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Rajkummar Rao claims that CityLights left him emotionally drained
The Shahid actor has done some challenging roles in the past but he confessed that Deepak Singh was the toughest character he ever got to play
National-award-winning actor Rajkummar Rao found it emotionally draining to play the role of a migrant worker in Hansal Mehta’s CityLights. Click here to read more
Rajkummar Rao: I am open to doing masala films if the script excites me!
CityLights starring Rajkummar Rao and Patralekhaa releases this Friday. The actor says he is not aware of his star status
Rajkummar Rao and girlfriend Patralekhaa along with director Hansal Mehta and producer Mahesh Bhatt have been promoting the film for quite a while now. As the film is on the verge of release, Rajkummar tells Bollywoodlife about acting as a passion, his star status, marriage plans with co-star and girlfriend Patralekhaa and about the film he has signed with the Sholay director Ramesh Sippy. Click here to read more
Will Rajkummar Rao and Hansal Mehta’s CityLights bring back Mahesh Bhatt’s form of cinema?
The Bhatt scion informed at a recent press event that he had had a big fight at his house as to whether or not to make CityLights. Read on to find out why…
Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, co-owner of Vishesh Films, says the film production company has given many hits like Raaz, Jism and Murder, but their forthcoming film Citylights will change its course. Click here to read more
Patralekha: Vidya Balan is my inspiration
Patralekha, who is being appreciated for her performance in soon to be released Hansal Mehta’s Citylights, sees actor Vidya Balan as her inspiration
“I am very inspired by Vidya ma’am. I have been watching her, following her work ever since I watched her in Parineeta,” said the newcomer at the screening of her film Citylights. Click here to read more
Mahesh Bhatt: CityLights is a story of invisible people
Well, he doesn’t mean that quite literally, though we’ve had such film in Bollywood. Keep reading to know what Bhatt is talking about
Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt says he makes films for the audience and not for the prestigious Academy Awards. Asked why do we run after Oscars despite having some popular awards in India, he said, “We make films for close to 1.2 billion population. We make films in our own way. So, we should make a place in their (audience) heart instead of making a space for Oscars.” Click here to read more
Patralekha: I didn’t get CityLights because I am dating Rajkummar Rao
Read on to what more does the debutant actor have to say
Debutant actor Patralekha says director Hansal Mehta and filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt didn’t cast her in CityLights because of her relationship with actor Rajkummar Rao. Click here to read more
Mahesh Bhatt: Releasing Zakhm during NDA regime was a painful task!
The filmmaker is all set with his upcoming rural-urban migration story, City Lights starring Rajkummar Rao and directed by Hansal Mehta
Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt said he struggled hard to release his film Zakhm, which was based on communal tension between two communities, in 1998 when the BJP-led NDA was at the helm. The film depicted tension between two religions in contemporary society. Click here to read more
Mahesh Bhatt: Citylights not a festival film
Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who is backing Citylights, a remake of Metro Manila, says Hansal Mehta’s directorial venture should not be described as festival movie because it has all the elements of a commercial cinema.
“Citylights is not a festival film. It’s an Indian film, it has an Indian story, it has fragrance of our own people and it has songs in it. We have got amazing feedback so far. It’s a very brave idea to make the film,” Bhatt told reporters Monday at the unveiling of 26 minutes’ footage of Citylights. Click here to read more
Why does Hansal Mehta think Rajkummar Rao’s City Lights is a common man’s love story?
The actor-director duo have collaborated once again after Shahid and this time even Mahesh Bhatt has joined in
After bagging the National Award of best director for Shahid, Hansal Mehta is back with City Lights which he describes as “the love story of a common man.” Click here to read more
Why does Mahesh Bhatt consider City Lights to be his obituary film?
After bringing out various sexy dark low budgeted films, the ace director-producer is getting back to his original genre of serious films
Mahesh Bhatt has been synonymous with various movie franchises that began out of simple sex narratives. But with City Lights he is trying to get back to his earlier genre of films. In the past he has given some superb films like Zakhm, Saaransh, Arth, Jaanam, Daddy, etc. But he moved away from directing and decided to produce films which will be low budget and have a specific sex quotient in them along with an underlining of grey shaded characters. But City Lights seems different. Click here to read more
Mahesh Bhatt to shoot for City Lights in Rajasthan!
The official remake of the award-winning film Metro Manila will shoot for its first schedule in Rajasthan
A little birdie tells us that Fox Star Studios and Vishesh Films will commence the shoot of their next- City Lights in Rajasthan mid December 2013. The film is an official remake of UK’s international award winning film Metro Manila that has just won the best film award at the recently concluded, Moet British Independent Film Awards and was audience’s choice at Sundance Film festival 2013 as well. Click here to read more