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  • Kalki Koechlin: I'm a huge Vishal Bhardwaj fan and want to work with him November 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Kalki Koechlin, who has maintained a balance between art and commercial cinema, says she now wants to work with filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj. "I am a huge fan of Vishal and I want to work with him. His films are both commercial and offbeat. I think he is very talented,"...
  • Is Tabu working with Meghna Gulzar on a film based on the Aarushi Murder case? October 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Meghna Gulzar, who is directing a film based on Aarushi Muder case, has reportedly teamed up with Tabu again for the film. When asked to confirm the news, Meghna didn't deny the news, but said: "I am unable to comment on that right now. I am extremely sorry." Sources close...
  • Snapshot: 'Haider' wins People's Choice Award at Rome Film Festival October 26, 2014

    Rome: Actor Shahid Kapoor and filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj attended the screening of their latest venture 'Haider' at the 9th edition of Rome Film Festival, Italy. Bhardwaj's adaptation of 'Hamlet' won the People's Choice Award in Mondo Genere at the Rome Film Festival.While Shahid stopped to take pictures with his fans,...
  • Omar Abdullah denies complaining about 'Haider' to Vishal Bhardwaj, demands a retraction October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has denied a news article which claimed that he had complained against Vishal Bhardwaj's latest film 'Haider' which is based on militancy in the state. Abdullah, on his Twitter account stated that he hadn't watched the film yet and hence the point...
  • Haider, Harud, Shaurya: Films that depicted the grim reality of Kashmir October 8, 2014

    Vishal Bhardwaj's latest 'Haider' has once again brought to the fore the grim reality that exists in the picturesque Kashmir. Terrorism ridden, the beautiful valley has been subjected to wars, torture and destruction for years now. While the state provided the best locales for shooting films in the 1960s, over...
  • We know you love the word 'chutzpah' but probably you are pronouncing and using it wrong: Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Haider' gives Indians a new obsession October 7, 2014

    Filmmaker Vishal Bharadwaj has given Indians a new word to love. His hero Haider, playing the titular role in Bhardwaj's violent adaption of Hamlet set in Jammu and Kashmir, uses the word 'chutzpah' often and with devastating cynicism to express his disenchantment and frustration with the militancy that cost his...
  • 10 hard-hitting dialogues from Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Haider' October 4, 2014

    Movies have the power to leave an indelible impact on the minds of the viewers. They not only make us think, but also play an instrumental role in changing the way we think. And filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj does exactly the same with his projects. His films not only open up...
  • 'Haider' review: Solid, well-acted movie that deserves your time October 2, 2014

    Director: Vishal Bhardwaj Cast: Tabu, Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Kay Kay Menon, Kay Kay Menon There's a sweeping, operatic quality to Haider, director Vishal Bhardwaj's robust staging of Hamlet against the troubled landscape of Kashmir at the peak of militancy in the mid-nineties. The ongoing insurgency, which has pitted militants and separatists...
  • 'Haider' tweet review: Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Haider' is an interesting, convincing adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' October 2, 2014

    If you've read literary works by William Shakespeare, you've, in all probability, not missed 'Hamlet'. Referred to as one of the greatest works by Shakespeare, the play blends - assassination, revenge, deceit, madness and moral corruption in a manner which is hard to ignore and believe. Considering the fact that...
  • 'Haider' is set amidst the Kashmir conflicts of 1995: Vishal Bhardwaj October 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj, whose next 'Haider' has been written by Kashmiri journalist Basharat Peer, says the movie is set in the year 1995, which was the peak of militancy in the Valley. The 49-year-old director says it was with the help of Basharat, the author of Curfewed Night, an eyewitness...
  • Bollywood praises Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Haider'; will it become the greatest film of all time? October 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Renowned filmmakers like Deepa Mehta, Mira Nair and Hansal Mehta among others have hailed Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Haider' as a must watch. The industry has come in full support of the on-screen adaptation of William Shakespeare's play 'Hamlet', starring Shahid Kapoor in the titular character. Many took to Twitter to praise...
  • 'Haider' is the best film of my career, it has everything that I haven't done before: Shahid Kapoor September 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Shahid Kapoor has given one of the biggest hits of his career with Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Kaminey' and now the duo has teamed up again for 'Haider', which the actor says is the best film of his career so far. "I can proudly say 'Haider' is the best film of my...
  • It is unfair to compare 'Bang Bang!', 'Haider', say trade experts September 29, 2014

    New Delhi: One of the biggest weekends of the year, starting Oct 2, will see the release of two films - Hrithik Roshan's 'Bang Bang!' and Shahid Kapoor's 'Haider', which are as different as chalk and cheese in terms of theme, budget, cast, and sensibilities. Hence, trade experts opine that...
  • Vishal sir has made some iconic films, 'Haider' will open a new chapter in my career: Shraddha Kapoor September 27, 2014

    Bangalore: Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor says being a part of Vishal Bhardwaj's upcoming film 'Haider' will open a new chapter in her nascent career because the director has a reputation for making acclaimed movies. Shraddha, who has given two back-to-back hits like 'Aashiqui 2' and 'Ek Villain', said she feels...
  • Shahid Kapoor: I hope Vishal Bhardwaj casts me in his next film and I hope that film is 'Kaminey 2' September 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Shahid Kapoor's "Haider" with Vishal Bhardwaj is ready to come out, but that is not enough for the actor. His wish is that the filmmaker should make "Kaminey 2" with him. While reports are doing the round that Shahid is, in fact, already a part of "Kaminey 2", the actor...
  • RTI activists write to President September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: RTI activists and former Information Commissioners on Thursday urged the President Pranab Mukherjee to take immediate steps to appoint the Chief Information Commissioner in the Central Information Commission (CIC). In a letter to the President, the activists said that it is a matter of grave concern that the post...
  • Why Pankaj Kapur as the lecherous old painter Don Pedro in 'Finding Fanny' is one of Indian cinema's most interesting artists September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Wiping his hand across the scraggy stubble, the old, cynical artist Don Pedro Cleto Colaco looks leeringly at the the voluptuous old widow Rosie Eucharistica. "I want to paint you," he says, bowing down low in a smooth movement. The older, but still attractive woman, blinks, taken aback....
  • Watch: How Shahid Kapoor transforms into the brooding protagonist for 'Haider' September 10, 2014

    Check out Shahid Kapoor's hairstyle transformation that he had to undergo for his character in his upcoming film 'Haider'. Kapoor plays the role of the titular hero in Vishal Bhardwaj's adaptation of William Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'. The film will hit the theatres next month. ...
  • I was apprehensive about playing Shahid Kapoor's mother in 'Haider'; Vishal Bhardwaj had a tough time convincing me: Tabu September 4, 2014

    The relationship between Shakespeare's tragic hero Hamlet and his mother Gertrude has always been a reason for discourse and debate among literature students and filmmakers. The haunted son, the seemingly apathetic mother, the struggle for power, have all been adapted on stage, in fiction and in films, over time. Next month,...
  • Idol Chat: Tabu talks about 'Haider' August 30, 2014

    Speaking exclusively to CNNIBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, Bollywood actress Tabu shares her behind the scene experience of her upcoming film 'Haider'. Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, 'Haider' starring Tabu, Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead roles. The film is set to be released on October 2. ...
  • It is daunting to play Hamlet on screen but I am comfortable in uncomfortable spaces as an actor: Shahid Kapoor August 29, 2014

    London: Bollywood filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj hopes to bring a moving theatre to Kashmir for the screening of his upcoming release 'Haider'. A request for special screenings of his adaptation of 'Hamlet' in the valley is now with the state's Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in the lead up to its global release...
  • I&B ministry should create separate categories for films meant for children above 12, 15 and 18 years: Vishal Bhardwaj August 21, 2014

    Reacting to the arrest of Central Board of Film Certification's (CBFC) CEO Rakesh Kumar in an alleged bribery case, filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj says it is high time that Information & Broadcasting Ministry should come forward and aggressively help film fraternity on various matters. "I have read about it (arrest of CBFC...
  • New song 'Aao na' from Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Haider' is a great mix of moving lyrics and modern pulsating beats August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: This will make your Wednesday afternoon a little brighter. The first song for the eagerlyanticipated Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Haider' was released yesterday on YouTube. The song, titled 'Aao na' has been composed and sung by Vishal Dadlani. The lyrics have been penned by Gulzar. The latest film in the...
  • Discussion on judiciary, judges shouldn't come up in Parliament: Kharge July 22, 2014

    Manmohan Singh has broken his silence over Justice Katju's charges of corruption in judiciary saying that former law minister HR Bhardwaj explained everything and he had nothing more to add to it. Speaking to the Speaker during a discussion in the house, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge objected over the matter...
  • Manmohan denies Katju's charges, says HR Bhardwaj explained everything July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday broke his silence over corruption allegations in the judiciary made by Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju. Speaking the CNNIBN, Singh said, "The then law minister HR Bhardwaj has explained everything. I have nothing more...
  • Can't believe that I am a part of Vishal's 'Haider': Shraddha Kapoor July 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Shraddha Kapoor feels lucky to be a part of filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj's upcoming project 'Haider' at such an early stage of her career. 'Haider', an adaptation of 'Hamlet' and completes Bhardwaj's trilogy of William Shakespeare's tragedies after 'Macbeth' and 'Othello', has a stellar star cast of Shahid Kapoor,...