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Big B and Jackie Shroff reunite with Sarkar 3 a decade after Eklavya – The Royal Guard

Big B and Jackie Shroff reunite with Sarkar 3 a decade after Eklavya – The Royal Guard
Courtesy Ram Gopal Varma and his Sarkar 3, quite a few Bollywood actors are enjoying a reunion of sorts after a long hiatus. This is now also happening for Amitabh Bachchan and Jackie Shroff, who are facing the camera together again a good decade after Eklavya: The Royal Guard [2007]. “The Vidhu Vinod Chopra directedRead More

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Sanjay Dutt in an emotional father-daughter film by Vinod Chopra

Sanjay Dutt in an emotional father-daughter film by Vinod Chopra
Sanjay Dutt is on the way to getting back to the camera. He has said yes to three new projects so far. One is Siddharth Anand's action film for which Dutt needs to get more physically fit. Another is the next film in Raj Kumar Hirani's Munnabhai series. However the third project that Sanjay Dutt has just taken on comes as a complete surprise. Dutt will star in a film directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. They've earlier teamed up for two of Chopra's directorial ventures Mission: Kashmir and Eklavya and have been very closely associated over the Munnabhai series which Chopra produces. Chopra, it must be remembered, has not directed a film in Bollywood since Eklavya in 2007. The temptation to do something with Dutt was really strong this time. Says a source, "It's a very emotional father-daughter story with shades of Sanjay Dutt's own relationship with his daughter Trishala.
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Wazir review – a finely poised Bollywood policier

This detective story starring Amitabh Bachchan and exploring the power play of chess is far from black and white – its ambiguities make for compelling viewing

Around the turn of the millennium, the venerable Indian writer-director-producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra was set to make his Hollywood debut with Chess – nothing to do with the musical, but a self-penned thriller about a traumatised cop that circled the studios with names such as Dustin Hoffman attached. The vagaries of 21st-century production meant Chopra had to wait until last year’s Broken Horses to take his American bow, but traces of Chess have apparently persisted into Wazir. Delegated to emerging director Bejoy Nambiar, this plan B arrives bearing the Big B: Amitabh Bachchan, who collaborated with Chopra on 2007’s fine Eklavya, assumes the chewy character part Hoffman would surely have been eyeing.

Nambiar’s film begins as a no-nonsense Bollywood policier: the sappiest song goes
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Vidhu Vinod Chopra holds Masterclass at Soas, London

The acclaimed director and producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra held an insightful, thought-provoking and humorous masterclass at the world-renowned Soas, University of London, on 27th March 2015. The exclusive event gave detailed insight into the method and processes of this award-winning director, famed for making India’s highest grossing blockbuster of all time Pk. Mr Chopra was speaking ahead of the release of his highly-anticipated forthcoming film Broken Horses, which releases on 10th April 2015 through Utv Motion Pictures.

The masterclass, which was organised by Nisu (National Indian Students Union) and Soas, saw Mr Chopra being interviewed live on stage by academician and author Rachel Dwyer, Professor of Indian Cultures and Cinema at Soas, University of London. Ms Dwyer is widely regarded as a pioneer in bringing the academic study of Bollywood and Indian culture to the UK.

During almost two hours of lively banter Mr Chopra regaled the audience with tales from his early career,
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Special Video: James Cameron Praises Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Broken Horses

The great Vinod Vindu Chopra, who has produced some of the greatest Bollywood films including Parinda, 1942: A Love Story, Eklavya: The Royal Guard, Munna Bhai film series (Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. and Lage Raho Munna Bhai), 3 Idiots and Pk, has taken on a new challenge that of directing but he did not do it in Bollywood. For his maiden directorial film, Chopra is presenting an English film, a dark drama titled Broken Horses. This is the first time ever an Indian filmmakers has written, produced and directed a Hollywood film.

Apparently the results are outstanding! Director James Cameron (Titanic, Avatar) recently filmed a video talking about his support and admiration for the film and we have it exclusively for you!

Set in the shadows of the Us–Mexico border gang wars, Broken Horses is an epic thriller about the bonds of brotherhood, the laws of loyalty, and the futility of violence.
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Saif Ali Khan and Jimmy Shergill are the new gym buddies in B-town

Tigmanshu Dhulia's much anticipated action drama film Bullett Raja is all set to release on 29th NovemberThe long shooting schedule which went on for a couple of months, gave the actors Saif Ali Khan and Jimmy Shergill quite a lot of time to spend on the sets as well as off the sets.Our little birdie tells us that Saif and Jimmy Shergill have earlier worked together on films like Eklavya and Hum Tum but due to differences in their hectic shooting schedules, the two never r
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'The Good Road' beats 'The Lunchbox' as India's Oscar entry

'The Good Road' beats 'The Lunchbox' as India's Oscar entry
Gujarati film The Good Road has been selected as India's official entry to the 2014 Oscars.

Gyan Correa's National award-winning film was chosen over the widely-tipped The Lunchbox, as well as commercial hits Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and English Vinglish.

Ashanti Omkar, Indian cinema expert for Cineworld cinemas, told Digital Spy: "Twitter has been going abuzz with the news of India's rather surprising Oscar choice of The Good Road by Gyan Correa.

"The London Indian Film Festival gave this road movie an international premiere, to successful screenings around the city. The Lunchbox starring Irrfan Khan, was highly tipped for this honour and has sold out it's forthcoming London Film Festival screenings and garnered rave reviews."

This entry has befuddled the likes of director Anurag Kashyap, who has been ranting on social media in a candid manner, as has co-producer Karan Johar.

The 'Best Foreign Film' category entrant is a lost-and-found story
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Sanjay Dutt to do cameo in Ghanchakkar

Sanjay Dutt to do cameo in Ghanchakkar
In the past Sanjay Dutt has done some cameos for friends in films like Ready and Desi Boyz. Now Sanju Baba will be seen in another cameo in Vidya Balan- Emraan Hashmi starrer Ghanchakkar. Vidya, who has known Sanju quite well (having worked with him in films like Parineeta, Eklavya and Lage Raho Munnabhai), requested him to do a cameo in Ghanchakkar and the actor readily agreed. Ghanchakkar is produced by Utv and directed by Rajkumar Gupta.
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Soha finally shares screen space with mom

Soha finally shares screen space with mom
Mumbai, Dec 21: Actress Soha Ali Khan recalls a time when she was jealous of her brother and actor Saif Ali Khan for having worked with their mother in films.

Not any more. Soha shares screen space with her mother, the legendary actor Sharmila Tagore, in an offbeat film, "Life Goes On".

Saif and Sharmila have worked together in films like "Aashiq Awara" and "Eklavya: The Royal Guard".

"Yes, I wanted to be a part of my mother's filmography I was jealous of my brother as he has worked with my mother in the past," said Soha at the launch of the DVD of Life Goes On.

Not that she never had the opportunity.
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Amitabh regrets not doing more films with Vidhu Vinod - Realbollywood.com News

Amitabh regrets not doing more films with Vidhu Vinod - Realbollywood.com News
Mumbai, April 5: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan regrets having worked just once with filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra.

"In the past 30 years, he has worked with me in only one film. I regret that. I hope he gives a thought over that again," the 69-year-old told reporters here Wednesday at the screening of "Eklavya: The Royal Guard". The film was shown at the Vidhu Vinod Chopra Film Festival to mark 30 years of the filmmaker's production company.

Amitabh played the lead role in "Eklavya: The Royal Guard", which was sent as India's official entry to the Oscars in the Best Foreign Film category in 2007. The film had also marked Chopra's.
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Big B says he was warned about Vidhu Vinod Chopra's bad temper - Realbollywood.com News

Big B says he was warned about Vidhu Vinod Chopra's bad temper - Realbollywood.com News
Mumbai, April 5: "Eklavya - The Royal Guard" was Amitabh Bachchan's first film with Vidhu Vinod Chopra. The megastar says his actress wife Jaya had warned him that the director abuses on the sets, but on the contrary he enjoyed working with him.

"When I told Jaya that I am doing a film with Vidhu Vinod Chopra, she nodded, which indicated for things to come. Later, when I told her I am going for outdoor shoot for a month, she said you will be back in three days," Amitabh told reporters here Wednesday after the screening of "Eklavya".

"Jaya told me he abuses and screams on the sets which will not suit your temperament..
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Why did Jaya Bachchan warn Big B about doing Vinod Chopra's Eklavya?

Big B had known Vidhu Vinod Chopra since long but never had the opportunity to work with him except doing a voice over for his film 1942-a Love Story. When Vidhu Vinod Chopra narrated the story of Eklavya, the millennium star agreed to do the film. It was not an easy path for Big B there onwards. He had to grow his beard for the role, keeping all his other films on hold. Not only this, during the shoot in Rajasthan desert Big B had yet another close shave with a life threatening i
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I hate producing films - Vidhu Vinod Chopra

Director-producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra says he hates producing films but does so to ensure that the idea that directors want to communicate is not lost under commercial pressure..I hate producing films. If I don.t produce films like M.B.B.S. and others the idea that directors wanted to communicate must have lost in the commercial pressure,. Chopra told reporters here Wednesday before the screening of 3 Idiots, which was shown as part of Vidhu Vinod Chopra Film Festival..I am only helping them realising their dream. I am not producing it,. added the 55-year-old.He is known to abuse people on the sets of his films. When asked about that, Chopra said .That.s the only way you can communicate so much in one word. I am just saving time..The Vidhu Vinod Chopra Film Festival started here March 29 and concluded Wednesday. It was organized in association with PVR Cinemas.
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Amitabh Bachchan says he was warned about Vidhu Vinod Chopra's bad temper

Eklavya - The Royal Guard was Amitabh Bachchan.s first film with Vidhu Vinod Chopra. The megastar says his actress wife Jaya had warned him that the director abuses on the sets, but on the contrary he enjoyed working with him..When I told Jaya that I am doing a film with Vidhu Vinod Chopra, she nodded, which indicated for things to come. Later, when I told her I am going for outdoor shoot for a month, she said you will be back in three days,. Amitabh told reporters here Wednesday after the screening of Eklavya..Jaya told me he abuses and screams on the sets which will not suit your temperament. That.s the impression that I went with for the shooting. However, the shooting took more than a month, but it was great working with Vidhu,. added Big B who made his second public appearance after his surgery in February.
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Retrospective of Vidhu Vinod Chopra begins at PVR

Retrospective of Vidhu Vinod Chopra begins at PVR
Vidhu Vinod Chopra

Vinod Chopra Films is celebrating 30 years of contribution to cinema by the banner. In association with PVR Cinemas, it is screening films like Parinda, 1942-a love Story, Parineeta and 3 Idiots at PVR cinemas across the country from April 29-March 4, 2012.

The films made before Munnabhai Mbbs have been digitally restored and their sound has been re-done in 5.1 Surround Sound.

The films produced or directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra that are a part of this initiative are – Khamosh, Parinda, 1942- A Love Story, Kareeb, Mission Kashmir, Munnabhai Mbbs, Lage Raho Munnabhai, Parineeta, Eklavya and 3 Idiots.

Screenings will be followed by discussions moderated by well-known filmmakers at PVR Juhu, Mumbai.

On March 30, from 5.30 – 6.30 pm, there will be discussion on Parinda moderated by Anurag Kashyap and Sudhir Mishra. Same day, 7 – 8 pm, discussion on Parineeta will be moderated by Sujoy Ghosh.

On March 31, 7 – 8 pm, discussion on Munna Bhai Mbbs + Lage Raho Munna Bhai
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Mithun-Mimoh share screen space

Mithun-Mimoh share screen space
Watching a real-life father-son duo on screen is the ultimate high for a movie buff! Raj Kapoor/Randhir Kapoor [Kal Aaj Aur Kal], Rajendra Kumar/Kumar Gaurav [Love Story], Sunil Dutt/Sanjay Dutt [Rocky], Dharmendra/Sunny and Bobby Deol [Apne, Yamla Pagla Deewana], Vinod Khanna/Akshaye Khanna [Himalay Putra], Amitabh Bachchan/Abhishek Bachchan [Bunty Aur Babli, Sarkar, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, Sarkar Raj, Delhi 6, Paa]... now add Mithun Chakraborty and son Mimoh aka Mahakshay to this impressive list. Yes, the father-son duo of Mithun Chakraborty and Mimoh are sharing screen space -- for the first time -- in a film titled Enemmy. That's not all, the film in question is also produced by the Chakrabortys, with Mithun-da's wife Yogita Chakraborty holding the production reins of the film. Directed by Ashuu Trikha, Enemmy -- yes, that's how the title of the film is spelt -- is named after the six pivotal characters in the film: Eklavya [Suniel Shetty], Naeem [Kay Kay Menon], Eric [Johny Lever], Madhav [Mimoh], Mukhtar [Zakir Hussain] and Yugandhar [Mithun Chakraborty]. "Enemmy is about the unholy nexus between the politicians, underworld, police and businessmen," Ashuu enlightens.
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Sanjay Dutt proves himself through different roles

Sanjay Dutt is creating quite a stir with his latest portrayal as Kancha – the monstrous villain in Agneepath but Sanjay Dutt has been around for a while are there are two roles that deserve special applause. Most of his critically acclaimed roles are in movies that have come from the Vinod Chopra Camp.

In his movie Eklavya, he portrayed a pot-bellied, rotund and seemingly corrupt, Inspector Pannalal Chohaar. His performance showed a completely different side of the actor. It marked him as a man- unafraid to give up the glamour of his persona and enter the character’s skin.

In the movie Mission Kashmir, Sanjay played the role of Inayat Khan, a tough cop who deals with both terrorism and familial baggage thanks to losing a young son in a tragic accident. Dutt gave off a subtle performance with an appropriately stiff upper lip. One could even risk saying that
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Sanjay Dutt Proves Himself through Different Roles

Sanjay Dutt is creating quite a stir with his latest portrayal as Kancha - the monstrous villain in Agneepath but Sanjay Dutt has been around for a while are there are two roles that deserve special applause. Most of his critically acclaimed roles are in movies that have come from the Vinod Chopra Camp.

In his movie Eklavya, he portrayed a pot-bellied, rotund and seemingly corrupt, Inspector Pannalal Chohaar. His performance showed a completely different side of the actor. It marked him as a man- unafraid to give up the glamo ...
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Vinod Chopra Films Pioneering the Indian Film Industry

India’s leading production house, Vinod Chopra Films (Vcf), has brought about a revolution in the Indian Film Industry through the years. The maker of iconic films like Parinda, Munna Bhai M.B.B.S, Parineeta and 3 Idiots, “Chase excellence and success will follow” has been the main philosophy of Vcf since its inception.

Vinod Chopra Films, the brain child of Director Vidhu Vinod Chopra, has always been in the news for all the best reasons. They have generated a huge response not only from the Indian audience but also from the international ones.

Vcf Films has a very strong emotional content and has connected exceptionally well with the masses. They have a very strong central theme which is deeply connected to the Indian culture and society. Be it 3 Idiots, which gave hope to students who were forced to follow impossible curriculums or Munna Bhai M.B.B.S which
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“I believe in scripts. I believe in cinema to be real.” – Vidhu Vinod Chopra

Vidhu Vinod Chopra was born in Kashmir and studied film making in Pune at the Film and Television Institute. He won a National Award very early in his career, and is now known as the man behind films like 1942 – A Love Story, Mission Kashmir and Eklavya.

He is also the producer of cult movies like Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. and India’s top box-office performer film of all times, 3 Idiots. Vidhu Vinod Chopra was in London recently with his wife and well-known critic and journalist Anupama Chopra, where he spoke to our London reporter Sunny Malik about his upcoming movies and Ferrari Ki Sawaari, the first film to be shot at Lords Cricket ground. The climax scene was shot here over two days and the film, starring Sharman Joshi and Boman Irani, is not only about a Ferrari as the title suggests. Read on to find out more:
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