Biopic

  • Newbie actress Sakshi Chaudhary to play Priyanka Chopra in '67 Days' 10-05-2014 12:04 PM

    Mumbai: Newbie Sakshi Chaudhary is said to have been zeroed in on the role of Priyanka Chopra in the film, based on the experiences of the National Award winning actress' former secretary Prakash Jaju. Sakshi, it would be recalled, has been signed by producer Firoz Nadiadwala for a three-film deal....
  • Who is Manjunath: A unique 'Whistle-Blowing' campaign announced for upcoming film 'Manjunath' promotions 01-05-2014 12:19 PM

    Mumbai: A unique marketing campaign called 'Whistle-Blowing', aimed at encouraging the youths to speak up and stand for what is right, has been launched as part of the marketing initiative of 'Manjunath', an extraordinary story of an ordinary man. Viacom18 Motion Pictures announced the campaign at an event here Wednesday....
  • 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' gave us courage to tell inspiring Indian stories: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra 24-04-2014 12:07 PM

    Mumbai: National Award winning filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is happy that a host of biopic films are being made post 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' even as he stressed on focusing how these stories are told, presented and enacted on the big screen. His biopic on legendary sportsman Milkha Singh got a...
  • Filmmaker Shashank Udapurkar set to make a biopic on anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare's life 17-04-2014 07:46 AM

    Mumbai: Movie director Shashank Udapurkar said here today, that he has received a formal consent from Anna Hazare for making a biopic on the anti-corruption activist. "It took me long to complete the script on Anna. I had drafted seven scripts before finalising it, since it is a mammoth task...
  • Inspiring to do every scene of 'Mary Kom': Priyanka Chopra 05-04-2014 10:53 AM

    Mumbai: National Award-winning actress Priyanka Chopra, who is yet to devote 15 days to complete shooting of the biopic on India's champion boxer M.C. Mary Kom, says every scene in the film is inspirational. "'Mary Kom' is the story of every woman who wants to be larger than she is...
  • Priyanka Chopra starrer film 'Mary Kom' to release on Gandhi Jayanti 03-04-2014 11:15 AM

    Mumbai: The release date of 'Mary Kom', the much-awaited biopic on Olympic medal-winning boxer M.C. Mary Kom, has been locked. It will come out Oct 2, celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti across the country every year. Viacom18 Motion Pictures Wednesday announced the release date of the film, which stars Priyanka Chopra...
  • Is Ranbir Kapoor playing Sanjay Dutt in Rajkumar Hirani's biopic on the actor? 25-03-2014 03:13 PM

    Mumbai: The story of Sanjay Dutt's life is likely to go on the screen and, if all goes well, director Rajkumar Hirani and actor Ranbir Kapoor would come together for the first time to tell the highs and lows in the 54-year-old star's life. The decision was reportedly taken around...
  • John Abraham to produce and star in biopic 'The Great Gama' 08-02-2014 09:56 AM

    Mumbai: John Abraham, who turned producer successfully with 'Vicky Donor' and 'Madras Cafe', is now gearing up to produce a biopic on the Indian wrestler 'The Great Gama', in which he will play the title role. Born in 1880 in Punjab, Gama, who remained undefeated his entire career spanning more...
  • Oliver Stone bows out of Martin Luther King Jr biopic 19-01-2014 01:34 PM

    Los Angeles: 'Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps' director Oliver Stone has left Martin Luther King Jr biopic due to creative differences. Stone, 67, left the project as the King estate disapproves of his script, reported Ace Showbiz. "Sad news. My MLK project involvement has ended. I did an extensive...
  • Golden Globe Awards: U2 wins best original song for 'Mandela....' 13-01-2014 07:55 AM

    Los Angeles: Band U2's 'Ordinary love' from "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" was awarded with best original song -motion picture at the 71st Golden Globe Awards held in Beverly Hills here Sunday evening. Bono, vocalist of U2, said that the award is personal to them as the late former South...
  • Emraan Hashmi to play Mohammad Azharuddin in a biopic? 26-12-2013 03:51 PM

    New Delhi: If reports are to be believed then Emraan Hashmi is set to play ex-cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin in a biopic. The news has been doing rounds that Hashmi has been finalised as the lead by the makers of the film. It has been said that former India captain Azharuddin,...
  • 'Swami Vivekananda' biopic will be made with only child actors 04-12-2013 06:24 PM

    Chennai: Upcoming Telugu biopic 'Swami Vivekananda', slated to release later this month, features only child actors, says its director Suresh Bujji, who hopes to strike a chord with thes audience with his unique effort. "I remember watching the kids' version of 'Ramayana' many years ago. I liked how the makers...
  • Can Natalie Portman do justice to a biopic on Britney Spears? 31-10-2013 11:58 AM

    London: Singer Britney Spears wants 'Thor: The Dark World' actress Natalie Portman to play her in a movie. The pop star revealed she would like to see the Oscar-winning actress on the big screen if there is ever a biopic made about her life, reported Contactmusic. In a Twitter Q...
  • Tom Hardy to play Elton John in an upcoming biopic 27-10-2013 01:05 PM

    Los Angeles: British actor Tom Hardy will play Elton John in an upcoming biopic about the legendary singer's life. 'Rocketman' is a joint production from Focus Features and Rocket Pictures, the movie production company is co-owned by John and his partner David Furnish. Hardy signed the film earlier this week,...
  • Watch 'Shahid' to make independent cinema thrive: Hansal Mehta 23-10-2013 03:29 PM

    New Delhi: 'Shahid' has come as a beacon of hope to many independent filmmakers who can now dream of having commercial release of their movies. Director Hansal Mehta urges moviegoers to watch his film to boost the morale of indie filmmmakers further. "Watch 'Shahid' and do your bit to make...
  • Shahid: Being a biopic and other confusing ideas 19-10-2013 10:19 AM

    New Delhi: How would you define an authentic biopic? This is a question which has been bothering me for many months now. With each new film based on facts and real people's lives, we get into the debate about their authenticity and the constructed reality they portray, at least try...
  • Sonam will be seen in a bikini in 'Bewakoofiyan': Ayushmann 07-10-2013 12:39 PM

    New Delhi: 'Vicky Donor' star Ayushmann Khurrana is excited to play eminent Maharashtrian scientist Shivkar Talpade in an untitled biopic at such an early stage of his career. Ayushmann is taking Marathi lessons to portray Talpade, who is believed to have constructed and flown India's first unmanned airplane much before...
  • Not doing Bhupen Hazarika biopic: Irrfan Khan 04-10-2013 05:40 PM

    New Delhi: Actor Irrfan Khan has denied reports that he is playing Bhupen Hazarika in Kalpana Lajmi's upcoming biopic, saying the role was never offered to him. There were reports that after enjoying critical acclaim for his performance in "The Lunchbox", Irrfan has the Bhupen Hazarika biopic in his kitty....
  • Paresh Rawal set to play Narendra Modi in a biopic 03-10-2013 04:56 PM

    New Delhi: If reports are to be believed then Paresh Rawal is going to play the character of Narendra Modi in a forthcoming biopic. The actor had also campaigned for Narendra Modi during Gujarat state elections in 2012. Paresh Rawal is also going to produce the film, which will be...
  • Kishore Kumar biopic will take time: Ranbir Kapoor 02-10-2013 11:10 AM

    Kolkata: Actor Ranbir Kapoor, who is set to play legendary singer Kishore Kumar in a biopic directed by Anurag Basu, Tuesday confirmed that the project will be delayed due to script issues. Ranbir will work with Kashyap in his next venture 'Jagga Jasoos', following which the duo will resume work...
  • Pooja Bhatt may play Kalpana Lajmi in a biopic on Bhupen Hazarika 01-10-2013 02:57 PM

    Mumbai: A biopic on Bhupen Hazarika, being produced by Pooja Bhatt, may see the actress-filmmaker essay the role of filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi in the legendary musician's life. Hazarika and Lajmi shared a passionate 40-year-old relationship. Entitled 'Dhumuha: The Storm', the movie is jointly written by Lajmi and Pooja's father Mahesh...
  • Adele may play Dusty Springfield in biopic 28-09-2013 03:17 PM

    London: British singer Adele is reportedly in talks to play the lead role in a biopic on country singer Dusty Springfield. The film, to be penned by David Stenn, will focus on Springfield's time living in Memphis, Tennessee in the late 1960s during the making of her 1969 album 'Dusty...
  • Indians think from the heart: Ashton Kutcher 27-08-2013 01:41 PM

    Los Angeles: Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher, who shot parts of his latest movie 'JOBS' in India, believes the country's people think from their hearts over their minds. This, he says, made his experience of shooting in India worthwhile. Kutcher shot in India - in Old Delhi and the Jama Masjid...
  • Biopics always need cinematic liberty: Srinivas Reddy 19-08-2013 10:48 AM

    Chennai: Director Srinivas Reddy, who is busy working on 'Ma Neta Rajanna', a Telugu film on late Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy (YSR), feels filmmakers need cinematic liberty to make biopics. "Biopics are not easy to make. They are very challenging and one needs some degree of cinematic...
  • I am not producing a biopic: Arjun Rampal 15-08-2013 03:11 PM

    Mumbai: Arjun Rampal has denied reports that he plans to produce a biopic under his banner Chasing Ganesha Films, saying it is not happening in the near future. "That is not true at all. I have had scripts of biopics lying with me. I am not doing a biopic, I...
  • I would have loved to do a biopic on Mary Kom: Deepika 09-08-2013 10:43 AM

    Mumbai: Actress Deepika Padukone has revealed that she would have loved to do a film on ace boxer Mary Kom. Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali is making a movie based on Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom, the ace boxer lauded as a national hero after winning the London Olympic bronze medal. At...
  • Mahima Chaudhary turns gangster in a new biopic 02-08-2013 03:36 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Mahima Chaudhary is back on silver screen in a biopic on actress-gangster Archana Sharma. Filmmaker Shashi Ranjan is already half way through his biopic on Sharma, which has Mahima Chowdhary in the lead. "We are working on a biopic on Archana Sharma. She was a small time actress...
  • Why have biopics become the flavour of the season? 31-07-2013 03:41 PM

    New Delhi: Biopics seem to be the new way to hit the jackpot. While Bollywood filmmakers are making biopics on sports stars one after the other, directors in southern India are going the spiritual way. Hollywood is also recreating the lives of important personalities who have been in the public...
  • I want to be part of Kurt Cobain's biopic: Courtney Love 29-07-2013 05:05 PM

    New York: Singer Courtney Love says she wants to be part of the biopic on her late husband Kurt Cobain's life. The 49-year-old controversial star married Nirvana singer Cobain in February 1992, and welcomed their daughter Frances Bean into the world in August of that year. Cobain battled depression and...