Pooja Bhatt

  • Udita wanted to be a rock star but ended up being an actor, says husband Mohit Suri July 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Mohit Suri says his wife Udita Goswami is "musically inclined" and wanted to be a rock star but ended up being an actor. His cousin Pooja Bhatt had launched Udita in Bollywood with her 2003 film "Paap" and two years later Suri directed the actress in her second film...
  • Pooja Bhatt and T-Series to produce Soni Razdan's film May 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress-turned-director Soni Razdan is all set to direct 'Love Affair', jointly produced by Bhushan Kumar's T-Series and Pooja Bhatt's Fish Eye Network. The producers earlier delivered romantic musical hits like 'Aashiqui 2' and 'Jism 2'. "Passion, betrayal, murder, deceit, sacrifice, love... these are the key ingredients of this 'Love...
  • Alia Bhatt sets records straight, confirms she has no Facebook page March 23, 2014

    Mumbai: 'Highway' actress Alia Bhatt turned to her Twitter page Saturday to set the record straight that all Facebook pages in her name are "fake". "I do not have a Facebook page! All pages being handled are fake. Please do not follow," Alia posted Saturday. Her elder step sister Pooja also made...
  • Pooja Bhatt warns against 'casting agent' misusing her name March 22, 2014

    Mumbai: Pooja Bhatt was left aghast Saturday morning. A woman knocked at her door for a meeting fixed by a "casting agent", who the actress-filmmaker conjectures is "masquerading" as her on online social networking platform to exploit young Bollywood aspirants. "A young lady and Bollywood hopeful arrived at my house at...
  • What is the point of having film associations, asks Pooja Bhatt February 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Pooja Bhatt, who is caught in a title tussle with Vipul Shah over his 'Holiday - A Soldier Is Never Off Duty', says she is in a situation where "it's like paying hafta (protection money) and still being beaten up" by film associations. Earlier this month, the actress-turned-filmmaker had...
  • Akshay Kumar's producers have an affinity for the titles of my films: Pooja Bhatt February 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress-turned-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt is not happy with the title of Akshay Kumar starrer 'Holiday - A Soldier Is Never Off Duty', as she too released a film titled "Holiday" in 2006. She says that she had refused to share the title with producer Vipul Shah. "Vipul Shah approached me for 'Holiday'...
  • Pooja Bhatt's fight for 'Rog' obscenity case continues January 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Pooja Bhatt's 'Rog' released in 2005, but complications regarding the obscenity case against its poster continues. The filmmaker is still "waiting for an order" on the concerned case even though the poster has received a no objection certificate (NOC) from "all concerned". "At my now regular haunt-court. Waiting for an...
  • On Children's Day, Bollywood selects its favourite child actors November 14, 2013

    Mumbai: Rati Agnihotri enjoyed watching Neetu Singh in 'Do Kaliyan' while Shabana Azmi names Baby Naaz as her favourite child star as celebrities talk about their favourite child artists and songs on Children's Day Thursday. When it comes to the songs, 'Rail gaadi' and 'Lakdi ki kathi' are among the favourites. Here...
  • Irrfan Khan: Will do Bhupen Hazarika biopic if I'm offered the role October 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Versatile actor Irrfan Khan says although he has not been offered the lead role in a biopic on Bhupen Hazarika, he would love to essay the legendary musician on screen. "I was not offered the role, but if they (the makers) offer it to me, I would love to...
  • Pooja Bhatt had the boldest fashion sense: Alia October 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Alia Bhatt finds her elder half-sister Pooja to be the most fashionable actress during the time she entered Bollywood and believes she had a really bold sartorial taste. Pooja made her debut in 1989 with 'Daddy' and is remembered for her performances in films like 'Dil Hai Ke Manta...
  • My role in 'Cabaret' is challenging and difficult: Gulshan Deviah October 6, 2013

    Mumbai: So far Gulshan Deviah has etched out only negative characters on the big screen and for the first time he will be seen in the lead in Pooja Bhatt's production venture 'Cabaret'. He feels that it is his toughest role so far. "I am playing the lead in 'Cabaret' and...
  • Pooja Bhatt may play Kalpana Lajmi in a biopic on Bhupen Hazarika October 1, 2013

    Mumbai: A biopic on Bhupen Hazarika, being produced by Pooja Bhatt, may see the actress-filmmaker essay the role of filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi in the legendary musician's life. Hazarika and Lajmi shared a passionate 40-year-old relationship. Entitled 'Dhumuha: The Storm', the movie is jointly written by Lajmi and Pooja's father Mahesh Bhatt. Lajmi...
  • 'Cabaret' is the biggest break for me: Gulshan Devaiah September 27, 2013

    Mumbai: 'Shaitan' fame actor Gulshan Devaiah says producer Pooja Bhatt has signed him for a two-film deal, which starts with 'Cabaret'. He considers it the "biggest break" for him. The film will be directed by debutant Kaustav Narayan, a Delhi-based ad filmmaker. "Pooja Bhatt has offered me a two-film deal. We will...
  • How Bollywood celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi September 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Being one of the most important events in Maharashtra's festival calendar, Ganesh Chaturthi has found a significant space in Bollywood movies too. The 10-day festival, which begins today, has many hit numbers dedicated to it. The latest was from choreographer-director Remo D'Souza's directorial venture "Any Body Can Dance"....
  • Pooja Bhatt stands up for singer Miley Cyrus and her twerking act August 30, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor-director Pooja Bhatt has stood up for international pop star Miley Cyrus' performance with singer Robin Thicke at a recent music awards ceremony for which she has been criticised. Cyrus performed with Thicke on his track "Blurred lines" and was seen twerking and flirting with the singer on stage at...
  • Mumbai is no longer a city we grew up in, says Bollywood August 23, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmdom is 'ashamed' and 'devastated' after the gangrape of a young woman in the city, which was once considered one of the safest place for women. Four people have been detained for the alleged gangrape in an abandoned mill compound late Thursday. The 22-year-old woman, who suffered grievous internal injuries,...
  • Brothers are most precious, say Bollywood divas August 20, 2013

    Mumbai: Brothers play an important role in the lives of Bollywood actresses. If for veteran actress Shabana Azmi her brother Baba is the most precious, new entrant Parineeti Chopra describes her two siblings as her buddies. On the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, which falls Aug 20, actresses share the kind of...
  • Anu Malik: JP Dutta has asked me to compose music for 'Border 2' August 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Remember hit songs 'Sandeshe aate hain' and 'Hume jabse mohabbat'? The chartbusters of 1997 from blockbuster war movie 'Border' were composed by Anu Malik, who will now score music for 'Border 2'. JP Dutta, who had directed the first film, will go behind the camera for the second movie too. "JP...
  • 'Cabaret' songs will have a longer shelf life: Pooja Bhatt August 8, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress-director-producer Pooja Bhatt is currently busy recording songs for her next project 'Cabaret' and promises that the songs won't be short-lived. "Yes, like always, even the music of 'Cabaret' will be unusual. The songs will have longer shelf life," Pooja, whose last film was 'Jism 2', told IANS. "We are known...
  • Richa Chadda's journey in Bollywood hasn't been easy July 22, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Richa Chadda, whose performance was appreciated in 'Gangs Of Wasseypur' and 'Fukrey', is happy to carve a niche for herself on her own. "It's a wonderful time to be in the showbiz and now we can say that there is space for everyone in the industry," Richa told IANS....
  • 'Bad' is not based on the life of Charles Sobhraj: Director July 21, 2013

    Mumbai: Director Prawaal Raman has dismissed rumours that his film 'Bad', produced by Pooja Bhatt, is based on the life and times of notorious criminal Charles Sobhraj. The film is said to be based on the 'Bikini Killer' Charles Sobhraj's sensational jailbreak from the Tihar prison in 1986. "Our film...
  • Border 2: Sunny Deol bags a prominent role in JP Dutta's film July 17, 2013

    Filmmaker JP Dutta is likely to make a sequel of his 1997 hit film 'Border' with actor Sunny Deol in the lead. "We are very happy that Sunny is doing 'Border 2' and the official announcement will be made once we finalise the rest of the star-cast," said an official spokesperson. 'Border',...
  • I would love to cast Pooja Bhatt: Shagufta Rafique June 30, 2013

    Mumbai: Writer Shagufta Rafique says her directorial debut, tentatively titled 'Rose', will probably be produced by Pooja Bhatt. She also reveals that she is keen to work with Ajay Devgn or Emraan Hashmi in her maiden venture. "Pooja is thrilled about my debut project and she had liked the script. She...
  • If you endure abuse for the first time, you are a victim: Pooja Bhatt June 14, 2013

    Mumbai: Many independent women suffer physical and emotional abuse in a relationship and actress-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt says there is no simple answer to it, but your silence the first time sets the tone and tenor for your relationship, while Gul Panag feels they tolerate abuse because of emotional vulnerability. Here is...
  • Bollywood auctions role for funds to curb crimes against women May 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Bollywood producer Pooja Bhatt is auctioning off a role in one of her next Hindi-language films to help raise money to reduce rising cases of violence against women in India, the charity Oxfam has said. The opportunity, organised by Oxfam's partner Scottish Circle, is available to people in Scotland,...
  • 'Thanks Mom' says Bollywood May 11, 2013

    Mumbai: With Mother's Day being celebrated on Sunday, some of Bollywood's well-known celebrities remember the memorable moments they spent with their mothers and feel they are not meant to be loved for just one day. Here is what they have to say: Arjun Rampal: I want to travel with my mother around...