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Irrfan Khan, who confessed to this writer, that he is jobless after The Lunchbox and in pursuit of a further excellence in his roles has finally found another character to challenge himself as an actor. In Tigmanshu Dhulia's The Killing Of A Porn Filmmaker, Irrfan will star as a porn director, a real lowdown sleaze ball who indulges in the lowliest of porn filmmaking. Reveals Tigmanshu, "We are talking about a guy who plants secret cameras in toilets, shoots honeymooning couples with hidden cameras...Irrfan plays the supreme of sleaze." But there is a redemptive graph to the character. Says Tigmanshu, "Irrfan's character redeems himself. He rises from the depths of sleaze and emerges a hero...why and how, I can't reveal. But after our collaboration in Paan Singh Tomar, this would be a completely new world." The film in English and Hindi would star a major international actor alongside Irrfan. »
- Subhash K. Jha
Jimmy Sheirgill has been an almost regular fixture with Tigmanshu Dhulia, ever since the director made his debut with Haasil. Ever since then, the duo has collaborated on Charas, Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster, Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns and now Bullett Raja. This time around though, there is Saif Ali Khan in the title role with his lady of affection being Sonakshi Sinha.Says Jimmy, The three of us have a lot of sequences together though, as you can see from the promos. »
"I am very thankful to Tigmanshu for always thinking of me whenever there's something wherein I can do something. I am really, really thankful to him for supporting me everytime," the 42-year-old said here Wednesday at a "Bullett Raja" event.
Jimmy, who plays Rudra, Saif Ali Khan's friend, in the film,. »
- Abhijeet Sen
India Film Project has announced the winners of the online filmmaking competition for its 2013 edition.
Inner Transitions by the Ordinary People team from Ahmedabad won the Platinum Film of the Year, Best Edit and Best Cinematography awards; Winds of Change by the Euphoria House team from Surat won the Gold Film of the Year and Best Use of Music award; Street by the Kothrud Riders team from Pune won the Silver Film of the Year, Best Acting and Best Use of Genre awards; Clean Canvas by the Creative Constructor team from Gandhinagar won the Best Use of Theme award; Ek Cup Coffee by the Vice Divine Gang team from Surat won the Best Poster award while the Ifp Recommendation Award went to Being Woman by the Blooper House team from Kolkata and Second Thoughts by the Spark Plug Film team from Baroda.
The online film competition was started on September »
Registrations are now open for the 2013 edition of India Film Project. To be held from September 20-28, India Film Project is a platform for amateurs and professional filmmakers to take a challenge and make a film in duration of only 48 hours.
At the beginning of 48 hours, Friday, September 20, 8pm, a common theme and genre will be given to participating teams. These teams shall script, shoot, edit and submit the film by Sunday, September 22, 8pm. Apart from filmmaking competition, the project will also feature a 5-day film festival online, workshops by eminent filmmakers and technicians, film marketing related panel-discussions, cinema exhibitions, etc.
The 2011 edition of India Film Project saw a participation of more than 600 participants from all across India making 86 films on the theme ”Small Things in Life”. In 2012, more than 1500 participants made more than 120 films of 5-8 minute duration on theme “Ingredients of Good Living” wherein they scripted, shot, edited »
Photo Courtesy: London Indian Film Festival
I t is a measure of how good an actor Irrfan Khan is when you start associating his “intense, brooding” onscreen persona with the man himself.
The actor was in London to participate in a masterclass conducted by the renowned director Asif Kapadia, of Senna fame, at the British Film Institute as part of the London Indian Film Festival. It was expected that the discourse would consist of his cinematic journey and the craft of acting – which of course he spoke about at length – what was unexpected, though, was the terrific sense of humour which laced his conversations, and how the entire auditorium was hanging onto his each and every word.
Enough has already been written about his “unconventional” looks and choices, so perhaps »
- Shreshtha Trivedi
"I thought I should have got it for 'Haasil', which was my first film with Tigmanshu Dhulia. Then I thought I'd get it for Mira Nair's 'The Namesake'. So it has been a fairly lengthy time-span of disappointments," said Irrfan.
Irrfan is happy to share the National Award for the best actor with Vikram. »
- Diksha Singh
Tigmanshu Dhulia’s ‘Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns’ will hit the marquee today. The movie is a sequel to 2011 hit film Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster. It stars Jimmy Shergil, Mahie Gill, Irrfan Khan and Soha Ali Khan. Jimmy and Mahie was in the original but Irfan and Soha is the new addition. The sequel promises more sex, tricks, blood, fights, and politics. Dhulia says Saheb, Biwi aur Gangster Returns is more "opulent and intriguing". The film also has an item number by the ‘Fashion’ actress Mughda Godse. The film has been made on a budget of seven crores. Tigmanshu Dhulia who begun his journey with ‘Haasil’ in 2002 has been appl »
Riding high on the Oscar win for Life Of Pie and anticipating a good success of Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns, Irrfan Khan is going through some exciting times. Even though rumours may be flying thick around him unable to do his thick buddy Tigmanshu Dhulia's Bullet Raja owing to date issues and a replacement being sought by the director, Irrfan wants his Paan Singh Tomar director’s film Haasil to be remade. Read More »
Riding high on the Oscar win for Life Of Pie and anticipating a good success of Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns, Irrfan Khan is going through some exciting times. Even though rumours may be flying thick around him unable to do his thick buddy Tigmanshu Dhulia's Bullet Raja owing to date issues and a replacement being sought by the director, Irrfan wants his Paan Singh Tomar director's film Haasil to be remade. »
The trailer for Tigmanshu Dhulia’s sequel Saheb Biwi Aur Ganster Returns was launched in royal style this week in Mumbai. True to the spirit of the film producers Rahul Mittra and director Tigmanshu Dhulia had a very royal ambience for the release of the first look of their film. The entire venue was decorated with palatial settings. The stars came one by one in vintage cars. While Irran arrived in a 1952 Chysler, Mahie Gill made an appearance in a 1932 for. Soha came in with a 1933 Ford, Himmy ina 1947 Buick and Tigmanshu Dhulia himself in a 1951 Pontiac.
Jimmy was dressed to the core as the Maharaja in a Sherwani and a turban. Soha came in a Pink Ghagra resplendent in antique jewelry. Mahie Gill looked every bit the Biwi of the film in a blue sari adorned with gold jewellery and Irrfan added to the cast looking every bit the nawabi gangster that he is. »
- Stacey Yount
Irrfan Khan essays the role of a gangster in director Tigmanshu Dhulia's sequel Saheb Biwi Aur Ganster Returns. The actor and director duo have been associated for a long time right from Tigmanshu Dhulia's first film Haasil and his last success Paan Singh Tomar is proof to their friendship. When Irrfan was asked to describe the director in one line he likened him to legendary director Vijay Anand. "Tigmanshu Dhulia is like director Vijay Anand. He is a brilliant director »
12 items from 2013
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