No Smoking

  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha discusses the 'advantages' of cigarette smoking June 22, 2014

    While Health Minister Harsh Vardhan asked Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, to increase the rates of cigarettes, Cyrus Broacha in this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't' discusses the 'advantages' of smoking. ...
  • Rajasthan government seeks 'undertaking of no-smoking' in direct jobs May 23, 2014

    Anyone seeking a job through direct recruitment process in Rajasthan government services will now have to submit an undertaking of "non-smoking and non-gutka use" with the application. State Personnel and Training Department, in an order, circulated to all departments, corporations, agencies, public service commission and district collectors, has asked to get...
  • Bihar polling stations declared no-smoking zones March 29, 2014

    The Election Commission (EC) on Saturday declared all polling stations in Bihar as non-smoking zone under section 4 of Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act, 2003 (COTPA). Additional Chief Electoral Officer R Lakshmanan said, "Polling stations and booths...
  • Cinema reflects society, society rarely reflects cinema: Kajol March 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Kajol Wednesday attended a special session at the 15th edition of FICCI Frames 2014 and said it's unfair to say that one gets influenced by watching cinema. The star of films like 'Dushman' and 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge', was speaking on the ideas behind censorship guidelines. "My kids are in...
  • Fun factor is the key element in choosing films: John Abraham March 9, 2013

    Mumbai: What is John Abraham's motto as an actor? Fun and commercial viability, perhaps in that order. He says that enjoyment is key when it comes to choosing a film. He knew he would enjoy shooting with Akshay Kumar in 'Desi Boyz' and Abhishek Bachchan in 'Dostana', amongst the primary reasons...
  • 'Manorama', 'No Smoking': Cult films of future? January 17, 2013

    New Delhi: What defines the genre of cult cinema? Does the sub-cultural appeal of once neglected films explain their snowballing into mainstream behemoths? Experts will tell you that cult emerges out of a closed group of fan base that elevates a niche film to greatness through sustained promotion, repeated viewings,...
  • Stop showing tobacco on screen, Bollywood urged September 29, 2011

    New Delhi: Stating that on screen representation of smoking glamorises tobacco, civil society members Wednesday urged the film industry and censor board to avoid depicting such scenes in movies. "There are several empirical studies and global evidence which show that depiction of tobacco usage in movies increases the risk of initiation...
  • Healthy lifestyle means healthy eyes later December 16, 2010

    New York: Exercise and diet each reduced the risk, but both combined, along with a lack of smoking, caused the risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) to fall by more than 70 percent, said study author Julie Mares, at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. "We don't need to be passive...
  • John studied Quran to prepare for his New York role June 18, 2009

    Mumbai: Not knowing a single word of the Quran, Bollywood hero John Abraham, a Parsi, studied the holy book in a translation to prepare himself to play an NRI Muslim in Kabir Khan's New York. "It's part of my larger determination to prepare myself completely for a part. Whether it was...
  • Pictorial warning on tobacco products from today May 31, 2009

    New Delhi: Starting from Sunday, the World No Tobacco Day, all tobacco products in India will carry graphic pictorial warnings. “I was 15 while returning from school all the friends had a cigarette. It felt bad but I felt grown up,” says Vibhor. Like Vibhor most smokers start smoking at...
  • Delhi High Court quashes ban on smoking in films January 23, 2009

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday quashed the central government's notification banning smoking in films on grounds that it violates the fundamental rights of filmmakers. A single judge bench of Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul observed that banning smoking in films violated filmmakers' fundamental rights of freedom of expression and...
  • John Abraham out mountain-climbing January 19, 2008

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor John Abraham has decided to reposition himself as a fun-loving and sporty entertainer. After doing the football flick Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal with director Vivek Agnihotri, the actor will now feature in a film on mountain climbing to be directed by Soham Shah. "I want to cultivate a...
  • Filmy Fiscal: Film-o-metre finally announces a hit November 5, 2007

    Last Friday there were no releases CNN-IBN’s Rohit Khilnani is here with filmi fiscal with the final verdict of Jab We Met and No Smoking. ...
  • Filmy Fiscal: Shahid, Kareena rock BO but John is all smoke, no fire October 29, 2007

    Find out what the film-o-meter has this week for the filmdom. ...
  • I have reservations about No Smoking, says producer October 28, 2007

    New Delhi: Saturday afternoon saw filmmaker Vishal Bharadwaj and a host of South Asian film personalities including Pakistani actress Zeba Bakhtiyar in the Capital for a showcase of South-Asian films by the same name. "I have come here after 14 years which was when I was introduced to films," says Zeba. And...
  • John sends No Smoking message in Rome October 27, 2007

    Rome: The Rome Film Festival is in full swing and marking India's presence there was filmmaker Anurag Kahsyap's No Smoking starring John Abraham. The director and actor walked the red carpet in Rome on October 24. And don't think for a moment that the film is just about a quit-smoking...
  • Review: No Smoking is a colossal disappointment October 27, 2007

    Cast: John Abraham, Ayesha Takia Direction: Anurag Kashyap The film is an arrogant piece of work that reeks of over-confidence. Indulgent to the point of alienating his audience, director Anurag Kashyap steals the premise of No Smoking from a segment in the 1985 film Cat's Eye, adapted from Stephen King's anthology of fear...
  • Hot picks at box office this weekend October 26, 2007

    This week, you will be spoilt for choice as four films release at the box office on Friday. ...
  • No Smoking director Anurag Kashyap on Jab he met Imtiaz Ali October 25, 2007

    Mumabi: Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has one thing to say about his good friend and filmmaker Imtiaz Ali. He says, "Woh jo karta hai, main nahi kar pata hoon. Main jo karta hoon woh nahi kar pata hai. So hum duno bahut alag hai ek doosre se. (I can't do what he...
  • John in No Smoking mode even on lunch date October 24, 2007

    Mumbai: Guess who's making a habit of showing up at all promotional events for his film? It’s hunky actor John Abraham and this time at the Madison office premises for a lunch date with a fan for a contest held by Mid Day. "It’s a film that needs to be promoted....
  • Wives, girlfriends must watch No Smoking: John October 20, 2007

    Mumbai: No Smoking is one film that's smoking hot not just because John Abraham is in it but also because its supposed to be a surrealistic take on a smoker trying to quit. And at a promotional event to announce the winners of a poster contest for the film, what...
  • Cause and Effect: John quotes figures, raises eyebrows October 12, 2007

    New Delhi: A very socially-conscious John Abraham has been promoting No Smoking - both the cause and the film he is starring in. But that's not where his social interest ends. Abraham seems to be building his CV as a social activist too. He was in the Capital on Wednesday...
  • Smokers should watch No Smoking, says John October 10, 2007

    Actor John Abraham is going the whole nine yards to promote his upcoming release No Smoking. So much so that he's even urging people to quit smoking. CNN-IBN gets you more on that. Rohit Khilnani: It’s films people understand best. John Abraham: A lot of people...
  • John in a brand new avatar for No Smoking September 22, 2007

    Mumbai: He is the heartthrob of millions, and as a special guest at the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry's annual foundation day event, actor John Abraham came dressed in formal wear. It was a pleasant change to see John, who looked evidently out-of-place, not in his usual jeans-and-t-shirt look....
  • I'm about being different, says John June 12, 2007

    Mumbai: Actor John Abraham is trying to essay a wide variety of roles. He has recently wrapped up Anurag Anurag Kashyap's No Smoking in which he plays a chain smoker trying to quit smoking and in Nagesh Kukunoor's Aashayein he will be seen as a gambler. "You know, John Abraham...
  • John puffs up to say No Smoking June 20, 2007

    Mumbai: No Smoking – that’s actor John Abraham's message to the world, a message he claims to believe in, and it also helps if it’s the title of his next film. So John along with director Anurag Kashyap and model-turned-actor Milind Soman joined hands with the Cancer Patients Aid Association...