TISCA CHOPRA

  • 'Qissa' review: It's in tradition of compelling folktale that you can't shake off once you've heard it February 20, 2015

    Cast: Irrfan Khan, Tillotama Shome, Tisca Chopra Director: Anup Singh 'Qissa', directed and co-written by Anup Singh, is the haunting tale of a girl who grows up as a boy. The film shows a Partition-displaced Sikh villager Umber Singh (Irrfan Khan), so consumed by his hunger to have a son that...
  • Shabana Azmi says 'Qissa' is 'masterful and restrained'; praises Irrfan Khan, Tisca Chopra February 20, 2015

    Mumbai: Veteran actress-social activist Shabana Azmi heaped praise on Punjabi feature film "Qissa", which narrates the life of a Sikh family post-partition. She said the film depicted the turmoil after the partition in a true yet restrained form. "Anup Singhs direction is masterful n restrained. He shows how suggested violence is...
  • Tisca Chopra: I really want to do a comedy film; want people to see me in that genre January 31, 2015

    Mumbai: Actress Tisca Chopra has been part of serious drama films like 'Qissa' and 'Rahasya', says she'd love to try a comedy movie to show the other side of herself to viewers. "I really want to a comedy film. People have never seen me like that...I am not a serious person...
  • 'Rahasya' review: Movie's implausible script quickly ditches real events January 30, 2015

    Director: Manish Gupta Cast: Tisca Chopra, Kay Kay Menon, Ashwini Khalsekar The teenaged daughter of a pair of doctors is found murdered in her room one morning, her throat slit with surgical precision. Not long after, the bloodied corpse of the family servant is discovered in their home too. Evidence seems...
  • I'm delighted to be part of film like 'Rahasya': Tisca Chopra January 29, 2015

    Mumbai: Actress Tisca Chopra, who will be next seen in Manish Gupta's upcoming thriller "Rahasya", says she truly enjoys working in this genre. Tisca was last seen on big screen in "Ankur Arora Murder Case" which was also of the same genre. The actress was present at an event to promote her...
  • Tisca Chopra: Before 'Taare Zameen Par' people were not aware of me as an actor January 28, 2015

    Mumbai: Actress Tisca Chopra credits Aamir Khan's superhit film "Taare Zameen Par" for giving her respect and recognition in the film fraternity. "Before 'Taare Zameen Par' people were not aware of me as an actor. Whatever respect, recognition I got in the fraternity is through this film. It's been seven to...
  • Tisca Chopra: Audiences are not dumb; if you make an intelligent film, people do watch it January 21, 2015

    Mumbai: Actress Tisca Chopra, who has proved her versatility as an actress and whose debut book "Acting Smart" is much talked about, says she is co-writing two films of different genres. After being a success as an author of a book for Bollywood aspirants, one wondered if the "Taare Zameen Par"...
  • Tisca Chopra: Casting couch is prevalent in the film industry; both men and women suffer from it January 16, 2015

    Kolkata: Actress Tisca Chopra who faced a casting couch-like situation in her career said here Friday that both men and women get 'accosted' in Bollywood and there are ways to avoid it. "It's a question of supply and demand. The supply of actors is far greater than their demand and so...
  • Watch: Tisca Chopra, Kiran Bedi launch 'Code Red'; speak on crimes in society January 13, 2015

    It is a show that puts forth the reasons for spurt in crimes in our society. It is a show that will make the viewers aware of multiple ways to avert untoward incidences. It is a show which will act as an enabler of change to give hope and voice...
  • Kajol's mother was a working mom: Tara Sharma talks about empowering mothers November 29, 2014

    New Delhi/Mumbai: Bollywood actress-turned television show host Tara Sharma is not apologetic about her accomplishments. Grounded and honest, Sharma doesn't mind saying that her show is the "parenting Oprah" of India. Dressed in a cheerful yellow shirt, Sharma chatted with us on Google Hangouts. "The show is centred around discussing parenting...
  • I'll try harder to excel: Tisca Chopra on 41st birthday November 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Versatile actress Tisca Chopra, who has turned 41, is overwhelmed with the love and wishes of her friends and fans. She is determined to continue her superlative work. "Thank you all so much for the wishes. What more can one want if one has so much love & so many...
  • Anup Singh's film 'Qissa' gets its release date August 28, 2014

    Mumbai: After globetrotting at various film festivals, independent filmmaker Anup Singh's acclaimed Punjabi film "Qissa" is set for a theatrical release in the country Sep 26 courtesy PVR Director's Rare. "#PVRDirectorsRare & @NFDCIndia to release @QissaTheFilm in India on Sep 26. @Irrfan_k @TillotamaShome @Tiscatime @_PVRCinemas @PicturesPVR," Shiladitya Bora, head of PVR...
  • Tisca Chopra's 'Acting Smart' is a guidebook for aspiring actors March 30, 2014

    I decided to read this book after attending Tisca Chopra's talk session at the World Book Fair - 2014. Tisca who has proved her mettle with her acting and unconventional roles that she has played in various movies and TV serials has now penned down a book, Acting Smart. In some...
  • Candour, humour and single malts, that's what you brought to us: Tisca Chopra mourns Khushwant Singh death March 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Acclaimed actress Tisca Chopra mourned the death of her grand-uncle, celebrated writer-journalist Khushwant Singh. Her memories of him are about "candour humour and single malts". "Candour humour and single malts, that's what you brought to us... may you find it wherever you are. Will miss you Khushi uncle," Tisca posted...
  • Anil Kapoor tempted to focus on '24' season 2; Rishi Kapoor and Jeetendra likely to join the cast March 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Anil Kapoor has several film offers coming his way but is tempted to set the ball rolling for the second season of his game-changing TV series '24'. Confirming his full-throttle plans for the show's season two, Kapoor said: "My entire team is into pre-production. Only my own dates need to...
  • Tisca Chopra teams up with Arvind Swami in 'Kaksparsh' January 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Actress Tisca Chopra, who was recently seen in the television show '24', has started working on her next film, which is a remake of Marathi film 'Kaksparsh'. The film will be remade in Hindi as well as Tamil. The actress took to Twitter to announce her plans. "Off to shoot...
  • Indie films should be viewed differently: Anup Singh November 1, 2013

    Chennai: Genevabased independent filmmaker Anup Singh, who is globetrotting with his upcoming Punjabi film 'Qissa', feels such movies are not appreciated by Indian audiences because they need to be viewed differently. "Most good Indian indie films do not represent what is familiar. They are provocative. They challenge not only our habitual...
  • Rahul Khanna: '24' is a game changer for Indian TV industry November 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Be it the stylized sequences or gripping storyline, '24' is a "game changer" for Indian television, says Rahul Khanna and adds that it's his privilege to join the impressive cast of the popular show. Desi version of American thriller series '24', it comes on Colors on Friday and Saturday. "It's...
  • Anil Kapoor took tips from Tom Cruise for '24' October 22, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Anil Kapoor, who underwent rigorous physical training for his debut production '24', says he took tips from Hollywood actor Tom Cruise especially for the sequences that required him to run. "To be honest with you, yes, (I took tips from Tom Cruise). When he came here (to India) I...
  • Anil Kapoor's '24': What gives it an edge over other shows October 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Anil Kapoor's '24' is a much needed break from the dreadfully boring days of saasbahu conflicts shown on the small screen as it brings a world of classy production values and mature performances unknown to Indian television. The first two episodes, which were aired this weekend, were instant showstoppers. Like...
  • Twitter abuzz with Anil Kapoor's '24' chatter October 5, 2013

    New Delhi: "24 it is gripping and stylised and going to change the face of INDIAN TELEVISION, Kudos to Anil Kapoor and His Team !!!" reads Madhur Bhandarkar's tweet after he watched the opening episode of Anil Kapoor's '24'. Such has been the impact of the pilot episode that '24'...
  • 24: Javed Akhtar writes a special speech for Anil Kapoor's TV show October 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Acclaimed writerlyricist Javed Akhtar has penned a special speech to be delivered by a key character in fiction show '24'. The lines written by him will be used in a speech which will be made by on screen prime ministerial candidate Aditya Singhania, played by Neil Bhoopalam in the show,...
  • 24: Anil Kapoor challenges the stereotypes of Indian TV October 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The first episode of Anil Kapoor's hugely publicised TV show '24' lived up to the expectations, in fact it produced the same amount of thrills that the original is credited for. Jack Bauer reincarnates in India in the form of Jai Singh Rathod, who is a daredevil, headstrong...
  • Anil Kapoor's TV series '24' goes on air from Oct 4 September 20, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Anil Kapoor Thursday announced his debut TV show '24' will go on air Oct 4. It will be aired Fridays and Saturdays 10 p.m. on Colors. "I can't tell you how nervous I am today. But as we are here to announce, the show '24' will be on air from...
  • 24: I am starting a new innings with TV, says Anil Kapoor September 14, 2013

    Jaipur: Actor Anil Kapoor feels excited about his upcoming debut TV show '24' and says it is a beginning of his new career. The thriller based espionage series, which is a remake of the American series '24', will go on air from next month on Colors. "I spent over 30 years...
  • Tisca Chopra to walk TIFF red carpet for the screening of 'Qissa' September 2, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Tisca Chopra will walk the red carpet of the forthcoming Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) for the screening of her movie 'Qissa'. Last seen in 'Ankur Arora Murder Case', Tisca is in a fix about what to wear. "Headed to TIFF 2013 with 'Qissa', a new film starring Irrfan and...
  • Anil Kapoor feels good looks equal good acting: Tisca Chopra August 23, 2013

    Mumbai: Tisca Chopra reveals that Anil Kapoor pushed her to lose weight for his debut TV production '24' as he believed that good looks complement good work. "He has always encouraged me. He came and saw me in a play and said, 'you do good work and keep doing it.' Then...