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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

10 Aug 2021

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.

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

05 Aug 2021

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.

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

23 Jul 2021

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.

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

05 Jul 2021

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.

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

28 Jun 2021

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.

Hansal Mehta gets abusive when offered a ticket to Pakistan

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.

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

04 Mar 2021

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.

Kartik Aaryan in talks with Hansal Mehta for next film

05 Feb 2021

Kartik Aaryan in talks with Hansal Mehta for next film

Kartik Aaryan is on a spree of signing projects.

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

27 Jan 2021

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.

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

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.

'Sasural Simar Ka' actor Ashiesh Roy passes away

24 Nov 2020

'Sasural Simar Ka' actor Ashiesh Roy passes away

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

'Scam 1992' actor Nikhil Dwivedi tests positive for coronavirus

20 Nov 2020

'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.

Vishal-Shekhar distance themselves from 'Deedar De' remix

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.

Hansal Mehta recalls working with Kangana as 'painful'

25 Oct 2020

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.

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

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.

'Scam 1992' review: An investment worth the risk

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.

Vipul Shah to make a web series on vaccine trials

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.

Everything that happened in the entertainment world today

10 Aug 2020

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.

Bollywood action director Parvez Khan passes away at 55

27 Jul 2020

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.

All that happened in the entertainment world today

26 Jul 2020

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.

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

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.

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

25 Jul 2020

'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.

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

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.

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

19 Jan 2020

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.

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

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.

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

16 Sep 2019

'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.

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

10 Sep 2019

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.

Gurugram: Rajkummar Rao's father passes away at 60

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.

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

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.

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

03 Oct 2018

'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.

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

11 Sep 2018

#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'.

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

10 Sep 2018

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.

Star hijacking film, worst form of hari-kiri: Screenwriter Apurva Asrani

02 Sep 2018

Star hijacking film, worst form of hari-kiri: Screenwriter Apurva Asrani

In a cryptic tweet, screenwriter Apurva Asrani took a sly dig at Kangana Ranaut for "hijacking a film" and described it as "the worst form of hara-kiri".

'Manikarnika': On Kangana Ranaut becoming director, team issues clarification

30 Aug 2018

'Manikarnika': On Kangana Ranaut becoming director, team issues clarification

'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi' is an upcoming film starring Kangana Ranaut.

4 heavily underrated Hindi movies of 2018

12 Jul 2018

4 heavily underrated Hindi movies of 2018

So far, 2018 has been a great year for movies. We've seen big releases like 'Padmaavat', 'Race 3', and 'Sanju'.

Here's how '102 Not Out', 'Omerta' fared over the weekend

07 May 2018

Here's how '102 Not Out', 'Omerta' fared over the weekend

The first weekend of May was a mixed one for Bollywood.

Check out '102 Not Out', 'Omerta' day two collection

06 May 2018

Check out '102 Not Out', 'Omerta' day two collection

The new releases of the week, '102 Not Out' and 'Omerta', had a good Saturday at the box office.

Hansal Mehta blames 'Avengers: Infinity War' for poor 'Omerta' opening

06 May 2018

Hansal Mehta blames 'Avengers: Infinity War' for poor 'Omerta' opening

Hansal Mehta's latest venture 'Omerta' opened to disastrous numbers on Friday. The Rajkummar Rao starrer could only rake in Rs. 54 lakh on day one, thus, becoming one of the lowest openers of 2018.