NEERAJ PANDEY

  • Will wait for the right director to do a full-length action film, says Taapsee Pannu 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Actress Taapsee Pannu, who briefly unleashed her action side in Neeraj Pandey's "Baby", is ready to repeat her act in a full-length role but she says she won't do it right away. "Everybody has been asking me the same question. Will I now be able to pull off a full-length...
  • 'Baby' review: The film is a khichdi of influences, uneven film 1 week ago

    Director: Neeraj Pandey Cast: Akshay Kumar, Zachary Coffin, Rana Daggubati, Danny Denzongpa Borrowing its structure from Zero Dark Thirty, its climax from Argo, its intention from Nikhil Advani's D-Day, and its occasionally jingoistic tone from your standard Bollywood B-movie, Baby, directed by Neeraj Pandey, is a khichdi of influences, and an...
  • 'Total Siyappa' a different film: Neeraj Pandey January 23, 2015

    Mumbai: 'Total Siyappa' couldn't click with the audiences but the film's writer Neeraj Pandey says the team tried a different subject. The 2014 comedy that dares to poke fun at a border issue didn't perform well at the box office. Asked Pandey what went wrong with the E. Niwas directorial, he told...
  • 'Baby' authentic take on real danger to global peace: Neeraj Pandey January 23, 2015

    Mumbai: Neeraj Pandey's two directorial ventures so far -- 'A Wednesday' and 'Special Chabbis' -- displayed his ability to take the language of Hindi commercial cinema into unexpected territory. He says his new film 'Baby', on terrorism, is his effort to create awareness about the existing danger to peace. In an...
  • Akshay Kumar is way better in 'Baby' than in 'Special Chabbis': Neeraj Pandey January 23, 2015

    Mumbai: Akshay Kumar, who has featured in comic roles in films like "Entertainment" and "The Shaukeens", will not appear "humourless" in his forthcoming film "Baby", which is on terrorism. The film's director Neeraj Pandey says there's more than seriousness to the actor's character. How serious is his character in "Baby"? "I wouldn't...
  • Akshay Kumar is very chilled-out; doesn't behave like a superstar, says 'Hate Story 2' actor Sushant Singh January 20, 2015

    Mumbai: 'Hate Story 2' actor Sushant Singh is impressed with Bollywood star Akshay Kumar's humility after sharing screen space with him in the upcoming film 'Baby'. The 42-year-old actor said Akshay was one of the reasons for him to do 'Baby'. "Working with Akshay was really nice. He is a great actor...
  • I completely relied on Neeraj Pandey and his script for 'Baby'; became a director's actor: Akshay Kumar January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Akshay Kumar says he completely relied on his director Neeraj Pandey while playing an undercover agent in their upcoming film 'Baby'. Akshay, 47, who has played law enforcement officers in his earlier films like 'Holiday', 'Rowdy Rathore', 'Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo' among others, said he went to the...
  • Have been a fan of Neeraj Pandey's films; he is an honest filmmaker: Rana Daggubati January 12, 2015

    Mumbai: Rana Daggubati, who will be seen in Neeraj Pandey's 'Baby', says he is a huge fan of the filmmaker's work. "I have been a fan of Neeraj's films, especially 'A Wednesday!'. In this corrupt film world, he is one filmmaker who is stuck to honesty and integrity. He makes films...
  • 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...