Imtiaz Ali

  • You can see influence of Subhash Ghai's films in my films: Imtiaz Ali 07-03-2014 06:15 PM

    Mumbai: Imtiaz Ali, one of the successful filmmakers of Bollywood, says Subhash Ghai made a huge contribution to his growth in the field of filmmaking. "I am here to congratulate Subhash Ghai and his entire team of 'Kaanchi'," said Ali, who Thursday attended the trailer launch of 'Kaanchi'. "I don't...
  • I'm not playing a villain in 'Kick', it's a love traingle: Randeep Hooda 06-03-2014 04:05 PM

    New Delhi: After the success of his latest film 'Highway' where he played the role of a kidnapper, actor Randeep Hooda wants to take a break from doing dark roles as he feels they affect his mood. "Due to the roles I play people think I'm too serious and cranky....
  • 'Highway' was always a profitable film: Sajid Nadiadwala 06-03-2014 10:47 AM

    Mumbai: Producer Sajid Nadiadwala is elated with the response that Alia Bhatt-Randeep Hooda starrer 'Highway' has garnered and says that the film was always meant to be profitable. The movie, directed by Imtiaz Ali, got a slow start compared to his earlier projects, but gradually gelled well with the audience....
  • Approaching people for work hasn't worked for me: Randeep Hooda 05-03-2014 11:19 AM

    Mumbai: Actor Randeep Hooda, who proved his mettle with 'Highway' once again, says whenever he approached people for work it didn't work. "Approaching people for work has not worked for me. People who came to me with work has worked," Randeep told reporters during a group interview. However, Randeep, who...
  • 'Highway' not an ordinary experience for me: Alia Bhatt 04-03-2014 04:02 PM

    Mumbai: Alia Bhatt, who was like a breath of fresh air in 'Highway', shot in picturesque locations across the country, says she hoped to make an impact as Veera, but the unprecedented praise for Imtiaz Ali directed road movie has surpassed her expectations. "It hasn't sunk in, really. But I...
  • I wanted 'Highway' to be my risk alone: Imtiaz Ali 01-03-2014 10:42 AM

    New Delhi: Imtiaz Ali says he braced himself for a free fall while working on his experimental road drama 'Highway' but the director is happy that the risk has paid off. The film, starring Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda, was made on a budget of Rs 18.25 crore. Ali says...
  • Javed and I are moved by Alia Bhatt's performance in 'Highway': Shabana Azmi 27-02-2014 01:24 PM

    Mumbai: Immediately after seeing her performance in Imtiaz Ali's 'Highway' Shabana Azmi rushed to the Bhatts' residence to congratulate the parents and their daughter Alia for the 20-year-old's extraordinary performance. The multiple National award winning actress, acknowledged by many cineastes as among India's finest, sees Alia as the true inheritor...
  • Highway: Alia Bhatt took me completely by surprise, says Shabana Azmi 27-02-2014 01:12 PM

    Mumbai: Immediately after seeing her performance in Imtiaz Ali's 'Highway' Shabana Azmi rushed to the Bhatts' residence to congratulate the parents and their daughter Alia for the 20-year-old's extraordinary performance. The multiple National award winning actress, acknowledged by many cineastes as among India's finest, sees Alia as the true inheritor...
  • Watch 'Highway' for Alia Bhatt's spectacular performance: Preity Zinta 25-02-2014 01:46 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Preity Zinta, who has watched 'Highway', believes Alia Bhatt, who played her younger version in 1999 film 'Sangharsh', will go a long way in filmdom. "I still remember seeing Alia as a little cutie on the sets of 'Sangharsh' playing mini me. This one will be the brightest...
  • 'Highway' is incomplete till Naseeruddin sir watches it: Randeep Hooda 25-02-2014 12:20 PM

    Mumbai: Actor Randeep Hooda, a huge fan of Naseeruddin Shah, says his latest film 'Highway' will remain incomplete until the veteran actor watches it. "For me, 'Highway' is incomplete till Naseeruddin sir watches it. I am eagerly waiting for his review. I want him to see the film and sit...
  • 'Highway' gets a slow start, earns Rs 13.97 crore in the opening weekend 25-02-2014 09:59 AM

    New Delhi: Imtiaz Ali's latest offering 'Highway' has received mixed reviews from the critics as well as the audiences. The film received a slow start at the box office and only minted Rs 13.97 crore in its opening weekend. The film earned only Rs 3.42 on its opening day; however...
  • Mixed reactions on 'Highway' means that people are thinking: Imtiaz Ali 24-02-2014 01:21 PM

    Mumbai: Director Imtiaz Ali is not affected by the mixed response that his latest film 'Highway' is fetching in theatres. In fact, he believes it just shows that his film is making people think. "I had to make this film and I made it, and put in my best. Mixed...
  • Write your review: 'Highway'

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  • 'Highway' review: It will tire you out well before it's over 21-02-2014 10:32 PM

    Star Cast: Alia Bhatt, Randeep Hooda Director: Imtiaz Ali At one point in writer-director Imtiaz Ali's Highway, Alia Bhatt's character Veera, who has been kidnapped and taken hostage in the back of a truck, pops in an English music CD and begins gyrating to a tune in the middle of...
  • Is Alia Bhatt's 'Highway' setting a wrong precedent? 21-02-2014 04:24 PM

    As soon as we discuss Bollywood's perception of reality in films, we come across two theories - cinema as the source of pure entertainment, and as a tool that holds a mirror to our society. Imtiaz Ali's 'Highway' isn't inspired by a true story, but the film won't go down...
  • 'Highway' is going to be huge: Parineeti Chopra 21-02-2014 02:41 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Alia Bhatt, whose second film 'Highway' hit theatres Friday, has been showered with luck and encouraging words like 'you are going to be the biggest star' by her contemporaries like Parineeti Chopra and Shraddha Kapoor. Parineeti, whose recent movie 'Hasee Toh Phasee' too was widely appreciated, took to...
  • 'Highway' Tweet Review: First day, first show 21-02-2014 09:47 AM

    New Delhi: After playing Shanaya Singhania, a rich brat in Karan Johar's 'Student of The Year', who would hanker after popular brands and be dressed up to the nines, the critics thought she would be comfortable playing roles that would establish her as Bollywood's style diva. But with her nod...
  • Similarities, comparisons with Kareena Kapoor? Don't agree with either of them: Alia Bhatt 21-02-2014 09:32 AM

    New Delhi: Alia Bhatt could have made it to the big screen with a film directed by her father Mahesh Bhatt. But it has been a conscious decision for her to make a mark in the industry, no matter how difficult it is, without depending on a well-known name tag....
  • 'Highway' is Alia Bhatt's 'Arth': Mahesh Bhatt 21-02-2014 07:27 AM

    Mumbai: Not one to be blinded by parental affection, he is yet to give an acting break to his son Rahul, but filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt is clean-bowled by his youngest daughter Alia Bhatt's performance in Imtiaz Ali's "Highway". He said: "I saw Alia in 'Highway'. Alia overwhelms you with her...
  • Friday Release 'Highway': Will it establish Alia Bhatt in Bollywood? 20-02-2014 03:49 PM

    Mumbai: Alia Bhatt already seems to be getting experimental - after playing a fashion-conscious and arrogant young girl in her debut film 'Student Of The Year' she will now be seen as a deglamourised character in 'Highway'. She says she won't do something as bizarre as going bald for a...
  • Snapshot: Finally! Rekha wears minimal make-up, looks her age in these photos 18-02-2014 08:33 AM

    Actress Rekha, who has been the heartthrob of millions, flaunted her bare face with minimal make-up as she joined Alia Bhatt and Imtiaz Ali for the special screening of 'Highway'. The actress, who is often spotted wearing kanjivarams, traditional gold jewllery and gajra, looked subtle as she gave heavy make-up...
  • Imtiaz Ali's 'Highway' premiers at Berlin Film Fest; creates buzz in Europe 16-02-2014 02:45 PM

    London: Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali's new film, 'Highway', created a buzz across Europe as the film made a London stopover after its premiere at the Berlin Film Festival last week. The road movie, which travels across six states of India as part of a young girl's journey from a suffocating life...
  • 'Highway' premiere at 64th Berlinale overwhelms Imtiaz 14-02-2014 01:49 PM

    Berlin: Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali says says it was "overwhelming" to announce the first show of his movie at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival, where it had its world premiere. The Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda-starrer 'Highway' premiered in the panorama section of the film festival Thursday. "This is the...
  • Didn't have any problem shooting without make-up for 'Highway': Alia Bhatt 13-02-2014 07:31 AM

    Mumbai: Alia Bhatt will be seen sans make-up in her second film 'Highway' and she says it was like a blessing for her. "I didn't really have any problem shooting without make-up. In fact, there was no stress about touch-up, the more crumpled the clothes, the better it was," the...