Aarakshan

  • Actor Vinay Apte passes away following multiple organ failure December 8, 2013

    Mumbai: Popular Marathi actor Vinay Apte, known for his roles in movies like 'Jogwa', 'Satyagraha' and 'Aarakshan', died at a city hospital today at the age of 62. "Mr Vinay Apte was admitted to the hospital yesterday at 8.24 pm. He died today at 5.45 pm. The cause of his...
  • 20 including policemen injured as protests over quota turn violent at Jantar Mantar August 13, 2013

    Around 20 people, including some policemen, were injured on Monday when demonstrators, favouring quota in promotions, at Jantar Mantar turned violent, police said. "Around 1,500 protesters under the banner of Aarakshan Bachao Sangharsh Samiti (ABSS) were protesting on Monday at Jantar Mantar. When the protesters tried to march towards the Parliament,...
  • 'Satyagraha' inspired by Anna Hazare's campaign? June 7, 2013

    After Raajneeti, Chakravyuh and Aarakshan, filmmaker Prakash Jha tackles yet another politically charged subject with Satyagraha that is reportedly inspired by Anna Hazare's campaign against corruption. ...
  • Amitabh Bachchan's best films in last ten years October 11, 2012

    New Delhi: After going through a low phase, the career of megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who turns 70 Thursday, has been on a roll since 2000. From 'Mohabbatein' to 'Paa', the actor has brought various characters alive on screen in the last decade, which in some way or the other is...
  • SC notice to Punjab on 'Aarakshan' film ban September 18, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the Punjab government on a petition by film producer Prakash Jha seeking compensation for banning the screening of his 2011 film 'Aarakshan'. 'Aarakshan', starring Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone, deals with castebased reservation in the education system. An apex court...
  • Prateik is excited to play with guns in 'Issaq' July 15, 2012

    Bangalore: Bollywood actor Prateik Babbar says he was excited about playing with guns and doing stunts in his first action movie 'Issaq' where he plays a 'Banarasi' boy in the lead role. "It's very exciting for any young man... it's a dream to play with guns and do stunts. It...
  • Manoj Bajpayee was harassed for being different July 9, 2012

    Mumbai: Actor Manoj Bajpayee may be basking in the success of his latest film Gangs of Wasseypur, but he rues that the journey was not easy, saying there was a time when he was slammed for being different. He appreciates the presence of filmmakers like Anurag Kashyap and Dibakar Banerjee...
  • I hope I can do romantic films even at 50: Saif July 9, 2012

    Mumbai: He is in his 40s and will be seen in romanticcomedy Cocktail soon. Actor Saif Ali Khan says that he hopes do a romcom even when he is ten years older. Saif has tasted box office success and audience appreciation whenever he did a romcom: Kal Ho Na Ho...
  • Amitabh Bachchan praises 'Gangs of Wasseypur' June 24, 2012

    Mumbai: Impressed with the 'stark' and 'painfully real' portrayal of gang war in 'Gangs of Wasseypur', Amitabh Bachchan feels that director Anurag Kashyap has allowed the visuals to flow as they would and says he would 'strongly' recommend it. Based on a true story by Zeishan Quadri, the film is set...
  • Saif, Deepika are a safe bet: 'Cocktail' producer May 24, 2012

    Mumbai: After their chemistry clicked with the audience in 'Love Aaj Kal' and 'Aarakshan', actors Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone were cast together for the third time in 'Cocktail' as the makers felt that their pairing was 'safe'. "In a way to have Saif and Deepika was a safe bet....
  • First Look: 'Cocktail' May 22, 2012

    After 'Love Aaj Kal' and 'Aarakshan,' actors Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone will be seen together once again, in Homi Adajania's 'Cocktail'. ...
  • Successful films on Deepika's birthday wishlist January 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Deepika Padukone turned 26 today and the actress, who is working on three films currently, wishes that the new year brings her more success than 2011. 'Aarakshan' and 'Desi Boyz' hardly brought her any luck in the past year. This year will see her working on 'Cocktail' with Saif...
  • I am still ordinary and ignorant: Amitabh Bachchan December 27, 2011

    New Delhi: He is the man whose presence adds fanfare to events, weightage to social messages, and, of course, to the cast of a film! But cinema icon Amitabh Bachchan believes he is not qualified enough to give an opinion and talk about every issue in the country. "Suddenly many invitations...
  • I don't believe in dieting: Deepika Padukone November 21, 2011

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone may be one of the fittest actresses in the industry but she does not believe in starving herself. In fact, she is a selfconfessed foodie. "I love food. I love trying out different types of cuisine. I love eating in different kinds of restaurants, trying out...
  • Prateiks' journey to 'My Friend Pinto' October 3, 2011

    Mumbai: In the backdrop of playing second fiddle to lead actors in various flicks, actor Prateik Babbar is keeping his fingers crossed ahead of the release of his first solo project as a protagonist 'My Friend Pinto' slated to release on October 14. The actor who won critical acclaim for his...
  • 'Aarakshan' business suffered due to ban: Jha August 25, 2011

    Lucknow: Director Prakash Jha today said that he does not want to blame anyone for the controversy over 'Aarakshan' that led to the film being banned in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh. Jha had to move the Supreme Court again UP government's decision to ban the film for two months...
  • SC judgment on 'Aarakshan' historic: Big B August 21, 2011

    New Delhi: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has expressed happiness over the Supreme Court's decision to lift ban on Aarakshan in Uttar Pradesh, calling it a 'historic' decision as no state or institution can now ban a film that has been cleared by the censor board. "The Supreme Court judgement in our favour...
  • Screening of 'Aarakashan' begins in Uttar Pradesh August 20, 2011

    Lucknow: Prakash Jha's "Aarakshan" hit multiplexes in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, a day after the Supreme Court scrapped the ban on its screening imposed by the state government. "As the Supreme Court has set aside the order issued by the state government earlier, I asked the departmental officers yesterday to comply...
  • 'Aarakshan' mints Rs.58 crore in first week August 19, 2011

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Prakash Jha is happy that even after the "unexpected tough battle" to release his film "Aarakshan", the movie has managed to amass Rs.58.5 crore within its first week. "I'm very happy with the audience response to 'Aarakshan'. I've been flooded with congratulatory messages and calls. The film seems...
  • SC lifts Uttar Pradesh ban on 'Aarakshan' August 19, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday "quashed and set aside" the twomonth ban imposed by the Uttar Pradesh government on the screening of filmmaker Prakash Jha's 'Aarakshan'. An apex court bench of Justice M. Sharma and Justice Anil R. Dave said the state government cannot seek deletion of certain potions of...
  • 'Aarakshan' earns Rs.25 crore in four days August 16, 2011

    Bans, protests and a long weekend may have affected the business of director Prakash Jha's new offering Aarakshan, but despite all the problems, the movie about castebased reservations in the Indian education system has managed to earn Rs.25 crore in four days. Trade analysts are hoping this will pick up...
  • Aarakshan: SC issues notice to Centre, UP govt August 16, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today sought response from the Centre and Uttar Pradesh government on filmmaker Prakash Jha's petition challenging the state government's decision to ban screening of 'Aarakshan'. A bench of justices Mukundkam Sharma and A R Dave issued notice to the Centre and the state government asking them...
  • Ban lifted, Punjab halls to screen 'Aarakshan' August 15, 2011

    Chandigarh: Theatres in Punjab will on Monday screen Prakash Jha's 'Aarakshan', which deals with the issue of castebased reservations, after the government announced it was lifting the ban on the film. "We have deleted the scenes and dialogues to which the state government committee had objections. These portions have been submitted...
  • Punjab government revokes ban on 'Aarakshan' August 14, 2011

    Chandigarh: After Andhra Pradesh, Punjab Government on Sunday revoked the ban on Prakash Jha's 'Aarakshan' permitting the exhibition of the film in its revised version after some objectionable dialogues and scenes were deleted. The Amitabh Bachchan starrer was originally banned in three states over its controversial subject of castebased reservation....
  • AP lifts ban on 'Aarakshan', film hits theatres August 14, 2011

    Hyderabad: Prakash Jha's film 'Aarakshan' hit theatres in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday night after the government revoked its ban on the screening of the movie in the State. The government's decision came after a fivemember screening committee, constituted by it, watched the film along with representatives of SC, ST and...
  • Andhra Pradesh likely to clear 'Aarakshan' August 13, 2011

    New Delhi: The Andhra Pradesh government is likely to give a cleanchit to Prakash Jha's 'Aarakshan' and the screening of the film will start from Saturday, said the distributors of the film. "Aarakshan has been appreciated and cleared by APFDC (Andhra Pradesh Film Development Corporation) and is likely to be cleared...
  • Now Showing: Movie reviews and a chat with Saif August 13, 2011

    This week on Now Showing, Rajeev Masand reviews 'Aarakshan' and 'Captain America', and talks to Saif Ali Khan about his movie 'Aarakshan'. ...
  • MPs plan to watch 'Aarakshan' this weekend August 13, 2011

    New Delhi: Despite the ban and the controversies surrounding the movie 'Aarakshan', director Prakash Jha has managed to catch the attention of politicians and many of them are planning to watch Big B in action this weekend. Eminent Lawyer and MP Ram Jethmalani said that he only watches the movies that...
  • How will two months ban help: Big B August 13, 2011

    New Delhi: The governments of three states have banned the screening of the film "Aarakshan" for two months and this has saddened Amitabh Bachchan, who is playing an important role in it. He is wondering how this restriction will solve the problem after two months. "UP (Uttar Pradesh), Punjab and today...
  • Janta Verdict: 'Aarakshan' gets a mixed response August 12, 2011

    Mumbai: The audience unanimously said that the performance by the lead actors is simply fantastic. ...