MUNNABHAI

  • IFFI 2014: Didn't know if we'd be banned, abused, run down for making Gandhi cool in 'Lage Raho Munnabhai', says Vidhu Vinod Chopra 1 week ago

    Panaji: It was 'Gandhigiri' preached in popular Bollywood film 'Lage Raho Munnabhai' that gave girls an important tip on how to gauge their prospective groom's nature. It also advised many in a dilemma on ways to deal with irksome neighbours and the best non-violent method to tackle corruption. At a...
  • IFFI 2014: Only Vidhu Vinod Chopra could monetise Gandhi, says Prahlad Kakkar 1 week ago

    Panaji: Producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra, who received huge applause for his film 'Lage Raho Munnabhai', attended Day 1 of the ongoing 10-day long IFFI. Vidhu's popular Bollywood project wowed everyone especially with the way in which it re-introduced Mahatma Gandhi's principles and virtues in an entertaining yet emotional way. Before...
  • Writers are not given their due, they should be respected and valued, says Rajkumar Hirani March 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Director Rajkumar Hirani feels film industry has often short-changed writers and it's high time they get due respect and value for their work. "A good story makes the film good. The script has to be right. Writers are backbone of a film. I feel writers are not given their...
  • Had no film for eight months after 'Munnabhai': Arshad Warsi December 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Arhad Warsi, best known for his role of 'Circuit' in 'Munnabhai series, says the film may have done wonders but he did not get any work for six months after that. The Raj Kumar Hirani directed 'Munnabhai MBBS' (2003) and 'Lage Raho Munna Bhai' (2006) showed the comic adventures...
  • Sanjay Dutt to get a makeup man, don designer costumes in Yerawada Jail September 24, 2013

    Pune: The acting and dancing bug has again bitten Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt who is serving a 42month sentence at the Yerawada Central Jail (YCJ) here. Sanjay, 54, along with some four dozen other inmates, has been selected to perform in a stage drama at a welfare show organised by the...
  • Boman Irani: Like watching drama more than anything else August 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Actor Boman Irani, who has worked in films like 'Munnabhai' series, '3 Idiots' and 'Jolly L.L.B', says he likes watching drama and wants to be part of films that have human experiences. "I used to enjoy all genres horror, action, thriller, and romance. But now I like watching...
  • Not running a race with any director: Rajkumar Hirani July 1, 2013

    Mumbai: Rajkumar Hirani, director of successful films 'Munnabhai M.B.B.S.', 'Lage Raho Munna Bhai' and '3 Idiots', is not trying to outdo his contemporaries and says his endeavour is to tell good stories. Currently, he is busy shooting 'P.K.', starring Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma in the lead. "I don't think any of...
  • Third 'Munnabhai' film will wait for Sanjay Dutt April 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Makers of the hit franchise 'Munnabhai' Raj Kumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra say that they will wait for actor Sanjay Dutt to make the third movie in the series. Dutt is sentenced to five years in jail by the Supreme Court for illegal arms possession during the...
  • Amar Singh, Jaya Prada meet Maharashtra Governor to seek pardon for Sanjay Dutt March 26, 2013

    Mumbai: Expelled Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh and Lok Sabha MP from Rampur Jaya Prada today met Maharashtra governor K Sankaranarayanan, to seek pardon for actor Sanjay Dutt. Dutt, who has already undergone imprisonment of 18 months, was on Thursday sentenced to five years imprisonment in 1993 Mumbai serial blasts...
  • Sanjay Dutt is not a terrorist, should be pardoned: Justice Katju March 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Chairman of the Press Council of India Justice Markandey Katju has made a strong pitch for pardon of actor Sanjay Dutt after Supeme Court's judgement on Thursday in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. Amidst growing clamour for Dutt's pardon, Justice Katju said he wants the actor be granted...
  • Crores riding on Sanjay Dutt's films, will the 'Munnabhai' return? March 22, 2013

    Mumbai: It's yet another unscripted chapter in Sanjay Dutt's tumultuous journey. Dutt is due to return to jail within the next four weeks to serve a three-and-a-half-year sentence in 1993 Mumbai blasts case. Though the 53-year-old actor might have accepted the judgement, his Bollywood projects will be facing the brunt...
  • Budget not important, Sanjay Dutt is: 'Policegiri' producer March 21, 2013

    Mumbai: T.P. Aggarwal, who is producing Sanjay Dutt's much-talked about film 'Policegiri', is not bothered about the movie's budget or about the movie itself after the Supreme Court Thursday convicted the actor in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. He says he is only thinking about Sanjay's well-being. "Budget of 'Policegiri' doesn't...
  • Arshad Warsi is a hugely underrated actor: Boman Irani March 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Their warm relationship in real life has helped them create magic on the big screen time and again but Boman Irani feels his good friend Arshad Warsi has a lot more to offer as an actor. "Arshad is a hugely underrated and undervalued actor. He has a lot...
  • 'Munnabhai' makers get a new director for the series March 4, 2013

    Director Subhash Kapoor tried hard to not let the big secret out while promoting his forthcoming release 'Jolly LLB' in February this year. But with producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra confirming his entry as the new director for the third installment of the Munnabhai series, Subhash could not hide the news...
  • 'Munnabhai 3' will go on the floors next year: Director March 3, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Subash Kapoor, who has been roped in to direct the third installment of 'Munnabhai' franchise, says the film will go on the floors early next year. "Right now, I am completely tied up with 'Jolly LLB' and after the film's release, we will start scripting for 'Munnabhai'. So most...
  • Subhash Kapoor to direct the next 'Munna Bhai' film March 2, 2013

    Mumbai: 'Munna Bhai Chale Dilli', the tentative title of the third "Munna Bhai" film of the popular Bollywood franchise, will be directed by Subhash Kapoor. The earlier films in the franchise - 'Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.' and 'Lage Raho Munnabhai' - were directed by Rajkumar Hirani under the Vidhu Vinod Chopra...
  • Arshad Warsi: I'm not comfortable doing bold scenes February 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Arshad Warsi believes he will never be comfortable doing bold scenes on the big screen but says he made an exception for the kissing scene with Vidya Balan in 'Ishqiya' because he and wife Maria Goretti were confident about Vishal Bhardwaj. And had he been in 'serial kisser' Emraan Hashmi's...
  • Zila Ghaziabad: Sanjay Dutt is a secure actor, says Arshad Warsi February 3, 2013

    Mumbai: The 'Munnabhai' pair Arshad Warsi and Sanjay Dutt will once again share screen space in 'Zila Ghaziabad'. Arshad says it is a privilege to work with an actor as secure as Sanjay. "When you work with any actor, your comfort level is more when that particular actor is...
  • Vidya Balan practices 'Gandhigiri' in her daily life October 2, 2012

    Mumbai: Actress Vidya Balan, who was a part of 'Lage Raho Munnabhai', a film that gave birth to the term Gandhigiri, says she tries to practice Mahatma Gandhi's teachings in her daytoday life. "It may or may not be alive in my surroundings, but I try to practice Gandhigiri. I am...
  • Arshad wants Sanjay Dutt for his directorial debut July 13, 2012

    Mumbai: Ever since working backtoback in two Munnabhai projects, Arshad Warsi has decided his former costar Sanjay Dutt is one name he wants to rope in for his own film. More so, as he feels Sanju baba is probably the easiest actor to work with in the industry. Arshad says he...
  • 'Ferrai Ki Sawaari' drained me emotionally: Boman June 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Boman Irani worked in Rajkumar Hirani's first film 'Munnabhai MBBS' and recently teamed with Rajesh Mapuskar for his debut vehicle 'Ferrari Ki Sawaari'. The talented actor, known for his comic roles, says he has never hesitated to work with newcomers in his decadelong career. "I hold a record. I...
  • Is Krishnudu hero or villain in Naa Style Nade? June 18, 2012

    So far we have seen him in stereotypical roles. Krishnudu is playing a distinct one in Naa Style Nade. Just what does he do in the film? Rowdyism. "Krishnudu is playing a selfstyled rowdy in the movie. Does he do bullying for good or bad?...
  • Benegal, Madhuri bag Raj Kapoor awards April 21, 2012

    Mumbai: Bollywood veterans, director Shyam Benegal and actress Madhuri Dixit will receive this year's Raj Kapoor awards constituted by the Maharashtra government, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan announced here. While Benegal shall be conferred the Raj Kapoor Lifetime Achievement Award2012, Dixit will be honoured with the Raj Kapoor Special Contribution Award2012, Chavan...
  • Sequels are the latest fad in Bollywood April 7, 2012

    Mumbai: For all we know, the new Vidya Balan hit Kahaani may turn into a franchise soon. Director Sujoy Ghosh wants to cast Vidya in a series of films based on her character. "I feel her character Vidya Bagchi has the potential to grow and go much further. I don't want...
  • Vidhu Vinod Chopra's trade secrets April 2, 2012

    Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra shared some trade secrets with fans at a special screening of some of his best works in Mumbai. ...
  • Shah Rukh was the first choice for 'Munnabhai' April 1, 2012

    Mumbai: Producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra says that Shah Rukh Khan had always been his first choice for most of his films, be it '3 Idiots', 'Munnabhai MBBS', or the yettobe released 'Ferrari Ki Sawari'. "Shah Rukh was offered '3 Idiots', 'Ferrari Ki Sawari', 'Munnabhai' and other films. He is our first...
  • Working on 'Munnabhai 3' script : Raju Hirani April 1, 2012

    Mumbai: The makers of 'Munnabhai' series say that they are honing the script for the third installment of the cult series which will materialise soon. The third film in the Raju Hiranidirected 'Munnabhai' series is in pipeline after the first two projects 'Munnabhai MBBS' (2003) and 'Lage Raho Munnabhai' (2006)...
  • Dutt, Warsi to return with next 'Munnabhai' film December 13, 2011

    Mumbai: Actor Sanjay Dutt is all set to tickle the funny bone of the audience with his popular on screen character 'Munnabhai' for the third time. The third installement of the hit series, titled as 'Munnabhai Ki Aatma Katha' will continue with the original pairing of Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi,...