BALAJI TELEFILMS

  • 'Bade Acche Lagte Hain' to take another seven year leap September 8, 2013

    Mumbai: Popular TV show 'Bade Acche Lagte Hain' will see yet another leap of seven years. The show took a nine-year leap last month and is set for yet another hop in a week's time where Pihu's character will be seen as a grown up matured girl. Currently Aanchal Munjal...
  • Ready to face ridicule for 'Jodha Akbar': Ekta Kapoor June 11, 2013

    Mumbai: Bold and daring Ekta Kapoor, who is ready with her first historical show 'Jodha Akbar', says it is an apt time to tell the story and adds that she is ready to face any kind of criticism for it. She has experimented on the small screen with all kind of...
  • Balaji Telefilms tax case: Company to pay arrears May 3, 2013

    Mumbai: Balaji Telefilms on Friday agreed to pay arrears and a fine for not having paid their taxes, sources said. The Income Tax Department probe had found that the production house had defaulted on taxes up to Rs 30 crore. The IT Department also finished questioning the company's promoters actor Jitendra,...
  • Ekta Kapoor's Balaji Telefilms owes Rs 30 cr to IT dept May 3, 2013

    Mumbai: Film and television producer Ekta Kapoor's production house Balaji Telefilms evaded tax to the tune of Rs 30 crore by inflating bills, said the Income Tax Department sources on Friday. Ekta has, however, now agreed to pay the remaining amount, added the sources. IT officials had conducted raids at...
  • Mumbai: Income Tax raids at Ekta Kapoor's Balaji Telefilms office April 30, 2013

    Mumbai: Income Tax officials are conducting raids at Ekta Kapoor's Balaji Telefilms office in Mumbai. The raids are also being conducted at producer Ekta Kapoor's residence as well as her father Jeetendra and brother Tushaar Kapoor residences. Tax evasion by the production house is the reason suspected behind the search and...
  • Vivek to do dark intense love story with Balaji October 15, 2012

    Mumbai: Actor Vivek Oberoi will be seen in filmmaker Ekta Kapoor's upcoming film, a dark intense love story. "I have signed it actually (with Balaji Telefilms). I don't think they have made an official announcement about it. All I can say is the film is a dark, intense and interesting love story....
  • Ekta Kapoor in India's most powerful women list October 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Wellknown TV show and film producer Ekta Kapoor has made it to the list of 25 Most Powerful Women in India Business. Kapoor, joint managing director of Balaji Telefilms, features in the list compiled by business magazine Business Today for her work in television and films. "I am honoured...
  • When channels refuse break, Ekta's soaps take leaps August 10, 2012

    Mumbai: Film producer and TV czarina Ekta Kapoor says TV channels' refusal to give a few months break to shows forces her to incorporate leaps in her shows. "If channels tell me today that we don't want a leap and we'll give you a threemonth break and you start from where...
  • Neeraj Grover murder: Maria and the real story December 7, 2011

    Meenal Baghel, editor of the Mumbai Mirror, uncovers the true story of the sensational Neeraj Grover murder case in her book 'Death in Mumbai'. The author has been following the trial closely, using exclusive interviews with the police, the friends and families of the victim and the accused, Kannada actress...
  • 'Dirty Picture' Director on Vidya, Naseer December 2, 2011

    'The Dirty Picture' director Milind Luthria talks about his pet project, and on casting Naseeruddin Shah and Vidya Balan in the raunchy roles. ...
  • Friday releases: 'The Dirty Picture', 'Puss in Boots' December 2, 2011

    The much awaited 'Puss in Boots' and Vidya Balan starrer 'The Dirty Picture' hit theatres this Friday. ...
  • AP HC to decide on 'The Dirty Picture' today December 1, 2011

    New Delhi: The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Thursday will give its verdict on the writ petition filed by Silk Smitha's brother against the makers of 'The Dirty Picture'. The film ran into trouble when Silk Smitha's brother Naga Vara Prasad objected to the way she's been portrayed in the film...
  • Smitha's brother drags 'The Dirty Picture' to HC November 16, 2011

    Hyderabad: The makers of Vidya Balan starrer The Dirty Picture have been dragged to the Andhra Pradesh High Court by the brother of south Indian actress Silk Smitha. Smitha's brother Naga Vara Prasad filed a writ petition in the High Court, alleging character assassination of her sister, and saying that the...
  • Ekta Kapoor detained at Mumbai airport August 8, 2011

    Mumbai: TV and film producer Ekta Kapoor was on Sunday night detained at the Mumbai International Airport for alleged duty evasion, customs officials said. Ekta was intercepted by customs personnel when she was passing through the green channel after landing at the airport from Bangkok,...
  • 'Once Upon a Time In Mumbaai' releases July 30 May 31, 2010

    After the success of its previous release, LSD Love Sex Aur Dhokha, Balaji's's latest project, Once Upon a Time In Mumbaai, is set to release on July 30, 2010. Directed by Milan Luthria, the film stars Ajay Devgan, Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut and Prachi Desai. The film looks to be all...
  • Ekta Kapoor ropes in Shobhaa De for film May 25, 2010

    Balajis Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai brings together a dynamic duo one a renowned columnist/author and another, the Czarina of Indian television. For the first time ever Ekta Kapoor and Shobhaa De join forces for Balaji and Milan Luthrias Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai. Seen through the...
  • Forbes India: The twist in Ekta Kapoor's tale February 27, 2010

    There is no teeka on Ekta Kapoors forehead. There are traces of orange where the sacred streak used to be. It is surprising to see the once reigning queen of Indian television without her spiritual trademark. But thats only the superficial part of the transformation she and her company are going...
  • TV producer murder: former defence lawyers to be quizzed October 1, 2009

    Mumbai: Two former defence lawyers in the TV executive Neeraj Grover murder case are likely to be questioned soon in connection with an alleged threat made to a prosecution witness warning her not to depose against the prime accused, police said on Thursday. The Crime branch had arrested two persons Raju...
  • Jeetendra caught in a land row in Mumbai August 19, 2009

    Mumbai: Yesteryears' actor Jeetendra is reportedly caught in a land row. Some builders have allegedly used muscle power to take possession of a piece of land the actor says he purchased on behalf of Balaji Telefilms. "How can they do this to us in a city like Mumbai? We bought...
  • Recession hits Bollywood, evident layoff February 12, 2009

    Mumbai : Released in December 2008 Aamir Khan's Ghajini has become the biggest boxoffice grosser ever. Over 235 crores have been collected from ticket windows worldwide and still running. Shah Rukh Khan starrer Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi also ran to packed houses. "Its not recession, there will be some...
  • Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi comes to a tragic end November 7, 2008

    Mumbai: After eight years of love, tears, passion and schemes; Balaji Telefilms biggest soap opera Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi comes to an end. It has crossed the 1500 episode mark and even though the struggles of fictional Virani family continue, the curtains will come down on Kyunki Saas...
  • Shown the door by Star, Balaji knocks on court's door November 1, 2008

    Mumbai: After receiving a onemonth termination notice from Star TV, Balaji Telefilms producer of the TV serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi has filed an application in the Bombay High Court seeking a stay on the notice. But the vacation bench of the High Court has refused to...
  • Soap bubble bursts, Kyunki to go off air | The tele bahu saga October 20, 2008

    New Delhi: After Balaji Telefilms popular soap Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki, it is now time for Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhie Bahu Thi to go off air. One of the longest running soap in Indian television's history, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhie Bahu Thi has been running for the last eight years....
  • It's curtains for Balaji's flagship show Kahani... October 10, 2008

    Mumbai: After eight long years and over five generations, it's curtains for one of Balaji Telefilms flagship shows on Star Plus. Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki, which started airing in the year 2000, made characters like Parvati and Om popular household names and it was an emotional moment on the last...
  • Ekta Kapoor's Mahabharat to air in Britain September 20, 2008

    New Delhi: Television tsarina Ekta Kapoor's epic Kahaani Humaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki, which currently airs on entertainment channel 9X, will now be available for viewers in Britain too. The telecast of this modern version of the Hindu epic will begin on Monday on channel 9X, which is available in Britain on the...
  • Blockbuster: Numerology is a superhit in Bollywood August 6, 2008

    New Delhi: An extra 'k' here, an extra 'z' there. This is how many Bollywood titles now read. From films like Heyy Babyy to the upcoming Singh is Kinng, using additional letters in the title of a film has become a routine, thanks to increasing influence of numerology. It began as...
  • Govt slams Balaji Telefilms for Arushi case adaptation June 10, 2008

    New Delhi: A teaser of the popular soap opera, Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki is probably what prompted Arushi's mother, Dr Nupur Talwar to approach the National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights. Arushi's mother has appealed to Women & Child Development Minister, Renuka Chaudhary to ban any movies or...
  • Balaji not to stop telecasting Aarushiinspired soap June 10, 2008

    New Delhi: Balaji Telefilms has said it will not step back from depicting an "inspired" version of the Aarushi Talwar murder case on their daily soap Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki. "Neither has Balaji nor has Star Plus received any notice to stop the track. And no we are not changing it,"...
  • Don't make tele serial on Arushi, Talwars appeal June 9, 2008

    New Delhi: The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has issued a notice to Balaji Telefilms asking them not to make any adaptation of the Arushi Talwar murder case. The murdered teenager's mother Nupur Talwar had earlier written to Union Minister Renuka Chaudhury, seeking a ban on filmmakers from...
  • Kyunki... Smriti Irani is back April 3, 2008

    Mumbai: Smriti Irani is all set to make a comeback in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi after having resolved issues with the producers Balaji Telefilms Ltd. The actor along with Ekta Kappor and creative head Nivedita Basu conformed her comeback on the show. Smriti Irani left the show after...