Rajkumar Yadav

  • Bollywood Roundtable: The finest actors of 2013 December 30, 2013

    CNN-IBN's Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand speaks to Farhan Akhtar, Rajkumar Yadav, Irrfan Khan, and Ranveer Singh about their filmmaking experience. ...
  • 'Queen' trailer: Kangana is a loner with a weird sense of humour December 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The first trailer of 'Queen' is out now. Directed by Vikash Bahl, the film features Kangana Ranaut, Rajkumar Yadav and Lisa Haydon in important roles. The film is scheduled to be released on February 28, 2014. ...
  • 'Queen' teaser: Too much information? Kangana Ranaut asks for honeymoon tips December 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Since movie teasers play an instrumental role in giving the viewers an insight into the plot of the project, filmmakers want them to be effective and interactive. To ensure upcoming Bollywood project 'Queen' comes across as a fun and quirky film, the makers have come up with an...
  • Rajkummar excited to work with 'Ragini MMS' director, again November 27, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Rajkummar Rao, who has been part of intense films like 'Ragini MMS' and 'Shahid', is excited about comedy movie 'Tantrik', which will be helmed by director Pavan Kriplani. "It's a comedy and I am excited to work with Pavan Kriplani again. I worked with him in 'Ragini MMS'. It's...
  • Rajkumar to team up with Hansal Mehta for 'City Lights'? November 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Rajkumar Yadav, who played the title role in Hansal Mehta-directed biopic 'Shahid', may team up with the filmmaker again for 'City Lights'. "The film may go on the floors by the first week of December. I don't know exactly who will be directing the film as Ajay Bahl is not...
  • New releases 'Boss', 'Shahid' enjoy good run at the box office October 21, 2013

    New Delhi: 'Boss' and 'Shahid' have been received well at the box office - the former raked in over Rs.45 crore in the first five days while the latter, a medium budget biopic, has recovered money by earning Rs.2.05 crore in three days. Director Anthony D'Souza's "Boss", which stars Akshay...
  • 'Shahid' makes Shahid Azmi's brother emotional October 19, 2013

    Mumbai: Khalid Azmi became emotional after watching a latest screening of Hindi film 'Shahid', based on the life of his brother, slain lawyer and human rights activist Shahid Azmi. Khalid saw the movie here Friday. "Our family has gone through a lot. It's a very emotional moment for us. I have watched...
  • Shahid: Being a biopic and other confusing ideas October 19, 2013

    New Delhi: How would you define an authentic biopic? This is a question which has been bothering me for many months now. With each new film based on facts and real people's lives, we get into the debate about their authenticity and the constructed reality they portray, at least try...
  • 'Shahid' review: A brave, unflinching and one of the strongest films October 19, 2013

    Cast: Rajkumar Yadav, Prabhleen Sandhu, Kay Kay Menon, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Zeeshan Ayyub Director: Hansal Mehta "By subjecting me to injustice, the Lord taught me the importance of fairness. By throwing pain, humiliation, and torture my way, he taught me to be strong." It is with these words, spoken in a voice-over by...
  • e lounge: Story of 'Shahid' is very inspirational, says Hansal Mehta October 18, 2013

    Director of upcoming Bollywood film 'Shahid', Hansal Mehta said, "We make films on all these icons, who we know a lot about, but these unsung heroes and their stories are very important in today's life." ...
  • 'Shahid' Tweet Review: First day, first show October 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Rajkumar Yadav displayed his acting potential in Dibakar Banerjee's 'LSD' and through films such as 'Shaitaan', 'Kai Po Che' and 'Talaash', he has emerged as a powerful character actor. Now, he is going to be seen in director Hansal Mehta's 'Shahid', which is based on the controversial story...
  • Shahid: Hansal Mehta wants road named after Shahid Azmi October 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Hansal Mehta is keen that a road in Mumbai should be named after slain human rights activist and lawyer Shahid Azmi, whose life's story has inspired the director's movie 'Shahid', releasing Friday. Azmi was killed in 2010 in Mumbai. Mehta might request the state government to rename a road at...
  • 'Shahid' has all the ingredients of a complete film: Rajkumar Yadav October 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Slowly and steadily, Rajkumar Yadav has made a place for himself in the Hindi film industry. Through films such as 'LSD', 'Ragini MMS', 'Shaitaan' and 'Kai Po Che', he has emerged as someone who can mould himself as per the director's requirements. He is now coming up with...
  • 'Shahid' is story of an underdog's fight against injustice: Director October 16, 2013

    Mumbai: Director Hansal Mehta, whose upcoming film 'Shahid', based on the real-life story of slain lawyer Shahid Azmi, wants a street in the city to be named after him. "Shahid is a story of an underdog's fight against injustice and there are many Shahids not just in Mumbai, but across India...
  • I owe everything to my lack of success: Hansal Mehta October 16, 2013

    New Delhi: After a self-imposed exile, Hansal Mehta is back to filmmaking with 'Shahid', a biopic on the life of slain human rights activist and lawyer Shahid Azmi, which has restored his faith in storytelling. Starting his career with 'Jayate', Mehta went on to make films like 'Dil Pe Mat...
  • Nude scene in 'Shahid' was my idea: Rajkumar Yadav October 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Actor Rajkumar Yadav says he volunteered to do the naked interrogation scene in 'Shahid', based on the life of slain lawyer and human rights activist Shahid Azmi, as he wanted to feel the character's pain and humiliation. The 29-year-old 'Kai Po Che' star said he was left emotionally drained...
  • We need more lawyers like Shahid Azmi: Hansal Mehta October 14, 2013

    Mumbai: Director Hansal Mehta, who is looking forward to the release of his film 'Shahid' based on the life of advocate Shahid Azmi, feels the society needs more people like the slain lawyer. 'Shahid' is a real-life story of Mumbai-based lawyer Shahid Azmi, who was murdered in his office in...
  • Rajkumar Yadav's 'Shahid' to be converted into novel October 12, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Hansal Mehta's 'Shahid', which has got a thumbs up from the critics and has been appreciated at film festivals, will now be converted into a novel. 'Shahid', starring Rajkumar Yadav in the lead role, is coming out Oct 18. It tells the story of lawyer and activist Shahid Azmi...
  • Not comfortable with frontal nudity: Rajkumar Yadav October 8, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Raj Kumar, who will be seen nude in 'Shahid', is not comfortable with frontal nudity but says he doesn't want to limit himself. "I can't limit myself but I am not comfortable doing frontal nudity," Raj Kumar told IANS. Directed by Hansal Mehta, 'Shahid' features Raj Kumar as lawyer and...
  • Hansal Mehta's past inspires 'Shahid' movie poster October 7, 2013

    Mumbai: The poster of upcoming film 'Shahid' shows actor Rajkumar Yadav, who plays the role of slain lawyer Shahid Azmi, with a blackened face, an incident that director Hansal Mehta suffered in real life. The poster is inspired from a scene in the film which shows Shahid Azmi being...
  • Perception of industry towards me has changed: Rajkumar October 6, 2013

    Mumbai: He began his journey in the industry with 'Love, Sex Aur Dhoka' and went on to do films like 'Ragini MMS' and 'Shaitan', but actor Rajkumar feels popularity came his way only after the success of 'Kai Po Che'. The actor says the film by Abhishek Kapoor changed the...
  • Excited about film with Ajay Bahl: Rajkumar Yadav October 5, 2013

    Mumbai: 'Kai Po Che' actor Rajkumar Yadav is eagerly waiting to work with director Ajay Bahl in his next venture, which Yadav believes is a "different" project. "I am very excited about my next film which is with Ajay Bahl, who directed 'B.A. Pass'. It's a very different film and I...
  • Censor Board orders change in 'Shahid' dialogue September 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has asked director Hansal Mehta to change a dialogue in his much-talked about forthcoming movie 'Shahid'. The members of CBFC felt that the dialogue- "Apne aap ko jihadiyon ka Gandhi samajhta hain? (Do you consider yourself the Gandhi of jehadis?) might hurt...
  • Freida doesn't come with baggage of Hollywoood star: Rajkumar March 11, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Rajkumar Yadav, who will share screen space with internationally acclaimed Indian actress Freida Pinto in 'NH10', is quite impressed with his co-star's down-to-earth attitude and describes her as a wonderful person. Seen in films like 'Love Sex Aur Dhokha' and 'Kai Po Che!', Rajkumar recently met the actress, who...
  • 'Kai Po Che!': Abhishek Kapoor strikes gold March 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Abhishek Kapoor's Rs.12 crore 'Kai Po Che!' is earning profits at the domestic box office and has so far collected Rs.27 crore. The film is a success even in the overseas markets, raking in over Rs.6.5 crore ($12,11,620). "The film is holding steady on weekdays and we see it...
  • 'Kai Po Che' goes strong at the box office February 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Director Abhishek Kapoor's latest offering 'Kai Po Che' is doing good business at various centres and is proceeding to become a huge commercial success. As per trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the film is getting good response from the audiences even in the weekdays. Adarsh tweets, "#KaiPoChe Wknd 18.10...
  • I think Rs 100 crore club is silly: Abhishek Kapoor February 26, 2013

    Mumbai: Director Abhishek Kapoor, who is basking in the success of 'Kai Po Che', says he is not aiming to make Rs 100 crore at the box office. Starring Sushant Singh Rajput, Amit Sadh and Raj Kumar Yadav in lead roles, the movie, which hit the screens last Friday, witnessed...
  • 'Kai Po Che' collects Rs 18.10 crore in opening weekend February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Despite no stars and a new star cast, Abhishek Kapoor's latest film 'Kai Po Che' has been able to draw audiences to the theatres. Based on Chetan Bhagat's book, 'The 3 Mistakes of My Life', the film has received a good opening at the box office. Trade Analyst,...
  • 'Kai Po Che!' earns Rs 4.5 crore on opening day February 23, 2013

    Mumbai: Abhishek Kapoor's 'Kai Po Che!' opened to a good response, garnering Rs.4.5 crore on its opening day at the Indian box office. Overseas too, the movie has done well so far. The big screen adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's novel 'The 3 Mistakes of My Life', the movie, featuring Sushant Singh...
  • Rajkumar Yadav: Didn't have money to pay bus fare February 22, 2013

    In spite of being relatively new in the film industry, Rajkumar Yadav has done some impressive films with the most sought after filmmakers in a short span of time. As he gets ready for the biggest film of his career - 'Kai Po Che!', Rajkumar spoke candidly to IBNLive about...