Everything you need to know about Hindi Baghaila: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Hindi Baghaila: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) The sequel to controversial Bollywood drama film "Dunno Y...Na Jaane Kyun", which released in 2010, will be light, breezy and romantic, unlike the original.
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) His first film "Wake Up Sid" had light-hearted romance and his next "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" (YJHD) too falls in the same category. But director Ayan Mukerji says he does not want to stick to the genre forever.
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) For her role of a schoolgirl in "Raanjhanaa", Sonam Kapoor took inspiration from Jaya Bachchan's popular character in hit movie "Guddi", which too revolved around a schoolgoing teenager.
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Australian model-actress Kristina Akheeva, to be seen as a British girl in the forthcoming comedy "Yamla Pagla Deewana 2" (YPD2), hopes she is not trapped in the image of a "foreign girl".
Shimla, May 23 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has achieved 100 percent target of enrolment, retention and transition of students in Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), the central government's programme for achievement of universalisation of elementary education, an official said Thursday.
Chennai, May 23 (IANS) Tamil actor Dhanush, who is awaiting the release of debut Hindi movie "Raanjhanaa" and Tamil romantic-drama "Mariyaan", has signed on the dotted line to work in a yet-to-be-titled Tamil film with cinematographer-turned-director K.V. Anand.
Dharamsala, May 23 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is all set to reach out to Indians in Hindi.
Karachi, May 22 (ANI): Jimmy Shergill has said that Hindi and Punjabi films have a huge audience from Pakistan - especially in Canada.
Noida (Uttar Pradesh), May 21 (ANI): Delhi High Court judge Mr. Justice Sudershan Kumar Misra on Tuesday released the Hindi version of a book titled "Legal Language, Legal Vocabulary and Legal Writing" authored by Amity Law School Professor Dr. Kavita Surbhi at the Amity Campus here.
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang elicited smiles and applause from his audience Tuesday morning with his informal and friendly manner, not the least by beginning his address with a "namaste".
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Actress Shruti Haasan, daughter of legendary actor Kamal Haasan and actress Sarika, always wanted to be in showbiz, but was skeptical about facing the camera because she didn't find herself attractive enough to be a heroine.
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Amar, Akbar and Anthony are the buzzwords in the latest United Progressive Alliance (UPA) television commercial Sadbhav (good faith), which seeks to showcase communal harmony and unity among people in various parts of the country.
Chennai, May 20 (IANS) Tamil actor Dhanush, who has begun dubbing for his upcoming Hindi debut "Raanjhanaa", says he finds the experience tough but wishes to give his best to satisfy his audiences.
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Avika Gor is barely 15 years old but she has played an 18-year-old married woman Roli in "Sasural Simar Ka". And the actress says she doesn't have a problem playing mature roles.
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Despite an over two-decade stint in filmmaking business and quite a few hits to his credit, director Sangeeth Sivan calls himself a struggler in comparison to his filmmaker brother Santosh Sivan.
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) After "Son Of Sardaar", actors Ajay Devgn and Sonakshi Sinha will reportedly come together again for one of Prabhudheva's upcoming directorials.
Chicago, May 20 (IANS) A woman in her seventies takes the microphone to recite a short poem, which, she warned the men present, was on the hazards of flirting. "Cheda na karo ate jatein raston mein, pale pad gayi to mushkil hogi" (Do not flirt with every girl who crosses your path, if she falls for you, you will have a problem).
New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): The lead actors of Yash Raj's upcoming crime drama Aurangzeb - Arjun Kapoor and Prithviraj Sukumaran- promoted their film in Gurgaon.
Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) After a two-year gap, Shruti Haasan returns to Hindi movies with "Ramaiya Vasta Vaiya" and clarifies that the Prabhudheva directorial venture can't be tagged as her comeback movie.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) It was a "historic moment" for Amitabh Bachchan to be invited to open the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival with his "The Great Gatsby" co-star Leonardo DiCaprio. Big B made the experience more special by addressing the audience in his mother tongue Hindi.
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Producer T.P. Aggarwal, who recently wrapped up shooting for Sanjay Dutt starrer "Policegiri", says the actor's wife Manyata "may step in" to promote the film, but clarified nothing has been "finalised" yet.
Chennai, May 12 (IANS) Telugu actor Harshvardhan Rane claims to be Dhanush's biggest fan in the industry and takes inspiration from him.
Chennai, May 12 (IANS) Bollywood baadshah Shahrukh Khan was conferred with Chevalier Sivaji Award, constituted after veteran Tamil actor Sivaji Ganeshan, Saturday here at the 7th edition of Vijay awards.
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Southern star Dhanush's first Hindi film "Raanjhanaa" is all set to release and the actor says he has still not been able to learn Hindi.
New Delhi, May 11 (ANI): Bollywood's upcoming romantic film 'Raanjhnaa', which stars Sonam Kapoor and Dhanush, was promoted in a complete desi style in Mumbai.
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Tamil actor Dhanush, who is set to make his Bollywood debut with Anand L Rai's "Raanjhanaa", minces no words in praising the Oscar-winning music composer of the film, A.R. Rahman, terming him a true Raanjhanaa.
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Southern superstar Dhanush, who is set to debut in Bollywood with Aanand L. Rai's love saga "Raanjhanaa", says his choice of films will always depend on script no matter how many offers he get from Bollywood in future.
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Actress Sherlyn Chopra, set to attend the 66th Cannes International Film Festival where the second trailer of her debut film "Kamasutra 3D" will be unveiled, will wear different costumes from seven parts of India.
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Dalit activists Friday joined Delhi University (DU) teachers in protesting against the four-year undergraduate course, saying it will discourage students from economically and socially marginalised sections.
Film: "Go Goa Gone"; Cast: Kunal Khemu, Vir Das, Anand Tiwari, Puja Gupta and Saif Ali Khan; Directors: Krishna DK-Raj Nidimoru; Rating: ***
Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) Did you miss hearing "Je baat" and "Oji" on your TV, then here is good news for you, "Lapataganj" will be back on TV soon with Indumati and Mukundi.
Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) Starting his career with Malayalam cinema and making films like "Vyooham" and "Snehapoorvam Anna", Sangeeth Sivan got attracted to Bollywood because of its wider reach and bigger budgets.
Kolkata, May 8 (IANS) Fielding questions about her raunchy MMS video that went viral, Pakistani model-turned-actress Veena Malik Wednesday clarified that the clipping in question was a scene from her forthcoming Bollywood film "Zindagi 50-50."
Kolkata, May 8 (IANS) Acknowledging that Bollywood has been "very generous" to her, Pakistani actress Veena Malik Wednesday said that her mantra is "quantity with quality".
Chennai, May 8 (IANS) Khushboo Sundar, a popular southern actresses of the 1990s, says she is so busy spending time with her loved ones that she can barely find time for cinema.
New Delhi, May 8 (ANI): With admissions for new four-year undergraduate programmes set to begin from next month, the Delhi University's Academic Council has approved new course structure for 28 departments.
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Described as one of the most good looking actors in Hindi cinema, Arjun Rampal will sport rugged looks in his forthcoming film "D-Day".
Port of Spain, May 7 (IANS) A terrified 46-year-old Indian-origin woman in Trinidad and Tobago is seeking security for her and her three children from this country's government following the unsolved killings of her husband and father-in-law and threats to her.
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Besides Bollywood, actress Preeti Jhangiani has worked in Malayalam, Telugu and Tamil films. Currently, she is doing a Punjabi, Bengali and Kannada film and calls it a "different experience".
New Delhi, May 7 (ANI): The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) in a press release today stated that Delhi University has decided to introduce compulsory Hindi and other Modern Indian Languages (MILs) in its four-year course programme for undergraduates without assessing the capacity of the faculty on MILs.
Chennai, May 6 (IANS) Veteran Telugu director Dasari Narayana Rao, who recently announced six Telugu projects, says that his "Mahabharata" dream project is among them and that he wants to take the epic to global audiences.
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Tara Alisha Berry, who lost her golfer-father Gautam Berry just two months ago, is stepping into Hindi films with a very unusual debut vehicle - a movie focusing on the country's well-known porn writer Mastram.
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Cinema must be beyond a "few reels of entertainment" as it is a good medium to channelise the positive changes in the country's socio-cultural milieu, says filmmaker Nitin Kakkar, whose debut feature "Filmistaan" was named the best film at the 60th National Film Awards.
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Playback singer Mauli Dave, who recently sang "Aaja meri jaan" for Kangna Ranaut in the film "I Love NY", plans to release her first single very soon. She says the track reflects her real persona.
Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) Filmmaker Bejoy Nambiar is set to produce Hindi remake of Tamil film "Pizza" and says it has a different concept.
Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) The Indian film industry turns 100 Friday and Bollywood celebrities like Anupam Kher and Govinda hail its overall growth and say they are grateful to be a part of the filmdom.
Chennai, May 3 (IANS) After successful Tamil films such as "Pollathavan" and National Award winning "Aadukalam", actor Dhanush and filmmaker Vetrimaaran will team up to work in an untitled Tamil venture to be produced by Dhayanidhi Alagiri.
Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra's cousin Meera has clarified that there is no tiff between them but they are not the best of friends either.
Mumbai, May 2 (IANS) Actor Vijay Varma, seen in films like "Rangrezz" and "Chittagong", says he might share screen space with actress Priyanka Chopra's cousin Meera in "Gang Of Ghosts". She is making her Bollywood debut with the movie.
Chennai, May 2 (IANS) Tamil actor Suriya Sivakumar-starrer "Dhruva Natchathiram" was launched here Thursday in the presence of key members of the film's unit.
"Could we, the sons of India, ever be able to see Indian images on screen?," wondered Dhundiraj Govind Phalke as he saw a French film, "The Life of Christ". Gripped by nationalistic fervour, Phalke, better known as Dada Saheb Phalke, went on to make in his own words the country's first "swadeshi" (indigenous) feature-length film, "Raja Harishchandra", which was released in May 3, 1913.
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Karisma Kapoor, who has worked in a fiction show on TV and even judged reality shows, says if she will find anything interesting, she may return to the small screen.
Chennai, April 30 (IANS) After more than a year, the ever busy Tamil actor Dhanush will be seen on the silver screen in "Edhir Neechal".
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) Actor-singer Ali Zafar, who began his Bollywood journey with comedy film "Tere Bin Laden", feels that actors don't get typecast in the Hindi film industry.
Sydney, April 29 (IANS) The family of an Indian woman, who was raped and murdered here two years ago, told a Sydney court Monday of the immense pain and suffering they have been going through all this time.
Khunti (Jharkhand), April 29 (ANI): A journalist was shot dead by the Maoists in Jharkhand, in a bid to instil fear in the hearts of the locals and among the fraternity of scribes.
New Delhi, April 28 (ANI): Indian Railways enquiry number 139 recorded the highest ever 29.20 crore calls last year, which translates into eight lakh calls a day.
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Satish Kaushik, who is directing "Gang Of Ghosts", the Hindi remake of Bengali film "Bhooter Bhabishyat", says it was a conscious decision to keep out the original cast, and retain only Parambrata Chatterjee from it.
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Busy time for Shazahn Padamsee. The actress will feature in Telugu remake of hit Hindi movie "Bol Bachchan" and as well as in a music video for new collection of Barbie dolls.
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) A mixed bag of Bollywood and Hollywood films is keeping Divya Dutta busy these days.
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) The Hindi film industry has become "disciplined and structured", says director Karan Johar, but feels that "love and compassion" that used to bind people together in olden days have disappeared.
Chennai, April 25 (IANS) As many as 10 Indian films, including those in Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam and Bengali, will be screened at the 14th Jeonju International Film Festival, starting in South Korea Thursday.
Chennai, April 24 (IANS) Tamil actor Dhanush's wife and brother are wowed by his debut Hindi movie "Raanjhnaa", which shows him speaking in Hindi.
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Shamshad Begum, renowned playback singer of yesteryears who gave her voice to classics like "Mere piya gaye Rangoon" and "Kabhi aar kabhi paar", has passed away here, family sources said Wednesday. She was 94.
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday condoled the demise of legendary singer Shamshad Begum, describing her as one "among the most popular singers" of the country.
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Pakistani actor Ali Zafar, who has wrapped up shooting for his Hindi film "Aman Ki Aasha", says it is a remake of a Spanish movie.
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Renowned playback singer Shamshad Begum, who gave voice to classics like "Mere piya gaye rangoon" and "Kabhi aar kabhi paar", has died here, family sources said Wednesday. She was 94.
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Southern superstar Prithviraj Sukumaran says he is all set to wield the megaphone for a Hindi film soon, but has no plans to produce.
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ruslaan Mumtaz says he is open to working in TV shows, but hasn't signed anything yet.
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) TV actress Mouli Ganguly, currently seen as avenging Anushka in "Kya Huaa Tera Vaada", plans to tour with her comedy play "Pritam Pyare Pappuji" after the show goes off air.
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Tamil actor Dhanush has decided to speak in Hindi Tuesday because the trailer of his debut Hindi movie "Raanjhnaa" is set to release online midnight tonight.
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Southern superstar Prithviraj Sukumaran, who debuted with "Aiyyaa" in Bollywood, wants people to appreciate his acting skills in "Aurangzeb", not his physical appearance, which was in focus in his first Hindi movie.
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Members of Tamil Nadu stuntmen's association won't work in any other language films unless Film Employees' Federation of South India (FEFSI) helps them arrive at mutual understanding over ongoing tussle between action artistes from Tamil and Telugu film industries.
New Delhi, April 22(ANI): Bollywood actor Neil Nitin Mukesh and
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Tamil film director Susi Ganeshan, who has directed his first Hindi film "Shortcut Romeo", a remake of his own film "Thiruttu Payale", says a lot of filmmakers had been approaching him for the movie's rights. But he decided to remake it himself.
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Southern actor Prithviraj, who plays a policeman in "Aurangzeb," says the movie is different from commercial cop films like "Dabangg" and "Rowdy Rathore".
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Southern superstar Prithviraj Sukumaran, who debuted in Bollywood with "Aiyyaa", has bought the rights of his hit Malayalam film "Ayalum Njanum Thammil". He plans to make it in Hindi and approach Amitabh Bachchan with the script.
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday dismissed a plea by two accused in the Dec 16 gang-rape seeking the quashing of the first information report (FIR) and subsequent proceedings in the case.
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Composer G.V. Prakash Kumar, nephew of Oscar-winning musician A.R. Rahman, will marry his childhood sweetheart Saindhavi, a popular playback singer, here on June 27.
Guwahati, April 20 (IANS) The Assam government has provided security to the state's popular singer Zubeen Garg despite his reluctance following the threat from the anti-talk faction of the ULFA for defying its diktat against singing Hindi songs during the Bihu festivities.
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) In all probability, Telugu director Krish, who was recently signed on to helm the Hindi remake of Tamil blockbuster "Ramana", titled "Gabbar", will start working on it only after he wraps up his Telugu film "Shivam".
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Actress Kalki Koechlin, who is married to filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, says she would not mind directing plays, but is not interested in going behind the cameras for a commercial film.
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Besides writing lyrics and screenplays, Gulzar has also penned several plays like "Kharashein" and "Arey O Henry", and says theatre is more interesting as you get "audiences' instant reaction" and have scope to "rectify mistakes".
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Actor-producer Saif Ali Khan, who was seen using abusive language in 'Go Goa Gone', quips that he is hoping that the film gets 'A' certificate and doesn't get banned.
Guwahati, April 18 (IANS) The ULFA's anti-talk faction led by Paresh Baruah Thursday threatened popular Assamese singer Zubeen Garg with dire consequences for defying its diktat that asked all the singers and artistes not to sing or perform Hindi songs on stage during the Bihu festival.
Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) After enthralling US audiences with his unique fusion of contemporary ballet with classical Indian and Bollywood dances, American choreographer Gregory Glade Hancock has set his sights on Indian cinema.
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) As much as southern director Krish is excited about his upcoming film "Gabbar", the Hindi remake of Tamil blockbuster "Ramana", he admits it will be as challenging as any other film.
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) After two back-to-back hits, it seems Vidyut Jamwal has been accepted as the new action hero in Bollywood. He says any genre with a scope for action would interest him.
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Australian model Kristina Akheeva, who is making her Bollywood debut with "Yamla Pagla Deewana 2" (YPD 2) opposite actor Sunny Deol, has found an admirer in veteran actor Dharmendra.
Chennai, April 16 (IANS) Tamil director Karthik Subbaraj, who reaped gold with Tamil blockbuster "Pizza", has roped in southern actor Siddharth for his untitled second Tamil-Telugu bilingual project.
Chennai, April 16 (IANS) Don't divide cinema region-wise, says actor Kay Kay Menon, who is moving from Hindi cinema and theatre to the south with the Tamil film "Udhayam NH4".
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) The third instalment of "Iron Man 3", which is all set to release this month, will have an album that will include classic sound-tracks and background scores as a tribute to the film.
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) Veteran playback singer S. Janaki remembers P.B. Srinivas as a "humble singer" who always appreciated the work of his colleagues.
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) Veteran playback singer P.B. Srinivas, known for crooning thousands of chartbusters in southern languages, died here Sunday, a family member said. He was 82.
Chennai, April 13 (IANS) Several actresses in Bollywood are working hard to shed weight to get to size zero, but debutant Erica Fernandez, who is awaiting the release of her debut Tamil film "Aindu Aindhu Aindhu", feels she needs to put on weight to look presentable for the southern film industry.
Staff Selection Commission is going to hold a combined All India Open Examination for recruitment to the posts of Junior Hindi Translators
Washington, April 11 (IANS) A 17-year-old from New York has learned 23 different languages, including Hindi, Pashto, South Africa's little-known isiXhosa, Gambia's Wolof, and the native American language of Ojibwe.
Chennai, April 9 (IANS) Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal, who will be seen playing a truck driver in upcoming Hindi comedy "Life Mein Hungama Hain", refused to drive a truck after he felt little intimated by the size of the vehicle.
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan, who now makes graceful fashion statements in Indian designer suits and saris, admits she was making a "conscious effort" to be a certain way in her looks. However, that was taking her away from her real self.
Chennai, April 9 (IANS) Biopics aren't easy to execute, feels Tamil director Anil, who is awaiting the release of his upcoming Tamil film "Nadigaiyin Diary", based on the life of late southern actress 'Silk' Smitha.