Madhur Bhandarkar

  • Madhur Bhandarkar appreciates Censor Board for allowing 'Finding Fanny' team to use the word 'virgin' September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar is glad that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has allowed the team of "Finding Fanny" to use the term "virgin" and has approved it with a UA certificate. It's something he wasn't allowed in his film "Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji" in 2011. "Appreciate that...
  • Madhur Bhandarkar to receive Raj Kapoor Smriti Awards August 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Acclaimed filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar has been chosen to receive the Raj Kapoor Smriti Award from the Maharashtra government for his contribution to Indian cinema. The filmmaker is honoured by the award, which will be conferred August 12 at a ceremony. "Thank you to each one of you for the congratulatory messages...
  • Madhur Bhandarkar aims to provide 'meaningful entertainment' again July 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Acclaimed filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, who has started rolling the cameras for his next movie "Calendar Girls", is hoping he offers purposeful entertainment to film aficionados. "Thanks everyone for d messages & wishes on #CalendarGirls. The endeavor's always to provide meaningful entertainment. Will keep you posted," Bhandarkar tweeted Thursday. The filmmaker, who...
  • Madhur Bhandarkar starts shooting for his next film titled 'Calender Girls' July 23, 2014

    Mumbai: National-award wining director Madhur Bhandarkar has began shooting his next film 'Calender Girls'. The 45-year-old 'Fashion' helmer, who is known for seeking real-life inspirations for his films, has opted for five newcomers for the film that revolves around the models who gain popularity after featuring in famous calendars. The film...
  • Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar to head entertainment and sports committee at the Indian Merchants' Chamber July 10, 2014

    Mumbai: National Award-winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar has been roped in as the chairman of the expert committee on entertainment, media and sports of the Indian Merchants' Chamber (IMC), the premier trade and industry body. Before Bhandarkar, Karan Johar, Manmohan Shetty and Balkrishna Shroff had headed the committee. Prabodh Thakker, IMC president, hopes...
  • 'What does not affect you today, might knock at your door tomorrow': Bollywood celebrities ask citizens to vote wisely April 17, 2014

    The Indian film industry, which prides itself on its secular image, appears to be taking sides for the first time during this Lok Sabha elections with several Bollywood A-listers asking people to vote "smart" and choose wisely. Here are some of the top tweets: ...
  • Snapshot: Kangana Ranaut stumbles as a showstopper at WIFW finale March 31, 2014

    She may have walked with elan in Madhur Bhandarkar's 2008 release 'Fashion', but actress Kangana Ranaut was unable to move forward smoothly as the showstopper for designer Namrata Joshipura at the grand finale of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) autumn-winter, 2014 in Delhi. With her curly locks tied up,...
  • Always wanted to work with Priyanka again, says Madhur Bhandarkar March 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, who is working on the dates for his next film 'Madamji', starring Priyanka Chopra, laments that post the 2008 'Fashion', he couldn't work with her because of a lack of a "great subject". Priyanka won the National Award for the best actress for her performance in 'Fashion',...
  • Cannot believe Farooq Sheikh is no more: Amitabh Bachchan December 28, 2013

    New Delhi: When on screen actors were busy wooing their lady love with one liners, one actor changed the face of romance in early 80s. Farooq Sheikh brought innocence in his romance and clicked right away with the audiences. The 65-year-old actor died on Saturday morning of heart attack. And,...
  • Apex court's anti-gay verdict misjudgement, say celebs December 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Celebrities like Madhur Bhandarkar, Kunal Kohli and Shruti Haasan have strongly disapproved of the Supreme Court's verdict that holds same-gender consensual sex as an offence. The verdict, they feel, has pushed people to the dinosaur era. The Supreme Court bench of Justice G.S. Singhvi and Justice S.J. Mukhopadhayay, Wednesday...
  • Why Madhur Bhandarkar is so happy after meeting Mrinal Sen October 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar is on a high ever since he met his favourite filmmaker Mrinal Sen. Bhandarkar met Sen during his recent visit to Kolkata. "It was a pleasure meeting with Mrinal sen, I always wanted to meet him because he is one of my favourite directors, I spent...
  • Choose good over evil this Durga Puja, say Bollywood stars October 13, 2013

    New Delhi: On the festive occasion of Dussehra, Bollywood celebrities like Madhur Bhandarkar, Sridevi and Anupam Kher have emphasised on the importance to choose good over evil. Gearing up to celebrate the victory of good over evil on Dussehra, celebrities shared their thoughts via micro-blogging website Twitter. Here's what the stars had...
  • Madhur Bhandarkar stresses on Hollywood, Bollywood exchange September 29, 2013

    New York: Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar says the Indian film industry and Hollywood can learn a lot from each other as the two industries seek to cater to the evolving nature of cinema. Bhandarkar is representing the Indian film industry at the three-day 'Cinema Beyond Boundaries' that began here on September...
  • 'Madras Cafe' is controversial, that's why it works: Shobhaa De August 25, 2013

    Mumbai: It's a 'shabaash' (pat on the back) from celebrity author Shobhaa De to filmmaker Shoojit Sircar for helming a controversial movie like 'Madras Cafe'. "Watched 'Madras Cafe' in a packed hall. Shoojit 'Le Carre' Sircar deserves a shabaash. Yes, it's controversial. That's why it works," De posted in a tweet...
  • Not making any 'Calendar Girl': Madhur Bhandarkar July 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar has squashed reports that he is making any movie titled 'Calendar Girl', and that he has approached model-turned-actress Deepika Padukone for the lead role. The project reportedly surrounds the life of a supermodel. "Just to set the record straight I am NOT making any film called 'Calendar...
  • Madhur Bhandarkar keen to make films on Bengali literature June 30, 2013

    Kolkata: Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar says he is keen to study Bengali literature in his upcoming films. The 'Chandni Bar' director appreciated the work of Bengali filmmakers, especially Ritwik Ghatak whose movies have inspired him a lot. "I am a great admirer of Bengali sensibilities in different forms of art. So,...
  • There is an emotional connect with Tabu: Madhur Bhandarkar June 28, 2013

    Kolkata: Credited with bringing out the best in the leading ladies of his films, critically acclaimed director Madhur Bhandarkar Thursday confessed to connecting emotionally with Tabu, who played the female lead in his film 'Chandni Bar'. "For me, every actress that I have worked with were great. Tabu was one who...
  • I want to make a simple love story: Madhur Bhandarkar June 28, 2013

    Kolkata: Keen to foray into the romantic genre, National Award-winning director Madhur Bhandarkar Thursday revealed that he is thinking about making a "realistic and romantic" musical. "Definitely there is a musical, which is under consideration... it will be romantic and realistic. There is no confirmation yet... it is in the pipeline,"...
  • Madhur Bhandarkar's next film is a musical June 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar is working on his next film which will be a musical and is also likely to have a touch of realism. Madhur is known for his realistic films like 'Chandni Bar', 'Page 3', 'Corporate', 'Traffic Signal', 'Fashion', 'Jail' and 'Heroine' and had earlier also attempted a romantic-comedy...
  • Madhur Bhandarkar honoured in New York May 22, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar was honoured with the prestigious 'New York Citizen's Achievement Award'. The 44-year-old National-award winning director, who is presently on a vacation in New York, said that he is highly honoured to receive the honour. "I am hugely honoured and humbled by the Citizen's Achievement Award given to me...
  • Bravo! Jolie, says Bhandarkar on her double mastectomy May 15, 2013

    Mumbai: Praising Angelina Jolie's decision to go for double mastectomy to reduce her risk of getting breast cancer and having the courage to share it with the world, Indian filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar says the Hollywood actress has become an inspiration for women the world over. "I bow to the courage...
  • Sarabjit's death result of petty-mindedness: Madhur Bhandarkar May 2, 2013

    Mumbai: "Petty-minded" politics took away the life of Sarabjit Singh, Bollywood filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar and veteran writer Javed Akhtar said, as Hindi film celebrities reacted strongly to the death of the Indian death row prisoner in Pakistan. Here's what the celebrities posted on Twitter on his death: Salman Khan: Freedom at last....
  • Madhur Bhandarkar walks the ramp at IIJW and more April 14, 2013

    Mumbai: Madhur Bhandarkar, known for making a film on the fashion industry, himself walked the ramp at the recently concluded India International Jewellery Week (IIJW) and liked the experience. "Walked the ramp for PC jewellers last evening (Saturday) at the IIJW. Quite an experience to be on the other side of...
  • 'Inkaar' could have been a Madhur Bhandarkar film January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Has Bollywood really come of age? There are films which are pushing the boundaries and coming out of the realms of the usual potboilers. But you only have to scratch the surface to see how the bravest of filmmakers prefer to stick to stereotypes than venture out in...
  • Madhur Bhandarkar: I am on a break right now December 6, 2012

    Mumbai: Post 'Heroine', filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar says he is on a break from direction. "I am on a break right now. I am only visiting different places and busy attending film festivals. I usually take a break after each film because it is a little tiring. So, I need a...
  • Bhandarkar relieved at court quashing rape charges November 6, 2012

    Mumbai: National award-winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar said he is relieved after the Supreme Court quashed the charges of alleged rape levelled against him by actress and model Preeti Jain. He thanks his wife, friends and fans for their constant support. "I am feeling very much relieved. When I got this news,...