Shoojit Sircar

  • Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar was honoured at the Sera Bangali 2014 July 28, 2014

    Kolkata: Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar was honoured at the Sera Bangali 2014 event here with the best director award. Sircar, who has directed films like "Vicky Donor" and "Madras Cafe", was presented the award here July 27. Soon after the ceremony, his Twitter page was flooded with wishes. Actors like Ayushmann Khurrana and...
  • Anurag Kashyap: I'd like to tell longer stories on the small screen June 29, 2014

    Leh: Innumerable melodramatic family dramas and romantic sagas are currently dominating the small screen and filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is hoping to break the clutter with his finite series "Yudh". He says if the medium allows "good" tales, he's ready to make more for it. "Yudh", due to go on air in...
  • Confirmed! Shoojit Sircar's 'Piku' gets a release date June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar's next directorial "Piku" starring megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan will hit the screens April 30, 2015. The first schedule of MSM Motion Pictures, Saraswati Entertainment Creations Limited (SECL), Sircar and Ronnie Lahiri's Rising Sun Films' project will go on the floors in August...
  • Amitabh Bachchan: For me 'Yudh' has been an amazing experience June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, all set to make his grand fiction debut on television with 'Yudh', hopes that the unique story of the series will help him connect to a larger audience. 'Yudh' boasts of a plethora of talent in its writing and casting departments, led by Bachchan's...
  • Sarika: At times, working with Amitabh Bachchan is disturbing because he is so good at everything June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran actress Sarika has shared screen space with Amitabh Bachchan in the past, but when she was offered a key role in "Yudh", Big B's fiction debut on TV, her initial attraction was to again star with the megastar. Sarika, who herself is making her TV debut, plays Big...
  • Football is in my DNA not by design but by passion: John Abraham talks about his film '1911' June 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Bollywood actor-producer and soccer enthusiast John Abraham, who will play footballer Sibdas Bhaduri in '1911', says the biopic is very close to his heart as it is based on his favourite game. Bhaduri captained Mohun Bagan in the historic 1911 IFA Shield Final, where they defeated the East Yorkshire...
  • John Abraham, Shoojit Sircar to team up again for a film based on footballer Sibdas Bhaduri June 3, 2014

    Kolkata: After shelving his project on Rituparno Ghosh due to his demise, director Shoojit Sorcar is now focusing on the life of Sibdas Bhaduri, who successfully led bare-footed Indians against British footballers in 1911. The 'Madras Cafe' maker has cast John Abraham in the lead role of the period...
  • It's been my dream to work with Amitabh Bachchan: Jisshu Sengupta May 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Shoojit Sircar's next film "Piku", which already has a formidable cast of Amitabh Bachchan, Irrfan Khan and Deepika Padukone, just got more interesting. It now stars Bengali star Jisshu Sengupta in the romantic lead opposite Deepika. Jisshu, who made his Bollywood debut opposite Ileana D'Cruz in a guest appearance in...
  • Shoojit Sircar changes ad's script to suit injured Amit Sadh May 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Director Shoojit Sircar, who was due to shoot an ad film starring Amit Sadh in mid-March, not just requested the concerned brand to postpone the shooting due to the actor's leg injury, but also altered the ad's script to accomodate the mishap. Amit injured himself on the sets of Subhash...
  • 'Satra Ko Shaadi Hai' is a whimsical rom-com; should be fun: Shoojit Sircar May 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Shoojit Sircar, the co-producer of 'Satra Ko Shaadi Hai', hopes the film about a wedding in Bhopal turns out to be fun. The film is a small-budget whimsical rom-com directed by writer Arshad Sayyed, who recently wrote another quirky marital comedy 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects'. Talking about 'Satra Ko Shaadi Hai',...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: Kamaljeet Negi's work in 'Madras Cafe' get Best Cinematography April 23, 2014

    Kamaljit Negi's grim and striking visuals in Shoojit Sircar's 'Madras Café' has got the nod of the readers in Best Cinematography category. 'Madras Cafe' got 28.79% votes while Mahendra Shetty's work in 'Lootera' was a close second with 25.76% votes. John Abraham and Shoojit Sircar decided to make a...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra voted the best director of 2013 April 21, 2014

    There may not have been too many Bollywood blockbusters last year, but there were enough filmmakers that proved that the art of filmmaking continues to be as impressive and impactful as ever. Being a director is never easy. For it calls for consistent efforts, clarity of thought and most importantly,...
  • After 'Spiderman', Irrfan Khan to work in 'Jurassic World' April 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Accomplished actor Irrfan Khan will spend the rest of this year living out of a suitcase as he will be shooting for two films - 'Jurassic World' and 'Piku'. This week he leaves for the US to begin shooting for Colin Trevorrow-directed fourth part of the phenomenal 'Jurassic Park'...
  • I was disappointed after watching 'Vicky Donor' : Zoya Akhtar March 22, 2014

    Mumbai: Director Zoya Akhtar feels that Shoojit Sircar's 'Vicky Donor' was an overrated film. On the chat show 'Koffee with Karan', when Karan Johar asked which was the most overrated film in the last two years, Zoya said it was 'Vicky Donor'. "I don't want to be mean but I thought...
  • Eagerly waiting to work with Anurag Kashyap: Amit Sadh February 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Amit Sadh, who made a successful Bollywood debut with director Abhishek Kapoor's 'Kai Po Che!' last year, says that he is waiting for his chance to work with acclaimed filmmaker Anurag Kashyap. "I am eagerly waiting to work with Anurag sir. I am sure I will definitely become a...
  • John Abraham's '1911' is like 'Lagaan' meeting 'Chak De! India' January 20, 2014

    Mumbai: John Abraham's '1911', a film on football, is set to go on floors in October, and the actor describes it as a combination of 'Lagaan' and 'Chak De! India'. "We are very excited about it going on floors," said John. "We are doing a lot of research on the film. It's...
  • Screen Awards 2014: And the winner is... January 14, 2014

    Mumbai: 2013 has been Deepika Padukone's year and on Tuesday, the actress proved to her critics wrong by taking home two Best Actress trophies- Jury and Popular for her role in 'Goliyon Ki Rasleel Ram Leela' and 'Chennai Express'. While recieving the Jury award, a visibly shocked Padukone said, "...
  • Football film '1911' is a wedding gift for John Abraham: Shoojit Sircar January 10, 2014

    New Delhi: After 'Madras Cafe', director Shoojit Sircar is making another period film with John Abraham by telling the century-old true story of Mohun Bagan's historic win against an English football club in 1911. The director, who considers himself a footballer first and a filmmaker later, said the idea had been...
  • I'm not meant for 'Krrish' or 'Dabangg' kind of films: Shoojit Sircar November 25, 2013

    Mumbai: Shoojit Sircar, known for his different sensibilities and filmmaking techniques, thinks that he cannot handle subjects like 'Dabangg' and 'Krrish' as he believes in making small-budget films that intend to both entertain and inform. He has so far made just four films and only three of them have been released. If...
  • Shoojit Sircar's next might cast Parineeti Chopra, Irrfan November 21, 2013

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says filmmaker Shoojit Sircar's next might feature actress Parineeti Chopra and actor par excellence Irrfan. "Oh! And Shoojit Sircar has given me his script to read and that is also up for a shoot early next year and has hopefully Parineeti and Irrfan in it," the 71-year-old...
  • John Abraham is a marketing genius: Shoojit Sircar November 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar believes his 'Madras Cafe' actor and producer John Abraham is a 'marketing genius'. So he is looking forward to taking some tips from him for his own production venture 'Running Shaadi.com'. "John is a marketing genius. He knows how to market his film smartly. Now that...
  • 'Madras Cafe' is not an honest film: Sri Lankan filmmaker November 13, 2013

    Kolkata: Noting that his country's films are taking a hit from the more popular Bollywood productions, noted Sri Lankan filmmaker Prasanna Vithanage Tuesday alleged that 'Madras Cafe' was not an 'honest' movie. He also lamented the dearth of market for Sri Lankan films in India. "The problem is ('Madras Cafe')... doesn't touch...
  • Shoojit Sircar ropes in 'Vicky Donor' writer for Big B starrer November 12, 2013

    Mumbai: Shoojit Sircar, who has teamed up with Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan for his next venture, has roped in Juhi Chaturvedi who penned the sperm donation story for the highly acclaimed 'Vicky Donor' to write the script. "Post 'Vicky Donor', I am teaming up again with Juhi. It's a very unusual...
  • Being in the producer's seat is more comfortable: Shoojit Sircar October 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Be it the slice of life in 'Vickey Donor' or the portrayal of harsh reality in 'Madras Cafe', director Shoojit Sircar's films fetched him loads of accolades. He is however enjoying the role of a producer more with his upcoming venture 'Running Shaadi.com'. "Being in the producer's seat is...
  • Amit Sadh starts shooting for Shoojit Sircar's next October 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Actor Amit Sadh is at the Golden Temple in Amritsar for filmmaker Shoojit Sircar's next project and he is excited about it. "In Amritsar, at the Golden Temple to shoot for Dada's movie @ShoojitSircar. First shot has me doing seva (service) inside the temple," Amit tweeted Monday morning. The film...
  • I'm glad Woody Allen took a stand against anti-smoking warning: Shoojit October 8, 2013

    Mumbai: Hollywood filmmaker Woody Allen won't release his latest work 'Blue Jasmine' in India, objecting to anti-smoking warnings being inserted into his film. It has evoked a mixed response from Indian filmmakers - some are glad that he took a stand while others are okay with the statutory warning. Here is...
  • Shoojit and I are planning to make a film on football: John Abraham September 28, 2013

    Mumbai: After winning critical acclaim for his last release, 'Madras Cafe', based on the Sri Lankan civil war, actor-producer John Abraham is now taking his interest in sports forward by planning to make films on football, motorcycling and boxing. "We are making a film on sports... Shoojit has quite a...