Vishal Bhardwaj

  • Why Pankaj Kapur as the lecherous old painter Don Pedro in 'Finding Fanny' is one of Indian cinema's most interesting artists 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Wiping his hand across the scraggy stubble, the old, cynical artist Don Pedro Cleto Colaco looks leeringly at the the voluptuous old widow Rosie Eucharistica. "I want to paint you," he says, bowing down low in a smooth movement. The older, but still attractive woman, blinks, taken aback....
  • Watch: How Shahid Kapoor transforms into the brooding protagonist for 'Haider' 1 week ago

    Check out Shahid Kapoor's hairstyle transformation that he had to undergo for his character in his upcoming film 'Haider'. Kapoor plays the role of the titular hero in Vishal Bhardwaj's adaptation of William Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'. The film will hit the theatres next month. ...
  • I was apprehensive about playing Shahid Kapoor's mother in 'Haider'; Vishal Bhardwaj had a tough time convincing me: Tabu September 4, 2014

    The relationship between Shakespeare's tragic hero Hamlet and his mother Gertrude has always been a reason for discourse and debate among literature students and filmmakers. The haunted son, the seemingly apathetic mother, the struggle for power, have all been adapted on stage, in fiction and in films, over time. Next month,...
  • Idol Chat: Tabu talks about 'Haider' August 30, 2014

    Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, Bollywood actress Tabu shares her behind the scene experience of her upcoming film 'Haider'. Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, 'Haider' starring Tabu, Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead roles. The film is set to be released on October 2. ...
  • It is daunting to play Hamlet on screen but I am comfortable in uncomfortable spaces as an actor: Shahid Kapoor August 29, 2014

    London: Bollywood filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj hopes to bring a moving theatre to Kashmir for the screening of his upcoming release 'Haider'. A request for special screenings of his adaptation of 'Hamlet' in the valley is now with the state's Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in the lead up to its global release...
  • I&B ministry should create separate categories for films meant for children above 12, 15 and 18 years: Vishal Bhardwaj August 21, 2014

    Reacting to the arrest of Central Board of Film Certification's (CBFC) CEO Rakesh Kumar in an alleged bribery case, filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj says it is high time that Information & Broadcasting Ministry should come forward and aggressively help film fraternity on various matters. "I have read about it (arrest of CBFC...
  • New song 'Aao na' from Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Haider' is a great mix of moving lyrics and modern pulsating beats August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: This will make your Wednesday afternoon a little brighter. The first song for the eagerly-anticipated Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Haider' was released yesterday on YouTube. The song, titled 'Aao na' has been composed and sung by Vishal Dadlani. The lyrics have been penned by Gulzar. The latest film in the...
  • Can't believe that I am a part of Vishal's 'Haider': Shraddha Kapoor July 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Shraddha Kapoor feels lucky to be a part of filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj's upcoming project 'Haider' at such an early stage of her career. 'Haider', an adaptation of 'Hamlet' and completes Bhardwaj's trilogy of William Shakespeare's tragedies after 'Macbeth' and 'Othello', has a stellar star cast of Shahid Kapoor,...
  • Watch: First look of Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Haider' July 9, 2014

    The latest film in the Shakespeare influenced trilogy by filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj, the first trailer for 'Haider' was released on Tuesday. Featuring an impressive starcast including Shahid Kapoor, Kay Kay Menon, Tabu and Shraddha Kapoor, the film is an adaptation of Bard's 'Hamlet', and set to hit the theatres on...
  • 'For the shoot, I was Haider. And now, Haider is me': Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor are brutally honest with fans on a Twitter chat July 9, 2014

    Actor Shahid Kapoor, who plays a dark character in his upcoming film 'Haider', says although he prepared for the role the nagging thought that he's not 'good enough' for it kept haunting him throughout the shoot.An adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy 'Hamlet', the film, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, is set...
  • AR Rahman: I've no plans of directing films like Vishal Bhardwaj July 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Oscar winning composer A.R. Rahman is all set to turn film producer later this year. He says he always took keen interest in filmmaking process, but has no plans to take up direction a la Vishal Bhardwaj. "Our first production is almost ready to roll. It's in Hindi. I'd be...
  • 'Haider': From dark themes to spine-chilling acting, here are 5 reasons why we're looking forward to the film July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: It is finally here. 'Haider', an adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' is the third in the series by noted filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj. Boasting of a brilliant star cast that includes Shahid Kapoor, Kay Kay Menon, Tabu and Shraddha Kapoor, the film is set against the backdrop of modern-day Kashmir....
  • The 'Haider' effect: Here are the trailers for all the films directed by Vishal Bhardwaj July 8, 2014

    Are you psyched to see 'Haider'? Are you wondering what to expect from the latest Vishal Bhardwaj film? If you are to be advised by us, we'll tell you that you get exactly what you see in the trailer -- meaning, you can always judge a Bhardwaj film by its...
  • Shahid Kapoor becomes business savvy for Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Haider' July 4, 2014

    The promo of 'Haider' is soon going to be launched and he is taking a keen interest in the Vishal Bharadwaj film's communication strategy. The actor is making himself available to the team of the film. He is working closely with the marketing team and is always present whenever they require...
  • Shahid Kapoor likely to team up with 'Dedh Ishqiya' director Abhishek Chaubey for sci-fi thriller 'Udta Punjab' June 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Shahid Kapoor is likely to team up with director Abhishek Chaubey for his next 'Udta Punjab'. Abhishek, who has directed 'Ishqiya' and 'Dedh Ishqiya', is all set to direct his next film tentatively titled as 'Udta Punjab', reportedly a sci-fi film. "I am working on my next film and...
  • After 'Haider', Shahid Kapoor to work with Vishal Bhardwaj in 'Maha Kaminey' April 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Shahid Kapoor is all set to star in Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Maha Kaminey', which is the sequel to his 2009 hit film 'Kaminey'. 'Kaminey' had Shahid, Priyanka Chopra and Amol Gupte in lead roles. The film was produced by UTV Motion Pictures. The film was set against the backdrop of...
  • Tabu discharged from hospital, resumes work on the sets of 'Haider' February 24, 2014

    Srinagar: Bollywood actress Tabu, who was admitted to a hospital here following breathing problems, got discharged after remaining under observation for three hours. The 42-year-old actress is currently shooting in Kashmir for Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Hiader'. Tabu had to be taken to a hospital on February 21 and she got released...
  • Have surrendered to the vision of Vishal for 'Haider': Shahid Kapoor February 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Shahid Kapoor, who is currently seen sporting a neat buzz-cut as a part of his new look for Vishal Bharadwaj's 'Haider', says he is just following his director to get into the skin of his role as the desi Hamlet. The movie which also stars Tabu, Shraddha Kapur and...
  • Shahid Kapoor's 'Haider' look: With cropped hair and trimmed beard this is the nicest he's ever looked February 3, 2014

    No he did not go bald, but with cropped hair and trimmed beard, Shahid Kapoor created quite a stir on the social media on Monday morning. The actor's new look is for Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Haider' and the actor tweeted his new look. Featuring Irrfan Khan, Tabu and Shraddha Kapoor along...
  • 'Haider' shoot halted briefly following protests in Kashmir January 31, 2014

    Srinagar: The shooting of Shahid Kapoor starrer 'Haider' had to be stopped temporarily for some time following protests by local residents in Anantnag district of Kashmir. Local residents started hurling snow balls at the crew of 'Haider' -- Bollywood adaption of Shakespearean play Hamlet -- when they were shooting some...
  • Snapshot: Shahid Kapoor returns to Kashmir to shoot for 'Haider' January 31, 2014

    Shahid Kapoor, who is currently working with Vishal Bhardwaj, on his upcoming film 'Haider' returned to Kashmir for the final schedule of the film. The actor was spotted in Anantnag district of Kashmir. The film is Bollywood adaptation of William Shakespeare's play 'Hamlet'. Shahid Kapoor has decided to go bald...
  • Final schedule of 'Haider' makes me nervous: Shahid Kapoor January 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor, who will sport clean-shaven head for his upcoming movie 'Haider', says he is nervous and excited to shoot the final schedule of the film. "Reading scenes for the final schedule of 'Haider'. Nervous and excited. Last four days of hair I can run my hands through....
  • Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapur to work together in 'Company Ustad'? January 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Veteran actors and brothers-in-law Naseeruddin Shah and Pankaj Kapur have been approached by young director Nitin Chandra to work together for his upcoming film 'Company Ustad'. Actresses-sisters Ratna and Supriya Pathak are married to Naseer and Pankaj respectively, but neither the sisters nor the brothers-in-law have ever been seen together...
  • 'Dedh Ishqiya' music review: The soundtrack is romantic, classic January 1, 2014

    Music Composer: Vishal Bhardwaj Singers: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Rekha Bhardwaj, Pandit Birju Maharaj, Sukhwinder Singh, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Master Saleem, Shahid Mallya and Jazim Sharma Rating: 4 out of 5 The music album of director Abhishek Chaubey's forthcoming film 'Dedh Ishqiya', a sequel to the 2010 movie 'Ishqiya', has once...
  • Would like to produce only those films that I direct: Vishal Bhardwaj December 24, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj has said he would produce only those films which he could direct and not those of others. "I want to stop producing films because I want to conserve that energy for myself as director. I am not interested in producing films. I did it for Abhishek...