Vidhu Vinod Chopra: News

The founder of Vinod Chopra Films and Vinod Chopra Productions, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, is a film producer, director, screenwriter, and actor. After studying film direction at Film and Television Institute of India, Chopra directed his first short film, ‘Murder at Monkey Hill’ (1976), which won the National Film Award followed by the release of ‘An Encounter with Faces’, which won the Grand Prix at Tampere Film Festival. In 1981, ‘Sazaye Maut’ became Chopra’s first full-length feature film in the industry, starring some finest talents in the entertainment industry. in the following years, his ‘Parinda’ and ‘1942: A Love Story’ became landmark hits in Hindi cinema. In 2009, Chopra directed ‘3 Idiots’, which became the first Indian film to enter the Rs. 200 crore club and became one of the most successful films in India. ‘PK’, ‘Munna Bhai MBBS’, and ‘Sanju’ are some of the best movies produced under Vinod’s production house. In 2020, he produced and directed the film ‘Shikara’, which he dedicated to his mother, who had to migrate to Mumbai due to the Kashmir conflict in 1990.

05 Sep 2023

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday, Vidhu Vinod Chopra: Exploring producer's must-watch directorial projects

Vidhu Vinod Chopra has left an indelible mark on the tapestry of Indian cinema, not only through his prolific production prowess but also through his directorial gems.

10 Aug 2023


Vikrant Massey's '12th Fail' teaser is out; release date inside

Vikrant Massey is one of the most talented and genre-defying actors in India. His upcoming acting venture 12th Fail focuses on the UPSC aspirants in India and their struggle to crack one of the toughest competitive examinations.

25 Nov 2022

Vikrant Massey

‘12th Fail’: Vidhu Vinod Chopra announces next with Vikrant Massey

Vidhu Vinod Chopra has announced his next film. The director-producer's next film titled 12th Fail will have Vikrant Massey as the lead actor, while Chopra will direct and produce the movie.

26 Feb 2022

Vivek Agnihotri

Vivek Agnihotri slams Anupama Chopra for sabotaging 'The Kashmir Files'

National Film Award-winning director Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri has launched an attack on movie critic Anupama Chopra by posting an "expose" video on Thursday.

08 Feb 2022

Priyanka Chopra Jonas

5 lesser-known Indian films that have received Academy Award nominations/wins

The Academy Award 2022 nominations were announced on Tuesday and Jai Bhim sadly could not grab nomination under any category.

08 Jul 2021

Anupama Chopra

Vidhu Vinod Chopra's elder brother passes away due to COVID-19

Vir Chopra, elder brother of noted producer-director Vidhu Vinod Chopra, has died due to COVID-19, confirmed the latter's wife Anupama Chopra.

09 Feb 2020


'Malang' dominates the box office, 'Shikara' lags way behind

The first Friday of February marked the release of two major Bollywood films, i.e., Aditya Roy Kapur and Disha Patani-starrer Malang and Vidhu Vinod Chopra's directorial comeback movie Shikara.

05 Feb 2020

Kashmiri Pandit

Activists move court against 'Shikara', claim the movie is communal

Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra on Tuesday reacted to a petition filed against his upcoming film Shikara.

07 Jan 2020


'Shikara': Vidhu Chopra's comeback film on exodus of Kashmiri Pandits

Almost three decades back, India witnessed one of the biggest mass human exoduses in its independent history - the 1989-1990 forced exodus of Kashmir Pandits.

19 Sep 2019


Sanjay Dutt confirms 'Munnabhai 3' is happening, in scripting stage

It's been quite some time that reports about the much-awaited third installment of Sanjay Dutt's Munnabhai franchise have been doing the rounds in media.

08 Feb 2019

Anupama Chopra

Vidhu Vinod Chopra hopes to make 'Munnabhai 3' this year

After the mammoth success of Munnabhai M.B.B.S and Lage Raho Munnabhai, the fans are eagerly waiting for the third installment of the franchise.

14 Jan 2019

Rajkumar Hirani

Dia Mirza on Rajkumar Hirani: Formal inquiry must be conducted

Director Rajkumar Hirani's sexual harassment case has sent a shockwave across the industry.

13 Jan 2019


#MeToo: Hirani accused of sexual assault on sets of 'Sanju'

Another big name of Bollywood bites the dust in the post #MeToo era. A woman has come forward accusing director Rajkumar Hirani of sexual assault while on the sets of Sanju.

Illayaraja's legal notice to Balasubramanyam for using his compositions

Music legend Illayaraja sent a legal notice to playback singer Balasubramanyam for singing the former's compositions without prior permission at many concerts.