Zoya Akhtar

  • Koffee With Karan: Why Kareena Kapoor thought Zoya Akhtar could never direct films 24-03-2014 12:04 PM

    Mumbai: That Kareena Kapoor is unabashed and is never politically correct is a fact well known. The actress apparently had told filmmaker Zoya Akhtar that she will never be able to make films long back over a heated argument. Recalling the incident on 'Koffee With Karan', Zoya amusingly revealed to...
  • 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...
  • I have written dialogues for Zoya's next film: Farhan Akhtar 13-03-2014 02:55 PM

    New Delhi: Farhan Akhtar, who is teaming up with Zoya for her third film after 'Luck By Chance' and 'Zindagi Naa Milegi Dobaara', says his sister is really good at what she does. The 40-year-old actor, fresh off from the success of marital comedy 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects', is in...
  • Performance in Zoya's film will surprise my fans: Ranveer Singh 04-03-2014 10:47 AM

    Mumbai: Actor Ranveer Singh says he is excited to be working with Zoya Akhtar and his performance in the film will surprise everyone. "I am super excited to work with Zoya as I believe she's one of the most talented directors in the industry. Moreover it's a part that really...
  • Saif-Soha to Farhan-Zoya: Sibling power in entertainment 02-01-2014 02:30 PM

    Farhan + Zoya Akhtar Farhan is the more versatile of the Akhtar siblings, making a name for himself as a director, actor and singer, but Zoya, too, has stamped her class in the industry with award-winning films like Luck By Chance and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. Word has it that...
  • Zoya's film has nothing to do with our real life: Farhan Akhtar 10-12-2013 11:20 AM

    Mumbai: As an actor Farhan Akhtar, who also directs and produces movies, had a fabulous year with biopic "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" and now he is looking forward to Dev Benegal's film with Kareena Kapoor and his sister Zoya's next directorial venture which he says has nothing to do with their...
  • Rahul Bose finds rigorous shootings 'peaceful' 01-12-2013 03:35 PM

    Mumbai: Actor Rahul Bose, who is currently busy with a couple of film projects, says he finds the rigorous shooting schedules peaceful. The 46-year-old actor is presently occupied with four films including the sequel to his 2002 film 'Mr and Mrs Iyer', which was helmed by Aparna Sen. "Doing four...
  • Size zero is over, people like me the way I am now: Kareena Kapoor 06-11-2013 02:33 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan might star opposite Farhan Akhtar in a biopic on renowned Urdu poet and Hindi lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi. Akhtar will play the legendary songwriter and Kareena is likely to reprise the role of Amrita Pritam, who was the love interest of Ludhianvi. "I have been offered...
  • Farhan Akhtar keen to work in Bejoy Nambiar's next 13-10-2013 03:25 PM

    Mumbai: Actor-director Farhan Akhtar has said director Bejoy Nambiar offered him a script and he liked it so much that he is keen to work in the movie. "I have really liked the script he gave me. He was planning to cast Amitabh Bachchan in a key part. I hope...
  • 'Luck By Chance' should have made money: Zoya Akhtar 06-10-2013 12:01 PM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar feels sad when good films fail to garner applause from audience at the box office. She was surprised when audience did not understand her debut film 'Luck By Chance'. "I feel sad when good films do not make money. A good filmmaker should make good money,...
  • I wouldn't even enter a theatre to watch 'Grand Masti': Zoya Akhtar 05-10-2013 01:20 PM

    Mumbai: Director Zoya Akhtar is critical of the recently released adult comedy 'Grand Masti' and says that it is the kind of film she would never give her money to. "'Grand Masti'... I wouldn't even enter (a theatre) to watch it. I have seen the promo and I know that...
  • Akshay Kumar: Rajesh Khanna's statue means freedom and happiness 10-08-2013 03:55 PM

    Mumbai: A statue of Bollywood's original superstar Rajesh Khanna was unveiled here Saturday in the presence of his family members - estranged wife Dimple Kapadia, daughter Twinkle Khanna, son-in-law Akshay Kumar, and other industry members. Dimple and Twinkle had moist eyes as they stood next to the reverred actor's statue,...
  • Sonam Kapoor finds Nawazuddin's act challenging 24-06-2013 05:26 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Sonam Kapoor, whose latest film 'Raanjhanaa' has set the cash registers ringing, now wants something as challenging as Nawazuddin Siddiqui's role in 'Bombay Talkies'. "I recently watched 'Bombay Talkies' and Dibakar Banerjee's film in that is my favourite among the four (stories). The way the story was conveyed...
  • Do international Film Festivals help small films make it big? 24-06-2013 10:13 AM

    New Delhi: Let's face it. Film Festivals - local or global - have a certain snooty, intellectual, arty, culture-driven aura about them. An image that screams superior, exclusive, unique. The message they seem to convey is: We have nothing to do with the everyday mindless masala that you consume with...
  • Shabana Azmi wants grandkids to treasure last telegrams sent by Javed Akhtar 15-06-2013 05:19 PM

    Mumbai: Writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar has sent his "last telegrams" to his grandchildren, and his wife, actor-activist Shabana Azmi hopes they "treasure" them as the age-old telegram service is reportedly coming to an end on July 15. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has decided to discontinue the 160-year-old telegram service. "Javed...
  • People's reaction on 'Bombay Talkies' is very important, says Anurag Kashyap 22-05-2013 11:34 PM

    The Cannes festival, which features the biggest names in independent and mainstream cinema, will feature be a special section commemorating 100 years of Indian Cinema and a formidable Bollywood presence. ...
  • Does 'Bombay Talkies' herald a new era in Bollywood? 08-05-2013 02:07 PM

    New Delhi: If 'Bombay Talkies' is an indication to the kind of cinema that we will get to watch from now on, then it is good news for all cine lovers. In a befitting tribute to 100 years of Indian cinema, the anthology film featuring some of the best directors...
  • Karan Johar's film in 'Bombay Talkies' is my favourite: Dibakar 07-05-2013 03:19 PM

    Mumbai: While making 'Bombay Talkies' with three other directors, Dibakar Bannerjee has gone through the most fun experience of his life and he dreads leaving it behind. "When again would I get the chance to work so closely with three of my friends Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar and Karan Johar,"...
  • Watch: Directors of 'Bombay Talkies' do the 'Jingle Bells' elves dance 06-05-2013 09:30 AM

    A video by director Shakun Batra shows animated versions of the four directors dressed up as elves and dancing to Jingle Bells to celebrate the success of Bombay Talkies. ...
  • Snapshot: Aamir Khan watches 'Bombay Talkies' 04-05-2013 11:54 AM

    New Delhi: Aamir Khan decided to watch 'Bombay Talkies' with the directors of this film. Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar and Karan Johar were seen with Aamir at the screening. ...
  • 100 years of Indian cinema: The epic journey continues 04-05-2013 10:51 AM

    New Delhi: An epic journey of 100 years of Indian cinema culminated with a mix of real-life inspiring stories and reel-life fiction as award-winning 'Celluloid Man' and anthology film 'Bombay Talkies' hit the theatres. Marathon documentary 'Celluloid Man', an ode to P K Nair (80), who almost single-handedly built one...
  • 'Bombay Talkies' review: It's like a breath of fresh air 03-05-2013 11:21 PM

    Cast: Rani Mukherjee, Amitabh Bachchan, Saqib Saleem, Katrina Kaif, Nawazuddin Siddiqui Director: Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap Two men shift nervously, seldom making eye contact, as they listen to a beggar girl at a railway station footbridge singing an old Lata Mangeshkar gem whose words seem to...
  • Write your review: 'Bombay Talkies'

    Rajeev Masand says 'Bombay Talkies' is like a breath of fresh air. What do you think? Write your own review and win prizes. ...
  • Friday releases: 'Shootout at Wadala', 'Bombay Talkies', 'Celluloid Man' 03-05-2013 06:31 PM

    Indian cinema's centenary celebrations take centrestage this Friday as 'Bombay Talkies' and 'Celluloid Man', both films dedicated to Indian cinema hit the screens. ...
  • I try to make my next film better than the last one: Dibakar Banerjee 03-05-2013 05:02 PM

    May 3 is an important day for Indian cinema. It is the day when the country got a new religion to follow, it is the day when Indians got introduced to the magic of films. Hundred years back, Dadasaheb Phalke had released his first feature film 'Raja Harishchandra' on this...
  • 'Bombay Talkies': Karan Johar's story the most hard-hitting of the four 03-05-2013 03:59 PM

    New Delhi: I'll be honest. When the first promos of the anthology film 'Bombay Talkies' came out, some of us joked about how Karan Johar was somewhat a misfit among the rest of the directors who are associated with the film and how he will be lost among titans Anurag...
  • 'Bombay Talkies' Tweet Review: First day, first show 03-05-2013 09:57 AM

    New Delhi: It is an important day for cine goers in India. The medium which we all have revered turns 100 and country's four prominent filmmaker come together to pay an unique tribute to cinema. 'Bombay Talkies' combines the talent of four directors who have in their own way changed...
  • Friday Release: 10 reasons why you should watch 'Bombay Talkies' 02-05-2013 06:03 PM

    New Delhi: May 3 is an important day for Indian cinema. It is the day when the country got a new religion to follow, it is the day when Indians got introduced to the magic of films. Hundred years back, Dadasaheb Phalke had released his first feature film 'Raja Harishchandra'...