PARESH RAWAL

  • 'Dharam Sankat Mein' tweet review: Makes you think about religion, but it is not as clever as 'OMG - Oh My God!' April 10, 2015

    Religion and the extremism around it has been a favoured topic for many filmmakers in Bollywood. The latest to join the group is director Fuwad Khan whose film 'Dharam Sankat Mein' features Paresh Rawal, Naseeruddin Shah and Annu Kapoor in lead roles. A tad similar to Rawal's 'OMG: Oh My...
  • Had asked PM Narendra Modi about the biopic a few years ago; he said 'make it': Paresh Rawal April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Actor Paresh Rawal, who is now also a BJP Member of the Lok Sabha from Ahmedabad seat, confirmed his plans of making a biopic on the current Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. "We have started the project and the shooting will commence in June-July of this year."...
  • Never heard of it; would be unfortunate if this ever happens: Paresh Rawal slams rumours claiming 'Dharam Sankat Mein' was shown to religious leaders first April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Just days before the release of 'Dharam Sankat Mein', the film's star cast visited the capital to let their fans know the message it puts across. For the uninitiated, the film deals with a Hindu man finding out that he was born as a Muslim and the confusion...
  • Don't want to hurt anybody's religious sentiments: Paresh on 'Dharam Sankat Mein' March 31, 2015

    Mumbai: After starring in a film like 'OMG: Oh My God!', which touched upon people's blind faith in god and godmen, Paresh Rawal will now be seen in 'Dharam Sankat Mein' as a man in an identity crisis due to his religion. But he says he does not pick such...
  • 'Gopala Gopala' motion poster: Pawan Kalyan and Venkatesh ride a celestial motorcycle this time December 18, 2014

    The eagerly awaited film 'Gopala Gopala' is the official remake of Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal starrer 'OMG - Oh My God'. The film has been directed by Kishore Kumar Pardasany and produced by Suresh Babu and Sharrath Marar. ...
  • No one else can play Narendra Modi onscreen other than me: Paresh Rawal August 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Versatile actor Paresh Rawal, who will soon start shooting for a biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, says he is the right choice to play the role of the politician. "I am confident about the film and no one else can play Narendra Modi other than me. He is in...
  • 'Raja Natwarlal' review: Interesting story told predictably, it leaves you bored out of your mind August 29, 2014

    Star Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Humaima Mallick, Kay Kay, Paresh Rawal, Deepak Tijori, Mohammad Zeeshan Ayub Director: Kunal Deshmukh I can think of a few things one could do to bide 2 hours and 20 minutes. Like catch reruns of Modern Family on television, speedread the new Chetan Bhagat bestseller so you don't...
  • Why Paresh Rawal's performance in 'Raja Natwarlal' is one of the best con acts you've seen in Bollywood August 29, 2014

    "Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called 'The Pledge'. The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man. The second act is called 'The Turn'. The magician takes the ordinary something and makes it do something...
  • It's too early to judge 'Achche din'; I believe in Modi, says Paresh Rawal August 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Actorpolitician Paresh Rawal said it is too early to raise questions on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's slogan 'Achche din', which marked BJP's campaign during the 2014 General elections. Rawal, who has been elected as a BJP MP from East Ahmedabad constituency in Lok Sabha elections, said people should not...
  • I am coming back to the basics with 'Raja Natwarlal', a commercial entertainer: Emraan Hashmi August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: After playing a man overpowered by witches and an amnesia patient in his last two ventures, actor Emraan Hashmi is back to playing a mischiefmaker onscreen in 'Raja Natwarlal', which he says is not a superficial con film. The 35yearold actor has donned the role of a scamster in...
  • Watch: Emraan Hashmi, Deepak Tijori teach 'taporigiri' in the new song 'Dukki tikki' from 'Raja Natwarlal' August 7, 2014

    After dabbling with hatke roles in the recent past, Emraan Hashmi comes back to his comfort zone with Kunal Deshmukh's 'Raja Natwarlal'. In this new track from the film, Emraan is seen imparting lessons in charsobeesi and taporigiri. Sleight of hand, conning and smoothtalking Emraan seems to know it...
  • Akshay Kumar starrer 'Shaukeen' set for Nov 7 release July 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Abhishek Sharmadirected remake of Basu Chatterjee's 1982 film 'Shaukeen' will hit the screens in the first week of November. Seasoned actors like Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor and Paresh Rawal along with Bollywood action star Akshay Kumar and actress Lisa Haydon will be seen in the film, which revolves around three...
  • Shooting begins for Telugu remake of 'OMG: Oh My God!' June 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: The yetuntitled Telugu remake of Hindi blockbuster 'OMG: Oh My God!' went on floors here Monday. The film's lead actors Daggubati Venkatesh, Pawan Kalyan and Shriya Saran participated in the launch. "The film was officially launched today. A few scenes are also expected to be shot today featuring the lead...
  • Happy 64th birthday, Paresh Rawal: His most popular, hilarious dialogues from 'Hera Pheri' May 30, 2014

    Over the years, Paresh Rawal has entertained us with both negative and positive characters. From 'Holi' the film with which he made his acting debut in 1984 to 'Hera Pheri' and its sequel, Paresh Rawal has several films to his credit which explain his versatility as an actor. As the...
  • Congress wants ban on Paresh Rawal for 'defamatory' speech April 14, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Congress has lodged a formal complaint with the Election Commission seeking to restrain BJP Lok Sabha candidate from Ahmedabad East and Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal from holding any more poll rallies due to "derogatory" jibes against Congress leaders. In a written complaint sent to the EC on Sunday,...
  • Paresh Rawal should quit acting to be with people: AAP April 12, 2014

    Senior AAP leader Dinesh Waghela, who is taking on Bollywood veteran and BJP candidate Paresh Rawal in Ahmedabad East Lok Sabha constituency, on Saturday said the actor should quit his acting career to be with the people full time. Waghela, AAP's national executive member, on Saturday also said people have refused...
  • LS polls: Actor Paresh Rawal richest candidate in Gujarat April 8, 2014

    Popular actor and BJP's Lok Sabha candidate for Ahmedabad-East constituency, Paresh Rawal, is the richest contestant in Gujarat with a total family wealth of Rs 79.40 crores, pipping his party colleague from Navsari, C R Patil. Rawal submitted his affidavit along with his nomination papers to the election officer on Monday. As...
  • Ahmedabad: AAP fields a tea-vendor against BJP's Paresh Rawal April 5, 2014

    AAP on Saturday fielded a tea vendor against BJP's candidate and Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal of BJP from Ahmedabad East Lok Sabha constituency. The tea-vendor tag has already been linked with BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. The Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Admi Party (AAP) on Saturday also declared three other candidates for...
  • Harin Pathak's absence will help me, says Congress candidate April 1, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The BJP's decision to drop sitting MP Harin Pathak and field Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal from Ahmedabad East Lok Sabha constituency has boosted Congress candidate Himmatsinh Patel's confidence and he believes that his chances of winning the election has improved. "Harin Pathak's absence will certainly work in favor of me....
  • The real test starts after one wins an election: Paresh Rawal March 27, 2014

    Adding to the star power this election is actor Paresh Rawal who will be contesting from Ahmedabad East on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket. This is the same seat that LK Advani's aide and seven-time MP Harin Pathak wanted to contest from. ...
  • BJP's Paresh Rawal meets party workers March 26, 2014

    Noted actor and BJP's candidate from Ahmedabad East Lok Sabha seat Paresh Rawal on Wednesday met thousands of party workers and senior BJP leaders on his campaign trail. The Ahmedabad East constituency comprises the Assembly segments of Bapunagar, Vatva, Gandhinagar South, Dehgam, Nikol, Thakkarnagar and Naroda. "Before kick-starting his campaign today morning,...
  • Gandhinagar-Ahmedabad battle: Loath Advani, actor Rawal, miffed Pathak March 26, 2014

    Ahmedabad: If elections are all about just winning and losing, the number of people betting on the BJP losing any of the three seats comprising Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad, would form a minuscule minority. The twin seats of Ahmedabad along with the Gandhinagar seat are BJP bastions to say the least....
  • Want to see Modi as PM, says BJP nominee actor Paresh Rawal March 25, 2014

    Noted actor and BJP's Lok Sabha candidate for Ahmedabad-East seat, Paresh Rawal arrived in the city on Tuesday to kick start his election campaign and vouched to work for the people of his constituency. During an interaction with mediapersons after arriving at the airport, Rawal also made it clear that making...
  • Gujarat Congress wants ban on Paresh Rawal movies on TV March 24, 2014

    Gujarat Congress on Monday demanded a ban on telecast of movies featuring actor Paresh Rawal, the BJP candidate from Ahmedabad-East Lok Sabha seat, till the voting is over. The party's legal cell has made the demand in a letter to Gujarat's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Anita Karwal as well as the...