Shantaram

  • Shooting at Rajkamal Studio makes Amitabh Bachchan nostalgic December 8, 2013

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan got nostalgic when he returned to late filmmaker V Shantaram's Rajkamal Studios, where he had shot many important sequences for his blockbuster movie 'Deewar', for an advertisement shoot. "At work. At the iconic Rajkamal Studios after ages. The great V. Shantaram still lives among this creation of...
  • 100 Years of Indian Cinema: How we got our first English film March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The mainstream Indian filmmaking has always enjoyed the abundance of people whose sensibilities find an inspiration in the western way of thinking. It was inevitable because the art of cinema was developed in the West and when Indians started to purchase equipment they also bought the ideas. Filmmaking...
  • 100 Years of Indian Cinema: The founding fathers March 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Hrishikesh Mukherjee made the surname Bhatavdekar memorable in his 1983 film 'Rang Birangi' in which the legendary Utpal Dutt played the character of inspector Dhurandar Bhatavdekar, but there was another Bhatavdekar who made a name for himself in the nascent era of Indian cinema. The forefathers: Harishchandra Sakharam Bhatavdekar...
  • South cinema is worth Rs 21,190 crore: Kamal Haasan October 16, 2012

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan on October 16 said that the south Indian film industry is worth Rs 21,190 crore and accounts to 65-70 percent of total movies produced in the country. "I may sound like I'm bragging, but it's true. National cinema resides in the south because filmmakers there are not...
  • Illegal mining reports will put tourists off Goa: Cong MP October 8, 2012

    Panaji: Constant reportage on illegal mining in Goa in the national and internationl media would drive tourism to Malaysia and Thailand from the popular beach destination, a Congress MP said here on Monday. "Who will visit us if people try to project a wrong image of Goa to achieve political...
  • Don't know what's happening with 'Shantaram': Big B August 22, 2012

    Mumbai: Two of his much-talked about films have not come out yet and shedding light on them Amitabh Bachchan says shooting for 'Shoebite' is complete and that he has no clue about 'Shantaram'. "'Shoebite' was the idea that Percept (Percept Picture Company) first worked on, then UTV came into the picture...
  • Mumtaz: Many big heroes refused to work with me August 1, 2012

    Mumbai: Yesteryears star Mumtaz started her career as a supporting actress and it was L.V. Prasad who elevated her to the rank of main lead. But her journey was not easy as initially many lead actors refused to pair up with her. "I started my career on the wrong note as...
  • Slums to royalty: Oprah showcases shades of India July 22, 2012

    New Delhi: From heart wrenching poverty to majestic heritage as well as the glitz, glamour and royalty, international talk show queen Oprah Winfrey has offered viewers a glimpse of different layers of India, speaking highly of it's culture and value system. But the paradox between the beauty of the country and...
  • Benegal, Madhuri bag Raj Kapoor awards April 21, 2012

    Mumbai: Bollywood veterans, director Shyam Benegal and actress Madhuri Dixit will receive this year's Raj Kapoor awards constituted by the Maharashtra government, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan announced here. While Benegal shall be conferred the Raj Kapoor Lifetime Achievement Award-2012, Dixit will be honoured with the Raj Kapoor Special Contribution Award-2012, Chavan...
  • Mumbai battles shortage of 1 lakh units of blood April 12, 2011

    Mumbai requires on an average, 700 units of blood per day for transfusions, due to accidents and other illnesses. ...
  • NCW slams Cong MP's remarks on Goa rape victim December 16, 2009

    New Delhi: The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Wednesday termed as "derogatory and irresponsible" the remarks of a Congress MP from Goa on the alleged rape of a Russian woman in the state. "The remark is derogatory and irresponsible. Rape is rape and cannot be classified on a...
  • Goa MP clarifies his remarks on Russian girl's rape December 16, 2009

    New Delhi: After he made some shocking remarks on the alleged rape of a Russian woman in Goa, which evoked a lot of protest from the Opposition, especially women members in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, Congress MP Shantaram Naik has clarified and said that he was misunderstood. “Don't misunderstand...
  • Goa politicians hold rape victims guilty December 15, 2009

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha was outraged when a Congress MP from Goa on Tuesday accused the media of playing up rape cases in his state and said a rape victim who was friends with strangers should be treated “differently”. Shantaram Naik, who was speaking about the alleged rape of 25-year-old...
  • Now, a food packet flung at a politician April 20, 2009

    Panaji: Congress Rajya Sabha MP Shantaram Naik joined the growing list of politicians dodging "missiles" from the audience, after a food packet narrowly missed him during an election rally in a south Goa town late on Saturday evening. Naik, who hails from South Goa, was addressing an election rally in the...
  • Bollywood sweeps V Shantaram awards December 28, 2008

    Mumbai: The prestigious V Shantaram Awards saw the whose who of tinsel town gracing the occasion. Though the awards felicitate cinema on a national level, Bollywood took the lead by bagging almost all the awards. The man of the moment was director Neeraj Pandey, who apart from winning the Best...
  • Taare Zameen Par wins 4 V Shantaram Awards December 27, 2008

    Mumbai: There's no stopping Aamir Khan. In the midst of encouraging reports of his latest starrer Ghajini, his directorial debut Taare Zameen Par bagged as many as four V Shantaram Awards, including the Best Film Gold Award. The actor-director, however, was not present Friday night to receive the coveted awards named...
  • A Marathi-Bihari mixed family bonds over Chhath November 6, 2008

    Mumbai: Even as the locals versus outsiders stand off rages on in Maharashtra, there are families which have embraced the very factors that set divisions for many. Celebrated legendary filmmaker V Shantaram's grandson Rahul Shantaram is wedded to a Bihari girl named Anita. The duo were seen at Mumbai's Shivaji Park,...
  • Mira Nair to film The Reluctant Fundamentalist January 4, 2008

    Dubai: Film-maker Mira Nair was sighted at the Dubai Film Festival to promote her film AIDS Jaago. CNN-IBN's Somen Mishra caught up with the director. Somen Mishra: We know that Irrfan and Tabu have been travelling to the US to campaign for the Oscar thing. How is it looking? Can you...
  • e-stop: V Shantaram Awards; 50 cent wows Bollywood November 19, 2007

    Chak de India stole the show at the V Shantaram Awards. ...
  • SRK wins V Shantaram award, credits '16 girls' November 19, 2007

    Mumbai: While it might be sometime before the awards season begins in Bollywood, the V Shantaram Awards is quite the early bird in this. The nominations are valid for films released between September 2006 to August this year. But it certainly took its tagline of Uniting India cinematically very seriously...
  • Mira Nair on her sojourn from Namesake to Shantaram November 13, 2007

    At the five-day Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival in New York, CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand caught up with filmmaker Mira Nair and quizzed her about her sojourn from Namesake to Shantaram. ...
  • Being Mira Nair: East meets West October 3, 2007

    Mira Nair is driven. This 50-year old has been a prolific ever since she found her calling at 21. This week The Namesake opened in India and she is on the verge of what will be her biggest film to date—the Warner Bros production—Shantaram. A film that will give the...
  • Big B to mentor Depp in Shantaram June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Johnny Depp and Amitabh Bachchan, two actors representing the best of Hollywood and Bollywood, sharing screen space: Mira Nair could not have hoped for more for her next film Shantaram. While the Hollywood star of films like Pirates of the Caribbean and Finding Neverland will be playing the central...
  • Johnny Depp is Mira's man for Shantaram June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: After actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, now Johnny Depp will soon be coming to India and it’s filmmaker Mira Nair who is bringing him here. “They fell for me baby, what can I say?” That’s Mira's candid reply on how she bagged the Warner Brothers big budget...