Basanti

  • Aamir Khan, Pappu Yadav to help Mountain Man Dasrath Manjhi's family 03-03-2014 06:26 PM

    Days of abject poverty for Bhagirath Manjhi and Basanti Devi, son and daughter-in-law of a man who single-handedly carved out a road by cutting through a hill in Bihar, are likely to end soon. Bollywood actor Aamir Khan and Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav, former MP who was last year...
  • I'm too expensive for Bollywood playback singing: Daler Mehndi 27-02-2014 05:26 PM

    New Delhi: Bhangra King Daler Mehndi says he is too expensive for playback singing in Bollywood as he will never sing for free. "I want Rs 5 lakh, a business class ticket and lots of other things. Other singers do it for free. I cannot do that. I work hard...
  • What caused the death of long lasting patriotic Bollywood songs 26-01-2014 03:59 PM

    New Delhi: Timeless Bollywood songs like 'Mera Rang De Basanti Chola', 'Ae Mere Watan Ke Logon', 'Mere Desh Ki Dharti' and 'Kar Chale Hum Fidaa Jaan-O-Tan Saathiyon' have still not found their parallel in the 100 years of cinema. We automatically think Manoj Kumar or Bajraj Sahni when it comes...
  • Basanti's jungle scene in 'Sholay' hard to convert to 3D: Ketan Mehta 02-01-2014 03:29 PM

    Mumbai: The conversion of 1975 film 'Sholay' into 3D was not an easy task and some of the scenes posed problems. One such was when veteran actress Hema Malini, who plays the role of Basanti, is seen in a jungle. The conversion has been done by filmmaker Keten Mehta's Maya...
  • Working on 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' was like going to school: Mehra 23-10-2013 02:22 PM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, known for his directorials like 'Rang De Basanti' and 'Delhi 6', confesses that his last release 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' was one of the most challenging films that he had ever attempted. For him, it was like going to school every morning. 'Bhaag Milkha...' was a...
  • Just a good script is not enough, says R Madhavan 26-09-2013 09:28 AM

    New Delhi: The script is not the only thing that R Madhavan looks at while deciding a film. The producer and cast are equally important for him. "I used to only look at the script. Now, I look at the set up, producer and rest of the team," Madhavan told...
  • 'War Chhod Na Yaar' can have same impact like 'Rang De Basanti': Soha 25-09-2013 04:57 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Soha Ali Khan believes that her upcoming film 'War Chhod Na Yaar' has the potential to have an impact on the public just like her 2006 film 'Rang De Basanti' did. "We hope that when the audiences leave the theatre, they will not just talk but also do...
  • Was so overworked thought I would die: Rahman 01-11-2011 03:15 PM

    Mumbai: It's the final day for rehearsals for the Rockstar concert in Mumbai. But A R Rahman looks a little distracted. "Please, can all these people with cameras in their hands move out of the room..... we need to finish this and we have just a few hours," he snaps....
  • No paternity leave for busy dad-to-be Abhishek 31-10-2011 01:40 PM

    Mumbai: Apart from his next release in January, there's a lot more happening in Abhishek Bachchan's life right now. The actor's looking forward to fatherhood but admits he does not have the liberty to take time off. Excerpts from a Q and A with the papa-to-be... As the due date...
  • Film villains mirror socio-political scene 26-09-2011 06:25 PM

    New Delhi: Filmmaker and scriptwriter Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra of 'Rang De Basanti' fame says the history of Indian cinema shows villains were the greatest mirrors of the country's changing socio-political scene. "The first villains were the British - they were villains (literally). Then the feudal lords became the villains in...
  • Art director Samir Chanda passes away 19-08-2011 02:39 AM

    Kolkata: India's top art director Samir Chanda, known for work in films like 'Guru', 'Omkara' and 'Rang De Basanti', died on Thursday night due to heart-related ailments. The art director and production designer breathed his last at a hospital in Mumbai, his family said. Chanda had won the National Film...
  • From Anna to Binayak, one short week in the news

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    Thank goodness for the Supreme Court, I have to say right at the outset. But it's really incredible how important the spotlight the media offers...

  • Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra shoots in Kashmir 06-02-2011 11:57 AM

    Four months of unrest in the summer saw over 100 dead but filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra shot his comedy in Jammu and Kashmir during the biting winter in what he termed "the most peaceful shoot". He said people came out in hordes in the beautiful Gulmarg to help the crew....
  • RDB fame Siddharth back with Striker 27-01-2010 12:11 PM

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  • Sneak preview of Striker 26-01-2010 01:39 PM

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  • Idol chat: Siddarth strikes back in Striker 24-01-2010 09:34 PM

    Rajeev Masand spoke to Siddarth about his 4-year hiatus. ...
  • Soha's lips are sealed, won't talk about Siddharth 26-06-2008 05:57 PM

    Mumbai: There was a time when almost half the Indian Test team was made up of Mumbai cricketers, but the numbers have dwindled and Mumbai Cricket Association's (MCA) new president Ravi Savant has identified the problem as lack of discipline and fitness. Over the years the scene has changed and...
  • Punjab bans liquor brand named Rang De Basanti 18-01-2008 02:18 AM

    Islamabad: Exiled cricketer Zulqarnain Haider says he will go ahead with his plan to return to Pakistan on Sunday despite receiving telephone calls threatening him if he did so. The wicketkeeper fled to Britain from the team hotel in Dubai in November, saying he had received death threats from match...
  • First look: Basanti turns Ghungroo 31-05-2007 12:40 AM

    RGV's new take on Sholay turns the gaon ki gori Basanti into a Mumbaiya tapori called Ghungroo. ...