Nitesh

  • There is a dearth of children's films in our country, says 'Chillar Party' director July 19, 2014

    New Delhi: His co-directorial venture "Chillar Party", focussing on a bunch of kids, won the National Film Award, and his second project "Bhoothnath Returns" also regaled movie-goers. Nitesh Tiwari finds the appreciation encouraging and says it can boost the confidence of filmmakers to back quality films. Tiwari believes there's a "dearth...
  • Swara Bhaskar excited to play mother to 13-year-old June 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Swara Bhaskar, who chooses versatile roles in Hindi filmdom, will now be seen playing a mother of a 13-year-old girl in "Nil Battey Sannata". She is thrilled about it. "I am very thrilled about playing a mother of a 13-year-old child. It's a very challenging role and I am...
  • CBI files closure report in Nitesh Rane shooting case May 20, 2014

    Mumbai: The CBI on Tuesday filed a closure report in a shooting case in which Nitesh Rane, son of senior Maharashtra Congress minister Narayan Rane, is accused of firing at a member of his NGO 'Swabhiman Sanghatna' in 2010. "We filed the closure report in the local metropolitan magistrate's court...
  • Amitabh Bachchan's 'Bhoothnath Returns' now tax free in Uttar Pradesh May 1, 2014

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to make Amitabh Bachchan's latest Bollywood film 'Bhoothnath Returns' tax free across the state, an official said Thursday. A decision to waive off tax on the film was taken at the highest level, he added. The film, co-produced by Ravi Chopra and Bhushan Kumar,...
  • Parth Bhalerao wasn't intimidated by Amitabh Bachchan, says filmmaker Nitesh Tiwari April 22, 2014

    Mumbai: After co-directing "Chillar Party" and directing the recently released "Bhoothnath Returns" - both with children at their core - Nitesh Tiwari is getting ready to try his hand at a completely new genre. "It's just a coincidence that my first two films featured kids in a central roles. My next...
  • 'Bhoothnath Returns' review: The film works as it has a heart April 12, 2014

    Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Parth Bhalerao, Boman Irani Director: Nitesh Tiwari Its release shrewdly timed just as the nation goes to polls, "Bhoothnath Returns" casts a satirical eye on the messy business of Indian politics and the workings of election campaigns. The twist, of course, is that it's a 60-something-year-old invisible ghost who's...
  • Amitabh Bachchan wraps up 'Bhoothnath Returns' shooting March 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has finished shooting for his new film 'Bhoothnath Returns' and he is satisfied with the final outcome. "Finished and wrapped for 'Bhoothnath Returns' including the credit song with Yo Yo (Honey Singh). Me thinks we did alright," Amitabh tweeted Thursday. 'Bhoothnath Returns' has been directed by Nitesh Tiwari...
  • 'Bhoothnath Returns' trailer: Can a ghost contest election? February 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Amitabh Bachchan is back with the sequel of 2008 film 'Bhoothnath'. Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, the film also features Boman Irani and Anurag Kashyap. The film is scheduled to hit the screens on April 11, 2014. ...
  • Honey Singh sings for Amitabh Bachchan's 'Bhootnath Returns' February 8, 2014

    Mumbai: The latest flavour of the music industry, rapper and music composer Honey Singh, is all set to have megastar Amitabh Bachchan jive to his tunes in his upcoming film 'Bhootnath Returns'. Big B took to Twitter to share his views about the singer and his experience of working with him. "Yo...
  • Ranbir Kapoor shoots with Amitabh Bachchan for 'Bhoothnath Returns' January 23, 2014

    Amitabh Bachchan is back on the sets of 'Bhoothnath Returns', a sequel to his 2008 film. But director Nitesh Tiwari is doing everything to make the sequel exciting. Apart from Shah Rukh Khan, actor Ranbir Kapoor will also be seen in a cameo in the film. The actor recently shot...
  • Nitesh Rane's supporters arrested for vandalising public property December 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Five alleged supporters of Nitesh Rane have been arrested for vandalising public property on Monday. The supporters had gone on rampage after Nitesh, son of Maharashtra Industries Minister Narayan Rane was arrested for allegedly assaulting a toll booth attendant in Goa. Nitesh is now out on bail. Nitesh, who leads...
  • Toll booth assault: Nitesh Rane released on bail December 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Congress leader Narayan Rane's son Nitesh Rane was released on bail, 24 hours after he was arrested for assaulting toll booth workers. After his arrest, his supporters went on a rampage in Mumbai vandalising public property in Mumbai. "Nitish Rane's bodyguards started beating toll workers. They asked them how...
  • Toll booth assault: Maharashtra minister Narayan Rane's son gets bail December 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Revenue Minister Narayan Rane's son Nitesh Rane has been granted bail after he was arrested with eight others for assaulting a toll booth worker. Nitesh is likely to stay till Thursday in Goa, where he had gone for a vacation. He reportedly assaulted the toll booth worker because...
  • Narayan Rane's son allegedly assaults toll booth workers, arrested December 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Yet another shocking instance of political high-handedness. Senior Congress leader Narayan Rane's son Nitesh Rane and 8 others allegedly assaulted three workers in this toll booth on the Mumbai-Goa highway. The Goa police have booked the Nitesh for rioting and assaulting a public servant. Meanwhile, a defiant Nitesh Rane has...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai December 3, 2013

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  • News 360: Maharshtra Minister's son arrested for vandalising toll booth December 3, 2013

    In yet another instance of blatant abuse of political power, Nitesh Rane, son of Congress leader Narayan Rane, has been arrested for assaulting toll booth workers at a toll plaza in Goa. Nitesh Rane reportedly impersonated his elder brother Nilesh Rane who is also a Congress MP. Nitesh Rane and...
  • Cong leader Narayan Rane's son assaults toll booth workers, detained December 3, 2013

    Goa: In a blatant case of abuse of political power, Maharashtra Industries Minister and Congress leader Narayan Rane's son Nitesh Rane was detained on Tuesday for assaulting toll booth workers at a toll plaza in Goa for asking him to pay the toll. Police officials said a convoy of cars headed...
  • FTP: Should Bharat Ratna awardees be kept out of political debates? November 14, 2013

    After singer Lata Mangeshkar backed BJP prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for prime minister's post, Mumbai's Congress chief Janardhan Chandurkar by demanded that the country's highest civilian honours bestowed on those who praise communal forces should be withdrawn. Another Congress leader Nitesh Rane reminded the singer...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai November 14, 2013

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  • News 360: Sachin's farewell match, unbeaten at 38 November 14, 2013

    Sachin Tendulkar has set his sights on a special farewell for himself at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. At 38 not out and with the blessings of his mother in attendance, Tendulkar, along with Cheteshwar Pujara (34*), took India to 157 for 2 at stumps on day one of the second...
  • Bhootnath 2: Will Amitabh be second time lucky for the franchise? October 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will start shooting for movie 'Bhootnath 2', a sequel to 2008 movie 'Bhootnath', Wednesday. The 70-year-old, who was last seen in 'Satyagraha' will reprise his role as a friendly ghost in the movie. The actor shared the update via microblogging site Twitter. "Another new film 'Bhootnath 2' starts tomorrow...
  • Congress leader apologises for saying Rahul didn't marry to prevent dynastic rule August 7, 2013

    Mumbai: AICC Secretary Shyoraj Jivan Valmiki on Wednesday stirred a controversy by saying Rahul Gandhi had vowed not to marry to prevent "dynastic rule" but apologised soon for the gaffe. Talking to reporters here, Valmiki first said that Rahul had vowed that he would not marry in order to prevent 'vanshwad'...
  • Narayan Rane defends son Nitesh's tweets about Gujaratis August 6, 2013

    After Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil said the government would examine Nitesh Rane's controversial statement about Gujaratis living in Mumbai and take action if he was found guilty, Nitesh's father, state Industry minister Narayan Rane, on Monday rushed to his defence. "What Nitesh said was not against the Gujarati community or...
  • Nitesh Rane's statement on Gujaratis will be examined: RR Patil August 3, 2013

    Nagpur: Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil on Saturday said the government will examine the controversial statement by youth leader Nitesh Rane regarding Gujaratis living in Mumbai, and take action if he was found guilty. Nitesh, meanwhile, contended that his tweet did not target every Gujarati living in Mumbai. Patil, who...
  • Rana defends his tweet, says he was questioning Modi's development model August 3, 2013

    "Definitely not a divisive politics. It's a political stance which I have mentioned over and over in my tweets clearly questioning Gujarat development model which Gujarat CM had claiming over and over the country so it's a political stance I am taking not on any particular community," he told CNN-IBN. ...
  • Congress should clarify Nitesh Rane's remarks: Vyas August 3, 2013

    Gujarat government spokesman Jay Narayan Vyas has slammed Mumbai Congressman Nitesh Rane over his comments on the Gujaratis in Mumbai. Terming his statement as a frustration of the present state of the UPA government, Vyas demanded a clarification from the Congress for his comments. Nitesh Rane had tweeted that if...
  • Rane's comments reflect the UPA govt's frustration: Gujarat BJP leader August 3, 2013

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Congress leader and youngest son of Maharashtra Industries Minister Narayan Rane, Nitesh, sparked off a controversy when he took to Twitter to launch an attack on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and the Gujarati community living in Mumbai. "Veg skies, Veg hospitals, Veg housing societies..soon Veg Mumbai! Either...
  • Why don't Gujaratis go back if Modi has done well: Mumbai Congressman August 3, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai Congressman and Swabhimaan Sanghatana chief Nitesh Rane, the youngest son of state minister Narayan Rane, who stirred a controversy by his tweet on Gujaratis, has refused to retract his statement. In fact, he has invited more trouble by asking, "Why don't Gujaratis go back to Gujarat if Chief...
  • Maharashtra: Man rapes and murders 22-year-old lover June 2, 2013

    Yavatmal: A 22-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered by a married man she was in love with and his accomplice, police said on Saturday. The accused are identified as Deva Pawar and Nitesh Akkulwar (22), they said. Though police had arrested prime accused Deva on May 9 they could...
  • I do limited films because script is important to me: Mahie May 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Mahie Gill, who will next be seen in Satish Kaushik's comedy 'Gang of Ghosts', says films like 'Chillar Party' should be made as audiences are ready to enjoy new kind of cinema. Co-directed by Nitesh Tiwari and Vikas Bahl, 'Chillar Party' won the 2011 National Film Award for Best Children's...