MILAN LUTHRIA

  • Sonakshi Sinha: Time for me to switch to performance-oriented roles 1 week ago

    New Delhi: After mostly playing the quintessential 'desi girl' in big-budget commercial films, Sonakshi Sinha feels it is time for her to do more performance-oriented movies. The 27-year-old star's filmography boasts of entertainers like 'Dabangg', 'Rowdy Rathore', 'Action Jackson', with an exception of 'Lootera', an intense love story which got her...
  • Abhishek, Amitabh Bachchan to work together in Milan Luthria's next? September 8, 2014

    Director Milan Luthria is reportedly keen to rope in both actors Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek for his next, which is a contemporary drama. "Milan is very keen on casting Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan for his next film. If things go well, he will start shooting from next year,"...
  • Remembering Sudhir: The veteran actor who portrayed negative and comic roles with utmost ease May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Bushy mustache, flashy clothes, wavy hair and long sideburns. Yesteryear actor Sudhir was the very essence of the typical Bollywood villain in the '70s and '80s.But the popular actor, who had chosen to remain away from the limelight in the later years of his life, passed away after...
  • Debutant directors are lucky for Imran Khan November 12, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Imran Khan, who is going through a rough patch in his career, says his only success has come from first time directors. "The funny thing in my life is that my only success is with the first time director. Anytime I have gone away from the first time directors,...
  • I make films for Indian audiences, not Oscars: Mahesh Bhatt October 17, 2013

    Kolkata: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt doesn't digress but drives the point straight home when quizzed about the Indian film industry not churning out Oscarworthy movies. The noted directorwriterproducer flatly says such awards are nothing more than marketing tools that fetch money. For Bhatt prefers to make films for India's cinemagoers and not...
  • 'OUATIMD' marches on, can become another hit of 2013 August 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Director Milan Luthria's latest film 'Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara' is gaining momentum at the boxoffice. The film showed a jump in the business on Friday. It had opened to packed houses on Thursday. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#OUATIMD Sat 8.50 cr to 8.75 cr." Adarsh...
  • Akshay's 'OUATIMD' opens to packed cinema halls August 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Gangster drama 'Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara!' has got an impressive opening, but the violence is keeping families away from watching the film, says trade analysts. 'Chennai Express', meanwhile, continues to entertain families. Balaji Motion Pictures' 'Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara!' released in approximately 1,600...
  • I prefer my friends not to be from Bollywood: Imran Khan August 15, 2013

    Mumbai: He is from a film family and has been working as an actor for the past five years, but Imran Khan has not made friends yet. He says most of his friends are not from the industry. "I consider that friendship takes more time. I have been here for five...
  • 'Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara' Tweet Review August 15, 2013

    New Delhi: 'Chennai Express' is still going strong at the boxoffice, so getting a good opening will be a tough task for 'Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara', but if it gains the initial momentum then it might emerge as one of the successful films of the year because...
  • Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara: Another film to hit the jackpot? August 14, 2013

    New Delhi: After successful biopic 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' and hit masala movie 'Chennai Express' comes gangster drama 'Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara!'. Directed by Milan Luthria, the muchawaited Akshay Kumarstarrer hits the screen Friday. A sequel to the 2010 hit movie 'Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai', it will...
  • Sonakshi Sinha: I would like to do a biopic on Madhubala August 14, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Sonakshi Sinha is open to do biopics and says she would like to do a film on legendary actress Madhubala, who died at the age of 36 after reigning the silver screen with hits like 'Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi' and 'MughaleAzam'. "I would like to do a biopic. I...
  • Ekta Kapoor and Milan Luthria to be third time lucky? August 13, 2013

    After collaborating successfully on "Once Upon A Time In Mumbai" and "The Dirty Picture", producer Ekta Kapoor and director Milan Luthria are hoping to be third time lucky with this week's "Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara". ...
  • At some point, I will direct films, says Imran Khan August 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Imran Khan, who is trained in directing films, intends to go behind the camera someday. "At some point, I will direct. I have trained for that and studied for it," Imran, the grandson of late filmmaker Nasir Hussain, told IANS. His next is Milan Luthria's underworld saga "Once Upon...
  • 'OUATIMD' is a perfect film after 'Lootera': Sonakshi Sinha August 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Sonakshi Sinha feels her upcoming movie 'Once Upon a Time In Mumbaai Dobara' is the perfect release to come after her intense portrayal in 'Lootera'. The 26yearold says the Milan Luthria directed drama was an equally challenging role and will see her in a very different light from...
  • Sonakshi Sinha is a very punctual actress: Imran Khan August 12, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Imran Khan is very impressed with his 'Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara!' costar Sonakshi Sinha's professional attitude toward her work and her punctuality. He says it's inspiring to work with such people. "For the first time I have worked with Sonakshi, and I enjoyed working with her....
  • I don't follow industry rules, says Milan Luthria August 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Be it casting Vidya Balan as sex siren Silk Smitha in 'The Dirty Picture' or helming Emraan Hashmi shed his serial kisser image in 'Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai', director Milan Luthria says he loves casting his actors against their established image. Luthria, who has made eight films...
  • Akshay, Sonakshi pray at Ajmer dargah for the success of 'OUATIMD' August 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha were recently spotted at Ajmer dargah praying for the success of their upcoming film 'Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara!'. And, accompanying the stars was none other than the producer of the film Ekta Kapoor. It is the third time that Akshay...
  • Rishi Kapoor appreciates Imran Khan's performance in 'Tayyab Ali' August 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Imran Khan, who has recreated the evergreen number 'Tayyab Ali' in the forthcoming film 'Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara!', is ecstatic after receiving a stamp of approval from veteran star Rishi Kapoor, who had featured in the original song in 1977. The original number was part of...
  • Akshay Kumar: 'OUATIMD' reminded Al Pacino of his film 'Godfather' August 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Watching Akshay Kumar in a promo of 'Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara!' reminded Hollywood superstar Al Pacino of his own blockbuster 'The Godfather'. Akshay is glad that a person of his stature noticed his film. "He appreciated the whole film and said that the film reminded him of his...
  • I try not to repeat genres in my films: Milan Luthria August 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Director Milan Luthria's latest film 'Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai Dobaara' is an underworldbased love story and after that he has two more films with different production houses but he clarifies that he will not repeat the same genre. In over a decade, he has made crimebased drama...
  • Whistles, clapping in response to films matters to Milan Luthria August 3, 2013

    Mumbai: For some, a film's success lies in good box office collections, and for some, it is found in critical acclaim. Filmmaker Milan Luthria, who is awaiting the release of 'Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara!', says it is the ringing cash registers and audiences' whistles that matter to...
  • No competition between 'Chennai Express' and 'OUATIM2': Imran July 31, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Imran Khan says he has no reason to worry about the release his upcoming film 'Once Upon Ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara', which will be hitting the theatres a week after Shah Rukh Khan starrer 'Chennai Express'. Imran's next film 'Once Upon Ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara' (August 15),...
  • 'Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobara' picks up from where the first installment ended July 11, 2013

    'Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobara' with the extra y in tow is a signature Balaji film. Starring Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha and Imran Khan, the film is directed by Milan Luthria and the film picks up from where the first installment ended. ...
  • Akshay plays the baddie in 'Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara' July 4, 2013

    Akshay Kumar marks the return of the antihero with his grey turn in 'Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara'. The actor joined producer Ekta Kapoor and director Milan Luthria via video link on Wednesday to launch the second trailer of the movie in Mumbai. ...
  • There is a fascination with underworld: Milan Luthria July 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Director Milan Luthria, who is looking forward to release of his 'Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai Dobaara', says grey shades attract filmmakers. The first part 'Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai' was about the power struggle between two gangsters. The sequel has a love angle (Sonakshi Sinha) to create...
  • Imran Khan learns to handle distractions, courtesy Akshay Kumar June 29, 2013

    Mumbai: What did actor Imran Khan learn from the sets of 'Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobara'? The way his costar Akshay Kumar handled any distractions on the set. "What I learnt from Akshay is that sometimes odd things start happening while shooting... a prop falls down or someone's phone...
  • Jackie, Anil inspire Imran's look in 'Once Upon A Time...' June 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Imran Khan, who plays a gangster in forthcoming underworld drama 'Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobara', has taken inspiration from the 1980s stars Jackie Shroff and Anil Kapoor for his look in the film. "I wanted to model this character on the 1980s heroes, especially the biggest ones then...
  • I am attempting a love story in the gangster setting: Milan Luthria June 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Milan Luthria has set the sequel of 'Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai' on a bigger stage and though he is aware of the risks, the director says it was interesting to take the same story forward with new actors. The original film starred Ajay Devgn and Emraan...
  • Box office numbers do matter, says Akshay Kumar June 19, 2013

    Mumbai: Bollywood star Akshay Kumar credits the film industry for all the name, fame, accolades, adulation, lifestyle and luxury that he has garnered in over two decades, saying filmdom "means a lot" to him. Ever since he started with 'Saugandh' in 1991, he has never looked back and the career graph...
  • Haven't thought 'OUATIMA' as a benchmark: Akshay Kumar May 30, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Akshay Kumar, who would be taking forward the character of Shoaib Khan in 'Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai Again', insists he does not think of setting a benchmark. Shoaib was played by Emraan Hashmi in movie's prequel and the portrayal had garnered lot of appreciation from all the...