Paresh Rawal: News

One of the most notable actors, comedians, and film producers, Paresh Rawal, is not only a well-known name in India but in many countries worldwide. Hailing from Mumbai, Rawal started his career in the film industry in 1985 with the movie 'Arjun' as a supporting actor. The next year, he was seen in the blockbuster film 'Naam' that gave him fame and attention in Hindi cinema. After the release of 'Naam', there was no looking back for Rawal. He was cast in 'Andaz Apna Apna' for a double role and went on to appear in more than a hundred movies throughout the decade. Later, in 2000, he was featured in 'Hera Pheri', which gave him fame as a comedian. Over the next decade, he appeared in many successful as well as flop films. However, his role in the 2012 film 'OMG: Oh My God!', which was a success at the Box Office, was much appreciated. In 2018, he played the role of Sanjay Dutt's father in his biopic 'Sanju'. In 2020, he was appointed the Chairperson of the National School of Drama by President Ram Nath Kovind.


20 Sep 2023

Box Office Collection

Box office collection: 'Dream Girl 2' shows negligible growth

Ayushmann Khurrana is back at the box office with a bang!

19 Sep 2023

Box Office Collection

Box office collection: 'Dream Girl 2' is struggling badly

Ayushmann Khurrana has been one of the most successful actors of the last decade. Pre-pandemic the actor became a box office success machine. However, his last few projects tanked at the box office and now Dream Girl 2 has emerged to be a much-needed comeback.

18 Sep 2023


Mrunal-Abhimanyu's 'Aankh Micholi' first look poster out; release date inside

Umesh Shukla, known for films like OMG and 102 Not Out, is gearing up to release his next family entertainer, Aankh Micholi.

15 Sep 2023

Box Office Collection

Box office collection: 'Dream Girl 2's dream-run to end soon

Ayushmann Khurrana has been the biggest revelation of the last decade. The breakout star made a name in the industry and carved his own niche. His recent release Dream Girl 2 marked his comeback at the box office after a barrage of flops.

10 Sep 2023

Movie Review

#NewsBytesRecommends: 'Woh Chokri'—ahead of its time, propelled by stunning performances

Subankar Ghosh's 1994 art film and the recipient of three National Film Awards, Woh Chokri is a peep into the time that seems far away but perhaps isn't so, thanks to societal constructs.

09 Sep 2023

Akshay Kumar

'Welcome To The Jungle': Announcement video, release date out!

On his birthday on Saturday, Akshay Kumar gave a return gift to his fans by unveiling the announcement promo and release date of Welcome To The Jungle, one of his most awaited films.

08 Sep 2023

Box Office Collection

Box office collection: 'Dream Girl 2' gets sidelined by 'Jawan'

Ayushmann Khurrana made a brilliant comeback at the box office with Dream Girl 2. The quirky comedy received viewers' love and the franchise pedigree helped in its box office collection.

07 Sep 2023

Box Office Collection

Box office collection: 'Dream Girl 2' on money minting spree

Ayushmann Khurrana has clocked another Rs. 100 crore at the global box office!

06 Sep 2023

Box Office Collection

Box office collection: 'Dream Girl 2' is slaying with ease

Ayushmann Khurrana is a major breakout star in Bollywood who has solidified his foot in the last decade.

04 Sep 2023

Box Office Collection

#BoxOfficeCollection: 'Dream Girl 2' winning hearts and capturing theaters

Ayushmann Khurrana is a major breakout star in Bollywood and has made his niche over the years. His recent quirky comedy-drama Dream Girl 2 has emerged to be a box office success and is currently inching toward the Rs. 100 crore mark at the Indian box office.

03 Sep 2023

Box Office Collection

#BoxOfficeCollection: 'Dream Girl 2' struggling to reach Rs. 100cr

The month of August witnessed fierce competition at the theaters with the head-to-head clash of Gadar 2 and OMG 2.

01 Sep 2023

Box Office Collection

#BoxOfficeCollection: 'Dream Girl 2' shows exponential growth on weekdays

Ayushmann Khurrana's Dream Girl 2 has achieved one of the rare phenomena at the box office. The movie has shown exponential growth on every weekday which is considered to be a great thing for any project.

31 Aug 2023

Box Office Collection

#BoxOfficeCollection: 'Dream Girl 2' shows rise on Raksha Bandhan

Ayushmann Khurrana is finally back at the box office with a bang!

30 Aug 2023

Box Office Collection

#BoxOfficeCollection: 'Dream Girl 2' shows slight growth on Tuesday

Dream Girl 2 has been a perfect comic breather for viewers amid a barrage of action dramas. The light-hearted comedy-drama also marked Ayushmann Khurrana's return at the box office and the movie is raking in well.

29 Aug 2023

OTT releases

When and where to watch 'Dream Girl 2' on OTT

Dream Girl 2 marks Ayushmann Khurrana's return at the box office. The actor has emerged to become a major movie star in the last decade and has carved his own niche in Bollywood.

29 Aug 2023

Box Office Collection

#BoxOfficeCollection: 'Dream Girl 2' fails the first Monday test

Dream Girl 2 is a much-needed commercial success for Ayushmann Khurrana as the actor has had a tumultuous phase at the box office in the recent past.

24 Aug 2023


#BoxOfficeBuzz: Ayushmann-Ananya's 'Dream Girl 2' promises a powerful opening

The highly anticipated sequel to Ayushmann Khurrana's Dream Girl 2, is already making waves as it has sold an impressive 27,000 tickets in major national chains like PVR, Inox, and Cinepolis.

23 Aug 2023


#BoxOfficeBuzz: Ayushmann-Ananya's 'Dream Girl 2' sells over 15,000 tickets

Ayushmann Khurrana is the breakout star of Bollywood in the last decade. The actor became one of the most commercially viable actors pre-pandemic and he had the Midas touch.

21 Aug 2023


'Dream Girl 2's 'Jamnapaar' starring Ayushmann Khurrana is out

Ayushmann Khurrana's Dream Girl 2 is finally releasing this Friday after going through several postponements. The makers are promoting the movie in full swing and now they have released a new song titled Jamnapaar.

01 Aug 2023


Ayushmann-Ananya's 'Dream Girl 2' trailer promises a marvelous joy ride

Ayushmann Khurrana is a breakout star who has carved his niche over the last decade. His upcoming film Dream Girl 2 is a quirky comedy and has been in the buzz. After numerous postponements and rigorous marketing campaigns, the makers have finally dropped the trailer.

31 Jul 2023


'Dream Girl 2' poster featuring Ananya-Ayushmann unveiled; exciting details inside

Ayushmann Khurrana's Dream Girl 2 is finally gearing up for its release after a barrage of postponements. The makers are currently in full-on promotions mood and now they have unveiled a new poster featuring Ananya Panday.

17 Jul 2023


Arshad Warsi spills beans on 'Welcome 3,' 'Jolly LLB 3'

It seems like an exciting Monday for Bollywood geeks!

07 Jul 2023


Akshay Kumar's 'Soorarai Pottru' remake postponed; gets new release date

Akshay Kumar is the superstar of all seasons. The actor's pipeline is always loaded with chunks of films. Even though he is having a tough time at the box office post-pandemic, his lineup looks solid.

03 Jul 2023

Akshay Kumar

'OMG 2': Akshay Kumar drops new poster, teaser coming soon

Khiladi Kumar is all set to grace theaters with his highly-anticipated OMG 2 on August 11.

30 May 2023

Akshay Kumar

Happy birthday, Paresh Rawal: Celebrating iconic actor's best comedic roles

With his impeccable timing and uproarious performances, Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal has established himself as one of the finest actors with immense comedic brilliance in the industry.

26 Feb 2023

Hera Pheri

Cast, potential plot, director: Everything about Akshay-Suniel-Paresh's 'Hera Pheri 3'

The Hera Pheri franchise has been living up to its title and has been embroiled in a net of endless conjectures.

25 Feb 2023

Anees Bazmee

Director Anees Bazmee reveals why he rejected 'Hera Pheri 3'

The Hera Pheri franchise has been living up to its title lately.

25 Feb 2023


Sanjay Dutt likely to star in 'Hera Pheri 3'

Ever since the news of Hera Pheri 3 going on floors started making the rounds, fans have been rooting for the much-awaited third installment of the cult classic franchise.

24 Feb 2023

Hera Pheri

Kartik won't appear in 'Hera Pheri 3,' Paresh Rawal confirms

After several months of hera pheri with the casting of the third installment of Hera Pheri, the original trio of Paresh Rawal, Akshay Kumar, and Suniel Shetty reunited for Hera Pheri 3 recently.

23 Feb 2023

Bollywood Films

'Hera Pheri 3': Fans launch petition demanding Priyadarshan's return 

The seemingly never-ending discourse around Hera Pheri 3 has now taken an entirely new turn.

22 Feb 2023


'Hera Pheri-3' BTS photo out! Seen Raju, Shyam, Baburao yet

All Hera Pheri fans were manifesting Akshay Kumar's return to the franchise, as there were a lot of speculations regarding the third installment.

21 Feb 2023


'Hera Pheri 3' shooting begins with original trio onboard: Report

Its time for all Raju, Shyam, and Babu Bhaiya stans to rise!

18 Feb 2023

Akshay Kumar

Akshay, Suniel, Paresh to reunite for 3 projects: Report

The stars may have finally aligned the right way.

06 Dec 2022


Paresh Rawal booked for 'cook fish for Bengalis' remark

Kolkata Police registered an FIR against BJP leader and actor Paresh Rawal on Tuesday.

05 Dec 2022

Hera Pheri

Akshay Kumar to return as Raju in 'Hera Pheri 3'?

What's a Hera Pheri franchise without Raju aka Akshay Kumar? After the success of Hera Pheri and its sequel Phir Hera Pheri, fans of the franchise were eagerly awaiting the announcement of its third installment.

03 Dec 2022

West Bengal

Complaint filed over Paresh Rawal's 'cook fish for Bengalis' remark

A case was filed against actor-politician Paresh Rawal on Friday and he was accused of spreading "hate speech" with his recent "cook fish for Bengalis" remark.

11 Nov 2022

Kartik Aaryan

'Hera Pheri-3': Paresh Rawal confirms Kartik's casting, AK fans upset

In an unexpected twist for Bollywood fans, actor Paresh Rawal confirmed on Friday that Bollywood actor Kartik Aaryan has been brought on board to play one of the lead roles in the third installment of the hit Hera Pheri franchise.

24 Jun 2022

Akshay Kumar

'Hera Pheri 3' returning with original cast: All we know

Great news for fans of the Hera Pheri franchise!

30 May 2022


Paresh Rawal birthday special: 5 most memorable roles by actor

Veteran actor-turned-politician Paresh Rawal is undoubtedly one of the most celebrated and loved actors of all time.

29 May 2022

Satyajit Ray

Satyajit Ray's 'The Storyteller' adaptation: What we know so far

Legendary filmmaker and Oscar recipient Satyajit Ray's short story Golpo Bolo Tarini Khuro will be translated to the silver screen as The Storyteller.

31 Mar 2022

Rishi Kapoor

'Sharmaji Namkeen' review: Rishi Kapoor's last film is savory, sweet

Rishi Kapoor's last Hindi film Sharmaji Namkeen debuted on Amazon Prime Video on Thursday.

17 Mar 2022

Rishi Kapoor

'Sharmaji Namkeen' trailer: Fitting tribute to Rishi Kapoor, the artist

The trailer of Sharmaji Namkeen is here!

09 Mar 2022

Rishi Kapoor

Rishi Kapoor's swansong 'Sharmaji Namkeen' to release this month

Late actor Rishi Kapoor's last film Sharmaji Namkeen finally has a release date.

26 Dec 2021

Anil Kapoor

'Welcome 3' to star Anil Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Nana Patekar?

The 2007 Anees Bazmee-directorial, Welcome, was a fun roller coaster ride for the audience.

17 Dec 2021


Paresh Rawal's Gujarati comeback vehicle, 'Dear Father,' releases next February

Paresh Rawal is returning to his home turf, Gujarati cinema, after several decades.

11 Oct 2021

Rajkummar Rao

'Hum Do Hamare Do' trailer out, Rajkummar Rao promises fun

Rajkummar Rao and Kriti Sanon's much-anticipated movie Hum Do Humare Do trailer has been released and we can't get enough of it.

07 Sep 2021


Anil Kapoor celebrates 20 years of 'Nayak: The Real Hero'

Bollywood star Anil Kapoor on Tuesday marked 20 years of his political action-drama Nayak: The Real Hero and the actor revealed that he did the film despite many people expressing their reservations about the project.

24 Jul 2021

Shilpa Shetty Kundra

'Hungama 2' review: Paresh Rawal's character should be arrested! Period.

Disney+ Hotstar is now premiering Priyadarshan's directorial, Hungama 2.

23 Jul 2021


Film industry is now focusing on homegrown stories: Paresh Rawal

Veteran actor Paresh Rawal is thrilled that Bollywood is now chronicling untold stories rooted in the country and not "plagiarizing" international films, a trend, he said, was dominant until a few years ago.

21 Jul 2021

Shilpa Shetty Kundra

'Hungama Ho Gaya' review: Shilpa Shetty-led song is an abomination

Earlier, Ratan Jain, the producer of Shilpa Shetty-starrer Hungama 2 had confirmed that her husband Raj Kundra's recent arrest won't affect the film and its promotions in any way.

19 Jul 2021

Umesh Shukla

'Aankh Micholi': Motion poster introduces characters in an 'eye-conic' style

Makers unveiled the motion poster of Umesh Shukla's upcoming family entertainer Aankh Micholi on Monday.

01 Jul 2021

Hungama 2

'Hungama 2' trailer: Radheshyam Tiwari returns in this Priyadarshan venture

Hungama, starring Akshaye Khanna, Rimi Sen and Paresh Rawal, remains a classic comedy even till today.

30 Jun 2021

Shilpa Shetty Kundra

'Hungama 2' to stream on Disney+ Hotstar from July 23

Director Priyadarshan's comedy film Hungama 2 is set to be released on Disney+ Hotstar on July 23, the streaming platform announced on Wednesday.

07 Jun 2021

Akshay Kumar

Amit Rai to helm Akshay Kumar's 'Oh My God! 2'?

Speculations have been abuzz that social comedy OMG: Oh My God! will be returning with a sequel soon and latest reports suggest makers have locked in on Amit Rai as the director.

24 May 2021

Shilpa Shetty Kundra

'Hungama 2' to directly release on a streaming platform

Hungama 2 will release directly on a streaming platform as theaters in most of the states are shut in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the makers of the film said on Monday.

31 Mar 2021

Akshay Kumar

'Hera Pheri' turns 21: Lesser-known facts about the cult classic

Any conversation about cult Indian comedies is incomplete without mentioning Priyadarshan's Hera Pheri.

27 Mar 2021

COVID-19 India

Paresh Rawal contracts coronavirus days after receiving vaccine's first dose

Senior Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal has tested positive for COVID-19. On Friday, the actor shared the news on social media, requesting everyone who came in contact with him to get tested.

29 Jan 2021


Sharman Joshi's father, actor Arvind Joshi, passes away aged 84

Theater and film actor Arvind Joshi, the father of 3 Idiots star Sharman Joshi, passed away in a Mumbai hospital on Friday morning. He was 84 years old.

16 Jan 2021


Paresh Rawal set to complete Rishi Kapoor's final film

Actor Paresh Rawal has been roped in to complete the remaining portions of late actor Rishi Kapoor in his final film Sharmaji Namkeen.

10 Sep 2020


Paresh Rawal appointed new chairperson of National School of Drama

National Award-winning veteran actor Paresh Rawal (65) has been appointed by President Ram Nath Kovind as the new chairperson of the renowned New Delhi-based theater institute National School of Drama (or the NSD).

19 May 2020

Akshay Kumar

Suniel Shetty reveals why 'Hera Pheri 3' is on hold

For more than a decade, fans have been eagerly waiting to relive the ridiculously hilarious camaraderie of Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty, and Paresh Rawal in the third and latest installment of the iconic Hera Pheri series.

16 Jan 2020

Karan Johar

On his birthday, Sidharth Malhotra shares first look of 'Shershaah'

As he turned a year older, Bollywood heartthrob Sidharth Malhotra came up with a special surprise for his fans by sharing the first look posters of his passion project Shershaah.

13 Apr 2019

Akshay Kumar

'Hera Pheri 3' has been postponed indefinitely: Here's why

This February, it was reported that Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty and Paresh Rawal would once again return with their laughter ride, Hera Pheri 3.

28 Feb 2019

Akshay Kumar

Confirmed! 'Hera Pheri 3' to hit the floors this year

Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty and Paresh Rawal, who created the eternal favorite Hera Pheri franchise, are all set to collaborate once again for the third installment of the series.

21 Feb 2019

Hugh Jackman

Swaroop Sampat among 10 finalists for Global Teacher Prize 2019

Actor and life skills teacher Swaroop Sampat, wife of actor Paresh Rawal, was today named among the top 10 finalists of the $1 million Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize for her use of unique teaching methods to reach out to children across different segments of society in India.

10 Feb 2019

Akshay Kumar

John, Anil, Nana to star in 'Welcome 3', 'Welcome 4'

Bollywood actors John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, and Nana Patekar are set to star in the third and fourth installments of the Welcome franchise and the makers have already started working on the projects.

05 Dec 2018


#URITrailer: Vicky Kaushal looks promising in action-packed surgical strike movie

Vicky Kaushal, the rising star of Bollywood, is back again to impress the audience with yet another content-oriented movie - URI.

12 Jul 2018


'Sanju': Namrata Dutt didn't feel connection with reel-parents, explains why

Out of many efforts put in 'Sanju' by the makers, one of the hardest was bringing to life yesteryear legends Nargis and Sunil Dutt, the parents of Sanjay Dutt.

01 Jul 2018

Ranbir Kapoor

How is Ranbir Kapoor's 'Sanju' performing at box office?

Ranbir Kapoor is back in the game and how. Despite being a non-holiday release, 'Sanju' took the biggest opening of 2018 with Rs. 34.75 crore coming in on Friday.

09 Jun 2018

Indian Army

'Uri': Check out Paresh Rawal's awe-inspiring look as Ajit Doval

Paresh Rawal is among those few Bollywood actors who got better and better with time.

05 Jun 2018

Sanjay Dutt

Raju doesn't do whitewashing: Paresh Rawal on Sanjay Dutt's biopic

"Sanju", Rajkumar Hirani's ambitious biopic on one of Bollywood's most controversial stars, Sanjay Dutt, is a "warts and all" tale, according to Paresh Rawal.

26 May 2018

Ranbir Kapoor

'Sanju' new poster featuring Ranbir Kapoor, Paresh Rawal is moving

After enthralling us with different avatars of Ranbir Kapoor as Sanjay Dutt, director Rajkumar Hirani is now revealing other characters from 'Sanju'.

25 Apr 2018

Ranbir Kapoor

'Sanju': Check out the entire star-cast of Ranbir Kapoor's film

Fans cannot stop raving about the teaser of Ranbir Kapoor starrer 'Sanju'. Ranbir has embodied Sanjay Dutt to perfection, leaving all of us in a state of disbelief.

18 Apr 2018

Akshay Kumar

Have cracked the idea for 'OMG!' sequel: Umesh Shukla

Director Umesh Shukla said a sequel to hit 2012 comedy "OMG-Oh My God!" is on the cards and the team has already started working on it.

17 Apr 2018

Akshay Kumar

Akshay, Paresh, Suniel in talks for 'Hera Pheri 3'

'Hera Pheri' goes down as one of the most cherished comedy films. Its sequel, 'Phir Hera Pheri', too received a thunderous response from the audience.

28 May 2017


Democracy is upheld by its people, not Twitter rants

A person walks up to the stage and says, "For the next five minutes I am going to make a joke that is non-political, non-offensive, constructive, has no expletives and will have nothing that creates controversy," after five minutes of pin drop silence, he looks at the audience and says, "I hope you liked the joke."

22 Feb 2017


BMC polls: Many celebs, citizens go missing from voters' list

Many celebrities, including Varun Dhawan, Sanjeev Kapoor, and Paresh Rawal, went missing from the voters' list in the BMC elections.