Free Press Journal
  • It’s never easy to make original films: Rajat Kapoor on turning to crowd-funding for ‘RK/R Kay’

    New Delhi: Telling an original story has never been easy in the Hindi film industry but Rajat Kapoor is not one to give up. With biggies like “Kapoor and Sons” and “Dil Chahta Hai” behind him as an actor and critically acclaimed films like “Mithya” and “Ankhon Dekhi” in his kitty as a director, getting funds for his latest venture should have been relatively easy. But the actor-filmmaker, who has long straddled the different

  • Taapsee Pannu turns choreographer for ‘Mulk’

    Mumbai: Actress Taapsee Pannu has not just lent her acting prowess to “Mulk” but has also choreographed a song for the first time. The film’s director Anubhav Sinha says since the song was not meant to look like a professionally choreographed one, he wanted a fresh perspective and Taapsee did wonders.

  • Raazi Dilbaro song

    Raazi song Dilbaro: This Harshdeep Kaur song will leave every father-daughter teary-eyed

    After the ‘Ae Watan’ song, which left us with a patriotic feeling, the maker of Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal-starrer released the second song, ‘Dilbaro’. In the song, Alia aka Sehmat is getting hitched to Vicky aka Iqbal Syed, a Pakistani army officer. The song is sung by Harshdeep Kaur and has beautifully captured the bond of father and daughter. In the video, while Alia looks gorgeous as Kashmiri bride, Rajat Kapoor as

  • Pari: Review, Cast and Director

    She’s not the fairytale kind of Pari but a Rakshas, we’re told- born of Ifrit (Devil/evil worshippers)and it’s only Qayamat(a group of vigilante Arabic spewing exorcists of sorts) led by a one-eyed professor Qasim( Rajat Kapoor) who can prevent her from spreading her poison within humankind.

  • Rajat Kapoor should make films more often: Kalki Koechlin

    Kalki Koechlin feels filmmaker Rajat Kapoor should make movies more often. Rajat, who has directed films like “Mithya”, “Mixed Doubles” and “Ankhon Dekhi”, shared a link of a campaign. “‘RK/RKay’ will be made in 2018 with your help! We need you – look at the link below, click on it, make a contribution no matter how small, it will still be huge,” Rajat tweeted.

  • Taapsee Pannu: Yet to find definition of being A-list

    Mumbai: Actress Taapsee Pannu, who has made her mark with films like “Pink”, “Naam Shabana” and “Judwaa 2”, says she is yet to crack the code of being an “A-list” in the Hindi film industry.

  • The concept of a main lead doesn’t exist anymore: Angad Bedi

    New Delhi: Angad Bedi believes the demarcation between the main lead and supporting characters are a thing of the past. The actor, whose career got a new lease of life after ensemble courtroon drama “Pink”, says nowadays a film’s identity and recall value is dependent on its characters rather than its lead star.

  • I’ll beg, borrow or steal but make my next film: Rajat Kapoor

    Mumbai: His last film, “Ankhon Dekhi”, bagged several awards and garnered immense critical acclaim but actor-director Rajat Kapoor says he is struggling to find a producer for his next slate of scripts.

  • Commercial cinema has killed independent movies: Rajat Kapoor

    Mumbai: Actor Rajat Kapoor says mainstream cinema in the country has become so huge that it hardly gives any space for small independent films to have a good release.The actor, who has featured in several off-beat films like “Bheja Fry”, “Phas Gaye Re Obama” and “Mithya”, says indie cinema was at it’s peak in the middle of 2000 post which commercial cinema took over completely.”The high point of indie cinema was from 2003 to

  • “It was one of the most beautiful nights of my life”, says Rajat Kapoor

    Filmmaker Rajat Kapoor shares his moments of undiluted joy, even as he tells Nichola Pais that equanimity is the true goal.

    Soaring High

    Let me say that I’m not the kind of person who looks for a high, like a sky-dive. That is not my kind of a high. I’ve never done drugs, for example. Those kind of highs do nothing for me. But theatre, for me, is a big high. Being on a

  • Vidya’s BEGUM JAAN to release in Jan 2017

    Mumbai : Vidya Balan starrer “Begum Jaan” is all set to release in January next year. “Begum Jaan” set in the pre-Independence era, is directed by National Award winning director Srijit Mukherjee, who is making his directorial debut in Bollywood with the film, according to PTI.

  • What age taught Kalki Koechlin in Bollywood

    Kalki Koechlin is something of an anomaly in B-town, simply because she’s so much more than the conventional heroine. She actually enjoys doing craft projects for home, is very serious about theatre and is not above taking long breaks to follow her heart. For instance, last year she had taken six months off to write and direct a play. No long lazy holidays for her though, anything more than two

  • I can take up even a one-minute role: Rajat Kapoor

    Kolkata: Getting acclaim for his small but significant role in “Waiting”, actor Rajat Kapoor says he may go “out of his way” to do a cameo if he likes the idea. “Sometimes you do a film when you like the idea. And then I may go out of way to do even small roles,” Kapoor told here last week.

  • Karan Johar waiting to see ‘Waiting’

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Karan Johar says he is eager to watch director Anu Menon’s debut release “Waiting”, starring Kalki Koechlin and Naseeruddin Shah. “Waiting to see ‘Waiting’! I hear Naseer Saab and Kalki Koechlin are phenomenal! I believe it’s reflective and connective slice of life,” Karan tweeted on Sunday.

  • Over-the-top storytelling doesn’t excite me: Rajat Kapoor 

    New Delhi: He acts in Hindi films and makes them too, but Rajat Kapoor is not a Bollywood buff as such. The actor-filmmaker, who is as active in the theatre world as in filmdom, says over-the-top drama in storytelling doesn’t excite him at all as he favours simple and subtle portrayals.