ASRANI

  • Gujarat is a model of hatred, says actor Asrani April 5, 2014

    Taking a potshot at the BJP's Prime Ministerial Candidate Narendra Modi, Bollywood comedian Asrani has said that the saffron party wants to take the country to the 18th century while Congress moves with time. "The Gujarat model laced with the Godhra stink is a model of hatred that has taken 2,000...
  • Dilli Gang: Kapil Sibal to recite poems in the film September 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Two poems by Union minister Kapil Sibal will feature in upcoming Hindi film 'Dilli Gang' which is based on murders of senior citizens in Delhi. The 65-year-old law minister will recite the poems in the beginning and at the end of director Ashish Tyagi's debut film. Sibal, who has brought...
  • J Dey murder case: Accused Vinod Asrani gets bail December 12, 2012

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday granted bail on medical grounds to builder Vinod Asrani who is one of the accused in the journalist Jyotirmoy Dey murder case of 2011. Asrani had approached the high court seeking the relief on the ground that his health was deteriorating and he...
  • Friday Release: Priyan's 'Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal' September 27, 2012

    New Delhi: It seems Paresh Rawal is going to be the most seen man of this week. His two films are releasing simultaneously. Rawal's 'Oh My God' is releasing with 'Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal', though he is not in the lead role in 'Kamal Dhamaal Malamaal'. At the first glance, 'Kamaal Dhamaal...
  • Bolly Buzz: Amitabh Bachchan at 'Ata Pata Laapata' music launch September 25, 2012

    Written and directed by Bollywood actor Rajpal Yadav, 'Ata Pata Laapata' is set to release October 12. ...
  • Ata Pata Laapata: Rajpal Yadav's directorial debut September 23, 2012

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Rajpal Yadav is looking forward to the release of his directorial debut 'Ata Pata Laapata' and says that he has incorporated his personal experience of last 10 years in the musical satire and wants people to enjoy it. "This is a musical satire and I have tried to...
  • I don't believe in favouritism: Priyadarshan April 17, 2012

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Priyadarshan has worked with Paresh Rawal in most of his Hindi films, but he claims he doesn't believe in favouritism. In fact, he says he casts actors only according to the script's requirement. "I do not believe in favouritism. The actors are cast according to the script once...
  • Chhota Rajan aide held in J Dey murder case September 5, 2011

    Mumbai: A close associate of the fugitive underworld don Chhota Rajan on Monday was arrested for his alleged involvement in the killing of senior crime reporter Jyotirmoy Dey taking the total number of arrests made in the case so far to 10, police said. Paulson Joseph was today apprehended from Chembur...
  • Eighth arrest in journalist J Dey murder case July 3, 2011

    Mumbai Crime Branch on Sunday made one more arrest in the Jyotirmoy Dey murder, taking the count to eight arrested in the case. Vinod Asrani alias Vinod Chembur was arrested and questioned by the Crime Branch, who are probing whether he financed the killing of the Mid Day journalist. Vinod Chembur,...
  • Why 'Sholay' still works August 15, 2010

    New Delhi: It drew its inspiration from multiple Hollywood movies but went on to become the quintessential Indian film, perfectly balancing drama and tragedy, romance and violence, comedy and action. This August 15 it will be 35 years since Sholay was released three decades and more of Gabbar, Jai,...
  • 'Sholay is the mother of Indian cinema' August 14, 2010

    Ram Gopal Varma was under lot of criticism when he attempted to remake Ramesh Sippy's Sholay. He went ahead and made Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag with Amitabh Bachchan playing the role of 'Gabbar Singh'. The film bombed at the boxoffice and Ramu learned the hard way that Sholay can...
  • Sholay booked! August 13, 2010

    The everlasting appeal of one of Bollywoods biggest blockbusters Sholay is not limited to the celluloid alone. In fact, a few books across the years have kept the film buffs entertained with a pinch of flavour that sends them on a trek to Ramgarh. Cinelovers, read on In film journalist Anupama...
  • The new age 'Sholay' August 12, 2010

    Animal friendly version Original scene I Veeru: "Basanti, In kutton ke saamne mat nachna." The Animal activists approved version: "Basanti, Kutton ke saamne nachna par inke saamne nahin" Original scene II Jai: "Jaake Gabbar se kehdena humne geedadon ke saamne khana daalna band kar diya hai" The Animal activists approved version: "Jaake Gabbar se Kehdena...
  • The film completed silver jubilee and we got nothing: Jagdeep August 10, 2010

    Jagdeep, who has acted in more than 300 films and portrayed various characters, is still identified as Soorma Bhopali by everyone when he goes for a walk on the streets of Yari Road, Versova. The actor reveals how his character was created by SalimJaved and some other revealing facts about...
  • Gabbar the first villain to be brand ambassador August 10, 2010

    Kailash Surendranath started his career at the age of 17. He directed the path breaking Liril launch ad followed by many. He is one of the leading and most reputed ad film makers in India for the last 30 years. He had directed the first 'mile sur mera tumhara'....
  • Amitabh Bachchan relives 'Sholay' August 7, 2010

    Its been 35 years and there is no doubt that anyone and everyone associated with the film will always have Sholay in their hearts. Right from day one to 35 years later, every cast and crew still remembers every detail about the movie and all the effort that went into...
  • Stars behind the camera of Sholay Part 2 July 31, 2010

    Its true there a many more people who were involved with Sholay who are not mentioned below. An actual account of a those who worked on the legendary movie would spill over pages. Nonetheless, continuing from yesterday, take a look at some more of the technicians working behind the camera...
  • Stars behind the camera of Sholay Part 1 July 30, 2010

    Everyone knows the actors in a film. Fame and celebrity status is a given when you have your face flashing on the screen and a million fans to your credit. But very often we tend to miss out the actual stars behind a film. Stars who always remain in the...
  • Ramesh Sippy's 'Sholay' remains the best July 28, 2010

    The fact that Sholay became the greatest hit of the century and went on to create new milestones for itself inspired many filmmakers to recreate the magic onscreen. However, what Ramesh Sippy could achieve, no other filmmaker could even come close. Can anyone ever match up to the charm of...
  • Little known facts about 'Sholay' July 16, 2010

    Ramesh Sippy's Sholay completes 35 years of its release in August. The film was released on August 15, 1975 at Minerva in Bombay. Read on to know little known facts about the Hindi cinema classic: Sholay's budget was only Rs 3 crore. Nobody wanted to watch Sholay at first and the theatres...
  • Critics slam Paying Guests, but cast confident June 21, 2009

    New Delhi: Though Paritosh Painter's comic caper Paying Guests didn't get critical acclaim, the cast of the film spoke quite confidently about the film's success with its audience at a special screening held in Mumbai. The cast and crew of Mukta Art's Paying Guests walked the red carpet on Friday night...
  • Masand's Movie Review: Paying Guests is painful June 20, 2009

    Cast: Javed Jaffrey, Shreyas Talpade, Ashish Chaudhary, Celina Jaitley, Neha Dhupia, Riya Sen, Sayali Bhagat, Asrani Director: Paritosh Painter Paying Guests directed by Paritosh Painter is a comedy that's based on a premise so weak, you'll just about muster up a few chuckles; don't expect this film to make you laugh. Javed...