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.
`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.
`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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.