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My ups and downs have taught me about life: Anupam Kher

Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Actor Anupam Kher, who on Friday completed 34 years in Bollywood, says he learnt about life and showbiz with his ups and downs. His first film was Saaransh. The actor, a National School of Drama alumnus, was only 28 when he took on the role of a retired middle class Maharashtrian man who had lost his son, in the drama directed by Mahesh Bhatt. I complete 34 ...

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Good cinema is medium for social change: Anupam Kher

Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Actor Anupam Kher says good cinema is not only about entertainment, but it is also a medium for change. The actor feels it is important to encourage independent filmmakers. Anupam through his acting school Actor Prepares will sponsor top prizes at this year's KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival. Actor Prepares is happy to collaborate with KASHIS...

3 days ago
'Tumhari Sulu' leads nomination pack for IIFA 2018

Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Vidya Balan-starrer Tumhari Sulu has scored a maximum of seven nominations for the 19th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards, to be held in Bangkok next month. Newton comes a close second with five nominations. A story of an ambitious and enterprising housewife, Tumhari Sulu finds a mention in the Best Picture, Best Direction and Best Story...

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Hirokazu Kore-eda's 'Shoplifters' wins Palme d'Or at Cannes

Cannes, May 20 (IANS) Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda won the Palme dOr at the 71st Cannes Film Festival for his film Shoplifters. Nandita Das' Manto, which was selected to compete in the Un Certain Regard section, did not pick any honour. Ali Abbasi's Border won the top prize in the category. The win marks just the second time this century that an Asian film has claimed the ...

6 days ago
UK among biggest markets for Punjabi films: Sargun

Birmingham, May 19 (IANS) Actress Sargun Mehta, who has starred in Punjabi films like Love Punjab and Angrej, says the UK is one of the biggest markets for the genre. She had attended the first edition of BritAsia Punjabi Film Awards, presented by Metatron Global Fund, here on May 12. The winners, including her, were acknowledged for their work and contribution to putting Punjabi cinema ...

7 days ago
Spielberg in talks to direct DiCaprio in biopic

Los Angeles, May 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Steven Spielberg and Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio are in early talks to collaborate on a Ulysses S. Grant biopic. There's no deal in place for Spielberg to direct it and the company Lionsgate had no comment on the news, reported variety.com. The Grant project was set up last year with DiCaprio and Appian Way partner Jennifer Davisson prod...

10 days ago
Manoj Bajpayee wins Best Actor at NY film fest

Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Actor Manoj Bajpayee bagged the Best Actor Award at the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) for his work in Gali Guleiyan (In the Shadows). Acknowledging the praise and good wishes coming to him, Manoj posted on Twitter: 'Gali Guleiyan' gets an honour at New York Indian Film Festival. Congratulations to the team of and the captain Dipesh Jain (director). J...

14 days ago
Riddhi Sen gave world beating performance in 'Nagarkirtan': Shekhar Kapur

Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Internationally acclaimed Indian filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, jury chairperson of the 65th National Film Awards, has praised actor Riddhi Sen for his world beating performance in Bengali film Nagarkirtan. Kapur on Friday tweeted: What a world beating performance actor Riddhi Sen gave in the brilliant Bengali film 'Nagarkirtan' to win Best Actor at National Film Awards 2...

21 days ago
National Film Awards breaks with 64-year-old tradition

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The 65th National Film Awards ceremony was a departure from its tradition of the Indian President handing over the awards to all the winners. Many hurt recipients even skipped the ceremony here on Thursday as President Ram Nath Kovind had time to present only 11 out of 125 awards. Vigyan Bhawan was buzzing with artistes from Hindi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil, Assam...

21 days ago
National Film Awards marred by presentation row

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Controversy marred the 65th National Film Awards ceremony here on Thursday with several awardees protesting against the whittling down of the number of those to be honoured by the President to a select 11. Upset over breaking from the long-held tradition of the President giving away all the awards, around 60 awardees wrote to the Directorate of Film Festivals, Pre...

22 days ago
National Film Award winners miffed over ceremony

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Over 60 National Film Awards recipients have decided to not attend the award distribution ceremony here on Thursday as President Ram Nath Kovind will be giving away only 11 awards, breaking from a long-held tradition, which they have condemned it as a breach of trust. The filmmakers and artistes from across the country have written a letter addressed to the Direct...

23 days ago
Soumitra Chatterjee, Buddhadeb Dasgupta conferred lifetime achivement awards

Kolkata, May 1 (IANS) Thespian Soumitra Chatterjee and veteran film maker Buddhadeb Dasgupta were on Tuesday conferred lifetime achievement awards for their contribution towards Indian cinema on occasion of the third edition of the Bengal International Short Film Festival (BISFF) here. While Chatterjee was presented the 'Hiralal Sen Award' by iconic Bengali actor Prasenjit Cahtterjee and...

28 days ago
Richa wraps up shooting of 'Abhi Toh Party...'

Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha has wrapped up shooting for Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai, which she describes as a fantastic film. I am extremely happy that I got to be a part of this fantastic film. I have had the rare opportunity of working with some of the best actors in the country at present who are alive. They are so accomplished. So many of them have already won natio...

29 days ago
Akshay Kumar auctioning 'Rustom' uniform for charity

Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar is putting up the naval uniform, which he donned in the film Rustom, for auction. The proceedings from the bid will support the cause of animal welfare. Akshay, who won the National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in Rustom, on Thursday tweeted a photograph from the film. Alongside the photograph, it was written: Wi...

1 month ago
Prosenjit happy to push the envelope with 'Drishtikone'

Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) In the about-to-release Drishtikone, Bengali cinema's distinguished actor Prosenjit Chatterjee plays a man who loses his eyesight and then regains it partially. He is happy to push the envelope with such a role. My character has a chance to regain sight in both his eyes. But he chooses not to. He opts for just one eye to be restored because he feels there are so m...

1 month ago
I dedicate my Dadasaheb Phalke award to Mira: Shahid Kapoor

Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actor Shahid Kapoor, who bagged the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award (Best Actor) for his performance in Padmaavat, has dedicated the award to wife Mira Rajput. Talking about the award he won on Saturday, Shahid said: This is my first award for 'Padmaavat' this year, so I am really very happy and I would like to dedicate this award to my wife, Mira because she to...

1 month ago
Won't take National Award for granted: Actor Riddhi Sen

Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) From sharing screen space with Vidya Balan in his Bollywood debut to winning the Best Actor at the 65th National Film Awards, Riddhi Sen, all of 19, is navigating his way into the world of cinema in a promising manner. Coming from a family of celebrated theatre actors of Bengal, he is confident he won't take any token of appreciation for granted. The actor, who is...

1 month ago
National Awards encouraging, says Bengali film fraternity

Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) With five honours for two films at the 65th National Film Awards, the Bengali film industry is celebrating the glory which amplifies its contribution to Indian cinema. Filmmakers and actors say such achievements will encourage more talent to come up with subjects that matter and treatment that makes an impact, in the near future. Atanu Ghosh's Mayurakshi, a father...

1 month ago
I made no effort to win it: Riddhi Sen on National Award

Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) The biggest surprise that the 65th National awards has thrown forward is to honour the 19-year-old Bengali actor Riddhi Sen for his performance as a transgender in Kaushik Ganguly's Nagarkirtan. No stranger to awards and recognition even at this young age, Riddhi seems overjoyed at being the youngest actor to win the National award in the Best Actor category. <...

1 month ago
I made no effort to win it: Riddhi Sen on National Award

Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) The biggest surprise that the 85th National awards has thrown forward is to honour the 19-year old Bangla actor Riddhi Sen for his performance as a transgender in Kaushik Gangulys Nagarkirtan. No stranger to awards and recognition even at this young age, Riddhi seems overjoyed at being the youngest actor to win the National award in the Best Actor category....

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