Everything you need to know about Mahesh Batna: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Mahesh Batna: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
London, June 19 (IANS) Veteran Indian tennis player Leander Paes, who turned 40 on June 17, has been seeded fourth with Czech partner Radek Stepanek in the men's doubles competition at Wimbledon which starts Monday.
Chennai, June 19 (IANS) She has her hands full for this year, but southern actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu, who has worked with big stars and banners in the past, is now keen to explore small-budget films with exciting scripts in the next year.
Chennai, June 17 (IANS) Southern actress Tamannaah Bhatia, known for films such as "Tadakha" and "Rachcha", has landed a role opposite superstar Mahesh Babu. They will be seen together in Telugu action-thriller "Aagadu".
London, June 16 (IANS) Indian tennis pair Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna lost their men's doubles semifinal clash to top seeds Bob and Mike Bryan of the US in straight sets at the Aegon Championships here.
Mulhouse (France), June 16 (IANS) Saurav Ghosal fought through the pain barrier to help India become the highest ranked Asian nation at the WSF Men's World Team Squash Championship here while England upset Egypt 2-1 in the final to claim the title.
London, June 15 (IANS) Indian tennis pair Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna entered the men's doubles semifinals of the Aegon Championships with a hard fought victory over fifth seeded British pair Colin Fleming and Jonathan Marray here.
London, June 15 (IANS) Indian tennis pair Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna reached the semi-finals of the Aegon Championships men's doubles with a hard fought victory over fifth seeded British pair Colin Fleming and Jonathan Marray here Friday.
London, June 13 (IANS) Indian tennis pair Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna entered the Aegon Championships men's doubles quarterfinals here Thursday.
Mulhouse (France), June 12 (IANS) India got past Hong Kong 2-1 to reach the quarter-finals at the World Team Squash Championships here Wednesday.
Mulhouse (France), June 12 (IANS) India outclassed Venezuela 3-0 to top pool H and also confirm their progress to the pre-quarterfinals of the WSF Men's World Team Squash Championship.
Mulhouse (France), June 11 (IANS) India booked their place in the pre-quarterfinal round with a commanding 3-0 win over Finland in their second Pool H match of the WSF men's World Team squash championship here.
Mulhouse (France), June 10 (IANS) Eighth seeded India overcame a fighting Argentina 2-1 in their opening pool fixture of the WSF World men's team squash championship here.
Islamabad, June 10 (ANI): A Hindu legislator has cautioned the new Pakistani Government that forced marriages, worsening law and order and rampant poverty driving Hindus away from Sindh.
Chennai, June 9 (IANS) The cast and crew of superstar Mahesh Babu-starrer upcoming Telugu action-thriller "1: Nenokkadine" will head to Europe for a two-month long schedule, starting June 18.
Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) The two telecom ventures headed by the Ambani brothers, Mukesh and Anil, Friday announced yet another accord -- this time to share the nation-wide telecom towers infrastructure of Reliance Communications.
Chennai, June 6 (IANS) The Indian team, led by national champion Saurav Ghosal, has been seeded eighth in the WSF Men's World Team Squash Championship to be held in Mulhouse, France from June 9 to 15.
Pune, June 5 (IANS) A parched village in Pune district's Khed region will get a helping hand in augmenting its water resources from German automobile giant Volkswagen, an official said here Wednesday.
New Delhi, June 4 (ANI): Former railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal was questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as a witness on Tuesday in connection with the recent railway bribery case.
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) First, there were the entertainment channels. Then came the news channels, followed by infotainment channels. Now, niche channels are, well, increasingly carving a niche for themselves in the over Rs.370 billion ($6.5 billion) Indian television industry.
Paris, June 1 (IANS) Ninth seeds Leander Paes and Jurgen Melzer were shown the door in the men's doubles second round at the French Open here Saturday.
Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Actress Alia Bhatt, who donned an ultra-glamorous avatar for her debut film "Student Of The Year" (SOTY) last year, has gone de-glam for her upcoming film "Highway". She says the movie is a challenging opportunity.
Chennai, May 31 (IANS) On superstar Krishna's 69th birthday Friday, a 30-second teaser of his son Mahesh Babu's upcoming Telugu action drama "Nenokkadine" was released online. The makers have dedicated the video to the yesteryears actor.
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) When Gaurav asked for a mobile phone, with all his classmates showing off their smartphones, his mother was unwilling to spend too much on something she believed was only good for making calls. She bought him a smartphone from a lesser known brand, for just upwards of Rs.4,000. But, did she consider how safe it was?
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Even as filmmaker Sudhir Mishra's plans to make a film on Mehrunnisa are underway, a TV show on the twentieth wife of Mughal emperor Jehangir is also said to in the pipeline.
Karachi, May 26 (ANI): Indian tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi has lifted the lid on his plans for an International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), in the style of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which is to be scheduled to stage its inaugural season at the end of 2014 in Paris.
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Actor Mahaakshay Chakraborty, who has shared screen space with his father, veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty in his forthcoming film "Enemmy", says it was a "nerve-wracking" experience for him.
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) A 40-year-old Delhi Traffic Police constable was killed by a speeding truck here Tuesday morning, police said. The errant truck driver was arrested.
Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) Bollywood filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who stood by Sanjay Dutt during his trying times, is confident the actor will make a fresh start after completing his jail term.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) EPIC, a new genre-specific channel, will offer content related to Indian history, folklore and mythology only. It will have a contemporary format.
Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) "Invisible" is the film that Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt's most successful protege Emraan Hashmi will star in, thereby ending media speculation that the actor has been in two minds about doing a project for the banner that kickstarted his career.
Chennai, May 14 (IANS) Director duo Krishna DK and Raj Nidimoru, known for helming films such as "Shor In the City" and "Go Goa Gone", are keen to direct Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu. They have already offered him a script.
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Monday questioned two railway officials in the case relating to bribery for appointment of a senior railway officer to a lucrative post.
Madrid, May 11 (IANS) India's campaign at the Madrid Open ended after Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna were knocked out in straight sets in the quarterfinals by France's Jeremy Chardy and Poland's Lukasz Kubot.
Madrid, May 10 (IANS) India's Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna advanced to the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open here with a hard fought three-set victory while Leander Paes and his Austrian partner Jurgen Melzer lost their match and bowed out in the pre-quarters.
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap might have not made movies like "Dev D" and "Gangs Of Wasseypur" if it hadn't been for Mahesh Bhatt.
New Delhi, May 10 (ANI): Anurag Kashyap has revealed that Mahesh Bhatt lent him a helping hand and stopped him from quitting the film industry when he had lost all hopes.
Mumbai, May 10 (IANS) While the entire cast of Anurag Kashyap's "Ugly" was busy with promotional interactions, actor Rahul Bhatt's absence couldn't go unnoticed. He is avoiding public appearances because the makers want to keep his looks under wraps.
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, under a cloud over his kin's alleged involvement in bribery for a plum railway board posting, Thursday skipped a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Nagpur, May 9 (IANS) In an unexpected fall-out of the ongoing traders' strike, the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has reported a steep drop in cash flow by way of Local Body Tax to just around Rs.2 crore since April 1, when it (LBT) was implemented, an official said.
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) A Delhi court Tuesday remanded four accused, including Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal's nephew Vijay Singla and businessman Ajay Garg, to CBI custody till May 9 in the railways bribe case. Four other co-accused were sent to judicial custody.
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Actress Lara Dutta is enjoying her stay in Madrid, Spain, and says her daughter Saira is the boss when it comes to choosing food when they go out to eat.
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The Congress Saturday said those who took bribe to ensure the promotion of a railway official will be punished.
New Delhi, May 4 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday described the Congress-led UPA -II Government by terming it the 'most corrupt government ever' after it was revealed that Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal's nephew had been allegedly caught accepting bribes.
New Delhi, May 4 (ANI): Congress Party spokesman Rasheed Masood on Saturday criticised the opposition for making a "mountain out of a molehill" in connection with a bribery case allegedly involving Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal's nephew.
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) A man, said to be the nephew of Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal and three others, including a railway official, were Friday night booked by the CBI in a bribery case, agency officials said.
Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) Composer Mithoon, who is currently enjoying the success of his song "Tum Hi Ho" from "Aashiqui 2", says Mahesh Bhatt not only connects with younger generation, but gives them creative freedom.
Mumbai, May 1 (IANS) Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt says a film works at the office only if a director is able to translate a writer's vision on the screen. He feels stars can add to that.
Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) Twenty-three years after Mahesh Bhatt's Aashiqui became a blockbuster, its leading man Rahul Roy is wondering why he hasn't been invited to see "Aashiqui 2".
Chennai, April 30 (IANS) For someone who doesn't come from a star family, it's important to build credibility with different roles, says southern actor Sundeep Kishan, who is currently basking in the success of his recent Tamil film "Yaaruda Mahesh".
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has lent his voice to his forthcoming production venture "Aashiqui 2".
Chennai, April 24 (IANS) Sundeep Kishan is one of the few actors who can fluently speak in Tamil and Telugu, and he is making efforts to make the best use of his linguistic skills by doing more and more bilingual films.
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Tamil director Madhan Kumar, who is making directorial debut with forthcoming Tamil comedy-thriller "Yaaruda Mahesh", says success of a debut director depends on the content of his or her film.
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actor-producer John Abraham initially doubted his ability to portray gangster Manya Surve in "Shootout At Wadala".
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) In all probability, Telugu director Krish, who was recently signed on to helm the Hindi remake of Tamil blockbuster "Ramana", titled "Gabbar", will start working on it only after he wraps up his Telugu film "Shivam".
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Director-producer Mahesh Bhatt compares movie-making to playing Russian roulette with three bullets, where there are more chances of getting shot than surviving.
Kolkata April 18 (IANS) "Aashiqui 2" has neither been inspired nor does it much resemble "Abhimaan", the 1973 classic starring Amitabh Bachchan, says the film's producer Mahesh Bhatt.
Monte Carlo, April 18 (IANS) Tennis players Leander Paes and Jurgen Melzer overcame Indian duo and sixth seeds Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna to advance to the quarterfinals of the men's doubles of the Monte Carlo Masters here Thursday.
New Delhi, April 18 (ANI): Aditya Roy Kapur, who proved his acting capabilities in films such as 'Action Replay' and 'Guzaarish', is now coming as a solo-lead in Mahesh Bhatt's upcoming film 'Aashiqui 2'.
Monte Carlo, April 16 (IANS) Leander Paes and his Austrian partner Jurgen Melzer advanced to the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters here with a comfortable straight sets victory over local pair Benjamin Balleret and Guillaume Couillard.
New Delhi, April 16 (ANI): The biggest musical blockbuster of 90's 'Aashiqui' made by Gulshan Kumar and Mahesh Bhatt, is all set to make a comeback with its second installment that marks the reunion of Bhatt camp and Bhushan Kumar.
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Not many know that Smiley Suri has posed for the "Aashiqui 2" poster because she is director Mohit Suri's lucky charm.
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Bollywood actor Shakti Kapoor has thanked filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and director Mohit Suri for casting his daughter Shraddha in "Aashiqui 2".
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Singer Goher Mumtaz, who started Pakistan-based band Jal, is not looking forward to any more additions to his team, saying he is happy jamming with Aamir Shazi.
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Director Mohit Suri, who has directed musical "Aashiqui 2", says he feels more responsible towards those audiences who haven't seen the original 1990 film.
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Actor Aditya Roy Kapoor, who has acted in films like "Action Replayy" and "Guzaarish", will be seen in a new, romantic avatar in his forthcoming film "Aashiqui 2". He says he did not make a conscious effort to enter the romantic zone.
New Delhi, April 9 (ANI): Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt, along with the entire cast and crew, unveiled the first look of 'Aashiqui 2' in Mumbai.
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Filmmakers Mahesh-Mukesh Bhatt as well as Bhushan Kumar got emotional at the first look and music launch of "Aashiqui 2" Monday. They missed late Gulshan Kumar, who was an integral part of the original movie.
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) The first look of "Aashiqui 2" and its music will be launched Monday at Sudeep Studios, a place where "Aashiqui" music was recorded about 23 years ago.
Kolkata, April 6 (IANS) Supporting the government's decision to filter TV content, leading filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt feels that "television is promising to be the new torchbearer".
London, Apr 6 (ANI): Under a new deal signed by his management company, World No.2 Andy Murray may soon play in an Indian Premier League (IPL)-style tennis tournament.
Kolkata, April 5 (IANS) Terming the current scenario in Indian cinema as "a very very exciting phase", leading filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt says the freedom to make movies "fearlessly" sets Indian cinema apart from Pakistan and/or Bangladesh.
Kolkata, April 5 (IANS) Stressing on the importance of "reinvention", ace filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt Friday said that erotic noir cinema is "passe" and "past forward" is his new mantra of making films.
Kolkata, April 5 (IANS) Indian film industry is in "crisis" with its freedom of expression being "threatened", said leading filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt here Friday.
London, Apr 5 (ANI): US Open and Olympic champion Andy Murray has signed on as the first client of a new partnership between his management company and Indian doubles star Mahesh Bhupathi's GloboSport.
Mumbai, April 4 (IANS) Tusshar Kapoor, who will soon be seen in "Shootout At Wadala," says the action in the film is believable and not in your face.
Bangalore, April 3 (IANS) The All India Tennis Association (AITA) will be honouring veteran Ramanathan Krishnan and his son Ramesh, Anand Amritraj and Mahesh Bhupathi with the ITF Davis Cup Commitment award here Saturday during the Asia/Oceania Group I play-off tie between India and Indonesia.
Bangalore, April 1 (IANS) Following a good partnership in 2012 that saw them finish as finalists at the ATP World Tour Finals, tennis players Rohan Bopanna and Mahesh Bhupathi Monday renewed their partnership.
Bangalore, March 31 (IANS) Shiv Prakash Misra, in the eye of the storm not too long ago when India's top guns demanded his ouster as the non-playing captain, appeared confident that he would go out on a winning note when India take on Indonesia in the Asia-Oceania Group Davis Cup tie at the KSLTA stadium here on April 5-7.
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Counter-terrorism is a layered game that takes into stride several nuances of the contemporary world's single largest threat - insurgency. On one hand is the core operations against the agents of subversion, while on the other is the risk of being overzealous, which often singes innocent civilians - and whips up communal animosity in the process.
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) In a trivial case of animosity, a 48-year-old woman was set afire by two of her neighbours in central Mumbai, police said Friday.
Miami, March 26 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza and American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands moved into the women's doubles quarter-finals of the Sony Open Miami Masters tennis while her compatriot Rohan Bopanna was knocked out from the second round.
Miami, March 25 (IANS) It was a day to forget for Indian tennis as Somdev Devvarman, Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi were all knocked out of the ATP Miami Masters here, losing their respective singles and doubles matches.
Miami (Florida), March 23 (IANS) India's Mahesh Bhupathi and his partner from Bahamas Daniel Nestor have defeated French pair Richard Gasquet and Eduardo Roger-Vasselin 7-6 (3), 6-3 in the men's doubles first round at the ATP World Tour Miami Masters here.
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Sanjay Dutt's conviction Thursday by the Supreme Court in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case has left the Hindi film industry in shock and dismay. Filmmakers like Mahesh Bhatt and Karan Johar are sad about the judgment for the "good-hearted" man, who has been entertaining movie-goers for the past over three decades.
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Actor-producer John Abraham, whose debut production project "Vicky Donor" has won three National Awards, believes his performance in "Shootout At Wadala" is one of his "best". He says it would be "great" if his work is lauded with the prestigious honour too.
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Director Sanjay Gupta says Priyanka Chopra's look in "Babli Badmaash" was inspired by Amitabh Bachchan's "Yaarana" song, especially the jumpsuit that he wore in the track.
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) When was the last time you visited a library, browsed through the hundreds of titles, and finally borrowed a book that evoked your interest? Online libraries that promise to offer nearly the same experience have caught the readers' fancy and are rekindling a lost love.
Mumbai, March 15 (IANS) Alarmed by the high prevalence of sleep disorders among the Indian population and the lack of specific data on this, an Indian-Norwegian group that is running a chain of clinics across the country to treat the disorders will now conduct detailed research on them and recommend remedial measures.
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) Deepak Tijori, who played an important role in the 1990 hit "Aashiqui", says it would have been nice if Mahesh Bhatt had cast him in the remake as well.
Mumbai, March 13 (IANS) With films' subjects being freely questioned, the idea of freedom of expression for filmmakers is at stake, feels Mahesh Bhatt who says writers nowadays live under constant fear of the consequences their work would evoke.
Mumbai, March 12 (IANS) "Babli badmaash", Priyanka Chopra's promotional item number for "Shootout At Wadala", will go on air on TV March 15, says filmmaker Sanjay Gupta.
Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) If lip-locking and lovemaking were not enough, filmmakers are now getting bolder by shooting erotica in 3D. "Kamasutra 3D" and "Jism 3" would help you get that experience.
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Television actor Rohit Roy, currently seen as a Pakistani army officer in "Hitler Didi", prefers roles that push him as an actor, but says finding such appropriate roles is not easy.
Chennai, Mar 1 (IANS) Telugu multi-starrer family-drama "Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu" (SVSC) completed a successful run of 50 days at the box-office Friday. Its producer Dil Raju is overjoyed by the success, and has thanked fans for this.
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Depressed over being accused in his brother's mysterious death, a 40-year-old man committed suicide by hanging himself in a government hospital here, police said Thursday.
Dubai, Feb 27 (IANS) Juan Martin Del Potro ended Somdev Devvarman's spirited challenge in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship here Wednesday beating the Indian 6-4, 6-4 in the second round.
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The entertainment quotient on the set of "Nach Baliye 5" doubled when Bollywood's comic star Govinda rocked the dance floor with a performance.
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Pakistani actress Meera, who made her Bollywood debut in Mahesh Bhatt's "Nazar", will step into the shoes of legendary Meena Kumari for the "Pakeezah" remake.
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Rebel players Somdev Devvarman, Yuki Bhambhri and Sanam Singh were selected in India's Davis Cup squad for the first round play-off tie against Indonesia to be held in Bangalore from April 5-7.
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Over the years, he has tickled the audience's funny bone through shows like "Tu Tu Main Main" and "Shararat", but actor Mahesh Thakur believes that the Indian small screen is currently suffering a dry spell as far as comedy shows are concerned.