R BALKI

  • Jaya Bachchan and Gulzar launch the music for Amitabh Bachchan-Dhanush starrer 'Shamitabh' January 21, 2015

    Mumbai: The music of filmmaker R Balki's much awaited film 'Shamitabh' was unveiled Tuesday night by Jaya Bachchan and Gulzar in the presence of the entire star cast of the film. The event was followed by paying tribute to the music composer Ilaiyaraaja. The event also saw a live performance by...
  • Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, R Balki come together to celebrate Ilaiyaraaja's 1000th film project January 21, 2015

    Amitabh Bachchan and Dhanush joined their 'Shamitabh' director R Balki to celebrate music composer Ilaiyaraaja's 1000th film project on Tuesday evening in Mumbai. ...
  • Dhanush: I'm not qualified enough to to star in the remake of an Amitabh Bachchan film January 18, 2015

    Mumbai: Dhanush loves Amitabh Bachchan's films, but says he is not qualified enough to star in remakes of the megastar's movies. Asked if he would like to do a remake of Amitabh's films, Dhanush, who will be seen with Bachchan in "Shamitabh", told IANS: "I will definitely not do a film...
  • When R. Balki and Pa come together, it's great to see them: Aishwarya Rai on 'Shamitabh' January 8, 2015

    Mumbai: Actress Aishwarya Rai is bowled over by the trailer of R. Balki's upcoming film 'Shamitabh', starring her father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan. She says she's looking forward to see the megastar in a different look on the big screen. The makers of 'Shamitabh' launched the film's trailer at an event in Mumbai...
  • Whenever Balki comes to me with a script, my initial reaction is that he must be drunk: Amitabh Bachchan January 8, 2015

    Mumbai: Amitabh Bachchan is teaming up with frequent collaborator R Balki in upcoming film 'Shamitabh' and the megastar says he is amazed how the director always comes up with unique scripts. The 72-year-old actor has previously worked with Balki in films like 'Cheeni Kum' in which he played a 60-plus chef...
  • I am a bathroom singer, says Amitabh Bachchan January 7, 2015

    The first trailer of Amitabh Bachchan-Dhanush starrer 'Shamitabh' was released on Tuesday evening amidst the film's cast and crew including Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, Akshara Haasan, director R Balki and Gauri Shinde. Bachchan also made some confessions about the song sung by him in the bathroom onscreen. He said, "When you...
  • Have nothing to lose in Bollywood, so I experiment with characters; stuck with one image in South: Dhanush January 7, 2015

    Mumbai: Actor Dhanush, who will be seen in 'Shamitabh', Tuesday said he is ready to experiment with roles in Bollywood as he has nothing to lose here. Asked why he was doing unconventional roles in Bollywood as opposed to his larger-than-life roles down in southern cinema, Dhanush said: "I have been...
  • Watch: Dhanush and Amitabh Bachchan 'mix' to become 'Shamitabh' in the new trailer January 7, 2015

    The first trailer of R Balki's 'Shamitabh' is out! Featuring Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush in the lead, the title is a 'mixture' of both the actor's first name. The trailer doesn't give out much except for the fact that the both Dhanush and Amitabh Bachchan's characters belong to the showbiz. Big...
  • Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha do not share screen space in 'Shamitabh' January 7, 2015

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who stars with veteran actress Rekha in R. Balki's 'Shamitabh', says they however don't share screen space in the film. "We don't actually come together... its part of the sequence and when you see the film, you will understand how it's portrayed. But, yes its always great...
  • 'Shamitabh' poster: Mystery behind the film title solved; it's a mash-up of actors Amitabh Bachchan and Dhanush's names December 23, 2014

    The title of R Balki's upcoming film had aroused many fans' curiosity. But now that actors Dhanush and Amitabh Bachchan have shared the first look posters for 'Shamitabh', the mystery has been solved. 'Shamitabh' also marks the Bollywood debut of actor Kamal Haasan's daughter Akshara. The film is expected to...
  • 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...