GANGS OF WASSEYPUR

  • Anurag Kashyap likes to confront dark emotions through his films 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Anurag Kashyap's fascination for dark subjects is evident from his movies and the filmmaker says he tackles such emotions on screen because normally people don't like confront it in real life. Kashyap, 42, who has directed films like 'Black Friday', 'Dev D', 'Gangs of Wasseypur' feels the society today has...
  • Jharkhand elections: 'Gangs of Wasseypur' plays out on the streets of Dhanbad December 14, 2014

    Like the 2012 hit movie 'Gangs of Wasseypur', which highlighted power struggles and politics of three criminal families, the battle for Jharkhand is being waged inside the Surajdev Singh mansion of Dhanbad, considered the unofficial power centre of India's coal capital. ...
  • It was wonderful working with Anurag Kashyap in 'Ugly', says music composer GV Prakash Kumar November 29, 2014

    Chennai: Southern composer G.V Prakash Kumar, who has worked with Anurag Kashyap in both parts of 'Gangs of Wasseypur', has made his Hindi singing debut with the filmmaker's upcoming psychological thriller 'Ugly'. Prakash, nephew of A.R Rahman, has also composed the music for the film. "It was wonderful working with Anurag in...
  • Mira Nair is very intelligent, treats every actor with respect: Richa Chadha October 5, 2014

    Mumbai: "Gangs Of Wasseypur" actress Richa Chadha will be seen in Mira Nair's "Words with God" and says she is one of the best directors. The actress told IANS that it was a great opportunity to work with such an "experienced filmmaker". "She is very intelligent. She treats every actor with...
  • Four Anurag Kashyap films that have changed the Indian cinemascape forever September 10, 2014

    He is moody, whimsical and erratic. And yet you can never have enough of filmmaker Anurag Kashyap. His films are often marred by controversies and not always accepted by the audience at large, but they have always played an important part in bringing positive change to Hindi films. From realistic, hard...
  • Will mainstream Bollywood films like 'Kick' change Nawazuddin Siddiqui? August 2, 2014

    "Paida toh main bhi shareef hua tha, par sharaafat se kabhi apni bani nahi," says noted actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a particularly dramatic scene from the recentlyreleased film 'Kick'. The film, which has earned over Rs 173 crores since its release last week, is a typical Salman Khan flick. Replete with...
  • I declined 'Gangs of Wasseypur' because I was tired: Shilpa Shukla June 28, 2014

    Leh: Actress Shilpa Shukla, best known for her roles in 'Chak De! India' and 'Khamosh Paani', says she was offered Anurag Kashyap's 'Gangs of Wasseypur' but had to decline it as she needed a break. "I refused the movie because I was tired. I just went to Banaras and stayed...
  • After 'Gunday', 'Gangs of Wasseypur', Suneil Shetty's 'Koyelaanchal' to show how coal mafia operates May 5, 2014

    Mumbai: After shunning it for decades, it seems Hindi filmmakers have woken up to 'coal mafia' in a big way. After 2012's twopart realistic drama "Gangs of Wasseypur" and latest release "Gunday", this Friday brings "Koyelaanchal", another expose on the same. Produced and directed by Asshu Trikha, the film will show...
  • Award-winning Bengali film 'Phoring' selected for LA film festival April 7, 2014

    Kolkata: Bengali film 'Phoring', which was screened in the IFFI-2013, has been selected for the Los Angeles Film Festival of independent experimental Indian films. The film, which deals with a boy stepping into his adulthood and the attendant questions that appear in his mind, will be screened on April 12 and vie...
  • Intimate scenes? Have always been the toughest to do: Manoj Bajpayee February 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Manoj Bajpayee has proved to be one of the finest actors with his performances in movies like 'Raajneeti' and 'Gangs of Wasseypur', but he says it's still difficult for him to do intimate scenes. "Even though my movies require me to shoot a lot of intimate scenes, they've always been...
  • Intimate scenes are always tough to do: Manoj Bajpayee February 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Manoj Bajpayee has proved to be one of the finest actors with his performances in movies like 'Raajneeti' and 'Gangs of Wasseypur', but he says it's still difficult for him to do intimate scenes. "Even though my movies require me to shoot a lot of intimate scenes, they've always been...
  • Huma Qureshi: My character was deliciously complicated in 'Dedh Ishqiya' January 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Actress Huma Qureshi is elated with the response to her latest release 'Dedh Ishqiya' where she got to share screen space with Madhuri Dixit and Naseeruddin Shah. "I am happy that my character of Munia won so much praise. It is a role close to my heart and a...
  • Twitter users slam the new Censor Board CEO for his remarks on Bollywood January 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The newly appointed CEO of the Censor Board, Rakesh Kumar, is under attack from Twitter users for his remarks on the content of Bollywood films. In an interview given to Mumbai Mirror, Rakesh Kuamr questioned the content of films such as 'Agneepath', 'Dedh Ishqiya', 'Gangs of Wasseypur' and...
  • 'Miss Lovely', 'Gangs...' set a stage for Hindi films at Cannes: Nawazuddin January 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Nawazuddin Siddiqui credits his films 'Miss Lovely' and 'Gangs of Wasseypur' for putting Hindi films on a higher pedestal at the Cannes International Film Festival and says that post their screenings movie aficionados have started taking them seriously. 'Miss Lovely', which competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the...
  • Dedh Ishqiya: Huma Qureshi misses childhood fun December 1, 2013

    New Delhi: What's fun about growing up, asks actress Huma Qureshi who misses her childhood days. "As a child, I couldn't wait to grow up, it all seemed so cool. Someone should have told me, it sucks being a grown up," Huma posted on Twitter. The 27yearold made her Bollywood debut with...
  • BiharUP: Why doesn't Bollywood look beyond crime stories? November 27, 2013

    New Delhi: UP and Bihar became the beneficiaries of paradigm shift in Bollywood during the 2000s. These apparently less sophisticated states were taken to the prominence by the filmmakers who hailed from the other side of North India. First, Delhi became the new Mumbai and then the story travelled towards...
  • What's the biggest hurdle independent films face in India? November 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Film producer Guneet Monga, who has backed films like 'Peddlers' and 'The Lunchbox', says the biggest hurdle for independent films in India is getting a theatrical release. But she sees some relief via names like Kiran Rao and Karan Johar. Kiran backed 'Ship Of Theseus', while Karan presented 'The...
  • Marketing of indie films timeconsuming: Guneet Monga October 20, 2013

    Mumbai: Marketing an independent film takes a lot of time as it requires the basic understanding of pitching films to the right people, Guneet Monga, one of the country's popular independent film producers, said here Saturday. "I have been producing films for a few years now. But my first film festival...
  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui: Won't accept cliched roles in Hollywood films October 11, 2013

    Kolkata: Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who believes in method acting, says he'll do Hollywood films if the role offered is not cliched and is substantial in length. Siddiqui is known for his roles in films like 'Kahaani', 'Talaash' and 'Gangs of Wasseypur'. If given a chance to work in Hollywood, he would...
  • HarperCollins India launches ebooks with 21 esingles to mark 21 years October 9, 2013

    HarperCollins Publishers India has launched its ebook imprint whereby it is offering 21 esingles by 21 writers at a cost of Rs 21 each. The 21 ebooks have been chosen to mark 21 years of Harper Collins in India. One of the top books is a take on Bollywood film...
  • Huma Qureshi: I do more like survival cooking September 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Actress Huma Qureshi has a strong hospitality background, but the 'Gangs of Wasseypur' star admits that she is no expert when it comes to culinary skills. The 27yearold loves to eat and has fondness for cooking, but says her cooking is more for survival. "I do like to cook, but...
  • Manoj Bajpayee: Money is the most important factor for me September 1, 2013

    Mumbai: Manoj Bajpayee, who has been acting for almost two decades, says that filmmakers should stop tempting him with good roles as now it's money that matters to him the most. "At this point of time, money is the most important factor for me. I am at a stage today where...
  • Manoj Bajpayee: I'm comfortable doing the kind of films which I do August 27, 2013

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpayee, who has been appreciated for his roles in films like 'Pinjar', 'Raajneeti' and 'Gangs of Wasseypur', enjoys essaying characters who are closer real characters. Glamour is not his priority, he says. "I love doing those roles. I enjoy doing real roles as I relate to them....
  • Dance film, shy characters on Richa Chadda's wish list August 18, 2013

    Mumbai: After working in crime thriller 'Gangs of Wasseypur' and comedies like 'Fukrey', Richa Chadda is eager to work in a dance film. "I am really looking forward to play a role in a dance film... I have a dance background and no one has exploited that till now," Richa told...
  • Ishqeria: Richa Chadda desperate for an image makeover August 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Richa Chadda has till now played the loud and bold girl on screen. With new movies 'BAD' and 'Ishqeria', she is ready to break her image with the role of a shy and conservative girl. Richa's acting talent has been widely appreciated in films like 'Gangs of Wasseypur'...
  • Shah Rukh Khan: My Hollywood role should make Indians proud August 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Not interested in taking up a stereotypical role created for Asians in Hollywood, Bollywood's superstar Shah Rukh Khan says 'to get a role not specific to my colour or the way I speak or act is very difficult'. He has been active in Hindi films for over two decades,...
  • Ship Of Theseus: Can it be India's Oscar entry this year? July 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The rave reviews that 'Ship Of Theseus' is getting, are not wrong or misdirected, neither they have originated from wrong interpretation of the subject. The critics are expected to be a lot who have at least basic exposure to the world cinema, but even the film doesn't contain...
  • Would like to be known for my personality than size zero: Huma July 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Threefilmold Huma Qureshi, who has managed to garner equal adulation and flak for her curves in the sizezeroobsessed industry, prefers to be her pretty self rather than falling for the fad. Huma was loved for her voluptuous figure and earthy style in her first movie 'Gangs of Wasseypur'. But...
  • Happy that dark men are being appreciated in B'wood: Nawazuddin July 8, 2013

    Mumbai: Versatile actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who changed the definition of hero with his films, says now dark men are being appreciated in Bollywood. "Now audience is ready to see all kinds of films and accepting different actors post 'Gangs Of Wasseypur'. Even Dhanush is being appreciated in 'Raanjhanaa', so now it's...
  • Anurag Kashyap took me out of grave: Vineet Kumar July 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Vineet Kumar Singh, who has been struggling for 14 years, thanks Anurag Kashyap for bailing him out by roping him in for his films. The actor featured in Kashyap's 'Gangs Of Wasseypur' and 'Bombay Talkies' and won critical acclaim for his performance in both the films. Now, he will...