Anand L Rai

  • Imtiaz Ali, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra keen on directing Dhanush 12-08-2013 05:39 PM

    Mumbai: Bollywood filmmakers Imtiaz Ali and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra are impressed actor Dhanush, and said they would love to collaborate with him. The 30-year-old actor made a sparkling Bollywood debut with Anand L Rai's 'Raanjhanaa' this year. His Tamil romantic drama 'Maryan' also won him appreciation. After a special screening...
  • Waiting for a script as intense as 'Raanjhanaa': Dhanush 26-07-2013 10:56 AM

    Mumbai: Southern actor Dhanush, who is enjoying the success of his debut Hindi film 'Raanjhanaa', has been receiving lot of acting offers in Bollywood but is waiting for an impressive script. "I am getting offers from Bollywood. I will do whatever suits me. I am waiting for a script that...
  • Madhavan-Kangana to unite again for 'Tanu Weds Manu' sequel 25-07-2013 03:32 PM

    Mumbai: Actors R Madhavan and Kangana Ranaut, the lead pair of 'Tanu Weds Manu', are all set to take the hit romantic comedy ahead in its sequel, to be helmed by Aanand L Rai. The 2011 film was the love story of an NRI and a feisty girl (Kangana) from...
  • 'Raanjhanaa' banned in Pakistan due to its theme 04-07-2013 01:16 PM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Film Censor Board has banned the exhibition of Dhanush and Sonam Kapoor starrer 'Raanjhanaa' because of its alleged 'controversial theme'. The Central Board of Film Censors in Pakistan banned the film shortly before its scheduled release, Chief Executive Officer of IMGC Global Entertainment Amjad Rasheed, the importer...
  • Never got a role and film like 'Raanjhanaa': Sonam Kapoor 02-07-2013 03:51 PM

    Mumbai: Sonam Kapoor, currently basking in the fabulous reviews and box office success of 'Raanjhanaa', is immensely pleased with the outcome of Anand L. Rai's directorial venture that also starred southern star Dhanush. "The thing is, I never got to do a role and film like 'Raanjhanaa'. This is the...
  • Have to overcompensate for what I did to Sonam Kapoor: Swara Bhaskar 25-06-2013 05:19 PM

    New Delhi: It is the ease with which actress Swara Bhaskar spews cuss words at Kundan (Dhanush) and Zoya (Sonam Kapoor) that makes the character of Bindiya in 'Raanjhanaa' so forceful. While many think using explicitly violent and crude words could be the most difficult part of acting to master,...
  • Was 'Raanjhanaa' a caricature of JNU and its student politics? 24-06-2013 01:06 PM

    When Himanshu Sharma wrote the script for 'Raanjhanaa' little did he know that the film's 'not-so-real portrayal' of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), as JNUites term it, would leave many miffed and offended. While there is nothing wrong in taking cinematic liberties, it is a fact that the representation of JNU...
  • Sonam Kapoor's biggest critic turns admirer post 'Raanjhanaa' 22-06-2013 04:20 PM

    Mumbai: Sonam Kapoor perhaps couldn't have asked for more with 'Raanjhanaa'! She says her father, actor Anil Kapoor, who is usually her biggest critic, gave her the biggest compliment for her performance in the romantic saga. "The biggest compliment for me was when my dad saw the film...and usually he...
  • 'Raanjhanaa' star Dhanush is an effortless actor: John Mahendran 21-06-2013 05:15 PM

    Chennai: Southern writer-director John Mahendran, who has written the dialogues in 'Ambikapathy', the Tamil version of Hindi film 'Raanjhanaa', says the movie's leading man Dhanush is effortless in his performance. "He doesn't follow any particular formula to act. He allows himself to sink in to the skin of the character...
  • Why 'Raanjhanaa' director prefers to work with southern actors 21-06-2013 12:11 PM

    Chennai: Bollywood director Anand L. Rai prefers working with southern actors because his scripts demand simple characters and he finds these in them. While he worked with Tamil actor R. Madhavan in 'Tanu Weds Manu', he roped in Dhanush for 'Raanjhanaa'. "I think it's because the scripts I write require...
  • Want to live fairytale romance through my movies: Sonam Kapoor 20-06-2013 04:17 PM

    New Delhi: Love has always been an integral part of her films and Sonam Kapoor says she chooses romantic movies because fairytale love stories don't exist in real life. The 28-year-old star's films - 'Saawariya', 'I Hate Luv Storys', 'Mausam' and upcoming 'Raanjhanaa' - all have love as the common...
  • 'Raanjhanaa' love story has more depth than 'Tanu Weds Manu': director 20-06-2013 11:59 AM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Anand L. Rai, whose latest romantic offering 'Raanjhanaa', says the movie tells a love story which is thicker and deeper than his last directorial 'Tanu Weds Manu'. "There was an urge to tell a love story which is more thicker than 'Tanu Weds Manu'. It has got more...
  • I was always the first choice for 'Raanjhanaa': Sonam Kapoor 19-06-2013 02:12 PM

    Mumbai: If she played a high-on-fashion girl in 'Aisha', she even essayed a simple girl in 'Delhi-6' and 'Mausam'. Actress Sonam Kapoor, who will now be seen in her forthcoming film 'Raanjhanaa', says she considers it a big achievement that she has escaped being typecast in the film industry. "I...
  • Sonam: I can never cry with the help of glycerine 13-06-2013 02:30 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Sonam Kapoor likes to keep it as natural as possible when she is in front of the camera, and says she can't use glycerine to cry for a movie scene. "I go so deep into the character that I make myself unwell. It becomes disturbing at times. I...
  • Sonam Kapoor: Direction may happen after ten years 13-06-2013 09:50 AM

    Mumbai: Actress Sonam Kapoor has expressed her desire to direct films. Before starting her career as an actress, Sonam worked as an assistant director under Sanjay Leela Bhansali for 'Black', which was released in early 2005. "Apart from being an actress, I want to direct films. May be this will...
  • Sonam Kapoor and Dhanush talk about 'Raanjhanaa' 08-06-2013 11:29 AM

    South actor-singer Dhanush, who is paired opposite Sonam Kapoor in 'Raanjhnaa', says the actress never made him feel uncomfortable and was rather easy to impress. ...
  • Actor Harshvardhan claims to be a great Dhanush fan 12-05-2013 01:13 PM

    Chennai: Telugu actor Harshvardhan Rane claims to be Dhanush's biggest fan in the industry and take inspiration from him. "He (Dhanush) is such an inspiring actor and I wish I could be him in my next life. He is one of those actors who is always at ease and doesn't...
  • Abhay Deol and Sonam Kapoor have kissed and made up 10-05-2013 12:14 PM

    Mumbai: Sonam Kapoor and Abhay Deol, who had a falling out during 'Aisha', have sorted out their differences and were cordial to each other on the sets of "Raanjhanaa", says director Anand L. Rai. "They are very friendly. There were no issues at all...not even on a single day," Rai...
  • 'Raanjhanaa' director targets 2014 for 'Tanu Weds Manu' sequel 08-05-2013 11:29 AM

    Mumbai: After 'Raanjhanaa', Anand L. Rai's next film will be the 'Tanu Weds Manu' sequel. Although he isn't sure when it would go on the floors, he has confirmed he will prepare the romantic-comedy for a 2014 release. "The next one will be the sequel (of 'Tanu Weds Manu'), but...
  • I am single, says Sonam Kapoor 07-05-2013 10:03 AM

    Mumbai: Actress Sonam Kapoor says she is currently single and her father Anil Kapoor is the most important man in her life. The actress was linked to her 'I Hate Luv Storys' director Punit Malhotra but they never confirmed it publicly and now there are rumours that they have parted...
  • Dhanush starrer 'Raanjhana' trailer to unveil today 23-04-2013 03:56 PM

    Chennai: Tamil actor Dhanush has decided to speak in Hindi Tuesday because the trailer of his debut Hindi movie 'Raanjhnaa' is set to release online midnight tonight. "And it's a big day. 'Raanjhnaa' trailer releases tonight at 12... Aaj mein Hindi mein baat karunga (Today (Tuesday), I will speak in...
  • Sonam Kapoor: I am a novice in front of Dhanush 21-04-2013 12:15 PM

    New Delhi: Sonam Kapoor, who will be seen sharing the screen space with Tamil star Dhanush in 'Raanjhnaa', says she feels like a newcomer in front of the 'Kolaveri' singer despite her seven-year-old career in Bollywood. Sonam essays the role of a student from Benaras who comes to Delhi to...