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Laila Majnu Shelved?

Box Office India was the first to tell you that Imtiaz Ali’s brother, Sajid Ali, had been signed by Balaji Motion Pictures to direct a film that would be co-produced by Preety Ali. It’s called Laila Majnu, and is a folk tale-based dance drama. The makers were looking to cast ...
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PK Success Bash

The makers of PK recently hosted a grand bash to celebrate the success of their film's run in China. Present were the lead cast Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, director Rajkumar Hirani, producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Amitabh Bachchan, Zoya Akhtar, Kangana Ranaut, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Anil Kapoor, Imtiaz Ali and ...
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Deepika Padukone: Once Again

She did it last year and she’s going to be doing it this year and early next year as well. We’re talking about Deepika Padukone, who successfully juggled the shooting of three films simultaneously. Imtiaz Ali is all set to start his next film featuring Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika ...
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2 Much!

The 2 States leading pair, Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, in conversation with team Box Office India Box Office India (BOI): Obviously, you are here to promote 2 States… Arjun Kapoor (AK): (Cuts in) No, I am still promoting Gunday! (Laughs) BOI: As we all know, 2 ...
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“I am hated by the singers’ community”

Guest Editor Pritam Chakraborty in conversation with team Box Office India Box Office India (BOI): Last year, four of Deepika Padukone’s movies earned Rs 600 crore plus. And during the last two years, 15 of your movies earned Rs 1,100 crore plus. Pritam Chakraborty: (Cuts in) She is ...
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‘I have made Kaanchi with lots of passion’ – Subhash Ghai

If ever there was a comeback kid, it’s Subhash Ghai. Fondly called ‘The Showman’, Ghai is ready to release his film Kaanchi and launched the film’s trailer at a suburban multiplex in Mumbai today. Ghai also introduced his new find, Mishti, to the media along with the film’s hero Kartik ...
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“I am prepared to wait to make it big”

Imtiaz Ali’s latest release Highway has enchanted the audience with its power-packed performances. Besides the lead pair, Randeep Hooda and Alia Bhatt, who have been applauded, the one who played Hooda’s (Mahabir Bhati) accomplice – Durgesh Kumar (Aado). Here is a small chat with the actor: Background I ...
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Highway Clocks Modest Weekend Numbers

Imtiaz Ali’s Highway, which released at limited screens, saw its numbers grow at the weekend as the audience was clearly captivated by performances from the lead pair, Randeep Hooda and Alia Bhatt. The film generated Rs 3.47 crore, Rs 4.5 crore and Rs 5.25 crore on Friday,Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Today, it experienced ...
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Highway nets 3.5cr on day one; gathers steam

Imtiaz Ali’s Highway, which hit cinemas yesterday, grew at snail’s pace at the ticket counters. The film, which has garnered positive word-of-mouth publicity, reeled in Rs 3.5 crore on its first day. Distributors believe this is an impressive start for a film that had a limited release. They say collections ...
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Highway Rides Slow But Steady

Imtiaz Ali’s Highway took a slow start but word-of-mouth helped the film pick up exceptionally well. Distributors believe the film will witness good, constant business from tomorrow. On day one, distributors are expecting business to be over Rs 4 crore depending on the late-night shows, all-India, which is stupendous for a ...
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Three For The Road

Team Highway, Imtiaz Ali, Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda, in conversation with team Box Office India Box Office India (BOI): How was Imtiaz Ali to work with? Alia Bhatt (AB): It’s every actor’s dream to work with Imitaz Ali and it happened just after my first film. I ...
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Tisca Chopra’s Book Launch

Director Imtiaz Ali recently launched actress Tisca Chopra's book Acting Smart.  The book is about the trials and tribulations that one goes through when trying to make a mark in Bollywood. The director not only unveiled the book but has also contributed to a few episodes and anecdotes in the ...
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Anniversary Preview

Amitabh Bachchan In Conversation With Imtiaz Ali, Rohit Shetty, Shoojit Sircar And Team BOI 
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Basu’s First, Ali’s Later

Rumour had it that Ranbir Kapoor’s next would be an Imtiaz Ali film but it turns out, the rumours were wrong. Sources say Kapoor’s next will be Anurag Basu’s Jagga Jasoos, which will go on the floors in November. The said film will feature not one but two actresses ...
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Solo Release For Highway

‘Relationships’ and ‘rapport’ are watchwords in this industry and, usually, one good turn, deserves another. In the latest instance, Sajid Nadiadwala was at the receiving end of this generosity when he decided to release his film Highway, helmed by Imtiaz Ali, on December 13. He was dismayed when a few ...
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It’s Confirmed

A few weeks ago, we told you that either Deepika Padukone or Katrina Kaif would be paired opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Imtiaz Ali’s next, which is expected to go on the floors in early 2014. There’s also been news of Alia Bhatt playing leading lady but that was just a ...
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Highway To Love

In the insanely romantic Aru Valley near Pahalgam in Kashmir, Imtiaz Ali reflects on an old flame he’s been nurturing for more than a decade... his upcoming film, Highway, featuring Randeep Hooda and Alia Bhatt. Soumita Sengupta shares her experiences on the sets: The word ‘picturesque’ doesn’t come close ...
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Highway On December 13

Director Imtiaz Ali's much-awaited next film Highway will hit the theatres on December 13, 2013. The film features Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda in the lead and is about the journey that two young people undertake while travelling through six Indian states. After Rockstar, this is Ali's second outing ...
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Wanted Actresses

As surprising as it sounds, six big films all set to go on the floors very soon don’t have an actress finalised so far. Yes, the movies we are talking about feature big actors. There’s no actress finalised for – Shah Rukh Khan’s Happy New Year, Akshay Kumar’s remake of ...
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Armaan Jain Paired With Divya?

We were the first to break the news that Saif Ali Khan’s company would produce Kareena Kapoor’s cousin Armaan Jain’s debut film as an actor but now everyone wants to know who will be paired opposite the lad. The film is being directed by Imtiaz Ali’s brother Arif and Imtiaz ...
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MDKM On March 15

Yash Raj Films’ next venture under the Y-Films banner, Mere Dad Ki Maruti (MDKM) is all set to release on March 15, 2013. The film features Saqib Saleem, Rhea Chakraborty and Ram Kapoor. Saleem had earlier made his debut with Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge under the same banner. The film is an outrageous comedy set against the ...
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Imtiaz Ali’s Forthcomings

Imtiaz Ali, who is known for making one film at a time, has not one but two films up his sleeve. He wanted Ranbir Kapoor for his next but the latter has already allotted dates to Abhinav Kashyap and Anurag Kashyap, back to back. That’s why Ali decided to ...
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“My career would have been empty if Yash ji hadn’t cast me”

Anushka Sharma is one of the few lucky actresses to have made their debut under the Yash Raj banner. But her luckiest moment was when Yash Chopra cast her in Jab Tak Hai Jaan. This fulfilled her dream to be directed by the legendary director himself. In conversation with Anushka ...
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Ranbir Kapoor’s New Style

We all know that all the Khans work only with actresses who give them bulk dates because they work on only one film at a time. It seems Ranbir Kapoor is also following suit. His last film Barfi! took way too long to complete because, although Kapoor was working ...
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Mijwan 2012 Fashion Show

Shabana Azmi’s NGO, Mijwan Welfare Society, hosted a fashion show on September 3 at a suburban five star hotel in Mumbai. The highlight of the show was that Mijwan’s female population had their craftsmanship showcased on ramp, by leading models and top celebrities, through Manish Malhotra’s designs. He has translated ...
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GoW Writer Zeishan Quadri’s Next

It may have disappointed with its collections but Gangs Of Wasseypur (GOW) is a very real film about very real people. But there’s one ‘character’ the film has catapulted into the limelight who off-screen. And that’s writer Zeishan Quadri, who has already started working on his next. “I have three ...
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Imtiaz Ali Held A Special Screening Of GOW II

A private screening of Anuragh Kahsyap's Gangs Of Wasseypur II (GOW II) was held by director Imtiaz Ali at a suburban theatre in Mumbai. Friends of the director like Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Anushka Sharma were spotted at the screening.
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Imtiaz, Ranbir , Together Again

They rocked when they worked together in Rockstar, and they’re ready to rock and roll once again. Yes, Imtiaz Ali will be directing Ranbir Kapoor in his next film, again. The said film will be produced by none other than Sajid Nadiadwala. Ali was signed by Nadiadwala a few years ...
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Cocktail Is JWM Meets LAK

Ever since Illuminati Films has announced their plan to produce Homi Adjania’s next, there’s been talk that it would be a dark movie just like his first film, Being Cyrus. But wait! A handful of people who have watched the film say this one is completely different from Adjania’s ...
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Gattu Special Screening

Children's Film Society of India's (CFSI) film Gattu, directed by Rajan Khosa had a special screening recently at Pixion in Mumbai. Nandita Das the Chairperson of CFSI attended the screening along with other directors like Imtiaz Ali and Amol Gupte.
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