Mukesh Bhatt

  • The terrible hypocrisy faced by monsters in Indian cinema: End the impossible body image set by Hollywood. All 'creatures' are beautiful 6 days ago

    New Delhi: It is the dead of night. You have just finished watching that episode of the latest season of 'American Horror Story' on your laptop. There's a slight nip in the air, it is September after all. You switch off the lights, and pull the sheets to cover you. Just...
  • I probably won't fit in a Sooraj Barjatya kind of a film: Emraan Hashmi July 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Emraan Hashmi has become identified with various genres of thrillers and, therefore, the actor doesn't see himself fitting into the social or family drama mould. In his over-a-decade-long career, the actor has worked with filmmakers like Ekta Kapoor, Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur, apart from teaming up with his...
  • I am not being offered any film by the Bhatt camp: Alia Bhatt February 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Alia Bhatt, daughter of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, is yet to work with her family production house and the young actress says she will wait till the right film comes her way. The 20-year-old actress, who made her Bollywood debut in 2010 with Karan Johar's 'Student Of The Year', did...
  • Filmmaking getting frighteningly expensive: Mukesh Bhatt October 18, 2013

    Mumbai: Besides exhibition of movies, film festivals also serve as a platform for aspiring filmmakers to "showcase their talent" and "understand monetization", said Bollywood filmmaker Mukesh Bhatt Friday at the 15th edition of the Mumbai Film Festival (MFF). He was speaking at the opening ceremony of Mumbai Film Mart (MFM), an...
  • Might get Hollywood technicians for 'Mr. X': Mukesh Bhatt July 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Technicians behind the special effects of international superhero flick 'The Wolverine' might pitch in to add a Hollywood touch to Vishesh Films' forthcoming 3D film 'Mr. X' starring Emraan Hashmi. Filmmaker Mukesh Bhatt, who attended a special screening of the Hugh Jackman-starrer, made the revelation. "We have a strong association with...
  • Vishesh Bhatt to direct Aditya Roy Kapur in his next film July 23, 2013

    Mumbai: Post the success of 'Aashiqui 2', actor Aditya Roy Kapur has been signed by the Bhatt camp for another movie, to be directed by Vishesh Bhatt. Vishesh, son of producer Mukesh Bhatt, made his directorial debut with 'Murder 3', starring Randeep Hooda and Aditi Rao Haydri. Now, Vishesh is...
  • Expect sensible movies from the Bhatt camp: Mukesh Bhatt July 5, 2013

    Macau: Filmmaker Mukesh Bhatt, known for producing successful films like 'Raaz - The Mystery Continues', 'Jannat', 'Murder' and 'Raaz 3', wants people to expect creative work from his camp. "Expect only sensible, good movies with great music from the Bhatt camp," Bhatt, who is here to attend the 14 edition of...
  • Nasha: Poonam was effortless in the film, says director June 6, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Mukesh Bhatt is so much impressed with director Amit Saxena-directed erotica 'Nasha' that he feels it will be a landmark movie in controversial model Poonam Pandey's career. "For her (Poonam) this film will be very important because the way he (Amit Saxena) will present her in the film, nobody...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Murder 3', 'Zero Dark Thirty' February 16, 2013

    Sex, crime, and supernatural thrills have been staple ingredients of the films produced by the Bhatts, otherwise known as Bollywood's favorite B-movie merchants. In his directorial debut Murder 3, Vishesh Bhatt, son of longtime producer Mukesh Bhatt, relies on all three of those staples, but blends them with some bizarre...
  • Murder 3: Vishesh challenged our content, says Mahesh Bhatt February 12, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt reveals that his nephew Vishesh, who is making his debut as a director with "Murder 3", pointed out to them that the movies being made under the Vishesh Films banner have started lacking in quality content. "'Murder 3' is a product with which we have re-invented the...
  • Vishesh Bhatt's 'Murder 3' gets U/A certificate February 10, 2013

    Mumbai: The third film of the 'Murder' series has got a U/A certificate as debutant director Vishesh Bhatt has focused more on storyline rather than bold content. 'Murder', a 2004 erotic thriller directed by Anurag Basu starring Emraan Hashmi, Mallika Sherawat and Ashmit Patel in lead was a huge hit...
  • Randeep Hooda: I feel I am overworked February 3, 2013

    Mumbai: Randeep Hooda may have made his Bollywood debut way back in 2001 with 'Monsoon Wedding', but got noticed only recently after his performances in 'Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai' and 'Jannat 2', which has put him back in demand. Evidently, the 36-year-old actor is happy about the turn-around...
  • Randeep: I want to strike a lottery with 'Murder 3' January 31, 2013

    Mumbai: Randeep Hooda hopes to strike a lottery with 'Murder 3' as the previous two films of the franchise did well. But the actor admits he is not under any pressure either. "It is my good luck that this film is titled 'Murder 3' because the first two films were very...
  • 'Murder 3' is not just about erotica: Aditi Rao Hydari January 31, 2013

    Mumbai: Aditi Rao Hydari, who is a part of the latest instalment of the 'Murder' franchise, says the movie goes beyond erotica and boasts of a great storyline. "This particular film is about relationships and there is love, lust and sex in (all) relationships... that is natural. So, there is that...
  • Bollywood likely to go on strike over service tax January 15, 2013

    Mumbai: Bollywood is likely to call for a strike to protest against the government's decision to levy 12.36 percent service tax on film and television actors. "We are in a process of deciding that if we have to call for a shut down. It's not our choice, we are compelled to...
  • Bollywood calls for revamp of certification rules October 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Members of the film fraternity today erupted into a debate about the process of film certification in the country, calling for a revamp in the constitution of the CBFC and The Cinematograph Act of 1952. Industry stalwarts like Mukesh Bhatt, Ramesh Sippy, Shyam Benegal, Sudhir Mishra and Shabana Azmi...
  • Karan Johar is the star of SOTY: Mukesh Bhatt October 19, 2012

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Mukesh Bhatt is highly impressed with Karan Johar's 'Student of The Year' (SOTY) and says he is the real star of the film. "It's a blockbuster. If you have to give the trophy to someone, then it has to be Karan Johar. Hats off to him for making...
  • Mukesh Bhatt new president of Producers Guild September 18, 2012

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Mukesh Bhatt has taken over from Ramesh Sippy as the president of the Film & Television Producers Guild of India here Monday. He says he wants to work hard for the fraternity's benefit. Bhatt was earlier serving as the vice president of the guild, an autonomous non-profit premier film...
  • 'Raaz 3' is the costliest Bhatt film in years September 7, 2012

    New Delhi: With 35 sets and real 3D making, 'Raaz 3' is the costliest film coming out of the Bhatt camp in years, says producer Mukesh Bhatt. More than a decade after their last biggie 'Ghulam', the Bhatt trio of Mukesh, Mahesh and Vikram is back with 'Raaz 3', which...
  • Tweet Review: 'Raaz 3', first day, first show September 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Emraan Hashmi, Bipasha Basu and Esha Gupta play the lead roles in director Vikram Bhatt's horror film Raaz 3. It is the third film in popular Raaz series. Produced by Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt, audiences have high expectations from the movie. As being reported, Esha and Bipasha...
  • Anubhav Sinha's 'erotic' tribute to the Bhatts August 14, 2012

    Mumbai: Director-turned-producer Anubhav Sinha is set to produce his first 'erotic' film as a tribute to his mentors for successfully creating 'a genre' in the main stream Bollywood. It will be shot in 3D. "My erotic thriller goes on floors in December or by January. This erotic thriller is my official...
  • Black money sting: I-T acts, Bollywood reacts July 11, 2012

    Mumbai: A day after the Bollywood's dirty belly, large-scale presence of black money, was exposed on CNN-IBN through a sting operation by the IBN Network and Cobrapost, the Central Board of Direct Taxes has taken cognizance of the operation. The transcripts and the CD of the sting have been forwarded to...
  • Black money sting: Payal Rohatgi gives bizarre defence July 12, 2012

    The actor Payal Rohatgi has come up with a similar line of defence as others. She claims that she and her partner asked for cash only to tick off a persistent reporter. ...
  • Black money sting: Bollywood expresses shock July 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Popular filmmakers Anubhav Sinha, Anees Bazmee and Vashu Bhagnani were caught on tape discussing the use of black money in the industry in a Cobrapost-IBN Network Expose. While most of the filmmakers denied their on camera claims, industry veterans expressed shock on seeing known filmmakers openly talking about...
  • Murder 3: Mukesh Bhatt's son debuts as director June 17, 2012

    Mumbai: Mukesh Bhatt, whose production house is known for giving break to newcomers in the showbiz, is set to launch his son Vishesh as a director with his production venture 'Murder 3'. " 'Murder 3' will be directed by Vishesh. Next month is the 25th year of Vishesh Films and it...
  • The film industry has boycotted me: Javed Akhtar May 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Many powerful producers, not just Mukesh Bhatt, are up in arms against Javed Akhtar for fighting for copyright amendment in favour of lyricists and singers. Ever since he became vocal about intellectual property rights two years ago, Akhtar has been writing no lyrics or dialogues for any of the big...
  • 'Aashiqui 2' is all set to go on floors: Bhatt April 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Almost every hit film from the Bhatt camp is now getting a sequel and producer Mukesh Bhatt says that movie franchises have proved lucrative for business in every film industry. While 'Jannat 2' and 'Raaz 3' are already in the making, 'Aashiqui 2' is all set to go...
  • Mukesh Bhatt plans third installment of 'Jannat' April 4, 2012

    Mumbai: The makers of Emraan Hashmi-starrer 'Jannat' have planned to make it into a franchise with a third installment in the offing. The 2008 hit film 'Jannat' starring Emraan Hashmi revolved around betting in cricket, while 'Jannat 2' is about illegal trading in arms and ammunition, again featuring Emraan. "We intend...