Mira Nair

  • 'Jaadui Machchi' review: Real, moving film that'll stay with you 18-03-2014 05:53 PM

    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 06-01-2014 08:46 AM

    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...
  • IAAC to honour Salman Rushdie, Mira Nair 18-11-2013 05:55 PM

    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...
  • Mira Nair turns down invite to attend film festival in Israel 22-07-2013 12:40 PM

    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' 19-05-2013 05:06 PM

    '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 18-05-2013 10:56 AM

    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 17-05-2013 06:24 PM

    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' 16-05-2013 04:20 PM

    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 14-05-2013 03:46 PM

    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 Masaala',...
  • Mira Nair to receive German Film Award for Peace 12-05-2013 01:40 PM

    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...
  • 'Reluctant Fundamentalist' will spur dialogue: Nair 26-04-2013 04:30 PM

    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 Reluctant Fundamentalist: Kate Hudson was the 1st choice 04-04-2013 06:20 PM

    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...
  • I should have won the National Award for 'Haasil': Irrfan 29-03-2013 10:23 AM

    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 almost gave up on 'Reluctant Fundamentalist': Mira Nair 24-03-2013 05:35 PM

    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...
  • I'm neither established nor struggling: Adil Hussain 11-12-2012 01:37 PM

    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 04-12-2012 10:18 AM

    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 03-12-2012 10:25 AM

    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 20-11-2012 11:23 AM

    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 20-11-2012 11:02 AM

    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,...
  • Ranbir didn't fit the bill as 'The Reluctant...' lead: Mira Nair 20-11-2012 10:49 AM

    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 20-11-2012 10:33 AM

    The Doha Tribeca film festival kickstarted with Mira Nair's latest offering 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist. The film is her most ambitious project yet. ...
  • IFFI to pay tribute to Dadasaheb Phalke 09-11-2012 05:35 PM

    New Delhi: The 43rd international film festival is celebrating 100 years of cinema by staging a 20-minute dialogue between Dadasaheb Phalke and his wife Savitri. Made by Phalke's grand niece, the play throws light on what inspired Phalke to make India's first full-length feature film 'Raja Harishchandra' in 1913. "We...
  • Hollywood celebrities are now turning to Bollywood 08-11-2011 09:18 AM

    Not just newbies, Hollywood big-wigs are also making a bee-line for Indian cinema. ...
  • 'Slumdog' title not in good taste: Mira Nair 01-12-2010 01:07 PM

    Panaji: The title of Danny Boyle's film 'Slumdog Millionaire' raised many eyebrows in India but all was forgotten in its Oscar glory. Indian-American filmmaker Mira Nair, who explored the subject far more deeply in her film 'Salaam Bombay', feels calling Mumbai street children as dogs was in poor taste. Mira,...