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Finding Fanny – the break-out film of 2014

16 September 2014 8:03 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Homi Adajania’s quirky comedy, Finding Fanny, collected 19.9 crore nett over the weekend in India and 1.6 million dollars from the overseas market to record a thundering start at the box office. The film is being hailed as the break-out film of 2014!

Riding on tremendously positive reviews and great word of mouth, the movie witnessed steady growth day on day and the makers are thanking the audiences for their continued support for the film.

“The weekend windfall of 19.9 crore across India and 1.6 million dollars internationally has surpassed all expectations. Initially the industry was overwhelmingly supportive and now the audiences have made Finding Fanny their own. Maybe niche is the new cool and experimental isn’t a profanity for a producer anymore. I’m glad we took this chance because it’s much more than just the commerce,” says Dinesh Vijan, the producer of Finding Fanny.

Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios, »

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Finding Fanny – a success in the overseas markets too!

15 September 2014 6:45 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Homi Adajania’s quirky comedy Finding Fanny has done superb business in the International markets in its first weekend.

The English version was released in UK and Us –to a great response. The film collected $535,000 in the USA and in UK the film has collected $193,000. The film has opened better than Mary Kom and Holiday in both these markets.

The Hindi version was released in the Middle East and Pakistan and certain South East Asian markets to a good response. It has collected $415,000 in the Middle East.

It has collected $450,000 from countries such as Pakistan, West Indies, Netherlands, East west Africa, South Africa, Maldives, Norway, Fiji, Srilanka, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Nepal.

Total international weekend of Finding Fanny is $1.6 million Gbo. Presented by Fox Star Studios and produced by Dinesh Vijan’s Maddock Films, Finding Fanny stars Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Naseeruddin Shah and Pankaj Kapur. »

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Finding Fanny Movie Review

13 September 2014 8:36 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

After many months of anticipation, Homi Adajania’s Finding Fanny is in cinemas, starring Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia, Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor and Pankaj Kapur in the lead roles.

After the release of Cocktail in 2012, Homi Adajania moves away from Bollywood formulas and takes up again the quirkiness and unconventionality displayed in his debut film Being Cyrus (2006) and creates a group story which takes place along the roads of Goa.

Finding Fanny revolves around five rather dysfunctional characters that live in the quaint sleepy village of Pocolim, nestled deep in the interior of Goa, India. One night, the old postman Ferdie (Shah), receives a letter that is slipped under his door.

He realizes that it is the letter he had written 46 years ago to the love of his life, Stefanie Fernandes, asking for her hand in marriage. He discovers that the letter was never delivered. All these years Ferdie had »

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Finding Fanny Tastes Success!

13 September 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Arjun Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and the makers thank audiences for the brilliant start that the film has got at the box office

Homi Adajania’s quirky comedy has opened incredibly well at the counters to register 5.1crore on day one. The actors and the makers are overwhelmed with the positive response from the audiences.

Arjun Kapoor says, “For me the success had come through the overwhelming reviews and feedback so this is really such an awesome windfall. It shows how discerning and exposed our audiences have become.”

Deepika Padukone says, “Firstly, it’s fabulous because it’s gone way beyond our expectations but what I’m even happier about is that it reflects how cool our audiences have become. They are so smart, discerning and have shown us today how everyone is ready to embrace all sorts of cinema!”

Finding Fanny is riding on hugely positive word of mouth and rave reviews. »

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Finding Fanny review: The perennial quest for love

13 September 2014 3:40 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Homi Adajania; Screenwriters: Homi Adajania, Kersi Khambatta; Starring: Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Pankaj Kapur, Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia, Ranveer Singh; Running time: 105 mins; Certificate: 12A

Finding Fanny is about the perennial quest for love. It's a universal theme, that will resonate with anyone who has found or lost the love of their life, and those who inhabit the torturous chasm that lies somewhere between the endless hope and the interminable agony of finding a love that lasts forever.

The film opens with a voiceover by Deepika Padukone's Angie. As she introduces the eclectic characters of the piece, she sheds light on the heartbreaks that have scarred each of their lives. There's the sullen Savio Da Gama, (Arjun Kapoor) who was left broken-hearted by the virginal Angie when she married his best friend Gamo (Ranveer Singh). He died on their wedding day, leaving her a virgin bride.

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Deepika Padukone talks about Finding Fanny and more…

12 September 2014 10:38 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Deepika Padukone will be seen in cinemas again from today onwards in Homi Adajania’s Finding Fanny.

Finding Fanny is the story of five dysfunctional characters from Goa on a road trip to search for the long lost love of Ferdie played by Naseeruddin Shah.

In this interview, the Om Shanti Om star talks about the film and much more.

You agreed to do Finding Fanny while you were filming for Cocktail in London. Did you ever have second thoughts afterwards as it’s a different kind of film?

No, never. I was narrated the film during Cocktail and by the end of the film, I decided that I want to be a part of Finding Fanny. Forget all my films last year that have released, as Cocktail had not even released when I said yes to Finding Fanny. The experience that I had with Dinesh Vijan (producer) and Homi Adajania »

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Finding Fanny faces dialogue trouble in Karnataka

12 September 2014 4:48 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Finding Fanny is slated to release this week and just a day before its release, the film got into trouble for a dialogue that too not a vulgar one. Apparently, a scene where Arjun Kapoor uses the word 'mental' has offended the people of Karnataka. Finding Fanny has a scene where Arjun Kapoor and his troop that includes Dimple Kapadia, Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapoor and Deepika Padukone who are out on a quest to find Naseer's lost love Stephanie Fernandez (aka Fanny) take the wrong direction and enter the state of Karnataka. When Dimple questions Arjun about their whereabouts, in a fit of rage, Arjun replies that they are in a mental state. The dialogue which represents the frustration that the passengers face after they lose their way has left the people of Karnataka miffed. They believe that the usage of the word 'mental' is degrading to their state »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Finding Fanny associates with Goa Tourism as destination partner

12 September 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Goa Tourism is roped in as the destination partner for the English- Hindi satirical Bollywood movie Finding Fanny scheduled to be released soon. With the movie plot surrounded by 5 dysfunctional and contrasting characters set in a village of Goa, the State’s tourism body was chosen to be the perfect destination partner keeping in mind Goa is the world’s only tourist destination that has the maximum contrasts in the smallest geographical space.

Honorable Minister for Tourism, Mr. Dilip Parulekar said, “Goa being just 3702 sq.km in size, offers many contrasting experiences in the space of an hour which no other destination in the world can offer in such a small space. Goa Tourism was looking for a perfect partner to launch this new brand positioning and we found the perfect match in Finding Fanny where there are five contrasting characters looking for Fanny in the land of contrasts!”

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Arjun Kapoor talks about Finding Fanny

11 September 2014 9:11 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Bollywood star Arjun Kapoor is excited about his forthcoming release Finding Fanny opposite Deepika Padukone, releasing in cinemas through 20th Century Fox.

Directed by Homi Adajania and produced by Dinesh Vijain (the team behind 2012 super hit Cocktail), Finding Fanny is the story of five dysfunctional characters from Goa on a road trip to search for the long lost love of Ferdie played by Naseeruddin Shah.

In this interview Kapoor talks about the film and much more:

How are you feeling as Finding Fanny is about to release worldwide as it’s not a typical Bollywood movie?

Honestly, I am quite excited. Primarily because I think that the audience is ready to accept such a movie. For every Rowdy Rathore there is also a Kahaani that does well. We are in a good phase as our audience is ready to watch anything that connects with them. That is what I have realised. »

- Sunny Malik

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Arjun Kapoor Exclusive Interview: “Finding Fanny is a simple story told in the most unconventional, unique perspective.”

10 September 2014 8:00 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

For only being in the industry for two years Arjun Kapoor certainly has proved he is meant to be an actor. From his first film the gritty Ishaqzaade to his fabulous performances in films like Gunday and 2 States, the young actor has received praise from audiences and critics alike and fans can’t wait to see what he will do next. For his next film, he takes on something a bit different and well, quirky. Homi Adajania’s Finding Fanny is an English language film that explores five oddball characters on a road trip in Goa. They are in search of an old postman’s childhood love, Stefanie “Fanny” Fernandes, though nobody knows whether she’s alive or dead or just a figment of someone’s imagination. However, the friends get lost, and the journey – originally intended to take 20 minutes – instead takes one and a half days. If you’re looking for love… »

- Stacey Yount

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Finding Fanny gets a great reception amongst Bollywood’s elite

10 September 2014 4:02 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Homi Adajania’s much anticipated comedy/drama Finding Fanny will finally release this Friday. Prior to its release, there was an exclusive screening of the film for a circle of people within the film industry. Check out what reactions the film got from some of Bollywood’s top stars and filmmakers.

Karan Johar – “I absolutely loved it. It’s one of the finest written films I have seen in a very long time and it’s what you call an ensemble victory. Each performance – Pankaj, Naseer, Dimple, Arjun, Deepika – are alloutstanding – but the biggest star of the film will remain Homi. He put it together and he set a world that you haven’t seen – the way he handled performances, the nuances of the screenplay. It’s a complete directorial victory. I enjoyed it thoroughly.

Hrithik Roshan – “I saw the promos of the film and I decided that I am going to love this film. »

- Bodrul Chaudhury

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Deepika Padukone: “Finding Fanny is refreshing, quirky and cool!”

9 September 2014 6:30 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Deepika Padukone is one of the best in Bollywood. With each new role she transforms herself and becomes fully the character she is portraying. She certainly is on a roll with roles and performances and starred in four mega-blockbusters last year. Now, the talented actress offers fans something new and different headlining the quirky comedy Finding Fanny hitting theaters across North America and the world this Friday, September 12. What is interesting about Finding Fanny is that it is an English language comedy! Not only that, the film boasts an incredible cast that along with Deepika includes the very interesting characters played by Arjun Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia, and Pankaj Kapoor. The comedy, directed by Homi Adajania, about five oddballs on a road trip in Goa was shot in just 32 days. From the first look through the teasers and trailers we can’t wait to see what this quirky film has in store! »

- Stacey Yount

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Us Readers! Win A Finding Fanny Poster

8 September 2014 4:23 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Finding Fanny stars the eclectic cast of characters that includes Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Pankaj Kapur, and Naseeruddin Shah with a guest apperance by Ranveer Singh. The film directed by Homi Adajania releases this Friday 12th September 2014.

Finding Fanny tells the story of Five oddball characters who set off on a road trip in search of an old postman’s childhood love, Stefanie “Fanny” Fernandes, though nobody knows whether she’s alive or dead or just a figment of someone’s imagination. However, the friends get lost, and the journey – originally intended to take 20 minutes – instead takes one and a half days. If you’re looking for love…get lost!

To celebrate the release we have a special contest!

Exclusively for our Us readers you can win a movie poster of Finding Fanny!

Simply answer the following question:

Name the female star in the film

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Cbfc clears deleted virgin dialogue in Deepika Padukones Finding Fanny

6 September 2014 4:39 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Earlier we had reported that the Censor Board of Film Certification (Cbfc) had told director Homi Adajania to delete a dialogue in his upcoming film Finding Fanny if he wanted it to receive a U/A. The reason cited by the Cbfc was that the said dialogue, "I am a virgin" mouthed by Deepika Padukone was classified as vulgar. However, now we hear that the Cbfc chairperson Leela Samson has since cleared the dialogue and permitted it to be added back to the film. Apparently, Samson admitted that deleting the line was a mistake and it needed to be rectified. Confirming the development, Homi stated that this change in the Cbfc's request came after he submitted the Hindi dub to the Cbfc along with a mail to Leela Samson stating his case. Though the filmmaker had not objected to the cut, he wanted clarity on why the questionable dialogue had »

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5 Character Dialog Promos – Finding Fanny

6 September 2014 1:21 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Set to hit theaters on September 12, Finding Fanny directed by Homi Adajania stars Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia, and Pankaj Kapoor.

It tells the tale of five Goans who set off on a road trip in search of an old postman’s childhood love, Stefanie “Fanny” Fernandes, though nobody knows whether she’s alive or dead or just a figment of someone’s imagination. However, the friends get lost, and the journey – originally intended to take 20 minutes – instead takes one and a half days. If you’re looking for love…get lost!

We have 3 new dialog promos that give you a little look into the characters of Finding Fanny!

Angie and Savio aka Deepika and Arjun

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=kngWA-GPau8

Rosalina and Don Pedro aka Dimple and Pankaj

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZdlmF-v4Zc

Ferdie

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlcQhtYY95Y

Watch this »

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Finding Fanny gets selected for Busan Film Festival

5 September 2014 12:11 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

It has been confirmed that Homi Adajania’s much-anticipated comedy Finding Fanny will get a premiere at the Busan Film Festival in South Korea. Considered to be one of the most prestigious film festivals within the Asian continent, Finding Fanny will be screened ahead of its official release on 12 September. Starring Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia and Pankaj Kapur, the film is based on ‘five odd-balls’ who set out to find Ferdie’s long lost love Stefanie Fernandez (Anjali Patil).

Speaking about the great news, Fox Star Studios CEO Vijay Singh gave the following statement, “We are thrilled that Finding Fanny has been selected for the Busan Film Festival. We are getting incredible feedback at our screenings – this quirky comedy with an amazing ensemble cast is a must see film!”

Adding to this was producer Dinesh Vijan who had this to say, “It feels great! Busan is »

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You are Cordially invited to Deepika and Ranveer’s Wedding Day- Sort-of!

3 September 2014 8:24 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

You are cordially invited to Deepika and Ranveer’s wedding day. Sort of. Watch all the quirky fun from the upcoming comedy Finding Fanny in this new behind-the-scenes video!

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMa7OuBh_ZQ

The English-language road trip comedy Finding Fanny that stars Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia, Pankaj Kapoor and directed by Homi Adajania makes its way into theaters across North America next week on September 12.

A special star-studded advance screening of Finding Fanny just took place in Mumbai and the audience was raving about this quirky new comedy which offers something fresh and different. Karan Johar called the film “hysterically funny!” The award-winning filmmaker also raved “Pankaj Kapur, Naseerudddin Shah and Dimple Kapadia exude brilliance. Arjun and Deepika are wonderfully charming!”

Five Goans set off on a road trip in search of an old postman’s childhood love, Stefanie “Fanny” Fernandes, though »

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Finding Fanny: Behind the Scenes The Bum and The Dodge!

1 September 2014 2:01 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Catch the star cast of Finding FannyDeepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Pankaj Kapur, Naseeruddin Shah have fun on the set, as we give you two more behind the scenes looks.

First we have The Bum

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvkFshC9El8

and then the Dodge

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=LW8D-1KcvqA

The movie, which tells the story of Five Goans who set off on a road trip in search of an old postman’s childhood love, Stefanie “Fanny” Fernandes, though nobody knows whether she’s alive or dead or just a figment of someone’s imagination. However, the friends get lost, and the journey – originally intended to take 20 minutes – instead takes one and a half days. If you’re looking for love…get lost!

Finding Fanny: Behind the Scenes The Bum and The Dodge! is a post from: BollySpice

The post Finding Fanny: »

- Stacey Yount

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Sanjay Kapoor joins the cast of Vikas Bahls Shandaar

30 August 2014 3:59 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Sanjay Kapoor, who was last seen in the Vivek Oberoi starrer Prince, will now be seen once again on the silver screen in the Shahid Kapoor- Alia Bhatt starrer Shandaar, which is being directed by Vikas Bahl. News reports have it that he will be playing a key role in the film, which is of Alia Bhatt's sister's husband's brother. Reports also state that he is presently in London where he will be shooting for the film over the next few months. Besides Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Sanjay Kapoor, Shandaar also stars Pankaj Kapoor, who will be seen playing the role of Alia Bhatt's father in the film. »

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Behind the scenes of Finding Fanny and creating 5 Oddballs

26 August 2014 8:48 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

One of the films that has caught everyone’s fancy is Finding Fanny, which hits theaters on September 12th. Directed by Homi Adajania the films stars the eclectic and cool cast of Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Pankaj Kapur and Naseeruddin Shah all in completely unique avatars.

The tale of Finding Fanny is about five Goans who set off on a road trip in search of an old postman’s childhood love, Stefanie “Fanny” Fernandes, though nobody knows whether she’s alive or dead or just a figment of someone’s imagination. However, the friends get lost, and the journey – originally intended to take 20 minutes – instead takes one and a half days. If you’re looking for love…get lost!

Check out this behind the scenes look into the creation of these 5 Oddball characters and see the actors on set!

Behind the scenes of Finding Fanny and creating 5 Oddballs »

- Stacey Yount

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