Free Press Journal
  • There is less space for humour or for reality: Saurabh Shukla

    Mumbai: He is one of the most formidable performers in Bollywood but it was “Satya” which established his reputation as a great actor and also as a writer. The actor, who co-wrote Ram Gopal Varma’s cult gangster drama with Anurag Kashyap, has fond memories of the 1998 film and considers it among his favourite films.

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    Overwhelmed by ‘Baaghi 2’ response: Tiger Shroff

    Tiger Shroff’s latest release “Baaghi 2” has crossed the Rs 150 crore mark at the box office, and the actor is overwhelmed by the response. He says it was an exciting project. “I am positively overwhelmed by the response the movie has received from all the fans. The success seen by ‘Baaghi 2’ would not have been possible without them. To be a part of a production that has become the fastest

  • Ali Fazal played many roles for ‘Milan Talkies’

    Ali Fazal, who has wrapped up the first schedule for Tigmanshu Dhulia’s “Milan Talkies”, says he feels a “deep” connect to the project as he not just acted in it, but did other roles behind the camera.  “We just wrapped a hectic schedule in Mathura and Lucknow for ‘Milan Talkies’. It’s been surreal, this journey with my maestro — Tigmanshu Dhulia. Cinema isn’t just what we see on that one Friday; it’s

  • Have cracked the idea for ‘OMG – Oh My God!’ sequel: Umesh Shukla

    Director Umesh Shukla says a sequel to the hit 2012 comedy “OMG – Oh My God!” is on the cards and the team has already started working on it. The satirical comedy-drama, based on a Gujarati stage-play, starred Paresh Rawal as an atheist who sues God after an earthquake destroys his antique shop. The film, which explored the themes of religion and superstition, also had Akshay Kumar play modern-day Lord Krishna.

  • Wow! See Anil Kapoor’s dapper look in his new Total Dhamaal avatar

    Anil Kapoor will be seen with one of his favourite co-stars Madhuri Dixit after almost two decades in the forthcoming Total Dhamaal. Audiences may recall that the said film has already gone on floor with the actors kick starting the shoot in full swing. Now that, Anil has started shooting for the same, in a recent incident, the actor shared a post that merely left his fans surprised.

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    Anurag Kashyap brings out the ‘best’ from Taapsee Pannu

    Taapsee Pannu says her “Manmarziyan” director Anurag Kashyap exudes such energy that it makes the “best happen” on the set. Taapsee, who has finished shooting for the film, on Tuesday shared a photograph of herself along with Kashyap.

  • ‘Very difficult to get good scripts’, says Patralekahaa

    Patralekhaa says she wants to be known as a good actor but in her four-year-old Bollywood career, her biggest struggle has been to get good scripts. Patralekhaa made her acting debut in Hansal Mehta’s “CityLights” in 2014, which received critical acclaim, and two years later the actor starred in Vikram Bhatt’s forgettable erotic-thriller- “Love Games”.

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    Ranbir Kapoor expresses interest in doing a biopic on an Indian athlete

    Ranbir Kapoor, who is set to play a football match for a cause, says he would love to do a sports-centric film, which tells the inspirational story of any Indian athlete. If he had to do a film on a sportsperson, who would it be and why? “It’s a tough question! We’ve a lot of athletes in the country and every story is worth listening to (and) will inspire others. I would

  • Every medium is an opportunity to grow: Sujoy Ghosh

    National Award winning filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh, who is exploring different mediums — big screen, television and short films — says he enjoys the process of working in multiple platforms as he feels it helps in his creative growth.

  • ‘Bollywood underrates me’, says Arunoday Singh

    Arunoday Singh, who has been a part of the Hindi film industry since 2009, feels his talent is under-utilised, and says Bollywood underrates him. Arunoday made his acting debut with “Sikandar” and later featured in films like “Yeh Saali Zindagi”, “Mirch”, Aisha”, “Jism 2”, “Main Tera Hero” and “Mohenjo Daro”. He says it’s very difficult to get films in which he plays the lead because he is not “wildly famous”.

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    I believe in commercial cinema: Jacqueline Fernandez

    Jacqueline Fernandez who has been on a high with several blockbuster commercial films back to back has time and again expressed her love and belief in the genre. The actress will be marking her return to the Race franchise with the Sultaan of box office Salman Khan for Race 3.

  • Bipasha Basu to provide ‘informed platform’ about health

    Actress Bipasha Basu, a fitness enthusiast, says she is looking at the digital platform to impart knowledge about health and fitness. A quick look at her social media posts — the latest one being “Flex arms, stretch legs and turn heads” — will give people an idea about her passion for fitness.

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    We have enough audience: Abhay Deol on clash of films

    Busy promoting his forthcoming film “Nanu Ki Jaanu”, actor Abhay Deol believes India has enough audience numbers to sustain four to five films releasing on the same day. “Nanu Ki Jaanu”, releasing on April 20, is clashing with movies like “Omerta”, “Daas Dev”, “High Jack” and “Beyond the Clouds”.

  • “I never do a film for any social purposes. I do it for pure entertainment”, says R Balki

    Social issues may be at the centre of R Balki’s films but the director says his main aim is to always create a story that starts a conversation and is entertaining to the viewers. The director’s latest “Pad Man”, featuring Akshay Kumar, addressed the taboo surrounding menstrual hygiene in India and was based on the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham.