Mahesh

  • 'What does not affect you today, might knock at your door tomorrow': Bollywood celebrities ask citizens to vote wisely 17-04-2014 01:07 PM

    The Indian film industry, which prides itself on its secular image, appears to be taking sides for the first time during this Lok Sabha elections with several Bollywood A-listers asking people to vote "smart" and choose wisely. Here are some of the top tweets: ...
  • B-Town takes to Twitter to congratulate National Awards winners 16-04-2014 06:29 PM

    New Delhi: The B-Town fraternity took to Twitter to congratulate the teams of "Shahid", "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" and "Jolly LLB", which were named in various categories at the 61st National Film Awards Wednesday. Here's what the stars tweeted: Mahesh Bhatt: Hansal Mehta (best director) and Rajkummar Rao (best actor) get...
  • Congress alone could ensure unity of the country and protect values of secularism, says Mahesh Bhatt 14-04-2014 08:03 PM

    Noted film-maker Mahesh Bhatt on Monday batted for the Congress saying it alone could ensure unity of the country and protect values of secularism. In a telephonic interview to IANS, he stressed on secularism as a key ingredient to keep the country united and strong. "Only the Congress can ensure...
  • Arjun Kapoor stole my heart and made me weep during '2 States': Mahesh Bhatt 14-04-2014 03:44 PM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who watched his daughter Alia Bhatt's third film '2 States', is happy to see her playing a different role. But it's her co-star Arjun Kapoor who stole the filmmaker's heart. "Alia is fantastic in a startlingly different role. But it is Arjun who stole my heart...
  • It is my dream to work in a film directed by my papa: Alia Bhatt 12-04-2014 11:15 AM

    Indore: Actress Alia Bhatt today said she dreams of acting in a movie directed by her father Mahesh Bhatt. "It is my dream to work in a film directed by my papa (Mahesh Bhatt) but he is not directing any film these days and therefore, I feel, I have to...
  • Mahesh Bhupathi says he's available for Davis Cup tie against Serbia 09-04-2014 08:33 PM

    Mumbai: Tennis ace Mahesh Bhupathi on Wednesday declared his availability for India's Davis Cup World Group play-off match at home against Serbia later in the year, saying that doubles rubber could be crucial against a strong opposition. "I am always available. I know the captain's (Anand Amritraj) talk about the...
  • Dad is possessive, doesn't want me to get married: Alia Bhatt 09-04-2014 03:56 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Alia Bhatt says her father and filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt is possessive about her, but adds that he has taken her on-screen kissing with Arjun Kapoor in the forthcoming film '2 States' practically. "Like every father, who don't want their daughters to get married, even my father is the...
  • Film with dad Mahesh Bhatt? Only if its like 'Aashiqui 2', says Alia Bhatt 09-04-2014 02:26 PM

    Mumbai: Two-film old Alia Bhatt, who is craving to be directed by her father and filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, is hopeful that one day he will write a script for her and direct her too. Asked when her dad would direct her, she said: "Even I have that question...it will happen...
  • All India Forward Bloc candidate held for damaging petrol pump 08-04-2014 07:20 PM

    All India Forward Bloc Lok Sabha candidate from Nashik Mahesh Zunzar Avhad was arrested for allegedly damaging a petrol pump and abusing its employee, police said on Tuesday. Avhad (43) was arrested after the employee Hanif Sherif Khan (27) lodged a complaint against him, they said. Avhad went to the...
  • State government transfers Chhindwara Collector 06-04-2014 10:17 PM

    Madhya Pradesh Government on Sundaytransferred Chhindwara Collector Mahesh Chandra Choudhary onthe direction of the Election Commission and appointed SanjeevSingh as the new District Magistrate, official sources said. Singh was posted as Director, Skill Development atJabalpur. Choudhary has been appointed as Deputy Secretary inthe Mantralaya. Congress had complained against Choudhary for...
  • Election Yatra: Battle for Chandni Chowk, East Delhi 03-04-2014 11:47 PM

    Out of the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, the most keenly watched election will be the one for the Chandni Chowk constituency where Congress's Kapil Sibal, AAP's Ashutosh and BJP's Harsh Vardhan are contesting. Just days to go before 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN's Parikshit Luthra visits Chandni Chowk...
  • Actor Salman Khan 'awestruck' by Congress nominee Gurudas Kamat 01-04-2014 06:45 PM

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has extended his support to senior Congress leader and Mumbai North West candidate Gurudas Kamat for his various "qualities" as a politician and for his "magnanimity". Salman has in a recorded message appealed to voters to support Kamat because "good work can be done only...
  • Don't think my father will object to my intimate scenes; have you seen his films, asks Alia 29-03-2014 10:37 AM

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt today said she does not think her filmmaker father Mahesh Bhatt will have any objection to her doing intimate scenes on-screen. Alia shares a few intimate scenes, including a lip-lock sequence, with Arjun Kapoor in their next film '2 States'. When asked if her father...
  • Mahesh Bhatt deciding all my campaign moves: Ravi Kishan 26-03-2014 05:35 PM

    Mumbai: Bhojpuri star Ravi Kishan, who will contest Lok Sabha election as a Congress candidate from his hometown of Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh, says filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt is his guiding light during the electoral battle. "Mahesh Bhatt saab has taken charge of my entire campaign. He is my mentor for...
  • Mahesh Bhupathi crashes out of Sony Open 23-03-2014 11:51 AM

    Miami: Mahesh Bhupathi and his South African partner Kevin Anderson went down fighting in a thrilling three-setter men's doubles match against the pair of Alexander Peya of Austria and Bruno Soares of Brazil to crash out of Sony Open tennis tournament here. The unseeded Indo-South African pair lost to their...
  • Alia Bhatt sets records straight, confirms she has no Facebook page 23-03-2014 11:33 AM

    Mumbai: 'Highway' actress Alia Bhatt turned to her Twitter page Saturday to set the record straight that all Facebook pages in her name are "fake". "I do not have a Facebook page! All pages being handled are fake. Please do not follow," Alia posted Saturday. Her elder step sister Pooja...
  • 'Me and my Plays' is a celebration of contemporary Indian theatre 13-03-2014 03:22 PM

    Mahesh Dattani is arguably one of the defining features of contemporary Indian theatre. His plays covered a wide range of socio-political themes, and despite being written in English, have managed to capture the paradigms of modern Indian life. The most recent of his works, published by Penguin, features two of...
  • Mahesh Manjrekar to contest Lok Sabha elections as MNS candidate 09-03-2014 03:24 PM

    Mumbai: Actor-filmmaker Mahesh Manjrekar Sunday announced he will contest the Lok Sabha election from Mumbai North-West as a Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) candidate. "I got a call from (MNS chief) Raj (Thackeray), and I am very happy today," Manjrekar told IANS. He said "this is the right time" to plunge...
  • It's not shallow to care about clothes, make-up: Alia Bhatt 07-03-2014 10:56 AM

    Mumbai: Alia Bhatt, who sported a de-glam look in her second film 'Highway', may not be "constantly fashionable" but she says there is nothing wrong in being fashion conscious. The actress made her debut as an upmarket glamorous girl in 'Student of the Year'. "I am closer to my second...
  • IPTL a no-go if it clashes with Thanksgiving: Andre Agassi 03-03-2014 10:36 PM

    London: Andre Agassi will snub the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) if it clashes with Thanksgiving, the former world number one said the day after being signed up by the Singapore franchise. The eight-times grand slam champion was named in Sunday's player draft for the new Asia-based event but...
  • Bopanna moves to 12th; Somdev and Yuki unchanged 03-03-2014 06:12 PM

    New Delhi: Following his title win at the ATP Dubai 500 event, India's Rohan Bopanna on Monday jumped four places to 12th in the latest doubles ranking chart. Leander Paes, who was unchanged at 10th, continues to be India's number one player in doubles while Mahesh Bhupathi slipped further to...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi dump Bhupathi-Istomin in Dubai ATP event 27-02-2014 08:35 PM

    Dubai: Second seeds Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi survived a scare before diffusing the challenge of Mahesh Bhupathi and Denis Istomin in the quarter-finals of the ATP 500 Dubai Duty Free Championships, here on Thursday. The Indo-Pak Express came back from a set down to beat their unseeded but very...
  • 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...
  • Bhupathi, Istomin advance to quarter-finals of Dubai ATP event 26-02-2014 10:53 PM

    Dubai: Veteran Mahesh Bhupathi and his partner Denis Istomin erased a one set deficit to edge past Oliver Marach and Florin Mergea in their opening round of the Dubai Duty Free Championships, here on Wednesday. Bhupathi and Uzbekistan's Istomin defeated the Austrian-Romanian pair 4-6, 6-3, 16-14 in an hour and...
  • Nadal to earn $1 million a night in Bhupathi's IPL-style tennis league 26-02-2014 09:21 AM

    World No 1 Rafael Nadal is believed to have committed to the controversial new International Premier Tennis League developed by Indian doubles tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi. According to a report in The Telegraph, Nadal will become the highest-profile player involved in the launch of the competition at an auction among...
  • Didn't know Alia could sing, it came as a surprise to me: Mahesh Bhatt 24-02-2014 12:40 PM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, whose daughter Alia Bhatt has crooned a song in her second film 'Highway,' says he had no idea she could sing as well. "It was a surprise for me! I had no idea that she also sings so well. When did she become versatile and goddess...
  • 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...