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  • 'Mr. X' bombed at the box office because of my content: Mahesh Bhatt 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Mahesh Bhatt has taken the blame for the failure of his production venture 'Mr. X', saying he will not pin the reason behind film's unimpressive business on Fox Star Studios, which marketed the movie. There were rumours of a fallout between Fox Star Studios and Vishesh Films after the film,...
  • Tourism fetches Rs 3.22 lakh crore foreign exchange in 3 years 6 days ago

    New Delhi: India earned over Rs 3.22 lakh crore worth of foreign exchange through tourism in the last three years, Lok Sabha was informed on Monday. "The Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) through tourism in India during 2012, 2013 and 2014 were Rs 94,487 crore, Rs 1,07,671...
  • India must show how it has preserved environment over ages: PM Modi April 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Ahead of the global meet on climate change, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said India must show the world how it has been at the forefront of protecting the environment over the ages and asked the Culture Ministry to prepare a presentation in this regard. Reviewing the activities...
  • Government rules out cut in privileges for MPs, VIP protocol at all airports in India April 21, 2015

    The Centre has said that there is no proposal to cut privileges and protocols of VIP passengers and Members of Parliaments at various airports. Speaking in Parliament, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said the VIP protocol is to be followed by all concerned, including private airports and airlines. ...
  • Amendment proposed in Archaeological Sites and Remains Act April 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Archaeological Survey of India has proposed to amend the Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment and Validation) Act, 2010, Lok Sabha was informed on Monday. In his reply to a question, Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma said that the process of reviewing the Act has commenced. Replying to another question, he...
  • e Lounge Unwind: In conversation with Emraan Hashmi, Mahesh Bhatt on 'Mr X' April 19, 2015

    In this episode, actor Emraan Hashmi and Bollywood director Mahesh Bhatt talk about their latest release 'Mr X'. ...
  • Celebrities praise Sania Mirza on twitter April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: A host of sports celebrities and politicians showered encomiums on tennis star Sania Mirza for becoming the first woman tennis player from the country to achieve the number one rank. Sania won the WTA Family Circle Cup with Swiss legend Martina Hingis to reach atop the ranking table. Mahesh Bhupathi,...
  • Working on 'Hamari Adhuri Kahani' is the closest I can get to work with Mahesh Bhatt: Vidya Balan April 12, 2015

    Melbourne: Bollywood actress Vidya Balan says she is very excited about her next release 'Hamari Adhuri Kahani' and will always cherish the film as it gave her a chance to work closely with filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt. The 37-year-old actress, who is the brand ambassador of Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, said...
  • Don't want to be a pigeonholed filmmaker: Mahesh Bhatt April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: In his four-decade career, Mahesh Bhatt has never shied away from showing the elements of his real life in films like 'Woh Lamhe'. The veteran filmmaker says there is "nothing personal about any human being". From his linkup to late Bollywood star Parveen Babi to his inebriated past, Bhatt...
  • Filmmaking is unreal business. It's all about storytelling, says Mahesh Bhatt April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: In his four-decade career, Mahesh Bhatt has never shied away from showing the elements of his real life in films like 'Woh Lamhe'. The veteran filmmaker says there is "nothing personal about any human being". From his linkup to late Bollywood star Parveen Babi to his inebriated past, Bhatt...
  • Creative differences with Suhrita Sengupta? Never. Her complaint was that I never interfered, says 'All That Could Have Been' author Mahesh Bhatt April 7, 2015

    With just a few months left for the release of his most awaited films 'Hamaari Adhuri Kahaani', filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt speaks exclusively to IBNLive.com about his debut novel 'All That Could Have Been'. Based on the screenplay of Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi starrer, the novel revolves around the life...
  • Mahesh Bhatt: Cinema in Pakistan revived due to Bollywood April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Veteran filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who calls himself a facilitator of the cultural dialogue between India and Pakistan, says Bollywood is responsible for reviving the interest in cinema in the neighbouring country, where a play based on his 1989 film 'Daddy' was recently staged. In a tete-a-tete with IANS, the...
  • Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt turns singer for nephew Emraan Hashmi in 'Mr X' March 25, 2015

    This is one multi-talented family. Following daughter Alia's footsteps, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has turned playback singer for his nephew Emraan Hashmi's next film 'Mr X'. The director has crooned the title track which features Hashmi and actress Amyra Dastur. The film, which has Hashmi playing a superhero/vigilante, is being directed...
  • Uttar Pradesh: National Tourism University proposed at Noida March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Union Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma on Sunday said that a proposal for establishing a National Tourism University at Noida is under process. Addressing an event on the occasion of the second convocation of the Indian Institute of Tourism & Travel Management (IITTM) at Noida, Sharma also said that a...
  • 'Dil Ki Baatein' celebrates life, not death: Mahesh Bhatt March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who was in the capital on Wednesday to promote the forthcoming TV show "Dil Ki Baatein", which touches upon euthanasia, says the Ram Kapoor-Gurdeep Kohli starrer will promote a zest for life among the people. "'Dil Ki Baatein' celebrates life because there is death, and thank...
  • Uncertainty over staging of 'Daddy' in Pakistan: Mahesh Bhatt March 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt says he is not sure if he will go ahead with the staging of his play 'Daddy' at the International Theatre Festival in Pakistan after an Indian production was denied visa to attend the event. The 66-year-old filmmaker said that he has told the organisers of...
  • Mahesh Bhatt on singing in 'Mr. X': Perhaps the song was made for me March 13, 2015

    Mumbai: After actress Alia Bhatt, it's her father and filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt who has made his singing debut and the star daughter is happy about it. Mahesh will debut as a singer in Emraan Hashmi-starrer 3D thriller "Mr X". He will sing a song titled "You can call me X" for...
  • Air India yet to finalise executive pilots' draft pay structure: Government March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: A committee of Air India is yet to finalise the draft salary structure for its executive pilots, even though it has received a feedback from the group concerned, the government said on Tuesday. Air India had invited representatives of executive pilots to ascertain their views on the draft...
  • Why ban 'India's Daughter'? Debate continues amongst Bollywood celebrities March 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Film celebrities like Madhoo and Soha Ali Khan on Friday continued to question the viability of the ban on the broadcast of 'India's Daughter', a documentary based on the December 16, 2012 gang rape in Delhi. Actress Soha Ali Khan, daughter of former Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC)...
  • It's Pakistan calling for Mahesh Bhatt's 'Daddy' February 26, 2015

    Mumbai: 'Daddy', a theatrical production based on Indian filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt's eponymous 1989 movie, will premiere in Pakistan. It will be attended by Mahesh and his daughter Pooja, who had made her acting debut with the film. "'Daddy' to be staged as a play in Pakistan. Mahesh & Pooja Bhatt to...
  • Tourism minister Mahesh Sharma pays surprise visit to Taj Mahal February 25, 2015

    Agra: Union Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma paid a surprise visit to the Taj Mahal on Tuesday evening, to look into the issues ailing the structure, following a directive from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He was accompanied by union minister of state for human resource development Ram Shankar Katheria and local tourism...
  • Ram Kapoor perfect for the new show 'Dil Ki Baatein Dil Hi Jaane': Mahesh Bhatt February 21, 2015

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who has produced the forthcoming TV show 'Dil Ki Baatein Dil Hi Jaane', says Ram Kapoor was the perfect choice for it. The 'Bade Achhe Lagte Hain' star is heading back to television with 'Dil Ki Baatein Dil Hi Jaane', where he will play the role of...
  • It's very interesting to work with Mahesh Bhatt as an actor, says Shazahn Padamsee February 16, 2015

    Mumbai: Actress Shazahn Padamsee, who is sharing screen space with Mahesh Bhatt in 'Siddhartha', says the filmmaker is playing the role of her father figure in the film. Shazahn told IANS: "I'm waiting for the release of 'Siddhartha'. It's a very beautiful story. After hearing the narration, anybody will fall in...
  • Mahesh Bhatt compliments Sonakshi for her 'maturity'; agrees with her on FIR February 14, 2015

    Mumbai: After questioning an FIR against his daughter Alia and not Sonakshi Sinha in the AIB Roast case, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt on Friday not only agreed with BJP MP and actor Shatrughan Sinha's daughter but also complimented her for her "maturity at this tender age." Bhatt's tweets came after Sonakshi replied...
  • Let's not give these people the attention they so desperately seek: Sonakshi Sinha replies to Mahesh Bhatt's allegations February 13, 2015

    After an FIR was filed against Alia Bhatt and 14 other members who were a part of the recent AIB Roast, Mahesh Bhatt had come in support of daughter Alia Bhatt and given a statement that why was it only Alia and Deepika Padukone who were booked and not Sonakshi...
  • Why was Sonakshi Sinha not named in FIR? Mahesh Bhatt on AIB Roast controversy February 13, 2015

    After a social activist filed a petition before additional chief metropolitan magistrate CS Baviskar in Mumbai court and following the order, FIR was registered against 14 people involved in the AIB Roast including Deepika Padukone and Alia Bhatt, Mahesh Bhatt has alleged witch-hunt and has questioned why Sonakshi...
  • Imtiaz Ali: Indian cinema is instrumental in shaping the sense of morality that exists in the society February 7, 2015

    Gurgaon: The glitz and glamour of cinema must go beyond entertainment to have the right impact on society, believes filmmaker Imtiaz Ali, who says he tries to make socially responsible films. "I realise the power of the medium that we work in and there is a sense of responsibility that I...