The Namesake News
Has Irrfan Khan’s career got affected due to Hollywood?
Irrfan Khan feels that there has been a change in perception of Indian actors being viewed by Hollywood filmmakers today
Irrfan, who has been a part of many Hollywood films, says that getting good work back home is not due to his recognition abroad. Click here to read more
Irrfan Khan opens up about changing trends in cinema
Irrfan Khan feels youth is changing bollywood, read on to find out more
With his brilliant performances on the big screen, Irrfan has has become one of the bankable stars of Bollywoood but the actor says the journey to reach this stage has been long and challenging. Click here to read more
Irrfan Khan: Paan Singh Tomar started this trend of biopics
Tabu to work with Gulzar family once again in Talwar
Meghna Gulzar to direct a film based on Aarushi Talwar murder case
Tabu, an old favourite of Gulzar and his daughter, is back in the family’s fold. The heroine who considers the poet-filmmaker her father-figure has starred in his last two directorial ventures, Maachis and Hu-tu-tu. She was also the heroine of his daughter’s directorial debut Filhaal. Now she’s back in Meghna’s new directorial project entitled Talwar. Click here to read more
Irrfan-Mira Nair to team up for dance film?
Brilliant actor Irrfan and internationally renowned US-based Indian director Mira Nair are likely to again team up for “The Bengali Detective”, a film about a middle-aged detective in Kolkata who is keen to learn contemporary dancing.
The two share a mutual dmiration for ever since they created magic in The Namesake in 2006.
Thereafter Nair did a short film called Kosher Vegetarian with Irrfan and Natalie Portman in the lead. Click here to read more
Irrfan Khan, happy birthday!
The Lunchbox actor turns 47 today
Born on January 7, 1967, Irrfan Ali Khan, is one of the finest Indian actors. In his distinguished career he has built an impressive body of work that has done the country proud. To crown what has been a series of achievements, Irrfan’s Qissa, Click here to read more
Fox Searchlight ropes in Mira Nair to helm Bengali Detective: Exclusive
The director of films such as Monsoon Wedding and The Reluctant Fundamentalist will direct the Fox project based on a Phil Cox documentary
Indian director Mira Nair has come on board to direct crime drama Bengali Detective for Fox Searchlight Pictures. Scott Free and Michael Costigan are producing and Sabrina Dhawan is writing the script. Nair teamed with Dhawan on 2001′s Monsoon Wedding.
Bengali Detective is based on the documentary Click here to read more
Mira Nair: Riz Ahmed and Kate Hudson share fantastic chemistry in The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Padma Bhushan Mira Nair has a candid chat with British journalist and Indian cinema expert Ashanti Omkar about her latest cinematic release, The Reluctant Fundamentalist
At the London Film Festival you had a full house UK premiere for The Reluctant Fundamentalist and it’s now getting a full worldwide release…
We finished the film in August 2012 and had it ready for the Venice International Film Festival for its world premiere Click here to read more
The Reluctant Fundamentalist will spur a dialogue between Pakistan and America: Mira Nair
The acclaimed director feels her film is not only a modern tale on Pakistan but also a dialogue with America
Acclaimed Indian director Mira Nair is hopeful that her new thriller The Reluctant Fundamentalist would spur a dialogue between two worlds depicted in it particularly in the context of the Boston Marathon bombings. Click here to read more
Anurag Kashyap teams up with Dar Motion Pictures for his next
The ace filmmaker is reportedly making a movie that stars Irrfan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Nimrit Kaur in the lead roles. And here’s why we talk about it…
Buzz is that Anurag Kashyap’s Lunchbox just got a tad more delicious Click here to read more
Oscar winning director Life of Pi Ang Lee talks about cast members Tabu and Irrfan Khan
The first time he met Tabu, Ang Lee was shocked to find that she looked so much younger than she had in her film Namesake that he saw five years back. Now, in a recent interview, the Taiwanese-American director shared his feelings about the cast members of his latest film Life of Pi
“Tabu is sublime, Irrfan is spontaneous and Suraj is the most unique actor I have ever worked with in my career.”Click here to read more
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Freida Pinto are on the female fantasy list!
The two Asian actors who have a Hollywood presence are on the Forty Women That Women Find Beautiful line-up of NYMag.com
The men don’t get it. But there are some women who women find absolutely beautiful. And envy is replaced by awe in this case. Asian beauties Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Freida Pinto are among 40 such global lady achievers who are admired by the female of the species. Click here to read more
Anupam Kher is Bradley Cooper’s therapist!
After Anil Kapoor and Irrfan, the versatile actor is latest to rub shoulders with Hollywood hotties
Okay, we are guilty of miring fact with a little bit fiction when we say that Hollywood heartthrob Bradley Cooper consulted Bollywood actor Anupam Kher. Click here to read more
Anurag Kashyap helps ‘desi’ indies find a market in the West
Independent films made by Indians have many takers now, and some of them are backed by Anurag Kashyap Productions
Don’t mistake Dabba (The Lunchbox) for Amole Gupte’s award-winning film Stanley Ka Dabba. The former is Ritesh Batra’s debut independent directorial backed by – who else but the vanguard of Indian indie films – Anurag Kashyap. Click here to read more
What makes Irrfan Khan so charismatic?
The Paan Singh Tomar actor seems to be the fave of Bollywood as well as Hollywood. But how and why did he get to his enviable position?
He is an actor among the stars, a name filmmakers trust more than they do superstars. After all, it’s a given that with Irrfan Khan in your film, you almost never fail. So what is it about the actor that makes him so ‘wanted’ by film industries in Mumbai and Los Angeles? Quite simply: he is versatile. Click here to read more