Process for choosing films for Oscar not good: Ritesh Batra
Process for choosing films for Oscar not good: Ritesh Batra

  Director Ritesh Batra, whose 'The Lunchbox' lost out to 'The Good Road' as India's foreign language Oscar entry last year, says the method for selecting entries for the Academy award in India is flawed.

Nimrat Kaur to romance Akshay Kumar in 'Airlift'?
Nimrat Kaur to romance Akshay Kumar in 'Airlift'?

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I play Claire Danes` nemesis in `Homeland`: Nimrat Kaur

`The Lunchbox` actress Nimrat Kaur, who is all set to debut on American series `Homeland` as ISI agent Tasneem Kureshi, says she plays Claire Danes` nemesis on the show but is not sure whether she will share screen space with the Golden Globe-winning actress.

Nimrat Kaur`s Independence Day adventures

`The Lunchbox` actress Nimrat Kaur celebrated the 68th Independence Day in a very unusual style. The actress, who is currently in Cape Town celebrated the day by indulging in some adventure activities like trekking.

Interesting to play Pakistani in US show: Indian actress Nimrat Kaur

After finding global visibility with `The Lunchbox`, Indian actress Nimrat Kaur has landed a chance to play a Pakistani character in the fourth season of hit American series `Homeland`, set in Islamabad.

I must`ve said no to 450 scripts in two years: Nimrat Kaur

Nimrat Kaur wasn`t craving for international stardom, but that seems to be her calling and destiny, given that she has landed a part in the hit foreign TV series "Homeland". She says in the time between "The Lunchbox" and "Homeland", she refused umpteen roles in searching for "something right".

Nimrat Kaur lands role in US series `Homeland`

Indian actress Nimrat Kaur, who rose to fame with `The Lunchbox` last year, has now bagged a role in American TV series `Homeland`.

Haven`t signed Saurabh Shukla`s film yet: Nimrat Kaur

`The Lunchbox` actress Nimrat Kaur would "love" to work under Saurabh Shukla`s direction but, squashing media reports that she`s signed a film with him, she says she`s "still in talks" for it.

Nawazuddin not awestruck by star power

Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has shared screen space with big names like Aamir Khan and Irrfan Khan, but he says he has never been intimidated by their star power. Had he been awestruck, he says he would not have been honest with his characters.

`The Grandmaster` sweeps Asian Film Awards, crew mourn lost stuntman

Martial arts fantasy "The Grandmaster" dominated the Asian Film Awards on Thursday with seven wins including best movie, as its emotional director mourned the film`s stuntman who was on the missing Malaysian jetliner.

`Lakshmi` will get limited release: Nagesh Kukunoor

Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor says he is anticipating "limited release" for his film `Lakshmi`, which is based on human trafficking.

`The Lunchbox`, `Shahid` to get Anti-Kela award

`Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns`, `Go Goa Gone`, `The Lunchbox` and `Shahid` will be honoured with an Anti-Kela Award each for being boons of Bollywood in 2013.

`The Lunchbox` makes waves in North America

Indian filmmaker Ritesh Batra`s critically acclaimed film `The Lunchbox` beat out Hollywood movies, Oscar contenders, and all other foreign-language films to score the number one per-theatre average gross of any film in North America last weekend.

Monga-Johar team up for `The Intouchables` remake

After `The Lunchbox`, filmmakers Karan Johar and Guneet Monga have teamed up for the Indian remake of French comedy `The Intouchables`.

Makers confirm Nawazuddin Siddiqui`s presence in `Kick`

Denying recent reports that actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui will not be a part of Salman Khan`s "Kick", producer Sajid Nadiadwala has confirmed that the actor will start shooting for the film soon.

I was never friends with Irrfan but there`s no rivalry: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Nawazuddin Siddiqui has denied reports of a cold war with his `The Lunchbox` co-star Irrfan Khan, saying that there is no rivalry between them.

A year when performances outshone Bollywood star power

If 2013 was about box office records, it will also be remembered for superlative performances by a host of actors like Irrfan, Rajkummar Rao and Sushant Singh in highly acclaimed films such as `The Lunchbox`, `Shahid` and `Kai Po Che` respectively.

Guneet Monga to produce `Give Me Blood`, `Side Hero`

Producer Guneet Monga, behind films like `Gangs of Wasseypur`, `Peddlers` and `The Lunchbox`, is all set to produce director Amit Kumar`s `Give Me Blood` and Vasan Bala`s `Side Hero`.

`The Lunchbox` selected for APSA awards

Director Ritesh Batra`s `The Lunchbox` is among the four Indian films that have been nominated in the Seventh Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) this year.

DIFF 2013 - focus on rare films, gems of indie cinema

With some of the best indie films from Poland, Sri Lanka, Australia and Laos participating, the second edition of the Dharamshala International Film Festival.