PRASOON JOSHI

  • Writer-lyricist Prasoon Joshi picks up the broom to clean the streets 1 hour 28 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Writer-lyricist and ad guru Prasoon Joshi, who has recently penned the anthem for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, initiated a 'Clean Sweep' campaign on the lines of Clean India here. Joshi, along with his colleagues, picked up a broom to clean a lane in Lalbagh area Tuesday,...
  • Realistically touched upon many important sectors and segments: Prasoon Joshi on Budget 2014 July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Admanwriter Prasoon Joshi Thursday hailed the budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for this fiscal saying it has "realistically touched upon many important sectors and segments". "Growth oriented and sensitive budget. It is a statement of intent that has realistically touched upon many important sectors and segments," said...
  • Prasoon Joshi calls his special poem for Dilip Kumar his 'tribute to the legend' June 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Celebrated writerlyricist Prasoon Joshi, who penned a special poem for the launch of Dilip Kumar's autobiography, says it was his way of paying tribute to the living legend. The autobiography, "The Substance and The Shadow" compiled by Udaya Tara Nayar, was launched at a glittering ceremony here Monday evening. At the...
  • Complete list of winners at IIFA 2014 April 27, 2014

    The 15th edition of International Indian Film Academy Awards saw an interesting mix of winners this year. Highlighting the international appeal of India's Bollywood film industry, the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards event was held in the US for the first time in Tampa, Florida. Here's a complete list of...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: Mithun voted best lyricist for 'Tum Hi Ho' April 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Lyrics certainly make the songs more meaningful and intriguing. Bollywood lyricists belted out some amazing lyrics in 2013. And the one that our readers chose for the best lyrics is Mithun for 'Tum Hi Ho' (Aashiqui 2). The others who gave tough competition to Mithun were Amitabh...
  • Wasn't told that 'Main Desh Nahi Mitne Doonga' was BJP's anthem when they asked me to sing it: Sukhwinder Singh March 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Singer Sukhwinder Singh, who has sung 'Main Desh Nahi Jukhne Doonga', which was recently launched as BJP's party anthem, says he accepted the offer as he was told it was a patriotic song meant to be used in a film. "A song came my way which was positive,...
  • IIFA 2014: 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' wins nine technical awards February 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Farhan Akhtar-starrer 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' has won nine nods in the technical categories of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) annual extravaganza, it was announced here Friday. Running laps ahead of the pack, the Milkha Singh biographical has bagged best cinematography (Binod Pradhan), best screenplay (Prasoon Joshi), best dialogue (Prasoon...
  • Kiran Rao to hold special screening of documentary film 'Gulabi Gang' February 13, 2014

    Mumbai: A special screening of documentary film titled 'Gulabi Gang', directed by Nishtha Jain, will be held tomorrow for many Bollywood biggies including Raj Kumar Hirani, Gauri Shinde, Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Prasoon Joshi. Filmmaker Kiran Rao, who is supporting the documentary, has invited these Alisters to view it. Last...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: Nominees for Best Lyrics January 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The awards season is upon us and this is the time when the best of Indian cinema is judged, reviewed rewarded for entertaining us in the past year. 2013 has seen a mixed bag of films comprising both popular and art house cinema. In our maiden initiative, we...
  • What flag hoisting means to Bollywood celebrities January 25, 2014

    Mumbai: As India prepares to celebrates its 65th Republic Day on Sunday, Bollywood veterans like Ramesh Sippy and Subhash Ghai recall what hoisting the national flag means to them: Ramesh Sippy (Filmmaker): When the flag is hoisted, we feel that we are Indians. That flag reminds us that because of it,...
  • Naseer is entitled to his opinion on 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag': Farhan January 22, 2014

    Mumbai: Farhan Akhtar, who played the lead role in 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' has declined to get into the debate about Naseeruddin Shah's comment about the film being fake, saying that the veteran actor is entitled to his own opinion. "It is his opinion and he is entitled to his opinion....
  • Javed Akhtar gives Jaipur Literature Festival a miss January 20, 2014

    Bollywood lyricistscriptwriter Javed Akhtar who was to attend the annual Jaipur Literature Festival on Sunday gave it a miss. The 69yearold lyricist was scheduled to participate in a session titled "Urdu Mein Hindustan" in conversation with popular Hindi poet Ashok Vajpayi. In Akhtar's absence, the session was taken over by lyricist...
  • Farhan was outstanding in 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag': Shabana reacts to Naseer's 'fake' comment January 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Reacting to Naseeruddin Shah's criticism of Farhan Akhtar's performance in 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' (BMB) calling it 'fake', actress Shabana Azmi and Prasoon Joshi, writer of the film, said the veteran actor is entitled to his opinion but they feel that Farhan was outstanding in the biopic. Shabana, who is Farhan's...
  • Amitabh Bachchan to recite couplets with ShankarEhsaanLoy's music August 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, will lend his distinct baritone to couplets by writer Prasoon Joshi's poetry and composer trio ShankarEhsaanLoy's music. It will be performed live as part of 'Saath Hain Hum Uttarakhand' initiative to raise funds for the rehabilitation of the floodstruck state. The musical act, to be staged Aug...
  • AR Rahman: Excited to be a part of Coke Studio@MTV Season 3 August 2, 2013

    Mumbai: After successful seasons of Coke Studio @MTV being liked by the audience, the popular music show is back with its third season. The new season was launched by Sukhwinder Singh, lyricist Prasoon Joshi, Papon, SalimSulaiman, AR Rahman, Clinton Cerejo, Hishesh Soni, and Bollywood actors Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Sidhartha...
  • I'll direct if no one else will do justice to my script: Prasoon Joshi June 3, 2013

    Prasoon Joshi is an Indian lyricist, script writer and advertising professional. He has won the National Award twice for his work in 'Taare Zameen Par' and in 'Chittagong'. His forthcoming project as the script and dialogue writer is the eagerly awaited 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' to be released in July 2013....
  • 'Bolo na' had calibre for National award: Shankar Mahadevan March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The song 'Bolo na', which has been named for two National awards Monday, had the calibre to win such an honour, says Shankar Mahadevan, who has won the best playback singer (male) for the number. "This was not expected, but I knew that this song had the calibre to...
  • Doublerole in advertising; Enriching or distracting? January 31, 2013

    My life in Adville has largely been inspired by three mentors Kersey Katrak, Subhash Ghoshal and Frank Simoes. To the irrepressible and unputdownable Katrak, Advertising was seduction; a backdrop where boring facts were made to pirouette as dazzling fiction to beguile both heart and head. To Ghoshal,...
  • Music Review: 'Ishkq in Paris' soundtrack is high on energy September 29, 2012

    Music Director: SajidWajid Lyricist: Jalees Sherwani, Prasoon Joshi, Kumaar, Kausar Munir, Sophie Choudry, Priya Panchal Singers: Sunidhi Chauhan, Sophie Choudry, Rahul Vaidya, Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal, Wajid, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Rating: 3 out of 5. Inspired by the romantic classic 'Before Sunrise', 'Ishkq in Paris' is being touted as actress Preity...
  • Musicians ignoring traditional music: Prasoon Joshi June 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Lyricist Prasoon Joshi is impressed with the young crop of eager and innovative musicians but he feels that they are in too much of a hurry and that in the race to be in the reckoning they are ignoring traditional music. "The young musicians today are very talented. They...
  • Satyamev Jayate: Aamir, Prasoon team up again May 7, 2012

    Mumbai: Bollywood star Aamir Khan and lyricist Prasoon Joshi are quite a team by now. They are working on their pet project on social awareness films on malnutrition and the writer says that they connect because they do not compromise on their principles. "Aamir and I have been invited...
  • Why Prasoon Joshi opted out of Aamir's 'Talaash' April 29, 2012

    Mumbai: We all know that Aamir Khan and Prasoon Joshi are quite a team. Khan was keen to have Joshi write the lyrics for his next big film, 'Talaash', but since Farhan Akhtar was producing the movie, the project went to Javed Akhtar. Says a source, "Aamir was keen to have...
  • Vettai: Shahid plays the lead in Hindi remake April 26, 2012

    Mumbai: "Get a good Hindi dialogue writer" is what Shahid Kapoor advised director Linguswamy when the TamiltoHindi remake of his Tamil hit 'Vettai' was not working out. Now everything is sorted out and the movie is set to go on floors in June. Shahid joined the project on condition that a...
  • Purity of expression is most important: Prasoon Joshi January 21, 2012

    Writer and lyricist Prasoon Joshi spoke in reaction to the Rushdie episode. ...
  • No info of threat to Rushdie: Police sources January 21, 2012

    Mumbai: Adding a new twist to the controversy over Salman Rushdie's participation in the Jaipur Literature Festival, sources in Mumbai Police denied giving any inputs about paid assassins. The sources countered the Bookerwinning author's claim that paid assassins were out to get him. The sources told CNNIBN there were no intelligence...
  • Rahman's CWG song tweaked to make it peppy September 16, 2010

    New Delhi: 'India bula liya', the Commonwealth theme song, composed by Oscarwinner A R Rahman, has been tweaked and turned into a "peppy sports anthem". The original version of the song got a lukewarm response from the audience and was openly criticised by CWG Organising Committee's executive board member V K...
  • Watch: Prasoon Joshi on his National Award September 8, 2009

    Mumbai: Maa, the soulstirring song from Aamir Khan's directorial debut Taare Zameen Par has won admancumlyricist Prasoon Joshi his first National award. Joshi spoke to CNNIBN on his win. ...
  • Watch: South India bags National Awards honours September 7, 2009

    New Delhi: The 55th National Awards were announced on Monday afternoon, with South Indian productions picking up the key awards and Bollywood superstars Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan who were considered to be in the running for Best Actor lost out to actor Prakash Raj who picked...
  • 55th National Awards September 7, 2009

    New Delhi: The 55th National Film Awards (for year 2007) were announced in New Delhi on Monday. Bollywood star Aamir Khan's directorial debut Taare Zameen Par got the best family welfare award and Prasoon Joshi the award for the best lyrics for Maa from the same film about a dyslexic...