ANAND L RAI

  • 'Tanu Weds Manu' producer to send legal notice to director Anand L Rai May 22, 2014

    Mumbai: The sequel of 'Tanu Weds Manu' has got embroiled in a legal tangle between director Anand L Rai and producers trio of Vinod Bachchan, Sanjay Singh and Shailesh Singh. Vinod today said he is sending a legal notice to Rai for announcing the sequel to 2011 romantic comedy without his...
  • Imtiaz Ali, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra keen on directing Dhanush August 12, 2013

    Mumbai: Bollywood filmmakers Imtiaz Ali and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra are impressed actor Dhanush, and said they would love to collaborate with him. The 30yearold 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 of 'Maryan'...
  • Waiting for a script as intense as 'Raanjhanaa': Dhanush July 26, 2013

    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...
  • MadhavanKangana to unite again for 'Tanu Weds Manu' sequel July 25, 2013

    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 Uttar...
  • 'Raanjhanaa' banned in Pakistan due to its theme July 4, 2013

    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 of...
  • Never got a role and film like 'Raanjhanaa': Sonam Kapoor July 2, 2013

    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 first...
  • Have to overcompensate for what I did to Sonam Kapoor: Swara Bhaskar June 25, 2013

    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? June 24, 2013

    When Himanshu Sharma wrote the script for 'Raanjhanaa' little did he know that the film's 'notsoreal 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' June 22, 2013

    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 is...
  • 'Raanjhanaa' star Dhanush is an effortless actor: John Mahendran June 21, 2013

    Chennai: Southern writerdirector 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 and...
  • Why 'Raanjhanaa' director prefers to work with southern actors June 21, 2013

    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 characters with...
  • Want to live fairytale romance through my movies: Sonam Kapoor June 20, 2013

    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 28yearold 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 June 20, 2013

    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 depth....
  • I was always the first choice for 'Raanjhanaa': Sonam Kapoor June 19, 2013

    Mumbai: If she played a highonfashion girl in 'Aisha', she even essayed a simple girl in 'Delhi6' 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 don't...
  • Sonam: I can never cry with the help of glycerine June 13, 2013

    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 have...
  • Sonam Kapoor: Direction may happen after ten years June 13, 2013

    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 happen after...
  • Sonam Kapoor and Dhanush talk about 'Raanjhanaa' June 8, 2013

    South actorsinger 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 May 12, 2013

    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 like...
  • Abhay Deol and Sonam Kapoor have kissed and made up May 10, 2013

    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 said...
  • 'Raanjhanaa' director targets 2014 for 'Tanu Weds Manu' sequel May 8, 2013

    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 romanticcomedy for a 2014 release. "The next one will be the sequel (of 'Tanu Weds Manu'), but...
  • I am single, says Sonam Kapoor May 7, 2013

    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 April 23, 2013

    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 Hindi),"...
  • Sonam Kapoor: I am a novice in front of Dhanush April 21, 2013

    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 sevenyearold career in Bollywood. Sonam essays the role of a student from Benaras who comes to Delhi to join...
  • 'Raanjhana' First Look: Sonam, Dhanush celebrate Holi March 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Sonam Kapoor has tweeted the first look of her forthcoming film 'Raanjhana' which stars Dhanush along with her. The film has been directed by Anand L Rai of 'Tanu Weds Manu' fame. ...
  • Raanjhnaa: Sonam, Dhanush shoot for the last schedule January 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Sonam Kapoor has tweeted a photograph of the last schedule of the shooting of her forthcoming film 'Raanjhnaa'. Directed by Anand L Rai, the film stars Sonam Kapoor, Dhanush and Abhay Deol in important roles. ...
  • Family to take care of Dhanush in Varanasi September 23, 2012

    You would have read a couple of days back that Dhanush was shooting for his Hindi flick 'Raanjhana' in Kasi, despite he was suffering from typhoid. Now the latest is that his family members have rushed to be with him and to take care of him. "Dhanush's wife Aishwarya and his...
  • Unwell Dhanush shoots for 'Raanjhana' September 20, 2012

    Despite suffering from typhoid, Dhanush was shooting without taking a break, as the National Award winning actor did not want the schedules of his forthcoming films to be disturbed because of him. The 'Aadukalam' and 'Polladhavan' actor is currently in Kasi, shooting for his Hindi flick 'Raanjhana'. The film is being...
  • Abhay, Sonam patch up and bury the past April 26, 2012

    Mumbai: Abhay Deol and Sonam Kapoor seem to have buried the hatchet and are teaming up once again in Tanu Weds Manu director Anand L Rai's next. Abhay is doing a small but significant role in the film, which marks the Bollywood debut of the South star Rajnikanth's soninlaw and...
  • Hooligans harass Kangana Ranaut in Lucknow October 20, 2009

    Lucknow: Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, who is in Lucknow to shoot for a film, was harassed by a group of hooligans in the Kaiserbagh locality of the city. Kangana is in Lucknow with costars R Madhavan and Jimi Shergil for the past 10 days to shoot for Anand L Rai's Tanu...