Mukta Arts News
Hot scoop: Karan Johar and Rohit Shetty to join hands for Ram Lakhan reboot!
Looks like its the month of big announcements for KJo!
After Akshay Kumar announced that he is teaming up with Karan Johar for an upcoming film titled Brothers which will also star Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez, we are hearing of yet another big association! Click here to read more
Subhash Ghai launches three new films on Mukta Arts’ 36th anniversary
The production house celebrates 36 years of success today
It’s the 36th anniversary of Subhash Ghai’s production company Mukta Arts today and needless to say that Mr Ghai is on the seventh heaven today. The filmmaker today announced three films that the company will be working in the coming year. Click here to read more
Dharmendra, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol together again for Subhash Ghai’s Ishq De Maare
Ghai’s banner Mukta Arts celebrated its 36th anniversary today (October 24) and on the occasion the filmmaker announced an interesting bouquet of three films
“We have a healthy story bank, so we thought we should get into productions in a bigger way. So we are announcing the films on the anniversary,” said Subhash Ghai. Click here to read more
Want to be an item girl in Subhash Ghai’s Kaanchi? Here’s how!
The filmmaker has invited applications from newcomers to feature in the item song in his new film
Filmmaker Subhash Ghai, who is launching new heroine Mishti in his next film Kaanchi, is now also on the lookout for a fresh item girl. He has launched a systematic search for a new face. The song is composed by Ismail Darbar and will be choreographed by Saroj Khan. Click here to read more
Sushant Singh Rajput and Sonakshi Sinha NOT doing Subhash Ghai’s film – the Showman confirms!
According to a tabloid, the Shuddh Desi Romance actor is going to be paired opposite the Lootera lady in Subhash Ghai’s next, but the filmmaker dismissed the report
Even as reports continue to multiply about Sushant Singh Rajput’s impressive list of forthcoming big banner films, the story floating through the air yesterday that B-town’s (or Yash Raj Films’!) current blue-eyed boy may just have given his nod to a Subhash Ghai movie opposite Sonakshi Sinha gained momentum. But the Showman dismissed the rumours completely! Click here to read more
Subhash Ghai: I’m not competing with Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee or Karan Johar!
In an exclusive chat with BollywoodLife, the Showman explains why he’s still the best and discusses his under-production movie Kaanchi, his old and new discoveries and his fascination with them, an action film with Salman Khan, working with Madhuri Dixit, friendship, rivalries, his banner Mukta Arts’ new strategy, Whistling Woods International, legal trouble and much more…
The Kingmaker is long past issues – whether it’s renaming his heroines, his blatant passion for them, superstars like Shahrukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan moving away from him or experimenting with films like Black & White and Yuvvraaj. Questions have been asked about whether Midas had lost his touch. These and many more questions riddled my mind as I caught up with the Showman aka Subhash Ghai Click here to read more
When will Subhash Ghai’s Kaanchi finally release?
The mystery around Mishti starrer Kaanchi will be revealed in a few months
Kaanchi, which was slated for release on August 15 was first postponed to August 30 as Subhash Ghai wanted to avoid clashes with Shahrukh Khan’s Chennai Express and Akshay Kumar’s Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara. But Ghai postponed it dobara without confirming the release date. Click here to read more
National Film Awards: B-town congratulates winners
Celebs tweeted about Bollywood’s big wins at the 60th National Film Awards, announced on March 18
As the 60th National Film Awards were being announced yesterday, Bollywood celebs including actors and directors began congratulating their colleagues on Twitter. Karan Johar was one of the first ones to react, writing about Parineeti Chopra‘s Special Mention for Ishaqzaade. He tweeted, “Congratulations @ParineetiChopra….what an honour at such a young age!!! Keep the great work going….” Click here to read more
Mithun Chakraborty to play special character in Subhash Ghai’s Kaanchi
Director-producer Subhash Ghai ropes in the original disco dancer to play an important character in his first film in many years
After the 1999 hit Taal, the original showman of Bollywood Subhash Ghai has not managed to rock the box office or pacify his fans and critics with the magic of his movies. That aside, Ghai is currently is facing legal issues over his film school, Whistling Woods International. Click here to read more
Subhash Ghai: I see Mukta coming back to its shining glory soon
Bollywood’s ‘Showman’ strikes back four years after he directed his last film Yuvvraaj; announces three films to be made under the Mukta Arts banner, which begins its 35th year of existence.
For years October 24, the foundation day of Mukta Arts, has always been celebrated in a grand way and with the launch of a new film. But this time Click here to read more
Cinematographer Rajen Kothari passes away – Bollywood tweets
Kothari had worked on movies like Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Ghayal, Zubeidaa and the more recent one, Tukaram
Ace cameraperson Rajen Kothari, also head of Cinematography at Subhash Ghai’s Whistling Woods International film school, died in Mumbai on Wednesday (September 26) due to cardiac arrest. He was 60. People from Bollywood and the media associated with Kothari tweeted condolence messages, including Ghai and Shabana Azmi. Click here to read more
Bollywood box office: Small films outshine the Rs 100-crore club
Ishaqzaade, Kahaani, Vicky Donor and Paan Singh Tomar did well in the first half of 2012. But in the second half, all eyes will be on the big-budget films of the Khans, say trade experts
Small is big in Bollywood. In the first five months, small-budget non-commercial films have kept the cash registers ringing and kept filmmakers happy, trade experts say, adding that the icing on the cake has been three biggies that crossed the Rs 100 crore (USD22 million) mark. Click here to read more
Subhash Ghai ordered to return Haryana film institute plot
The Punjab and Haryana High Court also told the village council to repay Rs 8 crore to Ghai
Bollywood filmmaker Subhash Ghai suffered another jolt Tuesday when the Punjab and Haryana High Court quashed the allotment of a plot to him by the Haryana government for setting up a film and acting institute. Ghai was ordered to return the 20-acre land in Badhsa village of Jhajjar district to the village council. Click here to read more
Naseeruddin Shah in Marathi film with Nana Patekar
He never fails to surprise us. Ace actor Naseeruddin Shah will now be seen in a Marathi film, titled Deool. The film will be directed by Umesh Kulkarni who has helmed gems like Valu and Vihir in the past. Valu was picked up by Subhash Ghai’s Mukta Arts, while Vihir was co-produced by Amitabh Bachchan’s AB Corp. In fact, Bachchan has also expressed his desire to act in and produce more Marathi film after that. He has previously made a special appearance in a Marathi film with actor-wife Jaya Bachchan. Looks like Umesh, who started out as a short filmmaker and moved on to feature films, chose to approach Naseer over the Big B! Incidentally, Deool stars Nana Patekar in a major role.
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Court stays Subhash Ghai’s Haryana land deal
The Punjab and Haryana High Court Tuesday stayed Bollywood filmmaker Subhash Ghai‘s Mukta Arts from performing any activity on a 20-acre plot purchased from a gram panchayat in Haryana, a lawyer said. Ghai planned to set up a film institute on the land bought in October 2010 in Badhsa village in Jhajjar district, some 25km from Gurgaon. Hearing a plea filed by Nafe Singh and others from the village, Acting Chief Justice MM Kumar ordered status quo on the land and the execution of the sale deed by the gram panchayat. The petitioners’ lawyer Deepak Balyan said, “We told the court that according to the Punjab Village Common Lands (Regulation) Rules, the government could only auction such land.” The petitioners claimed that the land belonged to the village community and the gram panchayat and the state government had no right to sell it to a private firm. The Badhsa Gram Panchayat had sent a resolution to the Haryana government January 6, 2010 to permit them to sell land to Mukta Arts. On September 22, 2010, the government allowed the panchayat to sell 20 acres of land at the rate of Rs 24,09,000 per acre. The deal was sealed October 11, 2010. A court at Bahadurgarh in Jhajjar district earlier dismissed a public suit filed by villagers against Ghai acquiring the land.
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