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15 hours ago
I'm not rigid, but open to life: Actress Chitrangada Singh

Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) She had no plans to enter Bollywood but made her debut in 2003 with Sudhir Mishras Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, and her performance was widely appreciated by critics and audience alike. In hindsight, the actress says her vulnerability worked in her favour, and that she was never rigid about things. When I sit down and watch some of the scenes from my debut film, I see...

12 days ago
Words like democracy, patriotism have lost their meaning: Saeed Mirza

Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) Words like democracy and patriotism have lost their significance in today's age, and there's a need to retrieve them, says National Award winning filmmaker Saeed Akhtar Mirza. Known for pushing the bar for parallel cinema with movies like Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho!, Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyoon Aata Hai, Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro and Naseem, discussed democracy with academic...

12 days ago
Saeed Mirza's 'Memory In Ahe Age Of Amnesia' launched

Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) Celebrated filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and academic-activist Ritu Dewan launched filmmaker Saeed Akhtar Mirza's latest book Memory In The Age Of Amnesia at the Crossword bookstore here. Moderating the launch on Friday was Sidharth Bhatia, founding editor of The Wire, and he engaged in a hearty conversation with the trio. Speaking at the launch, Mirza said: Words ...

1 month ago
Defence Secretary gets additional charge as DRDO chief

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The government has asked Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra to hold additional charge of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) after its head S. Christopher's tenure ended on Monday. The competent authority has approved assignment of additional charge of the post of Secretary, Department of Defence Research and Development to Sanjay Mitra, Defence ...

1 month ago
Sudhir Mishra on board for Indian adaptation of 'Hostages'

Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra will be directing the Indian adaptation of acclaimed Israeli crime-thriller Hostages, which will feature Ronit Roy, Tisca Chopra, Parvin Dabas and Dalip Tahil. Applause Entertainment, the content studio from the Aditya Birla Group, is working on the Indian adaptation of the show. The web series will be produced by Banijay Asia. I trea...

2 months ago
Good vs evil fight in storytelling has caused harm: Sudhir Mishra

Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra is unhappy with the portrayal of villains in films and says the good vs evil fight has caused great harm. Bad films cause great harm when they portray villians only as foul mouthed, sneering, lecherous types. Real villians are often sweet talking, humorous,family men who commit unspeakable acts of horror when threatened, Mishra tweeted on Sat...

2 months ago
I'm not here to make money, but to create impact: Richa Chadha

Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) From playing the mother of Nawazuddin Siddiqui at the age of 24 to making her presence felt at the festival circuit as well as at the box office, Richa Chadha has carved her own niche. The actress says she would rather opt for a project that gives her a chance to act than just give her visibility. Born and brought up in Delhi, Richa started her career in Bollywood w...

2 months ago
Sudhir Mishra's take on 'Devdas' is startling

'Daas Dev': Starring Rahul Bhat, Richa Chadha, Adito Rao Hydari, Vipin Sharma, Sourabh Shukla, Vineet Mishra, Directed by Sudhir Mishra; Rating: *** (3 and a half stars). The violence in the political dynamics of Sudhir Mishra's latest work is so organised, it feels like an integral part of the life that the director brings to us in this uneasy restless yet intriguing and mystifying take...

2 months ago
'Daas Dev': Meticulously mounted in a convoluted plot

Film: Daas Dev; Director: Sudhir Mishra; Cast: Richa Chadha, Aditi Rao Hydari, Rahul Bhat, Saurabh Shukla, Vipin Sharma, Anurag Kashyap; Rating: **1/2 Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, the author of Devdas, must be cringing every time an adaptation of his simple romance novel hits the big screen. This time, Sudhir Mishra, in his retelling of the classic novel, literally spins the tit...

2 months ago
Mallika on India becoming 'land of gang rapists'

Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Actress Mallika Sherawat has expressed her displeasure over increasing number of rape cases in India. She has said that from the land of Mahatma Gandhi, the country had become a land of gang rapists. Mallika was interacting with the media at the special screening of Daas Dev on Wednesday here. President Ram Nath Kovind on April 22 approved an ordinance to ...

2 months ago
Richa's look inspired by Parveen Babi's 'Jawani janeman'

Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha will be seen sporting late veteran actress Parveen Babis look from the song Jawani janeman for a song in her upcoming film Daas Dev. My look happened by accident. When I wore the gold outfit, someone on set said 'you look exactly like Parveen Babi'. It just felt like it was meant to be as Parveen Babi was one of the biggest actresses and style...

2 months ago
Sudhir Mishra remembers 'master' Satyajit Ray on death anniversary

Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Director Sudhir Mishra on Monday remembered Satyajit Ray on his 26th death anniversary. The Yeh Saali Zindagi helmer says that the legendary filmmaker was a master. Mishra re-tweeted a photograph of Ray and captioned: The master. Absolute precision with the frame and what's outside. The sound suggests the world outside and inside the head. The music begins at exac...

3 months ago
'Daas Dev' release pushed to 'clutter-free' April 27

Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra's Daas Dev will now release on April 27. Its producer is happy to have a clutter-free date. The film's release has been pushed several times. It was initially due to release in February, then March 23 and then April 20. Producer Sanjeev Kumar of Saptarishi Cinevision, said in a statement: I trust my release partners, presenter and ...

3 months ago
Fresh portrayal of women in 'Daas Dev' attracted me: Richa

Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha, who plays Paro in veteran filmmaker Sudhir Mishra's directorial Daas Dev, says it was the film's fresh portrayal of women that made her take up the movie. What attracted me most to 'Daas Dev' was the fresh portrayal of women in Sudhir's adaptation. I love the fact especially about Paro that she doesn't wait for her love. She, in fact, locks h...

3 months ago
'Daas Dev' amalgamates 'Devdas', 'Hamlet', says Saurabh Shukla

Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Veteran actor Saurabh Shukla, who plays a pivotal role in the forthcoming film Daas Dev, says the film combines elements from two classics -- Devdas and Hamlet. A Daas Dev rap song was released on Monday as an introduction to the world of the film's main story. It is rapped by director Sudhir Mishra, and features Saurabh. Saurabh told IANS: This is a very u...

3 months ago
Nikkhil Advani bereaved

Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Filmmaker Nikkhil Advani was consoled by film fraternity members like Karan Johar and Abhishek Bachchan at his mother's funeral here on Sunday. Advani's mother Rekha died on Saturday. Apart from Karan and Abhishek, filmmaker Sudhir Mishra, T-Series head honcho Bhushan Kumar, actors Manoj Bajpayee and Diana Penty were seen at the funeral. Abhishek hu...

3 months ago
Challenging to play politician in 'Daas Dev': Richa

Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha says essaying a politician in Sudhir Mishra's Daas Dev was an interesting challenge for her. Richa plays Paro in the film, set against the political backdrop of Uttar Pradesh. As an actor, I work hard to get into the skin of every character I play. Paro resonates with me personally and I find many of her traits true to mine. An interest...

3 months ago
Singer can't survive without being consistent: Navraj Hans

Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Singer Navraj Hans, son of iconic singer Hans Raj Hans, says coming from an influential family background makes it easy to get the first opportunity, but without consistency in performance and hard work, nobody can survive in competitive times. Navraj has grown up listening to and learning from his father, and has rubbed shoulders with many celebrated musicians.

4 months ago
'Daas Dev' to now release on April 20

Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra says Daas Dev will now release on April 20 as the film's distributors didn't want the movie to compete with Ajay Devgn's Raid or with Tiger Shroff's Baaghi 2. Mishra spoke on the sidelines of the NEWS18 Reel Awards here on Tuesday. Earlier, Daas Dev was due to release on March 23. Asked about the reason behind shifting the d...

4 months ago
Taking breaks took a toll on my career: Chitrangada Singh

Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Actress Chitrangada Singh, who began her showbiz journey with Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, says breaks affected her career to a large extent. The dusky beauty, who gave the audience a dekko of her acting acumen, has not been able to make it to the top. What's holding her back? Taking breaks took a toll on my career, I guess, Chitrangada told IANS. ...

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