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R Balki


18th Pune International Film Festival: Filmmakers feel the pressure to be original today, says R Balki

January 13, 2020 3:48 am

‘’Today we are exposed to a lot of content. We see more interesting, weird things happening in people’s lives. There is a lot of pressure on filmmakers to be different and original in such a world,’’ said Balki.

Mission Mangal writer-producer R Balki: Women equal to men, not weaker

August 18, 2019 6:01 pm

Producer-writer of Mission Mangal, R Balki, shared that director Jagan Shakti, who has been his associate since Cheeni Kum, came up with the idea of the film.

That’s so foolish and silly: R Balki on PadMan plagiarism claims

February 12, 2018 8:47 am

Writer Ripu Daman Jaiswal has accused the makers of the Akshay Kumar-Radhika Apte starrer of copying 11 scenes from a script that he had written. The writer also said that he has filed an FIR against Akshay and the filmmakers.

The term gender equality is a cliche: Pad Man maker R. Balki

February 07, 2018 4:50 pm

The narrative of R Balki directorial, Pad Man, is based on the short story titled "The Sanitary Man of Sacred Land", about the real-life hero Arunachalam Muruganantham, who invented a low-cost sanitary pad-making machine.

Akshay Kumar is a lot like Arunachalam Muruganantham: PadMan director R Balki

February 05, 2018 1:49 pm

PadMan director R Balki opens up about how easy it is to be working with stars provided the communication is clear and both the director and actor are open to accept and reject each other's suggestion.

R Balki: Amitabh Bachchan plays an important role in PadMan

February 03, 2018 8:19 pm

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan will be playing a small but significant role in R Balki's soon-to-be-released PadMan. The filmmaker says the entire country is obsessed with the actor.

Janhvi Kapoor, Sridevi have a dinner date with PadMan director R Balki, Gauri Shinde. Are they planning a film together?

January 22, 2018 1:38 pm

Post English Vinglish, Sridevi and Gauri Shinde have become the BFFs in the town. They are often spotted chilling together. But this time PadMan director R Balki joined the fam-jam.

Padman director R Balki: Never wanted to make a biopic

January 01, 2018 8:06 pm

Padman was always the title for director R Balki as that is how he started writing the story. The film will be one of the big releases of 2018, starring Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor, and Radhika Apte.

Akshay Kumar, Twinkle Khanna meet real life PadMan. See pics

March 09, 2017 4:19 pm

Akshay Kumar, Twinkle Khanna to begin the shoot of R Balki's film, PadMan.

R. Balki wanted to adapt a manuscript with Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya but couldn't

January 18, 2017 10:46 pm

Filmmaker R. Balki had plans of signing Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the screen adaptation of book "Half Pants, Full Pants", but it didn't materialise.


When "Ka" Arjun Kapoor photobombed "Ki" Kareena's photo

March 28, 2016 5:30 pm

Arjun Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan were in Delhi for the promotions of their upcoming film Ki and Ka when Arjun Kapoor photobombed her pictures.

Amitabh Bachchan, Varun Dhawan, Athiya Shetty watch Arjun Kapoor's Ki and Ka

March 27, 2016 2:46 pm

Amitabh Bachchan, Varun Dhawan, Aditi Rao Hydari, Athiya Shettty and other Bollywood celebrities attended the special screening of R Balki's upcoming film Ki and Ka starring Arjun and Kareena Kapoor held in Mumbai on March 26.

Big B, Balki, watch 'Bhoothnath Returns'

April 06, 2014 3:46 pm

Amitabh Bachchan is gearing up for the release of his upcoming Horror comedy film 'Bhoothnath Returns'.


R.Balki’s `Ki and Ka` a comical twist to gender `stereotypical` roles

February 17, 2016 5:41 am

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Director R.Balki is yet again all set to leave audience spellbound with his upcoming romantic drama film, `Ki and Ka.`The director is attacking stereotypical representation of genders in the society through the film by switching and redefining the roles of the male and female protagonists.Balki is extremely proud of his leads Kareena Kapoor Khan and Arjun Kapoor, because both actors do not forgot their identities while swapping ‘stereotypical’ gender roles.Arjun plays woman of the house and Kareena plays the role of a man in the film, and by doing so, they give a subtle message to society that interchanging gender responsibility is nothing to be ashamed of but a way to make this world a better place to live in.`Ki and Ka`, starring Kareena Kapoor Khan and Arjun Kapoor, will release on April 1.

Kareena first broke news of doing `Ki and Ka` to Saif

February 17, 2016 5:41 am

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan was very excited when director R.Balki approached her for his upcoming film ‘Ki and Ka.’And the first person to know about this was of course, her nawab, Saif Ali Khan.During the trailer launch, Kareena said that Saif was extremely proud after seeing the first promo of the film. Actor Arjun Kapoor, who was really happy to receive praise from Saif, said it is an honour for him to get appreciated by someone who has mastered the art of portraying playful characters.‘Ki and Ka’ is an upcoming Indian romantic comedy-drama film written, directed and produced by R. Balki.The film, which redefines stereotypical roles of genders, will see Kareena in the character of an ambitious marketing manager while Arjun Kapoor essays the role of a homemaker.The film is scheduled to release on April 1.

Every man should watch `Ki and Ka`, says Arjun Kapoor

February 17, 2016 5:40 am

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor agrees that before his upcoming rom-com ‘Ki and Ka’, he never understood how selfless housewives are, and that’s the reason why he wants every man to watch this flick. Arjun believes that ‘Ki and Ka’ is a conversation starter, but not an opinion. It is a way to make society realise that anything and everything cannot be measured on the basis of gender. The actor also said that no gender has the right to overpower the other. ‘Ki and Ka’ is an upcoming Indian romantic comedy-drama film written, directed and produced by R. Balki.