Pankaj Kapur

  • Snapshot: Ranveer Singh 'rises from the dead'; posts his 'Finding Fanny' look July 14, 2014

    Don't be alarmed, it is just actor Ranveer Singh in his 'Finding Fanny' avatar, risen from the dead. The 29-year-old actor is making a cameo in the Homi Adajania's upcoming film as Deepika Padukone's dead husband.'Finding Fanny' narrates the story of 5 oddballs played by Arjun Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Dimple...
  • 'Finding Fanny' trailer finds over million views, makers happy July 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Within a day of its launch, the trailer of "Finding Fanny", an English language film by Indian director , has found over a million views on YouTube. The movie's makers are "very happy" with the response. The trailer is said to have got one million views within 22 hours...
  • 'Finding Fanny' trailer: 5 oddballs go looking for their friend's lost love in this whimsical satire by Homi Adajania July 9, 2014

    The wait is finally over! The trailer for Homi Adajania's latest film 'Finding Fanny' was released in the wee hours of Tuesday. Starring Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Naseeruddin Shah and Pankaj Kapur, the film revolves around these five oddball characters, set in the backdrop of picturesque Goa. The...
  • Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapur to work together in 'Company Ustad'? January 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Veteran actors and brothers-in-law Naseeruddin Shah and Pankaj Kapur have been approached by young director Nitin Chandra to work together for his upcoming film 'Company Ustad'. Actresses-sisters Ratna and Supriya Pathak are married to Naseer and Pankaj respectively, but neither the sisters nor the brothers-in-law have ever been seen together...
  • Supriya Pathak, Pankaj Kapur's children ready for cinema December 19, 2013

    Mumbai: Think Supriya Pathak and you think of monstrous talent and pedigree. The actress says her two children with Pankaj Kapur are now gearing up for a career in filmdom. "My daughter Sanaah is 23. She has studied acting at the prestigious Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. She is gearing...
  • The men who stood out in cinema in 2013 December 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Move over the 'typical' Hindi filmy hero who takes on 50 goons at one time and sweeps off his lady love with cheesy one liner. Bollywood's new age heroes are suave, intense, determined and passionate. They speak more with their eyes, smile and charm. As the year 2013...
  • Sonam Kapoor prefers good directors over co-actors October 25, 2013

    Mumbai: Describing a film as a director's medium, actress Sonam Kapoor said that her priority while accepting an offer is good directors and scripts, not the co-stars. "Film is a director's medium. I would rather choose my directors over actors. It is not about the actor, it's always about the director,...
  • 'Matru Ki Bijlee' collects Rs 41.15 crore in first week January 18, 2013

    Mumbai: 'Matru ki Bijlee Ka Mandola', (MKBKM), a political satire with a dollop of humour, may not have got an overwhelming response but it has recovered its costs by collecting Rs. 41.15 crore worldwide in the first week of its release, making it Vishal Bhardwaj's biggest film yet. Fox Star Studios...
  • 'Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola' is not everyone's cup of tea at all: Raja Sen January 15, 2013

    Rediff's film critic Raja Sen joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the movie 'Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola'. Q. Do you think Vishal Bharadwaj be accused of compromising on his films to accommodate stars? Asked by: Sudhir A. It's a good question. Vishal started off without...
  • Pankaj Kapur: My only idol was Rajesh Khanna January 15, 2013

    New Delhi: It may sound surprising but seasoned actor Pankaj Kapur, known for doing offbeat films such as 'Maqbool' and 'Blue Umbrella', confesses that he entered show business aiming to be like late superstar Rajesh Khanna. "I wanted to become an actor for films. My only idol was Rajesh Khanna. That...
  • Shabana: Thankful to Bhardwaj for 'Matru Ki Bijlee' role January 14, 2013

    Mumbai: She's done some meaty and critically acclaimed roles in her long and eventful film career, but Shabana Azmi is still happy with the response her latest effort in 'Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola' is receiving. She plays a tough and crooked politician in Vishal Bhardwaj's just-released film - a role...
  • 'Matru Ki Bijlee' collects Rs 22.4 crore in first weekend January 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola' made Rs.22.4 crore during its opening weekend. The filmmaker is content with the response to his new project, which is satirical in nature. "Our country is going through a massive transition. I wanted to make a film about the social and political...
  • Matru Ki Bijlee: Is it adapted from Brecht's play? January 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Those who have an interest in Bertolt Brecht would know about his 1948 play 'Mr Puntila and his Man Matti'. It is called 'Herr Puntila und sein Knecht Matti' in German and is set in the second decade of the 20th century. The play has three primary characters...
  • 'Matru Ki Bijlee' collects Rs.7.02 crore on its opening day January 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola', a political satire targetting land scam, which has earned rave reviews especially for Pankaj Kapur's performance, collected Rs.7.02 crore on its opening day, making it the highest ever opening for the director. Co-produced by Bhardwaj, the film has been made at...
  • Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola: 5 insanely cool scenes January 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Did you know Pankaj Kapur is a teetotaller in real life? You wouldn't if you saw him teetering drunkenly at the edge of a village well, barking obscenities at it and getting offended that it was answering back. There are several spoilers ahead. So if you haven't seen Vishal...
  • 'Matru Ki Bijlee..' Tweet Review: 1st day, 1st show January 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Vishal Bhardwaj is one director who takes inspiration from the world literature but tries to dilute it down to suit the Indian mindset. The critically acclaimed director has returned with 'Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola'. The film stars Imran Khan, Anushka Sharma and Pankaj Kapur in the lead...
  • 'Matru': Bhardwaj's dark and delectable world January 10, 2013

    In an age of 100 crore clubs and instant gratification, very few filmmakers have the vision and valour to traverse the path less-travelled and remain true to their cinematic conviction. Vishal Bhardwaj is one such maverick who has managed to dish out movies, without ingratiating to the market forces, which...
  • Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola: 10 cracking dialogue January 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Actor Imran Khan, who plays an educated Haryanvi boy who comes back to his village in 'Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola', even learnt Haryanvi to make his accent believable. Vishal Bhardwaj's upcoming film also features veteran actor Pankaj Kapur and actress Anushka Sharma and Shabana Azmi. 'Matru' is a...
  • Pankaj Kapur: I have learnt to become patient January 9, 2013

    New Delhi: As an actor he brings a certain depth and range to his characters and that's why veteran actor Pankaj Kapur often goes unemployed. Kapur, 58, who is returning to acting after a gap of three years with Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola', says good roles are...
  • Pankaj Kapur: Vishal made me dance; it was fun January 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Even though he became a household name after appearing in television shows like 'Karamchand', Pankaj Kapur isn't very keen on going back to television.While promoting his upcoming film 'Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola' in the capital with the film's cast and crew, Kapur said that quality television does...
  • 'Matru Ki Bijlee' is a political comedy: Director January 8, 2013

    Mumbai: 'Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola' might be about the issue of land scam, but director Vishal Bhardwaj says the tone of the film is not at all serious. "The film's plot is based on the issue of land scam but I have not personalised this to any one," the...
  • Imran finds it scary to work with Pankaj Kapur January 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Imran Khan, who is sharing celluloid space with Pankaj Kapoor for the first time in 'Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola', says working with the veteran actor can be unnerving. "Pankaj-ji is a fantastic actor, but working with him is very scary," Imran said here Saturday during a promotional event...
  • Shahid doesn't have time for me: Pankaj Kapur December 10, 2012

    Mumbai: You'd hardly ever imagine Pankaj Kapoor dancing in Bollywood fashion, but for 'Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola', he has shaken a leg or two. The acclaimed actor credits director Vishal Bhardwaj for convincing him to dance. Father of trained dancer Shahid Kapoor, Pankaj admits it was difficult to groove, but...
  • Length of 'Mausam' went against it: Pankaj Kapoor December 9, 2012

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Pankaj Kapoor, who made his directorial debut with 'Mausam', feels that the length of the film went against it and had he got more time, he would have worked more on editing. "It has been more than a year that the film has released. One thing what I...
  • Let's move beyond Gulabo, says Vishal Bhardwaj December 5, 2012

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj does not want people to concentrate too much on the pink cow, Gulabo, in his new film 'Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola'. "This is being stretched a bit too much now, this Gulabo as an item girl thing. There is nothing of that sort, she is...
  • Vishal Bhardwaj: Want to make films like Hitchcock November 25, 2012

    Panaji: Vishal Bhardwaj's movies have the common theme of violence and suspense, and the director says he is obsessed with these two genres and wants to make films like Alfred Hitchcock. His work includes movies such as 'Omkara', 'Kaminey', 'Ishqiya' and '7 Khoon Maaf', and though Vishal is inclined towards...
  • Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro Review: Why it's still relevant November 2, 2012

    Film: 'Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro'; Cast: Naseerudin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Bhakti Bharve, Pankaj Kapur, Satish Shah, Om Puri, Neena Gupta; Director: Kundan Shah It was the year before prime minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated (1984). The nation was not in the best of moods. There were raised voices and frayed tempers...