Articles about Hansal Mehta

Hansal Mehta began his career as a director in the ‘90s and he was a good filmmaker in the early stages of his career. It was, however, only after he decided to take a sabbatical and experience life that he became a great one. Mehta was born on April 29, 1968, in Mumbai. He did his schooling at Rose Manor International School. He graduated from Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Technology, Pune. After graduation, he worked in Fiji before returning to India in the early ‘90s. In 1993, he made his debut as a director on television with the cookery show ‘Khana Khazana.’ Mehta continued making shows for television throughout the later part of the ‘90s before making his feature film debut in 2000. His first film was the Manoj Bajpayee starrer ‘Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar!!,’ which attracted praises for its portrayal of the fringes of Mumbai. After ‘Chhal’ in 2002, Mehta hit a snag and decided to take a sabbatical in 2008. He returned to filmmaking with ‘Shahid’ in 2012. The film won him the National Award for Best Director. His next film ‘City Lights’ (2014) was a favorite in various film festivals in India and abroad. He continued to make waves as a filmmaker with films such as ‘Aligarh’ (2015), ‘Omerta’ (2017), etc.

11 Nov 2022

Hansal Mehta thanks 'good Samaritans' for helping daughter in Bali

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta is busy shooting his upcoming movie in London with Kareena Kapoor Khan.

04 Aug 2022

Bollywood News
'Gadar,' 'Koi... Mil Gaya' actor Mithilesh Chaturvedi dies at 67

In another blow to the Indian film industry, yet another noted actor has bid us adieu.

06 Jul 2022

Bollywood News
'Simran': Hansal Mehta says working with Kangana was 'massive mistake'

Usually, a filmmaker stands by their vision and defends their film against all critical assaults.

Pride Month special: Revisiting Hansal Mehta's brilliant LGBTQ+ drama 'Aligarh'

Manoj Bajpayee-Rajkummar Rao starrer Aligarh (2015) is a landmark film in the Indian LGBTQ+ landscape.

25 May 2022

Bollywood News
'After 17 years, two children,' Hansal Mehta marries Safeena Husain

Director-producer Hansal Mehta has gotten hitched to his longtime partner Safeena Husain in a close-knit ceremony in San Francisco, California.

25 Apr 2022

Web Series
'Modern Love Mumbai' to hit Amazon Prime Video next month

Modern Love Mumbai has got a premiere date!

30 Oct 2021

Veteran actor Yusuf Hussain no more, succumbs to COVID-19

Popular television and film actor Yusuf Hussain passed away Saturday due to COVID-19, his son-in-law, filmmaker Hansal Mehta, confirmed to news agency PTI. He was 73.

18 Oct 2021

Delhi HC summons Hansal Mehta for his upcoming project 'Faraaz'

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta had announced in August that his next project will be called Faraaz and will be based on the 2016 Bangladesh terror attacks.

10 Aug 2021

Ekta Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor Khan turns producer for Hansal Mehta-Ekta Kapoor's next

Kareena Kapoor Khan's first film since her second son Jeh's birth is going to be extra special.

05 Aug 2021

Bhushan Kumar
Hansal Mehta's next 'Faraaz' based on 2016 Bangladesh terror attack

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta's next film is titled Faraaz and is based on the 2016 Bangladesh terror attack, the makers announced on Wednesday.

23 Jul 2021

Kartik Aaryan
Kartik Aaryan bags Hansal Mehta's 'Captain India,' first poster unveiled

Kartik Aaryan is set to play the lead in Hansal Mehta's next directorial, Captain India.

05 Jul 2021

Bollywood News
Zahaan Kapoor, Aditya Rawal to star in Hansal Mehta's thriller

Late veteran actor Shashi Kapoor's grandson, Zahaan Kapoor, and Paresh Rawal's son, Aditya Rawal, have been tapped to feature in director Hansal Mehta's untitled action thriller feature.

28 Jun 2021

Anubhav Sinha
Hansal Mehta, Anubhav Sinha join hands for action-thriller; shoot begins

Hansal Mehta, whose last directorial was the massive hit Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story, has begun filming his upcoming movie today.

19 Apr 2021

Hansal Mehta gets abusive when offered a ticket to Pakistan

Director Hansal Mehta engaged in an abusive argument with a Twitter user recently.

04 Mar 2021

Bollywood News
Second installment of 'Scam 1992' announced; Hansal Mehta to direct

After receiving rave reviews from critics and audiences alike, the makers of Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story have now announced a second series.

05 Feb 2021

Bollywood News
Kartik Aaryan in talks with Hansal Mehta for next film

Kartik Aaryan is on a spree of signing projects.

27 Jan 2021

Anurag Kashyap
AR Rahman launches new initiative 'Futureproof' to promote Indian talent

Music maestro AR Rahman has launched a new initiative - Futureproof - aimed at presenting the Indian talent to the world.

22 Jan 2021

'Atithi Bhooto Bhava': Shoot begins for Pratik Gandhi-starrer in Mathura

After a smashing breakthrough with Hansal Mehta's Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story, actor Pratik Gandhi is all set to star in a romantic-comedy film titled Atithi Bhooto Bhava.

24 Nov 2020

'Sasural Simar Ka' actor Ashiesh Roy passes away

TV actor Ashiesh Roy passed away on Tuesday at the age of 55.

20 Nov 2020

Salman Khan
'Scam 1992' actor Nikhil Dwivedi tests positive for coronavirus

Actor-producer Nikhil Dwivedi, who recently featured in the web series Scam 1992, has tested positive for COVID-19.

12 Nov 2020

Vishal-Shekhar distance themselves from 'Deedar De' remix

Music composer duo, Vishal and Shekhar, have distanced themselves from the remix of their hit song Deedar De, that features in director Hansal Mehta's upcoming film Chhalaang.

25 Oct 2020

Kangana Ranaut
Hansal Mehta recalls working with Kangana as 'painful'

Currently basking in the tremendous success of his latest web series Scam 1992, Hansal Mehta, in an interview, threw light on his career so far, successes, failures, and good as well as bad memories.

25 Oct 2020

Hansal Mehta refutes 'Scam 1992' becoming number one on IMDb

Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story, a web series based on the infamous 1992 stock market scam, has been receiving rave reviews from audience and critics ever since it premiered earlier this month.

18 Oct 2020

'Scam 1992' review: An investment worth the risk

Quite like the gigantic financial scam it draws its name from, Scam 1992 is inspiring, entertaining and horrifying, all at once.

17 Aug 2020

Vipul Shah to make a web series on vaccine trials

Looks like, Bollywood is leaving no stone unturned in bringing alive the dystopian premise we're currently experiencing, onto the screen.

10 Aug 2020

Madhya Pradesh
Everything that happened in the entertainment world today

On Monday, news in the world of entertainment was about some major developments in Sushant Singh Rajput's death case, a couple of exciting announcements, and much more.

27 Jul 2020

Akshay Kumar
Bollywood action director Parvez Khan passes away at 55

Bollywood action director Parvez Khan, best known for his work in Hindi movies such as Andhadhun and Badlapur, passed away on Monday after suffering a massive heart attack. He was 55.

26 Jul 2020

Karan Johar
All that happened in the entertainment world today

On Sunday, news in the world of entertainment was about Hollywood bidding farewell to a veteran star, Amitabh Bachchan sharing fresh thoughts from the hospital, and more loved-up reactions for Sushant Singh Rajput's swan song Dil Bechara.

25 Jul 2020

Sushant Singh Rajput's final film 'Dil Bechara' leaked online

Late beloved actor Sushant Singh Rajput's final movie Dil Bechara has fallen prey to piracy.

25 Jul 2020

Saif Ali Khan
'Dil Bechara' is now highest-rated Indian movie on IMDb

Late beloved actor Sushant Singh Rajput's final movie Dil Bechara is looking to break all plausible and enviable records out there.

22 Jul 2020

Anubhav Sinha says he had enough, 'resigns' from Bollywood

Amid the raging insider-outsider debate in the entertainment fraternity, tempers continue to soar among its members.

19 Jan 2020

Narendra Modi
Shabana Azmi accident: PM Modi, celebrities pray for her recovery

The news of veteran actress Shabana Azmi getting critically injured in a major road accident on Saturday afternoon has sent a shockwave throughout the country.

18 Dec 2019

Alia Bhatt shares wrong Preamble, amid CAA protests; gets trolled

Following actors Sonakshi Sinha and Ishaan Khatter, Alia Bhatt also shared a picture of the Preamble to the Constitution of India, to show support towards the students protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act.

16 Sep 2019

Rajkummar Rao
'Dream Girl' actress Nushrat Bharucha reveals how she overcame depression

Nushrat Bharucha, who is currently enjoying the success of Dream Girl, recently opened up on her battle with depression.

10 Sep 2019

Rajkummar Rao
Rajkummar Rao charges a huge amount for 'Chupke Chupke' remake

After delivering hits like Stree and Judgementall Hai Kya, Rajkummar Rao has certainly proved himself as a bankable actor.

06 Sep 2019

Gurugram: Rajkummar Rao's father passes away at 60

Rajkummar Rao's father Satyapal Yadav passed away on Thursday night in Gurugram. He was 60.

29 Jun 2019

Amid backlash, 'Mental Hai Kya' gets a new title

Courtesy a much-awaited re-union of Queen co-stars Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao, quirky posters, and major controversy around its title, Mental Hai Kya has been in the news for a while.

03 Oct 2018

Sexual Harassment
'Kid' Shakti Kapoor's reaction on Tanushree's allegations is beyond disappointing

Bollywood celebrities are expected to speak up on matters, but they seem to have mastered the act of coming up with disappointing answers.

11 Sep 2018

Uttar Pradesh
#TurramKhan: Rajkummar Rao, Nushrat Bharucha to reunite after eight years

After basking on the success of his recent release 'Stree', Rajkummar Rao has been rolled for Hansal Mehta's upcoming directorial 'Turram Khan'.

10 Sep 2018

Uttar Pradesh
Rajkummar, Nushrat to star in Hansal Mehta's upcoming 'Turram Khan'

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta announced Monday that his next is a comedy titled 'Turram Khan' for which he has roped in his "favorite" collaborator Rajkummar Rao and actor Nushrat Bharucha.