Ram Gopal Verma

  • Service Tax Dept is targeting the film industry: Ram Gopal Verma September 14, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Ram Gopal Verma, whose office was searched by the service tax department, alleges that the officials are 'targeting' the film industry on purpose. Seaches were conducted at Verma's office by the service tax department Thursday. He said there is a lot of 'ambiguity' over the tax scheme, which the...
  • Never seen a debutant with more spunk than Jiah: Ram Gopal Verma June 4, 2013

    Mumbai: As the news of actress Jiah Khan's untimely demise trickled in, Bollywood celebrities took to Twitter to express grief and shock over the news. The actress, who was found dead in her apartment on Monday night, made her debut in Ram Gopal Verma's 'Nishabdh' in 2006. A shocked RGV, tweeted...
  • I don't believe in awards, says Ram Gopal Varma March 1, 2013

    Filmmaker Ram Gopal Verma is noted for his life-inspired, hard-hitting scripts. His early laurels for 'Satya', 'Shool', 'Shiva' and 'Sarkar Raj' established him in the industry as a director who means business. He has woven extreme slow motions, loud background scores, cutting dialogues, calculated silences, strong close ups into his...
  • Song trailers of RGV's '26/11 India Pai Dhadi' is out February 25, 2013

    The launch of song trailers of '26/11 India Pai Dhadi' has been done at Taj Vivantha in Hyderabad and famous film personalities have attended it. About his making a movie on a sensitive issue like 26/11 attacks on Mumbai, RGV says, "It is not compulsory that you have to be a...
  • 'I am not worried where I stand in the industry' February 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Vivek Oberoi says he has taken failures in career in his stride and is not worried about his position in the industry. "I am not worried where I stand in the industry... I am very happy today. I feel in life people forget to be appreciative and thankful....
  • Samajwadi Party protests against RGV's film on 26/11 November 4, 2012

    Mumbai: The youth wing of the Samajwadi Party's Maharashtra unit Saturday protested against filmmaker Ram Gopal Verma, who is shooting a movie based on the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack. Nearly 200 Samajwadi Youth Party (SYP) activists led by their president Abu Farhan Azmi shouted slogans and waved black flags near...
  • Friday releases: 'Aiyya', 'Bhoot Returns', 'Chittagong', 'Makkhi' October 12, 2012

    This Friday, four films including Rani Mukherji starrer 'Aiyya', Ram Gopal Verma's 'Bhoot Returns', period drama 'Chittagong' and SS Rajamouli's graphical extravaganza 'Makkhi' hit screens. 'Aiyyaa' revolves around a Maharashtrian Brahmin girl, Meenaxi, played by Rani Mukerji whose parents are looking for a suitable groom for her. Ram Gopal Varma returns...
  • Bollybuzz: RGV is chasing John Abraham August 14, 2012

    Director Ram Gopal Varma has approached actor-producer John Abraham to come on board as producer for his sequel to his cult hit 'Satya'. ...
  • Ilayaraja urges interim stay on 'Department' song July 16, 2012

    Ilayaraja's 'Aasai Nooru Vagai... Vazhvil Nooru Suvai...' from Rajinikanth's 'Adutha Vaarisu' is a hit and an evergreen tune till today. Crooned by Malaysia Vasudevan the number has interesting lyrics backed by peppy tunes. The music maestro has approached the Madras High Court to ban the usage of this song in a...
  • Sanjay Dutt's cop avatar in 'Department' May 4, 2012

    After playing the menacing Kancha Cheena in this year's first blockbuster 'Agneepath' Sanjay Dutt's next release 'Department' will see him play a cop. ...
  • Rana raises a toast for RGV's 'Department' May 2, 2012

    Weeks before the release of Department, Rana is all praise for RGV, his favourite director. "I freak out whenever I see Ramu's 'Shiva'. His other path-breaking films like 'Satya' and 'Company' have stayed on well with me as well but it is 'Shiva' that tops the list", says Rana...
  • Amitabh Bachchan back in a politician's role in 'Department' May 1, 2012

    Amitabh Bachchan's next, 'Department', a police action drama by Ram Gopal Verma is ready for release. ...
  • Sanjeev Jaiswal to play Kasab in RGV's next film March 16, 2012

    Mumbai: After auditioning 500 applicants, RGV has finally found an actor to play Ajmal Kasab, the prime accused terrorist in the 26/11 attack on Mumbai, in his upcoming film based on the same incident. Delhi boy Sanjeev Jaiswal is playing the much controversial character. Casting call Kasab's casting was the most crucial...
  • 'Department' a heavy-duty action film: Daggubati February 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Ram Gopal Varma's past few projects have failed to rock the box office, but actor Rana Daggubati, who has teamed up with the director in 'Department', is confident that the film will turn out to be one of his most stylish movies. "Ramu (Varma) dabbles in a lot of...
  • Sunny Leone to turn item girl for RGV? February 22, 2012

    Mumbai: Sunny Leone is reportedly being considered for an item number in Ram Gopal Verma's upcoming flick 'Department'. The Indo-Canadian porn star is already making her Bollywood debut with Mahesh Bhatt's 'Jism 2'. Leone was born Karen Malhotra and was a contract star for adult film production Vivid Entertainment. She gained popularity in...
  • Friday Releases: 'Not A Love Story', 'Chatur Singh Two Star' August 19, 2011

    It's a packed Friday at the Box Office this week. Ram Gopal Verma's thriller 'Not A Love Story' and Sanjay Dutt starrer 'Chatur Singh Two Star' will be released today. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus' take on doping scandal September 7, 2011

    Cyrus Broacha also talks about Neeraj Grover murder case, Pakistan Cricket Board, Mayawati. ...
  • RGV under fire for Neeraj, Maria comments July 2, 2011

    New Delhi: Ram Gopal Varma is known for his penchant for publicity but the director may have gone too far this time as he is being slammed for using the Neeraj Grover case to promote his upcoming film 'Not A Love Story', which he says is inspired by the murder...
  • Bond set to return to India after 3 decades June 22, 2011

    November will see the return of James Bond to India after three decades, with Daniel Craig shooting for the new Bond film at a sprawling studio in Karjat. ...
  • Bollywood Blockbusters: The story behind 'Satya' February 7, 2011

    Ram Gopal Verma's 'Satya' was a realistic film about a bad man and a gory shooter. ...
  • First Day, First Show: This week's releases April 16, 2010

    After 3 Idiots, Shahid Kapoor starrer Paathshaala also takes on the Indian education system. But that's not the only release this Friday, there's something for everyone - from comedy to horror, and animation as well. Here's more on this week's Friday releases: Paathshaala Directed by Milind Ukey, Paathshaala takes on the...
  • Masand Movie Review: Rann, embarrassingly ill-researched January 30, 2010

    Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Ritesh Deshmukh, Mohnish Behl, Paresh Rawal Director: Ram Gopal Verma In the climax of Ramgopal Varma's Rann, Amitabh Bachchan's character, a senior respected journalist Vijay Harshvardhan Malik delivers an eight-minute impassioned monologue explaining the relevance and the responsibility of the media. Earlier on in the same film, this...
  • Bollywood blockbusters: the story behind Satya December 14, 2009

    It is interesting to know that film Satya never had a written script as such. The film brought many new roles in Hindi film industry. ...
  • We're from Mumbai, support Mumbai Indians: Big B May 7, 2009

    Ram Gopla Verma's latest flick starring Amitabh Bachchan Rann is already turning heads, courtesy a modified version of the national anthem. Bachchan plays the founder of a 24 hour TV news channel in the film which promises to give viewers an insight to the world of TV journalism. CNN-IBN: Is Rann...
  • I have learnt to enjoy controversies: Nisha Kothari October 15, 2008

    Bangalore: Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma's discovery Nisha aka Priyanka Kothari says she has learnt to enjoy the controversies that surround her because they are an intrinsic part of an actor's career. "I don't feel bad when my name figures in controversies. I didn't do anything consciously to be a part of...
  • Everyone has freedom to express in democracy: Big B April 27, 2008

    Mumbai: Observing that its nothing new for celebrities to be at the receiving end, superstar Amitabh Bachchan has said he is not an exception to it and people in a democratic country are free to express themselves. He was reacting to noted script writer Salim Khan's comment on his television ads...
  • Notice issued to Ram Gopal Varma for cheating March 31, 2008

    Noida: The Noida Police have issued a notice to noted Bollywood filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma on a complaint from Super Cassette Industries Pvt Ltd, the maker of T-Series brand of audio and video cassettes, alleging that Varma had cheated the company of Rs 1.5 crore. The notice, posted by investigation officer...
  • Big B plays a jolly spook in Bhoothnath March 17, 2008

    Mumbai: Big B's first release in 2008 is Bhoothnath in which he'll be seen in a completely new role as he plays the role of a friendly and happy ghost who's best friend is a young kid. On Saturday evening, Bachchan released the first look of this...
  • Ram Gopal Verma sues T-Series over forgery March 15, 2008

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Ram Gopal Verma has filed a case of cheating and forgery against music company T-Series claiming that he has been duped of over Rs 46 lakh. Verma filed a First Information Report naming T-Series head honcho Bhushan Kumar with the Versova police station late last evening, a senior...
  • First Look: Sush as Durga in Sholay June 16, 2007

    Here's a look at another character from RGV's contemporary version of Sholay. Sushmita Sen steps into Jaya Bachchan's shoes. The former Miss Universe plays a widow by the name of Durga, a role which Jaya immortalised as Radha. ...