Ketan Mehta

  • Basanti's jungle scene in 'Sholay' hard to convert to 3D: Ketan Mehta 02-01-2014 03:29 PM

    Mumbai: The conversion of 1975 film 'Sholay' into 3D was not an easy task and some of the scenes posed problems. One such was when veteran actress Hema Malini, who plays the role of Basanti, is seen in a jungle. The conversion has been done by filmmaker Keten Mehta's Maya...
  • Converting 'Sholay' in 3D was challenging but fun: Ketan Mehta 11-12-2013 03:29 PM

    New Delhi: Director Ketan Mehta, who was involved in the 3D conversion of 1975 film 'Sholay', said revisiting the classic with the new technology was challenging. Producer GP Sippy's grandsons approached Mehta for the 3D conversion of the Amitabh Bachchan-Dharmendra starrer through his Maya Digital Studios. The film is being...
  • Is Anil Kapoor's '24' going to change the way we perceive Indian TV? 04-10-2013 11:57 AM

    New Delhi: The well edited promos of Anil Kapoor's TV show '24' suggest that it's going to be a never-seen-before experience for the Indian audience. There have been directors like Anurag Kashyap, Ketan Mehta and Imtiaz Ali in the past who have diverted from the usual line of storytelling on...
  • Watch: The original 'Phata Poster Nikla Hero' 18-09-2013 02:34 PM

    New Delhi: Shahid Kapoor and Ileana D'Cruz's film 'Phata Poster Nikhla Hero' is going to be released on this Friday. The film takes a punch line from the film 'Hero Hiralal' as its title. 'Hero Hiralal' was directed by Ketan Mehta and featured Naseeruddin Shah and Sanjana Kapoor in the...
  • Manjhi: It was the toughest characters of my life, says Nawazuddin 12-09-2013 10:47 AM

    Mumbai: For versatile actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who will be seen playing Dashrath Manjhi in Ketan Mehta's 'Manjhi - The Mountain Man', it was the toughest role of his career. Set in 1960 in Bihar and based on a true story, the film is about a man who carved a path...
  • New age film titles: Be stylish and forget the content? 04-09-2013 11:32 AM

    New Delhi: Have you taken notice of the changing pattern of the titles of Bollywood films in recent times? Blame it on the fast food generation, but they are nothing else than a stale product in a new wrapping. In September, the spectators are going to watch well publicised films...
  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Ketan Mehta team up for a biopic on the life of Dashrath Manjhi 21-08-2013 07:01 PM

    Critics' new favourite actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who became a household name with 'Gangs of Wasseypur - 2, and was last seen in 'Bombay Talkies', is moving away from his character roles to take over as the lead in a love story of a kind. Siddiqui will be seen playing Dashrath...
  • 'Rang Rasiya' will be released by the year end: Ketan Mehta 20-08-2013 10:35 AM

    Mumbai: Ketan Mehta's much delayed 'Rang Rasiya', which has been ready since 2008, is expected to come out by the end of the year. "It was stuck for three years in some kind of a dispute...but now it will come out by the end of the year," Mehta, who has...
  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui is a fascinating actor: Ketan Mehta 19-08-2013 02:25 PM

    Mumbai: Director Ketan Mehta, who roped in versatile actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui to play the title role in 'Manjhi - The Mountain Man', praises the actor saying he is "committed and very fascinating". Set in 1960, 'Manjhi - The Mountain Man' is based on the life of Dashrath Manjhi, who for...
  • Nandana gets hate mail for nudity in 'Rang Rasiya' 17-11-2011 01:17 PM

    Kolkata: Actress Nandana Sen said she received hate mail and faced objections from different quarters for a nude scene in the period drama 'Rang Rasiya' where she plays the muse for 19th century painter Raja Ravi Varma. Sen, who created an uproar four or five years ago after a portrait...
  • 'Rang Rasiya' is against intolerance: Ketan Mehta 17-11-2011 11:29 AM

    Kolkata: National award winning filmmaker Ketan Mehta Wednesday said that his film 'Rang Rasiya' is a small token of response against the persecution of painter M.F. Hussian who was hounded out of the country for pursuing his creative freedom. "The film is a small little way of response and reaction...
  • Full house for 'Rang Rasiya' at Kolkata film fest 16-11-2011 03:04 PM

    Kolkata: Ketan Mehta's historical film Rang Rasiya, based on the life of 19th century painter Raja Ravi Varma, was screened to an overcrowded theatre at the ongoing Kolkata Film Festival (KFF) today. The film starring Randeep Hooda and Nandana Sen is yet to be released commercially and has courted controversy...
  • Sita, Draupadi inspire 'Rang Rasiya': Nandana 14-11-2011 04:47 PM

    Kolkata: Ketan Mehta's historical film Rang Rasiya, challenging the hypocrisy of a male-dominated society, takes inspiration from Sita's agnipariksha and Draupadi's cheerharan, two of the most infamous episodes of the Indian epics representing the ordeal of women. "Isn't it true that every day women are still forced to give modern...
  • Commercial screenings of 'Rang Rasiya' cancelled 13-11-2011 05:04 PM

    Kolkata: Director-producer Ketan Mehta has cancelled the commercial screenings of Nandana Sen-Randeep Hooda starrer Rang Rasiya at the ongoing Kolkata Film Festival (KFF) as the controversial movie has not been released theatrically yet. "How can we allow commercial screenings even before the film is released? Its almost equivalent to releasing...
  • 'Rang Rasiya' to be screened at Kolkata film fest 06-11-2011 04:54 PM

    Kolkata: Film lovers will get an opportunity to watch Ketan Mehta's unreleased film Rang Rasiya and Bangladeshi film Meherjaan, which was withdrawn from theatres following a controversy, during the upcoming Kolkata Film Festival (KFF). A biopic on 19th century painter Raja Ravi Varma, Rang Rasiya has courted controversy for taking...
  • Exclusive: meet Rang Rasiya's hottie Farena Wazier 29-10-2011 09:30 PM

    The stunner talks about working in Ketan Mehta's film, based on celebrated painter Raja Ravi Verma's life. Brought to you exclusively by IBNLive in association with Square Elephant Productions. ...
  • Exclusive: Ketan Mehta on his 'Rang Rasiya' 29-10-2011 09:26 PM

    Celebrated filmmaker Ketan Mehta talks on his latest film Rang Rasiya and more. Brought to you exclusively by IBNLive in association with Square Elephant Productions. ...
  • 'Rang Rasiya' release in November: Mehta 15-09-2011 02:36 PM

    Mumbai: Ketan Mehta says his long-pending 'Rang Rasiya' will hit the screens in Novemeber as he has found a distributor who is willing the release the film, based on legendary painter Raja Ravi Varma's life. "'Rang Rasiya' will be released in November. We are working on the dates," Mehta told...
  • Mehta's Rang Rasiya based on Raja Ravi Varma 02-05-2008 12:02 AM

    Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Zaka Ashraf is confident that once Bangladesh tours Pakistan other teams will also be convinced to play in the country. Ashraf told reporters that the Bangladesh security delegation that recently visited Pakistan to inspect security arrangements for their team which has been invited to play...
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