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Anil Kapoor and his son Harshvardhan to team up for Abhinav Bindra’s bio-pic, producer confirms

Anil Kapoor and his son Harshvardhan to team up for Abhinav Bindra’s bio-pic, producer confirms
Olympian sharp-shooter Abhinav Bindra’s bio-pic has gone through several upheavals before finally landing up on the doorstep of Anil Kapoor and his son Harshvardhan Kapoor. Kannan Iyer, who directed the eerie Ek Thi Daayan will direct the Bindra bio-pic. Anil will play Abhinav’s father and Harshvardhan will take up the all-important role of Abhinav Bindra. Earlier, Rishi Kapoor had been roped in to play the father while Ranbir Kapoor who shares his birth date with Abhinav Bindra, wasRead More

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Ranbir Kapoor Varun Dhawan frontrunners to play Abhinav Bindra

It is the season for sportspersons' bio-pics. At the last count we had films in the pipeline or on the floors on the lives of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat (starring Aamir Khan) cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni (starring Sushant Singh Rajput), badminton player Saina Nehwal (to feature Deepika Padukone) and hockey wizard Dhyan Chand (cast undecided). Now comes the news that a bio-pic on the Olympian shooter Abhinav Bindra is ready to go on the floors as soon as the main casting is place. The film on Bindra will be directed by Kannan Iyer who earlier directed the eerie Ek Thi Daayan. Says a source, "The cast is in place except the central character. For Abhinav Bindra's role, Iyer has zeroed-in on two actors Ranbir Kapoor and Varun Dhawan who are the right build age and spirit to portray Bindra from age 17 to his present age (33)." Apparently both actors have displayed
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Screen Award Nominations!

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The nominations for the 20th annual Screen Awards was announced yesterday and not only that we learned who would be the Mc of the grand event – none other the King Khan! Yes, Shah Rukh Khan will play host to the star studded event. In a statement he said, “I’ve always enjoyed hosting award functions and making people around me happy and Screen Awards gives me that opportunity, the chance to return all the love and the wishes that my audiences have always blessed me with.”

And the nominations are…

Popular Choice (Male)

Aamir Khan – Dhoom: 3

Shah Rukh KhanChennai Express

Hrithik RoshanKrrish 3

DhanushRaanjhanaa

Ranveer Singh – Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela

Ranbir KapoorYeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Farhan AkhtarBhaag Milkha Bhaag

Akshay KumarBoss, Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai, Special 26

Saif Ali KhanRace 2

Aditya Roy KapurAashiqui 2

John AbrahamShootout At Wadala,
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Ek Thi Daayan was never pitched as a horror film, says Kannan Iyer

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Ek Thi Daayan has released and as a supernatural affair, it has managed to find niche audience for itself. While some expected it to fare on the same lines as some of the other quintessential horror flicks (a few have even starred Emraan Hashmi), director Kannan Iyer states that his communication to the audience has always been clear from the very onset."For starters, we never pitched this as a horror film. Reason being that Ek Thi Daayan doesn't belong to that genre. Instead
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Kannan Iyer agrees the second half of Etd goes wrong

Kannan Iyer agrees the second half of Etd goes wrong
Ek Thi Daayan director Kannan Iyer who has taken off on a holiday after the release of his film, agrees with the critics who feel the second-half of the film has gone wrong.

Soft spoken and thoughtful, the director who waited ten years to make his directorial debut says, "Maybe commercial considerations coloured the second movement of the storytelling. To me, the core of the story in Ek Thi Daayan is the relationship between the children and their stepmother who they think might be a witch. I was not interested in the horror or the supernatural elements per se. It was the inherent drama in the theme that interested me. It's always the drama that grips me."

Kannan can't thank his stars enough for discovering the two children Visshesh Tiwari and Sara Arjun. "Pavan Malhotra and Konkona Sen-Sharma who played their parents would have their jaws fall open when they would see the kids perform.
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Ek Thi Daayan Movie Review

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A good storyteller plays with the audience’s mind by using their actual fears – the shadows on the wall, the corners of the room that scare at night, that old lift in the building. Kannan Iyer takes the age old lore of witches and witchcraft and sets it right into our daily modern lives giving us one of the few chilling and superbly shot horror films.

Bobo (Emraan Hashmi) appears to have everything going for him – he is a famous magician, has a sweet girlfriend Tamra (Huma Qureshi) and an about-to-adopt son. Except that he seems to be hearing a voice which no one else can making him impossible to concentrate on anything anymore. He knows that it’s linked to his past; the murder of his kid sister which he can’t remember about. And when he starts recalling under hypnosis about what really happened those many years ago,
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Emraan Hashmi starrer Ek Thi Daayan gets U/A certificate : Trade News

This summer, cine-goers can look forward to a spooky vacation treat with the Emraan Hashmi-starrer Ek Thi Daayan. Releasing worldwide on April 19, Ek Thi Daayan, directed by Kannan Iyer, is the first thriller-horror to have received a U/A certificate from the Censors. Contrary to initial perception that the film would be limited only to an adult audience, the U/A certificate clearly establishes the film's enhanced potential and appeal among the youngsters as much as among adults. Read More...
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Spooky Ek Thi Daayan a U/A rated Treat!

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Cine-goers can look forward to a spooky family friendly treat with the Emraan Hashmi-starrer Ek Thi Daayan which hits theaters worldwide on Friday April 19th.

Ek Thi Daayan, directed by Kannan Iyer, is the first thriller-horror to have received a UA certificate from the Censors. Contrary to initial perception that the film would be limited only to an adult audience, the UA certificate clearly establishes the film’s enhanced potential and appeal among the youngsters as much as among adults.

Hashmi plays Bobo, a leading magician, suffering from constant hallucinations. His life is falling apart. When he is put through regression hypnosis, a terrifying childhood story surfaces, in which a daayan (witch), who has destroyed his family, returns to haunt him.

Says Vishal Bhardwaj, “The film draws inspiration from folklore. Along with Emraan, Konkona, Kalki and Huma, two young kids play major roles in the film. With schools going in for a summer break,
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Ek Thi Daayan gets UA certificate

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Ek Thi Daayan gets UA certificate
This summer, cine-goers can look forward to a spooky vacation treat with the Emraan Hashmi-starrer Ek Thi Daayan. Releasing on April 19, the film directed by Kannan Iyer, is the first thriller-horror to have received a UA certificate from the Censors. Contrary to initial perception that the film would be limited only to an adult audience, the UA certificate clearly establishes the film's enhanced potential and appeal among the youngsters as much as among adults. Hashmi plays Bobo, a leading magician, suffering from constant hallucinations. His life is falling apart. When he is put through regression hypnosis, a terrifying childhood story surfaces, in which a daayan (witch), who has destroyed his family, returns to haunt him. Says Vishal Bhardwaj, "The film draws inspiration from folklore. Along with Emraan, Konkona, Kalki and Huma, two young kids play major roles in the film. With schools going in for a summer break, this
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Emraan Hashmi's Ek Thi Daayan gets U/A certificate

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This summer, cine-goers can look forward to a spooky vacation treat with the Emraan Hashmi-starrer Ek Thi Daayan. Releasing worldwide on April 19, Ek Thi Daayan, directed by Kannan Iyer, is the first thriller-horror to have received a U/A certificate from the Censors. Contrary to initial perception that the film would be limited only to an adult audience, the U/A certificate clearly establishes the film's enhanced potential and appeal among the youngsters as much as among adults.
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Ek Thi Daayan Music Review

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Ek Thi Daayan is an upcoming horror film which has been directed by Kannan Iyer. It stars Emraan Hashmi, Konkona Sen Sharma, Huma Qureshi and Kalki Koechlin in the leading roles and is all set to release in cinemas on 18th April. The film is based on a magician named Bobo who encounters a beautiful woman called Lisa. Despite him being in a relationship, Bobo finds Lisa incredibly attractive. However, he is soon convinced that Lisa is actually a ‘daayan’ (witch) who is out to get him. The music to this film has been composed by Vishal Bhardwaj, who also composed the music for his previous directorial venture Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola (2013). The lyrics have been written by the legendary Gulzar, who has teamed up with Bhardwaj many times to create great music. So does the soundtrack to Ek Thi Daayan deliver, given that these two maestros have joined forces?
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Oscar-winning director accommodates Ek Thi Daayan

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Emraan Hashmi’s film with international filmmaker Danis Tanovic (Best Foreign Language film Oscar winner for No Man’s Land in 2002), which is currently under production in Patiala, is having to take an unexpected break.

Balaji Motion Pictures decided to call Emraan to Mumbai to complete some last-minute patch work for the forthcoming Ek Thi Daayan, produced by Vishal Bhardwaj and Ekta Kapoor.

As Ek Thi Daayan is set for an 18 April release, producer Guneet Monga and director Danis Tanovic understood the urgency for Emraan to be in Mumbai, and adjusted their schedule.

Says a source, “Danis understands how the film business works and though he isn’t entirely pleased about the break, he agreed to let go of Emraan to complete the patch work for Ek Thi Daayan.”

Danis’ producer Guneet Monga confirms: “It’s (film industry) one big family for us. We are only happy to be able
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Emraan - Vishals onscreen ode to Gulzar

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Emraan - Vishals onscreen ode to Gulzar
Both Vishal Bhardwaj and Emraan Hashmi are self-confessed fans of Gulzar's work. In fact, Vishal and the veteran writer have worked together on several films. But now the filmmaker has taken his adulation for Gulzar a step further. A source reveals that in his upcoming film Ek Thi Daayan, the filmmaker has included a scene where Emraan will be paying an ode to the writer by reading out a few couplets from his book. Tanuj Garg (CEO Balaji Motion Pictures) shares, "It's a house-party sequence where Kalki coaxes Emraan to sing. During the song, he lifts a book of poems by Gulzaar saab and recites a few couplets from it. The book has Gulzar saab on the cover too. It's obviously Vishal paying an ode to his favourite. Gulzaar saab is actually the lyricist of this song 'Yaarum' too." Ek Thi Daayan, directed by Kannan Iyer features Emraan Hashmi,
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The Gorgeous Yaaram from Ek Thi Daayan

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Based on a real cult, Ek Thi Daayan, which is set to hit theaters on April 18th, is an entertaining romantic supernatural thriller with electrifying twists. The film, directed by Kannan Iyer, stars Emraan Hashmi along with Konkona Sen Sharma, Kalki Koechlin, and Huma Qureshi. The always amazing Vishal Bhardwaj, who is also producing the film with Ekta Kappor, put on his composing hat to create the music of the film. He is joined by the esteemed Gulzar as lyricist to give the words and poetry to the songs.

We have the first song from the film – ‘Yaaram’. Picturized on the whole cast, one of the main sections you will see is Kalki Koechlin singing and playing a guitar. This actually is the first time Kalki Koechlin is lip-syncing for a song! About the experience Kalki said, “I play the guitar in real life, so it was fun for me
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First Look: Emraan Hashmi starrer 'Ek Thi Daayan

First Look: Emraan Hashmi starrer 'Ek Thi Daayan
The makers of ‘Ek Thi Daayan’ has unveiled the first look of the movie which shows Emraan Hashmi round up in the hairs of the three leading ladies of the movie, Konkona Sen Sharma, Kalki Koechlin and Huma Qureshi. The trailer of the movie was released with Vishal Bharadwaj's Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola and it was hugely liked by the movie-goers. ‘Ek Thi Daayan’ is co-produced by Ekta Kapoor and Vishal Bhardwaj. The movie has been directed by Kannan Iyer. This deadly horror will come haunt you on April 18, 2013. Emraan Hashmi plays an India’s leading magician in the movie. His constant hallucinations drifted him apart from his gir...
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Ek Thi Dayaan’s Cool Poster

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We have one of the coolest posters we have seen in a long time! Check out the first poster for Ek Thi Dayaan!

Starring Emraan Hashmi, Kalki Koechlin, Konkona Sen Sharma, Huma Qureshi, this Kannan Iyer directed thriller is set to haunt you we mean hit theaters on April 18th!

Ek Thi Daayan is an entertaining romantic thriller with an electrifying jolt at the end.

Bobo is India’s leading magician. But unknown to even his girlfriend Tamara, Bobo’s life is falling apart. His constant hallucinations leave him with no option but to seek psychiatric help.

Going through regression hypnosis, a terrifying story about his childhood surfaces involving a sinister power called Daayan who has not only destroyed his family but also promised to return to haunt Bobo.

He chooses to ignore it and move on with his life. Just when his career and love life is at full throttle,
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Emraan will remind of David Copperfield in Ek Thi Daayan : Trade News

In a career spanning 10 years, Emraan Hashmi has played quite a few characters that have bordered on being mysterious or mystical. However playing an illusionist for Balaji’s Ek Thi Daayan has been a first for him. Though within the industry he has a predecessor in the form of Hrithik Roshan, courtesy Guzaarish, Emraan as well as his director Kannan Iyer Read More...
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Nothing in common between Emraan in Ek Thi Daayan and Hrithik in Guzaarish

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In a career spanning 10 years, Emraan Hashmi has played quite a few characters that have bordered on being mysterious or mystical. However playing an illusionist for Balaji's Ek Thi Daayan has been a first for him. Though within the industry he has a predecessor in the form of Hrithik Roshan, courtesy Guzaarish, Emraan as well as his director Kannan Iyer were sure that the illusions created as well as the on-screen persona would have absolutely nothing in common. Instead, the sour
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Ek Thi Daayan team invited for special Mahayagna at Mahakumbh

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Ekta Kapoor, Huma Qureshi and Emraan Hashmi have been invited to the Maha Kumbh by the Honourable H.H Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Founder of Ganga Action Parivar, President of Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh, to attend the Mahayagna on February 9th. This mahayagna is being organized especially for the forthcoming film Ek Thi Daayan to calm the negative spirits attached to the film. It is believed to be happening for daayan mukti.

The cast of Ek Thi Daayan is going to the Mahakumbh for a holy dip in the Ganga on the famous mauni amavasya to seek divine blessings and remove every negativity that could get associated with a title like Ek Thi Daayan, a supernatural thriller. Ekta is deeply spiritual in her outlook and has firm faith in the healing powers of the various spiritual teachings of Indian masters and vedas.

The mauni amavasya snaan is a very important
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Konkona Sen Sharma, Kalki Koechlin and Huma Qureshi Getting dolled up!

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Every Bollywood actress would love to be dolled up like Katrina Kaif in her Barbie look alike. But these three bollywood beauties Konkana Sen Sharma, Kalki Koechlin and Huma Qureshi are all set out to do something unusual. The actress will be seen in their daayan avatar very soon as they have lent their faces to dolls that have been modeled on look alike daayans.

Ek Thi Daayan is an upcoming supernatural thriller that also stars Emraan Hashmi and has all the three heroines in a Daayan avatar.

According to insiders, the dolls will be dressed in black robes and will have their feet pointing backwards. “Initially, filmmakers producers Vishal Bhardwaj, Ekta Kapoor and director Kannan Iyer came up with the idea of having these evil-looking dolls that would resonate with the theme of their film Ek Thi Daayan, there was no plan to make them look like any of the three actresses.
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