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Important for filmmakers to be 'brave', says Shoojit Sircar

Important for filmmakers to be 'brave', says Shoojit Sircar

Though Shoojit is vastly known for his slice-of-life dramas like "Piku" and "Vicky Donor", the director has often touched political issues with movies like "Madras Cafe" and his debut "Yahaan".

Feb 06, 2017, 16:30 PM IST
I take influences from Satyajit Ray's work: Shoojit Sircar

I take influences from Satyajit Ray's work: Shoojit Sircar

 He has framed sensitive situations of conflict zones in films like "Yahaan" and "Madras Cafe" and narrated simple but effective stories with "Vicky Donor" and "Piku". And director Shoojit Sircar says he tries to take influences from world cinema's greatest auteur Satyajit Ray's work and infuse them in his projects.

Nov 22, 2015, 11:04 AM IST

I`m more comfortable in Bollywood than Hollywood: Nargis Fakhri

Nargis Fakhri, who is making her debut in Hollywood with the film ‘Spy’, says she is comparatively more comfortable in Bollywood.

Jul 10, 2014, 12:31 PM IST

I am currently single: Nargis Fakhri

Nargis Fakhri and Uday Chopra`s flirtatious exchange on Twitter may suggest otherwise but the `Madras Cafe` star says she is currently single.

Jun 10, 2014, 18:23 PM IST

Grew as actor and person in `Oohalu...`: Raashi Khanna

`Madras Cafe` famed actress Raashi Khanna, who is making her Telugu debut in upcoming romantic-comedy `Oohalu Gusagusalade`, says the experience of working in a new industry helped her grow as an actor as well as person.

May 27, 2014, 17:53 PM IST

Nargis Fakhri launches own website

Actress Nargis Fakhri has decided to expand her digital connect with her fans by launching her official website Thursday.

Apr 10, 2014, 21:39 PM IST

Want to play Rajiv Gandhi`s character again: Sanjay Gurbaxani

Sanjay Gurbaxani, who portrayed the character of Rajiv Gandhi in Shoojit Sircar`s thriller `Madras Cafe`, said he would like to play the role on celluloid again.

Mar 02, 2014, 16:03 PM IST

Hansal Mehta accuses censor board of double standards

Hansal Mehta has accused censor board of discrimination, saying his film `Shahid` was rated `A` while big films like `Ramleela` and `Madras Cafe` were given U/A certificate.

Jan 21, 2014, 16:22 PM IST

Nargis Fakhri off to Dubai

Actress Nargis Fakhri left for Dubai to attend the grand opening of Meramar Lounge and Club Experience Friday.

Dec 20, 2013, 14:45 PM IST

Tamil filmmaker Leena Manimekalai ticks off Bollywood films

A Tamil off-beat film-maker has criticised two recent Hindi films `Madras Cafe` and `Chennai Express` for what she says wrong portrayal of Tamil issues and said they were not based on adequate research.

Dec 19, 2013, 18:30 PM IST

I believe in small-budget films: Director Shoojit Sircar

Shoojit Sircar, known for his different sensibilities and filmmaking techniques, thinks that he cannot handle subjects like ‘Dabangg’ and ‘Krrish’.

Nov 25, 2013, 15:14 PM IST

Producer`s seat more comfortable: Director Shoojit Sircar

Be it the slice of life in ‘Vicky Donor’ or the portrayal of harsh reality in ‘Madras Cafe’, director Shoojit Sircar`s films fetched him loads of accolades.

Oct 30, 2013, 11:22 AM IST

Travelling is a very important part of my life, says John Abraham

John Abraham has opened up about his love of travelling, asserting that he is a bohemian by nature and enjoys exploring different destinations.

Oct 15, 2013, 16:12 PM IST

TV not on John Abraham`s wish list, yet

Actor-producer John Abraham says right he is not thinking about switching from the big to the small screen because he believes movies are the right platform for him.

Oct 07, 2013, 13:20 PM IST

John shoots Rs 3 crore song for `Welcome Back`

John Abraham`s entry in Anees Bazmee`s `Welcome Back` will not be an ordinary one. The director has spent Rs.3 crore on a song that will introduce the actor in the comedy.

Oct 04, 2013, 20:52 PM IST

John Abraham has no starry tantrums: Sambhavna Seth

Sambhavna Seth, who is just back from shooting an item number with John Abraham for `Welcome Back`, praises him for his humbleness.

Oct 04, 2013, 20:16 PM IST

‘Madras Cafe’ review: A gritty cinematic experience

Amidst a lot of controversies and protests ‘Madras Cafe’ opened today with a lot of speculation. The film is Bollywood’s attempt at political thriller, and director Shoojit Sircar has not disappointed.

Oct 04, 2013, 13:40 PM IST

John Abraham to star in sports film ?

After winning critical acclaim for his last release, `Madras Cafe`, based on the Sri Lankan civil war, actor-producer John Abraham is now taking his interest in sports forward by planning to make films on football, motorcycling and boxing.

Sep 28, 2013, 12:06 PM IST

Let`s help market `The Good Road`: Shoojit Sircar

`Vicky Donor` director Shoojit Sircar feels that the film fraternity should show support to India`s official entry into the Oscars, `The Good Road`.

Sep 23, 2013, 14:43 PM IST

Bollywood has no stories to tell: John Abraham

John Abraham, who has been propagating off-beat and "sensible" films in a space full of masala entertainment, believes that Bollywood currently lacks "sensible" stories to tell.

Sep 22, 2013, 11:18 AM IST