Anees Bazmee

  • Anees Bazmee: Gaurang and I have met over 'Aankhen 2', we'll finalise the details June 16, 2014

    Mumbai: 12 years after Vipul Shah's directorial debut "Aankhen", about a bunch of blind men undertaking a dare devilish bank heist, the film's producer Gaurang Doshi is all set to roll with the sequel. And this time Anees Bazmee will helm the project. Doshi reportedly had a fallout with Shah...
  • Anees Bazmee avoids Box Office clash with 'P.K'; to release 'Welcome Back' on a different date June 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Anees Bazmee's 'Welcome Back', which is scheduled for a release Dec 19, will no longer be released that Friday now that Rajkumar Hirani's Aamir Khanstarrer 'P.K.' is releasing on the same date. Bazmee is not interested in creating an unnecessary and unhealthy competition. "My producer Feroz Nadiadwala wants us to stick...
  • Anil Kapoor tempted to focus on '24' season 2; Rishi Kapoor and Jeetendra likely to join the cast March 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Anil Kapoor has several film offers coming his way but is tempted to set the ball rolling for the second season of his game-changing TV series '24'. Confirming his full-throttle plans for the show's season two, Kapoor said: "My entire team is into pre-production. Only my own dates need to...
  • I'm re-writing 'No Entry' script for Bipasha Basu: Anees Bazmee March 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Director Anees Bazmee is re-writing the script of a sequel to his 2005 hit comedy 'No Entry' to fit in actress friend Bipasha Basu. Currently, Anees is working on 'Welcome Back' but he is rewriting certain portions to the script of 'No Entry Mein Entry'. "Bipasha's role ended in...
  • I'm not working with Rekha, says Amitabh Bachchan December 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has rubbished reports suggesting that he is in talks to star opposite veteran actress Rekha in a YRF film. According to reports, Aditya Chopra was said to bring Rekha and Bachchan onscreen together again. The two last worked in 1981 hit 'Silsila'. "I am not doing...
  • Telugu actor Brahmanandam to star in 'Welcome Back' November 8, 2013

    Chennai: Fourteen years after he played a cameo in Amitabh Bachchanstarrer 'Suryavansham', ace Telugu actorcomedian Brahmanandam will be seen in upcoming Hindi comedy 'Welcome Back', a sequel to the 2007 hit 'Welcome'. "I signed the film after the director (Anees Bazmee) had approached me with an interesting role. I play a...
  • John Abraham shoots Rs 3 crore song for 'Welcome Back' October 5, 2013

    Mumbai: John Abraham's entry in Anees Bazmee's 'Welcome Back' will not be an ordinary one. The director has spent Rs.3 crore on a song that will introduce the actor in the comedy. It has been shot in a popular suburban studio here. "Anees bhai wanted to do something special with the song....
  • Big B, Rekha may work together in 'Welcome Back' September 1, 2013

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and actress Rekha are likely to come together for Anees Bazmee's upcoming comedy film 'Welcome Back'. Producer Firoz Nadiadwala and director Anees Bazmee are reportedly in talks with Bachchan and Rekha for the sequel of their 2007 hit 'Welcome'. Big B has already been approached to play the...
  • Paresh Rawal is a world-class actor: Anil Kapoor August 27, 2013

    Mumbai: Anil Kapoor, who is working with Paresh Rawal again in 'Welcome Back,' a sequel to the 2007 hit 'Welcome', regards him as a world-class actor. "I was working internationally and they were saying 'Anil you are doing very well and I like the way you work.' I said, 'I am...
  • John won't step into Akshay's role in 'Welcome Back': Anees Bazmee August 27, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor John Abraham, who is stepping into the shoes of Akshay Kumar, for the sequel of 'Welcome' says that the 'Khiladi' was happy that he is taking the franchise forward. The makers of 'Welcome Back' have cast John Abraham and Shruti Hassan as the new additions while Nana Patekar...
  • Big B to play Feroz Khan's role in 'Welcome Back'? August 27, 2013

    Mumbai: The makers of 'Welcome Back' have approached megastar Amitabh Bachchan to take ahead the role essayed by late Bollywood actor Feroz Khan, in the 2007 hit comedy. The veteran had played a powerful underworld don named RDX in the entertainer starring Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif. "We have not locked Mr...
  • Never wanted to sign Sunny Leone for 'Welcome' sequel: Anees Bazmee May 27, 2013

    Mumbai: Director Anees Bazmee says he was not keen to rope in Sunny Leone in his film because he doesn't want to be "accused of anything risque". The Canadian adult film star Sunny embarked on Bollywood journey with 'Jism 2' and she also did item number in 'Shootout At Wadala'. Before...
  • Govinda may do a cameo in 'Aankhen' sequel: Nihalani February 3, 2013

    Mumbai: 'Aankhen' was one of Govinda's biggest hits. After two decades, producer Pahlaj Nihalani is coming out with a sequel to the super hit comedy and says that the Bollywood funny man may do a cameo in it. To be directed by Anees Bazmee, the sequel is tentatively titled 'Aankhen...
  • Boney Kapoor to produce 'No Entry' remake in Bengali January 14, 2013

    Kolkata: Bollywood producer Boney Kapoor will debut in the Bengali film industry by producing the remake of his own 2005 superhit Hindi comedy 'No Entry'. "Jeet, Sahara and I will be soon doing a film and that will be No Entry," Kapoor said at the music launch of Bengali film...
  • No Entry Mein Entry: Bazmee awaits Salman's dates November 13, 2012

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Anees Bazmee, who is gearing up for the sequel to 'No Entry', says he is waiting to get actor Salman Khan's date for the movie, which is likely to go on floors in 2013. "'No Entry Mein Entry' is my priority right now. I am waiting to get...
  • No Entry Mein Entry: Salman, Anil, Fardeen return November 7, 2012

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Anees Bazmee, currently busy with 'No Entry' sequel, plans to unite with Sohail Khan for a southern remake. "I was in Cochin and I just had a causal chat with Sohail Khan. If things fall in place, then we both will collaborate and make a film together. But...
  • Black money sting: Payal Rohatgi gives bizarre defence July 12, 2012

    The actor Payal Rohatgi has come up with a similar line of defence as others. She claims that she and her partner asked for cash only to tick off a persistent reporter. ...
  • Lokpal would have curbed black money in Bollywood: Kejriwal July 11, 2012

    Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal further accused politicians and bureaucrats of being in collusion with Bollywood. ...
  • UPA serious about curbing black money: Veerappa Moily July 11, 2012

    After a CobrapostIBN Network sting showed prominent filmmakers discussing black money in Bollywood, Corporate Affairs Minister Veerappa Moily reiterated that the government was serious about curbing the menace of black money. ...
  • Need to stem black money in Bollywood: Govt July 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Politicians cutting across party lines on Wednesday welcomed the CobrapostIBN Network expose on the use of black money in Bollywood saying one needed to look at the issue seriously. Congress leader and Corporate Affairs Minister Veerappa Moily said, "We are aware of the black money problem in film...
  • Black money in Bollywood: Swamy demands SC probe July 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Expressing satisfaction with the CobrapostIBN Network expose that revealed how black money was being used in Bollywood, Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy said that a comprehensive enquiry must be set up under a sitting judge of the Supreme Court to probe the use of black money in public...
  • Bollywood: Dirtywood or Blackwood, asks Kiran Bedi July 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Team Anna member and anticorruption crusader Kiran Bedi on Wednesday tweeted her reaction to the CobrapostIBN Network expose on the use of black money in Bollywood. She said, "Is Bollywood, Dirtywood or Blackwood? Was that the main reason this 'Wood' did not come out in support of Anna's movement...
  • Black money sting: Bollywood expresses shock July 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Popular filmmakers Anubhav Sinha, Anees Bazmee and Vashu Bhagnani were caught on tape discussing the use of black money in the industry in a CobrapostIBN Network Expose. While most of the filmmakers denied their on camera claims, industry veterans expressed shock on seeing known filmmakers openly talking about...
  • Don't regret anything: Harman Baweja July 8, 2011

    Mumbai: Threefilmsold Harman Baweja hasn't had a dream run at the box office but the actor doesn't regret anything and is looking forward to his forthcoming movie It's My Life. "I don't regret anything. Each and every thing you do is a process. You have to take decisions. When I decided...
  • Masand: 'Ready' is an agonisingly boring film June 10, 2011

    Cast: Salman Khan, Asin, Paresh Rawal, Arya Babbar, Mahesh Manjrekar Director: Anees Bazmee Earlier this week while interviewing Asin, I joked to her that it was probably futile on my part to ask about her role in 'Ready'. She said she was relieved I wasn't taking the film too seriously: "It's an...
  • Pritam ripped off my song: Anu Malik April 26, 2011

    Mumbai: Music composer Anu Malik alleges that Pritam Chakraborty has lifted the entire tune of his "Mohabaat naam hai kiska" from Ajnabee and used it in the song "Character dhila hai". The song features in director Anees Bazmee forthcoming movie Ready and is picturised on Salman Khan and Zarine Khan. "The full...
  • Salman starrer 'Ready' to release in June April 16, 2011

    After blockbuster 'Dabangg' Salman Khan is back with his next movie, 'Ready.' This Anees Bazmee potboiler also stars Asin and is scheduled to release in June. Here's a first look at 'Ready'. ...
  • Masand:'Thank You' is an awful film April 16, 2011

    Cast: Akshay Kumar, Irrfan Khan, Bobby Deol, Suniel Shetty, Sonam Kapoor, Rimmi Sen, Celina Jaitley Director: Anees Bazmee There's no polite way to say this director Anees Bazmee's 'Thank You' is an awful, awful film. Five writers are credited with having worked on the script, and yet all they could...
  • Court restricts cable from showing 'Thank You' April 7, 2011

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Thursday restrained cable operators nationwide from distributing, telecasting and broadcasting the forthcoming release "Thank You" and/or otherwise infringing the copyright, production house UTV said in a statement. Those thinking of enjoying on their home TV sets the Akshay Kumar starrer through cable network will have...