Mira Nair

  • After Ustab Amjad Ali Khan's missing sarod, airline company now loses director Mira Nair's bags July 6, 2014

    Mumbai: After Indian classical musician Ustad Amjad Ali Khan's sarod went missing on a British Airways flight, it is now filmmaker Mira Nair's bags that have gone untraceable in its flight. The 56-year-old 'Salaam Bombay' director said that her bags have been missing for the last eight days and the...
  • After Namesake, Irrfan Khan to team up with director Mira Nair for a dance film? April 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Brilliant actor Irrfan and internationally renowned US-based Indian director Mira Nair are likely to again team up for 'The Bengali Detective', a film about a middle-aged detective in Kolkata who is keen to learn contemporary dancing. The two share a mutual admiration for ever since they created magic in 'The...
  • Will Richa Chaddha reschedule her August film shoots for 'Words with God' Venice premiere? April 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Actress Richa Chaddha is excited that her film 'Words with God' will premiere at the Venice Film Festival in August. She says she will try to persuade the producers of her next film to reschedule the shoot dates so that she can attend the fest. The film is an...
  • 'Jaadui Machchi' review: Real, moving film that'll stay with you March 18, 2014

    Rarely, if at all, does one get to see a film as precious as 'Jaadui Macchi (The Magical Fish)'. Film-maker Mira Nair often says, "If we don't tell our stories, then no one else will". You see the truth of this statement when you see 'Jaadui Maccchi', for it captures...
  • Arshad Warsi: Never given an audition for a role in my career January 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Arshad Warsi says he refused to do a film with renowned director Mira Nair because he had to audition for it, something which he doesn't know. "I have never given an audition for a role in my career so far. I don't know how to do it. If somebody...
  • IAAC to honour Salman Rushdie, Mira Nair November 18, 2013

    New York: The Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) will honour author Salman Rushdie, filmmaker Mira Nair and doctor Manjula Bansal for their contribution to the global artistic community, at an event here Nov 21. The gala night will be held at the Angel Orensanz Foundation of Contemporary Art here. Since 15 years, IAAC...
  • Mira Nair turns down invite to attend film festival in Israel July 22, 2013

    Jerusalem: Renowned Indian film director, Mira Nair has turned down an invitation to attend Haifa International Film Festival as a guest of honour to protest Israel's "apartheid" policy. "I will not be going to Israel at this time. I will go to Israel when the walls come down. I will...
  • Behind 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' May 19, 2013

    'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' tries to explore the plight of an educated Pakistani man working in Wall Street. ...
  • 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' review: It's a new Pakistan May 18, 2013

    New Delhi: It's a story that we have heard before. Perhaps different versions, but the milieu has been the same- of that of the plight of innocent south Asians in US post 9/11. Mira Nair's latest 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' tries to explore the plight of an educated Pakistani man working...
  • My new film's a coming-of-age story in a complex world: Mira Nair May 17, 2013

    Acclaimed filmmaker Mira Nair's 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' is based on a novel of the same name by Mohsin Hamid, and stars Riz Ahmed and Kate Hudson in the pivotal roles. Shabana Azmi and Om Puri will also be seen in the film. The film is about the meteoric rise and...
  • Friday Release: Mira Nair's 'Reluctant Fundamentalist' May 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Acclaimed filmmaker Mira Nair's 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' is hitting the Indian screens on Friday, May 17. The film is based on a novel of the same name by Mohsin Hamid, and stars Riz Ahmed and Kate Hudson in the pivotal roles. Shabana Azmi and Om Puri will also...
  • Made 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' for young generation: Nair May 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Mira Nair, who is equally at home directing stories from the sub-continent and from Hollywood, has merged both the worlds in 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist', a coming-of-age story where she deals with questions of identity and belonging. The director, who has previously helmed films like 'Salaam Bombay', 'Mississippi...
  • Mira Nair to receive German Film Award for Peace May 12, 2013

    Mumbai: Director Mira Nair will receive German Film Award for Peace, The Bridge 2013, for her movie 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'. The 55-year-old will be honoured with the award on July 4 at Cuvillies Theatre, Munich for her outstanding film and direction, said a statement. The Prime Minister of Bavaria, the Bernhard...
  • 'Reluctant Fundamentalist' will spur dialogue: Nair April 26, 2013

    Washington: Acclaimed Indian director Mira Nair is hopeful that her new thriller 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' would spur a dialogue between two worlds depicted in it particularly in the context of the Boston Marathon bombings. Based on the novel of the same name by Pakistani writer Mohsin Hamid, the film tells the...
  • The Reluctant Fundamentalist: Kate Hudson was the 1st choice April 4, 2013

    Los Angeles: Filmmaker Mira Nair says actress Kate Hudson was her first choice to play Erica in 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'. "We really fell in love with each other. We hung out for hours, which is something I never do. And then we went through many others and Kate kept sending me...
  • I should have won the National Award for 'Haasil': Irrfan March 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Irrfan is elated by the National Award for best actor for his performance in 'Paan Singh Tomar' (PST), but says the prestigious award has come his way after several disappointments. Directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia, the film saw Irrfan playing Paan Singh Tomar, a former national steeplechase champion-turned-bandit. "I thought I should...
  • I almost gave up on 'Reluctant Fundamentalist': Mira Nair March 24, 2013

    London: Indian American filmmaker Mira Nair has revealed how a funding crunch almost drove her to abandon her latest project 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'. "This film was so difficult to make financially that I almost gave up, something I hardly ever do. It was my son Zohran and husband Mahmood who...
  • Mira Nair: Didn't want to be a third world apologist March 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Director Mira Nair, who has been behind internationally acclaimed films like 'Salaam Bombay', 'Monsoon Wedding' and 'The Namesake', says she has made a conscious effort throughout her career not to be a third world apologist. Besides presenting stories from India to western audiences, Nair is also one of the most...
  • Bollywood stars have no time for me, says filmmaker Mira Nair March 18, 2013

    Mumbai: Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Mira Nair says she would love to work with Bollywood's star actors, but says they don't have time for her films. "I would love to work with the stars here, but they don't have much time for me. They don't have the dates I want," the 55-year-old...
  • I hope to produce Shimit Amin's film: Mira Nair March 15, 2013

    Mumbai: US-based Indian filmmaker Mira Nair doesn't aspire to own a big production company, but she has one little wish: to produce Shimit Amin's next film. "I am not really interested in having a big production company and producing other people's films. But I do hope to produce Shimit Amin's film....
  • Mira Nair was looking for worldliness, so dropped Ranbir March 14, 2013

    Mumbai: US-based Indian director Mira Nair, who had initially considered Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor for a role in her film "The Reluctant Fundamentalist", says she dropped him because she was looking for an experienced wordly man. "I did speak to Ranbir for 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'. He is a wonderful boy, a...
  • 'Salaam Bombay!' re-released, Mira Nair thrilled! March 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Twenty five years after it hit the screens, Mira Nair's 1988 film 'Salaam Bombay!', which was even nominated for an Oscar, is re-releasing March 22. The filmmaker is "absolutely thrilled" with the news. "It's absolutely thrilling to bring 'Salaam Bombay!' to a new generation of young people. The story...
  • 'Monsoon Wedding', the musical, adapted for stage February 6, 2013

    New Delhi: After completing an "exhausting shoot" of her much anticipated movie 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist', filmmaker Mira Nair has started working on her next project, a musical adaptation of her movie 'Monsoon Wedding'. The Indian born director is adapting the 2001 superhit movie into a stage play and she is...
  • I'm neither established nor struggling: Adil Hussain December 11, 2012

    Dubai: For someone who was reluctant to leave the world of theatre to work in movies, actor Adil Hussain has come a long way, steadily making space for himself in Indian cinema as well as crossover films. Besides starring in Hindi films such as 'Ishqiya', 'Agent Vinod' and 'English Vinglish',...
  • 'Reluctant Fundamentalist' to be released in India in April 2013 December 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Mira Nair's much-anticipated film 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist', based on Mohsin Hamid's novel, will hit Indian screens in April 2013. To be distributed in India by PVR, the film has been already doing the rounds of festival circuits. Recently it was the closing film of the 43rd International film...
  • 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' wins Centenary Award December 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Well-known filmmaker Mira Nair's films have always graced many prestigious award functions and her latest offering 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' continues to add to the glory. The film has been awarded the first Centenary Award at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), recently held in Goa. 'The Reluctant...
  • IFFI 2012: Over 160 films to be screened November 20, 2012

    Panaji: Over 160 films from over 70 different countries will be screened at the 43rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which rolls out the red carpet along the banks of the beautiful Mandovi river, Tuesday. Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar will inaugurate the festival Tuesday evening, which is being held...
  • IFFI 2012: Akshay Kumar to inaugurate the festival November 20, 2012

    Panaji: The 43rd edition of IFFI will kickstart today with Akshay Kumar flagging off the cinematic extravaganza that will showcase 100-year-old journey of Indian cinema besides screening of nationally and internationally acclaimed movies. 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist', a book adaptation of Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid's celebrated novel of the same name, is...
  • Ranbir didn't fit the bill as 'The Reluctant...' lead: Mira Nair November 20, 2012

    Internationally acclaimed director Mira Nair's 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist,' opened the fourth Doha Tribeca Film Festival over the weekend. ...
  • Mira Nair's 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' at Tribeca festival November 20, 2012

    The Doha Tribeca film festival kickstarted with Mira Nair's latest offering 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist. The film is her most ambitious project yet. ...