RAKEYSH OMPRAKASH MEHRA

  • PS Bharathi: Dated Rakeysh for a year before I married him July 22, 2014

    Leh: Even though filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra wasn't too convinced with the idea of making a documentary on 'Rang De Basanti' after five years of its official release, his wife PS Bharathi followed her heart. Bharathi, who had also edited the Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra film, knew that the impact of...
  • 'Bollywood: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told' tells international movie buffs a lot about India, says film critic Klaus Eder July 17, 2014

    Klaus Eder, general secretary of International Federation of Film Critics, who was also part of the jury of Ladakh International Film Festival (LIFF) 2014, isn't new to Bollywood. As he speaks to Divya Pal of IBNLive.com in Leh, he gives a lowdown on his favourite filmmakers and why his experience...
  • Shekhar Kapoor's 'Bandit Queen' is deeprooted Indian cinema, we failed to recognize the masterpiece in India: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra July 17, 2014

    Leh: Even though filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra clearly states that he doesn't make films to send out any message, his muchtalked about film 'Rang De Basanti', lauded for its humor, lightheartedness and positivity, left an indelible impact on the viewers. And the way it blended past with the present, political...
  • Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's wife may direct feature film July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: PS Bharathi has so far edited all of her husband and filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's films and has directed a documentary called 'Rubaru'. But what about directing a fulllength feature film? When IANS posed the question to Bharathi recently, she laughed and said: "No plans so far... but maybe...
  • Ladakh International Film Festival 2014: 'Kaafiron Ki Namaaz' sweeps awards; Anurag Kashyap, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra skip the closing ceremony July 2, 2014

    Leh: With Iranian, Korean and several competent Indian films being pitted against each other at Ladakh International Film Festival, which concluded recently, one was both surprised and happy to watch 'Kaafiron Ki Namaaz' by young Mumbaibased Bhargav Saikai and Sharma sweep top awards. Directed by Ram Ramesh Sharma, 'Kaafiron Ki Namaaz...
  • Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's wife PS Bharathi makes her directorial debut with 'Ru Ba Ru' July 2, 2014

    Leh: P S Bharathi, who made her directorial debut with 'Ru Ba Ru', a documentary based on 'Rang De Basanti' impact, says her filmmakerhusband Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra thought she was the best person to direct it. Bharathi, who has edited all of Mehra's films, said the director found it interesting...
  • Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's film 'Bollywood: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told' gets huge applause at LIFF June 28, 2014

    Ladakh: The third edition of Ladakh International Film Festival (LIFF) kicked off on June 27. The ongoing film festival not only offers an interesting mix of international and Indian films, but also saw the participation of several Bollywood stars on Day 1. Besides Govind Nihalani, who heads the jury of the...
  • Snapshot: Sonam Kapoor's stylish brother Harshvardhan undergoes training for Bollywood debut 'Mirza Sahibaan' June 4, 2014

    Sonam Kapoor's brother Harshvardhan may not have made several public appearances for us to say he has tried several different looks, but yes, it is true that he takes extra care to ensure he looks impressive when posing for the shutterbugs. In the recent photo available on the microblogging site,...
  • Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra: 'Mirza Sahibaan' not a boygirl thing May 26, 2014

    Mumbai: After winning accolades for 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag', Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra knows 'it's time to move on' to embark on another difficult film 'Mirza Sahibaan'. He says the movie, a tragic love story, isn't a typical Bollywood film about a boy and girl. In an interview, Mehra spoke about the new...
  • Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra: Gave ample time to Harshvardhan, Saiyami Kher to grasp their characters in 'Mirza Sahibaan' May 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has directed only four films in his over 13 years in Bollywood. He believes good movies deserve the "slow cooking" treatment, but says his new project 'Mirza Sahibaan' will be his "fastest ever". "Mirza Sahibaan" is Mehra's ambitious film, via which he is set to launch...
  • Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra: 'Mirza Sahibaan' needed fresh talent May 5, 2014

    Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has hardly worked with newcomers, but in 'Mirza Sahibaan' he has cast two fresh faces and said it is the script's demand. The film will mark the Bollywood debut of Harshvardhan Kapoor, son of actor Anil Kapoor, and Saiyami Kher, niece of talented actress Tanvi Azmi and granddaughter...
  • 'Raja and Legend of Flute' to take 2 years: Rakeysh Omprakash May 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is upbeat about making 'Raja and the Legend of the Flute' and 'Casual Kamasutra' but his another film project 'Bhairavi' is on the back burner. With 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' doing reasonably well at the box office, Mehra is simultaneously working on a number of projects...
  • Complete list of winners at IIFA 2014 April 27, 2014

    The 15th edition of International Indian Film Academy Awards saw an interesting mix of winners this year. Highlighting the international appeal of India's Bollywood film industry, the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards event was held in the US for the first time in Tampa, Florida. Here's a complete list of...
  • We have our films in the UAE, Australia and UK, but we need a stronger presence in the US: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra April 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The footprint of the over $2 billion Indian cinema industry is rapidly growing overseas, says National Awardwinning filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. He stresses that while nontraditional markets are vital, the US, powered by a threemillion strong Indian diaspora, remains the biggest international market for Indian moviemakers. "America is an...
  • 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' gave us courage to tell inspiring Indian stories: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra April 24, 2014

    Mumbai: National Award winning filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is happy that a host of biopic films are being made post 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' even as he stressed on focusing how these stories are told, presented and enacted on the big screen. His biopic on legendary sportsman Milkha Singh got a lot...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: Supriya Pathak voted best actress in a supporting role, Aamir Khan best actor in a negative role April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Aamir Khan and Deepika Padukone topped an IBNLive cinema poll to be crowned the Best Actor and Actress of last year, clearly indicating that the veteran actors continue to be Bollywood trusted, main draw despite a host of talented new stars redefining cinema each day. In response to an...
  • Farhan Akhtar's 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' screened in Saudi Arabia March 25, 2014

    Dubai: Farhan Akhtar-starrer 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' was screened in Saudi Arabia as part of the ongoing seventh Asian Film Festival 2014. The Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra directed movie was part of the 12 films selected by the Asian Consulates General Club (ACGC) to present the cultural diversity of Asian countries....
  • Watch: Coversations in excellence March 16, 2014

    The legends of India share their experiences and how they achieved excellence in their fields. ...
  • Happy that kids connected with 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag': Rakeysh March 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra says it was heartening to see the response of kids to his last blockbuster 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag'. The 2013 film was a biopic on legendary athlete Milkha Singh, played by actor Farhan Akhtar on the big screen. ...
  • 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' is a completely fake film: Naseeruddin Shah December 21, 2013

    Mumbai: Seasoned Indian actor Naseeruddin Shah says he didn't like 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' and feels it was a completely fake film. "It's a completely fake film. Farhan has no doubt worked very hard but building up muscles and growing your hair is not exactly working hard on your acting." "At least...
  • Kareena Kapoor: Want to work with Sudhir Mishra, Dibakar Banerjee December 18, 2013

    Mumbai: With the signing of a film each with Dev Benegal and Rohit Shetty, actress Kareena Kapoor has embarked on a new phase in her career. She says she is now keen to create a balance in the nature of her films. "As a commercial actress, I've done it all. Now...
  • Mohanlal to attend the closing ceremony of CIFF December 17, 2013

    Chennai: Bollywood filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra will be present at the closing ceremony of the 11th Chennai International Film Festival (CIFF) here Thursday. Malayalam superstar Mohanlal will also be present. The eightday extravaganza, which was inaugurated by Aamir Khan and Kamal Haasan on Dec 12, is playing 163 films from 58...
  • Amitabh Bachchan meets Robert De Niro in Goa November 9, 2013

    Bambolim: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who met Oscarwinning actor Robert De Niro at an event here, said it was a joy and honour to spend time with the Hollywood star. Bachchan, 71, was one of the speakers at the ongoing THiNK fest here. De Niro attended Bachchan's session and later both...
  • Divya Dutta thanks Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra for her role in 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' October 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Actress Divya Dutta has received a lot of love from fans for her role of Ishri Kaur in biopic 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' and she is grateful to director Omprakash Mehra for giving her the opportunity. The actress, who plays Farhan Akhtar's character Milkha Singh's sister, experienced yet another happy...