Himmatwala

  • I accept my fault in 'Himmatwala', if it didn't work that does not mean Sajid Khan and I won't remain friends: Ajay Devgn August 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaking is team work and when a film doesn't work, actors should take discredit for the failure, suggests actorfilmmaker Ajay Devgn, who is gearing up for the release of "Singham Returns", his ninth film with director Rohit Shetty. Currently director Sajid Khan, a college friend and colleague of Ajay, is...
  • Ajay Devgn: Many times, in the middle of the shoot, I realise that the film is not going to work June 24, 2014

    Hyderabad: Actor Ajay Devgn, whose last few releases including 'Himmatwala' and 'Rascals' did not do well at the boxoffice, says many a times he does come to know while shooting only that the movie will be a flop. But the 45yearold 'Singham' star does not opt to leave the project...
  • When Sajid Khan made the media observe two minute silence for the debacle of 'Himmatwala' June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Sajid Khan seems to have recovered from the box office disappointment of 'Himmatwala' and the director even tricked journalists into mourning for his last release. 'Himmatwala' was the remake of 1983 hit Bollywood film of the same name and starred Ajay Devgn and Tamannaah Bhatia in the lead roles....
  • We went wrong conceptually: Tamannaah Bhatia on the failure of 'Himmatwala' June 4, 2014

    Mumbai: South actress Tamannaah says she was not disheartened with the failure of her debut Hindi film 'Himmatwala'. The film, which was a remake of the 1983 super hit movie with the same name, had Ajay Devgn and Tamannaah stepping into the shoes of actors Jitendra and Sridevi. The remake version,...
  • 'Humshakals' not a remake of 'Angoor'; have sworn to not make another remake after 'Himmatwala': Sajid Khan May 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Director Sajid Khan says that contrary to reports, his film 'Humshakals' is not a remake of the 1982 classic 'Angoor'. "Initially, when I talked about the film two years back, news spread that it is a remake of 'Angoor'. But it is not," Sajid said here Tuesday at the music...
  • Now Showing: Rajeev Masand shares his top 5 hits and pits films of 2013 December 28, 2013

    On this special yearender edition of Now Showing, CNNIBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand shares the top 5 hits and pits of Bollywood in 2013. ...
  • Rajeev Masand's top 5 hits and pits of Bollywood in 2013 December 28, 2013

    Mumbai: It's been a year of some big moneyspinners and a few surprise gems. Unlike 2012, which was a comparatively stronger year what with such unconventional hits as 'Kahaani', 'Barfi', 'Vicky Donor' and 'English Vinglish' emerging out of the mainstream, 2013 saw blockbusters like 'Chennai Express', 'Krrish 3' and 'Dhoom...
  • Good, bad, invisible: Movies you watched, missed in MarchApril November 18, 2013

    New Delhi: As the year 2013 nears its end, we give you an insight into Bollywood films both the hits and misses at the box office. While many films were trashed by critics, there have been a few that proved lucky for the industry and raked in the moolah....
  • Failure of 'Himmatwala' is my fault: Sajid Khan October 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Director Sajid Khan, whose 'Himmatwala' remake starring Ajay Devgan tanked at the box office, said he chose the wrong project at the wrong time and the failure of the film was his sole responsibility. "As the captain of the ship, it is entirely my fault. I let down my...
  • Tamil actress Tamannah Bhatia cashing in on her desi image? October 21, 2013

    Mumbai: After Sajid Khan's 'Himmatwala', it seems that actress Tamannah Bhatia wants to cash in on her 'desi' image. The southern beauty has been appointed the brand ambassador for sari brand Joh Rivaaj. The actress did a photo shoot Sunday for the brand. "It's nice to be associated with a brand like...
  • 'Himmatwala' failed as '80s not shown in a contemporary way: Ajay August 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Ajay Devgn, who played the lead in 'Himmatwala' remake, says he knew that the film would tank, primarily because the period of 80s, in which it is set, was not shown in a contemporary way. Ajay stepped into the shoes of veteran Jeetendra for the remake of the 1983...
  • One flop film doesn't affect you: Ajay Devgn August 22, 2013

    Mumbai: His last film 'Himmatwala' bombed at the box office, but Ajay Devgn, who has been part of the industry for over two decades, says a flop can't take a toll on his career. "One flop film doesn't affect you as you are not running short of good films. People also...
  • Akshay Kumar is our godfather, says SajidFarhad June 17, 2013

    Mumbai: After penning dialogues, writer duo SajidFarhad are ready to go behind the camera to direct their first film 'It's Entertainment' and they give credit to Akshay Kumar for not only motivating them to go for direction, but also being part of their project. Sajid told IANS: "I would say Akshay...
  • Why marketing has become so important in Bollywood June 6, 2013

    New Delhi: In almost every interview to promote 'Yamla Pagla Deewana 2', Sunny Deol brings up the point of spending huge amount of money on promotional events. The producers keep the promotional budget ready from the last day of shooting and they have their reasons for doing so, but there...
  • Bollywood's remake formula: Controversy in the air April 12, 2013

    Bollywood is on a remake drive, or should we say overdrive?, Churning out and in some cases mauling classics of the 70ies and 80ies with varying degrees of success. ...
  • Sajid Khan is out of the 'Housefull' franchise after 'Himmatwala' debacle April 11, 2013

    Director Sajid Khan has been shown the door out of the 'Housefull' franchise. Producer Sajid Nadiadwala has said that the three film deal they had was over with 'Heyy Baby' and the subsequent 'Housefull' and its sequel. The 'Housefull' franchise will now be announced every 2 years with a new...
  • Filmi Fiscal: David Dhawan's 'Chashme Baddoor' rakes in Rs 22.6 cr in 4 days April 10, 2013

    After commercial success with films like 'Heyy Baby', 'Housefull' and 'Housefull 2', filmmaker Sajid Khan had big expectations from his latest, the remake of 'Himmatwala'. Well that remake bombed. ...
  • Bollywood: Hits and flops of first quarter of 2013 April 9, 2013

    The first quarter of 2013 saw number of releases in Bollywood and while some films made it big, some failed at the box office. Here is the list! ...
  • 'Himmatwala' earns Rs 44.89 cr in the first week April 5, 2013

    New Delhi: All the hype made around 'Himmatwala' seems to be dying down as the film has lost the race at the box office. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted about the film's business in the first week, "#Himmatwala collected approx. Rs 44.89 cr nett in Week 1. Rejected!" Sajid Khan, the...
  • If not an actor, I would have been a doctor: Tamannaah April 4, 2013

    From featuring as the fresh face of Indian Idol winner Abhijeet Sawant's album to an established Kollywood actress, Tamannaah has come a long way. And with Sajid Khan's 'Himmatwala', the actress has made her entry into Bollywood. The actress joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on her movie 'Himmatwala'. Q. Have...
  • 'Himmatwala' director Sajid Khan's claims fall flat April 3, 2013

    Sajid Khan had claimed that his movie 'Himmatwala; would be a hit even before its release, saying it would make Rs 150 crores. ...
  • 'Himmatwala': Can Sajid Khan claim to know what public wants? April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: A day before Sajid Khan released his film 'Himmatwala', a remake of an 1980's film with the same name, he was fairly confident that he knew the pulse of Indian film audience. He went as far as to say "I knew my film will be a hit when...
  • 'Himmatwala' opens below expectation, earns Rs 31 crore at BO April 2, 2013

    Since he started shooting for Himmatwala, director Sajid Khan has been making tall claims about its box office prospects. But 'Himmatwala' on its release has managed to collect just Rs 31 crore in its three day weekend. ...
  • Amitabh Bachchan to star in Sajid Khan's next April 1, 2013

    New Delhi: After remixing Amitabh Bachchan's hit song 'Apni to Jaise Taise' for 'Housefull', filmmaker Sajid Khan is all set to work with the megastar in his next untitled project. Sajid, 41, who is an ardent fan of Bachchan, said his upcoming comedy will also see Saif Ali Khan and...
  • I am spontaneous, not a method actor: Ajay Devgn April 1, 2013

    Mumbai: From playing intense roles to doing 100crore club commercial hits, Ajay Devgn has played a variety of roles in his twodecadeold career and the actor credits this success to his spontaneity as a performer. The 43yearold 'Singham' star, who is married to actress Kajol and has two kids Nysa, 9,...
  • 'Himmatwala' collects Rs 31.1 crore in opening weekend April 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Sajid Khan's previous films have gone out to collect Rs 100 crore in a matter of few days but his latest film 'Himmatwala' despite boasting of a great star cast, has not been able to draw big collections at the box office. 'Himmatwala' has collected Rs 31.1 crore...
  • 'Himmatwala' earns Rs 18 crore in two days March 31, 2013

    New Delhi: It seems director Sajid Khan's 'Himmatwala' is not getting positive word of mouth publicity as the film's collections dropped considerably on its second day at the ticket window. Trade analyst Komal Nahta tweets, "#Himmatwala collections drop badly. Day 2: Rs. 7.5 crore only. Total: Rs. 18 crore only....
  • Ouch! The best of 'Himmatwala' wisecracks on Twitter March 30, 2013

    Sajid Khan's latest film 'Himmatwala' has opened to generally negative critics' rating. Though it made a good haul of Rs 12 crore on its opening day, audiences and critics went to town on Twitter cracking jokes about the film. Most of it was goodnatured ribbing while some did have the...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Himmatwala', 'GI Joe: Retaliation' March 30, 2013

    The allnew 'Himmatwala' has many of the same problems that plagued the earlier film, and a few new ones of its own. 'GI Joe: Retaliation' feels way longer than its running time. It's an exercise in futility; a film that has no business existing in the first place. ...
  • 'Himmatwala' earns Rs 12 crore on the opening day March 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Director Sajid Khan's 'Himmatwala' has collected Rs 12 crore on the first day. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweets, "#Himmatwala Fri 12 cr. Very good at single screens, low at plexes." The film opened to mostly average reviews despite being hugely promoted. The film stars Ajay Devgn and Tamannaah in...