Biopic

  • For 'Mary Kom', we tried prosthetics and make-up to make my eyes look slanted - but it all looked gimmicky: Priyanka Chopra 2 hours 28 minutes ago

    For many weeks the upcoming film 'Mary Kom' has been in news. From positive interest at first -- come on, someone is making a biopic on the life of an Indian woman boxer -- the social media began to talk about the casting of the film. MC Mary Kom, a five-time...
  • James Brown biopic 'Get On Up' revels in drama and dance moves July 30, 2014

    Reuters: At first Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer thought she was seeing early concert footage of James Brown but then was told it was a screen test by Chadwick Boseman to play the "Godfather of Soul" in the new biopic "Get On Up." From the gliding, intricate footwork to the hunched shoulders...
  • Mary Kom's story needs to be told and who tells it is important too: Why Priyanka Chopra as Mary Kom is perfectly alright July 24, 2014

    Ever since the first poster of the Bollywood biopic 'Mary Kom', where Priyanka Chopra plays the titular role was out, the all-important debate raging both on and offline is about the interesting casting choice for the lead role. This is a film where the female character will have to wing...
  • 'Mary Kom' trailer: Priyanka Chopra fights opponents and stereotypes in the boxing world champion's biopic July 23, 2014

    The trailer for the Priyanka Chopra-starrer 'Mary Kom', based on boxer MC Mary Kom, was released on Wednesday. The film, which is set to have its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), is set to hit the theatres on October 2. The film has been co-produced by Viacom18 Motion...
  • Ranbir and I are certainly doing it: Anurag Basu on directing Kishore Kumar biopic July 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Anurag Basu, whose last film, the highly acclaimed and successful "Barfi!" came two years ago, won't have any release this year. His "Jagga Jasoos" is being shot at a slackened pace, while his other projects are on hold till this one project finishes. Said Basu: "'Jagga Jasoos' was planned as...
  • Newbie actress Sakshi Chaudhary to play Priyanka Chopra in '67 Days' May 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Newbie Sakshi Chaudhary is said to have been zeroed in on the role of Priyanka Chopra in the film, based on the experiences of the National Award winning actress' former secretary Prakash Jaju. Sakshi, it would be recalled, has been signed by producer Firoz Nadiadwala for a three-film deal. She...
  • Who is Manjunath: A unique 'Whistle-Blowing' campaign announced for upcoming film 'Manjunath' promotions May 1, 2014

    Mumbai: A unique marketing campaign called 'Whistle-Blowing', aimed at encouraging the youths to speak up and stand for what is right, has been launched as part of the marketing initiative of 'Manjunath', an extraordinary story of an ordinary man. Viacom18 Motion Pictures announced the campaign at an event here Wednesday. A biopic...
  • 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' gave us courage to tell inspiring Indian stories: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra April 24, 2014

    Mumbai: National Award winning filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is happy that a host of biopic films are being made post 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' even as he stressed on focusing how these stories are told, presented and enacted on the big screen. His biopic on legendary sportsman Milkha Singh got a lot...
  • Filmmaker Shashank Udapurkar set to make a biopic on anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare's life April 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Movie director Shashank Udapurkar said here today, that he has received a formal consent from Anna Hazare for making a biopic on the anti-corruption activist. "It took me long to complete the script on Anna. I had drafted seven scripts before finalising it, since it is a mammoth task to...
  • Inspiring to do every scene of 'Mary Kom': Priyanka Chopra April 5, 2014

    Mumbai: National Award-winning actress Priyanka Chopra, who is yet to devote 15 days to complete shooting of the biopic on India's champion boxer M.C. Mary Kom, says every scene in the film is inspirational. "'Mary Kom' is the story of every woman who wants to be larger than she is...
  • Priyanka Chopra starrer film 'Mary Kom' to release on Gandhi Jayanti April 3, 2014

    Mumbai: The release date of 'Mary Kom', the much-awaited biopic on Olympic medal-winning boxer M.C. Mary Kom, has been locked. It will come out Oct 2, celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti across the country every year. Viacom18 Motion Pictures Wednesday announced the release date of the film, which stars Priyanka Chopra...
  • Is Ranbir Kapoor playing Sanjay Dutt in Rajkumar Hirani's biopic on the actor? March 25, 2014

    Mumbai: The story of Sanjay Dutt's life is likely to go on the screen and, if all goes well, director Rajkumar Hirani and actor Ranbir Kapoor would come together for the first time to tell the highs and lows in the 54-year-old star's life. The decision was reportedly taken around...
  • John Abraham to produce and star in biopic 'The Great Gama' February 8, 2014

    Mumbai: John Abraham, who turned producer successfully with 'Vicky Donor' and 'Madras Cafe', is now gearing up to produce a biopic on the Indian wrestler 'The Great Gama', in which he will play the title role. Born in 1880 in Punjab, Gama, who remained undefeated his entire career spanning...
  • Oliver Stone bows out of Martin Luther King Jr biopic January 19, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps' director Oliver Stone has left Martin Luther King Jr biopic due to creative differences. Stone, 67, left the project as the King estate disapproves of his script, reported Ace Showbiz. "Sad news. My MLK project involvement has ended. I did an extensive...
  • Golden Globe Awards: U2 wins best original song for 'Mandela....' January 13, 2014

    Los Angeles: Band U2's 'Ordinary love' from "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" was awarded with best original song -motion picture at the 71st Golden Globe Awards held in Beverly Hills here Sunday evening. Bono, vocalist of U2, said that the award is personal to them as the late former South African...
  • Emraan Hashmi to play Mohammad Azharuddin in a biopic? December 26, 2013

    New Delhi: If reports are to be believed then Emraan Hashmi is set to play ex-cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin in a biopic. The news has been doing rounds that Hashmi has been finalised as the lead by the makers of the film. It has been said that former India captain Azharuddin, who...
  • 'Swami Vivekananda' biopic will be made with only child actors December 4, 2013

    Chennai: Upcoming Telugu biopic 'Swami Vivekananda', slated to release later this month, features only child actors, says its director Suresh Bujji, who hopes to strike a chord with thes audience with his unique effort. "I remember watching the kids' version of 'Ramayana' many years ago. I liked how the makers treated...
  • Can Natalie Portman do justice to a biopic on Britney Spears? October 31, 2013

    London: Singer Britney Spears wants 'Thor: The Dark World' actress Natalie Portman to play her in a movie. The pop star revealed she would like to see the Oscar-winning actress on the big screen if there is ever a biopic made about her life, reported Contactmusic. In a Twitter Q and...
  • Tom Hardy to play Elton John in an upcoming biopic October 27, 2013

    Los Angeles: British actor Tom Hardy will play Elton John in an upcoming biopic about the legendary singer's life. 'Rocketman' is a joint production from Focus Features and Rocket Pictures, the movie production company is co-owned by John and his partner David Furnish. Hardy signed the film earlier this week, reports contactmusic.com. 'Rocketman',...
  • Watch 'Shahid' to make independent cinema thrive: Hansal Mehta October 23, 2013

    New Delhi: 'Shahid' has come as a beacon of hope to many independent filmmakers who can now dream of having commercial release of their movies. Director Hansal Mehta urges moviegoers to watch his film to boost the morale of indie filmmmakers further. "Watch 'Shahid' and do your bit to make independent...
  • Shahid: Being a biopic and other confusing ideas October 19, 2013

    New Delhi: How would you define an authentic biopic? This is a question which has been bothering me for many months now. With each new film based on facts and real people's lives, we get into the debate about their authenticity and the constructed reality they portray, at least try...
  • Sonam will be seen in a bikini in 'Bewakoofiyan': Ayushmann October 7, 2013

    New Delhi: 'Vicky Donor' star Ayushmann Khurrana is excited to play eminent Maharashtrian scientist Shivkar Talpade in an untitled biopic at such an early stage of his career. Ayushmann is taking Marathi lessons to portray Talpade, who is believed to have constructed and flown India's first unmanned airplane much before...
  • Not doing Bhupen Hazarika biopic: Irrfan Khan October 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Actor Irrfan Khan has denied reports that he is playing Bhupen Hazarika in Kalpana Lajmi's upcoming biopic, saying the role was never offered to him. There were reports that after enjoying critical acclaim for his performance in "The Lunchbox", Irrfan has the Bhupen Hazarika biopic in his kitty. "I...
  • Paresh Rawal set to play Narendra Modi in a biopic October 3, 2013

    New Delhi: If reports are to be believed then Paresh Rawal is going to play the character of Narendra Modi in a forthcoming biopic. The actor had also campaigned for Narendra Modi during Gujarat state elections in 2012. Paresh Rawal is also going to produce the film, which will be...
  • Kishore Kumar biopic will take time: Ranbir Kapoor October 2, 2013

    Kolkata: Actor Ranbir Kapoor, who is set to play legendary singer Kishore Kumar in a biopic directed by Anurag Basu, Tuesday confirmed that the project will be delayed due to script issues. Ranbir will work with Kashyap in his next venture 'Jagga Jasoos', following which the duo will resume work on...
  • Pooja Bhatt may play Kalpana Lajmi in a biopic on Bhupen Hazarika October 1, 2013

    Mumbai: A biopic on Bhupen Hazarika, being produced by Pooja Bhatt, may see the actress-filmmaker essay the role of filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi in the legendary musician's life. Hazarika and Lajmi shared a passionate 40-year-old relationship. Entitled 'Dhumuha: The Storm', the movie is jointly written by Lajmi and Pooja's father Mahesh Bhatt. Lajmi...
  • Adele may play Dusty Springfield in biopic September 28, 2013

    London: British singer Adele is reportedly in talks to play the lead role in a biopic on country singer Dusty Springfield. The film, to be penned by David Stenn, will focus on Springfield's time living in Memphis, Tennessee in the late 1960s during the making of her 1969 album 'Dusty in...
  • Indians think from the heart: Ashton Kutcher August 27, 2013

    Los Angeles: Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher, who shot parts of his latest movie 'JOBS' in India, believes the country's people think from their hearts over their minds. This, he says, made his experience of shooting in India worthwhile. Kutcher shot in India - in Old Delhi and the Jama Masjid area...
  • Biopics always need cinematic liberty: Srinivas Reddy August 19, 2013

    Chennai: Director Srinivas Reddy, who is busy working on 'Ma Neta Rajanna', a Telugu film on late Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy (YSR), feels filmmakers need cinematic liberty to make biopics. "Biopics are not easy to make. They are very challenging and one needs some degree of cinematic liberty...