Arth

  • Shabana Azmi to head for Florence for a retrospective October 27, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Shabana Azmi is set to head for the prestigious River To River film festival in Florence, starting Nov 22, where best of her works, including Shyam Benegal's 'Ankur', Mahesh Bhatt's 'Arth', Vinay Shukla's 'Godmother' and Deepa Mehta's 'Fire', will be screened. That isn't all. Cristina Scaletti, Tuscany's regional councillor...
  • At 62, Shabana Azmi looks back at life, love, society September 18, 2013

    Mumbai: She has played a multitude of roles on the big screen, but off screen too, veteran actress Shabana Azmi, who turned 62 Wednesday, has performed a variety of roles - a loving wife, a dedicated philanthropist and a woman who inspires others to achieve new heights. In a tete-a-tete, she...
  • Failures made me what I am today: Mahesh Bhatt August 31, 2013

    Mumbai: Acclaimed filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who has seen several ups and downs in his professional and personal life, says he is what he is today due to his failures. In his association of over three decades with the Indian film industry, he has made several films like 'Arth', 'Naam' and 'Zakhm',...
  • Mahesh Bhatt accused of misleading foreign producer over 'Arth' remake July 31, 2013

    Mumbai: The 'Arth' producer Kuljit Pal is up in arms against Mahesh Bhatt for giving his consent to a Pakistani producer for the remake rights of the classic, but Bhatt says he gave no-objection thinking this will be one of the first initiatives to strengthen the India-Pakistan relations. In a Public...
  • The remake of Mahesh Bhatt's 'Arth' to be shot in Pakistan July 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Director Mahesh Bhatt's new discovery, actor Imran Zahid, is set to play the lead role in the filmmaker's new theatrical production based on his 1982 film 'Arth'. "Mahesh Bhatt set to recreate magic of film 'Arth' in a theatrical play. It'll be a big challenge for me to play...
  • Chitrangada: Would love to do a biopic on Smita Patil December 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Actress Chitrangada Singh, who many believe resembles Smita Patil, says it would be an honour to do a biopic on the late actress. "I would love to do a biopic. Biopics are really working very well these days. I would be more than happy to do a biopic," Chitrangada...
  • Has 'Jism 2' redefined sex in Indian films? November 29, 2012

    New Delhi: 'Sex' in India has always been a hush-hush, (dirty, oooooi-maa) word, under wraps, for knowledge and consumption only when the leap towards the orange blossoms has been taken - with different degrees of success. - and blessed legit. This has resulted in disaster and gigantic steps in...
  • I'm part of the consume junk game: Mahesh Bhatt September 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Mahesh Bhatt is among those filmmakers who changed with the changes happening in the Indian socio-political scenario. After directing a number of commercially and critically successful films, he has said no to direction since 1998. These days, he is producing films that touch new sides of human relationships....
  • Investing in newcomers is not a risk: Mahesh Bhatt September 9, 2012

    New Delhi: In his four-decade career, Mahesh Bhatt has never shied away from giving chance to fresh talent in his films - whether it was Anupam Kher in 'Saaransh', Rahul Roy in 'Aashiqui', or Sunny Leone in 'Jism 2'. The filmmaker says he doesn't see any risk in investing in...
  • 'Jism 2' will be my 'Arth', says Pooja Bhatt July 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Actress-turned-director Pooja Bhatt hopes 'Jism 2' would be lucky for her the way 'Arth' was for her father Mahesh Bhatt. "I think and hope that 'Jism 2' will be my 'Arth'. It is a coincidence that I am at the same stage like my father. Even he had four films...
  • Pranab quotes Hamlet during Budget 2012 speech February 14, 2014

    New Delhi: When it comes to quoting from literary masterpieces in budget speeches, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday made a quantum leap to quote the great modern-era playwright Shakespeare, after invoking words of ancient Indian economist Kautilya at least thrice in the past. "I must be cruel only to be...
  • 25 years on, a phenomenon named Smita Patil December 13, 2011

    New Delhi: A radiant smile, intense eyes, sensuous looks and a fearless attitude, actress Smita Patil was undoubtedly a bundle of talent. Filmmakers who got an opportunity to work with her claim that no actress can match her finesse in acting. Actor Raj Babbar's wife and Prateik's mother, Smita passed...