VISHAL

  • Restoration and preservation of old films is like preservation of our culture: Gulzar February 17, 2015

    Mumbai: Praising Viacom18 and Film Heritage Foundation's initiative to save India's cinematic heritage, veteran writer-lyricist-filmmaker Gulzar says film restoration, which has been neglected for a long time in India, equals preservation of culture. "Handling old films, restoring them and preserving them is like preserving your culture," Gulzar said. The Film Heritage Foundation...
  • Infosys buys US firm Panaya for enterprise value of $200 million February 16, 2015

    Infosys Ltd said on Monday it would buy Panaya Inc, a New Jersey-based provider of automation technology, for an enterprise value of $200 million as India's second-biggest IT outsourcing company bets on new technology to boost growth. Under Chief Executive Vishal Sikka, Infosys has been making big bets on automation and...
  • Bollywood hails Aam Aadmi Party's landslide win in Delhi February 10, 2015

    Mumbai: Bollywood celebrities congratulated Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for its historic victory in Delhi assembly elections and hoped that they would measure up to the expectations of the public. The Arvind Kejriwal-led party may secure 66 of the 70 seats in Delhi. Music composer Vishal Dadlani, a supporter of AAP,...
  • Grammys 2015: Vishal Dadlani congratulates Ricky Kej for his win February 10, 2015

    Mumbai: Bollywood music director Vishal Dadlani, while congratulating Indian composer Ricky Kej for his win at 57th Grammy Awards, said India should be proud of his global achievement. Kej was declared a winner for his collaborative album 'Winds of Samsara' in the New Age Album category. The Bengluru-based artiste teamed up...
  • AAP supporters, if we win, be gracious, says music composer Vishal Dadlani February 10, 2015

    Mumbai: Music composer Vishal Dadlani, a known AAP supporter, said Monday that party supporters must be gracious and not gloat if the party wins the Delhi election. "AAP supporters, IF we win, be gracious," said Dadlani, placing emphasis on "IF". "No gloating. AK (Arvind Kejriwal) will be Delhi's CM, not just...
  • Delhi HC sends Vikas, Vishal Yadav to jail for 30 years in Nitish Katara murder case February 6, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday turned down the plea for death sentence to Vikas and Vishal Yadav in the Nitish Katara murder case and sentenced them to 30 years in jail. They have also been fined Rs 50 lakh each. They have been awarded 25 years in...
  • Imam sacked for his cameo in the Vishal Bhadwarj 'Haider' January 31, 2015

    Tabu's nikah in the Bollywood hit flick 'Haider' has cost a Kashmiri Imam his job as a mosque preacher. Moulvi Ghulam Hassan Shah from South Kashmir was featured in the film solemnizing the nikah - but was sacked from his mosque after the management dubbed his appearance as 'un-Islamic act. ...
  • Imam removed after 'Haider' role; sends legal notice to Vishal Bhardwaj January 30, 2015

    Srinagar: An Imam, who appeared in a small role in Vishal Bhardwaj's Kashmir-set film 'Haider', has been sacked by the management committee of the mosque over a marriage scene. Ghulam Hassan Shah claimed he was tricked into performing the 'nikah' scene in the Bollywood film and has now sent a legal...
  • Republic Day: Meghna Malik, Vishal Singh, Aniruddh Dave get nostalgic January 25, 2015

    Mumbai: For some, it's a reminder of the colourful annual parade, while for some, it's a time to raise pertinent questions about the country -- Republic Day means different things to different actors and show makers of the Hindi television industry. With the 66th Republic Day right around the corner, a...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Vishal Bhardwaj not yet ready to give up on Shakespeare, may direct a comedy next based on bard's play January 22, 2015

    Jaipur: Even though Vishal Bhardwaj has made a trilogy based on Shakespeare's work already, the director doesn't mind making a few more films based on the bard's work. During a short chat up at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival, the filmmaker revealed that while he hasn't planned his next film yet,...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Vishal Bhardwaj, Basharat Peer defend their decision of not highlighting the plight of the migrant Kashmiri Pandits in 'Haider' January 22, 2015

    Jaipur: While Vishal Bhardwaj has been lauded for his latest film 'Haider' from all quarters, there have been several questions directed towards the filmmaker for only highlighting the pains Kashmiri Muslims in the state. Several questions were raised on how the film completely neglected the mass exodus that took place in...
  • JLF 2015, Day 1, behind the scenes: Celebrity chef Vikas Khanna has a new catchphrase, Vishal Bhardwaj's unassuming ways January 22, 2015

    Jaipur: Most of the audiences at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival were really eager to connect with the authors and attend the erudite discussions taking place on several stages. But we spotted a horde of eager ladies, waiting in breathless excitement for the arrival of a certain celebrity chef. 'MasterChef...
  • Automation to cause temporary replacement of jobs: Vishal Sikka January 21, 2015

    Davos: As companies are moving towards automation, Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka on Wednesday said that there would be temporary replacement of jobs and lower IT costs. Sikka, who was speaking as a panelist in a session on 'Inclusive Growth in the Digital Age' at the World Economic Forum, said that...
  • 'Aambala' review: This Vishal, Hansika Motwani-starrer is a mash-up of overdone action, insane comedy and loud music January 16, 2015

    Film: 'Aambala' Cast: Vishal, Hansika, Vaibhav Reddy, Santhanam, Prabhu, Sathish, Ramya Krishnan, Madhuurima, Maadhavi Latha, Kiran Rathod, Aishwarya, Sriman, Pradeep Rawat, Manobala, Tulasi Director: Sundar C Rating: 2.5 Bangalore: 'Aambala' is irreverent from the word go. The film would have fallen flat on its nose if not for Santhanam and some dash...
  • Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka meets PM Modi; commits $250 million for innovation in India January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and disclosed that his company will spend USD 250 million (over Rs 1,500 crore) to fund innovations in software and services in India. The chief of India's second largest IT services firm also discussed with Modi ways in...
  • 'Aambala' actor Vishal Krishna Reddy to start shooting for his new film with director Suseenthiran on Republic Day January 9, 2015

    Hyderabad: Actor Vishal Krishna Reddy, who is currently awaiting the release of Tamil actioner "Aambala", will start shooting for his next yet-untitled outing with filmmaker Suseenthiran here Jan 26. "The first schedule, which will last for nearly a month, will be shot in Hyderabad. Kajal Aggarwal has been roped in as...
  • Actor Jiiva replaces Vishal Krishna Reddy as Chennai Rhinos skipper in the fifth edition of Celebrity Cricket League January 9, 2015

    Hyderabad: Actor Jiiva has replaced Vishal Krishna Reddy to lead Chennai Rhinos in the fifth edition of Celebrity Cricket League (CCL), to begin here Sunday. Vishal, who captained the side in the last four editions of the tournament, couldn't participate due to his film commitments. On becoming the new skipper, Jiiva told...
  • Dear Sakshi Maharaj, as long as every Hindu woman has even one kid who laughs at your speech, we will be ok: Bollywood reacts on BJP leader's speech January 8, 2015

    Mumbai: The Hindi film fraternity expressed shock Wednesday over BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj's statement that all Hindu women must produce at least four children to protect Hinduism. Sakshi Maharaj made the comments at a gathering in Meerut in Uttar Pradesh, igniting widespread anger in social networking platforms. Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt tweeted: "Sakshi...
  • Naseeruddin Shah, Vishal Bhardwaj, Waheeda Rehman to attend Jaipur Literature Festival January 6, 2015

    Jaipur: Bollywood bigwigs like Naseeruddin Shah, Vishal Bhardwaj, Waheeda Rehman and Javed Akhtar will be present at the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival that will begin here Jan 21, said the organisers. These luminaries will gather to discuss the processes and challenges involved in adapting books into cinemas, the organisers said. There...
  • 'Aambala' trailer: Vishal thrashes a bunch of scary goons; Hansika Motwani plays his lady love January 5, 2015

    The eagerly-awaited Tamil action film has been co-written, co-produced and directed by Sundar C. Starring Vishal, Hansika Motwani, Vaibhav Reddy, Prabhu and Madhuurima in key roles, the film is set to hit the theatres this Pongal (mid January). ...
  • Rajkumar Hirani, Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl: The 6 master filmmakers of 2014 December 30, 2014

    As the saying commonly goes, 'the Director is the captain of the ship'. And as the captain, the director has to steer the ship (in this case, the film) in the right direction so the audience understands and gets entertained by his vision. Many a times, a director makes or breaks...
  • Things turn bitter between Tamil actor Vishal Krishna and South Indian film artistes' association president R Sarath Kumar November 21, 2014

    Chennai: Actor Vishal has hit out at South Indian Film Artistes' Association president R Sarath Kumar for threatening to remove him from SIFAA for allegedly making derogatory remarks. Vishal has denied making any such remarks against the association and asked Sarath to produce proof. Sarath Kumar had stated in Tiruchirappali yesterday that...
  • Looking forward to Modi's 'Make in India' vision: Infosys November 18, 2014

    CNN-IBN's Marya Shakil spoke to the CEO of Infosys Vishal Sikka about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Australia. Sikka said, "Modi's speech at Allphones Arena was inspiring. He speaks from heart." Sikka also said that he is looking forward to Modi's "Make in India" vision. ...
  • Kalki Koechlin: I'm a huge Vishal Bhardwaj fan and want to work with him November 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Kalki Koechlin, who has maintained a balance between art and commercial cinema, says she now wants to work with filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj. "I am a huge fan of Vishal and I want to work with him. His films are both commercial and offbeat. I think he is very talented,"...
  • I would love to do 'Fear Factor' and 'Khatron ke Khiladi': Vishal Karwal November 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Vishal Karwal, who came into limelight with reality TV shows like 'MTV Roadies Season Four', 'Splitsvilla' and 'Big Boss Season 6', says that big screen actors are more acclaimed and recognised as compared to television stars. The 28-year-old, who is currently portraying the role of Rajveer in daily soap...
  • Is Tabu working with Meghna Gulzar on a film based on the Aarushi Murder case? October 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Meghna Gulzar, who is directing a film based on Aarushi Muder case, has reportedly teamed up with Tabu again for the film. When asked to confirm the news, Meghna didn't deny the news, but said: "I am unable to comment on that right now. I am extremely sorry." Sources close...
  • Snapshot: 'Haider' wins People's Choice Award at Rome Film Festival October 26, 2014

    Rome: Actor Shahid Kapoor and filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj attended the screening of their latest venture 'Haider' at the 9th edition of Rome Film Festival, Italy. Bhardwaj's adaptation of 'Hamlet' won the People's Choice Award in Mondo Genere at the Rome Film Festival.While Shahid stopped to take pictures with his fans,...