Vikas Bahl

  • Why Pankaj Kapur as the lecherous old painter Don Pedro in 'Finding Fanny' is one of Indian cinema's most interesting artists September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Wiping his hand across the scraggy stubble, the old, cynical artist Don Pedro Cleto Colaco looks leeringly at the the voluptuous old widow Rosie Eucharistica. "I want to paint you," he says, bowing down low in a smooth movement. The older, but still attractive woman, blinks, taken aback....
  • Snapshot: Alia Bhatt reveals the first look of her upcoming film 'Shaandaar' with Shahid Kapoor September 10, 2014

    Awww! Don't Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt look cute together? The actress recently posted a photo on Twitter, from the sets of their upcoming film 'Shaandaar'. Directed by Vikas Bahl of 'Queen' fame, the film is currently being shot in the UK. 'Shaandaar' is reportedly based on destination weddings and...
  • Alia Bhatt to romance Shahid Kapoor in Vikas Bahl's 'Shandaar' September 2, 2014

    Mumbai: After wooing audience with her brilliant performances in 'Highway' and 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania', actress Alia Bhatt has begun shooting for her upcoming film 'Shandaar'. The film is directed by Vikas Bahl of 'Queen' fame and has Shahid Kapoor playing Alia's love interest. "Today is day one of #Shaandaar !!!!...
  • I'll start shooting for Vikas Bahl's next with Shahid: Alia Bhatt August 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Alia Bhatt, who is gearing up to work with Vikas Bahl in "Shandaar", says he is a very talented director. "I am going to start shooting for Vikas Bahl's next film with Shahid. I'm very excited to work with Vikas. He is a great person to work with and...
  • Shahid Kapoor is a fabulous actor and a supportive costar: Alia Bhatt July 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Alia Bhatt, who has confirmed she has signed Vikas Bahl's "Shaandar" for a role with Shahid Kapoor, says she's a fan of the actor, whom she first fell in love with when she was all of 11. "I'm a huge Shahid Kapoor fan. I must have been 11 years old...
  • Alia Bhatt likely to work with Shahid Kapoor in 'Shaandar' April 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Director Vikas Bahl has expressed his desire to cast Alia Bhatt opposite Shahid Kapoor for his next film titled 'Shaandar', which is slated to go on the floor in August this year. "We have finalised Shahid. I would like to have Alia in the film, but we are still working...
  • A talent that emerges rapidly: Amitabh Bachchan on Kangana Ranaut March 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan finds actress Kangana Ranaut, who has been lauded for her last release 'Queen', immensely talented. The 71-year-old was impressed after watching the comedy-drama, which was directed by Vikas Bahl. It also starred Rajkummar Rao and Lisa Haydon. "Two quick events... A marriage of associate daughter, and...
  • Overwhelmed with the success of 'Queen', says Kangana Ranaut March 14, 2014

    Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut's latest film 'Queen' directed by Vikas Bahl has struck a chord not only with the audiences but also the film industry. CNN-IBN's Piya Hingorani caught up with the actress and got her talking about the success of the film. ...
  • Kangana Ranaut is endearing in 'Queen': Arbaaz Khan March 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Kangana Ranaut seems to have swept the entire Hindi film fraternity off its feet with her performance in 'Queen'. Actor-director Arbaaz Khan is the latest celebrity to be floored by the actress' performance in the movie. He has called her an extremely gifted actor. "I am going to personally talk to...
  • Awards? Not interested, says Kangana Ranaut March 8, 2014

    Mumbai: National Award winning actress Kangana Ranaut, who is receiving rave reviews for her performance in 'Queen', says she prefers appreciation from the audience over trophies. "I am not interested in awards. I have already won a lot of awards... the audience's appreciation is important for me," she said. "I am getting...
  • 'Queen' review: Rare, disarming film that has you smiling throughout March 11, 2014

    Cast: Kangana Ranaut, Rajkumar Rao Director: Vikas Bahl There's a moment towards the end of Queen when our heroine Rani (Kangana Ranaut) sways on the edge of slipping back into her old life. She hesitates, the moment passes, and you feel Rani's sheer sense of liberation as she turns her back on...
  • e Lounge Unwind: Kangana, Rajkumar, Vikas talk about 'Queen' March 7, 2014

    Directed by Vikas Bahl, the 'Queen' is starring Kangana Ranaut, Lisa Haydon and Rajkummar Rao in lead roles. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN's Sushant Mehta, the actors and filmmaker talk about the film and events behind the camera. ...
  • Kangana Ranaut is beyond brilliance in 'Queen': Karan Johar March 6, 2014

    Filmmaker Karan Johar says he had fun while watching Vikas Bahl's new film 'Queen' and its actresses - Kangana Ranaut and Lisa Haydon were 'brilliant'. "'Queen' is the most fun I have had at the movies in a very long time! Vikas Bahl is a star and Kangna is beyond brilliance!...
  • Queen: I relate to the kind of fighting spirit Rani has, says Kangana February 22, 2014

    Mumbai: Kangana Ranaut's character Rani from the film 'Queen' lacks confidence, but the actress says she relates to the fighting spirit and "never give up" attitude associated with the role. Directed by Vikas Bahl, 'Queen' focuses on a girl named Rani, her journey of growing up as an individual, and how...
  • 'Queen' was tougher to film than 'Gangs of Wasseypur' for Anurag Kashyap January 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Anurag Kashyap is known for his low budgets and simplistic films, but the filmmaker's upcoming production 'Queen' has been one of his toughest films so far. Produced by Viacom Motion Pictures and Phantom Films and directed by Vikas Bahl, the Kangana Ranautstarrer was shot across 140 locations in three...
  • Kangana Ranaut is overconfident in real life: 'Queen' director January 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Kangana Ranaut is a 'fashion queen' and 'overconfident' in real life unlike her role in the forthcoming movie 'Queen', says its director Vikas Bahl. "Kangana is overconfident in real life. She is a fashion queen and her approach towards her life is absolutely different (from her character in the...
  • Will 'Queen' turn out to be a game changer for Kangana Ranaut? January 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Vikas Bahl, who has roped in Kangana Ranaut to play the protagonist in his film 'Queen', says he didn't consider any other actress to play a married girl who goes on a honeymoon without her spouse. Bahl said: "I always wanted Kangana for the film. Kangana was the...
  • I have no plans for marriage, I like to be alone: Kangana Ranaut January 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Kangana Ranaut, who is gearing for the release of her womencentric film 'Queen', says she has no plans for marriage as off now as she is busy with other priorities in life. "I have no plans for marriage and I like to be alone. There are other things in...
  • 'Queen' teaser: Too much information? Kangana Ranaut asks for honeymoon tips December 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Since movie teasers play an instrumental role in giving the viewers an insight into the plot of the project, filmmakers want them to be effective and interactive. To ensure upcoming Bollywood project 'Queen' comes across as a fun and quirky film, the makers have come up with an...
  • 'Queen' neither about Marilyn Monroe, nor showbiz: Kangana October 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Kangana Ranaut has said that her character in the film 'Queen' has got nothing to do with the late Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe's life or even with show business. "'Queen' is the story of a very naive girl who lives in the Delhi suburbs and goes on her honeymoon...
  • Ram Charan is an outstanding talent, says Ranveer Singh June 26, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Ranveer Singh has denied being a part of the Hindi remake of Ram Charan Tejastarrer Telugu movie 'Magadheera'. Asked if he is part of the remake, Ranveer said, "It's not true, not right now." "I have seen 'Magadheera' and I was absolutely blown away by it. I think Ram Charan...
  • I do limited films because script is important to me: Mahie May 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Mahie Gill, who will next be seen in Satish Kaushik's comedy 'Gang of Ghosts', says films like 'Chillar Party' should be made as audiences are ready to enjoy new kind of cinema. Codirected by Nitesh Tiwari and Vikas Bahl, 'Chillar Party' won the 2011 National Film Award for Best Children's...
  • Ranveer: I have learnt not to get hyper from Sonakshi March 16, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Ranveer Singh says while portraying his role in the upcoming 'Lootera', he was initially frustrated as he felt he could not do justice to the character in this period romance drama film. Directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, the film will take the viewers back in the world of 1950s. "In...
  • Lootera: First look to be launched on March 15 March 13, 2013

    Mumbai: In keeping with the film's plot, the makers of Sonakshi Sinha-Ranveer Singh starrer 'Lootera' will launch the first look of the movie at a single screen theatre in south Mumbai. 'Lootera', a period romance drama is set in Bengal of 1950s, is Vikramaditya Motwane's second film after his much acclaimed...
  • Queen: Kangna Ranaut's upcoming chick flick May 8, 2012

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Vikas Bahl is all set to make a chick flick, titled 'Queen', with Kangana Ranaut. Vikas, who tried his hands on direction with 'Chillar Party' that won National award, would be directing 'Queen'. "I am in the middle of scripting stage. All I can say is it is...
  • National Awards: 'Chillar...' Best Children's Film March 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Nitesh Tiwari and Vikas Bahl directed 'Chillar Party' was named the best children's film at the 59th National Awards announced here Wednesday. The nine child artists in the film also shared the best child artist award along with Partho Gupte, who played the lead role in 'Stanley ka...
  • 'Suburn Fest' to appear on big screen February 29, 2012

    Mumbai: Now, Asia's biggest music festival, Sunburn will be reprised on the big screen by a bunch of Indian filmmakers. Three production houses, Viacom18 Motion Pictures, Percept Pictures and Phantom Films of Anurag Kashyap have come together to make the largest music and event experience 'Sunburn' into 'Sunburn The Movie'. In...
  • Salman hopes to make 'Chillar Party' tax free June 4, 2011

    Mumbai: Bollywood star Salman Khan wants to show Chillar Party, his first venture under his banner Salman Khan Being Human Productions, to Minister for Information and Broadcasting Ambika Soni. "I want to show this film to Ambika Soni to make it tax free. Let's see if that happens," Salman told reporters...