VIVEK AGNIHOTRI

  • Commercial release planned for Vivek Agnihotri's 'Buddha In A Traffic Jam' October 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Film maker Vivek Agnihotri, who is showcasing his film "Buddha In A Traffic Jam" at the 16th MAMI film festival, Thursday said he was not looking for a commercial release for the film but now has changed his mind. "We were not even looking for a release for this film......
  • Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri's 'Buddha in a Traffic Jam' to be screened at MAMI film festival October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Vivek Agnihotri, who directed the erotic thriller 'Hate Story', is now making headlines for his film 'Buddha in a Traffic Jam'. Based on the Naxal issue, the film features Anupam Kher in the lead. Such has been the impact of the film that it will now be screened at...
  • Jay Bhanushali: 'Hate Story 2' is not an erotic thriller; there's a lot more to the film than just bold scenes July 7, 2014

    Mumbai: The trailer of Bollywood film 'Hate Story 2' indicates that it is an erotic thriller a la the first film. But lead actor Jay Bhanushali says the erotic scenes are restricted to just one song, and that there's a lot more to the film than bold scenes. "Frankly speaking, 'Hate...
  • No window for 'Freedom' in 2013: Vivek Agnihotri July 30, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri says his movie 'Freedom' will release in 2014 as there is no "window" for the film this year. "'Freedom' is in its editing process and we have decided to release the film next year. There are too many films releasing this year and there is no window...
  • Ajay Devgn can seriously carry a comic role: Vivek Agnihotri July 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Director Vivek Agnihotri, who is keen to work with Ajay Devgn in 'Awwal', a satire on land acquisition, says the movie will go on floors next year. "I have a wish list for Awwal. I want to work with Ajay Devgn. I need an entertainer, a big star as...
  • Vikram Bhatt inspired me to make 'Freedom': Vivek Agnihotri May 17, 2013

    Mumbai: Director Vivek Agnihotri says it was filmaker Vikram Bhatt who inspired him to make 'Freedom'. 'Freedom' is a sociopolitical saga set in the backdrop of 1970s to 2000s. It features Salman Yusuf Khan in the lead. "I always wanted to make 'Freedom', but I had to drop the idea due to...
  • 'Freedom' is like 'Dil Chahta Hai' meeting 'Deewar': Vivek May 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Looking forward to his upcoming film 'Freedom', director Vivek Agnihotri says the movie is like 'Dil Chahta Hai' meeting 'Deewar'. 'Freedom', a political thriller, is set in different periods from 1984 to 2000. "It is a drama, not a satire. It is about the journey of youth, the...
  • Vidya was Agnihotri's first choice for women empowerment film April 2, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri, who is all set to make a film on women's empowerment for T Series, was keen to sign Vidya Balan for the lead role. "My first choice for the film was Vidya Balan. But had Vidya not done 'Kahaani' before, then she would have done this film....
  • I want to work with Ajay Devgn: Vivek Agnihotri March 30, 2013

    Mumbai: Director Vivek Agnihotri is keen to work with Ajay Devgn in 'Awwal', a satire on land acquisition. "I have a wish list for 'Awwal'. I want to work with Ajay Devgn. I need an entertainer, a big star as this is a big film. I feel Ajay will be suitable...
  • An electro-classical rock song for 'Freedom' March 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri has shot an electro-classical rock song, a heady mix of classical tunes with rock sounds, for his film "Freedom". "We have recently shot for a song. It is an electro-classical rock song composed by Rahul Sharma," Agnihotri told IANS. "The song is choreographed by Salman Yusuff Khan....
  • Don't blame films for rapes, say Bollywood stars December 24, 2012

    Mumbai: Do explicit movie scenes and doublemeaning songs and dialogues incite sexual violence? Many think so. But most directors in the Hindi film industry don't agree. Director of 'The Dirty Picture' Milan Luthria feels that it is not correct to blame films for such rape and related crimes. "I think it is...
  • First look of 'Freedom' unveiled on Gandhi Jayanti October 2, 2012

    New Delhi: The first look of director Vivek Agnihotri's sociopolitical saga 'Freedom' was unveiled on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti Tuesday. The film goes on floors this month. True to the theme of the film, the poster shows Gandhiji's iconic three wise monkeys that embody the proverbial principle to 'see...
  • Vivek Agnihotri's next film is titled 'Freedom' September 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri is all set to start his new film. The director, who has done films such as Chocolate, Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal, and Hate Story in the past, is once again going to launch a new face in his film. He says, It's called 'Freedom' yup...
  • Paoli Dam missing from 'Hate Story' sequel July 16, 2012

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri is planning to make part two of his last directorial venture 'Hate Story' , which did average business at the box office. "Yes, talks are on but the mystery is on for part two but it is in a very initial stage" , Agnihotri told IANS...
  • 'Hate Story' director to make political films June 30, 2012

    New Delhi: After directing the erotic thriller 'Hate Story', Vivek Agnihotri is now making two films on sociopolitical issues. First to release will be his film 'Buddha in a Traffic Jam' on the Naxal issue, starring Anupam Kher. The other film is a political thriller 'Freedom' with R Madhavan in...
  • Big B, Naseer team up for '12 Angry Men' remake May 29, 2012

    Mumbai: Finally, the two acting titans, Amitabh Bachchan and Naseeruddin Shah are all set to work together in a film. While they have not officially signed on the dotted line, Vivek Agnihotri is planning to bring them together in Twelve, his remake of Sidney Lumet's '12 Angry Men' (1957) that...
  • Weekend BO: Hate Story and Vicky Donor do well April 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Both Hate Story and Vicky Donor did good business over the weekend at single screens and multiplexes drawing in a nett Rs 6.60 crore and Rs 7 crore respectively, film trade analyst Taran Adarsh and the director of Hate Story Vivek Agnihotri said. While Vicky...
  • Review: Where is the erotica in 'Hate Story'? April 21, 2012

    Director: Vivek Agnihotri Cast: Gulshan Devaiah, Paoli Dam, Nikhil Dwivedi Rating: ** There comes a point in director Vivek Agnihotri's Hate Story when you are forced to suspend reason and resign yourself to the unbelievable corniness of the lines the lead protagonists mouth. The last time I was this entertained by a film's...
  • Tweet Review: 'Hate Story', first day, first show April 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Bengali actress Paoli Dam makes her Bollywood debut with director Vivek Agnihotri's much talked about film 'Hate Story'. Bollywood actors Gulshan Devaiya and Nikhil Dwivedi also play pivotal roles in the film. Right from its sensuous poster to the raunchy trailer, 'Hate Story' has been grabbing eyeballs from long....
  • 'Hate Story' is ahead of its time: Director April 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The trailer for Vivek Agnihotri's 'Hate Story', which is releasing on the 20th April, has generated a deafening buzz and grabbed quite a few eyeballs owing to its unabashedly bold content. We posed a few questions to him regarding the movie and here's his take.. Q: From the trailer...
  • Sex not a marketing tool for 'Hate Story' April 11, 2012

    Mumbai: Director Vivek Agnihotri, who is now ready with his next film 'Hate Story', which is based on sex, maintains that he is not using the plot of the movie to market it. 'Hate Story' is touted as India's first onscreen erotica. The film written by Vikram Bhatt and directed...
  • Bold thriller 'Hate Story' not for kids: Director March 10, 2012

    Mumbai: Director Vivek Agnihotri, who has been maintaining a low profile after the release of Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal, is now ready with his next film Hate Story, based on sex. Following Aamir Khan's footsteps, he too warns children to stay away from the movie. "The film was written keeping 'A'...
  • First Look: Vikram Bhatt's 'Hate Story' February 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Vikram Bhatt's 'Hate Story' is directed by Vivek Agnihotri. The movie stars Nikhil Dwivedi, Paoli Dam and Gulshan Devaiya. Bengali actress Paoli Dam is known for her bold roles and has starred in what is called the boldest Bengali movie till date 'Chattrak'. With her on the...
  • Paoli Dam will sizzle in 'Hate Story': Director December 13, 2011

    New Delhi: Paoli Dam didn't have any inhibitions doing bold scenes in 'Hate Story', says director Vivek Agnihotri, who is launching the Bengali actress in Bollywood with the film. A well known name in Bengali cinema, Paoli walked the red carpet at the Cannes film festival earlier this year for the...
  • John Abraham out mountainclimbing January 19, 2008

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor John Abraham has decided to reposition himself as a funloving and sporty entertainer. After doing the football flick Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal with director Vivek Agnihotri, the actor will now feature in a film on mountain climbing to be directed by Soham Shah. "I want to cultivate a...