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Interview: Wonderful experience working with Shah Rukh Khan, says Sharib Hashmi

In an exclusive interview with Parul Sabherwal, Sharib talks about his journey from being an Assistant Director to a lead actor and about his upcoming projects.

`Filmistaan` mints over Rs 5 crore in second week

A small endeavour has turned out to be big for the first-time director Nitin Kakkar whose `Filmistaan`, shot in just 20 days, has collected over Rs 5 crore in its second week.

`Filmistaan` now tax free in Maharashtra

`Filmistaan` that released alongside Akshay Kumar - Sonakshi Sinha starrer `Holiday: A Soldier is Never Off Duty`, has maintained its position at the Box Office in the last week.

Would have loved to shoot in Pakistan: `Filmistaan` director

Lack of resources and complications related to filming in Pakistan kept first-time Indian director Nitin Kakkar away from shooting his National Award winning saga `Filmistaan` which uses Bollywood to bind India and Pakistan.

Sharib Hashmi sold home, wife`s jewellery to pursue acting

The acting bug bit "Filmistaan" actor Sharib Hashmi when he was just a child. But he buried his acting dreams for things his heart was "clearly not into". He credits his wife as well as friend Nitin Kakkar for helping him to resurrect his dreams.

`Filmistaan` continues to be `rock steady`

Nitin Kakkar’s National Award winning film `Filmistaan` has managed to generate better business on the fourth day since its release than it did on its opening day.

Box Office: `Holiday` does well, `Filmistaan` picks up on day two

Nitin Kakkar’s National Award-winning film `Filmistaan` has no big names, but showed a major growth by earning over Rs.1 crore on the second day of its release, while action titan Akshay Kumar’s `Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty` maintained its opening day box office figure i.e over Rs.12 crore.

Vidhu Vinod Chopra offers vacation to `Filmistaan` actors

Vidhu Vinod Chopra offers vacation to `Filmistaan` actors

'Filmistaan' review: Heart warming hug across the border

Hold this film tight. There is an utterly moving sequence towards the end of this lovely parable on cross-border amity where Sunny(Sharib Hashmi), who has strayed into Pakistan, confesses to Aftaab(Innamulhaq) that he is obsessed with Bollywood and wants to be a hero, though he knows he doesn`t have it in him.

Hope `Filmistaan` helps me make black and white film: Kakkar

After making a promising start with "Filmistaan", Nitin Kakkar is hopeful of materialising his plans of making a black and white movie on Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto`s stories and finding producers for his dream project.

I want to make acting my bread and butter: Sharib Hashmi

After featuring in supporting roles, actor Sharib Hashmi found his big ticket as a lead character in "Filmistaan". He says he has now decided to stick to acting and wants to make it his bread and butter.

Films bind, not divide: Big B on `Filmistaan`

Debutant director Nitin Kakkar has received wide acclaim at international film festivals for `Filmistaan` that explores India-Pakistan relationships. Now megastar Amitabh Bachchan too has complimented him on his endeavours.

`Filmistaan` about love for Bollywood in India and Pak: Nitin Kakkar

Nitin Kakkar initially set out to do a film on Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto`s stories but ended up making `Filmistaan` in which he explored Indo-Pak relations through the shared love that people from both sides of the border have for Bollywood.

Amitabh Bachchan in love with `Filmistaan` trailer

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is all praises for the trailer of upcoming movie `Filmistaan`, which is about an affable Bollywood buff.

`Cinema lot more than few reels of entertainment`

Cinema must be beyond a "few reels of entertainment" as it is a good medium to channelise the positive changes in the country`s socio-cultural milieu, says filmmaker Nitin Kakkar, whose debut feature ‘Filmistaan’ was named the best film at the 60th National Film Awards.

`Dekh Tamasha Dekh` to open NY Indian film fest

‘Dekh Tamasha Dekh’ will open the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) April 30, while debut director Nitin Kakkar`s ‘Filmistaan’ will be screened as the May 4 closing night film.

`Dekh Tamasha Dekh`, `Filmistaan` to bookend NY Indian filmfest

Feroz Abbas Khan`s ‘Dekh Tamasha Dekh’ will open the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) April 30, while Nitin Kakkar`s ‘Filmistaan’ will screen as the May 4 closing night film.