Madhur Bhandarkar

  • 'What does not affect you today, might knock at your door tomorrow': Bollywood celebrities ask citizens to vote wisely 17-04-2014 01:07 PM

    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 31-03-2014 10:22 AM

    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 13-03-2014 01:25 PM

    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...
  • Cannot believe Farooq Sheikh is no more: Amitabh Bachchan 28-12-2013 10:25 AM

    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 11-12-2013 05:52 PM

    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,...
  • Why Madhur Bhandarkar is so happy after meeting Mrinal Sen 30-10-2013 05:06 PM

    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...
  • Choose good over evil this Durga Puja, say Bollywood stars 13-10-2013 01:34 PM

    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...
  • Madhur Bhandarkar stresses on Hollywood, Bollywood exchange 29-09-2013 02:53 PM

    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 25-08-2013 10:21 AM

    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...
  • Not making any 'Calendar Girl': Madhur Bhandarkar 02-07-2013 10:04 AM

    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...
  • Madhur Bhandarkar keen to make films on Bengali literature 30-06-2013 04:32 PM

    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 28-06-2013 11:48 AM

    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...
  • I want to make a simple love story: Madhur Bhandarkar 28-06-2013 10:29 AM

    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...
  • Madhur Bhandarkar's next film is a musical 09-06-2013 02:50 PM

    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...
  • Madhur Bhandarkar honoured in New York 22-05-2013 02:31 PM

    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...
  • Bravo! Jolie, says Bhandarkar on her double mastectomy 15-05-2013 04:07 PM

    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 02-05-2013 04:08 PM

    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...
  • Madhur Bhandarkar walks the ramp at IIJW and more 14-04-2013 04:22 PM

    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...
  • Madhur Bhandarkar: I am on a break right now 06-12-2012 05:43 PM

    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 06-11-2012 06:56 PM

    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...
  • SC quashes rape charges against Madhur Bhandarkar 05-11-2012 12:06 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday quashed rape charges against filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar. Madhur Bhandarkar had approached the Supreme Court saying that the proper procedure was not followed while investigating the case and only the statements of the victim were taken in the court. A struggling model and actress,...
  • Bollywood mourns Yash Chopra's demise 21-10-2012 09:10 PM

    New Delhi: 'Shocked', 'numb' and 'heartbroken' is what the Bollywood fraternity felt after learning about the demise of veteran filmmaker Yash Chopra Sunday evening following multiple organ failure. He was 80. From Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan to Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit, a grief-stricken Bollywood took to Twitter to express their...
  • Big controversies of 2011 in Bollywood 01-01-2012 10:31 AM

    Bollywood and controversies go hand in hand and the unsaid rule of the industry it seems is - any publicity is good publicity. ...
  • Agent Vinod will release in Feb: Saif 21-12-2011 04:56 PM

    Saif Ali Khan finally tells us when we can see his ambitious home production "Agent Vinod", while Madhur Bhandarkar's "Heroine" has another change in plans. ...
  • Bebo is the star of 'Heroine': Madhur Bhandarkar 10-12-2011 04:23 PM

    New Delhi: It seems that the team of 'Heroine' has come into full swing after a lot of hiccups. It's the first time when Kareena Kapoor is working with Madhur Bhandarkar. Both are not tired of praising each other. Madhur Bhandarkar has said,"Bebo is the star, the jalwa of 'Heroine'....
  • Dev saab will continue to inspire me: Madhur 04-12-2011 06:13 PM

    New Delhi: Optimistic, strong and passionate, that's how filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar remembers the evergreen Dev Anand, who passed away in London following a cardiac arrest. Dev Anand died Saturday night. He was 88. "The news of his death has just shocked us. I have been an ardent, a hardcore Dev...