Girish Karnad

  • I did not praise Narendra Modi. I was misquoted, my words were manipulated: Open letter from actorplaywright Girish Karnad July 10, 2014

    A report in a leading newspaper claimed that the Jnanpith awardwinning director and playwright Girish Karnad "praised the good work" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Karnad, known to be a severe Modi critic, condemned the article and issued a clarification, saying that he was misquoted by the newspaper. Here is the...
  • A walk down the memory lane: Now you can watch the entire 'Malgudi Days' series for free on YouTube June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: If you grew up in the '80s, chances are that you remember the long summer holidays, playing in the yard with a bunch of your friends. You perhaps remember falling asleep listening to stories told by your mother or grandmother. Or perhaps you knew a mailman or a...
  • EC may remove Ananthamurthy, Karnad pictures from public places, buses April 8, 2014

    Bangalore: The Election Commission is facing a unique problem in Karnataka. The opposition BJP and other parties have requested the commission to remove the pictures of Jnanpeeth Award winning Kannada writers Dr UR Ananthamurthy and Girish Karnad from public places till the voting gets over in the state on April...
  • Girish Karnad, Ananthamurthy back Nilekani, critics question motive April 4, 2014

    Bangalore: Two renowned Kannada writers have joined Nandan Nilekani's campaign team in Karnataka. Both Dr. U R Ananthamurthy and Girish Karnad are Jnanapeeth award winning writers and celebrated social activists, not only in Karnataka, but also in rest of India. Girish Karnad has been doing a door to door campaign...
  • Girish Karnad: Don't judge Indian cinema by Western standards November 16, 2013

    Noted playwright Girish Karnad believes Indian cinema has successfully warded off Hollywood invasion because of its song and dance tradition. "If we would have made films like Satyajit Ray, continued without song and dance, we would have been swallowed up by Hollywood by now," Girish Karnad told reporters in Delhi....
  • 'Ajith' is director Yuvan Shanker Raja's next March 10, 2013

    Using one of the latest cameras for an action film 'Ajith' is fast progressing with shoot. "The shoot has almost come to an end and we have used Vice Camera that gives 1000 frames for an action portion recently," says director Mahesh Babu. This 'Vice' camera is best for giving terrific...
  • 'Yaare Koogadali' Review: It's a powerful melodrama December 23, 2012

    Cast: Puneet Raj Kumar, Bhavana, Yogi, Smitha, Girish Karnad Director: Samuththirakani Actor Puneet Raj Kumar's films are hugely applauded by the Kannada film fans because of his big box office appeal. His latest 'Yaare Koogadali', directed by Tamil film director Samuththirakani, is a different type of film considering he has so far...
  • Anjali Patil's next is Kannada film 'Apna Desh' December 12, 2012

    The power house of acting and a National School of Drama product, Delhi girl from Nashik Anjali Patil is about to prove her metal in 'Apna Desh'. Getting accolades for her performance in IndoSri Lankan film at the recently concluded 43rd Goa International Film Festival for 'Oba Nathuva Obe Ekka',...
  • Girish Karnad's remarks on AR Rahman create an uproar November 22, 2012

    Veteran actor and theatre personality Girish Karnad's remarks about AR Rahman, that "his music is overpowering that listeners miss the beauty of the lyrics", has created an uproar among Rahman fans. Rahman's fans on social networking and microblogging sites have come to the Oscar winner's support, stating that he always gives...
  • Girish Karnad being wilfully ignorant: Tagore expert November 10, 2012

    New Delhi: An expert on Rabindranath Tagore, Professor Ananda Lal, has not taken kindly to veteran actor and playwright Girish Karnad's remarks against the Bengali polymath. "Karnad has been saying this for the last 20 years that Tagore is an inferior dramatist, but when you reach a stature that Karnad...
  • Girish Karnad sticks to his stand on Tagore November 10, 2012

    Bangalore: Veteran actor and playwright Girish Karnad has stirred up another controversy. After criticising Nobel laureate VS Naipaul and calling him antiMuslim, Karnad has now incurred the wrath of Bengal by targeting Rabindranath Tagore by calling him a second rate playwright. Karnad defended his statement while talking to CNNIBN. "He...
  • Rabindranath Tagore was a second rate playwright: Karnad November 9, 2012

    New Delhi: After publicly targeting Nobel laureate VS Naipaul and calling him antiMuslim, veteran actor and playwright Girish Karnad has created another controversy by calling another Nobel Prize winner Rabindranath Tagore a "second rate playwright". "Tagore was a great poet but a second rate playwright," Karnad said. Karnad, who is also...
  • Karnad vs Naipaul: Is Indian secularism far too rigid? November 6, 2012

    Playwright Girish Karnad strongly defended his attack on VS Naipaul saying he has no regrets for publicly targeting the eminent writer. While speaking to Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose on Face the Nation, Karnad also went on to say that he didn't mind being called a professional secularist but Naipaul had...
  • FTN: Karnad vs Naipaul Is Indian secularism far too rigid? November 6, 2012

    Playwright Girish Karnad has strongly defended his attack on VS Naipaul saying he has no regrets for publicly targeting the eminent writer. Karnad also went on to say that he didn't mind being called a professional secularist but Naipaul had no right to abuse Muslims. ...
  • I have no regrets for publicly targeting VS Naipaul: Girish Karnad November 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Playwright Girish Karnad has strongly defended his attack on VS Naipaul saying he has no regrets for publicly targeting the eminent writer. Karnad also went on to say that he didn't mind being called a professional secularist but Naipaul had no right to abuse Muslims. "I waited for...
  • Karnad attacks Naipaul for his views on Muslims November 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The Mumbai Lit fest on Friday witnessed major drama when veteran actor and theatre artist Girish Karnad slammed Nobel prize laureate VS Naipaul and called him antiMuslim. Karnad, who was present at the litfest on Friday to conduct a class on theatre, spoke at length about Naipaul. Karnad said,...
  • Naipaul is tonedeaf, antiMuslim: Girish Karnad November 3, 2012

    Mumbai: Actor and playwright Girish Karnad took on Nobel laureate and Indiaorigin author VS Naipual at the Mumbai Literature Festival calling him "tonedeaf". "Mr Naipaul has written three books on India, three very big books and if you read them you will find that not one of them contains any...
  • Reading books on Naxalism is not crime: Girish Karnad October 5, 2012

    Mumbai: Stating that rebellion is the right of every artist, veteran actor and filmmaker Girish Karnad today said reading or possessing books on Naxalism is not a crime. The 74yearold playwright said Aseem Trivedi, the political cartoonist who was charged with sedition by Mumbai Police, and human rights activist Binayak...
  • Girish Karnad does a cameo in 'Yaare Koogadali' August 26, 2012

    The Jnanapith Award winner, Dr Girish Karnad is doing a cameo in 'Yaare Koogadali', a film by Dr Rajakumars family banner. The last Kannada film in which Dr Girish Karnad, a writer, director and an actor was figured in 'Shabdamani', a patriotic film with actress Shruti. With such a long career to...
  • Jiva to be called as Bruce Lee in 'Mugamoodi' August 2, 2012

    Jiiva who plays Anand in 'Mugamoodi' will be called as Bruce Lee in the film due to his passion and craze for Kung Fu in it. The actor plays a commoner turned superhero in the Mysskin directorial. Padma Shri award winner Girish Karnad plays a scientist and Jiiva's father role in...
  • Shriya to play Maharani Ammanmani Chandravathy May 26, 2012

    What's in a name, they say. But a name implicitly says many a thing. In fact, rulers of those days gave ample importance to names and they believed that their names were the symbol of legacy, tradition and culture. Well, Shriya is playing Maharani Ammanmani Chandravathy in a period film titled...
  • Rushdie controversy a political problem: Karnad January 20, 2012

    Girish Karnad has held the Rajasthan government responsible for Salman Rushdie skipping the Jaipur Lit Fest. ...
  • Shabana Azmi has a 'double role' in new play December 16, 2009

    Mumbai: After a span of almost two years, Shabana Azmi is back on stage for the play Broken Images. A psychological thriller, this play is about a Hindi short story writer who suddenly gets critical acclaim and international fame for writing a bestseller in English. "It is the relationship between...
  • SohaSharmila together on big screen October 27, 2009

    Those who had been waiting to see the motherdaughter duo on the big screen for a long long time will be happy to see Soha and Sharmila Tagore finally featuring in debutante director Sangeeta Dutta'a film Life Goes On. The film will be screened at the 11th Mumbai Film Festival, starting...
  • Lilette Dubey dons director's hat for The Wedding Album September 18, 2009

    London: When you have Girish Karnad as the writer, Lilette Dubey as the director and wedding as the theme, it's bound to be a class act. The Wedding Album, a comedy satire, is Lilette Dubey's 24th theatrical production. After premiering in Mumbai last year, the play is currently on a...