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  • IBNLive Movie Awards 2015: Nominees for Best Director March 18, 2015

    There have been several discussions and heated debates about the most deserving films in 2014. The past year saw an interesting blend of films that won commercial success and critical acclaim. So while the big films got bigger, several offbeat projects also found several takers. In the second edition of...
  • I apologise if 'PK' has hurt sentiments: Aamir Khan March 12, 2015

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan has apologised to those who may have been offended by his last film 'PK' saying there was no intention by the makers to hurt religious sentiments of anyone. The film, which received rave reviews and set the box office on fire, earned the ire of several...
  • Maharashtra minister threatens to quit if reservation quota is scrapped February 27, 2015

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Social Justice Minister Rajkumar Badole on Friday said that he would quit if reservation quotas in government job recruitments and promotions were scrapped. "There is a year's time to appeal against the order. The government is positive on the issue. I will quit if quota is scrapped," Badole said...
  • Sanjay Dutt's life is a big story: Rajkumar Hirani on his biopic on the actor February 15, 2015

    Jaipur: After the success of his last film 'PK', filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani says he is busy with his next project which is a biopic on actor Sanjay Dutt. The 52-year-old director has worked with Dutt, who is currently serving a five-year jail term, in films like 'Munnabhai MBBS', 'Lage Raho Munnabhai'...
  • Aamir Khan's 'PK' tops list of 10 most viewed movie trailers on YouTube February 6, 2015

    Mumbai: Aamir Khan-starrer 'PK' has topped the list of YouTube's most viewed movie trailers. The film is followed by Ajay Devgn's 'Action Jackson' and Bipasha Basu's horror outing 'Alone'. The two minutes thirteen second-long trailer of 'PK', which released on October 23, has so far garnered 12,207,328 views on YouTube. The...
  • 'Ranavikrama': Puneeth Rajkumar and Adah Sharma team wrap up last leg of the shoot February 2, 2015

    Puneeth Rajkumar's upcoming film 'Ranavikrama' recently completed the last schedule of its shoot in Milan, Italy. The cast and crew of the film wrapped up the shoot hastily, because the temperature in Milan hovered around 2 degrees Celsius, and their Bangalore-based team wasn't used to the extreme weather. Directed by...
  • Kannada legend Dr Rajkumar's grandson Vinay Rajkumar set to make a debut in 'Siddartha' January 13, 2015

    A fourth generation actor from legendary Sandalwood actor Dr Rajkumar's family, Vinay Rajkumar is set to make his debut with Prakash Jayaram's film 'Siddartha'. Produced by Parvathamma Rajakumar for Poornima Enterprises, the film also stars Apoorva Arora. Ashish Vidyarthi, Ashwini Gowda, Achyuth Kumar, Sadhu Kokila, Ashok and Sudharani in key roles. The...
  • Snapshot: Actress Adah Sharma posts photo from the sets of Puneeth Rajkumar's 'Rana Vikrama' January 7, 2015

    Bollywood actress Adah Sharma seems very ecstatic with her debut in the Kannada film industry. She recently posted a photo from the sets of the film 'Rana Vikrama', starring Puneet Rajkumar. Posing with a bunch of flower garlands, the actress said that she was shooting with 'fools'. Haha! ...
  • 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...
  • 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' 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...
  • 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,...
  • Watch: Roundtable discussion with top Bollywood directors January 1, 2015

    CNN-IBN's Rajeev Masand speaks to top Bollywood directors about current trends in the industry. ...
  • '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...
  • '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...
  • '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...
  • 'PK' debate: Bollywood, young India defend Aamir Khan's film, but protests continue December 31, 2014

    New Delhi/Mumbai: Bollywood and young India Tuesday passionately defended Aamir Khan-starrer "PK" even as Hindu rightwing groups continued their protests alleging that it defamed Hindu religion. Producers, directors and actors as well as movie buffs IANS spoke to were unanimous that the Hindi film no way hurt Hindu interests and that...
  • Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore: 'PK' detractors free to move court December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: It was beyond the scope of the information and broadcasting ministry to restrict the viewing of Aamir Khan's movie "PK" and those opposed to it were at liberty to move court, union minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said Tuesday. "The information and broadcasting ministry has no legal right whatsoever to...
  • Bajrang Dal protests against 'PK', burns poster in Odisha December 30, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The Bajrang Dal Tuesday protested at various cinema halls in this Odisha capital and demanded a ban on Aamir Khan's movie 'PK', saying it was against religious sentiments of Hindus. Activists vandalised a cinema hall for screening the movie that shows godmen misusing religion for personal gain. They also burnt...
  • Rajkumar Hirani, Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl: The 6 master filmmakers of 2014 December 30, 2014

    As the saying commonly goes, 'the Director is the captain of the ship'. And as the captain, the director has to steer the ship (in this case, the film) in the right direction so the audience understands and gets entertained by his vision. Many a times, a director makes or breaks...
  • 'PK' backlash: Movies which show against Hinduism should be boycotted, says Ramdev December 29, 2014

    After the Bajrang Dal staged protests against Aamir Khan's new film 'PK' in Bhopal and Ahmedabad, yogaguru Ramdev said, "Before speaking anything against Christianity and Islam, people think twice but when it comes to Hinduism, anyone speak anything against of it. It is very unfortunate. These people and films should...
  • Hindu outfits up in arms: Is Aamir Khan's 'PK' anti-hindu? December 29, 2014

    The Bajrang Dal on Monday staged protests against the Aamir Khan's new release 'PK' in Bhopal and Ahmedabad even as the Censor board has refused to take any action against the film. Censorboard Chairperson Leela Samson said that the board will not remove any scenes from the film as it...