Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

  • Farhan Akhtar's 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' screened in Saudi Arabia 25-03-2014 05:46 PM

    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. Film...
  • Watch: Coversations in excellence 16-03-2014 06:56 PM

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  • Happy that kids connected with 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag': Rakeysh 13-03-2014 10:43 AM

    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. "What was gratifying that a lot of kids...
  • 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' is a completely fake film: Naseeruddin Shah 21-12-2013 05:40 PM

    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...
  • Kareena Kapoor: Want to work with Sudhir Mishra, Dibakar Banerjee 18-12-2013 03:48 PM

    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....
  • Mohanlal to attend the closing ceremony of CIFF 17-12-2013 04:07 PM

    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 eight-day extravaganza, which was inaugurated by Aamir Khan and Kamal Haasan on Dec 12, is playing 163 films from...
  • Amitabh Bachchan meets Robert De Niro in Goa 09-11-2013 04:59 PM

    Bambolim: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who met Oscar-winning 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' 28-10-2013 11:12 AM

    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...
  • Sonam Kapoor prefers good directors over co-actors 25-10-2013 10:50 AM

    Mumbai: Describing a film as a director's medium, actress Sonam Kapoor said that her priority while accepting an offer is good directors and scripts, not the co-stars. "Film is a director's medium. I would rather choose my directors over actors. It is not about the actor, it's always about the...
  • Happy that 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag inspires quality cinema: Sonam 23-10-2013 03:28 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Sonam Kapoor is happy that her last release 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' is setting a benchmark for filmmakers to churn out quality cinema. Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra 'BMB' is a biopic on the life of former athlete Milkha Singh, portrayed by singer-actor Farhan Akhtar. Sonam played his love...
  • 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' was the most challenging film, says Rakeysh Mehra 23-10-2013 02:45 PM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, known for his directorials like 'Rang De Basanti' and 'Delhi 6', confesses that his last release 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' was one of the most challenging films that he had ever attempted. For him, it was like going to school every morning. 'Bhaag Milkha...' was a...
  • Working on 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' was like going to school: Mehra 23-10-2013 02:22 PM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, known for his directorials like 'Rang De Basanti' and 'Delhi 6', confesses that his last release 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' was one of the most challenging films that he had ever attempted. For him, it was like going to school every morning. 'Bhaag Milkha...' was a...
  • Harshvardhan has intensity of a lover: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra 24-09-2013 03:01 PM

    Mumbai: Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, who is launching Anil Kapoor's son Harshvardhan with 'Mirza Sahiba', says he chose the youngster as he fits the bill of an intensive lover and added that he is undergoing training right now. "Harshvardhan is training for the film. There's one year of preparation before...
  • I'm not against nudity, not for exploitation: Rakeysh Omprakash 24-09-2013 12:13 PM

    Leh: He presents his heroines mostly as the girl-next-door with minimal makeup and a simplicity that screams emotions louder than the cacophony of item numbers. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra says he is not against nudity in films, but he has strong views against exploitation of women. "I don't see art there,"...
  • Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra to shoot 'Mirza Sahiba' in Rajasthan 24-09-2013 10:46 AM

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's next project 'Mirza Sahiba', a musical, is based on a folkore set in Rajasthan. He says his team is scouting for apt locations in the state, which is popular for its palaces, desert and dunes. "The film is an adaptation of a folklore and...
  • Jaya Bachchan gave me a hug after watching 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag': Farhan 29-08-2013 03:59 PM

    Mumbai: Farhan Akhtar's performance in 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' has been applauded by everyone, but a special moment of praise for him was when veteran actress Jaya Bachchan hugged him after watching the film. "A moment that has stayed with me is when Jaya aunty saw the film and after she...
  • 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' shortened for its global release 18-08-2013 04:53 PM

    Mumbai: Director-producer Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has shortened 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' (BMB) for its international release. He has reduced the playing-time of the biopic by 30 minutes and said the new version is suitable for a no-interval format. Everyone loved everything about 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag', a film that chronicles the rise...
  • Farhan Akhtar-starrer 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' goes tax free in Bihar 14-08-2013 10:09 AM

    Patna: 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag', Bollywood's ode to star athlete Milkha Singh, was made tax free by the Bihar government on Tuesday. The decision was taken by the cabinet at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, an official said. "The move is to provide an opportunity to people to...
  • Imtiaz Ali, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra keen on directing Dhanush 12-08-2013 05:39 PM

    Mumbai: Bollywood filmmakers Imtiaz Ali and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra are impressed actor Dhanush, and said they would love to collaborate with him. The 30-year-old actor made a sparkling Bollywood debut with Anand L Rai's 'Raanjhanaa' this year. His Tamil romantic drama 'Maryan' also won him appreciation. After a special screening...
  • Farhan Akhtar: I'm not just the 'cool urban guy' 07-08-2013 01:20 PM

    New Delhi: As an actor, director or producer, Farhan Akhtar has broken new ground with every project - and his winning streak continues with 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag'. He says the film's 'biggest' knock-on effect, however, is that filmmakers now won't see him just as the 'cool urban guy'. "Of course...
  • Acceptance for 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' is rare: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra 03-08-2013 03:36 PM

    Mumbai: Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra couldn't have been happier with the 'rare' acceptance that his latest offering 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' has received from audiences of all age groups and strata. "It's across the sections. From an 8-year-old to an 80-year-old... and in families, daughters and sons are taking their father...
  • We hope we've won hearts with Bhaag Milkha..: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra 30-07-2013 06:17 PM

    Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra became a household name after his film Rang De Basanti and his latest film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag too has become the talk of the town. While everybody seems to be discussing the film's success at the box office, Mehra says numbers aren't important to him, he...
  • 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' tax free in Haryana too 29-07-2013 02:55 PM

    New Delhi: After Maharashtra, Delhi, Goa and Madhya Pradesh, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' has been made tax free in Haryana. The filmmaker wants the Milkha Singh biopic to reach every nook and corner of the country. The film, a tribute to legendary sprinter Milkha Singh, got the approval...
  • Box-office: 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' running ahead of new releases 28-07-2013 11:28 AM

    New Delhi: Filmmakers tried to woo movie buffs with subjects as diverse as revenge comedy, erotic thriller, tragic love story and candyfloss campus romance this Friday, but audiences are still flocking to the halls to catch 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag'. Movies that hit the theatres Friday include 'Bajatey Raho', 'Nasha', 'Issaq',...
  • Goa makes Farhan Akhtar's 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' tax free 26-07-2013 11:08 AM

    Panaji: 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag', Bollywood's ode to star athlete Milkha Singh has been made tax free by the Goa government for three months, an official said. The decision was taken by the state finance ministry late Thursday. "The movie is inspiring for everyone. It is about one of our greatest...
  • Nobody was ready to pick 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' initially: Mehra 24-07-2013 04:46 PM

    New Delhi: 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' has won its race at the box office but director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra says he struggled for three years to raise money for his unusual project. Biopics are a rare genre in Bollywood and Mehra knew what he was letting himself into by making a...