NEERAJ PANDEY

  • Ram Charan to portray cricketer Suresh Raina in 'MS Dhoni - The Untold Story' December 7, 2014

    According to sources, actor Ram Charan has signed his second Bollywood film. It is going to be a biopic of Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni with the title 'MS Dhoni - The Untold Story'. But Ram Charan will portray cricketer Suresh Raina's character which is a crucial part in the...
  • 'Baby' trailer: It clearly puts forth the premise and mood of the film December 6, 2014

    Rarely do we get to see trailers in Hindi cinema that raise the bar along with the curiosity for the film. Going by that yardstick alone director Neeraj Pandey's 'Baby' reveals nothing, but says everything about the film that looks slick and intriguing. The trailer begins with a grand aerial...
  • Was surprised by the title of 'Baby' initially: Akshay Kumar December 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood star Akshay Kumar says he initially did not understand the relevance of naming an action thriller 'Baby' but gradually understood the connection of the title with the story. The espionage thriller has been directed by Neeraj Pandey of 'A Wednesday' and 'Special 26' fame. Akshay, 47, will be seen...
  • Neeraj Pandey is clear about what he wants on the screen: Rana Daggubati December 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Southern film actor Rana Daggubati, who is working with director Neeraj Pandey for the first time in "Baby", is impressed with the way the latter visualises cinema and hails him as a "comfortable taskmaster". Sharing his experience of working with the "Special 26" director, Rana said: "He is a very...
  • Thanks to her Urdu, Taapsee Pannu bagged Neeraj Pandey's 'Baby' December 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Actress Taapsee Pannu's Urdu accent helped her in getting a role in the much-awaited action thriller 'Baby'. The 27-year-old, who made her Bollywood debut with 'Chashme Baddoor', got excited when director Neeraj Pandey approached her for a role in his film 'Baby' because of her talent. The 'Special 26' director...
  • Akshay Kumar packs a powerful punch in the first trailer of Neeraj Pandey's 'Baby' December 4, 2014

    Akshay Kumar plays the honest, patriotic Intelligence officer in filmmaker Neeraj Pandey's new film 'Baby'. The film is based on terrorism and also features Rana Duggabati, Tapsee Pannu, Anupam Kher and Kay Kay Menon. The first trailer of the film was recently released online. It is scheduled to release in...
  • Akshay Kumar shares behind the scenes footage from the sets of his new film 'Baby' November 20, 2014

    Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar took to micro-blogging website Twitter to unveil a glimpse of his upcoming action thriller "Baby". The actor also said that film's trailer will be launched Dec 3. "Here's the #BabySizzle a sneak peak for what awaits! First look launches on #3December," the actor tweeted...
  • Manoj Bajpayee 'proud' to be part of 'Saat Uchakkey' June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Acclaimed actor Manoj Bajpayee, who recently saw bits of "Saat Uchakkey", says he is proud of being part of such a movie. "Just saw few scenes of #saatuchakkey!so proud to be part of it," Manoj posted on Twitter. The actor had shot for the movie in the capital with talented...
  • Akshay Kumar teams up once again with 'Special 26' director Neeraj Pandey for 'Baby' May 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Akshay Kumar's next movie which would be directed by Neeraj Pandey has been titled 'Baby', it was officially announced by its coproducer TSeries here today. In his second venture with Akshay, Neeraj is set to direct an actionthriller which will be shot across foreign locations like Nepal, Istanbul (Turkey)...
  • Neeraj Pandey's shooting unit lands in trouble in Nepal May 9, 2014

    Kathmandu: The unit of Neeraj Pandey's tentatively titled film 'Baby', starring Akshay Kumar, landed in trouble here after they allegedly failed to pay dues of Rs. 2.5 million (in Nepali currency) to a Nepali film management company. "We have not detained any one. We have called both the parties to reach...
  • 'Savdhaan' host Sushant Singh sports a cleanshaven look for Neeraj Pandey's next April 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood newcomer Sushant Singh, who has completed two years as the host of reality TV show 'Savdhaan India India Fights Back', has shaved off his moustache to celebrate the show's success and thank audiences for appreciating his work. He also said that he will sport the clean shaven look...
  • Filmmakers can never run out of tales about 'Aam Admi': Neeraj Pandey January 15, 2014

    Kolkata: As a filmmaker who will never run out of gritty tales about the 'Aam Admi', 'A Wednesday' director Neeraj Pandey says he feels for the man on the streets. "As a filmmaker one can never run out of the tales about the struggle faced by the common man. You...
  • Shahid Afridi didn't seek explanation: Ali Zafar on 'Total Siyapaa' December 27, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Ali Zafar has reacted to reports that Shahid Afridi has not taken a dialogue from the forthcoming film 'Total Siyapaa' well. He says the Pakistani cricketer has not demanded any explanation. The film's teaser shows Ali's character, a Pakistani boy trying to woo a Hindu girl with a dialogue...
  • Response to 'Total Siyapaa' trailer is encouraging: Yami Gautam December 11, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Yami Gautam is thrilled with the response that the trailer of her next film 'Total Siyapaa' is getting online. She says it's the biggest encouragement for her. Now she is looking forward to the audience's reponse to it when the film will come out Jan 31 next year. The trailer...
  • 'Total Siyappa' will woo both Indians and Pakistanis: Ali Zafar November 26, 2013

    Mumbai: Pakistani singerturnedactor Ali Zafar, who is gearing up for his next Bollywood venture 'Total Siyappa', says the audiences in his home country as well as India are going to relish and cherish the romantic comedy. "Whenever we talk about India and Pakistan, people get very sensitive, but this film has...
  • Manoj Bajpayee: I'm comfortable doing the kind of films which I do August 27, 2013

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpayee, who has been appreciated for his roles in films like 'Pinjar', 'Raajneeti' and 'Gangs of Wasseypur', enjoys essaying characters who are closer real characters. Glamour is not his priority, he says. "I love doing those roles. I enjoy doing real roles as I relate to them....
  • 26 things you didn't know about 'Special 26' March 31, 2013

    New Delhi: 'Special 26' opened in India on February 8, 2013 with positive reviews. As expected, the film did a good business at the box office as well. Anupam Kher played a key character called PK Sharma in the film. He has tweeted a list of 26 lesser known facts...
  • I'll like to work with Anurag Kashyap: Jimmy Shergill March 21, 2013

    Actor Jimmy Shergill joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the success of 'Saheb Biwi aur Gangster Returns'. Q. Who is your role model. Asked by: Debdulal Pahari A. Shaheed Bhagat Singh. Q. What is your dream role and what kind of roles you like to play the most? Asked by: nikhil_vb ...
  • 'Special 26' to have a Tamil remake February 24, 2013

    One of the most gripping thrillers of the recent times, 'Special 26' will soon be have a remake in Tamil. Sources reveal that a leading production house has been roped for the remake. The lead role in the Hindi version was played by Akshay Kumar; so down South, they want...
  • 'Special Chabbis' earns Rs 61 crore in two weeks February 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Akshay Kumar's heist film has not received accolades from the critics but the heist film is also minting moolah at the box office. Within two weeks of its release, the film has collected Rs 61 crore. Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#Special26 collected approx Rs 18 cr nett...
  • There's lot of appetite for good cinema: Manoj Bajpayee February 16, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Manoj Bajpayee, whose latest film 'Special 26' is getting a good response at the box office, says this proves there is a lot of appetite for good cinema and entertainment. "It only shows that how well the film was made by Neeraj Pandey, that even the small characters are...
  • ''Special Chabbis' sequel, franchise in offing? February 16, 2013

    Mumbai: Akshay Kumar in the role of a fake CBI officer, carrying out mockraids across the country in 'Special 26', has gone down well with the audience. Now, the film's production company, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, is keen to carry the heist tale forward into not only a sequel, but...
  • Special 26: Akshay Kumar gets a standing ovation from wife Twinkle February 14, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Akshay Kumar got a standing ovation from wife Twinkle for his performance in Neeraj Pandey's 'Special 26' a first in their 12years of marriage. Akshay had held a special screening of the heist drama for Twinkle who was so impressed that she couldn't help but give a standing...
  • 'Special Chabbis' has reinvented me: Akshay Kumar February 13, 2013

    'Special 26' has opened to both good reviews and a good boxoffice reception collecting net Rs 26 crore. Our correspondent caught up with the team including Akshay Kumar and asked him about his reinvention in the film among other things. ...
  • Special 26: Akshay Kumar starrer to be remade down South? February 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Neeraj Pandeydirected 'Special 26', which has garnered positive response, is likely to be remade down South. "Yes, I have received many calls since Friday. Many people from South have approached me asking for the remake rights," Pandey, who had earlier won accolades for helming "A Wednesday", told IANS. He was...
  • 'Special 26' collects Rs 16 crore in two days February 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Neeraj Pandey's latest heist film 'Special 26' is doing good business at the ticket window. The film has shown considerable increase in the business on Saturday. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweets, "#Special26 Fri 7 cr, Sat *estimates* 9 cr +. Total: Rs 16 cr +. Excellent growth at...
  • 'Special 26' director: Thrilled with the response February 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Director Neeraj Pandey is a happy man, as he should be. His latest film 'Special Chabbis' has opened to rave reviews. Pandey, who grew up in Howrah, said he couldn't resist the temptation of setting a portion of his film in Kolkata since he knew the city so...
  • Manoj Bajpayee: Dynamism of the role attracts me February 9, 2013

    New Delhi: 'Special 26' is receiving accolades from all quarters for being a well crafted heist film. Manoj Bajpayee plays the character of Waseem Khan in the film, who perceives burglars as his personal enemies. Manoj discloses about what he sees in the script before taking up a role. Q: 'Rajneeti',...
  • Special 26: Is this B'wood's answer to 'Ocean's 11'? February 8, 2013

    New Delhi: 'Special 26' once again proved that if 'stars' get a good script and a thinking director then they can use their latent potential to the optimum. Director Neeraj Pandey took more than four years to come up with his second film but all that wait didn't go in...
  • Will 'Special Chabbis' be as good as 'A Wednesday'? February 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Bollywood director Neeraj Pandey burst on to the scene in 2008 with his thriller 'A Wednesday', starring Naseeruddin Shah and Anupam Kher. He returns after five years with 'Special Chabbis' with Kher again as one of the lead characters and if it's anything like the acclaimed 'A Wednesday',...