BIOPIC

  • Biopic of martial arts legend Bruce Lee springs into action 3 days ago

    Los Angeles: Legendary martial arts star Bruce Lee is getting the official biopic treatment, daughter Shannon Lee announced Friday. Despite his untimely death in 1973 at age 32, Bruce Lee helped to create and popularize a genre that still endures and influences today with roles in films including "Fist of Fury,"...
  • Sanjay Dutt's life is a big story: Rajkumar Hirani on his biopic on the actor February 15, 2015

    Jaipur: After the success of his last film 'PK', filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani says he is busy with his next project which is a biopic on actor Sanjay Dutt. The 52-year-old director has worked with Dutt, who is currently serving a five-year jail term, in films like 'Munnabhai MBBS', 'Lage Raho Munnabhai'...
  • Angelina Jolie meets ISIS victims in refugee camp January 26, 2015

    Los Angeles: Actress-director Angelina Jolie, who is also the UN refugee agency's special envoy, met survivors of ISIS attacks in northern Iraq. The 39-year-old visited a refugee camp in northern Iraq Sunday as she is on an official two-day United Nations trip to the autonomous Kurdistan region of the country, reports...
  • Whitney Houston's family slams TV biopic January 19, 2015

    Los Angeles: Singer Whitney Houston's sister-in-law has slammed the singer's upcoming Lifetime biopic. The singer's sister-in-law, Pat Houston, has released a statement on the late singer's website telling fans to "brace yourself for the worst", reported Deadline. "We have dealt with her every emotion from the day she was born...
  • Sachin Tendulkar to debut on big screen with biopic in 2015 January 8, 2015

    Mumbai: After wrapping up a stupendous innings on the cricket pitch, master blaster Sachin Tendulkar is ready to make a splash on the film scene. He will star as himself in a biopic to be released in 2015 itself. The yet untitled feature, conceived by Mumbai-based production company 200 Not Out...
  • Hansal Mehta confirms biopic with Kangana Ranaut, but it is not on Bachendri Pal January 7, 2015

    Mumbai: National Award-winning director Hansal Mehta has confirmed that he has roped in actress Kangana Ranaut for a biopic - but it's not about legendary mountaineer Bachendri Pal. Mehta took to Twitter to clarify details about the new project. "On recce while I'm seeing news of a biopic featuring Kangana directed by...
  • Steve Jobs biopic: Katherine Waterston to play the role of Apple founder's partner December 24, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Katherine Waterston will play Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' longtime girlfriend and the mother of his first child in the upcoming biopic, to be directed by Danny Boyle. Waterston will be seen in the role of Chrisnann Brennan. The length of her role is uncertain but it is said...
  • John Abraham denies acting in M.S. Dhoni's biopic, says the news is 'utter rubbish' December 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Actor-producer John Abraham, known for his love for sports, says he is not part of Neeraj Pandey's upcoming directorial 'MS Dhoni - The Untold Story', a biopic on the Indian cricket captain. It was reported that John would play fast bowler Ishant Sharma in the biopic, which will see...
  • Natalie Portman to feature in Steve Jobs' biopic? November 27, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Natalie Portman is in early talks to be cast in a biopoc on Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. If she signs on the dotted lines, the actress would co-star alongside Michael Fassbender, who is currently attached to star in the film, hollywoodreporter.com. Portman and Fassbender nearly worked together on another...
  • No one in Bollywood can match Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi's look: Saif Ali Khan November 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor-producer Saif Ali Khan, who once showed his interest of making a biopic on his late father Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, says the cricket star was so handsome that nobody can play his role. "It's such a good story as he used to tell me such intersting things. But, we...
  • Michael Fassbender to replace Bale in Steve Jobs biopic? November 5, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor Michael Fassbender is reportedly in talks to replace Christian Bale in Apple's founder Steve Jobs' biopic. Bale, after much deliberation, came to the conclusion that he was not right for the part and withdrew, said The Hollywood Reporter. Previously, Leonardo DiCaprio was in line to play Jobs before moving...
  • Will Christian Bale play Steve Jobs in a new biopic? October 17, 2014

    Los Angeles: Christian Bale is in talks to portray Steve Jobs in a biopic, a role that Leonardo DiCaprio was circling earlier. Sony has started negotiations with 'The Fighter' star, who was the original choice when David Fincher was in talks to direct the movie about the Apple co-founder, according to...
  • Angelina Jolie to direct 'Africa', a biopic based on paleoanthropologist and conservationist Richard Leakey September 21, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie has been hired to direct "Africa," a feature film about paleoanthropologist and conservationist Richard Leakey and his campaign against ivory poachers that threaten Africa's elephants. The film, Jolie's fourth directorial effort, is from Skydance Productions, the company behind recent "Terminator" and "Mission: Impossible" films....
  • Next movie on police society relationship, not on Narendra Modi: Prakash Jha September 15, 2014

    Washington: Ruling out the reports of making his next project on Narendra Modi, noted Indian filmmaker Prakash Jha said that his next is going to be on the current relationship between the police and the society. Jha, who is known for making films on topical issues, said the shooting for...
  • No one else can play Narendra Modi onscreen other than me: Paresh Rawal August 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Versatile actor Paresh Rawal, who will soon start shooting for a biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, says he is the right choice to play the role of the politician. "I am confident about the film and no one else can play Narendra Modi other than me. He is in...
  • Instead of treating 'Mary Kom' as a gendercentric film, treat it as a normal film: Priyanka Chopra August 29, 2014

    Lucknow: Bollywood superstar Priyanka Chopra hopes that her portrayal of M C Mary Kom in a biopic would prove to be a milestone in her film career. Priyanka, 32, says the film, which is based on the life and struggles of the renowned boxer, is her token of love to Kom...
  • It's too early to judge 'Achche din'; I believe in Modi, says Paresh Rawal August 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Actorpolitician Paresh Rawal said it is too early to raise questions on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's slogan 'Achche din', which marked BJP's campaign during the 2014 General elections. Rawal, who has been elected as a BJP MP from East Ahmedabad constituency in Lok Sabha elections, said people should not...
  • For 'Mary Kom', we tried prosthetics and makeup to make my eyes look slanted but it all looked gimmicky: Priyanka Chopra August 27, 2014

    For many weeks the upcoming film 'Mary Kom' has been in news. From positive interest at first come on, someone is making a biopic on the life of an Indian woman boxer the social media began to talk about the casting of the film. MC Mary Kom, a fivetime...
  • James Brown biopic 'Get On Up' revels in drama and dance moves July 30, 2014

    Reuters: At first Oscarwinning actress Octavia Spencer thought she was seeing early concert footage of James Brown but then was told it was a screen test by Chadwick Boseman to play the "Godfather of Soul" in the new biopic "Get On Up." From the gliding, intricate footwork to the hunched shoulders...
  • Mary Kom's story needs to be told and who tells it is important too: Why Priyanka Chopra as Mary Kom is perfectly alright July 24, 2014

    Ever since the first poster of the Bollywood biopic 'Mary Kom', where Priyanka Chopra plays the titular role was out, the allimportant debate raging both on and offline is about the interesting casting choice for the lead role. This is a film where the female character will have to wing...
  • 'Mary Kom' trailer: Priyanka Chopra fights opponents and stereotypes in the boxing world champion's biopic July 23, 2014

    The trailer for the Priyanka Choprastarrer 'Mary Kom', based on boxer MC Mary Kom, was released on Wednesday. The film, which is set to have its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), is set to hit the theatres on October 2. The film has been coproduced by Viacom18 Motion...
  • Ranbir and I are certainly doing it: Anurag Basu on directing Kishore Kumar biopic July 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Anurag Basu, whose last film, the highly acclaimed and successful "Barfi!" came two years ago, won't have any release this year. His "Jagga Jasoos" is being shot at a slackened pace, while his other projects are on hold till this one project finishes. Said Basu: "'Jagga Jasoos' was planned as...
  • Newbie actress Sakshi Chaudhary to play Priyanka Chopra in '67 Days' May 10, 2014

    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 threefilm deal. She...
  • Who is Manjunath: A unique 'WhistleBlowing' campaign announced for upcoming film 'Manjunath' promotions May 1, 2014

    Mumbai: A unique marketing campaign called 'WhistleBlowing', 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. A biopic...
  • 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' gave us courage to tell inspiring Indian stories: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra April 24, 2014

    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 lot...
  • Filmmaker Shashank Udapurkar set to make a biopic on anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare's life April 17, 2014

    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 to...
  • Inspiring to do every scene of 'Mary Kom': Priyanka Chopra April 5, 2014

    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 April 3, 2014

    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? March 25, 2014

    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' February 8, 2014

    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...