PK

  • Novelist moves HC accusing 'PK' makers of plagiarism January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Novelist Kapil Isapuri has approached the Delhi High Court, accusing the makers of Aamir Khan's film 'PK' of plagiarism. He said certain portions from his Hindi novel 'Farishta' published in 2013 were 'stolen and copied' and used in the film. Isapuri has sought punitive damages of Rs 1 crore from...
  • 'Tevar' makes over Rs 22 crore on the opening weekend; 'PK' grosses Rs 620 crore worldwide January 13, 2015

    2015's first big release 'Tevar' starring Arjun Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha reportedly collected Rs 22.05 crores nett in its opening weekend. According to its makers the film collected 7.05 crore nett on friday, 7 crore on Saturday and 8 crores nett on Sunday. Meanwhile Aamir Khan starrer 'PK' is still going...
  • Aamir Khan's 'PK' scores big at Star Guild Awards 2015 January 12, 2015

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani's 'PK' won the Best Film along with Best Director, Best Dialogue, Best Sound Mixing and a special award for earning over Rs.100 crore here at the the Renault Star Guild Awards 2015. The awards ceremony took place Sunday night at Reliance Mediaworks in Film City and it...
  • Yes, there are similarities between 'PK' and 'Oh My God!', it's the genre: Umesh Shukla January 11, 2015

    Mumbai: Film director Umesh Shukla, whose film 'OMG - Oh My God!' raised questions on the commercialisation of religion back in 2012, defends "PK", saying any wrong aspects of religion must be condemned. He also says that by doing so, doesn't make filmmakers like him and Rajkumar Hirani "anti-religion". In an...
  • 'Queen', 'PK', '2 States' top Star Guild Awards 2015 nomination list January 9, 2015

    New Delhi: 'Queen' and 'PK' are leading the nominations tally in 10 categories, followed by '2 States', 'Highway' and 'Haider' in the 10th edition of Renault Star Guild Awards. The Film and Television Producers Guild of India Thursday announced the Renault Star Guild Awards nominations in a statement. Rajkummar Rao ('Citylights'), Varun...
  • e Lounge: Aamir Khan starrer 'PK' crosses the 300 crore-mark January 8, 2015

    Aamir Khan-starrer 'PK', has broken all records and has created history. PK becomes the first film to enter the 300 crore club. With the 300 crore club PK has set a new benchmark, just like the 200 crore benchmark that was set by the same team 5 years ago with...
  • Diving in icy waters, walking on amber in the name of religious faith; it doesn't just happen in India January 7, 2015

    On January 6 the Christian world celebrated the 'Epiphany Day' which literally means manifestation or the revelation of the Son of God Jesus Christ. The day marks the coming of the Three Wise Men, the Three Kings or the Magi. It also marks baptism of Christ in the Jordan and...
  • Rajkumar Hirani: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a courageous man; have tremendous respect for him January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Parts of Rajkumar Hirani's 'PK', which questions people's blind faith in godmen, were shot at Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's ashram premises. When the filmmaker was questioned as to why he has thanked the spiritual leader in his film's credits, he says he's "only against fake gurus". Significant portions of...
  • Delhi High Court dismisses PIL against Aamir Khan's 'PK', says it isn't offensive January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Wednesday dismissed a PIL filed against Raj Kumar Hirani directed and Aamir Khan starrer film 'PK', saying "the film was not offensive". A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice R.S. Endlaw refused to entertain the plea which sought ban on the film...
  • e Lounge: 'PK' crosses 300 crore-mark January 6, 2015

    Aamir Khan-starrer 'PK', which has kept the cash registers ringing at the Bollywood box office since the last three weeks has crossed the Rs 300 crore figure in the country, said distributors and trade analysts. ...
  • Sushant Singh Rajput yet to finalise his wedding date January 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Sushant Singh Rajput and Ankita Lokhande have been open about their relationship, but the actor says he has still not decided their wedding date. According to reports, the couple will tie the knot in June or July this year. But it seems like there is no truth in it. "Dear...
  • Censor board member says he objected to 'PK' prior to its release, Shankaracharya Swaroopanand demands a CBI probe January 6, 2015

    Narsinghpur: A film censor board member on Monday said he had objected to some scenes of Aamir Khan's 'PK' ahead of its release but was ignored, as Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati demanded a CBI probe over how the movie got the censor board certificate. Some censor board members Monday visited the ashram...
  • 'PK' crosses the Rs 300 crore-mark in India; Aamir Khan, Rajkumar Hirani and the team rejoice January 5, 2015

    Mumbai: Aamir Khan-starrer 'PK', which has kept the cash registers ringing at the Bollywood box office since the last three weeks has crossed the Rs.300 crore figure in the country, said distributors and trade analysts. "#PK creates History. Crosses Rs.300 cr. (Week 3) Sun 11.58 crore. Grand total: 305.27 cr nett....
  • 'PK' is a successful movie in striking at social evils like superstition, hypocrisy and exploitation, says Unified CPN-Maoist leader Baburam Bhattarai January 5, 2015

    Kathmandu: Leaders of Nepal's two largest communist parties watched Aamir Khan's movie 'PK' here as part of efforts to mend ties within the Left camp. The event took place in a theatre ahead of the Jan 22 deadline to draft the country's new constitution, it was reported Sunday. Those who watched the...
  • It's Pawan Kalyan and Venkatesh's 'Gopala Gopala' next; VHP now urges censor board to not clear the film January 4, 2015

    Hyderabad: Even as protests continued over Aamir Khan's film 'PK', Hindu groups Wednesday urged the censor board not to clear upcoming Telugu movie 'Gopala Gopala' saying it also hurts religious sentiments of Hindus. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Bhagyanagar Ganesh Utsav Samithi (BGUS) have urged the Central Board of...
  • Tax exemption sought for 'PK' in Bengal January 4, 2015

    Kolkata: A cultural organization here Saturday pressed for making Aamir Khan-starrer 'PK' tax-free in West Bengal. "'PK' has been exempted from tax in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh despite continued protests by right-wing Hindu organisations that claim the movie hurt religious sentiments of Hindus," said the Bhasha o Chetona Samiti, pushing the...
  • 'PK' should not be opposed on flimsy grounds by people who haven't even seen the film: Swami Agnivesh January 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Aamir Khan-starrer 'PK' should not be opposed on "flimsy" grounds by people who haven't even seen the film, Arya Samaj leader Swami Agnivesh said Friday. "I think it is high time that a film like 'PK' must be welcomed by one and all. It should not be opposed on...
  • 'PK' becomes Bollywood's highest grossing film, earns Rs 278 crores January 3, 2015

    Mumbai: As protests against the film continued, the producers of Aamir Khan-starrer 'PK' today said the film has broken 'Dhoom 3' record to become the biggest earner in Bollywood by collecting Rs 278.52 crores since its release on December 19. The film has faced criticism by right-wing organizations who said the...
  • UP CM Akhilesh Yadav courts controversy over 'PK' slip, denies charges January 2, 2015

    Lucknow: An inadvertent slip by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav while declaring Bollywood hit 'PK' as tax free has not only earned him criticism on the social media but a social activist has also moved an application for lodging an FIR, accusing him of piracy. "People had been telling me...
  • FIR lodged against director, producer, actor of 'PK' in Jaipur January 2, 2015

    Jaipur: A case has been registered against the director, producer and actor of the film 'PK' at the Bajaj Nagar police station here, police said today. A case under section 295A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings) and 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion,...
  • After UP, Aamir Khan's 'PK' now made tax-free in Bihar January 2, 2015

    Patna: Aamir Khan's movie 'PK' will be exempted from tax in Bihar so that the poor can watch the film that exposes the fraud taking place in the name of religion, Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi announced Thursday. Bihar became the second state after neighbouring Uttar Pradesh to take this step,...
  • 'PK' is not against any religion: Ramdev aide January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: An aide to yoga guru Ramdev says there is nothing wrong with Aamir Khan-starrer 'PK' and that it only exposes those who misuse religion. Ved Pratap Vaidik told IANS that he was amazed at the kind of people denouncing the movie. He said Ramdev might revise his critical views...
  • 'PK' is against religious frauds: Ved Pratap Vaidik January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: As Hindu right-wing groups continue their protests over 'PK', veteran journalist and activist Ved Pratap Vaidik says people are opposing the Aamir Khan movie because of a "misunderstanding" and they should watch it before going against it as the movie is actually against religious frauds and people who...
  • Aamir Khan's 'PK' deserves full 10 marks; gives a positive message to the society: Nitish Kumar January 1, 2015

    Patna: Former Bihar chief minster Nitish Kumar Wednesday gave "full 10 marks out of 10" to Aamir Khan's film 'PK', saying it is not only entertaining but also creates awareness. "Aamir Khan's 'PK' deserves full 10 marks because it is giving a positive message to the society," the Janata-Dal United leader...
  • 'Munna Bhai MBBS' to 'PK': Box Office success of director Rajkumar Hirani December 31, 2014

    From the directorial debut in 'Munna Bhai MBBS' the Box Office success of director Rajkumar Hirani has continued till his latest 'PK'. ...
  • Despite protests, 'PK' tax free in UP, screenings allowed in Maharashtra December 31, 2014

    Lucknow/Mumbai: There is no end to protests against Rajkumar Hirani's Amir Khan-starrer 'pk'. Members of Hindu groups on Wednesday protested against the film at Gagan cinema in New Delhi burning the movie's posters. Protesters have claimed that the movie is anti-Hindu and demanded that it should be banned across the...
  • Taslima Nasreen: Without criticizing religion, society would not change much, it might remain as a stagnant pool December 31, 2014

    Aamir Khan's 'PK' may have set the cash registers ringing at the Box Office, but the controversy around the film's so-called contentious content continues to intensify. While right-wing outfits like Bajrang Dal and Hindu Sen have alleged that 'PK' has been disrespectful to Hinduism which is why they are demanding...
  • Salman Khan takes to twitter to support Aamir Khan's 'PK' December 31, 2014

    Mumbai: Seems like Salman Khan has come out in support of Rajkumar Hirani's latest directorial 'PK' that features his good friend Aamir Khan, asking: Isn't it "amazing"? Ever since the film has released, it has become a target point of some of activists and groups, including the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, for...
  • 'PK' posters vandalized by VHP and Bajrang Dal activists in Delhi, Hyderabad and Bhopal December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: VHP and Bajrang Dal activists Tuesday protested at various cinema halls in the capital as well in other parts of India. Protestors vandalised a theatre screening Aamir Khan's movie 'PK' in Delhi, saying it was against the religious sentiments of Hindus. Demanding an immediate ban on the film, the...