ANURAG BASU

  • Anurag Basu to make TV series 'Chokher Bali' based on Tagore's novel, actress Radhika Apte to play the title role November 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Anurag Basu is set to recreate the magic of the film 'Chokher Bali', but on TV. The director has signed actress Radhika Apte for the series. The show will go on air on new channel Epic. Radhika will be seen playing the role of Binodini, which was played by Aishwarya...
  • Ranbir Kapoor's 'Barfi!' to be screened in Serbia August 24, 2014

    After winning hearts at home and several international film festivals, romantic comedy Barfi starring Ranbir Kapoor is now all set to delight audiences in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. The Indian Embassy in Belgrade in collaboration with Filmstreet is screening the 2012 film on Sunday evening in Belgrade. The open screening...
  • 'Barfi!' director Anurag Basu warns against fake Facebook account August 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The news that Anurag Basu has signed Ranbir Kapoor for his next film to begin in 2015, spread like wildfire via Facebook. But the filmmaker has reached out to his fans on Twitter to deny the news saying it's a fake account. "There is news article abt me signing RK...
  • Anurag Basu: I started out as a background dancer August 8, 2014

    Mumbai: 'Barfi!' director Anurag Basu has revealed that he started his career in showbiz as a backup dancer. The filmmaker, who aimed to become an engineer initially but left college in the middle to pursue his dream in films, said he opted for the background dancer because the profession paid...
  • Ranbir and I are certainly doing it: Anurag Basu on directing Kishore Kumar biopic July 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Anurag Basu, whose last film, the highly acclaimed and successful "Barfi!" came two years ago, won't have any release this year. His "Jagga Jasoos" is being shot at a slackened pace, while his other projects are on hold till this one project finishes. Said Basu: "'Jagga Jasoos' was planned as...
  • e Lounge: Katrina talks about the detective story of 'Jagga Jasoos' February 5, 2014

    Katrina Kaif whose films have been getting delayed one after the other, is making use of her time with brand endorsements. In an interview to CNNIBN, the actress said, "The most important thing about the film is the director's approach, there is no director like Anurag Basu, his vision and...
  • Ranbir Kapoor's 'Jagga Jasoos' to be released after IPL next year January 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Ranbir Kapoor starrer 'Jagga Jasoos' is set to release in May next year after IPL. "Disney's Jagga Jasoos, directed by Anurag Basu, starring Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif and Govinda, will release on May 29, 2015, the first Friday after the end of the IPL season next year," a...
  • Ranbir Kapoor excited to work with Govinda in 'Jagga Jasoos' October 28, 2013

    Mumbai: 'Jagga Jasoos' will bring together 1990s hit star Govinda, known for his dance and comic timing, and current heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor together on the screen as fatherson and Ranbir is quite excited to see 'Hero No. 1' as his onscreen dad. Ranbir said: "I am very excited about the film...
  • I make films for Indian audiences, not Oscars: Mahesh Bhatt October 17, 2013

    Kolkata: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt doesn't digress but drives the point straight home when quizzed about the Indian film industry not churning out Oscarworthy movies. The noted directorwriterproducer flatly says such awards are nothing more than marketing tools that fetch money. For Bhatt prefers to make films for India's cinemagoers and not...
  • Kangana Ranaut: I share a strong connection with Bengal October 8, 2013

    Kolkata: Fasting for Navratri, actress Kangana Ranaut on Monday asserted that as a woman she connects with goddess Durga. And the relationship only deepens through her profession which sees her in a variety of roles. "When you play a character...being a woman... you have to understand the nine forms (of the...
  • Kishore Kumar biopic will take time: Ranbir Kapoor October 2, 2013

    Kolkata: Actor Ranbir Kapoor, who is set to play legendary singer Kishore Kumar in a biopic directed by Anurag Basu, Tuesday confirmed that the project will be delayed due to script issues. Ranbir will work with Kashyap in his next venture 'Jagga Jasoos', following which the duo will resume work on...
  • Ranbir plans TV show, comic book on 'Jagga Jasoos' September 20, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Ranbir Kapoor plans to make his maiden co-production venture 'Jagga Jasoos' into a big franchise with a series of films, a show on television and comic books. Despite having a banner like RK Films, Ranbir is co-producing film 'Jagga Jasoos' jointly with Anurag Basu and has floated a...
  • Ranbir bags best actor, 'Barfi!' best film at SAIFTA September 7, 2013

    Durban: After triumphing on home turf, Anurag Basu's 'Barfi!' made it big in foreign shores by winning the best film award at the first edition of the South Africa India Film and Television Awards (SAIFTA), while Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra won the best actors awards for their performance in...
  • Bollybuzz: Are Salman, Katrina set to pair up? August 21, 2013

    Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif are set to shake a leg once again, and this time for a special number in Atul Agnihotri's next . The stars were last seen together in 'Ek Tha Tiger' that swept the Box office last Eid. Meanwhile, Salman Khan seems to be all set...
  • 'Barfi!' bags multiple awards at IIFA July 7, 2013

    Bollywood director Anurag Basu's "Barfi!" won multiple awards at the 14th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards this year. The Ranbir KapoorPriyanka Chopra starrer bagged awards for the best film, best director and the best performance in leading role (male) for its hero. Ranbir, whose performance in the film has been...
  • IIFA 2013: Bollywood vamps, villains come alive in Macau July 6, 2013

    Macau: Varied looks inspired by Bollywood's villains and vamps over 100 years of Indian cinema came alive at Grey Goose IIFA Rocks, a fashion show on the eve of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards. The IIFA Rocks fashion show, presented by designer duo Shantanu and Nikhil, was held Friday...
  • Was unsure about casting Priyanka in 'Barfi!' initially: Anurag Basu July 6, 2013

    Macau: Anurag Basu, whose 'Barfi!' did exceedingly well at the box office, says he was initially confused about his lead actress for the film. While Ranbir Kapoor played the title role, Priyanka Chopra was seen as autistic Jhilmil Chatterjee and her performance won her many awards. Illeana D'Cruz also featured in...
  • Anurag Basu: Everyone wants to work with Ranbir Kapoor July 5, 2013

    Macau: Bollywood director Anurag Basu, who teams up with Ranbir Kapoor for 'Jagga Jasoos' again after 'Barfi!', will also be coproducing the film with the star and said their "business partnership" will bring "new dynamics" to their equation. "The status is that the script is ready. There will be new dynamics...
  • Ranbir joins hands with Anurag Basu and Disney for 'Jagga Jasoos' June 17, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Ranbir Kapoor has been signed by Disney for 'Jagga Jasoos' franchise and the film's shooting will commence in September next year. Franchise 'Jagga Jasoos' will be coproduced by Picture Shuru Ranbir and Anurag Basu's new production company. As the shooting is scheduled for next year, till then Anurag, Ranbir...
  • Jagga Jasoos: Ranbir Kapoor turns detective May 31, 2013

    Mumbai: After mesmerising audiences with his performance as mute Barfi in Anurag Basu's film with the same name, the actor is all set to play a detective in the director's next 'Jagga Jasoos'. The 30yearold, who was present at the special screening of his film 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' here Thursday,...
  • After Sujoy Ghosh, Anurag Basu to act in a Bengali film? May 30, 2013

    Mumbai: Director Anurag Basu is likely to act in his assistant Abhijeet Das's debut Bengali film. Basu, who has directed films like 'Murder', Gangster', 'Kites', 'Life In A Metro' and 'Barfi', played the role of a doctor in filmmaker Onir's movie 'I Am'. If all goes well, he might be in...
  • Couldn't sleep after winning 'India's best dramebaaz': Aditya Singhal May 27, 2013

    New Delhi: The 13yearold Pune boy emerged as the biggest dramebaaz in the entire country. Aditya Singhal says he couldn't sleep after winning the Golden Keeda trophy on 'India's Best Dramebaaz' (IBD). Aditya, a student of Bishop's Coed School in Pune, is a class VIII student and was the eldest among...
  • India's Best Dramebaaz: Aditya Singhal wins the talent reality show May 26, 2013

    Mumbai: He was called "the silent one" on 'India's Best Dramebaaz' (IBD), and 13yearold Aditya Singhal's sheer talent helped him win the reality show meant for children in the age group of five to 15 years. The youngster, who was the eldest among the finalists, was thrilled about his victory. The show,...
  • 'Barfi!' was easier for me than 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani': Ranbir May 24, 2013

    Kolkata: Grateful at having worked with "interesting filmmakers" since his 2007 debut, actor Ranbir Kapoor Thursday confessed that playing himself in his forthcoming release 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' (YJHD) is "harder" than enacting characters in his previous films. "I am grateful that I got to work with such good directors. I...
  • 'Barfi' leads IIFA Technical Awards May 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Ranbir KapoorPriyanka Chopra starrer 'Barfi' bagged nine awards in the technical category at the 14th annual IIFA Awards. The Anurag Basu directed movie took home nine awards out of 14 for Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, Best Production Design, Best Sound Design, Best Song Recording, Best Sound Mixing, Best...
  • Television is much more difficult than making films: Anurag Basu May 6, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Anurag Basu, who started his direction career with 1996 hit daily soap 'Tara', says films should not be considered superior to television and adds that filmmaking is easier. He also directed TV shows 'Star Bestsellers' and 'Koshish... Ek Aashaa' before making his big screen debut with 2003 movie 'Saaya'...
  • Anurag Basu's 'Barfi!' leads IIFA 2013 nominations April 22, 2013

    Anurag Basu's critically acclaimed and commercially successful movie 'Barfi!' leads the nominations for the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards 2013. Movies like 'Vicky Donor', 'Gangs Of Wasseypur' and 'Agneepath' have scored major nominations too. The IIFA Voting Weekend was held in March, and the resultant nominations list reflects the diverse...
  • Anurag Basu's 'Barfi!' wins top honours at TOIFA April 7, 2013

    Vancouver: The story of a deaf and mute boy, 'Barfi!' turned out to be the top winner at the maiden edition of the Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA) cornering the best film, best director, best actor and best actress trophies. At a glittering awards function Saturday, Anurag Basu picked up...
  • Playback singing will happen after my album: Priyanka April 7, 2013

    Vancouver: After making her mark as a singer internationally, Priyanka Chopra is looking forward to lend her voice to Bollywood songs but says that will happen only after the release of her debut album. After 'In My City', Priyanka recorded her second single 'Exotic' with rapper Pitbull, which she...
  • I hope Priyanka Chopra wins at TOIFA: Anurag Basu April 6, 2013

    Vancouver: Filmmaker Anurag Basu, who is reteaming with Ranbir Kapoor for a biopic on Kishore Kumar, believes that the young star is the perfect choice to bring alive the versatility of the legendary singeractor onscreen. Ranbir and Basu earlier worked together on the hit film 'Barfi'. The 30yearold 'Wake Up...