Ronnie Screwvala

  • Leader Talk:'A good leader must lead the front' June 28, 2014

    Brian Lara, former West Indian international cricket player asserted that the role of a leader is extremely crucial in the sport of cricket in determining the performance of the team. Speaking to Rajdeep Sardesai, editor-in-Chief, IBN18 Network, Lara said that a good leader should be inspirational and motivational enough to...
  • Pro Kabaddi league fixes players' auction on May 20 May 17, 2014

    The players' auction for the inaugural season of Pro Kabaddi League, promoted by Mashal Sports, will be held in Mumbai on May 20 and would see 96 players from 13 countries going under the hammer for the eight franchises. The auction would be hosted by Bob Hayton, who has over 30...
  • Go on a date with Ranbir Kapoor, spend the day with Priyanka Chopra and fly with SRK April 5, 2014

    New Delhi: A starry fundraising auction will offer a chance to fly with superstar Shah Rukh Khan on his private jet, win a dinner date with heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor and spend an entire day with Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra. Swades Foundation, founded by former UTV boss Ronnie and wife Zarina Screwvala,...
  • Leader Talk: In conversation with Brian Lara and Ronnie Screwvala February 17, 2014

    IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai speaks to Brian Lara, former West Indies Captain and Ronnie Screwvala, philanthropist and founder of UTV....
  • Ram Leela: Is Deepika going to be the most successful actress of 2013? October 13, 2013

    New Delhi: After two back-to-back hits, Deepika Padukone is gearing up for the release of 'Ram Leela' and producer Ronnie Screwvala hopes the actress once again scores big at the box office with the Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed extravaganza. This year Deepika wowed with 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' which was followed by...
  • Shahid Kapoor: Films with Kareena Kapoor? Have no issues September 20, 2013

    New Delhi: He is one of the few actors in Bollywood who show no inhibitions in speaking about his past break-ups, weirdest dating rumors and the not-so-successful phase in his professional life. The actor, who has spent a decade in the industry, doesn't feel the need of bragging about his...
  • Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, 3 others on Forbes philanthropy list May 30, 2013

    Singapore: Four Indian business leaders - Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, PNC Menon, Vineet Nayar and Ronnie Screwvala - figure in this year's list of Asia-Pacific's most remarkable "givers". The annual list of 'Heroes of Philanthropy', compiled by Forbes Asia magazine, features a total of 48 persons from...
  • Comparisons could be harmful for remakes: Kannan April 4, 2013

    Chennai: If films are watched for entertainment, it is important to enjoy them as they are, even if it's a remake, says Tamil director R Kannan, known for remaking Hindi films 'Jab We Met' and 'Delhi Belly' in Tamil. "I don't understand why two films should be compared even if...
  • 'Settai' First Look: The Tamil remake of 'Delhi Belly' January 30, 2013

    Directed by filmmaker R Kannan, 'Settai' is the Tamil remake of 'Delhi Belly'. Starring actors Arya, Anjali, Santhanam, Premji Amaren and Hansika Motwani the Tamil film is scheduled for a April release. Also, 'Settai' will be dubbed in Telugu as 'Naughty Boys' and will have it's audio launch on January...
  • Court: Bhandarkar's 'Fashion' is not plagiarised June 28, 2012

    New Delhi: A Delhi court Wednesday rejected an author's plea for lodging a case against Bollywood filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar for copying from her book the plot of his 2008 film 'Fashion'. The court said that no prima facie case is made out against Bhandarkar, the film's storywriter Ajay Monga, and film...
  • Akshay to learn combat karate for 'Rowdy Rathore' June 27, 2011

    New Delhi: He is a black belt in Taekwondo and now Akshay Kumar is learning traditional combat karate for his role in Rowdy Rathore. Directed by Prabhudeva, produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Ronnie Screwvala and co-produced by designer Shabinaa Khan, the film has Sonakshi Sinha opposite Akshay. The 43-year-old actor, who...
  • Indian media moghul beats Sonia, Tata to Time power list March 31, 2009

    Washington: Seven Indians, including Congress party president Sonia Gandhi, industrialists Ratan Tata and Mukesh Ambani and media mogul Ronnie Screwvala are among the finalists in Time magazine's list of 100 Most Influential People of 2009. Time would publish the final list later in the year. But in a continuing online poll...
  • I would love to direct Farhan, says Karan Johar March 10, 2009

    Karan Johar likes to do things in style. Which is why he can turn even a drab press conference into an entertaining yet insightful interaction. Announcing the much anticipated tie-up between Johar's Dharma Productions and Ronnie Screwvala's UTV Motion Pictures, both Karan and Ronnie were amused at how everyone except...
  • Will Smith 'hitches' H'wood & B'wood August 22, 2006

    Mumbai: Actor Will Smith's last trip to India is finally showing some good results for Bollywood. One of India's top production houses UTV is now putting its money in Hollywood and will be co-producing two films with Smith's banner Overbrook Entertainment. One of these projects is a live-action animation and...