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Nawazuddin Siddiqui is undoubtedly one of the most stimulating actors currently in Bollywood. Although he has been working in films for over two decades, it was his performance at Anurag Kashyap Gangs of Wasseypur which impressed the audience and the critics and propelled him to stardom. After the release of The Lunchbox in 2013, Siddiqui’s involvement in Salman Khan’s upcoming film Kick has generated much expectation, as it is a new genre for the actor.
The actor recently granted an interview for the Hindustan Times, where he talked about his role as well as his career and much more!
Nawazuddin talked about the beginning of his career and revealed some of the struggles he went through before he got a place in the industry. “The biggest frustration was that no one was ready to accept faces like mine as heroes. This happens even today. While doing the lead role »
- Núria Bonals Hidalgo
The 61st National Films Awards Jury Chairperson Saeed Akhtar Mirza, Feature Film Jury (Central Panel) holding a press conference to announce the 61st National Films Awards for the year 2013, in New Delhi on April 16, 2014. Photo source: Ministry of I&B, Govt. of India
After the Oscar selection committee, it’s now the National Film Awards jury that has snubbed Ritesh Batra’s The Lunchbox. The film, which has gained immense success and critical acclaim internationally, doesn’t figure in the list of 31 Indian films that have won national awards in 40 categories.
The 61st National Film Awards jury headed by veteran filmmaker Saeed Akhtar Mirza announced the winners Wednesday. While the 11-member jury has shown a clear inclination towards independent films which took the awards in all the major categories; the absence of The Lunchbox from the long list of winners is striking.
Batra’s The Lunchbox started its journey at »
- Editorial Team
Looking for some behind-the-scenes stills from the Hawaii set of Jurassic World? Look no further than right here. On tap for you are various shots of vehicles, locations like the helipad, and even one of Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan on set!
Also, if you're looking to indulge in internet rumor and pure speculation, you can check out what is being called "new dinosaur concept art: here and here. We highly doubt it's legit though.
Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) penned the script with Derek Connolly and directs. Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, and Pat Crowley produce Jurassic World, which is set to hit theaters June 12, 2015.
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(L-r) Paul Sagoo (Founder – Asian Awards), Ahmed Kathrada and Idris Elba
On a sensational star-studded night, Jackie Chan, Ahmed Kathrada, Irrfan Khan, Norah Jones, Gok Wan, Sir David Tang and billionaire Lui Che Woo were among those honoured at The Asian Awards in Partnership with Ubs, at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
The second annual Top 100 Most Influential Asians* list was also launched, unveiling President of China, Xi Jinqping in top spot, followed by Indian leader, Sonia Gandhi, Vice Premier of China, Le Keqiang and Indian election front runner Narendra Modi taking fourth place.
Founder of The Asian Awards, Paul Sagoo said,“This year The Asian Awards has truly lived up to its name, celebrating global Asian achievement in what was a triumphant night. We are honoured with the support of our guests and winners, including the amazing Ahmed Kathrada, Jackie Chan, and MP’s like Jeremy Hunt who »
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Bollywood romance blossoms when the wrong lunch lands on the desk of a Mumbai office drone
Already a huge success in its native India, Ritesh Batra's Mumbai-set romance arranges a tender marriage of Brief Encounter with Ernst Lubitsch's The Shop Around the Corner. Bollywood star Irrfan Khan plays Saajan, an ageing office drone who finds the wrong lunchbox delivered to his desk and stumbles into a chaste relationship with Nimrat Kaur's unhappy housewife. Before long, this pair will learn the value of crossed wires and missed connections and how (in the words of one colleague) "the wrong train can get you to the right station". Who cares if the conceit feels a shade schematic? The Lunchbox is perfectly handled and beautifully acted; a quiet storm of banked emotions. I loved the bittersweet scenes of Saajan clinging to the handrails of the crowded commuter carriage or smoking on »
- Xan Brooks
The long-awaited fourth instalment in the Jurassic Park franchise kicked off filming in Hawaii this week, and sure enough the first set photos from Jurassic World are starting to make their way online, showing a couple vehicles (including the original Jurassic Park Jeep) as well as actor Irrfan Khan (The Amazing Spider-Man, Life of Pi). Check them out via SciFied and The Daily Mail….
Jurassic World is being directed by Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) and also stars Chris Pratt (The Lego Movie), Bryce Dallas Howard (Spider-Man 3), Vincent D’Onofrio (Law & Order: Criminal Intent), Nick Robinson (The Kings of Summer), Ty Simpkins (Iron Man 3), Jake Johnson (Drinking Buddies), Omar Sy (X-Men: Days of Future Past), David Oyelowo (The Butler), Judy Greer (The Descendants), Katie McGrath (Dracula), Lauren Lapkus (Orange Is the New Black) and the returning Bd Wong as Dr. Henry Wu. The sequel is set for release »
- Gary Collinson
Ritesh Batra’s award-winning drama The Lunchbox has now become the highest-grossing Hindi film of 2014 in North America. The Irrfan Khan hit has grossed $1.45 million to date surpassing the $1.3 million grossed by both Salman Khan’s latest action picture Jai Ho and the sleeper hit Queen to set a new record for this year.
Now going into its seventh weekend of release in the Us from Sony Pictures Classics, The Lunchbox continues to add more theaters each week and is currently playing in 129 locations with its total sales still rising rapidly. It is also the only Hindi film of 2014 to reach the nationwide Top 20 box office chart having done so in each of the last two weekends.
We here at Bollyspice loved the film! Check out our review here!
Film critics all over the Us have been raving about The Lunchbox. Check out reviews from the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, »
- Stacey Yount
Mumbai, April 11: Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has shared screen space with big names like Aamir Khan and Irrfan Khan, but he says he has never been intimidated by their star power. Had he been awestruck, he says he would not have been honest with his characters.
"If you feel the pressure of any star, that means you are not doing justice with your character or you are not involved in your character. If you are getting conscious of the stardom of a star, then he is right in his place, but you are not," the 39-year-old said here Wednesday at a film club function at the University of Mumbai.
For an actor, it should only. »
- Shiva Prakash
Greer is part of a trio of actresses that just signed on to the fourth installment of the "Jurassic Park" franchise. Katie McGrath (NBC's "Dracula") and Lauren Lapkus ("The To Do List," "Orange is the New Black") round out the newest additions to the cast.
The affable Greer, known mostly for her roles in rom-coms, has been undergoing a bit of a career reinvention as of late, playing parts in a wider variety of genres including prestige dramas ("The Descendants") and now sci-fi flicks (in addition to "World," she'll also appear in this summer's "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" and the mysterious George Clooney-Brad Bird vehicle "Tomorrowland").
Greer, McGrath, and Lapkus join the previously-cast Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, »
- Katie Roberts
Ritesh Batra's unassuming, nuanced debut film isn't big on action, melodrama or tunes, yet, in its downbeat way, it has become a surprise box-office phenomenon
Blockbuster love stories in Indian cinema, as audiences well know, tend to come with a touch of melodrama; vivid, emotive musical romances about uncomplicated heroes and heroines moseying towards the happily ever after. That Ritesh Batra's quiet and melancholy debut film, The Lunchbox, has become a box-office phenomenon at home with healthy returns abroad, where it's been making the rounds on the festival circuit is as much a surprise to him as it is to critics. The New York Times considered it a Bombay anomaly, "a rare event when a quiet movie of unexpressed anguish and yearning emerges from this brash city", while Variety lauded it as "a feel-good movie that touches the heart while steering clear of expectation".
"I didn't expect the »
- Nosheen Iqbal
Now I don’t know about you, but whenever I’ve succumbed to having a packed lunch, it’s consisted mainly of a ham sandwich, cheese and onion crisps and a satsuma, or banana if I’m lucky. Irrfan Khan’s Saajan Fernandes, on the other hand, is treated to a selection of the most aromatic, delectable of Indian courses – and it’s so wonderful, he attempts to track down its creator.
Though living something of a monotonous life, nearing an early retirement after 35 years in the same job, Saajan is rejuvenated when opening up the most mouth-watering of lunch-boxes. Usually reliant on the company’s caterers, this time his order was mixed up, and instead received beleagured housewife Ila’s (Nimrat Kaur) offering, initially intended for her husband. As they both become aware of the mishap, rather than correct it, instead they start sending each other letters, stuffing them »
- Stefan Pape
For the next one month, filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia turns into an actor completely. He will be shooting for two acting projects every day. "I am reviving the days of Shashi Kapoor and Govinda who did more than one shift per day. No actor does double shifts any more. I guess I am a unique actor in every sense," quips Dhulia. "Yes, I am completely into acting for the next one month. Though that doesn't make me a complete actor," quips Dhulia. "I'll be facing the camera on two mediums, cinema and television, for the rest of April and half of May." While in Nikhil Advani's feature film Hero, Dhulia plays a sympathetic character, in Endemol's soap about the ups and downs in an influential business family, Dhulia is featured in a negative role. "It's not a routine villain's role. I play a smooth operator," confides the director who says »
- Subhash K. Jha
★★★☆☆A nostalgic throwback to the Satyajit Ray heyday of Indian arthouse - though admittedly lacking much of Ray's sociopolitical spice - Ritesh Batra's The Lunchbox (2013) blends teasing comic romance with a not-unrealistic portrait of modern Mumbai. Irrfan Khan warms the cockles as the retiring (in every sense of the word) office worker picking through the delight-laden lunchboxes that begin to arrive at his desk each day from a mystery cook. Its more vehement critics will predictably decry its middle-class leanings, but as the success of filmmakers like Joanna Hogg and Jon Sanders here in the UK has proven, there is an appetite for stories about pencil-pushers as well as poverty-stricken slumdogs. »
- CineVue UK
Director Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) has added a trio of actresses to Jurassic World, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that Judy Greer (The Descendants, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Katie McGrath (Dracula, The Tudors) and Lauren Lapkus (Orange Is the New Black, Blended) have all boarded the fourth installment of the Jurassic Park franchise. So far, their character details are being kept under wraps.
Jurassic World is set for release on June 12th 2015, with a cast that also includes Chris Pratt (The Lego Movie), Bryce Dallas Howard (Spider-Man 3), Vincent D'Onofrio (Law & Order: Criminal Intent), Nick Robinson (The Kings of Summer), Ty Simpkins (Iron Man 3), Jake Johnson (Drinking Buddies), Omar Sy (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Irrfan Khan (The Amazing Spider-Man), David Oyelowo (The Butler) and the returning Bd Wong as Dr. Henry Wu.
- Gary Collinson
The topic of diversity in film casting is very much a hot-button issue nowadays, but no matter what your feelings on the matter are, there’s no denying that mixing things up actor-wise can help your movie cast a wider net in terms of demographic appeal – something that the Fast and the Furious franchise and superhero properties have caught onto in recent years, as have other blockbuster projects like the upcoming Jurassic Park installment, Jurassic World.
Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help) will anchor the next chapter in the dinosaur adventure series. However, such non-white – and non-American – acclaimed character actors as Irrfan Khan (Click to continue reading ‘Jurassic World’ Adds Judy Greer and Two More Cast Members
- Sandy Schaefer
Judy Greer is planning a trip to Jurassic World! The Wrap reports that the "Archer" star will join Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D'Onofrio, Bd Wong and Omar Sy for the Colin Trevorrow film. Steven Spielberg returns to the franchise as producer with Trevorrow directing and also co-writing with Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley are also attached to produce. Greer is no stranger to big screen science fiction and Jurassic World marks her third major genre blockbuster on the horizon.
- Ryan Turek
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Colin Trevorrow-helmed movie would be the third high profile sci-fi film that the 38-year-old actress has landed this year, the other's being 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' and 'Tomorrowland'.
Greer is known for portraying a string of supporting characters.
The movie. »
- Abhijeet Sen
Details about the trio's characters have yet to be revealed.
Jurassic World is scheduled for release on June 12, 2015. »
The dinosaur park is getting a bit crowded.
TheWrap is reporting actress Judy Greet has joined the cast of “Jurassic World.” The cast already included Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson, Irrfan Khan, B.D. Wong and Vincent D’Onofio.
The article did not identify Greer’s role in the movie.
Source: The Wrap
- Gig Patta
When I think of Judy Greer, I think of ‘secondary character’. I don’t think I’ve ever seen her feature in a main role; she’s nearly always the ‘funny best friend’ or ‘the woman the hero doesn’t really want’. However, things may be about to change as news has surfaced that she has signed on to star in Jurassic World.
Directed by Colin Trevorrow (the man behind the brilliant Safety Not Guaranteed), the cast already features Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help), Chris Pratt (Guardians Of The Galaxy), Nick Robinson (The Kings Of Summer), Jake Johnson (New Girl), Ty Simpkins (Insidious), Bd Wong (Law And Order: Special Victims Unit), Irrfan Khan (Life Of Pi), Vincent D’Onofrio (Law And Order: Criminal Intent), and fellow newbie members Lauren Lapkus (Orange Is The New Black) and Katie McGrath (Merlin). With original director Steven Spielberg as executive producer, this is set to be stunning! »
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
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