Milan Luthria

  • Debutant directors are lucky for Imran Khan 12-11-2013 09:50 AM

    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...
  • I make films for Indian audiences, not Oscars: Mahesh Bhatt 17-10-2013 12:13 PM

    Kolkata: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt doesn't digress but drives the point straight home when quizzed about the Indian film industry not churning out Oscar-worthy movies. The noted director-writer-producer flatly says such awards are nothing more than marketing tools that fetch money. For Bhatt prefers to make films for India's cinemagoers and...
  • 'OUATIMD' marches on, can become another hit of 2013 18-08-2013 10:23 AM

    New Delhi: Director Milan Luthria's latest film 'Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara' is gaining momentum at the box-office. 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."...
  • Akshay's 'OUATIMD' opens to packed cinema halls 17-08-2013 10:37 AM

    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...
  • I prefer my friends not to be from Bollywood: Imran Khan 15-08-2013 11:42 AM

    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...
  • 'Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara' Tweet Review 15-08-2013 09:43 AM

    New Delhi: 'Chennai Express' is still going strong at the box-office, 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? 14-08-2013 04:15 PM

    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 much-awaited Akshay Kumar-starrer hits the screen Friday. A sequel to the 2010 hit movie 'Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai', it...
  • Sonakshi Sinha: I would like to do a biopic on Madhubala 14-08-2013 10:01 AM

    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 'Mughal-e-Azam'. "I would like to do a biopic....
  • Ekta Kapoor and Milan Luthria to be third time lucky? 13-08-2013 06:20 PM

    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 13-08-2013 05:27 PM

    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...
  • 'OUATIMD' is a perfect film after 'Lootera': Sonakshi Sinha 12-08-2013 02:25 PM

    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 26-year-old 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 12-08-2013 02:05 PM

    Mumbai: Actor Imran Khan is very impressed with his 'Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara!' co-star 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...
  • I don't follow industry rules, says Milan Luthria 11-08-2013 12:53 PM

    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...
  • Akshay, Sonakshi pray at Ajmer dargah for the success of 'OUATIMD' 06-08-2013 01:49 PM

    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' 05-08-2013 05:14 PM

    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...
  • Akshay Kumar: 'OUATIMD' reminded Al Pacino of his film 'Godfather' 05-08-2013 04:47 PM

    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...
  • I try not to repeat genres in my films: Milan Luthria 05-08-2013 11:39 AM

    Mumbai: Director Milan Luthria's latest film 'Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai Dobaara' is an underworld-based 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 crime-based...
  • Whistles, clapping in response to films matters to Milan Luthria 03-08-2013 05:07 PM

    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 31-07-2013 11:34 AM

    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...
  • 'Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobara' picks up from where the first installment ended 11-07-2013 03:59 PM

    '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' 04-07-2013 08:54 PM

    Akshay Kumar marks the return of the anti-hero 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 04-07-2013 12:50 PM

    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...
  • Imran Khan learns to handle distractions, courtesy Akshay Kumar 29-06-2013 10:26 AM

    Mumbai: What did actor Imran Khan learn from the sets of 'Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobara'? The way his co-star 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...
  • Jackie, Anil inspire Imran's look in 'Once Upon A Time...' 28-06-2013 03:53 PM

    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...
  • I am attempting a love story in the gangster setting: Milan Luthria 26-06-2013 05:18 PM

    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 19-06-2013 04:29 PM

    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...
  • Haven't thought 'OUATIMA' as a benchmark: Akshay Kumar 30-05-2013 02:26 PM

    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...
  • Eid big enough for two films, says actor Akshay Kumar 30-05-2013 11:49 AM

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar said the festival of Eid was big enough to accommodate two films, SRK's 'Chennai Express' and his 'Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Again'. "I see this in a positive way. Eid is a big day. It is big enough for two films. There is...
  • Akshay Kumar shoots on a Sunday after 7 years 08-04-2013 05:54 PM

    New Delhi: As a general rule Akshay Kumar doesn't work on a Sunday, but he broke it to finish shooting of Milan Luthria's 'Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2'. Seven years ago the 45-year-old, also known as Khiladi Kumar, decided that he will not work on a Sunday and...
  • Akshay Kumar: I have changed my point of view 04-04-2013 06:36 PM

    Kolkata: Having had his share of success in action and comedy films, actor Akshay Kumar is now ready to explore more genres. "I enjoy all the genres. I love comedy, drama, action, romance, and I love doing negative roles as well. So, no genre is my preference," Akshay told reporters...