PRODUCERS

  • Dad's films were more forward than Anurag Kashyap's: Pooja Bhatt December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Many credit Anurag Kashyap for revolutionsing the current moviemaking culture, but actress-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt says her father Mahesh Bhatt's films were "way more forward" than the 'Gangs of Wasseypur' fame director is known for creating. "Some of the films are new, but most of them are old as hell...
  • Telangana could be a major seed producer: K Chandrasekhar Rao November 3, 2014

    Hyderabad: Aiming to make Telangana a major producer of seeds in the country, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao sought to learn the best practices in farming during a visit to Chhattisgarh, it was officially announced. Rao, who is on a two-day visit to Chhattisgarh to purchase electricity, visited a...
  • What's brewing? Andhra Pradesh wants to be top coffee producer October 26, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday directed officials to evolve ways to make the state a major producer of coffee. Naidu held a review on coffee production in Visakhapatnam region with former Coffee Board Chairman Krishna Rao and officials here. The Chief Minister was informed that despite favourable...
  • Northern grid asks discoms not to overdraw power due to coal shortage August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: After western grid issued notice on power generation loss to the states, now the northern grid has sent an 'SOS' to the discoms and power producers asking them not to overdraw power. They have also been asked to increase power generation to maintain grid security. The order comes...
  • Dia Mirza on producing films: Never felt more creatively satisfied August 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Actressproducer Dia Mirza says being a film producer is tough, but nothing has ever made her feel more creatively satisfied. Dia has produced two films 'Love Breakups Zindagi' and 'Bobby Jasoos' under her banner Born Free Entertainment, which she coowns with her fiance Sahil Sangha. "Producing films is not easy at...
  • Financial losses behind suicide of Indian film producer in Dubai July 18, 2014

    Dubai: Dubai police have confirmed that the deaths of an Indian film producer and his wife and daughter was a case of murdercumsuicide, a step taken due to their financial woes, a media report said Thursday. The decomposed bodies of Malayalam film producer and businessman Santhosh Kumar, his wife Manju and...
  • Indian filmmaker, family found dead in UAE July 17, 2014

    Dubai: An Indian film producer was found dead along with wife and daughter in an apparent case of suicide in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday, media reported Wednesday. The decomposed bodies of Malayalam film producer Santhosh Kumar, his wife Manju and their daughter Gouri were found Tuesday under mysterious...
  • Golden Globe producers, organizers settle lawsuit July 15, 2014

    Los Angeles: The organization that puts on the Golden Globe Awards and the company that produces the telecast have resolved their longstanding court battle over rights to the show. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and dick clark productions announced Monday that the 2010 lawsuit has been settled. The terms were not...
  • Power producers rise on tax holiday proposal in budget July 10, 2014

    Shares of power producers gain sharply after the finance minister proposed a 10year tax holiday for power generation companies. Tata Power Co Ltd rises 4.5 per cent, NTPC Ltd is up 2.9 per cent, Adani Power Ltd gains 6.9 per cent and JSW Energy Ltd is 7.8 per cent higher. Arun Jaitley...
  • Gujarat: Police batoncharge milk producers at Anand plant June 10, 2014

    Anand: Police batoncharged farmers at the Kheda District Milk Producers' Union plant on Tuesday after they created a ruckus alleging disparity in the payment of price difference by the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) to its constituent dairies. GCMMF markets its products under the brand name 'Amul'. The...
  • I didn't want to make 'The Godfather', but I needed the money, it was a job: Francis Ford Coppola June 9, 2014

    Los Angeles: It is considered the most famous gangster movie but director Francis Ford Coppola has revealed that he was initially reluctant to adapt Mario Puzo's 'Godfather'. Coppola shared some interesting anecdotes about his career as a writerdirectorproducer during the Producers Guild's Produced By Conference in Burbank. The director's many initial films...
  • Maharashtra government sets up probe into falling mango prices May 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Government has set up a fivemember committee to probe the reasons behind plummeting prices of mango this season. According to the state government, the reason cannot be the recent ban on mango exports imposed by the European Union. "The state's share in the exports is very less and hence...
  • Government prohibits illegal collection, transportation of tendu leaves May 14, 2014

    The Chhattisgarh government has prohibited illegal collection and transportation of tendu leaves in the state, instructing officials to constantly monitor the process. "Chief Secretary Vivek Dhand has instructed control of illegal collection, transportation and storage of the leaves because it not only causes a loss of tax to the state...
  • 'Yellow' producer Riteish Deshmukh dedicates first National Award to his father Vilasrao Deshmukh May 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Actorproducer Riteish Deshmukh is elated about receiving his first National Award for his second production venture 'Yellow' and he has dedicated it to his late father Vilasrao Deshmukh.Riteish's second Marathi venture 'Yellow' won the Special Jury and Special Mention awards at the 61st National Film Awards. He received...
  • Zadan, Meron invited back to produce 2015 Oscars show: Academy April 23, 2014

    Reuters: Organizers of the Oscars ceremony invited the producing team of Craig Zadan and Neil Meron on Monday to run the live awards show for a third consecutive year, after this year's show brought in the best television ratings in 14 years. Some 43.7 million viewers in the United States tuned...
  • I don't care whether I'm in front of the camera or not: Shilpa Shetty March 27, 2014

    Delhi: Dressed in a simple black pencil skirt and a ruffled jacket with a hit of pink, actress Shilpa Shetty looked her demure, yet glamorous self at the press conference of her upcoming directorial venture 'Dishkiyaoon'. In the city for the promotion with the cast and crew of the film,...
  • Akhilesh Yadav invites film producers to state, promises all asistance February 5, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday invited the film producers to shoot their movies in the state said state government will provide all possible facility and assistance to them. During a meeting with director Boney Kapoor here, Yadav said that while local people would get employment through shooting, actors...
  • 'The English Patient' producer Saul Zaentz dies at 92 January 5, 2014

    Los Angeles: Legendary Hollywood producer Saul Zaentz died at his home in San Francisco after suffering from Alzheimer's disease. He was 92. Saul died Friday, reports hollywoodreporter.com. His nephew Paul Zaentz confirmed the news. He said: "He was an extraordinary man. He had a lot of guts, a lot of integrity." Saul began...
  • Aamir Khan: Would be happy if my daughter joins film industry December 14, 2013

    Mumbai: Actorproducer Aamir Khan would be happy if his daughter Ira joins Bollywood, but says he has no intention of imposing his decision on his children. "I would love that, but I have no idea. I don't ask them," Aamir told IANS when asked would he be okay if his daughter...
  • Lady Gaga facing lawsuit over 'Teeth' song November 2, 2013

    Los Angeles: Music producer Teddy Riley is planning to sue pop star Lady Gaga over her 2009 song 'Teeth', claiming he hasn't received any payment for his involvement in creating the song. Riley, who was a member of 1990s hiphop group Blackstreet, has filed a lawsuit against the 27yearold pop star,...
  • Snapshot: Shilpa Shetty's son Viaan looks so grown up! October 30, 2013

    Actressturnedproducer Shilpa Shetty looked relaxed and happy when she hit the beach in Mumbai recently with her son Viaan Raj Kundra. The 38yearold actress slipped into a Tshirt and a pair of track pants rolled up till her knees as she frolicked in the surf and watched her son enjoy...
  • Kannada actor Raghavendra Rajkumar hospitalised due to brain clot October 17, 2013

    Bangalore: Kannada actor and film producer Raghavendra Rajkumar, son of thespian late Rajkumar, was today admitted to a city hospital for a brain clot. "Raghavendra Rajkumar was brought to the hospital at 9:15 am. He was presented with an acute medical condition," Dr Medha Huilgol, Anesthesiology Consultant at Columbia Asia Hospital,...
  • CV Kumar to remake 'Lucia' in Tamil October 16, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil producer CV Kumar has acquired the remake rights of recently released Kannada independent film 'Lucia'. The film will be remade in Tamil or Telugu. "CV Kumar, producer of 'Pizza' and 'Soodhu Kavvum' now officially holds the rights to make 'Lucia' in Tamil and Telugu. They will start shooting in...
  • 'Khiladi' sequel on but without Akshay Kumar October 16, 2013

    Mumbai: Producer Ratan Jain says he is planning to make a sequel to 1992 superhit film 'Khiladi' with a newcomer. Directed by AbbasMustan, the 1992 hit movie 'Khiladi' starred Akshay Kumar in the lead role and it also featured Ayesha Jhulka and Deepak Tijori, among others. "Films that I have made...
  • John Abraham: I would like to make a film on wildlife September 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Actorproducer John Abraham, who has been roped in as the face of National Geographic Channel in India, says he is keen to make a film on wildlife. "Wildlife is something that we have not attempted before. I would like to explore it...I would like to make a film on wildlife,...
  • 'Centenary celebrations of Indian cinema is a disgrace to Telugu film industry' September 25, 2013

    Chennai: Telugu producer Katragadda Murari has called the recently concluded centenary celebrations of Indian cinema a 'disgrace' for the Telugu film industry as several veterans were not invited and those who attended were not given due respect. Telugu actorfilmmaker R Narayana Murthy left the function midway. The fourday (Sep 2124) centenary...
  • Aamir Khan supports Hansal Mehta's 'Shahid' September 21, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor-producer Aamir Khan, who saw the trailer of Hansal Mehta's 'Shahid', has decided to support the film and has posted the trailer on his official Facebook page. "We are really happy that our next, 'Shahid', is touching the heartstrings ofthe entire industry. It's a proud moment for team Shahid that...
  • John Abraham plans a film on motorcycling September 21, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor-producer John Abraham, a bike enthusiast, who is also buying a spot in the Moto 2 format of motorcycle road racing championship, says he is even planning a movie on 'serious motor cycling'. "I would love to take my love forward by planning a film, I am scripting a film...
  • Warning: Safety during the shooting was our priority, says Anubhav Sinha September 20, 2013

    New Delhi: 'Warning 3D' producer Anubhav Sinha made sure proper precautions were taken during the shoot of the film, which is being touted as an edge-of-the-seat survival film that was shot underwater. The film is shot in Fiji waters, said to have around 35 different species of sharks amid dangerous currents....
  • Will 'Phata Poster Nikhla Hero' be the biggest hit of Shahid's career? September 14, 2013

    Mumbai: Producer Ramesh Taurani is confident that his film 'Phata Poster Nikhla Hero' starring his protege Shahid Kapoor, whom he launched with 'Ishq Vishq' in 2003, will be the biggest film of the actor's life. Shahid's last two releases 'Mausam' and 'Teri Meri Kahaani' turned out to be box-office duds. "I launched...