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Vidya Balan’s Fan Following Grows

Vidya Balan's fan base is growing by the day especially overseas. So much so that her recent release Ghanchakkar is the biggest opening of her career so far. The film has opened overseas cumulative close to $ 1 million, Gulf – $ 375,653, North America – $ 150,000 and UK ...
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Ghanchakkar

Raj Kumar Gupta’s films are known for their out-of-the-box appeal, a genre of film that’s working very well these days. Ghanchakkar is clearly an unusual film, both in concept and treatment but, unfortunately, it disappoints more than it impresses. Not only is the narration weak, the film lacks zest, an ...
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“Your approach to a film defines its genre, not vice versa”

Raj Kumar Gupta is excited about his upcoming release, Ghanchakkar. In a candid chat with the Box Office India team, Gupta shares his perspective on filmmaking, his plans to turn producer and a whole lot more BOI: What was the idea behind making Ghanchakkar? Raj Kumar Gupta (RKG): ...
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Ghanchakar Promotions

Actors Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi have taken the promotion of their upcoming film Ghanchakkar directed by Raj Kumar Gupta to a new high. Recently the duo were seen at a suburban hotel dressed in character to entertain their fans and field questions from the media.
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Character Building

High-concept cinema has levelled the field, bringing character artistes new respect Much to the delight of aspiring actors, Bollywood has woken up to the fact that it takes more than a lead pair to make a film. ‘Realistic’ cinema is taking root and a new breed of young directors ...
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“I don’t let expectations bother me”

She calls it ‘stri-shakti’ and with good reason, because Vidya Balan has done more for the woman in Indian cinema than most other actresses. Balan, the leading lady (or should we say ‘hero’?) in her upcoming film Ghanchakkar, talks to Vajir Singh about Cannes, the changing face of Hindi cinema ...
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Ghanchakkar

Ghanchakkar is a short album featuring four loony tracks composed by Amit Trivedi. The title track Ghanchakkar Babu is a quirky, catchy and extremely hummable number packed with delightful-sounding nonsensical lyrics – spontaneous jholumpatti, continuous thukampatti, nalasopara dekho sayonara etc. placed on a disco bed. Trivedi renders this number in ...
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Emraan Hashmi Is Jholuram

Singer Altaf Raja of the Tum toh thehre pardesi fame has sung a song for Emraan Hashmi’s upcoming film Ghanchakkar. And the two are quite excited about appearing in a video together for the film’s song Jholuram. According to Hashmi, it is a huge draw to have Raja ...
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Emraan Hashmi and Kunal Deshmukh In UTV’s Thriller

UTV Motion Pictures has roped in the actor-director duo of Emraan Hashmi and Kunal Deshmukh for a masala entertainer. This will be the comeback for this superhit duo who have entertained the audience with back to back hits earlier. The shoot is scheduled to start immediately after the release of ...
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Actresses This Year!

Here’s what our top eight actresses are going to be seen in – or have already been seen in – in 2013. Kangna Ranaut is the only actress who will have as many as five releases (I Love NY, Ungli, Queen, Krrish 3 and Revolver Rani) followed by Deepika Padukone, ...
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Ghanchakkar Trailer To Be Released Digitally

Filmmaker Rajkumar Gupta's much awaited film Ghanchkkar will have its trailer launched digitally instead of the traditional trailer launch route of having an event. According to Shikha Kapur, Executive Director, Marketing, Studios, Disney UTV. The trailer will be attached with Himmatwala and thanks to the wide release of this film; ...
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Winning Trio

She’s been hitting them out of the ball park, in quick succession. He too has been dubbed a ‘hit machine’. And the director is all set to do a hat trick, with two successful films behind him, Aamir and No One Killed Jessica. The heroine is Vidya Balan, the hero ...
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“At UTV, we have a very action oriented approach”

Siddharth Roy Kapur, MD – Studios, Disney UTV in conversation with the Box Office India team How was the last year for Disney UTV? 2012 was a great year for us. We had an interesting mix of films across diverse genres, like Barfi!, Paan ...
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… And Now Raapchik Romance

Big production houses after finding talent generally keep the talent with them and try to use the same in one film after the other. That’s what seems to have had happened between UTV Motion Pictures and Rajkumar Gupta. The corporate house saw the immense talent in him and launched ...
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Watch Out For Ghanchakkar

We are told that Disney UTV is not going to leave any stone unturned to ensure that their next big release Ghanchakkar is one of the most awaited movies of the year. They have conceptualised more than six different marketing campaigns before zeroing in on the right one. Those ...
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Meet The KPC! Team

The first look and trailer of the film met with a tremendous response, not just from industrywallahs but also the audience. So, everyone’s looking forward to February 22, when Kai Po Che! hits the big screen. Let’s hear all about the film from the people related to it, Siddharth Roy ...
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Real Cool

An under-production Ghanchakkar already has Mumbai on edge as Emraan Hashmi shoots on-location It’s a Saturday afternoon and the busy streets of Sion in Mumbai are buzzing with people. Parked on these streets are two large white vans. Walk closer and you spot a bank. Was there a ...
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Studio Talk

Over the last two weeks, we gave you a territory-wise report of the films that released in 2012. Next, we brought you a report card of film directors on the three top content-driven films. This week, we speak to corporate studios on their performance this year and a peek into ...
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Ghanchakkar

Another shooting schedule for UTV Motion Pictures’ Ghanchakkar is underway in Mumbai. The film is being shot in Sync Sound. Produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur, and directed by Raj Kumar Gupta, the film toplines Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan. Music: Amit Trivedi.
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Creative Catalysts

The audience at large believe that studios are all about loosening their purse strings for movies. Sagorika Dasgupta met a team that has with time shattered this myth. The team at DisneyUTV, churns out 10-12 films a year which requires intense involvement at every stage of the movie production process ...
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Ghanchakkar

Another shooting schedule for UTV Motion Pictures’ Ghanchakkar is in progress in Mumbai. The film is being shot in sync sound. Produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur, and directed by Raj Kumar Gupta, the film toplines Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan. Music: Amit Trivedi.
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Ghanchchakkar Release Date Announed

UTV Motion Pictures today announced the release date for Ghanchakkar as 21 June, 2013. Comic-thriller Ghanchakkar is directed by Rajkumar Gupta and stars Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan in the lead. This is the thired film in a row for Rajkumar Gupta and UTV after Aamir and No One Killed Jessica. The film has ...
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Making Great Movies

Siddharth Roy Kapur, Managing Director–Studios, Disney UTV The UTV logo at the start of a movie is an indication for the audience to know they can expect something unique and special What makes a great movie? Well, if we knew the definitive answer to that, we would all ...
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Ghanchakkar

The third shooting schedule for UTV Motion Pictures’ Ghanchakkar will commence from October 1 in Mumbai. The film is being shot in sync sound. Produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur and directed by Raj Kumar Gupta, it toplines Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan. Music: Amit Trivedi. Lyrics: Amitabh ...
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Of Lenses And Frames

The cinematographer of Kahaani Satyajit Pande talks to Sagorika Dasgupta about his life and success story Background When I was very young, I was introduced to photography by my uncle and aunt. My uncle Ranjan Palit is a famous cinematographer and I practically grew up with him in Kolkata. ...
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Ghanchakkar

The shooting of UTV Motion Pictures’ Ghanchakkar is in progress at Essel Studios, Mumbai. The film is being shot in sync sound. Produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur and directed by Raj Kumar Gupta, the film toplines Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan. Music: Amit Trivedi.
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Vidya Balan Is Ecstatic

Vidya Balan, who was on a holiday spree, is back to the studios and has started shooting for Rajkumar Gupta’s Ghanchakkar, which also features Emraan Hashmi in the lead. Well, she’s thrilled to be working with one of her favourite directors. This is the second time to duo will be ...
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Vacation Time For Vidya Balan

• Although Vidya Balan’s next film Ghanchakkar also featuring Emraan Hashmi is expected to go on the floors only in September, the talented actress is in no hurry to take on another project. She’s spending her time with family and friends and, of course, going through scripts.
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Fantastic Four

Siddharth Roy Kapur, CEO, UTV Motion Pictures, is a happy man. And why not? It’s been less than three months since we rang in the new year and his company has already delivered not one but four successful films including one in the South. Here’s the ecstatic CEO in conversation ...
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Emraan And Vidya Back Together

UTV Motion Pictures has signed Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan for an upcoming comic-thriller titled Ghanchakkar. The film will be directed by Rajkumar Gupta and is expected to go on the floors in August this year. Ghanchakkar is based on the story of an ex-conman named Sanju. And his ambitious ...
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