VICKY DONOR

  • Amitabh Bachchan's varied moods during 'Piku' shoot in Kolkata November 4, 2014

    Kolkata: Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan Monday sported a rather pensive look during the ongoing shooting of "Piku", a day after he was seen merrily pedalling across the streets here in a pink kurta. The 71-year-old actor's looks are as varied as the locations and has kept the public guessing about the...
  • Shoojit Sircar set to shoot second schedule of Amitabh Bachchan-Deepika Padukone starrer 'Piku' next month in Kolkata October 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Director Shoojit Sircar's 'Piku', which brings together Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Irrfan for the first time, will begin shooting its second schedule in Kolkata next month. The film's first schedule was completed in Mumbai from August-September 2014. "We have the best of the talent coming together for a refreshing tale...
  • 'Vicky Donor' actor Jayanta Das passes away after battling cancer for two years October 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran stage actor, Jayanta Das paased away in the capital on Wednesday after battling pancreatic cancer for nearly two years. The actor is best remembered for his role in Shoojit Sircar's 'Vicky Donor' where he played Yami Gautam's father. Das, 66, was last seen onscreen playing an Army General...
  • Will always feel sad for not doing a musical role, says National Award-winning actor Annu Kapoor September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Annu Kapoor is a name that has become synonymous with the musical game show "Antakshari". And the National Award winning actor "feels sad" not being offered roles that involve music. "I will always feel sad for not doing a role which encompasses music, like a music teacher," Annu told...
  • 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...
  • Annu Kapoor: Sex sells in Bollywood, but it's not a formula for success July 2, 2014

    Mumbai: National Award winning actor Annu Kapoor admits that off late sex comedies have done well in Bollywood, but he insists there is no "formula for success". "Remember one thing, anything related to sex always tittilates people and sometimes it works. However, there is no formula for any film to be...
  • Ayushmann Khurrana and wife Tahira blessed with baby girl April 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Actor Ayushmann Khurrana has become a proud father of a baby girl. The 29-year-old 'Vicky Donor' star's wife Tahira gave birth to the child in their hometown Chandigarh on Monday morning. "There's a birth of a father again. Was proud to be the first one to get married in my...
  • 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...
  • 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 centuryold 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 smallbudget 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • My films don't aim at Rs 100 crore club: John Abraham November 9, 2013

    Jamshedpur: Bollywood actorturnedproducer John Abraham says he prefers to produce quality movies rather than aiming at the Rs 100 crore club. John, 40, produced films like 'Vicky Donor' and selfstarrer 'Madras Cafe'. Both the films were received well by the audience. "To me quality of a movie matters and not...
  • Sonam will be seen in a bikini in 'Bewakoofiyan': Ayushmann October 7, 2013

    New Delhi: 'Vicky Donor' star Ayushmann Khurrana is excited to play eminent Maharashtrian scientist Shivkar Talpade in an untitled biopic at such an early stage of his career. Ayushmann is taking Marathi lessons to portray Talpade, who is believed to have constructed and flown India's first unmanned airplane much before...
  • John Abraham: Bollywood has no stories to tell September 22, 2013

    New Delhi: John Abraham, who has been propagating off-beat and 'sensible' films in a space full of masala entertainment, believes that Bollywood currently lacks 'sensible' stories to tell. "We lack stories. We have no stories to tell. We put five songs with five comedy scenes and say it's done," John told...
  • Independent music doesn't get enough attention: Ayushmann September 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Actor-singer Ayushmann Khurrana, who took the music world by storm with his soft Punjabi romantic song 'Paani da rang' in his acting debut 'Vicky Donor', is now set to launch a single. But he rues how independent music still has to struggle to get support. He is ready to...
  • Ayushmann Khurrana: I'm not in a mad rush to sign films September 7, 2013

    New Delhi: For Ayushmann Khurrana it is not about signing back-to-back movies but exploring different options in Bollywood, which is why the actor recently assisted director Shoojit Sircar on 'Madras Cafe' and is now releasing his new single. The 28-year-old actor, who made a successful debut with Sircar's 'Vicky Donor' says though...
  • I want to do a film on constipation: Shoojit Sircar August 26, 2013

    New Delhi: After making films on terrorism and sperm donation, director Shoojit Sircar has started working on a new script on a totally new and unexpected subject - constipation! "I want to do a film on constipation. I've a fascination for constipation. I am working on the script," Sircar told IANS...
  • Yami Gautam is looking forward to watch 'Madras Cafe' August 21, 2013

    New Delhi: It's time for Yami Gautam to sit back and relish her mentor, director Shoojit Sircar's forthcoming political thriller 'Madras Cafe'. Yami, who made her Bollywood debut with Sircar's 2012 movie 'Vicky Donor', is all in praise of the director and hopes the audience will love 'Madras Cafe', when it...
  • Ayushmann: Twitter will become as uncool as Orkut August 20, 2013

    Mumbai: Seems like actor Ayushmann Khurrana is not happy with the growing trend of social networking sites as he belives that such platforms are 'transient'. "One day Twitter will become uncool like orkut, it will cease to exist like Soviet Union and the value of followers will be like Rubles of...
  • John on 'Madras Cafe': Won't accept bullying tactics August 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu's Naam Tamizar and MDMK may have sought a ban on John Abrahamstarrer politicalthriller 'Madras Cafe', but the actorproducer believes in the right of freedom of speech, and says he won't fall prey to 'bullying tactics'. 'Madras Cafe', said to be fictional story based on real events that...
  • 'Madras Cafe' will be for selective audiences: John Abraham August 3, 2013

    Mumbai: With no confusion or ambiguity in his mind, modelactorproducer John Abraham is aggressively promoting his readytorelease 'Madras Cafe', saying it is not a multiplex movie and that he is targetting selective audiences who can appreciate it. After his first successful production venture 'Vicky Donor', this is his second film and...
  • Why Dolly Ahluwalia is here to stay July 30, 2013

    Dolly Ahluwalia has been a part of the film industry for over two decades now, but it's only recently that this fifty plus actress has started getting her due as an actor. And with Dolly taking centrestage in her latest release, 'Bajate Raho', Mihir Trivedi charts the journey of this...
  • Critical acclaim matters over commercial success: John Abraham July 30, 2013

    Mumbai: Actorproducer John Abraham makes no bones about admitting that critical acclaim is more important to him than commercial success as he wants to produce "different" films which have a lasting shelf life. John turned producer with 'Vicky Donor', which went on to taste box office success as well as acclaim...
  • I will direct a big budget film with newcomers: John Abraham July 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Actorproducer John Abraham hopes to go behind the camera one day for a big budget film, starring newcomers. "I will direct a big budget film with newcomers. I don't know why studios don't make big budget films with newcomers! We need to support them," John told IANS. "Why do we only...
  • I'll direct a big budget film with newcomers: John Abraham July 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Actorproducer John Abraham hopes to go behind the camera one day for a big budget film, starring newcomers. "I will direct a big budget film with newcomers. I don't know why studios don't make big budget films with newcomers! We need to support them," John told IANS. "Why do we only...
  • 'Madras Cafe' will relaunch Nargis: Shoojit Sircar July 20, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar has roped in Nargis Fakhri for 'Madras Cafe' and says that he is relaunching her in filmdom with his movie on terrorism. She made her Bollywood debut with hit musical romance 'Rockstar!' as a college going student. While her costar Ranbir Kapoor was praised for his performance...
  • Are biopics the latest flavour of Bollywood? July 19, 2013

    Mumbai: Director Shoojit Sircar will be working with Amitabh Bachchan on a documentary, which chronicles the life of the megastar. The 'Vicky Donor' helmer, who previously worked with Bachchan in the yettobe released movie 'Shoebite' and a few TV commercials, said the documentary is a tribute to the 70yearold actor. "I am...
  • Ayushmann develops sixpack abs for YRF movie July 10, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Ayushmann Khurrana reveals he has developed a sixpack for his new film under the Yash Raj Films (YRF) banner. He plays a squash player in the movie. The 'Vicky Donor' star has flaunted the perfect abs on the cover of Men's Health magazine's latest issue. "This (the abs) is of...