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  • Ravi Kishan: I don't know how or why Prateik has offended people August 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Prateik, whose gently intense performance in 'Issaq' has received rave reviews from some critics and been savaged by some others, has found an unlikely ally as well as mentor and advisor in Ravi Kishan, who plays a pivotal role in the film. Ravi, who plays a powerful...
  • My instinct guides me through the casting process: Manish Tiwary July 30, 2013

    Director Manish Tiwary's new film 'Issaq' is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's classic Romeo and Juliet. Set in Benaras, the film is a modern take on the tragedy. Amyra Dastur is playing Prateik Babbar's love interest in 'Issaq'. 'Issaq' is also going to feature Ravi Kishan, Prashant Narayanan and Rajeshwari...
  • News briefs: Ninad organises cultural programme for govt officials in Patna July 29, 2013

    Ninad organised a musical programme titled Mile Sur Mera Tumhara on Sunday. The programme provided an opportunity to the government officials to showcase their talents in the field of music. Officers performed songs, poetry, and mimicry showcasing their untapped talent. Patna: Theatre artistes protest through plays Different theatre groups across the state...
  • Older actresses hardly have any role: Neena Gupta July 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Ruling out any scope for ageing actresses in showbiz, National Award winning actress Neena Gupta, who got into acting in the 1980s, says she is seen less frequently on screen because there aren't enough offers for people like her and that the trend reflects the mindset of society. "In Indian...
  • Issaq: There is a great potential in Prateik, says Aamir Khan July 27, 2013

    Mumbai: After watching the trailer of Prateik and Amyra Daturstarrer 'Issaq', Aamir Khan, who shared screen with Prateik in the 2010 relaese 'Dhobi Ghat', sees a lot of potential in the latter. 'Issaq', directed by Manish Tiwary, released Friday and is based on Shakespeare's play 'Romeo And Juliet'. "I think there is...
  • I wish to act with my father Raj Babbar: Prateik Babbar July 26, 2013

    Smita Patil and Raj Babbar's son, Prateik made heads turn with his debut performance in the Aamir Khan production, 'Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na'. He next appeared in Kiran Rao's critically acclaimed 'Dhobi Ghaat', which opened to positive reviews at film festivals worldwide. Prateik Babbar's new film 'Issaq' is an...
  • 'Issaq' to 'The Wolverine': This Friday is jampacked with 11 releases July 25, 2013

    Mumbai: From strip queen Poonam Pandey's erotic thriller "Nasha" to director Sushant Shah's laugh riot "Bajatey Raho" the boxoffice will see the release of 11 mid budget films this Friday. 'Nasha' has already grabbed eye balls with its bold posters which were torn and burnt in two metropolitan cities for...
  • Issaq: Prateik has no ego hassles, says Amyra Dastur July 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Actress Amyra Dastur, who doesn't engage in uninhibited talk in a group of unfamiliar faces, sallies forth into the world of glamour like a feminine and effective Juliet. While the Bollywood debutant sounds upbeat about her upcoming film 'Issaq', she can't conceal the fear of fame jeopardizing her...
  • I have learnt a lot from the directors I have worked with: Ravi Kishan July 23, 2013

    Bhojpuri superstar Ravi Kishan's two Hindi films 'Bajaatey Raho' and 'Issaq' will release on July 26. While 'Bajaatey Raho' is a revenge comedy, 'Issaq' is a desi adaptation of William Shakespeare's play 'Romeo and Juliet'. Actor Ravi Kishan joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on his upcoming movies...
  • Don't want to use my family name to get work: Prateik July 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Actor Prateik Babbar, son of actorturnedpolitician Raj Babbar and Smita Patil, is one of the few actors in Bollywood who does not like flaunting his filmi background and prefers doing things on his own. The 26yearold says he does not like using his surname to get big banner...
  • In 'Issaq', Romeo and Juliet won't die: Prateik July 18, 2013

    Jaipur: Prateik Babbar's upcoming film 'Issaq' is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's classic Romeo and Juliet but the actor says the movie does not have a tragic ending like the original story. 26yearold Prateik said the film, which is set in the backdrop of Banaras, is not a heartrending story...
  • Azad isn't the only child Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao have July 17, 2013

    In his last movie 'Ek Deewana Tha', Prateik played the role of a lovestruck obstinate Romeo. In 'Issaq', his upcoming film, the actor will once again be seen being smitten by newbie Amyra Dastur. But the actor insists, his role in 'Issaq', which has been referred to as the contemporary...
  • Prateik hopes 'Issaq' proves to be his turning point July 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Prateik believes that the muchawaited turning point of his life can come with his upcoming release 'Issaq'. "Turning point of my life hasn't come yet. If you (audience) help me, then that turning point will come with 'Issaq'," the 26yearold said while addressing a young crowd at a college...
  • 'Issaq' Music Review: It's an experimental album July 5, 2013

    Music composers: SachinJigar Singers: Mohit Chauhan, Prathiba Bhagel, Rashid Khan, Rahul Ram, Sachinn Gupta, Ankit Tiwari, Tarun Sagar, Mamta Sharma, Papon, Kirti Sagathia, Raghubir Yadav, Malini Awasthi and Smriti Jain Rating: 3 out of 5 The music of director Manish Tiwary's forthcoming movie 'Issaq' boasts of an intelligent blend of instruments and singers'...
  • Thank god Bollywood has started depending on me: Ravi Kishan July 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Bhojpuri superstar Ravi Kishan's two Hindi films 'Bajaatey Raho' and 'Issaq' will release on the same day and he terms the coming phase as the most beautiful of his career. "Two big films are releasing July 26 'Bajaatey Raho' and 'Issaq' and I am the central...
  • 'Issaq' Music Review: The soundtrack is high on love, passion July 1, 2013

    Music composers: SachinJigar Singers: Mohit Chauhan, Prathiba Bhagel, Rashid Khan, Rahul Ram, Sachinn Gupta, Ankit Tiwari, Tarun Sagar, Mamta Sharma, Papon, Kirti Sagathia, Raghubir Yadav, Malini Awasthi and Smriti Jain Rating: 3 out of 5 The music of director Manish Tiwary's forthcoming movie 'Issaq' boasts of an intelligent blend of instruments...
  • Isaaq: Prateik drew Manish Tiwary's attention from 'Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na' July 1, 2013

    Mumbai: 'Issaq' is director Manish Tiwary's version of Shakespeare's tragic drama 'Romeo And Juliet' and he says he wanted to give it a unique twist thus he thought about having more antagonists to oppose the two lovers in his film. "One of the initial twists to my film was to attempt...
  • Manish Tiwary wanted Imran Khan to play the lead in 'Issaq' June 30, 2013

    Mumbai: After making 'Dil, Dosti etc', director Manish Tiwary is adapting William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' but the director says his Banarasbased love story has all the elements of a typical Bollywood masala entertainer. 'Issaq' stars and debutant Amyra Dastur in lead. However, the 'Dhobi Ghat' actor was not his first...
  • Wanted Imran Khan to play the lead in 'Issaq': director June 29, 2013

    New Delhi: After making 'Dil, Dosti etc', director Manish Tiwary is adapting William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' but the director says his Banarasbased love story has all the elements of a typical Bollywood masala entertainer. Manish, 40, said his adaptation will see the classic love story in a new avatar. ...
  • 'Issaq' gave me an opportunity to deal with romance: director June 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Bollywood director Manish Tiwary, who is awaiting the release of his next film 'Issaq', says he has plans to make a gangster film as well as an urban comedy in the near future. In fact, he has already finished scripting his gangster film 'Mohabbat Miyan', and says the urban comedy...
  • Lucky to have this character in 'Issaq': Prateik Babbar June 19, 2013

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Prateik Babbar, who will be seen in "Issaq" soon, said that he is lucky to have landed his role in the film as it had everything in it. "I am lucky to play this character. The role has everything in it; drama, violence, heroism. It is a perfect...
  • 'Issaq' trailer: Romeo and Juliet set in Benares May 31, 2013

    New Delhi: The first trailer of 'Issaq' has been released. Directed by Manish Tiwary, the film stars Prateik Babbar and Amyra Dastur in the lead roles. The film is said to be based on 'Romeo and Juliet' and is set in the backdrop of Benaras. ...
  • Would like Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao to see 'Issaq' first: Prateik May 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Prateik, who worked with superstar Aamir Khan and his director wife Kiran Rao in 'Dhobi Ghat', wants the star couple's feedback on his upcoming release 'Issaq' before it hits theatres. The 26yearold actor will be seen in a completely new avatar of a Banarasi boy in the film,...
  • Malayalam actress Evelyn Sharma moves to Bollywood July 26, 2012

    She is stunning in a red sari, as seen in the new Parachute body lotion commercial on TV. She will also be seen in Euphorias latest music video, C U Later, a few months from now. Having entered the Indian modeling world last year, Evelyn Sharma, 26, owes her exotic...
  • Prateik is excited to play with guns in 'Issaq' July 15, 2012

    Bangalore: Bollywood actor Prateik Babbar says he was excited about playing with guns and doing stunts in his first action movie 'Issaq' where he plays a 'Banarasi' boy in the lead role. "It's very exciting for any young man... it's a dream to play with guns and do stunts. It...
  • 'Dil Dosti Etc' director returns with 'Issaq' June 20, 2012

    New Delhi: After starring as a lover boy in his last release 'Ek Deewana Tha', actor Prateik Babbar says his next film 'Issaq' will see him in a different avatar altogether.The 25yearold plays a boy from Benaras in the film, directed by Manish Tiwary of 'Dil, Dosti, etc' fame. "Issaq is...
  • Prateik Babbar to flaunt six pack abs in 'Issaq' November 11, 2011

    New Delhi: After Aamir, Shah Rukh and Salman Khan, 'Dhobi Ghat' actor Prateik will be showing off his six pack abs in his next film 'Issaq'. Prateik, 24, has been working hard for the film, which is an adaptation of Shakespeare's classic 'Romeo and Juliet'. The actor is playing a...
  • Prateik learns fire dance for 'Issaq' November 10, 2011

    New Delhi: Prateik seems to be preparing very hard for his role in Issaq, he has learnt fire dance and parkour to play a Banarasi boy. After taking diction classes and physical training to get the correct nuances to play a Banarasi lad, Prateik trained in fire dance and parkour to...
  • Prateik vs Arjun Kapoor: Clash of Indian Romeos October 23, 2011

    Mumbai: Arjun Kapoor may be making his debut in an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, where he plays a character on the run and trapped in the badlands of north India. So is Prateik With two Bollywood films adapting the wellknown Shakespearean tragedy Romeo and Juliet, it appears that the Bard...