Hindi Films

  • 'You suck as much as the grammar of that fake tweet': Shah Rukh Khan has a meltdown on Twitter May 19, 2014

    Mischief managed. Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan rarely reacts to political controversies on Twitter. But on Sunday, he was so enraged over a comment he claimed he did not make, he found it imperative to clear his stand, losing it in the process. This is how the story unfolded. Actor Kamaal R...
  • Japan: The fast emerging market for Bollywood films October 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Aamir Khan-starrer '3 Idiots' not just gave the $2 billion Indian film industry a 'foothold' in Japan but also opened up viewers to a 'comparatively traditional' affair like Shah Rukh Khan's 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan', says Akifumi Sugihara of Japan's 101-year-old production studio. The number of releases will...
  • I have learnt a lot from the directors I have worked with: Ravi Kishan July 23, 2013

    Bhojpuri superstar Ravi Kishan's two Hindi films - 'Bajaatey Raho' and 'Issaq' - will release on July 26. While 'Bajaatey Raho' is a revenge comedy, 'Issaq' is a desi adaptation of William Shakespeare's play 'Romeo and Juliet'. Actor Ravi Kishan joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on his upcoming movies...
  • 100 years of cinema: Bollywood's first swimsuit act April 25, 2013

    Take a look as Karan Johar tells us how fashion evolved over the years in Hindi films and the earliest diva's and trendsetters of the Hindi film Industry. ...
  • Playlist: The best of Shamshad Begum April 24, 2013

    New Delhi: One of the initial playback singers of the Hindi film industry Shamshad Begum is not with us anymore. She died at her Mumbai residence at the age of 94. Shamshad Begum was born on April 14, 1919 in Amritsar, Punjab. She made her debut on Peshawar Radio in Lahore...
  • 100 Years of Indian Cinema: How we got our first English film March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The mainstream Indian filmmaking has always enjoyed the abundance of people whose sensibilities find an inspiration in the western way of thinking. It was inevitable because the art of cinema was developed in the West and when Indians started to purchase equipment they also bought the ideas. Filmmaking...
  • Five years down, I hope to be known as an actor: Jackky Bhagnani March 15, 2013

    Actor Jackky Bhagnani joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on his new movie 'Rangrezz'. Q. Is this a remake? Asked by: sameer A. Ya it's a remake of Tamil film 'Nadodigal'. Q. Down the line 5 years, where do you see yourself? Asked by:...
  • 100 Years of Indian Cinema: The ethereal Madhubala March 6, 2013

    New Delhi: When the authorities decided to demolish the tomb of Mumtaz Jahan Dehlavi, best known as Madhubala to her legions of fans, to create space for new graves at the Santa Cruz cemetery in 2010, not many people knew how to react. The tomb was testimony to her fabled...
  • It's time to make a Hindi film now: Ashok Amritraj November 29, 2012

    Panaji: Having produced over a 100 Hollywood films but only one Indian project in his career spanning three decades, Indian American filmmaker Ashok Amritraj feels it is high time he takes up another Hindi film. Amritraj's only production in his native country was 1998 Tamil romantic drama 'Jeans', starring Aishwarya Rai,...
  • Watch: Amitabh Bachchan's favourite Hindi films October 10, 2012

    Catch the favourite Hindi films of Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan over the last six decades. ...
  • FTN: Did Rajesh Khanna embody Bollywood's age of innocence? July 19, 2012

    Rajesh Khanna passed away today and with him it seems an older innocent India has gone away. On Face the Nation, we ask - what made Rajesh Khanna the biggest superstar ever? ...
  • We all must pray for Rajesh Khanna: Akshay Kumar July 18, 2012

    Bollywood's first superstar Rajesh Khanna breathed his last on July 18 at his residence in Mumbai. ...
  • Bol Bachchan: 5 deadly after-effects of bad jokes July 27, 2012

    New Delhi: When Amitabh Bachchan says he "can walk Engliss", "talk Engliss", and "laugh Engliss" you tend to forgive him. Not because English is a very funny language, but his job interview with Ranjit in Namak Halal is one of most heart-warmingly amusing scenes scripted in Hindi cinema. But...
  • Remembering legendary actor Joy Mukherjee March 13, 2012

    One of the initial dancing stars of the Hindi film industry, Joy Mukherjee passed away on March 9, 2012. ...
  • Bollywood: Hits & pits of 2011 December 31, 2011

    It's been a year of some good films, and far too many not-so-good ones. Several Hindi films worked at the box-office, earning crores of rupees. But only a few were genuinely engaging, quality pictures. In a year of South Indian remakes, dozens of crass comedies, lazy sequels, and star-driven vanity...
  • Review: 'Rivaaz' a message against prostitution September 16, 2011

    Cast: Manoj Bidwai, Deepti Naval, Reema Lagoo, Meghna Naidu, Alok Nath, Rajendra Gupta, Ritisha Vijayvargya, Vijay Raaz, Yashpal Sharma, Sayaji Shinde. Director: Ashok Nanda. Rahul (Manoj Bidwai) is a typical urban boy, who falls in love with Bela (Ritisha Vijavargya), despite knowing that she hails from such a village which earns its...
  • Loner to ultra hero: Salman's image change September 6, 2011

    New Delhi: Though, Salman Khan is undergoing treatment for nerve disorder in New Jersey, 'Bodyguard' refuses to fizz. Riding on more than 45 year old shoulders of Salman Khan, 'Bodyguard' is in absolute contrast with the so called new age cinema. The Hindi film industry has seen the emergence of its...
  • I was nervous working with Naseeruddin: Kalki September 2, 2011

    'That Girl in Yello Boots' star Kalki Koechlin has shared that she was not comfortable in acting with veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah. "The world knows that Naseer is a fantastic actor. Since I was working with him for the first time, I was very nervous shooting with him. I never...
  • Anurag Kashyap's next 'Michael' is a thriller September 2, 2011

    Ribhu Dasgupta's directorial debut Michael will have its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival 2011. Produced by Anurag Kashyap and starring Naseeruddin Shah, Michael is a psychological thriller set in Kolkata. Dasgupta tell us more about the film in an interview. What is Michael about? Michael is a character driven...
  • Anarkali actress Bina Rai dies in Mumbai December 7, 2009

    Mumbai: Legendary actress Bina Rai, who charmed audiences with her performances in Anarkali and Taj Mahal and won a Filmfare award for Ghunghat, died of a heart attack in her Mumbai home on Sunday. She was 78. Bina was married to actor Prem Nath, who was well-known filmmaker Raj Kapoor's brother-in-law....
  • It would be fun to do a Bollywood movie: Kylie May 28, 2009

    London: Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue is taking drama lessons and says it will be fun to do a Hindi film. The singer, who was recently in India to shoot a dance sequence for the Hindi film Blue, is keen to re-start her acting career, reported themirror.co.uk. "I'm taking some acting courses...
  • HC allows Salman Khan's Veer to shoot at Amer fort February 21, 2009

    Jaipur: The High court has asked the producers of Salman Khan starrer film Veer to shell out Rupees 20 lakh for damaging the wall of the protected Amer fort. The film crew has four days to shoot and leave. The damage to the historical structure may or may have...
  • SRK's Billu vs The Stoneman Murders and Jugaad February 13, 2009

    Mumbai: After a moolah raking weekend, courtesy Anurag Kashyap's "Dev D", experts say the box office is expected to face a dry week in terms of movie business despite three movies Billu, The Stoneman Murders and Jugaad releasing Friday. "This weekend is going to be a dull affair. None of the...
  • Preview: Billu, an ordinary man's extraordinary tale February 11, 2009

    New Delhi Priyadarshan's Billu is about an ordinary man's extra-ordinary life. Releasing on Friday, the film has Irrfan Khan in the title role while Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan makes a guest appearance in the comedy. Earlier titled Billu Barber, the film is now called Billu as it fell prey to controversies...
  • Priyanka and I are still friends: Hurman Baweja January 30, 2009

    Mumbai: It was a double blow for him. First his debut vehicle Love Story 2050 turned turtle at the box office, then his girlfriend walked out on him. But, says Hurman Baweja, neither has the break-up spoilt his friendship with Priyanka Chopra nor has the flop dampened his spirit. His film...
  • Shah Rukh's Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi sees heavy booking December 11, 2008

    New Delhi: The film industry and movie buffs are pinning their hopes on Shah Rukh Khan to deliver the next big hit of the year with the upcoming Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, the advance bookings of which have been "terrific". "The response for bookings is terrific," said Sanjeev Kohli, director...
  • India's first talkie film Alam Ara lost forever October 9, 2008

    New Delhi: India's first talkie film Alam Ara, made in 1931 is lost to us forever it seems. An Information and Broadcasting official has said that no prints are now available with the National Archives of India. The last existing prints were destroyed in a fire at Pune's National...
  • MTV to do films with SRK, Aamir and Hrithik September 9, 2008

    Mumbai: Popular music channel MTV is all set to make three films with the reigning stars of today - Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Aamir Khan. All the three movies will be regular commercial productions to be made on a grand scale, said a source at MTV. Right now, the actors...
  • Bollywood's golden era sold in Kolkata 'chor bazar' September 7, 2008

    Kokata: Kabadi Galli is a dingy, winding lane at the end of Kolkata's famed 'chor bazaar', or thieves market, but unlikely as it may sound, it is a treasure house of memorabilia from the golden days of Hindi cinema. Apart from old brassware, lamps and planter's chairs, Mashooque Ali's shop 'Filmistan'...
  • Knight Riders taken to court for 'copyright violation' May 15, 2008

    Kolkata: Shah Rukh Khan's Kolkata Knight Riders were on Wednesday taken to court by Indian Performing Rights Society (IPRS) on alleged copyright infringement for playing songs of Hindi films at the Eden Gardens during Indian Premier League matches. Justice Sanjib Banerjee of the Calcutta High Court, however, refused to grant an...