Apoorva Lakhia

  • Prakash Raj set to take Kannada film industry by storm September 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Prakash Raj is the latest actor to open his own production house. The actor is going to make films in several languages including Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. The 48-year-old is said to be shooting a film in Karnataka, in which Sneha, Samyukhtha and Urvashi are acting with him. The...
  • Zanjeer: What's the significance of such a title? September 8, 2013

    New Delhi: When Apoorva Lakhia decided of remaking 1973's classic 'Zanjeer', he must have thought of creating a fitting scenario for the hugely popular story. Unfortunately, when his ideas were transformed on the celluloid, they turned out to be unconvincing, in fact they looked funny. Ram Charan replaced Big B, Priyanka...
  • What makes 'Zanjeer' the worst remake ever? September 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Bollywood directors have found a hit formula in remaking the old classics. From 'Don' to 'Agneepath', the remakes of Amitabh Bachchan's films have worked wonders for the directors as well as the fans in the past. But there are a few films that should be left untouched and...
  • 'Zanjeer' review: The film is a shameless exercise in laziness September 14, 2013

    Cast: Ram Charan, Prakash Raj, Priyanka Chopra, Sanjay Dutt, Atul Kulkarni Director: Apoorva Lakhia Ramgopal Varma Ki Aag, which I consider the worst Hindi movie ever made, now has company in the annals of film history. It's a coincidence that the second worst Hindi film I had the misfortune of watching is...
  • Zanjeer: 15 below-the-belt dialogues from Ram Charan's film September 6, 2013

    New Delhi: With the remake of 1973 cult 'Zanjeer', director Apoorva Lakhia has tried to sell the old wine in a new bottle. Though, the new bottle is not enough impressive like the original. Ram Charan steps into the shoes of Amitabh Bachchan as the angry young man while Priyanka...
  • 'Zanjeer' Tweet Review: First day, first show September 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Forty years ago Prakash Mehra made Amitabh Bachchan an overnight star with his film 'Zanjeer' and gave the then less known actor Amitabh much recognition in Bollywood and amongst the fans. Now, director Apoorva Lakhia seems to be pulling the same strings for Bollywood newcomer Ram Charan who...
  • 'Zanjeer' Redux: Priyanka, Ram Charan, Apoorva talk about the film September 5, 2013

    Directed by Apoorva Lakhia, 'Zanjeer' stars Priyanka Chopra, Ram Charan, and Sanjay Dutt in the lead roles. The film is set to be released on September 6. The team talks to CNN-IBN about the film and more. ...
  • Zanjeer: Are Amitabh's shoes too big for Ram Charan? September 5, 2013

    New Delhi: A remake of the 1973 eponymous film, Apoorva Lakhia's 'Zanjeer' marks the Bollywood debut of popular southern star Ram Charan Teja, who steps into a role originally essayed by megastar Amitabh Bachchan. He shares screen space with Priyanka Chopra, Prakash Raj and Sanjay Dutt. Apoorva Lakhia says his 'Zanjeer'...
  • Sanjay Dutt to feature in 'qawwali' song after 41 years September 2, 2013

    Mumbai: Sanjay Dutt, who starred as a child actor in a 'qawwali' song in 'Reshma aur Shera' four decades age, will now be seen as a 'qawwali' singer in a song from Apoorva Lakhia's remake of 'Zanjeer'. Dutt was seen as a child artiste in a 'qawwali' song in 'Reshma...
  • Priyanka Chopra: I am very private which I think is my right August 27, 2013

    Mumbai: Celebrities are no stranger to controversies, and Priyanka Chopra knows this. Having tasted her share of link-up rumours in the Hindi film industry, the actress admits that controversies do affect her family. The former Miss World, who has been in Bollywood for a decade, has been caught up in several...
  • My father made me sign 'Zanjeer': Ram Charan August 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Telugu actor Ram Charan Teja was apprehensive to star in the remake of 'Zanjeer' but says it was his superstar father Chiranjeevi, who came to his rescue and made him sign the film. 'Zanjeer' is the remake of the hit 1973 Amitabh Bachchan starrer. The film marks the...
  • I get very hurt and affected by controversies: Priyanka Chopra August 27, 2013

    Mumbai: Priyanka Chopra might come across as a bold person on the big screen, but she admits that controversies do affect her family. The former Miss World, who has been in the Hindi film industry for a decade, has been caught in several controversies like a cat-fight with actress Kareena Kapoor...
  • Priyanka Chopra: Not every girl child is as lucky as me August 21, 2013

    New Delhi: From Bareilly to Boston to Bollywood - Priyanka Chopra's success story is testimony to how, if small town girls from middle-class families are given the freedom to choose their life's course, they can do wonders. A positive change in people's attitude towards the girl child is something that...
  • Zanjeer: Why the director preferred to dub in Bangkok? August 10, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Apoorva Lakhia, whose remake of the 1973 film 'Zanjeer' is being readied for release, had to travel this week to Bangkok for Prakash Raj's dubbing. Prakash is busy shooting there for writers-turned-directorial-duo Sajid-Farhad's "It's Entertainment". A source from Bangkok said: "We were surprised to see Apoorva Lakhia at our location....
  • 'Zanjeer' team plans to visit Sanjay Dutt in prison July 22, 2013

    Mumbai: South actor Ram Charan Teja and director Apoorva Lakhia of the new 'Zanjeer' are planning to seek permission to meet Sanjay Dutt in prison. Dutt, who is currently in Yervada jail serving his sentence in connection with the 1993 Mumbai blasts, has played the iconic Sher Khan in the...
  • New 'Zanjeer' is different from the original: Apoorva Lakhia July 6, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Apoorva Lakhia says his new movie 'Zanjeer', a remake of the eponymous 1973 production, is different from the original and has more commercial elements. "I'm very happy with the way the film has shaped up. This project is very close to my heart and it's different from the original....
  • Zanjeer: Can Ram Charan fill the shoes of Amitabh? July 6, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Apoorva Lakhia says his new movie 'Zanjeer', a remake of the eponymous 1973 production, is different from the original and has more commercial elements. "I'm very happy with the way the film has shaped up. This project is very close to my heart and it's different from the original....
  • 'Zanjeer' First Look: Is Ram Charan the new angry young man? July 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The trailer of the much talked-about movie 'Zanjeer' is finally out. The film, which stars Priyanka Chopra, Ram Charan, Sanjay Dutt, Mahie Gill, Prakash Raj, Atul Kulkarni is the remake of 1973 Jaya-Amitabh Bachchan starrer film of the same name. Directed and produced by Apoorva Lakhia, 'Zanjeer' will...
  • Atul Kulkarni's role in 'Zanjeer' remake inspired by J Dey July 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Atul Kulkarni's role in the remake version of 'Zanjeer' is said to be inspired by Mid-Day journalist J Dey. Jyotirmoy Dey, popularly known among friends and acquaintance as J Dey, was a senior investigative journalist, who was shot dead in June 2011. Jigna Vora, working as a reporter...
  • Ram Charan starrrer 'Toofan' is inching its completion May 13, 2013

    Ram Charan is currently shooting for the film titled 'Toofan'. The film will feature Priyanka Chopra as the lady love of Ram Charan in the film. Apoorva Lakhia is the director of the film. The shooting of the film is inching its completion and is currently in its post...
  • 'Zanjeer' remake: Sanjay Dutt to shoot an extra scene May 11, 2013

    Mumbai: Although it may seem to Sanjay Dutt that certain sections of the film industry have turned their backs on him, the fact remains that his friends are staunchly loyal to him. This is proven by the fact the final shots of 'Zanjeer' remake are being changed to accommodate the...
  • Sneak peek: Ramcharan Teja, Priyanka Chopra starrer 'Toofan' March 26, 2013

    The remake of the 1978 classic 'Zanjeer' starring Ram Charan Teja and Priyanka Chopra has been in news thanks to the copy right controversy with its original writers Salem and Javed demanding compensation from the makers of this remake for using their story. ...
  • Chiranjeevi proud of his son doing 'Zanjeer' March 25, 2013

    Hyderabad: Telugu superstar-turned-politician K Chiranjeevi on Monday said he was proud of his actor son Ramcharan Teja for doing a bilingual movie, a re-make of the 1973 Hindi classic 'Zanjeer'. The Union Tourism Minister said his son's achievement has enhanced his pride as a father. He was speaking at a function...
  • Telugu actor Srihari to make Bollywood debut March 6, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Sonu Sood has no regrets that he had to opt out of the 'Zanjeer' remake. He wishes Srihari, who has replaced him in the project, good luck, and is confident the southern actor will look "superb" in the role of Sher Khan. Srihari is a wonderful actor and he...
  • Was hesitant to play a vamp in 'Zanjeer': Mahie Gill February 18, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Mahie Gill, who plays the new-age vamp Mona Darling in the remake of 'Zanjeer', was initially sceptical as she was not confident of pulling off a glamorous role and wearing a bikini. Bindu played the iconic character Mona Darling in the original 1973 film. "It is an iconic...
  • Zanjeer: Priyanka to shoot introductory song with 100 men January 22, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Priyanka Chopra, who is busy working on 'Zanjeer' remake, will be shooting a special introductory song for the film with 100 men. "We will be shooting with Priyanka Chopra for a very special song. It is going to be an unusual song where you will see 100 men...
  • Veteran Bollywood actor Pran is back in hospital December 30, 2012

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Pran, who has been ailing for some time, is back in hospital barely a month after he was discharged in November. Though his family maintains that he is better, friends of the family are not that optimistic about the veteran actor's health any more. "He is getting on....
  • Photo: Sanjay Dutt's new look in 'Zanjeer' remake December 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Sanjay Dutt has opened up to a lot of experimentation with his looks. After sporting a bald look in 'Agneepath', and wearing a turban in 'Son Of Sardaar', the actor will be seen in short hair and a stylish beard for his role as Sher Khan in 'Zanjeer'. He...
  • Doing 'Zanjeer' for Apoorva Lakhia: Pria Puri November 30, 2012

    Candolim: Designer Pria Kaataria Puri, who is making her foray into Bollywood with styling up actresses Priyanka Chopra and Mahie Gill for the remake of 1973 film 'Zanjeer', says she is doing the project just for director Apoorva Lakhia, who is 'a very dear friend'. "I am finally stepping into Bollywood...
  • Don't get typecast, Farhan warns Priyanka November 19, 2012

    Mumbai: Bollywood's desi girl Priyanka Chopra has reached Hyderabad for the shooting of the 'Zanjeer' remake and actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar has warned her against doing too many remakes and getting typecast. "In Hydrabad for 'Zanjeer'. Starting a new film always makes me nervous," Priyanka tweeted. Amit Mehra is producing the film, which...