Ashoke Pandit: News

Actor, director, producer...there aren’t many things Ashoke Pandit hasn’t done in the industry. Add to that, his persona as a social activist which often flows through his art puts him in a category of filmmakers who swim against the flow. Born on May 11, 1957, in Mumbai, Pandit was a regular in the theater scene during his time at the Narsee Monjee College. After college, he made plays for the Indian People’s Theatre Association. His career in the film/TV industry began as an associate director. He worked in hit shows like ‘Naya Nukkad,’ ‘Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi,’ etc. Pandit rose to prominence with the superhit show ‘Filmi Chakkar,’ of which he was the director. He then went on to make many TV shows which tackle social issues, including the 13-part short-film series ‘Heroine - Zindagi Ke Panno Se.’ Pandit has also made a mark with his documentaries. His documentary about the plight of Kashmiri Pandits - ‘Sharnarthi Apne Hi Desh Mei,’ won the RAPA Award for Best Picture. He made his Bollywood debut with the film ‘Sheen’ in 2004. He is the President of the Indian Film & Television Director’ Association.

12 Jul 2023

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#BoxOfficeCollection: '72 Hoorain' to hear the death knell soon

72 Hoorain has fallen flat on its face as the film has shown little to no improvement going by its box office collection. In the last five days, it has struggled to mint Rs. 2 crore at the box office.

11 Jul 2023

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#BoxOfficeCollection: '72 Hoorain' shows no chances of revival

Amid the new releases, 72 Hoorain is performing the worst at the box office. The film did not have hype and failed to create word-of-mouth buzz among viewers. The Ashoke Pandit bankrolled project made headlines for the makers' "tussle" with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) regarding its trailer certification.

10 Jul 2023

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#BoxOfficeCollection: '72 Hoorain' crashes on first weekend

72 Hoorain produced by Ashoke Pandit dabbled with some controversy when the trailer had some issues with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). The film was released on July 7 and has no buzz. The film has not been raking in much and it seems to have a tough ride at the box office.

09 Jul 2023

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#BoxOfficeCollection: Ashoke Pandit's '72 Hoorain' fails to make a mark

Following the unexpected success of The Kerala Story, 72 Hoorain last month made headlines for its contentious subject.

08 Jul 2023

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Box office collection: No takers for Ashoke Pandit's '72 Hoorain'

72 Hoorain, co-produced by filmmaker Ashoke Pandit, was released in the theaters on Friday. Mired in controversies over its trailer release, the film opened to mixed reviews.

28 Jun 2023


Ashok Pandit questions CBFC for not certifying '72 Hoorain' trailer

The "wrath" of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) continues!

10 Jul 2021

Rohit Shetty

Shagufta Ali: Rohit Shetty, 'Dance Deewane' team offer help

Veteran television and film star Shagufta Ali has received help from various industry insiders after speaking of her financial crunch in an interview recently.

07 Jul 2021


Film being made on Pinki Pramanik, thanks to Ashoke Pandit

Director/producer Ashoke Pandit announced that he has bagged the rights of Asian Games gold medalist Pinki Pramanik's story.

04 Jun 2020

Shabana Azmi

Legendary filmmaker Basu Chatterjee passes away at 90

Legendary film director and screenwriter Basu Chatterjee, known for his realistic and groundbreaking movies such as Rajnigandha, Chitchor, Baton Baton Mein, and Ek Ruka Hua Faisla, passed away on Thursday in Mumbai, due to age-related ailments. He was 90 years old.

20 May 2020


Film body seeks permission to resume post-production work

As movie theaters remain shuttered and film shoots stalled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the predicament for producers continues.

08 Jun 2019


Sonam Kapoor and filmmaker Ashoke Pandit argue over Aligarh murder-case

When a two-and-a-half-year-old girl was brutally murdered in Aligarh over a petty sum of Rs. 10,000, the entire country wept.

24 May 2019


Kashyap claims PM's follower threatened daughter, shares screenshot

Ace filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is worried for his daughter after she received rape threats from someone who claimed to be Prime Minister Narendra Modi's follower.

26 May 2018

Ramesh Taurani

Pakeezah actress Geeta Kapoor, whose kids abandoned her, dies

Abandoned by her kids, veteran actress Geeta Kapoor passed away on Saturday morning at an old age home in Mumbai.

05 Feb 2018


Mumbai: Woman, tortured by husband, posts video on Twitter

In a gut wrenching video, a woman alleged 'physical and mental' torture by her husband and sought help from Mumbai Police. The video has gone viral, after the filmmaker Ashoke Pandit shared it on Twitter.

25 Nov 2017


"We stand for Padmavati": Film industry plans 15-minute 'blackout'

To show support for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati, the Indian Films and TV Directors' Association (IFTDA) and 20 other film and television industry bodies are organizing a 15-minute blackout protest "Main Azaad Hoon".