Farhan Akhtar's Toofaan will premiere on Amazon Prime Video in May. The film stars Farhan as a boxer.
Badshah in a screengrab from the Genda Phool video.
Badshah in a screengrab from the Genda Phool video.

Badshah weighs in on Masakali controversy, says AR Rahman liked his remix of Humma Humma

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2020 03:08 PM IST
Rapper Badshah has offered his opinion on the ongoing controversy surrounding the Masakali remix.
Sonam Kapoor in a still from the original Masakali song.
Sonam Kapoor in a still from the original Masakali song.

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra thinks Masakali 2.0 will be forgotten in 2 months, calls it ‘painful beyond legal remedy’

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2020 09:04 PM IST
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.
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.

Twitter is not being kind to Sidharth Malhotra, Tara Sutaria’s Masakali 2.0: ‘Excuse me, I want to vomit’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2020 09:37 PM IST
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.
Rang De Basanti starred Aamir Khan, Siddharth, Sharman Joshi and others.
Rang De Basanti starred Aamir Khan, Siddharth, Sharman Joshi and others.

Rang De Basanti clocks 14 years, check out the 5 most memorable scenes from Aamir Khan’s film

Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2020 03:00 PM IST
On Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s film Rang De Basanti clocked in 14 years. Here are the five best scenes from the film.
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.

Divya Dutta: ‘I once lost a role because I was told I am fair’

Hindustan Times | By Rishabh Suri, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2020 08:26 AM IST
Divya Dutta said she was once rejected for a film as the makers wanted a darker woman to play a villager.
Farhan Akhtar in Toofan.
Farhan Akhtar in Toofan.

Toofan: Farhan Akhtar aces the look as a professional boxer in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s film, see pic

Hindustan Times | By Juhi Chakraborty
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2020 01:26 PM IST
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 previously worked with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra on Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.
Farhan Akhtar previously worked with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra on Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.

Farhan Akhtar sustains hairline fracture while shooting Toofan, shares picture. See here

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2019 12:59 PM IST
Farhan Akhtar has shared a picture of the injury he sustained while shooting for the upcoming boxing drama, Toofan. See it here.
Toofan first look poster: Farhan Akhtar plays a boxer in the film.
Toofan first look poster: Farhan Akhtar plays a boxer in the film.

Toofan first look poster: Farhan Akhtar brings the abs and the grit back as a boxer, film out Oct 2020

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 10:39 AM IST
Toofan first look poster: Farhan Akhtar joins forces with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra once again after Bhaag Milkha Bhaag for a film about a boxer.
Anil Kapoor during a promotional programme in Mumbai.(IANS)
Anil Kapoor during a promotional programme in Mumbai.(IANS)

Anil Kapoor joins son Harshvardhan Kapoor in Abhinav Bindra biopic: ‘Great stories take time to be told!’

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 03:44 PM IST
Anil Kapoor took to Twitter to announce that Abhinav Bindra’s biopic will be his next film.
Sonam Kapoor says no actor wanted to work with her in Khoobsurat.
Sonam Kapoor says no actor wanted to work with her in Khoobsurat.

Sonam Kapoor claims no hero wanted to work with her in Khoobsurat, says ‘I had to get Fawad Khan from Pakistan’

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 07:21 PM IST
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.
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)

Actor-director partnerships: Recreating cinematic charisma

Hindustan Times | By Anurag Singh Bohra
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 02:31 PM IST
These hit pairs are reuniting on films in the hope of recreating the charm
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.

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

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2019 06:20 PM IST
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan remembered dad, late Krishna Rai, on his death anniversary. Checkout her emotional post on Instagram.
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.

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

Hindustan Times | By Raja Sen
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2019 06:02 PM IST
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.
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s last film was the box office flop Mirzya.
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s last film was the box office flop Mirzya.

Mere Pyare Prime Minister trailer: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s new film tugs at your heartstrings

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2019 09:39 AM IST
Watch the first trailer for Mere Pyare Prime Minister, the new film by director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Farhan Akhtar to unite again for Toofan.(Twitter)
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Farhan Akhtar to unite again for Toofan.(Twitter)

After Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Farhan Akhtar to play a boxer in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Toofan

Mumbai | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2019 12:58 PM IST
Actor Farhan Akhtar is all set to play a boxer in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s next sports drama titled Toofan.
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s upcoming movie ‘Mere Pyare Prime Minister’ is facing dispute. Writer Manoj Mairta alleges that he is yet to get due credit for the film.
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s upcoming movie ‘Mere Pyare Prime Minister’ is facing dispute. Writer Manoj Mairta alleges that he is yet to get due credit for the film.

Writer Manoj Mairta claims not getting due credits for Mere Pyare Prime Minister, director denies allegation

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2018 06:44 PM IST
Writer Manoj Mairta alleges that makers of the Bollywood film Mere Pyare Prime Minister are not acknowledging his contribution to the movie.
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