Shoojit Sircar

  • After 'Spiderman', Irrfan Khan to work in 'Jurassic World' 01-04-2014 05:49 PM

    Mumbai: Accomplished actor Irrfan Khan will spend the rest of this year living out of a suitcase as he will be shooting for two films - 'Jurassic World' and 'Piku'. This week he leaves for the US to begin shooting for Colin Trevorrow-directed fourth part of the phenomenal 'Jurassic Park'...
  • I was disappointed after watching 'Vicky Donor' : Zoya Akhtar 22-03-2014 09:11 AM

    Mumbai: Director Zoya Akhtar feels that Shoojit Sircar's 'Vicky Donor' was an overrated film. On the chat show 'Koffee with Karan', when Karan Johar asked which was the most overrated film in the last two years, Zoya said it was 'Vicky Donor'. "I don't want to be mean but I...
  • Eagerly waiting to work with Anurag Kashyap: Amit Sadh 07-02-2014 05:01 PM

    Mumbai: Actor Amit Sadh, who made a successful Bollywood debut with director Abhishek Kapoor's 'Kai Po Che!' last year, says that he is waiting for his chance to work with acclaimed filmmaker Anurag Kashyap. "I am eagerly waiting to work with Anurag sir. I am sure I will definitely become...
  • John Abraham's '1911' is like 'Lagaan' meeting 'Chak De! India' 20-01-2014 05:09 PM

    Mumbai: John Abraham's '1911', a film on football, is set to go on floors in October, and the actor describes it as a combination of 'Lagaan' and 'Chak De! India'. "We are very excited about it going on floors," said John. "We are doing a lot of research on the...
  • Screen Awards 2014: And the winner is... 14-01-2014 11:18 PM

    Mumbai: 2013 has been Deepika Padukone's year and on Tuesday, the actress proved to her critics wrong by taking home two Best Actress trophies- Jury and Popular for her role in 'Goliyon Ki Rasleel Ram Leela' and 'Chennai Express'. While recieving the Jury award, a visibly shocked Padukone said, "...
  • Football film '1911' is a wedding gift for John Abraham: Shoojit Sircar 10-01-2014 02:23 PM

    New Delhi: After 'Madras Cafe', director Shoojit Sircar is making another period film with John Abraham by telling the century-old true story of Mohun Bagan's historic win against an English football club in 1911. The director, who considers himself a footballer first and a filmmaker later, said the idea had...
  • I'm not meant for 'Krrish' or 'Dabangg' kind of films: Shoojit Sircar 25-11-2013 01:41 PM

    Mumbai: Shoojit Sircar, known for his different sensibilities and filmmaking techniques, thinks that he cannot handle subjects like 'Dabangg' and 'Krrish' as he believes in making small-budget films that intend to both entertain and inform. He has so far made just four films and only three of them have been...
  • Shoojit Sircar's next might cast Parineeti Chopra, Irrfan 21-11-2013 04:56 PM

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says filmmaker Shoojit Sircar's next might feature actress Parineeti Chopra and actor par excellence Irrfan. "Oh! And Shoojit Sircar has given me his script to read and that is also up for a shoot early next year and has hopefully Parineeti and Irrfan in it," the...
  • John Abraham is a marketing genius: Shoojit Sircar 13-11-2013 03:38 PM

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar believes his 'Madras Cafe' actor and producer John Abraham is a 'marketing genius'. So he is looking forward to taking some tips from him for his own production venture 'Running Shaadi.com'. "John is a marketing genius. He knows how to market his film smartly. Now...
  • 'Madras Cafe' is not an honest film: Sri Lankan filmmaker 13-11-2013 10:31 AM

    Kolkata: Noting that his country's films are taking a hit from the more popular Bollywood productions, noted Sri Lankan filmmaker Prasanna Vithanage Tuesday alleged that 'Madras Cafe' was not an 'honest' movie. He also lamented the dearth of market for Sri Lankan films in India. "The problem is ('Madras Cafe')......
  • Shoojit Sircar ropes in 'Vicky Donor' writer for Big B starrer 12-11-2013 04:07 PM

    Mumbai: Shoojit Sircar, who has teamed up with Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan for his next venture, has roped in Juhi Chaturvedi who penned the sperm donation story for the highly acclaimed 'Vicky Donor' to write the script. "Post 'Vicky Donor', I am teaming up again with Juhi. It's a very...
  • Being in the producer's seat is more comfortable: Shoojit Sircar 30-10-2013 11:05 AM

    New Delhi: Be it the slice of life in 'Vickey Donor' or the portrayal of harsh reality in 'Madras Cafe', director Shoojit Sircar's films fetched him loads of accolades. He is however enjoying the role of a producer more with his upcoming venture 'Running Shaadi.com'. "Being in the producer's seat...
  • Amit Sadh starts shooting for Shoojit Sircar's next 21-10-2013 03:45 PM

    New Delhi: Actor Amit Sadh is at the Golden Temple in Amritsar for filmmaker Shoojit Sircar's next project and he is excited about it. "In Amritsar, at the Golden Temple to shoot for Dada's movie @ShoojitSircar. First shot has me doing seva (service) inside the temple," Amit tweeted Monday morning....
  • I'm glad Woody Allen took a stand against anti-smoking warning: Shoojit 08-10-2013 03:36 PM

    Mumbai: Hollywood filmmaker Woody Allen won't release his latest work 'Blue Jasmine' in India, objecting to anti-smoking warnings being inserted into his film. It has evoked a mixed response from Indian filmmakers - some are glad that he took a stand while others are okay with the statutory warning. Here...
  • Shoojit and I are planning to make a film on football: John Abraham 28-09-2013 03:50 PM

    Mumbai: After winning critical acclaim for his last release, 'Madras Cafe', based on the Sri Lankan civil war, actor-producer John Abraham is now taking his interest in sports forward by planning to make films on football, motorcycling and boxing. "We are making a film on sports... Shoojit has quite a...
  • 'The Lunchbox' vs 'The Good Road': Is the film fraternity divided? 25-09-2013 12:41 PM

    New Delhi: The presenters of 'The Lunchbox' didn't hide their disappointment when 'The Good Road' was declared as India's Oscar entry this year. Karan Johar wrote on Twitter, "Really shocked and disappointed....#LUNCHBOX had every factor working in its favour...we may have just lost our golden chance....SAD!!!" Anurag Kashyap was also...
  • 'Hamara Bajaj' to remain with Bajaj not John Abraham: HC 25-09-2013 10:46 AM

    Mumbai: In a blow to actor John Abraham, the Bombay High Court has restrained his production house from using 'Hamara Bajaj', a popular tagline associated with an auto firm, as the title of his next movie. Bajaj Auto Ltd had approached the court against JA Entertainment Pvt Ltd after it...
  • Let's help market 'The Good Road': Shoojit Sircar 23-09-2013 02:34 PM

    Mumbai: 'Vicky Donor' director Shoojit Sircar feels that the film fraternity should show support to India's official entry into the Oscars, 'The Good Road'. The director said that it is important that the Gujarati film is marketed well. "I think now the film fraternity should collect lots of money and...
  • 'Hamara Bajaj' is just a working title: John Abraham 21-09-2013 03:35 PM

    Mumbai: Actor-producer John Abraham has said that 'Hamara Bajaj' is only a working title for his next production as he is now tired of litigations. Bajaj Auto had dragged John's production company to court over the title of the film earlier this year. Clarifying his stand on the matter, John...
  • Ayushmann Khurrana: I'm not in a mad rush to sign films 07-09-2013 03:26 PM

    New Delhi: For Ayushmann Khurrana it is not about signing back-to-back movies but exploring different options in Bollywood, which is why the actor recently assisted director Shoojit Sircar on 'Madras Cafe' and is now releasing his new single. The 28-year-old actor, who made a successful debut with Sircar's 'Vicky Donor'...
  • Indian cinema yet to accept political stories: Shoojit Sircar 02-09-2013 01:56 PM

    New Delhi: It took Shoojit Sircar six years to bring 'Madras Cafe' on the big screen and the director, who faced protests in South before its release, feels Indian cinema is still not ready for political stories. The film is inspired by the conspiracy and assassination of former prime minister...
  • 'Madras Cafe' is growing by word-of-mouth: John Abraham 31-08-2013 04:31 PM

    Mumbai: Actor-producer John Abraham is proud that his latest movie 'Madras Cafe' has worked well on positive word-of-mouth feedback despite being caught in controversies. John played the role of an undercover officer in the movie, set against the Sri Lankan civil war. The film, directed by Shoojit Sircar, released Aug...
  • Tamil version of 'Madras Cafe' pulled out of Canadian theatres 29-08-2013 11:11 AM

    Toronto: Less than a week after its release, the Tamil version of controversial political thriller 'Madras Cafe' was pulled from two theatres here due to protests and poor ratings. The movie, which was released across the world on Friday, is based on the Sri Lankan civil war and also shows...
  • What makes John a better producer than an actor 27-08-2013 10:34 AM

    New Delhi: He has never been considered as a good actor but in a new role John Abraham is suddenly getting recognition and respect that was long due. As the producer of the recently released 'Madras Cafe', John has been able to give a befitting reply to his critics and...
  • 'Madras Cafe' earnings have skyrocketed, says John Abraham 27-08-2013 10:05 AM

    Mumbai: Actor-producer John Abraham is thrilled by the box office collection of his second production venture 'Madras Cafe'. He thanked everyone for "putting faith in my vision for cinema to get progressive". The audience and even fellow filmmakers have described the film, which is about the civil war in Sri...
  • John Abraham emerges as the new-age producer: Karan Johar 26-08-2013 05:09 PM

    Mumbai: In an industry characterised by cut-throat competition, praising each other is not common. But one of Bollywood's leading filmmakers Karan Johar breaks the norm and showers praise on 'Madras Cafe' and its lead actor and co-producer John Abraham, calling him a "new-age producer of our times". 'Madras Cafe', which...
  • John Abraham's 'Madras Cafe' mints Rs 20 cr; viewers call it intelligent 26-08-2013 05:06 PM

    New Delhi: Shoojit Sircar-directed 'Madras Cafe', which courted controversy after Tamil activists alleged that the political thriller presents LTTE cadres as terrorists, has not only impressed audiences, who tag it as an "intelligent film", but also collected over Rs.20 crore in three days. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted that the...
  • I want to do a film on constipation: Shoojit Sircar 26-08-2013 02:10 PM

    New Delhi: After making films on terrorism and sperm donation, director Shoojit Sircar has started working on a new script on a totally new and unexpected subject - constipation! "I want to do a film on constipation. I've a fascination for constipation. I am working on the script," Sircar told...