KARAN JOHAR

  • Rishi Kapoor returns to Twitter, gets a warm welcome Yesterday

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who rejoined micro-blogging website Twitter after almost five years, was warmly welcomed on the online platform by celebrities like Anupan Kher, Abhishek Bachchan and Karan Johar. Abhishek was the first to welcome his "Chintu Uncle" on board. He tweeted Thursday: "Crew show some major love to...
  • Photo of the day: Shah Rukh Khan thanks friends Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt, Anushka Sharma, Alia Bhatt for being part of 'Sabse Shaana Kaun' 2 days ago

    It is never easy for an actor to concentrate on two projects simultaneously. But for megastar, it isn't all that difficult. Shah Rukh Khan, who has been shooting back-to-back for his upcoming show 'India Poochega - Sabse Shaana Kaun? is also filming 'Fan'. SRK took to Twitter today to thank...
  • Amish Tripathi: There aren't many extremist in India, it is a miniscule number; we are not Syria or Pakistan February 18, 2015

    Jaipur: One might think that Amish Tripathi, author of the hugely popular Shiva trilogy, took a big risk when he decided to write on mythology in his first book- but the author himself doesn't feel so. An IIM Calcutta graduate, Amish Tripathi's first book 'The Immortals Of Meluha' - narrating...
  • FIRs against bollywood stars for AIB Roast: Can adult comedy be criminal conspiracy? February 13, 2015

    There is no end to the controversy surrounding the AIB roast, after Mahesh Bhatt has questioned why Sonakshi Sinha was not named in the FIR that has been lodged by the Mumbai Police. Sonakshi has said that she was named in a separate FIR filed in Delhi and Kolkata. The...
  • Shah Rukh Khan and director Karan Johar get nostalgic as 'My name is Khan' completes five years February 13, 2015

    Mumbai: 'My Name Is Khan', a movie about an autistic man's journey to meet the US President to give one message -- 'My name is Khan, and I am not a terrorist' -- Thursday clocked five years. This made its lead actor Shah Rukh Khan and director Karan Johar nostalgic. "An...
  • FIR filed against 'AIB Knockout' in Lucknow; Ranveer Singh, Karan Johar, Arjun Kapoor could face three-year jail term February 12, 2015

    The Lucknow police have registered an FIR against the participants of the controversial 'AIB Roast' show, including Bollywood director Karan Johar and actors Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor. According to the complaint filed by Kailash Chandra Pandey, a Lucknow-based activist, the spread of the controversial video, which went viral on social...
  • Director Shakun Batra's next to be a family film, will be produced by Karan Johar February 12, 2015

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Karan Johar has said he will produce director Shakun Batra's next project, which is a family film. Batra's last film, 2012 Kareena Kapoor-starrer romantic comedy 'Ek Mai Hu Aur Ek Tu', also his debut, was produced by Johar under his banner Dharma Productions. Johar, 42, who is impressed by Batra's...
  • Silence can mean several things, says Karan Johar about criticism over AIB roast February 11, 2015

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Karan Johar, who is facing a lot of backlash for taking part in the 'AIB Roast', has posted a cryptic tweet about 'silence'. The 42-year-old director, set to make his full-fledged acting debut as a villain in 'Bombay Velvet', is yet to directly comment on the fallout that happened...
  • Snapshot: First look of Karan Johar as Kaizad Khambatta in 'Bombay Velvet' February 9, 2015

    After revealing Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma's look in 'Bombay Velvet', the makers have released another poster from the movie that features Karan Johar, who is playing the antagonist in the high-octane period drama. Karan Johar as Kaizad Khambatta sports a mustache and is seen in a different avatar....
  • AIB Roast was done in good humour; not meant to be taken very seriously: Anushka Sharma February 6, 2015

    Mumbai: Anushka Sharma's cricketer boyfriend Virat Kohli may have been the butt of jokes during the controversial comedy show 'AIB Roast' but the actress feels such humour should not be taken seriously. "The way I look at it, I think it was in a good humour. Not meant to be taken...
  • Now, Ram Gopal Verma 'appreciates' Karan Johar for AIB Knockout February 4, 2015

    Mumbai: After the controversial AIB Roast video was taken down from video sharing website YouTube, filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has sent out a message of appreciation to his fellow filmmaker Karan Johar for taking part in the show. "The AIB show is final proof that India has finally come of age...
  • MNS demands apology from Karan Johar, Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh February 3, 2015

    Mumbai: A day after the Maharashtra government and Mumbai police initiated a probe into allegations of 'abusive and filthy' language having been used by Bollywood personalities at an AIB Roast event in Mumbai, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena here Tuesday demanded an apology from all the persons involved in it. MNS Chitrapat...
  • AIB Roast: MLA demands action against Karan Johar, Arjun Kapoor, Ranveer Singh; state government, police to probe the 'objectionable' content of the show February 3, 2015

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government and Mumbai police have initiated separate investigations into allegations of "abusive and filthy" language used by Bollywood director Karan Johar and actors Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh at an event in Mumbai in December. Following complaints about the below-the-belt contents of the 'AIB Roast' programme viewed by...
  • Watch: This AIB 'roast' of actors Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh must be viewed with headphones ON. Seriously January 29, 2015

    In the beginning, the comedy collective All India Backchod endevour to define the idea of celebrity roasting. But despite all formal definitions, the best that works is given by 'roast master', filmmaker Karan Johar. He says, "Let the filth begin".From unabashedly inappropriate jokes, to toilet humour and digs on each...
  • 'Bombay Velvet': Ranbir Kapoor looks rugged and lean as boxer Johnny Balraj in the new Anurag Kashyap film January 28, 2015

    Produced and directed by Anurag Kashyap, 'Bombay Velvet' is reported to be based on historian Gyan Prakash's book 'Mumbai Fables'. The film, which is set to hit the theatres on May 15, features Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Karan Johar in lead roles with Kay Kay Menon, Siddharth Basu and...
  • Author Amish Tripathi announces his new series on Lord Ram January 24, 2015

    Bestselling author Amish Tripathi has announced his new series on Lord Ram. The first book that is expected to be out by October is titled 'Scion of Ikshvaku'. Not revealing much about the plot, the author said it is his fictitious and respectful interpretation of the Ramayan. Amish's Shiva Trilogy...
  • Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt's 'Shaandaar' to release on September 4 January 14, 2015

    Mumbai: Shahid Kapoor-Alia Bhatt starrer 'Shandaar' is all set to hit theatres on September 4, 2015. The destination wedding drama, which is directed by Vikas Bahl of 'Queen' fame, is being co-produced by Karan Johar's Dharma productions and Phantom films. "Dharma and Phantom proudly present Shandaar... Starring Shahid and Alia... Directed by...
  • Siddharth Shukla: Not abandoning TV for films January 10, 2015

    Mumbai: Actor Siddharth Shukla, who made a positive movie debut with 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania', is bidding goodbye to his ongoing serial 'Balika Vadhu'. But he says he isn't quiiting television altogether to pursue a film career. Talking about his exit from the long-running show, he said: "I'm not (really) quitting...
  • Smitten much? Flower in hand, Ranveer Singh follows Deepika Padukone as they exit Farah Khan's birthday party January 9, 2015

    Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone may not have officially declared their relationship status to the world but Ranveer and his theatrics ensure that the world knows about them. The actor was seen wooing his lady love with a flower in his hand recently at Farah Khan's birthday bash. The couple...
  • Stardust 2014: Karan Johar jokes about Jacqueline Fernandez's outfit; calls her a 'present' ready to be 'unwrapped' January 9, 2015

    Karan Johar, who is known for his sharp wit and jesting word of the scene at times took a dig at the very gorgeous and stylish Jacqueline Fernandez at the Sansui COLORS Stardust Awards night. A little birdie told us that, Jacqueline, who had come up on the stage to receive...
  • Karan Johar: Technology killed romance January 3, 2015

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Karan Johar, who has helmed some of Bollywood's most romantic films since making his directorial debut with 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' in 1998, says that the increased use of technology in daily lives is taking romance away from people. "Technology definitely killed romance....how can Facetime and Skype ever replace...
  • Akshay Kumar to judge the upcoming season of 'MasterChef India'? January 2, 2015

    New Delhi: If all goes as planned, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar will reportedly return to the world of reality TV show again after 'Dare 2 Dance' with 'MasterChef India' season four. "The programming team is trying to get Akshay on board the show as 'maha-judge'. Nothing is finalised yet as talks...
  • 'Balika Vadhu' star Siddharth Shukla fined for drunk driving January 2, 2015

    Mumbai: Television actor Siddharth Shukla of 'Balika Vadhu' fame was fined Rs.2,000 by traffic police for driving under the influence of alcohol on New Year's Eve. His license was also confiscated. A police official said he paid the fine and was asked to be present in court Thursday morning. "Last night, Siddharth...
  • Watch: Roundtable discussion with top Bollywood directors January 1, 2015

    CNN-IBN's Rajeev Masand speaks to top Bollywood directors about current trends in the industry. ...