MANISH TIWARI

  • Ben Cutting, Chadd Sayers push India A on the backfoot July 14, 2014

    Brisbane: After a brave show on Day 1, India 'A' were pushed on the backfoot courtesy a fine fifty by Australia 'A' bastman Ben Cutting and a threewicket haul by pacer Chadd Sayers on the second day of the final unofficial Test at Allan Border Field. Responding to 423 by Australia...
  • Manish Tiwari attacks Sushma Swaraj for stand on ordinance issue September 25, 2013

    Iamp;amp;B minister Manish Tewari on Wednesday took on BJP leader Sushma Swaraj, who had requested the President not to sign the ordinance to protect convicted lawmakers, saying that constitutionality of legal enactments could be decided by courts and not by the opposition party. In a post which he addressed to the...
  • Ravi Kishan: I don't know how or why Prateik has offended people August 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Prateik, whose gently intense performance in 'Issaq' has received rave reviews from some critics and been savaged by some others, has found an unlikely ally as well as mentor and advisor in Ravi Kishan, who plays a pivotal role in the film. Ravi, who plays a powerful...
  • My instinct guides me through the casting process: Manish Tiwary July 30, 2013

    Director Manish Tiwary's new film 'Issaq' is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's classic Romeo and Juliet. Set in Benaras, the film is a modern take on the tragedy. Amyra Dastur is playing Prateik Babbar's love interest in 'Issaq'. 'Issaq' is also going to feature Ravi Kishan, Prashant Narayanan and Rajeshwari...
  • Older actresses hardly have any role: Neena Gupta July 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Ruling out any scope for ageing actresses in showbiz, National Award winning actress Neena Gupta, who got into acting in the 1980s, says she is seen less frequently on screen because there aren't enough offers for people like her and that the trend reflects the mindset of society. "In Indian...
  • Issaq: There is a great potential in Prateik, says Aamir Khan July 27, 2013

    Mumbai: After watching the trailer of Prateik and Amyra Daturstarrer 'Issaq', Aamir Khan, who shared screen with Prateik in the 2010 relaese 'Dhobi Ghat', sees a lot of potential in the latter. 'Issaq', directed by Manish Tiwary, released Friday and is based on Shakespeare's play 'Romeo And Juliet'. "I think there is...
  • I wish to act with my father Raj Babbar: Prateik Babbar July 26, 2013

    Smita Patil and Raj Babbar's son, Prateik made heads turn with his debut performance in the Aamir Khan production, 'Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na'. He next appeared in Kiran Rao's critically acclaimed 'Dhobi Ghaat', which opened to positive reviews at film festivals worldwide. Prateik Babbar's new film 'Issaq' is an...
  • 'Issaq' Tweet Review: Poor screenplay and editing hampers the film July 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' has been adapted quite a few times in Bollywood. This time round, director Manish Tiwary gives the famous love story his own interpretation and shifts the story to the ancient town of Varanasi. The film's main protagonist are played by relative newcomers. While Pratiek is...
  • Don't want to use my family name to get work: Prateik July 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Actor Prateik Babbar, son of actorturnedpolitician Raj Babbar and Smita Patil, is one of the few actors in Bollywood who does not like flaunting his filmi background and prefers doing things on his own. The 26yearold says he does not like using his surname to get big banner...
  • In 'Issaq', Romeo and Juliet won't die: Prateik July 18, 2013

    Jaipur: Prateik Babbar's upcoming film 'Issaq' is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's classic Romeo and Juliet but the actor says the movie does not have a tragic ending like the original story. 26yearold Prateik said the film, which is set in the backdrop of Banaras, is not a heartrending story...
  • Prateik hopes 'Issaq' proves to be his turning point July 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Prateik believes that the muchawaited turning point of his life can come with his upcoming release 'Issaq'. "Turning point of my life hasn't come yet. If you (audience) help me, then that turning point will come with 'Issaq'," the 26yearold said while addressing a young crowd at a college...
  • Amitabh, Gulzar, Karan Johar pay their last respects to Pran July 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Legendary Bollywood actor Pran passed away at the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai. The 93yearold veteran actor had recently received the Dadasaheb Phalke award. In a career spanning over six decades, Pran acted in over 400 films and played a vast range of roles, from a hero to a villain...
  • 'Issaq' Music Review: It's an experimental album July 5, 2013

    Music composers: SachinJigar Singers: Mohit Chauhan, Prathiba Bhagel, Rashid Khan, Rahul Ram, Sachinn Gupta, Ankit Tiwari, Tarun Sagar, Mamta Sharma, Papon, Kirti Sagathia, Raghubir Yadav, Malini Awasthi and Smriti Jain Rating: 3 out of 5 The music of director Manish Tiwary's forthcoming movie 'Issaq' boasts of an intelligent blend of instruments and singers'...
  • 'Issaq' Music Review: The soundtrack is high on love, passion July 1, 2013

    Music composers: SachinJigar Singers: Mohit Chauhan, Prathiba Bhagel, Rashid Khan, Rahul Ram, Sachinn Gupta, Ankit Tiwari, Tarun Sagar, Mamta Sharma, Papon, Kirti Sagathia, Raghubir Yadav, Malini Awasthi and Smriti Jain Rating: 3 out of 5 The music of director Manish Tiwary's forthcoming movie 'Issaq' boasts of an intelligent blend of instruments...
  • Isaaq: Prateik drew Manish Tiwary's attention from 'Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na' July 1, 2013

    Mumbai: 'Issaq' is director Manish Tiwary's version of Shakespeare's tragic drama 'Romeo And Juliet' and he says he wanted to give it a unique twist thus he thought about having more antagonists to oppose the two lovers in his film. "One of the initial twists to my film was to attempt...
  • Wanted Imran Khan to play the lead in 'Issaq': director June 29, 2013

    New Delhi: After making 'Dil, Dosti etc', director Manish Tiwary is adapting William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' but the director says his Banarasbased love story has all the elements of a typical Bollywood masala entertainer. Manish, 40, said his adaptation will see the classic love story in a new avatar. ...
  • 'Issaq' gave me an opportunity to deal with romance: director June 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Bollywood director Manish Tiwary, who is awaiting the release of his next film 'Issaq', says he has plans to make a gangster film as well as an urban comedy in the near future. In fact, he has already finished scripting his gangster film 'Mohabbat Miyan', and says the urban comedy...
  • 'Issaq' trailer: Romeo and Juliet set in Benares May 31, 2013

    New Delhi: The first trailer of 'Issaq' has been released. Directed by Manish Tiwary, the film stars Prateik Babbar and Amyra Dastur in the lead roles. The film is said to be based on 'Romeo and Juliet' and is set in the backdrop of Benaras. ...
  • Cable TV digitisation deadline for 38 cities to end on Monday March 31, 2013

    New Delhi: The deadline set by government for Cable TV digitisation in 38 cities across fourteen states will end on Monday and television sets without set top boxes would go blank. These cities have been included in the second phase of digitisation as government claimed 67 per cent digitisation had...
  • Govt can consider pardoning Sanjay Dutt: Tewari March 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Sanjay Dutt's jail five-year term following his conviction under the Arms Act in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case has led to a political slugfest. While the Congress and Samajwadi Party leaders are in favour of granting pardon to Dutt, the BJP and Janata Party want no leniency...
  • NSG commando claims nonpayment of financial benefits November 22, 2012

    At a press conference on Thursday, Kejriwal presented an NSG commando Surender Singh who has allegedly not been paid his dues. ...
  • Kejriwal, govt lock horns over NSG commandos November 22, 2012

    New Delhi: After a brief period of silence, another round of war of words has erupted between the government and activistturnedpolitician Arvind Kejriwal. Ahead of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks anniversary and just a day after Ajmal Kasab was executed, Kejriwal has taken up the cause of NSG commandos who...
  • Kejriwal's charge on coal raids irresponsible: Congress September 6, 2012

    The Congress has slammed activist Arvind Kejriwal for alleging that companies were warned ahead of the CBI raids. ...
  • Ramdev's fast over, BJP calls for allparty meet August 14, 2012

    The Congress hit back by saying that the government had given all details in the Winter Session of how it is tackling the black money issue. ...
  • 'Dil Dosti Etc' director returns with 'Issaq' June 20, 2012

    New Delhi: After starring as a lover boy in his last release 'Ek Deewana Tha', actor Prateik Babbar says his next film 'Issaq' will see him in a different avatar altogether.The 25yearold plays a boy from Benaras in the film, directed by Manish Tiwary of 'Dil, Dosti, etc' fame. "Issaq is...
  • Cong reacts to Jagan's arrest with caution May 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday reacted cautiously to the arrest of YS Jaganmohan Reddy in a disproportionate assets case saying the party does not comment on matters under investigation. Party spokesperson Manish Tewari was also dismissive about the charge levelled by YSR Congress that Reddy's arrest was the result of...
  • I will not bow down to Cong, TDP: Jagan May 27, 2012

    Hyderabad: YSR Congress Chief Jagan Mohan Reddy on Sunday implored his party cadres to "maintain peace and remain calm" after his arrest by the CBI in the disproportionate assets case. A statement released by the YSR Congress read, "Anticipating an emotional outpouring by his supporters, Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy has asked...
  • We have always respected the Army: Congress on Gen VK Singh May 26, 2012

    Congress spokesperson Manish Tiwari said on Saturday that questions regarding the Armed Forces needed to be directed to the Defence Ministry. ...
  • AgniV reflects political will of UPA: Congress April 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The successful launch of AgniV reflects the technical prowess of India and the government's will to expand its strategic parameter, Congress spokesperson Manish Tiwari told reporters in New Delhi on Friday. "At another level it reflects and underscores the political will of the UPA (United Progressive Alliance) government to...
  • BJP free to challenge SC verdict on Ramdev: Cong February 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Following the Supreme Court ruling on Ramlila Maidan crackdown case, in which the apex court pulled up yoga guru Baba Ramdev and the Delhi Police, Congress spokesperson Manish Tiwari has defended the Government saying that the verdict has not made any comment on the Ministry of Home Affairs. Hitting...