BIRJU MAHARAJ

  • Snapshot: Shahid Kapoor's halfbrother Ishaan Khattar poses with mother Neelima Azeem in this adorable photo June 4, 2014

    Anybody who follows Shahid Kapoor is well aware of the fact that the actor has unconditional love for his brother Ishaan Khattar. Ishaan, who also worked as a child artist in Shahid's Bollywood project 'Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!' was recently spotted with mother Neelima Azeem. Neelima, also an actor,...
  • 'Dedh Ishqiya' music review: The soundtrack is romantic, classic January 1, 2014

    Music Composer: Vishal Bhardwaj Singers: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Rekha Bhardwaj, Pandit Birju Maharaj, Sukhwinder Singh, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Master Saleem, Shahid Mallya and Jazim Sharma Rating: 4 out of 5 The music album of director Abhishek Chaubey's forthcoming film 'Dedh Ishqiya', a sequel to the 2010 movie 'Ishqiya', has once...
  • 'IFFI 2013' begins in Goa, Czech director Jiri Menzel gets the Lifetime Achievement Award November 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Bollywood bigwigs Rekha, Kamal Haasan, Asha Bhonsle and world cinema stalwarts like Susan Sarandon, Iranian director Majid Majidi, Czech helmer Jiri Menzel are attending the opening ceremony of the 44th International Film Festival of India (IFFI). Veteran actress Waheeda Rehman will be conferred with the first Centenary Award for...
  • Not easy to shoot intimate scenes with actors: 'Dedh Ishqiya' director June 18, 2013

    Mumbai: Abhishek Choubey, who has helmed intimate scenes between Arshad Warsi and Huma Qureshi, as well as Madhuri Dixit and Naseeruddin Shah, for 'Dedh Ishqiya', says it isn't easy to shoot love scenes with actors unless they trust their director completely. "Let me tell you, it's not easy to shoot intimate...
  • Afraid to perform with Birju Maharaj in 'Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa': Madhuri May 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Madhuri Dixit, who would be performing with noted classical dancer Birju Maharaj, feels honoured that she would dance with him but is nervous at the same time. The legendary Kathak guru and his disciple will soon be seen in a special jugalbandi act on...
  • Madhuri Dixit to perform mujra in 'Dedh Ishqiya' May 9, 2013

    Mumbai: After mesmerising audiences with 'Maar Dala' in Devdas in 2002, actress Madhuri Dixit is back again to cast her spell with a 'mujra' number in director Abhishek Chaubey's upcoming film 'Dedh Ishqiya'. The 'dhakdhak' girl will perform the dance on a song titled 'Apke Karar Mein' composed by filmmaker...
  • World Dance Day: The 3rd generation of dancers take the legacy forward April 30, 2013

    Naach, Nritya, Natya Shastra. Three words that may appear same for a commoner, but aren't the same. These words are like a trained asset, like the most precious jewel in a treasure temple and a living organ in any dancer's body. With the world celebrating The International Dance Day, three...
  • 60th National Film Awards: The list of winners March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Irrfan has won the Best Actor award for his powerful performance in Tigmanshu Dhulia's 'Paan Singh Tomar' and Marathi actress Usha Jadhav has won the Best Actress award for 'Dhag'. Here is the complete list of the winners: Best Feature Film: Paan Singh Tomar Best Director: Shivaji Lotan Patil...
  • Pandit Birju Maharaj to choreograph Madhuri Dixit in 'Dedh Ishqiya' March 7, 2013

    Kathak maestro Pandit Birju Maharaj who choreographed Madhuri Dixit in Devdas will be choreographing the actress once again. This time it will be for 'Dedh Ishqiya', the sequel to 'Ishqiya'. ...
  • Dedh Ishqiya: Birju Maharaj to choreograph Madhuri March 6, 2013

    Lucknow: Ace Kathak dancer Birju Maharaj would be choreographing film actress Madhuri Dixit in her forthcoming flick 'Dedh Ishqiya', currently being shot at Sitapur, near Lucknow. The film, directed by Abhishek Chaubey, is a sequel to the commercially successful 'Ishqiya' starring Naseeruddin Shah, Arshad Varsi and Vidya Balan and is currently...
  • 'Vishwaroopam' gets an overwhelming response in Kerala January 26, 2013

    Chennai: Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam' opened to an overwhelming response in Kerala, but after the first screening, the film's run was stopped in several theatres following protest from Muslim groups. Trade insiders say it is a clean movie. "The first screening of the film was at 11 a.m. in approximately 82 screens...
  • Pandit Ravi Shankar is an immortal personality: Birju Maharaj December 12, 2012

    Expressing his condolences over the death of Pandit Ravi Shankar, renowned Kathak dancer Birju Maharaj said that he had no words to express what he was feeling. "To say that I feel sad will be an understatement," said Birju Maharaj. "He is an immortal personality, he took sitar to great...
  • Birju Maharaj to direct Haasan in 'Viswaroopam' December 18, 2011

    New Delhi: Kamal Haasan is indisputably the most adventurous actor in India and Birju Maharaj is undoubtedly the most accomplished exponent of the Kathak dance form in the country. When the two maestros decide to come together, the result cannot be anything less than historic. Birju Maharaj is all set to...
  • Birju Maharaj to choreograph for Kamal Haasan December 12, 2011

    Mumbai: Kamal Haasan is indisputably the most adventurous actor in India and Birju Maharaj is undoubtedly the most accomplished exponent of the Katahk dance form in the country. When the two maestros decide to come together, the result cannot be anything less than historic. Birju Maharaj is all set to choreograph...
  • All for art: Asha Bhosle & Pandit Birju Maharaj May 26, 2008

    Mumbai: The second Panch Tatva Festival in Mumbai saw two veteran artistes singer Asha Bhosle and Kathak exponent Pandit Birju Maharaj come together. The duo made a song and dance about coming together at Kalashram's second Panch Tatva Festival. Quite a fan of Kathak herself Asha tai is making sure...