Anu Malik

  • Competition with new talent is fierce: Anu Malik May 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Veteran music composer-singer Anu Malik says he has started working with new talent in Bollywood and finds the competition very fierce. Malik made his debut as a music composer in 1977. He composed for films like 'Sohni Mahiwal', 'Mard', 'Ganga Jamuna Saraswathi' and others. He got recognition but the era...
  • Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar judges a special episode of 'Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega' April 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar Monday shot here for a celebrity special episode of Indian talent reality show 'Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega' with Bollywood celebrities Farah Khan and Anu Malik. He was "amazed" at the talent. "I was very excited and was looking forward to the special episode. I...
  • What flag hoisting means to Bollywood celebrities January 25, 2014

    Mumbai: As India prepares to celebrates its 65th Republic Day on Sunday, Bollywood veterans like Ramesh Sippy and Subhash Ghai recall what hoisting the national flag means to them: Ramesh Sippy (Filmmaker): When the flag is hoisted, we feel that we are Indians. That flag reminds us that because of it,...
  • Nobody can take Manna Dey's place: Usha Uthup October 24, 2013

    Mumbai: Singers like Usha Uthup and Kumar Sanu have condoled Manna Dey's death and say nobody can take his place and that the legend will live with them forever through music. Dey was admitted to a hospital in Bangalore following a respiratory ailment and renal failure. He was on ventilator support...
  • 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....
  • Anu Malik: JP Dutta has asked me to compose music for 'Border 2' August 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Remember hit songs 'Sandeshe aate hain' and 'Hume jabse mohabbat'? The chartbusters of 1997 from blockbuster war movie 'Border' were composed by Anu Malik, who will now score music for 'Border 2'. JP Dutta, who had directed the first film, will go behind the camera for the second movie too. "JP...
  • 'Shootout At Wadala' Music Review: Songs are in sync with the theme April 21, 2013

    Music Directors: Anu Malik, Anand Raj Anand, Meet Brothers, and Mustafa Zahid Singers: Sunidhi Chauhan, Mustafa Zahid, Meet Brothers Anjjan, Mika Singh, Adnan Sami, Sudesh Bhosle and Shaan Rating: 3 out of 5 Although director Sanjay Gupta's movie 'Shootout At Wadala' is real life crime story, but he has packed in...
  • Holi Playlist: Songs that cherished the festival March 27, 2013

    New Delhi: The festival of Holi has always been an integral part of Bollywood films as the filmmakers find it a perfect fit in the traditional style of storytelling. Sometimes, the writers have used Holi as a budding ground of romance and sometimes it is used as a battleground. In 'Sholay',...
  • Priyanka didn't want vulgarity in 'Babli': Anu Malik March 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Music director Anu Malik, who gave the music for Priyanka Chopra's first item number 'Babli Badmaash' in 'Shootout in Wadala', says the actress did not want vulgar words or skin show in the song. "I believe they made a lot of songs that didn't click with Priyanka. Those songs...
  • Snapshot: Anu Malik's daughter Anmol is all grown up! March 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Anu Malik was spotted with his daughter Anmol at the recently held MTV Video Music Awards. Anmol, who started singing at the age of seven, has lent her voice to songs like 'Talli' from 'Ugly Aur Pagli' and 'Suno Suno' from 'Gali Gali Chor Hai'. ...
  • Tweets: 'Indian Idol 6', Episode 2, auditions June 2, 2012

    New Delhi: As evident from the promos, the sixth season of popular singing reality show "Indian Idol" will not only strike an emotional chord but also promises to shock the viewers by showcasing the amazing talent that breeds in the country. While the show will see Anu Malik, Salim Merchant and...
  • Tweets: 'Indian Idol' is back with a bang June 1, 2012

    New Delhi: India's one of the most popular singing reality show 'Indian Idol' is back with its sixth season. As evident from the promos, 'Indian Idol 6' aims at striking an emotional connect with the audiences. Anu Malik, Salim Merchant, Sunidhi Chauhan and Asha Bhosle will be judging the 'Indian...
  • Budding singers can't match the legends: Anu Malik May 31, 2012

    Mumbai: Even as there are a number of budding artistes, there is no match for veteran singers like Lata Mangeshkar or Mohammed Rafi, noted musician Anu Malik has said. "There can never be another Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar and Mohammed Rafi...they are in different league. No one can be...
  • 'Indian Idol' promises to shock with great talent May 30, 2012

    Mumbai: As evident from the promos, the sixth season of popular singing reality show 'Indian Idol' will not only strike an emotional chord but also promises to shock the viewers by showcasing the amazing talent that breeds in the country. While the show will see Anu Malik, Salim Merchant and Sunidhi...
  • Indian Idol 6: Asha Bhosle joins the judge's panel May 30, 2012

    Mumbai: Singing legend Asha Bhosle is set to join Anu Malik, Sunidhi Chauhan and Salim Merchant as the fourth judge on the sixth season of popular singing reality show 'Indian Idol'. "The first thing I will ever look for in any contestant is their sur. My focus will be on sur...
  • Indian cinema@100: Celebs applaud its achievements May 2, 2012

    Mumbai: The Indian film industry will celebrate 100 years of its existence in 2013. Celebrities are excited and say that the progress and growth of the cinema in the last 10 decades have been outstanding. On May 3 1913, India's first full-length feature film 'Raja Harishchandra' was first shown in public....
  • Celebs excited about Indian cinema's 100th year May 2, 2012

    Mumbai: The Indian film industry will celebrate 100 years of its existence in 2013. Celebrities are excited and say that the progress and growth of the cinema in the last 10 decades have been outstanding. On May 3 1913, India's first full-length feature film 'Raja Harishchandra' was first shown in public....
  • Soosan Khanoom: Is 'Pyaar Ki Pungi' a copy? March 19, 2012

    New Delhi: While ‘Agent Vinod’s song ‘Pyaar Ki Pungi’ rides high on the popularity wave – the hype around the film is just getting escalated. As the news goes – the music director and the distributors are now facing a copyright violation for the song from an Iranian band. The...
  • Not taking credit away from Dhanush: Anu Malik December 17, 2011

    New Delhi: The prominent social networking sites are abuzz with the rumour that music composer Anu Malik has called the song 'Kolaveri Di' a copy of his 2003 song 'Shehar Ka Jadu Re' from the film 'Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost'. Apparently, Malik has said this on a radio programme....
  • Stars shine at Global Indian Music Awards September 23, 2011

    Stars like Shah Rukh Khan and big names from the music industry like Sonu Nigam and Shaan were present at the Global Indian Music Awards. ...
  • Legendary Lata not ready to call it quits June 5, 2011

    Mumbai: She is 81 and scoffs at any talk of retirement. After working for seven decades, recording songs for over 1,000 movies and singing in more than 36 regional Indian languages, Lata Mangeshkar, known as the Nightingale of India, is still raring to go. Lata's passion for music became evident recently...
  • 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...
  • It's time to party, says Indian music industry April 3, 2011

    Mumbai: Anu Malik is going to frame his ticket for the World Cup final, singer Mansi Scott hit the road screaming with joy, Vishal Dadlani is allowing free downloads of his new album - Bollywood's composers and singers are still in celebratory mode at India's euphoric win. Here is what some...
  • My song brought Kajol-Ajay together: Anu Malik December 21, 2010

    Mumbai: Bollywood music director Anu Malik feels a strong bond with stars Kajol and Ajay Devgn, so much so that he believes his songs might be the reason the couple fell in love. "I don't know whether I'm Kajol's lucky mascot or she is mine but we have had some great...
  • 'My next dream is to sing for B'wood, Rahman' August 16, 2010

    New Delhi: For Hyderabad boy Sreeram Chandra, this Independence Day couldn’t have been more special. He realised his dream of winning music reality show Indian Idol 5, and can't wait now for his next dream -- of singing for Bollywood and Oscar-winning music composer A.R. Rahman -- to come true. "My...
  • Amitabh Bachchan loves Indian Idol 5 April 29, 2010

    Indian Idol, India’s foremost and the biggest search for the singing sensation finds its admirer in none other than India’s biggest superstar of all times, Amitabh Bachchan. Big B recently wrote on his blog about his first impressions on the inaugural episode of Indian Idol 5, the excerpts of...
  • Indian Idol 5 first episode April 27, 2010

    They came, they saw and they conquered… after creating ripples in the Indian television industry with its successful run of four seasons..The first episode of Indian Idol 5 hits the tube on Monday, April 26, 2010 at 9.00 pm IST exclusively on Sony Entertainment Television. The fifth season of this iconic...