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  • Imam removed after 'Haider' role; sends legal notice to Vishal Bhardwaj 11 hours 47 minutes ago

    Srinagar: An Imam, who appeared in a small role in Vishal Bhardwaj's Kashmir-set film 'Haider', has been sacked by the management committee of the mosque over a marriage scene. Ghulam Hassan Shah claimed he was tricked into performing the 'nikah' scene in the Bollywood film and has now sent a legal...
  • Republic Day: Meghna Malik, Vishal Singh, Aniruddh Dave get nostalgic 5 days ago

    Mumbai: For some, it's a reminder of the colourful annual parade, while for some, it's a time to raise pertinent questions about the country -- Republic Day means different things to different actors and show makers of the Hindi television industry. With the 66th Republic Day right around the corner, a...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Vishal Bhardwaj not yet ready to give up on Shakespeare, may direct a comedy next based on bard's play 1 week ago

    Jaipur: Even though Vishal Bhardwaj has made a trilogy based on Shakespeare's work already, the director doesn't mind making a few more films based on the bard's work. During a short chat up at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival, the filmmaker revealed that while he hasn't planned his next film yet,...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Vishal Bhardwaj, Basharat Peer defend their decision of not highlighting the plight of the migrant Kashmiri Pandits in 'Haider' January 22, 2015

    Jaipur: While Vishal Bhardwaj has been lauded for his latest film 'Haider' from all quarters, there have been several questions directed towards the filmmaker for only highlighting the pains Kashmiri Muslims in the state. Several questions were raised on how the film completely neglected the mass exodus that took place in...
  • JLF 2015, Day 1, behind the scenes: Celebrity chef Vikas Khanna has a new catchphrase, Vishal Bhardwaj's unassuming ways January 22, 2015

    Jaipur: Most of the audiences at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival were really eager to connect with the authors and attend the erudite discussions taking place on several stages. But we spotted a horde of eager ladies, waiting in breathless excitement for the arrival of a certain celebrity chef. 'MasterChef...
  • Automation to cause temporary replacement of jobs: Vishal Sikka January 21, 2015

    Davos: As companies are moving towards automation, Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka on Wednesday said that there would be temporary replacement of jobs and lower IT costs. Sikka, who was speaking as a panelist in a session on 'Inclusive Growth in the Digital Age' at the World Economic Forum, said that...
  • 'Aambala' review: This Vishal, Hansika Motwani-starrer is a mash-up of overdone action, insane comedy and loud music January 16, 2015

    Film: 'Aambala' Cast: Vishal, Hansika, Vaibhav Reddy, Santhanam, Prabhu, Sathish, Ramya Krishnan, Madhuurima, Maadhavi Latha, Kiran Rathod, Aishwarya, Sriman, Pradeep Rawat, Manobala, Tulasi Director: Sundar C Rating: 2.5 Bangalore: 'Aambala' is irreverent from the word go. The film would have fallen flat on its nose if not for Santhanam and some dash...
  • Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka meets PM Modi; commits $250 million for innovation in India January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and disclosed that his company will spend USD 250 million (over Rs 1,500 crore) to fund innovations in software and services in India. The chief of India's second largest IT services firm also discussed with Modi ways in...
  • 'Aambala' actor Vishal Krishna Reddy to start shooting for his new film with director Suseenthiran on Republic Day January 9, 2015

    Hyderabad: Actor Vishal Krishna Reddy, who is currently awaiting the release of Tamil actioner "Aambala", will start shooting for his next yet-untitled outing with filmmaker Suseenthiran here Jan 26. "The first schedule, which will last for nearly a month, will be shot in Hyderabad. Kajal Aggarwal has been roped in as...
  • Actor Jiiva replaces Vishal Krishna Reddy as Chennai Rhinos skipper in the fifth edition of Celebrity Cricket League January 9, 2015

    Hyderabad: Actor Jiiva has replaced Vishal Krishna Reddy to lead Chennai Rhinos in the fifth edition of Celebrity Cricket League (CCL), to begin here Sunday. Vishal, who captained the side in the last four editions of the tournament, couldn't participate due to his film commitments. On becoming the new skipper, Jiiva told...
  • Dear Sakshi Maharaj, as long as every Hindu woman has even one kid who laughs at your speech, we will be ok: Bollywood reacts on BJP leader's speech January 8, 2015

    Mumbai: The Hindi film fraternity expressed shock Wednesday over BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj's statement that all Hindu women must produce at least four children to protect Hinduism. Sakshi Maharaj made the comments at a gathering in Meerut in Uttar Pradesh, igniting widespread anger in social networking platforms. Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt tweeted: "Sakshi...
  • Naseeruddin Shah, Vishal Bhardwaj, Waheeda Rehman to attend Jaipur Literature Festival January 6, 2015

    Jaipur: Bollywood bigwigs like Naseeruddin Shah, Vishal Bhardwaj, Waheeda Rehman and Javed Akhtar will be present at the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival that will begin here Jan 21, said the organisers. These luminaries will gather to discuss the processes and challenges involved in adapting books into cinemas, the organisers said. There...
  • 'Aambala' trailer: Vishal thrashes a bunch of scary goons; Hansika Motwani plays his lady love January 5, 2015

    The eagerly-awaited Tamil action film has been co-written, co-produced and directed by Sundar C. Starring Vishal, Hansika Motwani, Vaibhav Reddy, Prabhu and Madhuurima in key roles, the film is set to hit the theatres this Pongal (mid January). ...
  • Rajkumar Hirani, Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl: The 6 master filmmakers of 2014 December 30, 2014

    As the saying commonly goes, 'the Director is the captain of the ship'. And as the captain, the director has to steer the ship (in this case, the film) in the right direction so the audience understands and gets entertained by his vision. Many a times, a director makes or breaks...
  • Things turn bitter between Tamil actor Vishal Krishna and South Indian film artistes' association president R Sarath Kumar November 21, 2014

    Chennai: Actor Vishal has hit out at South Indian Film Artistes' Association president R Sarath Kumar for threatening to remove him from SIFAA for allegedly making derogatory remarks. Vishal has denied making any such remarks against the association and asked Sarath to produce proof. Sarath Kumar had stated in Tiruchirappali yesterday that...
  • Looking forward to Modi's 'Make in India' vision: Infosys November 18, 2014

    CNN-IBN's Marya Shakil spoke to the CEO of Infosys Vishal Sikka about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Australia. Sikka said, "Modi's speech at Allphones Arena was inspiring. He speaks from heart." Sikka also said that he is looking forward to Modi's "Make in India" vision. ...
  • Kalki Koechlin: I'm a huge Vishal Bhardwaj fan and want to work with him November 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Kalki Koechlin, who has maintained a balance between art and commercial cinema, says she now wants to work with filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj. "I am a huge fan of Vishal and I want to work with him. His films are both commercial and offbeat. I think he is very talented,"...
  • I would love to do 'Fear Factor' and 'Khatron ke Khiladi': Vishal Karwal November 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Vishal Karwal, who came into limelight with reality TV shows like 'MTV Roadies Season Four', 'Splitsvilla' and 'Big Boss Season 6', says that big screen actors are more acclaimed and recognised as compared to television stars. The 28-year-old, who is currently portraying the role of Rajveer in daily soap...
  • Is Tabu working with Meghna Gulzar on a film based on the Aarushi Murder case? October 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Meghna Gulzar, who is directing a film based on Aarushi Muder case, has reportedly teamed up with Tabu again for the film. When asked to confirm the news, Meghna didn't deny the news, but said: "I am unable to comment on that right now. I am extremely sorry." Sources close...
  • Snapshot: 'Haider' wins People's Choice Award at Rome Film Festival October 26, 2014

    Rome: Actor Shahid Kapoor and filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj attended the screening of their latest venture 'Haider' at the 9th edition of Rome Film Festival, Italy. Bhardwaj's adaptation of 'Hamlet' won the People's Choice Award in Mondo Genere at the Rome Film Festival.While Shahid stopped to take pictures with his fans,...
  • Voting is our responsibility towards the nations: Vishal Dadlani October 15, 2014

    Bollywood music composer Vishal Dadlani appeals to voters to go out and vote. He said, "Voting is our responsibility towards the nations." ...
  • We can once again become bellwether of IT industry: Vishal Sikka October 10, 2014

    Bangalore: Leveraging next generation technologies like artificial intelligence, software services major Infosys is confident of returning to industry-leading growth and regaining its position as the bellwether of the over US dollar 100 billion Indian IT industry. Vishal Sikka, who took over as CEO of the Bangalore-based firm in August, has been...
  • Tamil actors Vishal Krishna Reddy, Arya, Karthi, Jiiva and Jeyam Ravi to work together in a film for a good cause October 10, 2014

    Chennai: Popular Tamil film actors like Vishal Krishna Reddy, Arya, Karthi, Jiiva and Jeyam Ravi will join hands to work in a yet-untitled Tamil film free of cost. The profits earned through the film will be invested in the construction of a new building for South Indian Film Artistes Association...
  • Omar Abdullah denies complaining about 'Haider' to Vishal Bhardwaj, demands a retraction October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has denied a news article which claimed that he had complained against Vishal Bhardwaj's latest film 'Haider' which is based on militancy in the state. Abdullah, on his Twitter account stated that he hadn't watched the film yet and hence the point...
  • Haider, Harud, Shaurya: Films that depicted the grim reality of Kashmir October 8, 2014

    Vishal Bhardwaj's latest 'Haider' has once again brought to the fore the grim reality that exists in the picturesque Kashmir. Terrorism ridden, the beautiful valley has been subjected to wars, torture and destruction for years now. While the state provided the best locales for shooting films in the 1960s, over...
  • We know you love the word 'chutzpah' but probably you are pronouncing and using it wrong: Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Haider' gives Indians a new obsession October 7, 2014

    Filmmaker Vishal Bharadwaj has given Indians a new word to love. His hero Haider, playing the titular role in Bhardwaj's violent adaption of Hamlet set in Jammu and Kashmir, uses the word 'chutzpah' often and with devastating cynicism to express his disenchantment and frustration with the militancy that cost his...
  • 10 hard-hitting dialogues from Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Haider' October 4, 2014

    Movies have the power to leave an indelible impact on the minds of the viewers. They not only make us think, but also play an instrumental role in changing the way we think. And filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj does exactly the same with his projects. His films not only open up...