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  • Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar to head entertainment and sports committee at the Indian Merchants' Chamber July 10, 2014

    Mumbai: National Awardwinning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar has been roped in as the chairman of the expert committee on entertainment, media and sports of the Indian Merchants' Chamber (IMC), the premier trade and industry body. Before Bhandarkar, Karan Johar, Manmohan Shetty and Balkrishna Shroff had headed the committee. Prabodh Thakker, IMC president, hopes...
  • Manna Dey was an Englishman in his discipline: Shameer Tandon October 26, 2013

    Mumbai: Composer Shameer Tandon was perhaps the last musician to work with Manna Dey. Recalling his experiences with the singing giant, he said that the legned was '86 years young that time' and 'like an Englishman in the way he spoke and his discipline'. "I have been blessed that I had...
  • Madhur Bhandarkar stresses on Hollywood, Bollywood exchange September 29, 2013

    New York: Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar says the Indian film industry and Hollywood can learn a lot from each other as the two industries seek to cater to the evolving nature of cinema. Bhandarkar is representing the Indian film industry at the threeday 'Cinema Beyond Boundaries' that began here on September...
  • Madhur Bhandarkar's next film is a musical June 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar is working on his next film which will be a musical and is also likely to have a touch of realism. Madhur is known for his realistic films like 'Chandni Bar', 'Page 3', 'Corporate', 'Traffic Signal', 'Fashion', 'Jail' and 'Heroine' and had earlier also attempted a romanticcomedy...
  • Madhur Bhandarkar: I am on a break right now December 6, 2012

    Mumbai: Post 'Heroine', filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar says he is on a break from direction. "I am on a break right now. I am only visiting different places and busy attending film festivals. I usually take a break after each film because it is a little tiring. So, I need a...
  • Madhur Bhandarkar honoured for promoting Hindi June 21, 2012

    New Delhi: President Pratibha Patil Wednesday honoured filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar with Ganga Sharan Singh Award along with Shyam Benegal and Girish Karnad for their contribution to Hindi cinema. The filmmakers were presented with the award at Rashtrapati Bhavan here. The award comprises of a certificate and a cheque of Rs 1...
  • Song for 'Corporate' to be used in 'Heroine' November 6, 2011

    Mumbai: A song recorded by Lata Mangeshkar, which was supposed to be used years ago by Madhur Bhandarkar in 'Corporate', will now be used in 'Heroine'. The latelyintrouble Madhur Bhandarkar project 'Heroine', which till sometime back did not have its leading actor, with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan backing out, now not only...
  • 'Heroine' Ash out, what's next for Bhandarkar? June 29, 2011

    New Delhi: After a grand first look release at 64th Cannes Film Festival, Madhur Bhandarkars self proclaimed magnum opus Heroine has been stalled due to Aishwarys Rai Bachchans pregnancy. The announcement from the first family of Bollywood came through a tweet from the Big B and Bhandarkar was...
  • Media influencing high society, celebs? June 30, 2010

    The media has an insatiable appetite for covering the world of glamour, but equally page three celebrities use the media to further their own agendas. As the Viveka Babajee case highlights, the relationship is incestuous and invasive and can rapidly spiral out of control. ...
  • Desi movies, English titles; the new Bollywood fad September 16, 2009

    New Delhi: Ever noticed the growing list of English titles for movies that are actually out and out Hindi? To name just a few upcoming films, there's Wanted, All The Best, Jail and Kites! Movies with English names are a new fad in Bollywood. While some filmmakers argue that their script...
  • Indian writers discover mystery, detectives August 10, 2009

    New Delhi: Indian writers have discovered a new genre of immense possibility. Moving away from the coming of age stories bildungsroman by Amitav Ghosh, chutnification by Salman Rushdie, magical realism from Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, and even homegrown chick lit the latest Indian writing in English is all about...
  • Glam game: Karisma watches hubby play polo January 28, 2008

    New Delhi: Keeping the Delhi polo circuit buzzing this weekend was actress Karisma Kapoor in the stands, watching industrialist hubby Sanjay Kapoor play in a tournament named after their daughter Samaira. I am not here to raise the glam factor. It is a family event, says Karisma. Karisma does not seem...
  • Bhandarkar globetrots with his films September 29, 2006

    Mumbai: Bollywood filmmakers have taken a fancy to film festivals and Madhur Bhandarkar certainly has been caught by the film festival bug. Bhandarkar's films have done well in the film festival circuit. His National Award winning film Page 3 will travel to London for the 14th Raindance Film Festival. And his...
  • Glitzy evening with Anil & his better half September 25, 2006

    Mumbai: When actor Anil Kapoor's better half, Sunita, decides to launch her own signature line of jewellery, it seems even the stars can't ignore the dazzling glitter and make a beeline to get the best view. And then there is the usual Page 3 schmoozing with enough drinks doing the...
  • Fashion next on Madhur's film list September 4, 2006

    New Delhi: Madhur Bhandarkar turns his gaze to the fashion world. After making a film on the Page 3 circuit and the corporate world he is now planning to make a film on the fashion fraternity. "Its just a concept and Im still working on it. I thought that no...