Nikhil Advani

  • IBNLive Movie Awards: Best Editing award for Arif Sheikh for his work in 'D Day' April 23, 2014

    Remember the bomb blast scene in 'D- Day'? The one in which the camera captures the shot from a third person's perspective where the impact of the blast is felt in an eerie soundless shot. That was editor Arif Sheikh's work and his work was voted as the best in...
  • Revealed: Nikhil Advani tweets picture of Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty from the sets of 'Hero' April 16, 2014

    Even before its release, the remake of Subhash Ghai's 'Hero' which is being directed by Nikhil Advani has generated a lot of curiosity courtesy its lead actor Sooraj Pancholi. Aditya Pancholi and Zareena Wahab's son will be making his debut in the remake opposite Suniel Shetty's daughter Athiya. The filmmaker...
  • Tigmanshu Dhulia steps into Shammi Kapoor's shoes for 'Hero' remake March 4, 2014

    Mumbai: The casting of Nikhil Advani's remake of Subhash Ghai's 1983 blockbuster 'Hero' just got far more interesting and engaging. Filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia has been cast as debutant Aathiya Shetty's father, a role played by the late Shammi Kapoor in the original. Shammi Kapoor had played father to Meenakshi Seshadri's character. Dhulia...
  • Nikhil Advani begins shooting for 'Hero' February 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Nikhil Advani has begun shooting for the remake of Subhash Ghai's 1983 blockbuster 'Hero'. According to reports, the 42-year-old has completely re-written the story of the original film, which featured Jackie Shroff and Meenakshi Seshadri in the lead role. The principal photography of the movie began at Gateway of...
  • 'D Day to 'David': 10 films which deserved more appreciation at the box office December 31, 2013

    Mumbai: Episodic film 'David' or heart-wrenching mother-daughter drama 'Mai' or rare medical thriller 'Ankur Arora Murder Case' are some of the cinematically superlative films, but they failed to click at the box office. Here is a list of 10 such films that deserved better viewership and appreciation than what they got: David:...
  • 'D Day' director Nikhil Advani hospitalised, recovering December 30, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Nikhil Advani, who was hospitalised at the Lilavati Hospital here after a reaction to medication, is recovering and is likely to be discharged by Monday, said a source close to him. "He had a reaction to some medication, so he was hospitalised at Lilavati a few days back. He...
  • Nikhil Advani hospitalised after a reaction to medication December 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Nikhil Advani, who was hospitalised at the Lilavati Hospital here after a reaction to medication, is recovering and is likely to be discharged by Monday, said a source close to him. "He had a reaction to some medication, so he was hospitalised at Lilavati a few days back. He...
  • Nikhil Advani didn't quit 'Mehrunissa' because of me: Chitrangada October 30, 2013

    Mumbai: Putting an end to reports about director Nikhil Advani quitting 'Mehrunissa' because of her, actress Chitrangada Singh said "there's no truth in that article". "I saw that whole article and it was ridiculous. Nikhil gave me a call that morning and said, 'Chitrangada, looks like you are managing a lot,'...
  • Shah Rukh Khan enjoys 'Kal Ho Naa Ho' with daughter Suhana, gets emotional October 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Known to be very close to his children, Shah Rukh Khan is busy spending some quality time with his 13-year-old daughter Suhana. Amid other activities, the father-daughter duo watched SRK's 2003 romantic film 'Kal Ho Naa Ho' together. "Watched 'Kal Ho Naa Ho'...with the full end first time with...
  • My wife doesn't worry about intimate scenes: Arjun Rampal July 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Arjun Rampal, who is married to supermodel Mehr Jesia, says his wife does not have a problem with his onscreen intimacy with co-stars. "I don't think she has to worry about my onscreen intimate scenes... She knows this is my job," Arjun told PTI. The 40-year-old actor played...
  • 'Ramaiya Vastavaiya' beats 'D-Day' at the Box-Office July 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Despite having an almost new star cast in his latest romantic comedy, Prabhudeva's 'Ramiaya Vastavaiya' managed to beat multi-starrer 'D-Day' at the box office. With three days of the release of both the films, 'Ramaiya Vastavaiya' has collected Rs 15.30 crore while 'D-Day' has earned Rs 13.69 crore...
  • Shuddh Desi Romance: Rishi Kapoor on a weight loss spree July 20, 2013

    Mumbai: The rotund Rishi Kapoor, currently going through what he calls the best years of his acting life, has finally decided to take his weight issue into his hands. He is doing yoga, and hopes he can 'Kick' away his alcohol intake. Apparently, Rishi, with notable help from his diet-conscious wife...
  • Amitabh Bachchan had a wonderful experience while watching 'D-Day' July 19, 2013

    Mumbai: Amitabh Bachchan, one of the finest performers in Hindi movies, says that he had such a wonderful experience watching Nikhil Advani's spy thriller 'D-Day' that he is unable to comment on it. Big B watched the film at a special screening on Thursday. "I had a wonderful experience watching the film...
  • 'D-Day' Tweet Review: First day, first show July 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Nikhil Advani's debut film 'Kal Ho Naa Ho' was a blockbuster. Helmed by Karan Johar, Advani got a dream film to debut as a director. But after 'Kal Ho Naa Ho', Nikhil's next two releases were not able to match up to the stupendous success that 'Kal Ho...
  • 'D-Day' is a patriotic film about 4 unsung heroes: Nikhil Advani July 18, 2013

    Nikhil Advani's first full-fledged film as a director was Shah Rukh Khan, Priety Zinta and Saif Ali Khan starrer hit 'Kal Ho Naa Ho' in 2003. After that he went behind the camera for 'Salaam-e-Ishq', 'Chandni Chowk To China' and 'Patiala House'. He however hit the bull's eye with his...
  • D-Day: Be prepared for a heavy dose of patriotism July 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Arjun Rampal, who will be seen in director Nikhil Advani's 'D-Day' as a RAW agent, lauds the director for attempting to make a first-of-its-kind action-thriller. "It was a very difficult film. No one has ever attempted such a thriller action film. To bring out so many emotions beautifully was...
  • Irrfan, Huma and Shruti talk about 'D-Day' July 16, 2013

    'D-Day' is a thriller and not a dark film, says actor Irrfan Khan. ...
  • D-Day: In conversation with Rishi Kapoor July 16, 2013

    Directed by Nikhil Advani, 'D-Day' is an espionage thriller slated to be released on July 19. ...
  • Rishi Kapoor has brought realism to his character in D-Day: Rampal July 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Actor Arjun Rampal feels fortunate to be sharing the screen space for the first time with veteran star Rishi Kapoor in upcoming film 'D-Day'. The movie sees Rampal as an Indian Armed Forces officer while Rishi plays the baddie named Goldman. Directed by Nikhil Advani, the film hits...
  • D-Day: Nikhil Advani is the hero of the film, says Arjun Rampal July 15, 2013

    Mumbai: Arjun Rampal, who will be seen in Nikhil Advani's 'D-Day' as a RAW agent, lauds the director for attempting to make a first-of-its-kind action-thriller. "It was a very difficult film. No one has ever attempted such a thriller action film. To bring out so many emotions beautifully was a task...
  • Audience will go crazy over 'D-Day': Abhishek Kapoor July 15, 2013

    Mumbai: Director Abhishek Kapoor, who has films like 'Rock On!' and 'Kai Po Che!' to his credit, is in awe of director Nikhil Advani's espionage thriller 'D-Day' and says the audiences will go crazy when the film comes out Friday. 'D-Day' is an espionage thriller and is a story of four...
  • Sensuality is a key element in 'D-Day': Shruti Haasan July 14, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Shruti Haasan, who plays a prostitute in her upcoming release 'D-Day', shot some bold scenes with Arjun Rampal for the film. She asserts that sensuality is a key element of her character, and says it hasn't been used just for titillation. Directed by NIkhil Advani, 'D-Day' is an espionage...
  • D-Day: It's the best time to make films, says Nikhil Advani July 9, 2013

    New Delhi: As Indian cinema celebrates its century, director Nikhil Advani says this is the most exciting time for filmmakers as they are experimenting and getting creative freedom thanks to flexible audiences. Earlier, filmmakers were apprehensive about trying out new themes because audiences were inflexible, but today's movie buffs are open...
  • Actor should be vulnerable before the camera: Irrfan July 7, 2013

    Mumbai: While his acting skills have brought him appreciation from all quarters and also a national award, Irrfan Khan feels an actor should never be too sure of his work as it helps him better his craft. "Being an actor is also about being unsure of things that bring freshness...
  • Nikhil Advani's 'D-Day' censored, gets U/A certificate July 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Director Nikhil Advani's 'D Day', a film on cross-border terrorism, was passed by the Central Board Of Film Certification with a few dialogue cuts and an 'UA' certificate. Surprisingly, no cuts were ordered in verbal content regarding Pakistan, but Shruti Haasan's dialogues have been cut short. In the film, a...
  • Rishi Kapoor is not playing Dawood in 'D-Day': Nikhil Advani July 6, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Nikhil Advani has clarified that veteran actor Rishi Kapoor's character in the forthcoming film 'D-Day' is not modelled on underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. "I completely deny that Rishiji is playing Dawood. He plays an exiled crimelord named Iqbal. If there are similarities to Dawood, it can't be helped. All...
  • 'D-Day' is about terrorism: Nikhil Advani July 1, 2013

    Mumbai: 'D-Day' director Nikhil Advani asserts that his film is not a regular underworld or 'bhaigiri' film, but a serious espionage thriller based on the country's intelligence agency RAW and its operations. Actors Arjun Rampal, Irrfan and Huma Qureshi are playing RAW agents in the film. "There is no connection to the...
  • Don't want to be highest paid actor, says Irrfan June 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Irrfan loves his craft and aims to nurture his relationship with his fans by giving them "memorable films". As far as money is concerned, the Padma Shri winner's motto is to earn enough to enjoy life - and not to be the highest paid actor. "I don't look at my...
  • Rishi Kapoor is a tough taskmaster to handle: Nikhil Advani June 27, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Nikhil Advani says he is "comfortable" working with a veteran like Rishi Kapoor, but admits the actor is a "tough taskmaster" to handle. Rishi, 60, has an important role in Advani's new crime thriller 'D-Day'. "Rishiji is a tough task master to handle, but I share a very good rapport...
  • My role in 'D-Day' is not bold but sensuous: Shruti Haasan June 24, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Shruti Haasan says her role in forthcoming movie 'D-Day' can be described as sensuous, but not bold. The 27-year-old shares screen space with actor Arjun Rampal in the movie, and she says he made her feel comfortable during intimate scenes. "I won't say (my role is) bold, but it's a...