PURI

  • 'Hawaizaada' takes director Vibhu Puri places, literally January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Director Vibhu Puri is said to have travelled to several nooks and corners of India in search of an apt set-up for his period film 'Hawaizaada'. The film was shot in 90 days, but Puri undertook a recce for 105 days to zero in on the right destination. For...
  • He is very young at heart; very friendly on the sets: Ayushmann Khurrana on Mithun Chakraborty January 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Ayushmann Khurrana says he chose to star in 'Hawaizaada', an upcoming Bollywood biopic on scientist Shivkar Bapuji Talpade, as it was challenging to play a man from the past. Ayushmann, 30, learnt Marathi, went for a physical transformation to portray the Indian scientist, who is said to have made...
  • Om Puri's next film on Indian farmer suicides January 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Om Puri is set to star in 'Project Marathwada', which highlights the issue of farmers' suicides across India. The veteran actor says the 'critical topic' urged him to take up the project. "It's moving at how we have abandoned our farmers and yet they have continued to feed us....
  • Telugu star Mahesh Babu may be seen in three films in 2015 January 8, 2015

    Chennai: It's almost impossible for stars to have two releases in a year, but superstar Mahesh Babu, whose last outing "Aagadu" failed to hit the bull's eye, may have three, going by the number of films he has in his kitty. Mahesh is currently busy wrapping up yet-untitled film with Koratala...
  • 'Temper' teaser: You can't keep your eyes off Jr NTR in this Puri Jagannadh action-thriller January 1, 2015

    The makers of 'Temper' have released the film's new teaser and those who have watched it would agree that Jr NTR looks amazing as a rough cop. The film has directed by Puri Jagannadh and produced by Bandla Ganesh under the popular banner Parameshwari Arts. Take a look. ...
  • Puri Jagannadh does a voice over for romantic-comedy 'Ladies and Gentleman' December 27, 2014

    Chennai: Filmmaker Puri Jagannadh, who is currently shooting for his film 'Temper', has taken time off from his busy schedule to lend his voice for upcoming Telugu romantic-comedy 'Ladies and Gentleman'. "I really liked the film's story and was quite impressed with the trailer as well. When I was approached with...
  • 'Hawaaizaada' trailer: Ayushmann Khurrana plays scientist Shivkar Bapuji Talpade who built the first ever flying machine December 24, 2014

    'Hawaaizaada', an upcoming Hindi period film directed by Vibhu Puri is the story of the first ever flying machine made by man. The film stars Ayushmann Khurrana, Mithun Chakraborty and Pallavi Sharda in lead roles. The film tells the story of an Indian scientist Shivkar Bapuji Talpade, who built a...
  • Om Puri to get lifetime achievement award at IFFP December 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran actor Om Puri will be honoured with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the debut edition of International FIlm Festival Of Prayag, Allahabad (IFFP). 'The Hundred-Foot Journey' star will be honoured with the award on Februray 28, 2015 at the function. Festival Director Abhishek Arun said it's an...
  • Would like to play iconic role of Mogambo: Anupam Kher December 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Anupam Kher, who has played diverse roles in his over three-decade-long career, doesn't like stepping into someone else's shoes on-screen, but he would love to play iconic villain Mogambo, if given a chance. The actor is not new to negative roles - in the beginning of his career he...
  • Watch: The 3-hour-long DDLJ in 30 seconds December 12, 2014

    Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge completes a 1000 weeks today and many of us would want to re-watch the epic Bollywood romance yet another time. While the ingredients of DDLJ are not much different from the usual, it was how the final product was presented that had us hooked - for...
  • The DDLJ sequence quiz: Can you put these 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge' stills in order? December 10, 2014

    You might have lost count of the number of times you've watched Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, but you would like to believe that you know this landmark romance from 1995 by heart and possess the ability to narrate the entire movie scene by scene.Now that the SRK-Kajol-starrer is completing an...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: What former Bhopal SP Swaraj Puri saw at the Union Carbide plant December 9, 2014

    Bhopal: Swaraj Puri was the Bhopal Superintendent of Police when the deadly Methyl IsoCyanate gas leaked from the Union Carbide factory in the middle of the night of December 2, 1984. Puri has faced criticism for safely escorting the then the Union Carbide Corporation chairman and CEO Warren Anderson to...
  • 'Temper': Puri Jagannadh signs Canadian-Moroccan model Nora Fatehi for an item song December 7, 2014

    Puri Jagannadh's films are always known for their sizzling item numbers. Puri selects his item girls with lot of care and precision. The ace director has roped in Canadian model of Moroccan origin, Nora Fatehi for his latest film 'Temper', starring NT Rama Rao Jr. Nora Fatehi has been recently...
  • 'Ja Simran ja, jee le apni zindagi': 15 iconic DDLJ dialogues that we know by heart December 5, 2014

    How many times have you told your friend, "Ja Simran ja..jee le apni zindagi"? Or for that matter "Bade bade deshon mein aisi chhoti chhoti batein hoti rehti hain," ? Much like the film, dialogues of 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge' has over the years become part of our lifestyle, our...
  • OMG! Is that Junior NTR with sculpted abs? Leaked photos from his upcoming film 'Temper' go viral November 27, 2014

    Be it the wet white shirt, or the topless look with sculpted abs, fans of Junior NTR are in for a treat. The actor, who otherwise sports a well-fed, ample physique, seems to have toned down for his upcoming film 'Temper'.'Temper' has been directed by Puri Jagannadh, and stars NTR...
  • Human skulls recovered in Puri November 23, 2014

    Puri: Twenty human skulls were recovered under a bridge on the Kusabhadra river on Puri-Konark road, police said. Apart from 20 human skulls, three buffalo skulls and some bones were also recovered from the river bed under Liakhai bridge, said Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO), Nimapada, Subash Mohanty. While the skulls have...
  • Watch: This Amrish Puri style dubstep is the most hilarious, kickass Bollywood dubstep version you'll ever hear November 8, 2014

    Amrish Puri continues to remain one of the most hated Bollywood villains of all times. You may have seen plenty of tributes to the legendary Bollywood actor, but you may not have heard something quite like this. This YouTube video mixes all of Amrish Puri's most famous dialogues to create...
  • Will Mahesh Babu work in Srikant Addala's next? October 19, 2014

    Chennai: Superstar Mahesh Babu is likely to team up with director Srikant Addala for an as yet-untitled Telugu film next year. Mahesh and Srikant previously worked together in last year's Telugu blockbuster "Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu". And the duo may collaborate again. "Mahesh really liked Srikant's new story. He even expressed his...
  • Ganga rejuvenation commendable initiative: Shankaracharya October 18, 2014

    Ranchi: Puri Shankaracharya Nischalanand Saraswati on Saturday said that the Ganga rejuvenation programme was a commendable initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but to make it clean Tehri dam should be removed. Welcoming Modi's clean Ganga campaign, the Shankaracharya said, "Our prime minister is...
  • Shekhar Kapur and I had a lot of arguments, but it was worth it. It is a timeless film: Anil Kapoor on screening 'Mr India' at Indiana University October 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Anil Kapoor describes the experience of screening his 1987 film "Mr. India" for students and staff members of Indiana University in the US as "amazing". He flew all the way to Indiana Oct 7 for the special screening of the iconic movie in which he played a man...
  • Puri-Gandhidham weekly express train to start from October 11 October 7, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: In its bid to provide comfortable journey to the commuters, Ministry of Railways have decided to introduce a new weekly Express Train between Puri and Gandhidham, official sources said. On the inaugural run, this train will leave from Gandhidham on October 8, 2014. However, from Puri, this train will...
  • Naseeruddin Shah turned me into a non-vegetarian, I was a vegetarian when I joined NSD: Om Puri September 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Besides carving a niche while playing together some of the pivotal roles in Hindi cinema, Bollywood greats and friends Naseeruddin Shah and Om Puri bonded over food and loved having dishes like brain curry. "It was Naseer who turned me into a non-vegetarian," said Puri while mentioning their gastronomical...
  • Seniors at Kirori Mal College locked me in a room, used foul language; it was an emotional torture, says popular singer Sanam Puri September 15, 2014

    My first interaction with Sanam Puri has been a lot like his music. Fun and unforgettable. And because he hasn't learnt the ropes of how to speak only 'appropriate' things while being interviewed, the discussion gets more enjoyable. From being ragged in Delhi University to his inability to use cuss...
  • Delay in completion of Puri road comes under HC scanner September 6, 2014

    Cuttack: The delay in completing the work of a National Highway between Bhubaneswar and Puri because of court stay orders on land acquirement came under the scanner of Odisha High Court. Adjudicating a PIL, a division bench comprising Chief Justice Amitava Roy and Justice A K Rath directed the petitioner,...
  • Om Puri 'fine' after mouth surgery August 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Om Puri, who recently underwent mouth surgery, says all is well now. "It was a small surgery. I was in the hospital just for two days. Now, I am absolutely fine," he said. On the work front, he was recently seen in Swedish director Lasse Hallstrom's "The Hundred Foot...
  • 'The HundredFoot Journey' review: This is comfort food for those who like their movies all warm and fuzzy August 8, 2014

    Cast: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon, Juhi Chawla Director: Lasse Hallstrm The first five minutes or so of 'The HundredFoot Journey' are so clunky you'd be forgiven for slumping in your seat despondently, writing off the film as another one of those clueless Hollywood productions determined to...