Mahesh Bhatt

  • Mahesh Bhatt's film 'Daddy' to be adapted for stage 06-07-2014 03:57 PM

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who has adapted 'Arth' as a play, is now set to stage his 1989 film 'Daddy'. 'Daddy', which marked the filmmaker's daughter Pooja Bhatt's acting debut and also starred Anupam Kher and Manohar Singh, will be remade in the form of a play. "It is...
  • Alia wants to do an intense film with dad Mahesh Bhatt, a period film with mom Soni Razdan 05-07-2014 07:41 AM

    Mumbai: Alia Bhatt wants her filmmaker father, Mahesh Bhatt, to write an "intense" film for her, and wants to work with her mother Soni Razdan in a period movie. Though Bhatt has taken a backseat from direction, Alia, 21, wants him to write a script for her. "I want him...
  • Snapshot: Smily Suri and Vineet Bangera exchange wedding vows 03-07-2014 12:18 PM

    Mohit Suri's sister Smily, who is an actress, and dance instructor Vineet Bangera tied the knot on Wednesday. "The rain God's pour their blessings on Vineet and Smily (my niece)," Mahesh Bhatt tweeted. ! "Smily And Vineets marriage "!! Trailer coming soon." While Bangera founded the Mohit also shared a...
  • When Mahesh Bhatt boosted Bipasha Basu's morale 21-06-2014 03:13 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Bipasha Basu is happy with filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt's recent gesture and says his surprise visit on the first day of shoot of her upcoming film 'Alone' was a "tremendous morale booster" for her and the film's team. Bhatt, who has worked with the actress in movies like 'Jism'...
  • Patralekha dedicates 'Citylights' success to Mahesh Bhatt, Hansal Mehta 12-06-2014 06:05 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Patralekha dedicates the success of her debut film 'Citylights' to the film's director Hansal Mehta as well as filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt. "For me it's something very new that I have not experienced before. But, yes this success was not overnight, we struggled for the film," Patralekha told IANS....
  • Mahesh Bhatt unveils Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's new album 'Back 2 Love' 10-06-2014 04:21 PM

    Dubai: Pakistani singer Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's new album "Back 2 Love" was unveiled by Indian filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt here. The album, launched Monday, features 10 tracks including collaborations with Indian musicians including composer duo Salim-Sulaiman, and also a duet with singer Shreya Ghoshal, said a statement. Bhatt and...
  • Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's new song features celebrity couple Gauahar Khan and Kushal Tandon 10-06-2014 03:59 PM

    Dubai: Pakistani singer Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's new album 'Back 2 Love' was unveiled by Indian filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt here. The album, launched Monday, features 10 tracks including collaborations with Indian musicians including composer duo Salim-Sulaiman, and also a duet with singer Shreya Ghoshal, said a statement. Bhatt and...
  • Hansal Mehta wants to remake 'Saaransh' 06-06-2014 07:18 PM

    Mumbai: They have formed a mutual admiration society. If Mahesh Bhatt is in awe of Hansal Mehta's work, the latter is so fascinated by Bhatt that he wishes to remake his "Saaransh". Mehta, who associated with Bhatt for "Citylights", said: "I love the kind of films Mahesh Bhatt has made...
  • 'Citylights' will bring back legacy of my cinema: Mahesh Bhatt 29-05-2014 07:44 AM

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, co-owner of Vishesh Films, says the film production company has given many hits like 'Raaz', 'Jism' and 'Murder', but their forthcoming film 'Citylights' will change its course. He said that he received a message from someone who appreciated the Hansal Mehta directorial and said that...
  • Mahesh Bhatt gives his Filmfare trophy to Hansal Mehta that he won for 'Saaransh' in 1984 26-05-2014 05:02 PM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt's masterpiece 'Saaransh' completed 30 years and on the occasion he handed over the Filmfare Award, that he won for his 1984 film, to National Award winning director Hansal Mehta in appreciation of his 'fearless' filmmaking spirit. 'Saaransh' turned 30 on Sunday. "I have handed over my...
  • 30 years since 'Saaransh', Anupam Kher gets nostalgic 24-05-2014 07:27 PM

    New Delhi: Come Sunday, it will be three decades since Anupam Kher-starrer 'Saaransh' hit the screens and catapulted his career in the Hindi film industry to new heights. The veteran actor admits the movie changed not just his life, but also thinking. "'Saaransh' was released on May 25, 1984. Tomorrow...
  • Didn't get 'Citylights' because I am dating Rajkummar, says Patralekha 18-05-2014 03:39 PM

    Mumbai: Debutant actress Patralekha says director Hansal Mehta and filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt didn't cast her in 'Citylights' because of her relationship with actor Rajkummar Rao. "Do you think that Bhatt sahib and Hansal Mehta will cast me because I am in a relationship? Of course not. You can't take that...
  • Audience more important than Oscars, says Mahesh Bhatt 18-05-2014 03:30 PM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt says he makes films for the audience and not for the prestigious Academy Awards. Asked why do we run after Oscars despite having some popular awards in India, he said: "We make films for close to 1.2 billion population. We make films in our own way....
  • Mahesh Bhatt: 'City Lights' will connect people to their feelings, even more than 'Aashiqui' did 15-05-2014 03:24 PM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who had directed the cult romantic musical drama 'Aashiqui' in 1990 and then produced its super hit sequel 'Aashiqui 2' last year, says Hansal Mehta's 'City Lights' is not only at par with his movies, but "far more relevant to today's India". Bhatt is presenting 'City...
  • Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt to make his acting debut in 'Siddhartha'; will play a Buddhist monk 13-05-2014 09:25 AM

    While daughter Alia Bhatt is riding high on the success of her two films 'Highway' and '2 States', father Mahesh Bhatt is all set to make his acting debut in Mukul Misra's 'Siddhartha'. Bhatt, who is an established filmmaker, tweeted pictures of his look from the film. Bhatt will be...
  • First Look: Mahesh Bhatt plays a Buddhist monk in 'Siddhartha'; unveils his new look on Twitter 12-05-2014 07:29 AM

    Mahesh Bhatt, who has earned huge popularity and acclaim for his contribution to Indian cinema as a director, scriptwriter and producer, is all set to make his debut as an actor. The director-turned actor will soon be seen in Mukul Misra's 'Siddhartha'. As reports suggest, Shivam Bhargav will essay the...
  • In the 90s when I made 'Zakhm', India had changed; struggled a lot to release the film under NDA rule: Mahesh Bhatt 06-05-2014 07:39 AM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt said he struggled hard to release his film 'Zakhm', which was based on communal tension between two communities, in 1998 when the BJP-led NDA was at the helm. The film depicted tension between two religions in contemporary society. The movie is said to be closely based...
  • Mahesh Bhatt: 'City Lights' is not a festival film 05-05-2014 06:38 PM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who is backing 'City Lights', a remake of 'Metro Manila', says Hansal Mehta's directorial venture should not be described as festival movie because it has all the elements of a commercial cinema. "'City Lights' is not a festival film. It's an Indian film, it has an...
  • National Award-winning director Hansal Mehta unveils 26-minute footage of his latest film 'City Lights' 05-05-2014 06:30 PM

    Mumbai: National Award-winning director Hansal Mehta has readied his next film titled 'City Lights' and he unveiled a 26-minute footage of the movie at an event here attended by Mahesh Bhatt, who is backing the film, and the cast. Fox Star Studio presents 'City Lights', an Indian adaptation of British...
  • National Award-winning actor Rajkummar Rao says 'City Lights' has been the most challenging film of his career 03-05-2014 12:42 PM

    New Delhi: National Award-winning actor Rajkummar Rao looked comfortable in the scorching Delhi heat on Friday, as he walked into the plush conference room at the Le Meridian on Raisina Road. Dressed in brown chinos, orange loafers and a sheer white-and-pale-blue blazer, Rao's smile was warm, and his walk brisk....
  • Arijit Singh's new song from the film 'City Lights' to debut on TV show 02-05-2014 08:06 PM

    Mumbai: Arijit Singh's new number 'Muskurane' from the forthcoming movie 'Citylights' will make its debut on popular TV show 'Beintehaa'. The widespread impact of the medium has persuaded film production banner Vishesh Films to take the TV route to launch the song. "This is a unique initiative wherein we will...
  • '2 States' continues to draw audience; rakes in over Rs 70 crore 27-04-2014 06:43 PM

    New Delhi: Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt-starrer '2 States' is in its second week and it has raked in about Rs.70 crore at the domestic box office. Close on its heels is 'Revolver Rani', which came out this weekend. 'Samrat & Co.' and Subhash Ghai's 'Kaanchi' haven't struck the right...
  • '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: ...
  • B-Town takes to Twitter to congratulate National Awards winners 16-04-2014 06:29 PM

    New Delhi: The B-Town fraternity took to Twitter to congratulate the teams of "Shahid", "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" and "Jolly LLB", which were named in various categories at the 61st National Film Awards Wednesday. Here's what the stars tweeted: Mahesh Bhatt: Hansal Mehta (best director) and Rajkummar Rao (best actor) get...
  • Congress alone could ensure unity of the country and protect values of secularism, says Mahesh Bhatt 14-04-2014 08:03 PM

    Noted film-maker Mahesh Bhatt on Monday batted for the Congress saying it alone could ensure unity of the country and protect values of secularism. In a telephonic interview to IANS, he stressed on secularism as a key ingredient to keep the country united and strong. "Only the Congress can ensure...
  • Arjun Kapoor stole my heart and made me weep during '2 States': Mahesh Bhatt 14-04-2014 03:44 PM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who watched his daughter Alia Bhatt's third film '2 States', is happy to see her playing a different role. But it's her co-star Arjun Kapoor who stole the filmmaker's heart. "Alia is fantastic in a startlingly different role. But it is Arjun who stole my heart...
  • It is my dream to work in a film directed by my papa: Alia Bhatt 12-04-2014 11:15 AM

    Indore: Actress Alia Bhatt today said she dreams of acting in a movie directed by her father Mahesh Bhatt. "It is my dream to work in a film directed by my papa (Mahesh Bhatt) but he is not directing any film these days and therefore, I feel, I have to...
  • Dad is possessive, doesn't want me to get married: Alia Bhatt 09-04-2014 03:56 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Alia Bhatt says her father and filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt is possessive about her, but adds that he has taken her on-screen kissing with Arjun Kapoor in the forthcoming film '2 States' practically. "Like every father, who don't want their daughters to get married, even my father is the...
  • Film with dad Mahesh Bhatt? Only if its like 'Aashiqui 2', says Alia Bhatt 09-04-2014 02:26 PM

    Mumbai: Two-film old Alia Bhatt, who is craving to be directed by her father and filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, is hopeful that one day he will write a script for her and direct her too. Asked when her dad would direct her, she said: "Even I have that question...it will happen...
  • Don't think my father will object to my intimate scenes; have you seen his films, asks Alia 29-03-2014 10:37 AM

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt today said she does not think her filmmaker father Mahesh Bhatt will have any objection to her doing intimate scenes on-screen. Alia shares a few intimate scenes, including a lip-lock sequence, with Arjun Kapoor in their next film '2 States'. When asked if her father...