A Mighty Heart

  • Book excerpt: Rakhshanda Jalil's 'A Mighty Heart' October 27, 2011

    Rakhshanda Jalil is a writer, translator and editor. Her debut collection of short stories 'Release and Other Stories' was published by HarperCollins in August 2011. Here's an excerpt from her book 'A Mighty Heart'. Chapter 1 This is a true story. If you don't believe me, ask Zohra. Zohra may occasionally embellish...
  • Idol Chat: Irrfan Khan, the face of Hindi cinema in Hollywood November 15, 2008

    Irrfan Khan is unquestionably the face of Hindi cinema in the west. His performance in Meera Nair's The Namesake earned him rave reviews and a place in the mindset of both discerning audiences as well as filmmakers. He appeared alongside Angelina Jolie in A Mighty Heart and now has a...
  • Hot picks at box office this weekend October 26, 2007

    This week, you will be spoilt for choice as four films release at the box office on Friday. ...
  • Indian blood runs strong in A Mighty Heart June 25, 2007

    New York: Irrfan Khan drew attention in the US as an actor with his fine performance in The Namesake. Now, playing the Pakistani official who investigates the killing of journalist Daniel Pearl in the film A Mighty Heart, his American connection has just become stronger. For Irrfan, it was a challenge...
  • A Mighty Heart premieres in NY June 22, 2007

    New York: Signing autographs, meeting the fans, walking the red carpet and posing for shutterbugs – it was the usual drill for actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie as they arrived for the New York premiere of their film, A Mighty Heart. The film, based on a book by Mariane...
  • Paparazzi in India is new: Pitt June 20, 2007

    New York: At the premiere of A Mighty Heart in New York, Hollywood heartthrob Brad Pitt had a few words on India and his experience of shooting in the country. The actor spoke to CNN-IBN correspondent Anirudh Bhattacharya at the event. Pitt is one of the film's producers. A Mighty Heart ...
  • Check out Pitt-Jolie's labour of love May 22, 2007

    Cannes (France): They are every photographer's delight and actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were surely in focus when they turned up at Cannes on Monday for the press conference of A Mighty Heart. Co-produced by Brad Pitt's production house Plan B and directed by Michael Winterbottom, A Mighty Heart,...
  • Jolie in Cannes to promote Pearl film May 22, 2007

    Cannes (France): Angelina Jolie, who plays the widow of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in A Mighty Heart, said she was overwhelmed by Mariane Pearl's inner strength and her ability to let go of hatred. "For me, so much of why this film was important to do is because...
  • First Look: Jolie in A Mighty Heart June 20, 2007

    Here’s an exclusive first look at Angelina Jolie's A Mighty Heart. Produced by Brad Pitt, the film is based on the memoir of Marianne Pearl, whose husband, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, was abducted and eventually murdered by terrorists in 2002. ...
  • Jolie, Pitt pack off after Mighty shoot November 20, 2006

    Mumbai: After the over-a-month shoot for the film A Mighty Heart in Pune, Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie and her partner and actor Brad Pitt left for home on Sunday. The duo and their three children left by an early morning flight, sources said. Although the shooting of the movie would continue...
  • What fascinated Brad Pitt in India November 19, 2006

    New Delhi: Hollywood star Brad Pitt is so fascinated by India that he wants to come back, as he has "never seen a country like this". "Absolutely. I'll come back for the film (A Mighty Heart that he has come here to shoot along with companion Angelina Jolie). It's really...
  • Spotted! Jolie's boat ride in Mumbai November 18, 2006

    Angelina Jolie with son Maddox take a boat ride near the Gateway of India, in Mumbai on Saturday. (Photo: AP) Latest reports say that Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie is heading out of the country after the shoot...
  • Jolie bids adieu | Pitt lashes out November 18, 2006

    Mumbai: They say all good things come to an end. In this case, all is definately not good. But latest reports say that Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie is heading out of the country after the shoot for her latest film The Mighty Heart ended in Mumbai. There is speculation that Jolie’s...
  • Jolie's troublesome guards held November 17, 2006

    Mumbai: Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie's three bodyguards were arrested by the Mumbai police on charges of abusing, manhandling and hurting the religious sentiments of the crowd at Anjuman-e Islam high school. The parents were protesting, against holding up their children inside the school, well beyond school hours due to the shooting. “When...
  • Jolie's guards 'badmouth' Indians November 16, 2006

    Mumbai: Trouble was reported at a south Mumbai Islamic school as Hollywood star Angelina Jolie's bodyguards turned abusive and assaulted parents of students while shooting for the film A Mighty Heart. The film's shooting apparently obstructed day-to-day activities at the educational institution Anjuman-e-Islam. “They had rifles in their hands while shooting....
  • Spotted! Jolie is lovin' it in Mumbai November 16, 2006

    Angelina Jolie leaves after filming a scene for A Mighty Heart at a McDonald's outlet in Mumbai. (Photo: AP) Jolie is in India to shoot for Michael Winterbottom's film A Mighty Heart, a film on the life of...
  • Jolie good show on Mumbai train November 13, 2006

    Mumbai: Hollywood star Angelina Jolie caught passengers of a packed commuter train unawares in Mumbai on Monday where she shot for the film A Mighty Heart. Jolie, filming in India for almost a month with beau Brad Pitt, bought tickets from a city station and boarded a crowded compartment of...
  • Spotted! Brangelina in Mumbai November 12, 2006

    Brad Pitt (second right) with Angelina Jolie's son Maddox on his shoulders, talks with a tourist. Photo: AP Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie flew to Mumbai by a private chopper on Saturday and checked into a luxury...
  • Al-Qaeda giving threats to Pitt-Jolie? November 3, 2006

    Pune: A media report about a threat to Hollywood stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt from al-Qaeda, currently in the city for a film shoot, prompted top police officials in Pune to review the security for the couple. "We have learnt about the threat to Jolie and Pitt and the news...
  • Helicopter trouble for Jolie-Pitt October 28, 2006

    Jodhpur: Authorities have begun a probe into how a helicopter carrying Hollywood star couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt landed at a hotel in the city last week without prior permission. "We have sought complete information on the landing of the helicopter at the Umaid Bhawan Palace hotel from the Air...
  • Jolie-Pitt's Jodhpur shopping spree October 25, 2006

    Jodhpur: Taking time off their busy shoot in Pune, Hollywood star couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie visited the city on Diwali day and shopped for jewellery. Police sources said the stars, along with their son Maddox and 21 other members of the Hollywood crew joined the Diwali celebration at the...
  • Brad Pitt shoots for ad film in Jaipur October 21, 2006

    Jaipur: Hollywood star Brad Pitt, with his companion Angelina Jolie, participated in a film shoot at a historic fort in Jaipur on Friday. Earlier reports had suggested that Pitt and Jolie, who arrived on Wednesday, were in the city in connection with the shooting of the film A Mighty Heart,...
  • Guarding a celeb? Use head not heart October 18, 2006

    Los Angeles: For effective celebrity security, brains are better than brawn. After guards working for Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt scuffled with photographers in India twice in the past week, security experts said thuggish bodyguards who rely on football-player physiques and tough-guy attitudes might cause more problems than they solve. ''The only...
  • Jolie car knocks down biker couple October 12, 2006

    Pune: A young couple fell off their motorcycle after their vehicle skidded against Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie's car on Wednesday evening. According to the cameraman of a television channel chasing the Hollywood actress' car, it was not clear whether the couple's bike skidded because of the fault of the car driver....
  • Jolie likes love scenes with women October 9, 2006

    London: Actress Angelina Jolie, currently in India to shoot the film A Mighty Heart, likes doing gay scenes because she gets a chance to chat with her women co-stars about shopping between takes. According to contactmusic.com, Jolie admits she misses girl-to-girl discussions whenever she has to get steamy on screen with...
  • Jolie wanted to shoot film in Pak October 8, 2006

    Los Angeles: Angelina Jolie says she and Brad Pitt are disappointed they are not shooting A Mighty Heart, a film about US journalist Daniel Pearl, in Pakistan, where he was abducted and murdered in 2002. Security concerns there caused officials to suggest they work elsewhere. So with the exception of a...
  • A Mighty Heart hero joins Pitt-Jolie October 8, 2006

    Pune: A day after Hollywood couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were spotted outside their hotel in Pune, the leading actor of the film A Mighty Heart, Dan Futterman, landed in the city on Saturday. Futterman will be playing Daniel Pearl, the American journalist who was kidnapped and murdered in...
  • Spotted! Jolie-Pitt at work in Pune October 7, 2006

    Angelina Jolie sits by the poolside at the Le Meridien hotel in which she is staying in Pune. Photo: AP After weeks of speculation, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt finally arrived in Pune on Thursday afternoon. Pitt...
  • Pitt, Angelina spotted in Pune October 6, 2006

    Pune: It's official and confirmed! Hollywood's star couple Brad Pitt and Anglina Jolie are in Pune at the Le Meridien. After weeks of speculation, Brangelina finally arrived in Pune on Thursday afternoon. The couple was spotted stepping out of their hotel on Friday afternoon and heading to an unknown destination. Many...
  • Star style: Jolie keeps Pune waiting October 1, 2006

    Pune: After the expectation, the disappointment—that about summed up the sentiment in Pune as the expected visit of Hollywood star Angelia Jolie failed to materialise till Sunday evening. Jolie and companion Brad Pitt were to reach this western Indian town Sunday but through the day, the authorities kept mum on their...