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Supriya Pathak, Pankaj Kapur's children ready for cinema

19 December 2013 1:49 AM, PST | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Mumbai, Dec 19: Think Supriya Pathak and you think of monstrous talent and pedigree. The actress says her two children with Pankaj Kapur are now gearing up for a career in filmdom.

"My daughter Sanaah is 23. She has studied acting at the prestigious Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. She is gearing up for a career in acting. My son Ruhaan is 20. He is a trained chef. But he's going abroad to learn acting and direction," said Supriya.

Daughter to female theatre stalwart Dina Pathak, Supriya has in her spouse the incredibly gifted Pankaj Kapur. Supriya's sister is the enormously talented Ratna Shah and brother-in-law. »

- Abhijeet Sen

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Pankaj Kapur in Shuddhi

22 November 2013 4:10 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Shuddhi seems to bring together actors who haven't shared screen space for quite some time now. Kareena Kapoor will be paired opposite Hrithik Roshan after almost a decade and now, yet another actor added to the cast is Pankaj Kapur. This will also be Pankaj Kapoor's first major outing with Kareena Kapoor, who coincidentally once dated his son Shahid. Not divulging many details about his role in the film, Pankaj Kapur revealed that the reason he agreed for the role was because it was something he has never done before on screen. While speculations are on the rise about Pankaj playing a negative role in the film, the actor hasn't confirmed details about his role. Shuddhi is directed by Karan Malhotra and will be produced by Karan Johar. The film is slated to go on floors by mid 2014. »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Fox Star teams with Illuminati Films

13 November 2013 10:43 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Mumbai-based Fox Star Studios is partnering with Dinesh Vijan and Saif Ali Khan’s Illuminati Films to produce comedy Finding Fanny.

Directed by Homi Adajania, the ensemble film stars Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia and Pankaj Kapur.


Set in Goa, the bilingual film follows a man and his dysfunctional friends searching for his lost childhood love. Release is scheduled for July 4, 2014.

Homi previously directed black comedy Being Cyrus (2005) and last year’ hit comedy Cocktail, the later produced by Illuminati Films and starring Deepika Padukone and Saif Ali Khan.

“I was offered some big ‘Cocktail-type’ films after the success of it, but I really wanted to work on my own material and not just direct something for money,” said Homi. “Finding Fanny is really very special to me.” »

- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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Fox Star Studios Searches Out ‘Finding Fanny’

13 November 2013 10:38 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hong Kong — Fox Star Studios has boarded as co-producer on “Finding Fanny” an ensemble comedy from the successful Illuminati Films production label.

The film, which is now-in post-production, is directed by Homi Adajania, who last directed hit “Cocktail” for the Dinesh Vijan and Saif Ali Khan-controlled Illuminati.

The cast is headed by superstar leading lady Deepika Padukone (pictured) opposite Arjun Kapoor, with character actors Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia and Pankaj Kapur in supporting roles.

The bilingual story is about a man’s (Kapoor) search for his childhood love and how a dysfunctional group of characters go on a road trip with him to find her. The film is currently in the last days of principal photography.

Fox Star Studios, a five year old joint venture between 21st Century Fox’s units Star Television and 20th Century Fox, has global distribution rights and will release “Finding Fanny” in India on »

- Patrick Frater

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Deepika Padukone-Arjun Kapoor's Finding Fanny to release on July 4, 2014

13 November 2013 10:00 PM, PST | GlamSham | See recent GlamSham news »

Leading production and distribution house, Fox Star Studios has partnered with Dinesh Vijan-Saif Ali Khan's Illuminati films, to present Homi Adajania's quirky comedy Finding Fanny. This ensemble film brings Deepika Padukone and Arjun Kapoor, together for the first time, ably backed by cinema stalwarts Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia and Pankaj Kapur.Set in Goa, Finding Fanny is a hilarious and heartwarming bilingual film about a man's search for his childhood love, Stefanie »

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Rajkumar Santoshi’s Phata Poster Nikhla Hero to mark Shahid Kapoor's comeback : Trade News

18 September 2013 7:02 AM, PDT | Bollywood Trade | See recent Bollywood Trade news »

Actor Shahid Kapoor may be going through a bad phase right now, but it appears that the lean period is about to come to an end. It has been almost three years (Badmaash Company- 2010) since Shahid Kapoor had a hit to his credit. A lot was expected from his father Pankaj Kapoor’s directorial venture, Mausam, and Kunal Kohli’s, Teri Meri Kahaani, but both the films were trade debacle Read More »

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Will Tips' Phata Poster Nikhla Hero mark Shahid Kapoor's comeback?

18 September 2013 12:32 AM, PDT | GlamSham | See recent GlamSham news »

Actor Shahid Kapoor may be going through a bad phase right now, but it appears that the lean period is about to come to an end. It has been almost three years (Badmaash Company- 2010) since Shahid Kapoor had a hit to his credit. A lot was expected from his father Pankaj Kapoor's directorial venture, Mausam, and Kunal Kohli's, Teri Meri Kahaani, but both the films were trade debacles.However, this Friday's Tips Films' Phata Poster Nikhla Hero is all set to mark the comeback of »

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Naseer Pankaj Kapur in Finding Fanny Fernandes

3 September 2013 5:27 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

The highly talented Naseeruddin Shah and Pankaj Kapur are highly known for their strong performance oriented roles. And now for his next film Finding Fanny Fernandes, director Homi Adajania has signed the two veteran actors.

Shah and Kapur already have some interesting satirical hits to their credits like Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron, Mohan Joshi Haazir Ho etc. And Finding Fanny Fernandes being yet another satirical will see the actors once again in strong roles.

Finding Fanny Fernandes also stars Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, and Dimple Kapadia in prominent roles. »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Incredible India! presents 100 years of Indian Cinema at Nyiff

22 April 2013 8:20 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Recently, the 13th Annual New York Indian Film Festival (Nyiff) announced the lineup for their “100 Years of Indian Cinema” series presented by Incredible India! Ever since pioneer filmmaker D.G Phalke released his first feature film Raja Harishchandra on May 3, 1913, India has continued to be the most prolific and diverse film industry in the world. To mark the global celebration of 100 years of Indian Cinema, Nyiff is featuring an exceptionally compelling array of films preceding Cannes. The lineup includes three rarely seen masterpieces from different time periods, as well as two world-premiere documentaries that explore different facets of Indian filmmaking.

These classic films will celebrate recent efforts at film restoration, which are bringing some of India’s greatest cinematic treasures to an international audience. According to Film Festival Director Aseem Chhabra, “In the recent years, many scholars, film programmers and archivists have expressed deep concerns about the state of old Indian films. »

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'Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola' fails at the box-office

18 January 2013 3:47 AM, PST | Bollywoodmantra.com | See recent Bollywood Mantra news »

Released last Friday, one of the big releases of 2013, ‘Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola' drastically failed at the box-office. Vishal Bharadwaj’s film always promises unique and his films are highly awaited one but this time he could not study the right chord of the audience and the audience gave thumps down to it. Despite casting Bollywood top-notch actors like Pankaj Kapur, Shabana Azmi, Imran Khan and Anushka Sharma, the film did not click. The audience as well as the critics could not relate to the plot. The movie’s collections fall down successively.   Trade analyst Komal Nahta says, “Mkbkm is lengthy and boring. It entertains »

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Vishal's excellent portrayal of father-daughter relationship in Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola : Trade News

17 January 2013 9:21 AM, PST | Bollywood Trade | See recent Bollywood Trade news »

We have had amazing chemistry and camaraderie between the father and the son scores of times on the silver screen, but when was the last time that a father danced with his daughter on a screen with gay abandon? One does not remember this feat being emulated on the silver screen before ‘Oye boy Oye boy Charlie’ in Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola where Pankaj Kapoor and Anushka Sharma do an amazing tango. Read More »

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Shahid Kapoor: 'I'm looking forward to seeing my dad in role'

17 January 2013 5:01 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Shahid Kapoor has said that he is proud to watch his father Pankaj Kapoor act in Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola. The actor's father is a veteran star who made his directorial debut with Mausam last year. Shahid told One India: "It is really great to watch my dad in such an entertaining role after a long time. "It's an enjoyable film and two people who are very important to me are associated with (more) »

- By Zakia Uddin

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Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola redefines relations between father and daughter on screen

17 January 2013 3:41 AM, PST | GlamSham | See recent GlamSham news »

We have had amazing chemistry and camaraderie between the father and the son scores of times on the silver screen, but when was the last time that a father danced with his daughter on a screen with gay abandon? One does not remember this feat being emulated on the silver screen before 'Oye boy Oye boy Charlie' in Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola where Pankaj Kapoor and Anushka Sharma do an amazing tango. Vishal Bhardwaj needs to be complemented for breaking an image of a motherless »

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Win the soundtrack CD for Bollywood comedy Matru Ki Bijlee ka Mandola

15 January 2013 7:24 PM, PST | The Geek Files | See recent The Geek Files news »

Bollywood started with a bang in 2013 as Twentieth Century Fox's comedy drama Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola hit cinemas on January 11.

And we are offering you the chance to win the official CD of the film's music soundtrack.

Matru Ki Bijlee ka Mandola is set in the rustic surroundings of a village in Haryana in India and boasts an eclectic cast of veteran actors - Pankaj Kapur and Shabana Azmi - plus Bollywood's young gun rising stars - Imran Khan (as title character Matru) and Anushka Sharma (as Bijlee), along with a symbolic Gulabi Bhains (pink buffalo).

Matru Ki Bijlee ka Mandola is directed by the award-winning Vishal Bharadwaj who also co-wrote the script and created the musical score.

Vishal's credits include Satya, Maqbool, Omkara, Kaminey, Ishqiya and 7 Khoon Maaf.

In composing the score, Bharadwaj was accompanied by Sukhwinder Singh and Ranjit who sang the upbeat rustic title track of the film. »

- David Bentley

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Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola: Tussle over land with a Haryanvi touch : Features

15 January 2013 9:23 AM, PST | Bollywood Trade | See recent Bollywood Trade news »

The opening shot of the film in Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola indeed sets the tone for the film, the display of raw power that dominates the countryside, more so in Haryana, where one can just bulldoze through the liquor vend, as it was done by Pankaj Kapur and Imran Khan to do what one wants to do, democracy be damned. Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola coming at a time when the dubious land deals in Haryana have hit the national news indeed is a stark portrayal of how the farmers continue to be cheated out of their lands in one way or the other and Read More »

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Pankaj, Imran, Anushka's commendable acts in Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola

15 January 2013 3:39 AM, PST | GlamSham | See recent GlamSham news »

The opening shot of the film in Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola indeed sets the tone for the film, the display of raw power that dominates the countryside, more so in Haryana, where one can just bulldoze through the liquor vend, as it was done by Pankaj Kapur and Imran Khan to do what one wants to do, democracy be damned. Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola coming at a time when the dubious land deals in Haryana have hit the national news indeed is a stark portrayal of how the farmers continue »

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My only idol was Rajesh Khanna: Pankaj Kapoor

15 January 2013 1:25 AM, PST | indicine | See recent indicine news »

It may sound surprising but seasoned actor Pankaj Kapoor, known for doing offbeat films such as “Maqbool” and “Blue Umbrella”, confesses that he entered show business aiming to be like late superstar Rajesh Khanna.

“I wanted to become an actor for films. My only idol was Rajesh Khanna. That was the kind of cinema that was reaching me in Ludhiana (Punjab),” Kapur told Ians in a candid conversation here.Read More »

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My only idol was Rajesh Khanna: Pankaj Kapur

15 January 2013 1:16 AM, PST | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

New Delhi, Jan 15: It may sound surprising but seasoned actor Pankaj Kapur, known for doing offbeat films such as "Maqbool" and "Blue Umbrella", confesses that he entered show business aiming to be like late superstar Rajesh Khanna.

"I wanted to become an actor for films. My only idol was Rajesh Khanna. That was the kind of cinema that was reaching me in Ludhiana (Punjab)," Kapur told Ians in a candid conversation here.

But the 58-year-old's perspective about the art of acting changed after he joined the National School of Drama (Nsd) and met Ebrahim Alkazi.

Casually dressed in a trouser and sweater and looking at ease,. »

- Shiva Prakash

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People disrespected theatre in Mumbai: Pankaj Kapur

14 January 2013 11:34 PM, PST | indicine | See recent indicine news »

Veteran actor Pankaj Kapoor says he tried to establish theatre in Mumbai, but stopped his attempt after seeing that people hardly came forward to be a part of it. He says they ran after TV instead.

Before heading to Mumbai years back, the 58-year-old pursued theatre in the capital.

“When I was doing theatre in Mumbai, actors won’t come because they had television. For many years, I did theatre religiously and in Mumbai, I saw people disrespecting it and it hurt me very badly,” Pankaj told Ians.Read More »

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People disrespected theatre in Mumbai: Pankaj Kapur

14 January 2013 11:03 PM, PST | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

New Delhi, Jan 15: Veteran actor Pankaj Kapur says he tried to establish theatre in Mumbai, but stopped his attempt after seeing that people hardly came forward to be a part of it. He says they ran after TV instead.

Before heading to Mumbai years back, the 58-year-old pursued theatre in the capital.

"When I was doing theatre in Mumbai, actors won't come because they had television. For many years, I did theatre religiously and in Mumbai, I saw people disrespecting it and it hurt me very badly," Pankaj told Ians.

"I decided I will not do it until another opportunity comes my way and people respect this art called theatre,". »

- Rahul Kapoor

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