R BALKI

  • Sridevi's 'English Vinglish' becomes the second highest Bollywood grosser after '3 Idiots' in Japan August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Sridevistarrer "English Vinglish" has amassed USD 420,000 at the Japanese box office, as it continues its dream run in international markets. It is said to have become the second highest Hindi film in Japan after "3 Idiots". The movie, backed by Eros International, set the cash registers ringing at the...
  • Presenting Amitabh Bachchan's look from R Balki's 'Shamitabh' July 21, 2014

    R Balki has made Amitabh Bachchan experiment with very unique looks in each of his films. In 'Cheeni Kum' the actor sported salt and pepper hair and a ponytail while in 'Paa' Big B played a 12 year old boy suffering from a genetic disorder projeria. In his latest film...
  • Akshara is in good hands: Kamal Haasan on daughter's Bollywood debut July 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Kamal Haasan feels his daughter Akshara, who is making her debut in Bollywood with R Balki's 'Shamitabh', is in good hands and does not need his advice. "I think she should not take any advice from old time actors. I think she knows her way. And she will...
  • R Balki's next film starring Dhanush and Amitabh Bachchan titled 'Shamitabh' May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Director R. Balakrishnan, fondly called Balki, has been busy filming his new project starring Amitabh Bachchan, but it is only now that he has revealed the title of the film 'Shamitabh'. Interestingly, it sounds similar to the Bollywood megastar's name. The movie, also starring Dhanush, marks the Bollywood...
  • Amitabh Bachchan feels 'nervous' to shoot R Balki's next April 20, 2014

    Panaji: After delivering hits with R Balki, megastar Amitabh Bachchan has revealed that he still gets butterflies in the stomach to shoot his upcoming film with the director. Bachchan, 71, who worked with Balki in 'Cheeni Kum' and 'Paa', began the filming of his new project in Goa today. "First day...
  • Dhanush heads to Goa for R Balki's next April 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Tamil actor Dhanush is all set to begin shooting of his second Bollwyood film, to be directed by R Balki, in Goa. The 30-year-old actor made his Hindi film debut with Anand L Rai's 'Raanjhanaa' last year and earned accolades for playing a boy from Banaras. "En route to Goa for...
  • After 'Bhoothnath Returns', Big B to begin shooting with Dhanush for Balki's next March 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is on a promotion spree for his forthcoming film 'Bhoothnath Returns' and after the film's release on April 11, he will get busy with other projects. "The 'Bhoothnath Returns' promotions now take up all my spare time and travel. There is much to be done and there...
  • Want to take it slow in Bollywood: Dhanush December 21, 2013

    Mumbai: Southern superstar Dhanush, who will be next seen in R. Balki's film, is not keen on taking more than one film at a time in Bollywood as he is still finding tough to understand the culture and pulse of the Hindi film audiences. Dhanush, who made his Bollywood debut with...
  • Balki's next starring Big B, Dhanush likely to be shot abroad December 12, 2013

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is eagerly waiting to start shooting for director R. Balki's next project, says that some part of the movie will be shot abraod. The 71yearold was seen in Balki's unconventional film 'Cheeni Kum', which was majorly shot in London. "Work on Balki's film shall start by the...
  • Akshara Haasan to make Bollywood debut opposite Dhanush November 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Actor Dhanush, who wowed his fans with the ease with which he transformed from a typical Tamilian to a Banarasi lad in his Bollywood debut 'Raanjhanaa', has signed his second Hindi film. If reports are to be believed, he will be seen in R Balki's film. Interestingly, the...
  • After 'Raanjhanaa', Dhanush to work with Big B in Balki's next November 19, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil actor Dhanush, who scored a hit with Bollywood debut 'Raanjhanaa', has joined hands with filmmaker R. Balki for a yetuntitled Hindi project, which will also feature megastar Amitabh Bachchan in an important role. He couldn't be happier. "Yes guys, my next Hindi film is with Balki sir. (I'm) very...
  • I'd be proud if my daughter Suhana becomes an actress: Shah Rukh Khan March 8, 2013

    Shah Rukh Khan in his new ad campaign is urging people to change their attitude towards women. And apart from voicing his support for women's power, Shah Rukh Khan also made a wish for daughter Suhana. ...
  • Shah Rukh Khan, R Balki team up for a short film on women's issues March 5, 2013

    Shah Rukh Khan has decided to do his bits for the society by teaming up with filmmaker R Balki for a short film on women's issues which will hit the airwaves on March 8. ...
  • Amitabh Bachchan's best films in last ten years October 11, 2012

    New Delhi: After going through a low phase, the career of megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who turns 70 Thursday, has been on a roll since 2000. From 'Mohabbatein' to 'Paa', the actor has brought various characters alive on screen in the last decade, which in some way or the other is...
  • Won't get another Amitabh in 100 years: R Balki October 9, 2012

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is turning 70 on October 11 and film director R Balki, who has delivered hits like 'Cheeni Kum' and national award winning 'Paa' with Big B, describes the Bollywood legend as a once in a lifetime actor. Balki also feels that Indian cinema is living a special...
  • English Vinglish: Sridevi's 10 scenes to watch out for October 5, 2012

    New Delhi: A matchless cook, a caring mother, a perfect homemaker and an expert in making laddoos, Shashi Godboles character in English Vinglish is so beautifully crafted that it looks very close to reality. Tired of becoming a butt of jokes at social gatherings, Shashi aka Sridevi decides to take...
  • Tweet Review: 'English Vinglish', 1st day, 1st show October 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Sridevi, who is known for her films like Sadma, Mr India, Chandni and Lamhe, is back on silver screen after 15 years with Gauri Shindes directorial venture English Vinglish. The film revolves around a Marathi housewife Shashi Godbole (Sridevi), who takes up the challenge to learn English...
  • Sridevi: 15 years? I feel I've been away for a week October 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Her waiflike appearance, the exquisitely tailored clothes and the aquiline nose might belie her age she will be 50 next year but from the moment actress Sridevi starts to speak you recognise the familiar quiver in the voice and are transported to the glorious late 80s...
  • Amitabh Bachchan, Sridevi to reunite on 'KBC 6' September 17, 2012

    New Delhi: After sharing screen space with Amitabh Bachchan in her comeback movie English Vinglish, actress Sridevi is set to sit on the hot seat of the megastar's game show Kaun Banega Crorepati 6 (KBC). Sridevi, 49, will shoot for KBC in Mumbai, a source was quoted as saying. She will...
  • Video: Trailer Launch of 'English Vinglish' September 4, 2012

    The trailer launch of 'English Vinglish' was held at the PVR Cinemas, Ampa Mall in Chennai. Sridevi, Priya Anand, Gauri Shinde and R Balki were present at the event. The film marks Sridevi's comeback after several years. ...
  • 'English Vinglish' is 'Aangilam Vaangilam' in Tamil September 1, 2012

    Sridevi's comeback venture, 'English Vinglish', a trilingual in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu, the three industries she's super popular in, has been rechristened as 'Aangilam Vaangilam' in Tamil. At a press meet in Chennai, she along with Priya Anand of 'Nootrenbadhu' fame unveiled the trailer in Tamil. The trilingual is directed by...
  • Sridevi makes a comeback with R Balki's 'English Vinglish' August 14, 2012

    Returning to the silver screen after a long gap of nearly 15 years makes 90's superstar Sridevi feel like a debutant. ...
  • English Vinglish: Sridevi feels like a newcomer August 14, 2012

    Mumbai: Actress Sridevi who is making a comeback in showbiz with Gauri Shinde's 'English Vinglish', says she is very confident about her film and is not insecure at all. "I am very confident with this film and not insecure at all. I am very excited about this film," Sridevi told reporters...
  • Sridevi's new film to be screened at Torento fest August 4, 2012

    It is a rare honour for Sridevi's comeback film 'English Vinglish', that it would be premiered at Toronto International Film Festival this year which is going to be held from September 616. The makers have said that they are very happy at the selection committee's decision to screen 'English Vinglish'...
  • Rajesh Khanna was an ultimate charmer: Balki July 19, 2012

    Director R Balki, who recently shot an advertisement with Rajesh Khanna, says that the superstar was passionate about acting. ...
  • BO: Sridevi, Kareena to clash on September 21 July 6, 2012

    Mumbai: Sridevi's comeback film 'English Vinglish' will clash with Kareena Kapoor's much talked about 'Heroine' at the box office as both the films are coming out September 21. The former's producer R Balki is unperturbed. Both are womencentric films but after much deliberation, 'English Vinglish' coproducers Balki and Eros Entertainment...
  • 'English Vinglish' promo was Balki's idea: Director July 4, 2012

    Mumbai: When it comes to ad filmmaking, Gauri Shinde doesn't need any guidance. But for her first feature film English Vinglish, which marks Sridevi's comeback to the big screen, she takes useful tips from her husband, director R Balki, as he has already proved his mettle with Cheeni Kum and...
  • Watch Sridevi return with 'English Vinglish' June 15, 2012

    New Delhi: The first trailer of 'English Vinglish' is out now. The film marks the return of Sridevi to the silver screen. R Balki has produced the film while his wife Gauri Shinde has donned the hat of the director. Sridevi was last seen in 'Judaai' in 1997. ...
  • English Vinglish: Sridevi plays an insecure woman June 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Actress Sridevi's comeback film 'English Vinglish' was written with only her in mind, says producer R. Balki, whose wife Gauri Shinde has directed the movie. "'English Vinglish' is a very special film for me because it marks the comeback of Sridevi, possibly one of the greatest performers. It was...