Hansal Mehta

  • Rajkummar Rao's 'CityLights' to be released on May 1 11-03-2014 12:08 PM

    Mumbai: 'CityLights', the official remake of award winning British-Filipino film 'Metro Manila', will release in the country May 1. Fox Star Studios and Vishesh Films, who have jointly given successful commercial films in the past, are yet again prepared to give a path-breaking movie experience with 'CityLights'. The film is...
  • My character is equally important in 'Queen': Rajkummar Rao 11-03-2014 10:25 AM

    New Delhi: Actor Rajkumar Rao, who is reteaming with director Hansal Mehta for 'City Lights' after 'Shahid', says the new film is his toughest role so far. 'City Lights' is an official adaptation of 'Metro Manila', Britain's entry to the Oscars this year. "'City Lights' is a very beautiful film....
  • Censor Board discriminated against 'Shahid': Hansal Mehta 21-01-2014 04:10 PM

    Mumbai: Writer-director Hansal Mehta has accused censor board of discrimination, saying his film 'Shahid' was rated 'A' while big films like 'Ramleela' and 'Madras Cafe' were given U/A certificate despite having kissing and violent scenes. Mehta, who made a return to filmmaking with the true-life inspired story after a gap...
  • Rajkumar to team up with Hansal Mehta for 'City Lights'? 04-11-2013 02:29 PM

    Mumbai: Rajkumar Yadav, who played the title role in Hansal Mehta-directed biopic 'Shahid', may team up with the filmmaker again for 'City Lights'. "The film may go on the floors by the first week of December. I don't know exactly who will be directing the film as Ajay Bahl is...
  • Superstars do not guarantee success: Rajkumar Yadav 26-10-2013 10:46 AM

    Mumbai: Raj Kumar Yadav, whose film 'Shahid' on human rights lawyer Shahid Azmi recently hit screens, feels that having a superstar on board for promoting or presenting a movie does not necessarily guarantee success. Much before the film released superstar Aamir Khan had seen the trailer of the film and...
  • Watch 'Shahid' to make independent cinema thrive: Hansal Mehta 23-10-2013 03:29 PM

    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...
  • New releases 'Boss', 'Shahid' enjoy good run at the box office 21-10-2013 04:15 PM

    New Delhi: 'Boss' and 'Shahid' have been received well at the box office - the former raked in over Rs.45 crore in the first five days while the latter, a medium budget biopic, has recovered money by earning Rs.2.05 crore in three days. Director Anthony D'Souza's "Boss", which stars Akshay...
  • 'Shahid' makes Shahid Azmi's brother emotional 19-10-2013 03:29 PM

    Mumbai: Khalid Azmi became emotional after watching a latest screening of Hindi film 'Shahid', based on the life of his brother, slain lawyer and human rights activist Shahid Azmi. Khalid saw the movie here Friday. "Our family has gone through a lot. It's a very emotional moment for us. I...
  • Shahid: Being a biopic and other confusing ideas 19-10-2013 10:19 AM

    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...
  • Write your review: 'Shahid'

    Rajeev Masand calls 'Shahid' a brave, unflinching and one of the strongest films of 2013. Write review and win prizes. ...
  • 'Shahid' review: A brave, unflinching and one of the strongest films 18-10-2013 10:30 PM

    Cast: Rajkumar Yadav, Prabhleen Sandhu, Kay Kay Menon, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Zeeshan Ayyub Director: Hansal Mehta "By subjecting me to injustice, the Lord taught me the importance of fairness. By throwing pain, humiliation, and torture my way, he taught me to be strong." It is with these words, spoken in a...
  • e lounge: Story of 'Shahid' is very inspirational, says Hansal Mehta 18-10-2013 05:00 PM

    Director of upcoming Bollywood film 'Shahid', Hansal Mehta said, "We make films on all these icons, who we know a lot about, but these unsung heroes and their stories are very important in today's life." ...
  • Watch: 'Shahid' Director Hansal Mehta speaks about his experience 18-10-2013 03:19 PM

    Director Hansal Mehta, whose upcoming film 'Shahid', based on the real-life story of slain lawyer Shahid Azmi, wants a street in the city to be named after him. "Shahid is a story of an underdog's fight against injustice and there are many Shahids not just in Mumbai, but across India...
  • 'Shahid' Tweet Review: First day, first show 18-10-2013 09:59 AM

    New Delhi: Rajkumar Yadav displayed his acting potential in Dibakar Banerjee's 'LSD' and through films such as 'Shaitaan', 'Kai Po Che' and 'Talaash', he has emerged as a powerful character actor. Now, he is going to be seen in director Hansal Mehta's 'Shahid', which is based on the controversial story...
  • Shahid: Hansal Mehta wants road named after Shahid Azmi 17-10-2013 02:40 PM

    New Delhi: Hansal Mehta is keen that a road in Mumbai should be named after slain human rights activist and lawyer Shahid Azmi, whose life's story has inspired the director's movie 'Shahid', releasing Friday. Azmi was killed in 2010 in Mumbai. Mehta might request the state government to rename a...
  • 'Shahid' has all the ingredients of a complete film: Rajkumar Yadav 17-10-2013 10:22 AM

    New Delhi: Slowly and steadily, Rajkumar Yadav has made a place for himself in the Hindi film industry. Through films such as 'LSD', 'Ragini MMS', 'Shaitaan' and 'Kai Po Che', he has emerged as someone who can mould himself as per the director's requirements. He is now coming up with...
  • 'Shahid' is story of an underdog's fight against injustice: Director 16-10-2013 11:46 AM

    Mumbai: Director Hansal Mehta, whose upcoming film 'Shahid', based on the real-life story of slain lawyer Shahid Azmi, wants a street in the city to be named after him. "Shahid is a story of an underdog's fight against injustice and there are many Shahids not just in Mumbai, but across...
  • I owe everything to my lack of success: Hansal Mehta 16-10-2013 10:06 AM

    New Delhi: After a self-imposed exile, Hansal Mehta is back to filmmaking with 'Shahid', a biopic on the life of slain human rights activist and lawyer Shahid Azmi, which has restored his faith in storytelling. Starting his career with 'Jayate', Mehta went on to make films like 'Dil Pe Mat...
  • Nude scene in 'Shahid' was my idea: Rajkumar Yadav 15-10-2013 04:12 PM

    New Delhi: Actor Rajkumar Yadav says he volunteered to do the naked interrogation scene in 'Shahid', based on the life of slain lawyer and human rights activist Shahid Azmi, as he wanted to feel the character's pain and humiliation. The 29-year-old 'Kai Po Che' star said he was left emotionally...
  • Hansal Mehta's 'Shahid' is nearly accurate, says brother Khalid 15-10-2013 03:50 PM

    Mumbai: Slain human rights lawyer Shahid Azmi's brother Khalid says he was moved to see the journey of his older sibling on screen and is quite content with the biopic made by Hansal Mehta as it's almost accurate. Shahid's life had all the twists and turns of a Bollywood film...
  • We need more lawyers like Shahid Azmi: Hansal Mehta 14-10-2013 10:24 AM

    Mumbai: Director Hansal Mehta, who is looking forward to the release of his film 'Shahid' based on the life of advocate Shahid Azmi, feels the society needs more people like the slain lawyer. 'Shahid' is a real-life story of Mumbai-based lawyer Shahid Azmi, who was murdered in his office in...
  • Rajkumar Yadav's 'Shahid' to be converted into novel 12-10-2013 03:30 PM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Hansal Mehta's 'Shahid', which has got a thumbs up from the critics and has been appreciated at film festivals, will now be converted into a novel. 'Shahid', starring Rajkumar Yadav in the lead role, is coming out Oct 18. It tells the story of lawyer and activist Shahid...
  • Not comfortable with frontal nudity: Rajkumar Yadav 08-10-2013 04:07 PM

    Mumbai: Actor Raj Kumar, who will be seen nude in 'Shahid', is not comfortable with frontal nudity but says he doesn't want to limit himself. "I can't limit myself but I am not comfortable doing frontal nudity," Raj Kumar told IANS. Directed by Hansal Mehta, 'Shahid' features Raj Kumar as...
  • After 'Shahid', Hansal Mehta to do another film based on real life story 08-10-2013 10:58 AM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Hansal Mehta has already completed real-life story-based 'Shahid' and says his next would also be a film on true incident. 'Shahid' tells the story of lawyer and human right activist Shahid Azmi who was killed in 2010 in Mumbai. Mehta told IANS: "I have one script ready and...
  • Hansal Mehta's past inspires 'Shahid' movie poster 07-10-2013 04:32 PM

    Mumbai: The poster of upcoming film 'Shahid' shows actor Rajkumar Yadav, who plays the role of slain lawyer Shahid Azmi, with a blackened face, an incident that director Hansal Mehta suffered in real life. The poster is inspired from a scene in the film which shows Shahid Azmi being attacked...
  • Aamir Khan's support is invaluable for 'Shahid': Hansal Mehta 05-10-2013 10:12 AM

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Hansal Mehta is busy promoting his 'Shahid', but he takes time out to thank actor-filmmaker Aamir Khan for supporting his film. Set to release on October 18, the movie is based on the true story of slain human rights activist and lawyer Shahid Azmi, who was killed...
  • I have done a voice over in 'Shahid', says Hansal Mehta 30-09-2013 04:39 PM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Hansal Mehta says that he has not only directed 'Shahid', but has also given a voice over in the soon to be released film. Starring Rajkumar Yadav, 'Shahid' is based on the true story of human rights activist and lawyer Shahid Azmi, who was killed in his office...
  • Censor Board orders change in 'Shahid' dialogue 26-09-2013 02:04 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has asked director Hansal Mehta to change a dialogue in his much-talked about forthcoming movie 'Shahid'. The members of CBFC felt that the dialogue- "Apne aap ko jihadiyon ka Gandhi samajhta hain? (Do you consider yourself the Gandhi of jehadis?) might...
  • Big studios are starting to help indie films: Hansal Mehta 25-09-2013 10:55 AM

    New Delhi: Director Hansal Mehta whose 'Shahid' is being released in India by UTV Motion Pictures, is happy that big studios are finally helping independent films. Mehta's comeback film, based on the life of lawyer and human rights activist, Shahid Azmi, who was assassinated in 2010 in Mumbai, is releasing...
  • Aamir Khan supports Hansal Mehta's 'Shahid' 21-09-2013 04:43 PM

    Mumbai: Actor-producer Aamir Khan, who saw the trailer of Hansal Mehta's 'Shahid', has decided to support the film and has posted the trailer on his official Facebook page. "We are really happy that our next, 'Shahid', is touching the heartstrings ofthe entire industry. It's a proud moment for team Shahid...